09282014Breaking News:

Mulawan shows signs of brokenness; cries, laughs, mumbles

By Nitz Arancon EMMANUEL Mulawan Sr. yesterday showed signs of being broken––he behaved strangely on a hospital bed.

Military, NPA rebels clash anew, disrupt classes in Butuan village

By Ben Serrano By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––Fresh skirmishes between the military and New People’s Army (NPA) disrupted classes in Barangay Bitan-agan, this city, for two days now over fears teachers and students would get caught in the crossfires. Some [...]

NDF freezes plan to release two soldiers

By Lito Rulona THE National Democratic Front (NDF) has temporarily suspended plans to release two army soldiers being held as “POWs” by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Bukidnon. This was announced by the NDF after the government cold-shouldered calls [...]

Out of order, Monching says of Candy’s aborted tax speech

By Lito Rulona COUNCILOR Ramon Tabor has lashed out at Councilor Lourdes Darimbang over her complaint that the former stopped her from delivering a speech in connection with moves to revise the city’s tax code. Darimbang earlier said Tabor served as [...]

Small swells stall surfing competition in Siargao

CLOUD 9, General Luna, Siargao Island––Small swells forced organizers of the 20th Siargao International Surfing Competition to postpone the contest proper that was scheduled to start yesterday. Gerry Deagan, event director, said the contest will begin [...]

Cops look for illegal guns, find shabu instead, nab 3

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) yesterday arrested three men found with suspected shabu in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte.

Oro takes part in attempt to plant 4.6m trees today

VARIOUS groups will attempt to break today India’s record by planting 4.6 million tree seedlings across Mindanao.

R12 aims to plant .5 million trees in 5 cities, 4 provinces

REGION 12 groups are targeting to plant 504,500 trees in connection with the country’s bid to break the Guinness world record for the most number of trees planted in an hour.

Building a coastal economy

By: Ike Señeres COMMON sense will tell us that having one of the longest tropical coastlines in the world (we are second only to Indonesia) gives us not only the competitive advantage of producing goods that are practically unique to us, but it also [...]

Concon, not emergency powers

By Butch Bagabuyo “There is nothing permanent except change.” ––Herodotus   “EVEN nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress,” stated Charles F. Kettering. But according [...]

Moreno says he cannot take Mulawan under custody

MAYOR Oscar Moreno over the weekend welcomed the revival of the rape case against Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) senior draftsman cum whistleblower Emmanuel Mulawan Sr., saying it would give him and his accuser the opportunity to face each other [...]

Sharing scheme, funding for the Bangsamoro

By Carolyn Arguillas of Mindanews Conclusion DAVAO City––The final draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) lists the reserved powers exercised by the national government and the exclusive and concurrent powers exercised by the Bangsamoro government, as well [...]

Narcs score big again, net P7m shabu in Bukidnon

By Lito Rulona THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Ageny (PDEA) arrested five people, and seized some P7 million worth of suspected shabu during an operation in Barangay Poblacion, Kalilangan, Bukidnon, on Friday evening. PDEA regional director Emerson Margate [...]

Misspelled surname costs firm P7.3-m Agsur project

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––The owner of a construction company has threatened to sue members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) office in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, for allegedly disqualifying [...]

Senator helps in efforts for rebels to free two soldiers

By Shiela Mae Butlig and Paola Gaabucayan SEN. Teofisto Guingona III has urged relatives of the two soldiers being held by the New People’s Army (NPA) to be patient even as they assured them that he was helping in putting in effect a suspension of military [...]
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