Volunteers’ cleanup trek nets 200 kilos of trash from Mt. Apo

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato – Environmentalists and tourism officers, including guides and porters, trekked Mt. Apo, the country’s highest peak, and collected almost 200 kilos of garbage over the weekend. On Monday, Karl Tanaid, Magpet town tourism officer, said about 130 volunteers from mountaineering groups and other organizations climbed Mt. Apo for a cleanup activity. “We …

Maguindanao town Police chief sacked after terror attack

COTABATO CITY—The chief of police of Datu Piang town in Maguindanao was relieved on Monday, December 7 three days after the Islamic State-linked Moro gunmen raided the town’s military and police outposts. BARMM Police chief, Brig. Gen. Samuel Rodriguez, ordered the relief of Capt. Israel Bayona, Datu Piang police chief. He was replaced by Maj. …

AFP, PNP ready for possible retaliation from terror group

COTABATO CITY – Police and military authorities in the Soccsksargen region and in Maguindanao are bracing for possible retaliatory attacks after the death of high profile bomber in Tacurong City last week. The slain bomber was involved in the Marawi siege in 2017 and the Jolo Catherdral suicide bombings, according to Colonel Roy Galido, 601st …

NoCot flash floods kill 2; 12k residents displaced by calamity in Maguindanao

PAGALUNGAN, Maguindanao – Torrential rains spawned by recent weather disturbances in Mindanao have triggered flash floods in North Cotabato and Maguindanao the past days. In Maguindanao, more than 12,000 residents were forced to evacuate after the Kabaan river and Malitubog-Maridagao rivers overflowed and the water inundated residential areas in Pagalungan and nearby Montawal, also in …

NoCot priest test positive for Covid-19, 30 others in isolation

DAVAO CITY —  A priest from Matalam town in North Cotabato was tested positive for Covid-19 after attending a birthday party of one of his parishioners in  Matalam town last week. Diocese of Kidapawan  Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo believes that  Fr. Jonel Peroy, a member of the Diocese Clery of Kidapawan (DCK) and assigned as …