Cebu teacher nabbed for allegedly molesting Palaro athlete

      ILOCOS SUR, Philippines- A 28-year-old public school teacher from Cebu City was arrested after getting accused of molesting a 14-year-old male dance sport athlete.   Senior Inspector Frederico Artates, Caoayan town police chief, said suspect Rodymar Lelis, 28, had been brought to a Vigan court for ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerApr 18th, 2018

Records set, lessons learned as Palarong Pambansa 2018 ends

ILOCOS SUR -- Palarong Pambansa once again showcased the most promising Filipino youth sports talent, as it draws to a close after seven days at the Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur last April 21. The 61st installment of the country's flagship sports program saw student-athletes break several records, and the event itself became an avenue for broader discussions on youth development and child protection. At the closing ceremony, Department of Education Undersecretary and Palarong Pambansa Secretary-General Tonisito Umali encouraged the youth to translate their on-court success to other facets of their lives. “Aking hinihikayat kayong lahat, samahan ninyo ang ating Ma’am Liling Briones at ang buong Kagawaran sa ating paglalakbay upang makabuo ng isang Filipino na kampeon, na hindi lamang kampeon sa palakasan kung hindi kampeon sa tunay na buhay," Umali said. After a week of intense competition, Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson made sure to remind the young athletes to look beyond the results. “We have successfully completed the journey, and now we end it by celebrating victories and learned lessons of defeat. Remember, young athletes, that in winning or losing, there are always lessons one can get and these are far more important than any other awards,” the governor said during his opening message following the parade of delegates.   THREE TYPES OF EDUCATION Makati representative and former taekwondo champion “Monsour” Del Rosario recalled his earlier experiences and stressed the importance of sports' role in developing a sound athlete and a model citizen. “Kayo po ang future ng Philippine sports. Nakikita ko po ang sarili ko sa inyo noon – isang atleta, a faceless person in a crowd of 15,000 athletes. Itong sporting event na ito ay napakahalaga sa ating mga kabataan,” the congressman shared. He also continued by sharing his belief in three types of education: “Number one na education ay nanggagaling sa ating pamilya, sa ating parents at mga kapatid. Ang pangalawang education ay sa paaralan,nag-aaral tayo to become knowledgeable about many things in life. Ang third education ay ang sports education, ito minsan ay nakalilimutan ng ibang sector pero mahalaga din ito sa mga kabataan, dahil dito nade-develop ang character natin," he said. "Ang buhay natin ay parang sports din, sometimes we lose, sometimes we win, but if you have experienced competing in sports, you will know how to handle challenges in life." The National Capital Region (NCR) once again lorded over the weeklong sporting event, leading the medal tally by a huge margin, with Region IV-A (CALABARZON) and Region VI (Western Visayas) finishing second and third, respectively. The top winners received cash prize and trophy, and for the first time in the history of Palaro, winners in all the 21 regular sporting events were awarded with prizes by this year’s sponsors. the number of records set this year reached 40 (five in archery, 16 in athletics, and 19 in swimming), the most in Palarong Pambansa history. Aside from a gold medal and cash incentive, each of the record breakers received additional P3,000. “Aside from the additional incentive, these outstanding athletes will be seeded or given priority to represent the country in the 10th ASEAN School Games that will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,” Umali added.   CHAMPIONING THE SPIRIT, WELFARE OF FILIPINO ATHLETES Following an incident involving a DepEd personnel from Cebu City who was nabbed for alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old student-athlete during the national meet, Umali announced the formation of a Child Protection Committee next year. “In the next Palaro in Davao, we will now have a Child Protection Committee to make sure that this sort of occurrence will never happen again. We will also conduct talks with officiating officials and coaches on how to avoid similar instances in the future,” Umali directed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

2 shabu sellers nabbed in Talisay City

  CEBU CITY - Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) arrested two alleged underlings of self-confessed drug lord Franz Sabalones in a drug bust in Barangay Lagtang, Talisay City on Tuesday evening. Spouses Misael and Janice Palermo did not resist arrest, said PDEA-7 spokesperson Leia Albiar. Allegedly seized from them were 600 grams of shabu (methamphetamine) worth P3 million. Albiar said they conducted surveillance operations against the suspects for three months before they hatched the drug bust. The suspects, she said, were on their drugs watch list. "They have been selling drugs in the cities of Cebu and Talisay," Albiar said ...Keep on reading: 2 shabu sellers nabbed in Talisay City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Mom seeks help for athlete son diagnosed with leukemia

Being very athletic, the last thing 16-year-old Brenz Mhicole Flores expected was to be diagnosed with a serious ailment like acute lymphoblastic leukemia. "He has been competing in arnis in his school since Grade 6, even representing it in contests in Cebu and Lucena," Brenz's mother, Marilyn, told the Inquirer. Brenz, a Grade 10 student of Gov. Felicisimo T. San Luis Integrated Senior High School in Laguna, was diagnosed with leukemia in October 2016. It was during one of these competitions that Brenz's teacher and coach noticed his paleness. Thinking that he was just suffering from anemia, he was placed under medication. After about a week, there was still no improv...Keep on reading: Mom seeks help for athlete son diagnosed with leukemia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017

