Poor grass cutter included as incorporator of Napoles’ NGO?

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 6 Sept) – A poor grass cutter in a hinterland in Magpet, North Cotabato got the surprise of his life when he received a summon from the… »

Dad urges DoE to resolve Kidapawan load dispatch demand

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 September)—A former trial judge and now a city councilor has urged the Department of Energy (DoE) to resolve immediately the mandamus case that was referred to them… »

Aquino urged to order load dispatch from geothermal plants due to NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/04 September)—With long daily brownouts since August, a city councilor here has urged President Benigno Aquino III to order the National Power Corp. (Napocor) and the Lopez-led Energy… »

Cotabato governor condemns NPA atrocities

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/04 September)– North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Talino-Mendoza condemned Wednesday the latest attack launched by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Makilala town, citing the terror it sowed… »

80 families flee, soldier killed as AFP, NPA clashed in NorthCot

MAKILALA, North Cotabato (MindaNews/04 September)—At least 80 families have fled their homes after clashes erupted Tuesday afternoon between the military and the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in hinterland Barangay… »

Kidapawan owes P8M in electricity bills

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/02 September) – The city government’s unpaid electricity bills since 2010 have reached P8 million and its offices may face disconnection from the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) if… »

Journalist group calls for safe release of abducted filmmakers in Sulu

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/24 June)– The Peace and Conflict Journalism Network (Pecojon) has called on authorities in the Sulu archipelago to convene a crisis committee for the safe release of two… »

‘Dead’ baby who turned out alive dies

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/21 June) – The baby girl of Desiree Masiganday who was earlier declared dead but turned out to be alive died six days after undergoing treatment at the… »

Newborn baby declared dead turns out to be alive

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 June) – A premature baby delivered at 30 weeks and declared dead by a staff of the government-run provincial hospital here turned out to be… »

MILF rebs urged to withdraw from occupied areas in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Mayor Lani Candolada of Tulunan, North Cotabato has urged the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to withdraw its forces now positioned in several areas that used… »

Speedy resolution of issues hounding State U in NorthCot sought

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Both the beleaguered president of the state-owned University of Southern Mindanao (USM) in the municipality of Kabacan in North Cotabato and the protesters wanted speedy… »

NorthCot cop slain after serving warrant to gun violators

PRESIDENT ROXAS, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 19 June) – A policeman was shot to death early today after handing a search warrant to a family here known for carrying unlicensed firearms.… »

UPDATED: 2 killed, 3 wounded in Tulunan clashes; hundreds flee

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/18 June) – An armed civilian and an alleged Moro rebel were killed while three others were wounded in in clashes Sunday between the Moro Islamic Liberation… »

USM official hurt in shooting

MATALAM, North Cotabato (MindaNews/17 June) — An official of the state-owned University of Southern Mindanao (USM) was wounded when an unidentified gunmen shot her while she was about to enter… »

Classes at state U in NorthCot to resume Monday

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/15 June) – Classes will resume on Monday at the state-owned University of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan, North Cotabato after a two-week standoff between authorities and… »

Dengue cases in NorthCot highest in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 June) — The city registered the highest number of dengue cases in North Cotabato from January to May this year, a health official said. Dr. Duvia Tabugo,… »

MILF violated ceasefire – NorthCot town mayor

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 30 May) – The mayor of the municipality of Tulunan in North Cotabato accused the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of violating the ceasefire agreement it… »

24-hour intermittent brownout hits Cotabato province

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – A power outage totaling 24 hours hit the area serviced by the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) starting 11 p.m. Thursday, with an official saying the… »

Piñol flips, files electoral protest in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/18 May) – Two days after conceding defeat to incumbent Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza, former Cotabato Governor Emmanuel Piñol filed a protest before the Provincial Board of Canvassers… »

2 MILF members hurt in clash with MNLF in NorthCot town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/17 May) – Two members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were wounded after they engaged anew in a running gun battle with elements of the Moro… »

Brownouts back in NorthCot Friday

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — With the elections over, North Cotabato will again experience power outages starting Friday, an official of the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) said. Cotelco general manager… »

MNLF-NorthCot says it won’t snub polls

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/13 May) — A top official of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in North Cotabato has assured the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and other authorities the group… »

4 suspects carnap commuter van, rob passengers along Kidapawan-Kabacan highway

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/11 May) — A commuter van plying the Kidapawan-Kabacan highway in North Cotabato was carnapped by four unidentified suspects while headed towards Amas complex here, at around 10:45… »

3 political supporters shot in M’lang

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – Three persons, two of them confirmed supporters of a candidate for mayor in M’lang, North Cotabato, survived attempts on their lives Thursday, police said. Senior… »

Groups stage human barricades to demand power from EDC’s geothermal plants

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 9 May) – Close to 1,000 protesters from at least 40 civil society groups in North Cotabato barricaded on Thursday the streets leading to the Mindanao sub-office of the… »

2 soldiers wounded in North Cotabato blast

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/03 May)– Two soldiers were wounded when a bomb exploded along the highway in Magpet, North Cotabato at around 1:15 p.m. Friday, an hour before a local political… »

