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Military warns of BIFF attacks on civilian targets

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao --The military on Thursday warned the public against possible escalation of attacks by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on non-military targets following Tuesday’s bombing in Datu Salibo that killed five innocent non-combatants.Army bomb experts promptly foiled what could have been another deadly roadside bombing at the border of Maguindanao’s Datu Saudi and Guindulungan towns late Wednesday by promptly defusing a powerful improvised explosive device found along the highway by passersby.Captain Joann Petinglay, spokesperson of the Army’s 6thInfantry


Army blames BIFF on Maguindanao roadside bombings

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -– The military here has blamed outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) for the series of bomb attacks in Maguidnanao, this time, targeting not only military combatants but civilians.


(UPDATE) IED blast kills Maguindanao town treasurer, 3 others - Army

Maguindanao –- The town treasurer of this town, his son and two
others were killed when suspected lawless group set off a roadside improvised
bomb in a Maguindanao highway Tuesday night, the military here said.

on the spot were Norodin Macabangen, municipal treasurer of Datu Salibo
treasurer, his son Kenneth Ken-Ken” Macabangen, Alex Alpas and Bensar Agapay.


Radioman shot dead in Zamboanga del Sur

PAGADIAN CITY– The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) today reported another one (of its own) bites the dust. In a statement, the NUJP reported that aradio broadcaster in Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur was shot to death around 8 p.m. Tuesday.In a media alert, the NUJP, identified the victim asElvis Ordaniza, who was in his 50s. He sustainedtwo bullet wounds in his chest from a cal. 45 handgun. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.Quoting a police report, the NUJP said Ordanizawas shot while inside his residence.


Blast rocks Cotabato City-based NGO office

COTABATO CITY -– Another blast rocks Cotabato City Tuesday night, police said.At about 7:30 p.m., unidentified men riding on a motorbike tossed a hand grenade at the
office of Mindanao Tulong Bakwit,a non government organization helping evacuees due to armed conflictin Maguindanao and nearby provinces.It was the second explosion to rock the city this month. Early in February, an improvised bomb went off at the back of Cotabato City POlice Station 1.Nobody was hurt in two separate explosion.Senior Supt.


Lebak PNP One Time Big Time nets 4 illegal drug suspects, guns

LEBAK, Sultan Kudarat -- Four persons have been arrested by police authorities here following the implementation of One Time Big Time Operation over the weekend.In a statement issued by Police Chief Inspector Benhur Catcatan,Lebak Municipal Police Office officer-in-charge, said one of thosearrested was Haron Gonda of Barangay Kinudalan. The raiding team seized 17 sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, a cal. 38 revolver,P200 cash drug money and other shabu paraphernalia.Also arrested was Babo Erna in Barangay Poblacion, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat.


Cotabato City cops arrest 2 during Oplan Lambat Sibat

COTABATO CITY – Police authorities here have arrested two men for possession of firearms as the local police intensify implementation of Oplan Lambat Sibat.”Armed with search warrants, members of the Cotabato City PNP and Special Weapons and Tactics, raided on Sunday a residential compound in Purok Mababel, Barangay Bagua Uno, Cotabato City.The raiding team seized one M-16 Armalite rifle, grenade and ammunition.Senior Supt.


The Mindanao Cross digital edition Feb. 13, 2016

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Soldiers give flowers, tokens to Cotabato churchgoers on Heart's Day

(Feb. 15) – Give love and gets love in return.

With this in
mind, a team of soldiers of the 6th Infantry Division spread” love
to seniors, children and anybody they met outside the Immaculate Concepcion
Cathedral in Cotabato City on Valentines’ Day.

With the theme
Pusong Handog ng Kampilan para sa Mamamayan,” soldiers in complete uniform
braved the scorching sun to give flowers, balloons and candies to civilians who
attended the Sunday’s masses.


2 dead bodies found in Maguindanao village

COTABATO CITY -- Two cadavers were found in separate arears in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao over the weekend, police said today.The first cadaver was found by Embo Lalaog, a village council man and farmer of Barangay Semba, DOS, Maguidnanao.Lalaog was spraying chemical to his crops Sunday afternoon when he found the decomposing remains in his vegetable farm. The remains was later identified to beAlamin Manebpel Saguili, 28 resident of BarangayBroce, Barangay Tamontaka, DOS, Maguindanao.Saguili sustained stab wounds in the head, neck and body.



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