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North Cotabato farmers decry killings, harassment over land dispute

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:37 AM

The murder of farmers group leader Wilerme Dorado Agorde in front of his grandchildren in February further fuels suspicion that farmers locked in a land dispute with a state university are being silenced

FALLEN. A photo of Wilerme Dorado Agorde is placed on his front door during his wake. Photo by Edwin Gariguez

UN FAO, New Zealand aid Cotabato drought-affected areas

Jan 14, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Through a 3 million grant from the New Zealand government FAO is currently supporting the recovery of 10 475 farming and fishing households in the province of Cotabato

A NEW HOPE. A woman fisher stands by a lake in Sitio Bulogo, Baranggay Matilac in Pigkawayan Municipality and shows a gill net she received through FAO. The primary objective of this New Zealand-funded FAO project is to contribute to the attainment of sustainable peace and development in the province by supporting the government in the restoration and building the resilience of agriculture- and fisheries-based livelihoods affected by conflict, drought and flooding. Photo by Dante Diosina/FAO

North Cotabato bombing suspect nabbed

Nov 27, 2014 - 10:36 AM

The suspect has standing warrants for carnapping and robbery with violence but has no link to any armed group based on police records

North Cotabato offers P100K bounty for Kabacan bomber

Nov 17, 2014 - 6:50 AM

Governor Emmylou Taliño Mendoza calls the Sunday blast a form of senseless adventurism and rallies the public to help catch the suspects

1 dead, 16 hurt in North Cotabato blast

Nov 16, 2014 - 9:23 PM

Authorities recover and defuse two other bombs near the blast area

2 explosions rock North Cotabato

Oct 10, 2014 - 10:40 PM

Authorities are still conducting post blast investigation to identify the perpetrators and the motive behind the bombings

Threat of BIFF attack sends Cotabato families fleeing

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:30 AM

UPDATED More than 250 families seek temporarily shelter at the municipal gymnasium of Kabacan town fearing a repeat of attacks by Muslim rebels years ago

Bomb found along North Cotabato highway

Feb 05, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Authorities detonated the improvised explosive after defusing it

Toppled tower causes power outages in GenSan

Oct 01, 2013 - 12:57 PM

Half the power supply in General Santos was cut off after armed men toppled a transmission tower in Kabacan Cotabato

SOLE BLACKOUT SURVIVOR. Sydney Hotel in downtown General Santos was the only illuminated building evening of September 30, 2013 after the local electric cooperative imposed a two 3.5-h daily blackout as a result of the toppling of an NGCP tower in Kabacan, Cotabato. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Blast in North Cotabato tower causes blackout

Sep 26, 2013 - 9:13 PM

UPDATED IEDs damage a tower of the National Grid Corp in Kabacan North Cotabato; rebel group BIFF denies that it s behind the attack

Bomb explodes in state-run university

Jul 29, 2013 - 10:41 AM

No one was hurt in the blast

Vice mayor shot dead

Jan 11, 2013 - 5:06 PM

Kabacan Vice Mayor Pol Dulay was about to ride his motorcycle when shot along University Avenue