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One of extremists killed in Palimbang was scion of big Cotabato City clan

PALIMBANG, Sultan Kudarat --- One of the eight extremists soldiers killed in Barangay Butril here Thursday was a nephew of a retired member of the House of Representatives who dropped out from school to join the Ansarul Khilafa Philippines (AKP).The mother of the slain jihadist, shot dead by combatants of the 1stMarine Brigade in an encounter in Barangay Butril southeast of Palimbang, is, in fact, a staff of a government entity in Region 12.Relatives said their young kin, who had stopped pursuing a degree at a Catholic school to study Islamic theology in Gen.


Police agents arrest North Cotabato bomber, 4 others

KIDAPAWAN CITY– Police authorities nabbed a suspected bomber and gun-for-hire in a surprise raid they conducted in Kabacan town, North Cotabato on early Friday morning. Police identified the suspect as Derby Gani, also known as, ‘Manok’, 35, and a resident of Barangay Lower Paatan, Kabacan. Senior Superintendent Alex Tagum, provincial director of the Cotabato PNP, said the suspect was tagged as one of the ‘brains’ of the series of grenade throwing incidents and explosions in Kabacan town and in nearby towns of Carmen and Pikit, all in North Cotabato.


North Cotabato town agriculturist shot dead

COTABATO CITY – Unidentified gunman shot dead Thursday the municipal agriculturist
of an upland town in North Cotabato, police said today.

Police Chief
Inspector Romy Castañares, President Roxas town police chief, identified the
victim as Antonio Doton, 52, and resident of Kidapawan City.


PNP, Army differ in probe findings over Nov. 14 grenade blast in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY -- Police and military authorities differ in its finding in the grenade blast on Nov. 14 along Sinsuat Avenue here that left two soldiers and two other civilians wounded.Speaking during the Cotabato City Council session, Senior Supt.


Power rationing continues in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – Scheduled power interruption continues
in Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light) franchise area as power
supply from Mindnao grid power generators remained scarce.

Arlene Hepiga, Cotabato Light corporate communications
officer, said the power deficiency has risen to 320 megawatt after Therma South
Inc was put under preventive maintenance as well as the STEAG power plant 1 in
Misamis Oriental.

Cotabato Light consumers will experience one to two
hour brownout Tuesday.


Journalists’ musical concertand A tribute to fallen comrades

BULUAN, Maguindanao – The 6th
year anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre on Monday was capped by a musical concert
here in the evening, a fitting tribute to slain journalists and other victims
of manslaughter.

Victims’ relatives, led by Maguindanao
Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu, were entertained by local musical performers,
including a massacre victim that never was” – Joseph Jubelag.


Maguindanao massacre witness rants on slow judicial proceedings

AMPATUAN, Maguindanao --The state witness to the Nov. 23, 2009 Maguindanao massacre is worried he could be murdered by people that want him silent sooner than the judiciary can hand a verdict on the carnage. I’ve told the court about what happened on that day. I was beside Andal Ampatuan, Jr. when he was firing an automatic weapon at the victims. What else is needed for justice to triumph? I’m tired and I’m living on the edge now,” lamented massacre witness Sukarno Badal.Badal was referring to Ampatuan, Jr., tagged as one of the brains in the massacre, which shook the nation to its core.


Remembering a nightmareand Maguindanao massacre unresolved after 6 years

It was shortly before noontime of Nov. 23, 2009 when I received a call from the wife of Manila Bulletin correspondent Bong Reblando who was sobbing as she informed me that he was missing along with several other journalists.Bong was not just a former journalism colleague.


SK undaunted by grenade blast, pushes with celebration

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat -– Despite Saturday
night’s bombing that left 11 persons injured here, the Kalimudan Festival activities
continued as scheduled.

Describing the bombing as isolated and not an attack
against the week-long 42nd foundation anniversary of Sultan Kudarat,
provincial Gov. Suharto Teng” Mangudadatu and his wife were around to witness
the street dancing competition Sunday.


Candle lighting to highlight Mlang bombing 1st year anniv

KIDAPAWAN CITY— Families and relatives of the November 23, 2014 bombing of a billiard hallin Mlang, North Cotabato will converge on Mondayat the blast site to light candles,offer prayers. This is to remember the bloody incident one year ago. Three teenagers perished in the blast. They wereRolence John Camiring, Francis Charles Rio and Jade Villarin. About 24 other individuals were hurt. Mlang Mayor Joselito Pinol said the commemoration serves as tribute to the victims and their relatives who are still seeking justice. The scar is still there literally.



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