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MSU professor found dead in her Cotabato City home

COTABATO CITY - A state university professor in Maguindanao was found dead inside her home at the outskirt village of Cotabato City Friday, police said.Noria Ali, a widow andprofessor on peace studiesof the Mindanao State University in Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, was found bloodied and lifeless inside her home along Tulingan Street,Barangay Bagua-2, Cotabato City.Police said neighbors noticed that Ali failed to come out of her house Friday morning like what she used to do daily.Curious, the neighbors knocked on her house but got no answer.


Daring robber barged in board member's home, took valuables

KORONADAL CITY - Unidentified men barged inside the house of South Cotabato's provincial board member Thursday and carted away undetermined amount of valuables, police said.Quoting a police report, DXOM-AMRadyo Bida Koronadal, reported that the house of South Cotabato provincial board member Grace Subere-Albios in Marville Homes, Barangay Sto Nino, South Cotabato,was ransacked by still unidentified men.Scene of the crime operatives found the second floor of the two-story house in disarray.


1 dead, 9 injured in Zamboanga City blast

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) -– One person died while nine others were injured when an improvised bomb exploded late Thursday at a massage parlor in this city.Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro, Zamboanga City police director, said the incident occurred around 9:45 p.m. at a massage parlor at the junction of M. Calixto and San Jose Road just more than 100 meters away from the Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD) headquarters.Casimiro said the victim who died is only identified as a certain Irene.


Cotabato Light consumers brace for brownout

CITY – The Aboitiz-owned Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light)
today warned of longer power interruption in its franchise areas if the
critical water levels in the Agus and Pulangi hydropower plants deteriorate.

Hipega, Cotabato Light corporation communications officer, said the power
utility is yet to impose rotational brownout in Cotabato City and the towns of
Sultan Kudarat and Datu Odin Sinsuat in Maguindanao.


Hundreds to join Cotabato City earthquake drill

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato City government and disaster agencies, led by the Office of Civil Defense,will conduct earthquake drill Thursday.The drill will take place at about 8:30 a.m.Lawyer Cynthia Guiani Sayadi, city administrator, said the drill includes lectures and actual rescue operations in identified areas, buildings and schools. It is very important, especially for our children who are vulnerable to injuries, even death, in time of emergencies, Sayadi told DXMS Radyo Bida in Filipino.


Two attackers of Cotabato City govt. official identified, hunted

COTABATO CITY (PNA) -- Lawmen are hot on the trail of two suspects behind Tuesday’s botched ambush-slay try on the life of a city government official here whom the victim himself later identified before authorities at his hospital bed.The victim, Aniceto Rasalan, secretary to the mayor, was slowly cruising along Sinsuat Avenue here aboard his government–issued minivan around 2:30 p.m.


Makilala mayorand Nobody is above the law

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Nobody is above the law. With these maxim, Mayor Rudy Caoagdan of Makilala, North Cotabato has sent a strongmessage that even if the crime offender was his son he will not hesitate to put him behind bar. Pagdating sa batas, walang pami-pamilya (In the application of the law, a family member persons inauthority is not exempted), Caoagdan told DXND Radyo Bida Kidapawan.These were the reactions of Caoagdan on reports he was favoring his son who allegedly fired his gun indiscriminately inside the family owned house.


Cotabato mayor's secretary now safe - official

COTABATO CITY - Secretary to the mayor Aniceto Boy Rasalan is recovering and now stablehours after he was shot and wounded by one of two gunmen Tuesday afternoon, police and officials said.Lawyer Cynthia Guiani Sayadi, Cotabato City administrator, said Rasalan is not stable. Senior Supt. Rex Anongos, Cotabato City police chief, said police investigators are still gathering information that could identify and arrest the suspects.


Cops arrest Maguindanao village councilman for gun possession

COTABATO CITY -- Police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao today arrested
a Maguindanao village councilman in raid conducted in Datu Paglas town.

Arrested was Rasid
Madidis, village councilman of Barangay Damawata, Datu Paglas, Maguindanao.

Senior Supt.
Edwin Quilates, regional director of PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection
Group (CIDG-ARMM) led the raiding team composed of elements from the Regional
Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) at 11:45 a.m.


UPDATEand Gunmen shot, injured Cotabato City mayor's secretary

Unidentified gunmen shot and seriously wounded Aniceto Boy” Rasalan, secretary
to Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani Jr, Monday afternoon.

DXMS-AM Radyo Bida in a flash report saidRasalan sustained gunshot wounds in his face and body.

He is currently
confined at a private hospital.

investigation showed Rasalan was driving a government issuedMitsubishi L-300 van along Sinsuat
Avenue when two or three men on board motorbikes opened fire on him near the
corner of San Isidro Streetat about 2:30 p.m.



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