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Maguindanao floods displace 25k persons

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 14:59
by: Maribeth Maribojo, Radyo Bida Cotabato
COTABATO CITY (Sept. 1/NDBC) – About 25,000 persons have been affected by floods that hit 85 villages in Maguindanao’s 11 municipalities, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) humanitarian...

Girl dies in Koronadal irrigation canal

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 17:35
by: Roel Osano, DXOM Radyo Bida-Koronadal
KORONADAL CITY (Sept. 1/NDBC) – A 3-year-old girl drowned along an irrigation canal in a remote village here after she allegedly fell off the lining canal, her mother said. Lheana Mae Antopina,...

Cardinal Quevedo to ordain 2 Cotabato diocesan clergy

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 17:57
by: Rachel Ayupan, Archdiocese of Cotabato
COTABATO CITY (Sept. 1/NDBC) – Starting tomorrow, the Archdiocese of Cotabato will have two more priests once they are ordained to priesthood by his Eminence Orlando B. Cardinal Quevedo, OMI tomorrow...

Guiani leads disposal of seized

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 19:05
by: Krezel Dianne Sampani, DXMS Radyo Bida-Cotabato
COTABATO CITY (Sept. 1/NDBC) –- The Cotabato City veterinary office on Monday torch about 120 kilos of illegally slaughtered carabao meat seized from a vendor last week, officials today said. The...

ARMM hiring new teachers

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 09:48
by: Maribeth Maribojo, Radyo Bida-Cotabato
COTABATO CITY (Sept. 1/NDBC) -- The Department of Education in the autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is hoping to fully address the perennial lack of teachers in public schools, officials...

Australia grants Maguindanao upland town educational aid

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 11:40
by: Edwin O. Fernandez, NDBC news online
COTABATO CITY (Sept.1/NDBC) – A far-flung public high school in the mountain town of Maguindanao has received tools and equipment for dressmaking as education aid to pupils, officials said today. The...

Theft robs self-employed's home, gets P35k cash, valuables

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:25
by: Roel Osano, Radyo Bida Koronadal
KORONADAL CITY (Sept.1/NDBC) –- An unidentified man barged into the house of a self-employed man, took his mobile phone and cash in Surallah, South Cotabato. Joemar Magbanua, 32, a resident of...

Teen, a PWD, dies in Cotabato shooting

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 15:55
by: Krezell Dianne Sampani, Radyo Bida-Cotabato
COTABATO CITY (Sept. 2/NDBC) – Police remained clueless on the identities and motive behind the murder of an 18-year-old teenager in a remote district of Barangay Bagua, Cotabato City Tuesday dawn....

Man drowns while crossing Maguindanao river

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 16:21
by: Edwin O. Fernandez
SOUTH UPI, Maguindanao (Sept. 2/NDBC) – Crossing major rivers even during heavy down pour was common among indigenous peoples in this upland and visibly balding town in Maguindanao. Nilo Timuay, a 30...

Kidapawan robbery cases rising

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 18:12
by: Wilnard Bacelonia, DXND Radyo Bida Kidapawan
KIDAPAWAN CITY (Sept. 2/NDBC) – Alarmed by the rising cases of robbery-hold up in the city, Mayor Joseph Evangelista has ordered the city police office to dig deeper, identify the men behind it,...

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Bangsamoro launches 3-yr plan for madrasah education

MANILA – The Bangsamoro local government has launched on Thursday a three-year plan to enhance madrasah education in the region. At a forum...

P12.4-M worth imported cigarettes seized in Zamboanga City

COTABATO CITY - The police seized P12.4 million worth of smuggled cigarettes in two anti-smuggling operations in Zamboanga City on Wednesday...

3 BIFF members yield to police in Tacurong

GEN. SANTOS CITY – The PRO 12 police force successfully implemented an intel-driven operation leading to the surrender of three BIFF members at...

OPAPRU: Basilan arms surrender pact 'milestone' in peace process

MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) on Thursday welcomed the recently signed memorandum...

Agents seize P1.3-M worth shabu in Cotabato City operation

COTABATO CITY - Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized P1.3 million worth of shabu from a dealer operating in three cities and...