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6 dead in Nueva Ecija family massacre

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2018

 

A simple marital spat escalated into the brutal murder of six family members in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija at early dawn on Friday.

The victims were identified as Abby Caballero, Jennifer Caballero, Leonila Caballero, Joshua Caballero, Serrio Caballero and Sonny Custodio.

Wounded survivor Analyn Caballero, 20, was rushed to Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center while two other surviving minors are currently under the custody of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Women’s Desk.

Based on the initial investigation of the authorities the suspect, identified as Jesse Tesoro, hacked to death his live-in partner, Jenifer Caballero, and five other victims at around 4:30 a.m.

According to their neighbors, the family has been renting the house for a month while working as farm laborers.

The authorities are looking into possible motives for the massacre while a manhunt operation for the suspect is underway. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Nueva Ecija court junks case vs. Makabayan 4

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

 

(L-R) Former Makabayan solons: Satur Ocampo, Liza Maza, Teddy Casiño, Rafael Mariano (Image grabbed from their social media accounts)

NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – A Nueva Ecija court has dismissed the murder case filed against former Makabayan lawmakers for insufficient evidence.

In a decision made public Monday (August 13), the Palayan City Regional Trial Court also quashed the arrest warrant issued against former Bayan Muna Party-List Representatives Satur Ocampo and Teddy Casino, former Anak Pawis Party-List Representative Rafael Mariano and former Gabriela Representative Liza Maza who currently sits as the National Anti-Poverty Commission Chief.

Acting Presiding Judge Trese Wenceslao, in a resolution dated August 8, said the evidence presented failed to establish probable cause against the accused.

Wenceslao took over the case after Branch 40 Judge Evelyn Atienza-Turla inhibited from it citing pressure. Atienza-Turla was the one who issued the warrants of arrest.

The camps of the said former lawmakers welcomed the dismissal of the case, which they described as trumped up.

The dismissal of the case means that the warrants of arrest issued against the four leftist leaders on July 11 are now revoked. – UNTV News & Rescue

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100% increase in Dengue cases alarms Nueva Ecija

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

 

NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – A total of 1,538 cases of dengue infection was recorded in Nueva Ecija in the period of January to July of this year.

The figure is almost triple the number of cases during the same period last year which recorded 566 cases.

The Provincial Health Office expressed concern over the surge of dengue infection. Most of the cases were recorded in Cabanatuan and Bongabon with 307 and 79 cases respectively.

According to Dr. Benjamin Lopez, the spread of dengue infection was due to flood and unclean surroundings left by monsoon rains that established breeding grounds for dengue-carrying mosquitoes.

The PHO is working double time to destroy such breeding grounds to prevent further spread of dengue infection.

“Iyon pong pagtutok sa search and destroy, pagba-bahay-bahay, talagang tinitignan ang mga pinamumugaran ng lamok. Ang priority po natin ang ating schools dahil karamihan po at majority po ng cases po natin ay nasa school-age children,” explained Lopez.

To date, dengue has claimed the lives of 10 individuals in the province, according to Lopez, mostly between the ages of 6 and 12.

Nevertheless, the PHO assured they have enough supply of medicine and larvicide for prevention.

Health authorities remind the public to immediately seek professional help once symptoms of dengue infection occur. – Danny Munar / Marje Pelayo

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2,181 cops fired in 2 years under Duterte administration

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

 

 

MANILA,Philippines — The number of Philippine National Police (PNP)officers who have been dismissed from service has now reached more than 2,181 since President Rodrigo Duterte initiated internal cleansing among the agency’s ranks from July 2016 to June 2018.

“The PNP has sustained the momentum of its continuing internal cleansing program in the 190,000-strong police force over the past two years under the Duterte administration when organizational discipline and internal reform became the centerpiece of the service agenda of PNP Chief (Oscar) Albayalde,” PNP spokesman Senior Supt. Benigno Durana said in a statement.

Over 1,828 of these personalities committed serious infractions while 353 are involved in illegal drug trade.

The agency continues to cleanse its ranks of scalawags in an effort to end corruption and proliferation of illegal drugs in the country. — UNTV News & Rescue

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