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Soldiers killed B’non native, girl, said Juanito

By GERALD LEIGH LAQUINON Correspondent THE New People’s Army (NPA) claimed on Thursday that soldiers killed two innocent indigenes, including a child, and wounded another after it strafed houses in Lirongan, Talakag, Bukidnon on Wednesday. The NPA claim came after Camp Evangelista said soldiers killed a rebel in the town …

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Rebels raid, seize rice to aid hungry farmers

By  Gerald Leigh Laquinon and LITO RULONA Correspondents THE New People’s Army (NPA) raided a warehouse and seized nearly 1,400 sacks of rice in Valencia City, Bukidnon on Monday. Authorities however recovered some of it during pursuit operations. Rebels said the rice would be given to farmers hurting because of …

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Baungon folk complain over lack of potable water

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Residents of the Baungon in Bukidnon have raised complaints over the lack of potable water supplied within the municipality despite the fact that the town has been the source of bulk water for Cagayan de Oro City and nearby towns. Atty. Ernie Palanan, acting-Agusan del Norte …

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And Man Created Rain

HUDDLED inside the old abandoned passenger terminal building at Lumbia airport here, Engr. Jocel Mendoza, her assistant and two Air Force technicians wait for word from “spotters” scattered across Bukidnon that would tell them where to dump their next load of rain-inducing salt. Mendoza and her team are aware that …

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Forest fires near the city’s watershed area ‘contained’

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent The forest fires that hit Mt. Nakalo in Barangay Sil-ipon, Libona; Sitio Kibenton in Brgy Impasug-ong; and Sitio Sanggaya in Brgy Dalwangan, Malaybalay have been contained after aerial inspection conducted over the weekend. In a report posted by the Office of Civil Defense 10, Regional Director …

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NPA: B’non raid due to labor violations

By GERALD LEIGH LAQUINON Correspondent THE New People’s Army (NPA) yesterday owned responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on an agricultural firm in Bukidnon on Wednesday, saying it was meant to punish its owners for allegedly exploiting their workers. In an audio recording sent to various media organizations, NPA spokesman for north …

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