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Fresh killings result in more evacuations in San Miguel

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––While hundreds of lumad evacuees are still staying at the San Miguel, Surigao del Sur Municipal Gym since Aug. 9, another set of lumad evacuees of about 332 families joined them over the weekend. The indigenes from Barangay Bulho-on, San Miguel left their homes because ...

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6 rookie cops found positive for shabu

BUTUAN CITY — Six rookie policemen still in their PO1 and PO2 ranks were found positive of illegal drugs use after a random drug test. During Police Regional Office 13 command conference here in Butuan City recently, Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Director Senior Supt. Joseph Plaza confirmed that six ...

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Fisherman accused of raping toddler in Surigao

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––A 25-year old fisherman is facing a case for allegedly abusing a toddler in San Francisco, Surigao del Norte. Detained at the San Francisco Municipal Police Station, the suspect Marlon Salamida denied abusing the one-year old girl in the coastal village of Oslao two weeks ...

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Narcs nab six pushers in series of drug raids

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––Six suspected shabu pushers and users were arrested in series of drug raids in Barangay San Teodoro, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur on Sunday. Reports from Bunawan, Agusan del Sur Police to Police Regional Office-13 based here identified the arrested suspects as Russel Moraña Puspus, 28, ...

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SC allows Enrile to bail out

THE Supreme Court (SC) en banc yesterday voted, 8-4, to allow detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile to bail out. Enrile was under “hospital arrest” at the National Police General Hospital in Camp Crame in connection with the pork barrel mess. The senator has been in detention for over a year. ...

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Former NPAs harass tribal communities

BUTUAN CITY — Some 106 families or about 235 individuals have been staying in different evacuation centers in San Miguel, Suri-gao del Sur for nearly two weeks now after they were force to leave their homes because two armed groups harassing their communities. They left their homes because of the ...

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15 downed from 78 cases of Chikungunya

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Fifteen persons were hospitalized out of 78 cases of Chiku-ngunya, an illness caused by a virus that spreads through mosquito bites like Dengue fever that hit Caraga Region lately particularly in Espeanza, Agusan del Sur. Department of Health regional director for Caraga Region ...

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Peasant finally succumbs after third suicide attempt

BUTUAN City — A 30 year old farmer in Agusan del Norte succumbed to death after two not so successful attempt to end his life through suicide after he was found hanging in a coconut tree lifeless Thursday morning in Barangay Cabayawa, Tubay, Agusan del Norte. Tubay, Agusan del Norte ...

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Lwua sends its team to probe Butuan water firm

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––The Local Water Utilities Administration (Lwua) has given investigators three months to conclude their investigation, and submit their report in connection with the complaints against the Butuan City Water District (BCWD). The order came from Lwua administrator Andres Ibarra based on the the complaint of the ...

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Project ‘Converge’ kicks off in Caraga

BUTUAN City  The Project Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (Project Converge) of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) kicks off in Caraga with an Action Planning Workshop held on August 10-12, 2015, this city. The project will cover four agrarian reform community clusters, one each ...

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