ENCOUNTERThe two suspected NPA rebels arrested by government troopers and the six homemade guns recovered at the encounter site in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental at 7:51 a.m., yesterday.*

Brgy head, bodyguard
shot dead in Calatrava

Four armed men shot and killed a barangay chairman and his security escort at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in upland Brgy. Cruz, Calatrava, Negros Occidental.

The two victims, identified as Cruz barangay chairman Rodolfo Antenero, 59, and his security escort, Raymond Sabilla, a former member of the Philippine Marine Corps, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, with fatal injuries in the head, Senior Inspector Mark Angelo Junco, Calatrava police chief, said yesterday.

Police investigations show that Antenero and Sabilla were on their way to the Cruz barangay poblacion, when they were waylaid and shot by the four suspects reportedly armed with a .45 caliber pistol and a shotgun.moremoremore

Army, SAF seize
guns, nab 2 ‘rebels’

Two suspected New People’s Army rebels were captured, and six guns were recovered by the combined troops of the Philippine Army and elite police Special Action Force during an encounter yesterday with about 30 communist guerillas in Brgy. Codcod, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental.

Lt. Col. Rommel Cordova, 62nd Infantry Battalion commander, said the encounter took place at about 7:50 a.m. yesterday, while his troops, the 6th Special Action Force Battalion and NOPPO Public Safety Company were responding to reports of civilians about the presence of armed rebels in their place.

The rebels, believed to be under the command of a certain Ka Reboy, were surprised by the sudden appearance of government troops, and an about 15-minute of running gunbattle ensued, Cordova said.moremoremore

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CA not questioning
property ownership


Silliman University officials debunked rumors that the Court of Appeals has questioned its ownership of property in Dumaguete City that was the subject of legal action from claimants to the land.

The university was reacting to what it called “false information” being circulated on the recent decision of the Court of Appeals on a case filed by Silliman University on Quieting of Title with prayers for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction.

The case stemmed from the occupancy by a group of claimants of a Silliman property at its old archery range, a press release from the University said Wednesday.moremoremore