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Peace and Order

Soldier slain, pal hurt in North Cotabato ambush

MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato  – Military and police authorities here and in Maguindanao have been hunting two men who ambushed and killed a soldier and wounded another on Wednesday (Jan. 22).

Police Lt. Colonel John Miridel Calinga, Midsayap town police chief, identified the victims as Corporal Earl Tabaranza, 31, and Private First Class Meljay Bernal, 30, both members of the Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion.


Bigtime drug peddler, wife nabbed in Cotabato City drug buy bust operation

COTABATO CITY – Government forces arrested a leader of Moro rebel group and his wife during drug buy bust operations here Wednesday that also led to the seizure of P3.4 million worth of shabu.

Cotabato City Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi, in a public statement through her FB page, said the operation was jointly conducted by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 12 and in the Bangsamoro region, local police and Criminal Investigation and Detection group.


Another drug den in GenSan shutdown

GENERAL SANTOS CITY --- Five operators of a drug den in Barangay Apopong here fell in an entrapment operation Saturday by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Naravy Duquitan, director of PDEA-12, identified the suspects as Rodrigo Dadibo and his accomplices, Abdul Ayob, Jeherson Bagatua, Noel Morales and Richie Sarabia.

Agents confiscated from them P68,000 worth of shabu.


Driver patay, MNLF official at aide sugatan sa Matalam ambush

MATALAM, North Cotabato  - Hindi na umabot pa ng buhay sa ospital ang isang Barangay Peacekeeping action Team o BPAT member habang sugatan naman isang Barangay Chairman at isa pa matapos na tambangan ng di pa kilalang mga suspek sa Barangay Ilian, Matalam North Cotabato.

Kinilala ang nasawi na si Kunti Kadatuan Solaiman na residente ng nasabing lugar habang ang sugatan naman ay sina Kutin Idtug, 67 anyos, may asawa at Punong Barangay ng Ilian at Chairman din ng Political Affairs ng MNLF at Antonio Saban, 53 anyos at nakatira sa Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan Cotabato.


Army anticipating for NPA retaliations

NORTH COTABATO --- The military is bracing for retaliations by the New People’s Army following an encounter Wednesday that left four NPAs wounded.

The gunfight erupted when the NPAs fired at members of the Army’s 7th Infantry Battalion dispatched to Sitio Pahidlat in Barangay Latagan in Matalam, North Cotabato to check on the reported presence of gunmen collecting “protection money” from hapless villagers.


Region 12's 2nd most wanted shabu dealer neutralized

COTABATO CITY  --- A police team killed the second most wanted shabu trafficker in central Mindanao in a brief gunfight in Polomolok town in South Cotabato Tuesday.

The 38-year-old Taugan Usman Vicente died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds.

Agents who were to entrap him in Barangay Crossing Palkan in Polomolok neutralized him instead when he pulled out a pistol after sensing that the person buying P80,000 worth of shabu from him is a non-uniformed policeman.


Gov't forces, MILF members together destroy marijuana farm

MAGUINDANAO -- Combined personnel of the Datu Montawal municipal police, the Army’s 7th Infantry Battalion and members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on Sunday uprooted more than a thousand marijuana shrubs found in Datu Montawal town.

MILF leader Hadji Abdullah Hamsa and Capt. Razul Pandulo, chief of the Datu Montawal municipal police, are now trying to identify the propagators of the marijuana shrubs planted neatly in rows on patches arable lands in an interior area at the border of Montawal and Pagalungan town, also in Maguindanao.


Nighttime grenade blast rocks Pikit town 

COTABATO CITY  --- A powerful explosion ripped through a residential site in Pikit, North North before midnight Sunday causing panic among villagers in the area.

Captain Mautin Panandigan, chief of the Pikit municipal police, said Monday someone shot with a 40 millimeter  grenade projectile using a launcher the house of public school principal Abdulkadir Bedtog Buda in Fort Pikit area and escaped after the explosive went off.


South Cotabato village chair gunned down in Polomolok town

KORONADAL CITY  -- A barangay chair in Polomolok, South Cotabato has not reached 2020 after he was gunned down a day before the New Year ushered in Tuesday afternoon.

Lt. Colonel Lino Capellan, speaking for police in Region 12, said Chairperson Abdullah Nilong II of Barangay Lapu had just emerged from a drug store when a man wearing helmet opened fire on him from behind.

Nilong was walking along Miranda Street at the town’s public market when shot in the head and body at past 1 p.m. Tuesday.


RPOC-12 holds year-end meeting, pushes for end to communism, terrorism

KIDAPAWAN CITY – North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco has called on all members of the Soccsksargen Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) to fully support President Duterte’s desire to end communist-led armed conflict in the country.

Catamco has moved for the passage of a resolution expressing all out support to Pres. Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70, more known as the “whole of nation approach” in addressing communist insurgency.



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