Man with assault rifles nabbed in Limay

LIMAY, Bataan- Alert police here nabbed Monday a suspicious man for illegally possessing assault rifles while roaming around in this town.
Chief Inspector Don Dicksie de Dios, chief of police, reported that Linglingay Parol, 40,

with Page No.0412-0413 dated February 8, native of Sta. Teresita, Cagayan and presently residing at Sitio Sea Breeze, Brgy. Saint Francis 2, Limay, was arrested after comcerned residents tipped off the police about his suspicious movement in the area.
     “The suspect was actually reported by the residents who were alarmed by his presence. The people immediately called us up after giving our hot lines after the police and Mayor Ver Roque conducted barangay visitations in the area,, our anti crime campaign launched by our Police Director and mayor Roque proves effective as the people themselves are responding,” said Major de Dios.


​De dios said that based on their Investigation at around11:45 in the morning of 8th February 2016, a concerned citizen who refused to divulge his identity called the police station and reported that there was a certain “ Bobot ”with black body bag and a gun tucked on his waist.

      The man was roaming around at Sitio Breeze, Brgy. Saint Francis II this municipality.

      Acting upon the report, de Dios said “operatives of Limay PNP led by SPO2 John B. Canare under the direct supervision of the undersigned immediately proceeded to the reported place and upon their arrival, a man was seen matching the description of the tipster with a gun tucked on his waist partially seen. At this instance, the responding police officers to effect arrest,” reported de Dios.


When frisked, SPO2 Canare recovered from the suspect’s possession and control were an Ingram caliner 9mm, caliber 40, bullets and shabu.

“We are still determining the background of the suspect whether he belongs to a gun-for-hire or not since he came from far away place,” added de Dios.-Mar T Supnad




DOLE strengthens ITCs in Central Luzon

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga- Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has worked in 2015 at strengthening various industrial tripartite councils (ITCs) in Central Luzon in a bid to keep industrial peace. 

“With the many reforms that we have introduced to boost industrial relations as well as soliciting support and cooperation to the new Labor Laws Compliance System (LLCS) from different industries, I directed our Provincial Field Offices last year to further strengthen the different ITCs we have established,” DOLE Regional Director Ana Dione said in a statement.


In Bataan, the Field Office on different occasions convened meetings with its ITCs on Education; Hospital, Dental, and Therapeutic Clinics; Construction; and Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism.


“Around 100 officers and members of these ITCs actively participated during the consultation and updating of their respective Voluntary Code of Good Practices (VCGPs),” Dione shared.


Aside from this, they were provided with Learning Sessions on the LLCS and other related labor laws and issuances as well as Productivity Seminar on 5s. 


In Bulacan, the Field Office successfully conducted the first ITC Provincial Congress that was participated by 57 officers and members of the Bulacan Provincial Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (B-PTIPC).


“The Congress, served as a venue to discuss relevant and pertinent issues and policies on labor and employment,” Dione said.


B-PTIPC covers the Agribusiness; Construction; Health Services; Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant; Education; and Manufacturing industries.


Aside from the B-PTIPC, officers and members of the Samahang Manggagawa ng Bulacan were likewise present and actively participated in the event.


In Nueva Ecija, the Field Office partnered with the National Wages and Productivity Commission in the conduct of Central Luzon’s first Green Productivity Seminar to about 50 officers and members of the Rice Millers Club of Nueva Ecija.


Apart from this, DOLE Nueva Ecija was able to organize orientations and seminars on Basic Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), and Guidelines Governing Construction OSH for officers and members of the Builders and Developers of Novo Ecijano Incorporated.


In Pampanga, the Field Office organized meetings of its ITCs in Construction, Education, Business Processing and Outsourcing– Information Communication Technology, and Aviation.


Some 61 officers and members of these ITCs drafted their respective Action Plans covering training and education, salaries and benefits, and occupational safety and health.


“The Action Plan also covers the areas on Productivity, labor turnover, conciliation, mediation, and industrial peace, and collaboration with other government agencies,” Dione furthered. 


In Tarlac, the Field Office conducted a Provincial ITC Congress that was participated by 45 officers and members of Hospital, Hotel and Restaurant, Education, and Construction ITCs.


“The output served as basis of proposed amendments and improvements to the signed VCGPs and to provide the Councils’ action plan and schedules of their activities,” Dione ended. 

AFAB hosts FTSC, gains support for promotion projects

FREEPORT AREA OF BATAAN – The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) recently presented its marketing and promotion plans and projects to the Foreign Trade Services Corps (FTSC) of the Department of Trade and Industry’s International Trade Group. 

