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Philippine-Australian 9th Maritime Exercise kicks-off

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The 9th Combined Philippine Navy (PN)-Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Maritime Training Activity-Philippines (MTA-P) officially kicked-off with the arrival of Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Ararat at the Ensign Majini Pier of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao in Naval Station Romulo Espaldon, Bagong Calarian, this city earlier today (October 14, 2019).

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Mindanao Independent Press Council condemns slay try vs. Tagum radioman

MINDANAO INDEPENDENT PRESS COUNCIL STATEMENT

We, the members and officers of the Mindanao Independent Press Council, condemns in the strongest sense of the word the attempt on the life of Pat Lucero Pacquiao, the current information officer of the province of Davao del Norte, and a commentator and station manager for the RP-FM ang Radyo ng Masa which he also owns.

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Malaybalay bishop bars ‘healing priest’ from diocese

MALAYBALAY, Bukidnon - Another Catholic bishop has barred “healing priest” Fr. Fernando Suarez from doing his activities in his diocese in central Mindanao.

Bishop Jose Cabantan of Malaybalay disclosed that Suarez had been conducting healing masses without the necessary permit from his diocese.

“We ask their group to secure a ‘celebret’ or an endorsement from his bishop so we can allow him to celebrate Mass and do healing. But we have not received it,” he said.

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Troops seize smuggled cigarettes at Zambo wharf

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Government troops seized smuggled cigarettes from a commercial vessel at Zamboanga City International Pier on October 6.

The smuggled cigarettes were seized from MV Mary Joy 1 by elements of Task Force Zamboanga, Philippine Coast Guard, and Task Force Aduana in a law enforcement operation at Zamboanga wharf at 4:30am on Sunday.

Various brands of cigarettes that were concealed in cartons of fruits and fish were seized by the troops.

MV Mary Joy is a passenger vessel from Jolo, Sulu.

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P100,000 halaga ng shabu, tinangkang ipasok ng babae sa SoCot prov'l jail

KORONADAL CITY - Nasa kustoya na ngayon ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency o PDEA-12 General Santos City ang isang babae. Ito ay matapos mahulihan ng pinaniniwalaang shabu sa South Cotabato Rehabilitation and Detention Center SCRDC na mas kilalang provincial jail magaalas nuwebe nang umaga kahapon.

Kinilala naman ni South Cotabato OIC Provincial Jail Warden Felicito Gumapac ang suspek na si Joy Gallego Marcera, 42 anyos, nakatira sa Barangay Avancena, Koronadal City.

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Smuggled cigarettes seized off Zambo

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Naval troops seized 100 cases of smuggled cigarettes from a watercraft intercepted off the waters of Zamboanga on September 28, the Western Mindanao Command said in a statement.

Troops intercepted MV Champion carrying cigarettes smuggled from Indonesia and transported to Sulu through a pre-arranged watercraft at 8:50pm on Saturday. The smuggled items had no internal revenue stamps, violating Section 6 of Republic Act No. 8240 and the Customs Law.

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Researcher perish in river accident in Basilan 

BASILAN  --- A researcher was accidentally drowned in a river while on a weekend outing with co-workers in an upland area in Maluso town in this province Saturday.

The 26-year-old Desire Mae Somobay was swept away by rampaging waters flowing downstream the Mahayahay River in a hinterland eco-tourism site in Maluso that suddenly overflowed after a brief but heavy rain fell on tropical rainforests in mountains upstream.

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65th IB recover large IED in abandoned NPA lair

COTABATO CITY --- Soldiers found this week a 10-kilo improvised explosive device in an abandoned enclave of the New People’s Army in Cagayan de Oro City.

Lt. Col. Benjamin Pajarito Jr. of the Army’s 65th Infantry Battalion said Saturday the home-made bomb was planted like a booby trap along a route leading to an NPA lair in Barangay Pigsag-an in Cagayan de Oro City.

The IED was rigged with a contraption that could set off its detonator once tripped or accidentally touched even with slight pressure.

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Philippine Marines secures Bongao town day and night

TAWI-TAWI --- Servicemen of the 9th Marine Battalion of the Philippine Marine Corps do random patrols in Bongao to maintain peace in the municipality, capital of Tawi-Tawi.

Tawi-Tawi is known as the most peaceful province in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao that also covers Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, both in mainland Mindanao, and the islands of Basilan and Sulu.

The unit is also involved in civil-military projects meant to foster cordiality between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Bongao’s mixed Muslim and Christian communities.

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Creation of 3 Isabela City LGU outfits to boost governance mulled  

ISABELA CITY --- The Sangguniang Panglungsod is now deliberating on the proposed creation of three entities to boost the public service thrusts of the city government.

Also being deliberated for the SP’s imprimatur is the “freedom of information,” or FOI ordinance for domestic application.

The Isabela City SP is chaired by Vice Mayor Kifli Salliman, its presiding officer.

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