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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.

Oro bishop defends Lerio, says priest has no business ties with city hall

By Nitz Arancon ARCHBISHOP Antonio Ledesma on Monday defended the head of the local Roman Catholic arhdiocese’s social arm from sharp criticisms and accusations that he was doing business with city hall.

City council purges records, removes ‘kuyamad,’ ‘bugok’

THE city council yesterday struck out gutter words uttered by two councilors during its session two Mondays ago. The move came after Councilor Teodulfo Lao asked the city legislature to consider striking out the words following sharp criticisms the local [...]

Rebels raid police station, take 4 policemen captive

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––At least two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed while two policemen and a civilian were wounded, and four other law enforcers were held captive after a group of about 60 fully armed guerrillas attacked [...]
SUPERNATURAL, PARANORMAL OR ABNORMAL? High school students contain their female schoolmate who became uncontrollable along with nine others at the Lapasan National High School yesterday morning. Classes were disrupted since last week by strikingly odd behavior of students attributed by the superstitious to “evil spirits.” --photo by Nitz Arancon

Lapasan school comes under attack by ‘bad spirits’

By Nitz Arancon and Paola Gaabucayan CLASSES have been disrupted daily the entire week at the Lapasan National High School after students there started behaving in an erratic manner as if they were being attacked by invisible monsters––or “bad spirits.”

Ulep blinks, promises to ‘reopen’ Puerto office

By Ben Balce LAND Transportation Office (LTO) regional director Hilarion Ulep yesterday appeased an angry group that demanded the reopening of the LTO-Puerto extension office by promising that he would allow the inspection of vehicles in Puerto starting [...]

Group storms LTO to ask for Puerto office reopening

By Lito Rulona with Nitz Arancon A GROUP of about 100 people with various interests on the Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Puerto extension yesterday stormed the LTO’s regional office in Bulua in an effort to pressure officials to reopen the Puerto [...]

Misor board asks NEA to probe into Moresco II’s P102-m loan

By Ben Balce THE provincial board on Monday called on the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to investigate and audit the Misamis Oriental II Rural Electric Service Cooperative (Moresco II), and press charges against those found to have allegedly [...]
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