BARUG DavSur vows support for BBM-Sara

BARUG DavSur vows support for BBM-Sara

DIGOS CITY — BARUG Davao del Sur, a local political movement here, on Wednesday vowed it will “do everything” to ensure the victory of Presidential bet Bongbong Marcos and Vice Presidential hopeful Sara Duterte.

Gubernatorial candidate Carl Jason Rama Bautista, who is also the lead convenor of Barug, said his group’s direction is aligned with the UniTeam’s.

“Gagawin namin ang lahat para manalo yung tandem na Bongbong Marcos-Sara Duterte,” he saidt.

Barug, which means Binag-ong Administration, Responsable ug maUswagong panGobyerno, pushes for bureaucratic reforms in the province, and giving more privileges for the people.

Bautista underscored Marcos and Duterte’s true heart for the poor that “set them apart” from other candidates.

“May puso para sa mga kababayan na mahihirap. Gusto nila (mahihirap) ng bagong lipunan, ng bagong gobyerno para mamuno,” the gubernatorial candidate said.

Duterte’s visit in the province on Wednesday was part of her scheduled Davao Region sorties where she, Marcos, and the UniTeam senatorial bets and the BARUG provincial slate were warmly received by a mammoth crowd in Barangay Tres de Mayo here.

Television actress Bianca Manalo, comedian Eric Nicolas, rap icon Andrew E, and bands Aegis, Plethora, Fridays and the Duke performed in the event.

EastMinCom troops neutralize ranking CTG leader, thwart plan to terrorize communities

EastMinCom troops neutralize ranking CTG leader, thwart plan to terrorize communities

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) through the directive of LtGen. Greg T. Almerol has successfully foiled the planned attacks of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) against civilian communities as the troops of 1001st Infantry Brigade killed a CTG high-ranking leader and two of his companions during an encounter in Brgy. Tupaz Maragusan, Davao de Oro on March 27.

They were identified as Ezequil Cortez Daguman, Central Committee member of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), Executive Committee member of Southern Mindanao Regional Committee (SMRC), and Deputy Secretary/Intelligence Officer of Regional Operations Command (ROC), SMRC; Ruel Baylon; and Quirino Remegio, all members of ROC, SMRC.

Troops also seized high-powered firearms and war materiel composed of three M4 rifles, an M16A1 rifle, an AK47, two M203 grenade launchers, an improvised explosive device (IED), several 40mm high-explosive ammunitions, 5.56mm and 7.62mm ammunitions, medical paraphernalia, and personal belongings.

LtGen. Almerol said that the encounter occurred a day before the 53rd Founding Anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA) wherein it was purportedly directed by the CPP to conduct terroristic activities against vulnerable communities. However, these were preempted through the report of concerned citizens.

“Our troops who have been conducting focused military operations since last year to sustain our crackdown against the remaining CTG were alerted by concerned citizens on the presence of armed groups attempting to plant an IED along the road. This was immediately responded to by the 1001st Brigade’s troops, which led to a series of armed encounters and resulted in the death of Daguman and his comrades,” he said.

The EastMinCom Commander bared that Daguman was a notorious CTG personality who was wanted for various crimes including kidnapping, serious illegal detention, double murder, robbery with violence, and murder.

“He was involved in the attacks and burning of the Lapanday Corporation Plastic Plant and Lorenzo Farm in Davao City, and the Macondray Plastic Plant in Panabo City on April 29, 2017. This led to the death of a fish vendor identified as Larry Buenafe during an IED explosion, which was supposed to block EastMinCom’s responding troops,” he recalled.

Apart from this, Daguman was also pointed to the murder of Datu Ruben Labawan, a tribal leader in Paquibato, Davao City in 2015.

“With the death of Daguman, those who fell victim to his atrocities, particularly the Indigenous Peoples and innocent civilians in Mindanao will now be given justice,” LtGen. Almerol expressed.

