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3 NPA rebels surrender in Compostela Valley

MANILA, Aug. 3 &'8212; Three members of the New People's Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Mawab town, Compostela Valley, as they expressed desire to return to normal lives. DUTERTE WANTS TO TALK PEACE – President Rodrigo Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 3rd, 2016

PNP not picking on Erwin Tulfo

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is not picking on broadcaster Erwin Tulfo as authorities have ordered the surrender of his firearms, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2019

Man, 74, dies of electrocution

A 74-year-old man was found dead in Oton, Iloilo morning of June 5, 2019. Authorities believed that Rolando Geneblaza was electrocuted after he accidentally touched a live wire while cutting bamboos at Barangay Botong.  Barangay tanod Dennis Sante saw Geneblaza’a body while on his way to his farm around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Members of the […] The post Man, 74, dies of electrocution appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

P485,000 aid given to 9 rebel returnees

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino BACOLOD City – Nine former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who previously surrendered to the authorities received financial and livelihood assistance amounting to a total of P485,000 from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Monday, June 3, 2019. Outgoing Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., along with […] The post P485,000 aid given to 9 rebel returnees appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 4th, 2019

Six alleged ex-NPA members surrender in Batangas

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Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsMay 26th, 2019

Surrender, Batocabe son asks Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

ALBAY, Philippines – The son of slain AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe on Tuesday, May 7, asked Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo to "peacefully surrender" after a regional trial court in Legazpi City ordered his arrest. "We hope that Mr Baldo peacefully surrender to the authorities in order that trial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

Armed persons spotted in central Negros Occidental

BACOLOD City – Two mayors in Central Negros Occidental deplored the reported presence of  armed persons in the area and called on authorities to  investigate whether these are legitimate members of the military or the police. Mayors Rhumyla Nicor Mangilimutan of La Castellana and Joselito Malabor  of Isabela said their respective offices continue to receive information […] The post Armed persons spotted in central Negros Occidental appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

Neri-Chaves Clan: A Tale of Southern Nobility

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, the crown jewel of Mindanao, is the country’s newest boom town, experiencing an accelerated level of modernization and real estate investments. Infrastructures such as hotels, malls and condominium towers are vigorously constructed one after the other to accommodate the influx of new residents and visitors to the city. Proof that, Cagayan de Oro as it is fondly called, had long since shed its small-town roots, to become the mega melting pot of pioneering entrepreneurs and upwardly mobile young professionals that it is today. Apart from the perks and comforts of living in a highly urbanized city, people who call Cagayan de Oro home also bask in its rich and colorful history that dates back to pre-colonial times. One clan in particular has been a prominent figure in the city’s enduring saga and cultural evolution. The Neri-Chaves family are descendants of a strong-willed Rajah whose resoluteness drove him to seek out dominions beyond his stronghold’s fertile terrains in Lanao province. The Malay prince, whose name was Samporna, or Sanskrit for ‘perfect’, decided to invade Cagayan or Kalambagohan as it was then known. Excerpts from the writings of the Neri-Chaves family historian, Filomeno M. Bautista, recounted how a potential bloody struggle was averted, when the then chief of Kalambagohan, Datu Bagani, sent his beautiful daughter guarded by his bravest warriors to meet Rajah Samporna. She was to initiate the conditional surrender, so that their people would not be enslaved by the invaders. It was told that the Rajah, captivated by Datu Bagani’s daughter, ended up marrying her. The prince also built a fortress around their village in Kalambagohan to protect them from other conquistadores. Rajah Samporna later succeeded the Datu as ruler of Cagayan. He also converted from Islam to Christianity to solidify his devotion to his wife’s religion, and in 1779 was baptized by a Spanish priest with a peculiarly Italian name, Neri. It ushered an era of peace in Mindanao, when Muslims lived harmoniously with Christians. The Neris intermarrying with the Chaveses of Cagayan was perhaps providential as it produced one of the most enduring clans in the country. Today, the Neri-Chaves clan is many thousand strong. Well-known lawyer and congressman Rufus Bautista Rodriguez attributes the successes enjoyed by many family members throughout many generations to the tireless pursuit of life’s true purpose. “We are hardworking people. We are also fortunate to have had many individuals in the family who continue to inspire us, like Vice President Emmanuel Neri Pelaez and Ambassador Felino Neri”, Rodriguez said, adding in jest, “At mga gwapo, gwapa pa!” Most if not all of Cagayan de Oro’s earliest leaders, from Governors to Mayors, were members of the Neri-Chaves family. Some became pioneers in other fields like business, education and the arts, from Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan to musicologist and concert pianist Vilma May Chaves Cataylo. The clan has had three grand reunions, first in 1985, then in 1993, and the most recent one took place in August 2016 where hundreds of family members came together from all over the world to rekindle family ties. Jessica Dingcong, who spearheaded the recent reunion held at the Chaves family-owned Chali Beach and Mallberry Suites in Cagayan de Oro City, wants to inspire the next generation to carry on the legacy of benevolence and integrity of their forebears. “We should be proud that we are very family oriented,’ Dingcong said. In attendance at the grand reunion were the Neri-Cheves clan’s many young professionals and millennials. Sixth generation Neri-Chaves and journalist Alessandra Marie Chaves Jalandoni, who carries her nickname Apples professionally, admits feeling the pressure of belonging to a family of achievers. “We have some pretty big shoes to fill, so we soldier on, and never give up,,” Jalandoni said, adding that, “We have always been taught to do the right thing, and not just what looks good on paper.” Jalandoni’s maternal grandfather Engineer Camilo Vamenta Chaves was a World War II veteran and subsequently Dean at the family-owned Liceo de Cagayan University. Her mother Alma Marie Chaves Jalandoni is a pioneer in garments manufacturing and export in the Philippines. Current Social Security Services Commissioner Pompee La Viña will head the next Neri-Chaves grand reunion in 2018. La Viña is the son of Lourdes Chaves Maestrado La Viña who was the first woman elected to the City Council in Cagayan de Oro. His younger brother is former Ateneo School of Government dean and climate change lead negotiator Tony La Viña. Commissioner La Viña hopes to welcome many more family members to their tight-knit Mindanaon clan. “It roots us in Mindanao, the blood of Mindanao is running through us,” he said. La Viña also ponders on how leadership is ingrained in the members of the clan. After all they are descendants of a warrior prince. But the word is also taking on a new meaning as the Neris and Chaveses usher Mindanao to its most vibrant era. “We will always be leaders, we are simply inclined to lead,” La Viña maintained, “but to lead as serving the people rather than ruling them.” (By J. C. Bautista) &'160; 121&'160;total views, 121&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

