Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Security Guard Diomedes N. Mamugay arrested a suspected thief in the early morning of July 18, 2008 at the San Carlos Bioenergy Inc. (SCBI) Sudecor Warehouse, Calachuchi St. , San Julio, Brgy. II, San Carlos City .

The incident happened on or about 3:45 A.M., when Mamugay, who was doing his routine rounds, spotted Montano Avelino, 18 years old, a resident of Rizal St. , Brgy. III, San Carlos City , suspiciously carrying one unit Hitachi truck battery with 8 assorted tools.

Mamugay asked the teen to put down the items. Upon closer inspection, it was found out that said items were from the warehouse. When Mamugay started to arrest the suspect, the suspect resisted. Mamugay managed to apply an arresting technique to the suspect and contained him without harming him.

“I didn’t want to hurt the suspect. My intention was just to take him to custody. The jointlocking technique that I learned from Wild Judo really came in handy. I and the suspect were both unharmed after the short fracass,” revealed Mamugay.

Mamugay turned over the suspect to Brgy. Capt. Roberto Mercado Sr. of Brgy. II at around 4:00 A.M. Policemen under P/Supt. Harold Tuzon, PO1 Jonathan Broce, PO1 Pauna, and company took custody of the suspect for investigation.

Mamugay is with the Negros Veterans Security Agency, Inc. under Admin/Operations Officer Capt. Rolando F. Andutan, PAR, and Supervisor MSG Alberto D. Escobar, PA (Ret.).

Mamugay is a martial arts instructor, being the Founder/Chief Instructor of the San Carlos Jungle Fighters Martial Arts Club (SACA JUFIMAC) with four other chapter/member schools. Mamugay uses his spare time to teach martial arts to the youth to put them to the right path and to stay them clear of unproductive vices such as drugs, alcoholism, gambling, etc.

Mamugay is a 3rd Degree Black Belt under (Ret.) Lt. Col. Master Epifanio F. Mercado of the Combat Taekwondo Club-Main (CTC-Main), 6th Degree Black Belt; a 2nd Degree in Karate under the Golden Armor of Ernie Sucaldito Sensei, and is currently working for his 1st Degree Instructor rank in Lapu-Lapu Viñas Arnis under Master James U. Sy Jr., who had also taught him Wild Judo.

Mamugay is the San Carlos Representative of the Wushu Federation of the Philippines-Negros Occidental (WFP-Neg. Occ.) under Provincial Coordinator Joery C. Amante and a Founding member of the Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS) under its President Grandmaster Elmer V. Montoyo.

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