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Peace and Order

Zambo Sur town councilor nabbed for gun ban violation

COTABATO CITY --- An incumbent municipal councilor in Zamboanga del Sur landed in jail for carrying a gun outside of residence in total disregard of restrictions set by the Commission on Elections.

Jovert Dahunan, an incumbent of the municipal council in Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur, was nabbed Monday night at a checkpoint by policemen enforcing Comelec’s ban on carrying of firearms without clearance from the commission.

He was immediately clamped down in a detention facility of the Kumalarang Municipal Police Station.

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US Marines train Region 12 cops on rifle sniping

GENERAL SANTOS CITY --- A team from the US Marine Corps is training a group of selected personnel of the Police Regional Office-12 on long-range sniper tactics and proficiency.

Brig. Gen. Alexander Tagum, director of PRO-12, said Wednesday the 15-day Advance Sniper Course for his subordinates is a joint program of the US Marine Corps and the Philippine National Police.

The training, which started this week, is being held inside the big compound here of PRO-12’s regional headquarters that has a rifle shooting range.

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Trader of kitchen utensils, son, robbed, killed in Maguindanao

BARIRA, Maguindanao --- For having only P2,000 cash, robbers shot dead an ambulant trader of kitchen utensils and his son in an attack here Monday.

The Barira municipal police identified the fatalities as Richard Bigcas and son, Richie, who both died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds.

They were selling kitchen wares and other merchandise in a secluded area here when four gunmen approached them and, at gunpoint, asked for money in exchange for their safety.

The spouse of Bigcas, Lorna, witnessed the attack.

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Datu Piang community watchmen’s outpost attacked

COTABATO CITY --- A villager was wounded when gunmen attacked an outpost of volunteer barangay watchmen in Datu Piang town in Maguindanao on Friday night.

The incident was preceded by last week’s bombing of a building near the house of Datu Piang Mayor Victor Samama using two 40 millimeter grenade projectiles fired from a distance.

The volunteer barangay security team traded shots with the gunmen who fired at them assault rifles.

A resident named Anwar Guimaludin was wounded in the ensuing crossfire, now confined in a hospital.

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2 die, 1 hurt in Koronadal shootout

KORONADAL CITY - Dead on arrival sa ospital ang isang land owner matapos pagbabarilin sa kanila mismong lugar sa Purok Camia, Barangay New Pangasinan,Koronadal City pasado alas dos kahapon.

Kinilala ng Koronadal PNP na pinamumunuan ni Police Lt. Col. Joedy Lito Guisinga ang nasawing biktima na si Vicente Sumigcay, 38 anyos.

Patay din ang isa sa mga suspek na si Elves Castillo alias Boyet habang sugatan naman ang suspek ding si Renel Guyunan, 41 anyos , businessman at nakatira sa barangay San Miguel Norala, South Cotabato.

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Cotabato City barangay chairperson hurt in shooting inside Mosque

SUGATAN ANG isang barangay kapitan ng Cotabato City makaraang siya ay pagbabarilin habang nasa loob ng isang mosque sa Barangay Rosary Heights 5, Cotabato City.

Naganap ang pamamaril kay Barnagay Rosary Heights 5 chairman Amil Sula dakong alas 7 ng gabi.

Sugatan din ang katabi nitong nagdarasal na nakilalang si dating Barangay Kagawad Abner Ampuan, 39 at taga Barangay RH-5.

Sila at iba pa ay nasa loob ng isang masjid na nasa second street, Don E Sero, Barangay RH-5.

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RMFB-12 commander gets special citation from peace council

KORONADAL CITY --- The force commander of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion-12, Police Colonel Jemuel Siason, received last week  a special commendation from the Regional Peace and Order Council for his law-enforcement feats.

The inter-agency, multi-sector RPOC-12 is chaired by Sultan Kudarat Gov. Suharto Mangudadatu.

The Siason-led RMFB-12 had apprehended in recent weeks a number of persons wanted for high-profile crimes, including large-scale trafficking of narcotics and acts of terror.

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Suspects in murder of 2 minors in North Cotabato identified

MLANG, North Cotabato --- Investigators have identified the suspects in the December 10 murder, using a long kitchen knife and a baseball bat, of two children of a couple-teachers here.

Local executives and senior police officials in the province told reporters Friday that there is now closure to the murder here last week of Crizzle Gwynn Maguad, 18 and his brother, the 16-year-old Crizzule Luois.

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3 hurt in North Cotabato grenade blast

MATALAM, North Cotabato --- Three were hurt, one of them a 10-year-old child, in a grenade explosion that ripped through Barangay Kilada here late Wednesday.

The victims, Elizabeth and Florencio, both surnamed Wahing, and the minor, who is their relative, sustained shrapnel wounds in different parts of their bodies.

They were together near a store along a national highway in Barangay Kilada here when someone reportedly hurled at them a grenade and hurriedly escaped.

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PNP task group to probe murder of Mlang siblings, bounty for suspects' arrest rose to P500K

M’LANG, North Cotabato – Authorities formed Monday a special investigation task group (SITG) to look deeper into the killing of the two young siblings in Barangay Bagontapay here on Dec. 10.

In an interview, Lt. Realan Manon, town police chief, said the SITG is composed of investigators from the police provincial office, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group – North Cotabato, the Scene of the Crime Operatives, and the local police.

Lt. Mary Grace Clua, the head of the CIDG-North Cotabato, will lead the special body.

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