Motorcycle hits Sara local crossing road

first_imgThe 35-year-old janitor Jerry Dario ofSara, Iloilo sustained injuries on the body, police said. ILOILO City – He was crossing the roadwhen a motorcycle hit him in Barangay Balantang, Jaro district. Dario was treated by the Iloilo CityEmergency Response team./PNcenter_img According to police investigation, Dariowas crossing the road when a motorcycle driven by Fernando Perez of Pototan,Iloilo hit him around 8 p.m. on Oct. 2last_img

Girl, 15, claims rape, tags 2 drinking pals

first_img“Nangyariito habang nag-inuman ang biktima at ang mga lalaki sa isang bahay. Pagkataposnito, binalewala ng biktima ang nangyari dahil sa takot sa kanyang pamilya atwala itong lakas ng loob na magsumbong,” headded.           The Grade 11 student said she wasdrunk when her two drinking companions raped her on Sept. 14 after a barangaybenefit dance. But the incident was only reported on Oct. 9, police said.      Murallo said no arrest against the twominor suspects have yet been made.(With areport from Akean Forum/PN) Libacao municipal police stationacting chief Captain Jose Marlon Murallo said the victim narrated her ordeal toher mother, who lodged the complaint to the authorities.    KALIBO, Aklan – A 15-year-old girlclaimed two 17-year-old boys raped her in Libacao, Aklan.last_img read more

No need to issue EO on vaping ban, says Duterte

first_imgThe Chief Executive also justified hisorder to confiscate vaping devices as he cited the Article 15, Section B of RepublicAct 7394, or Consumers’ Protection Act, which provides that “any consumerproduct, the sale or use of which has been banned or withdrawn in the countryof manufacture, shall not be imported into the country.” President Duterte on Friday explainedthat e-cigarettes are already covered by a law that regulates the use ofproducts with nicotine. He, however, did not mention the specific law. MANILA – There is no need to issue an executive order banning theuse and importation of vaping productsin the country, President Rodrigo Duterte said. “If it is bawal sa Vermont, that’s in California, the protection — theConsumers’ Protection Law says that if a thing is not legal there, where it wasmade or manufactured, then it cannot be legal here,” he added./PN When he ordered law enforcement agencieson Wednesday to arrest vape smokers in public, Duterte said an EO wasforthcoming as regards the prohibition. “If you use vaping in public, there isnicotine. And so without the other chemical combustion there, you are alreadyviolating the law in vaping because it contains nicotine,” he said. “Why am I ordering its confiscation?Because it is thrown to the consumers and under the Consumers’ Protection Act,if the thing that they — we are importing is prohibited by the place where itwas made, then automatically it is also not good and it is should — should beby operation of common sense,” Duterte said. “Now, there’s a law regarding the use ofnicotine. I do… I do not have to issue an executive order. Paka-bobo naman itong mga gago na ito. Na meron ng law aboutnicotine,” an enraged Duterte stressed. “You know, nicotine is prohibited. Youcannot use nicotine here. I will arrest you. There’s a law. It’s based onnational law and pollution and everything. It’s deleterious to health. It’s ahazard to health,” Duterte said.last_img read more

Laborer stabbed to death

first_imgCampo’s co-worker 22-year-old Jay-RTalabon was tagged suspect, a police report showed. The suspect, meanwhile, was arrested andnow detained in the lockup cell of the Ilog police station, facing charges./PN Police identified the fatality as 40-year-oldresident Rogelio Campo. According to police investigation, Campoand Talabon were having a drinking session when the latter stabbed the victimusing a bladed weapon around 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. It was not immediatelyestablished what was the motive in the incident.center_img Campo was rushed to the Lorenzo ZaycoDistrict Hospital but attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.” BACOLOD City – A laborer was stabbed todeath in Barangay Dancalan, Ilog, Negros Occidental. last_img