2 Cotabato escapees surrender to authorities - ABS-CBN News

2 Cotabato escapees surrender to authorities - ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

Gunmen storm jail, free 158 prisoners

Armed men in black suits and military uniforms raided the provincial jail just after midnight yesterday to free 158 inmates, including members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) facing murder charges......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Marcelino’s co-accused yields to NBI

Hours after the surrender of Marine Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Marcelino, his Chinese companion, Yan Yi Shou, also yielded to authorities......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

5 bandits dead as BIFF attacks outpost

At least five members of the militant group Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) were killed while a number of others were wounded following a clash with government troops Friday night in Maguindanao province......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

BIFF bandits attack Army detachments

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked Army detachments in Salibo, Maguindanao on Friday night, trigge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2016

‘Highway Boys’ busted, mass grave discovered

Authorities believe they have busted a notorious syndicate involved in several illegal drugs, gun-for-hire and highway robbery cases after four of their group members were killed in an apparent shootout in their hideout in Cainta, Rizal......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Authorities limit ASG movements

The Western Mindanao Command's naval and air units are conducting patrol and blocking operations in the provinces of Tawi-Tawi and Sulu after an armed group boarded a Malaysian-flagged trawler in Sabah waters and kidnapped two Indonesian crew members last.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2016

BIFF members burn houses down in North Cotabato

NORTH COTABATO, Philippines - Moro bandits burned six houses in Midsayap town Thursday night, causing panic and escalating animosity with community militias.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2016

21 Sayyaf men surrender to government

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – At least 21 Abu Sayyaf members surrendered to government troops in Sumisip town yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

21 Abu Sayyaf fighters surrender in Basilan

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Twenty-one members of the Abu Sayyaf Group surrendered to the military in Sumisip town, Basilan on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

Army ready for BIFF retaliation

TACURONG CITY, Philippines - Authorities are bracing for possible retaliations by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) for losing four of its gunme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2016

Guns, explosives seized from BIFF men

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Several high-powered firearms as well as ammunition and explosives were seized from suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2016