AWOL cop, pal held for gun, drugs

CAMP Malvar, Batangas -- An inactive 35-year-old policeman and his jobless partner were arrested by authorities in Bgy. Libjo, Batangas City, provincial PIO chief Insp. Hazel P. Luma-ang Suarez said the other day. Acting Batangas police director Senior Supt. Alden Bacarra Delvo identified the suspects as Kristofferson Driz Reyes, alias….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMar 14th, 2018

Student held for rape try on grandma, 81

TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan, Philippines — A student believed to be high on drugs was arrested for allegedly trying to rape his 81-year-old grandmother in Barangay B.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

2 held for P.1million party drugs

MANILA, Philippines — More than P175,000 worth of the party drugs Ecstasy and cocaine were confiscated from two suspects in a drug sting in Quezon City befor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

31 held for drugs in Quezon City, Manila

MANILA, Philippines — At least 31 persons, including 10 minors, were arrested for illegal drugs in Quezon City and Manila since Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Rose embraces new home, blocks out doubters

By Steve Aschburner, MINNEAPOLIS – Don’t let go of the rope. It’s one of Tom Thibodeau’s most familiar exhortations, a mantra of sorts to keep his teams locked in, digging down and generally committed through whatever grueling test they’re facing, be it a game, a road trip, a spate of injuries or the entire season. The trouble for Derrick Rose with that particular Thibs-ism is, so often, he has been the rope. On one side of an unfortunate tug o’ war, we’ve had the Rose loyalists, the fans, friends and family who believe that the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player’s return from injury hell to elite status is just one more, legit opportunity away. Pulling from the other side, there is a growing group of Rose skeptics who are convinced that the Chicago kid’s best days – his most explosive, elusive, game-changing moves – are behind him, strewn on the floors of too many surgical rooms and rehab gyms. Rose, 29, knows they’re there. One group pulling for him, the other doubting him. And in an unusually candid and forceful moment Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), the normally soft-spoken Rose delivered a stark message to them all. “Yeah,” Rose said after his first full practice since signing a minimum-salary contract Thursday (Friday, PHL tie) to join the Minnesota Timberwolves. “This is how I feel about the whole perspective on it: You can have your perspective on me as far as I’m a bum, I can’t play, I can’t shoot, this and that. All right. Cool. I have no hard feelings with that. I’m cool with that. If that’s how you feel, that’s how you feel. “But at the same time, I don’t need your [bleeping] validation.” Rose’s eyes burned bright, in a direct response to the many health challenges he has endured from acquaintances and strangers both, picking at whatever good or bad is left of his basketball career. “I know who I am,” Rose continued. “I know the type of player I am. So, you respect that and I respect that, and we should be good. That’s how I feel about it.” In other words, you work your side of the street, Rose will continue to work his. If there are NBA administrators like Thibodeau, the Wolves’ head coach and president of basketball operations, willing to give him another chance, he’ll be chasing the ghost of his own self while trying to help somebody win. One more chance Rose’s latest grab at faded glory could begin in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) matinee against the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Target Center (editor's note: Rose wound up playing just seven minutes off the bench. He finished with two points on 1-of-5 shooting with a rebound, two assists, and two turnovers). It probably is his last, best shot to salvage something from a 2017-18 season that’s been largely lost due to injury, yes, but other factors outside Rose’s control as well. What looked like a terrific opportunity back in training camp – signing with Eastern Conference power Cleveland Cavaliers and home to the game’s best player (and Rose nemesis) in LeBron James – got sideways fast. In the Cavs’ second game, on a drive to the rim, Rose got whacked across the face and neck by Milwaukee center Greg Monroe. He landed badly on the baseline, suffering a “jacked-up” left ankle that left him in a walking boot and sidelined him for 11 of Cleveland’s next 15 games. Then word got out just before Thanksgiving that Rose had left the team, reportedly to contemplate his future as an NBA player. He was gone for nearly two weeks, at least part of it back home in Chicago, during what Cavs GM Koby Altman