BIFF blamed in Maguindanao explosion; 12 injured, including 2 TV5 news staff

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/1 February)—A reporter and a cameraman of TV5 were among the 12 persons wounded in a roadside explosion in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town, Maguindanao Saturday morning, military officials… »


A boy surveys the destruction wrought by huge waves in three coastal barangays of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on January 18, 2014. The waves damaged close to 200 houses. MindaNews… »

Waves destroy 196 houses in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/20 January) — At least 196 houses were damaged when big waves slammed into three coastal barangays of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and… »

9 BIFF members killed in New Year’s Day clash – Army

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/03 Jan.) — Nine members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters were killed on New Year’s Day in a gunfight with government troops in the Pulangi marshland between… »

Maguindanao treasurer ambushed; 2 cops wounded

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 13 December)—Two policemen escorting the provincial treasurer of Maguindanao, Osmena Bandila, were hurt in an ambush Friday afternoon in Guindulungan town, a police official said. Senior Supt.… »

Group eyes UN complaint vs 6th ID personnel in illegal logging activity

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/6 December)—A watchdog in North Cotabato is planning to ask the United Nations environmental desk to conduct an independent investigation on the involvement of some personnel of the… »

9 soldiers, Cafgus killed in NorthCot rebel attacks

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/21 Oct.) – Six Army personnel and three members of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit were killed in two separate attacks by suspected New People’s Army… »

Volunteer nurse accuses soldier of sexual abuse

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/01 October) – A volunteer nurse in Maguindanao alleged she was sexually abused by a Marine soldier on the night of Sept. 17, provincial health officer Dr. Tahir… »

Blast downs NGCP tower in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/27 September) – The cities of Cotabato, Kidapawan and Koronadal and other parts of Southwestern Mindanao suffered power outage Thursday night after an explosion that destroyed a transmission… »

MNLF in Maguindanao says won’t join Misuari’s cause

BAGO-INGED, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao (MindaNews/16 September) — The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) faction in Maguindanao led by Muslimin Sema of the so-called Council of 15 has allayed fears… »

BIFF confirms clash with gov’t troops in Basilan

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/13 September) – An official of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) confirmed Thursday night their forces engaged government troops in a clash in Basilan earlier on the… »

Flashflood hits Maguindanao town

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sept) – Two houses were washed away while a road was closed for hours when a flashflood hit 13 villages, including the national highway, in… »

2 IEDs planted in Maguindanao highway, 1 soldier hurt in explosion

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Sept) – A bomb exploded and another was successfully defused as two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were planted along the national highway in Datu Paglas,… »

NGCP Tower 168

NGCP Tower 168 in Km 14, Barangay Madia, Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao was bombed around 9 p.m. on September 1, 2013 causing a total blackout in Cotabato City and… »

NGCP power line in Maguindanao toppled by IED

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/02 September) – A transmission line of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao was toppled Sunday night by an improvised explosive… »

2 soldiers hurt in North Cotabato explosion

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/30 August)—An improvised bomb allegedly planted by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) exploded in Barangay Nabalawag, Midsayap, North Cotabato at around 7 a.m. Friday, wounding two soldiers,… »

Police still lack solid evidence for sedition case vs Misuari

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/23 August)—The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) police command still has no solid evidence to back the sedition case it plans to slap against Nur Misuari, founding… »

NorthCot pushes rubber industry dev’t

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/22 August) – The North Cotabato provincial government is pushing for the development of the rubber industry not only as an economic driver but also as a… »

Abducted NorthCot college student released

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Aug) – After 11 days in the hands of his abductors, the 19-year-old college student from Midsayap, North Cotabato who was abducted while inside a… »

Clashes among MILF fighters subside in NorthCot town

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/16 August)—Clashes among members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) due to land conflict have subsided in North Cotabato province, a military official said Friday. Captain Tony… »

Images of Cotabato blast suspects out; BIFF charged for separate attack

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/15 August)—Police authorities here released Wednesday the computer-generated photographs of three suspects in the August 5 bombing that killed eight persons and wounded 30 others. Senior Supt. Rolen… »

Garbage collectors find bomb in Cotabato’s dumpsite

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Aug) – A few teenaged kids scavenging garbage here were rejoicing upon seeing three Nokia cellphones inside a white bag amid a pile of trash… »

Grenade lobbed in Cotabato City; no one injured

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/11 August) – A grenade was lobbed Saturday night on a street near a department store where a Marine detachment is located but Senior Superintendent Rolen Balquin, the… »

Anti-crime measure: Cotabato City bans helmets for motorbike riders

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – A few days after a bombing that killed eight people and wounded 30 others, Cotabato City has imposed a no-helmet policy for motorcycle riders in… »

7 soldiers wounded in ambush; BIFF admits responsibility

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/07 August)  — Seven soldiers from 12th Mechanized Company were hurt when a roadside bomb reportedly exploded in crossing Datu Kilay-Datu Bakal, Brgy. Nabundas, Shariff Saydona Mustapha Maguindanao at… »

Bomb explodes in Midsayap; no one hurt

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) – An undetermined type of bomb went off at the ground floor of the Tenerio Bldg. in Sto. Nino St., Poblacion One in Midsayap, North Cotabato… »

