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Pangilinanand 'Remember fallen 6th ID troopers this Independence Day celeb'

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao --At 7:30 in the morning today (June 12, 2016), a flag raising ceremony attended by the officers and men of the6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division, Philippine Army was held in front of the command building in commemoration of the 118th Philippine Independence Day Celebration. During the ceremony, the 6ID commanderMaj General Edmundo R Pangilinan read the message of the Acting Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines Gen Glorioso Miranda AFP and he also subsequently gave his message to the Kampilan troops.

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Drilon backs proposal to postpone barangay election

MANILA -- Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday said he is favor to the proposal to postponement the barangay election originally set in October.

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PPSTA reelects first Muslim head

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The 250,000-strong Philippine Public School Teachers Association (PPSTA) has reelected this year its first Muslim president in what stakeholders described as a fruit of his administration’s restoration of solvency in their organization once gripped by P1.3-billion deficit.The PPSTA board of trustees voted Dr.

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Fearing death, suspected illegal drug pushers, users show up at PNP office

SURALLAH, South Cotabato – Afraid they might be executed for their involvement in illegal drug activities in town, 23 suspected prohibited drug pushers, users and peddlers showed up to the police officer here and vowed to reform.Chief Inspector Joel Fuerte, Surallah
town police chief, said the act of 23 suspected drug pushers was a result of
police intensified campaign aimed at eradicating illegal drug activities in
Surallah.

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CEAPand Catholic schools ‘ready’ for K to 12

MANILA --The country’s Catholic schools are all ready and excited” to implement the highly contested K to 12 educational reform program, said a Catholic institution’s official.Anthony Coloma, information officer of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines, said they are prepared for the program, which adds 2 more years to the basic 10-year education cycle of students. Our classrooms are ready.

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6 hurt as Sportivo hits Surallah welcome rotunda amid heavy downpour, blackout

SURALLAH, South Cotabato - Six persons were hurt when a speeding Isuzu Sportivo, driven by a 19-year-old student, hit this town's welcome rotunda Tuesday dawn.Chief Inspector Joel Fuerte, Surallah town police chief, told DXOM-AM Radyo Bidathe freak accident occurred at about 12:40 a.m.

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Soldier hurt in BIFF roadside bombing amid Ramadhan

DATU UNSAY, Maguindanao --- A soldier was hurt when bandits detonated early Tuesday a roadside bomb to prevent a patrolling Army team from getting close to a village whose residents they subject to taxation.The wounded combatant of the Army’s 34th Infantry Battalion, who sustained shrapnel wounds when members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) set off an improvised explosive device along a road in Barangay Meta in Datu Unsay town, is now in a hospital.Datu Unsay, an impoverished town, is located in the second district of Maguindanao.

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Tacurong City conducts 'blood, hair donations program

TACURONG CITY -- Police, soldiers, students, government servants, teachers and even ordinary have joined Tacurong City's Blood and Hair Donors' Day, officials announced Wednesday.Tacurong City Councilor Psyche Sucaldito said 213 volunteers have supported the activity conducted at the city gymnasium. Of the number, 174 donated blood while 39 others donated hair.Among the donors were PPO1 Analyn Lorenzana of the Sultan Kudarat Police Provincial Office (SKPPO) I voluntarily donate blood, I am here not because my superior ordered me to do so, Lorenzana said.

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Incoming Defense Secretary is from South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY -- Not one but two.Two natives of South Cotabato are to hold vital cabinet positions of the administration of Rodrigo Duterte.Retired Major General Delfin Lorenzana will replace Sec. Voltaire Gazmin come June 30.Lorenzana is the second South Cotabatenio named in the Duterte official family.Earlier, the incoming President named former South Cotabato Gov. Esmal Mike Sueno to head the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG).Lorenzana, PMA Class 1973, is a resident of Barnagay Derilon, Banga and his family owned a resort there.

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Army commandos from Leyte now in Central Mindanao

COTABATO CITY-- An Army commando from Leyte arrived in Maguindanao to replace the 45th Infantry Battalion based in Shariff Aguak town, ndbcnews.com.ph learned Sunday.The 400-strong 19th Infantry Battalion of the 8th Infantry Division, led by Colonel Roberto Sarmiento, has arrived ready for deployment any day now.Composed of Army commandos, the 19th IB will be initially stationed in Shariff Aguak while the 45th IB will be sent to Central Luzon.It mission is to help the 6th ID in its mission of maintaining peace and security in the division arera of operation which covers the provinces of Nor

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