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Crime

Village chief slain in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 April) – Authorities have formed a task force that will investigate the killing Sunday night of a barangay chair in this...

Malaybalay serial rapist facing 3rd complaint

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 March) – Another rape victim has filed a complaint before the City Prosecutor’s Office here against a suspect who is facing...

11 LTO agents nabbed, charged in North Cot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/13 January) – Eleven agents of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) assigned in Kabacan, North Cotabato have been charged for conducting unauthorized...

‘XRM’ robbers sow fear in South Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/06 September) — A series of motorcycle thefts involving only the Honda XRM model has stirred fear in South Cotabato as the...

Gunmen free 2 of 3 people abducted in Lanao Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/09 June) – Two of the three kidnap victims were freed an hour after gunmen abducted them Wednesday in Lanao del Norte,...

BDO robbers known; police to file raps

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) – Charges will be filed against the suspects in the daylight robbery last week on the Osmeña Branch...

Kidnapped grocery owner freed

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/10 April) -- A grocery owner abducted here on April 1 was freed early Sunday morning in Barangay Balanaken, Datu Piang, Maguindanao. Jinkee...

Kidnapped? American reported missing

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/23 February)—An American national was reported missing and believed kidnapped by unknown persons but police and military authorities said they were baffled...

Suspects in attempt to kill anti-mining official known

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 Feb) --  The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has identified four suspects behind the attempt to kill a village chief who...

PDEA bags drug syndicate member, 6 others in Zambo and Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/06 February) – Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) backed by policemen arrested seven persons, including an alleged member of...

Sema denies allegations he’s behind trader’s abduction

KIDAPAWAN CITY  (MindaNews/05 February) – Cotabato City Vice Mayor Muslimin Sema has denied allegations he was behind the January 8 kidnapping of a Filipino-Chinese...

Police link Cotabato City V. Mayor Sema, councilor to kidnappings

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/04 February)— Former Cotabato City mayor and now Vice Mayor Muslimin G. Sema and a councilor are allegedly involved in the...

Crime on the rise in Malaybalay, volume almost doubled in 2010

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/3 Feb) – Local legislators here were shocked of the city's crime volume that almost doubled from 2009 to 2010. According to the...

Guard slain in robbery at DBP ATM outlet in Malaybalay

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/31 January) – A security guard was killed, another was seriously hurt, and a bystander was hit when robbers pulled a heist...

NoCot journalists ask police to stop highway robberies in Pikit

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews) -- After one of their colleagues was killed in a highway robbery Saturday night in Pikit town in North Cotabato, journalists...

Driver, passenger killed in van hold-up in Pikit

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 January) – Unidentified armed men pulled off a robbery hold-up along the highway in Pikit, North Cotabato, killing the driver and...

Evidence on kidnapping of Surigao City banker spoiled: CIDG

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 January) – Shoddy investigation work and even questionable actions of the police have spoiled and contaminated the pieces of evidence in...

Village chief opposed to illegal mining shot in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/22 January) -- A barangay chairman who is said to be vocal against the illegal small-scale mining activities in his village was...

16 inmates bolt Cotabato City jail

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/20 January) – Sixteen inmates bolted the city jail through the river behind it at midnight but one was arrested by village...

Complainant in 7 counts of rape shot dead

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 January) – A working student who had filed seven counts of rape against a detained suspect was shot dead last Sunday...

Drivers of public utility vehicles with tinted windows warned

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 January) – The ban on public utility vehicles (PUVs) with tinted windows is on. Starting Monday, January 17, the Land...

Councilor kills female village chair in Davao del Sur; kills himself, too

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/15 January) -- – A female village chair was shot dead by one of her councilors following a heated altercation during a...

P6M worth of prohibited drugs seized in Region 12 in 2010

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/13 Jan) – Government anti-drug agents in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao have seized more than P6 million worth of illegal...

2 killed in Lanao Norte shooting

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/12 Jan) – A businessman and his aide died when four still unidentified armed men barged into his residence in...

7 kidnappers nabbed in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 Jan) – Police operatives arrested at least seven suspected members of an alleged kidnap-for-ransom gang while they were reportedly plotting...

ARMM LTO official killed inside Zambo hotel; suspects nabbed

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/10 January) -- An official of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) was gunned...

NPA claims slain Davao Sur barangay captain tried to fight back

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) -- The Communist New People's Army (NPA) said the barangay captain killed on January 8 in an NPA attack in...

