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Investigate Cavite doctor’s slay, NBI told

MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a separate probe on the.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 17th, 2017

Aguirre orders NBI to probe slay of seaman’s wife, daughter in Cavite

    Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the double-murder of a seaman's wife and daughter in General Trias City, Cavite. Aguirreon Thursdaysigned a department order instructing the NBI to conduct an investigation and case build-upon the deaths of Ruby Gamos, 34, and daughter Shaniah Nicole, 7. READ: Killer in Cavite double-murder possibly known to victims --- police The justice chief also ordered NBI Director Dante Gierran to regularly submit a progress update of the investigationto his office. The two were found dead inside their home at Kensington, Barangay Navarro last Tuesday, Dec. ...Keep on reading: Aguirre orders NBI to probe slay of seaman’s wife, daughter in Cavite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Medical execs condemn Cavite doctor’s slay

MANILA, Philippines -  The medical community has condemned the killing of a government doctor in Cavite last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2017

‘Tanim-bala’ again? Du30 orders probe

Airport officials beat 24-hour deadline given by Duterte for ‘bullet-planting’ investigation PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte issued a 24-hour ultimatum for officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to investigate and submit a report on an alleged incident of “tanim bala” (planted bullet) there. Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go told….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Duterte orders probe of ‘tanim bala’ incident at Naia

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to investigate and submit a report on an alleged incident of "tanim bala" (planted bullet) there. Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go told reporters here that the President had expected "all concerned agencies" to submit their reports on the July 15 incident reported by a Kristine Moran within 24 hours starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. "We are expecting them to comply or face the consequences," Go said. Moran, who claimed to be a government employee, said on Facebook that she and some of her relatives were heading for Zamboanga City via NAIA 3 when the incident took place...Keep on reading: Duterte orders probe of ‘tanim bala’ incident at Naia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Duterte tells China to probe complaints of PH fishermen

President Rodrigo Duterte skipped diplomatic channels and went directly to Ambassador Zhao Jianhua to relay to China his concerns over the confiscation of Filipino fishermen's catch by Chinese coast guards at Panatag Shoal, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Wednesday.   Speaking in a radio interview about the discussion between Mr. Duterte and Zhao during Independence Day rites in Kawit, Cavite province, on Tuesday, Roque said that given the chance, the President would have gone directly to Chinese President Xi Jinping to remind him that they had an agreement on free access by Filipinos to Panatag Shoal.   The President told Zhao that China should invest...Keep on reading: Duterte tells China to probe complaints of PH fishermen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

China invading PH? Nonsense, says envoy

KAWIT, Cavite --- Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua dismissed on Tuesday as "nonsense" talk spreading about China invading the Philippines that spread when a Chinese military plane landed in Davao City. "I'm really puzzled and even surprised that some of the people here [are] taking the landing of Chinese military jets as a kind of military threat to the Philippines," Zhao told reporters. He also said some people said the landing of the Chinese plane in Davao City indicated that this might be the "beginning of our invasion." "Please allow me to be blunt, it's nonsense. We have never thought of going to war with our good neighbor, our good friend that is the Philippines," he said. ...Keep on reading: China invading PH? Nonsense, says envoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

