Negros Oriental News

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NPA Slams Killing of Bayan Muna Organizer, Other Civilians

The New People’s Army-Leonardo Panaligan Command (NPA-LPC) keeps blaming the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the killing of civilians in Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental.

In a statement to the media, Ka JB Regalado, LPC spokesperson said, innocent civilians are now getting the brunt of the “revenge” of the military and the police for the ambush last month that killed a police chief and five other cops of Guihulngan.

Aying Thumbs Down NPA Ambush Victory Claim

Major General Jon Aying, 3rd Infantry Division commander based in Jamindan, Capiz downplayed the claim of New People’s Army (NPA) that their ambush of Guihulngan City policemen in Sitio Mandi-i, Barangay Magsaysay, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental “was a victory for the people”.

In an interview with Sagay City-based Hapi Radio dyAG, Aying said their (NPA) claim that it was the victory of the people “is contradicting their own cause and motives”.

Drug suspect nabbed

A drug suspect was surprised by police operatives in a buy bust operation around 4:10 p.m. Wednesday in Barangay Tugas, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental.

Superintendent Frankie Lugo, OIC police chief of Tanjay identified the suspect as Jumarie Capino Ramirez, 18, of Barangay San Jose, Tanjay.

The operatives was led by SPO1 Dickmar Gornez in coordination of PDEA-Negros Oriental.

Confiscated from him were two plastic sachets of suspected shabu, including the buy bust item in exchange for P500 marked money.

Ex-police killed in shoot out

A former policeman was killed after he shot it out with the members of Dumaguete City police in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The incident happened during the buy bust operation at Bishop E.P. Surban Street in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental in front of Holy Child Hospital.

Police operatives identified the victim as Roderick Maquinta, of legal age, dismissed police of Dumaguete.