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(UPDATE) Isulan cops foil bombing attempt, 2 suspects arrested

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -- Police here defused a powerful improvised bomb left near the town welcome rotunda Tuesday morning as local police, Army, fire and civil officials were to start a parade, police said.Supt. Jeofel Siason, Isulan town police chief, said the bomb was found at about 6 a.m. along the national highway.Siason said the IED was made of a 60 or 81 mm, cut nails, two mobile phones and blasting caps with circuit board.


Phony priest arrested in Midsayap for shabu possession

Cotabato – A man claiming to be a Catholic priest” was arrested by
police for possession of illegal drugs and who allegedly duped several persons
on Sunday, police said today.

Supt. Tom Tuzon,
Midsayap town police chief, identified the phony priest as John Ferolin who goes
around and identify himself as Fr. John.”

He is in our illegal
drug personality watch list,” Tuzon said, adding the man has been under
surveillance for some time.


Suspects in broad daylight killing of 4 in Cotabato City known - PNP

COTABATO CITY -- Authorities here are hunting downthe suspects in the killing of four persons, including two children, on Sunday along a busy Shariff Kabunsuan boulevard here, police said.Senior Supt.


Gunmen kill 4 in daring Cotabato City ambush

COTABATO CITY -- Unidentified gunmen ambushed and killed four persons, including two minors,in a daring broad daylight shooting incident along a busy street here Sunday afternoon, police said.Killed on the spot were Junjun Macarido, 22, habal-habal driver, Rahima Tan, 40, her children Sansai Tan, 12 and Guiabel Tan, 11, all residents of Piang Street, Lugay-Lugay, Cotabato City.Police investigation showed the victims were on board a habal-habal (passenger motorcycle) driven by Macarido heading for home from a visit at the Cotabato City jail.As the victims were along Raja Tabunaway Street,


Bora-bora costs motorist's life in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY -- A village councilman here allegedly shot dead Friday a motorist who used a motorbike with open pipe that produced irritating noise.Supt. Barney Condes, Koronadal City police director, identified the victim as Ronelo Galayogo, 31 of Barangay Namnama, Koronadal City while the suspect as Barangay Councilman Dante Manuel of Purok Magsaysay, Barangay Namnama.


Stalled car in Pikit bridge snarls traffic

PIKIT, North Cotabato -- A sedan car broke down in the middle of Pikit bridge Saturday afternoon, causing tremendous traffic to motorists plying the Cotabato-Davao highway.Police traffic enforcers had to be summoned to man the flow of traffic as motorists refuse to give in to other vehicles.


TIMRA prepares comprehensive 2016 poll coverage

DAVAO CITY - Broadcasters of Tingog Mindanao Radio Alliance (TiMRA), an alliance of 24 radio networks in Mindanao, Dumaguete and Cebu, gathered here Friday and Saturdayto map out plans for 2016 national and local election coverage. sand// Ramon Casiple, political analyst and executive director of Institute for Political and Electoral Reforms (IPER) provided the insights of 2016 election issues.


15-year-old Hataman give Moro youth sectors fame, honor

COTABATO CITY -- The 15-year-old son of Gov.


Cops find, detonate IED in Midsayap

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato -- Police authorities here are determining who was behind the bombing attempt here that alert civilians foiled and the detonated by the local police.Senior Supt. Gilbert Tuzon, Midsayap police chief, said the IED fashioned from pyrotechnic powder, cut nails as shrapnel and mobile phone as triggering device.It was left along Sto Nino Street, Barangay Poblacion 6, and was found at about 3 p.m.


Fire hits old DSWD building in North Cotabato capitol grounds

KIDAPAWAN CITY --Fire gutted a building inside the Cotabato provincialcapitolcomplex in Barangay Amas, here Wednesday night. City fire marshal Noah Pacalda said the fire started at the tool room of the carpentry building and spread to other parts of the building. Pacalda said they raised the alarm to level three to prevent other structures near the area from being hit by the fire. The fire that lasted for about an hour destroyed some P5 million worth of properties, including the three government vehicles parked near the area.



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