Politicians behind Cotabato blast, says mayor

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – Rival politicians of the Guiani clan are behind Monday’s blast here downtown that killed eight people and wounded many others, according to City… »

Death toll in Cotabato blast now 8, including 9-year old boy

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Aug) –  The death toll in the car bomb explosion along Sinsuat Avenue here shortly before 5 p.m. Monday has risen to eight as five… »

Car Bomb

The blast along SInsuat Avenue in downtown Cotabato City on Monday 5 August 2013 killed five people and injured 29 others. Police said the bomb was placed in a car.… »

5 killed, 29 wounded in Cotabato blast

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Five people died while 29 others were injured when a bomb exploded downtown here Monday afternoon. The powerful explosion set on fire five… »

3 killed in NorthCot motorcycle shooting

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – Three people were killed in a daring motorcycle attack in Libungan, North Cotabato Sunday morning, police said. Senior Supt. Danilo Peralta, director of… »

Maguindanao, Cotabato City under state of calamity due to floods

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/30 July) – The local governments of Cotabato City and Maguindanao province have placed their areas under a state of calamity since Monday due to floods spawned by… »

MILF-MNLF clash hampers flow of transportation in NorthCot

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) – A running gunbattle between feuding armed groups from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front had forced government authorities… »

5 injured in Cotabato City blasts

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/10 July) –  Five persons were hurt in two explosions Tuesday night on the eve of Ramadhan, the second happening nearby half an hour later while bomb disposal… »

Blasts rock bridge in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/09 July) — Two improvised explosive devices went off underneath Magaslong Bridge in Datu Piang, Maguindanao close to midnight on Monday rendering the bridge impassable by heavy vehicles.… »

Infant killed, mother wounded in NorthCot grenade blast

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – A seven-month-old baby died while her mother was wounded when a grenade lobbed at their rooftop in Kabacan, North Cotabato exploded dawn today. Supt.… »

‘Sniper fire’ meets convoy of Gov. Mangudadatu’s son

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – The convoy of Buluan, Maguindanao Vice Mayor King Jhazzer Mangudadatu encountered suspected sniper fire in North Upi town on Monday afternoon. The vice mayor, son… »

IED explodes in Kabacan, 2 others defused in Shariff Aguak

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — A suspected improvised explosive device went off inside the Pilot Central Elementary School of Kabacan, North Cotabato at 12am today, the 7th Infantry Battalion said.… »

DepEd supervisor in Maguindanao town shot dead

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 12 May) – The school district supervisor in the municipality of Salipada K. Pendatun (SKP) in Maguindanao was shot to death while his nephew is in… »

South Upi mayoralty bet ambushed; nephew killed

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/11 May) — A two-vehicle convoy of a mayoralty candidate in South Upi, Maguindanao was ambushed before dusk Saturday, on the of a peace covenant-signing among the seven… »

ARMM police trained for BEI work deployed; all-women police deployed Sunday

PARANG, Maguindanao (MindaNews/11 May) – Some 400 police personnel who have been trained to be members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEI) and provide additional security force, were deployed… »

1 killed, 1 wounded in series of pre-poll violence in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – A grenade exploded in front of the house of the mayor of Shariff Aguak, grenade launchers were fired towards the town hall of… »

Peace back in NorthCot village disrupted by MILF-MNLF clashes

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews/07 May)—A peacekeeping force jointly composed of Army and police personnel was deployed at Barangay Marbel here after the situation returned to normal Monday, an official said.… »

NGCP tower in North Cotabato’s Kabacan town bombed

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/07 May)—With less than a week before the May 13 elections, unidentified men bombed a transmission tower of the National Grid Corp. Of the Philippines (NGCP) in Kabacan,… »

Liberal Party HQ in Maguindanao town burned

SULTAN KUDARAT. Maguindanao (MindaNews/01 May) – Fire destroyed the municipal headquarters of the Liberal Party in Barangay Bulalo (not Salimbao as earlier reported)  at around 7 p.m. Wednesday, causing a… »

Candidate for councilor killed in NorthCot

BANISILAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/30 April) – A candidate for councilor in Banisilan, North Cotabato was shot dead Sunday night after a campaign rally in the town center, a police official… »

Wife says politics ‘behind’ blast that killed Maguindanao village chief

GUINDULUNGAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/26)—A village chief was killed while two others were wounded in an explosion here Thursday morning, with the victim’s wife claiming the attack could be due to politics.… »

Local LP bets in Maguindanao nix 12-0 sweep for Team Pnoy senatoriables

BULUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews/13 April)— Local bets of the ruling Liberal Party (LP) in Maguindanao doused the possibility of repeating the controversial 12-0 sweep the province, then ruled by Andal Ampatual… »

2 dead, 51 downed by suspected cholera in Maguindanao island

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 4 April) – A three-year-old girl and an elderly woman died and at least 51 others suffered severe vomitting and loose bowel movement in Bongo Island… »

Tornado leaves 10 dead in Sultan Sa Barongis

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/27 March) – A boat with 18 persons on board capsized when a tornado struck in the middle of the Ligawasan Marsh in Sultan Sa Barongis town in… »

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