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FLASHand 2 young soldiers die in BIFF attack in Maguindanao

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguidanao — Two young soldiers, with a rank ofprivate first class, werekilled Monday in another daring attack by suspected members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), the Army here said today.Captain Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson of the 6th Army Division said, the incident took place while the victims were heading to Meta Elementary School in Datu Unsay, Maguindanao at past 3 p.m.The slain soldiers were part of the Army engineers working on the rehabilitation of the school damaged by armed conflict in February.Petinglay said initial reports showed th


Dismissal awaits cops in illegal drug trade and use

KORONADAL CITY - Dismissal from service away any police officer proven to have been engaged or using prohibited drugs, the highest police official in the country said over DXOM-AM Radyo Bida.Outgoing PNP officer in charge Deputy Director Gen. Leonardo Espina said the PNP policy on use of illegal drugs is very clear among all police officers in the country.Espina was interviewed by RAdyo Bida during his visit where he and Sec. Mar Roxas of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) were guest during the Regional Illegal Drug Summit here.


Cops eye NPA in Mlang videoke shooting

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The strafing incident inside a videoke house in Mlang, North Cotabatothat left a soldier dead and a civilian wounded Wednesday could have been carried out by communist guerillas, a police officer said. Corporal Joey Espiritu of 7thInfantry Battalion Charlie Company stationed in Barangay Tawantawan, Mlang died while undergoing medication atMlang District Hospital due to a gunshotshot wound on his head. A civilian identified as Lorenzo Billena, 40 of Barangay Bialong is still confined in the same hospital after being hit by stray bullets in stomach and thigh.


'Clash of Champions' to entertain Cotabatenios

COTABATO CITY -- All is set for the most awaited Clash of Champions, also known as Cotabato City's CoC, this evening at the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College Gymnasium.It will be a clash of champions in Cotabato City's singing talents who are all certified professional singers.Jeff Mendez, CoC producer and director, said eight finalists will outsmart each other in a competition that defines Cotabato City's singing industry.The grand showdown will featureClarissa Oliva, Hero Salik, Haanah Tiboron,


3 Pikit pupils hurt as school fence collapses

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Three elementary pupils in Pikit, North Cotabato were hurt when a concrete wall of the public school collapsed on Thursday morning, a disaster officer today said.Tahira Kalantungan, Pikit Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC), identified the victims as Al Bashir Dagulos, Norhan Dematingkay and Abdullah Jiasim, grade five pupils of Pikit Central Elementary School (PCES).Kalantungan said the three pupils climb the concrete wall to watch various vehicles passing along the highway near the school premises when the freak accident happened.As the wal


Guiani-Sayadi lauds PDEA-ARMM in anti-drug campaign

COTABATO CITY - Lawyer Cynthia Guiani Sayadi has challenged officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Autonomous Region in Musim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) to improve its capability in the campaign against persons involved in illegal drugs.Sayadi, currently the Cotabato City administrator,made the comments in an interview by DXMS Radyo Bida at the sidelines of the destruction of dangerous drug evidences in the city.She said PDEA-ARMM was effective in its campaign in drug buy bust andarrests but most of the cases it filed in court were dismissed due to technicalities.


Hatamanand Let us spread peace, love during Ramadhan

COTABATO CITY -- Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Wednesday called on fellow Muslims to spread the message of love and compassion as they prepare for the observance of the fasting month of Ramadhan.


Soldier, civilian hurt in Mlang videoke haus shooting

MLANG, North Cotabato-A member of the Philippine Army and a civilian were wounded when still unidentified suspects pumped bullets in a videoke house beside the national highway on Wednesday morning, police official said. Senior Inspector Bernard Tayong, North Cotabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO) spokesperson, identified the victims as Corporal Pastrana Espiritu, of 7thInfantry Battalion Charlie Company based in Barangay Tawantawan here. According to Tayong the incident transpired at the Degayo Videoke House at around 12:10 am. Cpl. Espiritu was hit twice in the head.


Search still negative for space object that crashed in Sultan Kudarat

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Rescue teams sent by the provincial police in Sultan Kudarat to check on a loud explosion that happened on Sunday in between towns of Esperanza and Senator Ninoy Aquino have not yet returned to their bases. The reported mid-air explosion and crash of an unidentified flying object occurred at past 11 a.m. Sunday, or more than 24 hours ago.


Search for crashed aircraft in Sultan Kudarat resumes

LEBAK, Sultan Kudarat - Members of the Lebak municipal search and rescue team prepare for 45-50 kilometer rough road travel Sunday afternoon to locate what could be a hugeaircraftthat crashed in the mountains of Sultan Kudarat.In Camp Siongco, Maguindanao, home of the 6th Infantry Division, Capt. Joann Petinglay said sear and rescue operations of the Philippine Air Force will resume today, good weather permitting.Local officials quoted residents of the mountain villages of Lebak and Esperanza, both in Sultan Kudarat province that they heard a loud mid-air explosion at past 11 a.m.



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