Rebel Caught in Encounter with Army in Candoni

An alleged member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was caught in a brief encounter with Army soldiers at Sitio Calamunding, Barangay Gatuslao, a hinterland barangay in Candoni, Negros Occidental about 8:30 a.m., Monday.

The suspect was identified as Siegfred Juliano Casipong, 18 years old, of Barangay Camindangan, Sipalay City.

He was caught after 79th IB based in Barangay Tiling, Cauayan led by SSgt. Ricafort Malocay engaged with a splinter of armed group of New People’s Army (NPA) in the area.

Laundrywoman with Shabu, 2 others in Candoni with Shabu and FAs

A laundrywoman who sidelined selling shabu and two others in Candoni with shabu and firearms were nabbed in separate buy bust operations Thursday.

In Bacolod, Police Station 4 chief Senior Inspector John Ganzon identified the suspect as Bernadette Celestina, 52, a laundrywoman of Celine Homes, Barangay Estefania, Bacolod City.

Ganzon said Celestina sold prohibited shabu in the neighbourhood which angered other residents prompting them to report her illegal activities.

‘Budol-Budol’ Gang Victimizes Elderly Woman from Candoni

Kabankalan City PNP is looking into the “Budol-Budol” group that victimized a 62-year old resident of Candoni about 11:00 am Friday in Kabankalan City.

Superintendent Herman Barbosa, Kabankalan City PNP chief said Rosalinda Quiapo of Barangay West, Candoni was even thinking of ending her life as she was fooled by two women younger than her.

She lost about P564, 000.00 in jewelries, personal cash, cellphone and the withdrawn amount of P300, 000.

3 Siblings Hack Each Other; One Shot and Injured

Three brothers were rushed to Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital after they ended hacking each other following a drinking spree in Barangay Gatuslao, Candoni Saturday night.

Treated at the hospital were Jun-Jun, 18 and older brother Eleazer Garingo, 45.

Jun-Jun sustained hack wound at the back, while Eleazer on his head.

The suspect was Baltazar Garingo, 32 year old brother, who used a Samurai in hacking his two brothers.

Baltazar also sustained wounds in the arms and was brought along with his brothers to the same hospital.

3 Students, 2 Others Nabbed in Buy-bust and Checkpoint

Three high school students, the nephew of a vice mayor and the father were arrested in separate police buy-bust operations and checkpoints in Candoni, Binalbagan and Sipalay during the weekend.

Candoni Police identified the three high school students as Abner Tadena of Barangay Payauan; Jely Mae Malcarido of Barangay Agboy and Rafael Yayuman of Barangay West-all in Candoni town.

The suspects were nabbed in a house at Barangay West, 11:55pm on February 6, 2015.