Cotabato

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Cotabato

(kōtäbä`tō), city (1990 pop. 127,065), Maguindanao prov., W Mindanao, the Philippines, near the mouth of the Mindanao River on Moro Gulf. It has long been a Muslim center. Its port serves a vast, fertile farm area which, as the object of a government colonization program, has had a great population increase since World War II. Cotabato prov. is a focus of coffee cultivation and has important pineapple and peanut crops. Rubber is also produced, and lumbering is a major industry. The provincial capital is Pagalungan.
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The investigation stated that around 9:32 am, the white Toyota Grandia UV Express Passenger Van with plate number MVW 553 driven by Herman Daag y Delicano, 50 years old, married and a resident of Pikit, North Cotabato with van conductor identified as Tata Besanas exploded while traversing the road fronting the Ecoland 4000 Condominiums.
Power outages in central Mindanao that plunged Cotabato City, Maguindanao, and North Cotabato provinces into darkness ended at two on Saturday morning because the Cotabato Light and Power Company managed to source electricity from a sub-station in Tacurong immediately after the simultaneous bombing of steel transmission towers of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines in Pikit, North Cotabato at 11pm on Friday night, police chief inspector Sindato Karim said in a report to the police headquarters in Metro Manila's suburban Quezon City on Saturday.
But it seems that my ordeal is not yet over," Palacasi, a native of Pikit, North Cotabato, told the rights group.
Operations against the BIFF started February 25 when the rebels started encroaching on civilian communities in Maguindanao and North Cotabato.
MANyLA (CyHAN)- At least 20 members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed in the clash with the Philippine government forces in Pikit, North Cotabato last Saturday, the military said on Monday.
In my place in North Cotabato, my family cannot celebrate Eid as much as we want to," she says.
The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) remain active in the Cotabato City area, and in the Maguindanao, North Cotabato, and Sultan Kudarat provinces, where the government maintains a state of emergency and a greater police presence.
Solaya Dabpagan, 42, from Kabacan, North Cotabato, was repatriated on Tuesday from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), where she worked as a domestic helper.
Hours earlier, a bomb exploded in front of a building housing a radio station and a pawnshop in Midsayap town in nearby North Cotabato province, said town police chief Superintendent Reynante Delos Reyes.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the epicenter was 10 kilometers west of Carmen in the North Cotabato province.
Vincent Camiguin, 25, who lives in Karama, Dubai, has been trying to contact teenage cousins living in Tulunan, North Cotabato.
Past violence involving rebels, criminal groups, armed civilians and government forces continues to haunt Bai Kudanding, a student of Sultan Memorial High School in this municipality of North Cotabato province on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

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