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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


5 die in Cotabato, Kidapawan motorbike accidents

COTABATO CITY -- A man and his brother-in-law were killed in a deadly highway accident here on Tuesday night, DXMS-AM Radyo Bidasaid in a report.A couple and a child, all on board a motorbikewere also killed in separate highway mishap in Kidapawan City.Killed on the spot in Cotabato City accidentwas Sandro dela Cruz, 28 of Parang, Maguindanao.


Koronadal cops arrest 4 in anti-illegal drug operation

KORONADAL CITY – Four persons were arrested, including a minor woman, in an anti-illegal drug operation Tuesday night in Barangay Sta Cruz, this city, police said.Senior InspectorMichael B. Elopre of theRegional Special Intelligence and Detective Team (RSIDT)-12 and Supt. Barney Condes, Koroandal City police chief, led the 8 p.m. operation with Dr. Glorio Sandig, chair of the city'sAnti-Drugs Abuse Council (CADAC).Speaking to DXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal, Sandig identified the suspects as Eugene Seblos, 40, Joel Mijares, 39, Rommel Argao, 25 and a minor girl from T'boli, South Cotabato.


Cotabato Light repairs, replaces ST school’s electrical lines

COTABATO CITY – Implementing its corporate social
responsibility, the Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light), in
partnership with Pilot Provincial Science and Technology High School (PPSTHS)
in Cotabato City rewired the school’s electrical wiring.


Marine killed, officer hurt in Maguindanao clash

DATU SALIBO, Maguindanao --- A combatant of the 25thMarine Company was killed while an officer was wounded Monday night when bandits attacked a peasant enclave in west of Salibo town in Maguindanao.The fatality, Pvt. Ronel Undecimo, died from multiple bullet wounds he sustained in a firefight with members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.The encounter was sparked by the incursion by about a hundred BIFF bandits into Sitio Ampuad in Barangay Andavit in Datu Salibo at past 8and00 p.m.


FQM to file motion for new trial before SC

- Former Koronadal City Mayor Fernando Miguel and South Cotabato gubernatorial candidateis set to file motion before the
Supreme Court for a new trial of his graft case.

The Miguel
camp’s move came after it discovered additional evidences to prove the former
city mayor was innocent of the charges.

Lawyer Nena
Santos, Miguel’s legal counsel, said she will present new set of evidences, including
a legal opinion from the Department of Interior and Local Government.


Midsayap PNP arrest 3 in anti-illegal drug drive

North Cotabato –- Police here arrested three persons, including
a woman, during implementation of Oplan Lambat Sibat” on Sunday, a police
official today said.
Tom Tuzon, police chief of Midsayap, identified the suspects as Danny Badria,
41, Eddie Tagacay who yielded a cal. 45 pistol, and Marissa Lazaro.
who assumed as town police chief on February 15, said the suspects were collared
during police operations in Barangay Poblacion 8.


Groups want fair treatment of wounded suspects in Esperanza carnival bombing

DATU ABDULLAH SANGKI, Maguindanao - Local sectors have urged the police to allow the confinement in a hospital of two injured adolescents - one of them hit with a shrapnel in the eye - now both detained as suspects in the February 21 bombing of a carnival in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat.The detainees, both students of Datu Abdullah Camino Memorial High School in Datu Abdullah Sangki town in the second district of Maguindanao, where among more than 30 people injured in the grenade attack.They were immediately taken out of the hospital by policemen, while still being treated of their shrapnel wo


New Malaysian peace monitors to arrive Monday

COTABATO CITY -- A new contingent of Malaysian peacekeepers will replace on Monday their outgoing compatriots after observing for a year the enforcement of the ceasefire accord between Malacañang and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).The incoming group of foreign ceasefire observers, the International Monitoring Team (IMT) 11, is led by Major Gen. Datuk Wira Zamrose Bin Mohd Zain of the Malaysian Royal Armed Forces.Zain and is men will replace the IMT 10, under Major Gen.


Cotabato City village chair, Mamasapano candidate for councilor yield guns, grenades, illegal drugs

CITY -- Police arrested here a candidate for town councilor of
Maguindanao and his wife following and anti-illegal drug operation on the
suspects’ home Friday night.

A city village chairperson was also arrested for explosive and gun possession in police separate raid.



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