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Police rescue 2 teens from sex trade in Cebu

  CEBU CITY -- A mother's plea for help from authorities in Liloan town, northern Cebu, led to the rescue of her 13-year-old daughter and another 17-year-old girl from two alleged sex traffickers on Monday.   Investigator PO3 Jennifer Lapea, of the Liloan police Women and Children Protection Desk, said they rescued the two girls from a pension house in nearby Compostela town.   She identified those arrested as Warlito Villegas, a 48-year-old businessman from Liloan, and Antonio Bequilla, 54, of Compostela.   Villegas and Bequilla are detained at the Liloan police station pending the filing of human trafficking charges against them, police said...Keep on reading: Police rescue 2 teens from sex trade in Cebu.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 26th, 2018

PNP says there’s proof that teens are into dope trade

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) stood pat on its stand that the anti-narcotic operation against two teenage boys was a legitimate one and followed the police operational procedure. Senior Superintendent Remus Zacarias Canieso, chief of the PNP Regional Drug Enforcement Unit 6 (RDEU-6), said it took more than a month of surveillance operations before police […] The post PNP says there’s proof that teens are into dope trade appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

PNP hopes for more survivors in Itogon, Cebu landslides

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is hoping to recover more survivors in the landslides that occurred in Itogon, Benguet and Naga City, Cebu as it continues to help in search and rescue efforts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Entire city police force in Cebu relieved over illegal drugs

The Philippine National Police Central Visayas office has relieved the entire police force in Talisay City in Cebu over allegations of involvement in illegal drugs trade.     Source link link: Entire city police force in Cebu relieved over illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty to charge of drug trade conspiracy

Self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the charge of conspiracy to engage in narcotics trade filed against him and three others before the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 65. Espinosa' former associate Marcelo Adorco, who is under the custody of the Philippine National Police (PNP) also pleaded not guilty before Makati City RTC Branch 65 Presiding Judge Gina Bibat-Palamos. Meanwhile, the two other accused, Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim and Ruel Malindangan, did not show up for the arraignment. The court set the pre-trial on September 14, Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Juan Pedro Navera told reporters after the hearing. "The arr...Keep on reading: Kerwin Espinosa pleads not guilty to charge of drug trade conspiracy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Lorenzana: RP can buy choppers elsewhere

The government is ready to look for other sources of utility helicopters if Canada chooses not to proceed with the P11.7 billion sale of 16 brand new Bell 412s to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Canadian papers have reported that the Canadian government has ordered a review of the deal amid concerns that the helicopters would be used in fighting rebels.Lorenzana, in a statement, stressed that the 16 brand new Bell412 combat utility helicopters would be used by the AFP to save lives.“Should the Canadian government choose to discontinue their sale of the aircraft to us, then we will procure them from another source,” said Lorenzana.The $233 million agreement was only signed last Wednesday.Immediately after, the Canadian government, through Trade Minister Francois Philippe Champagne reportedly ordered a review of the deal after learning that the helicopters would be used for internal security operations of the AFP.“When we saw that declaration ... we immediately launched a review with the relevant authorities. And we will obviously review the facts and take the right decision,” Champagne was quoted in the reports.But Lorenzana maintained that the helicopters would be used by the AFP “primarily for the transportation of personnel and supplies, ferrying wounded and injured soldiers, and the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations.” “They are not attack or close support aircraft. While they may be used in support of Internal Security Operations or ISO, their role is limited to those that I mentioned,” he said.“As its designation ‘combat utility helicopter or CUH’ connotes, the Bell CUH 412 is a utility helicopter and, contrary to what some parties mistakenly believe, its mission is to save lives,” Lorenzana added.The Bell 412EPI helicopters were supposed to be delivered early next year.Canada cites HR strings on dealChampagne also mentioned human rights as key element in Canada’s foreign and trade policy.It will be recalled that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during last November’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Manila, raised questions on President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs which is being blamed for thousands of alleged extra judicial killings in the country.The Department of National Defense (DND), however, stressed that while it is the prerogative of the Canadian government to review the deal, human rights issue should not equate to the ISO of the AFP in general.“I think it is unfair to equate internal security operations in general with human rights violations first of all the alleged human rights violations are unverified there are still being investigated and have to be documented,” DND’s Public Affairs Service chief Arsenio Andolong said.“I think it’s premature to cast judgment on the armed forces in this regard so I think it would be to the best interests of both our countries to step back and reconsider what the Canadian government is thinking,” Andolong added.“If they don’t want to sell, well, we may consider the prospect of procuring them from other sources,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said. Politicization raised“They must not politicize the acquisition,” said Major-General Restituto Padilla, the deputy chief of staff for plans and programmes of the Philippine armed forces.According to the Philippine defense department, the deal was signed with trade promotion outfit Canadian Commercial Corp last December, shortly after Trudeau clashed with Duterte during a Manila visit over alleged Philippine police murders of thousands of drug suspects.The Philippines employs attack helicopters and planes to support ground troops battling militants in the Muslim south, as well as against communist guerrillas in other parts of the mainly Catholic Asian nation.As well as in the drug war, the Philippine military has for years been saddled with allegations of human rights abuses in its counter-insurgency campaigns.“They are purely for utility purposes — ergo, transport purposes especially during HADR operations,” Padilla said, using a military term for disaster response.“We have separate and dedicated attack helicopters,” he added.Apart from armed insurgencies, the Philippines is also regularly battered by typhoons.“These will be used to transport personnel, supplies, humanitarian missions, ferrying of wounded and injured soldiers, and other forms of humanitarian assistance and disaster response,” Roque added.Bell Helicopter said the Philippine military would use the aircraft “for a variety of missions such as disaster relief, search and rescue, passenger transport and utility transport”. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

