Town dad eludes arrest, village councilor falls in drug ops

DAVAO CITY — A municipal councilor managed to elude arrest while a barangay councilman was arrested when anti-narcotics operatives swooped down on the Davao Occidental town of Jose Abad Santos Friday to implement two separate drug-related search warrants. Chief Superintendent Marcelo Morales, Police Regional Office (PRO)-11 chief, identified the targets of court-ordered searches for illegal drugs … Read More

1 killed, 15 nabbed in Bulacan drug ops

CAMP ALEJO SANTOS, Bulacan — A notorious drug pusher was killed while 15 others were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in this province on Thursday. In an interview on Friday, Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna, director of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office, identified the slain drug suspect as Jerson Sta. Rita, a resident of Barangay Barihan, Malolos … Read More

Village councilor, 2 others hurt in Cotabato ambush

COTABATO CITY – A village councilman and two others were wounded when armed men ambushed them along Gonzalo Javier Street, Barangay Rosary Heights 7 here Wednesday evening. Senior Supt. Rolly Octavio, city police director, identified the victims as Barangay Rosary Heights 7 council member Tokan Mamalangkas; motorcycle driver Abubakar Ayunan Ali, 31; and Julba Amil Guiamal, … Read More

Soldier killed in Aurora NPA attack

BALER, Aurora — A soldier was killed by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) at a checkpoint of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Sitio Boundary, Barangay Villa Aurora, Maria Aurora town on Monday afternoon. Lt. Col. Jose Mari F. Torrenueva II, battalion commander of the 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion, Philippine Army, … Read More

2 hurt in North Cotabato grenade attack

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A businessman and his security guard were hurt when unidentified men lobbed a grenade in front of a variety store in the North Cotabato town of Pikit Sunday evening. Chief Inspector Teng Bacal, Pikit town police chief, identified the victims as Kim John Tañada, 28, and his security guard Christopher Monteciño, 39. … Read More

14 NPAs, 105 supporters surrender in Zambo Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY–Fourteen New People’s Army (NPA) rebels and 105 supporters surrendered and condemned the NPA in a rally Friday in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, officials said. Lt. Col. Jonathan Obena, the Army’s 44th Infantry Battalion (44IB) commander, said the group of NPA rebels and supporters surrendered Friday in the municipality of Bayog, Zamboanga … Read More

‘Contract killer’ slain in Pagadian shootout

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur–An alleged “contract killer”,  commonly known as “gun-for-hire”, was killed in a shootout with lawmen in this province, a police official announced Wednesday. Supt. Alvin Saguban, local police chief, identified the suspected contract killer as Epipanio Inso alias Yong-Yong, a resident of Barangay Langilan, San Miguel, this province. Saguban said the … Read More