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Muslim leaders urge Gov. Hataman to run for Senate

ZAMBOANGA City– Muslim leaders from the different parts of Mindanao, clamoring to be represented in the Senate, are pushing for the senatorial bid of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. MujivHataman. Mohammad NurAjihil, president and convenor of Mahadjanah based in this city, said Muslims in the entire Mindanao and ...

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Socot town declares state of calamity

GENERAL SANTOS City– The municipal government of Tampakan is pushing for declaration of the entire area under the state of calamity due to the rising cases of dengue infection that already affected 96 residents and left a child dead. Tampakan Mayor Leonardo Escobillo said Tuesday they have requested the municipal ...

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Armm hosts ‘Food Festival’

COTABATO CITY — Traditional food and delicacies that distinguish the tribal groups in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Minda-nao were featured in a festival here over the weekend. Dubbed “Food Festival,” the seven Moro tribes showcased their culinary delights in an event at the Cultural Village inside the Armm compound. ...

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Maoist guerilla collared

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY —  The joint elements from the PNP and 58th Infantry “Dimalulupig” Battalion successfully apprehended the two New People’s Army members who are perpetrators of attacking Medina PNP Station last August 27, 2011 that left one (1) PNP personnel and a rebel killed and responsible in murdering ...

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Misor schools to avail Jica aid for Techvoc program

By POL B. DAEL Managing Editor MISAMIS ORIENTAL—two schools here in the province were chosen to avail the support from Japan International Cooperating Agency, a school official said Monday. Opol National Secondary Technical School Principal  Anthony Y. Pacamalan in an interview  revealed that DepEd Central Office has chosen  ONSTS and ...

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Norcot cops collar four suspected Biff hit men

MLANG, North Cotabato– Police authorities here, acting on a tip from a civilian informant, arrested on Monday four persons, believed to be “hit men” of an outlawed Moro armed group, for possession of unlicensed firearms. The suspects were arrested at a checkpoint in Barangay Bagontapay, Mlang, North Cotabato past 3 ...

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Two soldiers die in Sulu ambush

By TEOFILO P. GARCIA, JR ZAMBOANGA City– Two soldiers were killed in an ambush staged by suspected members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Sulu, a top military official disclosed Monday. Brig. Gen. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, identified the slain soldiers as PFC Rey ...

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‘Pastil, cooked rice,’ down 9 persons in North Cotabato

By NOEL Y. PUNZALAN PIKIT, North Cotabato—A contaminated “pastil” (steamed rice with minced chicken) reportedly downed a family of five from Pikit, North Cotabato after eating in a carenderia in Kabacan, North Cotabato, police said. Another family of four were also downed by a cooked riced believed to be contaminated, ...

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