Sitio Vergara, Brgy. Bug-ang, Toboso, Negros Occidental —— "There will be no progress, if there is no peace," stressed Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. at the ‘Working with the People, Serving the Countryside’ activity under the ‘Winning the Peace’ program of the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) where the provincial government together with the Philippine Army through the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPPO) and other non-government organizations distributed basic commodities and other social services to the people in Sitio Vergara, Barangay Bug-ang in this town.
The provincial chief executive emphasized that this is not the time for Filipinos to fight against each other because the real battle lies in the fight against poverty as he urged the people to cooperate with the programs of the government in order to improve the countryside and promote sustainable peace.
Two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerillas were reportedly killed, while six other rebels were allegedly wounded in three encounters in Toboso and Sagay City last Saturday and Sunday.
This was disclosed yesterday by Major Ray Tiongson, head of the Public Affairs Division of the 3rd Infantry Division, who also said in a statement that they based their reports on fatalities and injured rebels from the statements of civilians who witnessed the encounter, as well as the personal accounts of government troops who saw bloodstains in the general direction of the rebels.
The encounters happened on Saturday at 4:45 a.m., a few hours after at 7:30 a.m., and on Sunday at 5:30 p.m., 1Lt Jimrhic Obias, civil-military operations officer of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, said.
Six suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerillas were captured by Army and Police troops following three encounters in northern Negros Occidental and in Negros Oriental in a span of eight days.
SEIZED. Troops belonging to the Army’s 62nd Infantry Battalion seized numerous firearms and ammunitions following an encounter with NPA rebels in Toboso early Saturday.* (Boy Factor / Radyo Kumando 103.1 FM photo)
Arrested during Saturday’s (Sept. 14) Toboso town and Sagay City encounters were Rene Villarin and Richard Gallego, said Major Ray Tiongson, head of the Public Affairs Division of the 3rd Infantry Division.
Two days after the launching of Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (PIDU) which is part 2 of the Marching for Peace; Serving the Countryside Project of the provincial government of Negros Occidental and the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, focused in Northern part of the province, a 10-minute armed encounter around 4:45 am of September 15, splurged between 33rd Division Reconnaissance Company and 6th Special Action Battalion of the Philippine National Police who responded to the report regarding the presence of armed men suspected as NPAs at Sitio Magt
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. led the turn over of supplies and ceremonial send-off of the 20 Bayanihan teams of the Philippine Army in Brgy. Poblacion, Toboso, yesterday as a start of the second phase of “Winning the Peace” program.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (4th from right) led the ceremonial turn over of supplies to the Philippine Army led by Col. Jon Aying (center) in the presence of Board Member Rolando Ponsica (2nd from right), Toboso Mayor Richard Jaojoco (right), NOPPO Director Milko Lirazan (left), PPDO Head and Pro-PIDU Action Officer Ma. Lina Sanogal, 303rd IB Deputy Commander Rey Bañares (2nd from left), 62nd IB Commander Lt. Col. Efren Morados (3rd from left), among others.*(Capitol photo)
“Serving the Countryside, Working with the People” is part two of the “Winning the Peace” program of the Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) initiated by the Provincial Government to six identified barangays of Escalante, Calatrava and Toboso.
Motorcycle riders and a back rider figured in two separate road accidents in Victorias and Talisay Cities, Saturday.
PO1 Alfredo Javellana, Victorias City Police traffic investigator reported that Aljun Armada, 21, temporarily residing at Brgy. San Isidro, EB Magalona town was killed after his yellow-colored motorcycle rammed against a stock pile at Hacienda San Vicente, Brgy. X, Victorias City.
Armada reportedly lost control of the steering handle resulted to the accident. The victim’s body was brought to Jaruda Funeral Parlor for autopsy.
Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Special Operations Group (SOG) has been intensifying its anti-illegal gambling camapign that also resulted to the arrest of four persons in Toboso.
PSInsp. Antonio Benitez Jr. led the operation at Labi-labi, Brgy. San Jose, Toboso at Sunday night which resulted to the arrest of Victor Glaraga and Jhon Bryan Baynosa, allegedly collecting and solicitating jai-alau bets.
Glaraga, 50, of Curva Hagnaya, Brgy. Tabun-ac and Baynosa, 25, will be facing charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9287 or illegal gambling act.
Recovered from the suspects were several pieces of tally sheets with different number combinations, P608 cash and a blue-colored Baja motorcycle.
Mayor Richard Jaojoco of Toboso, Negros Occidental expressed relief when members of the Sangguniang Bayan approved his request for the appropriation of P7.1 million for roads in the barangays.
This has relevance with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by the local executive with the Department of Agriculture (DA) regarding the construction of farm to market road.
Although the budget is not enough, Mayor Jaojoco said, he will also seek the assistance of Gov. Alfredo Maranon, Jr. for additional funds.
Toboso-born Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo, who recently defended his World Boxing Organization Minimumweight title against Jorle Estrada of Colombia is reportedly having his next title defense abroad on October 2013.
This was disclosed by ALA gym manager Antonio "Bidoy" Aldeguer in a thanksgiving dinner last Saturday, saying that there are ongoing talks regarding the upcoming fight.
THANKSGIVING DINNER. (from left) WBO Minimumweight champion Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo, ALA gym's Antonio "Bidoy" Aldeguer, Top Prime Stable's Rev. Henry Guanzon, WBO Asia Pacific Super Flyweight champion "King" Arthur Villanueva and GAB Chairman Juan Ramon "Monju" Guanzon during a thanksgiving dinner last Saturday.* (H. James G. Toga/NDB)
"But, the right person to answer this query is my son, Michael, because he is the promoter while I’m on the boxing side – the gym, the training and the preparation of the boxers," Aldeguer said. "It’s the promoter who decides and he has to consult with ABS-CBN," he added. ABS-CBN is ALA Promotions’ television network partner.
As far as the recent show by Sabillo and newly-crowned WBO Asia-Pacific Super Flyweight champion "King" Ar-thur Villanueva, ABS-CBN was very happy as the TV rating cameout very high. "We did not expect it," Aldeguer said.
PARAÑAQUE CITY – Toboso-hailed Merlito ‘Tiger’ Sabillo has kept his unblemished record of 22 wins with 12 KOs after successfully defended of his WBO minimumweight crown against Jorle Estrada of Colombia last Saturday night in the main event of Pinoy Pride XXI: When Worlds Collide at the Solaire Resort and Casino here in Paranaque City.
Sabillo had to catch up with the slippery Estrada, who ran around the ring, all throughout the match. But, a rare chance came when he landed a solid left hook on the challenger’s body – sending the Colombian on the canvas in 1:09 of the 9th round as referee Raul Caiz, Jr. reached the ten count limit.
Sabillo, who grew up in Brgy. Singcang-Airport in Bacolod City, displayed fine skills with number of body shots on Estrada in the early rounds – which might smoothened the challenger in the later rounds.