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Troops hunt down ISIS, Abu terrorists

ECURITY FORCES MOUNTED a massive operation against the Abu Sayyaf in the southern Philippine province of Sulu following the killing of 3 suicide bombers - two of them foreigners – in Indanan town. Officials said the trio The bombers opened another suicide bomber was in a vehicle on their fire on the soldiers and a who blew herself up near way to the capital town firefight ensued killing all a military base in Indanan of Jolo when intercepted the terrorists, according to town on September 8. last week by soldiers who Army Lt. Col. Gerald MonThe other bomber, put up a roadblock in fort, a spokesman for the a Filipino, was an Abu the village of Kan Islam Joint Task Force Sulu. Sayyaf fighter. in Indanan town after The foreigners, he “The terrorists, comreceiving intelligence of said were believed to be posed of two foreign the planned attacks. the husband and son of Continue on page 3

Pirates seized 9 Filipino sailors

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PIRATES ABDUCTED NINE Filipino sailors from a cargo shipped anchored off the coast of the West African country of Benin and there have been no immediate reports of ransoms or demands, but Manila said it is monitoring the situation. Gunmen boarded the Liberian bulk carrier, MV Bonita, just about 14 kilometers from the port city Continue on page 5

A military convoy snakes into a busy road in Jolo town in Sulu province. (Al Jacinto)

Robredo is now Drug Czarina, vows to stop killings VICE PRESIDENT LENI R0bredo has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s of-

fer to be the co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs

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May ‘pork barrel’ sa national budget? HINAMON NI SENADOR Panfilo Lacson ang mga kongresista na isa-publiko ang isinusulong na amendments sa national budget upang mabatid o masigurong wala itong nakatagong “pork barrel.” Dahil dito ay kaliwa’t-kanan naman ang pambabatikos ng ilang mga mambabatas sa hamon ni Lacson. Continue on page 3

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“Challenge accepted,” writes Vice President Leni Robredo on her Instagram account. A photo shows her reading a document of what appears to be an appointment signed by President Rodrigo Duterte for her to be the co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. (Mindanao Examiner) Continued from page 1 Agency (PDEA) Director General Aaron Aquino to oversee the implementation of all policies, laws, and issuances on the government’s anti-narcotics campaign. “Mula simula, ang gusto ko ay ang maging maayos ang kampanya laban sa iligal na droga. Itigil ang pagpatay sa mga inosente. Panagutin ang mga abusadong opisyal tulad ng mga ninja cops at mga nagpalusot ng tone-toneladang shabu. Bigyan ng hustisya at boses ang mga pamilya ng mga pinaslang na walang kasalanan. Habulin ang mga malalaking drug lords na talagang sumisira sa ating lipunan, hindi lang ang maliliit na nagtutulak sa kanto-kanto,” Robredo said. Aquino said he welcomes Robredo’s appointment. He admitted the campaign against illegal drugs is far from over, but said: “The help of Vice President Robredo is very much appreciated especially in terms of harm and demand reduction efforts.’’ Duterte signed the appointment of Robredo after she criticized the government’s deadly drug war, but not after he strongly lambasted her for talking against his drug war. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said it is a good step forward for Robredo to take on the challenge to lead the government’s efforts to fight illegal drugs. “It is always a good step forward for any public official who would want to help this country,” Panelo said after Robredo accepted Duterte’s offer on October 31. Senator Panfilo Lacson also praised Robredo’s acceptance to be the ICAD co-chairperson, calling it a “daunting challenge.” “Kudos to Vice President Robredo. I take my hat off to her for accepting the daunting challenge. Nobody in this world cannot be incapable of accomplishing a task as long as he or she puts his or her mind and conscience into the job,” he said.

