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Reds execute tribal leader, farmer in 2 N. Cotabato towns

KIDAPAWAN CITY -– Two suspected communist guerillas gunned down an Indigenous Peoples (IP)leader in a remote village in Magpet town in North Cotabato, around 1045 a.m., Sunday, police said.
Senior Inspector Felix Fornan, chief of Magpet PNP, identified the victim as Roberto Cupino, 56, mandatory representative of the indigenous peoples based in Barangay Don Panaca, Magpet.Fornan said the victim has just left his house after he talked to someone when the suspects, both armed with a long firearms, shot him in different parts of his body.

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Cops eye Al-Khobar in NGCP tower bombings

PIKIT, North Cotabato -- Police named the Al-Khobar extortion group on Sunday as the persons responsible in bombing two transmission pylons of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Barangay Batulawan here Friday night.Senior Insp. Sindatu Karim, Pikit town police chief, said initial investigation showed members of the Al-Khobar gang planted about six improvised explosive devices at the foot of Steel Tower Nos.

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OWWA-12: The search is on for MOFYA 2015

COTABATO CITY – The
search is on for the 2015 Model Overseas Filipino Workers Family of the Year
Award (MOFYA), the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA-12) announced
today.

Marilou Sumalinog, OWWA-12 regional
supervisor, said the search aims to recognize OFWs and their members of the
families with good standing in their respective communities.

Sumalinog said six former OFWs from
different parts of Region 12 are nominees in this year’s search.

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Cops arrest van owner in Italian abduction in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) – The police have arrested the owner of the getaway vehicle used by the gunmen who abducted a former Italian priest in Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte.Supt.

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IEDs topple 2 NGCP towers in N. Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Two powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) toppled down two towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Barangay Batulawan here, around 1135 p.m., Friday, police official said. Senior Inspector Sindatu Karim, chief of Pikit PNP, said the explosions were so powerful that they were heard from the Pikit municipal station, at least nine kilometers from the blast site. Minutes after the explosions, Pikit town experienced blackouts, which lasted until Saturday dawn, Karim said.

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More cops deployed in Cotabato City for poll duties

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 is set
to deploy an additional 256 police personnel here and in Cotabato City
in preparation for the May 2016 local and national elections.Sr.
Supt. Danilo Peralta, PRO-12’s human resources division chief, said
Friday the augmentation personnel comprise the regional office’s newest
batch of police recruits who have completed their basic training.He
said they specifically graduated on Thursday from the six-month
mandatory Field Training Program facilitated by the PRO-12’s Regional

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2 hurt as clan war erupts in Pikit, more than 300 families flee

PIKIT, North Cotabato, -- Police, military and Moro rebelpeacekeepers have been sent to a remote village here after clan war erupted Tuesday, leaving two persons wounded and hundreds of civilians fleeing, officials said. The Army's 6th Infantry Division and the North Cotabato police office have sent peacekeepers to prevent the group of Barangay Chairman Riduan Makatidtang of Bulol, Pikit, North Cotabato and followers ofDhats Simon, former village chair of Bulol, from getting close to each other.

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Motorbikes commonly used as get-away car of lawless elements

COTABATO CITY -- Motorcycles remain to be the favorite vehicle used by gunmen in carrying out executions as what happened in two North Cotabato towns.In Midsayap, North Cotabato, two men riding tandem on a motorbike shot dead Jerry dela Cruz, 39 of Barangay Poblacion 1 at past 1 a.m. Thursday. The gunmen fled on a motorbike.Dela Cruz sustained multiple gunshot wounds from cal.

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For Tuwid na daan to prosper, CSO participation is needed – says DILG

ANTIPAS , North Cotabato (Oct 8) – For a Tuwid na daan (righteous path) to prosper in a local government unit (LGU), it needs the participation of the civil society organizations (CSOs) in all aspects, said a local government operations (LGO) officer in North Cotabato. The Tuwid na Daan is President Aquino’s battlecry since he assumed post in 2010.It means getting rid of graft and corruption in the government through transparency and good governance.

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PNP, Army consider 5 Maguindanao towns as hot spot areas

BULUAN, Maguindanao – Police and military authorities considered five towns in Maguindanao
as hot spots and to be placed in areas of immediate concern” category to
prevent violence and ensure smooth 2016 local and national elections.

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