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Consumers file plaint vs BCWD over bulk water deal

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–A multisectoral group on Monday filed a complaint for graft and malversation against officials of Butuan City Water District (BCWD), Equiparco Construction, Twin Peak Hydro Resources, and Taguibo Aquatic Solutions in connection with controversial P565-million bulk bater supply project here. Named respondents in the complaint …

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Commies skirmish with gov’t troops anew

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — A soldier of the 75th Infantry Battalion based in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur province was killed while another soldier was injured after an armed encounter with red fighters around the vicinity of Sumitomo Fruits Banana plantation in Barangay Sta. Fe, Tagbina,  Surigao …

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Maoist rebels set-up checkpoint near Special Forces detachment

BY: BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — Claiming their status of belligerency, about 20 to 50 armed combatants of the New People’s Army (NPA) –– the armed-wing of the Communist Party-led National Democratic Front (NDF) –– established a checkpoint along a national highway in Purok 2, Sitio Bayanacon, Barangay Mabuhay, …

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Lwua team seeks more answers on water deal

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–The Local Water Utilities Administration (Lwua) team that was sent to investigate into the controversial P565-million bulk water supply project here has raised more questions than answers pertaining to the project. In a January report shown to this paper last week, investigators sought more documents …

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Police probe killings of LP poll workers

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–Police yesterday stepped up their investigation into the gruesome killings of political supporters of a Liberal Party mayoral candidate in Surigao del Norte. This came following the shooting deaths of  37-year old Jojit Sembillo, and Ritchie Rosario,18, by masked men in Bagong Silang, Barangay Campo, …

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Butuan water project not in govt list of PPP projects

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–The controversial P565-million Butuan Bulk Water Supply Project is not officially in the government’s list of Public-Private Partnership projects. This paper learned this when it checked the PPP Center’s website www.ppp.gov.ph. Noting that the controversial project of the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) is not …

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