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2 drug suspects dead in Pikit PDEA operation


Anti-narcotics agents killed in a shootout Thursday two men for refusing to have their house in Pikit town searched for shabu and firearms.

Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement-12 found P1.3 million worth of shabu in the house of the slain suspects, Ronnie and Banji, both surnamed Mangansakan.

Naravy Duquiatan, director of PDEA-12 said the suspects died from gunshot wounds sustained in the gunfight with agents tasked to search their hideout in Barangay Macasandeg in Pikit, North Cotabato.


Baby-sitter kills child with kitchen knife

KORONADAL CITY --- A seemingly depressed 30-year-old woman killed with a kitchen knife her niece she was baby-sitting in Barangay Caloocan here Wednesday.

The South Cotabato Provincial Police Office identified the suspect as Marilou Manansala Bayno.

Bayno was immediately arrested by responding personnel of the Koronadal City Police, acting on reports from neighbors and barangay officials.


Region 12 COVID update: highest single day new infection, deaths

COTABATO CITY  - Regional COVID-19 tracker as of July 07, 2021 (6:00pm)




One (1) reported death from Tantangan, South Cotabato. 

One (1) reported death from Kabacan, North Cotabato. 

Eight (8) reported deaths from Koronadal City.

Two (2) reported deaths from Makilala, North Cotabato.

Two (2) reported deaths from Matalam, North Cotabato.


Friends, classmates remember 'patriotic' C-130 pilot

ILIGAN CITY – Friends and classmates of Maj. Michael Vincent Benolerao, one of the pilots of the ill-fated C-130 that crashed in Patikul, Sulu on July 4, grieve his tragic death as they recalled the good old times with him.

Benolerao, 38, a native of this city, graduated from the Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) Integrated Developmental School in 2000.


JTF-Sulu recommends award for Tausug responders in C-130 crash

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Joint Task Force (JTF)-Sulu is recommending to award the Bronze Cross Medal to 27 militiamen, who are Tausug natives, for extraordinary bravery in the face of great danger.

The militiamen who belong to the 8th Civilian Active Auxiliary Company (8CAAC) are based at the detachment in Barangay Bangkal, Patikul, Sulu. They are under the command of the 5th Special Force Company (5SFC), 2nd Special Forces Battalion (2SFBn).


Family of 3 dies in SK highway mishap

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat – A vehicular accident along the national highway here early Wednesday morning claimed the lives of three family members, police said.

Maj. Alexander de Pedro, the municipal police chief, said the mishap occurred in Barangay Laguinding at around 6 a.m.

A motorcycle driven by Nelson Delachina was to turn left towards a gasoline station but was hit by a speeding Toyota Hi-Ace passenger van from the opposite lane.

Also on board the motorcycle was Delachina's wife Arlene, and their 12-year-old son.


Sobejana: PRRD to visit Sulu after C-130 crash, death toll rises to 50

COTABATO CITY  – President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Sulu today to meet with military and local officials following the the tragic C-130 cargo plane crash Sunday that killed at least 50 soldiers and civilians on the ground.

Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana today said the remains of soldiers are on the way to Zamboanga City on board a Navy vessel before they will be sent to Northern Mindanao where most of the fatalities came from.


Air Force C-130 crashes in Jolo airport

COTABATO CITY -- A C-130 plane with about 85 passengers and crews crashed in Jolo airport Sunday morning, the military said.

AFP chief Cirilito Sobejana said the plane was about to land in Jolo airport but missed the airport so it tried to regain power to abort landing.

As of posting, rescue units are still on the crash site.

Many of the passengers were fresh graduates of military trainign in 4th Infantry Division who were on the way to the island province for basic military training in Jolo. 


Lalaki patay sa pamamaril sa Surallah, South Cotabatol, suspect ama at kapatid ng kanyang GF

SURALLAH, SOUTH COTABATO - Patay ang isang 33 taong gulang na lalaki matapos na barilin habang katabi ang kanyang girlfriend sa Barangay Little Baguio sa bayan na ito kagabi.

Kinilala ng Surallah PNP ang biktima na si Richel Berden Rubio, 33 taong gulang at taga Barangay Laconon, T’boli, South Cotabato.

Personal grudge ang tinitingnang motibo ng PNP sa nangyaring pagpatay sa biktima sa Sitio Matinong, Barangay Little Baguio alas otso kagabi.


2 die in Koronadal shooting

KORONADAL CITY - DALAWA KATAO ang nasawi sa magkahiwalay na shooting incident sa lungsod ngayong araw.

Alas 6:30 kanina gumaga ay nasawi ang isang drug surrenderee, kinilala sa  pangalang Samuel Guanzon, 42 years old matapos barilin ng di pa nakilalang mga suspect habang ito ay nasa tayo sa tapat ng isang tindahan sa Purok Everlasting, Barangay Avancena, Koronadal City.



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