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Local designer ng Koronadal, huli sa drug buy bust operation

Sikat na lokal fashion designer, huli sa drug-buy-bust operation ng Koronadal PNP

KORONADAL CITY - HULI ang sikat na local fashion designer sa isinagawang anti-illegal drug operation pasado 2:20 ng umaga araw ng linggo sa Balmores corner Macagba Streets, Barangay General Paulino Santos (GPS), Koronadal City.

Kinilala ng city police ang nahuli na si Ivan Catedrilla Raborar, alias “Van-Van”, 35 anyos, at residente ng Brgy GPS, Koronadal City.


Soldiers in control of another Dawlah Islamiya lair

NORTH COTABATO --- Soldiers took over after a brief gunfight Saturday another enclave of the Dawlah Islamiya where members fabricated powerful improvised explosive devices.

Personnel of the Army’s 7th Infantry Battalion under the 602nd Brigade and the 62nd Reconnaissance Company of the 6th Infantry Division found components for IEDs, rifle ammunition and grenade projectiles hidden in the group’s makeshift shelters in Barangay Manaulanan in Pikit town in North Cotabato.


Govt forces seized bomb-making components after clash with BIFF in NoCot

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Government forces in North Cotabato on Saturday clashed with Dawlah Islamiya bomb makers that left undetermined rebels injured and the recovery of bomb making components.

Brig. Gen. Roberto Capulong, 602nd Infantry Brigade commander, said elements of 7th Infantry Battalion, led by Lt. Colonel Niel Roldan, were conducting combat operations in pursuit of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) bomb makers known only Daurin Manampan and his brother Katato in Barangay Manaulanan, Pikit, North Cotabato at about 6 a.m.


Mindanao Cross celebrates 72nd anniversary

We are 72!

Today, February 6, marks another milestone in The Mindanao Cross history.

The Little Paper with a Big Cause, for the past seven decades, has served as a standard bearer of news for the whole of Cotabato, pioneering in peace reporting and advocating for Muslim-Christian solidarity, and the preservation of the cultures and traditions of Moro, indigenous people, and Christian communities in the country’s south.


“Dignity burial” offered to slain, unclaimed NPA rebels in Senator Aquino town

SEN. NINOY AQUINO, Sultan Kudarat - After days of repeated appeals and announcements using the social media and local radio stations, nobody showed up to claim the remains of two slain communist rebels here, forcing authorities to bury the victims Wednesday.


SNA Mayor Randy Ecija Jr, the police and military officials have agreed to give “dignity burial” for the victims, a man and a woman, at a public cemetery here.


No clues yet on murder of barangay chairpersons

COTABATO CITY –-- Authorities are still clueless on the separate gun attacks that resulted in deaths of two barangay officials, Ella Biruar and Jordan Abdulrahman Ibrahim.

Ibrahim, also known as Jordan Campong, president of the association of barangay captains in the upland South Upi town in Maguindanao, was killed by pistol wielding-men while buying fruits along a highway in Sultan Kudarat in the second district of the province.

The 37-year-old Ibrahim, chairperson of Barangay Pilar in South Upi, died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds.


PDEA agents arrest 2 gov't workers selling shabu inside gov't compound

Joint operatives of PDEA RO XII - South Cotabato Provincial Office under the direct supervision and control of Director Naravy Duquiatan, Koronadal City Drug Enforcement Unit and South Cotabato Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit conducted buy-bust operation at the vicinity of Provincial Engineer’s Office, Brgy. Zone 4, Koronadal City on February 5, 2020 at around 10:30 in the morning.


Drug den dismantled, druggies arrested in GenSan anti-drug ops

GEN.SANTOS CITY -- Five persons were arrested when joint operatives of Phillippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 12 and Gen. Santos City Police in Barangay Labangal, Gen. Santos City that also dismantled a suspected drug den.

PDEA-12 Regional Director Naravy Duquiatan two minors were also rescued inside the drug den located in Purok 4, Barrio Blaan, Barangay Labangal, General Santos City.

The operation resulted to the arrest of five drug personalities and rescue of two male minors.


Cotabato City villagers mourn passing of ambushed chairperson

COTABATO CITY  – Villages of Barangay Bagua Mother here mourned the death of Chairperson Bai Ella Biruar who was injured in a daylight ambush but died Tuesday.

“I know you have fulfilled a lot in your short lifetime but your passing is still too soon,” Cotabato City Councilor Bruce Matabalao said in his social media posts.

Biruar succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in a private hospital here.

Bai Allyzha, a resident of Barangay Bagua, said thousands joined the burial of Biruar hours after she expired in a private hospital here.


TESDA inks pact to build SOCCKSARGEN's 6th training center

TAGUIG CITY - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Local Government of Pigcawayan town in North Cotabato signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Deed of Usufruct (DOU) Saturday to establish a Provincial Training Center in the said town.

TESDA Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña and Pigcawayan Mayor Dino Roquero signed the agreement while being witnessed by TESDA Deputy Director General Gladys Rosales, TESDA-12 Regional Director Rafael Abrogar II, Vice Mayor Juanito Agustin, and other local officials.



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