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North Cotabato peace and order plan 2020-2021 is OK says security officials

COTABATO CITY --- The police and military assured Sunday to support the security initiatives of North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco as contained in the provincial peace and order and public safety plan for 2020 to 2021.

The plan is necessary for the release of intelligence funds from the provincial coffer. 

Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana of the Western Mindanao Command said Sunday units of the 602nd Brigade deployed in North Cotabato will complement Catamco's peace and development thrusts based on the POPSP 2020-2021. 

PopCom-12 celebrates 51st year of journey with Filipino families

COTABATO CITY - Celebrating its 51st journey in empowering Filipino families, the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) XII and the Population Division of the Office of Social Welfare and Development Services-Cotabato City, along with its 30 Barangay Service Point Officers, gathered last February 19 at the POPCOM XII Conference Hall, Cotabato City to revisit the agency’s 51 years of service.

PhilHealth XII celebrates silver anniversary

KORONADAL CITY - In support to the corporate order issued by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), the Philhealth Region 12 celebrated its 25th anniversary with a thanksgiving mass on February 14, 2020 at the Christ the King Cathedral here.

The mass was presided over by Fr. Romeo Catedral, Vicar I of St. Anthony parish.

In his homily, Fr. Catedral challenged all employees to show compassion, love and mercy while serving the community not just today but every day.

Ombudsman clears Cot guv in graft complaint

KIDAPAWAN CITY - For lack of evidence, the graft complaint against North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco was dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman.

In a resolution, the resolution dismissing the complaint against Catamco (then named in the case as Nancy Perez) was signed by Rayman L. Rafael, assistant special prosecutor II; and Tirso Q. Vargas, assistant special prosecutor I, of the Office of the Ombudsman.

Catamco, UN agency launch quake rehab program in NoCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY - North Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco accompanied by representatives from United Nation - Mindanao Humanitarian Team (UN-MHT) and Government line agencies launches the rebuilding program for internally displaced persons (IDP's) of North Cotabato today.

Former “Red” graduated in TESDA's TechVoc 

A better future awaits former commuinsit rebel after he graduated from the Technical Vocational program of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-12) in Barangay Ned, Lake Sebu South Cotabato.

A member of New Peoples Army (NPA) Guerilla Front 73 for four years, “Albert,” not his real name, decided to abandon armed struggle as he considered the future of his family and children that wrong ideololgical advocacy.

Basilan's capital Lamitan City rising from armed conflicts 

COTABATO CITY - The operation of schools in three areas in Lamitan City made dormant for decades by conflicts are again normal since 2018, restored through communal efforts by local sectors.

The now third-termer Lamitan City Mayor Rose Furigay said Saturday she mentioned of the feat in her state of the city address early this week.

The event, held at a public gymnasium in Lamitan City, was graced by traditional elders and elected leaders from the city’s 45 barangays, provincial dignitaries and representatives from the police and the military.

BARMM solon wants data banking for Bangsamoro migrant workers

COTABATO CITY  – A member of parliament of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has focused her eyes on the welfare of migrant workers, especially those coming from the Bangsamoro region.

Member of Parliament (MP) Bai Maleiha B. Candao of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has filed a resolution asking the BARMM Ministry of Labor to establish a data banking system of all Bangsamoro migrant workers and adopt a well-organized repository of information.

Isabela City LGU's anti-drug initiative takes off

ISABELA CITY --- Hundreds of reforming former drug dependents here underwent Friday another testing for use of methamphetamine hydrochloride as part of an intervention for them to fully bounce back from addiction.

The continuing program to usher them back into the mainstream communities is a joint initiative of the Isabela City police station, the office of Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the city’s 45 barangay governments.

BARMM eyes for skilled, competent workers

COTABATO CITY — In pursuit of quality public service in the Bangsamoro region, the Bangsamoro Government is eyeing for skilled and competent workers to join in the new bureaucracy.

Bangsamoro Spokesperson and Local Government Minister Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo said during the ‘Kapihan sa Bangsamoro’ session on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Cotabato City.

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