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Council okays rebuilding of Oro’s historic Ampitheater

THE government is now preparing to rehabilitate the multi-purpose building at Plaza Divisioria and rebuild the historic Ampitheater, one of the city’s historic landmarks. The city council approved an ordinance this week to authorize the Department of Public Works and Highways to include the demolition of the existing ramp in ...

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Medina bet emerges as big winner in search for Ms. Kuyamis

By SHIELA MAE BUTLIG and JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent .  Medina town’s Chella Grace Falconer shortly after she bagged the Miss Kuyamis 2019 crown in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental on Thursday night. (photo by Kristian Dave Achondo) MEDINA’s bet Chella Grace Falconer bagged the coveted Miss Kuyamis 2019 crown, besting 19 other ...

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2019’s first LPA brings rains, may intensify

A LOW-PRESSURE area that brought intermittent rains yesterday is hovering over Palao Island in the Pacific Ocean and threatens to enter Mindanao, a government weather specialist said. Weather specialist Luz Mercado of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration-Mindanao Station in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, said the LPA is ...

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El Niño: Drier months ahead

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent .  THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) yesterday warned of warmer and drier days ahead because of the El Niño phenomenon. The heat would be most felt during the summer months especially in Mindanao. Luz Mercado, a weather specialist at the Pagasa-Mindanao station ...

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NBI begins probe into Sokor garbage shipments

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent .  THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has started its own investigation into the South Korean waste shipments to Misamis Oriental in an effort to make those responsible answer for what they did, an official of the Bureau of Customs said yesterday. John Simon, customs collector ...

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Woman killed, 4 injured as bus crashes into jeep

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent .  A WOMAN died while four others were injured after a public bus accidentally crashed into their jeep in Initao, Misamis Oriental on Wednesday. Senior Insp. Arlene Ranario, Initao police chief, identified the fatality as Andresa Sabado, an Initao resident. Sabado and her relatives were bound ...

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Siargao lagoon to be closed for rehabilitation

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent .  SUGBA Lagoon, one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Siargao Island, would be closed to tourists and visitors as the local government unit of Del Carmen rehabilitates the area. The lagoon would be closed to the public for a month starting this week ...

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Cops arrest rape suspect

POLICE yesterday arrested a “motor-sikad” driver after he was accused of raping a teenager in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental last week. Authorities identified the suspect as 32-year-old Eddie Boy Gabi of Barangay Baluarte, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. Gabi strongly denied , denied the allegation that he raped a 16-year-old teenager. He said ...

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Procession crowd decrease to 50,000

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent .  OFFICIALS yesterday noted a relatively low turnout of religious devotees who participated in the annual Black Nazarene procession in the city. From about 200 thousand last year, only about 50 thousand people took part in the morning procession from the St. Augustine Cathedral to the ...

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