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Kuwait offers to bring kin to Demafelis slay trial

Kuwait offers to bring kin to Demafelis slay trial.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMay 16th, 2018

‘JUSTICE, NOT CASH’: Joanna’s family to refuse ‘blood money’

THE family of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Iloilo who was found inside a freezer in Kuwait has rejected possible  “blood money” offers from the suspects who happen to be her former employers. Jojet Demafelis, eldest brother of Joanna Demafelis, said their family is firm on their decision not to accept money from his […] The post ‘JUSTICE, NOT CASH’: Joanna’s family to refuse ‘blood money’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

A year after brutal slay, Joanna Demafelis laid to rest

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — Joanna Demafelis, the Ilongga domestic helper found dead in a freezer in Kuwait, was laid to rest yesterday in her hometown of Sar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Demafelis’ kin may be asked to testify in Kuwait

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is ready to bring a family member of slain Filipino domestic helper Joanna Demafelis to Kuwait to testify in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Demafelis slay suspect held

THE second suspect in the brutal murder of overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis is now in the custody of authorities in Syria, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday night. “We have just been informed by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait that Mona Hassoun, wife of Nader Essam….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

‘Vigorous justice’ next after arrest of Demafelis suspects — DFA

After confirming the arrest of the suspects in Syria, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the government would now "vigorously pursue justice" for overseas Filipino worker Joanna Demafelis, who was murdered in Kuwait. "With the two suspects now in custody, (Philippine authorities) will follow President Duterte's instructions to vigorously pursue justice for Demafelis," Cayetano said. Duterte has vowed to bring justice to Demafelis's family, lashing out at Gulf state Kuwait and alleging Arab employers routinely rape Filipina workers, force them to work 21 hours a day and feed them scraps. On Saturday, Lebanese and Philippine officials said the employers of Dema...Keep on reading: ‘Vigorous justice’ next after arrest of Demafelis suspects — DFA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas. One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with attorneys for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga on key procedural and statutory questions. The other track involves a police investigation that was recently reopened at the request of Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher who alleges that one of the world's most famous athletes attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. At the end of the investigation, police will decide whether to recommend that prosecutors file criminal charges against the 33-year-old soccer star from Portugal who plays for the Italian club Juventus and his national team. He has had lucrative contracts with other clubs including Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid. The Associated Press does not generally name people who say they are victims of sex crimes. Mayorga gave consent through her lawyers to make her name public. THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Mayorga's attorneys say she underwent a medical exam to collect DNA evidence soon after the alleged attack in June 2009. But the investigation was ended because Las Vegas police said she only identified her attacker as a European soccer player — not by name — and did not say where the incident took place. The case was reopened in recent weeks at Mayorga's request. Her lawyers say she provided Ronaldo's name to detectives who interviewed her in 2009 and identified the location as the Palms Hotel and Casino. Police will turn over the results of the investigation to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson to decide whether to file criminal charges. A jury of 12 people would have to reach a unanimous verdict of guilt for a conviction on a felony sexual assault charge that could bring a sentence ranging from 10 years to life in state prison, depending on whether the jury decides if Mayorga suffered substantial bodily injury. Police have refused to release documents about the case. Officer Aden OcampoGomez, a police department spokesman, said Tuesday he could not comment about an ongoing investigation. THE LAWSUIT Ronaldo's attorneys have not yet responded to the lawsuit filed by Mayorga on Sept. 27 in Clark County District Court. William Terry, a veteran Nevada criminal defense attorney not connected with the case, predicted that Ronaldo's legal team will ask the judge to dismiss the lawsuit before they reply to its claims. "There will be a ton of issues to decide long before the case gets to a jury," Terry said after reviewing the lawsuit and statements by attorneys at the request of The Associated Press. "I think the whole complaint is vulnerable to dismissal." Before the lawsuit could go to trial, Judge Adriana Escobar would have to decide if too much time has passed since the alleged attack; whether Ronaldo or Mayorga violated a 2010 non-disclosure agreement that requires Mayorga to keep quiet about an encounter that Ronaldo's lawyers say was consensual; and whether documents cited in European news stories about the case are authentic. Mayorga's attorneys want to void the non-disclosure pact. The lawsuit claims Ronaldo used "fixers" to pressure Mayorga to sign. It also accuses Ronaldo or people working for him of conspiracy, coercion and fraud, defamation, battery, breach of contract and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to become public in European publications. If the lawsuit gets to trial, a jury of as many as eight people would be asked to reach a majority decision based on a preponderance of evidence or the probable truth or accuracy of the allegations. That is a less-stringent standard than a criminal case. If jurors find in favor of Mayorga, they would be asked to consider possible monetary damages. Mayorga is seeking an unspecified amount greater than $200,000. TIMING OF THE CLAIMS Leslie Mark Stovall, a lawyer for Mayorga, has acknowledged that plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Nevada usually have two years to file a civil lawsuit. However, he says a psychiatrist diagnosed Mayorga this year with post-traumatic stress and depression "caused by Cristiano Ronaldo's sexual assault in 2009." As a result, the attorney says, Mayorga was not emotionally or legally competent to enter the non-disclosure agreement nine years ago. "We believe that we have the factual basis to ask the court to set aside the agreement so that we can litigate her original damages," the attorney said. In the police case, veteran prosecutors, defense attorneys and law professor Eve Hanan at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, agreed that the state could bring criminal charges despite the passage of time because Mayorga filed a police report. "There is no statute of limitations if there is a valid police report," attorney Tom Pitaro said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News15 hr. 7 min. ago

