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Fugitive who axed own family caught

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent  POLICE arrested a Bangladeshi long wanted in his country for beheading his wife, son, and brother-in-law during an operation in Barangay Lapasan this city, on Tuesday. Misamis Oriental police director Senior Supt. Manuel Alvarez identified the suspect as Asif Iqbal Ahmed, 31, of Barisal City in …

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Oro journos remember infamous Massacre

JOURNALISTS in the city yesterday gathered at the Press Freedom Monument on A. Velez St. to commemorate the 6th year and seventh month of the infamous Maguindanao Massacre. The Cagayan de Oro Press Club (COPC) that spearheaded the activity also issued a manifesto, appealing to the incoming Duterte administration to …

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Officer who went AWOL falls during drug bust

By LITO RULONA Correspondent  POLICE arrested an officer from the Macasandig police who went AWOL during a buy-bust operation at Zone 7, Sitio Macanhan in Barangay Carmen on Wednesday. Chief Insp. Mario Mantala of the City Anti-Illegal Drug Task Force, identified the suspect as PO1 John Jenard Paylan, 26. Mantala …

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Desquitado sacks 20 police junkies

By LITO RULONA Correspondent POLICE director for northern Mindanao Chief Supt. Lyndel Desquitado has ordered the dismissal of 20 police officers and the filing of charges against 17 others for illegal drug use, Camp Alagar announced on Tuesday. The announcement came even as Desquitado ordered the start of mandatory drug …

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2,000 studes take part in Oro quake drill

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent and FROILAN GALLARDO, Special Correspondent OVER 2,000 people, mostly students of the Cagayan de Oro National High School in Nazareth here, took part in the simultaneous nationwide earthquake drills yesterday morning. The drills were staged in compliance to RA 10121 or the Disaster Reduction Management Law, and in …

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1,500 drug suspects now in Cocpo’s list

By LITO RULONA Correspondent POLICE have so far identified over 1,500 people either using or dealing illegal drugs throughout Cagayan de Oro, and all of them are now targets in an impending campaign aimed at cutting the “umbilical cord” of the local drug trade, city police director Faro Antonio Olaguera …

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Dongkoy questions Oca’s eligibility, win

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent IT ain’t over till the fat lady sings. Ex-mayor Vicente Emano has filed a petition, questioning Mayor Oscar Moreno’s eligibility to hold office even as he asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to recognize him as the winning mayoral candidate in the May elections, a copy …

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Notorious bike thief falls

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Police authorities arrested a notorious alleged motorcycle thief and the recovery of at least two motorcycles in their hideout during a mobile check point installed along Cugman national highway Friday afternoon. Chief Insp. Ivan Viñas, Cugman police station chief identified the suspect as Leo Castil, 23 …

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Columnist’s body to arrive today

The body of the late Rogelio “Butch” Bagabuyo is scheduled to arrive at the Laguindingan Airport at about 9:25 in the morning today. From the airport, Bagabuyo will be delivered to Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes, Capistrano St., this city, for the wake. His interment will be on Saturday, June 25 after …

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