Gasoline boy nabbed for molesting teener

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines – A gasoline boy was arrested for allegedly mashing the breast of a 15-year-old girl in a passenger jeepney in Baguio C.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

DepEd officer nabbed for molesting student

TUGUEGARAO CITY , Philippines  – An education program specialist of the Department of Education (DepEd) was arrested for allegedly mashing the breast of a fe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2017

#SHORTS: Chinese woman carrying P6.2-M shabu nabbed at Cebu airport; 1 dead, 2 hurt in Bacolod fire; Hinatuan Mining told to sto

arrested upon her arrival at the Mactan Cebu International Airport Wednesday morning because she allegedly carried about four kilos of crystal meth, locally known as "shabu". TRAGE.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 21st, 2016

Cebu shop denies US report on exploding vape pen

        LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu---A vape shop here has denied that the vape pen, which exploded and killed a man from Florida, came from them.   The sales clerk of Smok-E Mountain Mactan Vape Cafe at Marina Mall in Lapu-Lapu City said they don't sell the tube-type vape since they opened two years ago.   The clerk, who wanted to be identified only as Billy, said the shop only sold "box mods" e-cigarettes and vape juice.   Billy said he heard from news reports about the death of an American who allegedly bought the tube-type vape from Smok-E Mountain Mactan Vape Cafe.   "Sayop man to ilang news kay dili man to gik...Keep on reading: Cebu shop denies US report on exploding vape pen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

UAAP Season 80 Athletes of the Year mark milestone after first MVP plums

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo's Chloe Daos and De La Salle University's Kiko Gesmundo not only nabbed their first MVP plums, but also bagged the UAAP Season 80's presitigious Athlete of the Year awards.  Just a freshman, Daos already proved to be the new queen of UAAP swimming when she won ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Mother arrested for exposing daughter, other teenage girls to cyberpornography

Police arrested a motheron Wednesdayfor allegedly exposing her daughter and other teenage girls to cyberpornography in Barangay Sangat, San Fernando town, 41 kilometers south of Cebu City. Her 15-year-old daughter and two other girls were rescued past4 p.m. Although the law against human-trafficking allows the media to identify the perpetrators, Cebu Daily News has withheld the name of the suspect in this case to protect her daughter. Lawyer John Tanagho, director of the International Justice Mission Cebu Field Office, said the recent operation was the sixth against those allegedly involved in an online sexual operation in Cebu since January 2018. "This operation shows that P...Keep on reading: Mother arrested for exposing daughter, other teenage girls to cyberpornography.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

BoC man nabbed for ‘colluding’ to smuggle P3M jewelry

A SENIOR customs examiner assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) faces dismissal for allegedly ‘colluding’ with two arriving passengers from Dubai to smuggle into the country P3 million worth of jewelry. In a statement, Commissioner Isidro Lapeña identified the erring official as Customs Operations Officer (COO) 5 Lomontod….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Zamboanga governor using inmates as private army? 69 nabbed

At least 69 inmates allegedly used as the governor’s private army were arrested during a raid yesterday in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

