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5 NPAs killed in South Cotabato while resisting arrest — Army
by John Unson - December 2, 2020 - 11:48am
The arresting team said the operation went awry when the rebels resisted and opened fire, provoking a gunfight.
Troops recover guns, IED components in hunt for 2 bomb-makers
by John Unson - December 1, 2020 - 10:27am
Edsrafil Manalasal Guiwan and Lakim Esmael, both of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, are tagged in recent deadly bombings in central Mindanao.
Lanao del Sur town gets first ATM this week
by John Unson - November 30, 2020 - 10:03am
The inaugural activation of the ATM from the Development Bank of the Philippines is scheduled this week.
'School of Living Tradition' to be built in Basilan
by John Unson - November 28, 2020 - 4:28pm
The provincial government is now constructing a “Lumah Yakan” in Basilan, a showcase of local cultures and traditions the local communities want memorialized through such a learning facility.
2 pilots, 5 others hurt in Lanao del Sur chopper crash
by John Unson - November 27, 2020 - 2:35pm
Two pilots and five others were hurt when an Air Force helicopter crash landed due to mechanical trouble in Madamba, Lanao del Sur Thursday.
Lanao del Sur police intercept smuggled cigarettes
by John Unson - November 27, 2020 - 10:02am
The police foiled Thursday an attempt by three men to sneak 68 boxes of smuggled cigarettes into Lanao del Sur.
MNLF leader backs term extension for Bangsamoro Transition Authority
by John Unson - November 26, 2020 - 11:36am
MNLF Chairman Muslimin Sema said appointed BARMM officials need three more years for the transition process from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Maguindanao villagers ask military to help defuse clan war
by John Unson - November 23, 2020 - 9:06am
Villagers in Sultan Mastura town told reporters the armed men who roamed in their villages early Monday fired assault rifles at houses occupied by their adversaries.
No clues yet on ex-Jolo police chief’s slay
by John Unson - November 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Authorities have yet to gather leads on the murder of a former chief of the Jolo police station in Sultan Mastura town in this province on Saturday.
North Cotabato, Indonesia agree to boost economic cooperation
by John Unson - November 22, 2020 - 11:45am
Indonesian Consul General Dicky Fabrian and North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco have agreed to embark on joint programs meant to boost the economy of the province.
6 BIFF bandits surrender
by John Unson - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
A sub-leader of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and five other BIFF bandits surrendered in Maguindanao on Friday.
6 more Dawlah Islamiya gunmen surrender in Maguindanao
by John Unson - November 21, 2020 - 5:55pm
Six more Dawlah Islamiya members whom state intelligence units tagged in recent terror attacks surrendered Friday through the joint intercession of local officials and the military.
Police chief in Jolo 'misencounter' shooting killed
by John Unson - November 21, 2020 - 5:23pm
Gunmen killed on Saturday the officer at the helm of the Jolo police station when policemen killed four Army agents in a mysterious encounter in that southern municipality last June.
180 child labor victims get rehab support from BARMM
by John Unson - November 21, 2020 - 10:50am
The Bangsamoro government has released a P20,000 rehabilitation support each to parents of 180 children engaged in child labor as part of a campaign to address such malpractice.
3 former BIFF men to return to their villages after surrender
by John Unson - November 19, 2020 - 7:59am
"The three of them are now being ushered back into the local communities where they originally belong," Police Brig. Gen. Rodriguez said Thursday.
CSC-BARMM picks three execs as outstanding government workers
by John Unson - November 18, 2020 - 3:48pm
(Updated 6:25 p.m.) Three local officials topped this year’s regional search for outstanding government workers by the Civil Service Commission.
Colleagues mourn loss of veteran Kidapawan journalist
by John Unson - November 17, 2020 - 9:45am
Malu Cadelina-Manar, 52, a leader of different media blocs in central Mindanao, died on Sunday.
63 NPA rebels surrender in Sultan Kudarat, military says
by John Unson - November 16, 2020 - 11:53am
The 63 alleged NPAs are from Senator Ninoy Aquino town in Sultan Kudarat.
Ex-Cotabato mayor reinstalled as MNLF leader
by John Unson - November 15, 2020 - 3:13pm
In a statement Saturday, the MNLF’s central committee said Sema, a Maguindanaon who had served as mayor of Cotabato City for three consecutive terms, was unanimously chosen by top front members to replace Jikiri,...
Blaans favor copper, gold extraction in South Cotabato
by John Unson - November 14, 2020 - 12:08pm
Roel Apas is a college professor who is so proud of having finished college with the help of a mining outfit in Tampakan, South Cotabato.
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