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Blaans, Army forge community-empowerment projects
by John Unson - July 25, 2021 - 3:53pm
Blaans in the adjoining South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces, both under Administrative Region 12, have long been ranting about abuses by the New People’s Army intruding into their upland tribal villages...
BARMM’s 2022 election postponement likely — Zubiri
by John Unson - July 24, 2021 - 4:52pm
Stakeholders were elated with the announcement Friday by Sen. Miguel Zubiri that they might wrap up in a month the measure resetting the 2022 Bangsamoro elections to 2025.  
Doctor shot dead in North Cotabato
by John Unson - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Motorcycle-riding men gunned down a doctor in Pikit town in this province yesterday.
Militant killed in South Cotabato clash
by John Unson - July 23, 2021 - 12:00am
A member of a militant group was killed in an alleged shootout with the military and police in Barangay Kablon in Tupi, South Cotabato on Wednesday.
SK chairman ranks 8th in nursing exams
by John Unson - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
The chairperson of the Sangguniang Kabataan in Barangay Kalanganan in this city placed eighth in the nursing licensure examinations given by the Philippine Regulations Commission on July 3 and 4.
Terrorist slain in Maguindanao encounter
by John Unson - July 19, 2021 - 12:00am
An alleged bomb-maker of terrorist group Dawlah Islamiya was killed while two others were captured following an encounter in Shariff Saidona Mustapha town in this province on Saturday.
Dawlah bomber killed, 2 captured in Maguindanao
by John Unson - July 18, 2021 - 2:10pm
Soldiers shot dead a Dawlah Islamiya bomb-maker and captured two others in an encounter in Shariff Saidona Mustapha town on Saturday.
LGUs, BARMM charting common security, development thrusts
by John Unson - July 17, 2021 - 4:47pm
Local executives are in favor of aligning their development initiatives with those of the potential funder Bangsamoro government to boost regional economy and security.
Flashfloods hit North Cotabato town; 1 dead
by John Unson - July 15, 2021 - 12:00am
A security guard drowned while around 300 hectares of rice fields were damaged due to flashfloods spawned by heavy rains in Alamada, North Cotabato on Tuesday.
4 arrested in Maguindanao for illegal firearms not terrorists — sources
by John Unson - July 11, 2021 - 4:48pm
The four men arrested Friday in Datu Abdullah Sangki town for illegal possession of firearms belong to the 106th Base Command of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, local officials said.
More groups urge postponement of 2022 BARMM polls
by John Unson - July 11, 2021 - 3:32pm
Leaders of indigenous non-Moro tribal communities took turns expressing favor, during a forum last Friday, for the deferment of the 2022 pioneering elections in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim M...
4 BIFF men held for guns
by John Unson - July 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Police detained four suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Datu Abdullah Sangki town on Friday after an inspection of their vehicle yielded high-powered firearms.
P400-M water supply project for conflict-wracked Marawi launched
by John Unson - July 10, 2021 - 4:42pm
Zubaida Salik, mother of four, is among local residents so vocal in appreciating the P400 million worth water supply project for 40 barangays in this city that officials launched this week.
3 rape suspects arrested in separate police ops in South Cotabato
by John Unson - July 9, 2021 - 5:53pm
Police operatives arrested three long wanted rape suspects, one of them detained for other criminal offenses, in separate operations Thursday.
Baby hacked to death in South Cotabato
by John Unson - July 9, 2021 - 12:00am
A woman hacked to death her 10-month-old niece she was babysitting in Barangay Caloocan in this city on Wednesday.
Baby-sitter kills toddler with kitchen knife
by John Unson - July 8, 2021 - 11:24am
 A 30-year-old woman killed with a kitchen knife her niece she was baby-sitting in Barangay Caloocan here Wednesday.
Ex-Maguindanao vice mayor surrenders guns
by John Unson - July 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Former vice mayor Akmad Ampatuan of Shariff Aguak town in Maguindanao and three members of his private armed group surrendered their firearms on Monday.
Crashed military plane tried to land with incomplete set of wheels — witness
by John Unson - July 5, 2021 - 2:41pm
“We could see from our village planes landing and taking off from the nearby Jolo airport. It was my first time to see a plane landing with an incomplete set of wheels coming out while going down on the runway,”...
NPA, militants supporters surrender loose guns
by John Unson - July 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Supporters of New People’s Army rebels and Dawlah Islamiya members have turned over 42 assorted firearms to the military in Sarangani.
NPA, Dawlah Islamiya supporters surrender firearms to Army
by John Unson - July 3, 2021 - 1:54pm
The military collected Friday 42 assorted firearms from sympathizers of the New People’s Army and the Dawlah Islamiya in Maitum and nearby towns in Sarangani province.
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