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Flood alert up in Koronadal due to heavy rain

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Cops call for surrender of illegal guns after girl dies in accidental gunfire

SULTAN KUDARAT --- The police on Thursday cautioned families keeping firearms against accidents after a child killed Wednesday a sibling with a home-made shotgun they thought was a toy.

The 10-year-old victim, Angel Bliss Pututan of Barangay Palavilla in Lutayan town in Sultan Kudarat, died on the spot from pellet wounds in the upper chest.

Celia Avanzado, chairperson of Barangay Palavilla, told reporters Pututan and her seven-year-old brother were playing with a gauge 12 shotgun they found in their shanty when the loaded firearm went off.


‘No Movement Sunday’ policy lifted in Cotabato City for Ramadan

COTABATO CITY – The city government has temporarily lifted its “No Movement Sunday” policy to give way to the observance of the month-long fasting period of Ramadan by Muslim residents here.

Ramadan is tentatively scheduled to begin on April 12 or April 13 depending on the sighting of the crescent moon as earlier directed by the Darul Ifta of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.


Girl, 10, dies while toying 12-gauge shotgun that accidentally goes off

KORONADAL CITY - Patay ang isang 10 taong gulang na babae matapos aksidenteng mabaril ng nakakabatang kapatid sa kanilang bahay sa Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat.

Nangyari ang aksidente bahay ng mga biktima sa Purok Pag-asa, Barangay Palavilla, Lutayan kahapon, April 6.

Batay sa inisyal na imbestigasyon, pinaglalaruan ng biktimang si alyas Mimi, 10 taong gulang at Grade 4 pupil at kapatid nitong 7 taong gulang ang homemade shotgun nang aksidente itong pumutok at tinamaan si Mimi.


Maguindanao LGU surrendered loose firearms to 602nd Army brigade

CAMP LUCERO, Carmen, Cotabato – Three M14 rifles, two M1 Garand rifles, and two M1 Carbine rifles were presented and turned over by the Local Government Unit of Pagalungan to the military forces on April 5, 2021, in Pagalungan, Maguindanao.

The success of the surrender of loose firearms was a joint effort of the 602nd ‘Liberator’ Brigade, the 90th Infantry ‘Bigkis-Lahi’ Battalion, and the local government officials of Pagalungan.


Army destroys 48 recovered NPA IEDs in NoCot

MAKILALA, North Cotabato – The Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion (39IB) here destroyed 48 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) recovered from its various operations against the communist New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in recent months.

The disposal of the IEDs took place at a secluded area of far-flung Barangay Sinkatulan here, according to 1Lt. Charles Ian Parel, 39IB civil-military officer.

“This is the second batch of IEDs and other bomb-making materials we have destroyed from our operations against the NPA since last year,” he said.


2 terror group members slain in SoCot clash

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Two alleged members of a local terrorist group, one of them reportedly acting as a finance officer, were killed in an encounter with government operatives in a remote village in Polomolok town, South Cotabato province on Tuesday afternoon.

Lt. Col. Alex Joe Orcajada, chief of Pomololok’s municipal police station, identified the slain suspects as brothers Jourhan and Mohaimeen Utap, who were listed as active members of the Tadoy sub-group of the Dawlah Islamiya-Socsargen Khatiba.


CCSPC now Cotabato State University

COTABATO CITY - Former Maguindanao 1st district Rep. Bai Sandra Sema announced Tuesday that the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College (CCSPC) is now Cotabato State University.

While still in office, Rep. Sema authored a bill in Congress for the conversion of CCSPC into a university.

"As educator I see this University producing more leaders like Congressman Salipada Pendatun, Congressman Mike Mastura, City Mayor Muslimin Sema, BARMM ICM Ahod Ebrahim and others," Sema said in her FB posts.

CCSPC current president Dr Sema G. Dilna becomes the first CSU president.


5 more NPAs yield to Army in Sultan Kudarat

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – The stronghold of the communist terrorist group is continuously weakening in Sultan Kudarat as manifested in the series of surrender including their political instructor and four (4) members on April 5, 2021. This was the assessment of Lieutenant Colonel Romel Valencia, Commanding Officer of 7th Infantry ‘Tapat’ Battalion after the surrender of five (5) New People’s Army at 7IB Headquarters in Barangay Kalawag II, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat.


9 Reds yield to Army in Sultan Kudarat

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Nine combatants of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in the mountains of Sultan Kudarat province have surrendered to the military and vowed never to be duped again by the communist terrorist group.

Col. Eduardo Gubat, commander of the Philippine Army’s 603rd Infantry Brigade, said Tuesday the rebels were convinced to return to the fold of the law following weeks of negotiations.



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