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(UPDATE) Koronadal fire kills 1, turns to ashes old 2-story house

KORONADAL CITY - A fire of unknown origin gutted down an old two-story wooden boarding house at the corner Balmores and Dizon Streets, Barangay Gen.


Provincial board helps fix troubles in North Cotabato school

KIDAPAWAN CITY --- The North Cotabato provincial board is now helping the police investigate on the never ending violence in a state-run school in Arakan town and the unabated circulation of drugs in its campus.Socrates Pinol, chairman of the provincial board’s education committee, on Tuesday said he is now exhausting his connections to have the problems besetting the Cotabato Foundation College for Science and Technology (CFCST) addressed immediately.The board member said his move was prompted by an online news report Monday narrating the continuing strife in the CFCST and the alleged want


Instead of 'execution', Kidapawan LGU to extend aid to 'recovering addicts'

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Almost a hundred self-confessed drug dependents underwent profiling from the city social welfare office to determine the help the government could extend to them under a special project dubbed as Balik Pangarap.” City Mayor Joseph Evangelista has tasked the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) to get the family background, educational attainment, and other basic details of drug users who are willing to ‘change’ and eventually, ‘recover’ from their addiction. We now call them, ‘recovering addicts’,” said the mayor.


Ex-Marawi City mayors refute drug lord tag

MARAWI CITY --- Siblings Solitario Ali and Fahad Salic are optimistic President Rodrigo Duterte will have his list of top drug suspects in the country revalidated, insinuating their names have wrongly been included in his roster of offenders.


Pokemon Go player, chases app characters, saves life

Amid calls on safety in playing the phenomenal new app in android and IOS smart
phones, Pokemon Go was Saturday day in the Philippines and save the life of a
man believed to have suffered from heat stroke.

Bon Vallite, 29, a
native of Lebak in Sultan Kudarat province and worked as computer consultant in
Davao City, was playing his Pokemon Go around 2:45 Saturday afternoon in front
of Seda hotel in Davao City when he saw a man vomiting blood and was in delicate


2 Maguindanao execs named by PRRD as drug lords deny charges

COTABATO CITY – Mayor Montasir Sabal of Talitay, Maguindanao and Mayor Rasul Sangki of
Ampatuan, Maguindanao have separately denied allegations they were drug lords.

Sangki and Sabal were
both named by President Duterte as narco-politicians during his Sunday dawn
news conference in Davao City.Six others officials from Maguindanaowere also named.Sabal has repeatedly
denied he was a drug lord but admitted, in several media interviews, that he
was once into it.


DOH-ARMM sec seeks Duterte's help to unmask brother's attackers

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The regional health secretary in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has sought the help of two of the country’s most influential officials – the President and the director general of the Philippine National Police (PNP), to look into the attempt on the life of his elder brother who works as instructor in a state-run college in North Cotabato.DOH-ARMM secretary Dr. Kadil Sinolinding claimed the attack on the life of his elder brother, Dr.


Duterte names judges, military, PNP, local officials in illegal drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte named politicians, members of the judiciary and law enforcers involved in illegal drug trade.Duterte’s list includes mayors, congressmen, judges, police and the military.


Magnitude 5.4 quake hits Gen. Santos City, Koronadal City

(Aug. 6) – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit Gen. Santos City and South Cotabato
Saturday but state volcanologists reported no casualties or damages to

In a statement sent to DXOM-AM Radyo Bida, the Philippine
Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake which came at
5:08 p.m. was tectonic in origin and traced 15 kilometers east of Gen. Santos
City and a depth of 24 kilometers.


MILF destroy North Cotabato marijuana plantations

Cotabato -– True to its earlier commitment, the Moro Islamic Liberation
Front (MILF) made good its promise to help eradication drug addiction in areas
where it operates.

In a statement
on Saturday, the MILF Easter Mindanao Command said its forces raided three
marijuana plantations in Sitio Sinipitan, Barangay Tupig, Carmen, North

But the
plantation owners were nowhere to be found as the area was isolated from



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