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EDGEDAVAO 17 die in fire P 15.00 • 20 PAGES VOL.5 ISSUE 47 • MAY 10 , 2012 Serving a seamless society Butuan City catastrophe Indulge Page A4 By Philippine News Agency Butuan City Bureau F IRE-FIGHTERS retrieved 17 charred bodies from the quarters of the Novo Jeans and Shirts Company located on the 3rd floor of the Lamberto Tan Building in Butuan City that was razed by fire before dawn Wednesday. n 3 hurt, one still missing n 15 firetrucks used in fighting blaze Authorities said one person remained missing as of 1:30 p.m. yesterday while the three injured are now confined at a local hospital. “Based on the accounts of Novo Jeans and Shirts Enterprises management, a total of 21 sales ladies and personnel staying in at Novo’s living quarters on the third floor of Lamberto Tan Building, which the Novo Store is renting,” Caraga Bureau of Fire Protection regional director Fire Senior Supt. Mario Socorro C. Timonera said. Butuan City Fire Marshall Aldrick Gomez told the Philippines News Agen- F17 DIE, 13 Science/Environment Page 4 Sports Page 15 ‘No excuses’ in plastic ban A FAMILY THAT WORKS TOGETHER. A family of fruit and vegetable vendors tend to their makeshift stall at the Bankerohan Public Market. [KARLOS MANLUPIG] By Jade C. Zaldivar Follow Us On D AVAO City Councilor Melchor V. Quitain said no one will be excused from the ban on using plastic containers of food and beverages. n Ban effective June 28 n Food retailers informed Effective June 28, the city will no longer allow the use of non-biodegradable materials such as plastic and polysterene foam, commonly called ‘Styrofoam’ which is a brand name. “No one can avoid criminal prosecution and conviction by claiming unawareness of the provisions of the ordinance because ignorance of the law excuses no one,” the councilor said on FNO, 13

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