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Grenade attack injures 5 in Matalam

MATALAM, North Cotabato–- Police authorities in North Cotabato are hunting down two
men who tossed a hand grenade on a motorcycle loaded with passengers in Matalam
town on Friday night, police said today.

persons were wounded in Barangay Poblacion, Matalam, North Cotabato in yet
another grenade attack in the province that happened near the town’s welcome

Insp. Sonny Leoncito, Matalam town police chief, said the grenade attack
occurred at about 11 p.m. leaving five commuters injured.


2 to 3 hour brownout in Cotabato Light franchise

COTABATO CITY - TheCotabato Light and Power Company today saidpower supply situation within its franchise remains very tight. As of today, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) advised a grid wide deficiency of 80MW due to the reduced capacity of Agus and Pulangi Hydropower plants, Arlene Hepiga, Cotabato Light communications officer, said Saturday.She the150 MW Therma South Inc. coal-fired power plant had to be shutdown. This situation has constrained us to implement one – three hours of rotating power interruptions affecting all feeders within franchise, she said.


OMI's Fr. Joe dedicated 51-year priesthood to building Muslim-Christian solidarity

COTABATO CITY --The Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) congregation is grieving over Friday’s death in a car accident of a member who dedicated his 51-year priesthood to propagation of Muslim-Christian unity in the country’s south.OMI missionary Jose Ante died from injuries he sustained when one of his car’s front tires exploded while driving at a section of the Cotabato-Davao Highway in Matanao town in Davao del Sur and collided with an approaching truck from the opposite direction of the thoroughfare.The OMI, whose pontifical base is in Rome, has been operating pro-poor missions benefitting


Magpet budget officer wins battle” vs. town mayor

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The Civil Service Commission (CSC)
has directed a town mayor in North Cotabato to reinstate the town budget
officer he terminated without due process and valid reasons.

In a decision issued by CSC-12 Director IV Grace Belgado
Saqueton, CPA, promulgated on October 29, 2015, the CSC director Mayor
Florenito Gonzaga of Magpet, North Cotabato to reinstate Erly Roque Baudi of
Barangay Tagbac, Magpet to the position of municipal budget officer.


More brownout/blackout is in the offing, Cotabato Light says

COTABATO LIGHT -For your info.As of this moment, probability of rotational interruption schedules in all feeders are as followsFeeders TimeMal1 01:00 AMMal2 andamp Sal3 02:00 AMSal2 andamp Sal4 03:00 AMSin3 andamp Sin4 04:00 AMSin2 andamp Sal3 05:00 AMMal1 06:00 AMMal2 07:00 AMSin4 08:00 AMSin2 09:00 AMSin3 10and00 AMSal3 11:00 AMSal2 andamp Sal4 12:00 PMMal2 01:00 PMMal1 02:00 PMSal3 andamp Sin2 03:00 PMSin3 04:00 PMSin4 05:00 PMSal4 06:00 PMSal2 07:00 PMSal3 08:


Don't sell firecrackers yet, Kidapawan mayor tells traders

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Mayor Joseph Evangelista has warned traders and firecracker vendors that selling of firecrackers and pyrotechnics is still not allowed in the city at this time.Speaking over DXND Radyo Bida, Evangelista said a local ordinance only allows public display and sale of firecrackers and pyrotechnics on December 23 on wards.And only allowed to display, sell anddistribute firecrackers and pyrotechnics are legitimate members ofKidapawan City Fireworks Vendors Association.Don't dare to display, sell or distribute firecrackers if you are not association members for you will be arrest


Daring robbers burglarize police officer's home in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY -- Robbers in Cotabato City are getting bolder and daring that even the house of a police officer was burglarized, police reports showed.A businessman also reported to police Station 2 that his home was robbed amid heavy down pour the other night in Barangay Rosary Heights Mother.The suspects in two separate robbery incidents escaped with latest models of electronic gadgets and branded wrist watch plus cash.Police Officer 2 Loremae Mascod, 30, a police officer assigned with Sultan Dumalundong Municipal Police Station in Lanao del Sur and temporarily residng in an apartment alo


Motorbike driver shot, injured but still drives his bike about 800 meters away

COTABATO CITY -- A passenger motorcycle (Habal-Habal) driver is now fighting for his life after unidentified gunman shot and injured him along TV Juliano Street, Barangay Rosary Heights Mother, Cotabato City, police said.Jeffrey Juntillano Sobrevilla, 38 of Tanghal subdivision, Mother Barangay Bagua, was driving his motorbike along Purok Zion B in RH Mother with his passengerLeonides Castor Liberato when the shooting occurred at 7 p.m.He was to bring his passenger to Sousa Street.Three men riding on a separate motorbike overtook Sobrevilla's vehicle and halted few meters away, waiting for h


Maguindanao LGUs resolve territorial disputes

TACURONG CITY -- Officials on Wednesday averted what could have erupted into a protracted conflict between two local government units by resolving discrepancies in a satellite-based cadastral survey showing the correct demarcations separating each other’s territory.The survey, initiated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), indicated that five barangays at the border of Maguindanao’s South Upi and Ampatuan towns need to be realigned for having been erroneously charted in the past as common” areas inside the supposedly sep


Grand Mufti says ISIS is haram, un-Islamic

Islamic religious leader in Cotabato City today said that Islam does not and
will not recognize the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Darul Ifta of the Philippines
Grand Mufti Abuhuraira Udasan said ISIS is haram” (prohibited)for Islam and and its
teachings is not recognized by the Muslim Ummah (Muslim World).

Udasan said he was surprised to
learn that one of the fatalities in Palimbang clash, where ISIS inspired armed
group and the Philippine Marines clashed last week, was from Cotabato City.



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