Category Archives: arakan

Killer of agri officer in NorthCot nabbed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 June) – Authorities arrested here on Monday the suspected killer of the municipal agriculture officer of Arakan, North Cotabato, police said. Senior Insp. Jun Napat, officer-in-charge of the Arakan PNP, identified the suspect as Caesar Mangawan, also known as Boy Dawag, who, according to witnesses, was a gun-for-hire. Mangawan was accused […]

Police intensifies hunt vs Cotabato agri officer’s killers

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 Nov) – Authorities intensified their manhunt for the suspects responsible for the killing on Wednesday of the municipal agriculture officer (MAO) of Arakan, North Cotabato. Killed was 57-year-old Edgar Arana, a resident of Poblacion, Arakan. Senior Insp. Arjay Celeste, Arakan police chief, said the victim was onboard his motorcycle headed […]

Another CAFGU slain in NPA attack in N. Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) — Suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels shot dead a member a paramilitary group in Arakan, North Cotabato on Friday afternoon,, the second victim since Monday. Authorities identified the victim as Joel Batawan, a member of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU), assigned in Barangay Santo Nino, Arakan. Senior […]

CAFGU slain in NorthCot ambush

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 Sept) – Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 39-year-old member of the Citizens Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) in the hinterland municipality of Arakan in North Cotabato Monday. Authorities identified the victim as Jeffrey Bitonio, CAFGU member assigned at Barangay Anapolon in Arakan. Reports from Arakan Police said the victim was on […]

COMMENTARY: President Duterte and the Drug War

ARAKAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/15 Sept) – A Filipino Priest said that President Duterte is the only president he knows with a heart for the ordinary people. He has exposed the drug syndicate as ‘the mother of all crimes’ from murders, rapes, hold-ups, etc. to the system of corruption involving some policemen, politicians, business people and […]