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Flashand Blasts rock Lamitan City

COTABATO CITY - Two blasts rock in successionLamitan City in Basilan Friday night, the Office of Civil Defense said.In a statement, the OCD in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OCD-ARMM) said the first explosion of a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) occured at 7:53 p.m. Another blast followed four minutes later.The first IED went off in front of Alliance Church along Flores Street while the second was at the Barangay Hall of Barangay Mabini.No casualty was reported while police and Army bomb experts are in the blast site conducting post blast investigation.

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Robin visits Maguindanao upland town, help disperse aid

SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao - - Movie action star Robin Padilla took time out Thursday to delight the townsfolk here after heading a drought relief mission that benefited over 1,000 families.Padilla brought with him 300 bags of rice apart from an assortment of other relief goods.This agricultural town with 11 villages is one of the most severely affected areas by the ill-effects of El Nino phenomenon, a periodic dry spell that began since November last year.The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team (HEART), has earlier served all

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Lebak cops arrest militiaman for pushing illegal drugs

LEBAK, Sultan Kudarat - After a week-long surveillance on suspected illegal drug pusher in Barangay Tibpuan here, police agents arrested a 30 year old militiaman caught in the act of dealing prohibited drugs.Chief Inspector Benhur Catcatan, Lebak municipal police station chief, identified the suspect as Rollen Gesulta, alias Tawhite, and resident of Barangay Tibpuan.Police operatives, armed with search warrant issued by Judge Renato Gleyo of Regional Trial Court Branch 19 in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, arrested Gesulta in Purok Tayang, Barangay Tibpuan Thursday morning.Catcatan said the suspe

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New MSU president assail Supreme Court petition to nullify appointment

MARAWI CITY – The new president of the Mindanao State University (MSU) on Thursday branded as intrigue” the insinuations his March 8 designation by President Benigno Aquino III was a midnight appointment,” bereft of legal propriety.Habib Macaayong, the newly-appointed MSU president, took over the school presidency last April 14 from predecessor Macapadu Muslim in a symbolic transition rite witnessed by his subordinate-faculty members and non-teaching personnel and students.An MSU professor, Said Makil, had asked the Supreme Court to look into the validity of Macaayong’s appointment, alleg

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Koronadal City enjoys 20-minute heavy down pour

KORONADAL CITY - Koronadalenios today felt blessed with a 20-minute heavy and continuous downpour after more than five months of excruciating heat as a result of the long dry spell.The rain came at past 2 p.m. and lasted for about 30 minutes. Pagasa projected Koronadal will expericnethunderstorms with rains.

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NPA sets free captive Army man in North Cotabato

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (PNA) -- Emotions ran high after the family of an Army man met him following his release Tuesday by New People's Army (NPA) rebels in a remote village here.The freed captive, Pfc Eduardo Hilaga Jr.

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BREAKINGand DSWD-12 gives 2K bags of rice to protesting farmers

sand//scontent.fmnl4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/v/t1.0-9/13092090_955266624580147_4524180459465373709_n.jpg?oh=588e4ce32c6637f52097884d957b4133andampoe=57AB1A67 KORONADAL CITY – Drought stricken farmers today agreed to disperse and return home after four days of peaceful
rally where they demanded rice subsidy from the government after getting part of their demand.

This after the Department of
Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-12) turned over to rally organizers 2,000
bags of rice.

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Woman delivers healthy baby on board Mindanao Star Bus

KORONADAL CITY - A woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl while on board a mobile Mindanao Star bus heading to Koronadal City from Gen. Santos City on Sundaymorning.Passengers noticedMary Jane Pasion of Tampakan, South Cotabato, was restless while sitting but remained quiet.Her co-passengers noticed she was about to deliver a baby and they assisted her.Pasion told reporters she was on her way to the South Cotabato provincial hospital after she felt she was already on labor. The baby was born at 8:45 a.m.

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Wayward bus tire hits, kills girl in Koronadal City

KORONADAL CITY – A 14-year-old teenage
girl was killed while her brother was critically wounded when she was hit by
rampaging double tire of a passenger bus that was detached while the bus was
traversing in a remote village here Sunday.

Supt. Barney Condes, Koronadal City PNP, identified
the girl as Trisha Alberio, resident of Purok Artisean, Barangay San Roque,
this city, Her brother, Dodong, 10, was
seriously hurt.

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BREAKINGand Protesting farmers occupy Koronadal-Gen. Santos highway anew

KORONADAL CITY -- Farmers demanding rice from the government have occupied again portions of the Koronadal City Gen. Santos highway, causing inconvenience to commuters.At about 5 p.am., the protesters, including women and children, laid down on the four-lane highway fronting the SOCCSKSARGEN regional center in Barangay Carpenter Hills, Koronadal City.Police remained on heightened alert in and out of Koronadal City.

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