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Bike-riding gunmen kill Philippine mayor in second murder in two days

MANILA — Motorcycle-borne gunmen on Tuesday assassinated a mayor in a town north of the Philippine capital, the second such killing of an official in two days, police said. Ferdinand Bote, 57, became the 12th elected local official murdered since President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a deadly anti-narcotics campaign after coming to power two years ago, […].....»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonJul 4th, 2018

No impunity

The Philippine National Police (PNP) deems the July 3, 2018 assassination of Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote solved after the arrest of two suspected gunmen that led to the unmasking of the supposed brains behind the daring daylight murder. Police investigators point to contractor Christian Saquilabon as the mastermind and the P96-million construction […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Gunmen kill fourth Philippine local official in a week

MANILA — Two motorcycle-borne gunmen on Wednesday killed the vice mayor of a southern Philippine town, the fourth local official assassinated in a week, including one President Rodrigo Duterte said may have had links to illegal drugs. The attack took to 16 the number of mayors and vice mayors killed since Duterte unleashed his deadly anti-narcotics […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

RIT gunmen kill MC rider

SAN Isidro, Nueva Ecija -- Unidentified motorcycle-riding men shot dead a 47-year-old driver on his way home here last Wednesday. Killed was Fernando Martinez Jr., of P. Carmen St., Bgy. Poblacion, this town. Police said the murder incident was pulled off in Anita’s Subd. along Gov. Joson Provincial Road in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

Gunmen kill activist-priest, 72, in Nueva Ecija

Published: 8:09 a.m., Dec. 5, 2017 | Updated: 1:27 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017 The Diocese of San Jose, Nueva Ecija province, on Tuesday condemned the murder of a retired Catholic priest who had served the diocese for 32 years. Fr. Marcelito "Tito" Paez, 72, was shot by motorcycle-riding gunmen as he was driving through Sitio Sangalang at Barangay Lambakin in Jaen town on Monday night. San Jose Bishop Roberto Mallari said Paez managed to stop his car and talk to the gunmen after being shot. Mallari said Paez rolled down his car window and told the gunmen, "I'm a priest, I'm a priest." The gunmen sped off and Paez pulled to the roadside, Mallari said. Paez died while he was b...Keep on reading: Gunmen kill activist-priest, 72, in Nueva Ecija.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Bike-riding gunmen kill 2 in Quezon

MANILA, Philippines — Two persons were killed in a gun attack by motorcycle-riding men in Quezon on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Mindanao mayor, BIFF-ISIS said planning to kill Duterte, Bato

A mayor in Mindanao is reportedly planning with the Philippine chapter of terrorist groups BIFF and ISIS to murder President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

Retired soldier gunned down in Pagadian City

PAGADIAN CITY --- A newly-retired member of the Philippine Army was shot to death by unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen at Purok Bethlehem, Barangay Banale, Pagadian City Monday afternoon. Supt. Alvin Saguban, chief of the Pagadian City Police Station, identified the retired soldier as Mario Fernando Piga, 55 years old and resident of the said barangay and currently an ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) instructor of Josefina H. Cerilles State College, this city. Saguban said Piga was washing plates outside his house a few meters from the main gate when two unidentified gunmen arrived from behind and shot him using short firearms. Piga had several gunshot wounds and was ...Keep on reading: Retired soldier gunned down in Pagadian City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

A View to a Kill: Investigative Report Finds Police-Vigilante Link

Screen shot from Rappler.comCHEERS TO Rappler for "Murder in Manila," a seven-part series on the Philippine National Police's (PNP) involvement in some cases of extra-judicial killings (EJKs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

A View to a Kill: Investigative Report Finds Police-Vigilante Link

Screen shot from Rappler.comCHEERS TO Rappler for "Murder in Manila," a seven-part series on the Philippine National Police's (PNP) involvement in some cases of extra-judicial killings (EJKs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Riding-in-tandem gunmen kill Bacolod rights lawyer

A human rights lawyer who responded to the massacre of Sagay farmers was shot dead in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental on Monday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Ex-convict shot dead in Guimaras

By: Gail T. Momblan AN EX-CONVICT was shot dead by still unidentified assailants at Sitio Carig-on, Barangay Agsanayan, Buenavista, Guimaras morning of October 10, 2018. Nataniel Jover, who was convicted of murder, was riding a jeepney when riding-in-tandem gunmen attacked him. Senior Inspector Jeffrey Ferrer said that in 2009, Jover killed municipal employee Gerardo Gonzales by […] The post Ex-convict shot dead in Guimaras appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

