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Criminal cases vs Regencia set today

By Nora C. Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — The cases against embattled Mayor Celso Regencia has been scheduled today. Regencia’s lead counsel Leo Zaragoza told the Gold Star Daily through a text message that the hearing has been scheduled at 2 pm, Dec. 13. To note, the …

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Partners push for federal, jury system

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief, and Arman Apolinario, Correspondent Iligan City — Various groups are pushing for a federal form of government and a jury system for the country’s courts. The Metro Manila Du-terte Movement (MMDM), the World Wide Philippine Jury Initiative Philippines, Inc., the Iligan Lanao Tribal …

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Iligan city drug rehab now fully operational

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — This city’s rehabilitation center for drug addicts is now fully operational. Dr. Ray Sagge, a psychiatrist in the City Health Office here said the Iligan City Drug Abuse and Rehabilitation Center is located at Fatima, Abuno, this city. At present, …

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Another hearing on Regencia case tomorrow

By Nora C. Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — Another hearing of the case against embattled city mayor Celso Regencia has been scheduled tomorrow. Norberto Altres, spokesperson for former congressman Vicente Belmonte, Jr said the hearing would still be on the petition for bail from the mayor’s camp. …

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Bus crashes into store, passengers injured

By Nora C. Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief, Sita Asequia, and Nene Lachica, Correspondents Iligan City — A bus of the Rural Transit Corp rammed into a store early morning Monday here injuring the driver and passengers of the bus. In a report by Police Station 5 at Poblacion, this …

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Power outage plunges Iligan in darkness

By Nora C. Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — An unscheduled power blackout caught residents by surprise as the whole city plunged in darkness last Friday. Elizabeth Ladaga, communications specialist of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in a text message said there was a tripping …

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Wife of former prosecutor dies in freak road mishap

By Nora C. Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief andSita N. Asequia, Correspondent Iligan City — A wife of a former prosecutor of this city died after figuring in a freak road accident at around 10 pm along the national highway in Barangay Sta. Felomina, this city. ElnaDajao, 60, married to …

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Cops nab Mapandi Gang member

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief, Frank E. Dosdos, Jr., and Sita Asequia, Correspondents   ILIGAN City — Operatives of Police Station 2 arrested over the weekend s certain “Michael,” an alleged member of the Mapandi Brothers Criminal Gang in a buy-bust operation at the roadside near Highway 30, …

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Siao bill to convert fisheries school into a state college

ILIGAN City — Congressman Frederick W. Siao of the Lone District of this city recently filed House Bill No. 3944 which seeks to convert Iligan City National School of Fisheries into the Iligan City Polytechnic State College. Siao said that conversion of the school into a polytechnic state college will …

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Drug suspect killed in police shootout

By Nora Soriño, Iligan City Bureau Chief, and Nene Lachica, Correspondent Iligan City — A joint conduct of Oplan Tokhang by the City Anti-Illegal Task Force, this city’s Public Safety Company, and personnel from the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion on Wednesday morning left one drug suspect dead in its wake. …

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