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LTO-12: DU30 commemorative plates no longer allowed

KORONADAL CITY -– Officials and personnel of Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Central Mindanao region have started confiscating what it said was unauthorized DU30” commemorative plates.The car plates have proliferated during the campaign period for the recently concluded national and local elections.Manuel Betaizar, LTO-12 assistant regional director, said the election is over and DU30” commemorative plates will no longer be allowed.Betaizar said under the Joint Administrative Order, it is illegal to use commemorative plate without permits and authorization issued by the LTO.

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Maguindanao town councilor arrested for shabu possession

COTABATO CITY -- Police and anti-narcotics agentshave filed charges against a Maguindanao town councilorand his wife after their arrest forfor possession of prohibited drugs, DXMS Radyo Bida reported today. Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM) identified the suspect as Sammy Macmod Nandang, 33, president of Association of Barangay Chairpersons of the town of Talitay, Maguindanao and his wife Alicia Hashim Nandang, 32.

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Lanao Sur passenger van driver outsmarts hostage takers, kills one

COTABATO CITY (PNA) -- A passenger van driver held hostage by two men outsmarted his captors in a carnapping incident that turned ugly and left one dead and six others injured, including four soldiers in Lanao del Sur.The incident happened in Barangay Lalabuan, Balabagan, Lanao del Sur Tuesday.The Balabagan PNP office reported to PNP-Regional Office in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PNP-ARMM) Regional Director Chief Supt.

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Duterte admin wants cost-efficient gov't operation

DAVAO CITY (PNA) -- The incoming administration of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be fast and cost-efficient with a plan to scale down expenditures particularly on seminar and 'Lakbay Aral' (educational trips). This means, seminars will not be held away from work places rather than traveling to other places like Manila. Why not bring the speaker instead, he said.He said seminars in government especially Lakbay Aral usually become junket trips and cost a lot of money.

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Duterte names Pinol DA secretary

DAVAO CITY -- Former North Cotabato Gov. Emmanuel Pinol has been chosen to serve as agriculture secretary of incoming President Rody Duterte.Duterte's selection committee has been meeting in Davao City forming his administration's cabinet members.Aside from Pinol, the selection team also identified the followingand Peter Laurel as Education secretary, Gilbert Teodoro as defense chief, Andrea Domingo as PAGCOR head, Atty. Salvador Medialdea as executive secretary, Atty.

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Traffic enforcer, 6 others die in South Cotabato highway mishap

KORONADAL CITY -- A series of highway accidents due to over speeding has claimed the lives of traffic law enforcers, students and other motorists along South Cotabato major highways, Radyo Bida reported today.The latest fatality while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Davao City was Clarence Federiso, a member of Koronadal City traffic enforcers.Federiso was driving his motorbike on Thursday dawn when he was hit by a speeding Yellow Bus unit along Gen. Santos Drive, Koronadal City.

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Fire hits Cotabato City, fronting NDU

COTABATO CITY - A fire of still unknown origin hit a residential-commercial district fronting the second gate of Notre Dame University Saturday night, netizens said.The fire started at past 6 p.m.It destroyedtwo-story building at the corner of Notre Dame Avenue and Tamse road. sand//scontent.fmnl4-5.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13164364_1385673608113564_5031959264849247810_n.jpg?oh=221021c0ee1d882112ed2c2ac19a4c1aandampoe=57D5B167 sand//scontent.fmnl4-5.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13177234_1385674268113498_1346697774794030110_n.jpg?oh=4b43cd7b284a71c07de56ff18aef6f88andampoe=57A81E5B

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Rekindled clan war claims 4 lives in Maguindanao

TALITAY, Maguindanao – Local elections are over and local government units are supposed to resume operation.
But not in this town of about 14,000 Muslim inhabitants, many of whom have fled to safer grounds after a long standing rido” (family feud was rekindled due to local politics.
The clan war has already claimed the lives of four persons since the eve of election day.

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2 lives lost on Friday the 13th in Koronadal highway accident

KORONADAL CITY - Friday the 13th was too costly for two hotel and restaurant management students here when a speeding Yellow Bus hit the motorbike they were riding Friday night.Gladys Ann Paranaque of Dansuli, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat andJolo Miranda of New Isabela, Tacurong City were killed after a bus hit them from behind at about 10:45 p.m.

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IEDs found inside South Cotabato provincial jail tighter security up

KORONADAL CITY – Security
has been tightened in the South Cotabato Provincial Detention and
Rehabilitation Center (SCPDRC) after an attempt by some inmates to bolt out of
jail using improvised explosive devices, officials said today.

South Cotabato Gov. Daisy
Avance Fuentes directed jail officials to strictly enforce jail policies on
visitors while investigation was going on as to who was behind the bomb-making
activities inside South Cotabato’s largest the prison facility.

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