A farmer and his wife, who were allegedly first threatened and intimidated, were then "robbed by a group of soldiers belonging to the 4th IB and two militiamen belonging to the paramilitary Citizens’ Armed Forces Geographical Units (CAFGU)" last November 13 in Bantugan, Buenavista Village in the hinterland of Himamaylan City.
Thus bared Felipe Levy Gelle of the September 21 Movement at "Tungkaron Ta Ini" program of DYRL yesterday in a long distance interview.
Gelle identified the robbery and intimidation victims as husband and wife Rogelio and Jenny Suita. The couple had just sold livestock which netted them P20,000 and which they would use to buy a carabao for their ricefields, said Gelle.
Police authorities in Cauayan town are conducting follow-up investigation to identify the suspect in the shooting of a barangay kagawad candidate about 7:30AM, Tuesday.
Reports identified the victim as Alfredo Lucero, 57, of Purok 3, Brgy. Linaon who succumb to multiple gunshot wounds on the body. The incident took place at Sitio Sualig where the victim was found.
Meanwhile, a truck driver in Valladolid was arrested for violation of the Omnibus Election Code during police visibility and mobile patrol in the town led by PCInsp. Luisito G. Acebuche, early morning of Tuesday.
The first of several anti-graft complaints being slapped against Himamaylan Mayor Agustin Ernesto Bascon and several others, all city hall functionaries, have been filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) regional office VI head, lawyer, Manuel Almendares dated September 23, and received by the Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas, in Cebu City, October 3 this month, a document furnished the NNF/NDB showed.
Filing the charges is the NBI, Western Visayas Regional Office 6, head Regional Director, lawyer Manuel Almendares. Earlier, it was NBI no. 3 regular agent, Ramil Quinto who conducted an investigation of the complaints from important opposition personalities in the city.
In his complaint, Almendras said that sometime on March 6, 2012 documents they have in their possession, showed that a purchase request for the repair and maintenance of the Barangay II, Health Center in the amount of P37,500 was forwarded by the City Engineer’s Office (CEO), which is under its chief, Engr. Vicente Genova. This Purchase Request was approved by the City Administrator, Sofia Encarnacion’s endorsement approved the request after the City Budget Office, certified that funds for the purpose were available and after the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) recommended that the procurement of the materials be done through Small Value Purchase.
The administration of Governor Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. yesterday led the turnover of a brand new ambulance to the Governor Valeriano "Valing" M. Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital in Himamaylan City.
The Governor was represented by 5th District Board Members Atty. Alain Gatuslao and Renato Malabor together with 5th District Representative Alejandro Y. Mirasol.
During the turnover ceremony, Board Member Len Gatuslao, grandnephew of Provincial Governor Gatuslao, recalled how the district hospital has been improving since its establishment in 1962 as a priority project of the late Representative Agustin "Tuting" M. Gatuslao.
Spokespersons for the Defend the National Patrimony-Negros, have exposed the entry of a US-based and a Malaysian-based company in the island which intend to convert an estimated 600,000 hectares in the island’s hinterlands areas specifically in Central Negros, which could cover part of the two provinces once converted into a palm oil plantation.
Spokespersons of the Defend the Patrimony-Negros, included Philippine Independent Church (PIC) clergymen Fr. Lemuel Canja and Bobby Minguito and Raymund But-ay, a member of the Bukidnon-Magahat-Ituman indigenous tribes living in the hinterlands of four villages in Himamaylan City, parts of Negros Oriental and parts of Kabankalan City.
These are in the connecting villages of Biao in Binalbagan, Mahalang, Carabalan Villages and in Brgy. Buenavista which also straddles part of Kabankalan City, But-ay said in the NNF/NDB interview yesterday after their press conference at the NPC.
These also border and upper reaches which are adjacent to the Kabankalan and Ilog Hilabangan rivers, he said.
Another credible witness, a tricycle driver who saw the actual assassination of church activist Benjamin Bayles, testified September 26, 2013 during the hearing in the Regional Trial Court (RTC) presided over by Judge Nilo Sarsaba, with the prosecution witness testifying and on the other side, lawyer of the respondent Atty. Leon Moya, arguing in behalf of the two accused, identified as soldiers belonging to an army unit based in Southern Negros then, but now is transferred to Panay.
A staffer of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Peter Ong arrived in Himamaylan City, venue of the court hearing and who is the acting prosecutor.
Witness for the prosecution, Renato Mission, a tricycle driver, said in open court, that on the day Bayles was shot dead by the two suspected soldiers, he was in the national highway in Crossing Antolo, Suay Village where he was near the spot Bayles was standing when shot dead, June 14, 2010 at past 4:00 p.m.
At that time, Bayles was with John Rey Mayongue, and two students standing near a mango tree. They were waiting for a bus which they would take.
A Mass Wedding ceremony for 42 couples from Barangay Su-ay in Himamaylan City -- spearhead by Kagawad Hope Maravilla Belarga and other officials was conducted this weekend.
Police authorities in Himamaylan City are in pursuit of the suspect involved in the stabbing to death of his drinking buddy, Sunday afternoon at Brgy. Buenavista.
PO2 Reynaldo Quesada with duty field investigator, PO2 Vincent B. Limaco conducted a manhunt operation to arrest Elmer Herbertas, 19, of Brgy. Mahalang for allegedly stabbing Renante Maniegos several times.
Initial investigation said Maniegos, 29, of Sitio Paloypoy, Brgy. Buenavista and Herbertas were on a drinking spree with their co-workers when the victim left to relieve himself. However, the suspect approached Maniegos and stabbed him on the different parts of his body and left bringing the weapon with him.
The victim was rushed to Governor Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital but was declared dead by attending physicians.
Two men reportedly involved in separate shooting incidents over the weekend were arrested in Talisay and Himamaylan cities during authorities’ hot pursuit operations.
Arrested in Talisay was septuagenarian, Jose Rojas who allegedly shot Mary Grace Bombati, 32, of Purok Barikotot, Brgy. Zone 3 at about 3:30PM, Sunday.
Bombati sustained a single gunshot wound in her chest from a .38 caliber revolver.
Police authorities in Himamaylan City are on manhunt operation to arrest the suspect in a hacking and stabbing incident at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Sitio Labhid in Brgy. Carabalan.
Victim was identified as Larry Aranda, 40, of Sitio Jalando-on, Brgy. Carabalan who succumbed to multiple hack and stab wounds on the different parts of the body and was pronounced dead by attending physician at Gov. Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital.
A couple, who reportedly witnessed the incident, disclosed that they saw the suspect, Renante Orque holding a bolo and ran after Aranda attacking him. Later they saw the victim lying on the ground with several stab wounds.