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Tourism, biz chiefs upbeat about sectors’ prospects despite recent clashes

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The tourism and business sectors in the region remain upbeat even after the events in Bohol as well as travel advisories issued against visiting Central Visayas. Glenn Soco, Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) president, said both the region and the whole country were fast to recover from what had happened due to strong […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

Contempt for rights

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While most in Central Visayas are caught up in the ongoing crackdown of Abu Sayyaf bandits in Bohol province and the unraveling of Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza’s ties to the extremist group, elsewhere in the country, rights groups have been trying to elevate the issue of human rights violations to the upcoming Association of Southeast […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Nobleza is no double agent

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Just when one thought that the military is headed for a protracted game of cat and mouse with the Abu Sayyaf bandits, two major developments occurred that turned that game around and gave peace-loving Pinoys something to cheer about and rally behind. The first was the crucial bit of information given by the motorela driver […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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CRIMINAL LAB An avid radio listener commented that Supt. Ma. Cristina Nobleza had the perfect position for her predicament. “Sakto gyud na ang crime lab siya gi-assign kay ’criminal lab-er’ (lover) man siya (It’s fitting that she is assigned to the crime lab because she is a criminal lover),” alluding to the relationship between Nobleza […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

De Lima and Nobleza’s frailties

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Recently, there are two high-ranking government officials who were once perceived as strong women and fighters but have failed badly in their respective careers because of the so-called “frailties of a woman.” First is Senator Leila de Lima who admitted to having an illicit affair with her driver, bodyguard and lover Ronnie Dayan. Second is […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Three remaining members of Abu Sayyaf still in Bohol

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One of the three remaining members of the Abu Sayyaf in Bohol was reportedly spotted in a village in Tubigon town which is adjacent to Clarin where the April 22 gunfight between government troops and the bandits ensued. A farmer, in a DYLA report, told the police that a suspicious-looking man requested for food and […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

‘Abu not safe in CV’

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The failure of Abu Sayyaf to establish a base in Bohol should serve a lesson to the bandit group: They are not safe in Central Visayas. “They are not welcome here,” said Chief Supt. Noli Taliño, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7). He told reporters on Thursday that the bandit group […]

Posted: April 26th, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Clarin policemen hold man suspected to be one of the fleeing Abu Sayyaf bandits

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CLARIN, Bohol- A man was held for interrogation at the police station here on Tuesday morning on suspicion that he was part of the Abu Sayyaf group being hunted by government troops. The man was seen Sitio Redland in Barangay Bacani here, the site of the firefight since Saturday , past 8 a.m. on tuesday. […]

Posted: April 25th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

FOILED RESCUE BID?

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POLICE OFFICER, MAN WITH ABU SAYYAF LINK ARRESTED IN CLARIN CLARIN, Bohol – A Mindanao-based female ranking police officer, suspected of plotting a rescue of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members on the run in this town, was arrested by government troops yesterday in the company of a wanted person with links to the dreaded extremist […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Cornered

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Leave it to a motorela driver to tip off government forces into the lair of the elusive Abu Sayyaf bandits who dropped by Inabanga town, Bohol province two days before Holy Week to victimize foreign tourists and visitors to the province. As per latest count, there were four Sayyaf bandits that died in another firefight […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »