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Why is Mayor Halili on PNP drug watchlist?

Tanauan City, Batangas — Many are asking why Mayor Tony Halili of this city is in the drugs watchlist of the Philippine National Police (PNP) despite being one of the mayors of the country with the toughest stance against crime, particularly illega.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 8th, 2016

Tokhang in Binondo: PNP verifies 11 cases

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Police (PNP) is checking the veracity of reports that 11 kidnapping cases involving policemen were carried out.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

San Juan salute

San Juan City Mayor Guia G. Gomez returns the salute of city police officers, led by Sr. Supt. William Segun, who made their New Year’s courtesy call and after the flag-raising ceremony at the City of San Juan Government Center at the Pinaglabanan Shrine complex. Gomez continued to exhort City Hall employees and the police to give their best to sustain the positive achievements of the local government unit......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Curry, Durant, Thompson shine as Warriors blast Pistons

em>By Janie McCauley, Associated Press /em> OAKLAND — Klay Thompson returned from a one-game absence for rest and scored 23 points with four three-pointers in another balanced Golden State performance as the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 127-107 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Stephen Curry scored 24 points, Kevin Durant had 25 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and Draymond Green dished out 13 assists for his fifth game in the last eight in double digits. Marcus Morris scored 21 points and Tobias Harris had 18 to lead the Pistons, who lost their second straight game. Curry, Durant and Thompson scored at least 20 points in the same game for the 13th time this season. The Warriors notched their NBA-leading 27th game with 30 or more assists. Thompson shot 9-for-15 after sitting out Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) against Miami because he was worn down after playing through illness for two games. 'It's good for me in the long run. It's been a long couple of years,' Thompson said. Ian Clark hit three-pointers 7.9 seconds apart in the final minute of the opening period and finished with 14 points for his second consecutive game in double figures and ninth in all. The Warriors won their seventh straight at home against the Pistons dating to Feb. 27, 2010. It is Golden State's longest home winning streak against Detroit, topping a six-game run from 1974-76. The 21 lead changes in the first half were the most in any half this season, the Warriors said, citing research by the Elias Sports Bureau. Zaza Pachulia had made 19 straight free throws before a miss with 31.8 seconds left before halftime — ending the third-longest streak of his career. strong>BAY AREA FIRE RELIEF /strong> The Warriors, Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders presented a $750,000 check to aid victims from last month's deadly warehouse fire. For the presentation after the first quarter of Thursday night's (Friday, PHL time) Pistons-Warriors game, Golden State President and COO Rick Welts was joined by A's manager Bob Melvin, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Trevor Riggen, regional CEO of the American Red Cross. On Dec. 2, 36 people died in the 'Ghost Ship' warehouse fire. Warriors players and coaches pledged $75,000, while the three pro teams in the East Bay said they would match donations up to $50,000 — and more than 3,600 individuals had contributed to the fund as of Thursday, according to the Warriors. The funds are being collected by the City of Oakland and the Red Cross. strong>DAVIDSON COLLEGE REPRESENTS /strong> The Davidson College Chorale, a group of singers from Curry's college, sang the national anthem during its West Coast swing — and the two-time reigning NBA MVP gave the men and women a wave and nod as they cheered when he took the court for pregame warmups. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Pistons: /strong> /em> The Pistons were outscored 41-19 in the third, the Warriors' ninth 40-point quarter. Detroit was outscored 29-2 on fast-break points and shot 6-for-28 from three-point range. em> strong>Warriors: /strong> /em> On Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) in Southern California, Thompson will have his jersey retired at Santa Margarita Catholic High — the school's first jersey retirement for basketball. 'It's a huge honor for me,' he said. Golden State is 12-1 vs. the Eastern Conference this season and also won at Detroit on Dec. 23 (Dec. 24, PHL time). Andre Iguodala has gone a career-best five games without a turnover — topping his previous best from Dec. 30, 2014, to Jan. 7, 2015. He leads the league in assist-to-turnover ratio. The Warriors announced they had parted ways with former San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr after just having hired him as a consultant 'to advise the organization regarding certain security matters related to the team's ground breaking ceremony occurring in San Francisco next Tuesday.' strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Pistons: /strong> /em> At Utah on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) in the fourth game of a five-game West Coast trip. em> strong>Warriors: /strong> /em>Host Cleveland on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) in a rematch of the Christmas Day game won 109-108 by the Cavaliers, who visit Oracle Arena for the first time since winning Game 7 of the NBA Finals last June. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Match-fixing back in spotlight on eve of first Grand Slam

