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4 civvies hurt as NPA rebs hit CAFGU detachment

FOUR civilians were wounded when suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a CAFGU detachment Friday afternoon in Barangay Geparayan, Silvino Lobos, Northern Samar. This was confirmed by Philippine Army 8th Infantry Division (ID) spokesperson Lt. Cherry Junia.…

Davao stings leave 1 dead

SEPARATE buy-bust operations by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Davao province left one armed suspect dead and another arrested, PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña reported yesterday. The official said that suspect Ramil Palma, a resident of Sitio Bida,…

PA retiree nabbed in CL raid

PHILIPPINE National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief, Director Roel B. Obusan, yesterday announced the arrest of 10 wanted persons, one of them a retired Army Special Forces in a string of recent anti-crime operations in the countryside. Four…

DND: Resist NPA extortion demand

DEPARTMENT of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday called on business companies to resist extortion demand of the New People’s Army (NPA) and not give in to their harassment activities. The call was made by Lorenzana in response to…

10 Reds, 2 soldiers killed, 2 hurt in clash

CAMP Guillermo Nakar, Lucena City -- Two Army soldiers were killed while two others were wounded in an encounter with a group of heavily- armed communist guerillas at Bgy. Lumutan, Gen. Nakar, Quezon, on Thursday afternoon. The military on the…

Bomb found inside Cavite bus

CUARTEL, CPPO, Camp General Pantaleon Garcia, Imus City, Cavite -- An alleged improvised explosive device was found inside a Jasper Jeans bus with body no. 81007 along Aguinaldo Highay, Bgy. Salitran 1, Dasmariñas City, according to Senior Supt. Arthur Bisnar,…

Teen strangled to death in Ligao motel

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LIGAO City -- A 15-year-old girl was found strangled inside a comfort room of a local lodging house at the city proper here, the Ligao City police station reported on Thursday. Albay police spokesperson Chief Insp. Arthur Gomez reported that…

‘Thief’ electrocuted

BAUAN, Batangas -- An unidentified man, about 20 to 25 years old, 5’3” in height and only wearing short pants and no upper garment, was found dead after being electrocuted inside a high voltage power house in Bgy. San Roque,…

Giant humpback whale found dead in Aurora

DIPACULAO, Aurora -- A giant humpback whale has been found dead on the shore of this town. Mayor Joana Salamanca said the baleen whale (Megaptera novaeangliae, which is known for its hump instead of a dorsal fin) and long white…

Bulacan cops kill 4 drug suspects, nab 24 others in past 5 days

STEPPED-UP anti-narcotics operations by the Bulacan Police Provincial Office over the past five days left four armed drug suspects dead and 24 others captured, local police director Senior Supt. Romeo M. Caramat Jr. reported yesterday. Three of the suspects were…

Stude leaps to death from hotel rooftop

ANGELES City -- A 20-year-old student died instantly after he jumped from the rooftop restaurant of a hotel in Bgy. Balibago, here, last March 28. Chief Insp. Aris Gonzales said they initially theorized that the man was a foreigner from…

Lady trader killed, son hurt in Ecija rob

SAN Jose City -- A 56-year-old businesswoman was shot dead while her son was wounded in an armed robbery staged by three unidentified motorcycle-riding men here last Wednesday night. City police commander Supt. Reynaldo SG. dela Cruz identified the fatality…

5 dead in Zambo mishap

FIVE persons were killed while nine others were critically wounded when the truck they were riding hit a post and overturned the other day on national highway in Zamboanga Sibugay. The fatalities were identified as Cardo Cortez, driver of the…

Unpaid P500 debt drives laborer to kill self

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A 42-year-old wood craft laborer, who was not able to pay his P500 debt, committed suicide inside his room in Bgy. Sta. Monica (Kaliwa), San Pablo City, yesterday morning. Supt. Ronan Claravall, San Pablo City police chief, identified the victim…
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