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Twin shooting incidents in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY - Two shooting incidents were recorded by the Cotabato City Police Office despite efforts to contain rising cases ofcriminality.Last week, Mayor Japal Guiani convened the city peace and order council and directed the police to address the rash of shooting in the city.A day after a broad daylight murder of a Military Police officer along the busy Sinsuat Avenue, two more shooting incidents occurred over the weekend.Passenger motorbike driverJeremy Pitao Tan, 19 of Barangay Rosary Heights 2 was shot and wounded on his arm but managed to escape from his assassins.Tan told Police

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Breakingand Grilled fish, macaroni down 12 in Maguindanano

SULTAN KUDARAT,
Maguindanao – A half-cooked grilled fish and macaroni salad on Sunday
downed more than a dozen person during a family outing here.

All the victims
were rushed to Cotabato Sanitarium Hospital in Barangay Bulalo, Sultan Kudarat,
Maguindano after eating sinugbang isda” and macaroni salad Sunday afternoon.

Alice Upi, one of
the victims, told NDBCNews online thatthe family had just taken for lunch grilled fish and salad
when almost simultaneously members complained of abdominal pain and dizziness.

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4 hurt in ASG 'motorcycle bomb' blast in Sulu

MANILA (PNA) -- Four people, including a two-year-old boy, were hurt after suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) bandits exploded a motorcycle bomb in Jolo, Sulu Saturday night.Col. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, said the incident took place at 7:30 p.m.

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Ampatuan's cadaver arrives in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao--- The remains of key massacre suspect Andal Ampatuan, Sr. arrived past 11:00 a.m.

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All cases vs. Andal Sr will be dismissed - lawyer

COTABATO CITY - Andal Ampatuan Sr's legal counsel said all the cases filed against the former governor of Maguindanao will have to be dismissed due to his death.The state-runPhilippine News Agency reported thatFerdinand Topacio, Ampatuan's lawyer in the election sabotage case pending before a Pasay City court, said under the principles of penal laws death extinguishes any criminal liability of the accused. The Ampatuan patriarch was facing multiple murder in connection with the Maguindanao massacre now pending before a Quezon City trial court.

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Andal Sr is dead

MANILA - AndalAmpatuan Sr. quietly passed away on Friday night, ending days of struggles at the National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI) intensive care unit.In a statement at past 10:45 p.m. FridayAmpatuan's lawyer Ferdinand Topacio saidand It is with deep sadness that I announce to the public that former Maguindanao Governor Andal Ampatuan Sr. has passed away. The 72-year-old Ampatuan patriarch passed away at 10:02 p.m. on Friday.Saying details were sketchy, Topacio said, adding thatAmpatuan'smortal remains will be treated in accordance with Islamic customs,” he added.

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Another poisoning case? Squash patty downs 57 in Sultan Kudarat

ESPERANZA, Sultan Kudarat -- Health authorities in Sultan Kudarat province are now determining if the squash patty taken by students of a public school here caused the severe abdominal pain of 57 pupils Thursday, police said today.At the same time, police and education officials were searching for two canteen operatorswho were the source of squash patty. At past 9 a.m. Thursday, 57 Grades 4, 5 and 6 pupils of Ala Elementay School in Barangay Ala, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat complained of bowel disorders and severe abdominal pain.Interviewed by DXOM-AM Radyo Bida Koronadal,Senior Insp.

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Tampakan's most wanted man arrested

KORONADAL CITY - Combined police and military authorities arrested Wednesday afternoon in Malungon, Sarangganithe most wanted person of Tampakan, South Cotabato.Daguil Capion was arrested by combined elements of Tampakan police, South Cotabato police office, Special Action Force and Saranggani police office at 2 p.m. inSunken Arena, Barangay Poblacion, Malungon, Sarangani Province.The arresting team was armed with arrests warrants issued by Judge Lorenzo Balo of Regional Trial Court Branch 24 for three counts of murder and attempted murder and Judge Joseph A.

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Magnitude 4.5 quake jolts Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) -- A magnitude 4.5 earthquake of tectonic origin shook several areas around 9:44 a.m.

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Gunmen shot dead Army Sergeant along Cotabato City's busy street

COTABATO CITY - Unidentified gunmen shot dead an off duty military police officer while he was driving his motorbike near the corner of Sinsuat Avenue and Sousa Street Wednesday morning.Capt. Joann Petinglay, 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, identified the victim as Sgt. Inocentes Ermenio, a member of the 6th ID military police and a resident of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato.

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