08012014Breaking News:

San Simon plant not for mining, says Clenro exec

By Nitz Arancon CITY hall’s City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (Clenro) yesterday said Woland Development and Trading Corp. may only serve as a crushing and separator plant for sand and gravel in San Simon.
OLD-STYLE POLITICS AND ‘POWs’. Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II, accompanied by National Police Director General Alan Purisima, meets the policemen held captive and then freed by the New People’s Army in Agusan del Sur. - photo by Ben Serrano

NPA frees 4 policemen after 20 days in captivity

By Ben Serrano KITCHARAO, Agusan del Norte––The New People’s Army (NPA) on Tuesday freed four policemen the communist rebels captured in Surigao del Norte, ending their 20-day captivity.

Bangsamoro in Sona: 2 minutes, 2 oversights

TWO minutes, and two oversights. Those who were anticipating an important announcement from the President on his supposed “legacy” project––the Bangsamoro, the new autonomous political entity that would replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim [...]
IPONAN RIVER MINING. Woland Development and Trading Corporation’s equipment along Iponan River in Barangay San Simon -- photo by Ben Balce

Indigenes’ group bares big black sand mining

By Ben Balce AN organiztion of indigenes yesterday sounded alarm bells over the operations of a mining company that has set up a plant in San Simon allegedly to extract black sand along Iponan River.

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 [...]
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