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BREAKINGand (Update) Rifle grenade fired at Cotabato City Army detachment, soldier died, another hurt

COTABATO CITY - Two members ofArmy Special Forces manning a checkpoint along Notre Dame Avenue in Barangay Rosary Heighst 2, Cotabato Citywas wounded when a rifle grenade, fired from nowhere, landed in a guard house Thursday evening.Colonel Ranulfo Sevilla, SAF battalion commander, said the rifle grenade landed atop the SAF guard house at about 730 p.m.that left two soldiers on duty wounded.(The critically wounded SAF member expired at the hospital more than an hour after the blast).Manhunt operation has been on going while bomb experts and members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives are s


Marawi City PNP silent on reported execution of 4 rape suspects

COTABATO CITY - Police authorities in Marawi City are still verifying the veracity of reports that the four suspects who admitted to have gang raped and killed a 15-year-old girl were executed.Chief Insp. Philmor Kalib, Marawi City PNP, said his unit is still investigating the reported execution of suspectsSalman
Udag Sambitory, Jabbar Rikta Macacua, Elias Kamote Pimping and Jalil Alilit Sani.


Marawi rape suspects killed

MARAWI CITY --- The four rape suspects who had confessed to having raped and murdered a 14-year-old Maranaw girl on Aug.


Farmer's leader shot dead in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Unidentified motorcycle gunmen riding tandem on a motobikeshot to death a peasant leader in Arakan, NOrth COtabato on Tuesday morning, police authorities said. Superintendent Bernard Tayong, North COtabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO) spokesperson, said the victim, identified as Joel Gulmatico, 58 years old, chairman of the Arakan Peasant Progressive Organization (APPO), was driving his motorcycle on his way to Barangay Naje proper when shot at close range by the suspects.


Banana plantation owner survives Antipas ambus

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Police arrested over the weekendone of the two gunmenwho tried to kill a banana plantation owner in Antipas, North Cotabato, authorities said.Elizar Omega of Barangay Canaan Antipas, North Cotabato was driving his Toyota Hi-Lux pick up vehicle (AFA-5693) when waylaid by gunmen in Purok 7, Barangay New Pontevedra, Antipas Friday. Despite numerous gunshot wounds, Omega managed to drive his vehicle to Barangay New Ponteveda center where he sought for help. He was rushed by villagers to a hospital in Kidapawan City.


VP Binay to grace Sultan Kudarat's 68th natal day

SULTAN KUDARAT - Vice President Jejomar Binay is the guest of honor and speaker as the town of Sultan Kudarat celebrates its68th foundation anniversary today.Mayor Shameem Mastura of Sultan Kudarat said Binay is expected to be accompanied by senators and other national officials.Binay, who is eyeing the country's top post in next year's elections, has been a regular visitor of Sultan Kudarat's important events.Mastura said today is the culminating activities of all programs that started a month earlier which observers believed was unprecedented in Sultan Kudarat, one of the fastest growing


Grenade blast rocks contractor's compound in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY - Unidentified men tossed a fragmentation grenade inside the motor pool compound of a private contractor along Rabago extension, Cotabato City.Residents told police they heard a blast Sunday night and reported the matter toPolice Station 4.Police bomb experts recovered the safety lever for MK-2 fragmentation grenadeinside the compound on Purok Kambal.The blast hit no one butdamaged a parked dump truck owned by Sumampao who told police he has no idea why his compound was subjected to grenade attack.


4 Kidapawan cops fail in shooting proficiency tests

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Four of the 23 members of the Kidapawan City PNP will undergo additional training on precision firing and close quarter combat after they failed ‘miserably’ in the shooting proficiency tests on Sunday.
Results showed that Police Officers Gumaga, Munoz, Querol, and Bobis got zero in two testsand precision firing and close quarter battle (CQB) shooting.
City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said if these cops will again fail in the succeeding tests after the training it is time to recommend their transfer to different areas of assignments.


7 die, scores hurt, 500 displaced in MILF Sultan Kudarat infighting

COTABATO CITY — At least seven people were killed as clashes between two groups of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerrillas continued Saturday night in Barangay Napnapan, Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat, officials said.Earlier, hundreds of residents fled the village when members of the 104th MILF Base Command came to the village, ostensibly in search of a suspect in the murder of its member, and an eight-year old boy in nearby Barangay Kanipaan two weeks ago, said Sr.


Cops arrest 2 men for gun possession in Koronadal City

KORONADAL CITY – Police and military personnel prevented the entry of two armed men in this city where the International Folklore Festival have been on going.Police, led by Senior Inspector John Maynard Macusi and Sgt. Nelson Jun of 27th Infantry Battalion, flagged down a motorbike with two men on board for inspection.But the two men yielded cal.



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