Category Archives: matalam

Matalam 9: encounter or massacre? illegal drugs or land conflict?

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews / 07 June) —  An encounter or a massacre? Illegal drugs or land conflict? The chairs of the ceasefire committee of the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the head of mission and members of the Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team (IMT) conducted a “joint verification” in Sitio Biao, Kilada, […]

MILF decries “massacre;” says 9 killed in Matalam were BIAF members, not drug personalities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 May) —  The Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) ceasefire committee will file a protest over what it called a “massacre” of nine members of its Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) during a joint police-military operation in Matalam, North Cotabato near midnight of May 25, even as the BIAF members had […]

Drug raid kills 9 in Matalam, North Cotabato

MATALAM, North Cotabato  (MindaNews / 25 May) — Ninesuspected drug personalities were killed in an hour-long firefight with government troops in Matalam, North Cotabato, around 11:30 p.m., Friday. Senior Superintendent Maximo Layugan, provincial director of the Cotabato Police Provincial Office (CPPO), said his men engaged the group of Dadting Kasan and Intan Aban, both targets […]

2 slain in ambush in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 Dec) – Two motorists headed to a village in Matalam, North Cotabato to attend a patronal fiesta were killed and another was wounded when shot by still unidentified suspects on Friday, a police official said. Chief Insp. Sunny Leoncito, Matalam police chief, hinted that the perpetrators were after the motorcycle as […]

Kids recover grenade near Matalam riverbank

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 05 Aug) – Children playing near the riverbank in Matalam, North Cotabato recovered a fragmentation grenade at around 5 p.m. on Friday, a village official said. Erickson Jaylon, chair of Barangay Lower Malamote said they immediately brought the device to the police station. Investigators from Matalam Police said the Mk-2 grenade, […]