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Disruptive MRT passengers to face raps

Disruptive MRT passengers to face raps.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 16th, 2018

DOTr: Disruptive MRT passengers to face raps

DOTr: Disruptive MRT passengers to face raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Passenger dragged off overbooked United flight – CNN News

A man's refusal to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight led to a disturbing scene Sunday that has travelers up in arms over airline policies. The Department of Transportation said it will review the incident, in which a passenger was forcibly removed from the Louisville, Kentucky-bound United flight 3411 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The incident has prompted one security officer's suspension and created a publicity nightmare for United. Several passengers recorded the incident on their phones and posted video on social media showing three Chicago Department of Aviation security officers dragging the man, who has not been identified, down the aisle by the arms and legs while other passengers shout in protest. He continued to resist after he was removed and ran back onto the airplane, face bloodied from the encounter. &'8220;It was very traumatic,&'8221; passenger Jade Kelley said. She did not witness the entire event but she said the sound of the screams still haunt her. &'8220;It was horrible. I had trouble sleeping last night and hearing the video again gives me chills.&'8221; The incident sparked criticism of a system that allows airlines to involuntarily boot passengers from flights. United was acting within their rights and following policy. Then, the situation turned physical. United asked passengers to give up their seats voluntarily for compensation. Four crew members needed to get on the flight in order to work another one in Louisville or else that flight would be canceled, airline spokeswoman Maddie King said. When no one volunteered, the airline was forced into an &'8220;involuntary de-boarding situation,&'8221; airline spokesman Charlie Hobart said. United weighs a number of factors to determine which passengers would leave the flight, such as connecting flights and how long the delay will leave the customer at an airport, Hobart said. United employees explained the situation to the man several times, Hobart said. When he refused they followed Department of Transportation protocol and called local law enforcement to forcibly remove him from the plane. Passenger Tyler Bridges said the request for volunteers came after everyone had boarded. It was easy to understand why no one responded &'8212; it was Sunday night and the next flight was not until the following afternoon, he said. Bridges said two officers tried to calmly talk the man out of his seat before a third approached him in an aggressive manner. The officer told him he had to get off the plane, and when he resisted, the officer grabbed him out of his seat and carried him out with the other officers. The man hit his head on an armrest, Bridges said. He yelled that he was a doctor and that he was being profiled for being Chinese. The scene left everyone unsettled, including children who started crying, Bridges said. &'8220;It was pretty shocking that it got to the level that it got to. In part that's the man's fault, when the police came on he shouldn't have resisted, he should have just left. But it was a pretty unbelievable scene with them grabbing him and pulling off,&'8221; he said. Overbooking is not illegal, and most airlines do it in anticipation of no-shows, according to the US Department of Transportation. If no one volunteers, the airline can select passengers for removal based on criteria such as check-in time or the cost of a ticket, according to the US Department of Transportation's Fly-Rights. In an internal memo, CEO Oscar Munoz said the crew members approached the gate agents after the flight was fully boarded and said they needed to board the flight. They sought volunteers before commencing &'8220;involuntary denial of boarding process,&'8221; offering up to $1,000 in compensation. When approached, the passenger &'8220;raised his voice and refused to comply with crew member instructions,&'8221; Munoz said. He grew &'8220;more disruptive and belligerent&'8221; with each request, leaving agents with no choice to call security officers. He continued to resist even after he was removed, running back into the plane, Munoz said. Passengers shot video of him with blood streaming down his face. &'8220;Our employees followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this. While I deeply regret this situation arose, I also emphatically stand behind all of you, and I want to commend you for continuing to go above and beyond to ensure we fly right,&'8221; he said. &'8220;I do, however, believe there are lessons we can learn from this experience, and we are taking a close look at the circumstances surrounding this incident.&'8221; Munoz issue a statement calling the incident &'8220;upsetting&'8221; and apologized &'8220;for having to re-accommodate&'8221; customers. &'8220;Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened. We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation,&'8221; The Chicago Department of Aviation said in a statement that the incident &'8220;was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned by the Department.&'8221; That officer has been placed on leave effective today pending a review of the situation, the statement added. The four crew members did indeed board the plane, and it wasn't pretty, Bridges said. Passengers berated them, told them they should be ashamed of themselves and embarrassed to work for this company. &'8220;They just sat down quietly, it was super tense on the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2017

New ride-sharing firm asked to explain unauthorized charge or face suspension

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) issued a show cause order to new transport network company Hype Transport Systems Inc. for charging P2 per minute of travel to passengers. “Acting on a report forwarded by a concerned citizen to the Board, respondent Hype Transport Systems Inc. is hereby ordered to show cause in [...] The post New ride-sharing firm asked to explain unauthorized charge or face suspension appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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7 People Face 40 Raps for Cyberporn, Child Abuse Offenses

