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Suspect in Zamboanga del Sur rape incident nabbed in Davao City

COTABATO CITY --- Police agents finally located in Davao City an elusive rape suspect from Zamboanga Del Sur, wanted since 2007.

Domingo Romaquira, 52, was nabbed by combined personnel of the Criminal Investigation Group from Zamboanga del Sur and members of the Davao City police in Marilog District in Davao City, acting on tips by relatives.

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Police major, subordinates arrested for extortion in Zamboanga City

COTABATO CITY --- A police major based in Zamboanga City and four subordinates are now detained for attempting to extort P90,000 from a merchant they threatened to charge with possession of illegal drugs without basis.

Major Orlyn Leyte, acting chief of the Zamboanga City Police Station 9, and accomplices, Sergeants Hehenio Salvador and Asser Abdulkarim and Corporals Ismael Sasapan and Juman Arabani, are to be prosecuted for violation of the Republic Act 3019, also known as the Anti-Corrupt Practices Act.

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MILF member killed in encounter with ISIS-inspired group

MAGUINDANAO ---- A member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front was killed in a gunfight Monday with a group fashioned from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

The slain MILF member, Adam Abe, was declared dead on arrival at a government hospital in Cotabato City where he was rushed for treatment of gunshot wounds.

Abe was in an MILF group that clashed with gunmen belonging to the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Barangay Damabalas in Talayan town in Maguindanao on Monday.

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Culprit in rape, murder of 8-year-old girl in Basilan arrested

COTABATO CITY --- The police detained a 24-year-old man who raped and killed an eight-year-old girl before dawn Wednesday in Barangay Kaumpurnah in Isabela City, Basilan.

Personnel of the Isabela City police and barangay officials managed to immediately arrest the culprit, Momar Sariul, who had confessed to his having raped the child.

Sariul had admitted having strangled the child to her death after the rape.

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5 drug dealers arrested in Region 12 in a week

KORONADAL CITY --- Five large-scale shabu dealers, three of them reportedly sharing fractions of earnings to the New People’s Army, got arrested one after another in the past seven days.

Naravy Duquiatan, director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency for Region 12, said Wednesday suspects Jocento Aro, Cyrus Butigan, Jomar Mangakoy and Ron Carlo Dayao, are now detained, awaiting prosecution.

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4 cohorts of wanted persons in Barira nabbed by CIDG-BAR

COTABATO CITY --- Police operatives arrested four coddlers of two men wanted for heinous crimes following a brief shootout in Barangay Liong in Barira, Maguindanao on Sunday morning.

Personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region are now in custody of Ibrahim Ayunan, Salik Macugar, Norhamin Macugar and Tatah Macugar from whom they seized two .45 caliber pistols.

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Abu kidnapper wanted for bus terminal bombing neutralized

COTABATO CITY --- State agents shot dead Wednesday in Zamboanga City an Abu Sayyaf terrorist wanted for the abduction of more than 20 people, a number of them foreigners.

The slain Abu Sayyaf member, Arrassid Adjing Hallissam, was also tagged in the 2015 bombing of a bus terminal in Barangay Guiwan in Zamboanga City that killed two commuters and hurt 52 others.

Combined police and military operatives were to arrest Hallissam, also known as Guru Ara, in his hideout in Barangay San Roque in Zamboanga City at about 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, but killed him instead when he resisted.

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Retired cop patay sa pamamaril sa Koronadal City

KORONADAL CITY - Patay ang isang retired police officer matapos na siya ay pagbabarilin kaninang umaga sa likurang bahagi ng public market ng Koronadal.

Kinilala ni Koronadal PNP Chief Investigator Police Lieutenant Reynaldo Sotelo ang biktima na si ret. Master Sgt. Armondo Domingo, 59 na taong gulang, taga Purok Leganes, Barangay Zone 1.

Binaril ang biktima habang bumababa sa pampasaherong tricycle na sinakyan nito sa Zulueta St. Barangay Zone 1, malapit sa gate 4 ng palengke mga alas 11:00 kaninang umaga.

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NBI says it's busy, can't probe on Libungan mayor's murder

COTABATO CITY --- The National Bureau of Investigation cannot probe yet on the murder of Libungan Mayor Christopher Cuan and his driver Edwin Ihao due to big workload that need attention.

This was reported January 13 by the national newspaper Philippine Star, quoting Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra as saying.

The NBI, which is under the Department of Justice, is swamped with investigative work, according to Guevarra.

He said it is up for the Philippine National Police to look into the January 11 killing of Cuan and Ihao in Barangay Cabaruyan, Libungan.

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Gov. Catamco condemns murder of Mayor Cuan, driver

KIDAPAWAN CITY - North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco has condemned the murder of Mayor Christopher "Amping" Cuan and his driver Monday morning in Barangay Cabaruyan, Libungan, North Cotabato.

Cuan and his driver had just arrived at the construction site of a cockpit arena at about 11 a.m. when attacked by gunmen armed with highpowered rifles.  Cuan and his driver Edwin Ihao died on the spot.

Catamco has condemned “in the highest degree” the broad daylight and brutal killing of one of North Cotabato’s performing leaders.

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