The FTSC visited the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) to tour the industrial area and hold a brief meetingwith the marketing group of the AFAB. Among the topics discussed during the meeting are the investment opportunities in the FAB and the five-year promotion and development program of the AFAB called the “7 Pillars of Inclusive Growth.”


The AFAB will introduce in the next five years the FAB Kaisa and FAB Assists programs as part of the 7 Pillars of Inclusive Growth. The programs will be launched this year.


The FAB Kaisa program aims to forge a partnership among micro industries, small and medium business enterprises (SMEs), international and domestic multinational companies, the Department of Trade and Industries, Philippine Export and Import Credit Agency, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Trade Investment Centers, Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Department of Finance, Board of Investments and other investment promotions agencies.


The program will encourage the said business communities, groups and organizations to help in strengthening the supply and value chain in the FAB, and eventually in the country, by supplying raw materials or giving services to the investors that will locate in the Philippines. Aside from supporting the production and financial growth of the locators in the FAB, SMEs and other industries, the program will also help in luring more investors to the freeport. It is in this vein that FAB Kaisa also proposes to focus on the ASEAN Integration where the supply and value chains go regional in scope.


The FAB Assists program, on the other hand, willsupport the development of Industrial Parks in the FAB through potential investors. Under the FAB Promotes program, the AFAB will continue to expand its promotion efforts through its Marketing, Public Information and Public Relations Arms. After being able to lure more locators to the freeport and maintain its status as the fastest growing freeport in the country for three years, the FAB now is ready to further strengthen and push its brand as the Future’s Answer to Business.


Meanwhile, the Authority also expresses its firmcommitment to meet the expectations and need of its registered locators through the FAB Retains program. The program aims to engender trust and confidence on the AFAB through constant coordination that encourages transparency and strong interface with its stakeholders


To further raise awareness about the FAB nationwide, the Authority will launch the FAB General Information Campaign (GIC) this year, where it plans to hold outbound information program. The program includes holding tours, conferences and seminars across the country.


Also, the AFAB plans to institutionalize its corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects by introducing the FAB Gives program. Under this initiative, the AFAB will forge partnership with the Local Government Unit and the locators to formulate CSR projects.


Lastly, the AFAB will start promoting tourism as one of the priority industries of the FAB through the “Discover FAB” program. The Discover FAB program will help in luring more investors to the freeport and also promote the FAB across the country and around the world.


The AFAB also took the opportunity to show to the members of the FTSC the development at the freeport and its facilities. 


The FTSC aims to promote Philippine trade and investment worldwide. As part of the International Trade Group, they connect trading businesses of Philippine companies and foreign investors with their counterparts. As of today, FTSC is present in 25 posts in 18 countries in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia and the Pacific.


Bongbong can work to any president

SENATOR Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr., today said if he is elected Vice President, he will be able to work with any of the presidential candidates and will fully support whoever will be elected.
 “If I get elected, I can work with any of the presidential candidates. Secretary Mar Roxas is the cousin of my wife. Vice President Jejomar Binay and I are from the north. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and I are good friends and Senator Grace Poe is my sister in government. We are good friends,” Marcos said.
 He, however, was quick to add that if he gets elected for the second highest post, he will neither be an apologist nor a cheerleader of the future president.
 “I won’t just be the President’s ‘cheerleader’ or apologist, nor will I be his or her rubberstamp but I will fully cooperate in programs that will uplift the lives of the people because we need unity to get the country moving towards a progressive future,” he said.
 He said he will not hesitate to voice out his sentiment or negative comments when he sees or feels wrongdoings in the government.

 “I will also act as a fiscalizer and will freely yet tactfully and diplomatically speak my mind about important public issues, as well as about the shortcomings and weak points of the government,” Marcos said.

 He said he will do this not for the sake of mere criticism or fault-finding, but to encourage the government to rectify and improve public service in the name of public welfare and common good.
 He said as Vice President, he will help in uniting the country and rally behind the President as he reiterated that only through unity will the government succeed in bringing progress to the Filipinos.
“If and when I become Vice-President, my platform of public service will be defined not by a

‘hopeful patience’ or ‘wishful thinking,’ but rather, of unity, trust, and co-operation. I will be a trustworthy team player and a competent role player,” he said.

TO SHOW THAT THE POLICE ARE NOT PROTECTING DRUG PUSHERS Mariveles PNP score big against drugs, guns; nab 33


MARIVELES, Bataan- Meaning business in his crackdown against illegal drugs, Supt. Crizalde M. Conde, chief of police, has launched a series of campaign it resulting to the apprehension of 33 persons, confiscation of guns and shabu, it was reported yesterday.
Col. Conde’s action came after he was designated by Sr. Supt. Rhodel Sermonia, to head the police here, following reports that there were policemen who were in cahoots if not protecting the operations of illegal drugs in this town.
And right after his assumption as chief of police, Mayor Jesse Concepcion’s first order is to rid totally the town of illegal drugs, pushers and ushers, no matter whose toes they step on.