Seven Filipinos are facing strings of charges for qualified trafficking, child abuse and sexual abuse filed by the Police Women and Children Protection Center in Central Visayas last July 5. The filing of at least 40 charges against the suspects was made following the conviction of Swedish national Bengt Kristoffersson, 58, in a court in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

37 dead, 18 unaccounted for in Thai tourist boat capsizing

PHUKET, Thailand (3rd UPDATE) – Thai rescuers pulled 37 bodies from waters off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket on Friday, July 6, after a tourist boat went down in heavy seas with dozens of Chinese passengers on board. Many of the dead were found drifting face down in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

21 dead, many more bodies seen inside sunken Thai tourist boat

PHUKET, Thailand – Thai rescuers pulled 21 bodies from waters off the coast of the holiday island of Phuket on Friday, July 6, after a tourist boat went down in heavy seas with dozens of Chinese passengers on board. The dead were found drifting face down in the water, still wearing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

3 Bicolano bizmen face tax raps

3 Bicolano bizmen face tax raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

DENR official to face raps for mishandling Canadian trash

DENR official to face raps for mishandling Canadian trash.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Reds face raps over Cagayan councilor’s slay

Police filed criminal charges before the Department of Justice on Tuesday against 16 New People’s Army rebels in connection with the killing of a councilor in Allacapan, Cagayan on May 24......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Reds face raps over Cagayan councilor’s slay

Police filed criminal charges before the Department of Justice on Tuesday against 16 New People’s Army rebels in connection with the killing of a councilor in Allacapan, Cagayan on May 24. Source link link: Reds face raps over Cagayan councilor’s slay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Boracay land reform beneficiaries face raps if titles sold

This early, the Department of Agrarian Reform has warned future beneficiaries of the land reform program in Boracay of criminal liability if they sell the lands that will be awarded to them......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

6 suspects in Masbate shooting face murder raps

LEGAZPI CITY --- Masbate police filedSundaywith the provincial prosecutor's office a case against six suspects in the shooting in Aroroy town in Masbate province where five people, including a Sangguniang Kabataan councilor, died. One of the suspects, Nelson Asada is now under police custody, while the other five were still at large, police saidMonday. Last Friday, three people died on the spot at the house of Nabongsoran village chief Leo Cabarles after gunmen fired at a group of men having a drinking session. Another victim died on the way to the hospital, and the last died while recovering at the hospital. The death toll included Cabarles' 21-year-old son Jeo, a Sangguniang K...Keep on reading: 6 suspects in Masbate shooting face murder raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

30 face raps for Davao mall fire

At least 30 people could face criminal and administrative complaints in connection with the mall fire in Davao City in December 2017 that killed 38 people, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

8 Israelis, 474 Filipino call center agents face raps for online trading scam - Inquirer.net

8 Israelis, 474 Filipino call center agents face raps for online trading scam - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

