Quote for the Week..

"Why are the country’s political leaders quick to act on amending the Constitution to change nationalistic provisions for the benefit of foreigners or to extend their terms of office but are allergic to amending the Constitution to address the people’s aspirations for self-determination?" - Marvic Leonen,Dean of the UP College of Law, in a keynote address delivered at the 1st International Solidarity Conference on Mindanao; March 16-18, 2009 in Davao City, Philippines.


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Fire hits kalye putol in Cotabato City

Some 20 resdiential houses were razed to the ground when a fire occured last night in Kalye Putol, Cotabato City. City Fire Chief Adam Guiamad, in an interview over radio station DXMS, said that the fire originated in a boarding house owned by Mrs. Winifreda Obara. There were 8 family boarders in said boarding house.

Firefighters encountered some difficulties in putting out the fire due to the narrow pathways leading to the fire scene.

For now, five families were temporarily housed at the Knights of Columbus Hall and two families were staying in the OND Convent inside the Immaculate Conception Cathedral compound along Quezon Avenue this City.

Meanwhile, radio station DXMS of the Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation spearheaded a call for civic-minded individuals to extend assistance to the fire victims in the form of cash or in kind. The victims said they are in dire need of clothing, kitchen utensils, beddings and food.

CIDG nabs man accused of child abuse

A team of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested yesterday at about 11:00 a.m. a man who has beend wanted for the abuse of a child sometime in February 2007.

The team was headed by CIDG Kidapawan Chief Roden Barnedo who led his team all the way to Barangay Kabalantian, Arakan, North Cotabato where the suspect was arrested.

Motorcycle abandoned in Kid. City

An XRM Honda motorcycle was recovered by authorities yesterday morning along a road canal in Sitio Baroy, Lanao, Kidapawan City after it was left by the suspected carnappers. The carnappers left the stolen motorcycle after sensing that the police authorities are closely following behind them.

Drunk soldier arrested for indiscrimnate firing

A soldier belonging to the 30th Infantry Battalion based in Camp Abubakar Matanog, Shariff Kabunsuan was arrested by Kabacan policemen after firing his service pistol indiscriminately along USM Avenue, Kabacan, North Cotabato.

A certain bystander known only as of press time as "Mayong" was wounded as a result of the incident. Arrested was PFC Daniel Pajarillo who is now in the custody of the Kabacan PNP.

Koronadal City hosts National Student Press Congress

Koronadal City is the venue for the forthcoming National Student Press Congress which will be held on February 18-22, 2008. Some 3000 delegates from all over the country are expected to arrive next wek according to DepEd XII Assistant Regional Director Allan Parnaso.

KCNHS student tops national Science Quiz

A second year student of the Kidapawan City National High School was declared National Champion after besting other contestants in the recently held National Science Quiz at Los Banos, Laguna.

This was disclosed by Ms. Bing Espiritu, trainer and coach of Ruel Cedeno, a consistent valedictorian since his elementary grades. "Once and for all, we have proven that given adequate training and preparation, our students can excel in national academic competitions," Ms. Espiritu said.

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