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Mar Roxas ‘pogi’ points in NPA captives’ release turn off ally

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THE FOUR captive policemen in rebel territory shortly before they were released in Agusan del Norte. FRANKLIN CALIGUID/INQUIRER MINDANAO

While he did score “pogi” points for the release of four policemen captured by communist guerrillas here, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas may have lost a local ally in the process.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Governor turned off by Roxas’ handling of cops’ release by NPA

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Manuel Roxas.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

While he did score “pogi” or “brownie” points for securing the release of four policemen abducted by communist insurgents last month, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas may have lost a local ally in the process.

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

Agaton winds lash out Surigao del Norte, Dinagat; 8,000 in evacuation centers

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Rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team evacuate residents who were trapped in flooding of Compostela Valley and nearby provinces in southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Moderate to strong wind continued to lash out Surigao del Norte and Dinagat provinces on Sunday afternoon, since tropical depression “Agaton” began its onslaught Saturday evening.

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

Surigao groups protest illegal assembly case filed vs anti-pork barrel protesters

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StudentS join the Anti-Pork Barrel rally at Plaza Independencia in Cebu City. CDN FILE PHOTO

Local activists and civil society groups here are protesting the illegal assembly case slapped against hundreds of anti-pork barrel protesters, saying the charge was politically motivated.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Surigao Norte lawmaker denies pressuring power coop

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Surigao del Norte Representative Francisco Matugas Photo from www.congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker who has been accused of interfering in a power cooperative deal here has been forced to issue a denial that he had tried pressuring a local power utility into buying overpriced generator sets.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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