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Blast rocks NGCP tower in Patani, Marawi City Army, PNP secure site

MANILA(PNA) – An explosion has isolated the Agus 1 and Agus 2 hydro-power plants from the Mindanao power grid, according to grid-operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).Police authorities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Lanao del Sur police office have already sent police personnel to assist the technical personnel of NGCP.”At around 9:20 p.m., October 29, one of NGCP’s (transmission) towers in Patani, Marawi City was bombed.

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Flower prices up ahead of Undas in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – The prices of flowers have tripled
ahead of the All Saints Day and All Souls’ Day celebration in Cotabato City.

Ordinary flowers which used to cost P50 a bundle had
skyrocketed to P100 to P150, flower vendors at the PC Hill Flower Shop said.

A certain Dodong, flower vendor, told DXMS Radyo Bidathat prices
of flowers, which Filipinos used to show love for the departed loved one, have
increased due to typhoon and haze that hit Mindanao last week.

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Cotabato Light schedules power interruption

COTABATO CITY -The Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light)has implemented power rationing in its franchise area due to limited power supply fromState-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.Arlene Hepiga of the Cotabato Light said the power rationing started at 11 a.m.

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Ombudsman finds probable cause to file falsification charges vs N. Cotabato exec, 5 gov’t employees

KIDAPAWAN CITY -The Ombudsman in Mindanao has found probable cause to file two counts of falsification charges against the vice-mayor of Makilala town in North Cotabato and the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Makilala local government unit (LGU). The issue stemmed from a complaint filed by a certain Rodillin Estrella against Makilala vice-mayor Ricky Cua BAC chairman engineer Roel Caoagdan municipal budget officer Mario Ranis administrative officer Edwin Arellano local assessment operations officer Pio Abonado, Jr. local treasury operations officer Giovanni Ignacio.

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Maguindanao’s high risk inmate moved to Camp Bagong Diwa

COTABATO
CITY – Central Mindanao’s most high risk inmatewho repeatedly bolted
jails but recaptured has been transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, Maguindanao
jail officials today said.
Interviewed by DXMS Radyo Bida,Macapagal
Blao, Maguindanao provincial warden, said Datukan Samad, alias Commander
Lastikman” has been moved to Camp Bagong Diwa Wednesday on orders of the court.
Samad
was blamed for the series of bus bombings, highway robbery on passenger vans

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Brown out snags Comelec list up in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Registration of new voters and validation of voters' record in Kidapawan City has been disrupted by an hour-long power interruption.Atty.

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Cotabato City PNP ready for All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato City police office has designed security plan (Oplan Undas)to ensure the observance of All Saint's Day on Sunday and All Souls' Day on Monday is peaceful and orderly.This early, many Cotabatenios trooped to the cemeteries to clean the graves of their loved ones.Senior Supt.

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Woman from Cotabato City arrested in Koronadal for shabu possession

KORONADAL CITY – A woman from Cotabato City was arrested by anti-narcotics agents here Tuesday during drug buy bust operation, police said.Chief Inspector Ramil Villagracia, chief ofSouth Cotabato Police-Provincial Office Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (SCPPO-PAIDSOTF), identified the suspect as Lenang Ebrahim Adam, 25, married and resident of Tukananes district, Cotabato City.

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PNPand Rido triggers Maguindanao ambush

(UPDATE)COTABATO
CITY – Police authorities in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao said a long
standing family feud, more known as rido,” was the possible motive in an ambush
in Barangay Dulangan Monday afternoon that left five family members killed,
including a 4-year- old girl.

The relatives
who claimed the victims’ remains told police it was triggered by a rido,” Chief
Inspector Lindsy Sinsuat, town police chief of Datu Odin Sinsuat, told DXMS Radyo
Bida.

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Fire hits Sulu port, destroys 886 houses

ZAMBOANGA CITY -– Around 886 families were displaced in a two-hour fire that hit Sunday afternoon downtown Jolo, the capital of Sulu, a top military official said.Brigadier General Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, disclosed the fire broke out around 2:15 p.m.

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