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press   For Rafael Nadal and the other stars of tennis, there's a familiar ring to the questions being raised as the first ball is about to be struck at the Australian Open. Recent match-fixing sanctions and a new case are bringing fresh scrutiny to the integrity of the sport a year after corruption allegations cast a pall over the first Grand Slam of the year. '(It's) obviously negative, always in the first month of the season starts to happen,' Nadal said at the season-opening Brisbane International. 'You get tired about this kind of stuff, but the most important thing is fight against these kinds of things.' The headlines started appearing early in the new year. On Jan. 5, police in Australia charged an 18-year-old player with a match-fixing offense at a lower-tier tournament last October in Traralgon, near Melbourne. Days later, another Australian player, Nick Lindahl, now retired but once ranked in the top 200, was handed a seven-year ban and $35,000 fine from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) for offering to throw a match at a minor tournament in the city of Toowoomba in 2013. Lindahl had already been fined after a criminal trial. Two other Australian players received lesser punishments in connection with the incident. While Traralgon and Toowoomba are far removed from the glittering lights of Melbourne Park, the timing of the developments was troubling nonetheless. Last season began similarly beneath a cloud of suspicion after a report by BBC and Buzzfeed alleged that tennis authorities had suppressed evidence of match-fixing and failed to investigate possible cases of corruption. The reports went over old ground, but the timing and the headlines overshadowed the tournament. 'I haven't heard anything (about match-fixing) since last year's Australian Open,' German player Mischa Zverev told The Associated Press last week in Brisbane. 'I think it was funny timing. ... Like the day before the Oscars, they're going to bring something up to make somebody not win it, or win it.' Since then, tennis leaders have gone into overdrive to restore confidence in the sport. An independent panel was created to review the TIU, the internal body tasked with combating corruption, and authorities promised to implement all of its recommendations when it is completed this spring. The TIU also took separate steps to strengthen its monitoring and investigation efforts, develop new anti-corruption education programs for players, and improve the transparency of its operations. In an email statement to The AP, the agency said nine players and officials were sanctioned last year for match-fixing — the most for a single year since the unit was established in 2008. Several were banned for life, including a young South African player and four officials from Turkey and Uzbekistan. The unit also expanded its outreach efforts with betting operators and regulators, leading to increased reporting of suspicious wagers. In 2016, the TIU received 292 betting alerts — an 18 percent increase over the previous year. The vast majority of those came from the Challenger and Futures circuits on the men's tour, considered the most at-risk for match-fixing given the lower likelihood of detection and the smaller earnings of the players. However, the TIU said three alerts were generated at Grand Slam events, as well. The agency was quick to note, though, that an alert isn't necessarily proof of match-fixing. Of the more than 114,000 matches played last year on the professional tours, only 0.2 percent triggered a suspicious betting alert. 'Tennis was one of the first major sports to recognize the potential threat of betting-related corruption and do something about it,' the TIU said. 'It will be for the independent review panel to take a view on the conduct and effectiveness of the unit and to put forward recommendations to improve the current structure and approach.' Whatever the investigators recommend, the fact remains the TIU faces an uphill battle. Technology has shifted the gambling landscape in such a way, it's increasingly difficult for monitors to keep up. In tennis, wagers aren't just placed on who wins or loses; bets can be placed during matches in real time on everything from total points won in a game to whether a set goes to a tiebreak. 'We're talking individual player activities here,' said Hans Westerbeek, dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. 'It's much easier to get into a situation where you approach individual players to do things that can be, if done well, quite well hidden from it being suspicious.' He likens it to the ongoing battle against performance-enhancing drugs. 'You're always struggling to keep up with the innovations that a better-resourced front of gambling operators, legal or illegal, will have available to advance their technology.' Ryan Rodenberg, an associate professor of forensic sports law analytics at Florida State University, says this is one reason a more sophisticated approach is critically needed. He recommends an internal monitoring system that analyzes each match for suspicious activity in real time, rather than relying solely on betting alerts. 'A robust betting data-monitoring operation would have both in-house capabilities and a number of collaborative information sharing agreements with third parties such as sportsbooks, private monitoring firms or academics,' he said. 'Anything less is sub-optimal.' With a limited budget of just $3.23 million for 2017, however, there is only so much the TIU can do. As such, preventative measures such as education have become a priority. More than 25,000 players and officials have completed the TIU's online anti-corruption training program, and a new version will be launched that players will be required to complete every two years. 'Educating players who are up-and-coming and those who support those players is a very good, positive and necessary thing to do,' Westerbeek says. 'Because the root of the problem is ... people not really (understanding) they're engaging in criminal activity.' ___ AP Sports Writer John Pye contributed to this report. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

10 hazing suspects identified

The Southern Police District (SPD) has already identified 10 alleged members of a sorority group involved in a hazing incident in Las Pinas City recently that almost cost the life of a sophomore Tourism student. The victim turned out to be a daughter of a mayor in Batangas......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

PNP: No direct threat vs staging of Miss U

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said there are no reports of a direct threat in the country’s hosting of the Miss Unive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

IMBESTIGASYON

NAGSAGAWA ng pagpupulong ang mga kapulisan na pinamumunuan ni Caloocan City Chief-of-Police P/S Supt. Johnson C. Almazan, at Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan hinggil sa isinasagawang imbestigasyon at follow-up operation ng mga operatiba sa naganap na barilan sa Bry. 176 ng nasabing lungsod. JOJO RABULAN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Police outreach

Hundreds of drugs surrenderers received gift packages, toys and used clothes from the Nagcarlan Municipal Police headed by Chief Insp. Reynaldo N. Vitto and Supt. Serio Manacop of the Laguna Provincial Police Office. The event was held in Barangay Banca Banca, Nagcarlan, Laguna, in partnership with the Police Provincial Advisory Council headed by Celso C. Dioko, Nagcarlan Mayor Nelson M. Orsuna, and Councilor Rexon Arevalo. Roy Tomandao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Bigtime drug pusher timbog sa P1.9-M shabu

