Army troopers hot on the trail of the suspected New People’s Army rebels behind the massacre ambush in Barangay Puso, La Castellana town stumbled on an empty encampment believed to have been occupied by the fleeing NPA rebels.
Col. Oscar Lactao, 303rd Brigade commander said that one section from the 3rd Scout Ranger Company of the 1st Scout Ranger Battalion discovered the said empty encampment in Barangay Humay Humay, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental during the weekend.
The said encampment is believed to have been occupied by more or less 30 NPA rebels for about two weeks ago.
There are four inactive partisan armed groups in the province of Negros Occidental while 13 areas were listed in the Election Watch list Area.
This was revealed by records collated by the intelligence units of the Philippine National Police and the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army. The four inactive partisan armed groups were identified by the Regional Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center which held its meeting in Iloilo last week.
Also added to the EWAS earlier released by the Provincial Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Center was Pulupandan town.
The list already included the towns of La Castellana, Moises Padilla, Toboso, Cauayan, Isabela,Ilog, Candoni, Murcia, Calatrava and the cities of Sipalay and Escalante.
Police authorities in Ilog town are on manhunt operation to arrest the suspects of a heist that took place at Kilometer 106, Brgy. Dancalan about 11:45 p.m., Friday.
Initial investigation disclosed that a Mitsubishi panel canter owned by Ionasia Incorporated with plate number JDS 660 driven by Agusto Bula, 30, with salesman, Marlon Cacho, 32, both of Brgy. Banago on their way to Kabankalan City from Candoni when waylaid by three unidentified suspects.
They were approaching Kilometer 106 in Brgy. Dancalan when the suspects on board a motorcycle armed with shotgun and short firearm flagged them down and robbed them at gunpoint.
A resident of Sagay City succumbed to a single stab wound in the back when attacked by another at the City’s bus terminal, Brgy. Poblacion 2 allegedly due to old grudges.
Police report said Rey Anacris Bayona, 37, of Recto St., Purok 4, Brgy. Poblacion 2 was stabbed in the back by Germal Penalo, 47, of Sitio Balibag, Brgy. Lopez Jaena, Sagay City with a 13-inch bladed weapon he turned-over to police.
Jose Paulo Lacson and Raymond R. Fuentes, young professionals with the MKK political party, donated last February 8, 2013 a wheelchair to Ms. Elena Manguin, a paraplegic residing at Purok Kasanag, Abada Escay relocation area.
The Magbinuligay Kita sa Kauswagan (MKK) is headed by former Congressman Monico O. Puentevela.
Wheelchair donation (l-r) Jose Paulo Lacson, Elena Manguin and NDB W. Henry Streegan, with Manguin’s family. Not in photo is Raymond R. Fuentes.*
Ms. Manguin shed tears of joy when she received the wheelchair and said, "After several years, I am indeed thankful to Mr. Lacson and Mr. Fuentes as now I can move around the subdivision."
In celebration of the Social Awareness Month, the USLS Balayan presents the Campus Voters’ Education from February 11-28.
Now on its 25th year, the university’s community development and volunteer formation office takes responsibility in the Lasallian guiding principle on social development by preparing young Lasallians, especially first time voters for the May 2013 Elections and awaken the sense of patriotism among the Lasallian youth through voting.
Lay-out and other ground works for the P22 million 3-storey new building with 18 classrooms of the Bacolod City College (BCC) has started. Engr. Loben Ceballos of the Bacolod City Engineer’s Office said, they project to finish construction of the building on or before July 2013. Cconstruction jobs are divided into 3 phases. Phase 1 is estimated to cost P15 million which will be built in 4 months. It covers the works for the gound floor and preparation of slabs for the second floor.
Before the end of Phase 1, Phase 2 jobs will overlap. It is expected to run for 3 months with a budget of P4 million. Jobs covered include putting of slabs in the 3rd floor, walls in the second and 3rd floors, roof beam, stairs for the second and 3rd floors, concrete gutter and parapet.
Local News: Danding Cojuangco ‘Reassures All-out, Unwavering Support’ to Vice Gov. Lim-ao Alvarez, Runningmate Lacson
Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) founder Eduardo "Danding" Cojuangco, Jr. has reassured his all-out and unwavering support to NPC gubernatorial bet Vice Governor Genaro "Lim-ao" Alvarez and his vice gubernatorial running mate former San Carlos Mayor Eugenio "Bong" Lacson.
Cojuangco expressed the same assurances to NPC’s provincial board members, congressional and mayoralty candidates in Negros Occidental.
In a meeting with the NPC provincial candidates last Saturday (February 9) at Hacienda Balbina in the town of Pontevedra, Cojuangco dispelled rumors that he was having second thoughts in his support to Alvarez.
The business tycoon emphasized that he is throwing his all-out support Alvarez, Lacson and all the congressional, provincial board and mayoralty candidates of the NPC. Meanwhile, Vice Governor Alvarez said he is thankful for the support of and confidence in him by Cojuangco.
The 16th Dairy Congress and Expo (Dairy ConEx) has been held at the Bacolod Pavillon Hotel February 7 to 9, 2013 and Bacolod City Lone Dsitrict Representative, Congressman Anthony Rolando "Doc Tony" T. Golez, Jr. was the Guest of Honor for the second day. The Dairy ConEx was organized by the Dairy Confederation of the Philippines, which is headed by its National Chairman, Juan Lozano. Cong. Doc Tony was invited by the organizers to give a message to the participants in the event and the other guest speakers who will talk about technical matters concerning the dairy industry.
Cong. Doc Tony gave a message of support and stressed the importance of the Dairy ConEx in uniting the stakeholders in the dairy industry.
Fourth District Congressman Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer, has bared that he has been doing his work in Congress, for the good of his constituents, but he would prefer that residents themselves judge him on his performance, because individuals always, are partisans in their favor and it would be self-serving on his part if he does so, judge himself.
But Ferrer also declared that the focus of his program in his district has been food production especially, of rice, education, the reason why he has made it a point to implement scholarship programs specifically for needy students and enhancing teachers’ professionalism and standards by allowing them to avail of masteral programs implemented by his office.