3 accused in Jee Ick Joo slay ordered transferred to Angeles City Jail

  Ranking police officials involved in the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo will be transferred to the Angeles City Jail.   This, after the Angeles City Regional Trial Court, denied the appeal filed by Superintendent Rafael Dumlao, Senior Police Officer 3 (SPO3) Ricky Sta. Isabel and civilian Jerry Omlang.   In a four-page order signed by Angeles City RTC Branch 56 Judge Irin Zenaida Buan, the court said the law requires that an accused should be detained at the nearest police station where the trial is being conducted.   The court added that with regards to the safety and security of the accused, it noted that to date "no untow...Keep on reading: 3 accused in Jee Ick Joo slay ordered transferred to Angeles City Jail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Envoy seeks speedy trial of cops in kidnap-slay of Korean

MINALIN, Pampanga --- Korean Ambassador Han Dong-man on Tuesday urged the government to speed up the trial of policemen accused of abducting Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo in Angeles City and then killing him inside Camp Crame, the national police headquarters, on Oct. 18, 2016. Han said he had met with officials of the Department of Justice and Philippine National Police concerning the trial of Supt. Rafael Dumlao, SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel and Jerry Omlang, a civilian. The three, along with retired policeman Gerardo Santiago, were charged with kidnapping for ransom with homicide, kidnapping and serious illegal detention, and car theft. Jee was strangled to death inside Camp Crame...Keep on reading: Envoy seeks speedy trial of cops in kidnap-slay of Korean.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Court orders lawman’s arrest for boy’s slay

The police officer in Tondo, Manila who was charged with homicide for shooting a 13-year-old boy was ordered arrested by a Manila regional trial court (RTC) after it found probable cause to proceed with his trial......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Testimonies of cops in Kian delos Santos slay ‘inconsistent’

State prosecutors noticed inconsistencies in the defense of the accused police officers facing trial for the murder of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players?

