3 ‘rebels' in Guihulngan
Scout rangers of the Philippine Army arrested three suspected members of the New People's Army in a hot pursuit operation yesterday after an encounter in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.
Brig. Gen. Francisco Patrimonio, 302 nd Infantry Brigade commander, identified those captured as Jessie Abing, 25, of Barangay Nasunggan, La Libertad, and Thomas Esugan, 19, of Brgy. Buenavista, Guihulngan, all in Negros Oriental, and a 17 year old from Barangay Camandag, La Castellana in Negros Occidental.
He said the soldiers recovered from the three an M-14 Armalite rifle with several rounds of live ammunition and backpacks. “They were captured in the vicinity of the encounter site as government forces were pursuing suspected rebels,” Patrimonio said.
‘Shabu', firearms recovered
A suspected drug pusher was arrested in a raid at his house in Barangay Calamba, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, Thursday.
Police identified the suspect as Eskizec de Asis Butalid, and recovered from his house six transparent plastic sachets of suspected shabu, two firearms, an improvised tooter, lighters, a pair of scissors, sealers, a digital weighing scale, mobile phones and tin foil, and P50,000 in cash believed to be proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs. show.
Several tally sheets of the illegal numbers game, “swertres”, were also confiscated during the raid conducted by members of the Guihulngan City Police and the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group, that was witnessed by representatives from the Department of Justice, barangay officials and the media.