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Mangudadatu reconciles warring Moro families

By Basir G. Alipolo Correspondent Cotabato City — Amid suspension of supervisory powers over the Philippine National Police as directed by the National Police Commission (Napolcom), Maguidanao Gov. Esmael Toto Mangudadatu continued his peace-building efforts in Maguindanao. The families of Tomawis, Dagalangit and Malambut apologized to each other and sworn ...

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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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Oro dads twit public works dep’t anew

By LITO RULONA Correspondent TWO city councilors took turns in lambasting the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-10) for not installing early warning devices to its major infrastruture projects alogn the national highway here. City councilor Teodulfo Lao, chairman of the committee on public utilities in his privilege speech ...

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Dealing with post traumatic stress via games

ILIGAN City — The Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits (Ecoweb) has engaged some evacuees, affected by the May 23 Marawi siege, hosted in Iligan city in sports, arts, music, conversations and listening to help ease their tensions and feelings. Ecoweb sees the significance of introducing sports, even in limited circumstance, ...

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Couple falls in buy-bust

Two alleged drug pushers were  arrested in a hot pursuit operation by the operatives of Police Station 3  Agora along Gaabucayan Ext., Barangay 22 this city, last Thursday night. Arrested were Manolo Tomada Tepepa, 33, and his wife Normindah Dumaro, of Mabasa Compound, Barangay Balulang who were onboard a Toyota ...

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‘Marawi crisis nears end,’ Army assures

By Nora Soriño Iligan City Bureau Chief Iligan City — “It is just a matter of time when the government really takes full control,’’ Lt. Col. Jo-Ar Herrera, spokesperson of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division told reporters over the weekend. “Paliit ng paliit ang area nila,” he said. On Saturday, ...

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Ludabi to train ‘mother tongue’ teachers

By Frank E. Dosdos, Jr. Correspondent ILIGAN City — The Lubas sa Dagang Bisaya – Iligan Chapter (Ludabi-Iligan) will conduct a training for teachers of the “Mother Tongue” in the Division of City Schools this coming July 21 at the Division Office Conference Hall, this city. Fem Flores, Former National ...

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