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Death toll in Caraga floods rises to 7; state of calamity declared
by Bong Fabe - January 18, 2009 - 12:00am
BUTUAN CITY – The number of casualties brought about by flooding and landslides in Caraga Region have already risen to seven while one was still missing bringing the total number of evacuees to 11,486 individuals...
Transco ready for power contingencies in M’danao
by Bong Fabe - May 3, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The National Transmission Corp. (Transco) in Mindanao is ready for any power interruptions on Election Day. Lorrimer Adasa, Transco vice president for Mindanao, said that while they cannot...
‘Bomb threat’ aborts Poe visit to Ozamis
by Bong Fabe - May 3, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — An alleged bomb threat prevented Koalisyon ng Nagka-kaisang Pilipino (KNP) standard bearer Fernando Poe Jr. from appearing at his campaign rally in nearby Ozamis City last Thursday. Edwin...
Specimen money circulating in C. de Oro
by Bong Fabe - April 16, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has alerted city folk on the proliferation of specimen money in P1,000 and P500 denominations now being passed as real legal tender here. Agustin...
Emano seeks Muslims’ help versus terrorism
by Bong Fabe - April 14, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Mayor Vicente Emano urged all Muslims here, regardless of their ethnic group, to help local authorities safeguard the city against terrorists. Emano made the call following reports that...
Weak peso could boost tourism
by Bong Fabe - March 31, 2004 - 12:00am
Importers may be losing sleep over it. But for Tourism Secretary Roberto Pagdanganan, the weak peso is like a dream come true. A weak peso would make the Philippines the ideal tourist destination because foreigners...
Arroyo bats for shift to federal gov’t
by Bong Fabe - March 7, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — President Arroyo reiterated her support for a long-running proposal to change the country’s form of government to spur Mindanao’s development. "What we need now is to amend...
Acting Misamis Or governor welcomes probe on takeover
by Bong Fabe - February 11, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Acting Misamis Oriental Gov. Joaquin Miguel de Jesus has welcomed the call of Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr. for a Senate investigation into last Thursday night’s takeover of the provincial...
Fisherfolk oppose coal plant in Misamis
by Bong Fabe - February 10, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — In an effort to gather support for their opposition to the impending construction of a coal-fired power plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, hundreds of fisherfolk converged at the provincial...
NEDA blames politics for economic woes
by Bong Fabe - February 9, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Too much politicking is bringing the country down economically and this is why political reforms should be institutionalized, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director...
Coal-fired power plant groundbreaking rites today
by Bong Fabe - January 30, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Department of Energy Secretary Vincent Perez is reportedly leading other dignitaries from the Department of Energy (DOE) and National Power Corp. in the groundbreaking ceremony of the controversial...
Priest denies affair with hostage-taker’s widow
by Bong Fabe - January 14, 2004 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — A Catholic priest, who was held hostage here last Saturday by a man who claimed the clergyman was having an affair with his wife, faced the media the other day and denied that such a relationship...
Misamis Oriental gov suspended for 6 months
by Bong Fabe - December 15, 2003 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Malacañang has suspended Misamis Oriental Gov. Antonio Calingin for six months without pay for alleged misconduct in a P25-million telephone expansion project in Gingoog City. Calingin,...
Barbers to NPC: Rethink junking House coalition
by Bong Fabe - November 24, 2003 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — A ranking administration congressman gave an unsolicited advice to his colleagues in the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) to "think over" their reported plans to bolt...
Peace panels urged to tackle issue on child soldiers
by Bong Fabe - November 14, 2003 - 12:00am
OPOL, Misamis Oriental — The Philippine Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers (PCSUCS) is urging the peace panels of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP), the Moro Islamic Liberation...
Graft cases filed against Cagayan de Oro executives
by Bong Fabe - November 4, 2003 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Eighteen counts of graft have been filed against Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano, nine members of the City Council and the city treasurer for their alleged anomalous purchase of...
‘Cyber-prostitution:’ A new sideline for ‘decent’ women
by Bong Fabe - October 28, 2003 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — A very upset husband here, identified only by the pseudonym Juan dela Cruz, complained that his wife, a government employee, has taken to what he called "cyber-prostitution." In...
Drilon vows to pass judges’ pay hike bill
by Bong Fabe - October 16, 2003 - 12:00am
The Senate has resolved the impasse over the bill that rationalizes the salaries of judges, justices and court personnel, Senate President Franklin Drilon said yesterday. Drilon also said he expects Senate Bill...
Fire hits historic Surigao City Hall
by Bong Fabe - October 15, 2003 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — An afternoon fire gutted the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) of Surigao City on Sunday, destroying an estimated P7-million worth of equipment. In a belated press statement...
Gov’t, Reds inching closer to resumption of peace talks
by Bong Fabe - October 14, 2003 - 12:00am
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — Government and rebel negotiators are inching closer to resuming peace talks, the political arm of the communist rebel movement said yesterday. In a statement, the National Democratic Front...
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