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Drugstore guard 'humiliates' NDU student

COTABATO CITY - A branch here of a big pharmaceutical outfit is under fire after its guard on Monday bullied in the presence of dozens of customers a 16-year-old student he thought was a shoplifter.

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NPAs harass Army base in NorCot village

TULUNAN, North
Cotabato – Suspected communist guerrillas harassed on Saturday night an Army
detachment in a remote village here that triggered a 15-minute fire fight,
police said.

Nobody was
hurt in the fire fight after undetermined number of New Peoples’ Army rebels
belonging to Front 72 Far South Midnanao region attacked a detachment of 72nd
Infantry Battalion in Barangay Lampagang, Tulunan at past 9 p.m.

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Security officials meet to address threats of NorCot irrigation dam

COTABATO CITY - Security and irrigationofficials in North Cotabato met Thursday to discuss security of the areas multi-million irrigation dam project.RAdyo Bida Cotabato City reported Friday themeeting came after intelligence reports showed lawless elements have hatched a plan to attack the Malitubog-Maridagao (MalMar) irrigation project.Also convened were thepeace and order councils of Pikit and Aleosan, North Cotabato.Local officials have recommended the deployment of more soldiers in the project site to prevent extortionists from mulcting various contractors and sub-contractors of the pr

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Sultan Kudarat cops arrest suspected Marawi drug dealers

KORONADAL CITY - At least P960,000 worth of suspected methampetamine hydrochloride or shabu were seized while two suspected drug couriers were arrested during a buy bust operation in Barangay Villamor,Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat Monday, police said.Senior Inspector Esbon Llamazares, Esperanza chief of police, identified the suspects as Muhamad Fahad Malik and Zainan Abedin Ali, both residents of Marawi City. Seized from the suspects were at least 119 grams of suspected shabu, and an unlicensed 45revolver,” Llamazares told DXOM FM Koronadal City Tuesday.

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Anti-aerial spray legislation 'sleeping' at SoCot prov'l council

KORONADAL CITY
– A provincial board member of South Cotabato today expressed dismay over the
delay of the passage of a proposed ordinance against aerial spraying in the
province.

Board Member
Romulo Solivio, author of the proposed ordinance, said it was important that
the ordinance is acted upon because he was so worried about the effects of
aerial spraying.

Residents
living near banana plantations have felt the effects of toxic chemicals used in
aerial spray.

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EXCLUSIVEand Army captain, escort hurt in landmine blats in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY
– An Army Captain and one of his men were hurt when communist rebels set off
several improvised land mines in a remote village in Magpet, North Cotabato
Sunday afternoon, an Army official said today.

Colonel Nilo
Vinluan, commander of the 57th Infantry Battalion, confirmed to DXND
Radyo Bida Kidapawan that two of his men were slightly hurt when members of
the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) set off two or more improvised land mine along a
dirt road in Barangay Balite, Magpet, North Cotabato at past 3 p.m.

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Pikit purok leader hurt in grenade attack

KIDAPAWAN CITY -A purok leader in the town of Pikit, North Cotabato was hurt when unidentified suspects fired an explosive using grenade launcher towards his residence on Saturday evening, local police said. Police Senior Inspector Sindato Karim, Pikit PNP chief, identified the victim as Mantol Mamulindas, 43. He was hit in his knee. Karim said Mamulindas was outside his house, particularly in Purok Sunshine in Barangay Poblacion, when the explosion happened. The victim's house also sustained damages.

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Kidapawan City changes heart, allows use of fireworks, firecrakers

KIDAPAWAN CITY
– The local government here is allowing a limited and regulateduse of firecrackers to welcome
Christmas and New Year but on a limited basis.

Last year,
Mayor Joseph Evangelista ordered a total ban on the sale and use of fireworks
and firecrackers and changed heart this year.

Evangelista
said public selling of firecrackers and fireworks is only allowed from December
23 to January 1.

Setting off
firecrakers on or after the above dates will be penalized, Evangelista said.

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South Upi cops seize marijuana plants, arrest owner

COTABATO CITY - A man was arrested while more than 50fully grown marijuana plants were uprooted by police in a remote village in South Upi, Maguindanaohere Thursday, police said.The marijuana plants were seized in Barangay Romanggaob, South Upi, Maguindanao and owned by GayDagadas.Police arrested Dagadas who was asleep when the raiding team arrived in his home, according to Senior Inspector Roel Villarin, South Upi police chief. Villarin told DXMS Radyo Bida thatDagadas had been placed on close surveillance in the past few weeks.

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DPWH asked to explain why incomplete projects reported as completed

COTABATO CITY –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cotabato City district
office has a lot of explaining to do for incomplete infrastructure projects
reported as 100 percent complete.

Lawyer Cynthia
Guiani Sayadi, Cotabato City administrator, said she was surprise to see the
DPWH report that several projects in the city have been reported on paper as
100 percent complete but in truth and in fact they were not.

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