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Cops make more child cybersex arrests, rescues

MANILA, Philippines — Authorities in the Philippines have rescued four girls and arrested a mother and two other women for allegedly livestreaming sexually e.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 12th, 2017

Cops vs drugs

THE Philippine National Police is not totally out of the war on drugs as its members may still make drug-related arrests and seize illegal drugs during operations like checkpoints and raids, a senior PNP official told the Journal Group yesterday. However, PNP Director for Operations Director Camilo Pancratius P. Cascolan….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

More complainants vs 8 cops in shakedown surface

The families of two arrested drug suspects appeared yesterday at the National Capital Region Police Office to file separate complaints against the eight Muntinlupa City policemen who allegedly extorted P400,000 in exchange for the release of a woman and her seven-year-old child last week, police said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Arrests after India mob lynches man over WhatsApp child abduction rumor

NEW DELHI, India – Indian police said Sunday they have arrested 25 people after a man was killed by a mob in the country's latest lynching over suspicion of child kidnapping sparked by rumours on WhatsApp.  The men were arrested over the murder of 27-year-old Mohammad Azam who was attacked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

4 Munti cops nabbed for kidnap, extortion

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) raided the Muntinlupa City police headquarters Friday night and arrested four policemen accused of extorting money in exchange for the release of a woman and her seven-year-old child......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

4 Munti cops nabbed for kidnap, extortion

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) raided the Muntinlupa City police headquarters Friday night and arrested four policemen accused of extorting money in exchange for the release of a woman and her seven-year-old child......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

PBA: Gutsy Grey rescues Globalport from elimination in Commissioner’s Cup

With Ed Daqioag all over him, Jonathan Grey launched the shot that would end or extend Globalport’s campaign in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Grey’s corner triple found the bottom of the net and proved to be the difference for the Batang Pier who rallied from as much as 12 points down to stun top-seeded Rain or Shine, 114-113, on Tuesday at the Araneta Coliseum. The second-year swingman wound up with a conference-high 22 points, the last three of which rescued his team from elimination. Eighth-seeded Globalport found itself chasing down the Elasto Painters for majority of the matchup. Rain or Shine even had a 12-point lead at the midway mark of the third quarter and was still ahead, 112-110, inside the last two minutes. Grey and Maverick Ahanmisi then traded splits from the stripe to put the score at 113-111 in favor of E-Painters with 16.2 ticks to go on the clock. Off a timeout, head coach Pido Jarencio put the ball, and his trust, on his starting guard who did nothing but come through. Rain or Shine still had 11.2 seconds to make something happen, but reinforcement Reggie Johnson bobbled the inbound pass from Chris Tiu and both of Johnson and Ahanmisi missed their game-tying tries. When the buzzer sounded, Jarencio and his wards were celebrating a stunning upset of the top seed that forces a do-or-die matchup for a semifinals spot on Thursday. Grey had the heroics, but Malcolm White showed the way for the Batang Pier all game long and totalled 28 points and 16 rebounds. Stanley Pringle was also all over the court and finished with 21 markers, nine boards, and nine assists. For the Elasto Painters, Johnson topped the scoring column with 24 points on top of 15 rebounds and six assists. Five other teammates were also in double-digits, including Raymond Almazan who had his own 17-point, 11-rebound double-double. Without an answer for Grey’s heroics, though, they have just lost their twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. BOX SCORES GLOBALPORT 114 – White 28, Grey 22, Pringle 21, Anthony 11, Elorde 7, Taha 6, Tautuaa 6, Javelona 4, Espinas 3, Guinto 3, Teng 3, Arana 0 RAIN OR SHINE 113 – Johnson 24, Almazan 17, Yap 16, Ahanmisi 15, Daquioag 14, Tiu 10, Norwood 9, Belga 8, Torres 0 QUARTER SCORES: 24-26, 52-60, 83-91, 114-113 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Morning Tip Q& A: Mohamed Bamba

