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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.


Loong separatist, congressman, 69

COTABATO CITY -TheAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) mourns the death of Sulu Congressman Habib Tupay Loong Friday (July 8), when relatives and friends gathered to pay him tribute on the bereaved family’s seventh day offering for him in Jolo.The family of Loong, who had been reelected congressman of Sulu last May 9, said the lawmaker succumbed to lingering liver cancer early dawn last Friday (July 1) at St. Luke’s Hospital in Quezon City, where he had been confined earlier.


Scared of prosecution, drug offenders yield to Maguindanao execs

MAGUINDANAO --- More than 6,000 drug peddlers and dependents in this province surrendered in the past two weeks, scared by the deaths of offenders in a series of recent attacks in different towns.
The latest to yield to authorities was a group of 197 adolescents and adults from different barangays in Pandag town in the second district of Maguindanao.


Armed illegal drug user surrenders to Army

DATU PAGLAS, Maguindanao - A self-confessed, heavily
armed illegal drug user and pusher on Wednesday voluntarily surrendered to military
authorities and vowed to cooperate in the campaign against illegal drugs in

Afraid he may suffer the fate of suspected drug
pushers as seen on national television, Abdulatip Pendaliday sent feelers to
the Army, according to Capt. Mark Soria of the 33rd Infantry


NUJP statement on Dela Rosa's sweeping accusations

Official statement by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines regarding Police Chief Rolando Dela Rosa's sweeping accusations that some journalistsin the country are also coddlers of drug lords...... The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines views as a positive step Communications Secretary Martin Andanar’s announcement of the creation of a task force to look into media killings.


Cop's bro, ex-prov'l health worker fall in Koronadal anti-illegal drug raid

sand// KORONADAL CITY -- Police here arrested two men in the act of sniffing prohibited drugs during an anti-illegal drug operation Monday morning, police said today.Supt. Barney Condes, Koronadal City police director, identified the suspects as Noel Animay and Ian Kris Baluran, both residents of Purok Masagana B, Barangay Morales, Koronadal City.


Relatives claim rub out in Matalam anti-drug raid

Cotabato – What used to be a lively community here has turned into a
ghost village as residents have fled following the bloody clash between police
and suspected illegal drug users and peddlers.

They called
the raid as bloody where eight suspected illegal drug peddlers and users were

said one resident of the killing of eight suspects, three of whom have already
voluntarily yielded to police in response to calls for self-proclaimed drug
users to surrender and avoid the prohibited drugs.


8 killed in police raid vs. illegal drug peddlers in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY (July 9)- Eight persons were killed and one was arrested in a one time-big time police operation conducted against suspected notorious drug peddlers and carnapping group in Matalam, North Cotabato at dawn today. Superintendent Maximo Sebastian, head of the raiding team from Regional Police Office-12, said they were forced to fire back as volumes of fire welcomed the raiding troops as they swooped on Sitio Quiapo, Barangay Poblacion Matalam, North Cotabato 2:30 this morning.


Tacurong City ALS students post 100% passing rate in equivalency test

TACURONG CITY -- Out of school youth who were given opportunity to study and learn by the local governnment here had an unprecedented passing mark of 100 percent in equivalency examination, officials today said. Nineteen youth who have undergone Alternative Learning System (ALS) classes under the Kalinga sa mga Batang Lansangan Program of LGU-Tacurong City left examiners in awe after all of them passed the ALS Equivalency Exam conducted at the Tacurong Pilot Elementary School.


ARMM celebrates Eid'l Fitr

COTABATO CITY - Muslims gathered early today at the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) compound for the Eid'l Fitr congregational prayer. sand//



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