called “a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick.” Rose didn’t play again until Cleveland’s 44th game. In nine appearances over the next three weeks, he was a shell of the three-time All-Star he’d once been, averaging 6.3 points, 1.6 assists and 13.3 minutes, while shooting 39 percent. On Feb. 8 (Feb. 9, PHL time), he was one of six Cavaliers players dealt by Altman at the NBA trade deadline, sent to Salt Lake City as a throw-in to acquire Utah’s Rodney Hood and Sacramento’s George Hill. Two days later, the Jazz waived Rose. Four weeks passed before Thibodeau got the green light from Minnesota owner Glen Taylor to sign Rose. The Oklahoma City Thunder had sniffed in his direction, only to opt for veteran backup Corey Brewer. Rose had family duties to attend to – he and Alaina Anderson had a baby girl in Chicago to start the week – but he also had spent time working out by himself in the Cavs’ facility or at Cleveland State’s gym. The end seemed near. Given Rose’s limited involvement this season, he probably would have been a long shot to land with one of the league’s 30 teams in 2018-19, had Thibodeau not reached out. The people on the dark end of Rose’s rope were winning. Now, this buys him time for a shout-out to the folks on the other end. “‘Don’t give up,’ Rose said he would tell them. Talking later at the downtown Minneapolis hotel where he’s staying, he wanted to assure people that his desire to play remains strong, his passion to keep trying still burns, and his mental fitness for this and future challenges on or away from the court is fine. “I still have faith,” Rose said, two bags of ice strapped to each leg. “No matter what happens, I still have a lot of faith in myself and my ability. It’s just about opportunity and catching a rhythm. Whenever I do catch a rhythm, I’d rather see what it is then. Than to, like, give up knowing I have so much left. Like, ‘Damn, I should have kept playing.’ “I’m going to give it my all. And once I do, then it’s like, ‘All right, cool. I gave it my all, now what’s this next phase in my life?’ “But as far as right now, I’m still in it. I’ve got two kids that can look at me now. The oldest, my boy [P.J.] is 5 years old. He’s looking at me right now. He sees everything. I’m going to tell him, ‘No excuses. Don’t come to me cryin’, this and that. Nah.’ He’ll see what I’ve had to go through. ‘Now suck it up and go out there and do what you’ve got to do.’” A career interrupted For some NBA players whose careers got waylaid by injuries – Brandon Roy, Greg Oden, Penny Hardaway – their bodies finally refused to cooperate. They went from 60-to-0, no wiggle room on whether they would continue. Rose, for all his setbacks, has worked his way back – not back to his previous form – from each and every injury. From the ACL blowout that started him down his hobbled path in April 2012 to three subsequent meniscus knee surgeries, from the left orbital fracture he suffered when he caught teammate Taj Gibson’s errant elbow in the face in the opening practice of 2015-16 to the lingering ankle sprain dealt by Monroe’s blow in October. In that sense, Rose is more like Bernard King, Sam Bowie or Grant Hill, standout players whose career trajectories were forever altered – but not ended – by injuries. Rose speaks as if he has reached some level of peace with his maladies, referring to his injuries as “part of the game” and his particular “cross” to bear. “I’ve just had five surgeries more than other people,” he said. “That’s the way I look at it. That don’t mean that I can’t play. That don’t mean that I lost my love for the game. No.” What Rose doesn’t like is the “fragile” label that’s been affixed to him. He’s less interested that he has played in only 486 of approximately 789 regular-season games so far, while proud of the 130 he logged with the Bulls (2015-16) and Knicks (2016-17) more recently. It seems clear that the reckless abandon with which Rose played – and the excruciating torque he put on his knees with his bounding, zig-zag attacks through the lane – wreaked havoc on his knees. Beyond that, though, he’s not buying any pattern business. “You see how I was injured [in October]? I was taken out of the air,” Rose said. “People are like, ‘Aw, he’s always injured.’ Are you just watching highlights, just looking at clips, like new fans are these days? Or are you watching an entire game? Are you just reading reports that come up on your phone?” Scouts say that Rose has lost both quickness and leaping ability, without developing a perimeter game to compensate. They also bundle his Cleveland hiatus with the AWOL episode last season with the Knicks, when Rose left the team without notice before a game against New Orleans, to question his reliability and commitment. Rose disputes the comments about his game, citing the circumstances in New York and Cleveland. “I could sit here and tell you, ‘I’m gonna try to change this. Do this and do that.’ Nah, I always felt, it starts with my rhythm,” he said. “[In] New York ... I was playing the triangle [offense favored by former Knicks president Phil Jackson] and still playing pretty well [18.0 ppg, 4.4 apg, 32.5 mpg]. In Cleveland, when did I really have a chance to catch a rhythm? When did I play 20 games straight? Or 10 games? Five games?” As for his reliability – or likelihood to take a powder on the Wolves the way he did on the Knicks and seemed to do on the Cavs – Rose said there is no issue there, either. In the past couple weeks, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan (depression) and Cleveland’s Kevin Love (panic attacks) have opened up about psychological challenges they and other athletes face. But Rose shook his head as the question was asked. “Oh no, no, no,” he said. “I’m blessed, man. Beyond blessed. It’s not even ... what do I have to complain about? I don’t have anything to complain about. Of course, I wish I was on the court more. I think in time, with the right opportunity, I’ll be out there more. “I’m not depressed, even though I think everybody deals with some depression in some way. It’s about how you deal with it. We’re emotional creatures. We hold onto things. I try to meditate, try to do little things to change my mindset and try to read things to easy my nerves.” Rose admitted he did wonder if he would get another chance, once the Cavs traded him to a Jazz team that had no use for him. “Especially when you get dropped by a team like Cleveland, that needed players,” he said. “It makes other teams think, ‘Damn, if they didn’t keep him...’” Rose has not spoken with James since being dealt, he said. “The way I take it, I don’t take it as personal,” Rose said. “They didn’t need my services. That’s the way I look at it, OK? I understand. It’s business. Does that stop me from working hard? Does that stop me from still putting out goals and trying to reach my goals? No.” Familiar faces aid return Now Rose is reunited with Thibodeau, Gibson, Jimmy Butler (sidelined after his own meniscus surgery) and familiar coaches and staff making up the “TimberBulls.” He even trusts Thibodeau, often criticized for the heavy minutes he loads on his top players, not to break him. “If anything, I want him to play me,” Rose said. “I want to show to him that I can still play. I want him to see me and be like, ‘Damn, he’s still got it.’ I want him to count on me. I want to be held accountable. You know what I mean? I don’t just want to be, like, an average guy on the team riding along just to see how far they go. I really want to add.” Said Thibodeau, who ran Rose Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) through a rigorous refresher course on his playbook: “Obviously when he was at an MVP level, that was the peak. But he also, my last year in Chicago, he had a great year. ... He still has the potential to be very good. He’s young, that was the other part of it. He knows some of our guys, he knows the system. “Like all stories, there’s a beginning, there’s a middle and there’s an end,” the Wolves coach added. “I don’t think it’s a finished story.” Gibson thinks Rose can shoulder some of Butler’s late-game duties, simply because the scoring guard has strong muscle memory of such situations. He, too, hopes Rose’s story can take a happy turn. “I’ve got my fingers crossed,” the veteran forward said. “I truly believe in him. He’s got a lot left in the tank. It’s just, sometimes life doesn’t go your way and you have to push through it and keep fighting.” Thibodeau has said that Rose, like starter Jeff Teague and backup Tyus Jones, can play both backcourt spots, so he can mix-and-match based on situations. Rose anticipates no problem walking that line between asserting his game and rocking the Wolves’ boat. “My job coming here, I’m not trying to step on nobody’s toes. I’m not trying to take someone’s spot,” he said. “I’m not trying to show myself. Nah. I’m here to win. Me going out there and playing, hopefully you all see that. ‘He’s making money plays. He’s playing to win. And that’s what we wanted from him.’” Not that Rose, lest we forget from up top, needs anyone’s bleeping validation. Boosters and doubters can pull this way or that, but he said he’ll be the one who decides when his time is up. “When my love of the game is not there,” Rose said, sounding sincere near the end of his 10th season overall. “When I get tired of going to the gym. “Don’t get me wrong, we all go through that. But after a couple of days, I get antsy, I want to be in the gym. When a week or two goes by and I haven’t touched the gym, even in the summer, oh yeah, I’d know it was over.” Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Army man, four others held for drugs

