Forest ranger brutally killed in Agusan del Sur

  BY MIKE U. CRISMUNDO     BUTUAN CITY – The regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here called on police authorities on Friday to conduct a thorough investigation on the brutal killing of another forest officer in Agusan del Sur province. DENR-13 Regional Executive Director (RED) Hadja Didaw Piang-Brahim […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoOct 30th, 2020

DENR employee gunned down in Davao City buy-bust

DAVAO CITY — An employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was killed  during a buy-bust operation on MacArthur Highway, Bangkal, here Wednesday. The suspect was identified Ronel T. Revilla, forest ranger of DENR assigned in Mati City, Davao Oriental and a resident of Toril District here.  Initial report of the Talomo Police Station led by its commander Police Major Sean Logronio bared their Drug Enforcement Unit launched a buy-bust operation against Revilla near Mabini Elementary School around 3 p.m.  PHOTO COURTESY OF TALOMO POLICE STATION/ MANILA BULLETIN The suspect sold a sachet of suspected shabu worth P1, 000 to police poseur-buyer. Revilla sensed that he was dealing with a police officer and immediately pulled his gun and fired upon the arresting officer, prompting the cops to retaliate. The suspect was taken to the Davao Adventist Hospital where  he was declared dead on arrival at around 4:03 p.m.  Recovered from the crime scene were 15 big and medium sized-sachets of  shabu, marijuana seeds and other drug paraphernalia, a caliber .45 pistol, and P28,300 cash. Confiscated illegal drugs weighing 90 grams have an estimated street value of P890,000. Logronio said the operation stemmed from a month-long case buildup, surveillance, and background investigation of the suspect and his involvement in illegal drug operations.   The station commander lauded the operatives for their efficiency, good intelligence work, and tremendous courage in dealing with armed drug suspect. “In our line of work, we always expect armed encounters such as during buy-bust and other related operations. Yes, it is scary. You can imagine what goes through the mind of a police officer seeing your suspect armed. Good thing these men heightened their sense of alertness, their training and they were able to retaliate fast,” he said.  Logronio said that even as the country is facing this health crisis, the PNP will remain relentless and spares no one in the battle against illegal drugs.  “We will continue to be in the frontline of ensuring public safety. Rest assured that our investigation will not stop here. We are now on the process of running after his cohorts and sources. We will show them no mercy,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

Forest ranger slay suspects held, killed

Lt. Col. Heryl Bruno, city police chief, said Ariel Andrade was being led for a medical examination at around 12:25 a.m. when the incident occurred......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2019

Forest ranger killed in Nueva Ecija

MANILA, Philippines – A government forest ranger was shot by an unidentified assailant in Nueva Ecija on Friday, October 25, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Citing reports, the DENR in a statement on Monday, October 28, said Ronaldo Corpuz, who was assigned to the Community ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019

NPA rebel killed in Agusan clash 

BUTUAN CITY – A New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed while several others were wounded in a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in Barangay Segunda, Esperanzan, Agusan del Sur last Wednesday. Civil Military Operations (CMO) Officer Lt. Cecille C. Tappa of the 26th Infantry Battalion (26th IB) said two high-powered firearms, an M16 with an M203 grenade […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

US votes on Trump’s fate under threat of election turmoil

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Americans vote Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump and his uniquely brash, bruising presidency that Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged supporters to end, restoring “our democracy.” US President Donald Trump leaves after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally at Fayetteville Regional Airport November 2, 2020, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. – The US presidential campaign enters its final day Monday with a last-minute scramble for votes by Donald Trump and Joe Biden, drawing to a close an extraordinary race that has put a pandemic-stricken country on edge. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) The United States is more divided and angry than at any time since the Vietnam War era of the 1970s — and fears that Trump could dispute the result of the election are only fueling those tensions. Despite an often startlingly laid-back campaign, Biden, 77, leads in almost every opinion poll, buoyed by his consistent message that America needs to restore its “soul” and get new leadership in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 231,000 people. “I have a feeling we’re coming together for a big win tomorrow,” Biden said in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a vital electoral battleground where he was joined by pop superstar Lady Gaga. “It’s time to stand up and take back our democracy.” But Trump was characteristically defiant to the end, campaigning at a frenetic pace with crowded rallies in four states on Monday, and repeating his dark, unprecedented claims for a US president that the polls risk being rigged against him. After almost non-stop speeches in a final three-day sprint, he ended up in the early hours of Tuesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan — the same place where he concluded his epic against-the-odds campaign in 2016 where he defeated apparent frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Despite the bad poll numbers, the 74-year-old Republican real estate tycoon counted on pulling off another upset. “We’re going to have another beautiful victory tomorrow,” he told the Michigan crowd, which chanted back: “We love you, we love you!” “We’re going to make history once again,” he said. Packing Trump’s bags While Tuesday is formally Election Day, in reality Americans have been voting for weeks. With a huge expansion in mail-in voting to safeguard against the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly 100 million people have already made their choice. Biden has the wind in his sails after indications that Democratic enthusiasm in the early voting may be matching the more visible energy at Trump’s impressive rallies. In one of US history’s great political gambles, Biden stuck to socially distanced gatherings with small crowds right up to the last moment, in stunning contrast to Trump’s constant, large rallies where few supporters so much as bothered with masks. But the Democrat, making his third attempt at the presidency, clearly senses that his calmer approach and strict attention to pandemic protocols is what Americans want after four tempestuous years. “It’s time for Donald Trump to pack his bags and go home,” Biden told supporters in Cleveland. “We’re done with the chaos! We’re done with the tweets, the anger, the hate, the failure, the irresponsibility.” In chilly downtown Pittsburgh, Justine Wolff said she had cast her ballot for Biden already and was cautiously hopeful he would carry Pennsylvania, which along with Florida may be the tightest of all the swing states that decide close national elections. “I hope that people have seen the writing on the wall,” said the 35-year-old nurse. “We need some kind of change because this isn’t working for anybody.” But where many early votes are believed to have been cast by Democrats, Trump’s side is hoping for a massive wave of Republican supporters voting in person on Tuesday. “Whether he wins or loses, this is history,” said Kolleen Wall, who turned out to cheer Trump in Grand Rapids. But “when you come to one of these rallies, all you think is, how could he not win?” The first polling stations opening were in two New Hampshire villages, Dixville Notch and Millsfield, starting at midnight. Most polling stations on the East Coast were to open at 6:00 am or 7:00 am (1100 or 1200 GMT). A tiny hamlet of 12 residents in the middle of the forest, near the Canadian border, Dixville Notch has traditionally voted “first in the nation” since 1960. The vote took minutes, as did the count: five votes for Biden, and none for Trump. Warning of violence Trump himself is planning to visit his campaign headquarters in Virginia on Tuesday, while Biden will travel to his birthplace of Scranton, the scrappy Pennsylvania town where Trump also visited on Monday. There are worries that if the election is close, extended legal chaos and perhaps violent unrest could ensue — not least because Trump has spent months trying to sap public trust in the voting process in a nation already bitterly divided along political fault lines. He ramped up these warnings in the final days, focusing especially on Pennsylvania’s rule allowing absentee ballots received within three days after Tuesday to be counted. In a tweet flagged with a warning label by Twitter on Monday, he said this would “allow rampant and unchecked cheating.” “It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!” Trump tweeted......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Mindanao NPA commander killed in Cebu City hideout