“Experience counts but sincerity and mental honesty, not to mention the willingness to learn, should count more. We should all give her the support she needs to contribute her share in battling this pestering problem of illegal drugs that destroys lives, families and the youth to whom we will bequeath the future of our beloved country. In my case, I am ready and willing to humbly share whatever modest law enforcement experience I gained in my previous life,” Lacson said. Statement In her statement after accepting Duterte’s offer, Robredo said: “Maraming nagpahayag ng pangamba na hindi sinsero ang alok, na ito ay isang trap na ang habol lang ay siraan at pahiyain ako. Maraming nagpayo na dapat kong tanggihan ang alok dahil pagpasa lang ito sa akin ng responsibilidad para sa mga kabiguan ng drug war. Maraming nagsasabi na naghahanap lang ng damay ang administrasyong ito. Hindi naman ako nagpahayag ng aking mga puna sa drug war dahil naghahabol ako ng puwesto. Hindi ko hiniling ito. Sa Pangulo nanggaling ang ideyang ito. Pero sa dulo, ang pinakamahalagang konsiderasyon para sa akin ay simple lang: kung ito ang pagkakataon para matigil ang patayan ng mga inosente at mapanagot ang mga kailangang managot, papasanin ko ito. Kaya tinatanggap ko ang trabaho na binibigay sa akin ng Pangulo. At kahit sabihin na nating ang alok na ito ay pamumulitika lamang, at hindi naman talaga ako susundin ng mga ahensya, at gagawin nila ang lahat para hindi ako magtagumpay, handa akong tiisin ang lahat ng ito. Dahil kung mayroon akong maililigtas na kahit isang inosenteng buhay, ang sinasabi ng prinsipyo at puso ko ay kailangan ko itong subukan. Alam ng Pangulo kung ano ang posisyon ko sa drug war: tutol ako sa pagpa-

tay ng mga inosente, kontra ako sa pang-aabuso ng mga opisyal. Alam niya ang aking mga puna. Alam niya ang mga balak kong ayusin. Kaya kung iniisip niya na sa pagpayag na ito ay tatahimik ako, nagkakamali siya. Simula pa lang, handa tayong tumulong sa ikabubuti ng bayan. Pero kailanman, hindi natin isusuko ang ating mga paniniwala. Hindi laro-laro ang usapang ito. Seryosong usapan kapag buhay ang nakataya. Tinatanong nila ako kung handa ba ako para sa trabahong ito. Ang tanong ko: handa ba kayo para sa akin? Mr. President, dalawa’t kalahating taon na lang ang naiiwan sa iyong administrasyon. Hindi pa naman huli ang lahat. Puwede pa nating pagtulungan ito.” Church The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines also welcomed Robredo’s appointment. “It is something positive kasi kailangan natin ng bagong orientation…Kung ito ay actually pagbibigay sa kanya ng posisyon ay isang bitag kumbaga para [ma]-undermine ang kakayahan ng VP (Vice President), pero pwede ito mag work in a positive way. Tinanggap ito ng VP, pwede nya ipakita kung paano talaga gagawin yung makataong paraan ng paglaban sa droga,” CBCP Executive Secretary Father Edwin Gariguez was quoted as saying by the Manila Bulletin. “Ang tanong, handa ba sila para kay VP na meron ibang pananaw na mas makatao, sa tingin natin mas tama, kaysa doon sa ginagamit ng strategy na pagpatay…hindi tayo naniniwala na iyon ang solusyon. Magkatugma ang ating approach sa Church kasi hindi tayo naniniwala sa pagpatay– na iyon din ang sinasabi ni VP… bibigyan ng pagkakataon, mga program sa rehab ng mga gumagamit ng droga, sa bahaging ito meron tayong common approach.” (Mindanao Examiner)

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Continued from page 1 terrorists and one local ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group) member, were about to carry-out their suicide bombing mission in Metro Jolo when they were neutralized by AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) during the implementation of a military operation intended to apprehend foreign terrorists in Sulu,” Monfort said. He said soldiers recovered a pair of explosive belts from the slain bombers, including a fragmentation grenade and an automatic pistol. “Recovered from the terrorists were one .45-caliber pistol with ammunition, one hand grenade, and two vests with explosives, and triggering devices identical to the vest used by the suicide bombers during the two IED (improvised explosive device) attacks in Tanjung in Indanan on June 28 and

on September 8 of this year,’ Monfort said, adding, another Abu Sayyaf militant was captured and led troops to a hideout in Indanan where 16 more pipe bombs had been recovered. Col. Ignatius Patrimonio, commander of the 1102nd Infantry Brigade, commended the soldiers in the slaying of the bombers. “The hostile plan of the terrorists in Sulu could have caused tremendous casualties and could have tarnished the image of this country if not immediately acted upon by our soldiers. Hence, I commend them for such patriotic act,” he said. Maj. Gen. Corleto Vinulan, the task force commander, said security forces were hunting down other terrorists in Sulu and praised soldiers for their “superb planning and careful execution of their task to (attempt to) apprehend”

the suicide bombers. Vinluan said security forces were hunting down other terrorists in Sulu. “The AFP in Sulu will continue to hunt down all the remaining ASG members in Sulu,” he said. The military has imposed high security alert in the restive region against possible retaliatory attacks by pro-Islamic State terror groups following killing of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a recent U.S. raid in Syria. Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, chief of the Western Mindanao Command, said that at least 7 foreign terrorists who were affiliated with the IS are trying to embed in the local existing terror organizations in southern Philippines. He said the Abu Sayyaf is coddling the terrorists in Basilan and Sulu, and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao province.

