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Probers work to identify killer, victim in Misor slay

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . POLICE started working to identify the person behind the shooting death of a man in Punta Gorda, Balingasag town in Misamis Oriental yesterday morning. Investigators are also trying to identify the victim. Maj. Cecilio Orcullo, Balingasag police chief, said the victim stood at five feet …

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City council okays law on proper handling of deadly wastes

THE city council approved the city’s comprehensive hazardous waste management ordinance in an effort to address the worsening problem on the risks posed by improper garbage disposal in the city. Authored by councilors Maria Lourdes Gaane and Enrico Salcedo, Ordinance 13715-2019 sets the rules on the proper handling, storage, collection, …

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Police nab councilor from B’non in Lapasan drug bust

By JIGGER J. JERUSALEM with JOEY NACALABAN Correspondents . A COUNCILOR from a village in Bukidnon was arrested by an anti-narcotics team composed of police officers and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents during a buy-and-bust operation in Barangay Lapasan, this city, Monday afternoon. Arrested was John Mark Sabanal, 33, …

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INSIDE AN ILL-FATED BUS

Three frames from a CCTV recording shows bus passengers moments before and after the public vehicle crashed in Impasugong, Bukidnon on Saturday. Two passengers were killed and over dozen others were injured in the accident. The bus was Cagayan de Oro-bound. (courtesy of LTFRB) Read the Latest News and Updates …

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Nothing done about three market deals

By NITZ ARANCON, Correspondent . MAYOR Oscar Moreno yesterday said he ordered city hall’s legal department to look into the contracts his predecessor’s administration had with three companies that control sections of the city’s three major public-owned markets in 2013. But six years later, councilors are still calling for a …

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NFA exec says traders no longer interested in palay

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING Contributing Editor . WITH prices pegged higher, the government does not compete anymore with private traders in palay procurement, a National Food Authority regional official said. NFA regional manager Robert John Hermano said the agency’s buying stations in Northern Mindanao have been paying farmers P19 for …

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Int’l group to send report on abuses in PH to UN

By Jigger J. Jerusalem Correspondent . A REPORT on the state of human rights and environment in Mindanao by an international watchdog would find its way to the United Nations weeks. In it, the group pointed out the Duterte administration’s failure to act on the perpetuation of human rights abuses …

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Moreno orders ban on hog, pork entry

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent and NITZ ARANCON with SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondents . CITY hall yesterday imposed a ban on hogs, pork and pork-based products from outside northern Mindanao to protect the region’s swine industry from the African Swine Fever. Executive Order 172, signed by Mayor Oscar Moreno, also …

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Planned robbery, police say of Canitoan gun attack

By JIGGER J. JERUSALEM Correspondent . INVESTIGATORS on Sunday theorized that the men who shot and killed a National Irrigation Administration (NIA) contractor and his companion in Barangay Canitoan on Saturday were robbers who planned the attack well. Authorities said they were working to identify the gunmen. Capt. Jason Sto. …

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