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Press club protest starts to snowball

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor THE Cagayan de Oro Press Club’s protest over what it saw as “discrimination” and an attempt to limit media coverage of the Feb. 21 presidential debate here has stirred a maelstrom of support from different groups in the city as well as national media ...

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Moreno vetoes tax deadline extension

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent MAYOR Oscar Moreno has vetoed a city ordinance that extended the deadline for the renewal of business permits for the second time even as he called the measure “null and void,” and its passage as beyond the legal powers of the city council. Moreno signed the ...

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Prices of red roses up by 400 percent

By Nitz Arancon THE prices of red roses in the city have shot up by as much as 400 percent because of the rising demand due to Valentine’s Day but flower vendors said the costs of buying and giving loved ones flowers have remained “minimal.” At the Nic-nic Flower Shop ...

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Ombud sets record on dismissed execs

THE Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed 156 mayors and other highanking government officials in Mindanao for various questionable transactions. The number of cases resolved in 2015 was the highest recorded in Mindanao by the ombudsman’s office. Of the dismissed officials, five were mayors, one was a regional director, and ...

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