Cyrus Garde

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.

Ex-village Chief Now Incumbent Kagawad Shot Dead in Toboso

TOBOSO, Neg. Occ.- Three motorcycle- riding armed men shot dead a former Village chief now incumbent kagawad of Barangay Winaswasan in Calatrava, Negros Occidental 7:15 a.m. yesterday at Stop Aguinaldo, Barangay San Isidro here.

Former Barangay Chairman Eduardo Alibutdan, now incumbent Kagawad of Barangay Winaswasan, Calatrava was gunned down 7:15 a.m. yesterday at Stop Aguinaldo, Barangay San Isidro, Toboso.*

Siblings Divested of P60K of Shabu in Buy Bust

Two siblings were nabbed in a buy bust operation in Himamaylan City Friday.

Superintendent Antonieto Cañete, Himamaylan City PNP chief and 5th and 6th District Operations head identified the suspects as Maria Sol, 46, and brother Ally John, 21 both surnamed Llema of Sitio Pangpang, Barangay 1 in the city.

Maria Sol is the one who handed one elongated sachet of shabu to a poseur buyer in exchange for marked money.

Palencia’s Driver Surfaces to Clear His Name in the Palencia Killing

A driver for three days of the Palencia family at Emerald Extension, City Heights Subdivision, Barangay Taculing here surfaced about 8 a.m. Friday to clear his name in the killing of Nelson Palencia Thursday morning.

Rodante Magallanes, 32, married of Greensville Subdivision in Barangay Granada here was accompanied by his wife to appear at Police Station 6 under Police Chief Inspector Charles Gever.