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Boy, 10 drowns in Kabacan swimming resort

KABACAN, North Cotabato - It was a family excursion turned ugly.A grade-5 pupil from Bukidnon province drowned while swimming at theWater Land Resort in Barangay Osias, Kabacan on Thursday, police said.Sr. Inspector Jarwin Castroverde, Kabacan acting police chief, identified the victim as Claude Neko de Guzman Ortillo, resident of Kadingilan, Bukidnon.Castroverde said the Ortillo family visited Kabacan and had a swimming pool party when the accident happened.


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Maguindanao veggie vendor shot, hurt in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY - Police here believed the shooting of a vegetable vendor along Quezon Avenue Wednesday dawn was a case of mistaken identity. Napagkamalan yata siya(mistaken for someone else), Senior Inspector Efren Salazar, Cotabato City Police Station 1 chief, said of the shooting of Rogelio Tudina at past 5 a.m.Tudina, a vendor from Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, was about to board a passenger jeepney when a man armed with cal. 45 pistol shot him from behind. He was hit on his back. Police said the gunman quickly fled.


Fire hits NorCot town after deadly blast

Cotabato – Fire investigators are looking at an electric fan left unattended
and illegal electrical connections as the culprit in Monday’s fire that gutted
a residential house here.

Fire Marshall
Senior Inspector Ibrahim Guiamelon, chief of Kabacan Bureau of Fire Protection
(BFP), said the house of Amir Mulod along Mapanao Extension, Barangay Poblacion
was turned into ashes when the fire broke out at 2:45 p.m.


Militiaman shot, wounded in Pikit

PIKIT, North Cotabato – Police
and miltiary authorities are hunting down two men riding tandem on a motorbike
who shot and seriously wounded a militiamen here on Saturday. Insp. Sindatun Karim,
Pikit police chief, said Ariel Tano Wacan, 25, a member of 31st company ng 38th
Infantry Battalion, was driving his motorcycle when two men were seen tailing

Upon reaching Barangay Bualan,
the suspects shot Wacan on his head. The
suspect fled after the incident.


Makilala LGU to give away construction materials for quake victims

MAKILALA, North Cotabato - The local government of Makilala will distributed construction materials for residents whose houses were either totally damaged or partially destroyed by the 5.2 earthquake that hit the province on September 20, officials said.Mayor Rudy Caoagdan said the LGU has alloted more than P1 million for the procurement of construction materials to be distributed to residents in Makilala's villages affected by the tremor.


Kidapawan LGU installs CCTV cams along major streets

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The Kidapawan City government has installed high resolution closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) as part of security preventive measure and to record crime related incidents in major city streets.Mayor Joseph Evangelista said in a statement the local government unithas allocated P2 million to acquire the CCTV facilityas a means of promoting public safety for all motorists, commuters and pedestrians passing along four identified locations in Quezon Boulevard.These high tech equipment were installedalong the national highway, specifically atQuezon Boulevard-Barangay Avenu


Gunmen shot dead 19-year-old man in Midsayap

North Cotabato – Unidentified armed men shot dead a 19-year-old man along a
busy street here on Wednesday night in what police believed was illegal drug

Supt. Reynante
Delos Santos, Midsayap police chief, told DXMS Radyo Bida theshooting incident occurred at 7:45 p.m. along Quezon Avenue.

He identified
the victim as Nano Anas, sidewalk peddler of ready to wear clothes, also known
as Ukay-Ukay,” and resident of Dulawan, Datu Piang, Maguindanao.


Lumber trader hurt in Maguindanao grenade attack

BULUAN, Maguindanao-- A lumber trader was injured when two men riding on a motorcycle tossed two fragmentation grenades at his mini sawmill herebefore dawn Wednesday, police said.Reports reaching the office here of Gov.


2 families relocated as landslide hit village near Mt. Apo

CITY – A landslide at the slope of the country’s highest peak on Saturday forced
the Kidapawan City disaster team to relocate two families.

Bernalte, Kidapawan City disaster risk reduction and management council
officer, said the landslide occurred in Barangay Ilomavis, where a road
concreting project was on-going.

said relocated families’ houses were few meters away from the landslide site
and relocating them would save their lives.

It was a preemptive move, he said.



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