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Farmer's leader shot dead in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Unidentified motorcycle gunmen riding tandem on a motobikeshot to death a peasant leader in Arakan, NOrth COtabato on Tuesday morning, police authorities said. Superintendent Bernard Tayong, North COtabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO) spokesperson, said the victim, identified as Joel Gulmatico, 58 years old, chairman of the Arakan Peasant Progressive Organization (APPO), was driving his motorcycle on his way to Barangay Naje proper when shot at close range by the suspects.

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Banana plantation owner survives Antipas ambus

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Police arrested over the weekendone of the two gunmenwho tried to kill a banana plantation owner in Antipas, North Cotabato, authorities said.Elizar Omega of Barangay Canaan Antipas, North Cotabato was driving his Toyota Hi-Lux pick up vehicle (AFA-5693) when waylaid by gunmen in Purok 7, Barangay New Pontevedra, Antipas Friday. Despite numerous gunshot wounds, Omega managed to drive his vehicle to Barangay New Ponteveda center where he sought for help. He was rushed by villagers to a hospital in Kidapawan City.

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VP Binay to grace Sultan Kudarat's 68th natal day

SULTAN KUDARAT - Vice President Jejomar Binay is the guest of honor and speaker as the town of Sultan Kudarat celebrates its68th foundation anniversary today.Mayor Shameem Mastura of Sultan Kudarat said Binay is expected to be accompanied by senators and other national officials.Binay, who is eyeing the country's top post in next year's elections, has been a regular visitor of Sultan Kudarat's important events.Mastura said today is the culminating activities of all programs that started a month earlier which observers believed was unprecedented in Sultan Kudarat, one of the fastest growing

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Grenade blast rocks contractor's compound in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY - Unidentified men tossed a fragmentation grenade inside the motor pool compound of a private contractor along Rabago extension, Cotabato City.Residents told police they heard a blast Sunday night and reported the matter toPolice Station 4.Police bomb experts recovered the safety lever for MK-2 fragmentation grenadeinside the compound on Purok Kambal.The blast hit no one butdamaged a parked dump truck owned by Sumampao who told police he has no idea why his compound was subjected to grenade attack.

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4 Kidapawan cops fail in shooting proficiency tests

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Four of the 23 members of the Kidapawan City PNP will undergo additional training on precision firing and close quarter combat after they failed ‘miserably’ in the shooting proficiency tests on Sunday.
Results showed that Police Officers Gumaga, Munoz, Querol, and Bobis got zero in two testsand precision firing and close quarter battle (CQB) shooting.
City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said if these cops will again fail in the succeeding tests after the training it is time to recommend their transfer to different areas of assignments.

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7 die, scores hurt, 500 displaced in MILF Sultan Kudarat infighting

COTABATO CITY — At least seven people were killed as clashes between two groups of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerrillas continued Saturday night in Barangay Napnapan, Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat, officials said.Earlier, hundreds of residents fled the village when members of the 104th MILF Base Command came to the village, ostensibly in search of a suspect in the murder of its member, and an eight-year old boy in nearby Barangay Kanipaan two weeks ago, said Sr.

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Cops arrest 2 men for gun possession in Koronadal City

KORONADAL CITY – Police and military personnel prevented the entry of two armed men in this city where the International Folklore Festival have been on going.Police, led by Senior Inspector John Maynard Macusi and Sgt. Nelson Jun of 27th Infantry Battalion, flagged down a motorbike with two men on board for inspection.But the two men yielded cal.

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DTI orderes pull out of substandard products in North Cotabato stores

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Electrical products found to be sub-standards and smuggled in the marketwere sealed and ordered pulled outby the Department of Trade and Industry in Kidapawn City as the agency launchedRegional Inter-Provincial Standard Product Enforcement an Monitoring.These products will no longer be displayed in shelves of department stores identified by DTI, according to Jong Quijano of DTI-North Cotabato.The items have no Product Standards (PS) marks or Import Commodity Clearance (ICC).Two business establishments in Kidapawan City and another in Kabacan, North Cotabato were inspected b

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2 men in illegal drug trade fall, yield shabu, gun

KORONADAL CITY – Elements of the Koronadal City police and City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) scored anew with the arrest of two suspected illegal drug peddlers Friday, police said today.Led by Chief Inspector Rey Egos, Koronadal City intelligence chief and Dr. Glorio Sandig, CADAC action officer, the raiding team swooped down on a house in PurokPoticar, Barangay General Paulino Santos, Koronadal City.In his report to Koronadal City PNP director Supt.

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Couple from North Cotabato shot dead in Marawi City

COTABATO CITY - A couple from Pigcawayan, North Cotabato was robbed, and eventually killed, by unidentified robbers in Marawi City Wednesday, officials said.According toSPO3 Tungko Paulo, Marawi City police investigator, said coupleJenny at Lorimel Andama, both selling liquified petroleum gas (LPG) safety devices, was simultaneously shot by two men riding tandem on a motorbike after one of them grabbed Jenny's bag.Both work as dealer of LPG safety devices of a Cotabato City-based Ajik Enterprises.Paulo said the couple was standing along Osmenia Street in Barangay Bangulo waiting for ride wh

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