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`Rido’ triggered Basilan ambush incident --- authorities say

COTABATO CITY ---- Authorities today dismissed as offshoot of a rido the fatal ambush on January 9 of a barangay chairman in Ungkaya Pukan town in Basilan and three others, reports from the island province said.

Rido is a generic term for clan war in most Southern Mindanao languages.

Bin Saudi Sarakil, chairman of Barangay Matata in Ungkaya Pukan, and three companions died on the spot from multiple bullet wounds.

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Suspect in 2015 kidnapping of 3 foreigners in Samal Island falls

MANILA – A key suspect in the kidnapping of three foreigners and a Filipina in Samal Island in 2015 was arrested in Manila on Thursday, Philippine National Police chief, Gen. Debold Sinas said.

Sinas said based on the reports from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Maj. Gen. Vicente Danao Jr., Jehan Aklul alias Khalid Akhalul/Abu Khalid was arrested at 1:50 a.m. Thursday in a 5th floor rented unit on Carlos Palanca St., Brgy. 648, San Miguel, Manila.

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Cops probe mysterious death of 4 wild pig hunters in Lanao del Sur

LANAO DEL SUR --- Manhunt had been launched against gunmen who allegedly killed four wild pig hunters and set off improvised bomb in the forested area of Madalum, Lanao del Sur on Dec. 10, authorities here today said.

In separate statements Monday, the Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte provincial police offices identified the fatalities as Leo Baloro, 24, Nito Bacayan, 22, Lito Angcap, 22, and the 32-year-old Francis Alcaba, who died from severe blast injuries.

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'Terror group member' slain in SoCot drug op

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – An alleged member of an Islamic State-inspired local terrorist group operating in South Cotabato province was killed in an anti-drug operation in Polomolok town on Thursday afternoon.

Lt. Col. Alex Joe Orcajada, chief of Polomolok municipal police station, identified the slain suspect Friday as Mohalidin Marot, reportedly a known drug pusher and part of a local cell of the Dawlah Islamiya-Socsargen Khatiba based in the area.

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Municipal police could be real target of Datu Piang terror attack

MAGUINDANAO --- Local residents are certain there is a deep-seated grudge between the municipal police force and the terrorists who attacked the town center of Datu Piang Thursday night.

Major Gen. Juvymax Uy, commander of the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said Saturday intelligence units of 6th ID are now helping the police verify the veracity of information from Datu Piang residents purporting that the atrocity involved a group of terrorists whose relatives were arrested by local police personnel in recent law-enforcement operations.

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P6.8-M shabu seized, couple nabbed in Lanao del Sur drug bust

COTABATO CITY - A man and his wife were arrested by police during law enforcement operation in Wao, Lanao del Sur, police said.

Brig. Gen. Samuel Rodriguez, BARMM police regional director, the Bangsamoro Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) identified the couple as Busran Ampatua Saripada, 64, and his wife, Monera Ampatua, 46 who both yielded 1,000 grams of shabu worth P6.8 million.   

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Police chief in deadly Jolo misencounter killed in Maguindanao

MAGUINDANAO --- Gunmen killed on Saturday the officer at the helm of the Jolo police station when policemen killed four Army agents in a mysterious encounter in that southern municipality last June.

The incident in Jolo, Sulu has since remained unsolved and was even subject of a Senate inquiry in aid of legislation.

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6th ID, PRO-12 anticipating Dawlah retaliations

KORONADAL CITY - Authorities are guarding against possible attacks by terrorists to avenge the deaths of six members of the Dawlah Islamiya in a brief clash in Polomolok town Friday.

One of fatalities, Arafat Pataron Bulacon, is a senior leader of the Ansa’r Al-Khilafa Philippines, a group under the outlawed Dawlah Islamiya, which operates in the fashion of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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2 Teduray tribesmen killed in South Upi attacks

MAGUINDANAO --- Two more ethnic Teduray tribesmen were killed in separate attacks by armed groups trying to take over ancestral domains of non-Moro indigenous people in South Upi town.

Deric Jan Datuwata and Rejie Maelon were killed one after another on Wednesday and, subsequently, on Thursday in Barangays Lamud and Kuya in South Upi, Maguindanao, respectively.

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300 more cops deployed in Cotabato City for security missions

COTABATO CITY --- The Bangsamoro regional police has deployed 300 more personnel in the city for law enforcement operations. 

Brig. Gen. Samuel Rodriguez, director of the Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, said Monday he personally turned over the group to the city’s local government unit last Friday. 

The Cotabato City police office shall utilize the 300 policemen and policewomen for pandemic checkpoint, security patrol, traffic control and other law-enforcement functions, according to Rodriguez.

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