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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Young leader of armed suspects in April 1 Agusan hostage taking falls on Friday the 13th

by Ben Serrano

     May 14, 2011


                BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The young Manobo leader and his companion in the armed tribal group who are prime suspects in the abduction of 15 teachers, Dep Ed officials, students and civilians were arrested by authorities almost noon Friday the 13th in Purok 6, Barangay La Purisima, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.


                Caraga police regional direc...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga cop chief condemns NPA rebels burning of heavy equipment in Surigao City

by Ben Serrano

     May 13, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Supt. REYNALDO S. RAFAL, CEO VI condemned in strongest terms the New People’s Army’s latest atrocities by burning heavy equipment used in the on-going construction of the Gaisano Capital Mall in Surigao City.

 

            In a press statement, Rafal said recent barbaric action of the communist rebe...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga tribal leader survives slay try in Taganito Mining area  

by Ben Serrano

     May 13, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A lady Mamanwa tribal leader survived an assassination attempt perpetuated by armed suspects who shot her while walking towards Barangay Taganito proper in Taganito Mining area along provincial road in Barangay Taganito, Claver, Surigao del Norte Thursday morning.


            Caraga Police Regional Information office report identified the victim as Evange...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Solons to fast track conversion of timberland areas to A and D lands in Surigao City

by Ben Serrano

     May 12, 2011

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - With so many residential lands in many areas in Surigao City still classified as timberlands therefore not qualified for titling, 2nd District Surigao del Norte Rep. Guillermo Romarate, Jr. vowed to fast track the bill filed before Congress to convert timberlands into an alienable and disposable lands.

 

            The House Bill is ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

RH Bill Public Forum set on June 1 and 2 in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

     May 12, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A public forum is scheduled on June 1 and 2, 2011 at a local convention center here in Butuan City to discuss the controversial Reproductive Health Bill

 

            Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (GADCC) Chairperson and Commission on Human Rights Regional Director Atty. Marilyn PIntor of Caraga region said the two day Reproductive Health Bill Foru...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Azkals to grace Butuan City’s 1st Balangay Football Festival on May 16-18

by Ben Serrano

     May 12, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Members of now famous Philippine Football Team Azkals are expected to grace the 1st Balanghay Football Festival which will be held at sprawling Butuan City Sports Complex on May 16-18, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga regional office said.

 

            In the PIA report, two Azkal members Kim Relucio and Jerry Barbaso are expecte...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

International Muslim NGO to sponsor Jury System Forum in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

     May 12, 2011

 

BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A pro-peace and development international Muslim non-government organization (NGO) who has members nationwide and in other countries will sponsor a “Public Forum on the Introduction of Jury System and Empowerment” tentatively set whole day on June 12, in time of Independence Day celebration.

 

The forum theme “Matuwid Na Hustisya Laban Sa Katiwalian at Kahi...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

DILG to lead distribution of fuel subsidy in 6 cities, 37 towns in Caraga region starting May 13 

by Ben Serrano

     May 12, 2011

 

                BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The regional office of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Caraga region will spearhead release of fuel subsidy to tricycle transport sector in six cities and 37 municipalities starting tomorrow May 13 Friday, the Philippine Information Agency regional office announced today.

 

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Truckload of hot lumbers seized anew by authorities in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

     May 12, 2011

 

BUTUAN CITY (PNA) -It seems illegal loggers in this Timber Corridor of the Philippines continue to defy executive order no. 23 of President Aquino  as illegal wood fletches hauled by a cargo truck without documents were confiscated anew by police operatives in a rural barangay here Tuesday morning.

 

Caraga Police regional information office report claimed that at about 8:30 a.m. Tues...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

International Muslim NGO to conduct Forum on Jury System in Butuan City 

by Ben Serrano

     May 12, 2011 

 

BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A pro peace and development international Muslim non-government organization (NGO)  will sponsor a “Public Forum on the Introduction of Jury System and Empowerment” tentatively set whole day on June 12, in time of Independence Day celebration.

 

The forum theme “Matuwid Na Hustisya laban Sa Katiwalian at Kahirapan: Daan Tungo sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

14 persons arrested in anti-illegal drugs raid in Butuan City; sachets of shabu, ammunitions found

by Ben Serrano

     May 11, 2011


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Operatives of Butuan City Police Office headed by Deputy Butuan City Police Director PSUPT FRANCISCO D DUNGO JR, arrested four persons possessing alleged illegal drugs shabu while hauled ten others to Butuan City Police for questioning during anti-illegal drugs raid and buy bust operations in...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

PNP Highway Patrol Group officer shot dead in Agusan

by Ben Serrano

     May 6, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A police officer member of the PNP-Caraga Highway Patrol Group (HPG)  was shot dead along busy national highway in Purok 3, Barangay Hubang, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur yesterday (Thursday May 5, 2011) afternoon. 


The agency had been publicly criticized for many years now due alleged poor highway law and order implementation such as allowing passing of illegally cut ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

100 suspected NPA rebels raid Dole banana plantation in Surigao del Sur anew

by Ben Serrano

     May 6, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - An estimated one hundred fully armed suspected New People’s Army rebels raided DOLE Philippines banana plantation in Sitio Flowing, Barangay Anahaw Daan, Tago, Surigao del Sur cutting undetermined number of growing banana plants in the area Wednesday evening.

 

            Tago town is about 180 kilometers away from Caraga region’s capital,...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Utility worker who help save Surigao police station from 100 attacking NPA rebels cited for his bravery

by Ben Serrano

     May 2, 2011


LIANGA, Surigao del Sur (PNA) - No less than DILG Secretary Jesse Manalastas Robredo and PNP Director General Raul Macalalad Bacalzo, top Surigao del Sur local government unit officials, military and police officials thanked Rodel Aquilam, a volunteer utility worker at Lianga Police Station who valiantly helped Lianga policemen fight for nearly two hou...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga police stations in red alert status following threats of NPA attacks

by Ben Serrano

     April 28, 2011

 

          CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, Butuan City (PNA)  - The entire police stations in 67 municipal, six cities and provincial police stations and offices in Caraga region are now in placed in red alert status following threats of more NPA attacks in the region.

 

          Caraga PNP regional director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal ordered “red alert status” on a...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

PNP, local officials get awards for peaceful handling of Agusan hostage-taking crisis

by Ben Serrano

     April 25, 2011

 

             Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A total of twenty two police officials in Caraga region, a governor, municipal mayor, Roman Catholic priest and a social welfare provincial officer received award for peaceful handling that resulted to non-violent ending and eventual released of all hostages in the April 1, 2011 hostage taking inciden...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga cop chief, 26 others get awards for Agusan hostage crisis peaceful ending 

by Ben Serrano

     April 25, 2011

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - For peaceful handling of the April 1 hostage-taking crisis that resulted to the safe release of remaining hostages, no less than PNP Chief Raul Bacalzo personally awarded Medalya Ng Pambihirang Paglilingkod Award to Caraga PNP Regional Director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal and Caraga PNP Chief of Staff Se...


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DAETLINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Butuan solon turns over brand new M-16 rifles to newly created SWAT team

By Ben Serrano

     April 25, 2011

 

                CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, Butuan City (PNA) - Agusan del Norte First Congressional District Rep. Jose “Joboy” Aquino, II recently turned over to Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal 14 brand hew M-16 rifles courtesy of the solon’s Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for Butuan City Police’ newly formed SWAT unit.

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

70 landslide occurrences, land cracks endangers Mt. Magdiwata in Agusan

by Ben Serrano

     April 24, 2011

 

            SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur (PNA) - With 48 landslide occurrences and 22 land cracks discovered due illegal mining, timber poaching and other destructive activities, concerned residents and local officials here fear Mt. Magdiwata will be another Mt. Guinsaugon tragedy in the making if no immediate measures will be implemented soon.

 

            Mt. Magdiwata toge...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

15 International Peace students injured in Agusan del Sur road mishap

by Ben Serrano

      April 22, 2011

 

            TRENTO, Agusan del Sur (PNA) - At least 15 students from the International Peace Leadership College heading towards Davao City were injured when their vehicle swerved in a slippery road and hit the road pavemnet on Wednesday afternoon along national highway in Purok 5, Barangay Malihog, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, police said.

 

            Bunawan Municipal Police offi...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Death toll now rises to 20 in Compostela Good Friday landslide; 33 missing, 11 rescued

by Ben Serrano

     April 22, 2011

 

            TRENTO, Agusan del Sur (PNA)  - As rescuers entered into almost second day in their difficult search, rescue and retrieval efforts, death toll now have rose to twenty as of 6 p.m. today with eleven persons rescued and estimated 33 still missing on early dawn Good Friday landslide in the mountainous area of Sitio Panganason, Barangay. Kingking, Pantukan,...


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BEN SERRANO

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

DILG Chief visits Siargao Island, inaugurates two new police stations

by Ben Serrano

     April 20, 2011

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - No less than Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Rebredo inaugurated on Monday two new Municipal Police Stations in the towns of Dapa and General Luna on Monday after the DILG chief visited Siargao Island on Monday.

 

            Accompanied by local officials, DILG Regional Director Atty. Rene Burdeos, Caraga Police...


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BEN SERRANO

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Cops still facing blank wall in Surigao Mayor’s ambush that wounded daughter, cop escort

by Ben Serrano

      April 20, 2011

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA)  - Surigao del Norte Provincial Police Office headed by Police Provincial Director Senior Supt. Emmanuel Talento today said that while investigation in the slay attempt of Tagana-an, Surigao del Norte Mayor Cesar Diaz on Monday morning is on-going and no let up, Talento said as of press time police still facing blank wall to offi...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Caraga Peace task force ambushed by NPA rebels in Butuan City; 1 seriously wounded

by Ben Serrano

 April 20, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Third Peace and Development team belonging to Task Force Community Operations for Peace and Development (COPD) headed by Lt. Lumague Opcon of the 26th IB Philippine Army of the 402nd Brigade were ambushed by suspected New People’s Army rebels while on their way Barangay Pianing, Butuan City Tuesday afternoon.

 

            The 26th IB ba...


