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MinDA chief Alonto passes away, 74

COTABATO CITY – Datu Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto, the first Muslim head of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday while in confinement for lung and heart complications in hospital. He was 74.

Immediate relatives broke reports about Alonto’s demise at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City through Facebook pages, where they earlier confirmed news about his confinement condition.

MinDA chief Alonto passes away, 74

COTABATO CITY – Datu Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto, the first Muslim head of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday while in confinement for lung and heart complications in hospital. He was 74.

Immediate relatives broke reports about Alonto’s demise at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City through Facebook pages, where they earlier confirmed news about his confinement condition.

Thousands join Buluan sortie of admin senatorial bets

BULUAN, Maguindanao - No fewer than 20,000 registered voters from across Maguindanao joined the sortie of administration senatorial candidates in this provincial capital Thursday.

Administration candidates, among them Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Francis Tolentino, Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, Christopher “Bong” Go and Sajid “Dong” Mangudadatu took turns urging during the event Maguindanao’s Muslim, Christian and Lumad residents to vote for Freddie Mangudadatu, the favored candidate of President Rodrigo Duterte for governor of Maguindanao.

Islamic Ramadhan fasting season starts May 6

COTABATO CITY --- Muslims in the country and across the globe will start on Monday the month-long Ramadhan season where they fast from dawn to dusk for one lunar cycle as a religious obligation.

Sheik Abu Huraira Udasan, grand mufti (preacher) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said Sunday Ramadhan will officially start on May 6.

4 more criminal gang members in Maguindanao busted

MAGUINDANAO --- The police arrested on Saturday four suspected “killers-for-hire” implicated in at least 16 seemingly election-related murders in recent weeks.

The relatives Teddy, Albehi, and Siong, all surnamed Biang, and Morsid Samal, also all wanted for trafficking of shabu, are now in the custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Friends of Ayao certain he was target of fatal attack

COTABATO CITY - Friends of Archad Ayao of the Bangsamoro Commission on Human Rights are certain he was the target of the gunmen who killed him and companion Pio Orteza in an ambush here Wednesday.

The 28-year-old Ayao and Orteza, 42, who were together on a motorcycle when they were attacked by pistol-wielding suspects while motoring through the Ramon Rabago Avenue here, both died from bullet wounds.

Friends and relatives are convinced that Ayao, an investigator in BARMM’s regional CHR, was the target of the culprits.

Shabu dealer linked to terror group killed in Lanao del Sur

LANAO DEL SUR --- Police agents shot dead Wednesday a murder suspect reportedly remitting proceeds of his large-scale drug trafficking activities to the Maute terror group, officials said Friday.

Personnel of the Lanao del Sur Provincial Police Office were to entrap Mamintal Manan in a drug sting in Barangay Pugaan in Ditsaan Ramain town but neutralized him instead when he opened fire with a KG9 machine pistol while evading arrest.

Maguindanao drug peddlers nabbed in Sarangani

GEN. SANTOS CITY -- Five drug peddlers from Maguindanao were arrested by police during drug buy bust and pursuit operations Wednesday night in Malapatan, Sarangani.

Police Brig. Gen. Eliseo Tam Rasco, police regional director for Region 12, said the police also seized nine sachets of suspected shabu, marked money, and boodle money (fake P1,000 bills) used in the buy bust from the five suspects.

Also seized was a gray Nissan X-Trail SUV (XNE-727) used by the suspects.

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