House panel tasks BIR to look into Sereno’s possible tax liabilities

Since the missing Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno remain missing, the House committee on justice that has been holding hearings on the impeachment case against the top magistrate in the High Court has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to begin an investigation on the possible tax liabilities of Sereno, owing to her having failed to file her SALNs for 17 years when she was still a law professor at the University of the Philippines (UP). At the resumption of the impeachment hearing to determine probable cause on the complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon against Sereno, panel chair Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali asked BIR deputy commissioner Arnel Guballa to produce a report on or before February 19 Sereno’s tax payments. Among the basis cited by Gadon in his complaint was Sereno’s alleged failure to declare in her SALN from 2010 to 2016 her earnings as one of the private counsels of the government in the expropriation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in the Piatco case amounting to P30 million. Based on documents Gadon was able to secure, Sereno reportedly filed her SALN in 1998, 2002 and 2006, even as she was employed as a professor by the UP College of Law from 1986 to 2006.Guballa, who submitted the Chief Justice’s income tax return from 2004 to 2009, said Sereno declared her income as a lawyer from a law office.Asked about Sereno’s income tax payments representing her earnings from the Piatco case, Gubala said they are still in the process of investigating this.“We can answer those questions when we will have conducted a formal investigation,” said Guballa, adding they will try to come up with a proposed deficiency or anything with regard to Sereno’s income in two weeks.“We are still collating information. We can answer those questions when we have conducted a formal investigation,” he said.“We will try our best in two weeks. . . . I will try my best to come up with a proposed deficiency or whatever we can made regarding the income the Chief Justice had made,” Guballa added.Sereno’s camp had said the Chief Justice received the Piatco fee in tranches so the full amount does not appear in her 2010 statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth.The camp of Sereno had a statement explaining that “Chief Justice Sereno has accurately and properly declared all her earnings as government co-legal counsel in the PIATCO cases.”Lawyer Josa Deinla, serves as Sereno’s spokeswoman.Deinla added that the BIR has not served any deficiency assessment notice to Sereno during the years she filed her income tax returns.“This only means one thing: All her income tax filings when she was a private lawyer were accurate and proper,” she said.“We are confident that the plan of the House committee to have the CJ’s ITR filings looked into by the BIR would prove that the Chief Justice had paid the corresponding taxes for the income she earned while in private law practice,” she added.Gadon, in an interview at the sidelines of the hearing, lauded the order of the panel to the BIR saying this would bolster his complaint aganst Sereno.“First we got certifications she did not file her SALNs during her tenure with the UP College of Law. Now, we will get a clearer picture of how she might have avoided paying taxes for her earnings on the Piatco case,” said Gadon.“In fact, the statement of the BIR, CJ Sereno declared her earnings from 2004 to 2009 as income for her practice as a lawyer and not as a professor from a state university which is something she should have to explain, too,” the lawyer added.Gadon also said that the action of the justice committee directing the BIR to investigate the tax payments and tax compliance of Sereno is living proof of the principle that the law should apply to all, even to the highest magistrate of the land. Hearing on CJ’s IT consultantIt was also a time for the justice panel to hear from IT consultant Helen Macasaet, who has been paid hefty consultant fees, with a monthly paycheck much higher than what the Supreme Court justices get paid.Macasaet admitted before the committee that she was paid a hefty P250,000 a month as a consultant of the High Court, which is higher than what SC justices are earning.Macasaet defended her consultancy fee saying it was much lower than what she used to earn in her previous engagements.According to Macasaet, she used to earn P925,000 a month as an IT consultant for the GSIS. The House panel is on its 14th hearing on the impeachment case, this time, to determine if there was probable cause to impeach her.In a press statement issued by Gadon, it said that in the hearing conducted yesterday, it turned out that the IT contract of Macasaet was renewed without bidding despite changes in the terms of reference and increase of the amount of more than double the original contract. “It turned out also that the legal staff of Sereno had the whims and caprices of determining the amount of the increase and the renewals in violation of procurement laws . Worse, these violations and anomalies were done with the express approval of Sereno. Even worse , it turned out that the IT consultant was allowed to work at some point without the contract having been signed yet! All the procedures of procurement were clearly violated by Sereno, Gadon said.GMA Online reported that a court attorney from the office of the Chief Justice also yesterday during the hearing confirmed that it was the head staff of the high magistrate who had introduced the IT consultant allegedly anomalously hired by the Supreme Court.“At the resumption of the House Committee on Justice hearing, court lawyer Michael Ocampo from Sereno’s office admitted that he was the one who submitted the curriculum vitae of IT consultant Helen Macasaet who was allegedly hired by Sereno “with an excessive compensation and without public bidding.”He admitted that he submitted the CV of Macasaet to the BAC when he was requested to do so.But when asked if the court lawyer knew Macasaet personally, he said he did not but was introduced to him by CJ’s chief of staff as an IT expert,” referring to lawyer Oliveros.Oliveros eventually admitted that Macasaet is her friend.Oliveros said she can only recommend somebody’s character. I know nothing about the EISP (Enterprise Information System Plan) and about ICT.Oliveros narrated that Sereno told her that the court’s EISP had been stalled for a while, and the position of the chief of the management information system office was vacant at the time.“The chief justice requested a meeting precisely because she wanted to talk, exchange ideas with Ms. Macasaet regarding the state of the EISP. And after that initial meeting she wanted to meet Ms. Macasaet and introduce her to the person in charge of the EISP which was Atty. Michael Ocampo at the Office of the Chief Justice,” she said.Lawyer Jojo Lacanilao, one of Sereno’s spokesmen said there was nothing irregular in Macasaet’s hiring as IT consultant.“The Supreme Court hired Ms. Macasaet from among three choices through negotiated procurement because her services are highly technical in nature and, therefore, exempted from public bidding under Section 53.7 of the 2009 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 9184,” he said in an earlier press statement.The House justice panel is conducting deliberations to determine probable cause in the impeachment complaint lodged against Sereno.    With GMA online report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Caloocan police chief sacked after Kian slay now Bulacan s top cop

