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Gusa guard found bathed in own blood inside truck

By NITZ ARANCON and JOEY NACALABAN Correspondents . POLICE are investigating the death of a guard who was found bathed in his own blood in a truck parked at the garage of an establishment in Gusa, this city, yesterday. Maj. Julius Clark Macariola, Agora police station commander, identified the dead …

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156 firearms under safekeeping at Misor police office

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . NORTHERN  Mindanao police director Timoteo Pacleb yesterday inspected 156 firearms handed over for “safekeeping”  by their owners at the Misamis Oriental police office in San Martin, Villanueva town in Misamis Oriental. Brig. Gen. Pacleb said he considers the 156 firearms for safekeeping as a police …

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CIDG-10 looks into loose guns as weapons of hired firearms

By Jigger J. Jerusalem Correspondent . THE Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-10 (CIDG-10) is looking into the possibility that unlicensed firearms may be used to supply would-be gunmen to harass and intimidate political candidates. Maj. Napoleon Carpio, CIDG-10 deputy regional chief, said last Thursday they are investigating the report that …

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More city scholars expected this school year

COUNCILOR Jay Pascual, vice chair of City Council committee on education, said he is optimistic that there will be an increase in the number of city scholars this coming school year. In a radio program aired on Thursday, Pascual reiterated his full support to the city government’s educational plans and …

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Agabe: Strengthen quake preparedness measures

After major earthquakes that jolted areas of Luzon and Visayas this week, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-10) strongly encouraged the local government units to strengthen their efforts in preparing for earthquakes. “We do not want Region 10 local government units to be caught-off-guard to the possible impacts …

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Inmate plunges head first to his death

By NITZ ARANCON and JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent . AN INMATE who was supposed to be released in two months made his ultimate escape by diving to his death. Misamis Oriental Assistant Jail Warden Maricris Mulat identified the inmate as Rogie Reyes,  a resident of Opol, Misamis Oriental. Reyes, according …

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Oro dads ask DPWH to implement original road plan

A RESOLUTION requesting the Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to continue with the original plan of the 30-meter wide road from LTO to the Coastal Highway was approved by the 18th City Council during its regular session this week. It was learned during the previous …

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Goking committee to act on RTMI’s bus donation

Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy endorsed the deed of donation between the Rurual Transit (Mindanao), Inc. and the city government to the committee on ways and means chaired by Councilor George Goking for review. It was learned that the RTMI in addressing its priority activities towards education, health, youth and …

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3 PUV drivers in Oro tested positive for illegal drugs use

By Jigger J. Jerusalem Correspondent . AT LEAST three public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers tested positive for illegal drugs following a joint operation conducted by government enforcement agencies in the city’s bus terminals. This was confirmed by Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-10 (LTFRB-10) regional director Aminoden Guro, whose office …

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Proposed ordinance establishing drug testing laboratory sought

The health, sanitation and health insurance committee is set to review the proposed ordinance establishing the Cagayan de Oro City free-standing screening drug testing laboratory. This is pursuant to Section 16 of Republic Act 7160, which mandates that “every local government unit shall exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily …

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