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst They have come seemingly all at once -- new, freakish size in the NBA with the ability to put the ball on the floor, shoot from deep and block everything that moves. Kristaps Porzingis begat Joel Embiid, who begat this year’s group of young big men who have grown up facing the basket rather than with their backs to it. Among the most intriguing of the 2018 Draft class is Mo Bamba, the 20-year-old from Texas via Harlem, where he grew up -- fast, as city kids tend to do, learning the game on the hardtops around New York City, while his parents, natives of Ivory Coast, wondered what the increasing fuss was around their son. He, on the other hand, has tended to handle the attention with aplomb and a smile. In a group full of long, tall people, Bamba still stands out, with an insane wingspan of 7'10" that allows for court coverage the likes of which hasn’t been seen. Bamba has been in the spotlight for a while -- the Westtown (Penn.) High School team on which he played featured teammates like Cam Reddish, a blue-chip guard who’ll play for Duke next season -- and played against the likes of the No. 1 pick in 2018, Deandre Ayton. At Texas, he starred for Coach Shaka Smart, himself among the biggest names in the sport. After one season in Austin, where he shattered the school record for blocked shots in a season, Bamba declared for the Draft, assured he’d be a high Lottery pick. But Bamba has also shown a willingness to work on what he doesn’t -- or, at least, didn’t -- do that well. He went to California for weeks with noted player development coach Drew Hanlen, who deconstructed Bamba’s jumper from the ground up. Hanlen lowered Bamba’s shot pocket, adjusted his fingers on the ball and eliminated a hitch Bamba had before shooting. Bamba displayed much improved form before the Draft, but even if he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, he was going high -- and, he did, to the Orlando Magic with the sixth pick overall. Desperate to regain relevance in the East, the Magic hired Steve Clifford after he was fired by Charlotte to try and improve their awful defense. At the least, Clifford inherited ridiculous size on his roster, with Bamba joining 6'10" second-year forward Jonathan Isaac and newly re-signed 6'9" forward Aaron Gordon. Bamba must show he can be a killer on the floor like Embiid, and will work to make that happen. The only significant question about him coming into the Draft was the consistency of his motor at Texas. In Las Vegas this week for Summer League with his new team, Bamba is getting his feet wet while keeping them firmly planted to the ground. David Aldridge: I know you’ve spent a lot of time with Drew on the shot. What feels better now? Mo Bamba: Everything. The mechanics are so much cleaner now than they were in college. I think the difference between college and now is just a matter of just repetition, being able to change my jump shot dramatically because of how much I’ve gone in and worked on it. DA: So with time, you can basically improve anything? MB: Yeah, my jump shot is night and day. DA: He also told me that one thing he wanted to keep working with you on after the Draft was, you have a little jump to your left when you shoot? MB: Yeah, that’s a bad tendency that I have. That’s something Drew didn’t want to change. He changed a lot of things, and that’s one of the best things about working with Drew -- he knows boundaries, and he knows how much is too much. That’s one of the things he didn’t want to change right off the bat. But that’s something I’ve been conscious of and something I’ve been working on since he pointed it out. DA: Given where you played high school, was there more pressure on you playing for Westtown or playing for Texas? MB: I’d say there was more pressure playing -- well, actually, it was both, equal. My sophomore year at Westtown, there was a lot of pressure, because I was at a program that had never won a state championship, and had gotten to the finals three or four years in a row. At Texas, I was coming to a team that hadn’t made the NCAA Tournament the year before. So I’d say it was pretty equal. DA: I would imagine playing on a team like that in high school, with Cam and all the others, maybe prepared you not only for college, but playing in the pros. MB: Yeah, Cam can go. He’s a really good basketball player. And I know for a fact I’ll see him here next year. DA: What was Harlem like to grow up in, day by day? MB: It was, when people ask that, I pretty much tell them that you just grow up fast. You’re making decisions at a very young age that most kids don’t even come close to making. I credit a lot of my success to being from Harlem, growing up there. DA: Harlem’s changed a little the last few years. MB: Yeah, gentrification is real. It’s real. DA: What was it like seeing that demographic shift? MB: Well, I was kind of there before gentrification kind of really hit. Obviously there was a bunch of condos that went up and it was pretty cool to see. It was every time I came back home -- I’d see a new development going up. DA: Best advice your parents ever gave you? MB: I wouldn’t say it was direct advice or a quote. I’d say the best thing my parents passed on to me was to let me make my own mistakes and figure out on my age how to kind of see the world on my own. Growing up as the youngest child, one or two years after your siblings, obviously that’s great. You’re learning without truly making the mistakes on your own. But at some point in your life, you’re gonna have to learn on your own. You’re gonna have to fall to rise. DA: Conversely, then, what’s the biggest mistake you’ve made so far? MB: I’d say that the biggest mistake I’ve made so far was not committing to Texas earlier. I think waiting was awesome. I was very methodical about waiting, very strategic about what I wanted in a university. But at the same time, if I could go back, I probably would have committed my junior year, so I could hit the ground running and build the relationships, get to know people. DA: How much freedom did Shaka give you when you were there to try things on the floor that might not necessarily be good for the team, but could be good for you individually down the road? MB: Coach Smart, he’s given me so much freedom to sort of grow into who I was. That’s been a big thing in my life -- my parents and all of my coaches. Coach Smart did a great job of just letting me come to terms with myself, as a basketball player and a person. DA: I saw in one of your interviews before the Draft that you don’t think people really understand you when you say you’re a unicorn. So define that for me as you see it. MB: Well, I mean, people kind of have a concept of what it means. To me, it’s just someone who makes plays that have never been seen before -- a seven-foot big guard, those are all unicorns to me. DA: You played against Ayton and guys like Jarrett Allen (the Nets’ first-round pick in 2017) in high school, and I know how much you’ve looked at Joel Embiid on tape. Are you guys the new normal when it comes to the next generation of bigs? MB: Yeah, I think this is becoming a theme, and you’ll see it more and more with guys coming out of high school. One of the guys you’ll see coming up is James Wiseman (the 6'11" rising senior center currently playing at East High School in Memphis, and who is considered by many to be the top college prospect in the Class of 2019). He’s younger, but he does a lot of the things that I do, that Deandre does, that Jarrett does. It’s refreshing to see so many people that can do what I do. DA: If you were six-feet tall instead of seven, what would you be doing? MB: I’d have to be around the game, like a scout or a GM, something around the game. DA: How did the basketball bug bite you so hard growing up? MB: Honestly, it’s just my competitive nature. It bleeds over into other aspects of my life. But basketball is just something that I really excelled at, and whenever I hit kind of adversity, or whenever I do something that makes me vulnerable enough to get better and to ask for help, I just took this and ran with it. DA: Since you’re a kid, I have to ask you how good you are at Fortnight? MB: I play recreationally. One of my best friends is really good at it, and whenever I play him I get Ws. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. 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 NewsJul 9th, 2018

