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(UPDATE) At least 1 dies, 35 others wounded in Mlang IED blast

MLANG, North Cotabato– At least one person was killed and 35 others were wounded when a powerful bomb went off just outside the public market here, around 3:45 p.m., Wednesday.(Earlier sketchy report said four have died)Bong Pinol, Mlang municipal administrator, said only one was confirmed dead while four are in critical condition in various hospitals. Barangay Poblacion chairman Rafael Porras said the injured revelers were rushed to M’lang Doctors Hospital and M’lang District Hospital.


Fireworks display awes Kidapawan City residents

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Synchronized display of whizzing, banging, and colorful fireworks greeted city residents as they get ready to mark New Year. City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said they spent some P150 thousand, citing help from friends, for the spectacular show, the city LGU’s first. He said he intends to make fireworks display a tradition in the city.It also gained positive ‘public relations’ (PR) for the city as it prepares next year to becoming next tourist destination in Central Mindanao.


1 hurt as MILF rebels strafe Maguindanao village official's house

COTABATO CITY – A woman was hurt and several families have fled
to safer grounds after hundreds of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
guerillas harassed and strafed the house of a village official in Talitay,
Maguindanao Tuesday afternoon, a local official said today.

Talitay Vice Mayor Allan Sabal told DXMS Radyo Bida that about
500 heavily armed MILF fired at the house of Village Councilor Madimuda
Manibpel at past 11 a.m.


'Attaining peace is the business of everybody, - NorCot guv

CITY – Ensuring the safety of every resident of North Cotabato
is not the sole responsibility of police and military personnel as well as
local officials but everybody, North CotabatoGov. Emmylou Mendoza said today.Mendoza said attaining peace in the province needs the
full cooperation of the general public.
local officials down to the barangay have huge roles to play to maintain law
and order in your respective community, attaining peace is the business ofeverybody,” Mendoza said in a statement released


Marine from Tacurong shot dead colleague in Basilan

COTABATO CITY -- A soldier from Tacurong City is now in jail after a shootout between him and his superiorat Marine detachment in the village of Calang Canas,Maluso town inBasilan, police and the Western Mindanao Command said.Radio reports quotedLt. Gen. Rustico Guerrero, Wesmincom chief, as saying that the soldiers, both belonging to Marine Battalion Landing Team 11 (MBLT-11) had 'personal rift.'He identified the slain soldier asSergeant Errol Chaves, 31 of Bingawan, Iloilo while the suspect as Private First Class Dave Bryan Abang, 23 of Tacurong City.


Sympathy pours out for NDU stude mistaken as shoplifter

COTABATO CITY – The Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Cotabato on Monday chided the management of the downtown branch of the Mercury Drug for ignoring the harassment last week by its guard of a 16-year-old student mistaken as a shoplifter.The chamber’s chairperson, Bai Sandra Siang, told Oblate Media the establishment ought to apologize to the child, Li Owen Chua, a first year student of the Notre Dame University here, who was so embarrassed with his having been wrongly accused of shoplifting.Sources from the Department of Social Welfare and Development said the affront and harassm


R-12 farmers enjoy benefits of SoCot rice processing facility

CITY – The Department of Agriculture in Central Mindanao
announced today that South Cotabato farmers have been patronizing the Php32
million rice processing facility in Sto Nino, South Cotabato that helped
increased productivity and the country’s food sufficiency campaign, officials
In a
statement, DA-12 said the Rice Processing Complex (RPC) III, put up by DA, is
now serving rice growers in South Cotabato and neighboring provinces of SOCCSKSRGEN


'Agaw motor' likely motive in shooting of SoCot Four Square Church pastor

– The attempt on the life of a Four Square Church pastor in Tantangan, South
Cotabato over the weekend was motivated by crime against property, police said.

Citing police
investigation report, Inspector John Eric Medel, Tantangan police chief, said
the gunman was after the motorbike of Pastor Carlito Abalos, 34, resident of
Barangay Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City.


Probers eye `love triangle’ as likely angle of Parang bombing

Officials confirmed on Saturday the grenade attack that hurt seven people in
Parang town Friday night was triggered by a marital quarrel” and policemen are
now searching for the perpetrator.

Bombing suspect Sautoh
Gitih, an ethnic Maguindanaon, fled from Parang, a seaside town in northwest of
Maguindanao, after setting off a fragmentation grenade at a group
whiling away time at one spot of the town market near the municipal hall.


Colorful Shariff Kabunsuan fluvial parade

COTABATO CITY -One of the several wooden-hulled motorboats laced with colorful buntings and flags commemorated the arrival of Shariff Kabunsuan to spread Islam in Mindanao more than 600 years ago.(See photo gallery for more photos in this section)



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