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MILF mayoral aspirant in Maguindanao wins by 22 votes

COTABATO CITY – A first-time mayoral aspirant of the United Bangsamoro Justice Party (UBJP) was proclaimed winner by the Commission on Elections with only 22 votes over his closest rival in the Maguindanao town of Sultan Mastura.

Veterinarian Zulficar “Doc Bong” Panda was announced… Read More

10 Maute members meted 40-year jail term for kidnapping, murder

 August 26, 2021

MANILA – The Taguig Regional Trial Court sentenced on Tuesday 10 members of the extremist Maute Group to up to 40 years imprisonment for the abduction of six saw mill workers, two of whom were beheaded, in Butig, Lanao del Sur in 2016.Among the 10 found guilty of kidnapping and serious illegal… Read More

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16 BIFF extremists surrender in Maguindanao

 August 26, 2021

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao – Six more members of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) yielded to the military in this province on Wednesday afternoon.The latest batch of surrenderers came barely a day after 10 of their comrades also gave up to the Army’s 1st Mechanized… Read More

SENATE okays bill creating two Maguindanao provinces

To accelerate the political, social, and economic development of the new provinces and ensure that government services are more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their respective constituents

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao - Wikipedia

 March 9, 2021

MANILA – The Senate on Tuesday passed on the third and final reading the bill, which will create the provinces of Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur.House Bill No. 6413, sponsored by Senator Francis Tolentino, chair of the Committee on Local Government, seeks to divide the present… Read More


Motorist killed, another hurt in roadside blast

 January 26, 2021, 8:54 am

COTABATO CITY – A motorcycle rider was killed and another was hurt in a roadside bombing in Maguindanao’s upland town of South Upi on Tuesday morning.Mayor Reynalbert Insular said the explosion, triggered by an improvised explosive device (IED), occurred at 5:45 a.m. along the highway in… Read More

33 nabbed in Sultan Kudarat anti-crime drive

 January 23, 2021

COTABATO CITY – Sultan Kudarat police arrested 33 persons, confiscated several firearms, and seized illegal drugs in simultaneous law enforcement operations on Friday.

Col. Noel Kinazo, Sultan Kudarat Police Provincial Office (SKPPO) director, said the anti-criminality drive in the province led… Read More

Bodies of suspects found in Maguindanao clash site

 January 23, 2021

COTABATO CITY – More bodies of suspects belonging to a local armed group have been found during clearing operations following a five-hour encounter with the police in the Maguindanao town of Sultan Kudarat on Saturday. Maj. Ismael Madin, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in… Read More