The troops recovered during theirclearing operation were two .45-caliber pistols, a .38-caliber pistol, fourmagazines loaded with live ammunition, improvised shotguns, and severalsubversive documents. While the troops were approaching thearea, about 10 armed men reportedly fired at them, forcing them to retaliate.The firefight lasted for about 12 minutes, leaving two casualties. BACOLOD City – Two suspected membersof the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with military troopsat Sitio Agpapatao, Barangay Binobohan, Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. “Through the ‘whole-of nationapproach,’ I am encouraging the people of Guihulngan City as well as the wholeof Negros that it is now time we work together against the NPA,” he added./PN The slain rebels were identified asEdgar Bonifacio and Randy Canumay, both residents of the said village. Theywere alleged members of the NPA’s Special Partisan Unit (Sparu) tagged in thekilling of civilians in the cities of Guihulngan and Canlaon. Following the incident, Dacoscos againurged NPA rebels to surrender as they will not stop hunt them. Philippine Army’s 62nd InfantryBattalion commander, Lieutenant Colonel Egberto Dacoscos, said their unit –along with the 94th Infantry Battalion Alpha Company – were sent Friday to thearea after residents complained of harassment and extortion from the rebels. Dacoscos said the two casualties werepart of the group that continuously threatens the people who do not cooperatewith them. Additional troops were dispatched in the area to conduct pursuitoperations against communist insurgents.
RelatedPosts No timetable yet for Anambra FA elections — Caretaker Committee Prince Eze to Gov. Obiano: You’re a ‘small fry’ NFF appoints caretaker committee for Anambra FA The Anambra State Football Association Electoral Committee for the 2020 State Board and Local Football Councils Elections has postponed the exercise indefinitely.The elections were billed to hold on Monday and Tuesday in Awka. Obinna Dike, the Head of the Media and Publicity Sub-committee, announced the postponement in a statement on Sunday night in Awka.He said the postponement was sequel to the letter from the Anambra State Government, which directed that the elections be shelved as it violated the extant law on COVID-19 protocols.Dike added that the committee was awaiting further directives.He said: “The Electoral Committee has forwarded the said letter to the Anambra State Football Association.“In view of this development, the Electoral Committee wishes to inform the general public that the election earlier fixed for July 27 and July 28 will no longer hold as scheduled. “We regret any inconvenience this sudden postponement may caused to the candidates, delegates, observers, stakeholders and the general public.”The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Commissioner for Information, C-Don Adinuba, had on Saturday issued a statement calling for the cancellation of the exercise.He said the state law on COVID-19, which banned social gatherings, including elections, was still in force.Adinuba directed the police to ensure that no individual or group gathered at the Bishop Obiefuna Retreat Centre, venue of the election, for the exercise.NAN reports that a caretaker committee might be constituted for the Anambra State Football Association. The tenure of the executives, which started on May 2, 2016 and the extension of three months that commenced on April 28, would elapse on Tuesday.Tags: Anambra State Football AssociationC-Don AdinubaObinna Dike
There will be feelings of déjà vu at Super Bowl 53 as the Patriots and Rams prepare to battle for the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in 17 years.The last time these teams met in the championship game was Super Bowl 36 in 2002, when the Rams resided in St. Louis, Tom Brady was just a second-year quarterback and Jared Goff was a mere eight years old. Super Bowl 53: Tom Brady vs. Jared Goff Yet, Brady cemented himself as the starter going forward in the Patriots’ victory over the Rams, which was also the start of coach Bill Belichick’s legacy at the helm in New England. The Patriots have won five Super Bowl rings and eight AFC titles but are hungry for more as they enter their NFL-record 11th Super Bowl and ninth under the QB/coach duo.Here, we look back at the statistics from the fateful matchup which set the Brady-Belichick era into motion and how the two teams have fared in the 2018-19 season entering the big game.Super Bowl 36 statsTeamTotal YardsLeading PasserLeading RusherLeading ReceiverLeading TacklerNew England Patriots267Tom Brady (16-27-145 1-0)Antowain Smith (18-92 0)Troy Brown (6-89 0)Ty Law (7)St. Louis Rams427Kurt Warner (28-44 365 1-2)Marshall Faulk (17-76 0)Az-Zahir Hakeem (5-90 0)Tommy Polley (11)Super Bowl 36 scoring summaryQuarterTimeTeamDetail13:10RamsJeff Wilkins 50-yd FG (3-0)28:49PatriotsTy Law 47-yd Int return (3-7)20:31PatriotsDavid Patten 8-yd rec Td (Brady) (3-14)31:18PatriotsAdam Vinatieri 37-yd FG (3-17)49:31RamsKurt Warner 2-yd rush (10-17)41:30RamsRicky Proehl 26-yd rec (Kurt Warner) (17-17)40:00PatriotsAdam Vinatieri 48-yd FG (17-20)How they stack up entering Super Bowl 532002-2018New England PatriotsSt. Louis/ LA RamsWins209111Losses63160Playoff Appearances154Division Championships153Conference Championships81Super Bowl Wins40Head Coaches18*Quarterbacks (Min. 100 PA)2’14^* Mike Martz, Joe Vitt, Scott Linehan, Jim Haslett, Steve Spagnuolo, Jeff Fisher, Jim Fassel, Sean McVay Super Bowl 53: Rams RBs vs. Patriots RBs Since the 2001-02 season, there has been significantly more stability and success for the Patriots than the Rams. The Rams are returning to the championship game for the first time since that game, while the Patriots return for the eighth time in that span.On the other hand, four Rams players from Super Bowl 36 have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame (Marshall Faulk, Orlando Pace, Kurt Warner and Aeneas Williams). As of yet, no Patriots players have. Related News ‘Tom Brady, Matt Cassel^Marc Bulger, Sam Bradford, Jared Goff, Case Keenum, Jamie Martin, Nick Foles, Kellen Clemens, Kurt Warner, Austin Davis, Shaun Hill, Kyle Boller, Gus Frerotte, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Keith NullBrady vs. Goff’s first three seasonsQuarterbackSeasonsComp./GAtt./GYards/GTD/GInt./GTom Brady2000-200219.931.818.104.22.168Jared Goff2016-201820.332.7252.11.70.7The Patriots and Rams square off in the championship Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.