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DATELING BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 
P240-T cash carted away by robbers in latest Butuan gas station robbery; Security Guard shot dead 

Robbers shot dead Butuan Petron Gas station security guard; P240-T cash carted away

By Ben Serrano

      April 12, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A security guard of a Butuan City Petron gasoline station was shot dead by suspected robbers past 2 .a.m. early dawn Sunday after said helpless security guard tried to fight it out with suspected robbers who hogtied another security guard ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Suspected mentally deranged man in Agusan Norte town in hacking spree; two seriously wounded

by Ben Serrano

      April 12, 2011

 

                BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte (PNA)  - Without apparent reason, a suspected mentally deranged man hacked two gasoline station pump boys in separate occasions and different gas stations here Sunday evening, Buenavista police report said.

 

                As if gone berserk, the suspect later identified as by Jimmy Troque, legal age, single a...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Former Chief Justice urged a stop to illegal logging, illegal mining in Caraga Region

by Ben Serrano

     April 12, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - Reacting on the question raised during press conference here on continuing illegal logging activities in Agusan River, retired Chief Justice Reynato S. Puno in reply wanted a stop to all destructive activities affecting environment like illegal logging and illegal mining 


Environmental watch groups claimed President Aquino's E.O. 23...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Business Opportunity Forum for more than 100 Caraga OFWs, beneficiaries held

by Ben Serrano

     April 11, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - To cushion the impact of massive repatriation of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from some troubled countries, the Caraga regional office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) have recently conducted a one-day business opportunity forum to some 100 OFWs and their fa...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

 4,000 campus scribes, trainers gather in Butuan City for 2011 National Schools Press Confab

by Ben Serrano

     April 11, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - An estimated 4,000 campus journalists, trainers and Department of Education (Dep Ed) officials coming from all over the country started to arrive here in Butuan City since Saturday, Sunday and today for the five-day 2011 National Schools Press Conference slated April 11-15, 2011.

 

            Butuan City is this year’s...


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DAELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Big Butuan City store ransacked by robbers

by Ben Serrano

      April 11, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Just recently opened Butuan City Branch store of UNICITY General Merchandise was recent victim of rising robbery cases in the city and other parts of Caraga region.

 

            Owned by Chinese nationals, UNICITY have big store branches established in almost all key cities nationwide.

 

The UNICITY Butuan City store branch is located at prime commercial location in this...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Retired Chief Justice Puno accepts adviser role pro-bono for Butuan City greening project

By Ben Serrano

      April 9, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno on Saturday accepted invitation of the Butuan City government through City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr to be the city government’s adviser/consultant in the city’s greening project.


           The project which has been launched recently is the first of its kind among cities i...


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DAELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Manhunt still on for fleeing armed, still dangerous minor Agusan hostage takers

by Ben Serrano

     April 10, 2011

 

            PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur (PNA) - Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Director Senior Supt. Jerome Sale Baxinela told newsmen here that manhunt operations against fleeing Agusan hostage takers still continue as of this press time claiming the armed suspects still posed danger but already have fled out of Barangay La Purisima.

 

            Baxinela who cannot...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Ex-Chief Justice Puno is adviser to Butuan's environmental protection, awareness project 

By Ben Serrano

      April 9, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno on Saturday accepted invitation of the Butuan City government through City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr to be the city government’s adviser/consultant in the city’s greening project.


           The project which has been launched recently is the first of its kind among cities i...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

NPA boasts it killed a battalion, snatched more than 200 firearms in Caraga in 2010 alone

by Ben Serrano

     March 30, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - New People’s Army Mindanao leader and NDF spokesman Jorge Madlos a.k.a Ka Oris in a press statement boasted that in year 2010 alone, NPA guerillas snatched more than 200 firearms mostly high powered and made 200 tactical offensives against government troopers in Caraga region.

 

            In same press statement, Ka Oris cla...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

 Butuan City to celebrate 490th First Easter Mass in Philippine soil on March 31

by Ben Serrano

     March 29, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The Butuan City Government headed by Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. is set to spearhead the celebration of the 490th First Catholic Easter Mass in Philippine soil on March 31, 2011.


            In the official letter of invitation sent to different heads of government national and local offices, regional directors and GOCCs whose office...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

“Double your money scheme” offered by BF Butuan creates further woes but legal, says PDIC

by Ben Serrano

    March 25, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) -The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) yesterday claimed “Double your Money” scheme offered by Banco Filipino Butuan City Branch while legal depending on the bank’s capacity to pay has only create further problem to the government depositors’ insurance body.

 

            Three depositors of Banco Filipino...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

PHILSAGA mining conducts medical, dental mission for poor villagers in Agusan del Sur  

by Ben Serrano

      March 26, 2011

 

            ROSARIO, Agusan del Sur (PNA) - Fulfilling commitment for corporate responsibility to host communities and even in communities already very far from the mining areas, PHILSAGA mining firm has recently conducted free medical and dental mission to more than 1,000 children, adults and young adults to three villages of this mineral rich town of the provin...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

PHILSAGA mining medical, dental mission treated 1,000 poor patients in Agusan 

by Ben Serrano

      March 27, 2011

 

            ROSARIO, Agusan del Sur (PNA) - Fulfilling commitment for corporate responsibility to host communities and even in communities already very far from their mining areas, PHILSAGA mining firm has recently conducted free medical and dental mission to  a little over 1,000 children, adults and young adults in three villages of this mineral rich town of  Agusan del ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Abandoned NPA camp found in Agusan; armed NPA rebel captured in Surigao del Sur

by Ben Serrano

     March 27, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - An abandoned New People’s Army camp in hinterland Barangay San Lorenzo, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur was discovered by government troopers almost noon Saturday while a platoon of soldiers belonging to 29th IB who conducted combat operations captured an armed NPA member in Sitio Lansang, gold-rich Barangay Tambis, Barobo, Surigao del Sur on...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga solon claims creation of micro-insurance for Filipinos timely, badly needed

by Ben Serrano

      March 27, 2011

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Second District Surigao del Norte Representative Guillermo Romarate, Jr. of Liberal Party today has claimed that establishment of micro-insurance either through cooperative system initiated by different local government units in the country or large or middle-sized insurance providers will provide for rural and poor communities is now ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

200 cadavers in Surigao cemetery wash out into shores after dike collapsed

by Ben Serrano

    March 25, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - More than 200 cadavers were washed out into shores after a cemetery dike collapsed on Monday, belated report reaching this Caraga regional center or capital said.

 

            Tandag City Mayor Alexander Pimentel confirmed that more than 200 cadavers some of them were still inside coffins were seen floating at the shores of coastal town of Tag...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 
NPA rebels attack Army-CAA patrol base in Surigao del Sur

by Ben Serrano

    March 25, 2011

 

             BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A platoon sized NPA rebels attacked on Wednesday an Army-CAA patrol base in Barangay San Pedro, Lianga, Surigao del Sur, belated report reaching Caraga PNP regional office here.

 

            Lianga town is about 140 kilometers away from Butuan City, the region’s capital.

 

            Report from Caraga PNP regional information office said an estimated seve...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

50 NPA rebels attack Butuan Sawmill; firearms, ammunition seized

by Ben Serrano

      March 25, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Some 50 fully armed New People’s Army rebels carrying M14 and M16 armalite rifles dressed like Philippine Army soldiers in black fatigue uniforms attacked a wood processing plant in rural Barangay Amparo, Butuan City almost noon Thursday, belated report  from Caraga PNP regional information office said.

 

            The report claimed the communist ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


2,693 depositors in Butuan City Banco Filipino affected by bank’s closure

by Ben Serrano

      March 25, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Representatives from the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) claimed some 2,693 depositors of various amounts ranging from P500 to P10-M were officially affected by the closure of Butuan City’s Banco Filipino branch.

 

            PDIC spokesman Nathaniel Tumbokon and PDIC representative Ruby Sanglay however did not divulged ho...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

LTO Caraga exec urges public to report ASAP any corruption allegations vs. LTO personnel

by Ben Serrano

      March 22, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Following armed ambush against two LTO personnel of LTO Caraga regional office yesterday, Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Caraga regional office Assistant Regional Director Engr. Roman Jumawan today urged public to report immediately to DOTC regional office here any report or allegations of malfeasance of any...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Dinagat Barangay official arrested for escorting P.5-M hot lumbers   

by Ben Serrano

     March 20, 2011

 

           

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY  (PNA) - A barangay official of Barangay Valencia, Cagdianao, Dinagat Island was arrested along with five others for escorting and manning motorboats loaded with P.5-M or half a million pesos worth of sawn lumbers of assorted banned hardwood species like yakal, lawaan, teak wood and others that are already ba...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


 
All is set for 14th Caraga Regional Athletic Meet in Surigao City

by Ben Serrano

     March 1, 2011

 

                  BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - All is now set for the 14th Caraga Palarong Pampook 2011 also known as Regional Sports Competition among private and public high schools all over Caraga region slated March 13-17,2011 with Province of Surigao del Norte as this years host for the annual sporting event.

 

                  Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Folcadilla Matugas said D...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 
 


Gov’t negotiating team admits giving “love offering” to NPA rebels for release of captive cop

by Ben Serrano

     February 25, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - An influential member of the government negotiating team during press conference here yesterday morning admitted giving “love offering” to the NPA rebels at the height of the negotiations for the safe release of PO3 George Sabatin in Trento, Agusan del Sur. 


            After 19 days in captivity, Sabatin was ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


400 OFWs from Caraga Region now stranded in 3 troubled Middle Eastern countries

by Ben Serrano

     February 25, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - More or less 400 overseas Filipino contract workers from Caraga region are now stranded in three troubled Middle Eastern countries, Libya, Bahrain and Yemen, the regional office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration here said.

 

            OWWA-Caraga official Annette Lovete, in-charge of the OFW Programs and Services Divisio...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Agusan consumers set March 16 referendum on R.A. 9520 converting power firms into real people’s coop

by Ben Serrano

    February 21, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Consumers of local power firm Agusan del Norte Electric Cooperative (ANECO) set March 16 as first day of series of referendum it plan to make for the implementation of some provisions of Republic Act 9520 converting or allowing electric cooperatives all over the country registered under CDA or Cooperative Developmen...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Fallen Caraga cop’s kin claimed not receiving monthly pension since 2004  

by Ben Serrano

     February 20, 2011

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - While there were allegations of pabaon, pasalubong, pakilala and other perks to both top military and police , officials, relatives of lowly Caraga policeman who died in line of duty in 1981 complained that direct beneficiaries of fallen Caraga cop failed to received monthly pension since 2004.

