Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by Obliged Friend, Jul 24, 2019.
Some of them don't have guns anymore.
BREAKING: A father and his one-year-old son were killed while his wife and other child were injured in another shooting incident in Barangay San Jose, Santa Catalina town Thursday night.
Initial police reports say that Marlon Ocampo, 33, and his son Marjun, 1, were shot dead after yet unidentified gunmen reportedly stormed their home at around 8:01 p.m. Thursday. Marlon's wife Angel, 33, was brought to a Dumaguete City hospital for medical attention.
UPDATE (as of 6:33 a.m., July 26, 2019): Police investigation further revealed that the victims were sleeping inside their nipa hut when the assassins forcibly barged in their home and shot them.
Santa Catalina Police Chief Captain Michael Rubia said that at the moment, they are still working to retrieve Ocampo's body from the crime scene as the barangay is a "dangerous" place. Barangay San Jose is a mountain barangay located 32 kilometers away from the town proper. | via Raffy Cabristante, 106.3 Yes The Best News Editor
Reds eyed in torching of heavy equipment in Guihulngan City
DUMAGUETE CITY – Police investigators here are now looking into the possible involvement of New People’s Army (NPA) members in the burning of heavy equipment Oriental in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental last Tuesday.
Chief M/Sgt. Jerome Delara, head of the investigation section of the Guihulngan City Police Station, on Thursday said one of the angles they are looking at is the ongoing road construction connecting Guihulngan to Isabela in Negros Occidental.
According to him, the backhoe that alleged NPA members set on fire was being used in the construction of the said highway. Communist rebels are known to derail government projects that benefit villagers in the countryside.
A report from the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office said unidentified men believed to be NPA members torched the heavy equipment owned by WTG Construction at around 8 p.m. Tuesday in Sitio Malinoy in Barangay Magsaysay, Guihulngan City.
Barangay Magsaysay is where six policemen were ambushed and killed also by suspected NPA members in 2017. It is around 11 kilometers from the city proper and there is also no communication signal in the area.
Delara was among those who survived that incident and remains assigned at the Guihulngan Police Station.
He said that the suspects set on fire the backhoe which was parked alongside a dimly-lit area in an almost uninhabited part of Sitio Malinoy.
WTC Construction is one of the contractors involved in the construction of Guihulngan-Baluk (Magsaysay)-Isabela national highway which is now in its finishing stage. (PNA)
There’s 5 Infantry battalions in search and destroy operations against the NPA in Negros Oriental.
How many in a battalion?
Approximately around 300 to 1200 soldiers.
Noticing the same thing lately, but I'm wondering if it's just that we have more visibility and awareness of it now?
That's quite the range. I liken this to filipino culture.. e.g "filipino time"
Ive been around most of the areas named over the last few months and not seen any activity from the military. Today was at sta catalina,pamplona and never saw any pnp or military. Couple weeks ago was on the ayungon to mabinay road and nothing there also,no road blocks nothing. So where are they all!
As we was staying in Tayasan we had once to go to Bais and there was a military checkpoint in Bindoy with about 10 soldiers and 4 PNP men. Else there was no military visible anywhere. Some people living in Tayasan told me if they have to go to a city they will go to Bais City because Guihulngan City was becoming very unsafe due NPA.