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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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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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‘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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Cotabato City cops seeks augmentation

COTABATO CITY — The rash of killings in Cotabato City the past few days has forced the City Police Office to ask for augmentation force from PNP Regional Office (PRO) in Region 12. Senior Inspector Rex Anongos, city police director, said he personally sought the help of PNP-12 Regional Director …

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Norcot gov’t supports child rights, protection

KIDAPAWAN City– The provincial government of North Cotabato is focusing its attention and energy in upholding the rights of children and their protection, officials said on Friday. This after a three-day Pre-Summit Facilitators’ Training and Workshop for Child and Youth Code — spearheaded by the Committee on Revisiting the Child …

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Over 600 residents avail free medical, dental mission in North Cotabato town

KABACAN, North Cotabato — More than 600 residents of this town recently availed of free medical and dental services from the local government unit in partnership with the provincial government, non-government organizations and private sectors. Particularly, the beneficiaries were children and senior citizens of Sitio Litton in Barangay Kayaga. Among the …

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Norcot church ‘bomber’ falls

PIKIT, North Cotabato — The long arm of the law has finally caught up with a man whom police said fired a rifle grenade inside the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) here that left three dead in October last year. Senior Inspector Sindatu Karim, Pikit PNP chief, …

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