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Drug courier falls in checkpoint in Sulkud

PIGCAWAYAN, Cotabato — A 59-year old man was arrested in a checkpoint at the poblacion of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao after being caught with 30 sachets of suspected shabu in his possession. According to Police Chief Esmail Madin of the municipality of Sultan Kudarat, a concerned citizen from Barangay Dalumangcob of ...

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Habib: From Abu Sayyaf to civilian life

By TENG DATU Cotabato City Bureau Chief Cotabato City — While Mindanao is generally peaceful, there are areas on the island mired with a long history of terrorism. Civilians and law enforcement officers both suffered from violence causing fear and anxiety to entire communities. The atrocities were perpetrated by lawless ...

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Kidapawan convenes for security contingency

Midsayap, Cotabato — Following the communist group’s threat to launch attacks against the government across the country, the Kidapawan City Police convened with the military and other augmentation forces to draft a security contingency plan for the city. Kidapawan Police Director Supt. Leo Ajero said they continuously cooperate with the ...

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Torrential rains flood Maguindanao towns

By Basir G. Alipolo Correspondent Cotabato City — A week-long torrential rains flooded 18 of Maguindanao’s 36 towns  and disrupted classes of over 50 schools in the province, affecting some 10,000 students. Among the flooded towns were: Mother Kabuntalan, Northern Kabuntalan, Pagalungan, Datu Montawal, Datu Salibo, Datu Saudi, Rajah Buayan, ...

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Village secretary gunned down

By Basir G. Alipolo Correspondent Midsayap, Cotabato — Motorcycle-riding suspects shot down two individuals in this town, Sunday afternoon. The victims were identified as Faisal Madendog, 32, Secretary of Barangay Central Labas and Herman Eduarte, 40, a resident of Upper Labas. The victims who were also riding their motorcycle were ...

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4 terror suspects cleared, released

By BASIR G. ALIPOLO Correspondent Cotabato City — Four out of the six terror suspects arrested last week have been freed last Wednesday, after a verification process proved them to be Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces-Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF-MILF) members. The four were immediately released, as soon as they were ...

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Young sultan enthroned in Buluan

By Basir Alipolo Correspondent Pigcawayan, Cotabato — A new Sultan sa Buayan will be enthroned at Buluan, Maguindanao. The new sultan, Sultan Kuso Mangudadatu will be installed after the passing of the former Sultan sa Buayan, the late Sultan Markay in 2004. Sultan Kuso is the youngest brother of Pua ...

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Cops nab murder, robbery suspects

By Basir Alipolo Correspondent Pigcawayan, Cotabato — Authorities here have arrested two suspects last Friday, who admitted to killings and robbing Evelyn Penson last July 3. Datu Odin Sinsuat Chief of Police, Chief Insp. AchmadAlibonga identified the suspects as Liezel Cagampong and Jefrey Magdalan, residents of the same place. Cagampong ...

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Farm hand killed

By BASIR G. ALIPOLO Correspondent Pigcawayan, Cotabato — A farm hand was killed by two unidentified perpetrators last July 4 in Antipas, North Cotabato. The victim was identified as Jukano Sandigan, 36, a worker in a farm owned by a professor of Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology (CFCST). ...

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MILF, Cafgu clash in Norcot

By Basir Alipolo Correspondent Pigcawayan, North Cotabato — MILF commandos from 105th Base Command of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) allegedly led by Abdulrashid Ali also known as Commander RP figured in an armed encounter with barangay tanods and the Citizen Armed Force and Geographical Unit (Cafgu) of Sitio ...

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