Elago to PNP: Release arrested ‘tambays’

          Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago called on the Philippine National Police to release all arrested "tambays" (loafers) after President Rodrigo Duterte clarified that he did not order the police to make such arrests.   "Dapat pauwiin na 'yong higit pitong libo na ilegal na na-aresto dahil sa Oplan Kontra Tambay na isinasagawa ngayon ng mga pulis," Elago said in an interview after a forum at University of the Philippines on Saturday.   (The over 7,000 illegally arrested due to the police's Oplan Kontra Tambay should be allowed to go home.)   Elago added that President Duterte should also be held accountable for ...Keep on reading: Elago to PNP: Release arrested ‘tambays’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

Webcam slavery: Tech turns Filipino families into cybersex child traffickers

MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — It was the half-naked girls running from room to room upon her arrival that made Filipina teenager Ruby fear the cyber cafe job she had been offered online might in fact be a sinister scam. Ruby’s doubts turned to despair when her new employers — a husband and wife — dragged […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Cops should check houses for elder abuse, lawmaker says

The Philippine National Police (PNP) should spearhead house-to-house surveys to find out if senior citizens are being treated well by their families, a party-list lawmaker said on Monday. Senior Citizen Rep. Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay said, "Senior citizens often make headlines in crime news as victims of robbers, swindlers, extortionists, and rapists. There are also reports of prolonged inhumane treatment of elders who suffer from mental illness or failing physical health." As House Bill (HB) 6891 or the Anti-Elder Abuse Act has yet to become a law, she said the PNP can already check houses to see how the elderly in the country are being treated. "Nilalayong tugunan ng HB 6891 a...Keep on reading: Cops should check houses for elder abuse, lawmaker says.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Cops arrest 302 ‘tambays’ in one night in Quezon City

