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Magnitude 5.4 quake hits Gen. Santos City, Koronadal City

(Aug. 6) – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit Gen. Santos City and South Cotabato
Saturday but state volcanologists reported no casualties or damages to

In a statement sent to DXOM-AM Radyo Bida, the Philippine
Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake which came at
5:08 p.m. was tectonic in origin and traced 15 kilometers east of Gen. Santos
City and a depth of 24 kilometers.


MILF destroy North Cotabato marijuana plantations

Cotabato -– True to its earlier commitment, the Moro Islamic Liberation
Front (MILF) made good its promise to help eradication drug addiction in areas
where it operates.

In a statement
on Saturday, the MILF Easter Mindanao Command said its forces raided three
marijuana plantations in Sitio Sinipitan, Barangay Tupig, Carmen, North

But the
plantation owners were nowhere to be found as the area was isolated from


200 cops conduct anti-illegal drive in Cotabato City mansion

COTABATO CITY - Police raided early today a mansion in Barangay Tamontaka 1 here and seized high powered firearms and arrested about a dozen persons.The operation was still on going as of posting. sand//scontent.fceb2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13882102_990492797739101_8931494111009830609_n.jpg?oh=61f8c0c53b29178631fa3816c792a53fandampoe=58158221 sand//scontent.fceb2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13880201_990492767739104_3833701993899452721_n.jpg?oh=a8104f4e27d14c379f0a70582eccec90andampoe=581BE896


Kidapawan to upgrade Call 911

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Disaster and risk reduction officials here, led by the city’s chief executive, hasembarked on a state-of-the-art computer system, which will monitor how quick their responses would be to any man-made or natural calamities.City Mayor Joseph Evangelista, chair of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDDRM), said the upgraded computer system of their Emergency or Call 911 will help improve their response time to any disaster or calamity.Also, residents of the city and from nearby towns in North Cotabato province would be able to access the mobile responde


Father, 2 sons killed in Cotabato City market shooting

COTABATO CITY – A father and his two sons,who were all mourning for the death of a relative, were shot dead Friday morning in front of the city mega market, officials and police said.Senior Supt. Danny Reyes, Cotabato City police director, identified the fatalities as PaquitoPasawilan, 58 and his sons Umbra, 28and Jackson, 32, all residents of Tamontaka, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.Police said the shooting occurred in front of Mega Market, particularly in front of a stall along Martinez Avenue, at past 10 a.m.


Maguindanao LGUs rally folks for better law and order

DATU ANGGAL, Maguindanao--- There are two municipal governments in Maguindanao province that are now actively involving security stakeholders and former drug offenders in governance and peace-building activities.Maryjoy Estephanie Uy-Midtimbang, mayor of Datu Anggal, barangay officials, villagers, soldiers and policemen launched on Thursday another cross-section sanitation drive to foster cooperation in maintaining law and order in the municipality.


PNP-ARMMand Lanao Sur has 3 mayor-drug lords

Maguindanao – Three town mayors in Lanao del Sur have been listed as
big time illegal drug lords and are the subject of police operation.

Chief Supt. Agripino
Javier, police director in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM),
refused to name the town executives but Javier said some civilian groups have
offered P100,000 each for the heads of town mayors.


Bus vs. motorcycleand Motorist dies in head-on collision with bus

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao -- A motorcycle driver was killed after his vehicle slammed an on-coming Mindanao Star bus in Barangay Alamada here Tuesday afternoon.According to Sultan Kudarat town police traffic unit, Manganakan Nunakan, 52 of Barangay Alamada died on the spot due to serious head injuries.Traffic investigators said Nunakan was driving his Honda XRMmotorbike (MJ-2894) heading toward Cotabato City when he collided head-on with the bus (UIM-415) at past 1 p.m.Bus driverRolando Quimpan Calimpusan, 36 of Barangay GArsikan, Makilala, North Cotabatovoluntarily surrendered to Sultan


Polomolok sinkhole alarms villagers

POLOMOLOK, South Cotabato - The sinkhole in a village here has been threatening a residential area and the hole is getting bigger by the day, residents said.Mines and Geoscience Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have been investigating how the hole was developed and its causes.


6th ID accepts applicants for PMA entrance exam

COTABATO CITY -- The military's 6th Infantry Kampilan Division based in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao is now accepting applicants for Philippine Military Academy (PMA) entrance examination this month.Capt.



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TESDA-12 brings electricity to IP village in South Cotabato

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Maguindanao mayor lauds police, LGU partnership in fight vs. crime, Covid

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