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3 gang up on man;
teenager knifed

Three unidentified persons ganged up on a man and stabbed him in Bacolod City yesterday, while a teenager was injured when he was stabbed by his neighbor in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, Friday.

Police identified the victims as Arnold Belode, 29, of Rosario Heights in Taculing, Bacolod City, and Arvin Ramo, 18, of Brgy. Balabag in La Carlota City.

Police Officer 1 Adam Vasquez, case investigator, said that Belode was attacked by three men and stabbed by one of them in Brgy. Taculing at about 12 a.m. yesterday.

Belode sustained a lone stab wound on the chest and was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, where he is now confined, police records showed.

Station 6 policemen are still trying to establish the motive for the stabbing.

Meanwhile, Ramo was injured when his neighbor, identified as Reyman Talaman, 23, who attacked and stabbed him at about 11 p.m., Friday at the La Carlota City public plaza for still unknown reasons.

Ramo who had a lone stab wound on the back was rushed to the Don Salvador Benedicto Memorial Hospital but later transferred to the CLMMRH, where he is now confined.

Talamnan was arrested in a follow-up operation led by Senior Police Officer 1 Gerry Rumbines. He is now detained at the La Carlota City police station and charges are being readied against him.*APN

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Police Region 6 gets
155 additional recruits

The Police Regional Office 6 is getting 155 new police recruits for Western Visayas for this year, regional spokesperson, Senior Insp. Sally Manuel, said.

Manuel, however, said the recruitment process, including the acceptance of folders, screening and initial assessment of applicants for Police Officers 1, will be done at Police Regional Office 7 in Cebu City.

She added that the recruitment will eventually give the much needed personnel to police stations and public safety companies of the PNP in the region.

The 155 police quota for Western Visayas is part of the 2,261 additional quota nationwide for 2011 PO1 Recruitment Program that had been approved by PNP chief Director General Nicanor Bartolome.

Police Regional Offices 6, 7 and 8 in the Visayas have been allocated a combined quota of 645 slots for the rank of PO1, to fill the vacancies in the PNP organization due to retirement, resignation, death, and dismissal.*GPB

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launches PAMANA

After the signing of the closure agreement with the Cordillera Bodong Administration-Cordillera People's Liberation Army last July, the government on Saturday launched PAMANA, or Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan, program in pursuit of lasting peace and development in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Teresita Quintos-Deles, Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary, Jesse Robredo, and Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda attended the launch held at the Pines View Hotel in Baguio City.

An initial funding of P207 million out of the total P264 million was turned over by the government, through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, to conduits and implementing partners in the region.

Local government officials received the checks on behalf of their communities. Civil society organizations witnessed the turnover.

The implementation of PAMANA in the region is an outcome of the closure pact or Memorandum of Agreement signed by the Government of the Philippines and the CBA-CPLA last July 4 in Malacañang.

Building on the Mt. Data Peace Agreement signed by both parties in 1986, the MOA is anchored on six pillars: community projects, livelihood and employment support, sub-regional development, legacy documentation, final disposition of arms and forces, and transformation of the CBA-CPLA into a potent, unarmed socio-economic group.

In her speech, Deles emphasized the importance of the MOA or closure agreement with the CBA-CPLA.

She also stressed how the government views with urgency the full compliance of the provisions stated in the MOA.*PNA

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