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Oro’s environment czar moves to protect city’s last forest cover

By Ben Balce THE City Local Environ-ment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) is moving to help in protect ing some 2,400 hectares of forest cover stretching from Barangay Dansolihon to its neighboring villages.

Elipe: COA report on misuse of Sendong aid part of smear drive

By Shiela Mae Butlig COUNCILOR President Elipe has lashed out at the Moreno administration for allegedly launching a smear campaign against his father-in-law using the Commision on Audit’s findings that a P40-million aid for Typhoon Sendong survivors [...]

Bishops, academics back CAB; call for more info, education

By Mark Francisco A GROUP of Roman Catholic bishops and academics has issued a statement supporting the recent Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

Candy echoes hubby’s raps against ‘Hapsay,’ blames Oca

By Ben Balce COUNCILOR Lourdes Darimbang on Monday blamed city hall’s failure to convene the Traffic Management Board (TMB) over what she called as the “provocative, ridiculous and preposterous” campaign of Task Force Hapsay Dalan, a move that echoed [...]

House oversight committee looks into Laguindingan airport woes

By Lito Rulona THE head of a House oversight committee on Monday said his group would exert pressure so that the Aquino administration would speed up the unfinished work at the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental.

Gunmen shoot tribal chieftain; cops arrest suspect, kill another

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––Gunmen yesterday shot dead a Manobo tribal chieftain in Barangay Hubang, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

Oro water remains safe for drinking, show latest test results

THE Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) yesterday assured that the city’s water supply has remained “clean, potable and safe” for drinking.

Thousands join protest vs mining in Caraga

SURIGAO City––Thousands joined the commemoration of Earth Day here as residents in Caraga expressed their opposition against environmental destruction caused mainly by mining.

Kyla’s killer explosion hurt region’s tourism, Neda data suggest

By Mark Francisco THE July 26, 2013 killer blast at Kyla’s Bistro, Limketkai center may have factored in a 10-percent reduction in tourist arrivals in Northern Mindanao.

Clenro to lead group in walking across city’s remaining forest covers

By Nitz Arancon THE City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) will lead a group today in walking across forested areas that encompass three barangays in the city.

Accident leads to arrest of suspected kidnappers

By Ben Serrano BUTUAN City––A road accident involving a suspected member of a group linked to the kidnapping of 22-year-old daughter  of a businessman in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur, led to arrests on Saturday.

Step up search for Etihad passengers, DOH ordered

PRESIDENT Aquino has directed the Department of Health (DOH) to intensify efforts in locating and contacting the passengers of the Etihad Airlines Flight EY 0424 who need to be screened for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (Mers-Cov) [...]

Pagasa keeps an eye on 2 LPAs

By Lito Rulona THE Philippine Atmos-pheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is keeping an eye on two low-pressure areas (LPAs) moving toward the Philippine territory. One of the LPAs may develop into a tropical cyclone this [...]

Meatless Fridays

By Netnet Camomot MANNY Pacquiao had a fight last Sunday, and I forgot all about it. For a while there, I did wonder why some neighbors were suddenly in a celebratory mood. And that’s when I remembered. It was a rainy Palm Sunday, and how apt is that, [...]

Lumbia inmates start hunger strike

By Ben Balce INMATES at the Lumbia jail yesterday started a hunger strike to protest the alleged inhumane treatment they have been allegedly getting from their jailers.
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