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Airline flights resume in haze-covered Central Mindanao

COTABATO CITY -- All Manila-Cotabato and Cotabato-Manila flights resumed on Saturday after a six-day suspension owing to poor visibility from mid-air due to aerial haze.


Top 4 most wanted couple in illegal drug trade arrested

COTABATO CITY - A couple suspected of peddling illegal drugs in Maguindanao and Cotabato City was arrested by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents during 1 today.In a statement, PDEA in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) identified the couple as Haron Macmod, 37 and his wife Annabelle Usman, 31, who were both among the top three in thePDEA wanted list.Armed with a search warrant issued by Judge Bansawan Ibrahim of RTC-13, PDEA-ARMM agents and Datu Odin town police operatives raided the house of Macmod inUpper Capiton, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao at


Comelec-South Cotabato addresses signal issues for PCOS

KORONADAL CITY - The Commission on Elections in South Cotabato has started signal mapping activities to determine areas where communications signals are poor and find solutions, the provincial election supervisor said Friday.Lawyer Jay Gerada, South Cotabato election chair, said precinct and signal mapping have been on going in many voting centers or public schools in the province to ensure transmission of data from the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines go smoothly on election day next year.In areas where internet signal is impossible, Gerada said the poll body will be using porta


PAL, CebPac flights to, from Cotabato airport remain cancelled

Domestic flights to and from Cotabato Airport remained cancelled for seventh
straight day today due to deteriorating skies of Mindanao island, the
state weather bureau said.


3 GenSan CebPac flights cancelled today

MANILA (PNA) -- Three more domestic flights were cancelled on Thursday afternoon due to a haze in southern Mindanao brought by the forest fires in neighboring Indonesia.In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the additional flights that were cancelled include Cebu Pacific flights 5J 990 (General Santos-Manila), 5J 995 (Manila-General Santos), and 5J 996 (General Santos-Manila).As of posting time, there are a total of seven flights cancelled. (PNA)JMC/ANP


(UPDATE) Haze in Mindanao forces PAL, CebPac to cancel flights

CITY -– Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific flights from here to
Manila had been cancelled for six straight days until todaydue to haze that
engulfed most of Mindanao cities, and state weather bureautoday said.


DAR employee dies, Surallah lady worker hurt in highway mishap

BANGA, South Cotabato – A government employee was killed while
another government worker was seriously wounded when the motorcycle they were
riding collided with a pick-up vehicle along the national highway in Barangay
Liwanay, Banga, South Cotabato last night.


Esperanza PNP arrest man for gun possession

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat - Police arrested here a man who was seen roaming around near the town gymnasium and near the town police office for possession of high powered firearm Tuesday.Senior Insp. Eisbo Llamanzares,Esperanza police chief, identified the suspect as Darwin Abdul, a resident of Ampatuan, Maguindanao.Llamanzares said Abdul was arrested by PO2 Tristantine Gestupa after he was questioned why he loitered near the gymnasium at past 1 p.m.When frisked, a cal. 45 pistol with six live bullets were found tucked in his waist.Proper charges is being prepared for filing in court.


Task force mulled to address strife, lawlessness in Marawi

MARAWI CITY - Officials are convinced Saturday’s fatal-ambush of the city’s police director was in retaliation for his hands-on involvement in law-enforcement activities that led to the neutralization of at least three local drug rings in recent weeks.The victim, Supt.


NHA honors Mlang for successful IP housing project

MLANG, North Cotabato-- A housing project in Mlang, North Cotabato brings honors to the local government and its citizens, Mlang Mayor Joselito Pinol said today. Pinol refused to claim credit for the feat from the National Housing Authority (NHA) where no less than President Aquino handed over the plaque of recognition during the NFA anniversary program in Manila. He said the successful implementation of the housing project for Indigenous Peoples were joint efforts of all stakeholders in the local government.



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