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Pompee declares 2022 mayoral bid

By SHIELA MAE BUTLIG and LITO RULONA Correspondents . FORMER agriculture undersecretary* and losing mayoral candidate Jose Gabriel La Viña has declared his bid for the city’s mayoral post in 2022. La Viña said that while the next election is still three years from now, he would make himself visible …

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Guv orders probe into Dinagat board member’s assassination

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . SURIGAO City — Dinagat Gov. Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao yesterday ordered a no-nonsense investigation into the assassination of provincial board member here over the weekend. “I, together with the provincial government and each and every Dinagatnon, call for justice. We will ensure the speedy resolution …

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City hall cash advances: P293.8m

Cagayan de Oro City Hall

By LITO RULONA and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents . AUDITORS raised the red flag as city hall’s unliquidated cash advances ballooned to P293.874 million as of Dec. 31 2018. In its 2018 audit report on city hall, the Commission on Audit (COA) said over 50 percent of the unliquidated cash advances …

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Capitol cash advances: P140m

By LITO RULONA and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents . WHEN Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano assumed his post in the capitol in 2013, he promised that his administration would never resort to cash advances. Yet a Commission on Audit (COA) report on the books of the capitol shows that the …

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Cugman villagers butcher megamouth shark

By Jigger J. Jerusalem, Correspondent . VILLAGERS butchered a megamouth shark after it was unintentionally caught by a fisherman off Macabalan Bay Friday morning. Villagers look as a man drags to the shore a megamouth shark caught in the waters off Cugman, Cagayan de Oro on Friday. (photo by John …

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Macasandig officials call for return of evacuees to Misor

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . MACASANDIG officials are planning on meeting with Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano today to ask the capitol to help the displaced families of Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental, who have sought refuge in their barangay after being driven away from the De Lara Park. The Macasandig …

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Ex-guv’s son, 4 others slain in encounter

CHECKPOINT SHOOTOUT. The Nissan Patrol vehicle (left) parked beside the Army detachment in Barangay Inug-ug, Pikit, North Cotabato, following a shootout between gunmen and soldiers of the Army’s 7th Infantry Battalion on Friday night (July 5, 2019). Five persons, including the son of a former Maguindanao governor, were killed in …

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No court order yet to move Sean to jail

By JIGGER J. JERUSALEM, Correspondent . THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 3 is waiting for a court order so that it could move Mayor Oscar Moreno’s son Sean and seven other drug suspects to a prison facility. Glenn Guillermo, PDEA spokesman for Region 3, said Sean Moreno, …

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Misor dads to collectively prepare board’s budget

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent . PROVINCIAL board members have agreed to collectively participate in the preparation of the legislature’s annual budget. Provincial board member Gerardo Sabal III said the agreement was made during the legislative body’s inaugural session early this week. “Dili pareho sa una nga ang mag-prepare sa among …

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