07282014Breaking News:

19 civilians killed in Sulu ambush blamed on Abu Sayyaf

NINETEEN civilians were reported killed following an Abu Sayyaf Group ambush at Lower Lumapid, Talipao town, Sulu yesterday morning, hours before President Aquino delivered his 5th State-of-the-Nation Address (Sona). Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala, chief of the [...]

Bañez probes into ‘eco bag’ collections

By Nitz Arancon CITY hall’s treasurer has started an investigation into the alleged collection of some P250 thousand from five of the city’s biggest malls supposedly to aid survivors of the storm Sendong survivors.

Gunmen shoot, kill former Lumbia inmate

By Nitz Arancon ARMED men riddled a former Lumbia city jail inmate with bullets in a house in Pinikitan, Camaman-an, this city, yesterday morning. The victim, 33-year old Rosalino Madelo, was a police character who had been in jail due to theft, robbery, [...]

Warring politicians meet to revive Iligan’s mothballed steel plant

By Nora Sorino and Tomasita Asequia ILIGAN City––Mayor Celso Regencia and Rep. Vicente Belmonte of the cuty’s lone district set aside their political differences and met to map out courses of action to bring to life the former National Steel Corp.. Barangay [...]

Ex-general sounds alarm bells over Butuan’s crime problem

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––A retired police general yesterday expressed alarm over the perceived rising crime rate in the city and Caraga following the killing of his wife by a group of robbers in their home in Libertad here. Retired Chief Supt. [...]

Robbers hack, kill general’s wife; flee with P1.5 million

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––Robbers hacked and killed the wife of a retired police general in Barangay Libertad, this city, on Tuesday night. SPO3 Joven Galendez identified the victim as 55-year old Edna Curitana, wife of retired Chief Supt. Celso [...]

Rebels call off release of four captured cops over terms, truce concerns

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––The National Democratic Front (NDF) yesterday called off the release of the four captured Surigao del Norte police officers tomorrow over disagreements with the government. NDF-Mindanao spokesperson Jorge Madlos a.k.a. [...]

City council approves Oro investment plan but Oca still unhappy

By Nitz Arancon and Shiela Mae Butlig THE city council on Monday approved what the Moreno administration refers to as its “wish list,” allowing city hall to implement programs and projects in its controversial 2014 annual budget. But even then, the [...]

Robbers hit e-games outlet

By Lito Rulona and Nitz Arancon SEVEN armed men robbed an e-Gaming outlet along JR Borja Extension in Camaman-an at around 4:30 am yesterday. The group fled with some P48 thousand in cash. PO1 Jenelyn Macumao of the Cogon police said two guards found [...]

Police press raps vs rebels linked to Quezon attack

By Lito Rulona and Bing Tenorio POLICE on Friday filed criminal charges against suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels blamed for the killing of two men during an attack in Quezon, Bukidnon, last week. The group burned down office facilities and carted [...]

Eastern Misor, Camiguin plunge into darkness anew

By Edwin Iyo GINGOOG City––Parts of Misamis Oriental, and Camiguin plunged into darkness on Sunday over a still unknown cause. The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said the exact cause of the power outage was still being determined but [...]

NDF sets release of 4 captured policemen

THE four policemen who were taken captive by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels during the July 10 raid in Alegria, Surigao del Norte would be freed on Friday, the National Democratic Front-Mindanao said. The statement signed by Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos [...]

Four masked men abduct 5-yr old girl

By Nora Sorino and Tomasita Asequia ILIGAN City––Four masked men, fully armed, snatched a five-year old girl from the house of a businessman in Palao, this city, on Wednesday.

Oro to start using surveillance cameras soon

By Shiela Mae Butlig CITY hall would start using Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras mounted in strategic areas of the city in time for the annual feast of St. Augustine, Cagayan de Oro’s patron saint, next month.

NFA steps up rice distribution in Oro to stop price hikes

By Lito Rulona THE National Food Authority (NFA) said it has intensified the distribution of rice in the local market amid the rising prices of commercial rice that have reached as high as P52 per kilo.
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