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Nueva deal may cost Red Cross property

By CONG B. CORRALES, Associate Editor and NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent . THE Philippine Red Cross is facing the prospects of losing its over 1,594-square meter property in downtown Cagayan de Oro as an offshoot of the 2013 deal between Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano and a mysterious lessee named …

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Zarate, Colmenares oppose renewed Cha-cha drive

By JIGGER J. JERUSALEM Correspondent . POLITICAL leaders from a progressive bloc renewed their opposition to the proposed Charter change, saying the effort of the Duterte administration to amend the 1987 Constitution is geared at allowing China to further intrude into the country’s maritime territory and sovereignty. “Cha-cha has a …

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Pregnant teen in daring gun attack still unable to talk

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . THE pregnant teen shot in a daring broad daylight attack by still unidentified motorcycle-riding men near the Hall of Justice on Tuesday is still struggling in a hospital’s intensive care unit, and she is unable to talk to investigators. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) regional …

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Arrested doc denies laying a hand on his live-in partner

By JIGGER JERUSALEM Correspondent . THE doctor who was arrested while watching a concert in a mall here on Friday night strongly denied accusations that he hit his partner. The doctor, 40-year-old Charles Rainer Marquez, who hails from Iligan City, works as a medical officer at the city health insurance …

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Rodriguez: Many in Oro favor Cha-cha

By NITZ ARANCONCorrespondent THE chairman of the House committee on constitutional amendments over the weekend said many citizens here favor the proposed shift from a unitary-centralized system of government to a federal system because they see it as a means to develop the countryside. CONSULT. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of the …

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Kidnappers had planned to bring teen to Damulog

KIDNAPPERS had planned to bring the teenager they snatched in Maramag on Friday afternoon to another Bukidnon town but had a change of mind at the eleventh hour, police said over the weekend. Instead of bringing their 17-year-old victim, Kyle Brent Asedilla, to Damulog town, the kidnappers brought him to …

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14 studes hurt as wayward jeepney overturns

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent A WAYWARD jeepney overturned after negotiating a downhill portion of the Diosdado Macapagal highway here, hurting 14 of its passengers who were senior high students on Friday afternoon. S/Sgt. Rey Corpus, a traffic investigator, said the jeepney lost its brake while moving down the hill …

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