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Misuari named special economic envoy to Islamic body

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has tapped Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari as the country’s special economic envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a 57-man inter-government organization that serves as the collective voice of the Muslim communities in the world.


Friday the 13th highway crash claims 6 lives in Tacurong

TACURONG CITY – Six persons were killed on the spot, including a baby and three children, after a highway mishap involving at least five vehicles along the national highway here before dawn today, Friday the 13th.

Involved in the mishap were a black Mitsubishi Montero, a Toyota Hi-lux pick-up, two tricycles and a motorbike, the Tacurong City PNP said.

At the accident site, six persons lay dead, a woman, a a man and children. Body parts also litter the crash site near Tacurong Fitmart mall and welcome rotonda.


Mayor Sayadi wants ML to stay, saying it helped improved city peace and order

COTABATO CITY – If she had her way, Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi prefers that Martial Law in Mindanao stays.

“We want the retention of Martial Law because of the atrocities in the nearby municipalities,” Sayadi said.

Sayadi recalled that on the first week of November this year, the city was alarmed over reported sightings of suspected ISIS armed men roaming in the nearby town and reported to have stepped inside the city perimeter.


Explosives, war materiel seized by gov't troops in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Operating troops from the Bravo Company of the 97th Infantry Battalion recovered explosives and war materiel after a clash in Zamboanga del Norte.

While conducting combat operations, troops encountered undetermined number of Communist Terrorist Group members in Sitio Napolan, Barangay Tinuyop, Leon B. Postigo at 3:35 pm yesterday, December 8, 2019.

Firefight ensued that lasted for about 20 minutes after which enemies withdrew.


NDBC BIDA BALITA (Dec. 9, 2019)


DECEMBER 09, 2019 (MON)
7:00 AM


1. BAHAY sa South Upi, Maguindanao, ni-raid ng mga otoridad; iba’t ibang matataas na kalibre ng armas at mga bala, nasamsam.

2. Suspek sa panggahasa sa isang Grade-4 pupil sa Tulunan, North Cotabato, arestado ng PNP

3. Loose firearms ibinalik sa mga otoridad ng mga barangay officials sa Glan, Sarangani

4. Oil price rollback, ipatutupad ng mga oil firm anumagn araw mula ngayon 





North Cotabato gov't has 8-point rehab procedure for quake victims 

NORTH COTABATO  --- Officials have agreed to boost via an eight-point humanitarian protocol the on-going relief and rehabilitation efforts for earthquake-stricken communities in this province.

North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco said Saturday the plan was reached by members of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council (PDRRMC) during a meeting at the provincial capitol Friday.


When brake system of cement mixer truck malfunctions atop a bridge, this is the result

COTABATO CITY -- At lease seven vehicles were damaged, several persons injured when a cement mixer truck looses its brekes while approahing the Tamontaka bridge Saturday morning.

The truck with markings "BRE Construction," rammed through several vehicles, including luxury vehicles and a taxi in the 10 a.m. freak accident.

Datu Fahad Lauban who took photos and was in the area during the freak accident said that the truck bulldozed vehicles on opposite direction that also triggered domino effect among rows of cars.


Livelihood training in poorest Mindanao provinces slated in 2020

DAVAO CITY -- A team of agriculture experts will conduct a lecture series on livelihood projects targeting Mindanao's poorest provinces, especially in the conflict-affected areas, starting January 2020.

In a statement on Thursday, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said a team of agriculture experts will teach rural folks on raising native chicken and goat, cattle fattening, as well as vegetable farming.

“My advocacy is to achieve peace and prosperity in Mindanao through simple livelihood projects” said Piñol.


Promulgation of Maguindanao massacre case set Dec. 19


One of the most horrible events in modern human history is about to come to a close.

Last November 29, 2019, Presiding Judge Jocelyn A. Solis-Reyes of RTC-Branch 221 of Quezon City has set the promulgation of the decision on the Ampatuan Massacre case on 19 December, 2019, 9:00am at the Quezon City Jail-Annex, Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City.


3 NDMC alumni top 10 LET passers; 8 from ND schools in Top 10 list too

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato – Three education graduates of Notre Dame of Midsayap College made history by making it to the top 10 of this year’s Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), NDMC officials announced today.

Fr. Jonathan Domingo, OMI, NDMC president, said NDMC alumnus Gybrille Rosse Galvan Ferolin landed as No. 3 in LET for elementary while Adrian Turbanos Obenita is at No. 7 spot.

NDMC education graduate Angelo Paculo Florague was No. 8 in LET for secondary.



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Off duty cop fired at ambushers of Maguindanao prosecutor, saving official's life

COTABATO CITY — An unidentified police officer has helped save the life of a Maguindanao prosecutor who was ambushed in a housing subdivision here...

DENR-12, partners to celebrate SBPS Week 2020

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Maguindanao’s deputy provincial prosecutor, 2 companions wounded in ambush

COTABATO CITY  --- Gunmen wounded in an ambush here Friday Maguindanao Deputy Provincial Prosecutor Tocod Ronda and two companions.


NDBC BIDA BALITA (Jan. 21, 2020)


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1. ANIM sa 11 shooting incidents na naganap sa Cotabato City nitong Enero, "...

Magnitude 5.4 quake jolts south-eastern Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY - A magnitude 5.4 quake jolted southeastern Mindanao on Thursday night, the Phivolcs has announced.

Tectonic in origin,...