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Gunmen ambush father-son tandem in N. Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Unidentified gunmen ambushed Saturday afternoon a father and son tandem riding on a motorbike in a far-flung village in Arakan, North Cotabato, police said. Supt. Bernard Tayong, speaking for theNorth Cotabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO), told DXND-AM Radyo Bida thatRoger Forman Jr died from multiple gunshot wounds while his father, Roger Sr., was critically wounded and is now confined at the Arakan Valley District Hospital.

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SoCot CAFGU who kills 2 comrades arrested

KORONADAL CITY -- Police have arrested Friday
afternoon a militiaman who executed two of his comrades and wounded another
inside a para-military detachment in Barangay Palo, Tampakan, South Cotabato
Thursday.

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Mlang village officials rescue Eagle, Musang

MLANG, North Cotabato - Village officials of a remote village here have turned over a rescued Eagle and two Musang found in a rubber plantation Thursday.Village chair Johnrey Alingasabrought the matured Eagle and two Musang to Municipal Tourism Officer Harold Santillan. Santillan described the Eagle as healthy andaggressive while the Musangs were tame. Alingasa said the endangered animals were found by a rubber tapper in Barangay New Consolacion after they fell from the trees.

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Security up following rifle grenade attack in Cotabato City Army base

COTABATO CITY -- Soldiers stationed here have been placed on alert following a rifle grenade attack of a sentry post of the Army's Special ForcesThursday night that left a soldier dead and wounded another.Responding ordnance operatives said a shoulder-fire grenade was used in the attack, possibly fired from either a nearby 20-meter high flyover artery overlooking the spot, or from an intersection about 50 meters away.The slain soldier,Private 1stClass Philip Palino, who sustained multiple shrapnel wounds, died while undergoing medication at a public hospital here.Lt. Col.

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12 hurt in Tupi highway mishap

KORONADAL CITY - Twelve persons were hurt when a pick-up truck they were riding in slammed on a roadside tree after one of its front tire exploded in Barangay Polonuling, Tupi, South Cotabato Thursday.The Tupi PNP said the Toyota Hi-Lux (AOA-1313), driven by Aiko Villamosada,was heading toward Koronadal City when its tire went off and hit a tree. Villamosada reportedly lost control of the steering wheel after the blast.

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BREAKINGand (Update) Rifle grenade fired at Cotabato City Army detachment, soldier died, another hurt

COTABATO CITY - Two members ofArmy Special Forces manning a checkpoint along Notre Dame Avenue in Barangay Rosary Heighst 2, Cotabato Citywas wounded when a rifle grenade, fired from nowhere, landed in a guard house Thursday evening.Colonel Ranulfo Sevilla, SAF battalion commander, said the rifle grenade landed atop the SAF guard house at about 730 p.m.that left two soldiers on duty wounded.(The critically wounded SAF member expired at the hospital more than an hour after the blast).Manhunt operation has been on going while bomb experts and members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives are s

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Marawi City PNP silent on reported execution of 4 rape suspects

COTABATO CITY - Police authorities in Marawi City are still verifying the veracity of reports that the four suspects who admitted to have gang raped and killed a 15-year-old girl were executed.Chief Insp. Philmor Kalib, Marawi City PNP, said his unit is still investigating the reported execution of suspectsSalman
Udag Sambitory, Jabbar Rikta Macacua, Elias Kamote Pimping and Jalil Alilit Sani.

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Marawi rape suspects killed

MARAWI CITY --- The four rape suspects who had confessed to having raped and murdered a 14-year-old Maranaw girl on Aug.

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Farmer's leader shot dead in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Unidentified motorcycle gunmen riding tandem on a motobikeshot to death a peasant leader in Arakan, NOrth COtabato on Tuesday morning, police authorities said. Superintendent Bernard Tayong, North COtabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO) spokesperson, said the victim, identified as Joel Gulmatico, 58 years old, chairman of the Arakan Peasant Progressive Organization (APPO), was driving his motorcycle on his way to Barangay Naje proper when shot at close range by the suspects.

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Banana plantation owner survives Antipas ambus

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Police arrested over the weekendone of the two gunmenwho tried to kill a banana plantation owner in Antipas, North Cotabato, authorities said.Elizar Omega of Barangay Canaan Antipas, North Cotabato was driving his Toyota Hi-Lux pick up vehicle (AFA-5693) when waylaid by gunmen in Purok 7, Barangay New Pontevedra, Antipas Friday. Despite numerous gunshot wounds, Omega managed to drive his vehicle to Barangay New Ponteveda center where he sought for help. He was rushed by villagers to a hospital in Kidapawan City.

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