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Re-elected town councilor shot dead

By TENG DATU, Correspondent COTABATO City — A re-elected municipal councilor has been shot dead at Barangay Romongaob, South Upi, Maguindanao. The shooting incident happened late in the afternoon on Friday, May 27. Police official identified the victim as certain Warlito Pinuela, 71, a resident of barangay Romongaob, South Upi. …

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DOST-Armm opens scholarship programs

By Teng Datu, Correspondent Cotabato City — The Department of Science and Technology in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Dost-Armm) has announced the opening of application for its Science and Technology scholarship programs for school year 2017-2018. Dost-Armm Secretary Myra Mangkabung said they’re offering three scholarship programs to qualified …

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BBL or federalism?

By Naguib Sinarimbo COTABATO City–With the proposal to shift to federal-parliamentary government gaining traction in the country as a result of the election of Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as President, the most critical question that needs answer for the Bangsamoro is how do we reconcile this shift with the implementation …

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Hunt on for bombers of 2 power towers in N. C’bato

CARMEN, North Cotabato–Joint police and military authorities are hunting down unidentified men who bombed but failed to topple two transmission towers of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) in Carmen, North Cotabato early Tuesday morning. Chief Insp. Julius Malcontento, Carmen town police chief, said the North Cotabato police …

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Bombers try to bring down another NGCP tower

ALEOSAN, North Cotabato–Unidentified armed men bombed but failed to topple a steel tower of the National Grid Corp, of the Philippines (NGCP) yesterday morning. Supt. Bernard Tayong, speaking for North Cotabato police office, said three improvised explosive devices were attached to three posts of NGCP tower No. 63 in Purok …

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Armm premier port back in int’l trading scene

THE premier port of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) in Polloc, Parang, Maguindanao is now back in the international trading scene after languishing for some time due to perceptions of instability in the Armm. The peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front that led to the signing …

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