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FINAL LINE UP OF ACTIVITIES 1st TULABONG FESTIVAL 2013
The Office of M'lang Mayor Lito Pinol has released the final list of activities for the 1st Tulabong Festival to be held at the M'lang Airport or Central Mindanao Airport:
- Feb. 15 afternoon:
- Arrival of 2 ultra light planes for the Feb. 16 airshow with Capt. Rey Acosta and Capt. Sam Mente of Australia flying in from Davao City;
- Feb. 16:
- 4 a.m. Dawn Watch service c/o Mlang Ministerial fellowship;
- 6:30 a.m. Motorcade, delegates from North Mlang barangays and high schools assemble @ Municipal hall to airport via Langkong Access Toad. South Mlang barangays and high schools from Nueva Vida to airport via New Janiuay Access Road;
-7:30 am Mass to be officiated by Rev. Father Rey Salvador;
-9 a.m. Opening program (see separate program)
-10 a.m. Airshow and Sky Diving/Parachute Jump;
-11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Championships Motorcycle Drag Race/ M'lang Exclusive and Invitational.
-6 p.m. Search for Lakandula and Lakambini 2013 with special guest, "Buildex" in concert.
The show, including the many activities during the day, is Open and Free to the public.
Powerful tornado damages banana plantations in Cotabato town
M'LANG, North Cotabato – A powerful tornado hit two villages here Thursday afternoon, causing heavy damage to banana plantations, an municipal agriculture official confirmed.
Nogie Saligumba, the town’s agriculture technologist, said at least 20 hectares of fruit-bearing banana plants were damaged in Pag-asa and Gaunan villages.
He said from 8,000 to 12,000 banana plants were damaged by the tornado which lasted for at least three minutes.
The damage to the plantations was pegged at P3.5 million. “Each tree with fruits ready to be harvested cost from P350 to P380,” Saligumba explained.
Roberto Santoyo, a plantation owner, said he lost at least P2.7 million to the tornado. The plantation helps pay for his family's daily needs, including the school expenses of his children. “But because of the incident...we’ve lost everything,” he said.
Mlang town observes 12-day mourning for SAF killed in Mamasapano misencounter
MLANG, Cotabato - (www.gmanews.tv) Mlang Mayor Joselito Pinol on Monday urged all his constituents to observe a 12-day mourning period to condole with the bereaved families of the Special Action Force (SAF) members who were killed in a clash on Sunday.
In his Executive Order 01 issued Monday morning, Mayor Pinol also urged all public offices as well as private entities in the town to lower the Philippine flag in half mast as a sign of respect and honor for the fallen police officers.
“Let us show our deepest sympathy to the respective family of our police whom we consider heroes in our modern time,” Mayor Pinol said.
Pinol also instructed that the Philippine flags in front of the town’s 40 village halls and in the town hall and in public and private schools in Mlang be lowered at half-mast.
“While we lambasted our police officers and their men when they got wrong in relation to their work, it is also high time to honor them dying in search for peace and security for our beloved Mindanao and Philippines as well,” Pinol said.Add a comment
Lookout in Dec. 31 blast in Mlang Cotabato killed in Pikit explosion
KIDAPAWAN CITY -(www.gmanews.tv) A lookout in the gruesome bombing that killed two people and hurt more than 50 innocent civilians at a public market during New Years’ Eve in the town of Mlang, North Cotabato was killed in the premature bomb explosion in Pikit town in January, a local official said.
Photo shows a computer-generated artist's sketch of an alleged lookout in the Dec. 31, 2014 blast in Mlang, North Cotabato. He was said to be among those killed in the premature bomb explosion in Pikit town in January 2015, a military intelligence officer told Mlang Mayor Joselito Pinol. Photo courtesy Mlang PNP
Mlang Mayor Joselito Pinol said an intelligence official from the military told him that one of the suspected bombers was killed along with his companion while in the process of transporting a 60-mm improvised explosive device (IED).
Pinol said the military intelligence officer whom he did not identify informed him that the computer-generated artist's sketch matches one of those killed in the Pikit premature explosion.
“I was informed by our sources in the military. Actually they asked for the artist sketches of the December 31 blast that is why they compared the identity of those killed. And one of them matches with the suspects,” Pinol told dxND Radyo Bida here.Add a comment
Photo: Mayor Pinol turnover financial assistance to parents of football player died in Mlang blast
Mayor Joselito Pinol on Wednesday personally turnover the financial assistance from the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) to the parents of the late North Cotabato Football Federation Association member Rolence Jay Camiring who was killed in November 23, 2014 blast. Mayor Pinol thanks PFF President Nonong Araneta for the assistance.Add a comment
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