Yu’s kidnappers demand ransom

COTABATO CITY  (MindaNews/10 January) – Kidnappers who seized a businessman at gunpoint Saturday night at the roadside parking area of the city’s premier hotel...

Bandits surrender in Malungon

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/10 January) --  At least 12 bandits operating in the tri-boundaries of South Cotabato, Sarangani and Davao del Sur  surrendered over...

2 Del Monte guards slain in ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/08 January) – Two security guards of fruit giant Del Monte Philippines were killed in an ambush Tuesday by suspected New People’s Army...

Armed men burn 4 houses, truck in Tantangan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 January) – Unidentified armed men stormed a remote village in Tantangan town in South Cotabato around midnight Thursday and burned at least four houses and a hauling truck in the area. Tantangan Mayor Arnold Garingo said the heavily armed attackers went around the central portion of Sitio Tanting in Barangay Poblacion shortly before midnight and fired several shots on some houses before setting four of them on fire.

Suspected vigilante sued for murder

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 January) -- The City Prosecution Office indicted an electrician, whose pistol was linked to eight incidents of summary killings in the...

Land-related conflict blamed for shooting of Pacquiao aide

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 January) – Police investigators in South Cotabato are closely looking at a land-related conflict as behind the daring shooting of...

Bishop Cabantan hits mining, criminality in New Year homily

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 January) - Malaybalay Bishop Jose Araneta Cabantan centered his homily on mining and rising criminality in Bukidnon, in a mass held...

Mayor's driver sued for New Year's Eve shooting in Isulan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/03 January) - Authorities in Sultan Kudarat province today filed homicide and frustrated homicide charges against the driver of a municipal mayor...

Soldier dies, pal hurt in grenade attack in NoCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 Dec) - An Army soldier belonging to the 7th Infantry Battalion was killed and another was seriously injured after they were...

Fake NPAs nabbed for extortion

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 December) - Nine persons who surrendered last week as New People's Army rebels are actually members of an extortion...

6 slightly injured as blast rips off roof of police camp chapel...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 December) - A blast ripped off a portion of the roof of a Catholic chapel inside Camp Asturias, the Philippine National...

Homemade bomb in Kabacan bus terminal defused Christmas Eve

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/25 December) -- Bomb experts defused on Friday an improvised explosive recovered from a bus terminal in Kabacan, North Cotabato. Athough no...

Security tightened in Shariff Aguak due to Wednesday's blast; no one injured

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/23 December) --  Security has been tightened in Shariff Aguak town following the explosion of an improvised bomb Wednesday morning inside a...

LGUs in Region 12 urged to designate and train crisis negotiators

m21nego GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 Dec) - Local officials in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao have endorsed the immediate designation and training of at least...

Abadiez family plans to hire independent prober

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Dec) - Dismayed with the finding of the police's Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) over the controversial death of Rosalyn...

Homemade bomb explodes in Carmen town; no one hurt

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) - A homemade bomb reportedly thrown from a bus exploded at a mango orchard along the national highway in Carmen,...

Charges filed vs kidnappers of 8-year old girl

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/18 Dec) - Four suspects in Thursday's kidnapping of an eight-year old girl and the killing of her father in Pigcawayn, North...

Pa killed, daughter abducted in Pigkawayan

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/16 December) --- Kidnappers snatched early morning today a businessman's daughter in Pigkawayan town in North Cotabato, police officials said. Chief Insp. Jomar Alexis Yap, regional Philippine National Police spokesperson, said the three unidentified kidnappers also shot dead 8-year-old victim's father, Allan Tamayo, when he resisted them.

Trader shot dead in Isulan

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/16 December) -- A trader was gunned down while on her way to a public market in Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat...

2 students of MSU-Marawi kidnapped

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/09 December) --- Mindanao State University President Dr. Macapado Abaton Muslim has started negotiations for the release of two students who were...

Arms seized in raid on house of suspected MILF rebel in Kiamba

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/08 December) - Army and police personnel in Sarangani province allegedly seized several rifle and rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) in a raid...

'Stopping Tampakan mine project is justice for my husband'

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 December) --The widow of a slain anti-mining activist said that if the government could not go after her husband's killers, she...

3 media workers accuse publisher of rape; suspect denies charges

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/05 December) - Complaints of sexual abuse and harassment were filed last week before the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)...

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