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Comelec warns Jasaan mayor of courting election offense

April 21, 2019

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) provincial elections supervisor in Misamis Oriental has warned Jasaan Mayor Julius Pagaspas that he could be charged for violation of the Fair Elections Act if he would not allow a specific political party to hold campaign rallies in the municipality. In a three-page resolution dated April 12 this year, provincial elections supervisor Aleli Dayo-Ramirez stated that her office has received a complaint from PaDayon Pilipino represented by Floramae Jo Abbu alleging that the office of the municipal mayor in Jasaan had refused to act on the party’s request to conduct a rally in the said municipality on April 10. Upon receiving the complaint, Dayo-Ramirez immediately dispatched municipal elections officer Lailani Nazi to conduct an investigation on the matter. During the course of the probe, Nazi’s office discovered that the office of the mayor of Jasaan granted 29 days for another political party, Team Unity, to conduct a campaign rally in the said municipality while PaDayon Pilipino was asking only for one date. In her report to Dayo-Ramirez, Nazi concluded that the actions of the mayor of Jasaan constituted a violation of Section 32 of Republic  Act 9006, otherwise known as the Fair Elections Act, which stated that “the approving official shall give all candidates and parties equal and fair opportunity as to date, time and place, to hold public political meetings or rallies.” Upon receiving the report, Dayo-Ramirez immediately granted PaDayon Pilipino a total of eight days to conduct handshaking and campaign rallies in the said municipality in eight barangays. Dayo-Ramirez further stated that if the mayor of Jasaan would prevent PaDayon Pilipino from holding the sorties in those dates, he would be liable under the Fair Elections Act.

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BREAKING NEWS!! DXJM radio commentator Francis Patindol stabbed dead on Black Saturday

April 20, 2019

BREAKING NEWS!! CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (April 20,2019) - DXJM radio commentator Francis Patindol was stabbed to death on Black Saturday while with companions outside the Alba Copy Center on Narra Road, Barangay New Society, Butuan City. His unknown attacker immediately fled to still unknown direction to elude arrrest from responding police officers. Patindol was based in Cagayan de Oro City, but transferred to Butuan City after he accepted an offer to anchor a radio program on DXJM.  Patindol was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital in Butuan City but he died several minutes after due to a fatal stab wound inflicted by his attacker. The motive of the killing was still unknown at press time and police probers are still 'facing a blank wall' why the radio commentator was stabbed to death. His colleague and friend Ercel Maandig, who is also a practicing journalist in the city helped facilitated the transfer of Patindol's remains to his immediate relatives in Cagayan de Oro ...full blown story to follow        

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FRANCIS PATINDOL CASE: Police release cartographic sketch of radioman's attacker

April 20, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The police have just released the cartographic sketch of the suspect who attacked and stabbed to death a radio commentator of dxJM Butuan City. Based on the initial profiling and investigation of the police, the attacker of Patindol was a drunk trisicad barker and dispatcher. The police did not  yet release the full name of the suspect at press time as it might jeopardize their follow up operations. But MDN digital has identified the suspect's identity from some media friends as a certain Ulating Macarampat Barapangcat aka Ola Saransamen. The suspect immediately fled from the crime scene and eluded arrest from responding police operatives.    The suspect, according to initial investigations of police probers of Butuan City, was a public utility jeepney (PUJ) dispatcher and barker and he was known in the place where he is usually barking for passengers.  Meanwhile, Caraga Police Regional Director BGen Gilbert DC Cruz immediately orderd the Butuan Police Office to conduct massive manhunt operations and arrest the culprit as soon as possible. Francis Patindol was a radio blocktimer of dxJM and he died at the MJ Santos Hospital in Butuan City due to a fatal stab wound in his left chest. Police probers are still 'facing a blank wall' as to the  motive of killing the radio broadcaster. Patindol's remains is now transferred to his immediate relatives in Cagayan de Oro with the efforts of his journalist-friend Ercel Maandig, who also sought the help of incumbent representative of the city's 2nd district Maximo Rodriguez.

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Ex Peru President Shot Himself Dead

April 19, 2019

LIMA, Peru - A former president of the country of Peru shot himself dead on Wednesday (April 17,2019) reportedly to avoid arrest from police authorities who arrived at his house and execute the arrest order. Former president Allan Garcia was still rushed to the Casimiro Ulloa hospital in Lima but attending physicians pronounced him dead three hours later. Garcia was accused of taking bribes from one of the biggest construction companies in the country known as Odebrecht. But until his untimely demise, the former president has maintained that he was a victim of political peresecution and his dectractors has no solid evidence to prove their allegations. Prior to his death, Garcia sought assylum at the Uruguayan embassy in November, but his request was reportedly denied in December of last year. Police investigation disclosed that police authorities reportedly stormed at Garcia's front door to execute the arrest but before they could hand over the arrest papers, a gunshot was heard inside Garcia's house. Garcia, 69 year's old, put a bullet in his skull. The doctors tried all their best to revive the former president but he expired three hours after extensive medical operation. His death was even confirmed by the incumbent president of the country, President Martinez Vizcarra. Interior Minister Carlos Moran told reporters that prior to the former president's death he has told police that he needed to call his lawyer. He went to his room and locked the door. In just minutes, government authorities heard a shot from a firearm inside his room. They forcibly opened the door and found the former president sitting and already bathed in blood coming from his head. Gracia has served his country for two terms. His first was from 1985 to 1990 and another term was from 2006  to 2011.     The former president was investigated since February 2011 due to alleged bribery from a Brazillian company reportedly in return for contracts in favor of the construction firm Odebrecht. The construction company has earlier admitted they allegedly bribed the Garcia administration to the tune of $29 Million they allegedly gave to Peruvian officials. But then President Garcia denied the accusations and instead pointed to his dectractors and political opponents as behind the smear campaign to malign his administration. The country has been plagued with corruptions in years and this also resulted to the arrest of another former president of Peru arrested and detained last week. He was identified by police authorities as former president Pedro Pablo Kucyznski.  

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Political unrest in Sudan: President Omar forced to resign!

April 19, 2019

For days of continued uprising in Khartoum, Sudan has resulted to the forced resignation of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir. Al-Bashir's resignation ended his 30-year government rule which reportedly caused political unrest, killings of innocent civilians and graft and corruption charges. The recent faced off between the government's security forces and tens of thousand of protesters in Khartoum have left at least a dozen dead. The deposed president, according to reports, was detained at Kobar Maximum Prison after he was removed in a military coup. But other sources say, President Omar was only detained at the presidential residence under tight security. The protests lasted for months until the president was ousted and arrested on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Uganda, Henry Oryem Okello,  told reporters and other news agencies that the country considers offering assylum to the deposed president if he applies. This, despite the reported arrest warrant already issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC).    Al-Bashir was recently accused of reportedly organizing war crimes. He was also accused of crimes against humanity in Sudan's western Dafur, in which the ICC issued a warrant of arrest against him.  

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BREAKING NEWS! Blaze engulfs more than 800-year old cathedral in Paris

April 17, 2019

The Notre Dame Cathedral was one of the most famous buildings all over the world which stand on the banks of a river for centuries. But now the Roman Catholic's biggest and oldest building was engulfed by fire. Hundreds of  people from all walks of life immediately rushed to the fire scene and felt sad about the fire that had destroyed one of the midieval icons in the world. This medieval architecture took 200 years to build...Full story to follow Video credit to BBC News

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