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9 missing mountaineers found

Nine mountaineers who were missing are found at Mount Parak in Brgy. Alas Asin, Mariveles, Bataan.

The Philippine National Police, Philippine Army and some barangay officials found the nine mountaineers who climbed Mount Parak on August 10.

Brgy. Captain Elpidio Tibar Sr. identified the mountaineers as Michael Reyes, Vincent Lopez, Kevin Desiderio, Jerry Samala, Bernard Bautista, Mary Joy Cabing, Ma. Alili Elisam, Lester Cumoda and King Andrew.

The mountaineers were found safe after being stranded for two days in the mountain because of typhoon Labuyo. (Judie Anne Abejero)

 

Authorities look unto blazing of buses

Police are looking unto union and company rift as one of the reasons of the burning of 11 buses by armed men who posed as police in Laguna yesterday.

This includes the angle of revolutionary tax and business rivalry.

Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima is not convinced that members of the New People’s Army did the act.

In the report of Benjie De Galicia, it was known that around 1 a.m. when 10 to 15 armed men wearing camouflage uniform and short pants entered the HM Transport vicinities and pretended to be policemen.

After entering the vicinity, the armed men spilled gasoline on the buses and lit it before fleeing the scene. (Malou R. Cabral)

 

AFP still on full alert against BIFF

The Armed Forces of the Philippines 6th infantry division is still on full alert in some parts of Mindanao to hunt down the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

According to Major Gen. Romeo Gapuz, commander of the 6th infantry division, they are focused on their operations in Pagangan, Aleosan to make sure there are no improvised explosive devices planted by the BIFF.

Gapuz explained that once they ensure the security of the place, they will advice residents, who are currently in evacuation centers, to return to their homes.

Gapuz also advised citizens to be vigilant and to wait for their announcement before returning to their homes. (Kisses Jabson)

   

P1B worth of illegal drugs seized

A total of P1 billion worth of illegal drugs were seized by the joint forces of the Philippine National Police anti-illegal drugs special operations task force and Bureau of Customs in Subic, Zambales.

According to PNP anti-illegal drugs special operations task force spokesman Chief Insp. Roque Merdegia, aside from the 200 kilos of shabu with street value of P1 billion, the group arrested six men that are manning the warehouse where they repack the drugs before distributing it to different places including Metro Manila.

Authorities arrived just in time as the men are packing kilos of shabu in a truck at Sta. Monica Subdivision.

Merdegia said that authorities have been spying on the group after a Customs intelligence chief informed them of the large operation of the syndicate. (Sherwin Alfaro)

 

Encounter in Bulacan leaves 3 dead

Alleged members of the New People’s Army died after tension ensued between the rebel group and the Military forces in Trinidad, Bulacan yesterday.

According to the Northern Luzon Command, the Military troops recovered some M-16 rifles at the scene of the crime in Brgy. Kabayunan, Dona Remedios, Trinidad.

Major Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, NOLCOM Commander said that his men continue to probe on the clash site seeing if they can still capture some of the rebels.

Meanwhile, two supposedly members of the NPA group were arrested and are now facing Attempted Murder cases in a different encounter in Quezon.

Juanito Dela Pena, alias Jacko of San Francisco, Quezon and Joel Peros, also known as Reyman from San Andres were charged with the said case and were collared at Bondoc Peninsula.

Peros is allegedly involved in ambushing a cop in San Andres, Brgy. Talisay in 2010.   (Judie Anne Abejero)

   

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