MANILA, Philippines – Senior Superintendent Chito Bersaluna , the Caloocan City police chief sacked after cops killed Kian delos Santos, has been promoted to Bulacan provincial police chief. Speaking to Rappler on Tuesday, June 6, Bersaluna told Rappler that he assumed office on May 9. Bersaluna was first put under the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

LMP asks NBI, PNP to probe mayor’s slay

THE National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police were asked to help investigate the murder of Bohol municipal Mayor Ronald Lowell “Sample” Tirol. League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) national president Mayor Ma. Fe Brondial said she is confident the PNP and the NBI can solve the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Russia talks LGBT tolerance for WCup but locals have doubts

By James Ellingworth and Iuliia Subbotovska, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Tolerated during the World Cup, Russia's LGBT communities face a return to widespread discrimination when the FIFA circus packs up and leaves the country in mid-July. As head of Russia's LGBT Sports Federation, Alexander Agapov says he can't advertise sports events without hiring security and he's been attacked on public transport. Still, he predicts foreigners arriving for the World Cup won't notice a thing. "In the stadium and around it will be quite safe, I believe," to display symbols of gay activism like the rainbow flag, he told The Associated Press. That echoes the tolerant line from Russia's government-run World Cup organizing committee. "All visitors to Russia in 2018 - regardless of race, gender, religion, ability or sexual orientation - can expect a warm welcome," it said in a statement. "Persons will not be fined for expressing their feelings. The display of rainbow flags in the stands or at public celebrations will be allowed." Rainbow flags are generally seen by Russian authorities as banned "gay propaganda". Under Russian law, anyone who displays a rainbow flag in a public setting where children are present — such as a stadium — could be fined. Jonny Dzhibladze of the "Coming Out" organization in St. Petersburg suggested foreign LGBT fans will be treated better than locals. During the tournament, "if there's some kind of attack or abuse, then maybe the authorities will even start to investigate it or publicly condemn it as a demonstration case," he said. "But, knowing Russian media and the homophobic rhetoric that they use, it will probably be framed as: 'These crazy rainbow people have come from Europe. Let's forgive them and put up with them while they're here. They're guests. But as soon as they leave, we return to our Russian traditional values.'" A 2013 law bans so-called "propaganda" of homosexuality to under-18s. In practice, it's been used to stifle debate in any public context or to prevent protests in any public context where a child could conceivably see or hear. Russian anti-gay rights groups have used social media to out LGBT teachers and have them fired. Some criminals, Dzhibladze says, use gay dating apps to find targets to rob, assuming their victims won't trust the police. The law puts a financial burden on Agapov's sports federation. A football competition might only require two fields in a sports complex, he says, but the organization has to hire a third nearby, just to block it from being rented for a children's event. If that happened and children could see the LGBT competition, it could be breaking the law. Vitaly Milonov, a lawmaker who played a key role in passing the "gay propaganda" law, has called for a harder line on World Cup fans. Comparing gay people to chimpanzees, he said "sodomites" flying the rainbow flag had no place at the tournament. "I want to remind them that, no matter how much they try lobbying, their hideous way of life is condemned all over the world," he told the AP. "They do not have the right to propagandize their hideousness." Last year, reports emerged from the predominantly Muslim region of Chechnya in southern Russia that men were tortured and killed on suspicion of being gay. Chechnya will be home to the Egyptian team during the World Cup. Dozens spoke about torture at secret prison facilities overseen by allies of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has claimed there are no gays in Chechnya. A Russian government investigation said there was no proof. Russia's World Cup is also a test for FIFA's image ahead of the 2022 tournament in Qatar and a possible 2026 World Cup in Morocco, both countries where gay sex is illegal. FIFA says it has a "zero-tolerance approach to discrimination" and has discussed gay rights issues with Russia. "We are absolutely aware of discriminatory concerns and have always addressed them in close collaboration with the (local organizing committee), the Russian Football Union and the Russian authorities," FIFA's head of sustainability and diversity, Federico Addiechi, told the AP by e-mail. Russia has no openly gay professional athletes. However, Agapov says he's had messages of support from closeted athletes and knows of one well-known male footballer who dates men. "We will be happy if one day a gay footballer will come out in Russian football because we know that there are gay footballers," he said, recounting how he found the player using a gay dating app in a World Cup host city. "It works in Russian football like 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'. He's open to date with guys, but he's not open to speak about his sexuality in public." The World Cup is unlikely to change much, Agapov predicts. "The World Cup is over, we are still here, and the persecution of LGBT people in Chechnya and other regions is still going on." ___ Subbotovska reported from St. Petersburg, Russia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

