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ARMM security council restores normalcy in conflict-wracked Albarka town

ALBARKA, Basilan -- The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao imposed measures to stave off a return to Albarka town of Abu Sayyaf gunmen soldiers drove away from the area last week.Hundreds of Yakan families were displaced by the hostilities, driven away from their homes by the Army-Abu Sayyaf encounters.ARMM Gov.


Small group wants retention of ousted Lanao Sur education exec

COTABATO CITY -- Only a small fraction of the thousands of employees of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Lanao del Sur want their ousted schools division superintendent (SDS) to hold on to her post, sources said Saturday.Even mayors from Lanao del Sur were markedly silent about former SDS Mona Macatanong during the December 16-18 fiscal management summit in Cotabato City of local executives from across ARMM, presided over by Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman.Lanao del Sur is a component-province of ARMM, which also covers Maguindanao and the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Ta


DOST issues flood alert for Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao

WEATHER TODAYMindanao, Bicol Region, Central andamp Eastern Visayas and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash flood and landslides.


Friday of the Third Week of Advent

Reading 1 and//www.usccb.org/bible/jeremiah/23:5 JER 23:5-8 Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD,when I will raise up a righteous shoot to DavidAs king he shall reign and govern wisely,he shall do what is just and right in the land.In his days Judah shall be saved,Israel shall dwell in security.This is the name they give himand The LORD our justice.”Therefore, the days will come, says the LORD,when they shall no longer say, As the LORD lives,who brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt”but rather, As the L


South Cotabato vice mayor, 4 others hurt in highway mishap

TUPI, South Cotabato - Vice Mayor Floro Gandam and four others survived a fatal highway accident Thursday afternoon along the national highway here, Radyo Bida Koronadal reported in a flash report.The incident transpired at 2 p.m. along the Koronadal-Gen. Santos City highway. Gandam told DXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal that he was driving the town owned vehicle (SAA-4810) heading to Gen. Santos City with four others when it smashed on a parked Isuzu elf.


ARMM government sues contractors on incomplete infra projects

COTABATO CITY - For failing to complete school buildings they
committed to construct, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has
started hunting unscrupulous private contractors who failed to perform the task
stipulated under the contract.

ARMM regional government has already filed at least three
cases against unnamed contractors who have failed to complete the construction
of school buildings four years after the contracts have been signed.


Simbang Gabi begins, Filipinos' depth of Catholicism

COTABATO CITY - Simbang Gabi, the Philippines' observance oftraditional 9-day dawn masses, or Misa de Gallo, willofficially start Wednesday dawn (December 16)in many Catholic Churches across the country and in the Archdiocese of Cotabato.Thousands of Catholics across the archdiocese of Cotabato and throughout the countryare expected to flock to Cathedrals, Churches and chapelsto attend the traditional dawn mass, which usually stats at 4 in the morning.


Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent

Reading 1 and//www.usccb.org/bible/zephaniah/3and1 ZEP 3and1-2, 9-13 Thus says the LORDandWoe to the city, rebellious and polluted,to the tyrannical city!She hears no voice,accepts no correctionIn the LORD she has not trusted,to her God she has not drawn near.For then I will change and purifythe lips of the peoples,That they all may call upon the name of the LORD,to serve him with one accordFrom beyond the rivers of Ethiopiaand as far as the recesses of the North,they shall bring me offerings.On that dayYou need not be ashamed


CA orders defiant Lanao Sur education exec to retire from work

MARAWI CITY -- Teachers in Lanao del Sur are jubilant over a ruling by the Court of Appeals (CA) that their recalcitrant superintendent had erred in adjusting her age to preclude retirement in 2013.The erstwhile superintendent of public schools in Lanao del Sur, Mona Macatanong, has been insisting she will retire in October 2016 yet, even as government records indicates she turned 65 on October 18, 2013.Macatanong had earlier secured a questionable ruling from a Marawi City court stating she was younger than her entry on a standard government data sheet which she filled out when she applied


CIDG agents arrest Surallah's No. 6 most wanted man s

KORONADAL CITY – A man wanted by law for eight counts of qualified theft was arrested by agents of theSouth Cotabato Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).Senior InspectorTimothy Arciso Jr, CIDG- provincial chief, identified the suspect asRicardo Ombid Derecho, 48, resident ofSitio Lampako, BarangayLiwanay, Banga, South Cotabato.Armed with arrest warrants issued by RTC-26 Judge Roberto L. Ayco, the police arrested Derecho in his home Sunday morning.



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3 Cotabato Towns chosen pilot areas for rolling tienda

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"Rolling stores" dispatched to Lanao del Sur towns   

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Datu Anggal LGU buys farmers' vegetables, rations it to town's indigents

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