WBO supervisor Gino Rodriguez (left) and referee Celestino Ruiz raise the hands of Donnie Nietes after Mexican Raul Garcia quit at the start of the 6 th round of their 12-round fight.* ( Andy Alvarez photo )
“The Jardinicos should stay away from our brother's wake and funeral.”
That was the message yesterday of the siblings of Mayor Mario Magno to Vice Mayor Abner Jardinico who assumed the mayorship of San Enrique Friday shortly after their brother's death.
The message for the Jardinicos to stay away was made by Magno's sister, Lucille Sy, family spokesperson Ma. Ester Espina said. Magno's daughter Elise, who is married to Abner Jardinico's son, and had just arrived from the United States where she lives, said she respects the sentiments of the siblings of her father, Espina added.
Renewed armed clashes between government troopers and suspected New People's Army rebels claimed the life of another Army soldier and casued injuries to two others, while three suspected rebels were captured Saturday in Brgy. Mabini, Escalante City, Negros Occidental.
2Lt. Ma. Revekka Knothess Roperos, 303rd Infantry Brigade Public Information Officer, yesterday said the 30 NPA rebels encountered by a platoon-sized unit of the 62nd Infantry Battalion Alpha Company are believed to responsible for the deaths of two agrarian reform beneficiaries on May 22 in Brgy. General Luna, Sagay City.
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IN NEG. OR.
Cops act vs. shift in NPA target
The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office has intensified its intelligence operations following the reported shifting of the rebel group's activities in the province.
Reports from a very reliable source stated that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front will shift its offensive attacks on selected targets in the province, particularly the bayanihan centers and municipal police stations, acting provincial director, Senior Supt. Harris Fama, said.
Fama together with Supt. Elmer Decena, commander of the Provincial Public Safety Company, yesterday visited selected police stations in southern Negros Oriental, including Dumaguete City, to inspect and assess the capability of the police force. .