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No more space for relocation at Calaanan property

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent THERE is no more space for relocation within the 63-hectare property in Calaanan that was bought by city hall for over P100 million during the Emano administration. What remains are vacant lots reserved for families of police officers and soldiers, and areas that cannot be used …

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Banana plantation set a fire

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN City–Armed men started a fire that destroyed a banana plantation owned by the Sumifru in Barangay Tagbina, Surigao del Sur, over the weekend. Police said the armed group set on fire a waiting shed, and then the fire quickly spread towards the plantation. In a report …

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Time runs out, Cilrai faces demolition team

TENSION yesterday gripped a property spanning Macabalan and Puntod as residents set up barricades in anticipation of a demolition team after the lapse of a 90-day deadline given by a regional court. This came even as the Cagayan Integrated Landless Residents Association Incorporated (Cilrai) appealed again for another suspension of …

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Scully wants to be turned into witness

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent IN a surprise move, the defense lawyer in the case against suspected Australian pedophile Peter Gerald Scully turned the tables on the prosecution by arguing that his client was the “least guilty,” and that he should be allowed to testify against the woman who the state …

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Misor fast losing its marine resources: biologist

By SHIELA MAE BUTLIG Correspondent MISAMIS Oriental’s primary source of aquatic resources is facing serious threats because of the rapid increase in economic activities. Marine biologist Josefino Bascug, a capitol consultant on environmental concerns, said this even as he pointed out that unless the government and other stakeholders in the …

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Near riot in Gusa

By NITZ ARANCON Correspondent LOCAL officials yesterday stepped in and prevented law enforcers from clashing with angry villagers in Purok 3 in Barangay Gusa who were facing the prospects of becoming homeless because of a demolition order from a regional court. But two people were hurt after a still unidentified …

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