Cops, soldiers hold ‘peace concert’ in CDO

ILIGAN CITY: A singing band of soldiers and police officers held a concert at Cagayan de Oro City’s Freedom Kiosk hours before President Rodrigo Duterte was expected to deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday afternoon. Lt. Col. Mardy Hortillosa, information officer of Police Regional Office-10, said the “peace concert” featuring the live… Read More Cops, soldiers hold ‘peace concert’ in CDO

BARMM Covid-19 recovery rate climbs to 34 percent

COTABATO CITY: Recovery rate for people surviving the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues to improve in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), a health official said Monday. Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan, BARMM health minister, said the recovery rate of Covid-19 cases in the region has improved from 31 percent on Saturday to 34 percent on… Read More BARMM Covid-19 recovery rate climbs to 34 percent

5 BIFF fighters yield in Central Mindanao

COTABATO CITY: Five members of the Daesh-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to military authorities in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat on Sunday. Major Gen. Diosdado Carreon, Army’s 6th Infantry Division (ID) chief, identified the surrenderers as Haris Marohom, Amer Sanday, Mindo Abdullah, Marvin Guima, and Casim Sanday–all members of the BIFF–Kiram Abdullah faction. The five… Read More 5 BIFF fighters yield in Central Mindanao

P1.2-M illegal drugs seized in Soccsksargen in over 2 months

GENERAL SANTOS CITY: Police units in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) recovered over PHP1.2 million worth of illegal drugs in its enhanced anti-drug campaigns in over two months. Brig. Gen. Michael John Dubria, Police Regional Office (PRO)-12 chief, said in a report on Monday the illegal drugs were seized in 358 search operations and buy-busts since he… Read More P1.2-M illegal drugs seized in Soccsksargen in over 2 months

Global coronavirus death toll nears 650K mark

ANKARA: The global death toll from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) is nearing 650,000, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University on Monday. Data showed the death toll stands at 648,966, while the number of cases stood at 16,264,048, and a total of 9,407,977 patients won their battle against Covid-19. Brazil has… Read More Global coronavirus death toll nears 650K mark

WHO chief says global Covid-19 cases double over past 6 weeks

GENEVA: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that he will reconvene the Emergency Committee on Thursday to re-evaluate the Covid-19 pandemic, as global cases had doubled over the past six weeks. Saying that this Thursday (July 30) marks six months since Jan. 30 when WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a public… Read More WHO chief says global Covid-19 cases double over past 6 weeks

Soccsksargen registers highest single-day Covid-19 recoveries

COTABATO CITY: Soccsksargen health officials on Friday night reported the highest single-day recovery list so far of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients in the region.  Arjohn Gangoso, speaking for the Department of Health (DOH) 12 (Soccsksargen), said a nine-year-old girl from Cotabato City was among the 12 persons who were discharged from various Covid-19 isolation… Read More Soccsksargen registers highest single-day Covid-19 recoveries

Cops nab 2, seize P1.3-M ‘shabu’ in NoCot buy-bust

COTABATO CITY: Police authorities arrested two alleged drug dealers and seized some PHP1.3 million in suspected shabu in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato on Friday. Lt. Col. Lino Capellan, the spokesperson of the Police Regional Office 12 (Soccsksargen), identified those arrested as Benjie Akmad Walao and his cohort, Rahib Ebrahim Acob. Both were apprehended after engaging in… Read More Cops nab 2, seize P1.3-M ‘shabu’ in NoCot buy-bust

10 BIFF gunmen yield to Army in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY: Tired of running away from government forces and wanting to be with their families, 10 members of Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) voluntarily surrendered with their firearms to the Army’s 602nd Infantry Brigade on Friday. Lt. Col.Michael Maquilan, the Army’s 90th Infantry Battalion commander, and Col. Donald Gumiran, 602nd Infantry Brigade… Read More 10 BIFF gunmen yield to Army in Maguindanao