By Terrin Waack, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga." Even as a first-timer, though, Martin immediately knew how the two were different . "It definitely felt weirder than regular stretching," he said. "It was a lot harder because you have to sit in certain positions we've never been in before." Players like New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Giants quarterback Davis Webb prefer yoga because it requires a set amount of time dedicated to the practice. That is the activity. They can focus on their body without worries of what's next and feel an immediate difference afterward. The poses in yoga are more beneficial than typical stretching because they incorporate all parts of the body into the movements, Los Angeles Chargers Director of Football/Medical Services James Collins said. Stretching is linear. Yoga is non-linear, helping multidirectional joints such as the elbow, wrist, ankle, hip and shoulder. All of the major joints are encased in a capsule and contain fluid to help prevent friction between bones. Yoga helps maintain the capsules. "I describe it to (a player) as really thick saran wrap that covers his joint so that the fluid stays in there," said Collins, also the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society president. "But at the same time, that saran wrap needs to have its flexibility — keep it stretched out — so the join can function properly." Joint integrity comes down to maintaining mobility, he said. Because yoga is a multidirectional exercise, it allows the joint to move in every direction it can. Take the hip. Downward dog, pigeon pose or runner's lunge are just some of the yoga poses that benefit the hip. Downward dog alone has multiple variations to stretch the hip in different directions. "But if we lay down on the floor at home and just pull our leg straight up over our head, that's linear," Collin said. "So that joint is only getting work in that direction." The knee is not multidirectional, he said, which is why it's so vulnerable to getting hurt. It's not made to go certain ways. National Athletic Trainers' Association president Tory Lindley, who's Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University, believes yoga creates a more conducive environment for muscle lengthening. It doesn't just jump right into poses. It's a progression, working through the whole body rather than just parts. Static stretching doesn't allow that. "We've gone away from pre-practice stretching," Lindley said. "There's much better benefits from a pre-practice dynamic workout, which is what the vast majority of teams regardless of sport will do. And then post-practice, when flexibility training is beneficial, in most cases that environment is much more about let's get off the field as quickly as we can versus let's take time to dedicate to the stretching or flexibility piece." The debate isn't if yoga should be done before or after practice, it's when is there time to aside for yoga and yoga alone. Gwen Lawrence, the founder of Power Yoga for Sport who worked with Giants for 18 seasons, said NFL players should do yoga twice a week with sessions lasting an hour. That's best case scenario and more realistic for the offseason. Right now, Kaleen Lugo gets 45 minutes once or twice a week with the Chargers, depending on their preseason schedule. During the regular season, players should at least do it on their recovery day, whether the team offers it or they do it independently. It should become a routine so players can develop and advance their personal practice. "Just a straight sun salutation," Giants linebacker Jordan Williams said of doing progression of yoga moves. "When you start getting that flow through — warrior, warrior lunge, runner's lunge and then bring that through with downward dog and upward dog — I love that." Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players? By TERRIN WAACK,  AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga." Even as a first-timer, though, Martin immediately knew how the two were different. "It definitely felt weirder than regular stretching," he said. "It was a lot harder because you have to sit in certain positions we've never been in before." Players like New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Giants quarterback Davis Webb prefer yoga because it requires a set amount of time dedicated to the practice. That is the activity . They can focus on their body without worries of what's next and feel an immediate difference afterward. The poses in yoga are more beneficial than typical stretching because they incorporate all parts of the body into the movements, Los Angeles Chargers Director of Football/Medical Services James Collins said. Stretching is linear. Yoga is non-linear, helping multidirectional joints such as the elbow, wrist, ankle, hip and shoulder. All of the major joints are encased in a capsule and contain fluid to help prevent friction between bones. Yoga helps maintain the capsules. "I describe it to (a player) as really thick saran wrap that covers his joint so that the fluid stays in there," said Collins, also the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society president. "But at the same time, that saran wrap needs to have its flexibility — keep it stretched out — so the join can function properly." Joint integrity comes down to maintaining mobility, he said. Because yoga is a multidirectional exercise, it allows the joint to move in every direction it can. Take the hip. Downward dog, pigeon pose or runner's lunge are just some of the yoga poses that benefit the hip. Downward dog alone has multiple variations to stretch the hip in different directions. "But if we lay down on the floor at home and just pull our leg straight up over our head, that's linear," Collin said. "So that joint is only getting work in that direction." The knee is not multidirectional, he said, which is why it's so vulnerable to getting hurt. It's not made to go certain ways. National Athletic Trainers' Association president Tory Lindley, who's Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University, believes yoga creates a more conducive environment for muscle lengthening. It doesn't just jump right into poses. It's a progression, working through the whole body rather than just parts. Static stretching doesn't allow that. "We've gone away from pre-practice stretching," Lindley said. "There's much better benefits from a pre-practice dynamic workout, which is what the vast majority of teams regardless of sport will do. And then post-practice, when flexibility training is beneficial, in most cases that environment is much more about let's get off the field as quickly as we can versus let's take time to dedicate to the stretching or flexibility piece." The debate isn't if yoga should be done before or after practice, it's when is there time to aside for yoga and yoga alone. Gwen Lawrence, the founder of Power Yoga for Sport who worked with Giants for 18 seasons, said NFL players should do yoga twice a week with sessions lasting an hour. That's best case scenario and more realistic for the offseason. Right now, Kaleen Lugo gets 45 minutes once or twice a week with the Chargers, depending on their preseason schedule. During the regular season, players should at least do it on their recovery day, whether the team offers it or they do it independently. It should become a routine so players can develop and advance their personal practice. "Just a straight sun salutation," Giants linebacker Jordan Williams said of doing progression of yoga moves. "When you start getting that flow through — warrior, warrior lunge, runner's lunge and then bring that through with downward dog and upward dog — I love that."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Unesco denounces slay of Albay broadcaster

