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MILF disowns text messages warning of gov’t ‘secret war’

DAVAO CITY---The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has disowned text messages alerting people about a supposed "secret war" by the government against Muslims. In a statement, the MILF said it never issued such a warning. The text, attributed to peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal, said the government was preparing to arrest Moros and would launch an all-out war against the MILF after trashing the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. "Don't believe anything in this text message... There is no truth to this," the MILF said. One social media user said he did not think that a Muslim was behind the text, noting spelling errors in the words "Allah" and the greeting "Assalamu Alaikum." ---Al...Keep on reading: MILF disowns text messages warning of gov’t ‘secret war’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 11th, 2018

US backtracks on Russian spy suspect offering sex for access

WASHINGTON --- Federal prosecutors are backtracking on their allegation that a Russian woman accused of working as a secret agent offered to trade sex for access, according to a Justice Department court filing. Prosecutors had earlier accused Maria Butina, a gun rights activist in U.S. custody on charges she worked as a covert agent and tried to establish back-channel lines of communication to the Kremlin, of offering to exchange sex for a position with a special interest organization. The salacious allegation, which immediately escalated the public interest in the case, was based on a series of text messages to and from Butina and other information that prosecutors say they ha...Keep on reading: US backtracks on Russian spy suspect offering sex for access.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

FDA: No truth in HIV contamination of Thai canned products

          The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned the public not to share unverified text messages claiming that canned goods from Thailand had been contaminated by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).   In an advisory, the agency issued its warning against circulating unverified, misleading and false information through text messages or social media about Thailand's canned goods. A copy of the supposed warning was posted on the FDA website, in which the public was cautioned not to eat canned fruit products from Thailand because of HIV contamination.   The alleged warning added that many types of canned frui...Keep on reading: FDA: No truth in HIV contamination of Thai canned products.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

ALERT: Davao City radio broadcaster gets death threats for sharp commentaries vs gov’t

December 18, 2017 A radio broadcaster in Davao City received a series of death threats on December 18, Monday, for her sharp commentaries against the government. Kathyrine Cortez, anchor of Davao City-based Radyo ni Juan, received several text messages from number 0946-700-2090 warning her to slow down on her criticisms. The first message, which was […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

These are the personalities supporting Gretchen Fullido in her sexual harassment case

Famous personalities expressed their support for ABS-CBN entertainment reporter Gretchen Fullido after she filed a case of sexual harassment against a current and former producer of “TV Patrol.” Fullido accused former supervising producer Cheryl Favila and current segment producer Maricar Asprec of sending her text messages allegedly “loaded with sexual innuendos, which amounted to requests […] The post These are the personalities supporting Gretchen Fullido in her sexual harassment case appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Lawyer says text messages in Gretchen Fullido complaint taken out of context

MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer of ABS-CBN executives being accused of sexual harassment by Gretchen Fullido said that an earlier complaint against her clients was dismissed because the text messages used as evidence "were distorted and maliciously taken out of their conversation threads." Fullido on Friday, October 5, filed a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Gretchen Fullido files sexual harassment, libel raps vs ABS-CBN co-workers

  Television news anchor and entertainment reporter Gretchen Fullido has sued her colleagues at ABS-CBN for sexual harassment, libel, and victim-shaming.   In a news release posted on Facebook, Fullido's lawyer Marvin Aceron said she filed a sexual harassment complaint against former ABS-CBN news executive Cheryl Favila and news segment producer Maricar Asprec on Friday afternoon before the Quezon City Prosecutor's Office.   According to the statement, "Fullido alleged that Favila and Asprec sent her text messages that were loaded with sexual innuendos, which amounted to requests for sexual favors."   "She further stated that when she rejected the advances,...Keep on reading: Gretchen Fullido files sexual harassment, libel raps vs ABS-CBN co-workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Cops ‘clear’ Laguna school after bomb scare

SAN PEDRO CITY - The police did not find any explosive in a school in Calauan town in Laguna province following a bomb threat on Tuesday morning that sent the students and teachers home. Aileen de Mesa, a non-uniformed personnel from the Calauan police, said bomb experts had just finished inspecting Dayap Elementary School in Barangay Dayap past noon and found no explosive in its premises. Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, spokesperson of the Calabarzon police, said school principal Mylene Dimaculangan received a text message around 7 a.m. warning her that a bomb was placed inside the school. The threat prompted school officials to cancel classes on Tuesday. A team from the regional bomb...Keep on reading: Cops ‘clear’ Laguna school after bomb scare.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Bomb threat disrupts midterm exams at Bulacan University