Al Balan, president of the Intelligence Support and Action Force (ISAF), a group of civilians agents tapped by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, to help in intelligence gathering and monitoring, said that they monitored the almost nightly operations launched by Col. Conde and his men against drugs. “Mauubos mga pushers nayan dahil palaging nag ooperate sina Col. Conde; matapang siya at totoo yng ginagawa nyang operasyon,” said Balan.
In his report on anti illegal drug operation conducted by Mariveles Municipal Police Station covering the period of January 1 to January 31, 2016 Col. Conde said that they apprehended the following suspects involved in illegal drugs: Bobeth Escarpe of Barangay Lucanin Ronilo Valenzuela of Mt. View, Miguel Manansala of Sisiman, Cesar Rodriguez, Gloria Gabay, both of Bonifacio Street, Barangay Poblacion, Eugene Ywayan and Yolanda Doningo of Barangay Sisiman, Melissa Reyes of Sisiman, Angelo Dahutoy of Baklain, Barangay Malaya, Rodito Ramirez and ruel Escabillo of of Barangay Camaya.
Daniel de Asis of Alas-asin, who was laso arrested for possessing illegall gun and bullets; Rodolfo Lamayra of Porto Brgy. Balon AnitoMark Clarin of Camaya, Edward Florentino and Reymark Rojas of of Sawmill BarangayTownsiteAlvin Marin of Barangay Mt. View, Christine Anne Gutierrez of Barangay Balon, Mariveles, Bataan. In a separate operation is Malaya, Col. Conde said they also arrested Frederick Vinas.Alfie Bantugan AlionJose Miguel de Andres of San Isidro.
In a joint operation to serve search warrant issued by Executive Judge Emmanuel Silva, Branch 4, RTC of Bataan, Conde reported also confiscation of various powerful guns, bullets and shabu at the houses of Levy Dinglasan Jr. and Efren Dinglasan, at Sitio Bo. Site, Barangay Biaan, Mariveles, Bataan.

The two were immediately arrested.
Col Conde said they were able to confiscate during the operations two Homemade Shotgun and Pistolized U.S. Carbine Caliber .30 M1, 15 Shotgun ammunitions, two (2) magazine (1 long and 1 short) of shotgun, three (3) magazines (2 short and 1 long) of Pistolized U.S. Carbine Caliber .30 M1, twenty-two (22) pieces Cal .30 ammunition, seven (7) small size heat sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected shabu, and assorted drug paraphernalia.

Recovered firearms and ammunition will be brought to Bataan PNP Crime Laboratory Office for ballistics examination and safekeeping, while, recovered drug evidence with an estimated total weight of .048 grams and estimated street value of Php 1,000 will be subjected to laboratory/chemistry examination, said Conde.

In barangay Alas-asin, Col Conde said they also arrested Daniel de Asis after the police seized from him a caliber 38 and shabu

“De Asis was caught in the act of selling suspected illegal drugs after selling one (1) small plastic sachet containing suspected shabu to police poseur buyer in exchange of a Php 400.00 (four 100 peso bill) , one (1) cube of suspected dried marijuana leaves and one (1) caliber 38 revolver, Smith and Wesson from his actual possession and control,” added Conde.-Mar T Supnad

AFTER FILING GRAFT CASE VS MAYORBataan Vice mayor receives death threat

ORION, Bataan- Vice Mayor Reynaldo Waje of this town is living in fear after receiving “death threat” supposed from the CPP/NPA.
Known for his being incorruptible and low profile, Waje told policemen here that he received a text message last week supposedly coming from one Ka Harie of the Underground movement, threatening him with death for allegedly turning down the request of the rebels.
“I did not remember anyone from the CPP/NPA who approached men and asked form something, wala namang lumalalapit e,” Waje said.
This was reportedly the full text message from the NPA sent to Waje” isang mapag palang gabi sayo VICE MAYOR hatid ng pulahang mandirigma at paglilinis kaya binaba sayo ang UBE ng CPP NPA n hatol mula s kilusan upang patawan k ng kamatayan dhil pag bliwala mu s aming khilingan alam kong di k namin mkukuha ng walang dahas kaya itinalaga nmin sayo ang taga hatol ng SQUAD ng CPP NPA pra di k pamarisan ng iba.

