Drinking session ends in shooting; 1 dead, another injured

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – An alleged discussion on politics among drinking buddies has turned sour which led to a shooting incident that killed one person and injured another in Barangay Macasandig here early Friday morning. Police said Anthony Espina was declared dead on arrival at the government-owned Northern Mindanao Medical Center due to gunshot wounds in the head while Peth Jagualing sustained injuries in his shoulder and is currently undergoing treatment at the J.R. Borja General Hospital. Capt. Allan Cairel, commander of Barangay Nazareth Police Station 9, identified the suspect as Jonathan Borja, 48, a resident of Apollo Apartments in … Continue reading Drinking session ends in shooting; 1 dead, another injured

Davao del Sur hospital downgraded to infirmary level

From a Level 2 hospital, the Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital (DSPH) has been downgraded to an infirmary category due to the failure of the hospital’s top officials to submit all necessary documents for the renewal of its accreditation with the Department of Health (DOH). Dr. Teodora M. Eugenio, OIC-Director of the DOH Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau (HFSRB), conveyed the DOH’s decision through a letter dated Jan. 24, 2022 addressed to DSPH chief Dr. Jaime Marcelo Razo. In the letter, Eugenio said the downgrading of DSPH, which is owned and operated by the provincial government of Davao del … Continue reading Davao del Sur hospital downgraded to infirmary level

Police official, 2 civilians hurt in shootout

COTABATO CITY – A shooting incident occurred in a densely populated commercial district here on Tuesday, which left a police official and two other civilians wounded. Injured in the brief shootout were Major Elexon Bona, commander of City Police Station 2, and civilians Hubert Concepcion and Fitzgerald Patagan. Bona sustained a superficial bullet wound while the condition of the two civilians is not yet known but reports said they are now recuperating in a hospital in the city. Speaking to reporters, Bona said police personnel responded to a shooting incident in Barangay Rosary Heights 9 at past 10:00pm on Tuesday, which … Continue reading Police official, 2 civilians hurt in shootout

1 dead, 2 pilots injured in PNP chopper crash

A helicopter owned by the Philippine National Police (PNP) crashed in Quezon province on Monday morning, killing a crew and injuring the two pilots. Injured were the chopper’s pilot, Lt. Col. Dexter Vitug, and his co-pilot, Lt. Col. Michael Melloria, while a crew member identified as Pat. Allen Noel Ona was killed in the crash. The single-engine Airbus H125 helicopter was supposed to pick up PNP Chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos and his family in the exclusive resort island of Balesin in Quezon. Police officials said the chopper went missing a few minutes after taking off from Manila early Monday morning … Continue reading 1 dead, 2 pilots injured in PNP chopper crash

PDEA nabs 3 alleged MILF members for illegal drugs

Maguindanao – A huge sachet of illegal drugs worth Php680,000 and an M14 rifle were seized by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) from three men who claimed to be members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) during an anti-drug operation in Datu Odin Sinsuat here on Monday. Also seized from the suspects were a Hyundai Accent car, a Suzuki multicab vehicle, and identification cards that were allegedly issued by the MILF. Asnawi Salik, chief of PDEA Maguindanao, identified the suspects as Teng Saliguidan, 38, of Barangay Sta. Clara, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat; Omra Usop, 23, and Guiadzali Quituar … Continue reading PDEA nabs 3 alleged MILF members for illegal drugs

Police says there’s no ‘zombie attack’ in Bukidnon

A photo of a man being attacked and bitten in different parts of his body in Valencia City, Bukidnon went viral on social media last week, which triggered some news by netizens of an alleged “zombie attack” in the city. However, the Valencia City Police Station debunked the “zombie attack” rumors, urging the public to refrain from exaggerating information and stop spreading unverified information on social media to prevent panic. Valencia City police chief investigator Lt. Pablo Jugos Jr. said the incident, which occurred on February 17 in Barangay Tungan-tungan, was just a “rare physical assault” involving two individuals. Jugos … Continue reading Police says there’s no ‘zombie attack’ in Bukidnon

1003 rd IB lauded for dismantling NPA sub-regional group

For dismantling a sub-regional committee (SRC) of the New People’s Army (NPA) last month, the members of the Philippine Army’s 1003rd Infantry Brigade of the 10th Infantry Division received commendations from Gen. Andres Centino, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), who personally visited them on Wednesday. Centino also congratulated the troop for neutralizing NPA leaders Jorge Madlos alias Ka Oris, Menardo Villanueva alias Bok, and other top leaders of the communist group. “I make it a point to reach out, to see for myself the situation of our troops. As a commander and Chief of … Continue reading 1003 rd IB lauded for dismantling NPA sub-regional group

Comelec under fire for ‘illegal’ tarpaulin removal

Just eight days after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) opened the campaign period for candidates running for national elections, the commission conducted a widespread “Oplan Baklas” or removal of political tarpaulins and signages which it said have violated the poll body’s set of rules. On Wednesday, Comelec personnel with help from some members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection started removing campaign paraphernalia in different areas of the country. However, the activity was received with criticisms and flak after one group removed the tarpaulins of presidential candidate Vice President Leni Rebrado and her running … Continue reading Comelec under fire for ‘illegal’ tarpaulin removal

Village chief, 21 others charged in Maguindanao ambush

At least 22 persons are facing multiple murder and frustrated multiple murder charges in connection with the February 12 ambush in Guindulungan, Maguindanao that killed 10 people and injured three others. Lt. Anwar Mabatao, chief of Guindulungan Municipal Police Station, said included in the charge sheet was Tamano Mamalapat, village chief of Barangay Kitapok in Datu Saudi Ampatuan town. Mabatao said those charged were positively identified by survivors of the ambush during the police investigation. On February 12, Pegs Mamasainged alias “Commander Black Magic” of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF-MILF) together with his sons, … Continue reading Village chief, 21 others charged in Maguindanao ambush