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COVID-19: Cotabato City issues new guidelines re: lockdown

Now that Cotabato City is imposing a lockdown, new guidelines are now in place for everyone to follow:

1. The 8PM - 5AM Safety and Discipline Hours will be observed STRICTLY by all residents of the city. During these hours, only the emergency responders, Healthcare workers, and others who are ON DUTY will be allowed outside given that they are only on their way to work or back to their houses.

2. Cotabato City residents will be allowed to enter the city during the lockdown but will not be allowed to go out again. Non-residents are STRICTLY RESTRICTED to come in.


Modified Community Quarantine ipinatupad na sa North Cotabato


KIDAPAWAN CITY - Determinado si Cotabato Province Governor Nancy Catamco na mapanatiling COVID-19 Free ang buong lalawigan.

Dahil dito, naglabas ng mas detalyadong kautusan ang gobernadora sa pamamagitan ng Executive Order No. 16 na nagdedeklara ng modified community quarantine sa buong lalawigan.

Pangunahing laman ng kautusan na lahat ng Local Chief Executive ng probinsya ay minamandato na gawin ang mga sumusunod:

Hikayatin ang kanilang mga nasasakupan na manatili na muna sa bahay;


COVID-19: Cotabato City temporary lockdown

Nasa temporary lockdown po ngayon ang city kaya po hindi muna pinapayagang makapasok o makalabas ang sinuman sa syudad.

Wala pa po kaming kumpletong detalye hinggil dito.

Kaya yung mga nasa checkpoint, bumalik na muna kayo sa inyong mga bahay para iwas contamination dyan sa pila nyo. Sa mga taga labas na may work sa city, make arrangements with your employers.

We are in a state of health emergency kaya these things happen... Maiintindihan nila ang sitwasyon and you will be excused.


Fire hits Mall of Alnor

COTABATO CITY - A fire of still unknown origin has transpired at about 10:00am in Mall of Alnor.
Fire out was declared at about 10:27 a.m. without reported casualty/injured person during the incident.


CBCP urges prayer, fasting for COVID-19 emergency

The Catholic hierarchy has called for a day of prayer and fasting to end of the coronavirus epidemic.

In a statement issued on March 13, the bishops’ collegial body exhorted the faithful to keep their faith firm during this “time of crisis”.

Archbishop Romulo Valles, the president of the bishops’ conference, particularly called for prayers for those who are infected with the COVID-19 and those who have died.


Maguindanao town councilor, companion die in Kabacan ambush

KABACAN, North Cotabato -  A municipal councilor of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao was slain in an ambush by still unidentified gunmen near a hospital in Barangay Kayaga Sunday morning.

Lt. Colonel Bernard Tayong, speaking for North Cotabato police, identified the slain councilor as Ruben "Udzi" Mindalagat who died on the spot.  His companion, Mokamad Mindalagat, was pronounced dead on arrival at Albutra hospital, about 20 meters away from the ambush scene. 


Sultan Kudarat village councilman nabbed for drug peddling

TACURONG CITY  – A village councilor was arrested by joint anti-narcotics and police operatives during anti-drug operation in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat Friday.

Director Naravy Duquiatan of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Soccsksargen region identified the suspect as Michael Tamles, 35, three-termer village councilman of Barangay Sucob.

Duquiatan said Tamles belonged to 10 priority target list of PDEA in Sultan Kudarat.


Top target-list drug peddler in S. Kudarat arrested

COTABATO CITY – A team of Sultan Kudarat provincial police force and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 12 arrested Thursday a top drug-listed personality in President Quirino town.

Lt. Col. Lino Capellan, speaking for the Police Regional Office-12, identified the arrested suspect as Mohamad Masukat Salendab, of Barangay Poblacion, President Quirino.

Armed with a search warrant issued by a regional court, the raiding team swooped down on the house of Salendab around 6 a.m. and caught him flat-footed.


NEA upgrades Magelco rating

COTABATO CITY  — The Maguindanao Electric Cooperative (Magelco) has received an upgraded over-all rating into Category A from the National Electrification Administration (NEA), a cooperative official said.

“Modesty side, it has been a long way before Magelco reached the top, Category A, that is, from poor Category D when it was ailing in 2014, and upped by two steps to Category B in 2018,” Engineer Sultan Ashary Maongco, Magelco general-manager, said in an interview.


Cotabato Light announces power scheduled interruption on March 18

COTABATO CITY - Residents leaving in Sitio Capiton, Barangay Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao will experience a 4-hour power interruption on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Cotabato Light and Power Comnpany (Cotabato Light) announced today. 

The interruption will come at 8 a.m. until 12 noon to facilitate rotten pole replacement in the area, the Cotabato Light said.



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