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Rubber trees destroyed by grass fire in N. Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY -More than a hundred rubber trees were caught by grass fire after a still unidentified villager allegedly threw a lighted cigarette on dried leaves in Barangay Pulang Lupa, M’lang, Saturday.The fire, which started at about 3 p.m. andlasted for at least an hour, was the second incident since last week. The first was last Friday when a grass fire damaged at least 20 rubber trees, also in Barangay Pulang Lupa.


BIFF rebels attack Aleosan militia detachment, strafe Maguindanao dump truck

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato -- Elements of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) tried but failed to overrun a para-military detachment in a remote village here, police on Saturday said.Senior Inspector Junete Napat, Aleosan town police chief, said about 50 suspected BIFF from Datu Salibo, Maguindanao harassed the detachment of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) at about 8 p.m.


PNoy to visit Basilan barangay for cross-section dialogue

COTABATO CITY --- Basilan folks will thank on Monday President Benigno Aquino III for the infrastructure projects his political protégé, Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), implemented in the island province in the past four years.Local officials, among them Vice Mayor Roderick Furigay of Lamitan City, on Friday said President Aquino will visit on Monday Barangay Tumahubong in Sumisip town west of the island province for a dialogue with community leaders.


CIDG-North Cotabato agents arrest wanted man

Cotabato -– Operatives of the Criminal Investigation and
Detection Group (CIDG) provincial office on Friday arrested here a man wanted
for his alleged involvement in illegal drug operation and shooting in nearby Davao
del Sur.
Inspector Christian Garcia, CIDG team leader for North Cotabato, in his report
to CIDG-CenMin, identified the suspect as Alfonso
Rasonable, a transient resident of Barangay Sibsib, Tulunan, North Cotabato.


Construction worker kills partner, then ends life in Koronadal

KORONADAL CITY -- A construction worker stabbed to death his live in partner then ended his own life by hanging in a remote village here Thursday night, authorities said.The woman was Roxanne Taburnal, 25 and the suspect was Roy Bordo, 33,both residents of Purok Paglaum,Barangay Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City.According toCarpenter Hill Barangay Chairperson Benedicto Pastera, Taburnal sustained 14 stab wounds when she was found few meters away from their home, an indication she tried to escape from partner's attack that happened about 8 p.m.Pastera said Bordo then told his daughter to bring


Another Hataman political supporter wounded in Zamboanga gun attack

COTABATO CITY --- Another staunch political supporter of reelectionist Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Mujiv Hataman was hurt in daring gun attack in Zamboanga City on Thursday.Radio reports on Friday morning said the victim, Ahmad Alip Nanoh, former mayor of Pangutaran town in the hostile Sulu island province, was driving his Toyota pick-up truck, with license plates JBW 925, when he was attacked and wounded by a gunman armed with a pistol.Sources from ARMM’s regional police office in Camp S.K.


Rememberand The Jabidah Massacre (Corregidor Massare)

The Jabidah Massacre was the alleged killing of Moro soldiers by members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on March 18, 1968. It was also known as the Corregidor Massacre as the killing took place in Corregidor Island in the Philippines. (Wikipedia)


SMI radio operator shot dead in Tampakan, S. Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY -- Armed men believed to be bandits operating in the hinterland borders of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Davao del Sur shot dead a radio operator of a mining firm they chanced upon as they passed by a remote village Thursday morning, police said.Senior Supt. Franklin Alvero, South Cotabato police director, identified the victim as Henry Bisaya, 45 and resident of Tupi, South Cotabato.


BFP Koronadal raises alarm over series of fire cases

KORONADAL CITY -- Fire officials here have raised the alarm as more and more fire incidents have occurred amidst El Nino phenomenonthe past three days here.The latest incident was the conflagration that razed to the ground two houses in Agan North Subdivision, Barangay Morales that occurred at past 3 p.m.


Gov't forces take over BIFF bomb making facility in Maguindanao

DATU SALIBO, Maguindanao --- Government forces on Tuesday found abandoned shanties in Barangay Andavit here where bandits kept materials for fabrication of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).The combined Marine and Army team that discovered the huts, where the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) fabricated IEDs, traded shots first with retreating guerilla snipers armed with home-made prototypes of .50 caliber Barret rifles before they could collect the ordnance cache.Bandits had detonated no fewer than 50 IEDs since late January, targeting soldiers clearing swaths of open fields in



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