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6 sawmill workers abducted in Lanao Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Six workers of a sawmill were seized Monday by a group of gunmen in Butig, Lanao del Sur, a military official disclosed Tuesday.Maj. Filemon Tan, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) information officer, disclosed the incident occurred around 11:00 a.m. Monday in Barangay Sandab Madaya, Butig, Lanao del Sur.Tan said the identities of the victims were not immediately available except for the fact that they are workers of a sawmill in the village of Sandab Madaya.

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6th ID honors Army doctors who treated soldiers hurt in clash with BIFF

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -Two Army doctors from the AFP Medical Center were awarded with Military Merit Medals from the 6th Infantry Division in recognition of their hard work and efforts in conducting series of surgical operations to the battle-casualty soldiers admitted at Camp Siongco Station Hospital. Maj. Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan,6thID commander, personally awarded the medals to Cpt Leo Carlo B. Mayo and Cpt Edmundo DC Bañaga during the Flag Raising Ceremony on April 04, 22016.

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Cotabato City college IED blast hurts 3

COTABATO CITY -- Three students were injured when an improvised explosive device went off
Monday night inside the premier college here, police said.

The IED made
of flash powder, cut nails and a triggering device, was planted and set off at
11 p.m. under the grandstand where a battle of the band competition was held earlier.

Injured were
Neil Barasbaras Borja, 20, Dondon Jumalon Bangis, 25, Tyrone Sunico Jore, all
residents of Notre Dame Avenue, Cotabato City. They sustained injuries in
various parts of their legs.

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DILG forms 2 fact-finding panels to probe Kidapawan dispersal

MANILA -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento on Monday ordered the creation of two fact-finding panels to investigate the bloody confrontation between farmers and policemen in Kidapawan, North Cotabato Friday.Sarmiento said that the first panel, which will focus on the operational aspect of the dispersal, would be headed by the National Police Commission (Napolcom) under Commissioner Job M. Mangente and the second panel, which will focus on the local government units (LGUs), would be headed by Director Manuel Q.

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Cops file charges vs Kidapawan protesters farmers file charges too

KIDAPAWAN CITY - – The North Cotabato police, led by provincial police director, Senior Superintendent Alex Tagum, filed on Monday several complaints against 43 protesters they arrested during the clearing operations along the Kidapawan highway last Friday. Charged were farmers coming from the towns of Arakan, Antipas, President Roxas, and Magpet, all in North Cotabato. The complaints were submitted to the Office of the City Prosecutor on Sunday.The following day, the Prosecutor presented the charges at the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 17 here.

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Some protesting farmers leaving Kidapawan, others arriving

KORONADAL CITY -- More farmers are joining peasants groups in Kidapawan City as they vowed to continue protesting government's inaction on their demand for rice.Among the groups that joined the North Cotabato farmers were coming from South Cotabato. They held a brief picket rally in front of Koronadal City police office expressing support for Kidapawan farmers. We sympathize with our colleagues in Kidapawan City who suffered in the hands of police on April 1, said a farmer leader in an interview by DXOM-AM Radyo Bida.

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Cops search for guns in protesting farmers' shelter, go home empty handed

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Operatives of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) in Region 12 and Cotabato Provincial Police Office (CPPO) searched at least seven buildings located inside the Spottswood Methodist Center, which is being used as temporary shelter of the more than 5,000 protesters that staged mass protests blocking the Makilala-Kidapawan highway here since Wednesday.The search turned out negative, though, police reports said. Authorities were looking for possible evidences, which they could use against those they arrested after the dispersal Friday.

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Officials accuse outsiders of instigating mass action by North Cotabato peasants

KIDAPAWAN CITY --- The peasant groups that blocked for five days vital stretches of national highways in North Cotabato were instigated by various blocs hostile to Malacanang to deliberately reject offers to address their demands peacefully, officials said on Saturday.The dispersal on Friday of the farmers, whose permit to converge in Kidapawan City was valid only for Monday, resulted to a bloody clash between them and the policemen tasked to dismantle the roadblocks they set on highways crisscrossing the province.Three farmers, Rotello Daelto, Victor Lumandang and Enrico Pabrica, were kill

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3 lives lost, 116 hurt in Kidapawan peaceful rally turned bloody

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Two members of North Cotabato police unitwere in critical condition following the bloody dispersal of farmers Thursday morning.As of 6 a.m. Saturday, based on official information reaching and//www.ndbcnews www.ndbcnews .com.ph, theKidapawan carnage had 116 victims, 23 of them were civilians, 93 police officers, two of them in critical condition.Two farmers were confirmed dead.

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Peaceful protest turns violent, 2 die, dozens hurt

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- A protester was killed while at least 10 farmers were wounded when the local police conducted what they termed was a law enforcement operation against those holding a barricade which made the Makilala-Kidapawan highway close for traffic for at least three days.
Including those wounded was Sheena Duazo of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN). She was hit on head by a stone thrown against her during the dispersal.

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