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By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent TANDAG, Surigao del Sur–The Armed Forces moved an entire Army battalion from Mindoro to Surigao del Sur this week to beef up government forces that are fighting communist rebels in Caraga. Army Lt. Alfredo Bagbag carried a military AR 15 rifle, pouches of extra bullets, ...

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Jailers seize shabu, weapons inside Lumbia jail

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent AUTHORITIES yesterday raided prison cells at the Lumbia jail, and discovered supplies of suspected shabu stashed by inmates, weapons, and tools that can be used for a prisonbreak. Chief Supt. Deogracias Tapayan, chief of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), ordered an investigation in ...

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Comelec sets meeting on Mindanao’s power supply

By LITO RULONA Correspondent THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) would meet with the officials of the police, military, National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP), power distributors, and other groups next month to address concerns about how the power crisis in Mindanao would affect the May elections. Comelec regional director ...

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Police arrest Iponan firearm enthusiast

By LITO RULONA Correspondent POLICE on Wednesday seized high-powered firearms and ammunition as they tried to serve a court order to a broker at Westfield Subdivision, Barangay Iponan. Police Public Safety Company chief Supt. Roy Magsalay identified the suspect as Paquito Lara Jr., 41, of Block 10, Lot 28, Westfield ...

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2015 warmest year on record

LAST year was Earth’s warmest year since modern record keeping began in 1880, two major US government agencies responsible for monitoring global climate trends revealed on Wednesday. The average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces for 2015 was 0.90 degrees Celsius above the 20th century average, surpassing the previous ...

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Rufus bares plan to move city hall

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent REP. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District yesterday revealed his plan to transfer the city’s seat of government to Lumbia even as he joined a militant group in frowning over the prospects of the old airport being used as a site for US military facilities. ...

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