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Sepak Takraw team with players from Caraga wins bronze medal

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent BUTUAN City – The nine-person Philippine Sepak Takraw team with two players from Caraga bagged the bronze medal in the Team Double Event Men after reaching the semi-final rounds during the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Thursday. SEPAK TAKRAW. Players practice under a covered court in …

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Two slain in fresh fighting in Butuan

By FROILAN GALLARDO, Special Correspondent TWO suspected communist rebels were killed during an exchange of firepower between a band of New People’s Army rebels (NPA) and Army forces in Butuan City over the weekend. The encounter took place on Saturday, three days after rebels fired shots at health workers conducting …

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Nat’l confab on conservation of Agusan Marsh kicks off today

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent Butuan City — Scientists, environmental advocates from different non-government organizations and the academe together with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will gather here today for the national conference to address the situation facing the Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary its rich bio-diversity and prevailing …

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Govt troops overrun 57 NPA lairs in Caraga

BUTUAN City – Intensified military operations conducted by the Army in various parts of the Caraga since January have resulted in the capture of 57 hideouts of communist rebels, an official said. Col. MauritoLicudine, commander of the Army’s 402nd Infantry Brigade, said the military operations against New People’s Army (NPA) …

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Oz to send Navy men in 4 ships for historical gathering

By Erwin M. Mascarinas, Correspondent BUTUAN City – The Surigao City Tourism Office has confirmed that the Royal Australian Navy would take part in the 75th commemoration of the Battle of Surigao Strait in Surigao City on Oct. 25. MARKERS TALK. Roselyn Merlin (left), supervising tourism operations officer of the Surigao …

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Butuan rider conquers cross-country circuit

By Erwin M. MascariñasCorrespondent Butuan City — A mountain biker representing this city dominated all other top racers from different parts of Mindanao after they battled it out here in one of the most grueling cross-country race course offered to professional riders during the 2019 Mountain Bike Cross Country Circuit …

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Butuan city police acquire new P16-million building

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — A new 16-million office building was turned over to the Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) Monday morning, as their new headquarters leaving their old police building that have served as the headquarters since the 1960s. “We are happy that finally BCPO …

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