But Chief Inspector Eduardo Guevarra, chief of police here, doubted the sender of the text message, saying there is no more such group of rebels operating here. “Wala ng ganyang NPA, NPA dito,” said Major Guevarra.
And even Waje believes that the text message was not the handiwork of the rebels, saying it was probably a form of harassment by his political foes.
Last December, Waje and town Councilors -Warlito Isidro, June Hernandez, Ma. fe Munoz Alarcon, Armando Nava and Jerson Paul Ramirez-filed Graft case involving money of the public, Grave Misconduct and Dishonesty against Mayor Antonio Raymundo before the Office of Ombudsman.
The OMB is expected to hand down its decision anytime from this month.-Mar T Supnad

Let Digong be president-Bagatsing

With crowd-sourced global database Numbeo pegging crime index in Manila at a high of 67.78 last year, Manila mayoralty candidate Amado Bagatsing vowed today to restore peace and order in the capital city with the help of PDP-Laban presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte.“Manila is the third worst place in the Philippines when it comes to crimes. This is not surprising considering that the outgoing mayor has not lifted a finger to jail criminals and the drug syndicates now operating with impunity in our city,” said Bagatsing.
Bagatsing noted with dismay Numbeo’s figures which put Manila behind only Quezon City (71.85) and Zamboanga City (68.23) as the most crime-prone areas in the Philippines. 
“Mayor Duterte must be doing something right because in the same survey conducted by Numbeo, Davao City’s crime index was pegged at a low 20.08,” pointed out the congressman representing Manila’s 5th District.
Numbeo’s surveys on consumer prices, crime rates, quality of health care and other statistics are regularly cited by news media firms like Forbes, The Economist, BBC, The New York Times, Time and The Telegraph, among others.
Duterte has endorsed the candidacy of Bagatsing, a six-termer congressman, for mayor of Manila. Bagatsing has vowed to match Duterte’s iron fist against criminals.
“For the sake of our country, let Mayor Duterte be President because we need someone like him who backs his words with action. I am happy that the Comelec has dismissed the nonsense disqualification complaints against him,” said Bagatsing.
Numbeo included the Philippines in the 30 countries with the most serious criminality problem.
Bagatsing said he would increase the allowances of policemen, provide them with good lawyers for protection against harassment suits, and tap barangay units to serve as force multipliers during patrols and police operations.
He vowed to dismantle the drug laboratories in Manila and to offer substantial reward money for information leading to the arrest of most-wanted criminals in the city, especially those engaged in the trade of illegal drugs.                                                                             

Duterte vows to seize all loose guns, ends drugs

Taking into account that 99% of the guns used in criminal incidentswere classified as “loose,” Presidential aspirant Davao City Mayor

Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte and his running mate Senate Majority Leader

Alan Peter Cayetano today said they will seize all illegal firearms in

their effort to eliminate crime and illegal drugs.
“Sinasabi ko sa taumbayan, kung gusto ninyo ng malinis na bibig, very

civil and courteous, doon na lang kayo. Pero kung gusto ninyo ‘yung

nagmumura pero tinutupad ang pangako, I will deliver. In the first

year of my government, I will seize all loose firearms and end drugs

and criminality,” Duterte said.
According to Duterte, the possession of loose firearms is a crime in

itself, which in turn points to violent crimes such as murders,

homicides, illegal drug trade and random shooting.
In a recent report by the Philippine National Police (PNP), 42 people
were victims of stray bullet incidents, many allegedly from loose

guns. Majority of the incidents happened at the peak of last year’s

New Year’s celebration, from December 31 to January 1. Some of the

injured includes an eight-year-old girl from Iloilo City who sustained

injury on her right thigh.
For his part, Cayetano said that he and Duterte will push for a

crackdown on illegal gun manufacturers and dealers. They will also

push for more stringent background checks as a way to eliminate

gun-related violence, as proven in other countries.
“Sobra na ang gulo dahil sobra-sobra na ang mga iligal na baril na

hawak ng mga kriminal. The government itself admitted that 1.7 million

registered firearms in the country have been found using fictitious or

questionable information. This is unacceptable,” Cayetano said.
“Sa gobyerno namin ni Mayor Duterte, hindi natin hahayaan na makahawak
ng baril ang mga naghahasik ng krimen at gulo. Firearms should protect

the people not harm them,” Cayetano ended


Before signing a peace covenant, provincial leaders led by Gov Abet S Garcia, 4th left, offer prayers inside the Balanga cathedral for a peaceful election come May. Also in photo and signed the peace covenant were (left to right) Board member Jose Villapando, Orani town Mayor Benjie Serrano, Congressional candidate Geraldine Roman, Mayor Danny Malana, of Hermosa town, now candidate for congressman, board member Dante Manalastas, Sr Supt Rhodel Sermonia, among others.-Mar T Supnad  


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