Meanwhile, the EastMinCom Commander assessed that the CTG’s foiled attacks add more proof of their weakened capability due to the massive neutralization of their leaders and members, recovery of firearms, and withdrawal of support of mass organizations.

For the 1st Quarter of 2022, EastMinCom has recorded the neutralization of 357 CTG personalities composed of 126 surrendered, 20 killed, 14 captured/apprehended, and 197 withdrawing their support. Troops also seized a total of 176 firearms composed of 157 high-powered and 19 low-powered, as well as recovered 59 anti-personnel mines.

LtGen. Almerol further shared that the CTG is on the verge of collapse, especially in the area of Davao Region, following the successive neutralization of its ranking leaders in the previous days and the firm support of the communities and local leaders to put an end to the local communist armed conflict.

“The CPP-NPA’s threats are mere words to show force. These are already futile to their forces on the ground who are hungry, exhausted, and lack the resources to continue fighting due to the series of encounters with our troops,” he said.

“With our continued focused military operations and support of the local government units, local agencies, and other civilian sectors, we will ensure that the CTG’s reign of terror will end until we finally achieve total peace and development in this part of our country,” he added, emphasizing that “the CTG is now at the sunset of their 53 years of cruelty.”

The EastMinCom Commander also reiterated his appeal to the remaining members of the CTG to spare their lives by yielding to troops just as their former comrades who are now enjoying the benefits of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) – a government intervention to aid them as they reintegrate into mainstream society.

“Time and again, we are giving you the chance to live a new and peaceful life through the programs of government. May the recent death of your three comrades convince you that we are serious in our call. Those who will not heed will surely fall at the hands of government security forces,” he said.

Bataan solon hails Sara for love, support for LGBT

LIMAY, Bataan — Bataan First district Rep. Geraldine Roman hailed Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s love for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) sector and expressed confidence that the latter will continue her selfless public service if elected vice president.

Speaking before UniTeam supporters at the Limay Sports Complex here on Thursday, Roman shared how she idolizes Duterte because of her love and acceptance of LGBT community members.

“Mahal na mahal ko ang babaeng ito dahil mahal na mahal niya ang mga LGBT,” said Roman who is the first transgender elected to the Lower House of Representatives. “Narito po ako, berdeng-berde, para po magpaabot ng aking suporta sa ating magiging vice president ng republika, walang iba kundi si Vice President Sara Duterte.”

“Sigurado ako na ipagpapatuloy niya ang taos-puso niyang paglilingkod, at magkakaisa ang lahat kasama ang ating pangulong si Bongbong Marcos,” she added, also expressing full support for UniTeam presidential candidate, former senator Bongbong Marcos.

“Ako ay galing sa 1st dictrict at nais kong malaman ninyong lahat na kami ay solid BBM-Sara. Tayong lahat rin dito sa Limay ay solid BBM-Sara din,” she said.

She serenaded Duterte with her rendition of ‘Umagang kay Ganda’, one of the campaign songs of presidential bet, former Senator Bongbong Marcos.

Meanwhile, Limay Mayor Nelson David is positive of a “landslide victory” for BBM-Sara tandem in Bataan.

“Umaasa ako na landslide BBM-Sara. Alam ko po na tayo sa Bataan ay iisa, at iisa para kay BBM-Sara. Ipakita natin sa lahat na tayo dito sa bayan ng Limay ay nagkakaisa katulad ng hangarin ng pagkakaisa nina future president and vice president Marcos and Duterte,” David said. HNP MEDIA

Davao de Oro guv: We believe in BBM-Sara

PANTUKAN, DAVAO DE ORO — Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy on Wednesday said their local team “Walang Iwanan” fully believes in Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and Vice Presidential aspirant Sara Duterte’s message of unity and advocacies to unite the Filipinos.

Before thousands of people in a rally here, Duterte said their team aims to generate more jobs, strengthen education, and strive to attain peaceful living. She also vowed to continue her father’s, President Rodrigo Duterte, legacy in the fight against anti-drugs and anti-criminality.

