BATO PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa (center) at the recognition rites of 821 police trainees in Bago City.* ( GPB photo )

Bato hits coward cops

 PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa yesterday took a swipe at “coward policemen” , after 821 police trainees of Negros Island Region and Western Visayas volunteered to be assigned in Marawi, after their training.

Dela Rosa, who spoke at the recognition rites of police trainees of Police Regional Offices 6 and 18 in Bago City, Negros Occidental, reminded them that as police officers, they could be assigned anywhere in the Philippine archipelago.

When de la Rosa asked the 821 police trainees if they will volunteer to be assigned in Marawi, they responded positively, although he quipped that they may have been forced to raise their hands.. moremoremore

Army calls ambush of 2 barbaric

The Philippine Army yesterday condemned the criminal and barbaric acts perpetrated by the New People's Army, who staged an ambush on two civilians on Thursday in Calatrava, Negros Occidental.

Norberto Lumayno, a sugar planter, and his driver, Danilo Braga, succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds, and the vehicle they were riding was riddled with bullets, after they were ambushed by about nine suspected NPA rebels in Brgy. Minapasok, Calatrava, the police said.

The ambush also took place two days after three suspected NPA assassins also shot and killed former Army Sgt. Ronnie Montejo in Canlaon City, also following the raid of a police station in Maasin town of Iloilo, on Sunday.moremoremore


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NegOr eligible for P5M fund
for ex-NPA halfway houses

MANILA - The Department of the Interior and Local Government announced that Negros Oriental and other eligible local government units may now access P5-million fund each for the construction of half-way houses for former New People's Army rebels, under the Comprehensive Local Integration Program.

This after the DILG issued the guidelines that enumerate the systems and procedures that should be followed by concerned provinces and highly-urbanized cities to access the fund for the construction of a half-way house in accordance with pertinent laws and prescribed accounting rules and regulations.

Covered by the guidelines are the provinces of Kalinga, Mountain Province, Northern Samar, Negros Oriental, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, and North Cotabato..