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Senator seeks measures to decongest prison facilities

SENATOR Leila de Lima has called on the Senate to look into the extreme problem of congestion as well as the subhuman conditions of the country’s jails and penitentiaries that encouraged the proliferation of illegal activities among the inmates. De Lima said she hopes that the Senate Justice and Human …

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Normin drivers can now begin to claim regular plastic licenses

By LOUI MALIZA, Stringer The Land Transportation Office in Region 10 will put up a drop box at its service center in LimKetKai Center where temporary driver’s license holders would drop the photocopies of their licenses together with their contact numbers to be scheduled for printing on plastic as permanent …

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‘Rape suspect is an outpatient’

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent THE Army has started conducting its own investigation for the dismissal of their personnel who was arrested by the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) after allegedly trying to rape a 23-year old girl. 8th Infantry Battalion operation officer Capt. Noel Tominio admitted that Private …

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De Lima calls for Probe on BI Bribery Scandal

SENATOR Leila de Lima has called for a Senate inquiry into the alleged bribery attempt by Chinese businessman Jack Lam to some immigration officials in exchange for the release of some of the 1,316 Chinese workers at his casino in Pampanga. De Lima filed Senate Resolution No. 258 urging the …

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FAO offers agriculture scholarship program

A group of 30 young professionals with agricultureelated backgrounds will have the chance to enhance their knowledge, experience and career chances with fully funded postgraduate studies in Hungary-under the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) -Hungary scholarship programme. Now in its 10th year, the FAO-Hungary Master’s degree programme offers courses taught …

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Oro dad to summon Task Force Bote-bote

By Nitz Arancon, Correspondent CITY Councilor Teodulfo Lao, Jr, chairman of the committee on energy, is disappointed upon hearing reports that fuel bootlegging is still prevalent in the city. Lao said he is going to summon the members of Task Force Bote-bote to the city council, including its chairman City …

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3 minors hurt by firecrackers in Caraga

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — The Department of Health Caraga regional office has reported that in Caraga Region three were hurt in firecrackerelated injuries, two persons here and one in Surigao City, all minors aging 6 to 15 years old. DOH-Caraga information officer Romelyn Torralba said on Dec. …

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Power distributor donates 50 computer units in Mindanao public schools

One of the pioneering Christian-Muslim public schools in Davao Oriental is among the recipients of the 50 brand-new computer sets recently donated by Mindanao electric cooperatives in partnership with Aboitiz Power Corporation and Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (AFI). The computer donations, which also included computer desks and chairs, were separately turned …

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Alagar top brass: Lim, others should must soon

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Newly-installed Police Regional Office–10 regional director Chief Supt. Agripino Javier has urged former-Lugait mayor Willie Lim and two other Iligan officials to surrender and submit themselves for immediate investigation. This was disclosed by PRO 10 spokesperson Supt. Surki Sereñas saying Lim, former-Iligan City mayor Lawrence Cruz, …

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Lao hits slow response of Lapasan fire substation

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent City Councilor Teodulfo Lao, Jr. has asked the City Council’s Committee on Police, Fire and Public Safety to investigate the alleged slow-paced respond of a fire brigade stationed in barangay Lapasan during the fire that occurred last Dec. 13 in Barangay Lapasan. Lao in his privilege …

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