JERRY N. ADLAW

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The reinstatement of Police Supt. Marvin Marcos and his new assignment as Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) chief in Region 12 based in General Santos City triggered strong reactions from various groups, particularly the militant group Bayan Muna. Ryan Lariba, Bayan Muna secretary general said President Rodrigo Duterte’s reinstatement…

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A barangay kagawad (village councilman) was accused of brokering a 62-hectare property owned by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) located in General Santos City, claiming it is part of his family’s ancestral domain. Jonathan Jamir, president of the Arise Christian Homeowners Association said that Kagawad Lando Pascual was brokering…

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Almost 30 percent of the declared Forest Land Grazing Lease Agreements (FLGLAs) out of the 53,606 hectares total land area of General Santos City with spurious titles are facing long legal battle for cancellation and reversion of titles filed by the office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources…

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Although acquitted of murder charges, Jennifer Dalquez, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) employed as a domestic helper in the United Arab Emerates (UAE), would still be in jail for two and a half years, the remainder of her five-year sentence. Jennifer was saved from death row after the UAE Court…

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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…