BOC agents seize drugs from American traveler

BOC agents seize drugs from American traveler.....»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 12th, 2019

BOC agents seize drugs from American traveler

BOC agents seize drugs from American traveler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

BoC agents seize P15.4-million illegal drugs at CMEX, warehouse

BoC agents seize P15.4-million illegal drugs at CMEX, warehouse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

One Championship looks to make MMA splash in States

By Dan Gelston, Associated Press How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none. OK, maybe that's a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC's heavyweight share of the combat sports marketplace. Try ignoring One Championship now. After staging shows for seven years across Asia from Myanmar to China, One has come out swinging in the U.S. — throwing millions at big-name free agents, signing a major cable TV deal and raising capital needed to not only keep its grip as the dominant MMA promotion of the East, but perhaps use global expansion to eventually rival UFC as the champ of the West. "They're making a serious push," One fighter Eddie Alvarez said. "I don't think it's going to be long before you can crown them one of the top promotions in the world. They've done everything possible in their favor to become that." Alvarez, a Philadelphia native, should know as well as any fighter about One's commitment to becoming a major player in the U.S. fight game. "The Underground King" has fought for several MMA promotions and made his name in Bellator as a two-time lightweight champion and in UFC where he won the same title in 2016 and headlined the promotion's first card in Madison Square Garden against Conor McGregor. The 34-year-old Alvarez became a free agent after his last fight in July 2018 and decided to explore his options outside UFC. He traveled to Singapore and met One founder and CEO Chatri Sityodtong and learned U.S. expansion plans and acquiring other name fighters were on the horizon, as well as ongoing talks that would broadcast fights in America. Alvarez was impressed, not just by One's outline for the future, but in a multimillion dollar contract offer that he says makes him one of the highest-paid fighters in the sport. "Our deal is more in the lines of a real pro sport deal, like football or baseball," Alvarez said. "The package deal is an eight-figure deal. When we brought that to the UFC to match it, they declined matching it and I had to move forward. I'm happy I did because One Championship is the only major promotion that I have not won and conquered the world title in. It's history and legacy for me." Alvarez was part of a flurry of transactions that put MMA fans on notice that One was intent on becoming a singular sensation. One obtained Demetrious Johnson, the long-reigning UFC flyweight champion better known as "Mighty Mouse," in a trade with UFC — yes, a trade — for Ben Askren. Sage Northcutt, once hailed as a future UFC star, also signed with One. Meisha Tate, a former 135-pound champion in UFC and Strikeforce, has signed on as One's vice president and was set to move to Singapore. One strengthened its roster with notable U.S.-based talent ahead of a North American television deal with Turner Sports. The three-year deal will see One content broadcast on Turner's platforms including TNT, which is received by more than 90 million households in the United States, as well as streaming platform Bleacher Report Live and other Turner properties. Turner, which also broadcasts the NBA and the NCAA Tournament, is set to air 24 events in 2019 on its various outlets. B/R Live will stream One: Eternal Glory on Jan. 19 from Jakarta, Indonesia. That date is already familiar to MMA fans — UFC is running its debut show on ESPN-plus the same night (yet in different time zones). Johnson and Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts on March 31 in Japan in tournament competition. "I'm not the smallest guy in the organization anymore," the 5-foot-3 Johnson said. "In America, everybody always looked at me as a child. I won't have that issue when I'm in Asia competing." More elite fighters could be on their way to One. Alvarez, who said he left on good terms with UFC and President Dana White, has suddenly become quite popular among his MMA peers. "Every fighter in town is sliding into my DMs. What's going on? What are you being offered?" Alvarez said, laughing. Sityodtong, raised in Thailand and a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur behind One. He's made a name as the most powerful MMA executive in Asia and has trained and coached in martial arts. Alvarez was wowed — and wooed — by Sityodtong's approach toward building One into an American MMA juggernaut. "In three years, our goal is 100 million live viewers per event, making us as big as Super Bowl Sunday," Sityodtong said at the press conference to introduce Alvarez. One has been aggressive in establish a U.S. foothold in large part because of an influx of cash from some of the top venture capital firms in the world. Sequoia Capital and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek helped One secure an additional $166 million in funding in October. One said at the time of the announcement it had exceeded $250 million in total capital base. One also recently announced an exclusive partnership in Japan with TV Tokyo, one of the country's largest national television broadcasters. One could quickly crush Bellator as the No. 2 promotion in the United States with a national TV deal and become a viable option for free-agent fighters — even with no scheduled events in America. Plenty of other promotions are also trying to compete or at least carve out a viable slice of the MMA pie, including the Professional Fighters League, which boasts Kevin Hart and Mark Burnett as celebrity investors, as well as Cage Fury Fighting Championship and numerous promotions that air fights in various disciplines under UFC's Fight Pass online subscription service. Alvarez has a stout belief that the MMA promotion made in Asia can make it in America. "The fans there get it," Alvarez said, "and it won't be long until the American fans here get it, as well.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Philippines to deport American Catholic priest wanted for sex crimes

MANILA — Philippine law enforcement agents have arrested a 77-year-old American Catholic priest on a warrant for sex crimes issued by a court in the United States, a spokeswoman for immigration authorities said on Thursday. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks is to be deported after Wednesday’s arrest at his home in Naval on the remote central island of […] The post Philippines to deport American Catholic priest wanted for sex crimes appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

