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Emano gifts public teachers P13 million

MISAMIS Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano has given 7, 210 public schools teachers of the province some P13 million as year-end gifts from the provincial government in two separate events last week. The first event was held in Gingoog City, Thursday, for the 1,237 teachers of the said city’s school …

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De Lima: Oca is LP’s official mayoral bet

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent FORMER Justice Secretary Leila de Lima over the weekend affirmed that Mayor Oscar Moreno would be the administration Liberal Party’s official candidate for the city’s top seat in next year’s elections. De Lima, a senatorial candidate of the administration party, said this even as she welcomed …

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19-hour fire destroys dept store

By NITZ ARANCON with GENEVIEVE CANTOR Correspondents IT took firefighters some 19 hours to put out the fire that broke out at Kaking department store housed in a building owned by the Limketkais on Osmena St. near Cogon market. The fire broke out at around 2:45 pm on Sunday but …

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Task force launches drive against firecrackers

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent IT is much more enjoyable to greet the new year with the same number of fingers. The Regional Task Force on Anti-Firecrackers has just been reactivated in time for the Yuletide season, said Department of Health (DOH 10) regional director Nimfa Torrizo yesterday, adding that their …

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Councilors to check Cepalco’s rate hike

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE city council’s energy committee has summoned executives of the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (Cepalco) to a meeting in order to tackle its proposal to increase its rates in the city to enable it to secure an additional 10 megawatts. Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr., …

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Tattletale: Oca-Rufus spat reaches new low

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THE bickering between Mayor Oscar Moreno and Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District has turned from bad to worse, and has reached a new low. The two warring politicians traded barbs over the weekend with Moreno calling Rodriguez a blabbermouth, and the latter admitting …

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House body sets probe into ‘Pancon’ mess

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE House committee on tourism is set to start an investigation into the controversial Mr. and Ms. Pancontinental pageant this week. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District said the committee chairman, Rep. Rene Relampagos of Bohol, scheduled the start of the inquiry on Dec. …

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