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Council okays P5.5-billion budget for Oro

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE city council yesterday approved a P5.5-billion budget for city hall for this year, P300 million lesser than what was proposed by Mayor Oscar Moreno but P1 billion more than last year’s budget. The city’s legislature also approved the extension of the renewal of business permits …

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Maxie sees family, Moreno reuniting

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent FORMER congressman Rufus Rodriguez is going to stage a comeback, campaign to retake his seat in Congress, and would likely reunite with Mayor Oscar Moreno in 2019. His brother, Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. of the city’s 2nd district, yesterday said he sees his family and Moreno’s …

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By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent IT rose to national prominence because it stood ground, fought martial law and a dictatorship over three decades ago, and dominated Cagayan de Oro politics until the 1998 elections when it lost big to the Padayon Pilipino. Now, the PDP-Laban is reclaiming its place in the …

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While in USTP, Galua bagged govt deals

By HERBIE GOMEZ Editor in chief with NITZ ARANCON Correspondent ARCHITECT Rey Galua has been awarded with contracts by schools with ties to the Department of Science and Technology even at a time when he was serving in the faculty of the state-owned University of Science and Technology of Southern …

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Oro police draws flak for endangering potential witness

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent A CAMP Alagar official expressed surprise over the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office’s move to circulate a facial composite of a potential witness to the assassination of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines president Ricardo Rotoras. Supt. Lemuel Gonda, Camp Alagar spokesman, said …

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Galua defense: Guns, 2 grenades planted

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent THE lawyer of architect Rey Galua yesterday revealed their defense in an effort to convince prosecutors to trash the complaint filed by the police: most of the pieces of evidence were planted. Galua’s lawyer, former Misamis Oriental provincial prosecutor Arturo Ubaub, accused the police of making …

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