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Cotabato Mayor target in explosion

The massive explosion in Cotabato City might possibly be for its Mayor, Jojo Guiano.

According to report, Mayor Guiano just finished passing by the commercial district of the city when the car bomb exploded.

Residents were shocked on how loud the explosion, it reached to almost a kilometer.

However, the initial count of dead bodies were six, a lot of victims were rushed to the nearby hospital after sustaining major injuries.  (Rey Sibayan)


 

Vehicle carrying Ozamis group stolen?

Doubts deepen in the controversial killing of two notorious robbers and leaders of the Ozamis group in San Pedro, Laguna after sources found that the vehicle carrying Ricky Cadavero and Wilfredo Panogalinga was a stolen vehicle.

According to the source, the van used was stolen in Mandaluyong and that police escorts violated the special operations procedure against using recovered stolen vehicles. (Rommel Fuertes)

 

Soldiers hunt NPA in Tarlac

Soldiers are hunting down members of the New People’s Army that they have clashed with in Camiling, Tarlac recently.

According to Northern Luzon command major gen. Pio Catapang, tips from residents helped them in sniffing the tracks of the rebels.

In the latest information of the military, a high ranking official of the NPA was killed when the third mechanized infantry battalion encountered with the rebels.

Army 7th infantry division commander B/Gen. Hernando Iriberri asked the residents near the site of encounter to evacuate for their follow up operations. (Judie Anne Abejero)

   

Man dies during fire

A man died while trying to kill a fire that occurred in Brgy. Concepcion Grande, Naga City last night.

The victim, Ramiro Pascual, died not because of the fire but because he stepped on a live wire while trying to get water that’s supposed to pacify the fire.

In the report of DZRH 18 Ruel Saldico, two houses were blazed by the fire after a wire sparked the fire. (Malou R. Cabral)

 

Arraignment on Maguindanao suspects pushes through

There will be no stopping for the arraignment of Datu Akmad “Tato” Ampatuan Sr., his nephew former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr., accused in the Maguindanao Massacre.

This after the Supreme Court 3rd Division junked Akmad’s Status Quo Ante Order which was inserted in his Petition for Review on Certiorari.

In the said petition, Akmad asked for the suspension of the proceedings at the QC-RTC Branch 221 which included the set arraignment on August 7, 2013.

The petition was filed on December 22, 2012 questioning the decision of the Court of Appeals favoring the previous decision of the Justice Secretary stating that there was probable cause to file for Multiple Murder against them.

Akmad’s camp insisted for the Status Quo Ante Order on July 3, 2013 in his Urgent Manifestation.

According to the investigating Prosecutor, Akmad has knowledge in the killing of the 58 victims of the Maguindanao Massacre which include 30 media men on November 23, 2009.   (Judie Anne Abejero)

   

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