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Soldiers manually clear highway in Kidapawan after magnitude 6.9 quake in Davao Sur

Restoring Lifeline: Troops from 72nd Infantry Battalion was immediately dispatch to conduct clearing operations in a road in Balabag, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato that was cut due to a landslide brought about by the 6.8 Magnitude earthquake that struck parts of Southern Mindanao on December 15, 2019.

The lifeline was immediately restored and prevented the community from being isolated.

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Gov. Catamco suspends office work at provincial capitol, except ...

 

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Images of damaged buildings after the Magnitude 6.9 quake in Padada and Matanao

DIGOS CITY - Rescue workers were shifting through the debris of the public market building in Padada that collapsed following the earthquake Sunday afternoon.

At least 10 persons were reportedly trapped under the collapsed.  Three vendors earlier trapped when the structure collapsed at about 2:11 p.m.

Several workers of malls in Koronadal City and Gen. Santos City experienced dizziness after the quake.

The Phivolcs said more than 90 aftershocks were recorded.

It also listed below the intensity felt during the tremor.

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Davao dads OK P7.8-M aid for typhoon-hit areas

DAVAO CITY -- The City Council here approved Thursday a PHP7.8-million assistance for areas in Luzon hit recently by typhoon "Tisoy" (Kammuri).

"Tisoy" brought strongwinds and torrential rainfall to central Philippines early this month, causing thousands of people to evacuate low-lying and mudslide-prone areas.

Reports from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the typhoon left 9 people dead and has damaged about PHP5.45 billion in agriculture and infrastructure.

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Tacurong's "Friday the 13th" highway mishap fatalities rose to 7

TACURONG CITY  -- The death toll of the Friday the 13th highway mishap here rose to seven after the critically injured five-year-old boy expired in the hospital, police said.

Lt. Colonel Rey Egos, Tacurong City police chief, said Najib Mamusaka, 5, died while undergoing medication at a private hospital, three hours after the 4 a.m. freak mishap involving two SUVs, two passenger tricycles and a motorcycle along the national highway here.

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2 BIFF `extort men' surrender in Pikit

NORTH COTABATO --- Two members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters involved in the group’s extortion activities surrendered to the military in Pikit town Tuesday.

The duo, whom local officials identified as Nash and Mhodz pending assumption of new names prior to their return to mainstream society, are followers of Imam Karialan, a senior leader of the BIFF.

The BIFF is also known as the Dawlah Islamiya that has a strong presence in North Cotabato’s neighboring Pikit, Aleosan and Midsayap towns.

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Strong winds destroy houses in Mlang

NORTH COTABATO – A number of houses were flattened by strong winds that battered parts of the earthquake-wracked Mlang town Tuesday.

The office of North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco on Wednesday assured to extend help to villagers whose houses were damaged by strong winds.

Residents of the municipality have not even recovered yet from the tension and destruction of properties due to strong episodes of earthquakes that hit the area recently.

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P34 million worth of shabu seized in Tawi-Tawi bust

COTABATO CITY - Authorities seized P34 million worth of shabu from three drug traffickers who fell in an entrapment operation Tuesday in Bongao town in Tawi-Tawi.

Haberson Jaafar, Elmer Jamadin and Adzfar Asali, are now under the joint custody of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the Bangsamoro Regional Police.

Juvenal Azurin, PDEA-BARMM director, said they are to be prosecuted for violation of Republic Act 9165, also known as the Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

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Magelco has P1.2 billion collectibles from delinquent consumers

MAGUINDANAO - The Maguindanao Electric Cooperative today shut the supply of power to certain areas in this province to compel delinquent residents to settle P1.2 billion worth of accumulated accounts.

Ashary Maongco, manager of the power cooperative Magelco that supplies electricity to towns in Maguindanao, was quoted Monday in radio reports as saying that they have no way but proceed with the move to pressure consumers to pay their unsettled bills.

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8th fire hits Kabacan, North Cotabato in 6 days

KIDAPAWAN CITY  – A fire of still unknown origin razed to the ground four business establishments and a boarding house in Kabacan, North Cotabato before dawn today, officials said.

The eight fire to hit Kabacan since December 1 when seven homes were intentionally set ablaze allegedly by a minor.

David On Saure, Kabacan, municipal disaster risk reduction and management action officer, said in a radio interview that the conflagration started at about 2 a.m. along the rows of business establishments.

Fire out was declared at 5 a.m.

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