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Slain tribal school exec to be laid to rest today

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––Murdered tribal school director Emerico Samarca would be laid to rest in Barangay Bancasi here today. The school executive was brutally killed along with two others allegedly by a militia group in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Samarca, 54, who was executive director of the Alternative Learning Center ...

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Police charge 23 men in grisly Lianga murders

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––Police have filed murder and other charges against 23 men who were linked to the Sept. 1 killings of the executive of a tribal school and two tribal leaders in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Surigao del Sur police director Senior Supt. Narciso Verdadero said the ...

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Misor board tackles effects of Steag-Ippa privatization today

THE provincial board would start deliberating on the effects of the privatization of Steag State Power Inc.’s Independent Power Producer Administrator (Ippa) today. Misamis Oriental Vice Gov. Jose Mari Pelaez said energy stakeholders were invited to today’s Sangguniang Panlalawigan session. Among those who have been invited were Misamis Oriental I ...

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Murdered Baler judge was in Oro during fiesta

By HUSSEIN MACATORO Editor THE regional judge who was assassinated in Baler, Aurora, was from Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental, and he spent time with friends in this city barely a week before his murder. Lawyer Carlo Antonio Almirante told the Gold Star Daily that he was with Judge Jude ...

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Yanna’s ma sues hospital exec, doc, nurses

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––The mother of a 10-year old girl who died of heart failure after allegedly being refused admittance to a hospital here last year pressed charges against the president of the Butuan Doctors’ Hospital, a physician, and two nurses on Tuesday. The complainant, Remedios Chan, was accompanied ...

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Caraga PNP dismisses 9 cops positive for shabu

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — Nine policemen, mostly rookie cops, were dropped from police rolls and dismissed from service after summary hearings found the nine policemen positive of shabu use. Police Regional Office-13 information officer Police Supt. Martin Gamba told Gold Star Daily in an interview, the dismissal ...

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