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NONOY LECHON SERVICES OFFERED OUT OF TOWN ORDER VOL. 1, No. 272 Cagayan de Oro City Thursday April 5, 2012 P10.00 For more details, contact Tel. No.: 309-5276 HERMILINO VILLALON Manager The ‘Passion of Christ’ in modern perspective IN THE PHILIPPINES, which received the Cross in the 16th century, Holy Week celebrations have echoed beyond its shorelines––thanks or no thanks to the voluntary crucifixions in often scorching heat of the sun. 3 die in mishaps By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga with JOEL PORTUGAL Correspondent BUTUAN City––Three people and another were injured in two road accidents in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur and Tagbina, Surigao del Sur. Killed were Alexander Maghinay Abang, 44, his wife Guadalupe, 45, and Benjie Amarille Ballos, 34, while the injured was Charlon Cabatingan, 19. Bayugan City police said the Abangs were on a red Kawasaki Bajaj motorcycle heading for Bayugan City from Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on Tuesday when MISHAPS/PAGE 7 Weather forecasters are projecting this early bright afternoon sunshine in mid afternoon of Good Friday, when some Catholic devotees in the countryside cook coconut milk for what they eventually keep as “medicinal oil” for the clan. The crucifixions, started in recent years, have repeatedly been condemned by the Catholic church officials. The other part of the Holy Week ritual, less known but similarly getting CHRIST/PAGE 7 DENR tags hot spots during Holy Week BUTUAN City––The DENR has strengthened its patrol operation in known “hot spots” of illegal logging activities particularly in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur in Caraga Region to discourage timber smug- glers from transporting undocumented cut logs particularly during the Holy Week. “We are strengthening our guards at the frontlines particularly in areas known to have records of illegal logging activities in the past,” Regional Executive Director Leonardo R. Sibbaluca said. “It’s like a cat and mouse game when timber poachers seize opportunities,” he added. TAGS/PAGE 7 Paying the Correct Taxes... “A Noble Act of Concern and Love, for Oneself, our Children and our Country” AVOIDING THE RUSH Passengers started to flock at Agora Bus Terminal in Agora, Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro Wednesday afternoon to avoid the rush. Authorities have also tightened security measures in the area to ensure the safety of the passengers. Photo by Arjay Felicilda WEATHER UPDATE TAIL-END of a cold front affecting the eastern section of Northern and Central Luzon. The eastern section of Northern and Central Luzon will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers while the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening. Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast to east will prevail over Extreme Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas. source: pagasa Editorial: 74-53-80, e-mail: • Advertising: 0917-7121424, e-mail:


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