CITY OF MALOLOS -- A bomb scare greeted Monday morning classes at the Bulacan State University, prompting officials to send home hundreds of students who were supposed to take their midterm examinations. A text message, received at 7 a.m. by a ranking school official, states, "This is the last time I am warning you! Goodbye Bulacan State University, Bustos and Malolos Campus, 3 bomb (sic) will explode today Goodluck!" Supt. Heryl Bruno, Malolos police chief, said the provincial police explosives unit swept through the university and concluded that the threat was a prank aimed at pushing back the exams. The Malolos Main Campus has more than 30,000 students. The state university, ...Keep on reading: Bomb threat disrupts midterm exams at Bulacan University.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Drilon to oppose proposed 2019 budget if P55-B ‘insertions’ remain

      Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilonwould not only oppose thepassage of the 2019 national budget, but if needed,he would also "filibuster"if the reported P55 billion "pork" insertions would no be deleted. This warning came after the proposed budgetdeliberation was reportedlystalled in the House of Representativesallegedlyover the P55-billioninsertions included onit. READ: House leaders bicker over 'pork' "I will oppose the passage of the budget and filibuster, if needed, if these pork barrel allocations/insertions remain," Drilon said in a text message whenasked if the reported infighting in the House could delay the approval of next year's bu...Keep on reading: Drilon to oppose proposed 2019 budget if P55-B ‘insertions’ remain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Toxic beauty products warning raised

A non-government organization yesterday urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act on the proliferation of toxic beauty products in the market. Aileen Lucero, national coordinator of EcoWaste Coalition told the Daily Tribune in a text message her group lodged a complaint before the FDA about the rampant sale of 12 beauty products that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

DSWD to Change Some of Its Hotline Access Numbers

QUEZON CITY, September 24 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced today that it will change its service provider for its secondary hotline access numbers. As such, the DSWD’s text hotlines, which include the 11-digit access number 0917-890-2327 and short-digit access numbers 3456 and 2327, will no longer be active. All messages […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Marlo Mortel remembers last moments with mom, dedicates first single to her

Actor and singer Marlo Mortel continues to be steadfast as he copes with the grief of losing his mother, Merlie Pamintuan, who passed away last Aug. 24 after a years-long bout with breast cancer. In view of his mother's passing, Mortel has taken to his social media to express himself and find comfort in the presence of his fans who support and love him. Last Aug. 24, Mortel shared on his Instagram screenshots of his last conversations with his mother, with the text messages shared between them dating back to Aug. 4. The messages showed Mortel often checking up on his mother, asking her how she was doing while also sharing how his day had been at taping or the gym. He also never...Keep on reading: Marlo Mortel remembers last moments with mom, dedicates first single to her.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Ohio St suspends Meyer for 3 games for mishandled abuse case

By Mitch Stacy, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State on Wednesday night suspended head football coach Urban Meyer three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. The move followed a two-week investigation into how Meyer reacted to accusations that former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith abused his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. Zach Smith was fired last month after she asked a judge for a protective order. Courtney Smith alleged her husband shoved her against a wall and put his hands around her neck in 2015. The university put Meyer on paid leave and began an investigation after Courtney Smith spoke out publicly, sharing text messages and photos she traded in 2015 with Meyer's wife, Shelley Meyer. Shelley Meyer is a registered nurse and instructor at Ohio State. Trustees discussed the decision to punish Meyer in a marathon meeting Wednesday while Meyer awaited the decision. The investigation prompted a tweet from Meyer in which he insisted he followed proper protocols after learning of the 2015 accusations. But he also acknowledged lying to reporters a week earlier when he said he hadn't heard of the incident until shortly before he fired Zach Smith. The probe directly centered on the question of what Meyer knew and when. Meyer said in his tweet that he always elevated issues through the proper channels, and did so with the Smith situation in 2015. That contradicted what he told reporters at Big Ten media day a week earlier: "I was never told about anything and nothing ever came to light. I've never had a conversation about it. I know nothing about it." Speaking after the investigation was announced, Zach Smith said he spoke with Meyer at the time and athletic director Gene Smith also knew about the allegations. Zach Smith said Meyer told him he would be fired if the head coach found out Smith had hit his wife. Zach Smith — the grandson of late Ohio State coach and Meyer mentor Earle Bruce — has never been criminally charged or convicted of abuse. He has a charge of criminal trespass pending, and the Smiths are due in court next month for a hearing on a restraining order Courtney Smith was granted July 20. Meyer was heading into his seventh season at Ohio State, where he is 73-8 with a national title in 2014 and two Big Ten Conference championships. Ohio State's Title IX sexual misconduct policy includes reporting allegations of domestic violence made against university employees. Violating that policy allows Meyer to be fired with cause, according to provisions placed in his contract when it was extended in April by two years. The deal through 2022, increasing Meyer's salary to $7.6 million in 2018, with annual 6 percent raises. Meyer had about $38 million left on his contract. Ohio State's season starts Sept. 1 with a game against Oregon State in Columbus. In 2009, Zach Smith was accused of aggravated battery on his pregnant wife while he was working a graduate assistant for Meyer at Florida. The charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence. The Smiths separated in June 2015 and divorced in 2016. Meyer is one of the most accomplished coaches in college football history, with three national championships and a 177-31 record in 16 seasons at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State, the team he grew up rooting for in Northeast Ohio. Meyer won national championships with Florida in 2006 and '08, but his teams also had more than two dozen players get into trouble with the law. He resigned twice at Florida, citing health reasons, first in the 2009 season after the Gators lost the Southeastern Conference championship game while trying to repeat as national champs. He changed his mind soon after and coached another season. The Gators went 8-5 in 2010, and afterward, Meyer stepped down for good. Meyer was out of coaching for a season but was hired by Ohio State in November 2011. The Buckeyes had fired Jim Tressel, another national championship-winning coach, before that season for lying to the NCAA and university about rules violation committed by some of his players. Since returning to coaching, Meyer's program has been one of the most dominant in college football, and his players have mostly stayed out of major trouble. Meyer faced some criticism in 2013 for allowing running back Carlos Hyde to return to the team after he was charged with striking a woman in a bar. The case was dropped by police when the woman chose not to pursue charges, but Hyde was suspended three games. The Meyer investigation cost $500,000 and was conducted by the national law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. Ohio State began investigating Meyer while also facing three federal lawsuits about its response to allegations of groping, leering and other misconduct by a deceased athletic department doctor who treated wrestlers and other students for two decades. The lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss say Ohio State facilitated the abuse by ignoring complaints. Since Ohio State announced an independent investigation in April, more than 100 former students have come forward with accounts of sexual misconduct by Strauss. The allegations range from 1979 to 1997 and involve male athletes from 14 sports, as well as his work at the student health center and his off-campus medical office......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

AP source: It’s not just audio, Manigault Newman has video

WASHINGTON --- It's not just audiotapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct knowledge of the records told The Associated Press Friday. Manigault Newman has made clear that she plans to continue selectively releasing the pieces of evidence if President Donald Trump and his associates continue to attack her credibility and challenge the claims in her book, "Unhinged." She's already dribbled out audio recordings of conversations, and video clips, texts or email could follow, according to the person who described what Man...Keep on reading: AP source: It’s not just audio, Manigault Newman has video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Text-messaging FBI agent Peter Strzok fired – lawyer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after it was revealed he had exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his lover, has been fired, his lawyer said on Monday, August 13. Aitan Goelman, Strzok's attorney, said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Text-messaging FBI agent Peter Strzok fired: lawyer

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after it was revealed he had exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his lover, has been fired, his lawyer said on Monday, August 13. Aitan Goelman, Strzok's attorney, said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Manila concern over warnings

The Philippines has expressed concern to China over a rising number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified islands and other territories i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Philippines raises concern over Chinese radio warnings

The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified islands and other territories in the South China Sea claimed by both countries, officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Philippines Raises Concern Over Chinese Radio Warnings

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified isla.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Philippines raises concern over Chinese radio warnings

The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified islands and other territories in the South China Sea claimed by both countries, officials said Monday. Source link link: Philippines raises concern over Chinese radio warnings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018