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President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly said in public that ISIS is the biggest security threat in the country. Authori-

ties have tagged the Abu Sayyaf, the BIFF and the Maute Group as terrorist groups with alleged links to the ISIS.

Foreign ISIS militants and a local recruit had killed themselves in suicide attacks in Basilan and Sulu. (Zamboanga Post)

May ‘pork barrel’ sa national budget? Continued from page 1 “Sa halip na itago, dapat isapubliko ng mga mambabatas ang kanilang isinusulong na amendments sa pambansang badyet para sa susunod na taon, sa pamamagitan ng pag-post nito sa kani-kanilang website,” hamon pa ni Lacson sa mga kasamahan sa lehislatura upang siguraduhing walang pork barrel ang mga pondong nakapaloob sa 2020 national budget. “We should make everything public. That includes all amendments we submit, whether institutional or individual. We have our own websites, we should use them for this purpose, as I did for the 2019 budget,” paliwanag ni Lacson. Nakaugalian na ng ilang mambabatas na ibulong na lamang o kaya’y isulat sa napkin ang kanilang individual amendments, at isumite ito sa chairperson ng finance o appropriations committee. Dahil sa kalakarang ito, karaniwang nauuwi na lamang sa bulsa ng mga mambabatas ang malaking bahagi ng pon-

do para sa mga proyekto na isinulong nila sa pamamagitan ng individual amendments. Ang institutional amendments ay base sa kahilingan ng mga ahensiya para sa prayoridad na proyekto bukod sa una nilang naisumite. Dumaan ang ganitong klaseng amendment sa pagpaplano at pagsusuri. Ang individual amendments ay isinusulong ng mga mambabatas. Kadalasan, wala silang konsultasyon sa mga implementing agency. Maaaring ituring na pork barrel ang individual amendments base sa ruling ng Korte Suprema noong 2013, kung saan sakop ang “all informal practices of similar import and effect, which the Court similarly deems to be acts of grave abuse of discretion amounting to lack or excess of jurisdiction.” “Instead of having their amendments undergo scrutiny in floor deliberations, some lawmakers propose their amendments verbally, or even scribble them on

napkins,” pagbubunyag pa ni Lacson. Kung lahat ng amendments ay mailalagay umano sa websites, magiging klaro ang mga ito sa publiko at mawawala rin ang pagdududa na nagbubulsa ng pondo ang mga mambabatas. “Most if all lawmakers have their own websites. Why not post their amendments there, for the public to scrutinize?” tanong pa ni Lacson. Para sa mambabatas, pinakamainam na magkaroon ng transparency sa paggastos ng pondong nagmumula sa buwis ng publiko dahil ito ay dapat na inilalaan lamang sa mga makabuluhang mga proyekto, ayon kay Lacson. “The national budget involves the people’s money. It should benefit the people and not a few senators or congressmen or even government officials who implement projects. And the budget is funded by our taxes, as well as borrowings if our tax collections fall short,” wika pa nito. (Mindanao Examiner)


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Sulu Pictures in the News

Photos from the Office of the Provincial Governor

Provincial Social Services and Development Officer Hindun B. Angsa with the officers and staff of Sulu-PSSD- BARMM presented Sulu Governor Abdusakur M. Tan a Certificate of Appreciation for his invaluable support to the Provincial Search for Huwarang Bata 2019, spearheaded by the Ministry of Social Services and Development -BARMM.

Sulu Governor Abdusakur M. Tan with 41st Infantry Battalion commander, Lt. Col. Alaric Avelino delos Santos who visited the provincial chief executive and presented him a unique office desk name plate made from a Howitzer 105 mm cartidge.

Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan hands out assistance to poor families recently. Around 200 Graduating Senior High School students of the Jolo School of Fisheries can now have work immersion training at the Sulu Provincial Training Center starting November 18 in food processing, electrical and computer, free of charge.

Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan with Lt. Col. Ronaldo Mateo, commander of the 32nd Infantry Battalion.

Sulu Governor Abdusakur M. Tan gives fnancial assistance to KAWMPANG Elementary School for the construction of an artesia well.


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Pirates seized 9 Filipino sailors Continued from page 1 of Cotonou, and seized the sailors. The remaining crew members were able to dock at the port with their fertilizer cargo. The Gulf of Guinea, which extends from Gabon to Liberia, has long been a haven for pirates seeking to plunder cargo and extract kidnapping ransom and is one of the world’s most dangerous

maritime regions. The Department of Foreign Affairs said it has contacted the sailors’ manning agency, but details of the progress of Manila’s efforts to free the Filipinos and their names were not made public. “The Department of Foreign Affairs is in close contact with the seafarers’ manning agency and joins the relatives’ primary call to ensure our nationals’

safety and security,” the DFA said. Manila received the news of the abduction of the Filipinos on November 2 after port authorities released a statement. “The Autonomous Port of Cotonou regrets to inform you that Saturday morning, November 2, 2019, an act of piracy took place in the harbor area,” it said. (AFP, Reuters and Mindanao Examiner)

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Davao farmers resort to agro-enterprise DAVAO DEL NORTE – Seated beneath a tall coconut tree and hiding himself from the scorching heat of the sun, Narciso Lara was busy chopping coconut husks which he will use to surround other coconut trees in a practice called mulching to keep the soil healthy. Having coconut farming as his main source of income, Mang Narciso as he is called, said he is hopeful for an increase in productivity of his trees through good agricultural practices such as mulching, adding that it will help support the education of his children. “Ginagawa namin ito para lumamig ang puno,” he said, adding, “Mayroon din akong cacao at saging at may mga buyers dito.” Demo farms Mang Narciso is one of 10 ten farmers chosen to be part of the demo farm project of the Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF), with partners Cocolink and Laak Multipurpose Cooperative (LAMPCO), to link enablers across the value chain of San Isidro, Davao del Norte. San Isidro, a fourthclass municipality with a population of 27,000, mostly coconut and ca-

cao farmers. According to Philippine Statistics Authority, the town has a 43% poverty incidence in 2015, way above the 14.5% poverty incidence of the entire province. Recognizing this problem, PEF, Cocolink, and LAMPCO, along with the local government, inked a partnership agreement in January 2019 that hopes to address the issues of farmers on low production and income, and lack of market-oriented knowledge and skills. Part of the value chain approach is the establishment of coconut and cacao rejuvenation sites or demo farms that started in June 2019 where the ten farmers can practice farming techniques learned in training conducted by Davao region-based organization, Cocolink. “Ang attitude ng farmer, to see is to believe. That is why we want demo farms to be classrooms themselves. We conduct trainings not on the four corners of a room but underneath a tree,” said Cocolink Executive Director Dondon Clamor. Since July, Cocolink has conducted a series of agro-enterprise training to demo farm cooperators

such as making vermicast organic fertilizers, nursery management, and planting density, insect and weed control, and farm safety for the workers. “Hopefully, these farmers will become teachers themselves. The plan is for them to open their farms to whoever is interested in learning these technologies,” Clamor said. So far, cooperators like Mang Narciso have begun to implement what he learned in the training like mulching the coconut trees, a process wherein dry coconut fronds, corn stalks, rice straw and other similar materials are applied to the surface of the soil to reduce soil temperature, conserve soil moisture and suppress weed growth. Clustering In addition to demo farms, PEF and LAMPCO also started clustering farmers to improve production efficiency and reduce logistical costs. In clustering, farmers are grouped, and the appointed cluster leader will oversee the consolidation of whole nuts for LAMPCO, which will then deliver to buyers like Davao-based coconut processor Franklin Baker at P6 per kilo (lo-

Narciso Lara cal traders buy whole nuts at P4.50 a kilo). For LAMPCO general manager Edesa Morante, being a member of clusters provides benefits that are not offered by other traders. “Kahit hindi sila member ng kooperatiba, nagbibigay kami ng tulong sa mga cluster members,” she said. Convergence According to PEF Area Officer Mysol Carcueva, the value chain approach

continues to invite more stakeholders to take part in improving the lives of the farmers in the region. “We have an ad-hoc group created for this project for updating and to discuss issues in the field but it is also open to other stakeholders in the area,” she said. So far, local chocolate producer Chocolate De San Isidro and Rural Improvement Club of San Isidro have joined the

meetings of the group and were aiming for a bigger role in the development of the municipality. As the value chain approach continues to gain steam in the coming months, and with continued support from different stakeholders, farmers like Lara are beginning to hope for a brighter future for them and their families. (With additional reporting from Rhoderick Beñez.)