Sudan ex-leader sentenced for corruption

first_imgThe corruption case was linked to a$25-million (£19 million) cash payment he received from Saudi Crown PrinceMohammed bin Salman.(BBC) Bashir also faces charges related tothe 1989 coup that brought him to power, genocide and the killing of protestersbefore his ousting in April.  Sudanese former president Omar al-Bashir sits inside a cage during a hearing at a court in Khartoum, Sudan on Dec. 14. REUTERS/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH KHARTOUM – Sudan’s ex-president Omaral-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a social reform facility forcorruption on Saturday.   The judge said under the Sudanese law,people over the age of 70 cannot serve jail terms. Bashir is 75. last_img

PRO-6 vows full support to PNP chief Gamboa

first_imgGamboa further warned police officers towork harder and stay away from illegal activities and for committing crimesthat could ruin the image of the PNP. Malong said that the PRO-6 remainscommitted on the direction set by Gamboa for the PNP on the intensifiedcampaign against criminality, illegal drugs, internal cleansing, andcorruption. Gamboa during his last visit in PRO-6,said that he will be giving attention against illegal drugs for arrestinghigh-value targets, corruption, illegal gambling and wanted persons. He wants to recruit more policepersonnel to have more force and to replace those who retired and dismissedfrom service. Gamboa was chosen over two other policeofficials, Police Lieutenant General Camilo Prancratius Cascolan and PoliceMajor General Guillermo Eleazar. “We will fully support his programs inwinning back the trust and confidence of the people by following the rule oflaw and with utmost respect for human rights,” says PRO-6 spokesperson PoliceLieutenant Colonel Joem Malong.center_img Gamboa’s appointment came afterPresident Rodrigo Duterte made asurprise announcement in a speech in Davao City Friday night. ILOILO City – The Police Regional Office6 (PRO-6) vowed to support the leadership of Lieutenant General ArchieFrancisco Gamboa as the new chief of the Philippine National Police. Duterte said Gamboa has showed himsincerity, and that they will have a “long, long talk” soon, togetherwith Interior Secretary Año. Cascolan, whose wife is a native of Sta.Barbara town in Iloilo has been assigned in Region 6 before he was promoted andassigned in Camp Crame./PNlast_img read more

No replacement yet for Espenido – BCPO chief

first_imgEspenido was the police chief ofOzamiz City prior to his Bacolod reassignment. He assured the people of BacolodCity that policemen uphold the rule of law and are true to their mission toserve and protect the public. But he won’t promise a bloodless drug war. Orders from the Philippine NationalPolice (PNP) Directorate for Personnel and Records Management showed Espenido hasbeen recalled to the national police headquarters in Camp Crame and reassignedto the Office of the PNP Chief. Both Parojinog and Espinosa werelinked by President Duterte to illegal drugs./PN On Friday, the controversial drug czar was relieved from his post for still undisclosedreasons – only four months after President Rodrigo Duterte sent him in thiscity. In November 2016, Espenido was alsothe police chief of Albuera, Leyte when its mayor, Rolando Espinosa Sr., waskilled in a shootout as police were attempting to serve a search warrant. For the mean time, Biñas said,Lieutenant Colonel Levy Pangue, BCPO deputy city director for administration,will supervise the position vacated by Espenido as well as the City DrugEnforcement Unit.The city top cop assured Bacolodnons that BCPO will still be relentless intheir bid to eradicate illegal drugs even in the absence of Espenido.  center_img “I did not yet receive the officialcopy of the relief order from the Camp Crame, but once we got the copy that’sthe time I can designate somebody for the post,” BCPO chief Colonel Henry Biñassaid. “Even with Espenido or withoutEspenido, the BCPO are still working and that was the reason why PresidentRodrigo Duterte earlier ordered Espenido’s reassignment in this city because ofthe big accomplishments of the BCPO in the campaign against illegal drugs,”Biñas said. On July 30, 2017 Ozamiz City’s MayorReynaldo Parojinog and 14 others were killed in a shootout led by Espenido whowas serving search warrants at Parojinog’s properties in barangays Baybay SanRoque and Baybay Santa Cruz. BACOLOD City – No names have surfaced until now as possible replacement of Police Lieutenant ColonelJovie Espenido, who served as deputydirector for operations of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).last_img read more

