Partylist congressional aspirant Mike Plana, was guest speaker of the Regional Federation of Senior Citizens’ Associations of the Philippines, during its noontime induction ceremony at the La Proa Room of L’Fisher Hotel yesterday, during its induction of newly-chosen officers headed by its President, Teodoro Tomas Sr.
Plana, a nominee of the partylist political party Aksyon Magsasaka-Partido Tinig ng Masa (PTM), which is a first timer in the congressional election May 13, 2013, vowed to improve the lot of the country’s senior citizens, apart from the 20 percent discount on goods and services which by law they are entitled to.
The intercession of a government official and police allegedly emboldened SSTONE Secretary-General Jessie Ortega into his seeming position of ignoring the victim that he bumped and who later died in the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), a very highly-reliable source who requested they not be named in the meantime said.
Ortega does not allegedly have a driver’s license nor his Isuzu Carry car registered with the LTO, the source said. This was because, Bacolod Vice-Mayor and acting mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson through an aide interceded for Ortega and instructed the BCPO to treat the case lightly and not to apply pressure on the SSTONE official, the source said.
Nineteen villagers arrested after an encounter between army soldiers and NPA guerillas in Mahopaho Subvillage, San Agustin Village in Isabela town in Central Negros, should be treated as merely that civilians caught in and around the clash site as innocent people who should not immediately be tagged as NPAs, Fred Caña of the human rights defenders’ group, Karapatan-Negros said during an interview with Aksyon Radyo Bacolod and with NNF/NDB yesterday.
During the encounter, the military also reported two soldiers killed and four others wounded while, two NPAs were also killed, although in a later report, Aksyon Radyo said no bodies based on police reports were found in the site, believed to be NPAs. The civilians are protected under the provisions of the International Humanitarian Laws (IHLs) said Caña.
Families of those arrested in Guihulngan City and Isabela towns have been communicating with him, added Caña, saying those arrested by the military after the encounter, two days ago, were but mere civilians.
Breakaway transport group leader Jessie Ortega, was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run accident involving an Isuzu Carry multicab, which hit a man on Lacson St. and who was subsequently taken to the CLMMRH but due to his injuries, died soon after.
Dead, after he was struck down by the Isuzu Carry which Ortega does not even personally own but loaned to his transport group, was one Ricardo Lawan, a welder in a small welding shop on Lacson St., Aksyon Radyo Bacolod said. Up until this period (Friday, 11 a.m.) Ortega has not gotten in touch with the Traffic Management Unit (TMU) Chief Insp. Luisito Acebuche, who was interviewed by Aksyon Radyo. Acebuche added that they will slap homicide through reckless imprudence charges against Ortega if he does not get in touch soon with them, once no arrangement or settlement has not been inked by Ortega with the victim’s family. Until this writing, he has not surfaced, the police said.
A 25-year old woman, a salesgirl in a cellphone shop in Cadiz City, was raped and then killed, peppered with 30 stab wounds, Wednesday evening as she returned home unaccompanied after work hours in the evening in a village on the outskirts of the city.
A report by Aksyon Radyo DYEZ Bacolod said, the woman, a resident of Luna Village in Cadiz, was waylaid by by allegedly two suspects, identified only by their first names, Jomar, 31 and Tonio, neighbors of the hapless girl, raped and then killed her when the suspect or suspects mercilessly peppered her with an estimated 30 stab wounds.
Four armed men hacked a farmer’s head, shot him in the leg and then stabbed him until halved, Kabankalan Police authorities said in an interview with Aksyon Radyo Bacolod yesterday.
The victim was identified by Sr. Insp. Anthony Grande, Kabankalan Police Officer-in-Charge as one Romeo Medriano, 42, of Pinaginpinan Village, Kabankalan City. The incident happened sometime Sunday evening.
A man wanted for murder died while another one, still unidentified by police, escaped when both robbed seven public schoolteachers in Upper Cuyaoyao Subvillage in Inolingan Village, Moises Padilla town, Tuesday at dusk, a report aired over Aksyon Radyo, in some parts hazy, indicated. The teachers usually stay in the school during classes but returned home weekends.
One of the suspects who was seen lifeless near the Cuyaoyao Elementary School, lay dead, his lower abdomen, sporting a wound while his lower jaw appeared to have been shot off, Sr. Insp. Robert Mansueto, town police Chief, told Aksyon Radyo Bacolod.
A 16-year old girl who hails from Isabela Province in Northern Luzon, a long way from Negros, had a very harrowing experience when the uncle of her boyfriend sexually abused her in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod, after she was left in the house the other the other day by the boyfriend who went to Escalante City, an Aksyon Radyo interview revealed.
Aksyon Radyo Bacolod in cooperation with Felix G. Yusay Foundation conducted a free medical mission last August 10, Friday, which benefitted nearly 800 Bacoleños at the Barangay Cabug gymnasium, Bacolod City.
In line with the 43rd Anniversary celebration of the station, the medical mission also featured a free eye screening by the Negros Occidental Optometric Society led by Drs. Mercedita Sapa, Edith Esteves, Susan Sioco and Omega Datoon. A number of patients also received free eyewear from the organization which is also celebrating the sight saving month.
An alleged suspect in the killing of a blocktime media practitioner was nabbed by agents of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) early yesterday morning in Brgy. Tinongan, Isabela town where he stayed with his wife, an interview by Aksyon Radyo with provincial CIDG Chief Cordero yesterday said. Cordero stated in an interview with Aksyon Radyo Bacolod that they were able to arrest Noel Guimeroy, co-accused of suspect Joel Calungsod in Criminal Case. No. 8569-20-69 by Silay City Branch 69 Judge Francis Banzon. No bail was recommended for the temporary liberty of Guimeroy and Calungsod whenever he is arrested.
The CIDG has not forgotten the Jimena case but had mobilized its Community Investigation Support (CIS) organized earlier by Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao, national CIDG chief. It was, in fact, the collective efforts of the CIS, WV CIDG Chief Sr. Supt. Eddie Benigay and the local CIDG which led to Guimeroy’s arrest.