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LAHAT tayo ay nakararamdam ng paghapdi ng sikmura. Kapag nalipasan tayo ng pagkain o kaya ay na-stress sa trabaho, parang makulo ang ating tiyan. Naglalabas kasi ng sobrang acid kaya humahapdi ang sikmura. Ang tawag dito ay gastritis at kung lumala ay puwedeng maging ulcer. Hindi lang gamot ang solusyon sa paghapdi ng sikmura. Sa aking pananaw, mas maigi ang pagkain

nang wasto: 1. Kumain sa tamang oras (small, frequent meals). Kumain ng pakonti-konti pero madalas sa isang araw. Halimbawa, kumain ng alas-7 ng umaga. Mag-saging ng alas-10. Mag-lunch ng kaunti lang. Magmerienda ng tinapay sa alas-4 ng hapon. Mag-dinner ng alas-7 ng gabi. Kahit busy ka sa trabaho, huwag kalimutang kumain sa oras.

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Shrimp and Chicken Pancit Canton

INGREDIENTS : • 8 ounces 227 grams pancit canton (flour noodles) • 1 Knorr shrimp cube • ½ head small cabbage sliced into small pieces • 10 to 12 pieces medium shrimp shell and head removed • 4 ounces chicken boiled and shredded • 12 to 15 pieces snow peas INSTRUCTIONS : 1. Heat oil in a cooking pot. 2. Once the oil gets hot, pan-fry the shrimp for 40 seconds per side. Remove from the pot. Set aside. 3. Using the remaining oil (you can add more oil if needed), sauté garlic and onion. 4. Add the Chinese sausage and shredded chicken. Saute for 2 minutes. 5. Pour the soy sauce into the pot along with the beef broth. Stir. Let boil. Cover and continue to cook in medium heat for 5 minutes. 6. Add parsley, snow peas, carrot, and cabbage. Cover and cook for 8 minutes.

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1 Chinese sausage chopped 1 medium carrot julienne ¼ cup chopped parsley ¼ cup soy sauce 1 medium yellow onion sliced 4 cloves garlic minced ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 ½ to 2 cups water or beef broth 3 tablespoons cooking oil

Put the ground black pepper into the pot. Stir. Add the pancit canton (flour noodles). Cover and cook until the noodles starts to get softer. Note: there is no need to stir the noodles after adding. Covering the pot traps the steam, which the noodles absorb. This makes it softer, eventually. 9. Gently toss noodles. Add pan-fried shrimp. Cover the pot and continue to cook in medium heat for 3 minutes. 10. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with lime or calamansi. 11. Share and enjoy!

Ingatan ang tiyan. 2. Saging at tinapay ang lunas. Napaka-healthy ng saging. Bukod sa madaling baunin at kainin, ang saging ay parang gamot na rin dahil natatapalan nito ang ating sikmura. Ang pandesal din ay maayos sa sikmura at nakakabusog pa. Araw-araw, saging at pandesal ang baon ko kapag maingay ang sikmura ko. 3. Uminom ng tubig pa-

konti-konti. Malaki ang naitutulong ng pag-inom ng tubig sa paglinis ng acid sa tiyan. Ang tamang pag-inom ay ang paglagok ng konting tubig bawat 20 minutos. Sa ganitong paraan, mahuhugasan at malilinis ang acid sa tiyan. 4. Umiwas sa pagkaing nakakahapdi ng tiyan. Umiwas sa maasim at maanghang (spicy). May mga pagkaing sadyang nakahahapdi ng tiyan. Umiwas sa mga sobrang spicy na pagkain. Ang sili,

kalamansi, suka, sinigang na sobrang asim at pineapple juice na puro ay puwedeng magdulot ng paghapdi ng sikmura. Ang sobrang lamig na inumin ay nakakairita rin ng tiyan. Sa aking palagay, hindi na kailangan ng gamot sa ordinaryong paghapdi ng sikmura. Kumain na lang ng mga pagkaing ikaka-relax ng ating tiyan, tulad ng saging, tinapay, kanin, lugaw at gulay. At mag-relax din kaibigan habang kumakain para hindi mastress ang ating tiyan!


