files raps vs.
5 for hiking rival's votes
Genaro Alvarez Jr. yesterday said he has filed administrative and criminal complaints
against the Kabankalan City assessor, two principals, and two poll tabulators
for allegedly increasing the votes of his opponent in the last election.
Alvarez won the sixth congresional seat with 70,150 votes, while his opponents
Jesus Manuel Dabao had 46, 341 votes and George Lopez had 1,685.
He said he was filing the complaints as a deterrent so that those tasked with
safeguarding the election returns do not resort to changing the results again
in the future. Named in the complaints filed by Alvarez were members of the Kabankalan
City Board of Canvassers - City Assessor Roger Gasataya and principals Bernadin
Bendo and Socia Coca, and tabulators Nick Reyes and Hilda Ducanes, Alvarez said.
1 of two nabbed
police yesterday released one of the alleged leaders of the New People's Army
who were arrested at a checkpoint in Talisay City on June 12, in the absence of
any arrest warrant against him, after he was interrogated by his captors.
Senior Supt. Pedro Merced, 6th Regional Mobile Group director, said they had to
release Arturo Fabiona, alias Ka Turing and Kim, at about 5 p.m. yesterday, because
he has no pending arrest warrant.
Fabiona was initially reported by the police as the intelligence officer of the
Komiteng Rehiyonal- Negros, and a political officer of the New People's Army Larangan
Gerilya 6 in northern Negros. Merced, however, said Marvin Mata who was listed
in the order of battle of the military as deputy secretary of KR- Negros, commander
of the NPA Regional Operational Command and head of its liquidation unit, will
not be released, as he was denied bail by the court for robbery-in-band charges.
Complaints aired vs.
EB Magalona raids
soldiers who were allegedly searching for firearms, raided yesterday the house
of an Alab Katipunan organizer and her two neighbors in E.B.Magalona , Negros
AK secretary general Ben Solilapsi said last night that soldiers of the 11th Infantry
Battalion raided the house of Irene Jamocol and that of her neighbors in Hacienda
Santa Ana, Brgy. Consing, E.B. Magalona. Solilapsi said Army soldiers were looking
for firearms but none was recovered from the house of Jamocol, AK organizer, and
denounce the illegal act by the Army for they lack the necessary documents in
the conduct of raids", he said.