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Police arrest Oro barangay chairman

By JOEY NACALABAN, Correspondent A BARANGAY chairman spent the night in detention after he was arrested by the police in connection with a case for grave threats. Capt. Jerson Estanilla, Lumbia police commander, identified the barangay chairman as Jason Magay of Besigan, this city. He said the official was arrested ...

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Dry spell sparks wildfire in Misor

By HERBIE GOMEZ Editor in chief and NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . A GROUP of trekkers, including popular video blogger Kyle Jennermann and another Canadian, scampered for safety as a wildfire blamed on the dry spell quickly spread to where they camped out on Mt. Anggas along the boundaries of Gitagum, ...

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16,000 flee, 12 slain in govt-Biff clashes

COTABATO City – At least 3,295 families or around 16,000 individuals have been displaced by fighting between the military and members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (Biff) in several villages of Maguindanao since Monday. Raisa Jajurie, minister of social services of the Bangsamoro Region, said the figures are based ...

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Gingoog dads declare own congressman ‘persona non grata’

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent . GINGOOG City — The city council here has declared Misamis Oriental 1st District Rep. Peter Unabia “persona non grata” for allegedly saying that non-Gingoog residents could serve the city better than the current members of the city council on two occasions. In diplomatic terms, a ...

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Andanar to critical Oro press club members: ‘It’s okay’

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING Contributing Editor . PRESIDENTIAL Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin  Andanar on Sunday said he is aware some Cagayan de Oro Press Club members have been critical of the Duterte administration but that does not, in any way, affect his high regard for the organization. This, in ...

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Fire destroys two houses in Butuan

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City – Two houses were destroyed after a welder accidentally set a pile of trash on fire in Purok 2, Barangay Bayanihan here in Monday morning. Senior Fire Officer 3 Florentino Gilo Jr. of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Caraga said no ...

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El Niño sparks Misor wildfire

A group of trekkers scamper for safety as a grassfire spreads towards them in Gitagum, Misamis Oriental on Saturday night. (screengrabbed with permission from the video blog of video blogger Kyle Jennermann) A GROUP of trekkers, including popular video blogger Kyle Jennermann and another Canadian, scampered for safety as a ...

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NBI raps 23-yr-old online Ponzi suspect

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor . National Bureau of Investigation agent Alex Caburnay shows reporters how alleged online scammer Antonette Pacana Sestoso used Facebook in pulling off a Ponzi scheme online. (photo by Cong B. Corrales) THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) yesterday pressed charges of large-scale swindling and ...

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