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Candidate’s pancit downs 42 voters, children

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . OVER 40 people were rushed to a hospital in Agusan del Sur after they ate noodles distributed during a campaign activity of a candidate for barangay chairman. According to the provincial health office, at least 42 people were rushed to the Democrito O. Plaza Memorial …

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Highanking Maoist guerrila yields to Army

By Shiela Mae Butlig Correspondent . Another highanking New People’s Army rebel has returned to the folds of the law, military authorities said. Two high ranking members New Peoples’ Army Terrorists  and one other has surrender with five assorted high-powered firearms, magazines and ammunition to Lt. Col. Rommel Pagayon of …

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Soldiers recover guerrilla’s skeletal remains

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . SOLDIERS of the 75th Infantry Battalion have recently uncovered the skeletal remains of what they suspected to be of a New People’s Army in Road 1K, Barangay Bunawan, Brooks, Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur. The troops under the 4th Infantry Division also recovered along …

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Agusan del Sur to build own drug rehab centers

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — The provincial government of Agusan del Sur headed by Governor Adolph Edward Plaza will build its own drug rehabilitation centers, the first among local governments in Caraga Region. The centers will be built under the province’s Substance Use Recovery and Enlightenment (Sure) and …

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Farmer runs amok; hacks own mother

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — A 53-year old farmer in Agusan del Sur ran amok and hacked his own mother, uncle and three bystanders on Monday, authorities said. Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur Chief of Police Senior Insp. Jerry Fernandez identified the suspect as Willy Cahigas Casil, 53, farmer …

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Suspected rebels kill former social welfare exec

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent  AGUSAN del Sur–The capitol yesterday condemned the killing of the province’s former social welfare chief by suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) early this week. Authorities identified the victim as Josefina Bajade, former chief of the provincial social welfare and development office. Bajade had …

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Betrayed by the system

By CONG B. CORRALES, Associate Editor (Second of four parts)  Cart before the horse It started in Dec. 20, 1999, when the Bunawan Mining Corporation (BMC) filed an exploration permit application denominated as EXPA 00037-XIII (Bunawan EXPA) for an area located in the towns of Rosario and Bunawan in Agusan …

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‘Agusan del Sur fast advancing to normalcy’

Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur — The Province of Agusan del Sur has just been declared as “conflict-manageable and ready for further development” in a ceremony held at the session hall, Democrito Plaza Government Center in Patin-ay, here on Thursday. “The Province is very fortunate for achieving this conflict-manageable state. …

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P1-m worth of shabu seized in Agusan raids

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — Different raids conducted by Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, Swat Team and Bayugan City Police confiscated a total of 80 grams of shabu, and arrested the suspected big-time shabu dealer where P944 thousand worth shabu was confiscated from him in a drug …

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