            Herminigildo Lagunde, 89, and Rodul...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Probe in abduction of released Caraga cop, DENR checkpoint extortion activities continue

by Ben Serrano

     February 20, 2011

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal today claimed investigations in the attack of the DENR-PNP-LGU checkpoint that lead to the abduction of released PO3 George Sabatin and allegations by the New People’s Army that extortion activities happened in said checkpoint will c...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

NPA rebels released Caraga cop after 19 days of captivity

by Ben Serrano

     February 19, 2011

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Finally, after 19 days of captivity PO3 George Sabatin was finally released by the New People’s Army in a hinterland area in Trento town at about 1:15 p.m. today, Caraga police regional director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal said.

 

            Rafal said that Sabatin was released to members of the Multi-Sectoral Crisis Ma...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

“I surrendered not kidnapped”, says PO3 Sabatin

by Ben Serrano

      February 19, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - With the news that he will be release today, PO3 George Sabatin in a live radio interview this morning claimed he surrendered not kidnapped as reported by police and military authorities.

 

            Sabatin claimed that when the NPA rebels attacked the DENR-LGU forest product in Pulang Lupa, Trento, Agusan del Sur morning of February 1, 2011 at about ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Butuan transport group set to hold mass transport strike on Monday

by Ben Serrano

     February 16, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Butuan’s transport sector belonging to Motorcycle Operators and Drivers’ Association of Butuan City today publicly announced that they will hold “public transport strike” on Monday February 21, 2011 locally known as “Transport Pahulay” to dramatize their fare rate hike increase. 


            The group which claimed more than 200 members...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Luistro is keynote speaker for first ever Surigao del Norte Education Summit on February 15

by Ben Serrano

     February 13, 2011

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - No less than Education Secretary Armin Altamirano Luistro will be keynote speaker in the 2011 Surigao del Norte Education Summit which will be held at Surigao del Norte Provincial Convention Center, Capitol Compound this city on February 15, 2011.

            Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Folcadilla Matugas said Luistro accep...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

1 dead, 2 wounded in Army-PNP misencounter in Agusan del Sur

by Ben Serrano

      February 12, 2011

 

             BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - At least one government trooper was killed while another soldier and a policeman were wounded in a misencounter between search and rescue team of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and patrolling members of the 75th IB Philippine Army in Purok Alimo-ot, Barangay Kogonon, Trento, Agusan del Sur early dawn Friday

 

            In a text messages to PNA...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga PNP now has a SWAT team

by Ben Serrano

     February 11, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) -The Caraga Police Regional Office has now a Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), the first in Caraga region that will respond to emergency or special threat or crisis situation

           

            This developed after some thirty rigorously selected policemen both mentally and physically who passed rigid training have just recently completed or graduated from the Special Weapo...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Butuan City is now being considered as new investment destination in Mindanao  

by Ben Serrano

     February 11, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - With available, educated, reasonable labor cost and strategic business location, some local and foreign investors are now taking a second look at Butuan City as the new investment destination in Mindanao, says Butuan City Mayor Dr. Ferdinand Amante, Jr. 


              Because of its geographical location, Butuan City is strategically l...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Vital COA, government documents burned as fire razed old Butuan City Hall

by Ben Serrano

     February 5, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Fire razes down old Butuan City Hall building early morning yesterday burning vital government documents after several offices of national government agencies like Commission on Audit (COA), the City COMELEC, the Professional Regulation Commission Butuan office and others were also included in the blaze.


                   Th...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Vital COA, gov’t documents burned as fire razed old Butuan City Hall

by Ben Serrano

     February 5, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Fire razes down old Butuan City Hall building early morning yesterday burning vital government documents after several offices of national government agencies like Commission on Audit (COA), the City COMELEC, the Professional Regulation Commission Butuan office and others were also included in the blaze.

 

                      Some low lying ar...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Taiwanese national, companion mauled, shot then robbed in Butuan City village

by Ben Serrano

     February 5, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY- A Taiwanese national and his Filipino companion sought assistance at the Butuan City Police Station 3 Thursday evening complaining they and another companion were mauled by five unidentified suspects in Purok 12, Barangay Lumbocan, Butuan City  also on Thursday evening.

 

            The Filipina wife of the Taiwan national identified as Rose Ga...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Wife of Caraga cop abducted by NPA rebels issued appeal for safe release of wounded hubby  

by Ben Serrano

      February 3, 2011

 

            CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, Butuan City (PNA) -The 25 year old housewife of the abducted Caraga policeman issued appeal this afternoon to the New People’s Army to release her wounded husband saying her policeman husband is the sole bread winner of the family.

 

            Jonah Sabatin, 25, housewife of PO3 George Sabatin who was abduc...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Father and son missing after being swept away by strong river current in Agusan Sur

by Ben Serrano

     February 3, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA)- A 56 year old farmer and his 8 year old son were reportedly gone missing since January 31 after being swept away by strong current of a river they were crossing in Sitio Loring, Barangay St. Cruz, Rosario, Agusan del Sur, report from Rosario Municipal Police Office to Caraga PNP regional office said.

 

            In said report rela...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 3, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


3 miners killed in landslide, 1 fisherman dead due drowning in Surigao del Norte

by Ben Serrano

     February 3, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - At least three small-scale miners were killed due landslide in Malimono town and a fisherman was also killed due drowning from the island town of Socorro Tuesday morning and evening, respectively, bringing a total of four dead in recent calamity that hit Surigao del Norte, initial official report from Surigao del Norte Disaster Risk Redu...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 3, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 

Surigao del Norte declared under state of calamity

by Ben Serrano

     February 2, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Surigao del Norte Provincial Board upon recommendation of the Surigao del Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council chaired by Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Folcadilla Matugas has declared the entire province under state of calamity, Surigao del Norte Media Bureau officer Jun Parada said. 


            On the other hand, Surigao del Norte Vice Gove...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 3, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 



Caraga cop chief condemns NPA attack in Agusan Sur; vows to get back hostage cop

by Ben Serrano

      February 1, 2011

 

            CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, Butuan City (PNA) - Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal late afternoon today condemned in highest term the NPA’s barbaric attack of a team of Public Safety Company of Police Regional Office and Provincial Governor’s Task Force Bantay Kalikasan in a forest product monitoring station or checkpoin...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


70 NPA rebels attack forest product checkpoint in Agusan del Sur; 2 checkpoint personnel killed, 2 cops wounded

by Ben Serrano

      February 1, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY- Bad weather failed to discourage some 70 fully armed New People’s Army rebels in Caraga region after said armed New People’s Army rebels attacked a forest product revenue monitoring checkpoint in Barangay Pulang Lupa, Trento, Agusan del Sur early morning Tuesday, killing two civilian personnel of the said che...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 



5,762 evacuated In Caraga flash floods, landslide affecting 300 villages; 2 dead, 1 missing 

by Ben Serrano

February 1, 2011

 

         

      BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - With forced evacuation implemented by Surigao City and Surigao del Norte Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils, some 4,762 individuals or about 856 families were evacuated to safer grounds in the City of Surigao, Mainit, Tubod, Claver and Gigaquit towns, report from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Caraga Region he...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Bad weather caused cancelation of Cebu Pacific, PAL flights in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

January 31, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - As early as 7:15 a.m. January 31, 2011 morning, the Butuan Airport Control Tower of the Air Transportation Office (ATO) here has suspended its Visual Flight Operations due inclement weather, report from Office of the Civil Defense here said.

 

            Thus, two major airlines plying Butuan-Cebu-Manila air routes cancelled their flights fr...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 31, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 



Tornado causes collapse of a bridge in Surigao City village 

by Ben Serrano

January 29, 2011

      BUTUAN CITY   - A wooden bridge in Purok 3, Sitio Cayutan, Barangay Cagniog in Surigao City collapsed yesterday afternoon after a tornado hit the bridge, Surigao del Norte Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported.

    The report, however, claimed luckily no casualty neither injured was reported so far.

     At least three houses near the bridge were reportedly pa...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 29, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Surigao del Norte Provincial Government extends aid to wife of missing farmer, calamity victims

by Ben Serrano

      January 29, 2011

       BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Folcadilla Matugas personally visited flash flood and landslide affected communities in the province this morning and together with concerned government agencies extended assistance by distributing relief goods, medicines, blankets and other useful materials to evacuees and calamity affected victims...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 29, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


1 missing, 1,089 persons evacuated in latest flash floods that hit Caraga Region

by Ben Serrano

     January 28, 2011

      BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - At least one person was missing while some 1,089 persons or about 225 families have been evacuated in Surigao del Norte province alone with classes at all levels were suspended in Dinagat Islands province due intermittent rains for two days now brought about Northeast Monsoon and Wind Convergence Affecting Mindanao.

     Updated official report ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 29, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Twin daring robbery incidents in two stores happened only in minutes in Agusan town

by Ben Serrano

      January 27, 2011

 

BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Two daring robbery incidents involving same motorcycle-riding armed suspects who victimized two stores kilometers apart in same town took place in only a span of thirty minutes in Barangays Poblacion and Taglatawan all in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur past noon Tuesday.

 

            Bayugan, Agusan del Sur  is 49 kilometers away from here, Butuan C...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Armed men robbed two stores kilometers apart in span only of minutes in Agusan town

by Ben Serrano

      January 26, 2011

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Two daring robbery incidents involving same motorcycle-riding armed suspects who victimized two stores kilometers apart in same town happened in a span of only thirty minutes that took place in Barangays Poblacion and Taglatawan all in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur past noon Tuesday.

 

            Bayugan...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Surigao del Norte Provincial Government to release captive eagles from capitol's aviary 

by Ben Serrano

     January 25, 2011

 

            SURIGAO CITY- Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Folcadilla Matugas is now planning to let go all six eagles being kept at the provincial capitol aviary.

 

            The provincial government owned aviary where some bird species are also being kept is located just across the Provincial Capitol Mansion which served as guest house for VIP visitors.

 ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Surigao del Norte Provincial Government to release six captive eagles from capitol's aviary 

by Ben Serrano

     January 25, 2011

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Folcadilla Matugas is now planning to let go all six eagles being kept at the provincial capitol aviary.

