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If Congress overrides, SSS will hike pensions

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE vice president for Region 10 of the Social Security System (SSS) yesterday said the fate of the proposed P2-thousand increase in the monthly SSS pensions is now in the hands of Congress. “What I can assure is that if Congress overrides the President’s veto, then …

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New battle rifles replace aging 4th ID guns

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent A NEW battle rifle—the Remington R4—has arrived replacing the Vietnam-era M16A2 and M14 rifles of the soldiers of Army’s 4th Infantry Division. The division’s chief of staff, Col. Eric Vinoya, said more than 2,800 Remington R4 rifles replaced the aging firearms of the 10,000-strong 4th …

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Informal settlers ask for stay of demolition order

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent “GIVE us a relocation site first before you tear down our houses.” Informal settlers living in the city’s sanitary landfill in Upper Dagong, Barangay Carmen have raised complaints before the city council regarding the alleged illegal demolition headed by Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) …

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Gov. Emano sends aid to Barra, Opol fire victims

MISAMIS Oriental Gov. Bambi Emano ordered the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Maagement Office  (PDRRMO) to provide immediate assistance to fire victims of barangay Barra, Opol town as soon as reports of the incident reached his office, Monday. The PDRRMO was also joined by a team of health and social workers …

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Middle clouds treat Oro, Misor to sky show

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE sky treated Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental to a massive formation of  middle-altitude thick clouds that awed gazers but did not promise rain to an area that has been drying up because of the heat. The atmospheric formation of “middle clouds” or altocumulus clouds …

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US facilities in Oro would do city more harm: Bayan

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent LOCAL progressive groups yesterday maintained that it would do more harm than good should the city become a host to US military facilities. Chanting “US imperialist, No. 1 terrorist,” organizations under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) held an indignation rally at the Press Freedom Monument, Capitol …

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