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SAF commandos mourn, hail fallen comrades

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

AMID their grief and anger over the death of their 44 comrades, members of the elite PNP Special Action Force (SAF) stationed in Iloilo province still called for peace in Mindanao.

But they all believe that justice must be served to their slain colleagues.

“They should surrender. Dapat may managot sa nangyari,” said Inspector Andan Calib of the 63rd Special Action Company based in Barangay Alibunan, Calinog, Iloilo,

If Calib would have his way, he would still push for the peace process.

However, the peace process must be temporarily suspended so long as justice has not been served to the 44 SAF members who were brutally killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

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2 cops linked to colleague’s slay disarmed, restricted


By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – The two police officers who rented the car allegedly used in the murder of another cop have been disarmed and restricted to their units.

Sr. Supt. Milko Lirazan, acting Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) director, said PO1 Jackie Aizpuro and PO1 Randy Gelbor are under investigation relative to the death of PO2 John Gallenero.

Aizpuro is a member of the La Carlota City Police Station while Gelboria is assigned at the Bacolod City Police Office Public Safety Company.

Gallenero was shot dead Wednesday by an unidentified gunman at Brgy. 2, La Carlota City.

The suspect fled onboard a gray Mitsubishi Adventure which was later traced to Meca J Rent-A-Car owned by a certain Jessie Jimenez.

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Oca: I just want to clear my name

By: Louine Hope Conserva

“I AM not stopping illegal gambling. I just want to clear my name.”

This was the justification offered by former 1st district congressman Oscar “Oca” Garin Sr. when he tagged town mayors and chiefs of police to illegal gambling operations.

Garin said he is not in a position to stop illegal gambling as he is not an elected official, but he only wants to clear his name on the issue.

“There was this impression that I am behind the illegal gambling operation in the first district because of those people near me who operate under my shadow. Gapalapit sila sa akon ti abi sang tanan ako ang utok sang gambling pero ang matuod wala gid ako da ya. Indi ko na iya kinahanglan sang kwarta (These people approach me and then everybody thought I am the brains behind the gambling when in truth I have no involvement. I don’t need money),” Garin told The Daily Guardian.

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Calm and sobriety

January 31, 2015 12:56 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

CRIES for blood and war reverberated across the land as news of the death of 44 (government figures) or 64 (Moro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF count) members of Special Action Force (SAF) spread. Emotions ran high as social media immediately showed gruesome pictures of the dead law enforcers, stoking the fire of revenge. Read more...

Antique on brink of chaos as Mar Roxas dilly-dallies

January 31, 2015 12:54 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.” – Albert Einstein

INSTEAD of an ounce of prevention, a pound of cure is now needed to solve the leadership crisis that hit Antique, which now has two governors. Read more...

Christians are challenged to become “persons with authority”

January 31, 2015 12:52 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA


Gospel Reading: Mark 1,21-28


OUR Gospel reading this Sunday narrates one of those usual instances in which Jesus goes to a synagogue to perform the traditional Jewish duty of attending a religious service and, being of the right age, of reading a Biblical text in public and commenting on it. Aside from this, we have one of those many accounts of Jesus curing a possessed man by expelling the evil spirit in him. Read more...

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