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Child warriors among NPA surrenderees

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CHILD-SOLDIERS. The New People’s Army capitalizes on the innocence of minors. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Thirteen of the 72 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who surrendered to the military in Cagayan de Oro City were children, while a number of them were minors when they joined the insurgency, the military said, adding that this showed the communists were fielding child soldiers in its war to establish a Maoist government in the Philippines.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Workers struggle to bring facility back to Mindanao grid

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The repair crew of the Steag-owned State Power Inc. (SPI) in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, have been working round the clock in trying to reconnect the coal-fired plant to the Mindanao grid, a company official said.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Cagayan de Oro mayor at war with council over budget cuts

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Mayor Oscar Moreno is now at war with members of the majority block at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) over the city’s annual budget due to Moreno’s refusal to allow councilors to possess discretionary funds, according to a Moreno ally.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Emano back as consultant of Cagayan de Oro City Council

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Former mayor Vicente Emano is back — now as a consultant of the City Council.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tropical Depression Agaton kills 37 across Mindanao

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Residents ride a boat as they paddle along a flooded village brought about by heavy rains in the outskirts of Butuan City, Agusan del sur province, in southern island of Mindanao on January 13, 2014. Twenty-two people have been killed and nearly 200,000 others evacuated from floods and landslides that hit a southern Philippine region still recovering from a deadly 2012 typhoon, the government said January 14. AFP PHOTO/Erwin Mascarinas

Floods and landslides spawned by Tropical Depression “Agaton” have killed 37 people in Mindanao, the government’s disaster agency said on Saturday.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NPA stepping up attacks to regain lost strongholds in northern Mindanao

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The New People’s Army is attempting to retake Sitio (sub-village) Lantad, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, as can be seen in its Sunday’s attack on a military detachment there, according to the Philippine Army.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Spare civilians, church group asks MNLF, gov’t forces

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The Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao (Inpeace) said the standoff between government forces and guerrillas of the Moro National Liberation Front “should be handled very carefully by the Philippine government.”

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aglipayan church joins call for abolition of pork barrel

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Bishops of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, IFI or Philippine Independent Church, joined the growing call for the abolition of what they called “syndicated distribution of government money to a few.”

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

21 escape from Bukidnon jail but 5 recaptured immediately

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Twenty-one inmates of the Valencia City Jail in Bukidnon province escaped at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

6 killed in Cagayan de Oro explosion

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His angry wife kept calling him to come home, so he left the restaurant where he was dining with friends, among them was Provincial Board Member Roldan Lagbas. When he got home, he heard the explosion. He rushed back to learn Lagbas was killed.

Posted: July 28th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Blast kills 6, injures 28 in Cagayan de Oro

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An explosion from a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) killed six and injured at least 28 others in an upscale watering hole at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

A market, a street and political will

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SOTERO DAUMAR, one of the most congested streets around Cogon Public Market in Cagayan de Oro City, is barely visible in this photo taken before the clearing operations of the new city mayor. Umbrellas marking the space taken over by ambulant vendors covered the street, turning the four-lane road into a scene of chaos where vehicles are squeezed in with pedestrians, market-goers and mainly vendors. BOBBY LAGSA

Covering four blocks, Cogon is the city’s biggest public market. Almost all public utility transportation either pass through or converge near the market.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Suicide try shocks, bugs CDO folk

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Rep. Jose Benjamin “Benjo” Benaldo is shown with his wife, Brazilian model Daiana Menezes, inside an ambulance for his transfer from New Era Hospital to St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. This Instagram photo was taken by Rep. Miro Quimbo. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Accident, suicide or drama? The news about outgoing Rep. Jose Benjamin “Benjo” Benaldo’s suicide attempt in his office at the Batasan complex on Thursday night piqued the interest of residents of this city that they turned to social media sites to get the latest updates and offer their two cents’ worth.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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