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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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Narcs arrest police officer, three women

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––Members of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group arrested a police officer and three women during a raid in Purok 9, Barangay Ong Yiu here on Sunday night. Senior Insp. Fermin Gudano said the arrest was made in the house of Agnes Almaden, 52, ...

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Butuan mayor threatens to have 5 lawyers disbarred

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City–Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. has threatened to file disbarment charges against five lawyers for allegedly accusing him of being involved in an attempt to overprice heavy equipment to be bought by city hall. In a news conference on Friday, Amante said he would also file ...

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Libel plaint vs councilor dismissed

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––The Office of the Ombudsman has trashed the complaint for libel filed by a mayoral candidate and the contractor of the controversial bulk water supply project here against a councilor who questioned the deal he had with the Butuan City Water District (BCWD). Cleared by the ...

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Body of unidentified female found dead to be buried today

By WINSTON P. ENSOMO Correspondent SURIGAO City — An unidentified woman was found dead in makeshift house made of tarpaulin here at the City Boulevard, here last week. No one could identiy the slain woman since. PO2 Glenn Zelmer Antonio, Police Tourist Officer notified the Surigao City Police Station that ...

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