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Mindanao power consumers might suffer a ‘black’ New Year

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Power consumers in North Cotabato and other parts of Mindanao have again experienced a daily load curtailment following the attack of two transmission towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Lanao del Sur and in North Cotabato, three days ago.Engineer Godofredo Homez, general manager of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco), said he received an advisory from NGCP informing them that the grid is again suffering from load deficiency of about 75 megawatts.The two hydroelectric power plants, Agus 1 and Agus 2, both located in Lanao Del Sur, ar


Fire hits Cotabato City warehouse

COTABATO CITY - About P100,000 worth of properties were destroyed in a fire that hit a residential area in Purok Mabuhay, Chavez Street, Barangay Poblacion 2, Cotabato City on Christmas Day.DXMS Radyo bida, quoting a police report, said the fire struck at 8:20 p.m.from Golden Hardwarewarehouse owned by Jonathan Guiamad.Initial Bureau of Fire Protection initialinvestigation showed the fire could have started at a series of bahay kubo beside the warehouse.


2 more NGCP steel towers bombed in Lanao, North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has reiterated its appeal to power consumers, local officials and residents to help secure steel towers near themas lawless elements continue attacking the power facilities.The latest twin bombings took place in Barangay Gandamatu, Ramain, Lanao del Sur on Christmas Eve.Melfrance Bambi Capulong, speaking for the NGCP, said lawless elements first bombed NGCP tower No. 25 in Barnagay Gandamtu, Ramain town at 10:47 p.m.


(UPDATE) Death toll in BIFF attacks rises to 13, village kagawad killed in North Cotabato

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat – A village councilman was
killed in North Cotabato in a coordinate offensives by lawless Bangsamoro
Islamic Freedom Fighters on Christmas Eve, raising the death toll to 13,
officials said.

The latest fatality was Robert Latosa, barangay kagawad of
Barangay Simsiman, Pigcawayan, North Cotabato.


Army braces for more BIFF attacks in Central Mindanao

COTABATO CITY -- The military is anticipating more attacks by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) after a rampage in two Central Mindanao towns Thursday that left seven farmers dead and dislocated hundreds of innocent villagers.Highly-placed Army intelligence sources on Fridaytold and// military units are now closely monitoring isolated barangays in Midsayap and Aleosan towns, both in North Cotabato, due to mounting threats of attacks.Army officials in th


NGCPand Steel tower bombed in Maguindanao but remained standing

COTABATO CITY -– Another steel tower of the National
Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) was bombed in Maguindanao Wednesday
night, the second bomb attack in six days in Maguindanao, authorities said

Melfrance Bambi” Capulong, speaking for NGCP Southern Mindanao
region, said the bomb failed to topple the Tower 153 in Taverdo, Buluan,
Maguindanao after two improvised explosive devises went off at 9 p.m.


2015 headline storiesand Mamasapano carnage, Ampatuan Sr's death

COTABATO CITY -- Southerners will remember two events in 2015 that added colors to the rosy history of the Mindanao region.These events are the now infamous January 25, 2015 Mamasapano incident” and the demise six months later of Datu Andal Ampatuan, Sr., principal suspect in the Nov.


Woman found dead in Koroandal highway identified

KORONADAL CITY - A woman believed to have been hit by a speeding vehicle ormolested on board a van and dumped along the national highway here the other night has been identified.Police said a certain Rex Binas of Barangay Rotunda, Koronadal City claimed the woman, Sunshine Brameda, 21,was his live-in partner.Brameda was found by responding traffic enforcers and rescue units bloodied andlifeless along the national highway in BarangayCarpenter Hillat past 11 p.m.Binas said his partner told him she will visit her parents in Barangay Namnama, also in Koronadal City.But Binas could not explain w


Banga ex-town assessor arrested, posted bail bond

KORONADAL CITY -- A former municipal assessor ofBanga, South Cotabato who was accused of falsifying public documentswas arrested by police authorities.Nerissa S.


125 police officers pulled out of Cotabato City LGU taps BPAT

COTABATO CITY -– Local officials will make use of force multiplier” to help secure
the city from lawless elements after 125 policemen, earlier deployed in the
city, were recalled back to police regional office in Gen. Santos City.

Presiding over the City
Peace and Order Council Meeting (CPOC), Mayor Japal Guiani Jr raised concern
over the pull out of police augmentation force amid reports lawless elements
may strike anytime during the Holidays.



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