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Dentures suggest floating body that of Quijano’s wife

By Frank Dosdos Jr.,Correspondent ILIGAN City – Dentures of a dead woman found at Mandulog River not so far from the house of former mayor Franklin Quijano here nearly matched those of the politician’s wife Salma Theresa. Quijano, now administrator of the Phividec Industrial Authority that runs an industrial estate in Misamis Oriental, announced on …

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Unidentified men torch trader’s truck

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief Sita Asequia, and Hermie Arcilla Correspondents . Iligan City — Unidentified men torched a ten-wheel truck owned by businessman Uriel Borja past 10:00 pm Saturday. The truck was used as a barricade so that buses would not pass through the highway as the …

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Regencia, Vera Cruz, Siao get to keep posts in Iligan

By NORA SORIÑOGSD-Iligan bureau chief ILIGAN City–Mayor Celso Regencia, Vice Mayor Jemar Vera Cruz and Rep. Frederick Siao have been reelected. They were proclaimed winners by the city board of canvassers at the session hall of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Tuesday afternoon. Also proclaimed winners in the race for city council …

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Garbage truck turns sideways at dumpsite

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief and Sita Asequia,Correspondent Iligan City — A garbage truck turned sideways near the city dumpsite at Sitio Bangko, Bonbonon, this city yesterday morning. Truck driver Eduardo Ardona told reporters after the accident that he sustained minor injuries only but the other man, the …

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Ambushed former mayor recuperates in hospital

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chiefand Sita Asequia, Correspondent Iligan City — The former mayor of Zamboanga del Sur town of Dumingag, who survived an ambush attempt is currently recuperating in a hospital here in the city. However, reporters who did some trips to several hospitals here could not …

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Angry Marawi folk demand to return to their homes after 2 years of living in tents

By FROILAN GALLARDO,Special Correspondent MARAWI City — Desperate residents of this predominantly Muslim city demanded that they be allowed to return to their ruined homes, two years after Islamic State-linked militants were defeated by troops. Marawi civil society group leader Drieza Liningding asks the House sub-committee on the Marawi rehabilitation …

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Housing czar breaks into tears during dialogue in Marawi City

MARAWI City – Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council chairman Eduardo del Rosario broke down after a resident challenged him to resign unless families displaced as a result of the 2017 “Marawi Siege” return to their villages by September. IN TEARS. Task Force Bangon Marawi chairman Eduardo del Rosario breaks …

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Comelec declares M’nao poll hotspot

By Carolyn O. Arguillas of Mindanews ILIGAN City – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Tuesday declared the entire Mindanao as “Category Red Election Hotspot” in the run-up to the mid-term elections in May. The Comelec said it placed  “Mindanao Island Group,” Jones town in Isabela; Lope de Vega town …

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NGO develops visual aid in reducing disaster risks

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr. Correspondent . ILIGAN City — Success Initiatives, a non-government organization presented to a group of reporters an audio-visual aid in teaching the use of Indigenous Knowledge in reducing natural disaster risks. The video presentation was done by Nenen Delos Santos Juevesano who asked for feedback. …

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