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BREAKINGand South Cotabato most wanted drug pusher falls

STO. NINO, South Cotabato - The end of the road for man who once keptP25 million worth of shabu.This was how Chief Inspector Joel Fuerte, town police chief, described the arrest Saturday of South Cotabato's most wanted drug pusher following three months of extensive police surveillance operations.John Mantawil was arrested on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 26Judge Roberto Ayco in his house in Purok Malipayon, Barangay Ambalgan, Sto.

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Villagers' ingenuity help commuters cross Koronadal river

KORONADAL CITY - Enterprising individuals are earning in assisting commuters cross a major bridge here where the bridge was destroyed by flash floods last week.Residents whose farm lots and agricultural products were destroyed by the rampaging flood waters following heavy down pour turned to new sources of livelihood by putting up a floating slabs in transporting commuters across the river.The Namnama bridge served as a vital link from Koronadal City to various outskirt villages and the town of Lutayan in Sultan Kudarat province.Each commuter is charged P5 while tricycles are charged P15 p

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Council lauds Tacurong City's special project for children

KORONADAL CITY -The Provincial Council for the Protection of Children Evaluation Team lauded Mayor Lina O. Montilla’s special projects on children’s welfare during the annual assessment of the City’s Local Council for the Protection of Children on July 1, 2015.The evaluation team noted projects such as the Busog Lusog Talino School Feeding Program, Project PAGLAUM MDG-FACES, and PEACE Learning Camp.

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Mangudadatuand 'No need to declare state of calamity'

COTABATO CITY - Maguindanao Gov.

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OCD-12: Floods affect 4,436 families 4 provinces

KORONADAL CITY - The week-long moderate to heavy down pour brought about by torrential rains in southern Mindanao has displaced more than 4,400 families or about 26,000 residents, the Office of Civil Defense (OCD-12) today said.Citing OCD-12 records, Jerome Barranco, assistant regional director, said more than 4,436 families or about26,600 individuals have been affected by floods that hit the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Saranggani and North Cotabato.He said South Cotabato was the most affected provinces with Koronadal City suffering destroyed bridge and the towns of Tupi, T

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Child dies in another Polomolok highway mishap

KORONADAL CITY - Another child dies in another road accidentSouth Cotabato, the third victim of highway mishap, officials said.Police said 7-year-old Jireh Mark Magon of Barangay Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato was walking on Tuesday morningalong the highway and suddenly leapedand dangledon the railing of a passing Isuzu truck (GCK-367).But the child lost his grip and was ran over by the truck's rear tires.

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Koronadal mulls relocation of residents living in danger zones

KORONADAL CITY - The Koronadal City government is planning to relocate residences situated along river banks and landslide prone areas.This after the city declared Sitio El Gawel, Barangay Saravia as permanent danger zone because the risk of a landslide is very high.Mayor Peter Miguel said the 18 families of indigenous peoples may be relocated to a 2.8 hectare site in Barangay New Pangasinan.He said the lot area in Barangay New Pangasinan was donated by Camella Homes to the city government as possible relocation site.Displaced residents of Purok Aguinaldo, Barangay Concepcion who used to li

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Wayward cargo truck hits Polomolok house, killing 2 children

KORONADAL CITY - Two children were killed after a cargo truck rammed into a roadside home in Barangay Crossing Sulit, Polomolok, South Cotabato Tuesday dawn.Killed in the 5:30 a.m. accidentwereMark

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Kidapawan LGU warns retailers selling fake rice from China

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The Kidapawan City government has warned rice retailers and wholesalers here caught selling fake rice from China that appropriate sanctions would be imposed against them. City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said the report on the imported fake rice from China being sold in some establishments in Davao City has alarmed him and the residents of the city. He said he has already tasked the Local Price Monitoring Council (LPCC) to monitor and ‘keep an eye’ on rice retailers to check whether there is fake rice from China being sold in their stores.

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Cop dies, another hurt in Maguindanao ambush

COTABATO CITY – A police officer was killed while his companion was wounded when suspected hit men of outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked them in Maguindanao Tuesday.Killed was Police Officer 1 Habib Nasifu while PO1 Abdullah Asim was injured. Both belonged to PNP Regional Public Safety Battalion based in Datu Salibo town, Maguindanao. Senior Inspector Solaiman Bakal, Datu Saudi Ampatuan town police chief, said the two unarmed and in civilian clothes police officers were onboard a tricycle at 10 a.m.

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CAMP SK PENDATUN, Maguindanao  - A total of 192 new graduates of police courses are now added to the forces in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim...

2 die in South Cotabato highway mishap

KORONADAL CITY - Patay ang dalawang katao matapos masangkot sa aksidente sa national highway ng Barangay Palian, Tupi, South Cotabato....