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 12 October) — A ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed Sunday by Army and police operatives in Cebu City, where he was hiding and coordinating attacks in Mindanao including the 2015 murder of Mayor Dario Otaza and his son Daryl of Loreto, Agusan del Sur, and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Three dead as forest fires burn in Syria, Lebanon

Forest fires in Syria and neighbouring Lebanon have killed three people and burned swathes of land since Thursday, state media and officials said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Trooper, 2 bandits slain in Sulu clashes

An Army Scout Ranger and two Abu Sayyaf bandits were killed in a series of encounters that also resulted in the wounding of seven soldiers in Patikul, Sulu on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

2 NPA rebels slain in Agusan Sur

Two New People’s Army guerrillas were killed in encounters with soldiers of the 26th Infantry Battalion in Sitio Mahayon-hayon, Barangay Guibonon, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur on Thursday and Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2020

Nineteen killed in massive China forest fire

Eighteen firefighters and one forestry guide died while fighting a huge forest fire in southwestern China, the local government said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 31st, 2020

Authorities seize 236 hot logs in AgNor

CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, March 16 -- Based on the information given by a concerned citizen on the presence of illegal forest products, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 16th, 2020

Maute Group member killed in encounter

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 25 January) — An alleged member of the IS-linked Maute Group was was killed in an encounter wirh government troops in a forest between the towns of Balindong and Piagapo in Lanao del Sur on Friday afternoon. Col. Jose Maria Cuerpo, commander of the Army 103rd infantry Brigade identified […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Government troops kill suspected ISIS terrorist in Lanao encounter 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines —A suspected ISIS terrorist was killed in an encounter with government troops in a forest between the towns of  Balindong and Piagapo in Lanao del Sur last Friday afternoon (January 24, 2020). Colonel Jose Maria Cuerpo, commander of the Army 103rd infantry Brigade, identified the suspected slain terrorist as Jarir […] The post Government troops kill suspected ISIS terrorist in Lanao encounter  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

3 mountaineers lost in MisOr forest rescued

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/06 January) – Three mountaineers walked through a lush mossy forest to safety on Tuesday, three days after getting lost on the 8,040-foot Mount Balatukan in Misamis Oriental. Carlo Duga-duga, Misamis Oriental public information officer said the three were part of a 10-man team from Nasipital town, Agusan del Norte that scaled […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 8th, 2020

2 NPA fighters killed in clashes

Two New People’s Army fighters were killed in two separate encounters between rebel groups and government troops in Agusan del Norte and Misamis Oriental......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2019

Cop shot dead

A police officer tagged in the shooting of his superior was killed in an alleged encounter with fellow officers in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

Suspected NPA killed in encounter with government troops in Agusan del Norte

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental—A suspected member of the New People’s Army ( NPA) was killed during an encounter between troops of the 23rd Infantry Battalion (23IB) and suspected rebels in Sitio San Jose, Barangay Durian, Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte on Wednesday morning, December 4, 2019. According to a military report, troops recovered three high powered […] The post Suspected NPA killed in encounter with government troops in Agusan del Norte appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2019

STATEMENT | End the 10 years of no justice! Struggle against impunity!

Ten years ago, 58 persons including 32 journalists and one human rights lawyer, were brutally killed in Sitio Masalay, Ampatuan in Maguindanao, in what is now considered the deadliest attack on journalists and worst case of election-related violence in Philippine history......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019

Old woman mistaken for ‘ghoul’ brutally killed in South

NORTH COTABATO – A septuagenarian was repeatedly stabbed and brutally killed after neighbors mistook the woman for a ghoul in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2019

Guardian of the forest killed in Amazon ambush

SAO PAOLO, Brazil – A Brazilian land defender was killed and a second injured in an ambush by loggers in the Amazon rainforest, regional authorities reported. Indigenous leader Paulo Paulino Guajajara and his partner Laercio were members of "Guardians of the forest," a group who attempt to protect their land from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2019