Thursday Apr, 02 2020 08:56:56 AM


De Lima defends ex-Mayor Akmad Ampatuan

MANILA (PNA) -- Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima on Wednesday justified the Department of Justice' action of placing former Salibo, Maguindanao Mayor Akmad Ampatuan under the coverage of the Witness Protection Program (WPP), saying the former mayor is a key witness to the second wave of complaints in the Maguindanao massacre.The massacre claimed the lives of 58 civilians, including 15 women and 32 media practitioners in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao on Nov.

Fire hits gasoline store, 2 houses in Pikit

PIKIT, North Cotabato - A fire of still unknown origin gutted down three residential houses whose owners were attending graduation ceremoniesin Barangay Talitay here Friday noon, police said.Senior Insp. Sindatu Karim, Pikit police chief, said the houses of Kamad Salilaguia,Santukan Ulama andBedo Ulama went on fire at past 12 p.m.Karim said the owner ofone of the houses sells petroleum products.

Military ready for all eventualities this coming Holy Week, NPA anniversary --AFP

MANILA -- While not declaring a heightened alert this coming Holy Week and the 46th anniversary of the New People's Army on March 29, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has announced that all its forces are ready for any eventualities.This was disclosed by AFP public affairs office chief Lt. Col.

Army blames NPA in grenade attacks in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat

KORONADAL CITY -- Military authorities here blamed the communist New Peoples Army in a failed bombing attempt at a militia detachment in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat Monday.Capt. Rey Balibagoso, speaking for the 1002nd Infantry Brigade, said the NPAs are making noise as its foundation anniversary is fast approaching.On Monday night, suspected NPA hit men fired two M-79 grenades towarda militia detachment in Barangay Maligaya, Columbio, Sultan Kudarat. Both grenades did not explode.

Army, BIFF clash anew in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -Soldiers clashed again with marauding bandits in Datu Piang town on Monday, causing panic among local folks and evacuees cramped in squalid evacuation sites nearby.The hostilities erupted when members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, led by Abunawas Ibad and Omar Sangkung, opened fire on soldiers patrolling in a secluded area in Barangay Alunganen in southwest of Datu Piang.The soldiers, who belong to the Army’s 2ndMechanized Battalion, the 61stReconnaissance Company of the 6thInfantry Division and the 7thInfantry Battalion, engaged the bandits

During fire prevention monthand 2 bushfire incidents hit Makilala forests

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The long dry spell continues to destroy forests in North Cotabato with bushfire incidentshappening every now and then even as the country observes Fire Prevention Month.The latest fire incidents in the forest occurred in the mountains of Makilala, North Cotabato, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection.One of the two bushfire incidents happened in the forests of Barangay Buhay Thursday which lasted for about two days. The bushfire of still unknown origin ate up vast track of cogon grass in Barangay Buhay, the BFP said.

Suspect in Kidapawan, Digos bombings falls in Mis. Occidental

MANILA — Police authorities in Northern Mindanao announced Saturday the arrest in Misamis Occidentalof a suspected bomber believed to have been involved in Kidapawan City bombing.The state media, quoting Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, Northern Mindanao police regional director, identified the suspect as Abdulmalik Salik, a member of the al-Khobar extortion group operating in North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato.Salik was arrested at a police checkpoint in Panaon town, Misamis Occidental at past 5 p.m.

Kidapawan vet office conducts dog, cat anti-rabies vaccination

KIDAPAWAN CITY - More than 1,150 cats and dogs were vaccinated in an intensified anti-rabies vaccination of the city veterinary office.Dr. Eugene Gornez, Kidapawan City veterinarian, said the mass vaccination will also be conducted in remote barangays to help prevent the escalation of rabis among animals and pets. March is Rabies Awareness Month.

PDRRMCand 16 fire incidents in S. Cotabato this year

KORONADAL CITY - Sixteen fire incidents have been reproted in South Cotabato in 2015, the provincial disaster risk reduction office today said.Mila Lorca, South CotabatoProvincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) Action Officer, told DXOMRadyo Bida Koronadal that the data does not include fire incidents that were not reported to the bureau of fire office.

Davao City remains safe, secure amid Army offensive in Maguindanao, says TF Davao chief

CITY (PNA) -- Military authorities here assured that the
city’s safety and security will not be affected even with the offensive
operations against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in
Maguindanao.Colonel Macairog Alberto, commanding officer of the
Task Force Davao (TF Davao) said the unit is fully aware of all
possibilities as soldiers pursue the members of the BIFF in the
province. He said they keep watch on the possible enclaves where terror
cells might take refuge if ever they would come to the city.Alberto



On your part, yuou and your descendants after you must keep my covenant through the ages

Reading 1GN 17:3-9

When Abram prostrated himself, God spoke to him:
“My covenant with you is this:
you are to become the...

Cotabato Light gives 30-day payment extension

COTABATO CITY - As we support the country’s fight against COVID-19, Cotabato Light is giving a 30-day payment extension for all bills that are due...

Gov. Catamco, Pres. Roxas Mayor Mahimpit meet to settle rally vs. conversion of hospital as COVID-19 isolation center

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Nagkaroon ng dayalogo sa pamagitan ni Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco at President Roxas Mayor Jonathan Mahimpit patungkol sa...

Plan to use hospital as isolation facility opposed 

NORTH COTABATO --- Residents of President Roxas town picketed at the entrance to a state-run hospital to dramatize their opposition to its...

DOH confirms 4 news cases of COVID-19, Soccsksargen now has 7

KORONADAL CITY - Four more new cases of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported by the Department of Health, raising confirmed...