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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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2 motorists die in South Cotabato highway accident

KORONADAL CITY - Two motorists were killed in a highway mishap along an accident-prone highway in Barangay Improgo, Banga, South Cotabato.Police identified the fatalities as Elmo Padernal, 39 a fishpond caretaker andresident of Lamsuli, T'boli, South Cotabato and Lester Jordan of Banga.Investigation showed that the two victims were driving separate motorcycles and collided head-on at past 8:30 p.m.Investigation showed that Padernal appeared to be under the influence of liquor. Jordan's wife who was back riding with him was in critical condition.

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Cops foil attempt to slip shabu in Koronadal lock-up cell

KORONADAL CITY -- Police authorities here foiled an attempt by a relative of an inmate to bring in prohibited drugs inside the Koronadal City police lock-up cell Wednesday night. Senior Supt. Barney Condes, Koronadal City police director, identified the suspect as Jay Rey Magbanua Godio, 18, and resident Barangay Gen. Paulino Santos, Koronadal City. At past 9 p.m. police noticed Godio coming to the city PNP lock-up cell to visit Marlon del Rosario. Godio told Police Officer 3 Vincent Aala, the police officer on duty that he will be bringing in a loaf of bread to Del Rosario.

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Joint Task Force Central all set for election duties

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao- A day before the May 9, 2016 election, the Commander Joint Task Force Central Maj General Edmundo R Pangilinan visited the different units under the Command in order to personally check the preparedness of the brigades and battalions for election security duty.

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Gunmen ambush jeep, kill 2 passengers in Lanao Sur

MARAWI CITY — Unidentified armed men ambushed and killed two passengers of public utility vehicle traveling from Cagayan de Oro City to the town of Barangay Tatayawan, Tamparan, Lanao del Sur.One of those killed wasJamel Beninto of Munai, Lanao del Sur while the second fatality was a woman,Insp. Achmad Sarip Bornawan Sarico,Tamparan town police chief. Sarico said some passengers claimed they were on their way to Lanao del Sur to vote on Monday.Police probers are still determining if indeed the victims were flying voters and who were behind the mid-afternoon ambush.

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Delivery of mysterious package to ARMM Makati office foiled

COTABATO CITY ---- The liaison office in Makati City of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao on Thursday asked the police to help identify a woman who attempted to deliver what is for employees a mysterious package” for ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman.

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6th ID activates security group for Monday's elections in Central Mindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao --- The Army’s 6thInfantry Division on Thursday activated a 1,000-member military security task force to help the poll body secure politically troubled areas in Central Mindanao on May 9.The contingent, named Task Force CHOP (clean, honest, orderly and peaceful elections), is led by Col.

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For the 2nd time, NGCP Tower 25 bombed, toppled in Lanao

COTABATO CITY -- As the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) announced
the restoration and energization of Agust 2 hydropower plant to Baloi 138KV
line, it also reported that another transmission tower in Lanao del Sur was
bombed and toppled Tuesday night.

Cynthia
Perez-Alabanza, NGCP spokesperson and head
of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, said Tower 25 in the village of
Linamon in Ramain town was bombed at past 11 p.m. Tuesday and cut off
electricity in large part of Mindanao.

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Another school bombed in Maguindanao

SULTAN
KUDARAT, Maguindanao – Unidentified gunmen bombed another school in
Maguindanao Wednesday night, the eight school to be used as polling precincts
on Monday subjected to grenade attacks since last week, police said.

The bombing
has sent fears among teachers who will be serving as Board of Election Inspectors
(BEIS) for the national and local elections.

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