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Ex-mayor of Medina dies

FORMER Medina, Misamis Oriental mayor Antonio Reyes Sr. on Saturday. He was 81. Reyes was declared dead by a physician at the Bagong Lipunan Hospital in Gingoog City at around 1:45 am July 11 He reportedly had a cardiac arrest. Reyes served as mayor of Medina from 1981 to 1986, …

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Itik-itik

A FRIEND offered to lend me her itik-itik costume for a recent occasion that had Filipiniana as dress code. Imagine me wearing that amidst a sea of the Imeldific look. I have no problem with the Filipiniana attire since our club has adopted barong as our formal wear, that is, …

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Duterte: Should he run?

GENERAL Santos City––Is Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte running for President? He speaks in riddles. He is just back from a countrywide speaking tour testing public pulse re-federalism, he claimed. But, on the side, he entertained people with his political antics. He twitted human rights advocates and dared the Human …

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Cocpo will have its patrol cars: Alagar

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) will have its share of patrol cars from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) central office, the top brass at Camp Vicente Alagar assured, Friday. In an interview over a local radio station, Police Regional Office 10 …

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‘Rosebuch hired teenagers as maids, turned into sex slaves’

THE American who was arrested this week for child abuse and human trafficking allegedly hired young househelps and then turned them into sex slaves at a subdivision in Gusa, this city, a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) official said yesterday. NBI regional director Angelito Magno said two teenagers, ages 15 …

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Dire plight pushes man to kill self

DEPRESSED at being in constant struggle to make ends meet, a father of three committed suicide inside their home, Friday early morning. Carmen Police Station Investigator PO3 Paul Naces identified the fatality as one Arnel Christ Fabro, 28 years old, married and was a father of three. Naces told Gold …

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Dahino urges businesses to organize fire brigades

By LITO RULONA Correspondent City Councilor Edna Dahino urges all business establishments employing at least 50 persons to organize their respective fire brigades to help augment the number of fire fighters under Cagayan de Oro Fire Districts (COFD). “With the volunteers, we can quickly respond, protect lives and properties. Pinaagi …

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Macauyag frowns over Scully motion

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent PROSECUTORS on Wednesday asked regional Judge Jose Escobido to dismiss the petition of suspected Australian pedophile Peter Gerald Scully to become a state witness against his former live-in partner in connection with a child abuse and human trafficking case. The move came weeks after Scully’s lawyer …

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Cepalco exec says M’nao still lacking investments on power

By LITO RULONA Correspondent POWER distributors in Mindanao will find it difficult to provide a stable supply of electricity to consumers unless more new players invest on power generating plants, an executive of the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (Cepalco) said. During the city council’s committee on energy meeting, …

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Driver who killed teen in road mishap surrenders

By EDWIN IYO Correspondent GINGOOG City––A pick-up truck driver, wanted for the death of a teenager as a result of a road accident here, surrendered to authorities on Wednesday afternoon. SP02 Robinson Neri, chief of the city police’s traffic divsion, identified the suspect as Dodge Aclan, a veterinarian and barangay …

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