Negros police on full alert status after rebel attack

The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO) is now on full alert status after two of its police personnel were wounded when an anti-personnel mine was detonated by members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in Barangay Bi-ao, Binalbagan town on Sunday, February 13. Lt. Abegael Donasco, spokesperson for NOCPPO, said Tuesday they switched to full alert status after the incident. “We don’t want any incident like that to happen again in our police stations, especially those in vulnerable areas,” Donasco said. Wounded in the blast were Lt. Charles Richard Casalan, deputy chief of Binalbagan Municipal … Continue reading Negros police on full alert status after rebel attack

Cops nab 3 persons involve in making, selling fake vax cards

Police authorities in Cagayan de Oro City arrested on Monday three persons who were suspected of making and selling fake vaccination cards for Covid-19. Arrested during an entrapment operation along Chavez and Pabayo Streets in Barangay 3 were Faisodin Dimakuta Comacasar, 32, a resident of Marantao, Lanao del Sur; Acmad Macapaar Musa, 28, and Jamaloden Ampaso Pacasum, 36, both residents of Marawi City. Police said the three were believed to be behind the proliferation of fake vaccination cards in the city and nearby areas. Recovered from their possession were seven pieces of Php500 bills, three laptops, two printers, seven pieces … Continue reading Cops nab 3 persons involve in making, selling fake vax cards

Cops give out flowers, chocolates to motorists on V-Day

February 14 is one memorable day for commuters and motorists in Legazpi City, Albay because instead of getting tickets for violations, they received heart-shaped balloons, flowers and chocolates from police personnel in celebration of Valentine’s Day. On Monday morning, police personnel serenaded commuters and motorists and gave them flowers, chocolates and balloons in front of the Police Regional Office-Bicol (PRO-5) headquarters in Camp Gen. Simeon Ola in Legazpi City. Major Malu Calubaquib, spokesperson of Police Regional Office-Bicol, said the activity is part of their celebration of Valentine’s Day. “Spearheaded by the personnel of Regional Community Affairs and Development Division, cops … Continue reading Cops give out flowers, chocolates to motorists on V-Day

Marcos assassination threat linked to 2015 news report

The alleged assassination attempt on presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. may have been linked to an old news report aired by GMA News in 2015. A video post on Facebook shared on February 1, 2022 went viral with a caption that read, “Ourcandidate is in danger” with a superimposed text on the footage that read, “BBM assassination 2022?” The video has been shared a couple of times on Facebook and in other social media sites, which some netizens believed was recent. However, the original video was aired by GMA News in 2015. The video, which garnered more than three million … Continue reading Marcos assassination threat linked to 2015 news report

NPAs threaten travelers, block highway in Surigao del Sur

An undetermined number of rebels from the New People’s Army (NPA) were reportedly seen blocking a portion of the national highway in Sitio Lubcon, Barangay Mabahin, Cortes, Surigao del Sur early Thursday morning. Col. Joseph Boquiren, director of Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office (SDSPPO), said the NPAs also harassed, threatened and intimidated residents and travelers, causing terror and distress in the area. “That was a plain show of force and a terroristic act as they sow fear among the residents in the area. Some motorists, including employees of government and private offices who happened to pass in that portion … Continue reading NPAs threaten travelers, block highway in Surigao del Sur

Cholera outbreak in Davao Oriental affects 544 people

At least 544 residents of Caraga town in Davao Oriental are confirmed to have been affected by the cholera outbreak that started last week in Barangay Santiago. The provincial government said 293 of those affected are still confined at different infirmaries in the province and at an evacuation center that was converted into a makeshift hospital. Karen Lou Deloso, information officer of the provincial government, said they are coordinating with the local government unit of Caraga and other agencies to manage the outbreak. Deloso said the Provincial Health Office (PHO) has already delivered additional supply of medicines to the affected … Continue reading Cholera outbreak in Davao Oriental affects 544 people

Bohol politician pleads guilty to killing mayor-wife

A former provincial board member in Bohol province has pleaded guilty to killing his wife, who was the mayor of Bien Unido town prior to her death in 2017. Niño Rey Boniel made the guilty plea of killing his wife, Gisela Bendong-Boniel, during Tuesday’s hearing of the parricide case lodged against him before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 70 in Lapu-Lapu City, which was presided over by Judge Christine Muga-Abad. Atty. Amando Virgil Ligutan, legal counsel of the victim’s family, said Boniel pleaded guilty to the crime through a plea bargaining agreement with state prosecutors. He was sentenced with … Continue reading Bohol politician pleads guilty to killing mayor-wife

Face-to-face classes in Ilocos state-run university goes on without glitches

LAOAG CITY – After almost two years of online and modular flexible learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, state-run Mariano Marcos State University in Batac, Ilocos Norte started its limited face-to- face classes on Monday, which went smoothly according to school officials. Dr. Prima Fe Franco, vice president for academic affairs, reminded the selected 6,000 students, faculty and staff to strictly follow the minimum public health standards in a short program held before the start of classes. “You are in good hands. Let’s embrace it for the sake of quality education,” Franco told the students. The classrooms inside the university were retrofitted … Continue reading Face-to-face classes in Ilocos state-run university goes on without glitches

Army brigade commander dies of drowning while scuba diving

The Philippine flag inside the headquarters of the Philippine Army’s 103rd Brigade in Kampo Ranao, Marawi City is on half-mast to mourn the death of the brigade’s deputy commander, Lt. Col. Nolie Anquillano. Anquillano, who was the brigade’s deputy commander since October 2019, died from drowning while scuba diving on Saturday in Purok 6, Barangay Tubigan, Initao, Misamis Oriental. He was 54 years old. Initao Police Investigator Cito Chiel Balaba said Anquillano went scuba diving, using a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, along with other army and police officers at 9:40am on Saturday but was reported missing by his companions 40 … Continue reading Army brigade commander dies of drowning while scuba diving

5 NPA rebels surrender in Sultan Kudarat

Four sub-commanders and a female political guide of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the Philippine Army’s 7th Infantry Battalion (IB) in Barangay Kapaya, Bagumbayan town in Sultan Kudarat on Thursday afternoon. Lt. Col. Rommel Valencia, commander of the 7th IB, identified the NPAs who surrendered as alias Wendel, reportedly a squad leader under the “My Phone” Platoon; alias Elagan, a team leader under NPA Platoon “Bagdad”; alias Harris, a squad leader under NPA Platoon “Timlas”; alias Leon, former commanding officer of NPA Platoon “Yakal”; and alias Annamae, an NPA political guide for Platoon “Timlas.” Valencia said all of … Continue reading 5 NPA rebels surrender in Sultan Kudarat