Rebels kill soldier
The Army’s 3rd Infantry Division yesterday condemned the killing of its unarmed soldier in Capiz, despite the ongoing peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front.
Maj.r John Andrada, commander of the Army’s 3rd Civil Military Operations Battalion, said the body of Corporal Joebert Glendro, a member of the 3rd Infantry Division, with two gunshot wounds, was found near a cemetery in Brgy. Artuz in Tapaz, Capiz, yesterday.
Andrada said the unarmed Glendro was on his way home Sunday to Brgy. Cambarunan in Tapaz when he was intercepted by about 30 rebels reportedly led by Francisco Balois, alias Ka Tonying, who were posing as Army soldiers and conducting a checkpoint.
Before his summary execution, Glendro was negotiating for the surrender of an active NPA member operating in Tapaz, Capiz, Andrada said.
“What happened is a clear manifestation that NPA rebels clad in camouflage uniforms and posing as soldiers, are not after peace,” Andrada said.
He, however, said the 3ID believes that the incident will not discourage these rebels who had earlier expressed their desire to abandon the armed struggle.*GPB
An Indian national is now behind bars after he was arrested by Station 3 policemen for alleged alarm and scandal and illegal discharge of firearm Sunday night at a subdivision in Brgy. Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
Station 3 chief, Insp. Jose Mulleta, yesterdays identified the one arrested as Satwinder Singh, 38, of Grand Estancia Subdivision, Brgy. Mandalagan.
Mulleta said Singh’s neighbors, Rey Despojo, 37 and Gerry Cueva, 48, complained that the foreigner fired his gun four times at about 9:45 p.m. outside the rented house of his brother.
The police failed to recover the firearm allegedly used by Singh, who is now detained at Police Station 3. Singh will also undergo a paraffin test to ascertain whether he had fired his gun, Mulleta also said.
Station 5 chief, Insp. Neil Exaltado also reported the arrest of Jemuel Navaro, 19, of Brgy. Asia in Hinobaan town, Negros Occidental for alleged illegal gun possession.
Exaltado said Senior Police Officer 2 Arnaldo Briñas, Police Officer 3 James Arnold Laguna and Police Officer 1 Mark Lester Cielo seized a .38 caliber revolver and a green holster from Navaro during his arrest.
Navaro is now detained at Police Station 5 while illegal possession of firearms charges are being readied against him.*APN
Police nab five 5 for jai alai
Several jai alai paraphernalia were seized by members of the Regional Anti-Illegal Special Operations Group from four men and a woman they arrested in an illegal gambling raid at an alleged bet collection center in Brgy. Estefania, Bacolod City Sunday night.
RSOG-Negros Occidental head, Chief Insp. Lorenzo Bacia yesterday identified those arrested as Alex Tres Reyes, 42, Jose Lubaton, 45, Jimmy Palarisan, 33, Juaquin Tayapad, 54 and Jocelyn Bongcawil, 56, all residents of Cityville Subdivision in Brgy. Estefania.
Armed with a search warrant issued by Municipal Trial Court in Cities Branch 3 Judge Napoleon Diamante, RSOG operatives and policemen of Police station 4 swooped down on the residence of Tres Reyes at Block 9 Lot 2 in Cityville Subdivision at about 9:20 p.m. Sunday.
Bacia said they had conducted surveillance for two weeks on the residence of Tres Reyes on information that it is utilized as a bet collection center before they applied for a search warrant.
The raid yielded bundles of betting stubs, tally sheets, and several tipsters with the codenames “NBA Sports” and “Speed”, ballpens and carbon paper, police records showed.
Tres Reyes, Lubaton, Palarisan, Tayapad and Bongcawil are detained at Police Station 4 and illegal gambling charges are now being readied against them.*APN