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Thousands in North Cotabato lose jobs due to lottery shutdown

NORTH COTABATO --- No fewer than 8,000 people in this province and its capital, Kidapawan City, became jobless with Saturday’s shutdown of lottery outlets as ordered by Malacañang.

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the crackdown late Friday, citing as reasons corruption, mishandling of lottery revenues and other anomalies.

Station dxND in Kidapawan City said on Facebook that some 8,000 people working for Lotto and Small Town Lottery outlets have been rendered jobless by the police’s enforcement of Duterte’s order.

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Barangays Tamonta in Cotabato City to experience power outages

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato Light and Power Company has scheduled a power service interruption for some areas in Barangays Tamontaka 1 to 5 on Saturday, July 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

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Catamco vows intensified drive vs. illegal drugs, users

KIDAPAWAN CITY  – North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco today vowed to intensify drive against illegal drugs and the personalities behind it in the province.

She issued the statement after being told by officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), led by Director Naravy Duquiatan, that North Cotabato was the leading province in the region to have highest number of suspected drug users and with most seized illegal drugs.

Duquiatan did not give statistics, though.

“Illegal drugs have no place in North Cotabato province,” Catamco stressed.

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Ooh...large portion of South Cotabato to experience day long brownout

KORONADAL CITY - Scheduled power interruption affecting the ENTIRE SOCOTECO-I Coverage Area on July 27, 2019 (Saturday) 8:00AM-5:00PM.

Purpose: Interconnection of the newly constructed 69 kV Sub transmission Line (Double Circuit), line clearing, pole replacement & PMS.

Socoteco said outage time may change without prior notice "but we will exert all efforts to restore power as soon as possible."

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Village councilman nabbed for gun possession in NoCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY  – Police arrested a village councilman for possession of an unlicensed gun during law enforcement operations in Mlang, North Cotabato, police said today.

Barangay Councilman Rodel Galido of Barangay Magallon, Mlang, North Cotabato is now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 10591 or Illegal Possession of Firearms.

Armed with search warrants, members of Mlang police, led by town police chief Lt. Colonel Giovanni Ladeo, searched the home of Galido at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Found in his home was an unlicensed 9mm pistol with ammunition.

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Power outages cut peoples view of Duterte’s SONA

KIDAPAWAN CITY  – Residents of Kidapawan City and nearby towns of Makilala and Mlang in North Cotabato were dismayed by the turned of events while watching President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address.

This after a series of power fluctuations hit the city and its environs as the President delivered his SONA before joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Heavy downpour coupled with strong wind sent tree branches hitting transmission lines that tripped and sent the city into blackout.

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Soldier hailed for honesty in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY - He is a well-rounded warrior with exceptional skills, an epitome of a true soldier living up to the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ core values of honor, service, and patriotism.

Clad in battle-dress uniform, Technical Sergeant Armando Gamboa marched on Western Mindanao Command’s parade ground on Monday morning to receive the award of Sagisag ng Ulirang Kawal—a befitting recognition conferred on him by the WestMinCom leadership for his honesty.

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PRO-12 cops on alert during Pres. Duterte's SONA

GEN. SANTOS CITY – The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12, under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Eliseo Tam Rasco, has raised efforts to intensify security measures in SOCCSKSAARGEN region for the peaceful conduct of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2019.

PRO-12 police force has intensified safety and security measures throughout the region. Uniformed personnel were deployed in public places and public thoroughfares where protesters are likely conduct rallies.

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Barangay chairman, escort gunned down in Midsayap

FB image of the slain victims

NORTH COTABATO --- Gunmen shot dead a barangay chairman and his aide in a daring attack Monday morning in Midsayap town in this province.

Lt. Col. Benito Rotia Jr, Midsayap town police chief, identified the victims as Alcon Guiabar Tubasan, 44, chairman of Barangay Tumbras in Midsayap who died on the spot while his companion, the 26-year-old Samanodin Inok, a volunteer community watchman, succumbed to bullet wounds in a hospital.

Rotia said Tubasan's wife, Armia Bacar Tubasan, 39 was slightly injured. 

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Arsonists try, fail to set Lambayong police facility on fire

SULTAN KUDARAT --- Gunmen on Thursday nigth set on fire using gasoline the new police community action center made of light materials in Lambayong town in this province.

Barangay officials and Lambayong’s police chief, Capt. Herman Luna, said Saturday they are still investigating on who were behind the arson attack.

The structure sustained only minor damages in the 7 p.m. attack.  The suspects fled after village watchmen arrived. They eventually put off the blaze.

They could not confirm yet either if a local Islamic State-inspired group was responsible.

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