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Comelec’s fail-safe in Misor: 400 cops

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) would be training over 400 police officers to operate its vote-counting machines in Misamis Oriental, provincial elections supervisor Aleli Dayo-Ramirez said yesterday. Ramirez told a news conference that the officers would be taught how to use the vote counters as ...

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Congressional bets agree on need for drainage plan

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING Contributing editor . FOUR of the six contenders for Cagayan de Oro’s two district representatives in Congress in the May 13 elections shared a common vision for the city in the next three years: a storm drainage master plan to address perennial flooding. Once in place, ...

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Robredo says surge in her ratings inspire her to do more

By JIGGER JERUSALEM Correspondent . VICE President Maria Leonor Robredo yesterday described the surge of her net satisfactory rating as indication that her pro-poor program has been effective in addressing the country’s poverty problem. “It means what our office has been doing has made a mark, since from day one ...

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Flights from Misor to Clark canceled

By JIGGER JERUSALEM Correspondent . THE country’s flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), has canceled its flights bound for Clark, Pampanga from Laguindingan Airport, vice versa, following Monday’s powerful earthquake that rocked parts of Northern Luzon. This was confirmed by Laguindingan Airport manager Job de Jesus who said his office received ...

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Black Saturday hottest day so far in C. de Oro, Misor

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . THE temperature in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental rose to 32.3 degrees Celsius on Monday but the heat index — the combined air temperature and the relative humidity — reached 38 degrees. Monday’s actual temperature however was 1.7 degrees lower than Black Saturday’s, the ...

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No quorum, no session

THE provincial board failed to resume its session on Monday due to a lack of quorum. Those who came for the session were provincial board members Leonard Winstanley, Olivier Actub, President Elipe, Nancy Madjos, Gerardo Sabal and Mercy Grace Acain. Absent were Vice Gov. Jose Mari Pelaez, Vincent Pelaez, Jeremy ...

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NUJP: ‘Ouster plot’ story could be a prelude to more attacks

AN article, authored by President Duterte’s special envoy for international public relations, implicating media groups and personalities and human rights lawyers in a supposed ouster plot against the Chief Executive signals plans for renewed attacks against independent media, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) said Monday. Ang’s ...

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Bike-riding ‘vigilantes’ strike anew, kill ex-inmate

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . A STILL unidentified man, believed to be a “vigilante,” pumped a bullet into the head of a former inmate in Barangay Bugo, this city, Monday night. The victim, 36-year-old Herman Patalinghug of Zone 6, Balite Drive, Bugo, had just been released from the capitol-run prison ...

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