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Cotabato City's bomb simulation drill

COTABATO CITY --Bomb 'victims' lie on the ground as rescue personnel responds to these 'victims' at the Cotabato City plaza during a bomb simulation drill on Thursday, July 28. The drill features a city-wide simulation of all possible scenarios in case of a bombing attack. The drill aims to strengthen the emergency rescuers' capability in rescuing calamity victims and test their incident command system.


Marines, Cops arrest 3, seize guns in Double Barrel campaign

KOROANDAL CITY -- Joint police and Philippine Marines forces arrested today three persons and seized high powered firearms and illegal drugs in a remote village in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat. In his report to Sultan Kudarat police provincial office,Senior Inspector Patrick Elma, Kalamansig town police chief, said elements of Kalamansig PNP and 7th Marine Battalion landing team raided a house in the coastal village of Nalilidan and seized 81 sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride, cal. 60 machine gun, cal. 45 pistols, hand held radio, home made pistols and assorted ammunition for cal.


7 die in Army-BIFF skirmishes in Maguindanao

Maguindanao – Six Moro rebels and a soldier were when clashes erupted
early Tuesday between government forces and outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom
Fighters (BIFF) in Datu Shariff Saydona, Maguindanao, the Army here said.

Colonel Lito
Sobejana, commander of the 601st Infantry Brigade, said four more
members of the 34th Infantry Battalion and 10 BIFF fighters were
also wounded during the skirmishes triggered by dawn harassment Moro rebels.


Army-BIFF clashand 2 rebels killed, 3 soldiers hurt

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao-- Two bandits were killed while three soldiers were wounded in a series of firefights early Tuesday in Shariff Saidona town in Maguindanao.
The hostilities erupted when members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) ambushed a group of soldiers patrolling in Barangay Pamalian in Shariff Saidona, sparking sporadic clashes that lasted until almost noontime Tuesday.


Officials demolish clandestine Cotabato City drug den

COTABATO CITY --- Authorities on Sunday flattened with sledgehammers and crowbars a semi-permanent drug den at one side of the city’s century-old Chinese cemetery.The operation was led by Vice Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi, whose office is presently studying necessary updates on old ordinances empowering the police to address domestic peace and security issues, including the circulation of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) by criminal gangs.Sayadi and the city police learned of the presence of the drug den inside the Chinese cemetery from six wanted drug dependents they caught in the act


President Duterte signs Executive Order on Freedom of Information

Presidential Communications Office (PCO)Secretary Martin Andanar holds a press conference at Royal Mandaya Hotel, Davao City.He announced that President Duterte signed the EO on Freedom of Information Saturday night.


Cops kill drug suspects, arrest Maguindanao village chair in illegal drugs

COTABATO CITY – Three persons, all suspected of
illegal drug activities, were killed in separate police anti-drug operations
here, in North Cotabato and Tacurong City Friday, police authorities said.

In Cotabato City, Sukaren Demalanes Mokamad alias
Ado , 46, was shot dead by police after he resisted arrest during
anti-illegal drug operation along Mabini Extension, Barangay Bagua 3, Cotabato


Duterte to 6th ID troopersand 'Protect our people, I will protect you'

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday assured the officers, men and women of the 6th Infantry Division that as the country's commander in chief, he will protect law enforcers for performing their sworn duties. Speaking before the soldiers here before proceeding to Buluan, Maguindanao to inaugurate a bio-mass power plant, Duterte lauded the soldiers doing well in their peace efforts within Central Mindanao which paved the way for the bolster of the economic activities in the region.


Drug suspect killed, 2 drug suspects arrested, grenade found in S. Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY -- A suspected illegal drug pusher was executed by still unidentified men while two others, believed to be pusher and user of prohibited drugs, were arrested in two towns in South Cotabato while a hand grenade was recovered here as police intensified drive against illegal drugs, police said today. A lived hand grenade was found by residents in a pig pen in Purok Megaland, Barangay Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City Friday morning. Supt.


Koronadal cops arrest 5 in anti-illegal drug operation

CITY – A wanted illegal drug pusher and four of his clients were arrested
during police anti-illegal drug operation in Barangay Sto Nino, this city
Thursday morning, police said.

Barney Condes, city police director, identified the suspects as Romeo Campos,
No. 2 in the PNP drug watch list, and his clients Roldan Bacolod, Mary Millan,
Rosemarie Bacolod and Charina Austrias, all residents of Barangay Avancenia,
Koronadal City.



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