COTABATO CITY, Philippines - More than 2,000 victims of typhoon Pablo in Monkayo town in Compostela Valley benefited from another relief mission of a Catholic group here, its third since December.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Eleven Maguindanao towns and a public school received on Monday farm tools, chemical sprayers, assorted vegetable seeds, and organic fertilizers as initial logistical tranche for a province-wide gardening project involving housewives and school children.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – The military is bracing for New People’s Army (NPA) attacks as soldiers have blocked most entry and exit routes to farming communities in North Cotabato where rebels collect “protection money” and forage for food.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Security officials are convinced the conduct of the May 2013 midterm polls in Maguindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will be peaceful and orderly due to the compliance of local communities with the gun ban.

COTABATO CITY, Philippines - Efforts to restore normalcy in conflict-devastated areas in Maguindanao got another push with the visit to the province of an envoy from New Zealand and representatives from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to distribute farm inputs and tools.

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