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Bumpy road blamed on accidental fire that hit BPAT member

SURALLAH, South Cotabato -- A 48-year-old village defender here was injured on his left leg after his service cal. 45 pistol accidentally went off.Julio Arostique of Barangay Colongolo told Radyo Bida that the accident was triggered by a bumpy and unpaved barangayroad. Dahil sa lubak-lubak ang daan sir, Arostique told Radyo Bida when asked what triggered his gun to fire.Arostique is a member of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team of Barangay Colongolo and was with other BPAT members on patrol on board a vehicle.As the road was bumpy, Arostique thought his gun might fall sohe took his cal.

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Lightning kills 2 in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY – Two workers of a multi-national firm in Surallah, South Cotabato were
killed by lightning strike over the weekend, police said today.

Chief
Inspector Joel Fuerte, Surallah town police chief, identified the victims as Danny
Danao, 23 of Barangay Kusan, Banga town and Nestor Feller, 38, of Barangay
Dajay, Surallah town, both in South Cotabato.

Both were
workers of Sumifru Corporation, a banana production firm operating in South
Cotabato.

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DOLE-12 addresses sugarcane workers issues and concern, sees increased productivity

TULUNAN, North Cotabato -- Sugarcane production in Central Mindanao are expected to improve with some of the issues and concerns addressed during the Sugarcane Stakeholders Dialogue initiated by Department of Labor and Employment over the weekend, labor officials said today.DOLE 12 in partnership with the District Tripartite Council 12 held the dialogue at the Farmers' Training Center in Tulunan, North Cotabato.DOLE 12 OIC-Regional Director Albert E. Gutib lauded the response and presence of all sugarcane stakeholders.

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2 van drivers hired in South Cotabato, killed in Maguindanao

KORONADAL CITY -- This is too much, they could have
spared the lives of our loved ones.

This was the reaction ofAraceli Membrado, aunt of slain passenger van driverJhomar Membrado, upon seeing the remains of her
cousin.

Jhomar, 26of Barangay Concepcion, Koronadal Citywas the driver of a Toyota D4D van (temporary
plate 1201098) who was found dead in a remote village in Datu Odin Sinsuat
Maguindanao on May 13. Another victim, Ronald Mariveles of Glammang, Polomolok,
South Cotabato, was also strangled to death and found beside Jhomar.

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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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