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5 men yield P102-K shabu in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY – Five persons, including a minor, were arrested while PHP102,000 worth of suspected shabu was seized during an operation at a drug den in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on Thursday night, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency - Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-BARMM) reported.

Anthony Naïve, head of PDEA-Maguindanao, said they arrested James Patrick Cadeco Baclay, the principal target, Tawing Dimitiman Falcasantos, Tantan Batao Mustapa, Ali Emran Tamamo Pundag, and a “rescued” minor.


Bill filed granting permanent status to long-serving teachers

COTABATO CITY— Four members of the Bangsamoro Parliament filed a bill granting permanent status to non-Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) passers who have served for at least ten years of efficient service in the region.

BTA Bill No. 122, also known as the "Provisional Teachers Act of 2021," intends to recognize the provisional teachers' contribution, expertise, and years of service in the region. 


Cotabato Light gets two safety seal certifications

COTABATO CITY - The Aboitiz-owned Cotabato Light and Power Company (Cotabato Light) has been certified assafe amid the pandemic by both Cotabato City LGU and the Ministry of Labor & Employment in the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOLE-BARMM).


Machinegun ammunition smuggling attempt foiled

COTABATO CITY --- Policemen seized 654 rounds of 7.62 caliber machinegun ammunition from a smuggler intercepted in Parang town in Maguindanao Sunday.

Brig. Gen. Eden Ugale, director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, on Monday identified the suspect as Junel Amocay Jimenez, a resident of Barangay San Pedro, Pagadian City.


3 arrested in South Cotabato for possession of explosives

KORONADAL CITY --- Soldiers foiled Sunday an attempt by three persons to smuggle a grenade and an improvised explosive device into the town proper of Banga, South Cotabato.

Col. Jemuel Siason, director of the South Cotabato provincial police, identified the suspects as Merlyn Bansil Guisan, 42, Ronald Olin Bansil, 27, and the 30-year-old Andy Gelodin Meno, now locked in a detention facility of the Banga municipal police.


3 die in Mlang, North Cotabato due to COVID-19; 2 in Koronadal City

COTABATO CITY - Regional COVID-19 tracker as of September 12, 2021 (6:00 PM)




Three (3) reported deaths from Mlang, North Cotabato

Two (2) reported deaths from Koronadal City

Three (3) reported deaths from Polomolok, South Cotabato

Two (2) reported deaths from General Santos City


25 ex-users complete 6-month drug rehab in NoCot town

COTABATO CITY – Twenty-five former drug users completed on Friday six months of community-based drug rehabilitation program (CBRP) in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato.

Pigcawayan Mayor Jean Dino Roquero said the rehabilitation of the 25 successful CBRP graduates began in March this year under the close monitoring and supervision of barangay officials and their respective families.


Cotabato Light announces power service interruption for Sept. 13

COTABATO LIGHT - This is to facilitate line maintenance works in the area.


P3.4-M worth shabu seized in Cotabato City bust

COTABATO CITY --- Anti-narcotics agents seized P3.4 million worth of shabu from a dealer entrapped here noontime Thursday with the help of local officials.

The suspect, Benjamin Kolod Roger, is now clamped down in a detention facility here of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Gilbert Buenafe, director of PDEA-BARMM, said Bolod fell in a sting in Kalaw Street in Federville Subdivision here, laid with the help of city government officials and the police.


Cotabato Light announces service interruption for Sept. 12

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato Light and Power Company has announced power interruption on Sunday affecting small areas along Sinsuat Avenue, near Happy Homes subdividision to facilitate pole relocation.

The power service interruption will come from 6 a.m. to 12 noon.



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