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, March 4, 2009

2 hurt in Cotabato City blast

Two people were slightly injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off inside a lodge in Cotabato City Tuesday night, a police official said on Wednesday.

Agong Lodge manager Dagadas Pantao, 52, and staff Anwar Gaca, 21, suffered minor injuries when the IED exploded inside room 318 of the hotel located at Usman Building, Don Rufino Alonzo Street at 9:10 p.m., a report from city police chief Senior Superintendent Willie Dangane said.

Prior to the explosion, the room was believed to have been occupied by two men and registered under a certain Adz Ali, an alleged soldier, since Sunday.

The explosion destroyed four rooms of the lodge, Dangane said, while the injured were rushed to the Cotabato Regional Hospital for treatment.

Police also arrested a certain Benzar Yahya Asula, who identified himself as an agent of the intelligence officer assigned to police regional office 10.

Asula was caught suspiciously roaming the hotel and yielded a home-made caliber 380 pistol, Dangane said.(By Abigail Kwok)


bme said...


re:The Classmates

kulang na-si Dakkie ug si Liteon idugang nimo.....


Pres. Mau said...

yes bme, pero si liteon wala sya picture..