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Rebels strike again, burn pineapple firms’ heavy equipment

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent NEW People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided pineapple plantations in three barangays in Malaybalay City, burning heavy equipment, and destroying a truck by spraying it with automatic gunfire on Saturday. Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez, spokesperson of the 4th Infantry Division, said a still undetermined number of NPA …

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Soulless Security System

H. Marcos Mordeno MALAYBALAY City–One who swears he/she wears nothing under his or her clothes need not do the indignity of stripping in public to prove it. Yet this is precisely what President Benigno S. Aquino III did in justifying his veto of the bill giving an additional pension of P2000 …

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Misor has highest number of fireworks injuries

By GENEVIEVE G. CANTOR, Correspondent Misamis Oriental has 29 cases of fireworks injuries while  Bukidnon has 27 cases, according to the Department of Health (DOH 10)’s data dated Dec. 21, last year to Jan. 5, this year. The same data shows Lanao del Norte has four cases, and Misamis Occidental …

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Power firm turns over school buildings in Minda

A back-to-back turn over of Silid Pangarap from the AboitizPower’s subsidiary, Hedcor to Sta Cruz Central Elementary School in Davao del Sur and Ilignan Elementary School in the Province of Bukidnon were unveiled this year. “Sta. Cruz Central Elementary School is one of the lucky few who are being given …

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‘Insertions’ in budget amounting to billions, says monitor

MALAYBALAY City–The P3.002-trillion 2016 budget approved by President Aquino is “loaded with pork and lump sum appropriations,” budget watchdog Social Watch Philippines said. Leonor Briones, lead convenor of the group, said “more than PhP930 Billion is in automatic appropriations; while Special Purpose Funds total PhP408 Billion and Unprogrammed Funds total …

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PDEA forced to free cop, 2 drug suspects

By LITO RULONA Correspondent A POLICEMAN and two other drug suspects who were caught in a buy-and-bust operation by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) were ordered freed because no case was filed against them. The City Prosecutor’s Office issued the order after PDEA failed to immediately file a complaint …

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