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Cops eye extortion in So. Cotabato bus bombing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (PNA) -- Police authorities are eyeing extortion as behind the bomb explosion inside a passenger bus in Polomolok town in South Cotabato around noon Thursday that injured 18 people.Chief Supt. Lester Camba, Region 12 police director, confirmed Friday that the management of Yellow Bus Line (YBL) Inc. based in Koronadal City received a call from a person who claimed to be a member of the Al-Khobar gang several minutes before the blast.


6th ID sends 150 recruits to basic military training

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- A new set of recruits was officially sent Thursday for a 20-week training to the 6th Division Training School in Barangay Semba, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, officials said.The group is composed of 150 candidate soldiers coming from the different municipalities in the provinces of Mindanao who have undergone the complete screening and pre-entry process since early of this year, Army Capt.


Indian in lending business found dead in N. Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY --A 27-year old Indian national was found dead in a sugar plantation in a remote village in Matalam, North Cotabato Thursday, police said today. Chief Inspector Elias Colonia, municipal police station in Matalam, identified the victim as Ranjit Singh Brar, a national from Langiana Khurd, Bagha Kurana district in Moga Punjab in India. Brar was identified by a relative. Colonia said the victim was choked to death using a tight rope as evidenced by bruises in his neck. Investigators hinted Brar’s murder was a victim of hold-up/robbery.


In Midsayap, speeding motorcycles collide, leaves 2 dead

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato -- Police here believed over speeding triggered the accident in Barangay Kimagango here Wednesday that left two motorcycle drivers dead.Supt. Reynante delos Santos, Midsayap police chief, identified the victims asLeo


Cops nab 4 major drug suppliers in North Cotabato town seize P1-M worth of shabu

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Four suspected big-time suppliers of methamphetamine hydrochloride or locally known as shabu were arrested by joint elements of the North Cotabato Provincial Police Office (CPPO) and the Army’s 7thInfantry Battalion in a surprise raid in at least five suspected drug dens here early Wednesday morning.Senior Supt. Alex Tagum, police provincialdirector, said they seized from the suspects at least 100 grams of shabu whose street value was estimated at close to P1 million in the 3 a.m. raid.


Gunmen kill couple in South Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat borders

KORONADAL CITY -- Unidentified men shot dead a couple in a remote village near the boundary of South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat, police said.The remains of couple Jonelo Berbocedad, 42 and Betty, 45, were found in the borders of Barnagay New Kuyapo, Tantangan, South Cotabato and Barangay Estrella, President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat, according to Tantangan PNP.Police said the victims were found at 5 a.m.


Army Islamic school in building project SKP up by October

SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao -Army carpenters are sure they can finish in October another Madrasah building for Islamic theology students in a village covered by a 17-year ceasefire between Moro rebels and government forces.The building is being constructed inside a small Islamic school campus in Barangay Kulasi in Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun (SKP) town in the second district of Maguindanao.Major Gen. Edmundo Pangilinan, commander of the Army’s 6thInfantry Division, said the two-classroom building, whose construction is being funded by Maguindanao Gov.


Legislators in N. Cotabato town pass speed limit ordinance

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Legislators in nearby Makilala town have laid down an ordinance regulating the speed limit of motor vehicles along its national highway. Makilala vice-mayor Ricky Cua, presiding officer of theSangguniang Bayan, said the increase in the number of road accidents that happened from January to August this year has prodded them to pass Ordinance Number 294-2015. They cited, in particular, an incident which involved the granddaughter of a former town councilor who died after she was hit by a speeding van.


North Cotabato village chair pushes for speed limit ordinance

KIDAPAWAN CITY - With its roads riddled with sharp curves and dangerous turns, a village chiefin Makilala, North Cotabato sees the need to have a speed limit ordinance.Barangay KisanteChairperson Anatalio Abeng told DXND Radyo Bida that an ordinance is a must following the series of highway accidents that claimed eight lives.Abeng said 30 accidents have been reported since January to date.He said narrow roads, over speeding public and private vehicles are contributory to highway accidents, including poor and inadequateroad signs on road repair and rehabilitation.Councilor Pedro Ang said a


Kidapawan anti-drug tipsters get cash reward

KIDAPAWAN CITY –At least 10 informants and assets of the intelligence division of the local police here received P50 thousand cash incentives from City Mayor Joseph Evangelista. Evangelista said these assets helped authorities in North Cotabato arrest at least nine suspected drug couriers whom they considered as ‘top suppliers’ of methamphetamine hydrochloride or locally known as ‘shabu,’an illegal drug.



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