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2 injured in accidental blast of fishing explosive

COTABATO CITY --- Two fishermen were injured Thursday in an accidental explosion of a home-made dynamite they were to use for fishing.

The relatives Datu and Mahdi, both surnamed Matabalao, are now confined in a hospital in the city.

They were sailing to a fishing spot two kilometers off the seaside Barangay Kalanganan northwest of the city when one of several dynamites hidden in their boat went off, hurting them both seriously.


Socoteco 1 announces power outage on May 26

POWER ADVISORY: scheduled power interruption on May 26, 2019, 9AM- 5PM affecting Brgy. Caloocan, BO3,BO5, Brgy. Esperanza, Brgy. Mabini, Brgy. Cacub, BO7 and Brgy. Morales of Koronadal and Municipality of Lutayan

Purpose: Preventive Maintenance including, line clearing, pole replacement, replacement of defective pole line hardwares and retightening of jumpers and cut-outs.

Outage time may change without prior notice but we will exert all efforts to restore power ASAP.


Kidapawan folk honored with PMA cadet's feat

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- The local communities are euphoric over reports that someone from here ranked fifth from among the top 10 graduates this year of the Philippine Military Academy.

The consistent honor cadet Aldren Maambong Altamero, 24, hails from Barangay Balabag here.

Local residents learned of Altamero’s feat from a report on Wednesday morning by the popular Catholic station dxND here.

In a statement, the office of Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said Altamero is known for his intelligence and good character in their barangay since his childhood.


Cotabato Light announces power interruption for May 23

What: Notice of Scheduled Power Interruption (Phase 2)

When: May 23, 2019 (Thursday) 6:00 AM - 12:00 NN

Duration: 4 hours

To facilitate Hawk-eye pole dressing which we cannot work on live (energized) line for the safety of our linemen.

Areas Affected:
At Barrio Bucana, Brgy. Kalangan Mother, Cotabato City

Cotabato Light & Power Company will exert all efforts to finish the work speedily and restore electric service as soon as possible.


Taga Kidapawan, top 5 sa PMA class 2019

Isang taga North Cotabato ang napabilang sa Top 10 ng Philippine Military Academy MABALASIK Class of 2019.

Si Aldren Maambong Altamero, 24 anyos na taga barangay Balabag Kidapawan City ay isa ding dean’s lister sa University of Southern Mindanao Kidapawan City Campus. Siya ay nag-aral ng apat na taon at sumailalim sa pagsasanay sa Phipilippine Military Academy sa Baguio City.

Si Altamero na bunso sa tatlong magkakapatid ay kasalukuyang naninirahan sa Kidapawan City, wala na ang kanyang ama at nakauwi na rin sa lungsod ang ina nito mula sa ibang bansa.


19 hurt in North Cotabato highway crash

COTABATO CITY (May 22) – At least 19 persons were injured in a vehicular crash in Alamada, North Cotabato the other day, authorities and disaster officials today said.

The Alamada Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) reported that the crash happened near Camp Paulino Santos, Barangay Dado, Alamada, North Ctoabato at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The vehicle was heading to Davao City from a brief visit at Asik-Asik Falls in Barangay Dado, Alamada, North Cotabato when the mishap happened.


Target-listed pusher slain in GenSan raid

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- A target-listed drug personality was killed in an alleged shootout with police anti-drug operatives in an operation here early Tuesday.

Lt. Renato Dungca Jr., public information officer of the city police office, identified the slain suspect as Niel Jason Jansaon alias "Jason Bourne," 34, a resident of GenSanville Subdivision in Barangay Bula.

Dungca said Jansaon, who was listed as a big-time drug pusher, was gunned down by joint operatives after resisting arrest during a search operation at his home around 12:20 a.m.


Gunmen shot, hurt bus inspector in North Cotabato

MAKILALA, North Cotabato - Blangko pa din ang Makilala PNP sa kung ano ang motibo ng mga suspek sa pagbaril sa isang bus inspector ng Mindanao Star Purok Talisay Old Bulatukan, sa bayan ng Makilala North Cotabato.

Nakilala ang biktima na si Roy Señas, nasa hustong gulang, may asawa at nakatira sa naturang lugar.

Sinabi ni barangay Old Bulatukan chairman Basilio Guinang, alas 5:30 ng umaga kahapon pinagbabaril ang biktima habang nag-aabang ng sasakyan kasama ang misis nito sa gilid ng National Highway.


Ambush incidents leave soldier dead, hurt 4 civilians

MAGUINDANAO --- An off-duty soldier was killed while four others, two of them employees of the Department of Natural Resources-12, were wounded in separate ambush incidents in the past three days.

The slain soldier, Staff Sergeant Miranda Lumbatan of the Army’s 38th Infantry Battalion, has just emerged from a mosque in Barangay Tanuel in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao after a nighttime Ramadhan prayer when two men on a motorcycle blocked his path and shot him with .45 caliber pistols.

He died from gunshot wounds in different parts of his body.


Isulan highway crash: Wing Van vs Dump Truck vs TownAce

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat (May 20) -- A truck driver was killed while two other drivers were injured in a three-vehicle smash up along the national highway near the borders of Isulan and Esperanza in Sultan Kudarat Monday morning.

Two of the vehicles went on fire after collision at past 6 a.m. amid light downpour in Barangay Mapantig, according to Isulan Bureau of Fire Protection investigator Police Executive Master Sgt. Elmer Segura.

Involved in the highway mishap were a 12-wheeler wing-van, an Isuzu dump truck and a Toyota town ace passenger jeep.



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