Police officer shoots ECQ violator in Negros Occidental

An alleged ECQ was injured after a police officer in Barangay 5, San Carlos City, shot him in the foot, early morning of Tuesday. 

According to the investigation, Rolly Paalisbo, a member of the local enforcement team, arrested the 34-year-old suspect for breaking the curfew.

The suspect slammed Paalisbo with a saw, causing Police Cpl. Allyn Estrao to respond to in the scene.

According to Police Maj. Mark Anthony Junco, chief of San Carlos City police, the suspect tried to attack Estrao.

Estrao was forced to shoot the suspect in the foot. The suspect has been hospitalized and will face assault charges against an agent of a person in authority.

According to the suspect’s family, the man has a mental illness. It is possible the suspect was not able to take his medicine that day.

Barangay official shot dead by suspected NPAs in Negros Oriental

A barangay kagawad died after being shot by suspected members of the rebel New People’s Army (NPA) in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental, on Wednesday.

According to the police, Elpedio Julwar Mahinay was shepherding cattle in Barangay Planas when armed men approached him and shot him.

Authorities said it is possible that members killed the barangay kagawad because before the left the area, they warned those who are allowing themselves to be “used” by the military and the government. 

Four barangay officials have been killed in Guihulngan since May 10.

Duterte offers rewards to arrest communist rebel leaders

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier announced he would give P2 million reward to anyone who could provide verified information that will lead to the arrest of communist rebel leaders in the country.

“Pag nakapatay kayo ng commander o nakapagturo kayo kung saan natutulog yung commander o nakitulog, sabihin lang ninyo sa akin at P2 million, basta yung top commander,” Duterte said in a public address aired Tuesday.

(If you could kill a commander or point where a commander sleeps, just tell me and I will give you P2 million, as long as it is a top commander.)

President Duterte assured that the informant would be treated as a witness and would be duly protected.

The President also pledged to give them land and a “new identity.”

“I will give you lands. Marami pang lupa [we have lots of them],” he further said.

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