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Nightmare forced Koronadal murder suspect to confess, leads police to grave site

KORONADAL CITY - After his victim appeared”
in his dreams, a murder suspect in Koronadal City surrendered to village
officials and led police to his victim’s graveyard Tuesday.

Jusie Jalona, 34, married and resident of Purok
Roxas, Barangay Esperanza, Koronadal City admitted he had sleepless nights and one
evening, his victim, Jorie Gulae, 33 from Barangay Kiblawis, Kiblawan, Davao
del Sur, appeared in his dream, crying for justice.


IED lobbed inside Cotabato City videoke bar

COTABATO CITY – Unidentified men riding on a
motorbike tossed an improvised bomb inside a roadside videoke bar along the busy Sinsuat
Avenue, this city on Monday night, police said.

Police reports showed the 8:45 p.m. mild explosion occurred
inside Kulolots’ Videoke House in Barangay Rosary Heights 9 along Sinsuat
Avenue, not far from AlNor mall entrance, Cotabato City.

Nobody was hurt.

Quoting witnesses, police said two men tossed something
hard” inside the roadside videoke bar and quickly fled. A mildexplosion followed.


Another NGCP tower in Lanao Norte bombed

COTABATO CITY -- Unidentified men bombed Monday dawn another steel tower of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, (NGCP), the power distributor today said.Melfrance Bambi Capulong, NGCP corporate communications officer for southern Mindanao, told and// that Steel Tower No. 4 in Barangay Nangka,Baloi, Lanao del Norte was damaged but was not topples. Repair will start as soon as area is secured.


Mindanao power consumers might suffer a ‘black’ New Year

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Power consumers in North Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao have again experienced a daily load curtailment following the attack of two transmission towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Lanao del Sur and in North Cotabato, three days ago.Engineer Godofredo Homez, general manager of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco), said he received an advisory from NGCP informing them that the grid is again suffering from load deficiency of about 75 megawatts.The two hydroelectric power plants, Agus 1 and Agus 2, both located in Lanao Del Sur, ar


Fire hits Cotabato City warehouse

COTABATO CITY - About P100,000 worth of properties were destroyed in a fire that hit a residential area in Purok Mabuhay, Chavez Street, Barangay Poblacion 2, Cotabato City on Christmas Day.DXMS Radyo bida, quoting a police report, said the fire struck at 8:20 p.m.from Golden Hardwarewarehouse owned by Jonathan Guiamad.Initial Bureau of Fire Protection initialinvestigation showed the fire could have started at a series of bahay kubo beside the warehouse.


2 more NGCP steel towers bombed in Lanao, North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has reiterated its appeal to power consumers, local officials and residents to help secure steel towers near themas lawless elements continue attacking the power facilities.The latest twin bombings took place in Barangay Gandamatu, Ramain, Lanao del Sur on Christmas Eve.Melfrance Bambi Capulong, speaking for the NGCP, said lawless elements first bombed NGCP tower No. 25 in Barnagay Gandamtu, Ramain town at 10:47 p.m.


(UPDATE) Death toll in BIFF attacks rises to 13, village kagawad killed in North Cotabato

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat – A village councilman was
killed in North Cotabato in a coordinate offensives by lawless Bangsamoro
Islamic Freedom Fighters on Christmas Eve, raising the death toll to 13,
officials said.

The latest fatality was Robert Latosa, barangay kagawad of
Barangay Simsiman, Pigcawayan, North Cotabato.


Army braces for more BIFF attacks in Central Mindanao

COTABATO CITY -- The military is anticipating more attacks by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) after a rampage in two Central Mindanao towns Thursday that left seven farmers dead and dislocated hundreds of innocent villagers.Highly-placed Army intelligence sources on Fridaytold and// military units are now closely monitoring isolated barangays in Midsayap and Aleosan towns, both in North Cotabato, due to mounting threats of attacks.Army officials in th


NGCPand Steel tower bombed in Maguindanao but remained standing

COTABATO CITY -– Another steel tower of the National
Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) was bombed in Maguindanao Wednesday
night, the second bomb attack in six days in Maguindanao, authorities said

Melfrance Bambi” Capulong, speaking for NGCP Southern Mindanao
region, said the bomb failed to topple the Tower 153 in Taverdo, Buluan,
Maguindanao after two improvised explosive devises went off at 9 p.m.


2015 headline storiesand Mamasapano carnage, Ampatuan Sr's death

COTABATO CITY -- Southerners will remember two events in 2015 that added colors to the rosy history of the Mindanao region.These events are the now infamous January 25, 2015 Mamasapano incident” and the demise six months later of Datu Andal Ampatuan, Sr., principal suspect in the Nov.



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