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4ID: ‘Red-baiting’ of journo not our intention

By CONG B. CORRALES, Correspondent THE Fourth Infantry Divisioin (4ID), based here in the city, belied the statement of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines that they willfully ‘red-baited’ one of its veteran members. On Friday, the NUJP issued a statement condemning 4ID and 401st Infantry Brigade commander ...

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11 sacks of gold ore stolen from mining firm in Agsur

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN City — Eleven sacks of pulverized high-grade gold ore worth millions of pesos were allegedly stolen from Philsaga Mining Corporation in Agusan del Sur earlier this week but were later recovered after a joint effort of the Bunawan Municipal Police Office and soldiers from the ...

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Bayan-NMR: Philippines is not for sale

By Lyn Bajao, Correspondent AS ITS opening salvo, around 50 activists burned the flags of US and China in an indignation rally to dramatize their outrage and resistance to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec), here on Monday. Led by the Bagong Al-yansang Makabayan-Northern Mindanao Region (Ba-yan-NMR), the anti-Apec activists carried ...

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Human rights group slams Aquino for rounding up homeless for Apec

By CONG B. CORRALES, Associate Editor NEW YORK-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has assailed the Aquino government for rounding up and detaining hundreds of homeless people, including children, to hide them during this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Started on Nov. 9, authorities rounded up several hundred homeless people from ...

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Tribal school in Sibagat razed

By DAVE ACHONDO, Desk Editor A TEACHER’S cottage of the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development, Inc. (Alcadev) in Padiay, Sibagat was torched by unidentified men at 2 am yesterday. In a media advisory from the Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights-Northern Mindanao Region (Karapatan-NMR) claimed the ...

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Village chief waylaid

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent A VILLAGE chairman was rushed to Zanorte Medical Center in Misamis Occidental after still unidentified suspects waylaid him on Monday morning, in what may well be the first politically motivated attack leading to the national elections next year. In an interview with the Gold Star Daily, ...

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