MANILA, Philippines — An Army officer and four others were arrested for illegal drugs in Metro Manila since Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Ex-junkie slain, 36 others held for drugs

MANILA, Philippines — A former drug user was killed while 36 suspected users and pushers were arrested in Metro Manila over the past two days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Ex-cop, 3 other suspected drug pushers held in Lucena buy-bust

LUCENA CITY -- Four suspected drug pushers, one of them a former policeman, were nabbed in a police buy-bust operation hereSundayafternoon. Senior Supt. Rhoderick Armamento, chief of the Quezon Police Provincial Office, identified the suspects as Santiago Rosales, Rolando Japor, Roderick Defeo and former cop Fortunato Nozaenta, who went on absence without leave (Awol). They were arrested in Barangay Ibabang Dupay at around2 p.m. Authorities seized from them three sachets of crystal meth, or "shabu," worth P3,700, assorted drug paraphernalia, and the P500 in marked money used in the operation. Police acted on information from former drug users from the barangay who had surrend...Keep on reading: Ex-cop, 3 other suspected drug pushers held in Lucena buy-bust.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

14 held for drugs in Visayas, Bulacan

THREE known drug dealers in Visayas region are now in jail while 11 other drug offenders were arrested and hauled to jail in Bulacan, officials reported yesterday. The three drug dealers were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in separate recent anti-narcotics operations, PDEA chair Director General….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Government workers held for drugs up by 30%

MANILA, Philippines — The number of government personnel arrested for illegal drugs increased by 30 percent in 2017, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Tarlac bgy chief held for drugs

Tarlac bgy chief held for drugsarangay captain Sherwin Manalac Samson was arrested by the police last Friday in Barangay San Sebastian, Tarlac City for possession of shabu and hand grenade. Tarlac acting police director Senior Supt. Richie Medardo Posadas said the barangay official was arrested in his house by members….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

PH solons affirm support for anti-drug war in Moscow forum

    Philippine lawmakers led by House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Farias have affirmed the government's pledge to brutally destroy the rampant narcoticstrade during an international conference held in Moscow. In the "Parliamentarians Against Drugs" forum held in Russia on Dec. 4, Farias asserted the Duterte administration's anti-drug campaign before 40parliamentary delegations from Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. Farias, in his plenary speech, said that the House of Representatives allotted budget for the construction of rehabilitation centers and passedlegislation in support of anti-drug policies. "In the 2017 National Budget, the amount allocated ...Keep on reading: PH solons affirm support for anti-drug war in Moscow forum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Duterte on drug war: ‘We do not enjoy killing our own folk’

    President Rodrigo Duterte admitted on Thursday that his bloody war on drugs was "not a good policy," adding that Filipinos "do not enjoy killing our own folk."   But insisting that there were four million Filipino drug addicts, Duterte vowed to wage his bloody war against drugs "until the dying days of my presidency" to rid the country of the scourge of illegal drugs.   READ: Duterte orders PNP back to drug war   The President even said that he may have ordered the controversial killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., an alleged drug lord, on Nov. 5, last year inside a Leyte jail where he was held on drug charges. ...Keep on reading: Duterte on drug war: ‘We do not enjoy killing our own folk’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Stude held for P2.5M shabu

ANTI-NARCOTICS agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested a 22-year old graduating criminology student and confiscated illegal drugs (shabu) worth P2.5 million during buy-bust operation in Maguindanao, authorities reported yesterday. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino identified the suspect as Raffy Hadjirol Osama alias Rex who is in the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

14 held, arms cache, drugs seized in Laguna raids

AT least 16 assorted short firearms, six assorted long firearms and a highly-explosive hand grenade were seized while 14 suspects were arrested by operatives of Laguna Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) and the Laguna Police Office from November 9 to 19, 2017, police reported yesterday. The 22 confiscated loose firearms include… Source link link: 14 held, arms cache, drugs seized in Laguna raids.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

14 held, arms cache, drugs seized in Laguna raids

AT least 16 assorted short firearms, six assorted long firearms and a highly-explosive hand grenade were seized while 14 suspects were arrested by operatives of Laguna Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) and the Laguna Police Office from November 9 to 19, 2017, police reported yesterday. The 22 confiscated loose firearms include….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

PNP holds training in case police are reassigned to drug war

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is still hoping they will be returned to President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, so much so, that they have conducted a training seminar in anticipation of the event, Rappler learned. On Monday, November 6, the PNP's Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) held a "Drug Enforcement ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Smashing success for the 12th TDG Badminton Cup

THE DUO JC Clarito and Gregg Paz of Leon, Iloilo captured the title in the Men’s Doubles Open category of the 12th The Daily Guardian Badminton Cup: Bad Kontra Drugs held at the Citisports Badminton covered court, Nov. 4-5, 2017. Clarito and Paz outplayed the tandem of Alem Palmares of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental and […] The post Smashing success for the 12th TDG Badminton Cup appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Ex-Cebu mayor held for drugs

MANILA, Philippines -  A former mayor in Cebu was arrested yesterday as the government continued its campaign against illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2017

2 held, P2-M drugs seized in BGC condo raid -

2 held, P2-M drugs seized in BGC condo raid -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2017

Cop held for drugs names police scalawags

MANILA, Philippines - A policeman arrested for allegedly selling shabu in Teresa, Rizal on Wednesday has linked several policemen, including some officials,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2017