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IBP releases statement on red tag on 3 lawyers

By DAVE ACHONDO, Staff member . THE local chapter Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) has strongly condemned the red-tagging or labeling lawyer Beverly Musni and her daughters Czarina Musni and Beverly Ann Musni as communist rebels in flyers that were circulated in the city on Feb. 22. A statement ...

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Cobi installs flow meter, disrupts water supply

By DAVE ACHONDO Staff member . THE Cagayan de Oro Bulk Water Inc. yesterday installed a flow meter that resulted in hours of low water pressure and even a water supply disruption in many parts of the city. The disruption was due to the installation of a 600-millimeter diameter flow ...

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Narcs arrest Lanao woman, two others

By EDWIN IYO and JOEY NACALABAN Correspondents . AUTHORITIES arrested three people, including a 67-year-old woman from Lanao del Sur, while they were trying to elude arrest following a buy-and-bust operation in Gingoog City over the weekend. Lt. Col. Elias Hampac identified the suspects as Aliah D. Macapaar, 67, of ...

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Bato eyes law requiring narcs to use body cams

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . THE author of the National Police’s controversial “Oplan Tokhang” has promised to push for the passage of a law that would require law enforcers to use body cameras whenever they carry out buy-and-bust and similar operations against drug suspects. Former National Police director general Ronald ...

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Misor marine biologist dies after Medina clean-up dive

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent . MEDINA, Misamis Oriental — A Marine biologist died while he was participating in an underwater clean-up activity in time for the 3rd Coral Restoration Festival. The marine biologist, 58-year-old Lemuel Alfeche of Barangay Maanas, this town, complained of chest pains while he was on a ...

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Mechanic hangs self near Gusa’s intersection

By JOEY NACALABAN Correspondent . A MOTORCYCLE mechanic hanged  himself on a tree near the busy “Galaxy” intersection in Barangay Gusa, this city, yesterday morning. SPO3 Ronnie Donasco of the Agora police identified the suicide as 26-year-old Buchard Arsenio a.k.a. Toto of Bacusanon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon. Arsenio, who lived here at ...

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El Niño now hurting B’non, Oro farmers

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . THE effects of the “weak” El Niño phenomenon are already being felt in neighboring Bukidnon, Mindanao’s food basket, and even in some farming villages in this city. Carlene Collado, director of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in northern Mindanao, confirmed that the heat and the ...

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Clashes, killings mar first week of Bangsamoro region

THE military bombarded with artillery fire a position of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (Biff) Thursday night in Maguindanao. This came as three soldiers were killed and two others were wounded when suspected members of the Biff under the Bongos or Ismael Abubakar faction launched simultaneous attacks in Cotabato City ...

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Misor folk release 55 endangered baby turtles

By ERWIN M. MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . FIFTY-FIVE Hawksbill turtle hatchlings were released by fisherfolks in the coastal village of Candiis in the town of Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental, on Friday afternoon. Rolando Pagara, a village council member, said these were hatched on Friday morning. Unfortunately, he said, some 62 of the ...

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