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6 fall in anti-drug ops in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – Six persons were arrested and a suspected drug den was dismantled during anti-drug operations Wednesday night in Barangay Rosary Heights 7 here.   

Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi said the 8 p.m. drug buy bust operations was carried out jointly by the Army’s 5th Special Forces Battalion, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and Cotabato City police office against a certain “Teng” in Purok Talitay, Barangay Rosary Heights 7, Cotabato City.   

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Cotabato Light joins Brigada Eskwela, donates 500 chairs

COTABATO CITY – As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light) joined “Brigada Eskwela” in Maguindanao and helped beautify a public elementary school.  

Cotabato Light President and Chief Operating Officer Ben Caro C. Arkoncel and Assistant Vice President and General Manager Judy C. Sanchez, workers of the Aboitiz-owned power distributor took time out to join the bandwagon of beautifying and preparing the Simuay Junction Central Elementary School for June 3 class opening.   

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Energy Conservation Advisory: Why Does Power Consumption Rise?

A residential customer who has not added a new electric-powered appliance at home may be surprised if his or her power consumption reads higher than before, especially this summer season. Usually, higher energy consumption is traceable to other causes, which the customer is not aware of or has overlooked.   

Cotabato Light & Power Company would like to share with you other factors affecting energy consumption:

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50 inmates in SK earn TechVoc courses from TESDA-12

KORONADAL CITY  -- A new beginning awaits 50 inmates or “Persons Deprived of Liberty” after they finished the Technical Vocational Training administered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-12).   

A total of 25 inmates are now certified carpenters after they received their National Certificate (NC II) in carpentry and 25 female inmates received their National Competency (NC II) in Food Processing.

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Motorcycle vs. motorcycle in Kidapawan: 1 patay, 1 sugatan

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Patay ang isang gasoline pumpboy matapos na masangkot sa vehicular crash habang pauwi sa barangay Amas Kidapawan City alas 6:30 kagabi.

Kinilala ang nasawing biktima na si John Dua at nakatira ng nasabing lugar.

Ayon sa ulat ng PNP traffic section, sakay ang biktima ng kanyang motorsiklo nang bigla lang umano itong banggain ng isa pang motorsiklo na minamaneho naman ni Abesar Valentino na residente rin ng lugar.

Sa lakas ng impact ay tumilapon ang dalawa sa sementadong daan. 

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Cotabato City's first woman police director

COTABATO CITY  -- The first woman graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), now Police Colonel Portia Bañaga-Manalad today assumed as the first city police director.   

Manalad also becomes the first woman city director under Police Regional Office (PRO-12) or Soccsksargen region and the first in Mindanao.   

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10 hurt in NoCot highway mishap

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Nine persons were hurt when a top-down multi-carry vehicle plunged into a ravine in Antipas, North Cotabato Sunday. 

All the nine passengers and the driver of the green multi-cab, including the driver, miraculously survived the 9 a.m. vehicular crash in Barangay Pontevedra, according to Capt. Bernard Abarquez, Antipas municipal police chief. 

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CIDG probing GenSan PPM money market scheme

GENERAL SANTOS CITY --- The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group is now investigating on a money market scam that duped hundreds of police personnel with false promises of high investment profits.

Regional police officials told reporters Sunday that four from their ranks - Cpl. Rhodora Bombita, Cpl. Daisy Javierto, Lt. Col. Henry Biñas and Col. Raul Supiter - shall testify against the operators of the controversial PlanProMatrix, or PPM, now subject of an extensive CIDG probe.

The four witnesses belong to the Police Regional Office-12 based in this city.

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2 Army applicants killed in Maguindanao gun attack

MAGUINDANAO --- Suspected members of a local Islamic State-inspired group killed two applicants for military enlistment in a daring ambush in Sultan Kudarat town Saturday.

Celso Kusain, 25, and the 23-year-old Anthony Jumadiao died on the spot from gunshot wounds in different parts of their bodies.

They were together on a motorcycle en route to their hometown, Parang, from Cotabato City when they were attacked while motoring through Barangay Rebuken in Sultan Kudarat.

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Cotabato Light schedules power interruption for May 26

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