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2 NPA killed, 4 wounded in Nueva Ecija encounter

2 NPA killed, 4 wounded in Nueva Ecija encounter

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Two New People’s Army rebels were killed, four others were wounded, and one was captured in an encounter in the vicinity of Barangay Estrella, Rizal, Nueva Ecija last Thursday. Major Gen. Lenard T. Agustin, commander of the Army 7th Infantry Division based in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija, said authorities […]

DoH gets first case of vape-associated lung injury in Central Visayas

  The Department of Health said yesterday that it has received the first reported case of electronic cigarette or vape-associated lung injury  in Central Visayas. The DoH said that the patient involved was a 16-year-old female, who was admitted in an undisclosed hospital last October. The patient had been using electronic cigarettes for six-months “while […]

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P6.8-M shabu, marijuana seized in Bacolod buy-bust

BACOLOD CITY – The Regional Drug Enforcement Unit in Western Visayas seized more than P6.8-million worth of suspected shabu and suspected marijuana in separate buy-bust operations here in the past two days. The most recent operation was conducted at South Capitol Road in Barangay 9 early yesterday, which led to the arrest of three persons […]

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4 PNPA cadets charged over plebe’s hazing

Four cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy were charged with violation of the anti-hazing law over their alleged involvement in the maltreatment of one of their underclassmen, police confirmed yesterday. The victim, 19-year-old Cadet Fourth Class John Rafael Desiderio, filed the charge before Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Emmanuel Rivera at the Office of the Provincial […]

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Mayor’s friend, 2 others nabbed for marijuana

CEBU CITY – A barangay councilor, who is a kumpare or “friend” of the mayor, was arrested along with his son and his nephew after they were caught harvesting fully-grown marijuana plants in Balamban, Cebu. Police said Leopoldo Bonghanoy, 64, Arnel Castro, 37, and Fernan Bonghanoy were caught cutting down marijuana plants in Sitio Capyoan, […]

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2 village councilors killed in Negros Oriental

BACOLOD CITY – Two councilors of Barangay Kalamtukan in Bayawan City, Negros Oriental were gunned down by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants in Sitio Napac-an, Barangay Kalumboyan, Bayawan City last Thursday. Slain were Felipe Condez Jr., 60, a former barangay captain; and his son, Jonesis, 31. Police Col. Julian Entoma, Negros Oriental police director, said both victims […]

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