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4 children die of drowning in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY  – Four children died of drowning Sunday along a major river in Maguindanao while another survived, officials here said.

Kadir Blaim, Sultan Kudarat town disaster risk reduction and management action officer, said five children were last seen swimming along Simuay River in Barangay Simuay at past 12 noon Sunday.

However, they were swept away from strong current toward the deeper part of the river.

“They were all children, they know how to swim but they were defeated by strong water current,” Blaim said.


No movement Sunday, no water as MCWD repairs major pipes

Metro Cotabato Water District

Cotabato City

Water Service Advisory

(low water pressure to no water)

Date: September 26, 2020

What: On-Going Emergency Repair of Distribution Pipeline with Strong Leak along Sinsuat Avenue, Cotabato City

When: Today, September 26, 2020 at 10:42 pm

Where: Areas affected- All MCWD service areas

Ipinapaalam ng Metro Cotabato Water District na kasalukuyang nagsasagawa ng emergency repair sa 10” diameter distribution mainline nito sa may Sinsuat Avenue.


Cotabato jail on lockdown as 2 guards contract Covid-19

COTABATO CITY – Two guards of the Cotabato City Jail have tested positive for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) while more than 80 inmates are being monitored by health authorities for possible infection.

To date, the jail facility has more than 150 inmates.

“The two guards are asymptomatic and are now isolated after their swab tests showed they were positive of the virus," Dr. Meyasser Patadon, city health officer, said on Saturday.

This prompted jail officials and the city government to lock down the jail facility on Raja Tabunaway Boulevard.


6th ID chief implements "carless day" inside camp

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao - Maj. Gen. Juvymax R. Uy, the Commander of the 6th Infantry Division implemented carless days inside the Kampilan Headquarters effective September 2020.

The directive has been imposed after Maj. Gen. Uy assumed office as a part of his advocacy to promote good health and maintain an environmental friendly camp.

Cars and other vehicles are barred inside the camp every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8am to 5pm except during emergencies to mitigate climate change and promote walking among the officers and personnel of the division.


5 killed in highway mishap involving motorbike, wing van, container van

PAGADIAN CITY - Five people were killed in a multiple vehicular collision along the national highway in Ramon Magsaysay town, Zamboanga del Sur on Thursday afternoon.

A police report said the collision involved three vehicles – a motorcycle, a prime mover truck and a 10-wheeler wing van.

Investigation showed that the wing van loaded with garlic was bound for Molave from Cagayan de Oro City when it sideswiped the oncoming motorbike carrying fish boxes along the vicinity of Barangay Paradise.


35 TechVoc schools now ready to accept students in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY - Technical Vocational Schools in region 12 are now ready to accept beneficiaries who want to avail of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority programs despite the pandemic.

TESDA 12 Regional Director Rafael Y. Abrogar II has assured the public and for those who want to avail of the TESDA program that the school have underwent several audits and will adhere to the health protocols of the Department of Health.


Teacher killed in shabu entrapment operation

COTABATO CITY --- Anti-narcotics agents shot dead a public school teacher in a bungled entrapment operation Friday in Midsayap, North Cotabato.

Lt. Col. John Calinga of the Midsayap municipal police office said the fatality, Jake Placibe, 23, died from multiple bullet wounds.

A team of combined police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-12 personnel were forced to neutralize Placibe for resisting arrest.


Kidapawan City's P36-M evacuation hub underway

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The city government broke ground Tuesday the construction of a PHP36-million Regional Evacuation Center (REC) here.

The project, funded under the Office of Civil Defense in Region 12, will be built in the government-owned property in Barangay Sudapin.

"I commend the national leadership in responding to my request in building this facility purposely to shelter residents in times of emergency,” Mayor Joseph Evangelista said.


2 men arrested for shabu possession in Sultan Kudarat quarantine checkpoint

CAMP Siongco, Maguindanao - Army and police personnel arrested two persons for possession of illegal drugs at a quarantine checkpoint in Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat last September 19.

Maj. General Juvymax R. Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division and Joint Task Force Central, said the troops of 7th Infantry Battalion with police personnel manning a quarantine checkpoint along National Highway in Barangay Poblacion, Esperanza, noticed two men restlessly when subjected to inspection.


Fire hits printing office near Koronadal Cathedral

Printing Press malapit sa Christ The King Cathedral sa Koronadal City, nasunog.

Ayon sa pahayag ng ilang nakasaksi, alas 5:45 ng hapon nagsimula ang naturang sunog.

Sa ngayon inaalam pa ang sanhi ng insidente.



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