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Militant group opposes all-out war vs. ASG

COTABATO CITY -SUARA Bangsamoro has cautioned Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous
Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in his all-out war announcement against the
Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan, expressing fear civilians will be the end losers.


2 'habal-habal' drivers shot dead in Cotabato City

Two men working as habal-habal” drivers were shot dead by still unidentified
gunmen along a highway hereWednesday dawn, police said today.

Senior Inspector
Reynaldo Delantin, chief of Cotabato City police station 2, identified the victims
as Satar Tambas, 18 and Dagul Ali, 18, both residents of Barangay Bagua Mother,
Cotabato City.

is a motorbike used as passenger transport vehicle.


ARMM clears waterways of water lilies

CITY – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) started clearing
portions of the Rio Grande de Mindanao where water hyacinth had started to
build up since yesterday.

Laisa Alamia, ARMM executive secretary, said personnel from the region’s department
of public works, ARMM Humanitarian Emergency Action Response Team and
volunteers, have started clearing the Tamontaka River and Rio Grande de
Mindanao with water lilies that pose dangers to bridges and trigger floods to
low lying communities.


3 Maguindanao pupils win WFP worldwide poster-making contest

COTABATO CITY -They made it,
and they made it big. Three young and poor children in Maguindanao made their
community, as well as the country, proud by winning an international poster
making contest by the World Food Programme (WFP), defeating 127 contestants
from 245 schools in 27 countries.


Under tight guard, suspect in Koronadal pawnshop heist attends pre-trial

– A week after the court here postponed the pre-trail hearing of Khadaffy
Guiamelon due to bomb scare, the pre-trial went on Wednesday afternoon.

Guiamelon was
one of the six suspects in the September 18 daring robbery of Agencia
Brillantes pawnshop where two security guards were killed, four others were

Security was
tight at the sala of Judge Lorenzo Balo of Regional Trial Court Branch 23.


Jail inmate hurts self in escape try, dies in Kidapawan hospital

– A man who escaped from North Cotabato District Jail (NCDJ) eluded pursuing jail guards but died due to severe injuries after he fell off a
cliff during arrest operations in a village in Bukidnon, jail officials said.

Jesus Singson,
jail warden of NCDJ, said members of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
and the police went to a place in Bukidnon where escapee Cresler Hernandez was
hiding to re-arrest him.
Hernandez was
from Alamada, North Cotabato.


Habal-Habal driver shot dead, suspect takes his motorbike

Unidentified gunman shot dead a motorcycle driver in Rosary Heights 2, Cotabato City Saturday, police said.

The suspect
also took the victim’s motorcycle, a yellow Honda XRM with license plate 9849
QM, according to Senior Insp. Efren Salazar.

He said the
suspect boarded the motorbike of Garry Lu, 44, resident of Sousa Street, Cotabato
City along Sinsuat Avenue at past 12 noon and asked to be brought at the back gate of Notre Dame University.


SoCot hosts House BBL consultation in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY - South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes raised three important issues during the House adhoc committee on Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) consultations here Friday. We have to be certain not to create chaos because we want to give peace a chance in Mindanao, Fuentes said during the public consultations.She expressed three important issues during the public hearing and consultation.These are1. The law provides a heavy bureaucracy 2. The pulling command of PNP and Military and 3. The equal land distribution.


Cotelco signs contract for more power supply

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) is set to sign a contract with San Miguel Power Corporation (SPMC) for the 10 megawatt power supply.But Vincent Baguio, speaking for Cotelco-Main, said the 10 megawatt for North Cotabato power consumers will come from SPMC coal-fired power plant which will be operation next year yet. Baguio said the power procurement was part of Cotelco's efforts to meet the power demand of North Cotabato consumers. Signing will take place at Cotelco-Main office in Matalam, North Cotabato.


Christmas lights glow, decors polish Cotabato City plaza

lights glow anddecors polish the historic Cotabato City plaza as the city
government unveiled its Adopt a Tree, Light” a Tree program Wednesday night,
October 22, 2014.



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