DOJ to probe netizen behind Sen. Kiko’s daughter rape threat

first_imgGuevarra added he advised Cuneta that the identity of the person who posted an offending message to Frankie and his location should be clearly established first before she could file a complaint. “I. WILL. FIND. YOU. YOU FACE ME, YOU COWARD. DUWAG. TANDAAN MO KUNG SINO AKO. NANAY NI KC, FRANKIE, MIEL, AT MIGUEL. YOU CROSSED THE LINE,” Cuneta wrote on her social media accounts. Alcos, commenting on the statements of Frankie in a Facebook page, said that “pasalamat ka iha, kung ang edad ko ay 12 yrs. magtago ka na sa tatay mong senador Kiko matsing dahil hahanapin kita para gahasain. Tapos sisihin mo tatay mo dahil hindi ako makukulong.”/PN MANILA – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is set to verify the identity of the person who threatened to rape the daughter of Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Frankie. DOJ secretary Menardo Guevarra said Frankie’s mother, award-winning actress Sharon Cuneta, have reached out to him over the weekend and is determined to file a criminal complaint against the person. Cuneta went ballistic at social media over the weekend as she defended her daughter against a certain Sonny Alcos, who supposedly said that he would find Frankie and rape her.center_img “GOD HELP ME AND THE LAW! GOD HELP YOU WHEN I FIND YOU. HINDI KITA PATATAHIMIKIN. TANDAAN MO ITO: AKO AY ANAK NI PABLO P. CUNETA. MALI ANG BINANGGA MO, DEMONYO KA,” she added. “[But] it appears that Sharon, through her own efforts, has identified the person concerned, including his location and the name and address of his employer,” Guevarra said. Frankie has been vocal against “rape culture,” saying a person’s attire is not an invitation to rape. She even had an argument with TV and radio personality Ben Tulfo for her stand. “Should Ms. Cuneta proceed to file a criminal complaint with the DOJ, we shall verify the respondent’s identity and address for the purpose of giving him notice,” the Justice secretary added.last_img read more

Palace: ABS-CBN ‘could have done more’ during COVID-19 relief

first_img“I know you donated P200 million of your own money but the rest you raised from your TV programs through your calls for donation,” he added. “I don’t know why ABS-CBN could not have done more like what the Ayalas and MVP did.” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said, while the Lopez-owned company shelled out P200 million for relief operations, the rest of its donation was obtained from calls for help through its programs. Roque again insisted that Duterte was not referring to the Lopezes of ABS-CBN as the oligarchs he dismantled sans martial law declaration amid the audio leakage of his supposed speech in Jolo, Sulu earlier this week. “I am not spinning. I am repeating what the President said, that he takes pride in dismantling them [Ayalas and Pangilinan],” Roque said. “Documentary evidence would show that it was Congress who threw out the franchise application of ABS-CBN. That cannot be attributed to the President.” “The difference is they [Ayalas, MVP] delivered in time of crisis. Hindi ko naman maintindihan kasi why ABS-CBN did not do that,” Roque said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel.center_img Duterte has earlier threatened to send the Ayalas and Pangilinan to jail because of an existing water concessionaire agreement with the government, which was supposedly disadvantageous to the people./PN MANILA –Malacañang believes that ABS-CBN Corp. “could have done more” to help during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, just like the Ayala Group and Manuel V. Pangilinan, who “delivered at a time of crisis” and gave donations “on their own.” The Palace spokesperson made the comment on ABS-CBN’s relief efforts when asked about President Rodrigo Duterte’s fresh tirades against the network, just days after the denial of its franchise by a House committee dominated by his allies.last_img read more