14 0600H April 2013
QUEZON CITY- At least 50 young school children participated in the sports and fun activities called the Olympeace which were held in Camp Aguinaldo of this city.
As part of the event, the children conducted a 'Walk for Peace' holding placards bearing peace messages starting from the historic People Power Monument at around 6:30am.
A simple opening ceremony was held at the AFP Grandstand at around 8:30am with Brig Gen Rolando G Jungco, the Commander of Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines (CRSAFP) as guest speaker representing AFP Chief of Staff Gen Emmanuel T Bautista.
The day-long sports activities followed at the parade ground. Among the games enjoyed by the children include centipede race and kiddie obstacle course.
The activity was a joint undertaking by the Asia America Initiative, JCI-Manila and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The main purpose of the event is to increase awareness of the children and the general public as a whole about the importance of peace in our land.
14 0920H April 2013
SURIGAO DEL SUR-A group of NPA bandits attacked a small CAFGU detachment located in Bgy Sta Juana, Tagbina town of this province at around 9:20am on Sunday.
A militiaman was wounded while 4 others were abducted by the bandits including a civilian resident who happened to be in the scene.
The wounded militiaman was treated in a local hospital and was reported as in 'safe condition' by attending physicians.
Pursuit operations are underway to hunt down the notorious criminals who were responsible for the recent attack.