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Ex barangay councilman slain

TACURONG City– Police here in the city are still facing blank wall on the identity and motive of suspect in killing a former barangay councilman that transpired around 8:00 o’çlock in the evening last June 4, 2015. Police identified the victim as certain Aratuk Tapa, 42 years old, married, a ...

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Jaafar: MILF won’t resort to war if BBL failed to pass

SULTAN KUDARAT–The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Monday said it will never resort to violence, as some sectors fear, if the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is not passed before June 11 as envisioned by Malacanang. The biggest Muslim rebel group which opted to take the path of peace ...

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Flash floods hit Sultan Kudarat

By ROSE MUNEZA Bureau Chief BAGUMBAYAN, Sultan Kudarat—A barangay in Kapaya town was hit by a flash flood last June 1, report reached this paper recently. Kapaya Barangay Chairman Nanilo Ganzon said water suddenly rise from Kapaya Creek and this was accompanied by debris from bamboo and trees and after ...

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Army, Armm local officials help rebuild war damaged schools

COTABATO City—Now that most of the displaced civilians in Maguindanao have returned to their homes and with the resumption of classes in schools the military has shifted its attention to education. Last week, soldiers and local officials have joined hands in helping damaged schools get repaired and rehabilitated in the ...

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Gensan launches new anti-drug campaign

GENERAL SANTOS City— The city government is set to launch a series of intensive anti-drug advocacy activities in various communities and schools within the city. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Friday such move is in line with a newly-launched initiative of the local government that aims to enhance and strengthen ...

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Relatives of OFW who died in Malaysian fire seek gov’t help

By EDWIN O. FERNANDEZ POLOMOLOK, South Cotabato– The relatives of a Filipina who died in a mysterious fire that hit her apartment in Malaysia are seeking help from the government in bringing her remains back home. Virginia Lloren, Rubelyn’s mother, said she received a call from her daughter’s Malaysian husband, ...

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Army condemns murder of ex-NPA by his comrades

COTABATO City– The military here has condemned the communist New Peoples Army for executing a comrade who returned to the folds of the law and live normal life. Barbaric and very inhuman was how a military official said of the murder in broad daylight of Larry Embac, 49 of Barangay ...

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New DPWH-Armm secretary assumes office

COTABATO City– Newly installed secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DPWH-ARMM) Engr. Don Loong has officially assumed office and immediately called his staff to a meeting. Loong vowed to continue the reform agenda of the regional government and maintain fiscal ...

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Peacekeepers launch ‘Tulong Ko Para sa Pag-aaral Mo Program’

Malaybalay City– Colonel Jesse A. Alvarez, Commander of the 403rd Infantry “Peacemaker” Brigade stationed at Camp Osito D Bahian, Barangay 10, Impalambong, Malaybalay City with his officers and men have distributed bags and school supplies to kinder and grade 1 pupils of BCT Elementary School, Barangay 10 of this city ...

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