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5 rebels killed, 6 high powered firearms captured in Sarangani clash

MANILA, Feb. 16 (PNA) -- Government troopers killed five New People's Army (NPA) bandits during an encounter in Sitio Tugal, Barangay Datal Anggas, Alabel town, Sarangani at 8 a.m. Monday.1st Lt.

UPDATEand Sultan Kudarat village councilman stabbed to death in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY -- Two men, one of themarmed with a kitchen knife, stabbed to death here a village official of Columbio, Sultan Kudarat, police said.Alert policemen who responded quickly arrested the two suspects after the 10 a.m. roadside stabbing incident.Alert policemen, led byPolice Senior Supt. Nestor Salcedo, Koronadal City police director, responded quickly and arrested the two suspects in the 10 a.m.

PhilHealth-12 fun run breaks record

KORONADAL CITY - More than 7,000 people participated in in today'sPhilippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) 12 Fun Run. The fun run dubbed as PhilHealthand Ready Tsekap Go” was conducted in line with the agency’s 20thyear anniversary. Runners from various parts of SOCCSKSARGEN (South Cotabato, Cotabato City, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, General Santos City) Region braved the early morning rain andstarted to flock at the South Cotabato Sports complex as early as 3 a.m. Before hitting the road, the runners warmed up with a one hour Zumba exercise.

Expelled priest shot dead in Bukidnon

COTABATO CITY – An expelled priest in Bukidnon was shot dead Thursday morning by two armed men riding tandem on a motorbike in Maramag town, police said. Police Inspector Jiselle Lou Longgakit, Bukinon police provincial office spokesperson, said defrocked Fr. Teresito M. Labastilla was shot dead in front of his eldest son at past 7 a.m. in a highway in Maramag town, Bukidnon. Bystanders rushed Labastilla, 45, to the Bukidnon district hospital where he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians, Longgakit said. He was hit in the forehead from cal.

Australian tourists comment on Mamasapano carnage

GEN. SANTOS CITY - Like many Filipinos, two Australian tourists who were here over the weekend have so many unanswered questions about the infamous Mamasapano carnage.Keiran Gillespe said he really wondered why the Army which was a few kilometers away did not came to the rescue of the beleaguered policemen. I don’t understand why the president has not come and take action, I believe most foreigners action speaks better than words and what this massacre means a lot of foreigners, he said when sought for comments.

RTWPB-12 yet to announce salary hike for 'kasambahay'

KORONADAL CITY - The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today said itcannot yet implement increase in the salaries of domestic helpers in the region as mandated by RA 10361.This was revealed by a ranking officer of RTWPB 12 in an interview with DXOM FM Koronadal Tuesday.Jessie Dela Cruz, RTWPB 12 Secretary, said RTWPB is still closely coordinating with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to know the numbers of registered househelp in the region.

Blasts hit Datu Odin, Datu Saudi towns in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao - An unidentified men fired rifle grenade toward a parked vehicle along the national highway here Friday night, military said.Nobody was hurt in the 10:15 p.m. blast, according to Capt.

Pikit PNPand Suspected bombers in premature blast terror group recruits

PIKIT, North Cotabato - Police authorities here believed the two suspected bomb courier killed during premature explosion of the improvised bomb while in transit were recruits of international terrorists, a police official said.Senior Inspector Sindatu Karim, Pikit police chief, said Asraf Mohammad and Jomar Palaguyan, both of Pikit, were students of Malaysian bomber Zulkifli Bi Hir alias Marwan and Abdul Bassit Usman.The two were blasted to death Tuesday night while on board a Baja motorcycle along Manuel Quezon Avenue in Poblacion Pikit.Witnesses said Asraf, 28 was driving the motorbik

NCCA honors 2 hip-hop dancers from South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY - For
giving honor to the country, a hip hop group in South Cotabato will be conferred with a prestigious award by the
National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Macz Alminaza and JayR Melody of the famed xtreme dancers
will be this year’s recipient of NCCA’s Dangal ng Ani Award. The awarding ceremony will be held in Old Senate Hall of the
National Museum in Manila on February 12. Alminaza and Melody bested five other Asian Countries when
they emerged as top winners in the 6th Gatsby Dance Competition in

Lip service? Makilala quake victims still waiting for promised aid

MAKILALA, North Cotabato -- Residents of a remote village hit by a 5.2earthquake last year claimed the promised housing assistance from the local government remained a promise.Four months have passed since the local government unit, through Makilala Mayor Rudy Caoagdan, promised to provide housing materials as assistance to victims whose abode were damaged.

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Army Special Forces at MILF, muntikan nang magkaputukan sa Lanao del Sur

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2 most wanted persons ng Aleosan, naaresto ng PNP

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3 BIFF nasawi, mga armas at bala nasamsam

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