 

            The provincial government owned aviary where some bird species are also being kept is located just across the Provincial Capitol Mansion which served as guest house for VIP v...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Guard’s heroic stance saved Butuan pawnshop from robbery attempt

by Ben Serrano

     January 24, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A heroic stance of a 32 year old security guard of one of the oldest pawnshop establishment here in Butuan City, saved the establishment he was guarding from imminent hold up robbery try Sunday afternoon by five robbery suspects believed to be armed by .45 caliber pistols.

 

            Butuan City Police office report revealed two single motorcycle...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Barangay Captain in Surigao del Norte nabbed for illegal possession of firearm

by Ben Serrano

     January 23, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A Barangay Captain in the coastal town of San Francsico, Surigao del Norte was arrested by police operatives after being caught in the act of carrying an unlicensed firearm he was reportedly brandishing in his barangay last January 19 Wednesday, belated report from Caraga Police regional information office here.

 

            Report from...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Robbery incidents on the rise in Caraga Region; 9 in a row in one week

by Ben Serrano

     January 23, 2011

 

            CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (AFP) - With already seven robbery incidents happened in different places in Caraga region officially recorded by police that took place in just a week January 16 to date, another two robbery incidents were added yesterday this time victimizing an Agusan del Sur businessman and the Municipal Treasurer’s Office itself of ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Boulders of rocks, sand buried alive Butuan worker in contested Mt. Mayapay

By Ben Serrano

     January 23, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A construction worker who is assigned as helper to a bulldozer driver of a local construction firm maintaining a quarry in controversially contested and declared forest timber area and protected Mt. Mayapay was buried alive after boulders of rocks, sand and soil cascaded towards him almost noon Friday at Purok 8, Barangay Bonbon this city, po...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, January 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 



Surigao del Norte Governor wanted to release six eagles taken cared at capitol's aviary 

by Ben Serrano

     January 21, 2011

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Folcadilla Matugas is now planning to let go all six eagles being kept at the provincial capitol aviary for years now.

 

            The provincial government owned aviary where some bird species are also being kept is located just across the Provincial Capitol Mansion which served as guest house...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, January 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Caraga islands, shorelines sinking due rising sea water level

by Ben Serrano

     January 21, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (AFP) - Shorelines in coastal areas in Caraga Region were slowly submerged by seawater because of rising seawater level thus shores slowly disappearing, claimed two non-government organizations involved in climate change adaptations and disaster preparedness initiatives.

 

            Botanist Teresa "Tet" Bordadera of NGO Green Coalition said they observed shor...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, January 21, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Kidnapped Fil-Chinese Surigao Banker’s sister appeal to authorities: “Find my brother dead or alive”

by Ben Serrano

     January 21, 2011

 

            CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, Butuan City-   A representative of the sister of missing Surigao del Norte Filipno-Chinese Banker and businessman Johnson Cuiting appeared at the office of Caraga PNP regional director yesterday and relayed the appeal of the missing Filipino-Chinese trader’s sister based in Hongkong for Philippine...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, January 20, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Probe sought on illegal demolition of 200 houses by armed men in Agusan del Norte

by Ben Serrano

     January 20, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY- Owners of some 200 houses allegedly illegally demolished early dawn of January 10, 2011 in Purok 1, Barangay Cabinet, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte have asked for an independent investigation to determine identities of suspects who demolished their homes so that criminal charges be filed. 


            The owners headed by Robert Guiritan soug...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Butuan trader files robbery raps vs. Robinson's Lance Y. Gokongwei, 22 others

by Ben Serrano

     January 19, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY - For allegedly used of force upon things, intimidation of persons and taking over of contested property without valid court order, a local businessman here filed this morning before Butuan City Prosecutors’ Office charges of robbery against Lance Gokongwei, President and Chief Operating Officer of JG Summit Inc., James Go, Deputy Chief Executive ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Butuan trader files robbery raps vs. Robinson's Lance Y. Gokongwei, 22 others

by Ben Serrano

     January 19, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY - For allegedly used of force upon things, intimidation of persons and taking over of contested property without valid court order, a local businessman here filed this morning before Butuan City Prosecutors’ Office charges of robbery against Lance Gokongwei, President and Chief Operating Officer of JG Summit Inc., James Go, Deputy Chief Executive ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


RP's anti-illegal logging czar wanted partial log ban, full force of the law vs. illegal loggers   

by Ben Serrano

January 16, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The head of the government’s anti-illegal logging and illegal mining task force today claimed that President Aquino was ill-advised in his plans to issue total log ban in six provinces in the country which includes Caraga region on Monday.


              " Declaring total log ban without offering immediate source of liv...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


RP's anti-illegal logging czar wanted sustainable livelihood put in place before total log ban

by Ben Serrano

     January 16, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - The head of the government’s anti-illegal logging and illegal mining task force yesterday claimed that President Aquino was ill-advised in his plans to issue total log ban in six provinces in the country which includes Caraga region on Monday.


              " Declaring total log ban without offering immediate source o...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


PHL anti-illegal logging czar claims total log ban declaration untimely,ill-advised  

by Ben Serrano

January 15, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The head of the government’s anti-illegal logging and illegal mining task force today claimed that President Aquino was ill-advised in his plans to issue total log ban in six provinces in the country which includes Caraga region on Monday.


              " Declaring total log ban without offering immediate source of livelihood now is...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Suspected illegal loggers shot dead TF Pagbabago member in Bislig City 

by Ben Serrano

January 15, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Suspected armed illegal loggers shot dead a Task Force Pagbabago member who was guarding confiscated logs in Bislig City in Surigao del Sur province on Thursday, DENR’s Task Force Pagbabago Commander Major General Renato P. Miranda said.

 

            Miranda who is former Philippine Marines Commandant now heading the anti-illegal logging and ille...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


DILG chief to probe threats of Caraga Mayor vs. anti-illegal logging task force member

by Ben Serrano

January 15, 2011

 

             BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo said he will be initiating investigation to determine criminal and administrative culpability of a municipal mayor here in Caraga region who allegedly threatened Wednesday a member of the anti-illegal logging Task Force Pagbabago.

 

            Robredo made pr...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


As rains subside, Caraga flash floods, landslide claim 16 lives, P300-M damaged in agri, infra 

by Ben Serrano

January 8, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY- As rains subsided yesterday and today in almost all parts of Caraga Region, the Office of Civil Defense here in its initial official final reports recorded 16 deaths and P300-M worth of government infrastructure, agricultural crops, livestock, fisheries and others were destroyed by flashfloods and landslides in almost all five province...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 



As rains subsided, Caraga flash floods, landslide claim 21 lives, P300-M damaged in agri, infra 

by Ben Serrano

January 8, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - As rains subsided yesterday and today in almost all parts of Caraga Region, the Office of Civil Defense here in its official final reports recorded 21 deaths and P300-M worth of government infrastructure, agricultural crops, livestock, fisheries and others were destroyed by flashfloods and landslides in almost all five province...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Death toll In Caraga flooding, landslide now rises to 11, says official OCD report

by Ben Serrano

January 5, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Number of deaths due flooding and landslide brought about by continuous rains that hit Caraga region since January 1 this year already caused eleven reported deaths so far, official initial OCD report here said. 


            Although partial reports from different provinces in the region claimed 20 have already been died while 5 others mis...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Green coalition blamed Caraga flooding, landslide to unabated illegal logging, deforestation

by Ben Serrano

January 5, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Pro-environment citizen’s watch group Green Coalition today blamed unabated illegal logging and mining leading to wanton deforestation contributed much to the worst flooding and landslide that hit Caraga region at the start of this year. 


            Dr. Mamerto Jose Dilangalen Aguas, head of the citizen’s watch group Green C...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Surigao del Sur now under state of calamity; 2 confirmed dead, 3 missing

by Ben Serrano

January 4, 2011

 

            CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel this morning announced that Surigao del Sur is now under state of calamity.

 

            Pimentel in text messages to this writer claimed two were confirmed dead, three missing and one hurt in the province as a result of flooding and landslide that hit the province at the be...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Media reports on 4 killed, 3 missing, 1 hurt in Caraga floods, landslide unverified, says OCD

by Ben Serrano

January 4, 2011

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) -  The Office of the Civil Defense here in Caraga Region today claimed reports coming from different sources that came out in various media outlets in the region were not official OCD report, unverified and not confirmed and therefore not reliable as of now.

 

            Dr. Blanche Gobenciong, OCD-Caraga regional director told P...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


2,009 persons evacuated in Caraga region due flooding; there is power outage in most parts of the region, landslide warned 

by Ben Serrano

January 3, 2011


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - Some 2,009 persons fled their homes due rising floodwaters in the Municipality of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, cities of Butuan and Surigao and Agusan del Norte  initial officials reports from government and private rescue teams including their respective disaster councils and social welfare offices...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


5,000 Chinese nationals heading for Butuan City next year for one-year English proficiency study 

by Ben Serrano

December 30, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Some 5,000 Chinese students mostly high school students from mainland China will arrive here in Butuan City next year 2011 for a one year  English proficiency study, the Butuan City Government announced.

            Butuan City number one councilor Ryan Anthony Culima told PNA the coming in of 5,000 Chinese students to Butuan Ci...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


NGO optimistic Surigao City Gov't will be friendly to eco-friendly E-Trike in 2011

by Ben Serrano

December 30. 2010


SURIGAO CITY (PNA)  - Officials and members of pro-environment Islas Ecology Development Advocacy or ISDA Foundation is hopeful that finally the Surigao City Government will issue franchise and  friendly this time to eco-friendly E-Trike or electric powered Tricycle next year.


This developed after said group asked Surigao City Government through City Council for more t...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


1,500 Butuan City Hall workers out of job by January 1, 2011

by Ben Serrano

December 29, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - An estimated 1,500 workers particularly job orders or who worked on basis of job orders at various offices or departments at the Butuan City Hall here will be out of work starting January 1, 2011 after Butuan City Government issued memorandum that all employment under job orders will end by January 31 2010.

            Last December 23, 2010, Butuan City Mayor Dr...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Party-list group slams CPP/NPA/NDF for paying lip service to peace initiative

by Ben Serrano

December 28, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Alliance for Nationalist Democracy (ANAD) Party-list Rep. Jun Alcover today slammed CPP/NPA/NDF for allegedly paying lip service to peace initiatives called on by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines. 