ICC to inquire on raps vs Rody

ROQUE: MERE PROCESS TO DETERMINE BASIS President Duterte intends to defend himself, “if need be,” on the crimes against humanity charges that his opponents filed against him before The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque, an international law expert, explained that the ICC’s recognition was simply a proceeding to determine if the case has basis to proceed or not.Roque said Malacañang has received ICC’s notice for a “preliminary examination” on the complaints filed by the lawyer of self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) assassin Edgar Matobato, who is under the care of Duterte’s chief critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.Roque said the 72-year-old Chief Executive is ready to submit himself before the proceedings once he is summoned to The Hague.“The President and I met about this extensively for two hours last night. The President welcomes the preliminary examination because he is sick and tired of being accused,” Roque told reporters. “Obviously, this is intended to embarrass the president. They will fail. The President said that if need be, he will argue his case before the ICC,” he added.Matobato’s counsel Jude Sabio, in April last year, submitted to the ICC a petition against Mr. Duterte on the basis of his apparent admission of “killing” suspected drug traffickers and criminals in Davao City when he was still its Mayor.By June, Trillanes and Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano filed a supplemental complaint against the Chief Executive also at the ICC. The complaint is based on the series of extrajudicial killings attributed to the Duterte administration’s narcotics crackdown.Sabio, in a text message, claimed that the given development is already a victory on their end.“I feel so elated and vindicated. Finally, Mr. Duterte and his cohorts will face criminal investigation by the ICC prosecutor as a prelude to formal criminal investigation,” Sabio said. “It is a huge triumph toward justice. Duterte’s system of death squad killings that he continued in his war on drugs will be investigated and hopefully an arrest warrant will be issued against him and justice will be done,” he added.“I am confident that, based on my communication, as well as that of Sen. Trillanes’ and (Magdalo) Rep. (Gary) Alejano’s, we will hurdle this first big step, and hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued soon by the ICC against Duterte and his cohorts,” he added. Critics overjoyedTrillanes, for his part, claimed that the ICC’s recognition of their complaint should remind Mr. Duterte that he is not above the law.“This development should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law. More importantly, this is the first step for the victims’ families’ quest for justice,” the senator said.But Roque said Trillanes and his group should not celebrate yet.“No one should claim victory… If they think the President has been indicted, they are so wrong,” he said.“There will be no formal investigation to be conducted in the country because at the level of the preliminary examination, where the Court does not include the budget for the prosecutor to come to the Philippines because it is not yet a preliminary investigation,” he said.“Now the objective is to determine if there is reasonable basis to proceed with the formal investigation,” he added.In Sabio’s complaint addressed to ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, he said that the international criminal court’s action “would... be the beginning of the end of this dark, obscene, murderous and evil era in the Philippines.”“Crimes against humanity are crimes of universal jurisdiction, but where a State like the Philippines fails to assume such universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity continuously being committed in its very own territory, then the International Criminal Court will have to intervene into a situation that is grave by any human standard,” Sabio said.“The grim statistics of more than 7,000 drug-related killings cannot be anything but grave, especially if viewed in the context of just seven months since Rodrigo Duterte became the President, compared to only about 3,000 committed during the 20-year Marcos regime. These more than 7,000 drug-related killings translate to roughly 1,000 killings per month,” he added.Two other opposition senators urged Malacañang, instead of criticizing this development, to deal with the issues being hurled at the President.“That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the magnitude of deaths reaching thousands upon thousands in less than two years,” Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.“This is the chance for the government to answer the accusations raised against them. There is no reason to be afraid if the administration is not hiding anything,” Sen. Bam Aquino said.Aquino said this should be a welcome opportunity for the administration to make their case to an unbiased and globally respected tribunal. Villarin wants Roque charged, tooAkbayan Rep Tom Villarin said the entry of the ICC into the issues raised against Duterte gives hope to the thousands killed under the latter’s war on drugs. “It is a welcome development and gives hope to thousands of EJK (extra judicial killings) victims that finally justice will be served,” Villarin said.“This will also hold President Duterte and other top officials involved in the bloody war against drugs accountable as well as it gives us an opportunity to implead other enablers of EJKs, including possibly Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque,” Villarin added.While the Akbayan lawmaker said that the investigation may not lead to Duterte’s puster, he said that it will be damning and damaging to his administration in the eyes of our people and the international community.“I am hopeful that people will now realize the truth and demand accountability from him with all constitutional options available,” Villarin said.Alejano said that the preliminary examination will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation. “I hope that the preliminary examination will be allowed to carry on – unhindered and with full cooperation from concerned authorities, organizations, and personalities,” Alejano, one of those who brought the EJK issue before the ICC, said.“I am confident on the communication we sent to the ICC and strongly believe that President Duterte and those who perpetuate and defend this policy of killing should be held accountable before the law,” Alejano said. Angie M. Rosales, Gerry Baldo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Boat captain, crew face illegal fishing raps - ptvnews.ph

Boat captain, crew face illegal fishing raps - ptvnews.ph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

‘Super hulbot’ fishers face raps

CREWMEMBERS of a modified zipper or super hulbot vessel are facing criminal charges for operating in the waters of Brgy. Asluman, Gigantes Island in Carles, Iloilo. The boat captain and 12 crew members were charged with violation of Republic Act 10654 or the act amending Republic Act 8550 (The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998). The […] The post ‘Super hulbot’ fishers face raps appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Suspects in stabbing of Jeron Teng, 2 cagers face frustrated homicide raps

TWO suspects in the stabbing of three Philippine basketball players at a bar strip in Taguig City were charged with frustrated homicide and serious physical injuries, police said on Monday. In a text message, Tomas Apolinario Jr., director of the Southern Police District (SPD), also said that Edmar Lacanlala and Willard Basili, have remained under the [...] The post Suspects in stabbing of Jeron Teng, 2 cagers face frustrated homicide raps appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Officials of 2 Iloilo towns face raps over open dumps

FORMER and incumbent local officials of Ajuy and Banate towns in Iloilo are facing criminal and administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman for allowing the operation of open dumpsites. The Special Panel of Investigators of the Environmental Ombudsman Program through the Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officers, filed complaints against 11 Ajuy officials for […] The post Officials of 2 Iloilo towns face raps over open dumps appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

SC warns lawyers: Disrupt oath-taking ceremony decorum, face contempt

The Supreme Court (SC) warned against disruptive behavior when new lawyers take their oath on Friday, June 1, at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). "Any act that undermines the safe and orderly conduct of the Oath-Taking Ceremonies or disturbs the due decorum therefor shall be punished with direct contempt of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018