Wednesday Dec, 11 2019 03:52:49 AM

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2 earthquake-hit towns get solar water systems

DAVAO CITY  - Two North Cotabato towns which were hardest hit by the series of earthquakes recently will each receive one unit of Solar-Powered Water System to provide drinking and irrigation water.

The Solar-Powered Water Systems will be established in the towns of Makilala and Tulunan, both in North Cotabato, which faced water supply problems following the earthquakes.

The two Solar-Powered Potable and Irrigation Water Systems were donated by the Yangzhou Yatai Hydro Equipment Company of China to the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA).


Son kills own father using machete in South Cotabato town

KORONADAL CITY - Police investigators in Norala Police station are on standby to arrest a hacking incident suspect who is now confined at Norala District Hospital.

Norala Chief of Police Maj. Nathaniel Panaguiton identified the suspect as Angelo Futolan, 30 years old and the victim as Isagani Futolan, 56 years old, both residents of Purok Sto. Nino, Barangay BS Aquino on the said town.


Man hacks to death wife in South Cotabato

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - Selos ang motibo na sinusundan ng imbestigasyon ng mga pulis sa pagpatay ng isang mister sa sariling misis sa bayan ng Tantangan, South Cotabato. Ipinahayag ito ni Tantangan Chief of Police, Captain Romeo Albano Jr.

Kinilala ni Albano ang nasawing misis na si Denelyn Mara, 28 years old, overseas filipino worker o OFW. Suspek naman sa krimen ang mister mismo ng biktima na si Roel John Mara, 38 years old at isang karpintero.

Ayon kay Albano, umuwi ang biktimang misis matapos magtrabaho sa ibang bansa noong October 31.


Magnitude 4.2 rocks Tulunan, North Cotabato anew

KIDAPAWAN CITY - A magnitude 4.2 quake rocked Tulunan, North Cotabato at 6:31 a.m. today.

It was tectonic in origin and part of the aftershocks of previous major quakes that rocked North Cotabato.

Intensity IV- Kidapawan City

Intensity II- Tupi, South Cotabato
Intensity I- Alabel, Sarangani


Cotabato Light announces power interruption

COTABATO CITY - To facilitate primary pole and transformer relocation, the Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light) has scheduled a 4-hour power interruption along portions of Don Roman Vilo Streeet on Saturday, Nov. 23.


Tremor-related damages, deaths in North Cotabato immense  

NORTH COTABATO --- More than 20 villagers, not just seven as earlier reported, perished in the devastating episodes of earthquakes that jolted this province in the past four weeks.

Acting North Cotabato Vice Gov. Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva was quoted in radio reports Wednesday as saying that 21 villagers died from tremor-related injuries when a magnitude 6.3 foreshock hit the province  on October 16, followed by almost 3,000 aftershocks since.


Classes suspended anew due to tremor

COTABATO CITY --- The local government unit here suspended classes in all schools today (Nov.19) following the magnitude 5.9 earthquake that jolted southern Mindanao provinces on Monday night.

Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi, presiding chairperson of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, immediately announced after the nighttime tremor was felt that engineers need to inspect again all school buildings in campuses for damages.


More than 50 aftershocks follow magnitude 5.9 quake in Bukidnon

COTABATO CITY -- At least 50 aftershocks were recorded by Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology after the magnitude 5.9 quake that rocked Bukidnon province Monday night.

The latest aftershock came at 6:30 a.m. measured at magnitude 1.3.

Phivolcs records show the strongest aftershock was a magnitude 3.8 that came at 9:56 or about 30 minutes after the major quake struck.

Damages were reported were reported, including the one at the Sangguniang Bayan session hall.  Photo shown in this article.


12 Makilala school campuses still closed

NORTH COTABATO --- The municipal government of the earthquake-wracked Makilala town in North Cotabato has extended the suspension of classes in 12 campuses where there are buildings still being inspected for damages.

Thousands of structures, including houses and dozens of school buildings and gymnasiums were destroyed by earthquakes the jolted North Cotabato province and its capital, Kidapawan City, in the past four weeks that started with a magnitude 6.3 foreshock on October 16, followed by more than 2,000 aftershocks since.


Press council denounces DILG official's unethical behavior


The Mindanao Independent Press Council (MIPC) Inc. regrets the actuation, behavior, and demeanor of Ms. Jeannette Palmera, the assistant provincial director of the the Department of Interior and Local Government in Davao del Norte.



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