Hedcor to build 2 hydro power plants in Bukidnon

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 April) – Local officials in the municipality of Impasug-ong in Bukidnon province and representatives of Hedcor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower Corporation, have signed on Monday… »

1 dies, 19 hurt in Tacurong road mishap

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — A church worker died while 19 other people were injured when their vehicle collided with another car while negotiating a curve along the highway in… »

ARMM Health Sec: cholera outbreak in Maguindanao town contained

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/18 April) – The cholera outbreak in a remote village in Parang, Maguindanao has a been contained, Dr. Kadil Sinolinding, health secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao… »

Focus on issues in covering polls, journalists told

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/15 April) — Journalists covering the May 13, 2013 elections should focus on issues, campaign profiles and tactics of politicians to present better reports on the political exercise,… »

AboitizPower, Cotelco ink power supply deal

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/13 April) –Aboitiz-owned Therma South, Inc. and the Cotabato Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Cotelco) forged Friday an energy supply agreement  (ESA) for distribution to the P-Palma Area, which covers… »

Kidapawan women’s coalition wants priority power dispatch to Cotelco

KIDAPAWAN CITY (April 11/Thursday) – A coalition of at least 34 women’s organizations in North Cotabato has urged the Department of Energy (DoE) to dispatch to the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco)… »

Kidapawan prosecutors file illegal possession of firearms case vs. Rep. Catamco’s aide

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – The City Prosecution Office here has found probable cause to charge in court a staff of North Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco (2nd Dist.)… »

Van falls into ravine in Arakan; 14 hurt

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/08 April) – Fourteen people, including the driver, were injured when a van plunged into a ravine in Arakan, North Cotabato on Sunday. The vehicle, a Suzuki van… »

Cotelco to buy genset to curb NorthCot’s power woes

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/06 April) — To augment the power needs of  North Cotabato, the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) is set to purchase a 5-megawatt generation set, “anytime soon”, an official… »

Fogging conducted for Kidapawan village with high dengue cases

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/2 April)— Health authorities conducted fogging activities Monday at a village in this city with high cases of dengue fever, a health worker said. Luningning Alqueza, midwife of… »

NorthCot braces for longer blackouts lasting 7-10 hours

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 March) – Businessmen and power consumers in North Cotabato are again bracing for longer brownouts as one of the units of the privately-owned diesel-fired power plants… »

Retired NorthCot cop accused of killing Tsinoy yields, says he’s innocent

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 20 March) – After seven years in hiding, a policeman accused of killing in 2006 a Filipino-Chinese trader surrendered to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group… »

NPC says long brownouts in Mindanao to save power for May polls

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/15 March) — The long brownouts experienced in parts of Mindanao since early March are reportedly meant to conserve energy for the May 13 polls, an official of… »

Civil society-led women’s coalition formed in Kidapawan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) – A civil society-led Local Council of Women (LCW) was formally organized in Kidapawan City after representatives from 36 women’s organizations held their first… »

7 villages in NorthCot town considered poll hotspots

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 08 March) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has placed seven of the 29 villages in Tulunan, North Cotabato as poll hotspot areas allegedly due to the… »

Kidapawan to build stairway to Mt. Apo; Online petition launched against it

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 March) – People who wish to reach the summit of Mt. Apo the easy way may soon get their wish with the plan of the city government… »

NorthCot accident: van ‘overtaking very fast’ in a blind curve

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/02 March)—The death toll in the three-vehicle vehicle smash-up involving a speeding passenger van climbed to seven with 17 others injured, police said Saturday. Chief Insp. Jordine Maribojo,… »

6 dead, 10 hurt in 3-vehicle mishap in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/01 March) – Six persons died—five of them passengers of a pubic transport utility van—and 10 others were wounded in a three-vehicle collision along the highway in Pikit,… »

MILF panel chair Iqbal says task as TransCom chair a ‘big challenge’

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 February) – Among the first tasks the Transition Commission (TransCom) on the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro has to complete are the laying down of the… »

Illegal lumber seized in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 22 February)—Police and environment officials in Makilala, North Cotabato seized a truckload of illegal lumber aboard a government-owned truck at around 11 p.m. Thursday. Walter Ruizo, Makilala… »

Foreign trip for USM prexy cools down protests

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/16 February)—Classes disrupted by protests at the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) in Kabacan, North Cotabato are expected to resume Monday after its president was allowed to leave… »

971 couples exchange vows in Mindanao on Valentine’s Day

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/14 February) – A total of 971 poor couples across eight cities in Mindanao who had been living together for years were married today in what was dubbed… »

13 cops hurt in clash with rallyists at University of Southern Mindanao

KABACAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – Thirteen cops, all assigned at the Cotabato Provincial Police Office (CPP0), were injured when they engaged in a scuffle rallyists outside the… »

Lumads get training on song composition, video production

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – Twenty-eight lumads, mostly from Southwestern Mindanao, are participating in a three-week training on song composition and video production that started Saturday at the… »

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