            In a press statement released by ANAD Party-list office through their national spokesman Surigaonon Rey Salas who is ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Caraga PNP on heightened red alert status for possible NPA rebels attack on mines, vital facilities

by Ben Serrano

December 28, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal yesterday ordered all police units in five provinces comprising sixty nine municipalities and three cities of Caraga region to remain on-guard and maintain heighten state of readiness to respond to hostile actions by domestic threat groups


            In a pre...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Missing Korean found dead in Siargao Island; suicide note found

by Ben Serrano

December 26, 2010


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Police in General Luna town in Siargao Island found the missing Korean national already dead Thursday afternoon, belated report from Surigao del Norte Provincial Police based in Surigao City said. 


            Surigao del Norte Provincial Police Director Senior Supt. Emmanuel Talento said search and rescue team tasked to se...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Two Surigao minors injured, loss fingers due firecracker picolo on Christmas Day

by Ben Serrano

December 26, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  Two minors who lit firecrackers locally known as PICOLO were injured and loss fingers while playing in their homes celebrating Christmas in separate incidents In Tandag, Surigao del Sur on Christmas Day, Caraga police here said. 


            Around 5:25 a.m. December 25 Christmas Day, John Albert Labesores Tadios, 9, Grade II pupil of San A...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Gruesome murders on Christmas Day in Caraga Region

by Ben Serrano

December 26, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A lady teacher in Nasipt, Agusan del Norte was stabbed several times by her live in partner inside their rented room evening of December 24 while a security guard of RDL Pharmaceuticals Compound in Bislig, Surigao del Sur was also stabbed to death pass midnight December 25, Christmas Day, Caraga police report here said. 


            Police said Jocelyn Villacastin Cabu...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


December 26 NPA Anniversary in Caraga a flop, says military 

by Ben Serrano

December 27, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Low turnout of attendees of the recently concluded December 26, 2010 NPA anniversary held at the farming village of Sitio Pog-on, Barangay Sto..Niňo, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur only revealed the already declining people support to the communist insurgents, the military press statement said furnish to this writer claimed. 


            Major Eugenio Julio Os...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Suicide note found on missing South Korean's dead body 

by Ben Serrano

December 27, 2010


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) -Police in General Luna town in Siargao Island found the missing South Korean national already dead Thursday afternoon, belated report from Surigao del Norte Provincial Police based in Surigao City said. 


            Surigao del Norte Provincial Police Director Senior Supt. Emmanuel Talento said search and rescue team tasked to searc...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


P-Noy named Surigao business leader to represent traders at Mindanao Development Authority

by Ben Serrano

December 21, 2010

 

            SU|RIGAO CITY (PNA) - Acknowledging the role of businessmen in small cities for sustainable development and equitable progress for the country and Mindanao, President Benigno S. Aquino III named yesterday Surigao City’s young businessman and acknowledged Caraga’s business leader Johann Jake Miranda to represent Mindanao’s business sector to the ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Authorities released four companions of arrested top NPA leader

by Ben Serrano

December 19. 2010 


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Authorities released on Saturday four companions of arrested suspected New People’s Army leader Pedro Gerana Codaste, 60. tagged by authorities as Secretary of North Central Mindanao Regional Party Committee (NCMRPC) of the CPP/NPA and is listed as number one most wanted person in Caraga Region.


In a press statement issu...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Authorities released four companions of arrested top NPA leader

by Ben Serrano

December 19. 2010 


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Authorities released on Saturday four companions of arrested suspected New People’s Army leader Pedro Gerana Codaste, 60. tagged by authorities as Secretary of North Central Mindanao Regional Party Committee (NCMRPC) of the CPP/NPA and is listed as number one most wanted person in Caraga Region.


In a press statement issu...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Authorities released four companions of arrested top NPA leader

by Ben Serrano

December 19. 2010 


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Authorities released on Saturday four companions of arrested suspected New People’s Army leader Pedro Gerana Codaste, 60. tagged by authorities as Secretary of North Central Mindanao Regional Party Committee (NCMRPC) of the CPP/NPA and is listed as number one most wanted person in Caraga Region.


In a press statement issu...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Starex Van of Surigao del Norte Board Member met freak road mishaps in Agusan; 2 dead

by Ben Serrano

December 19, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A Starex Van registered in the name of Surigao del Norte Provincial Board Member Leonilo Aldonza who first accidentally bumped two persons killing one on the spot again bumped another single motorcycle on the same day Saturday morning while on their way to a hospital to rescue an earlier road mishap victim, police said. 


            I...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : Ben Serrano 


Effects of Climate Change already alarm coastal Surigao communities

by Ben Serrano

December 17, 2010

 

             SU|RIGAO CITY (PNA)   - All ten municipalities in the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur  majority of whom situated along the coast facing Pacific Ocean expressed deep concern and somehow alarm  over effects  of Climate Change in their respective communities thus a dire need to include climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in their comprehen...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga PNP identifies owner of the vehicle used by nabbed top Agusan NPA leader

by Ben Serrano

December 18, 2010

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The Philippine National Police in Caraga region already identifies the owner of the red Isuzu D-MAX bearing plate KEX-6O1 used by arrested top Agusan NPA leader and his civilian contacts at the time of their arrest in a check point in Barangay Fili in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur almost noon Friday.

 

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DATLINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Effects of Climate Change already felt by Surigao communities

by Ben Serrano

December 17, 2010

 

             SU|RIGAO CITY (PNA) - All ten municipalities in the provinces of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur expressed concern that the effects of Climate Change have already affected their respective communities thus the dire need to include climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in their respective comprehensive Municipal development programs.

 

            During p...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga PNP to abide holiday truce with NPA rebels despite attacks

by Ben Serrano

December 17, 2010

            Camp Rafael C Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Caraga Police Regional Director Cheif Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal ordered all police opeartives in the entire Caraga region to refrain from initiating offensives for the next 18 days folowing orders from PNP Chief Director General RAUL M BACALZO in observance of the traditional yuletide ceasefire.

            This is despite sp...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

AUSAID, OXFAM execs happy over CCA-DRR mitigating measures by Surigao LGUs

by Ben Serrano

December 17, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) Minister Counselor for Development Cooperation Titon Mitra and Oxfam’s Country Director Snehai Soneji claimed they were happy over initiatives initially made by ten Caraga communities for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction.

 

            The ten Caraga municipalities,...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


No Christmas break for tribal kids hauling logs like Carabaos in Mindanao

by Ben Serrano

December 17, 2010

 


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - For Indigenous People children or tribal kids  like Anthony, 12, Lito, 10, Annalisa, 8, Robert, 9 and Roger, 14, living in the hinterlands of Northeastern and Northern Mindanao where logging thrives, legal or illegal logging, there is no Christmas break in hauling logs from cutting areas to various log decks where log buyers wait

 

 

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Surigao City not so friendly to Eco-friendly E-Trike?

by Ben Serrano 

December 16, 2010

SURIGAO CITY (PNA) – With Surigao City Vice Mayor Danilo Menor and the Surigao City Committee on Transportation including franchising office not keen of giving franchise as of now to E-Trike due traffic congestion what will be the fate of British Embassy backed electricity powered tricycle project?

Lou Vanessa Bauzon, Executive Director of ISDA Foundation Inc. claimed that for more than a y...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

10 soldiers, boy slain in Northern Samar clash 
By Rachel Arnaiz, Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 18:03:00 12/15/2010

Filed Under: Philippines - Regions, rebellion, Military, insurgency, Armed conflict

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Philippines—Ten soldiers and a nine-year-old boy were killed while two other soldiers were wounded in an encounter between communist rebels and government troops Tuesday afternoon at Barangay (village) Perez, Las Navas town in Northern Samar.

Captain D...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

T
Two Surigao provinces to showcase Climate Change adaptations initiatives
by Ben Serrano
December 13, 2010

 
            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Selected municipalities from the two provinces of Caraga region, Surigao del Sur and Surigao de Norte today and tomorrow will showcase their various Climate Change Adaptations (CCA) -Disaster Risk Reductions (DRR) initiatives in the presence of donor foreign organizations and development agencies’ officials here in Surigao City.
 
            Dubbed as Site...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


Caraga robbers stole 200 kilos safety steel vault containing cash, land titles

by Ben Serrano

December 12, 2010

 

          BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Another safety vault Mosler brand this time weighing 200 kilos of solid steel containing undetermined amount of cash money, land titles, jewelries and checks was stolen by robbers boarding a black pick up who entered Michelle Farm Supply at Libres Street,Taglatawan, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur early dawn Saturday, police said.

 

          Caraga pol...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Armed men ransack Caraga cop’s home then shot him dead in full view of public

by Ben Serrano

December 12, 2010


            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Five still unidentified armed men wearing camouflage suspected to be NPA rebels others suspected the gunmen as hired assassins contracted by rich gold and wood traders chased a Caraga police officer after searching and ransacking his house after shooting him dead in full view of public at a basketball court in ...


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DATELNE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Butuan SK, ABC Fed prexy polls marred by vote-buying?

by Ben Serrano

December 9, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Not only during May 10, 2010  national and local elections and the October 18 SK and Barangay elections where there were pronounced alleged massive vote-buying and intimidations but said allegations also marred the recently concluded SK Federation and Association of Barangay Captain (ABC) President here in Butuan City, the Caraga region’s capital.

 

            All...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Agusan mining firm claims LGUs collection of P120-M extraction fees too much, illegal

by Ben Serrano

December 4, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Beleaguered mining firm San Roque Metals Inc (SRMI) which operates some 579 hectares of nickel mines in the coastal town of Tubay, Agusan del Norte said local government units of Tubay and the province’ claim that they owe the provincial government some P120-M representing extraction fees, surcharges and penalties was too much and ille...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

EMB official admits some Caraga LGUs had conflict with mining firms it hosted

by Ben Serrano

December 3, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - Caraga region may have been tagged as Philippine’s mining and logging capital and now Asia’s mining capital due to numbers of mining firms eager to operate but a government environmental official in the region today admitted some local government units had serious conflict with the mining firms it hosted.

 

            Environment Managem...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Environment exec admits some Caraga LGUs had clash with mining firms it hosted

by Ben Serrano

December 3, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Caraga region may have been tagged as Philippine’s mining and logging capital and now Asia’s mining capital due to the numbers of mining firms eager to operate but a government environmental official in the region today admitted some local government units had seriousconflict with the mining firms it hosted.

