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San Carlos City

NPA-SAF Clash in San Carlos: Rebels Captured, Firearms Seized

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Assorted firearms were recovered by a team of Army and PNP Special Action Force (SAF) in a clash against rebels at Sitio Natuyay, Barangay Codcod, San Carlos City yesterday morning.

Elements of the Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion and the PNP’s 6th Special Action Force (SAF) Battalion were conducting community security operations when they encountered rebels believed under the New People’s Army’s (NPA) Northern Negros Front Komiteng Rehiyonal-Negros under Alias Reboy.

Lt. Col. Rommel Cordova, 62nd IB Commanding Officer said the encounter lasted for 15 minutes.

700-MW Solar Power Plant Eyed in 1st District German Firm Looking for 1,000 hectares of Land

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By Eugene Y. Adiong

A German company is looking for 1,000 hectare lands in the first district of Negros Occidental to be developed into another solar farm that will generate a total of 700 mega-watts of electricity.


SLEEPY LITTLE FEET. Vendors and street kids making a living in and around the Bacolod City public plaza also make the sprawling public place their bedroom. At 6:30 in the morning, the lazy little feet are still in slumber.* (Arman Toga photo)

Thomas Deeg, chief operating officer of Buskowitz Development Inc. and Cristina Vardeleon, its business development officer, met Mayors Gerardo Valmayor Jr. of San Carlos City, Melecio Yap Jr. of Escalante City, and Araceli Somosa of Calatrava about the project.

Fire Hits San Carlos City

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An early morning fire hit residential houses which started about 4:00am Saturday in Barangay 2, San Carlos City, Village chief Roberto H. Mercado said.

Barangay 2 is located within the heart of the city.

Mercado said that 48 households and 186 individuals were affected by fire which was declared fire out by Bureau of Fire Protection and other responding fire trucks about 11:00 am Saturday.

San Carlos City Bureau of Fire Protection has yet to disclose the origin of fire with about 30 houses totally damaged, Mercado added.

‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Order for Killer of SPO1 Villanueva Ordered

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Aside from a bounty of P50,000 cash, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) director SSupt Milko Lirazan ordered “shoot-to-kill” against the killer of SPO1 Edcel Villanueva, 40, of San Carlos City assigned at Calatrava PNP last February 26 in the evening.

Lirazan identified the suspect as Marcial Librando Garingo, “alias Tuloy” and one John Doe. They were charged with murder at San Carlos City Prosecutor’s office Thursday.

Garingo is a member of the organized group in Northern Negros Occidental, Lirazan added.

Lirazan considers Garingo and companion as “armed and dangerous.”

He said, the order was already confirmed by the higher PNP command and disseminated to respective police stations in the province.

The cash reward was offered by unidentified “concerned individual”.

Garingo has a pending warrant of arrest for illegal possession of firearm and murder of Senior Police Officer 1 Agustin Hulleza on November 16, 2013 in Barangay Palampas, San Carlos City.

Hulleza is assigned at Toboso PNP.

The killing of Villanueva has linked to illegal drugs just like Hulleza and two other policemen; PO1 Jan Gallenero, Jr., of La Carlota City and SPO4 Roger Cañete of Silay City

Atty. Pondevilla Now Full-fledged NONECO GM

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The National Elec-trification Administration (NEA) has just confirmed Atty. Danny L. Pondevilla as regular General Manager of the Manapla-based Northern Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NONECO).

Pondevilla has been NONECO’s OIC-GM for a few years.

He and the current Board of Directors are responsible for turning around the financial health of the electric cooperative.

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