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Moreno says Klarex is his preferred successor

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . MAYOR Oscar Moreno on Monday floated the name of Rep. Rolando Uy of the city’s 1st District as his likely bet in the 2022 mayoral race. “Mas maayo unta kon  si Congressman Uy ang mosunod kanako sa pagka-mayor,” Moreno said during the launch of the …

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Suspected Suertres financier shot dead

By NITZ ARANCON with JOEY NACALABAN Correspondents . A STILL unidentified killer shot a suspected illegal gambling financier to the head and pumped two more bullets into his chest in Barangay Kauswagan, this city, in the wee hours yesterday. Maj. Ian Borinaga, Carmen police station commander, said 37-year-old Rolly Maestrado, …

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Alagar orders suicide bombing simulations to prepare cops

By LITO RULONA Correspondent . CAMP Alagar yesterday alerted police units across northern Mindanao even as it ordered suicide bombing simulations in an effort to strengthen security measures in the region. Lt. Col. Mardy Hortillosa, police spokesman for Region 10, said Camp Alagar does not discount the possibility of suicide …

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MILF chief lays down his own gun to show ‘peace has come’

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent . COTABATO City — Moro Islamic Liberation Front chairman Al Haj Murad gave his own personal firearm, an Israeli-made Tavor assault rifle, to President Duterte to show that “peace has finally come to Mindanao” with the implementation of decommissioning of firearms Saturday. Murad made the …

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Freed rape, arson convict surrender to Valencia cops

A CONVICTED rapist and arsonist, released from a Davao prison facility in March because of the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law, surrendered to the Valencia police in Bukidnon on Friday. Camp Alagar said 49-year-old Larry Canunay of Purok 10, Puerta, Barangay Lurugan, Valencia City, handed himself over to authorities …

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NHA man shot dead

A STILL unidentified killer shot a suspected illegal gambling financier to the head and pumped two more bullets into his chest in Barangay Kauswagan, this city, in the wee hours today. Maj. Ian Borinaga, Carmen police station commander, said 37-year-old Rolly Maestrado, a resident of Block 10, Lot 20, Zone …

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Man turns own girl into his sex slave

By NITZ ARANCON and JOEY NACALABAN Correspondents . This church janitor from Barangay Agusan finds himself behind bars following his arrest for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl. The 39-year-old man confessed to abusing his own child over and over again. To protect the child, this paper is withholding the suspect’s …

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1,000 more MILF fighters, firearms decommissioned

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent . MORE than six months after the Bangsamoro Organic Law was ratified through a plebiscite, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front turned over over 940 high-powered firearms to an independent decommissioning body on Saturday. MILF chair Al Haj Murad said along with the firearms, some 1,060 …

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