 

            Environment Mana...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Agusan Norte Provincial Board, LGU want closure of controversial mining firm due unpaid P194-M local taxes, fees

by Ben Serrano

December 2, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The Agusan del Norte Provincial Board through resolution no. 117-2010 it passed last November 22, 2010 and the Sangguniang Bayan of Tubay, Agusan del Norte it passed August 2, 2010 strongly requested President Aquino to issue closure order and cessation of all mining operations of SR Metals Incorporated.

 

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


Ma complains two year old son mauled by live in partner in Butuan City
by Ben Serrano 
November 30, 2010

 
            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A 23 years old single mom bringing along her victim son complained to Barangay Ampayon Police Station this city late afternoon yesterday that her two year old son allegedly could no longer swallow food after her live-in partner mauled the helpless child Sunday evening.
 
            The mother, Alma Zamora, 23, single, identified her live in partner as Randy Mur...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

CIDG-Caraga agent nabbed for extortion also facing grave threats, illegal discharge, other raps

by Ben Serrano

November 30, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The CIDG-Caraga civilian agent who was arrested for extortion is now also facing other criminal charges like Grave Threats and Illegal Discharges of firearms, Caraga Police regional information office here officially reports.

 

            This developed after Manobo Tribal Chieftain Datu Leonardo Tauwon Galbo, 48, married a...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


CIDG agent who tried to extort P8T cash from tree farmers in Agusan River arrested

by Ben Serrano, GMANEWS.TV

November 30, 2010

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, BUTUAN CITY- A civilian agent of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Caraga regional office based here in Butuan City was arrested by operatives of Butuan City Police Central Office Sunday afternoon, Caraga Police regional information office here said.

            In a official report by Butuan City Poli...


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MY SENTENCE

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

My friend,

De Lima opposes Special Court for Ampatuan massacre trial? National Press Club 
believes she will support this proposal to speed up the process. Read NPC's 
reaction to Secretary De Lima's objection at this site: 
http://totocausing.com/press-freedom-issu/npc-believes-de-lima-will-support-petition-for-massacre-special-court/

Patriotically,

Berteni "Toto" Causing

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Statement of National Press Club President Jerry S. Yap on DOJ De Lima’s 
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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Justice sought for Surigao nursing student Rosalyn Abadiez’ death

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Close relatives, friends and even acquaintances of nursing student Rosalyn Abadiez who passed away November 9 afternoon at a local hospital here are now seeking justice and wanted to know the truth behind her untimely demise.

 

            SPO1 Rodolfo Gabisay, Chief of Intelligence and Investigation of the Surigao del Norte and Surigao City Office of...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

P50T reward for arrest of suspect who stabbed Surigao City Mayor’s political strategist

by Ben Serrano

     November 28, 2010

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Surigao City Mayor Engineer Ernesto “Nitoy” Matugas offered P50,000 cash reward for anybody who can give information leading to the arrest of the suspect who stabbed his chief election campaigner and political strategist Mr. Balgamelo Cabiling Ma.

            Ma, 59, married, who is now working at the City Administrators’ ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Agaw Armas gang victimized Robinson’s Mall land security guard in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Six still unidentified armed men suspected to be members of Agaw Armas gang seized the issued Shotgun and live ammunitions of a security guard guarding newly acquired land property of Robinson’s Property Corp. located at J.C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City this city.

            Robinson’s is planning to build a Mall in said land and ground bre...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Neophyte Surigao del Norte Board Member is new PBLMP National VP for Mindanao

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Neophyte Surigao del Norte Senior Provincial Board Member Myrna M. Romarate, wife of Surigao del Norte Second District Congressman Guillermo Romarate, Jr. was elected as the new National Vice President of the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines during the league's national convention in Heritage Hotel, Pasay City last November 2...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


Cannibalized carnapped car in Butuan City found infront cockpit abandoned by car thieves
by Ben Serrano
November 28, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The carnapped Toyota Vios model 2004 was finally found cannibalized infront Octagon Cockpit in Purok 3, Barangay Bading, Butuan City early dawn Saturday, a day after car thieves stole it from Shell Gas Station in Ochoa Avenue corner J.C. Aquino this city.

            Police said the car is now at the custody of the Butuan City Police Statio...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


1 killed, 3 others seriously hurt after wayward logging truck rammed into vehicles in Surigao
by Ben Serrano
November 28, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A gold panner was killed while three others seriously hurt after a fully loaded ten wheelers logging truck losses  its brake, ran wayward and rammed into multi-cab, tricycle and two single motorcycles along descending national highway at crowded commercial area Barangay Poblacion Barobo, Surigao del Sur Thursday afternoon, belated police...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


Thieves caught in the act of stealing NIA bulldozer sprockets arrested
by Ben Serrano
November 28, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Security personnel guarding National Irrigation Administration compound in Barangay Sanghan, Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte arrested three thief suspects who were caught in the act of stealing bulldozer sprockets from the NIA stockroom inside said compound Friday morning.

            Caraga police regional information office official report identified the sus...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

P11-M worth of fully grown bananas destroyed in suspected NPA raid at Dole plantations in Surigao, says PNP, military 

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - While Mindanao Week of Peace spearheaded by Roman Catholic’s Caraga Conference for Peace and Development celebrated here at Caraga region's capital, Butuan City, suspected NPA rebels  on the other hand raided a banana plantation owned by Dole Philippines in Barangay Anahaw in Tago, Surigao del Sur over ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Cagayanon losses car to carnappers at broad daylight in Shell gas station in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

November 28, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A Cagayan de Oro City resident who forgot to lock the doors of his driven silver colored Toyota Vios 2004 model car after loading gas fuel at Shell gasoline station located at busy J.C. Aquino Avenue cor. Ochoa Avenue losses it from car thieves past noon yesterday Friday. 


            The car’s driver Sonny Boy Neriquita ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Various Caraga media, militant student groups held indignation rallies commemorating Maguindanao massacre

by Ben Serrano

November 23, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY- Different media, militant students and local government organizations here in Caraga region commemorating the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre today.

            In Surigao City, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) Surigao del Norte chapter joined the local government unit of Surigao City, variou...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Various Caraga media, militant student groups held indignation rallies commemorating Maguindanao massacre

by Ben Serrano

November 23, 2010

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Different media, militant students and local government organizations here in Caraga region commemorating the November 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre today.

            In Surigao City, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) Surigao del Norte chapter joined the local government unit of Surigao City,...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Long-time suspected shabu pusher in Butuan finally arrested by authorities

by Ben Serrano

November 23, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Long-time shabu pusher victimizing mostly students and young adults here finally got arrested in a buy bust operation by Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF) headed by Police Inspector Junyd Marohom and local PDEA operatives.

 

            AIDSOTF in their report to Caraga Police Regional Office here identified the long-tim...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Filipino-Norwegian conglomerate to explore, mine Deuterium gas deposits in Surigao 
by Ben Serrano
November 22, 2010

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - A Filipino-Norwegian conglomerate who formed exploration and mining firm, Siargao Island Mining Development Corporation have already expressed to explore and mine huge Deuterium gas deposit in Siargao Island that will based in the coastal town of Pilar. 

             "The conglomerate applied 1,500 kilometers wide, long and deep area concession ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Pacman mulled as climate change spokesperson too

by Ben Serrano

November 22, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Apart from being Philippine’s Tourism poster boy, a house leader who graced the launching of community-led initiatives for climate change adaptations and disaster risk reduction initiatives here on Thursday wanted the People’s Champ as climate change spokesperson too.

 

            When asked during open forum here on what mechanisms, initiatives the government is d...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

PNP Chief turns over P1.5-M worth of equipment to Caraga Police

by Ben Serrano

November 21, 2010

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - Philippine National Police Director General Raul M. Bacalzo turned over police equipment estimated to worth P1.5-M to Caraga Police Regional Office on Thursday.

 

            On the occasion of his first ever visit to Caraga Region last Wednesday and Thursday, Bacalzo turned over to Caraga Police Regional Director ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Highway robbers posing as passengers robbed passenger van in Surigao

by Ben Serrano

November 21, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY- Highway robberies who vicitmized already many helpless motorists in the past, rearing its ugly head anew in Caraga region?

 

This developed as three unidentified robbers who posed as passengers held and robbed at least ten passengers of a Surigao City-bound Hyundai-Grace van Wednesday evening  8 p.m. along national highway in Barangay Alipao, Alegria, Surig...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Climate Summit hosting issue already cost RP a diplomatic embarrassment, says Climate Change commissioner 

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - The tug of war of who will host the crucial 2012 Global Climate Change Summit otherwise known as 18th Conference of Parties (COP) has already caused diplomatic embarrassment because Climate Change Commission Vice Chair Heherzon Alvarez endorsed South Korea while Department of Foreign Affairs endorses Qatar .

 

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Climate Summit hosting issue already cause diplomatic embarrassment to RP

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - The tug of war of who will really host the crucial 2012 Global Climate Change Summit otherwise known as 18th Conference of Parties (COP) has already caused some diplomatic embarrassments because Climate Change Commission Vice Chair Heherzon Alvarez endorsed South Korea while Department of Foreign Affairs endorses Qatar .

 

            Climate Ch...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

45 fully-armed NPA rebels burned logging truck in Butuan City

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, BUTUAN CITY- An estimated 45 suspected New People’s Army rebels burned a ten wheeler logging truck in Purok 13-A, Barangay Bit-os, Butuan City Thursday, belated report reaching Caraga regional information office here said.

 

            The report claimed the ten wheeler logging truck owned by Butuan Businessman Tata Tiu was loading logs at the vici...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

3 illegal Swertres coordinators allegedly collecting bets at Surigao City Rizal Park in broad daylight arrested 

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Surigao City police operatives headed by PINSP FRUCTOSO E JABONERO arrested three illegal gambling SWERTRES coordinators allegedly collecting bets at busy Rizal Park on Thursday, police said.

 

            Surigao City Police identified the suspects as Cyrus Edillor Cabarubias, 44, resident of Pantalan 2, Sur...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

3 illegal Swertres coordinators allegedly collecting bets at Surigao City Rizal Park in broad daylight arrested 

by Ben Serrano

November 20, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Surigao City police operatives headed by PINSP FRUCTOSO E JABONERO arrested three illegal gambling SWERTRES coordinators allegedly collecting bets at busy Rizal Park on Thursday, police said.

