Cotabato City news and updates

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IN PHOTOS: Learn about Bangsamoro heritage through this village

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The expo was opened to public on June 18 and will stay open until the end of December 2018

LOCAL COLOR. Bangsamoro culture is on full display at the ARMM villages' expo in Cotabato City. All photos by Amir Mawallil/Rappler

SC records show Midas, not Sereno, sat on Mamasapano transfer request

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:36 PM

In a statement Thursday, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II blamed Chief Justice Sereno for the delay

Witnesses Supreme Court Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta (left), and SC Administrator Jose Midas Marquez attends the house hearing on Determination of probable cause in relation to the verified complaint for impeachment against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on January 15, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC has been sitting on Mamasapano transfer request for a year – DOJ

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The trial of 88 people charged with murder for the bloody Mamasapano operations has yet to start

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

ARMM saw 'explosion of violence' in 2016 – report

Nov 29, 2017 - 2:50 PM

According to the latest Conflict Alert, the biggest causes of violent conflict in 2016 are shadow economy issues, while political issues such as rebellion and extremism caused more fatalities

7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED Napolcom points to the local executives ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’

Another rural doctor shot dead, this time in Cotabato City

Apr 18, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Dr Shahid Sinolinding the younger brother of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Health Secretary Kadil Sinolinding Jr was killed inside his clinic at 11 am Tuesday

News Briefs: March 2, 2017

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday March 2

Cotabato City Mayor Japal Guiani Jr dies

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:46 AM

It is with deepest sadness that we inform our fellow Cotabateños that our beloved Mayor Japal J Guiani Jr has passed away this morning the Cotabato City government announces

Japal Guiani Jr

Ramadan: We carry what we cannot let go

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:07 AM

Life like Ramadan is also about movements toward the right direction: to continuously change for survival

Allahu Akbar: A young Moro's open letter to Duterte

Jun 06, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Among the presidential candidates it was only you Mr Duterte who publicly showed ‘affection’ to us Muslims

Image by Nico Villarete / Rappler

In Cotabato, Roxas asked to explain ‘Muslim na mananakop’ line

Apr 01, 2016 - 9:22 AM

I did not realize that it created quite a stir It was not intended Maybe the correct adjective would have been MNLF says the administration presidential bet

Photo by Lito Boras/

3 soldiers wounded, 3 Muslim rebels dead in Maguindanao fighting

Feb 07, 2016 - 11:40 AM

The fierce gun battle occurred simultaneously in the villages of Butilen Andabit and Tee the military says

Cardinal to Bongbong: Correct your father’s sins vs Muslims

Jun 09, 2015 - 1:38 PM

Cardinal Quevedo says Marcos should not disregard aspirations of the Bangsamoro urging the senator to learn from the mistakes of his father

Global terrorism index: PH ranked 9 in 2013

Nov 21, 2014 - 8:09 AM

Terrorism in the Philippines is tied with national and separatist claims by people living in southern Philippines a deviation from the world trend showing religion as the driving ideology for terrorism

MOST INCIDENTS: A car bomb in August 2013 killed 8 civilians in Cotabato City, the city that recorded the highest number of terrorist attacks. Photo by Zainudin Malang/MinHRAC

2 students hurt in Cotabato blast

Nov 20, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The students are from the Notre Dame RVM College of Cotabato Authorities have yet to identify the perpetrators and their motive

5 hurt in Cotabato City bomb blast

Aug 19, 2014 - 11:22 PM

An improvised explosive device IED explodes near the Cotabato City plaza at around 8:30 p m Tuesday August 19 wounding at least 5 people including a soldier

BLAST. An improvised explosive device (IED) explodes near the Cotabato City plaza at around 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 19. Photo by Rappler

MILF commander arrested in Cotabato

Feb 24, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Wahid Tundok has several warrants of arrest for multiple murder robbery and arson according to the police

GUNS DOWN. This photo taken on Oct 15, 2012 shows members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Great) during a celebration inside camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town in Mindanao, to coincide with the signing of the Framework Agreement. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/AFP

A year of sin tax: More work ahead

Dec 21, 2013 - 10:41 PM

Even with an increase in excise taxes since the sin tax law was enacted the country s cigarette and tobacco prices are still among the lowest in the world

A year of sin tax: Too early to assess public health impact

Dec 20, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Revenues however is giving the DOH its highest budget increase in history: a 58 from P53 billion in 2013 to approximately P84 billion in 2014

GAMECHANGER. DOH Undersecretary Ted Herbosa (R), BIR Commissioner Kim Henares (C) and Rep Isidro Ungab during a forum on the sin tax law. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Gunmen seize Indian mall owner, kill aide

Oct 30, 2013 - 8:48 AM

The owner of Sugni Superstore in Cotabato City is abducted Tuesday night right inside his mall

BIFF rebels face raps for roadside ambush

Aug 15, 2013 - 9:12 AM

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters BIFF are now facing charges after admitting the attack on a miilitary convoy last August 7

More bomb incidents in Cotabato

Aug 12, 2013 - 9:34 AM

Two separate blasts another powerful bomb defused in latest spate of bombings in Central Mindanao

Grenade lobbed near Cotabato Marine post

Aug 10, 2013 - 11:21 PM

The grenade fortunately did not explode; earlier this week a powerful bomb exploded in Cotabato City killing 8 people

Bombings make gov't resolve to complete peace deal stronger

Aug 09, 2013 - 9:18 PM

Palace peace adviser Teresita Deles says a deal toward the creation of the Bangsamoro political entity remains on track

'Cotabato bombers deserve wrath of Allah'

Aug 06, 2013 - 4:23 PM

The MILF condemns the bombing where civilians were deliberately targeted as means to deliver message for an evil agenda

Aquino vows arrests as Cotabato blast toll rises

Aug 06, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Aquino brands perpetrators as terrorists ; I m sure that we ll be able to get all these culprits in due time

Cotabato blast toll rises to 8

Aug 06, 2013 - 9:20 AM

UPDATED Local officials say a big fish connected to terrorists is behind the blast

Cotabato City blast kills 6

Aug 05, 2013 - 6:05 PM

The explosion occurred at Sinsuat Avenue a very busy street

Labor groups: Justice for murdered transpo group leaders

Aug 01, 2013 - 5:54 PM

In just one month two transport group leaders are killed in Cotabato and Davao cities

8 rebels killed in Maguindanao clashes

Jul 30, 2013 - 3:15 PM

3rd UPDATE Members of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters attack army detachments Tuesday July 30

Improvised bomb hits Cotabato transmission tower

May 07, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Election sabotage is possible motive according to the police

Transition Commission holds 1st session in Bangsamoro heartland

May 02, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Commissioners begin crafting the commission s organizational chart and internal rules and regulations

'Peace deal should end hunger, not just war'

Oct 15, 2012 - 6:38 AM

Amid high hopes in Central Mindanao residents say the challenges to peace are daunting

Photo by Karlos Manlupig

DOTC to to spend P327-M for 7 provincial airports

Jun 15, 2012 - 12:26 AM

To support the rapid trade and tourism growth in 7 provinces the transportation department will commence the rehabilitation and expansion of airports in these areas

Explosions rock Cotabato, Sulu; 2 killed

Mar 03, 2012 - 12:16 PM

[UPDATED] A series of weekend blasts leaves at least 2 dead and 12 injured

3 hurt in Cotabato City explosion

Mar 01, 2012 - 8:47 PM

Blast occurs blocks from ARMM regional office

COTABATO BLAST. Explosive experts gather evidence at the site of an explosion in Cotabato City on Thursday (March 1) evening. (Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera)