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Cagayan de Oro Press Club turns 64

By Dave Achondo THE oldest press club in the country the Cagayan de Oro Press Club celebrated its 64th anniversary yesterday afternoon at their main office along Velez St., this city. The Press Club, under the leadership of Hugo “Ka Jerry” Orcullo, a seven term President of the club, along ...

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Teachers decry meager hikes in PNoy’s salary bill

MANILA — Government employees occupying low- and middle-level positions are the biggest losers under the Aquino administration’s proposal for salary increases, while those occupying top posts already enjoying high pay, including the President, are the most favored, decried the Alliance for Concerned Teachers (ACT). A measly P2,205-increase in four years ...

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Bayan Muna: Committee hearing on lumad evacuees hypocritical

MANILA — Farcical and hypocritical. This is how Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate described the ongoing hearing on the lumad issues at the House Committee on National Cultural Communities led by Rep. Nancy Catamco. “How can the lumad bakwits expect an impartial hearing in an atmosphere where Rep. Catamco ...

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Colmenares: PNoy should act fast to stop Mindanao power crisis

Makabayan senatorial bet Neri Colmenares today expressed his fear that the ongoing black outs happening in many areas in Mindanao would be very dangerous for the coming elections and that it should be addressed immediately. “Whatever happened to the promise of the Department of Energy (DOE) during the budget hearings ...

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PNoy, AFP afraid to show skeletons in the closet

“Scared to reveal the skeletons in the closet, Colonel Benjamin Hao?” Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general said in response to Army Spokesperson Col. Hao’s threat to deport the foreigners who joined the International Fact Finding Mission (IFFM) held in Surigao del Sur, where the September 1 massacre and other military ...

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Suspected Maoist dissidents scorch 10-wheeler cargo truck

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — Ten suspected members of the New People’s Army allegedly burned down a 10-wheeler cargo truck loa-ded with Falcata logs in Sitio Jobar, Sta. Juana Tagbina, Surigao del Sur on Thursday, last week. The municipal police office identified the cargo truck, with Plate Number ...

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Agsur bags Top Nutrition Award

After winning the Green Banner Award for Outstanding Province in Caraga Region for three years in a row, Agusan del Sur will be awarded the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) 2014 by the National Nutrition Council (NNC). The CROWN Award is presented to the province based on the ...

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Mayor seeks help in dealing with NPAs

By GENEVIEVE G. CANTOR, Correspondent CARMEN, SURIGAO DEL SUR — The town mayor here is desperately asking for help from government troopers as his town has been slowly overran with communist rebels. In his statement during the “Kahimunan,” a tribal gathering of the lumads here, Carmen Mayor Antonio Borda, Jr, ...

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Ridon: CHR downplaying role of military in Lumad killings

Manila — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is underplaying and even to a certain extent absolving the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in its prime role in the internal displacement and killing of Lumads in Mindanao, Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon said Tuesday, in response to a report ...

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