 

            Surigao City Police identified the suspects as Cyrus Edillor Cabarubias, 44, resident of Pantalan 2, Sur...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

P2-B Climate Change Fund bill will be pass into law by 2012

by Ben Serrano

November 19, 2010


            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - Deputy House Speaker Rep. Lorenzo Taňada III assured Mindanao local officials who attended the launching of community-led initiatives for Climate Change adaptation at Philippine Gateway Hotel and Convention Center here yesterday claimed that the P2-B People’s Survival Fund (PSF) Bill will be pass into law by 2012. 


            Taňada who is guest speaker ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Police in wide manhunt vs. Surigao robbery suspect who mauled storeowner’s 60 years old Ma

by Ben Serrano

     November 17, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA) - An Otto Shoe Store stockman turned robbery suspect is now the subject of a wide police manhunt operations by Surigao City Police after he was implicated in robbing the store he worked with after mauling the 30 years old mother of the storeowner.

 

            Surigao City Police identified the suspect as Johnny Gueral Congayo, Otto Sho...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Tribal rituals ended bloody Manobo clan conflict in Agusan 

by Ben Serrano

November 17, 2010

 

            SIBAGAT, Agusan del Sur- Manobo tribal ritual called “Pangapog” and “Madong Hadang Singwe” practiced since time immemorial by Philippine Manobo tribes to settle clan conflict finally ended two years of bloody conflict between Mabandos-Behing clans.

 

            According to Manobo spiritual leader Baylan Datu Katipunan who conducted the rites, Pangapog means calling of t...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Tribal rituals ended bloody Manobo clan conflict in Agusan 

by Ben Serrano

November 17, 2010

 

            SIBAGAT, Agusan del Sur- Ageless Manobo tribal ritual called “Pangapog” and “Madong Hadang Singwe” practiced since time immemorial by Philippine Manobo tribes to settle clan conflict finally ended nearly three years of bloody Manobo clan conflict between Mabandos-Behing clans.

 

            According to Baylan Datu Katipunan whose rank “Baylan” means tribal pr...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Community-led initiatives for disaster risk reduction to be launch in Surigao City

by Ben Serrano

November 15, 2010

BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A community-driven campaign for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction dubbed Depensa! will be launch in Surigao City on  Thursday November 18.


Spearheaded by Oxfam and the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC) the Depensa! campaign aims to create high community awareness and action on the need for climate change adaptation ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

4,000 join mass protest action to save Agusan’s Mt. Magdiwata from illegal mining 

by Ben Serrano

November 14, 2010

 

            SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur- More responded to call that instead of 2,000 expected to join people's mass protest showed to a motor caravan. some 4,000 responded by joining yesterday's caravan to Save Mt. Magdiwata 


This developed as an estimated 4,000 people from all walks joined  on Saturday’“Motor Caravan to Save Mt. Magdiwata” now allegedly be...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

2,000 Agusan residents to stage mass protest against illegal mining, logging in Mt. Magdiwata 

by Ben Serrano

November 12, 2010

 

            San Francisco, AGUSAN DEL SUR   - An estimated 2,000 residents of this capital town of Agusan del Sur will stage mass protest tomorrow against alleged illegal mining and logging activities within Mt. Magdiwata, a government declared protected watershed area. 


San Francisco Water District General Manager Elmer Luzon said they decided to march th...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Seized Surigao mining firm’s vehicles worth more than P3-M now impounded at Hall of Justice yard

by Ben Serrano

November 12, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - All three luxury vehicles temporarily confiscated by court sheriffs are now safely impounded at the Hall of Justice yard here, the Court Sheriff official report said.

 

            In a three pages official report dated November 6, 2010 signed by Sheriffs Emmanuel Abad, Teddy G. Reyes, Johnson T. Pamador and Angel C. Anch...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Manobo tribes file criminal, administrative charges vs. Butuan Water District

by Ben Serrano

November 12, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - Thirteen Manobo tribal leaders, all officials and members of the Tribal Council of Anticala which claimed ancestral domain rights in Barangays Anticala and Pianing filed criminal and administrative charges against officials and members of the board of the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) for failure to obtain free prior information and consent...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

2,000 anti-illegal mining, logging protesters to march streets in Agusan town tomorrow Saturday 

by Ben Serrano

November 12, 2010

 

            San Francisco, AGUSAN DEL SUR - An estimated 2,000 anti-illegal mining and logging protesters in this town will march major thoroughfares here tomorrow to dramatize their opposition against their allegations of continuing illegal mining and logging activities within this town’s only source of potable water supply Mt. Magdiwata.

 

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Spices of PInoy Life 

by BEN SERRANO

November 11, 2010


CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER (CCT) WILL IT REALLY HELP RP's poorest of the poor? SEN. ANGARA's opposition to cut its P21-B  VALID?


 As of this writing, the controversial P21-B budget the DSWD is asking to fund its pet project CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER is still hanging in balance at the SENATE. Actually the CCT is a copy cat from Latin countries like Brazil, etc in their respective government's efforts to alleviate poverty particul...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

DETOX THE MINDS

by Ben Serrano

November 11, 2010

 

Clinton’s advice for OFW’s to return home to help RP is good but…

 

               Starting today I will never post fresh news in my facebook account Manassas Benedict Serrano again. Some enterprising newsmen, editors (who boasted they’re best journalists Mindanao ever produced tsk..tsk..tsk.. best in cut, paste and copy maybe) copy and paste my news articles and do not even bother to attribute the author’s name. The worst cop...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

NCIP is back under Office of the President 

P-Noy names Deles as oversight official; appoints 2 commissioners

 

MANILA/November 10 – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday has ordered the transfer of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) from the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) back to the Office of the President (OP).

 

Aquino signed Executive Order No. 11, returning the IP body back under his office to “ensure concerted effort...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Former Agusan Provincial Board member who wrote letters to Melo, P-Noy get death threats 

by Ben Serrano

November 10, 2010 


Sta. Josefa, AGUSAN DEL SUR - Former Agusan del Sur Provincial Board Member Rey Quijada today claimed he is getting death threats after writing letter to COMELEC Chairman Jose Melo and COMELEC commissioners to declare Barangay election in Barangay Poblacion of Sta. Josefa a failure due massive vote-buying and selling.

 

            Quijada who served as Barangay...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Japanese  Gov't already spent $98-M for Mindanao peace and development efforts, says IMT

by Ben Serrano

November 9, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - The Japanese Government alone from March 2008 to present under J-BIRD or Japan Bangsamoro Intiatives for Reconstruction and Development already poured in approximately some 9.85-B Yen or $ 98-M for socio-economic assistance for the GRP-MILF peace talks.

 

            Major General Datuk Baharom Bin Hamzah, Head of Mission of the Int...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Ex-Agusan Board Member who wrote letters to Melo, P-Noy get death threats

by Ben Serrano

November 9, 2010


            Sta. Josefa, AGUSAN DEL SUR (PNA) - Former Agusan del Sur Provincial Board Member Rey Quijada today claimed he is getting death threats after writing letter to COMELEC Chairman Jose Melo and COMELEC commissioners to declare Barangay election in Barangay Poblacion of Sta. Josefa a failure due massive vote-buying and selling.


            Quijada who served as Barangay ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

International Monitoring Team claims good governance key to peace in Mindanao

by Ben Serrano

November 8. 2010 


BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - The head of mission of the International Monitoring Team in the on-going GRP-MILF Peace Talks on Saturday claimed commitment of local government unitsand national government for good and responsible governance has always been the key in attaining lasting peace and development in Southern Mindanao.


 Major General Datuk Baharom Bin Hamzah, Head of...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

International Monitoring Team claims good governance key to peace in Mindanao 

by Ben Serrano

November 8. 2010 


BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - The head of mission of the International Monitoring Team in the on-going GRP-MILF Peace Talks on Saturday claimed commitment of local government units and national government for good and responsible governance has always been the key in attaining lasting peace and development in Southern Mindanao.

 

 Major General Datuk Baharom Bin Hamzah, Head of Miss...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Spices of Pinoy Life

by Ben Serrano

 

Enchanted Political Kingdom in the Land of No Return 


Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom in the Land of no Return which formed part of the bigger Kingdom ruled by same dynastic names, Rulers, they said, are like diapers they change of same reasons, But in these lands of no return, no change of diapers even already wittingly wet. Same diapers, Same Nannies, forever? God only knows…

 

One day, the King dies due illness the Kingdom and fiefd...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Enchanted Political Kingdom in the Land of No Return

Spices of Pinoy Life

by Ben Serrano

     November 4, 2010

 

 Enchanted Political Kingdom in the Land of No Return

 

  Once upon a time, there was a Kingdom in the Land of no Return which formed part of the bigger Kingdom ruled by same dynastic names, Rulers, they said, are like diapers they change of same reasons, But in these lands of no return, no change of diapers even already wittingly wet. Same diapers, Same Nannies, forever...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Ex-Agusan Board Member seek automatic clemency of voters who will tell all the public about vote buying, selling

by Ben Serrano

      November 3, 2010

 

            Sta. Josefa, AGUSAN DEL SUR - Former Agusan del Sur Provincial Board Member and National Liga of Barangay Captains of the Philippines Vice President Rey Quijada asked President Aquino today to grant automatic clemency of voters who will tell all the public that he or she was bought or she received vote-buying money.

 

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

FIRING LINE

by Ben Serrano

My Mom's Death Anniversary Today November 2. Mommy I miss you and love you Mom

Struggling and suffering from breast cancer. my mother died November 2, 1981, exactly 29 years ago today November 2, 2010. She was buried beside her parents tombs and near the Tavora Family Mausoleum  in Agoo, La union, the birth place and hometown of my mother. My grandmother, Gertrudes Tavora Ladines belonged to Tavora, Mabutas clans who are relatives to the Asprers, Aspiras,...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Church leaders urged Butuan youths to attend conference on sexual abstinence, purity of love

by Ben Serrano
     November 2, 2010


BUTUAN CITY   - The Roman Catholic Bishop of Butuan and officials of the Butuan Evangelical Ministers Association (BEMA) urged Butuan youths to attend conference about sexual abstinence and purity of love scheduled November 13, 2010 to be held at Fr. Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Gym this city.