$500M settlement in Nassar case won t be shared equally

By Ed White and David Eggert, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, including the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred and the impact it had on their lives, lawyers say. The school, where the sports doctor worked for nearly 20 years, announced Wednesday that it would set aside $425 million for 332 women and girls who say Nassar abused them and another $75 million to cover future claims. But it won't have a role in determining how much each victim will receive. That will likely fall to one or two former judges or experienced mediators who will be selected by lawyers to oversee the process, said John Manly, who represents roughly 200 victims in the worst sexual abuse case in sports history. "This can be wrapped up in four or five months," he predicted. Simple math says $425 million divided by 332 people would be $1.28 million each. But it's not "share and share alike," said attorney David Mittleman, whose Lansing-area firm represents 111 victims. Indeed, claims must be evaluated in many ways. Manly said some people could receive "substantially" more than $1.28 million while others get much less. Attorneys will also get a share of any award under agreements they have with clients. "The age of the abuse, the duration of the abuse," Manly said, listing the likely factors. "Treatment in the future and the past. Have you lost earnings? Are there things about a particular case that are aggravating or mitigating." Mittleman said the dates of the assaults will be important. Older abuse probably will be worth less because without the settlement, Michigan State could have been shielded by a statute of limitations. New York attorney Michael Barasch is not involved in the Nassar case but has represented hundreds of victims sexually abused by New York priests. He said a pool of money is "definitely the way to go." "You've got to have a sensible, systematic and transparent solution," Barasch said. "Who better than a fair mediator accepted by everybody? ... Some of these people are going to be disappointed — guaranteed. But I can tell you from my church abuse cases, the vast majority are so appreciative of having finality." Michigan State was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints about Nassar, some as far back as the 1990s. The school had insisted that no one covered up assaults, although Nassar's boss was later charged with failing to properly supervise him and committing his own sexual misconduct. In a statement Thursday, his first since the settlement, Michigan State President John Engler apologized, calling Nassar an "evil doctor" whose assaults "shocked our campus and the nation." The former Michigan governor was hired as interim leader after Lou Anna Simon's sudden resignation in January. Michigan State hasn't disclosed how it will pay for the settlement besides leaning on insurance companies. Engler told reporters in Lansing on Thursday that he doesn't plan to ask state lawmakers for money. Dianne Byrum, a member of the school's governing board, said Michigan State likely would borrow money, tap savings, delay big projects and consider budget cuts. She said a tuition increase tied specifically to the Nassar case is unlikely. Nassar, 54, will be locked up for the rest of his life under three decades-long sentences for molesting athletes with his hands and possessing child pornography. He's at a federal prison in Arizona. In addition to working at Michigan State, Nassar worked with Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, which trains U.S. Olympians. His assaults were mostly committed in Michigan at his Lansing-area home, campus clinic and area gyms, but his accusers also said he molested them at a gymnastics-training ranch in Texas and at national and international competitions. The settlement applies only to Michigan State. Lawsuits are still pending against USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and an elite gymnastics club in the Lansing-area. The deal surpasses the $100 million-plus paid by Penn State University to settle claims by at least 35 people who accused assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse, though the Nassar agreement covers far more victims. ___ Eggert reported from Lansing......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Show proof of vote buying, DILG pressed

