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3 men rob woman on board passenger jeep in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY --A woman who worked as sales lady in Manila and on vacation in the city lost her P27,000 cash to three men while aboard a Town Ace passenger jeep along Sinsuat Avenue, Cotabato City.Sandra Mama Datukaka, 20 ofPurveyors subdivision, Barangay Rosary Heights 11, Cotabato City arrived oon Tuesday from Manila and boarded a passenger jeepney from Crossing Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.As the jeep was approaching her destination, she pulled out her wallet to take out money, unconsciously exposing her P1,000 bills.The driver gestured to pay her fare to the man beside her that


Meteor showers in August

ASTRONOMY | This August, something interesting will happen in the sky! The Perseid Meteor Shower will be observed with its peak in the late evening and early morning hours of August 12 to 13, 2015. According to PAGASA, at least 50 or more meteors are expected during its peak time. PAGASA Weather Observer Salvador Quirimit says it could start at 11:00PM onwards. However, it still depends on the weather condition so keep monitoring updates.


Kidapawan's womanizing cop jailed for 8 years

KIDAPAWAN CITY - A police officer here was sentenced to three to eight years imprisonment for womanizing and violation of RA 9262, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a statement.DOJ identified the police as SPO2 Ricardo Cana.Justice Sec.


Mlang cops arrest 4 for gun possession

KIDAPAWAN CITY -Authorities nabbed four persons caught carrying unlicensed firearms in a surprise inspection along the highway in M’lang town in North Cotabato, around 1030 a.m., on Monday. Senior Inspector Jonameeh Tonacao, chief of M’lang Police, identified the suspects as Notke Talaga Makmod, 30 Norjehad Manday Utto, 31 Faisal Manday Utto, 19 and Bilay Mabatawan Utto, 51, all residents of Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.


Soldier to retire in 2 years dies in motorcycle crash

CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Maguindanao - A soldier has died while his companion was wounded in a highway mishap in Datu Odin Sinsuat (DOS), Maguindanao, police said today.Senior Insp. Lindsy Sinsuat, DOS town police chief, identified the accident that happened in BarangayBadak asTechnical Sargeant Rey Ladao, 50 of theHeadquarters Battalion, 6th Infantry Division, His wounded backrider was Jerwin Alentajan, 22 of Barangay Badak.Police said the duo were heading for home from a birthday party and was speeding when a group of goats crossed the street.


Lady soldier's gun fires inside a Cotabato City mall

COTABATO CITY - A lady soldier is now under investigation for accidentally firing his cal. 45 pistol while depositing it to a mall entrance Sunday.The incident left a child slightly wounded, according to Senior Supt.


Pastil, cooked rice down 9 in North Cotabato

PIKIT, North Cotabato (PNA) -- A contaminated pastil (steamed rice with minced chicken) reportedly downed a family of five from Pikit, North Cotabato after eating in a carenderia in Kabacan, North Cotabato, police said.Another family of four were also downed by a cooked riced believed to be contaminated, Senior Insp.


Kidapawan mayor to block relief of chief of police

KIDAPAWAN CITY - City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said it is likely that Superintendent Franklin Anito, currently the city police director, would be removed from office after two members of the Kidapawan City PNP tested positive for illegal drug use. Another police officer has refused to undergo a clarificatory drug test after he submitted a ‘highly questionable’ urine sample to operatives of the Cotabato Police Provincial Crime Laboratory on the day the mandatory drug test was conducted. Removing [Supt.] Anito as my chief of police is really unfair.


Tantangan drivers in diesel fuel robbery

TANTANGAN, South Cotabato - A construction company manager sent to police detention cell four firm drivers caught in the act of stealing diesel fuel from the trucks they drivein Barangay Maibo here Sunday.John Edmundo Andres, assistant manager and chief security officerof Gemma Construction Company, has no mercy toRandy M.


CIDG-12 subjects Koronadal City PNP to urine drug test

KORONADAL CITY – As the cleansing campaign within the police organization against misfits and undesirables, police officers here have been subjected to random drug testing.Police Supt. Franklin Lopez Valdez from Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory Office-12 led the collection of police urine samples. First to submit urine samples wereSupt. Nestor Salcedo, Koronadal City police chief,and his deputies Chief Insp.Rey D. Egos, Senior InspectorDario F.



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