 

The Youth Conference titled ‘Unashamed: Equipping Leader...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

1 killed, scores hurt in NPA, tribal group encounter in Agusan del Sur

by Ben Serrano

     November 1, 2010

 

BUTUAN CITY  - At least tribesman was killed while scores were wounded when some ten suspected New People’s Army members engaged the group of tribesmen headed by certain Datu Bawang in a firefight Sunday afternoon on the eve of All Souls Day in Sitio Daldalikan Creek, Barangay Kinamaybay, Esperanza, Aguasn del Sur

 

            Official report from Caraga Police Regional Inf...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

16, 983 pieces of logs worth P67.93-M seized in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur

by Ben Serrano

      November 1, 2010

 

            TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur- The Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) revealed over the weekend that it apprehended a total of 16, 983 pieces of logs which is about 5,002.39 cubic meters for total 72 confiscations it made from November 25, 2008 to September 30, 2010 alone.

 

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

DENR -Talacogon confiscates 16, 983 pieces of logs worth P67.93-M

by Ben Serrano

      November 1, 2010

 

            TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur (PNA) - The Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) revealed over the weekend that it apprehended a total of 16, 983 pieces of logs which is about 5,002.39 cubic meters for total 72 confiscations it made from November 25, 2008 to September 30, 2010 alone.

 

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga leaders mourn death of former Butuan City Mayor

by Ben Serrano
    November 1, 2010

 

BUTUAN CITY - Incumbent and past top local officials and politicians in Caraga Region mourned death of former Butuan City Mayor Democrito Plaza, II who once served as Chairman of the Caraga Regional Development Council

 

 Plaza who served Butuan City as Mayor for 15 years passed away past 6 p.m. Friday at the intensive care unit of St. Luke Medical Center in Taguig, Metro Manila, close relati...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 





Ex-Butuan City Mayor for 15 years passed away after undergoing kidney transplant

by Ben Serrano

October 30, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY - Former Butuan City Mayor Democrito “Boy Daku” Plaza, II who served Butuan City as Mayor for 15 years passed away past 6 p.m. Friday at the I.C.U of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Metro Manila, close relatives of the late Mayor here said.

 

            Relatives here said the former Butuan Mayor died ater undergoing a successful kidney transpla...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

38 year old Man in Agusan hangs self to death after live in partner left him

by Ben Serrano

October 29, 2010

 

            Santiago, Agusan del Norte- A 38 year old man was found dead hanging inside his home Thursday morning after his common law wife left him, report from Santiago Municipal Police office here said.

 

Police identified the victim as Rolly Morgado Cebrian, 38, single and resident of Zone 2, Barangay Poblacion 2, Santiago, Agusan del Norte.

 

The victim’s aunt, Mrs. ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 30, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

DENR employee shot dead inside billiard hall in Bislig City

by Ben Serrano

October 29, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY- An employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) office in Bislig City was shot dead inside Caballero’s Billiard Hall located at Purok 6, Barangay San Roque, Bislig City in Surigao del Sur province Wednesday evening, official report from Bislig City Police office said, 


            Bislig City is about 170 kilometers away from this city, Ca...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Lumad Gingoog City Councilor urges govt to strictly implement sectoral reps law

by Ben Serrano

 

            GINGOOG CITY- Higaonon Tribal Chieftain now Gingoog City Councilor Allan Mandokita yesterday urged national government leadership and the Department of Interior and Local Government to strictly implement the long over due sectoral representation provided by the local government code and the Indigenous People’s Rights Act (IPRA law).

 

            The Gingoog City Councilor’s...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Protesting Butuan lumads not keen of removing checkpoint as it enters fourth day today

by Ben Serrano

      October 29, 2010

 

             BUTUAN CITY- Indigenous people belonging to Mayapay Tribal Council definite on their stand to assert their rights this morning said they are not keen of removing checkpoint they installed at a road in Barangay Bonbon this city saying they will only removed it if government will initiate no non-sense investigation why private individuals were able to...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 






Lumads assert rights, barricade Butuan road

by Ben Serrano

October 28, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY- Some 50 indigenous people belonging to Mayapay Tribal Council are now on their third day in barricading a city road in Barangay Bonbon this city which they claimed belonged to their 7,062.63 ancestral lands.

 

            The lumads headed by Tribal Chieftain Datu Malingat Aurelio Talibong, Jr. told newsmen they were dism...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Group offers help to train new SK, Barangay leaders on green governance

by Ben Serrano

      October 27, 2010

  

            BUTUAN CITY-  Pro-environment group Partido Kalikasan today offered assistance to all newly elected Barangay and SK officials all over the country for training and development on green governance in their respective barangays.

 

            Roy Cabonegro, Secretary General of Partido Kalikasan in a press statement furnished to BATAS MEDIA said Partido Kalikasan ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Dinagat Vice Governor accused of allegedly mauling 71 year old voter

By Ben Serrano

     October 25, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY (PNA) - A 71 year old San Jose town resident and regsitered voter in Dinagat Islands Province complained to authorities this morning that Dinagat Islands Vice Governor Geraldine Ecleo Villaroman allegedly mauled him at around 9 p.m. Saturday evening at Purok 3, Barangay Cuarenta, San Jose town, capital of Dinagat islands Province.


            Belated repo...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Violence, chaos mars polls in some areas in Caraga, Misamis Oriental due lack of ballots 

by Ben Serrano

      October 25, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY- Voters who went early to diifferent polling precints in some areas in the Caraga Region and nearby province of Misamis Oriental particulraly Gingoog City made loud noises to express their dismay after they were infomed voting ins aid precints will be delayed while some claimed will be postponed due to lack of official ballots and...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Parents of SK bets trade barbs of vote buying, selling in Agusan SK polls

by Ben Serrano

      October 25, 2010

 

            BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte (PNA) - Parents of controversial SK bets entwined into alleged hiding or hoarding SK voters have thrown another allegations against each other, their SK bets were allegedly buying votes from willing SK voters who sell votes.

 

            Buenavista Municipal Councilor Maria Victoria Nakila in an exclusive interview with PNA last ni...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Lone gunman shot dead Surigao del Sur town councilor as chaos mars Caraga polls

by Ben Serrano,

     October 25, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY (PNA)  - Still unidentified lone gun man shot dead a town councilor in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur last night, official report from the regional office of the Philippine Information Agency here this morning claimed.

 

            Sketchy report from Surigao del Sur Provincial Police Office also claimed the victim was standing in front bodega o...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Vote-selling, buying still rampant all over Caraga Region on the eve of election day

by Ben Serrano

      October 25, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY - COMELEC accredited citizen’s watch group One Vote last night alleged unabated secret man-to-man, house-to-house vote selling and vote-buying were observed on the eve of election day in almost all parts of Caraga Region 


            In a press statement furnished to this writer early morning today, One Vote Movement said th...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

COMELEC admits SK voters hoarding scandal in Agusan difficult to probe

by Ben Serrano

      October 24, 2010

 

            BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte - Two top Commission On Elections officials of the province of Agusan del Norte admitted in an interview this morning some sort of difficulty in probing alleged SK registered voters hoarding or hiding complaint by two municipal councilors here against an SK chair in Barangay Poblacion 2 here.

 

            Agusan del Norte Provincial C...


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Dateline Butuan

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 


Pre-dawn 4.6 magnitude quake caused brief power outages in Butuan City, Agusan provinces

by Ben Serrano

      October 24, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY- A pre-dawn earthquake occurred around 2:38 a.m. Sunday measured 4.6 magnitude awakened many residents from deep slumber in Butuan City and nearby Agusan provinces (Agusan del Norte and some parts of Agusan del Sur ) and caused brief power outages in some parts of the earthquake affected areas. 


            Offices of Civil Defense ...


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Dateline Butuan

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

PNP denies 3 bodyguards of Agusan town Mayor disarmed by NPA rebels

by Ben Serrano

      October 24, 2010

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, LIBERTAD, BUTUAN CITY- With full red alert status heightened, Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal denied news report that some 60 suspected NPA rebels disarmed three armed bodyguards of a Municipal Mayor in Agusan del Sur Saturday morning

 

            Rafal claimed what were disarmed Saturday morning about 6:20 a.m. b...


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Dateline Butuan

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 23, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Court issued writ for controversial P7.366-M Mamanwa funds in Surigao banks

by Ben Serrano

      October 23, 2010


            BUTUAN CITY - Judge Francisco F. Maclang of the Butuan City Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 3 finally issued Writ of Preliminary Attachment against bank accounts of Mamanwa Tribal Datus or leaders Reynante Buklas, Alfredo Olorico, Emiliano Gede, Dodoy Bago, Alicia Patac and acting NCIP-Caraga Regional Director Jose “Jake” Dumagan, Jr. in Cantilan Bank in ...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Authorities found dynamite explosives inside house of a civilian in Surigao del Sur

 

by Ben Serrano

      October 22, 2010

 

            Camp Rafael Rodriguez, BUTUAN CITY- Joint operatives of Philippine National Police, local government unit of Cagwait, Surigao del Sur and personnel from Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-DA) found dynamite explosives inside house of a fisherman in Arangasa Island in Barangay Aras-Asan, Cagwait, Surigao del Sur Thursday.

 

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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Special polls in Surigao del Norte imminent after SC finally rules Dinagat not a province

by Ben Serrano

     October 22, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY- Special elections for Congressman to Governor and Vice Governor posts including Provincial Board Member seats for the first district of Surigao del Norte is in the offing after Supreme Court with finality nullifying a law that created Dinagat Islands a province.

 

            At the height of the preparations for the May 10, 2010 na...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Caraga cop chief condemns NPA ambush in Agusan del Sur that seriuosly wounded 4 cops including a town police chief

by Ben Serrano

      October 22, 2010

 

            BUTUAN CITY- Caraga Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Reynaldo S. Rafal today condemned in strongest term yesterday afternoon’s ambush of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur Municipal Police Chief Police Chief Inspector APOLLO BLAZO ABAO and three of his men, SPO2 Mellardo p Lumain, PO3 Leo Rhoderick Urbiztundo and PO2 Marcia...


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DATELINE BUTUAN

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : Ben Serrano 

Special polls in Surigao del Norte imminent after SC finally rules Dinagat not a province

by Ben Serrano

     October 22, 2010

 

            SURIGAO CITY (PNA)- Special elections for Congressman to Governor and Vice Governor posts including Provincial Board Member seats for the first district of Surigao del Norte is in the offing after Supreme Court with finality nullifying a law that created Dinagat Islands a province.

 

            At the height of the preparations for the May 10, 2...


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