“Kami nagatuo sa ilang gidala nga unity platform. Usa pod mi ka believer ana sa Davao de Oro because through unity sa mga political leaders, mahimo jud nga paspas ang mga progreso sa usa ka lugar,” Gov. Uy said.

Uy said residents of the province have waited for this day when they get to see the whole UniTeam, especially their fellow Dabawenyo, Duterte.

“Basta BBM-Sara kusog jud kaayo sila labi na sa Davao de Oro. Daghan kaayo og excited na makadungog ug makakita sa ilaha. Pinangga jud kaayo sila ilabi na si Mayor Inday nga aside nga taga-Davao,” Uy said.

Vice Governor Maricar Zamora, who is eyeing a congressional comeback, said she believes the UniTeam’s platforms are “the most doable” and “timely” given the current situation faced by the country due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our country needs economic recovery, and the BBM-Sara tandem sees that need. We need to bounce back from the impact of the pandemic, and the UniTeam has the most profound platform to resolve the national issue,” Zamora stressed.

Zamora was one of those who proposed the renaming of then Compostela Valley to Davao de Oro which succeeded through a plebiscite in December 2019.

As Vice Governor, Zamora said Marcos and Duterte’s plans resembles the exact needs of every local government unit.

“Klaro ang plataporma ng UniTeam. Kaya kami dito sa provincial government really agrees to their advocacies because we truly need more jobs, high quality education, and peace and order,” Zamora added.

The provincial rally is attended by senatorial bets Sherwin Gatchalian, Mark Villar, Larry Gadon, Rodante Marcoleta, Jinggoy Estrada, Gringo Honasan, Robin Padilla, Harry Roque, and Loren Legarda.

Hugpong ng Pagbabago Vice President and Davao Oriental Governor Nelson Dayanghirang was also at the rally, bringing him hundreds of supporters. HNP Media

Muslim youth to BBM-Sara: May nanalo na!

CARMEN, North Cotabato — For this group of Muslim youth, presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and vice presidential aspirant Sara Duterte have already won the race.

One of those Muslim youth is Florabel Sinempalan, 21, who was with her friends attending the jam-packed rally in front of the municipal hall here on Monday morning.

Sinempalan said she will vote for the BBM-Sara tandem because they both deserve to win.

“Alam ko po na si Marcos ay deserving siyang maging pangulo ng Pilipinas. I know Sara Duterte will help President Marcos in engaging more Filipinos with necessary programs,” Sinempalan said as she held a placard with a message “BBM – Sara Duterte: Uwian na, May Nanalo na!”

Sinempalan, a nursing student, said she agrees with the UniTeam’s advocacy in strengthening the quality of education and achieving a peaceful living for every Filipino, as stressed by Duterte in her speech.

She also believes that Marcos’ promise to provide better livelihood opportunities would help her parents.

“Alam ko po naga-focus siya sa agriculture for the farmers since ang parents ko po are farmers,” she said.

Sinempalan also said she hopes the tandem would move to end discrimination against Muslims.

“As a Muslim, I know that the UniTeam will help the Muslim Filipinos and other religions in building respect. Most of the Muslims are being discriminated against. Thru the help of Bongbong and Sara Duterte, I know that it will stop, and Muslims will be seen equally with others,” she said.

Duterte and Marcos on Monday campaigned in the provinces of North Cotabato, Maguindanao, and Sultan Kudarat.

They were welcomed by North Cotabato Vice Governor Emmylou Mendoza in Carmen town; Mguindanao Gov. Bai Mariam Mangudadatu in Buluan town; and Sultan Kudarat Gov. Suharto Mangudadatu in Isulan town.

They were joined by senatorial bets Robin Padilla, Win Gatchalian, Gibo Teodoro, Jinggoy Estrada, Migz Zubiri, and Mylah Roque, Harry Roque’s wife. HNP MEDIA