In cahoots? PDEA chief explains photo with fired drug-linked agents

MANILA, Philippines – He was there acting in good faith, he said. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino explained on Monday, December 3, the controversial photo of him and fired law enforcers now linked to illegal drugs. Flashed before the Senate session hall for mere seconds, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

News Briefs: Dec. 2, 2018 | Inquirer News

Narcs checking if seized drugs came from magnetic lifters Antinarcotic agents arrested on Thursday an alleged drug dealer and seized from him some P1 million worth of "shabu" (crystal meth).....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Tabuena edges closer to crown with 69

Miguel Tabuena moved in the threshold of snapping a three-year title spell on the Asian Tour as he outduelled American Johannes Veerman and Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand in a virtual shootout to seize a two-stroke lead with a four-under 66 in the third round of the Queen’s Cup in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Migrant Caravans Flee from Tear Gas on US-Mexico Border

Scores of Central American migrants seeking to cross the US-Mexico border ran from tear gas fired by US border agents near US border fence, Mexican Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said on Sunday. Navarrete said a group of asylum-seekers on Sunday tried to break through to the other side, leading Mexican authorities to reinforce police presence […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Migrants explore options after Tijuana border clash

TIJUANA, Mexico --- Many among the more than 5,000 Central American migrants in Tijuana were urgently exploring their options amid a growing feeling that they had little hope of making successful asylum bids in the United States or of crossing the border illegally. Most were dispirited on Monday, a day after U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to turn back some migrants who had breached the border. They saw the clash and official response as hurting their chances of reaching the U.S. READ:US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence There was a steady line outside a shelter at a tent housing the International Organization for Migration, where officials were offeri...Keep on reading: Migrants explore options after Tijuana border clash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Duterte: Build chapels in your house, no need to go to church | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte again rants about priests and bishops of the Catholic faith. U.S. border patrol agents arrest 42 Central American migrants who crossed the southern frontier from Mexico on Monday. Cheers and applause erupt at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Monday, November 26, as unmanned lander InSight touches down on Mars. {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Migrants welcomed by tear gas

TIJUANA — US border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries and American authorities briefly shut down border crossings from the city where thousands are waiting to apply for asylum. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants

TIJUANA, Mexico -- Mexico deported scores of Central American migrants arrested after hundreds forced their way through a Mexican police blockade and headed for the United States but were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. Around 500 men, women and children, part of a caravan of roughly 5,000 mainly Hondurans who have been trekking toward the US for weeks, scrambled over a rusted metal fence and surged into a concrete riverbed toward San Diego on Sunday. The group was stopped by a chain-link fence topped with barbed wire and US Border Patrol agents firing tear gas and rubber bullets. At least one man was wounded. Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott told CNN that "numerous" mi...Keep on reading: Mexico deports scores of Central American migrants.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Cebu cops seize P320-M illegal drugs

THE CEBU PROVINCIAL Police Office (CPPO) said it has recovered more than P320 million worth of illegal drugs from January […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

PDEA: No planting of evidence in 2017 arrest of Yu Yuk Lai daughter

        The chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) denied on Friday that his agents planted evidence in the 2017 raid that led to the arrest of Diana Yu Uy, daughter of convicted "drug queen" Yu Yuk Lai.   Uy was freed from detention on Thursday, after Judge Daniel Villanueva of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 49 cleared Uy of drug charges, citing that the agents committed irregularities and that they had an hour to plant evidence against her before the actual raid.   READ:Yu Yuk Lai's daughter cleared of drug charges   "PDEA never planted drugs or evidence against anyone. It is never a practice i...Keep on reading: PDEA: No planting of evidence in 2017 arrest of Yu Yuk Lai daughter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

2 Americans nabbed at NAIA for drug possession

TWO American citizens were arrested separately at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after drugs were discovered in their possession, airport authorities said on Friday. Cocaine, marijuana and a gun...READ MORE The post 2 Americans nabbed at NAIA for drug possession appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Alleged drug pusher killed in Palawan buy-bust

CITY OF CALAPAN - An alleged drug pusher was killed in an encounter with police and anti-illegal drugs agents in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan early Wednesday morning. Supt. Imelda Tolentino, Mimar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

‘Doves’ aim to protect Earth’s rain forests, resources

  In the Brazilian state of Para, every week, authorities receive alerts showing them which parts of the Amazon forest have been chopped down, with photos to back it up. The pictures are taken every day at 10:30 in the morning by American satellites, offering a detailed view of every three to five meters on the ground. An algorithm helps reveal automatically where logging has taken place. The authorities send agents to investigate and potentially apprehend the suspects before they do any more damage. "It used to take six days, sometimes two or three months without images," said Iara Musse Felix, CEO of SCCON, the company which distributes the alerts. "Now we ha...Keep on reading: ‘Doves’ aim to protect Earth’s rain forests, resources.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

2 nabbed for selling party drugs

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents arrested Friday in Bulacan two suspects believed to be supplying drugs that are used in group sex......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Suspected shabu, P6.8M bribe money seized in Negros Occidental

MANILA, Philippines – A multi-agency team of law enforcers seized what they suspect were 6 kilograms of illegal drugs and bribe money worth P6.8 million in a buy-bust operation in Negros Occidental on Wednesday, August 8.   The suspects, however, got wind of the operation and were able to escape from agents ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

PDEA-6 agents seize 6 kilos of ‘shabu’

Six kilos of suspected shabu seized in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-6 regional office. More details later. The post PDEA-6 agents seize 6 kilos of ‘shabu’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018