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La Viña came with DPWH reps: Balbin

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent . A BULUA landowner affected by a government road project said mayoral candidate Jose Gabriel La Viña was accompanied by representatives of the public works department when the politician tried to convince him into agreeing to a revised project plan that would mean changing the direction ...

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Hunt down Patindol killer, Caraga police chief orders

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS and JOEY NACALABAN Correspondents . BUTUAN City – Caraga police director Brig. Gen. Gilberto Cruz yesterday ordered station chiefs to intensify the manhunt operation against a suspect in the killing of radio station DxJM commentator Francisco Patindol. “We already have witnesses, and a case of murder will ...

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Gunmen kill Balingasag brgy chief in Punta Gorda

By EDWIN IYO, JOEY NACALABAN, NITZ ARANCON and SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondents . Patindol STILL unidentified men shot and killed a barangay chairman on the highway in Punta Gorda in Hermano, Balingasag town, Misamis Oriental, Sunday night. The gunmen fired at least five times against the victim, 59-year-old Claver Miral ...

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Broadcaster slain; CPJ sounds alarm

By JIGGER JERUSALEM Correspondent . A RADIO commentator in Butuan City was stabbed by a still unknown assailant on Black Saturday, and died in the hospital. The Media Safety Office of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) stated in a news alert that according to the Butuan ...

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Poverty issues top city council bets’ platforms

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING, Contributing Editor . MEASURES intended to attract investments, create jobs and livelihood opportunities, extend assistance to farmers, provide access to health services, skills development and free education were common in the political platforms of aspirants for Cagayan de Oro’s 16-seat legislative council. These poverty-related concerns surfaced ...

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Police stop hundreds of protesting farmers from Bukidnon

By JIGGER JERUSALEM Correspondent . HUNDREDS of protesting farmers from Bukidnon were held by law enforcers in Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon while en route to this city to conduct a protest rally on Good Friday. Angelita Jurial, spokesperson of the group Ogyon, one of the participating organizations, said police ...

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