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Flashand IED explodes inside Yellow Bus in Polomolok, 19 hurt

KORONADAL CITY – An improvised explosive device went off at past 12 noon today inside a unit of Yellow Bus Lines in Polomolok, South Cotabato, leaving at least 19 passengers wounded, police said.Senior Supt. Jose Biones, South Cotabato police provincial director, told a local radio station in Gen. Santos City thatscene of the crime operatives and police bomb disposal unit personnel are still conducting post blast investigation.Samuel Batol, bus conductor of YBL unit with license plate MWB-296 and body number 2008, said the bus had just left Polomolok bus terminal heading for Gen.

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Cloudy, rain with isolated thunderstorms prevail over Mindanao

At 11:00 AM, the Low Pressure Area was located at 75 kms east of Virac, Catanduanes.WEATHER TODAYand Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas and the provinces of MINDORO, Marinduque and Romblon. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over Central Mindanao and therest of the country.

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Missing tarpaulin graphic designer found dead

COTABATO CITY - After 20 days, Ishmael Micky Imam Glang, a 27-year-old tarpaulin designer who went missing, has been found.The remains of Micky was found inside a sack along a riverinLugay-Lugay ditrict, Barangay Bagua 1, Cotabato City at 10 a.m. Monday.Police believed he has been dead for several days. His decomposing remains was fished out by villagers and family members.Family members identified him through his shirts and shorts, the clothes he had when he was last seen on September 8.

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Gilas Pilipinas vs. Japan at 4:45 p.m. today

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas will play Japan at 4:45 p.m. Sunday as the Filipino cagers face tougher competition in the second round of the FIBA Asia Championship today in Chnagsha, Hunan, China.In a statement,www. fiba .com/ asia /2015, said will be facing three teams that also advanced from Group A. These are Iran, the reigning FIBA Asia champion, India and Japan.Gilas has a 1-1 record with the victory against Kuwait was not included in its win-loss record because Kuwait was already eliminated before bowing to RP squad.On Monday, Gilas faces undefeated Iran at 11:45 a.m.

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Banga PNP, PDEA conduct info drive vs. illegal drugs

KORONADAL CITY - To contain the seemingly rising cases of illegal drug use and pushing in Banga, South Cotabato, the local PNP has intensified its campaign through education and information dissemination.A drug symposium was held Friday inBarangay Lamba, Banga, South
Cotabato with more than 100 youth in attendance.Police Senior

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President Aquino joins Muslim community in celebrating 'Eid’l Adha'

MANILA -- President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday wished the country’s Muslim community a meaningful celebration of Eid’l Adha. Let solidarity, tranquility, and clarity of purpose prevail over you on this solemn occasion, as you ruminate on Ibrahim’s tale that reveals unwavering, empowering faith and the tenacity of the human spirit,” the President said in his message to the Muslim community.Eid’l Adha, or the Muslim Day of Sacrifice, commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son.

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Village under state of calamity due to suspected diarrhea outbreak

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato -- Local officials have placed a remote village here under state of calamity following an outbreak of dysentery that downed 46 persons.Dr. Renato Ureta, Tantangan town health chief, said the village of New Iloilo had been cordoned off to prevent contaminated water from getting into residential houses after the number of persons hospitalized rose today to 46 from 36 on Thursday. This is to prevent villagers from taking the contaminated, Ureta told DXOM-AM Radyo Bida.

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Thousands join Eid congregational prayer at Cotabato City school

COTABATO CITY - Thousands of Muslim faithful joined the early morning congregational prayer in observance of Eud'l Adha at the Cotabato City Central Pilot Elementary School grounds Thursday morning.Due to huge number of attendees, many participants stayed up to portions of Sinsuat Avenue, Cotabato City.It has been declared Muslim holiday in Cotabato City and ARMM today, Sept. 24 in observance of the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice.Malacanang has earlier declared Sept. 25, Friday, a national Muslim holiday in observance of Eud'l Adha.

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North Cotabato journalists remember Maguindanao massacre victims

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Journalists from North Cotabato commemorated on Wednesday the 70thmonth of the Maguindanao massacre with a candle lighting ceremony and offering of prayers for the repose of the souls of the victims of the most gruesome crime in the Philippines’ history. The journalists, all members of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) Cotabato chapter, lighted 58 candles as symbols of the lives lost during the massacre. They vowed ‘never to forget’ the crime and would continue to seek justice for the victims, 32 of them journalists.

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Murder raps filed at DOJ vs. 90 suspects in Mamasapano incident

MANILA -- Murder charges were filed on Tuesday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against 90 suspects in connection with the Mamasapano incident that claimed the lives of 44 members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) on Jan. 25, 2015.In a press conference, DOJ Secretary Leila M.

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