JERRY N. ADLAW

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GENERAL SANTOS City Councilor Shandee Odi Llido-Pestaño, chairman of the city council’s tourism committee, said they had approved a joint resolution that puts back the exact date of the GenSan charter anniversary as June 15 instead of September 5, the date that city residents used to celebrate it. She added…

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OVER one thousand student transferees from Marawi City were enrolled in several public schools in Region 12 (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos) and the number is expected to increase in the coming weeks. Department of Education (DepEd) Region 12 director, Arturo Bayocot, said transferees were enrolled…

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FULLY armed men, suspected to be members of the retreating Maute group, barged into a government hospital in Glan, Sarangani province demanding treatment for their seriously wounded comrades and threatened doctors and employees not to report their presence to the authorities or they will be mercilessly killed, a medical staffer…

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The central committee of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the top brass of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have concurred that all agreements signed with the Go­vernment of the Philippines (GPH) will be consolidated and signed under one peace agreement as decided in the recently concluded Bangsamoro…

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Twenty to 30 operators of Small Town Lottery (STL) in General Santos City (GenSan) have allegedly turned their outlets into fronts for “lotting,” an illegal numbers game that is a combination of lotto and jueteng, another illegal numbers game. This was disclosed recently by Senior Supt. Maximo Layugan, the director…

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A tipster, who gave the military information that led to the killing of notorious fugitive Mohammad Jaafar Sabewang Maguid alias “Tokboy” in January in a resort in Sarangani province, has not yet received the P1-million reward promised him. The tipster, a civilian and identified only as Abdul, tipped the 1002nd…

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House Bill (HB) 5162, which seeks separation of General Santos City or GenSan from the first legislative district of South Cotabato, has been approved by the House of Representatives on its third and final reading. First District Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr., author of the bill, said the almost 20 years…

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THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Region 12 has initiated the cleansing of its ranks of corrupt personnel after reports of LTO employees using the agency as their milking cow, tainting the image of the office in Koronadal City, South Cotabato. LTO Assistant Regional Director Robert Kiunisala said they are…

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THE Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) Far South Mindanao command announced it will strengthen its wing armed forces as it recently made a show of force in Pakibato district of Davao region. Carlo, field commander of the NPA district guerilla unit in Sarangani province, said their main…

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The local government of General Santos City is accused of tolerating Muslim businessmen engaged in selling pirated DVDs smuggled from Zamboanga City. A businessman and mall owner Chan Suy Lam said a private investigation they commissioned showed that most of about 200 businessmen engaged in wholesaling and retailing smuggled pirated…

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