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UCCP on church bombingand No circumstance or reason can justify

COTABATO CITY – The head of the United Church of Christ in
the Philippines (UCCP) today condemned in the strongest term the bloody grenade
attack on one of its local churches in Pikit, North Cotabato Wednesday night.

No circumstance or reason can justify such deplorable act on
a house of worship leading to the death and injury of worshipers,” said Bishop
Reuel Norman O. Marigza, UCCP secretary general.

At the same time, Bishop Marigza urged authorities for speedy
act to probe the incident.


(UPDATE) Child, 10, drowns as flood water submerged SK, Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY - A 10-year-old child died when floods submergedSultan Kudarat, Maguindanao low lying villages, including portions of national highway as bad weather continue to affect mainland Mindanao Thursday.In a statement, the Humanitarian Emergency Assistance and Relief Team (HEART) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said the fatality, Jing Laure, who fell while trying to climb to the roof of their house, was swept away by flood waters.The HEART said 9,800 villagers in 10 barangays in Sultan Kudarat were affected by the flashfloods.All of the affected areas are near rivers whi


FLASHand Pikit grenade blast hurts 4

(UPDATE) PIKIT, North Cotabato - At least four persons were wounded when unidentified suspects, riding tandem on a motorbike, hurled a hand grenade in front of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) here at past 7 p.m. tonight.An Army spot report said the explosion was caused by an M-79 grenade fired from a distance.Reports said the grenade exploded at the main entrance of the Church and left at least four persons.


Tribal groups fear Army presence in Magpet Nothing to worry, says Army

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Tribal groups have expressed anxiety regarding the presence of Philippine Army camps in at least 17 civilian communities in remote areas of Magpet and other nearby towns in North Cotabato. Apo Sandawa Lumadnong Panaghiusa sa Cotabato (ASLPC) President Norma Capuyan said soldiers have started setting up camps in the barangays of Amabel, Manobo, Manobisa, Balite, Noa, Basak, Bantaan, Doles, Bangkal, Imamaling, Don Panaca, Magkaalam, Salab, Tempuran, and Bantak.


DOLE-12 helps NorCot active, retrenched sugarcane workers

KIDAPAWAN CITY -the Department of Labor and Employment
(DOLE) North Cotabato Field Office are attending to the needs and welfare of active and retrenched sugarcane workers in North Cotabato.North Cotabato Chief Labor Employment Officer
Marjorie P. Latoja said her office continues to facilitate programs and services which provide protection
to workers welfare in the province. Last month, a focused group discussion (FGD) with
Sugar Industry Field workers was conducted to generate information on issues
and concerns affecting unorganized


Violence vs. women, children rising in North Cotabato

– Police in North Cotabato said sexual assaults against women and minors are the
leading cases against women in the province this year.

At least 14
cases of violence against women have been reported during the third quarter of
2014, according to Cotabato Police Provincial Office o CPPO Women and
Children's Protection Desk Division Chief Senior Insp. Julie Melocotones.

She admitted
almost all the perpetrators remained at large and the subject of police


Midsayap girl, 16, gang-raped?

North Cotabato – Police here are hunting down a group of six teenagers who
allegedly gang-raped a 15-year-old girl last week.

Supt. Reynante
delos Santos, Midsayap police chief, said the alleged gang-rape case occurred
after a drinking spree in one of the village halls in town on Wednesday last


Gunmen shot dead Kidapawan pedicab driver

– Unidentified gunmen shot dead a tricycle driver inside his home on Purok
Macupa, Alim Street, Barangay Poblacion, Kidapawan City on Sunday.Rolly Rolen,
41, was found dead by responding policemen sprawling inside his home.

Police recovered
nine empty shells and slugs for cal. 45 pistol at the crime scene.

Rolen sustained
gunshot wounds on his nape, neck chest and other parts of his body.

remained clueless on the motive of the attackers.


6 hurt as pick-up truck smashes Kidapawan waiting shed

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Six persons were hurt when a pickup vehicle owned by a politician bumped the waiting shed beside the the Kidapawan-Magpet highway on Friday afternoon. Rickson Ajero, dxND Radyo-Bida technician who happened to be in the area when the incident happened, said the speeding vehicle was traversing the Magpet highway when its brake malfunctioned uponreaching Barangay Mateo in Kidapawan City. The driver can no longer control the vehicle until it bumped at the waiting shed,” Ajero said. Ajero said four persons who were sittingat the waiting shed were wounded.


ACF empowering communities in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY- An international
organization fighting povertyis implementing a program empowering
communities in partnership with peoples and civil society organizations to push
for community governance and development.

It has beenbenefiting communities in the towns ofAntipas, Arakan,
President Roxas, Magpet and Matalam, all in North Cotabato.

How is good governance related to achieving a world without hunger?
was among therecurring questions of the population in the province.



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