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Butuan tops list of Schistosomiasis incidence in Caraga

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY – This city tops the list of areas in Caraga region with the most cases of Schistosomiasis, DOH Caraga official records show. The chronic disease, caused by parasitic worms, has also been reportedly prevalent in 43 towns, 244 barangays in Caraga region. The records ...

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ARMM top cop: Police must be PCR officers’

MAGUINDANAO– All police officers assigned in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) must possess good community relations skills, a ranking police official in the region said yesterday. “All police officers, whether they are in the investigation section, intelligence or operations, must also act as police community relations (PCR) officers ...

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7 civilians injured in Sulu grenade throwing incident

ZAMBOANGA City– Seven civilian bystanders were injured in a grenade throwing incident perpetrated by suspected Abu Sayyaf member early Tuesday in Sulu, a top military official disclosed. Col. Alan Arrojado, Joint Task Group Sulu commander, disclosed the incident took place around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday along Scot Road, Jolo, the capital ...

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PNP 12 hires 277 new police personnel

GENERAL SANTOS City– The Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 has hired some 277 additional police personnel as it continues to build up the manpower strength and operational capabilities of local police units. Chief Supt. Lester Camba, Region 12 police director, said the new policemen comprise the initial hiring quota for ...

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Socot’s most wanted drug pusher falls

STO.NINO, South Cotabato– “The end of the road for man who once kept PP25 million worth of shabu.” This was how Chief Inspector Joel Fuerte, Sto. Nino town police chief, described the arrest Saturday of South Cotabato’s most wanted drug pusher following three months of extensive police surveillance operations. John ...

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‘Do not panic,’ Duterte tells public

DAVAO CITY – “Do not panic,” Mayor Rodrigo Duterte urged the public on Sunday, as he asked the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to take over the investigation into the reported entry and selling of “fake rice.” “We are trying to find our best to find out the truth,” ...

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South Cotabato cops hunting five inmates who bolted jail

COTABATO CITY – Police authorities in Koro-nadal City have launched a massive manhunt against five inmates who were arrested for illegal drug pushing and bolted the police lock-up cell Monday dawn. Those who made their way out from a crowded detention facility were Amarudin Kansang Salipa-da, Muhamedin Kansang Salipada, Osmena ...

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