The Future of UST Beach Volleyball Blove Barbon and Jaron Requinton

University of Santo Tomas fielded a super senior-rookie tandem both in the women’s and men’s divisions of the UAAP Season 81 Beach Volleyball Tournament. That decision led to two championships, two MVPs, and two Rookies of the Year. Newbie Blove Barbon partnered up with the graduating Sisi Rondina, who played her fifth and final year on the sands. The rookie was nothing but honored to have partnered up with arguably the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All-Time) of Philippine beach volleyball in her first year playing the sport. She expressed that she was up to the challenge of teaming up with a player as intense as Rondina – an athlete who expects every teammate to go as hard as her. “Tinake ko lang po sya as a motivation kasi yun po yung way ni Ate Si na parang [gumaling] po yung sarili natin. ‘Di naman lahat ng naka-partner ni Ate Si, tumagal sa kanya. Pero para po sa akin, yun po yung ginawa kong motivation para lumaban ng lumaban,” she said after being awarded the Season 81 Rookie of the Year. The bubbly yet shy girl from Bukidnon showed immense improvement from Day 1 to the Finals. Seven game days after, her initial careless errors in the eliminations transformed to mature and smart ball placing. Barbon can’t help but feel regretful that this was her first and last time to play with Rondina. If she were to choose, she would partner with her over and over again. “Syempre, sino ba namang hindi gusto maging ka-partner si Ate Sisi. Diba? Nakita naman natin yung laro niya, di basta basta, siya po yung [pinakamagaling] sa beach volley,” she said with a giddy smile. “Halo halong saya po saka lungkot kasi yun nga po yun na yung last playing year ni Ate Si so next year iba na po makakapartner ko,” she said as she reflected on helping Rondina get the good exit she wanted. As for Rondina, she expressed confidence on leaving UST’s beach volleyball program, an arena she loved so much, to her young yet promising Padawan. “Si Babylove naman sinasabi ko sa kaniya na for her to get these awards, ang naging sangkap sa mga ganito is hard work. Commit kung saan ka naka-commit, wag kang masilaw sa pagiging sikat,” said Rondina. “May potential talaga siya. Sana madala niya 'yung attitude ko towards the game and towards training,” added the four-time MVP. Barbon is shy and still not accustomed to the attention one receives after a championship and a Rookie of the Year award. When reporters got a hold of her, she even joked around asking if someone else can substitute for her. “Pwede bang sub? Sub?” she quipped. With Rondina graduating, Barbon is left with the responsibility of preserving the elite status of UST in beach volleyball. When asked about it, Barbon has this to say. “Sobrang bigat po kasi lahat po kasi baguhan eh. Wala na pong senior na magdadala sa amin. Pero try po namin kung ano yung ginagawa ni Ate Si ngayon,” she said. “Gagawin namin para sa school,” the rookie said. Saying that she will do everything for UST, a sentiment Rondina has always preached, just goes to show that aside from volleyball smarts, she also picked up a rhetoric of her Ate. As for the men’s division, it was Jaron Requinton who had the honor of learning from veteran Krung Arbasto. Just like the women’s, the super senior-rookie tandem brought UST another gold. Requinton’s court presence is beyond his years. For most of the season, opponents always avoid letting the much more experienced Arbasto get the kill. With that, the spiking burden has been mostly on the young Requinton but the rookie was up to the challenge. He held a solid account of himself drilling down balls and blocking attacks as if this was not his first time in the UAAP. To make things more entertaining, he paired his volleyball skills with spunky antics on the sands. This is why no one was surprised when his name was called as the Season 81 Rookie of the Year. “Ito po siguro yung araw na di ko malilimutan as rookie kasi kahit natalo po kami sa eliminations ng FEU, natalo naman po namin sila sa championships. Goal ko po yun. Super salamat po talaga,” said Requinton. In contrast to Barbon’s timidity, Requinton has a confident aura around him. Whether he is playing on the sands or talking to reporters, he always seems to show no hint of intimidation. In his first rivalry game during the eliminations against National University, the lone rookie on the court joined the veterans in the tongue wagging and the arm flexing. Requinton showed all season long that he may be young but he is the real deal. “Siguro po yung hugot ko lang po [para sa confidence ko] ay sa hard training po namin, sa mga pinagdaanan po namin, sa struggles, sa away-bati,” he explained. In the end, just like Barbon, he was able to roll out the red carpet for Arbasto as he exited UAAP beach volleyball.  “Sobrang saya po kasi graduating po si Kuya Krung tapos nabigyan ko po siya ng magandang exit sa beach volley po,” Requinton expressed. Aside from bringing the trophy back to Espana, the rookie is also now responsible of continuing the steady stride of UST’s beach volleyball program. Arbasto expressed full confidence on his apprentice. “Si Jaron, matibay siya. May dedication talaga sya sa beach volley na buong puso naglalaro. Di bumibitaw sa kahit ano mang laban,” said Arbasto who was hailed as the Season 81 MVP. “Kahit na pinapagalitan ko yan, wala, tiyaga pa rin siya,” he added. When asked about the passing of the torch, Requinton embraces the responsibility with open arms. “Ireready ko po sarili ko kasi ayoko po magulat so ready lang po, kasi marami naman po kami. Di ko rin po alam mangyayari sa akin,” he said. This is the inevitable progression of college sports. When great players graduate, programs scramble trying to look for someone to replace them. But as for UST, they can breathe easily knowing that their beach volleyball program is now in the good and promising hands of Barbon and Requinton......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Pangasinan councilor survives gun attack

