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Archive for April, 2006

Abu Omar capture confirmed

Posted by Michille on 28th April 2006

Abu Omar capture confirmed – Sun.Star Zamboanga!

POLICE confirmed that the Abu Sayyaf member arrested earlier was indeed Abu Omar, who is wanted for the mass kidnappings and serious illegal detention of Sipadan and Dos Palmas hostages.

Zamboanga City Police Director Francisco Cristobal said Omar carries several aliases like Al Sparle Amiruddin y Mohammad Nur but is more known as Abu Omar based on the list of wanted terrorist by the Department of Interior and Local Government.

Cristobal said Omar is facing 13 warrants of arrest issued by Basilan’s
Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Isabela City.

Omar will be flown to Metro Manila, where he will be presented to higher authorities.

He said Abu Omar was involved in the 2000 Sipadan mass kidnapping of foreign nationals; in the 2001 Dos Palmas mass kidnapping in Palawan and in the kidnapping of American Christian Missionary Charles Walton in Sulu in the 90’s.

Abu Omar, according to Cristobal, confessed during interrogation that the circulated death and bomb threat letters in the city recently ere carried out on orders of Abu Sayyaf chief Khadaffy Janjalani.

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Explosives seized in terrorist hideout in Marikina

Posted by Michille on 28th April 2006

Explosives seized in terrorist hideout in Marikina – Sun.Star Manila!

POLICE confiscated on Thursday a cache of explosives that were supposed to be used by a terrorist group Abu Sayyaf in disrupting the planned anti-government protest rallies coinciding with the Labor Day on Monday.

The explosives that included five fragmentation grenades, blasting caps and an undetermined amount of explosive material were seized from a safe house along Champaca Street in SSS Village, Marikina City.

Asher Dolina, chief of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) for Metro Manila, said Abu Sayyaf rebels abandoned the supposed terrorist safe house when they swooped down at 9 a.m. Thursday

“These bombs are ready for detonation. The grenades could easily be thrown at the crowds on May 1. That is our analysis. We really have to run after these bandits so we can foil their plan,” Dolina said.

“These are not intended for buildings. These are intended for the crowds,” he added of the explosives that are now under the custody of the CIDG for safekeeping. Also seized from the safe house were documents, which are undergoing “intelligence processing”.

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World War II in The Philippines April 28, 1945

Posted by Editor on 28th April 2006

LUZON – In U.S. Sixth Army’s I Corps area, 37th and 33d Divs prepare to clear northward from Baguio. In effort to exploit toward Balete Pass from Lone Tree Hill, 25th Div attaches 3d Bn of 35th Inf to 27th Inf. 3d Bn, 27th Inf, when relieved on Mt. Myoko by 3d Bn, 35th, is to move to Lone Tree Hill sector. Co A, 35th Inf, overtakes Co F on ridge 1,300 yards NNE of Kapintalan and starts NE to establish contact with 27th Inf but is soon pinned down. 3d bn, 27th Inf, gets to within 40 yards of crest of Myoko hill mass. XI Corps is directed to regroup for drive on Ipo Dam. In XIV Corps area, Japanese resistance in Cituinan hill mass collapses, concluding organized resistance in the Bicols. 11th A/B Div continues attack in Mt. Mataasna Bundoc area with 511th Inf on S and 8th Cav and 188th Inf on N. Some progress is made, but gap of a mile exists between N and S forces.
S PHILIPPINES – In U.S. Eighth Army’s X Corps area, 2d Bn of 34th Inf, 24th Div, seizes Digos, cutting Mindanao in two. 19th Inf attacks N through 34th toward Davao. 2d Bn of 124th Inf, 31st Div, gains over 4, miles along Sayre Highway, reaching positions beyond Atoman. On Negros, 2d Bn of 164th Inf in Negros Oriental continues to clear heights near Palimpinon while 1st Bn moves to Luzuriaga to drive W in region S of 2d Bn. Contact with (Japanese) is light. In Negros Occidental, 2d Bn of 185th Inf returns to parent unit after assisting 160th Inf in attack on Hill 3155, on slopes of which Japanese are still clinging. Guerrillas replace 2d Bn in this sector. Ground attack on Hill 3155 is suspended for some days while patrols develop (Japanese) positions and fire softens them.

Compilation done by Mary H. Williams of the Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, Washington D.C. in 1960


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Teen accuses 3 men of rape

Posted by Michille on 28th April 2006

Teen accuses 3 men of rape – Sun.Star Iloilo!

A teenager molested by three men after the drinking session incident happened last wednesday…

AN 18-year-old teenager tagged three men Wednesday as her rapists.

She alleged that these men sexually molested her in a house of these men’s friend at Barangay Cabudian, Dueñas.

Detained at the cell of Dueñas Police Station are Reginad Custodio 42, Clemente Palo-ay and Estevan Ferrer of the same municipality.

Custudio said in a radio interview that prior to the incident, they were having a drinking session in a KTV bar in the same place and Rita (not her real name) later joined with them in their table.

 

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Environment agencies blamed Dauin landfill plan stalls

Posted by Michille on 28th April 2006

Environment agencies blamed Dauin landfill plan stalls – Sun.Star Dumaguete!

THE prospect for a common Metro Dumaguete sanitary landfill looked even dimmer as the Municipal Government of Dauin locked in a word war with the barangay council of Barangay Tunga-Tunga.

The latest setback surfaced during a recent forum of the mayors and council officials of local government units from Siaton to San Jose at Bahura beach in Dauin, 17 kilometers from Dumaguete City.

Except for Mayor Antonio Renacia of Sibulan, present at the forum were the seven mayors of Siaton, Zamboanguita, Dauin, Bacong, Valencia, Dumaguete City, and San Jose, who agreed to form a cluster to benefit from the proposed Dauin landfill site.

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Agency given until May 15 for landfill cost budget

Posted by Michille on 28th April 2006

Agency given until May 15 for landfill cost budget – Sun.Star Davao!

City Administrator Wendel Avisado reveal last thursday that Engineer Mario Luis Jacinto, City Planning and Development Office chief will be sent to Subic to learn on how the Sanitary Landfill being operated. Jacinto will be given only until May 15 to come up with the estimated cost for the city’s sanity landfill.

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“We need the cost estimate for us to negotiate a loan with the Land Bank of the Philippines,” Avisado said in an interview Thursday.

Avisado said it might take two months to process the loan after the negotiation.

“After two months, there will be another 90 days for the bidding process. Thus, hopefully we can start on this before the last quarter of this year,” Avisado said.

The City Government will be loaning P500 million from Land Bank to fund its three priority projects including the acquisition and operation of a sanitary landfill.

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