HUNGER and lack of communication with his family prompted a member of the New People’s Army (NPA) to lay down his arms and yield to the government on Saturday.
Major Leo Bongosia, spokesperson of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) based at Camp Edilberto Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City, said Celestino Cadavido Jr., 20, single, a resident of Rosario, Agusan del Sur, has given himself up to the government due to grave reasons.
THE Jasaan town police filed a double murder case on Friday against alleged suspects responsible for the killing of a driver and his aide of a Jasaan jeepney liner on Wednesday evening on Bonifacio Street in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental.
Police Senior Inspector Brian Inojaldo, Jasaan town police chief, said Wilborn Cabil, 27, a resident of Zone 2, Gusa; and Alex Redoblado, 25, of Ilaya, Upper Carmen, all of Cagayan de Oro, are charged with double murder at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office as suspects in the killing of Doniel Salla, 30, a resident of San Martin, Villanueva and Roldan Ofema Jr., 25, a resident of Fuente, Upper Jasaan.
THE Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) is still on full alert even after the elections.
“The election period ends on June 12. So, even though the casting of votes and many candidates have been proclaimed in the May 13 elections the alert status is still heightened,” Cocpo Chief Graciano Mijares said.
FIRE hits the Misamis Oriental Provincial Veterinary office on Luna corner Velez Streets in Cagayan de Oro Thursday afternoon.
Cagayan de Oro City Fire District’s initial investigation suggested a faulty electrical wiring may have caused the fire considering that the building is very old, said fire investigator Rosalito Caratao.
TWO suspects, who are allegedly members of the dreaded riding-in-tandem groups, were arrested Wednesday evening in Jasaan town in Misamis Oriental, police reports said.
Police Officer 3 (PO3) Edilberto Gacita of the Jasaan police station identified the suspects as Wilborn Cabil, 27, a resident of Zone 2, Gusa; and Alex Redoblado, 25, of Ilaya, Upper Carmen -- both are barangays in Cagayan de Oro.
SOME P11,000 worth of cash and valuables were carted away from a gasoline station by six unidentified suspects on Wednesday evening along Masterson Avenue in Upper Balulang in Cagayan de Oro.
Police Officer 1 (PO1) Liezel Mejos, of the Carmen police station, said the suspects, who were on board two single motorcycles without plate numbers (red and white), carted some P11,000 cash from Shell gas station’s income for the day and two cell phones of the cashier, Leah Daayata.
THE Philippine National Police in Northern Mindanao (PNP 10) was declared as the fourth region having the most number of confiscated firearms in the Philippines since the implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban for the May 13 midterm polls.
Police Superintendent Ronnie Francis Cariaga, PNP-10 spokesperson, said that as of May 16 the police regional department gathered 295 firearms of different kinds confiscated by its field personnel in different police operations.
TWO men suffocated and died inside an excavation well in a village in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental Monday morning.
Senior Police Officer 4 Renerio Cabanes of the Tagoloan town police office identified the casualties as Wilboy Naldo and Joseph Polito, both of legal age and residents of Sta. Ana, Tagoloan.
IN ABOUT a dozen combat operations initiated by the New People’s Army (NPA), the rebel group has counted 27 soldiers killed in action, a statement sent by the NPA to Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro via e-mail on Tuesday said.
In the statement, spokesperson of the NPA in North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NPA-NCMReCom) Allan Juanito, said since May 3 to 11, 2013, the armed rebels noted 27 casualties and many were injured on the military side, these were soldiers “who tried to destroy the growing revolutionary exercises” of the communist group.
THE SIX marines, who were wounded in the recent Gingoog City clashes against the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, received medals for their bravery.
The Army’s 4th Infantry Division (4ID) spokesperson Major Leo Bongosia said Vice-admiral Jose Luis Alano of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) handed over the Wounded Personnel Medal and cash assistance to wounded marines on Saturday in recognition of their sacrifices and efforts in securing the Philippines from national threats.