A suspected terrorist involved in several terroristic activities in the Davao Region was arrested by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police in Davao City on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
The arrested suspect is identified as one Quirwin Lanson, 36 years old, married, and former member of the Pulang Bagani Command 1, Special Operations Group Regional Operations Command of the Southern Mindanao Regional Command of the New People’s Army.
Lanson was arrested in Purok 2B, Upper Dampa in Brgy. Magtuod, Davao City Wednesday morning.
The arresting team was led by P/Lt. Col. Darwin Padla of the CIDG together with the 112th Special Action Force, the Regional Intelligence Unit 11, DCPO-CIU and Talomo Police, who served the warrant of arrest against the accused for FRUSTRATED MURDER.
Lanson was said to have been involved in gathering information in the attack/burning of LAPANDAY Corporation Plastic Plant and the death of fish vendor during IED explosion on April 29, 2017.
He was also said to be involved in the burning of heavy equipment owned by Ulticon Builders Incorporated in Brgy. Callawa, Buhangin Dist., Davao City and burning of one container van in Sitio Banarao, Brgy. Talandang, Tugbok District, Davao City.
The arrested person was properly documented and presently detained at Talomo Police Station.
Senator and Chair of the Senate Committee on Health Christopher “Bong” Go echoed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to the public to get their booster shots once eligible as an additional protection against COVID-19.
In his Talk to the People address on February 21, the President advised those qualified to get boosted, citing a low rate of people receiving the additional shots.
“Magpa-booster dose na kayo para sa karagdagang proteksyon laban sa COVID-19 lalo na sa mga variant nito tulad ng Omicron,” Duterte said.
“Huwag kayong mangamba dahil ang ating bakuna ay pinag-aralang mabuti ng ating mga eksperto. Ito ay garantisadong dekalidad, ligtas, at higit sa lahat, epektibo,” he reassured.
Reiterating Duterte’s appeal, Go noted that based on available data, getting vaccinated and boosted have hugely reduced the risk of contracting severe cases of COVID-19.
“Hinihikayat ko po ang lahat na magpabakuna lalo na’t bukas na ang programa sa general population. Pwede na rin magpabooster ang mga qualified. Nasa datos naman na kung sino ang positibo at grabe ‘yung sintomas ay kadalasan sila ‘yung mga hindi pa bakunado,” Go pointed out.
The senator added that cooperation in the national vaccination program is also a way of helping healthcare workers and other frontliners who are toiling endlessly in the fight against the pandemic.
“Kaya ipakita natin ang malasakit sa ating mga frontliners at magpa-schedule na tayo sa pinakamalapit nating vaccination site. Huwag kayong matakot sa bakuna dahil ito ang tanging solusyon para unti-unti na tayong makabalik sa ating normal na pamumuhay,” he appealed.
According to the National Task Force Against COVID-19, as of February 21, over 62 million Filipinos have already received their second dose, which represents 69% of the targeted 90 million Filipinos. Meanwhile, around 9.7 million boosters have been administered.
Duterte also said that he is pleased that the number of daily COVID-19 cases in the Philippines has been steadily decreasing.
“Ang mga daily COVID cases natin, pababa nang pababa. (Health Secretary Francisco) Duque has declared that we have surpassed the worst of the Omicron variant,” the President remarked.
Duque reported that majority of the regions are now at minimal to low risk case classification for COVID-19. The Cordillera Administrative Region is still classified as a moderate-risk case, and Region XI has a moderate-risk ICU utilization rate. The rest of the regions have low-risk rates of healthcare utilization.
The health secretary also urged the public to get their booster doses to prevent further mutation and transmission of COVID-19.
Go then stressed that the fight against the pandemic is a national undertaking and Filipinos can contribute by being responsible citizens.
“Lagi natin alalahanin na hindi kaya ng gobyernong mag-isa ang laban kontra pandemya. Hindi rin kakayanin ng mga frontliners kung patuloy na dadami ang kailangang dalhin sa mga ospital. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 starts with us by being responsible citizens and following health and safety protocols,” said Go.
Finally, the senator reiterated his appeal to the public to remain vigilant and continue complying with the mandated health and safety protocols to curb the spread of the virus and keep the healthcare system afloat.