QC cops rescue 5 abused teens, arrest 4 men and 5 women in drug session

Five teens who were reportedly sexually abused and forced to take illegal drugs were rescued by members of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Friday, during their pursuit of an alleged drug suspect in Payatas. Police also arrested four men and seven women -- most of whom were allegedly caught in the act while sniffing "shabu" (crystal meth) -- in a house on Langka Street at around 2:30 p.m. Members of the QCPD Batasan Station conducted a followup surveillance operation in the area, following reports of rampant motorcycle theft, according to a report to Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, QCPD director. While on patrol, police officers said they spotted a "notorious" drug peddl...Keep on reading: QC cops rescue 5 abused teens, arrest 4 men and 5 women in drug session.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

MINORS USED IN DRUG TRADE: Teens nabbed with P300K worth of ‘shabu’ peddled by inmate

TWO MINORS believed to be employed as “runners” by an inmate running an illegal drug trade were arrested in a police anti-narcotics operation evening of Jan. 20, 2018 in Arevalo, Iloilo City. Jepoy and Angel, both 17 years old, were arrested at Project 5, Barangay Sooc, where they also reside. Members of the PNP Regional […] The post MINORS USED IN DRUG TRADE: Teens nabbed with P300K worth of ‘shabu’ peddled by inmate appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Suspect nabbed in slay of Cebu village chair

CEBU CITY --- Police had taken into custody the suspected gunman in the killing of the head of a village here tagged as drug-infested. The killing of Felicisimo Rupinta, aka Imok, chair of Ermita village, was being linked to the drug trade. Police said the village chief could have been killed by drug suspects hurt by his shame campaign, which involved attaching tarpaulins with the words "Drug-Free" to houses. The suspected gunman, Jimmy Largo, 41, was arrested on Friday less than 24 hours after Rupinta was killed in an ambush in Liloan town, northern Cebu, while he was driving home. Chief Supt. Jose Mario Espino, head of the Central Visayas police, said Largo was hired to kil...Keep on reading: Suspect nabbed in slay of Cebu village chair.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

Senior Citizen Arrested for Over Half Million Drugs

A 68 year old woman was arrested along with 35 year old male suspect in a buy-bust operation on December 12, 2018 in Sitio Laray, Brgy. Caretta, Cebu City. Pardo Police Station 7 arrested Jorey Trangia Casera and Lolita Goyo Pepito both residents of the area. 7 small plastic packs and 23 medium plastic packs […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News10 hr. 57 min. ago