KOMPISKADO ang tinatayang P1.9 milyon halaga ng shabu sa naarestong hinihinalang bigtime drug pusher sa isinagawang drug buy-bust operation sa Caloocan City kamakalawa ng hapon. Ang suspek na iniharap sa mga mamamahayag nina Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan at Northern Police District (NPD) director, Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo ay kinilalang si Ian Oquendo alyas Monay, ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

BIG-TIME PUSHER

MULING nakasamsam ang mga tauhan ng Caloocan SAID-SOTG ng P1.9-milyong halaga ng shabu sa isang hinihinalang big-time drug pusher sa isinagawang drug buy-bust operation sa Pama Sawata, C-3 Rd., Brgy. 28 na iprinisinta sa mga mamamahayag nina NPD director C/Supt. Roberto Fajardo, Police S/Supt. Johnson Almazan at Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan, na nakilalang si Ian Oquendo [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Manila gov’t clears streets for Nazarene procession

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada yesterday ordered the Manila Police District (MPD) and the Office of the City Engineer to clear all forms o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2017

ISIS suspect killed in Sarangani clash

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 5 Jan) – A suspect linked to the ISIS was killed in joint police and military operations in the municipality of Kiamba, Sarangani province past midnight today, reports said. Chief Supt. Cedrick Train, Region 12 police director, confirmed that Mohammad Jaafar Sabewang Maguid alias “Tokboy” was killed during a clash in [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Thousands show up in Bohol drug symposium, Jesus Miracle Crusade takes center stage

BOHOL – Thousands of mostly students and teachers and citizens have attended and participated one of the biggest drug symposia conducted by the influential Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry or JMCIM in central Philippines. Dozens of members of the JMCIM led by prayer warrior Danny Cuarteros and wife Sister Jeany travelled all the way from Tuguegarao City in Cagayan province in northern Philippines in bad weather just to be able to hold the symposium in Bohol province for the benefit of the students. The symposium – held at the Mayor Pablo O. Lim Memorial Astrodome &'' was in coordination and partnership with the Department of Education and other stakeholders in Bohol. Valencia town Vice Mayor Jorge Buslon also attended the drug symposium and gave an inspiring message to the huge crowd – students and teachers from Grades 7 to 11 of the Valencia Technical High School headed by Principal Jonas Gabutan. Brother Cuarteros’ daughter, Sister Angel, was one of the lecturers in the symposium and she talked about drug awareness and prevention. The Jesus Miracle Crusade Choir also held a peace concert.  The symposium, dubbed “Holding Nothing Back,” was a big success, according to Brother Cuarteros, following the warm reception and hospitality of the host school and local government officials and the public, especially at a time that the Duterte government launched the second phase of its war against illegal drugs dubbed as “Oplan Taphang” which literally means “Operational Plan Tapok-Hangyo”  Oplan Taphang aims to gather support from the public to help the police in its anti-drugs and anti-criminality campaign in the country. The group of Brother Cuarteros has conducted tens of dozens of crusades and drug symposium across northern Philippines in recent months, and played a key role in other religious activities in the country and abroad. The Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines and national government officials, including lawmakers and armed partisan groups, have publicly praised JMCIM for its religious and active advocacy in various issues.    “Hallelujah, praise the lord, through the leading prayers of our beloved and honorable Evangelist Pastor Wilde E. Almeda, the end time prophet of God, we are victorious in Jesus name,” Brother Cuarteros said, referring to the JMCIM founder. (Cebu Examiner) 164&'160;total views, 164&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Sara lauds zero casualty in Davao

Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has lauded the zero casualty in Davao and credited this to the strict implementation of the ban against firecrackers and pyrotechnic materials in Davao by the Davao City Police Office and Task Force Davao......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 1st, 2017

Mayor killed in ambush

The incumbent mayor of the municipality of Pantar, Lanao del Norte was killed while two of his police escorts were wounded following an ambush staged by still unidentified assailants along the national highway of P-5G, Sitio Paitan, Brgy Dalipuga, Iligan City, Thursday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

Lanao town mayor killed in ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – The mayor of a town in Lanao del Norte was killed and two of his police escorts were wounded in an ambush in Iligan City .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

NEW SHOES!

MASAYANG tinanggap ng mga tauhan ng Manila Police District Public Safety Battalion,  ang pares ng 2000 Tactical Swat Shoes na ipamamahagi sa kapulisang nakatalaga Manila ni Mayor Joseph Erap Estrada. CRISMON HERAMIS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Rody to believe cops’ story on Espinosa slay

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte has again publicly defended the police version of events that led to the killing of Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2016

Courtesy Call

Cadets of the Philippine National Police Academy from Camp Castañeda in Silang, Cavite under the Cadet Attachment Program make a courtesy call on Amadeo Mayor Albert A. Ambagan Sr. on Monday. Benjamin Chavez.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 21st, 2016