“Kaya let us remain vigilant at sumunod sa mga patakaran. Ugaliing magsuot ng mask, mag-social distancing, maghugas ng kamay, at kung hindi kailangang lumabas ay manatili na lang sa bahay upang maiwasan ang hawaan ng sakit. Magtulungan tayo para hindi bumagsak ang ating healthcare system habang binabalanse natin na pasiglahin muli ang ating ekonomiya,” he ended.
PAOAY, Ilocos Norte — There is such a thing called “Solid North.” And people here showed it on Wednesday.
Thousands of people lined up the streets, sometimes even congesting traffic, as Uniteam’s Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and his running mate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte went around the province’s towns before holding a rally here.
“Alam namin na kayang-kaya ni Mayor Sara na ayusin at iahon ang Pilipinas,” Nellie Ciriaco, a resident of Barangay Quibel in Dumalneg town, said.
Before reaching Paoay, the UniTeam made stopovers in the towns of Pagudpud, Bangui, Burgos, Pasuquin, Bacarra Centro, and Laoag.
It was Duterte’s 16th day of the Mahalin Natin ang Pilipinas Ride (MNPR).
Marcos and Duterte were on a caravan float as they greet thousands of supporters lining up on the roadside in despite scorching heat. They were joined by Bongbong’s son, Sandro, who is running for the province’s first district representative.
The caravan lasted for almost seven hours before arriving in Paoay Wednesday night.
On the streets, people chanted “BBM, Sara.” There was even an instance when Duterte, using a microphone, had to shout “Mabuhay ang Mindanao” to show her appreciation to a group of Muslims who were gathered along the street.
“Nasa puso namin silang dalawa. Kung ano’ng suporta namin kay Bongbong, ganun din kay Sara,” said Petronilo Tahon, 60, was among the thousands of people who endured long hours of waiting for the tandem at the wide Paoay Sand Dunes.
Tahon said whoever the tandem endorses for senators, the Ilocanos will give their full support as they are pushing for “Solid North.”
Another supporter who stayed until the end of the rally at midnight was Casey Domingo.
Domingo, 26, who is from Batac town, said the tandem strengthens the unity among Ilocanos.
“She is fierce. May laman yung mga sinasabi. BBM-Sara is a strong tandem. Sila yung kailangan ng bansa,” Domingo said.
Senatorial re-electionists Win Gatchalian and Migz Zubiri, candidates Loren Legarda, Harry Roque, Jinggoy Estrada, Herbert Bautista, Mark Villar, Gibo Teodoro, Larry Gadon, and Robin Padilla were also at the rally. HNP Media
Ilagan, ISABELA — Governor Rodito Albano on Tuesday vowed to give all-out support for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s vice presidential bid.
“Nagpapasalamat kami sa pagsama mo kay Bongbong Marcos. Kaya kami, hindi ka namin pababayaan dito,” Albano said.
Sara met with Albano and the province’s local officials during a stopover of her Mahalin Natin ang Pilipinas Ride (MNPR), which is now on its Day 15.
Gov. Albano said President Rodrigo Duterte has not forgotten the province in his development initiatives, and that Isabela wishes to pay tribute through supporting Sara in her candidacy.
“Ma’am, buong Isabela, sa utang namin sa iyong ama, buong-buo ito ibibigay namin. Marunong po kami dito sa Isabela tumanaw ng utang na loob. At buong-buo kaming sumusuporta sa ‘yo. Ayaw namin mapahiya,” the governor added.
Isabela has an estimated one million voters.
Albano also urged his constituents to continue showing support to Sara.
“Ipakita natin ang pagmamahal natin dito sa anak ni (Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte),” he added.
Albano introduced Sara as the next vice president of the country before the large crowd who gathered at the plaza. Residents were also seen waiting for Sara’s caravan by the roadside.
Isabela First District Rep. Tonypet Albano, who also chairs Lakas-CMD in Region II, said residents were showing their full support to the UniTeam tandem especially that they are part of the so-called “Solid North.”
“Kasama kami sa Solid North. Madami ang Ilokano sa amin, like my roots po na Albano ay galing Ilocos Norte. This is BBM-Sara country,” Rep. Albano said.
Sara was joined by UniTeam senatorial candidates Harry Roque, Gibo Teodoro and Mark Villar. HNP MEDIA
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flashes his signature pose with newly-promoted Brigadier General, Presidential Security Group Commander Randolph Gonzalez Cabangbang accompanied by his family after the donning of rank at the Malacañang Golf (Malago) Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on February 11, 2022. RICHARD MADELO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO