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Marquez orders Camp Alagar to monitor poll hotspots

By LITO RULONA Correspondent NATIONAL Police Director General Ricardo Marquez has instructed Camp Alagar to closely monitor election hotspots in Northern Mindanao. In a statement, Camp Alagar spokesperson Senior Supt. Gervacio Balmaceda Jr. said the instruction was give to police regional director Chief Supt. Lyndel Desquitado during a command conference …

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CA grants Moreno injunction petition

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE Court of Appeals (CA) yesterday granted Mayor Oscar Moreno’s petition for a writ of preliminary injunction, dashing hopes by the Padayon Pilipino to seize control of city hall ahead of the May elections. The ruling of the 22nd Division of the appellate court came hours …

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Oro not in Wurtzbach’s itinerary; Rufus frowns

By SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondent REP. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District yesterday said he was disappointed, and wrote to Binibining Pilipinas Charities chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta because Cagayan de Oro was not been included in Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s homecoming intinerary this month. Wurtzbach, who considers the city …

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Council fails to meet over quorum lack

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE city council failed to have a regular session yesterday due to a lack of quorum, prompting Councilor Roger Abaday to suggest to the presiding officer to have their colleagues “arrested” unless they gave valid reasons for their absence. Only six councilors came for the scheduled …

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Guialani to ask CA to dismiss petition

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent FORMER Taglimao barangay chairman  William Guialani said he would ask the Court of Appeals (CA) today to dismiss Mayor Oscar Moreno’s petition for a writ of prelimary injunction against the implementation of the ombudsman’s dismissal order. Guialani said this even as he argued that Moreno ceased …

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Election laws won’t give Moreno immunity: Ravelo

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent ELECTION laws won’t give Mayor Oscar Moreno legal immunity from the dismissal order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman, a ranking official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here said over the weekend. Lawyer Carlito Ravelo, elections supervisor for Misamis Oriental, said this even as …

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Alert level up in time for procession

AUTHORITIES yesterday stepped up operations in the city in time for the feast of the Black Nazarene today. City hall’s Emergency Medical Services personnel, Urban Search and  Rescue  (Usar) team, and the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) have been mobilized and in full force since last night. Allan Porcadilla, head …

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