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North Cotabato village chair pushes for speed limit ordinance

KIDAPAWAN CITY - With its roads riddled with sharp curves and dangerous turns, a village chiefin Makilala, North Cotabato sees the need to have a speed limit ordinance.Barangay KisanteChairperson Anatalio Abeng told DXND Radyo Bida that an ordinance is a must following the series of highway accidents that claimed eight lives.Abeng said 30 accidents have been reported since January to date.He said narrow roads, over speeding public and private vehicles are contributory to highway accidents, including poor and inadequateroad signs on road repair and rehabilitation.Councilor Pedro Ang said a


Kidapawan anti-drug tipsters get cash reward

KIDAPAWAN CITY –At least 10 informants and assets of the intelligence division of the local police here received P50 thousand cash incentives from City Mayor Joseph Evangelista. Evangelista said these assets helped authorities in North Cotabato arrest at least nine suspected drug couriers whom they considered as ‘top suppliers’ of methamphetamine hydrochloride or locally known as ‘shabu,’an illegal drug.


1 hurt as grenade explodes in Koronadal City subdivision

KORONADAL CITY - A man was hurt when two men riding on motorbiketossed a hand grenade at the house of Sultan Kudarat Gov. Suharto Mangudadatu's brother in Koronadal City Sunday night.Koronadal City police said the grenade exploded at the back portion of Naga Mangudadatu's house inAgreda Phase-I, Barangay Sto Nino, Koronadal City t 7 p.m. Nora Mangudadatu, Naga's wife, told DXOM-AM Radyo Bida, the blast injured Moktar Esmael, 25, a house caretaker.Nora said she was at the back of the house when two men arrived on a motorbike and stopped thentossed a hand grenade at 7 p.m.


While betting lotto, Koronadal collector loses P92,000 cash to robber

KORONADAL CITY – A salesman aiming to win million in today's lottery draw lost P92,000 cash to robbers while he was betting in a lotto outlet here Sunday morning.Jingrerito C. Pleñas, 50, married and resident ofSueno Village, Baragngay Morales, Koronadal City parked his Mitsubishi Canter in front of a lotto outlet along Aquino Street. After placing his bets,Pleñas returned to his car only to find his bag that contained the day's collection ofP92,000 cash was missing.The suspect also took his check booklet, receipts and other valuables.


Moro mother delivers conjoined twins, seeks help to separate them

DATU HOFER, Maguindanao – A poor Muslim couple here on Wednesday was
appealing for help to separate conjoined twins delivered through ceasarian
operation at the Maguindanao provincial hospital.

The girls now in the neo-natal intensive care unit are healthy but we
are closely monitoring them,” Dr. Tahir Sulaik, Maguindanao health chief, said
of the all female-twins of Mimi Sabpa of Barangay Limpongo, Datu Hofer,


Woman, 3 men arrested for illegal drug use in S. Cotabato

NORALA, South Cotabato- Police here arrested three men and a womanengaged in illegal drug pushing and using following a drug buy bust operation Saturday in Barangay Poblacion.Chief Inspector Dennis Madriaga, town police chief, identified the suspects asMark Canario alias Panoy, William Henda, Edgar Delejero andKaren Canario.


PNPand Normalcy restored in Alamada village, evacuees return home

ALAMADA, North Cotabato -- Normalcy has been restored in a remote village here after residents, who fled homes earlier after tension erupted between to clans following an ambush that left two persons dead, have returned home, police said today.Chief
Insp. Joseph Placer, Alamada PNP chief, told DXND Radyo BIDA , that the evacuees have returned home after police and religious leaders intervened.Placer said
unidentified men ambushed and killed Anwar Sumlay and Taib Tuandato, both


Cops raid Kidapawan illegal drug dens, arrest 9, seize shabu, grenades

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Illegal drug dens exist in this city after all.Authorities seized two hand grenades, some 30 sachets of suspected shabu, and several drug paraphernalia from at suspected drug couriers they arrested during the simultaneous buy-bust raids and search operations here on Friday. Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum, provincial director of Cotabato Police Provincial Office (CPPO), identified the suspects as Abie Sultan alias Bulaw Randy Lagum Villagonzalo Rodel Pacate Malasan Nurhidin Omar Dumacon a certain Jocelyn and four others.


Koronadal motorcycle vs. parked dump truckand 1 dead, 1 injured

KORONADAL CITY -- A motorist was killed while his brother was seriously injured after the motorcycle they were riding hit a parked dump truck along the national highway here at past 1 a.m.Friday.Killed was Aldren Andrade, 25, driver of Honda XRM with license plate 6270 ME. His elder brother Rommel, 26, was in critical condition.


Stray bullets landed in 2 Cotabato homes during Eud'l Adha

COTABATO CITY -- Two city residents on Thursday reported to the local police about two stray bullets that landed in their homes believed to be fired during the Eud'l Adha celebration.Few people fired theirguns in welcomingthe celebration Thursday according to police but not as massive as during previous Eud'l Fitr or New Year.Jessica Cristobal Biruar, 46 of Spring Site, Mabini Street, Barangay Bagua 3, Cotabato City said a slug for cal. 45 pistol landed in her daughter's room.Biruar's neighbor, Cimafranca family, also reported that a slug for cal.



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