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Picong ambush suspect falls during hot pursuit operation

PICONG, Lanao del Sur - After a thorough investigation and follow-up operation, operatives were able to identify the seven individuals involved in the Picong ambush that wounded one of the police officers on April 18, 2024.

Following the identification of the suspects, personnel of Picong MPS, in coordination with Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office, RMFB 14-A, Regional Intelligence Division, PSOG/PDEU, 1st and 2nd PMFC, Malabang MPS, and 4th SAB-SAF, carried out a hot pursuit operation.

MSSD-BARMM condemns attack against lady employees; PRO-BAR offers P100K reward for info on attackers

COTABATO CITY  - The Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has condemned the Wednesday night attack on its three employees that left a 27-year-old middle-level executive dead and her companion injured.

Comelec holds historic voter sign-up in 2 MILF camps

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao del Norte – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday held the first-ever voter registration inside the Camp Darapanan and Camp Abubakar of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) here.

Comelec officials headed by chair George Garcia and Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. led the opening of the two-day Register Anywhere Project (RAP), where voter applicants queued as early as 7 a.m.

Peaceful BARMM plebiscite beckons hope for new citizens of BARMM

COTABATO CITY  – The voters in 63 villages in North Cotabato on Saturday ratified the creation of eight new municipalities in the Bangsamoro region in a quiet and peaceful exercise during an electoral process that stood in sharp contrast with the blood and violent village elections in 2023.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec), in a statement, said the plebiscite had an 81.10 percent voter turnout. Out of its 89,594 registered voters, 72,660 have voted.  Of these 72,358 voted in favor of the creation of eight towns while 273 voted “No.”  

MOLE orders employers to protect workers from heat stress

COTABATO CITY - The Bangsamoro labor ministry has ordered owners of private establishments in the autonomous region to protect workers from extreme heat at daytime caused by the El Niño phenomenon via essential mitigation measures.

Labor and Employment Minister Muslimin Sema of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao was quoted in radio reports here on Sunday as saying that he had issued last Thursday a directive compelling employers to supply workers with adequate safe drinking water in their workplaces for proper rehydration to prevent medical emergencies.

SGA okays 8 new towns, MP Antao describes plebiscite as culmination of Bangsamoro aspirations

COTABATO CITY - A Moro enclave that became an official part of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) through a plebiscite in 2019 on Saturday (April 13,2024) voted resoundingly ‘YES’ in another plebiscite, ratifying the creation of eight new municipalities in North Cotabato.

BARMM SGA plebiscite peaceful, orderly, officials say

PIKIT, North Cotabato - Police authorities in the Soccsksargen region today said the plebisicte in 63 villatges of the Bangsamoro Region Specil Geographic Area was generally peaceful.

Brig. Gen. Percival Augustus Placer, PRO-12 regional director, said no major disruption was ever recorded except issues on voters having hard time finding their names on the list postred outside polling prescinct.

Placer along with other police officers visited various voting centers in the province and wer4e briefed that the electoral process was orderly.

 

P6.8 M worth of shabu seized in Lanao del Sur PDEA buy bust

COTABATO CITY - Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized P6.8 million worth of shabu from four peddlers entrapped in an interior barangay in Wao, Lanao del Sur on Friday.

Gil Cesario Castro, director of PDEA-BARMM, said Saturday that the suspects, Nawap Gundar Mohammad, Nursidin Bilao Bantak, Mamak Barazar Solaiman and Mustapha Dipatuan Solaiman fell in a sting laid with the help of Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. and Bangsamoro regional police director Brig. Gen. Prexy Tanggawohn.

SGA plebiscite in photos

PIGCAWAYAN, North Cotabato - Maaga pa nagsimula nang magtungo sa mga voting center ang mga botante sa ilang barangay ng Pigcawayan, North Cotabato.

Residents in the Pigcawayan cluster looking for their names to cast their votes in the plebiscite in the 63 SGAs.  Residents of Brgy. Malingao Kadayangan, Midsayap cast their votes for the plebiscite. 

Seguridad ng plebesito, plantsado na, ayon sa Army

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao Norte  - Naideploy na ang tropa ng kasundaluhan katuwang ang pulisya at iba pang security forces para sa gagawing SGA-BARMM Plebiscites, ngayong araw.

Ito ang pagtitiyak ni Major General Alex S. Rillera PA, Commander ng 6ID/JTFC sa send off ceremony kahapon  na ginanap sa Cotabatao Provincial Police Office, Amas, Kidapawan City.

Sinabi ni Maj. Gen. Rillera na nagdagdag na ng isang batalyon sa nasasakupan ng 602nd Brigade upang dagdag pwersa para sa pagbabantay sa seguridad.

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