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Fire hits old DSWD building in North Cotabato capitol grounds

KIDAPAWAN CITY --Fire gutted a building inside the Cotabato provincialcapitolcomplex in Barangay Amas, here Wednesday night. City fire marshal Noah Pacalda said the fire started at the tool room of the carpentry building and spread to other parts of the building. Pacalda said they raised the alarm to level three to prevent other structures near the area from being hit by the fire. The fire that lasted for about an hour destroyed some P5 million worth of properties, including the three government vehicles parked near the area.


Tacurong PNP files charges vs. cop, 3 others in murder of teenager

TACURONG CITY – Police here on Tuesday have filed charges against a police officer and three others for the murder of a 19-year-old criminology student last week. Supt. Ranie Hachuela, Tacurong City police director, identified the suspect as Police Officer 1 Eliezer Lorenzo who was assigned with the Arakan PNP in Arakan, North Cotabato while the victim was DonDon Mandal, 19. The victim’s companion, identified as Mando Adil, was hit in the face.


What really caused Cotabato City total blackout?

COTABATO CITY --A rotten wood
cross-arm of a transmission tower at the outskirts of Cotabato City triggered total
blackout in the franchise area of Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato
Light), the distribution utility said.

Arlene Hipega
of Cotabato Light communications office said the power went out at 8:37 p.m.
Tuesday and was restored at 9:57 p.m. or more than an hour and a half.


Total blackout hits Cotabato City, environs due to unexpected outages

COTABATO CITY - A power outage hit Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light) franchise area from 8:37 pm to 9:58 p.m. or more than an hour due to outage in the Simuay, Sultan Kudarat to Datu Saudi Ampatuan (DSA) power station, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) today said.Ms. Bambi Capulong, speaking for NGCP southern Mindanao, told and// that power interruption hit Cotabato Light franchise area due to 69KV line to ground fault.


NPAs recruiting minors in North Cotabato upland town - mayor

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- The communist movement in an upland town in North Cotabato is recruiting minors to join the movement, a town mayor today said.Mayor Rene Rubino of Arakan, North Cotabato told DXND-AM Radyo Bida Kidapawan that based on the information gathered during the recent municipal peace and order council (MPOC) meeting, the New Peoples Army are eyeing teenagers to join the armed struggle against the government.Rubino admitted the information was still raw but it was very likely.he said the local government of Arakan, an upland town in North Cotabato known as area of operation of the


Lanao couple arrested in Davao for illegal drug possession

DAVAO CITY — Anti-narcotics operatives here have filed charges against a couple from Lanao del Sur who was arrested at an Army checkpoint here the other day.Adzhar Alabani, regional director for Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in southern Mindanao, told reporters Esmael Macasa, 40 and his wife Ashinaya, 37, have been charged for violating Republic Act 9165 or the ComprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002.The couple from Balabagan, Lanao del Sur,was arrested at amilitary checkpoint in Barangay Sirawan in Toril districton Sunday.Alabani said his office had coordinated with Task Force


PNP Esperanza releases official list of grenade blast victims

List of casualties last night.1.Elton John Antonio - killed2. Juanito Jugar jr.3. Sharon Funticha4. Sonny Ibanez5. John Rey Garcesa6. Edwin Villaruel7. Jovita Sumampong8. Christine Claveria9. Rajanie Claveria10. Lenila Penaflor11.Resmondo Batan12. Verdelyn Anilao13. Vicente Barredo14. Edgel Raganas15. Zaldy Eurolfan16. Frederick Dasal17. Vicente Arupan18. Marcelo Escobanez19. Ely Carnate20. Johnriel Kanakan21. Henry Bernace22. Mary Glyn David23. Genuine Lozada24. Raquel Aceres25. Jayson Honorio26. Lowie Bakat27. Merlin Garcesa28. Marcelo Eata29. Roselyn Delicano30. Joemar Denamarca31.


Creepy stabbing incident left 2 dead in N. Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY - What was planned as a joint venture to earn a living, two men ended up dead in a bizarre turn of event.They were friends and best buddy. They were identified by Mlang police as Christopher Cabahug, 31 of Barangay Nursery, Kidapawan City and Alfredo Rios Jr of Barangay New Consolacion, Mlang.Supt.


(UPDATE) Cops eye 3 angles in Sultan Kudarat grenade attacks

Sultan Kudarat – Police here are looking at three possible angles
that led to the grenade throwing incident at a local peryahan” carnival here
and claimed the life of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of about 40 others, a
police official said.Chief Insp.
Bryan Bernardino, Esperanza town police chief, said the grenade attack which
occurred at 8:20 p.m. Sunday was triggered by a personal grudge between the
suspects and the carnival operator.


Suspect in Esperanza bombing arrested

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat --- The police is now in custody of one of three men who attacked with fragmentation grenades an open-field carnival in Sultan Kudarat’s Esperanza town, killing a six-year-old child and hurting more than 30 others. The slain child, John Alfon Antonio, died from multiple shrapnel wounds sustained in the blasts.Chief Inspector Bryan Bernardino of the Esperanza municipal police said one of the three men who perpetrated the bombing had been arrested and is now undergoing tactical interrogation.



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