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Remains of missing security guard fished out in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY – Search teams retrieved the remains of a security guard who was swept by flash floods that hit the upland town of Alamada in North Cotabato after heavy rains in the past two days.

Jeanne Pulmones, Alamada disaster risk reduction management officer, identified the fatality as Ibrahim Sumlay, 46, security personnel at an ongoing construction of a hydropower facility in the area.


Cops mull CCTV for buses, marshalls

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Police authorities here has recommended the deployment of marshalls and installation of CCTV cameras in all passenger buses plying the region.

On Sunday, Lt. Colonel Lauro Espida, Kidapawan City police director, said also being considered and highly recommended is the deployment of bus marshalls who will ensure all passengers and bags are properly inspected.


Sources: 4 arrested in Datu Abdullah Sangki not terrorists

DAS MPS personnel continue to conduct checkpoint as part of crime prevention program. (DAS MPS)

MAGUINDANAO --- The four men arrested Friday in Datu Abdullah Sangki town for illegal possession of firearms belong to the 106th Base Command of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, local officials said.

The sources, among them members of different municipal peace and order councils, said Sunday it is also unlikely for Taib Guimbalangan 55, Mercipol Zainudin, 27, Ali Mohammad, 25 and the 20-year-old Farhan Saludin, to have links with criminal gangs or local terror groups, knowing their background and involvement in community peace programs.


MAGELCO announces power interruption Monday, July 12

To all member consumer served by M2 Salbu Substation, M4 Capiton Substation, and M5 RSK Substation.

What: NGCP Scheduled Power Interruption

When: July 12, 2021 (Monday)

Affected area:

1. M2 Salbu Substation

2. M4 Capiton Substation

Time: 5:00pm-5:30pm

Why: To facilitate opening of ABS at Strs. 404-HT and 680a-HT and closing ABS at Str. 403-HT to supply power at M2 Salbu Substation back to Tacurong SS.

3. M5 RSK Substation

Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm


Magnitude 4.7 quake shakes Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat

COTABATO CITY - A magnitude 4.6 quake hit coastal areas of Sultan Kudarat Sunday with its epicenter traced 15 kilometers west of Kalamansig town, the state volcanology office today said.

The tremor was tectonic and was recorded at 2:45 a.m., according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

It has a depth of only 30 kilometers. 

Below are the recorded intensities 


Cotabato Light receives environmental recognition awards

COTABATO CITY - Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, has been recognized and commended by the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (MENRE-BARMM) for being compliant with the major Philippine Environmental laws, rules and regulations.

The awarding of plaque was held at Kalikasan Hall, BARMM-MENRE Regional Office last July 7 as part of the celebration of 2021 Philippine Environment Month.


North Cotabato most populous in Region 12 based on PSA census 2020

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The province of North Cotabato has a population 1,490,618 based on the Philippines' 2020 Census as released by Philippine Statistics Authority.

The province 2015 population was only at 1,379,747 or an additional 110,871 people.

Among towns and a city, Midsayap now is the most populous with 165,376 population followed by Pikit with 164,646 and Kidapawan City with 160,791.   

4. Carmen - 107,603

5. M'lang - 98,195

6. Kabacan - 93,822

7. Makilala - 87,927

8. Matalam - 81,355

9. Pigcawayan - 72,371


3 rape suspects nabbed in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY --- Police operatives arrested three long wanted rape suspects, one of them detained for other criminal offenses, in separate operations Thursday.

A report Friday from the South Cotabato Provincial Police Office stated that the first to fall was the 35-year-old Ricardo Verga, Jr., who is detained at the South Cotabato provincial jail here, facing other criminal cases.

Verga, a carpenter, is from Barangay Pulonuling in Tupi, South Cotabato.


Divine intervention saves soldier in Sulu plane crash

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Divine intervention saved one of the soldiers in the July 4 plane crash in Patikul, Sulu.

Private First Class (PFC) Ganney Ligayan, 28, said he sat tight, closed his eyes, and prayed when he felt the plane was crashing at about 11:30 a.m. in Sitio Amman, Barangay Bangkal, Patikul.


Cotabato Light announces NGCP initiated power interruption on Saturday, Monday

Power Advisory:

There will be an NGCP Scheduled Power Interruption affecting franchise area of Cotabato Light and Power Company on July 10, 2021 (Saturday) from 4:00 -4:30 P.M. and on July 12, 2021 (Monday) from 5:00-5:30PM.

To facilitate shifting of loads of Magelco M2 from Nuling to Tacurong substation and the nomalization of loads.

This is due to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) scheduled maintenance activity. Thank you.



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