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Dengue cases shoot up: 795 new cases

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special correspondent . OVER 795 new suspected denque cases were reported in various hospitals across northern Mindanao over the weekend, health officials, citing new data, said yesterday. Dr. David Mendoza, head of the Regional Epidemiology, Surveillance and Disaster Response Unit (Resdru) of DOH here, said the province …

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Minergy upset over NPA raid but hopeful on ‘lasting peace’

By EDWIN IYO and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents . BALINGASAG, Misamis Oriental – The Minergy Power Corp. yesterday called for lasting peace even as it expressed dismay over the disarming of its security team by New People’s Army rebels on Monday. In a statement, Minergy said its executives were saddened about …

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Special child dies, 11 houses destroyed in Lapasan fire

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent . A SPECIAL child died as 11 houses were destroyed by a fire that struck in western Kolambog, Lapasan here yesterday afternoon. Insp. Arnulfo Nabua II, deputy district fire marshal, identified the victim as 16-year-old Thalia Kaye “Kaikai” Racero. The victim was reportedly in the house …

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Farmers’ group leader shot dead in Norcot

STILL unidentified assailants gunned down a known leader of a progressive farmers’ organization in Matalam, North Cotabato, around 8:30 p.m. on Monday. Authorities identified the victim as Medardo Espina Barro, a.k.a. Dodong, a resident of Sitio Natipakan, Barangay Latagan in Matalam. Reports said Barro was drinking with friends and relatives …

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NPA gives Minergy ‘lesson,’ seizes guns

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent and NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . NEW People’s Army (NPA) rebels yesterday attacked and disarmed guards of the independent power producer Minergy Power Corp. in Misamis Oriental, as a statement against the alleged pollution blamed on the company. Lt. Col. Anthony Derilo, commander of the Army …

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Death came like a thief in the night for Lyndel

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent and BEN BALCE Staff member . DEATH came like a thief in the night for former police director for northern Mindanao Lyndel Desquitado. Desquitado, who retired as chief superintendent in 2016, died of what his family members theorized as cardiac arrest at the JR Borja Memorial …

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Fishermen find body of teen who drowned in Misor river

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . FISHERMEN yesterday found the body of a teenager who drowned at the Tagoloan River Sunday. Police investigator Jackilou Malagamba of the Tagoloan police station, said 14-year-old Kenneth Millena of Zone 2A, Baluarte in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, was found floating in sea waters by two fishermen. …

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Fire that hit Puntod, Lapasan due to negligence

By JIGGER J. JERUSALEM Correspondent . A BUREAU of Fire Protection (BFP) officer said the fire that destroyed houses in a neighborhood in Puntod and Lapasan on Saturday was a result of negligence. Senior Fire Officer 3 Samson Velarde said the fire originated at the kitchen of Apolinario Diaz, 74, …

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