In response to President Rodrigo Duterte's warning to 'tambays' -- people who loiter on the streets, especially at night -- the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has arrested 302 violators of various city ordinances. "Tambay" comes from the English word "stand by." "We intensified the implementation of city ordinances according to the instruction of our President to make our streets safe and peaceful," Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, chief of the QCPD, said in a report in Filipino on Saturday. According to Esquivel's report to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, nine were taken to the La Loma Police Station for drinking liquor...Keep on reading: Cops arrest 302 ‘tambays’ in one night in Quezon City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Gascon lauds PNP decision to stop presenting suspects to media

Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairman Jose Luis Martin "Chito" Gascon on Wednesday lauded the decision of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to stop "parading" crime suspects before the media. But he reminded the PNP to make good on its promise to provide the CHR with the case files of those killed under the anti-drug campaign. Gascon said the PNP had not provided the case files, almost a year after the CHR asked then PNP chief Dir. Gen. Ronald dela Rosa to cooperate with its investigation. "I hope the other aspects of human rights protection are guaranteed like the guarantees of due process, the execution of warrantless arrests, and their cooperation with us in the inves...Keep on reading: Gascon lauds PNP decision to stop presenting suspects to media.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

PRO-6 to prioritize campaign against rogue cops

ILOILO CITY, June 11 (PIA6) - The new chief of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 will make the intensification campaign against rouge cops among his priorities. Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

PRO-6 to prioritize campaign against rogue cops

ILOILO CITY, June 11 (PIA6) - The new chief of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-6 will make the intensification campaign against rouge cops among his priorities. Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

India arrests 15 over latest child abduction lynchings

NEW DELHI, India – Indian police have arrested 15 men after the latest in a spate of lynchings incited by rumors spread on WhatsApp of strangers abducting children, an officer said Sunday, June 10. A mob in a mainly tribal area of the northeastern state of Assam pulled two men out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

QC cops arrest dismissed PDEA agent, 3 others for kidnap of Chinese national

          A dismissed policeman, an intelligence agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, a traffic constable from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and one other were arrested after being tagged in the kidnapping of a Chinese national and theft of his family's vehicles in Quezon City last month.   In a press conference Friday, Philippine National Police Director Oscar Albayalde, National Capital Region Police Office chief Chief Supt Guillermo Eleazar and Quezon City Police District director Chief Supt Joselito Esquivel presented to media the four suspects after their separate arrests this week.   Albay...Keep on reading: QC cops arrest dismissed PDEA agent, 3 others for kidnap of Chinese national.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Are Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff planning on having their first child soon?

. A fan asked, 'When are you planning to get pregnant? [Please] make it as soon as possible. So excited to see a mini you!!!!!' Anne replied, 'Oh my gosh! We JUST got married! We wil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Be your best — show me the money!

(Part 1 of 4) Do you have a target of how much you want to make this year? I'm not just referring to what salary or income you expect to make, but to your "suntok sa buwan" desire or dream that would really be a big deal for you in your life! It begins with desire. Can you see the money? This is why I've named my column, "Flourish & Prosper!" Can you see it, feel it, be it? Do you have Belief, "paniniwala," in your dream? Can you truly believe, without a doubt that you can have what you desire?   Remember how you used to play as a child and make-believe that you were a pilot, a rock star, or a police officer? Allow yourself to imagine without ridicule or shame; s...Keep on reading: Be your best — show me the money!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Cariño cops Le Tour crown

BAGUIO CITY: Make way for the newest toast of Philippine cycling. Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance’s El Joshua Cariño fulfilled a cherished dream as he seized the 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas in dramatic fashion in front of an appreciative Wednesday afternoon crowd at the Burnham Park here. Cariño, 25, poured it all on what’s left in [...] The post Cariño cops Le Tour crown appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

‘Amid my tears, screams, my mother never left my side’

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com Today we appreciate how the "Wonder Woman" of the family shows us love and strength. We ask the kids what they think is the greatest sacrifice their mom has done for them. "My mom has done a lot of sacrifices. I don't think one narrative would be enough to put in words her countless, selfless actions and decisions. "I'm an only child. My parents wanted what was best for me. When I was in fourth year high school, everyone was excited to hear what course I would take. My aunties suggested medicine, accountancy and the like. "But my mom said, 'Anak, go choose what will make you happy, choose w...Keep on reading: ‘Amid my tears, screams, my mother never left my side’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018