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ARMM joins world in condemning violence, terror, to have subdued anniv celebration

COTABATO CITY- This year's commemoration of the anniversary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will be marked with a muted celebration in the wake of terror attacks that claimed hundreds of lives around the world.

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4 die, 3 hurt in North Cotabato massacre

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Four members of a family, three of them children, were killed while three others were wounded when unidentified armed men strafed their house with bullets in a remote village in Carmen town in North Cotabato, around 730 p.m., Monday. Superintendent Bernard Tayong, spokesman for the Cotabato Police Provincial Office (CPPO), identified the victims as Sarah Agal, 9 Pama Agal, 10 Mustafa Agal, 12 and Ibrahim Agal, 50, all residents of Barangay Ugalingan, Carmen.

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Kin of slain Marawi police chief seek prosecution of culprits in Metro Manila

COTABATO CITY -- Relatives of the slain police chief of Marawi City want the victim’s alleged killers prosecuted in Metro Manila to ensure the safety of witnesses, officials said.The victim, Supt.

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Grenade found, defused near Cotabato City restaurant

COTABATO CITY – Police and military
bomb experts safely defused a live hand grenade found at the vicinity of a
restaurant along Sinsuat Avenue Sunday night, Cotabato City.

Senior Supt. Raul Supiter,
Cotabato City police director, said the grenade was found just in front of Cafe
Florencio Bingo Centeralong Sinsuat Avenue at past 8 p.m.

Responding bomb experts said the
grenade was live and has no more safety lever.

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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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