The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will investigate its members who committed electioneering and other violations of the election law during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls on Monday. But the party president, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) must provide evidence against the officials. "If the DILG gives us the evidence, [we will investigate]. We have no feedback as of now," Pimentel told reporters on Tuesday. Opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives also challenged the DILG to substantiate the claim of Undersecretary Martin Dio that congressmen...Keep on reading: Show proof of vote buying, DILG pressed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Jurisdiction issue: Slay case vs cops junked

A Caloocan regional trial court (RTC) has junked the murder charges against the policemen tagged in the killings of teenagers Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman so that the case could be transferred to the Navotas City RTC.   Caloocan RTC Branch 122 Judge Georgina Hidalgo on May 9 dismissed the charges against PO1 Jeffrey Perez and PO1 Ricky Arquilita at the behest of prosecutors but kept the charges of torture and planting of evidence in her court.   Location   Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Xerxes Garcia told the Inquirer they asked the court for leave to withdraw the charges because a witness claimed that Carl's murder took place in Navot...Keep on reading: Jurisdiction issue: Slay case vs cops junked.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Comment on AMBUSH OR VENDETTA? – Guihulngan City councilor missing after deadly ambush by maria

A member of the Guihulngan Police Station said that three days before the ambush, Delarita went to the police station and asked Arpon to release his son who was jailed for illegal drug charges. When Arpon turned down the request, the councilor made a scene inside the police station, according to the source who requested anonymity for security reasons. “Arpon told Delarita that charges were already filed against the councilor’s son and releasing the latter will not be good for him as chief of police and the image of the police force,” the source said. always investigate before releasing a report like this. There was no scene that any of the son of the city councilor dela rita was in jail because of drugs and for your information we already passed the drug test and so dont post any reports if you are not sure about it because people are relying of what you are reporting......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Strengthen health of dengvaxia children, parents told

THE newly-appointed Department of Health – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) regional director yesterday advised parents of Dengvaxia Vaccine Individuals (DVIs) to strengthen the immune system of their children through proper nutrition and suitable food supplements. Dr. Eduardo Janairo said that while waiting for a final conclusion of the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Cadets confined to PNPA after mauling controversy

MANILA, Philippines – About 20 cadets from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA)  have been confined to the school headquarters in Camp Castañeda in Cavite, after being linked to  the 2018 graduation day mauling  which sent 6 fresh graduates to the hospital. "[They are] restricted in [the] camp," PNPA Director Chief Superintendent Joseph Adnol told Rappler in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

[Gameplan] Claire Adorna: SEA Games gold medalist

Two months before the South East Asian (SEA) Games in 2015, elite triathlete Claire Adorna was told to stop running due to an ankle injury. “Nakuha ko 'yung injury ko dati pa raw (I've been injured for a long time already) according to my doctor. Sobrang frustrating kasi siyempre (Of course, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

