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Yamashita treasures in Arakan? Mayor orders diggers to back off

KIDAPAWAN CITY - There could be treasures buried in Arakan, North Cotabato that even a former town official of nearby townallegedly led the digging and treasure hunting, the town mayor learned Tuesday.With that, Mayor Rene Rubino has ordered a total stop of mining activities and ordered an investigation.Rubino told DXND Radyo Bida that treasure hunting was reported in Barangay Doruluman, led by former President Roxas town Councilor Gadong.

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South Cotabato declared under state of calamity

KORONADAL CITY - The South Cotabato provincial council has approved a resolution putting the entire province under state of calamity as a result of last month flash floods that affected at least seven municipalities.Provincial Board Member Agustin Demaala said the provincial council has favored the recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reducation and Management Council (PDRRMC)to place the province in state of calamity due to floods that destroyed infrastructure and damaged agricultural products.Earlier, the city of Koronadal and the towns of Tantangan and Tupi declared state of c

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Shabu Tiangge busted in North Cotabato 5 suspects fall

KIDAPAWAN CITY--Police and military forces in North Cotabato on Monday morning raided a community known to many as Little Quiapo” in the town of Matalam, North Cotabato after receiving reports that women and children are being used in illegal drug trade. At least 100 policemen backed by 7thInfantry Battalion troopers raided Purok Islam, Barangay Poblacion Matalam, North Cotabato.Armed with search warrants, government forces combed several houses and checked on the persons named in the court order. Supt.

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Mangudadatu to visit Andal Sr in hospital if he says sorry

BULUAN, Maguindanao – Like relatives of Maguindanao massacre victims, Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu wanted to ensure that former Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr, primary suspect in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre was indeed six and dying.
I will visit him in the hospital if he seeks forgiveness,” Manguadatu said of Andal Sr who is said to seriously ill and has only three to six months to live.

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Ex-cop shot dead duty police officer in Pikit

KIDAPAWAN CITY -A duty police officerwas shot deadwhile performing his duties in Pikit, North Cotabato Tuesday morning, police authorities said.The incident occurred at past 8 a.m.inSitio Lamak, Barangay Poblacion, Pikit, North Cotabato, according to Chief Insp.Bernard Tayong, North Cotabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO) spokesperson.Killed on the spot wasPO2 Anwar Batingkay, a member of Pikit PNP and resident of Kidapawan City.

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5 inmates bolt Koronadal City lock up cell

KORONADAL CITY - Five inmates who were arrested for illegal drug pushing here outsmarted a police officer from the Koronadal City lock-up cell Monday dawn.Those who made their way out from a crowded detention facility were Amarudin Kansang Salipada, Muhamedin Kansang Salipada,Osmena Midtawan Mamasalanao, Manalos Mamasalanao Sandigan and Nelson Labungan.Reports have it that Police Officer 2 Teofilo Toledo was sleeping on his job which the detainees took advantage of and jumped out to freedom at before 3 a.m.

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BREAKINGand South Cotabato most wanted drug pusher falls

STO. NINO, South Cotabato - The end of the road for man who once keptP25 million worth of shabu.This was how Chief Inspector Joel Fuerte, town police chief, described the arrest Saturday of South Cotabato's most wanted drug pusher following three months of extensive police surveillance operations.John Mantawil was arrested on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 26Judge Roberto Ayco in his house in Purok Malipayon, Barangay Ambalgan, Sto.

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Villagers' ingenuity help commuters cross Koronadal river

KORONADAL CITY - Enterprising individuals are earning in assisting commuters cross a major bridge here where the bridge was destroyed by flash floods last week.Residents whose farm lots and agricultural products were destroyed by the rampaging flood waters following heavy down pour turned to new sources of livelihood by putting up a floating slabs in transporting commuters across the river.The Namnama bridge served as a vital link from Koronadal City to various outskirt villages and the town of Lutayan in Sultan Kudarat province.Each commuter is charged P5 while tricycles are charged P15 p

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Council lauds Tacurong City's special project for children

KORONADAL CITY -The Provincial Council for the Protection of Children Evaluation Team lauded Mayor Lina O. Montilla’s special projects on children’s welfare during the annual assessment of the City’s Local Council for the Protection of Children on July 1, 2015.The evaluation team noted projects such as the Busog Lusog Talino School Feeding Program, Project PAGLAUM MDG-FACES, and PEACE Learning Camp.

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Mangudadatuand 'No need to declare state of calamity'

COTABATO CITY - Maguindanao Gov.

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