Maguindanao mayor bans use of highway for driers and domestic animals

DAVAO CITY — Many national highway in secluded towns of Mindanao are used as a drier, display booth and in many cases playground for different domestic and even farm animals. But the Mayor of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao wants to fix this mess. Last week Mayor Ohto Montawal ordered the local police to seize stray farm animals …

Former Maguindanao town vice mayor arrested for gun possession

DAVAO CITY — Authorities arrested on Wednesday, August 21 , Nasser Gumila Uko, the former vice mayor of Kabuntalan town in Maguindanao for possessing an unlicensed firearms. Major Joseph Nandu, deputy police chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (CIDG-BARMM), said a team of CIDG and city police operatives …

SoCot Guv investigates engineering employees selling siphoned government fuel

DAVAO CITY — South Cotabato Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Jr. ordered a full dress investigation on the alleged siphoning fuel from provincial engineering office and sell the same to their cohorts. The report published by Philippine News Agency stated that Tamayo the ‘fuel deal’ scheme involves some government employees. Tamayo said one of his trusted personnel witnessed …

Neophyte DavNor guv works even on holidays, weekends

TAGUM CITY — Neophyte Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib made true his campaign promise to work 24/7 and during holidays to cope up to the demands of his province. On August 21, a non-working holiday, Davao-based reporters witnessed Jubahib holding a special meeting among department heads to discuss the 2020 Annual Investment Plan (AIP) …

480 traffic violators penalized in Cotabato City

COTABATO CITY – Violators of the two-week-old “absolute no parking” policy on two major thoroughfares here has reached 480 as the city traffic management unit has intensified the drive against traffic law offenders. Retired Police Col. Rolen Balquin, chief of the Cotabato City Public Safety Office, said in a news conference on Tuesday that a total …

Three MILF members killed, two wounded in Nocot Ambush, police cites ‘rido’

PIKIT, North Cotabato (August 6) –– Three persons were killed when they were ambushed by unidentified gunmen in Sitio Dangiya, Barangay Bulol, Pikit, North Cotabato Sunday, August 5, at 3:30 p.m. Police Captain Mautin P. Pangandigan, Officer-in-Charge of the Pikit municipal police station identified the fatalities as Maan Pananggilan, 32 years old; Unday Abdulkadir, 29, …

Catamco wants water firm to connect potable water for IP communities in NoCot

DAVAO CITY (August 6) – North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco asked the officials of the Metro Kidapawan Water District (MKWD) to establish a potable water connection in various indigenous peoples’ (IP) in communities in Kidapawan City and the rest of the province. In a meeting with MKWD officials, Catamco requested the water firm to connect …

Dozens flock Comelec to register as new voter for 2020 elections

DAVAO CITY (August 2) ––– Dozens of would be voters went flocked to the district offices of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here during the first day of the two-month voter registration period, in connection with the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE). Theresa Villarta, who just turned 18 last week said, she is …