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Cops file murder charges vs. Montes brothers in Cotabato shooting

COTABATO CITY - Police have filed murder and illegal possession of guns against two men involved in a shooting incident along SK Pendatun Avenue, Cotabato City on Wednesday night.Charged were Ben Montes alais Black Moro and his brother Mike Montes, both residents of Barangay Poblacion 1, Cotabato City.The Montes brothers were the primary suspects in the killing of Jordan Talusob, 18 of Barangay Poblacion 3 at past 9 p.m, according to Senior Supt. Rex Anongos, city police chief.Both were also charged for violating gun possession law after lawmen seized two ca. 45 pistol and cal.

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South Cotabato proposed law bans minors in benefit dance, bikini open

KORONADAL CITY -- Minors joining benefit dance, bikini open and disco events will be strictly banned in the province once a proposed ordinance becomes a law, a provincial board member said.Under Sec.

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PDEA, PNP agents arrest 4 suspects involved in illegal drug trade

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato -- Four persons were arrested by joint police and military authorities in an antidrug operations in Barangay Poblacion here Wednesday.Arrested wereDatuan Dulwa, Datukon Utto, Tonting Mambayaon and Wato Dres, all residents of Barangay Poblacion, Midsayap, North Cotabato.

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3 die, 2 hurt in Cotabato City shootout

COTABATO CITY – Three persons were killed
while two others were wounded in a shooting incident along SK Pendatun Avenue, Cotabato City at past 9 p.m. Wednesday, police and military here said.Interviewed by DXMS Radyo Bida, Supt. Rex Anongos, city police director, identified
the slain man as Jordan Talusob, 18of Shariff Kabunsuan, Barangay Poblacion 3,Cotabato City.

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Lutayan village chair, 4 others hurt in MILF attack

KORONADAL CITY - Five persons, including avillage chairand village councilman, were wounded when clashes erupted between local village officials and Moro rebels in Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat province, officials said today.But fighting have settled down after military personnel and members of the International Monitoring Team (IMT) intervened, according to Lutayan Vice Mayor Ibrahim Macasayon.

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Illegal drugs, personal grudge causes of Cotabato City crimes

COTABATO CITY - The Army Special Forces based here believed personal grudges, illegal drug trade and proliferation of guns were the leading reasons why crime against life has been increasing in the city.ColonelRanulfo Sevilla, 5th Special Forces Battalion commander, also noted that gun ownership is rising in the city.In August, the Cotabato City police office recorded 17 shooting cases with 17 deaths and four injured which was unusually high since January this year.As of August 31, 88 crimes involving guns were reported with 70 deaths and 33 injured, the city police statistics showed.

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Iloilo's most wanted man arrested in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY - One can evade the police but not the law.Paterno Soldevilla Soloren of San Jose, Iloilo,learned this after he was arrested by joint Koroandal City PNP and Iloilo police on Wednesday.Soloren was wanted for murder charges after he allegedly killed a member of the Philippine Marines in San Jose, Iloilo province, making him the most wanted man in town.Arter confirming he was hiding in Sta Cruz, Koronadal City, a joint police action was hatchedto put Soloren behind bars.Police officers, led by Supt.

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Kidapawan TMU members accused of mulcting motorist

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Two members of the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) here are in hot water after a retired marine officer complained twoextorted P500 from him.TMU head Rey Manar vowed to investigate traffic enforcersRolly Tindugan and a certain Salmorin on the complaint.

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Maguindanao alleged shabu supplier falls in Koronadal City

KORONADAL CITY - A man from Maguindanao who claimed to be a major supplier of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride to South Cotabato towns and in Koronadal City was arrested during a drug buy bust operation Tuesday morning, police said.Chief Insp.

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Fire hits PC Hill residential area, destroys 12 houses, car

COTABATO CITY - At least 12 houses were destroyed in a conflagration that hit residential areas in PC Hill area, Barangay Rosary Heights 1, Cotabato City Tuesday, fire officials said.The fire started at about 2:20 a.m. following heavy down pour, Fire Inspector James Ra, speaking for the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), said.Ra said 12 houses were affected, 10 were razed to the ground with an estimated cost of damage of P1 million. The fire was contained in an hour, Ra told DXMS Radyo Bida .

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