Suspected drug dealer killed in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Authorities killed a suspected drug personality during an operation, early Sunday Morning, March 25, 2018, in Barangay Dona Cecilia, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte. Armed with search warrant, members of the 42nd Infantry Battalion led by 2Lt. Jessie Jun Ebalan together with the personnel from the Sirawai Municipal Police Station, Regional Mobile …

1 killed, 21 injured in Sultan Kudarat grenade blast

LAMBAYONG, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines  — A 15-year old boy was killed while 21  others were wounded when a hand grenade exploded near a birthday party   in Purok Liwa-Liwa, Barangay Palumbe  at around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 21.  2018. Senior Inspector Samuel Domingo, Chief of the Lambayong  police ,  identified the lone fatality as  Jumar Ubaldo, …

Tacurong City to host Philippine Bird Festival

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — The city government here is preparing for this year’s 12th Philippine Bird Festival, come May 10 to 12, 2018. The festival is aimed at increasing the awareness of the people in conserving and preserving the winged-creatures. Tacurong is the only city in the region which maintains a bird sanctuary, witih more …

‘Oplan Katok’ nets 427 loose arms from town execs

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat — Seven municipal  mayors in the Province of Sultan Kudarat turned over 427 loose firearms on Friday, March 9. Central Mindanao Police Regional Director Marcelo Morales said the turn over of loose firearms was the products of their campaign to monitor all gun owners earlier issued with license to carry firearms but …

2 dead, 23 arrested in South Cotabato anti-illegal drugs operation

Koronadal City, Philippines — Two persons  were killed while 23 others were arrested, in the  synchronized joint operations dubbed as “one time bigtime” drug operations involving  five barangays of Polomolok, South Cotabato,   Thursday, March 1, 2018. South Cotabato Police Provincial Director  Senior Superintendent   Nestor Salcedo, identified the fatalities as Mario Hamilat and Ruben Porsuelo, residents …

4 killed, 120 arrested in SOCCSKSARGEN anti-drugs campaign

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Four suspected drug pushers were killed while 120 illegal drug users  were arrested in the  13-day anti-drug operations here. The 13-day operations  in the areas of  South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat,Sarangani and General Santos City (SOCCSKSARGEN), was in line with the government’s anti-illegal drugs  campaign. Chief Inspector Aldrin Gonzales,  spokesperson …

Husband asks President Duterte to find his missing wife in Kuwait

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — An emotional husband is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to help him find his missing wife in Kuwait. Rogelio Padilla, 48, farmer,  from Barangay Kalanawe, President Quirino, Sultan Kudarat, is asking the help of Duterte to find his wife in Kuwait as they lost contact since 2014. Padilla  revealed his wife Maricel …

Timber paochers, lumber dealers, a challenge to forest rangers in SK

TACURONG CITY, Philippines — Timber Poachers here are not afraid to violate the law. Truth this, they have the guts to threaten government forest rangers. The timber poachers are riding on the limitation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, to deploy sufficient number of forest rangers to secure the 11,000-hectare forest protected zones …

2018 SOCCSKSARGEN SRAA ends peacefully

KORONADAL CITY, Philippines —The five-day  competition dubbed as  2018 SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Athletic Association (SRAA) peacefully ended having more than 6,000 participants and delegates. The athletic competition started Saturday, February 17, inside the four-hectare South Cotabato Sports Complex. Arturo Bayucot, regional director of the Department of Education (DepEd) in SOCCSKSARGEN region, said the athletic competition did …