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Task force mulled to address strife, lawlessness in Marawi

MARAWI CITY - Officials are convinced Saturday’s fatal-ambush of the city’s police director was in retaliation for his hands-on involvement in law-enforcement activities that led to the neutralization of at least three local drug rings in recent weeks.The victim, Supt.


NHA honors Mlang for successful IP housing project

MLANG, North Cotabato-- A housing project in Mlang, North Cotabato brings honors to the local government and its citizens, Mlang Mayor Joselito Pinol said today. Pinol refused to claim credit for the feat from the National Housing Authority (NHA) where no less than President Aquino handed over the plaque of recognition during the NFA anniversary program in Manila. He said the successful implementation of the housing project for Indigenous Peoples were joint efforts of all stakeholders in the local government.


Manhunt on for big-time drug supplier in N. Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Authorities launched manhunt operations against a suspected big-time supplier of shabu and other illegal drugs in North Cotabato who was able to escape in a buy-bust raid here, over the weekend.Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Region 12 identified the suspect as Rodel Javier, who, according to reports, was the same person that escaped from a dragnet operation launched in 2014 in Davao City.But Javier’s younger brother, Arnold Javier, a member of the Philippine Army deployed at Palembang, Sultan Kudarat his live-in partner and another suspected


Kabacan student dies allegedly after fraternity initiation

KABACAN, North Cotabato -- A 26-year old student here has died allegedly due to hazing of a fraternity he recently joined, police said.Senior Inspector Ronnie Cordero, Kabacan police chief, identified the victim as Bobong Bualan student of St.


ARMM officials condemn Marawi police chief ambush-slay

COTABATO CITY -- Officials on Sunday condemned the fatal ambush Saturday afternoon of the Marawi City police chief in another bloody incident amid the worsening lawlessness in the area.The victim, Supt. Al Abner Wahab Santos, was attacked in Luk’s-a-Datu District in Marawi City while driving his black Mitsubishi Montero en route to the city police station from a security conference in another barangay. It was a heinous act. We condemn the murder of the Marawi police chief in strongest term,” Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) said Sunday.Supt.


Kidapawan lady legislator hints sex scandal a political mudslinging

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A feisty legislator here has challenged her detractors to present to them evidences that would prove her driver and another government employee are, indeed, involved in a sex scandal. City councilor Ruby Padilla-Sison, chair of the Committee on Women, Children, and Family Matters of the Sangguniang Panglungsod, said she is willing to step down and even give up her re-election bid if there are proofs that such scandal happened.


Man trades blows with another man, is shot

A man who had an altercation with another man was shot dead in Barangay Bagua
Mother Thursday afternoon.

Police said Abdlbasit
Pulindao, 48, a resident of Kampo Muslim, Barangay Bagua Mother, Cotabato City traded
blows with unidentified man in Purok Rajamuda, Jose Lim extension, in the same
village at 3 p.m.

At the height
of the scuffle, the suspect pulled his cal. 45 pistol and shot Pulindao four
times then fled.

The incident
occurred just few meters away from Police Station 4.


1 hurt as speeding Isuzu pick-up collides with Weena bus in Libungan

LIBUNGAN, North Cotabato - A speeding black Isuzu D-max collided head on with equally speeding Weena Bus along the national highway here Wednesday morning which left one critically injured, police said.Chief Inspector Rommel Constantino, Libungan police chief, told DXMS Radyo Bida the incident happened along the national highway in Barangay Baguer at past 5:30 a.m.Injured was Rommel Rene Santos, 40 of Bajada, Davao City and driver of the ill-fated black Isuzu pick up vehicle.Constantino said initial investigation showed that Santos was driving his black Isuzu pick-up with license plateLGC-4


South Cotabato jailbirds start making Christmas decors for sale

KORONADAL CITY - Seventy-one days before Christmas, jailbirds of the South Cotabato Provincial Rehabilitation and Detention Center (SCPDRC)have started making Christmas decors and other handicrafts for sale, jail officials and inmates said.ActingProvincial WardenJuan Lanzaderas and head of the SCPDRC said the detainees facing various crimes do not consider themselves unproductive but could earn a living while in jail.As ber months ushered, orders for Christmas decors rise, raising prospects of livelihood for the jailbirds.Anthony Bengil, one of the inmates, said the Christmas decors, like


Soft drink salesman, helper arrested for shabu possession

KIDAPAWAN CITY - A soft drinks sales man and his helper were arrestd by Matalam police for possession of illegal drugs during saturation drive Tuesday.Police suspected that the duo were not only delivering soft drinks but illegal drugs too.Arrested were Bejay Roduta, 20, soft drinks delivery truck driver and resident of Barangay Kibudoc, Matalam and Norberto Uboza, 33, soft drinks sales agent and resident of Barnagay Malasila, Makilala, North Cotabato.Police recovered three heat sealed sachets of shabu.Ins.



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