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Regular salaries for barangay officials pushed

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EBU CITY – Paying barangay officials regular salaries and other fringe benefits will empower them to work hard to provide basic priority services down to the grassroots, according to Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas. Dino said if Senate attending the 2nd nation- rangay to schools, health Bill No. 391 authored al assembly of the Liga ng centers and barangay by Senator Bong Go be- mga Barangay (LNB) at halls,” he said. With the President’s comes a law, it will give the Waterfront Hotel here, barangay chairpersons, Dino said the proposed fight against illegal drugs, members of the Sanggu- law is relevant to the ba- corruption and criminalniang Barangay, chair- rangay affairs as it seeks ity, village executives will persons of the Sangguni- to outline basic priority be empowered under the ang Kabataan, secretaries services aligned with the bill to appoint more baand treasurers regular directive of Duterte to give rangay tanod who will salaries, emoluments, the Filipino people com- ensure peace and order in their area, Dino said, allowances such as haz- fortable life. “The bill outlines the adding, if the bill becomes ard pay, representation and transportation al- basic priorities in each a law, each barangay can lowance, and even 13th barangay to have regular hire more than the 20 basupply of clean and pota- rangay tanod as required month pay. Speaking to the ble water, to have readily by the existing regulation country’s presidents of available means of public of the Department of the the Association of Ba- transportation, and the Interior and Local Governrangay Councils (ABCs) entitlement of every ba- ment. (John Rey Saavedra)

Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, speaks during the recent 2nd National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City. (John Rey Saavedra – PNA)

Cebu cops relieved

CEBU CITY – Police have relieved several senior officials of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) and Police Station 2 to erase any suspicion or notion of cover-up in the investigation on the murder of Misamis Occidental’s Clarin Mayor David Navarro. Brig. Gen. Valeriano de Leon, the regional police chief, said he relieved Maj. Eduard Sanchez as chief of Police Station 2 (Abellana Police Station) and chief of police Col. Gemma Vinluan. Sanchez and Vinluan were ordered to report directly to the Regional Personnel

Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU). De Leon, however, said Vinluan and Sanchez should not be judged based on the decision relieving them of their respective posts while the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Central Visayas is investigating the killing, noting that it is just a matter of procedure. “To be relieved (in their posts) is not a penalty, hindi ganun ang perception natin. It is just to pave way for impartial investigation,” he said. De Leon invoked the principle of “command responsibility” in relieving Sanchez after Navar-

ro was ambushed last month while in police custody on his way to the court. Sanchez was among five officers who escorted Navarro on October 25 when the mayor was gunned down while on board a patrol car along M. Velez Street. Maj. Elisandro Quijano has been designated by De Leon as acting police station chief, while Sanchez is reporting to RPHAU based in Camp Sergio Osmeña Sr. here. “Major Quijano took his (Sanchez) place, (while he is) administratively relieved, para dun sa command responsibility,” De Leon said. Duterte ordered po-

lice authorities to step aside and let the NBI do its investigation. Navarro, who was arrested by the police late last month for beating a masseur here, had been killed in an ambush on his way to the court despite having police security. The attack also wounded 2 policemen and two of Navarro’s security men. The mayor was accused by Duterte as being involved in the illegal drug trade, an allegation he strongly denied when he was still alive. The Department of Justice also confirmed that the NBI is now handling the murder case.

“Given the circumstances surrounding the killing of Clarin Mayor Navarro, the President’s directive for the NBI to take over the investigation of the incident should quell any doubts regarding this government’s commitment to solve the case and bring to account those responsible,” DOJ spokesman Markk Perete said. Duterte said he wants an impartial investigation into the killing of Navarro to ensure fairness. “It’s being investigated by the NBI. Mas gusto ko ang NBI na lang para walang, kasi nung nangyari ‘yan, may kasamang pulis eh. To make it really fair and I would like the

police to terminate their investigation and hand it to the NBI, whatever documents and or proof or evidence that they have in their hands,” he said. Local police said a criminal syndicate may have ordered the hit on Navarro. But extrajudicial killings are not uncommon in Cebu, and carried out by motorcycle gunmen with most of the victims were people with links or suspected of having links to the illegal drug trade. (Cebu Examiner) (Fe Marie Dumaboc. With additional reporting from Cebu Examiner)

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