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3 cops ordered to have confirmatory drug tests due to questionable urine samples

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Three policemen were ordered to undergo confirmatory drug tests after the urine samples they submitted for screening during the mandatory drug tests on Wednesday were placed under tight scrutiny by the newly-appointed provincial police director.


PDEA agents arrest 2 in illegal drug trade inside Al Nor complex

COTABATO CITY - Commotion occurred inside the newly opened mall here after agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) arrested two men, including a village watchman, during buy bust operation Wednesday afternoon.PDEA agents arrestedEmma Salipada, 42 years old, andDatu


A rainy Eid in many parts of Southern Mindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao-- Scattered moderate rains forced thousands of Muslims in many parts of Central Mindanao to perform Thursday's supposedly open-field Eid’l Adha prayers inside mosques and covered courts.Muslim soldiers from different units of the Army’s 6thInfantry Division had to pray at a mosque in the periphery of Camp Siongco in Datu Odin Sinsuat town in the first district of Maguindanao due to rains.Most clerics that led prayers in different worship sites focused their khutab (sermon) on the tenets of sacrifice to achieve spiritual perfection, based on the biblical and Qur’ani


Long weekend for Cotabato City, ARMM

COTABATO CITY - It's Muslim regular and legal non-working holiday in Cotabato City and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as the Muslim world celebrates Eud'l Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.In the ARMM provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, its Muslim regular holiday based on Muslim Mindanao Act No. 17.Its also a Muslim non working holiday in Cotabato City based onPresidential
Decree 1083 or theCode of Muslim Personal Laws of the Philippines.


Philpost opens station in Abdulla Sangki town

COTABATO CITY – With the advent of
technology, paperless and faster means communication, officials of the
Philippine Postal Corporation and Datu Abdullah Sangki town in Maguindanao
still believed in the country’s postal services.


About 2 billion Muslims in Eid al Adha prayer worldwide

COTABATO CITY -MALACANANG has issued Proclamation 1128, declaring September 25, 2015 as official non-working holiday nationwide to mark Eid al Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice for Muslims, officials said Wednesday.But Thursday (September 24) is actually the day of the congregational prayer (usually held in public places) to mark the second leg of the Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca and Madina, which is spent on a tent journey and prayers in Mount Arafa and Mina.In the proclamation he signed, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa said declaring Eid al Adha an official holiday was based on Republic


Guianiand Old city hall abandoned by previous admin, Sema denies

COTABATO CITY - Former Cotabato City Vice Mayor Muslimin Sema took exceptions to claims by Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani that the former city administration abandoned the old city hall building.Sema was reacting to statement made by Guiani in an interview by DXMS Radyo Bida that the old city hall was left to rot.Guiani said when he was still the vice mayor he proposed to convert the historic building into a museum but it did not muster enough support at the city council.However, Sema, speaking to DXMS Radyo Bida denied the building was abandoned during his days at the Peoples Palace.


Buluan cops arrest 8 men in drug buy bust operation

BULUAN, Maguindanao -- Eight persons found to be using illegal drugs known as shabu were arrested during drug buy bust operations here Tuesday afternoon.Senior Inspector Victor Pansoy, Buluan town police chief, said his unit and theProvincial Anti Illegal Drugs Special


HPG recovers motorbike carnapped in Cotabato City sold in Midsayap

COTABATO CITY -- Elements of the PNPHighway Patrol Group in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (HPG-ARMM) on Tuesday have recovered a motorbike carnapped in Cotabato City and sold in Midsayap, North Cotabato.SPO4 Taha Enong, team leader ofHPG-ARMM enforcers, the motorcycle driver, when accosted, could not present registration papers.


South Cotabato cop survives assassination attempt

POLOMOLOK, South Cotabato -- A police officer survived an assassination attempt in Barangay Pagalungan here on Monday night.Supt. Jose Briones, South Cotabato police provincial director, identified the victim as PO1 Joel Suminog.Suminog, assigned with the South Cotabato Police provincial public safety company, was riding on his motorbike heading for home when two men raiding tandem on separate motorbike opened fire on him at past 7:45 p.m.



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