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.
The SAF members died in a clash with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members in Mamasapano town in Maguindanao. The MILF claimed their men acted in self-defense.
Forty-three police officers died in the clash and one remains missing, the Philippine National Police said Monday.
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 >
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 >
Photo: Mayor Joselito Pinol gives metal detectors to Mlang PNP
Mayor Joselito F. Pinol on Wednesday turnover to Mlang PNP through their OIC Chief of police Senior Inspector Jenameeh Tonacao, 2 units of metal detectors for PNP personnel detailed at the public market. Mayor Pinol earlier said he will invest more in security following the twin blasts that rocked the town of Mlang in 2014. At least 5 people and more than 50 innocent civilians were hurts in the blasts that took placed near the town plaza and public market.> Add a comment >
Photo: Mayor Joselito Pinol visits blast victims in hospital
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Photo: Housing for IP's in Mlang
Mlang Mayor Joselito Pinol receives first trance check amounting to P2.5 million from Director Rolando Teves of National Housing Administration (NHA) for the construction of 50 units housing project for Indigenous People (IP's) in Barangay Biao, New Esperanza, Mlang, North Cotabato. Municipal treasurer Ms. Gail Untal, MSWD Officer Cynthia Biag and Municipal Engineer Jaromay were also present during the simple turnover rites at the mayor's office.> Add a comment >
Mayor Joselito Pinol opens COPRISAA 2014
Mlang Mayor Joselito Pinol officially opens the Cotabato Private Schools Athletic Association (COPRISAA) meet by doing a football free kick at the Southern Baptist College (SCB) grounds morning. The town of Mlang is this years' host of tertiary athletic meet participated by all private schools in North Cotabato.> Add a comment >
Free lechon takes center stage during Mlang festival
MLANG, North Cotabato -(NDBC) People are missing it. People are talking about it. They want more.
Mlang Mayor Joselito Pinol said the local government had roasted 15 pigs at 80 kilograms each and were offered to all visitors and locals celebrating the festival at the town plaza.
“We had it as thanksgiving and inform our visitors that the town of Mlang have received several blessings, despite the man-made calamities that hit the town in the past months,” Mayor Pinol said.
The LGU has shelled out more than P100,000 for foods including the purchase of live pigs which offered for the "Salu-Salu sa Plaza."
Maguindanaoan constituents also had its own "Salu-Salu" sa plaza with roasted chicken and turkey provided by the local government.> Add a comment >