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Cop dies, another hurt in Maguindanao ambush

COTABATO CITY – A police officer was killed while his companion was wounded when suspected hit men of outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked them in Maguindanao Tuesday.Killed was Police Officer 1 Habib Nasifu while PO1 Abdullah Asim was injured. Both belonged to PNP Regional Public Safety Battalion based in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao. Senior Inspector Solaiman Bakal, Datu Saudi Ampatuan town police chief, said the two unarmed and in civilian clothes police officers were onboard a tricycle at 10 a.m.

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Tausug girl dreams high, lands 6th in 2015 nurses’ board exam

COTABATO CITY – A 20-year-old nursing graduate of Notre Dame of Jolo College (NDJC) has
proven that she, a Tausug from war-torn Jolo, can excel in national board
examinations.

Graduating cum
laude with Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Catholic-run college in
downtown Jolo, Tazmeen Amin Mariwa ranked No. 6 in this year’s national nursing board examination, the first for NDJC nursing grad.

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14K volunteers plant 20K seedlings in Koronadal's tree growing festival

KORONADAL CITY - About 20,000 trees have been simultaneously planted by more than 14,000 individuals during Koronadal City's 5th Tree Growing Festival Monday, officials said.Most of those who participated in the activity were students and government workers in the city, according to Mayor Peter Miguel.Miguel said he really appreciated the determination of the volunteers who walked for kilometers, crossed rivers and climb hills to plant a tree for the generation to come.The recent flash floods that hit the city, damaged roads, destroyed bridges and inundated low lying areas served as an insp

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ARMM DPWH execand Do not make roads as solar dryers for agri products

COTABATO CITY - Major roads in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has long been converted by farmers as solar driers making the highway risky for motorists.This prompted ARMM Department of Public Works and Highways Sec. Don Mustapha Loong to appeal to farmers not to use the road network as drying facilities of corn and copra, especially in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur.

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Dapudong celebrates birthday with a 2nd round KO

DAVAO CITY -- Former International Boxing Organization (IBO) world super flyweight champion Edrin The Stingray” Dapudong celebrated his 29th birthday with a second round knockout win against Richard Garcia in the main event of the Boxing Revolution III Friday night at the Almendras gym.Dapudong landed two consecutive lefts on the body and face for the knockout in 2:19 of the 2nd round.Dapudong started hurting the Manila-based Garcia with bodyshots in the first round.

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Guiani to new PNP directorand Ensure safety of Cotabatenios

COTABATO
CITY – Newly installed Cotabato City police director today vowed
to improve the peace and order situation of the city even as he appealed for all
out support” from the citizenry and stakeholders.
Senior
Supt. Rex Anongos, city police director, assumed office in a simple
ceremonies replacing Supt. Rolen Balquin who was re-assigned to the police
regional office in Gen. Santos City.
”I
will do everything in my capacity as police director to maintain law and order

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North Cotabato fake traffic enforcer falls

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Police operatives arrested in an entrapment operations along the highway in Tulunan, North Cotabato a traffic enforcer for alleged extortion, around 9am, Friday. Superintendent Danny Peralta, provincial director of the Cotabato Police Provincial Office (CPPO), identified the suspect as Wilkens Torres, 26, of Ozamis City who identified himself as member of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) of the Philippine National Police.

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Koronadal seeks na'l gov't support for bridge repair

KORONADAL CITY -Mayor Fernando Miguel has asked the national government to help the city restore the damaged bridges due to floods. Miguel said the city government could not afford to repair and rehabilitate the two bridges of Concepcion and Namnama which were totally damaged by the rampaging waters. But other partially damaged bridges and roads destroyed could be repaired by the local government units using local funds. The immediate repair of Concepcion bridge is vital in economic activities of the province along with the town of Lutayan in Sultan Kudarat, he said.

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4 hurt in Mlang highway mishap

MLANG, North Cotabato -- Four people were hurt when a passenger van they are riding turned turtle and plunged into a roadsiderice field Wednesday afternoon. Ferdinand Pinol, Mlangadministrator, said the passenger van was heading to the town proper from nearby Tulunan, also in North Cotabato, when its driver lost control of the steering wheel along a curve portion of a highway in Barangay Sangat.Pinol said before the vehicle plunged intothe rice field, it hitmahogany tree in front of Sangat Elementary School.

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(UPDATE) Floods hit Koronadal City, bridge collapses 3 die

KORONADAL CITY – An overnight light to moderate down pour led to floods thatsubmerged at least three
villages here, damaging one major bridge and threatening other bridges and suspension of classes Wednesday, officials
said.Tupi Mayor Reynaldo Tamayo toldDXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal that three persons were confirmed dead in Barangay BUnao and another in Barangay Lunen, Tupiin separate landslide incidentsdue to heavy downpour.Mayor Peter Miguel
announced the suspension as rain continued Wednesday morning while public works
workers rushed to affected bridges.

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