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Village alderman commits suicide

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — A 25-year old village alderman of Barangay Kolambugan, Sibagat town in Agusan del Sur was found dead Friday morning and is believed to have committed suicide by drinking poison inside his lodging house in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur province. Bayugan City Police …

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Rape incidents on the rise

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent The City Council Committee on Women’s and Family Relations were apprehensive over report that rape cases reported nationwide from Jan. to June last year rose 62.7 percent to 8,288 from 5,493 from the same period in 2014. City Councilor Edna Dahino told the  Gold Star Daily …

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Misor has highest number of fireworks injuries

By GENEVIEVE G. CANTOR, Correspondent Misamis Oriental has 29 cases of fireworks injuries while  Bukidnon has 27 cases, according to the Department of Health (DOH 10)’s data dated Dec. 21, last year to Jan. 5, this year. The same data shows Lanao del Norte has four cases, and Misamis Occidental …

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Reds threatens to abduct more troopers this year

By GENEVIEVE G. CANTOR, Correspondent The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) has threatened to continue its abduction of more military men in exchange for the release of its members from military custody this was said by …

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Teacher who struck pupil gets slap on the wrist from DepEd

By DAVE ACHONDO, Desk Editor FOR striking her pupil with a wooden stick, a public school teacher is now in hot water as the education department ordered here suspended without pay for two month. It doesn’t end there, however, as the parents of the child also filed criminal charges against …

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Olaguera: Be extra vigilant in welcoming New Year

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent THIS city’s top cop issued a public advisory for residence to be extra vigilant especially in welcoming the New Year. City Director Senior Supt. Faro Antonion Olaguera told the Gold Star Daily their office received intelligence reports that the the city faces imminent threat from “lawless …

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Maoists upgrade theoretical skills in waging ‘people’s protracted war’

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent The North Central Mindanao Region of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) claims rebel cadres obtained upgraded skills in theoretical knowledge as they celebrate the 47th anniversary over the weekend. In a press statement, Ka Norsen Manggubat, spokesperson of CPP-North Central …

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Cepalco dares NPC-PSALM: ‘Bare real power situation’

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent A TOP executive of the Cagayan de Oro Electric Power and Light Company (Cepalco) challenged the officials of National Power Corporation (NPC) and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) to advise the general public on the real power situation in Mindanao. Cepalco vice president …

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