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Tambako says he's a 'good man' - CIDG official

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Despite facing several murder charges and other heinous crimes, arrested leader of an armed Moro group in Mindanao believed he was a ‘good man’, said an official of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Sultan Kudarat. Interviewed by DXND Radyo Bida Kidapawan,Chief Inspector Elmer Guevarra, CIDT-Sultan Kudarat head, said that Muhammad Tambako Ali, former leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), denied the charges filed against him saying he is an Islamic mentor teaching good values among his students.

Kidapawan files petition to prevent transfer of high-risk inmates

KIDAPAWAN CITY -The city government here has filed a petition at the three local trial courts in North Cotabato that seeks preclusion of the imminent transfer of more high-risk inmates from the provincial penitentiary to the jail here.

MILF rebel killed by own group

KIDAPAWAN CITY - A 48-year old farmer believed to be a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was killed when attacked by allegedly members of the same rebel front in a village here Friday. Chief Inspector Elias Colonia, chief of Matalam municipal police station, identified the victim as Samod Baraguir, member of the 5thBrigade of the 108thBase Command of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) of the MILF.

New ARMM mentors detest wars, wants more fund for education

COTABATO CITY --- Close to 200 licensed newly-appointed teachers in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on Thursday urged Malacañang to allocate more money for education of children in ARMM, not on military solutions to the decades-old Moro issue.The newly enlisted teachers brought to more than 3,000 the number of mentors the ARMM’s Department of Education hired in the past 18 months as part of the present administration's effort to professionalize and maximize the operations of the agency.The DepEd-ARMM was touted as the most corrupt agency in the region during the time of past admini

North Cotabato official urges local execs to lead campaign vs. terrorism

KIDAPAWAN
CITY -- A provincial board member here has asked local
government chief executives to spearhead and be active in the campaign
against terrorism and save its people from harm or even death.North
Cotabato and Kidapawan City have been bracing for bombings as
diversionary tactics by outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
(BIFF) now the subject of massive law enforcement operations in adjacent
Maguindanao province.Its leaders have publicly announced it will

Military launches offensive vs. NPAs rebels in Bukidnon

QUEZON, Bukidnon -- The military is now pursuing a group of communist rebels believed responsible for the burning of seven trucks and in the ambuscade of responding law enforcers along the Davao-Bukidnon highway Sunday.Capt. Norman M.

Gunmen kill 2 soldiers in Buldon, Maguindanao

BULDON, Maguindanao– Unidentified gunmen shot dead two soldiers of the 37th Infantry
Battalion in Barangay Poblacion hereMonday night, police said.

Inspector
Sariko Akmad, Buldon police chief, said the two soldiers, identified as
Corporals Nerger Pinero and Jamalil Bulay-Bulay, were in civilian attire and
heading toward the town’s public market when shot at close range at past 6 p.m.

BFP-Kidapawan warns of bush fires during summer

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection here on Sunday reminded residents to help prevent bush fires that occur during summer time.As the country commenced the month-long celebration of Fire Prevention Month, the BFP said aside from electrical-triggered fire, bush fire could also hit houses nearby.This year's theme is Kaligtasan sa sunog alamin, at isabuhay natin.”Nationwide, from January 1 to date, 607 fire incidents were reported with seven deaths and most of the causes were electrical while the rest were unattended candles and lighted cigarette buts.

(UPDATE) P25-M worth of shabu seized in South Cotabato town

STO.NINO, South Cotabato -- About P25 million worth of suspected
methamphetamine hydrochloride were seized by elements of Sto. Nino town police operatives in Barangay Ambalgan here Tuesday morning. Chief Inspector Joel Fuerte,
Sto. Nino police chief, said the raiding team confiscated nine jumbo
packs, five medium packs and three small packs, home made caliber 45

Gov't authorities seized P100-M worth of smuggled rice, guns in Sulu seas

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) -– The authorities have seized a more than P100-million shipment of imported smuggled rice as they intercepted four vessels, including a foreign-owned, in the Sulu waters, an official announced Monday.At the same time, the troops have seized high-power firearms consisting of seven M-14 rifles and five M-16 Armalite rifles including two with attached M-203 grenade launchers.Capt. Ma.

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