PSL: Generika-Ayala nabs first win, keeps Smart winless

Generika-Ayala outlasted Smart, 25-21, 25-23, 23-25, 22-25, 15-11, in a grueling five-setter in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday at Imus Sports Center in Cavite. It was the Lifesavers' first win after starting the conference at 0-4 but it took everything they got to hold off the Giga Hitters. "I just told them not to get pressured. Just follow the instruction and treat this match as if this is just a practice game," said Generika-Ayala coach Sherwin Meneses. Darlene Ramdin of Trinidad and Tobago kept her composure, hitting 26 points off 23 kills and three blocks to lead the way for Generika. The Lifersavers turned to Ramdin in the crucial stages and the re...Keep on reading: PSL: Generika-Ayala nabs first win, keeps Smart winless.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Austria turns emotional after Beermen get win for his ailing wife

Despite winning to advance to yet another semifinal appearance, San Miguel head coach Leo Austria was not in his usual jolly mood Tuesday as he made his post-game press conference at the Mall of Asia Arena. No one can blame him though as he went to coach the Beermen while his wife is in the hospital. Mrs. Austria underwent kidney transplant Monday night. "First of all I want to praise God. I never had sleep last night because of my wife. She's been under... she undergone a kidney transplant," coach Leo said. "But thank you Lord, very successful operation for her, and I know she's watching right now," he added. Austria said that he received a call earlier from the doctor saying that his wife is now doing well. And the reigning three-time coach of the year made sure to send his appreciation to all those that helped his wife through this trying time. "This afternoon I was told by the doctor na everything is okay and now she's in the recovery room. Very successful, and thank you sa mga doctor, especially wife of Rommel Adducul, who helped us a lot, going to the kidney transplant," he said. "This afternoon I was told by the doctor na everything is okay and now she's in the recovery room. Very successful, and thank you sa mga doctor, especially wife of Rommel Adducul, who helped us a lot, going to the kidney transplant," Austria added. As the Beermen needed only one game to take down rival TNT to make it to the next round, Austria also made sure to express his gratitude to his team for always having his back. "Thank you San Miguel, especially my players, for giving me this win. Thank you," the Beermen. The Beermen made sure as well not to disappoint their champion coach. "Ginagawa namin siyang inspirasyon. Dahil hindi lang naman siya ang nalugar sa ganyang sitwasyon, pati ako dumaan na rin sa sitwasyon na yan," Arwind Santos said. If you recall, Arwind's mother collapsed during a San Miguel-TNT game back in 2015. She sadly passed away a year later. "Kailangan lang namin lakasan ang kalooban namin. Hindi naman kasi namin mako-control kung ano nangyayari sa mundo, sa atin. Kapag may nangyari, wala kang ibang choice kun'di magdasal na lang," he added. Ultimately, this win was for coach Leo and his family. "We really wanted to just play for him and his family. We know that he had a heavy heart and he hasn''t been getting much sleep. He's been with us at practice every day, hasn't complained about it, hasn't brought it up, hasn't mentioned it," guard Chris Ross said. "We really wanted to go out there and play hard and try to get that win for the Austria family," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Court drops raps vs 7 cops charged with illegal arrest of Bohol mayor’s slay suspects

CEBU CITY---A local court has dismissed the charges filed against seven policemen accused of illegally arresting and detaining two of the nine suspects in the killing of Mayor Gisela Boniel of Bien Unido town in Bohol. In her decision, Judge Joy Angelica Santos-Doctor of the Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Trinidad-San Miguel-Bien Unido, Bohol said there was no proof that the police officers had a deliberate intent to violate the law in arresting Lobo Boniel and Brian Sayson. "The acts by which they were arrested, as per their complaints, failed to show a clear intent to violate the law or a flagrant disregard of established rules. Hence, they are presumed to have regularly perfor...Keep on reading: Court drops raps vs 7 cops charged with illegal arrest of Bohol mayor’s slay suspects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018