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Shabu in Oro from Golden Triangle ring

A MAJOR transnational drug cartel in Southeast Asia has been smuggling in shabu via the Sulu Sea, and Cagayan de Oro is among the cities that has been identified as a distribution point in Mindanao, the head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency revealed on Monday. Over ANC News Channel, ...

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B’moro body members to be appointed after Lanao plebiscite

PRESIDENT Duterte will name the 80 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) after today’s plebiscite in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato on the proposed inclusion of some of its towns and villages in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm). Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., presidential adviser on ...

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High turnout in Oro churches, mosques

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent .  CHURCHES and mosques in the city remained jampacked amid tight security measures that were stepped up following the recent bomb attacks in Jolo, Sulu and in Zamboanga City. Msgr. Rey Monsanto, parish priest of the Eco-Church in Barangay Kauswagan, said security concerns did not affect ...

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Galvez to Lanao Norte execs: Ensure smooth Lanao plebiscite

PRESIDENTIAL adviser on the peace process Carlito Galvez Jr.  over the weekend urged Lanao del Norte’s mayors and barangay officials to help ensure a peaceful and orderly plebiscite tomorrow. “Our commitment for a peaceful and orderly plebiscite demonstrates our pledge to uphold our democratic ideals, providing equal opportunities to freely ...

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Misor cops plan to file case vs dead drug suspect

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent .  POLICE yesterday said they were preparing to press charges against a drug suspect whom they killed in Initao town, Misamis Oriental on Saturday. The announcement was greeted with raised brows. Retired SPO2 Bladimer Agbalog who served in the homicide section at Cagayan de Oro Police ...

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Romancing storms, worms and leaves: Growing tobacco in the shadow of environmental perils in Misor

By LINA SAGARAL REYES Special Correspondent .  First of three parts ALUBIJID, Misamis Oeiental — As soon as tropical typhoon “Amang” (international name, Mekkhala) hit Mindanao in the third week of January this year, the country’s weather bureau issued the “Orange Rainfall Alert” for seven provinces, including Misamis Oriental. The ...

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KIDS CELEBRATE

Happy pupils from a Chinese-Filipino school in pig’s costume perform a dance at the Ayala Centrio Mall over the weekend, days before today’s Chinese New Year celebration. The Chinese world welcomes the “Year of the Pig” today. (photo by Bobby Timonera of Mindanews) Read the Latest News and Updates in ...

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