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Army soldier killed as fresh fighting erupts anew in Bukidnon

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon (PNA) -– A government soldier died as fresh fighting between communist guerillas erupted anew in the outskirts of Malaybalay City in Bukidnon, a military report said Friday.Capt. Norman Tagros, spokesperson of the Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion, said that two separate armed encounters occurred in the outskirts of Malaybalay City on Wednesday morning and in the afternoon.Tagros identified the lone fatality as Private First Class Randy G.

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2 banana plantation workers hurt Kidapawan City strafing

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Two banana plantation laborers were seriously wounded when an unidentified gunmen strafed a makeshift hut in a remote village here Friday. Senior Inspector Samuel Bascon, deputy chief of the Kidapawan City Police, identified the victims as Ryman Monteverde Polines, 20, of Purok-7, Barangay Lumbay in Tulunan, North Cotabato and John Rommel Arena Sasi, 24, of Barangay Malibatuan in Arakan, North Cotabato. Bascon said the victims were asleep in the hut when the suspects, armed with high-powered firearms, peppered bullets upon them at past midnight.

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Cops nab big-time shabu pusher 2 rape suspects in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Central Mindanao (Region 12) arrested a suspected big-time shabu pusher identified as Joey Aranas of Salcedo Village, Barangay Sudapin here Thursday. PDEA agents confiscated from Aranas 15 sachets of suspected shabu, which were estimated at P200,000 during a 4:30 p.m. buy bust operation. They also seized from the suspect a hand grenade and a caliber .38 revolver, which, according to reports, have no pertinent papers. With those items, the agents considered Aranas a ‘big-time’ pusher.

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Role models? 2 Magpet teachers face admin charges

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Teachers are model of righteousness and learning and anything they do, more often than not, remainin the minds and hearts of their students.But two male teachers ofMagpet, North Cotabato are not models for many parents and education officials.Under the influence of liquor,two male teachers reportedly showed up inApostol Memorial Central Elementary School (AMCES) in BarangayPoblacion, Magpet, North Cotabato last week during the District Level Sports festival.

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2 suspects in murder of Magpet internet cafe owner yield

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- After hiding for at least amonth, with conscience bothering them, the two suspects in the murder of a 60-year-old internet cafe owner in Magpet, North Cotabatoyielded to police authorities Wednesday, the town police office said.Senior Inspector Felix Fornan, Magpet police chief, identified the suspects in the cold blood murder of Isidro Alpas as Jackie Salde, 18 of Polomolok, South Cotabato and Jay Boy Bayaan, 18 of Barangay Bantac, Magpet.Fornan said the two voluntarily surrendered to the Polomolok town police office.On Wednesday, Fornan and a team from Magpet PNP fetched

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Carnap gang busted in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY - Police authorities here took two steps ahead of suspected carnap gang members and arrested two mencaught in the act stealing a motorbike Wednesday.A companion was also arrested during follow up operation.Elements of Police Station 4 arrestedRuel Amolat Barredo, 28 of Supermarket

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Flashand Fire hits Koronadal commercial district

KORONADAL CITY - A fire of still unknown origin gutted down several small business establishments made of light materials at the corner of near the corner of Gen. Santos Drive and Aquino Street (fronting Ramona Plaza Hotel), officials said.In a flash report aired over DXOM-AMRadyo Bida Koronadal, Nathalia Sumudio, owner of a house where the fire originated, said the conflagration started at about 1:30 p.m.

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Pikit UCCP Church bombing suspect falls

PIKIT, North
Cotabato —- Police here announced the arrest of the prime suspect in
the bombing of a UCCP Church here in October last year that left three persons
dead and three others wounded.

This after a
man tipped off the local PNP about the presence of the suspect in a safehouse
in Barangay Poblacion.

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Sto Nino cops arrest 5 men on shabu pot session

KORONADAL CITY - Police authorities in Sto.

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Banana firm security guard dies, 5 soldiers hurt in S. Cotabato clash

KORONADAL CITY – Suspected communist guerrillas
killed a security guard of a banana company and wounded five soldiers in an
attack late Tuesday night in Tampakan, South Cotabato.

Colonel Ronald Jess Alcudia, 27th
Infantry Battalion commander, said the soldiers were on foot patrol near the
banana firm’s airstrip when attacked by undetermined number of armed men
believed to be New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in Barangay Kipalbig, Tampakan, South
Cotabato.

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