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Cotabato City grenade attacks directed at Army, SAF commander says

COTABATO CITY – Military
authorities stationed in Cotabato City believed that Saturday night’s rifle
grenade attack along a busy national highway here was intended for soldiers
conducting patrol.

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Filipino London olympic torch bearer laid to rest

MLANG, North
Cotabato–Joven Mallo, one of the two Filipino hotel workers who
served astorch-bearers ofthe 2012 London Olympics, wasfinally
laid to his final resting place at this town public cemetery on Sunday morning.

Mallo, 35 died on Nov. 6 after almost one year of fightingliver cancer,
Javi Centina, his sister, said.

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(UPDATE) 8 hurt in Cotabato City and North Cotabato blasts

COTABATO CITY -- Two separate grenade attacks in Cotabato City and Kabacan, North Cotabato on Saturday nightleft eight persons injured, including two soldiers and two minors, police said.Two men riding tandem on a motorbike tossed a hand grenade near a public market of Kabacan, North Cotabato, leaving five persons injured, police said.About an hour later, another grenade blast hit Cotabato City, wounding two soldiers of the Army Special Forces.Supt.

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North Cotabato PNP nab 30 drug pushers, gambling ushers, carnappers

KIDAPAWAN CITY --At least 30 persons suspected to be involved in drug trafficking and in illegal numbers game operations were arrested when the Cotabato Police Provincial Office (CPPO) launched its province-wide, One-Time, Big-Time” operations against all forms of criminality, Thursday. Of these, 13 were apprehended for peddlingsuspeced methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, a known illegal drug, in towns of Pigcawayan, Alamada, Pikit, Kidapawan City, and Makilala.

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Pikit PNP, Army defuse IED

PIKIT, North Cotabato - Police authorities here recovered and defused Wednesday night a powerful improvised explosive device left unattended near a highway in Barangay Dalingawen, police said.Senior Inspector Sindatu Karim, Pikit town police chief, said IED fashioned from 60 mm mortar with mobile phone as trigger mechanism was safety deactivated by police and military bomb experts.Karim said the village chair of Barangay Dalengawen alerted the police at past 5 p.m.about what they believed was an IED about five meters from the national highway.Karim could not say who brought the IED in the a

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NDBC news website records more than 1 million readers

COTABATO CITY
– The online news portal of the Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation (NDBC)
today recorded more than 1 million viewers 14 months after it entered the
cyberspace.

At 9:40 p.m. today,
Nov. 12, and//www.ndbcnews.com.ph/ www.ndbcnews.com.ph has already 1,000,005 hits.

NDBC embarked
on the new media platform in propagating up to date news, to its Chief
Executive Listeners (CEL) as its Winning Aspiration or Mission Statement.”

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Jellyroll, milk candy down 20 in Tupi, South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY – A suspected spoiled jellyroll cake and yema candy downed at least 20 people in what authorities believed was a case of food poisoning in Tupi, South Cotabato Tuesday, officials said today.It was the second case of possible food poisoning in South Cotabato since Sunday. Emil Sumagaysay, Tupi Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO), the patients who were rushed to the hospital were residents of Barangays Acmonan, Kablon and Poblacion. Two of the patients have been discharged Wednesday morning.

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Hailstorm hits part of Koronadal City

KORONADAL CITY
- Hailstorm has occurred in parts of Barnagay San Roque, Koronadal City on
Tuesday afternoon following sudden rain with strong winds, residents said.

Ice as big as mongo
beans reportedly rained in Purok Manabe, Barangay San Roque at past 3 p.m with
blowing winds that thrown off ceilings of some houses made of light materials,
DXOM-AM Radyo Bida reported today.

Heavy rains,
thunderstorms and strong winds also wiped down banana trees of Lapanday Food
Corporation and corn fields in the village.

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Cotabato Light implements scheduled brownout

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light) today implemented scheduled power interruption due to limited supply from National Power Corporation to the Mindanao grid Tuesday.In a statement, Arlene Hipega of Cotabato Light Communications Office, saidPSALM limits it's allocation becauseAgus 1 andamp 2 Hydro power plants are still not on line to the Grid. Thus, Cotabato Light will have to implement one (1) hourrotational interruption today in selected feeders.

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Man arrested for gun possession in Kabacan

KABACAN, North Cotabato - A man suspiciously hanging around abusiness establishment along Rizal Avenue here was arrested for carrying an unlicensed gun, police said.Senior Insp. Ronnie Cordero, Kabacan police chief, said Aljie Maidu, 37,of Sitio Malabuwaya, Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan has been charged with illegal possession for firearms.He was seen by police officers detailed along Rizal Avenue with a cal. 45 pistol tucked on his waist.

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