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‘Top 10 performing universities in Mindanao’

BUTUAN City — The most comprehensive online directory of colleges and universities in the country has named the 10 top performing Mindanao universities and colleges in Mindanao in 2018. Based on the Philippine Universities Ranking 2018 of the FindUniversity.ph, the top Mindanao universities are as follows: Ateneo de Davao University, …

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93 villages in police’s Caraga list of hotspots

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City – The Caraga police over the weekend revealed that it has identified some 93 barangays in the region as areas of concern in the upcoming May barangay and youth elections. The 93 “hotspots” are among Caraga’s 1,311 barangays. Senior Supt. Rogelio Raymundo Jr. …

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Police raid cybersex den, rescue 6 kids

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City – Authorities rescued six children from a cybersex den during a raid in Purok 6, Silad in Barangay Mahogany here on Thursday afternoon. The raid, carried out by officers from Camp Crame with the Regional Anti-Cyber Crime Office and the Butuan City Police …

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Owwa Caraga now accepts applicants for scholarship

BUTUAN City — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) calls for direct dependents of active Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who shall enroll or currently enrolled in any four or five year baccalaureate course. For school year 2017-2018, the agency now accepts applications for the degree-granting scholarship programs. The Education for …

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Radio station stands by story on Army monitoring opposition

By Ben Serrano Correspondent BUTUAN City — Bombo Radyo Philippines, through its national news director Elmar Acol and Cagayan de Oro news anchor Jun Ocat, yesterday said it is standing by its news story that the military has been monitoring Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Leila …

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2 barangay execs in Agusan Sur arrested in shabu raid

By Ben Serrano Correspondent BUTUAN City — Two barangay officials, a barangay chairman and a village councilman were arrested by operatives of the Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-Caraga) at around 9:30 am Sunday in Barangay Patin-ay, Prosperidad town in Agusan del Sur. In a phone interview, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur Chief …

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Alleged drug pusher falls

By Ben Serrano Correspondent BUTUAN City — A 19-year old suspected drug pusher who converted a remote banana area as his drug den was arrested in buy-bust operation by the composite team of the National Police (PNP) and the Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) last Friday afternoon at around 4 pm …

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Teener collared in buy-bust ops

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Joint police and narcotics operatives arrested a 19-year-old girl in a buy-bust operation at Purok 7, Barangay Ambago, this city on Monday. In an emailed statement from Police Regional Office 13, Regional Director Chief Supt. Rolando Felix, identified the suspect as Madel Deles …

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San Francisco top cop awarded most outstanding Mindanaoan

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — The chief of police of San Francisco town in Agusan del Sur has recently been awarded as the Most Outstanding, Model Minda-naoan given by a non-government organization in Davao City. Police Chief Insp. San-dro Bantad Santillan, San Francisco Municipal Chief of Police was …

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Military seizes equipment for bomb-making from Maoists

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Government troops recovered bomb-making devices, ammunition for M16 and AK47 assault rifles, one M16 and an AK-47 assault rifles, personal belongings, one back pack and subversive documents after more than a 30-minute gunfight against New People’s Army rebels in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Rosario …

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