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Kidapawan village chairand Speed limit ordinance saves lives

KIDAPAWAN CITY - A village chair said a speed limit ordinance will help prevent, if not totally stopped, highway accident along the stretch of Barangays Lanao, Balindog and Paco, Kidapawan City.Marites Villanueva, village chair of Barangay Balindog, the village council is considering to adopt a city ordinance imposing speed limit on all types of vehicles and strictly enforce the samefollowing the bloody highway accident Monday night.In that incident, where a hauler truck lost its brake system and rammed on at least 10 vehicles at past 7 p.m., has left one dead tricycle driver and injured31


ARMM ex-cop, waiter die in Cotabato City shooting

COTABATO CITY - A former police officer and a waiter were killed in a shootout that occurred inside a boarding house in Barangay Rosary Heights 9, Cotabato City.Felipe Plantar, boarding house owner and resident of Purok 3, RH-9, Cotabato City, identified his slain boarders as Norman Mamasabang, 37, former police officer of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, and Jeffrey Estacio, 23, an on-call waiter.Responding police officers of Police Station 2 found the two in a pool of blood inside the boarding housefollowing a shooting incident at about 5:50 p.m.


Cotabato Army denies city official's claim blast was accidental

Army Colonel Rannie Sevilla, commander of the 5th Army Special
Forces Battalion based here, today took exceptions from comments made by a
Cotabato City official the rifle grenade that exploded at an Army base last
week came from within.”

It was not
accidental, our on duty soldiers do not carry rifle grenade while manning
checkpoints,” Sevilla told DXMS-AM Radyo Bida in reaction to a comment by the
official before teachers in the city.


SoCot detainees escape but quickly recaptured

KORONADAL CITY - A well-planned escape try was abortedas four inmates of the South Cotabato provincial rehabilitation and detention center (SCPRDC) failed to gain freedom, a jail officer saidSunday. Well planned by bad execution, Juan Lanzaderas, SPRDC jail warden, told DXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal. The inmates thought they outsmarted the jail guards who were busy securing the premises during visiting hours at past 10 a.m.


Gunmen ambush father-son tandem in N. Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Unidentified gunmen ambushed Saturday afternoon a father and son tandem riding on a motorbike in a far-flung village in Arakan, North Cotabato, police said. Supt. Bernard Tayong, speaking for theNorth Cotabato Police Provincial Office (NCPPO), told DXND-AM Radyo Bida thatRoger Forman Jr died from multiple gunshot wounds while his father, Roger Sr., was critically wounded and is now confined at the Arakan Valley District Hospital.


SoCot CAFGU who kills 2 comrades arrested

KORONADAL CITY -- Police have arrested Friday
afternoon a militiaman who executed two of his comrades and wounded another
inside a para-military detachment in Barangay Palo, Tampakan, South Cotabato


Mlang village officials rescue Eagle, Musang

MLANG, North Cotabato - Village officials of a remote village here have turned over a rescued Eagle and two Musang found in a rubber plantation Thursday.Village chair Johnrey Alingasabrought the matured Eagle and two Musang to Municipal Tourism Officer Harold Santillan. Santillan described the Eagle as healthy andaggressive while the Musangs were tame. Alingasa said the endangered animals were found by a rubber tapper in Barangay New Consolacion after they fell from the trees.


Security up following rifle grenade attack in Cotabato City Army base

COTABATO CITY -- Soldiers stationed here have been placed on alert following a rifle grenade attack of a sentry post of the Army's Special ForcesThursday night that left a soldier dead and wounded another.Responding ordnance operatives said a shoulder-fire grenade was used in the attack, possibly fired from either a nearby 20-meter high flyover artery overlooking the spot, or from an intersection about 50 meters away.The slain soldier,Private 1stClass Philip Palino, who sustained multiple shrapnel wounds, died while undergoing medication at a public hospital here.Lt. Col.


12 hurt in Tupi highway mishap

KORONADAL CITY - Twelve persons were hurt when a pick-up truck they were riding in slammed on a roadside tree after one of its front tire exploded in Barangay Polonuling, Tupi, South Cotabato Thursday.The Tupi PNP said the Toyota Hi-Lux (AOA-1313), driven by Aiko Villamosada,was heading toward Koronadal City when its tire went off and hit a tree. Villamosada reportedly lost control of the steering wheel after the blast.


BREAKINGand (Update) Rifle grenade fired at Cotabato City Army detachment, soldier died, another hurt

COTABATO CITY - Two members ofArmy Special Forces manning a checkpoint along Notre Dame Avenue in Barangay Rosary Heighst 2, Cotabato Citywas wounded when a rifle grenade, fired from nowhere, landed in a guard house Thursday evening.Colonel Ranulfo Sevilla, SAF battalion commander, said the rifle grenade landed atop the SAF guard house at about 730 p.m.that left two soldiers on duty wounded.(The critically wounded SAF member expired at the hospital more than an hour after the blast).Manhunt operation has been on going while bomb experts and members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives are s



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