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Authorities still probing Central Mindanao bombings

Authorities still probing on Central Mindanao bombings


COTABATO CITY --- The police and military are still facing a blank wall on the bombings in central Mindanao on Sunday night that hurt 21 people, six of them members of an elite Army reconnaissance unit.


Motorist from Maguindanao dies in Leyte highway mishap

LEYTE - A village chair and two others were killed in a highway mishap Saturday in Abuyog, Leyte involving a Toyota Fortuner sports utility vehicle and a Canter truck.

The head-on collision occured along a well paved road and during light to heavy downpour on Saturday morning.

Abuyog police identified the victims as Peter Japson, truck driver and village chairperson of Libertad Village in Abuyog town, and his wife-passenger Evelyn Japson.

Ins Malang, a resident of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao who was a passenger of Toyora Fortuner, also died.


Magelco sub-offices, payment centers open for payment on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

COTABATO CITY - The Maguindanao Electric Coooperative (Magelco) today announced that its sub offices and payment centers across the province will be opened on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays to cater payments of member-consumers.

Magelco Gen. Manager Ashary P. Maongco also reminded members consumers that the cooperative is still implementing the "70-30" scheme to convince member consumers to settle obligations with the cooperative.


Hard hat a must for Kidapawan City hall clients, workers


KIDAPAWAN CITY  – Clients of Kidapawan City local government offices situated at the city hall are now required to wear hard hat as personal protective equipment (PPE) while within the city hall building and its vicinity, a city official today said.

“The safety of city hall clients is a priority,” said Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista in a press statement.


Cotabato Light announces sked of customer service centers during holidays

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato Light and Power Company today announces schedules of its accredited customer service centers during the Yuletide season.


Magnitude 4.5 quake rocks Sultan Kudarat

COTABATO CITY – A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocked a town in Sultan Kudarat that borders with South Cotabato and North Cotabato where recent jolts have been traced.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said quake was tectonic was recorded seven kilometers from Lutayan.  It has depth of 33 kilometers and felt at 6:11 p.m.


Large-scale shabu dealer nabbed in Pikit

COTABATO CITY --- Criminal cases were filed Thursday against large-scale drug dealer Abu Mamalangkay Matalam who was arrested in Pikit town in North Cotabato Monday.

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-12 found in his hideout in Barangay Batulawan in Pikit P120,000 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) and a .30 caliber Carbine,  to be used as basis for his prosecution for possession of narcotics and an unlicensed firearm.


MIPC statement on Maguindanao massacre verdict


Justice is served to the victims and the families of the bloody Maguindanao Massacre which claimed 32 journalist. The biggest single-day casualty among members of the press not only in the Philippines but the entire world.

It took the court almost a decade to hand the decision from one sala to the other with judges inhibiting from the case while aggrieved families were grieving.

We view the decision rendered by Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes who handed the landmark ruling as fair and just.


Maguindanao and the stigma of 'Ampatuan massacre'

COTABATO CITY – The Maguindanao massacre, also known as the Ampatuan massacre, took place 10 years ago but the trauma it brought remains in the hearts and minds of Maguindanaons.

To date, development continues to pour into Maguindanao, with regional and local officials trying to expunge the stigma left behind by the gruesome carnage that shocked not only the country but also the world.


NGCP power transmission services intact despite Magnitude 5.3 quake in DavSur

DAVAO CITY - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) today announced that power transmission services in southern Mindanao remained intact despite the Magnitude 5.3 quake that jolts Padada, Davao del Sur.

"The Mindanao grid remains intact as there are no reports of power interruption or damaged transmission facilities in Davao del Sur and nearby areas where the earthquake was felt," Michael Ortega Ligalig, speaking for NGCP Mindanao, said.



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