The five Super Moms behind your favorite athletes

The saying goes “For every great man, there is a great woman.” This holds true in the world of sports, where athletes lean on their moms during their development, through their success, and beyond. Remember when NBA superstar Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors received the MVP award for the 2013-2014 season? He offered his award to his mom for her dedication in bringing him up the right way. In the Philippines, our local athletes also cherish their mom as much as they cherish their wins and accolades. Let’s take a look at five super moms who have been caught by S+A’s cameras supporting their children game in and game out.   1.) Mozzy Ravena   But the plan is to show you that i understand. You are appreciated. . . . . . . Happy mother’s day @ravenamozzy ! A post shared by Kiefer Ravena (@kieferravena15) on May 12, 2018 at 4:39pm PDT Mozzy Ravena is always there for her kids. Mozzy Ravena is probably the most prominent sporting mom S+A has caught. Not only is she a former star for the UST Golden Tigresses, she is also the mom of the Ravena siblings who have made a mark in their respective UAAP sports. Kiefer, Thirdy, and Dani Ravena surely have one heck of a super mom that never tire from cheering them on and lecturing them about what it takes to be an ultimate athlete. When Ateneo plays, everyone is sure that Tita Mozzy will be there for her kids.   2.) Lydia De Vega-Mercado Former Filipina super sprinter and national track team mainstay Lydia De Vega-Mercado made sure to support daughter Stephanie's volleyball dream. The former national sprinter, who was considered the fastest woman in Asia during her heydays in the ‘80s, is also the mother of former star DLSU Lady Spiker and current Petro Gazz Angel Stephanie Mercado. While her daughter did not follow in her footsteps and pursued volleyball instead of athletics, it did not stop her from showing up in her Paneng’s games and celebrated her championships as if she just won in a World Championship for the 100m dash.   3.) Susan Teng     Congrats @jeronalvinteng for winning your second championship and being the finals mvp! Great way to end your college career! 👍 A post shared by jeric teng (@tengjeric) on Dec 7, 2016 at 4:21am PST Susan Teng is all out when it comes to supporting her sons during their collegiate careers, never mind that they went to different schools.  When it comes to former UAAP stars and brothers, Jeron and Jeric Teng, their father Alvin is mentioned more being a former professional basketball player. However, as much as the Teng brothers credit their dad for their love and development in the sport, they also heap as much love to their mother Susan, who has been with them every step of the way, starting to when they were still small basketeers.   4.) Pablita Valdez Pablita Valdez made a big decision in letting her precious Alyssa travel to Manila and embark on a journey towards volleyball stardom. Before her daughter even became a national sensation, Pablita, who was a teacher in Batangas, believed that Alyssa was in store for great things when she started playing volleyball. It is that belief that made her decide to bring the younger Valdez to Manila where she can hone her talent and play in tougher situations and competition. That decision has paid off in spades as the volleyball phenom was born and her star’s ascent was meteoric. Every step of the way, Mama Pablita was there for her and we couldn’t thank her enough for giving us an excellent and much-loved star.   5.) Marilyn Mollena It took them 13 years to be together, but for every spike and score, Marilyn Mollena was on the mind of the Lady Beast, Grethcel Soltones.  Mommy Marilyn was the reason why Grethcel Soltones became the “Lady Beast.” Young Grethcel decided to play volleyball during her formative years as she searched for her mom. She thought that it was the easiest avenue to meet her mother after 13 years if she played and got broadcast on TV. She soon got her wish for on her last year with the San Sebastian Lady Stags when Marilyn surprised the Lady Beast during the individual awarding ceremonies and the whole nation even got to witness the touching reunion on TV.    Catch more super moms and also super dads on ABS-CBN S+A as it continues to champion Filipino athletes and sports development through the coverage of sports events and the airing of inspiring features on teams and athletes. For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub and follow us on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Bgy chair bet nabbed for harming 2 minors

A FORMER barangay official, who is currently running for barangay chairman, was arrested by operatives from the Manila Police District-Station 1 for allegedly harming two minors in Tondo, Manila, the other night. Armed with a warrant of arrest issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 48 Judge Silverio Castillo, a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

‘Glenda Garcia’ nabbed for supplying shabu to inmates

A NAMESAKE of actress ‘Glenda Garcia’ was nabbed for allegedly supplying shabu to her live-in partner and inmates when she visited him in jail Saturday in Sta. Mesa, Manila. Now facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, Garcia, 42, of 1920 Mindoro….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Former Baywalk Bodies member, 7 others nabbed for drugs

A complaint against former Baywalk Bodies member Kat De Santos and seven others has been submitted before the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office for drug-related activities. The accused were arrested on Sunday in separate police entrapment operations, according to a spot report from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD). Santos, whose real name was Katrina Santos, was cornered by operatives from the La Loma Police Station along Tagaytay St., near corner A. Boni Avenue in Barangay San Jose. Police allegedly found in her possession a sachet of suspected metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu. Seven others, including three minors, were also nabbed in a separate entrapment operation...Keep on reading: Former Baywalk Bodies member, 7 others nabbed for drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Suspended Cebu mayor charged with graft

The mayor of Toledo City in Cebu is facing graft charges for allegedly withholding the real property tax share of a barangay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Ex-PBA player nabbed for stabbing partner

Former Philippine Basketball Association player Mark Reynan Cardona was arrested yesterday morning after he allegedly stabbed his partner in Barangay San Antonio, Makati City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Abra barangay candidate arrested for allegedly molesting minor

BAGUIO, Philippines – A candidate for barangay kagawad in Abra was arrested on Monday, April 30, by policemen from 3 towns there for allegedly sexually molesting a minor, a boy.  A joint tracker team of Bangued, Pidigan, and San Juan towns arrested 27-year-old tricycle driver Romnick Balubar Blaza, who had filed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Pedicab driver held for boy’s rape

A 29-year-old pedicab driver was arrested for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old boy in Barangay Baclaran, Parañaque City, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

‘Runaways’ actor grateful for a dream come true

  English actor Gregg Sulkin, who plays athlete-brainiac Chase Stein in the hit Hulu series "Runaways," expressed gratitude for being in show biz, something he does often in his Instagram posts. "I'm gonna be walking on this beautiful lot for the next few months," the 25-year-old actor said of filming at Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles, in a video he uploaded to Instagram Stories. "I just want to say one thing---if people doubt you and say you can't do things, like my drama teacher did when I was a kid, ignore them. Keep working hard. You'll get there." Sulkin, who was in "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Faking It," will be back for the second season of "Runaways," whi...Keep on reading: ‘Runaways’ actor grateful for a dream come true.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018