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Dureza to meet Murad at MILF main camp in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY-- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza will meet the chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao on Thursday, July 21.
The Mindanao media bureau of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in Cotabato City on Wednesday confirmed the activity, slated Thursday morning, but did not provide details on what Dureza and the MILF’ figurehead, Hadji Murad Ebrahim, are to discuss during their engagement.


Tatlong Bibe survive wayward truck in S. Cotabato

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato -- Backyard ducks in Barangay Dumadalig here survived a wayward bread delivery truck Tuesday amid heavy down pour.The truck (licensed plate LFU-180), driven by Jover Repolio, 25 of Davao City, went out of lane and smashed a roadside duck-yard owned by Benjamin Rodolfo at about 4 p.m.Repolio and hishelpers, Joshua Hagupit, 19 and Gilbert Espino, all of Davao City, escaped unhurt.Rodolfo said no one in his two dozen ducks was hurt.Repolio said the van was heading to Tacurong City to deliver bread when its front rear went off the lane and he could no longer control it


Maguindanao employees undergo mandatory drug tests

MAGUINDANAO - Only 18 out of some 400 employees of the provincial government tested positive to methamphetamine hydrochloride during a mass drug testing led by Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu on Monday, July 19.


Preacher killed in Maguindanao, blast rocks N. Cotabato town

COTABATO CITY -- A Christian preacher was shot dead while a grenade blast rocked a predominantly Moro village in separate incidents in Central Mindanao on Monday.The 60-year-old missionary, David Severo of the local Holy Life Church, was killed on the spot when two men armed with .45 caliber pistols attacked while he was emerging from his house in Barangay Kibukay in the hinterland North Upi town in Maguindanao.


Handcuffed crime offender shot dead for grabbing cop's gun

Preso na nang-agaw ng baril ng isang Pulis patay!LUTAYAN, SULTAN KUDARAT – A handcuffed detainee being transported to the prosecutor's office allegedly grabbed the firearm of his police escorts, and was shot dead by other police officers.Senior Insp.


Duterte to visit Maguindanao on July 22

MAGUINDANAO ---- President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Buluan town in Maguindanao on Friday, July 22, for a dialogue with local officials, Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu said Monday.
Mangudadatu, who was reelected to a third term last May 9, said the chiefs of the different divisions in his office in Buluan, the new capital of Maguindanao, are now planning a reception program for Duterte’s first ever presidential sortie in the province.


1 killed in Maguindanao anti-drug raid 4 arrested in N. Cotabato

COTABATO CITY – A suspected drug pusher was killed while four others were arrested in two separate police anti-drug
operations Sunday in North Cotabato and in Maguindanao.

Supt. Maximo Sebastian, chief of a
special anti-illegal drug police unit, said joint elements of North Cotabato
police and Regional anti-illegal drug task force and Kabacan PNP arrested four
persons and recovered firearms Sunday night.


Anti-drug raid vs. Midsayap village official left 1 dead, 3 arrested

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato – One was killed while three others were arrested during special police anti-illegal raid here on Friday dawn but the main target of operation, a village official, escaped, police said.Supt. Maximo Sebastian, PNP-12 special anti-illegal unit, identified the slain illegal drug suspect as Areen Kulilong who traded shots with law enforcers. He died in a hospital in Midsayap. Those arrested were not identified in the report.Seized from the arrested suspects were shabu with an estimated street value of P60,000, one 9mm pistol, Uzi sub-machinegun and cal.


Heavy down pour floods Koronadal Ctiy streets

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ACT calls for justice for slain Cotabato City teachers

COTABATO CITY -The Alliance of Concerned Teachers today condemn the murder of two lady teachers and wounding of another in Cotabato City the other day.In a statement, ACT calls forthe immediate resolution and serving of justice for the two murdered public school teachers in Cotabato City.Fahara Kabuntalan La, 29 years old and Sittie Usop Abdullah, 31 years old, both teachers at the Mokamad Ali Elementary School, were ambushed while on board a tricycle at Tamontaka, Cotabato City around 4and00 pm Wednesday.Aside from the two, another teacher was also wounded.



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4 new COVID-19 cases reported in BARMM

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No one...

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