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2 rebels hurt, arrested as police, rebels clash in B’non

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent POLICE arrested two suspected members of New People’s Army’s liquidation squad after a shootout in Valencia City in Bukidnon on Thursday. Valencia police director Supt. Surki Sereñas said the two suspects identified as Frederic Tagurda a.k.a. Rek-rek and Pedeng Matikinon a.k.a. Santo were wounded after …

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Cops shoot man who tried to fight off arresting team

By JIGGER J. JERUSALEM Correspondent A YOUNG man who allegedly attempted to shoot police officers serving warrants of arrest in Bukidnon Tuesday afternoon is facing multiple charges. Maj. Silvestre Asiong Jr., Bukidnon police spokesman, said arresting officers would be filing cases against one Jerwel Adorable who allegedly tried to engage …

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Sandigan convicts, sentences ex-mayor to 8 years in prison

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE 6TH division of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan slapped a former Bukidnon mayor with a maximum eight-year imprisonment sentence for graft. Convicted and ordered imprisoned for six to eight years is former Manolo Fortich town mayor Rogelio Narvasa Quiño. The court, however, dismissed the case against …

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Fact-finding team barred from seeing Cabañelez

By JIGGER J. JERUSALEM,Correspondent THE Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) has accused authorities of preventing its members from visiting a public school teacher who was shot by armed men in Valencia City, Bukidnon on Oct. 15. SHOT INSIDE A SCHOOL. A photo provided by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers shows …

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Advocacy, Pageantry, and Photography

For the past 7 years, I have been photographing different pageants across the country, from the simplest of classrooms to the national stage, they all have their distinct character and effect on the people who are behind it. Recently, I was invited to be a judge in Mr. And Ms. …

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Bukidnon tribal leaders, ex-NPAs, soldiers fortify ties via ritual rites

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon — Higaonon chieftains, former rebels, and soldiers conducted a “Pamungkas, Panlitub, Pambadbad” ritual rites at the Headquarters of 8th Infantry Battalion last Friday in respect to the customary belief of the indigenous people’s community. TRIBAL RITUAL. Nine Higaonon chieftains lead a ritual inside the headquarters of the Army’s …

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