  LEGAZPI CITY - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has condemned the killing of Joey Llana, a radio broadcaster in Albay. In a statement, Audrey Azoulay, director-general of Unesco, urged the authorities to investigate the case. "I urge the authorities to investigate this crime and bring its perpetrators to justice. Impunity must not be allowed to embolden those who use violence to restrict press freedom and freedom of information," Azoulay said. Llana, 43, was gunned down on July 20, while leaving his house in Barangay Peafrancia in Daraga town, to go to work at radio station DWZR where he has a block time program. Supe...Keep on reading: Unesco denounces slay of Albay broadcaster.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Aegis Juris fratmen plead not guilty in Atio slay

Ten members of the Aegis Juris fraternity accused in the hazing death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III pleaded not guilty during their arraignment at the Manila regional trial court yesterday morning. Source link link: Aegis Juris fratmen plead not guilty in Atio slay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Aegis Juris fratmen plead not guilty in Atio slay

Ten members of the Aegis Juris fraternity accused in the hazing death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo III pleaded not guilty during their arraignment at the Manila regional trial court yesterday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Iloilo court grants bail to ARMM cop involved in slay try of another cop

ILOILO CITY---The Iloilo Regional Trial Court has granted bail to a policeman who is allegedly the gunman in a failed assassination of another policeman linked to illegal drugs. The lawyer of PO2 Melvin Mocorro posted a P140,000 bail bond on his behalf, but he is still confined at a private hospital under heavy guard while recuperating from gunshot wounds, according to Senior Supt. Henry Bias, Iloilo City police director. READ: ARMM cop charged in plot to kill Iloilo cop linked to drugs Bias said they will provide security to Mocorro while he is being treated at the hospital, but he can leave the hospital when he is able based on the court order for his release issuedon Wednesd...Keep on reading: Iloilo court grants bail to ARMM cop involved in slay try of another cop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Palace on Ecija town mayor’s slay: We will spare no effort in getting justice

Malacaang assured the public on Tuesday that the government would "spare no effort" to bring justice for the death of Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio in Nueva Ecija. "We assure everyone that we would discharge the state obligation for every murder. We will spare no effort in getting to the bottom of this latest violent crime," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. Bote was killed in an ambush in Cabanatuan Cityon Tuesdayafternoon, a day after Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili was killed during the flag raising ceremonyon Monday. "We are confident that PNP Chief, Director-General Oscar Albayalde, would be able to conduct a fair and thorough investigatio...Keep on reading: Palace on Ecija town mayor’s slay: We will spare no effort in getting justice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Mistaken suspect in Nueva Ecija priest’s slay released

THE Cabanatuan City Regional Trial Court Branch 27 on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of the criminal case against a suspect in the killing of Nueva Ecija priest Richmond Nilo last June 10, saying he was mistakenly identified and arrested by authorities......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

CA allows policeman to testify in Jee Ick Joo slay

MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) junked the appeal of accused policemen to stop a fellow cop from testifying on the case of slain South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo. The CA, through Associate Justice Myra Garcia-Fernandez, agreed with the decision of the Angeles City Regional Trial Court to accept ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Transfer of Jee Ick Joo slay suspects to Angeles City sought

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has asked Branch 56 of the Angeles City Regional Trial Court (RTC) to transfer to the Angeles City jail in Pampanga the three accused in the case on slain South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo, citing logistical and legal concerns......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Prosecutors request transfer of suspects in Jee Ick Joo’s slay to Angeles City jail

A panel of prosecutors from the Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested the Angeles City Regional Trial Court to transfer the accused in the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo from their chosen detention facilities to the Angeles City jail in Pampanga. In an eight-page motion, the prosecutors sought the transfer of Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III, a former official of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG), Senior Police Officer 3 Ricky M. Sta. Isabel, and Jerry Omlang. Dumlao is currently detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center (PNPCC) while Sta. Isabel and Omlang are both at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). Al...Keep on reading: Prosecutors request transfer of suspects in Jee Ick Joo’s slay to Angeles City jail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018