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Explosion rip through premises of church in Datu Piang

MAGUINDANAO --- A grenade blast rocked late Monday the vicinity of a Catholic church in Datu Piang town that a militant bloc that residents hate for acts of terror had threatened to destroy.  

No one was hurt in the explosion that ripped through the premises of the St. Therese church in the town proper of Datu Piang, Maguindanao at past 7:00 p.m. Monday but the incident triggered panic among villagers.


Village councilman, 2 others slain in NoCot gun attack

PIKIT, North Cotabato – An incumbent village councilor and two others were killed when unidentified gunmen sprayed them with bullets while in a roadside drinking session in Barangay Takepan here Saturday night.

Police Capt. Mautin Pangandigan, Pikit town police chief, said in a radio interview that the victims were having drinking session in Sitio Vilo, Barangay Takepan, Pikit, North Cotabato when the gunman opened fire at 6:45 p.m.


2 patay sa pamamaril sa Koronadal City

KORONADAL CITY - Patay ang isang lalaki at isang babae matapos na sila ay pagbabarilin habang sakay ng pampasaherong tricycle sa kahabaan ng GenSan Drive, Koronadal City kaninang tanghali.

Kinilala ng Koronadal City PNP ang mga nasawi na sina Manny Alvarez Diaz, 53 taong gulang at taga Dasmarinas, Cavite at Violebeth Giamalon.

Sa report ng PNP, nasawi on the spot si Diaz habang idineklara namang dead on arrival sa hospital si Guiamalon.


5 killed in latest central Mindanao gun attacks

SULTAN KUDARAT --- Five people, among them a barangay official, got killed in gun attacks in Central Mindanao in two days amid a government campaign against unauthorized carrying of firearms.

A woman also sustained a bullet wound when armed guests to a wedding in a remote barangay in Midsayap town in North Cotabato fired guns overhead in a revelry that scared villagers in farming enclaves nearby.


3 men slain in Lambayong ambush


LAMBAYONG, Sultan Kudarat – Three men believed to be related by blood were killed in an ambush along the national highway here Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The Lambayong Municipal Police Office, in a report, identified the victims as Nhor Talib, 34, Toton Ibad, 25 and Mike Ibad, 57, all residents of Barangay Namnama, Lamabyong.

Investigation showed that the victims were on board a tricycle driven by Mike Ibad when two men on motorbike shot them using gun guns along the national road in Barangay Maligaya.


NoCot village exec shot dead

KABACAN, North Cotabato  – Two men riding tandem on a motorbike shot dead a village official here on Sunday while he was on his way to his farm, police said.

Mayor Herlo Guzman Jr of Kabacan condemned the murder of Ben Candaganan, village chief of Barnagay Lower Paatan, Kabacan, North Cotabato province.

Citing report from Kabacan municipal police office, Colonel Maximo Layugan, North Cotabato police director, sa Candaganan, 43, was riding on his motorbike alone heading to his farm when gunmen on separate motorbike shot him.


Police officer under PRO-11 kills self using pistol

SULTAN KUDARAT --- A police major killed himself Friday using his service pistol while inside a car in Bagumbayan town in this province.

Major Kristian Ace Sularte, assigned at the Police Regional Office-11, was found dead on the driver’s seat of his silver Mitsubishi Mirage.

Probers found his service pistol beside him and recovered a spent bullet shell inside the vehicle, parked at his family’s yard in Purok Osmeña in Barangay Poblacion, Bagumbayan.


New Soccsksargen top cop vows tougher measures vs. terrorism

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Newly assumed Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 (Soccsksargen) director, Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus, vowed on Thursday to tap all available resources in the fight against terrorism in the region.

Corpus said he will prioritize the strengthening of intelligence and security operations in the entire region to counter terrorist threats and related movements in the area.

Such move was the first directive to provincial and city police directors and municipal police station chiefs within the region’s four provinces and four cities, he said.


IED found near shooting victims in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat  - While the town is still reeling from the Sept. 7 bombing in front of thw town public market the left eight people injured, another improvised explosive device (IED) was found Tuesday night.

Police and military authorities are digging deeper into the discovery of an IED and its connection to the shooting of two men in Barangay Kenram, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.


Farmer killed, son wounded in Pikit shooting incident  

NORTH COTABATO  --- A farmer was killed while his son was badly wounded when gunmen shot with assault rifles their shanty in Pikit town in North Cotabato on Thursday.

The 55-year-old Ampog Tejero died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds.

He and his son were together in their house in Barangay Silik in Pikit, North Cotabato when the suspects arrived and opened fire.

Tejero’s wounded son, Padido, was rushed by responding barangay officials and volunteer community watchmen to a hospital for treatment.



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