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Suspected drug peddler slain in Cotabato City anti-drug op, P13.6-M shabu seized

COTABATO CITY  – Police killed a suspected drug peddler during anti-drug operation here Monday that also led to the seizure of P13.6 million worth of suspected shabu.

Colonel Richard Fiesta, Cotabato City police director, told reporters that the suspect, Tohami Kamsa, a resident of Barangay Poblacion 9, this city, was a drug listed personality.

Fiesta said the operation was conducted by Cotabato City Police Drug Enforcement Unit along a barangay road at about 3 p.m.


Amid flash floods, official calls for massive bamboo, tree planting in NoCot

PIGCAWAYAN, Cotabato – An official of an alliance of municipalities in North Cotabato’s first district has called for massive planting of bamboo trees in the aftermath of flash floods that submerged at least seven villages in Pigcawayan town Sunday.

“Let’s keep on planting trees and bamboos to support the PALMA+PB Alliance TREEvolution program,” Orly Maraingan, project manager of PALMA+PB (Pigcawayan, Alamada, Libungan, Midsayap, Aleosan plus Pikit and Banisilan) said in a post to the social media Monday after flash floods hit at least seven villages here.


Floods hit parts of Pigcawayan in North Cotabato

PIGCAWAYAN, Cotabato – Floods submerged low lying villages in Pigcawayan and Libungan in North Cotabato Sunday night following almost daylong light to heavy down pour due to torrential rains.

Affected villages were Maluao, Presbetero, Anick, Buluan, New Igbaras, Kimarayag, Midpapan, and nearby areas.

Local disaster workers said no one was reported injured and the water have already subsided.  However, residents fear of another round of flash floods as the weather remain unfavorable.


`Bigtime' shabu trafficker in Lanao del Sur arrested

COTABATO CITY --- The police seized shabu, an assault rifle, a grenade launcher and fragmentation grenades from a drug dealer arrested Saturday in Bubong town in Lanao del Sur.

The suspect, Samsoding Ali Macasasa, 34, ranks second in the list of the top ten most wanted drug traffickers in Lanao del Sur.

Col. Madzgani Mukaram, director of the Lanao del Sur provincial police, said Sunday Macasasa yielded peacefully when a joint police-Army team knocked on his house in Barangay Matampay-Dimarao in Bubong to search for hidden weapons and shabu.


Dawlah member killed, 5 others arrested in Midsayap

NORTH COTABATO --- A member of the Dawlah Islamiya was killed while four others yielded after a brief gunfight with soldiers on Saturday in Midsayap town.

Another bandit, who was wounded in the ensuing encounter, was nabbed while trying to slip through a checkpoint in another area an hour after the incident.


Metro Cotabato Water District announces low water pressure or none at all due to heavy rain

Announcement from Metro Cotabato Water District :

Water Service Advisory

What: Notice of Low Water Pressure to No Water

When: As of 10: 00 pm this evening, June 13, 2020, until further notice

Areas Affected: All service areas

Status of Dimapatoy Treatment Plant and Pumping Station:
As of 10 pm, pumping operations have been reduced to 2 pumps due to high turbidity levels at the Dimapatoy River source


Evacuees rebuild conflict-stricken villages in Pikit municipality

NORTH COTABATO --- It may take some time for conflict-stricken residents of three barangays in Pikit town to rebuild their homes but their enthusiasm will help them easily get through, officials said Saturday. 

Hundreds of families from Pikit’s adjoining Barangays Balungis, Nunguan and Balatican started returning last week to the villages that they abandoned last month due to hostilities between rival groups in the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Moro National Liberation Front.




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1. TATLO KATAO, patay kabilang ang dalawang mga bata sa insidente ng pamamaril sa Datu Hofer, Maguindanao

2. Mga mangagawang nasa informal sector sa North Cotabato, nakinabang sa mahigit 800 thousand pesos na halaga cash assistance mula sa DOLE- 12

3. Dating Punong Barangay, nakaligtas sa pamamaril ng tatlo katao sa Polomolok, South Cotabato

4. COVID-19 total recoveries sa bansa, mahigit limang libo na!





Army nanguna sa feeding at tree planting activity sa Magpet, North Cotabato

MAGPET, COTABATO – Sabay na isinagawa ng Army’s 72nd Infantry Battalion ang tree planting activity at food feeding program sa Brgy Pangao-an, Magpet, Cotabato kahapon.

Kasama ang barangay officials, Sangguniang Kabataan members, Commuity Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) Kidapawan City, Youth For Peace Movement (YFPM), at tropa ng 72nd Infantry Battation, aabot sa100 seedlings ng Narra at Mahogany trees ang naitanim sa nasabing lugar.

Samantala, nagsagawa rin ng food feed program ang militar sa abot 30 mga bata sa pareho ring lugar.


All Cotabato City cops undergoing COVID-19 test

COTABATO CITY  – After two active police officers turned out positive of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the city police chief on Thursday has ordered rapid test for all officers, including non-uniformed personnel (NUP).

Lt. Colonel Richard Fiesta, Cotabato City Police Office director, told reporters that all active and inactive police officers will be tested to ensure they are safe from the disease and give immediate medical attention for those who have symptoms of the virus.



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