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PRO-12 personnel undergo random drug testing

GENERAL SANTOS CITY --- Personnel of the Police Regional Office-12 based in General Santos City underwent drug testing Monday in keeping with efforts to rid the Philippine National Police of members addicted to shabu.

Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus, PRO-12 director, led his subordinates in submitting to chemists urine samples be examined for presence of shabu residue.

The PRO-12 has assured the media community in Region 12 to reveal the results of the surprise drug testing soon.

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2 NPAs dead, firearms seized in latest Sarangani Army-rebel clashes

GENERAL SANTOS CITY --- Soldiers shot dead two New People’s Army guerillas and recovered four assault rifles and other combat provisions in separate clashes the past ten days in Sarangani province.

Members of the Army’s 73rd Infantry Battalion seized last weekend two assault rifles, ammunition and other combat provisions scattered on the scene of an encounter over the weekend with New People’s Army guerillas in Sitio Talifafa in Barangay Alegria in Alabel, Sarangani.

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Woman perish in Isabela City fire

COTABATO CITY --- A 90-year-old woman perished in a fire that razed a number of houses Wednesday night in Barangay Tabuk in Isabela City, Basilan and dislocated several families.

Isabela City Mayor Sitti-Djalia Turabin-Hataman on Thursday ordered the city social welfare office and the inter-agency city disaster risk reduction and management council to attend to the needs of the families displaced by the incident.

The mayor also asked local personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection in the city to determine the cause of fire.

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Vietnamese fishermen rescued off Tawi-Tawi

COTABATO CITY --- Members of the Marines and the Philippine Coast Guard rescued Tuesday in the territorial waters of Tawi-Tawi a group of Vietnamese fishermen whose boat went adrift after its skipper broke a leg and an arm in an accident onboard.

The fishermen, who could hardly communicate in English, were immediately brought for medication to the command post of the 6th Marine Battalion in Turtle Islands in Tawi-Tawi in the Bangsamoro region, near the island Sabah state in Malaysia.

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As promised, Muslim fisher folks of Mati get P500k from MinDA

MATI CITY  - Three weeks after I made a drive along the Pacific Rim Highway passing through the provinces of Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur, I returned to Mati City yesterday to fulfil a promise made to Muslim Kalagan fishermen to provide them small boats for fishing.

The local government organized the "Jamaa," the religious leaders of the 8,000 Kalagan families, into several groups to facilitate the release of assistance provided by the national government under President Rody Duterte.

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Army detachment commander nabbed for peddling shabu in North Cotabato

GEN. SANTOS CITY - Operatives from Police Regional Office 12 (PRO12), Tulunan MPS, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency  (PDEA North Cotabato) and members of 39th IB arrested two  suspects including a High Value Target (HVT) who turns out to be a member of the Philippine Army in a buy-bust operation at Barangay New Bunawan, Tulunan, Cotabato on October, 24, 2019, at 2:55PM.

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Marijuana plantation discovered in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY - While conducting combat operation, elements of the Marine Battalion Landing Team-7 discovered a Marijuana plantation in Barangay Masjid Punjungan, Kalingalang Caluang, Sulu on Wednesday, October 23.

The 1,800 square meters marijuana plantation that has an estimated cost of 3.6 million, is located within the residential area of a certain Adzhar Jumaidim Mundoc.

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Engineer slain in Tacurong gun attack

TACURONG CITY  – Unidentified gunmen shot dead here a construction engineer and wounded three others on Tuesday night.

Lt. Colonel Rey Egos, Tacurong City police chief, identified the slain victim as civil Engr. Joel Bastareche, a resident of Barangay Poblacion here.  He was declared dead on arrival at a local hospital.

Injured were Bastareche’s companions Abang Suizo and Alvin Monahan, 35, both of Barangay Buenaflor and  Romeo Jayme, 57, a tricycle driver.

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PDEA-BARMM, Marines seize P3.4-M worth of shabu, nab peddler in Lanao

COTABATO CITY – At least P3.4 million worth of suspected shabu were seized from a big time drug peddler during joint law enforcement operation in Malabang, Lanao del Sur on Wednesday afternoon.

Director Juvenal Azurin of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM) identified the arrested peddler as Mohammad Timan alias “Orak,” a resident of Paridi-Kalimudan, Madalum, Lanao del Sur.

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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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