DAGUPAN CITY - A councilor of Sto. Tomas town in Pangasinan province survived a gun attackon Thursdaymorning, police said. Two motorcycle-riding men attacked Ely Arciaga Ramos, 64, in front of his house in Barangay Poblacion East, according to police investigator SPO1 Jerwin Cabreros. Ramos has expressed his intent to run for mayor in the 2019 midterm polls. Ramos came from his farm and had just alighted from his motorcycle when the backrider of the second motorcycle shot him. The bullets grazed his left torso and right hand, enabling Ramos to scamper towards his house, Cabreros said. The gunmen sped off. The police found two empty shells and a slug fired from a caliber .4...Keep on reading: Pangasinan councilor survives gun attack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Philippine mayor shot dead in SUV

Gunmen have killed yet another town mayor in northern Philippines in the latest brazen attack on local officials. Mayor Alexander Buquing, his driver and a police officer were shot and killed Monda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

IBP-Davao condemns shooting of lawyer by motorcycle-riding gunman

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Sep) – The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Davao Chapter expressed alarm over a gunman’s failed attempt to kill a lawyer in front of the Hall of Justice here Wednesday morning, two days after a similar incident occurred in broad daylight in Tagum City. The location where private law […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Iloilo bikers join ‘Celebration Ride’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILONGGOS continue to promote the bike-riding community through a “Celebration Ride” following the city’s success as the Most Bike-Friendly City in the country. On Sept 23, 2018, hundreds of bikers, enthusiasts, and advocates toured designated bike lanes as part of the celebration. Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III said that the event […] The post Iloilo bikers join ‘Celebration Ride’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

ICPO open to dialogue on murder sprees

By: Gail T. Momblan and Emme Santiagudo THE new head of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), Senior Superintendent Martin Defensor, said he is open to a conference with the City Council regarding the rising incidents of murder perpetrated by motorcycle-riding gunmen. During its regular session on Sept 11, 2018, the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) passed a […] The post ICPO open to dialogue on murder sprees appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Iloilo City bags two national awards

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City topped the recently concluded National Literacy Awards and Philippine Bike Awards 2018. The city was adjudged second runner-up in the 2018 National Literacy Conference and Awards (NLCA) of the Department of Education (DepEd) under the Outstanding Local Government Unit (LGU) Highly Urbanized City Category. Mayor Jose Espinosa III received the […] The post Iloilo City bags two national awards appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Philippine mayor on Duterte& apos;s & apos;drug list& apos; shot dead by gunmen - Aljazeera.com

Philippine mayor on Duterte's 'drug list' shot dead by gunmen - Aljazeera.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Teacher dies of gunshot wounds

By: Gail T. Momblan A GRADE school teacher died four days after motorcycle-riding gunmen shot him in Passi City, Iloilo. Nicanor Labo died due to multiple organ failure at around 11:02 a.m. on August 28, 2018 while being treated at the Iloilo Doctor’s Hospital, said Atty. Stephen Palmares, a former student of Labo. Labo was standing […] The post Teacher dies of gunshot wounds appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018