13 young miners feared dead in India’s remote northeast

GAUHATI, India --- Thirteen young miners were missing and feared dead following the collapse of a shaft and flooding of a coal mine they were digging illegally in India's remote northeast, police said Friday.   Efforts were being made to pump water out of the mine, which flooded Wednesday, police said. National Disaster Response Force workers joined local authorities in the rescue effort.   Police said digging in the mine was banned four years ago, but illegal and unsafe activity by private landowners and the local community is rife. The area in Meghalaya state is about 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Shillong, the state capital.   Police said rescuers...Keep on reading: 13 young miners feared dead in India’s remote northeast.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

Cebu City police net P-5M shabu from dance instructor

      CEBU CITY, Philippines---The Cebu City police's anti-drug campaign scored another big one Friday with the seizure of about P5-million worth of shabu and the arrest of a suspected drug peddler and his cohort following a buy-bust operation at past 1 p.m. in Barangay Sambag 2, this city.   Chief Inspector Randy Caballes, commander of the Mambaling Police Precinct who led the operation of the precinct's drug enforcement unit (DEU), said they staged the drug bust after they confirmed the illegal drug activities being operated at the house of the suspect in Sitio Pailob, Barangay Sambag 2.   Arrested during the raid were Dennis Narvasa "a...Keep on reading: Cebu City police net P-5M shabu from dance instructor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

Drug Peddler Yields P1-M Drugs

1 Million worth of drugs was yielded by an alleged bigtime drug peddler in a buy-bust operation past midnight of December 12, 2018. Around 12:10 a.m., Mambaling Police Station 11 arrested Arnel Adorabla also known as “Angkol” and a resident of Stiio Lapay, Brgy. Punta Princesa, Cebu City. Recovered from Adorabla were 5 plastic packs […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

CPPO Nets 167 People, P1.3-M Worth of Drugs Nabbed

167 persons were arrested and over a million peso worth of drugs was nabbed in the Synchronized Enhanced Managing Police Operations (SEMPO) of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO). The two-day SEMPO was participated by different police stations in Cebu Province, resulting in the arrest of three of the most wanted personalities in Carcar, Toledo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Didal cited by Time as influential teen | The Manila Times Online

Skateboarder Margielyn Didal is among the 25 most influential teens named by Time magazine. The 19-year old Cebu City native is the sole Filipino on the list. Didal was theREAD The post Didal cited by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Didal cited by Time as influential teen

Skateboarder Margielyn Didal is among the 25 most influential teens named by Time magazine. The 19-year old Cebu City native is the sole Filipino on the list. Didal was the…READ The post Didal cited by Time as influential teen appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Over 1kg of Shabu Nabbed in Buy-Bust Op

Over a kilo of methamphetamine hydrochloride commonly known as shabu was confiscated in a buy-bust operation in Crystal Compound, V. Rama Ave., Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City on December 8, 2018. Around 10 P.M. operatives from Carbon and Guadalupe Police Station arrested Addreaainne Lester Adlawan Mendez. The 28 year old suspect yielded 1,100 kilograms of suspected […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

U.S. says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S.-China trade negotiations need to reach a successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday, clarifying there is a “hard deadline” after a week of seeming confusion among President Donald Trump and his advisers. Global markets are jittery about a collision […] The post U.S. says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China appeared first on UNTV News and Rescue......»»

Category: newsSource:  untvwebRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

DTI & GO NEGOSYO PIONEER 1ST KMME SUMMIT 2018

Last 20 November, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo gathered the mentee graduates, certified mentors and enablers in the 2018 Kapatid Mentor ME Summit held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. KMME Summit was launched with the aim to delve into the inspiring […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

41 Wanted Persons Arrested in Cebu Province

41 arrested through arrest warrants were in “Oplan Huli-day” of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) in Cebu Province on Bonifacio Day, November 30, 2018. “Oplan Huli-day” the program of CPPO in their fight for the arrest of wanted persons during the holidays has again arrested wanted persons including the number 1 most wanted in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

SWU PHINMA tops regional app-making competition

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Southwestern University (SWU) PHINMA wins the top prize in the Mobile App Venture Challenge (MAVC) organized by post-graduate professor Chris Waller along with the Cebu IT-BPM Organization, Department of Trade and Industry-Cebu, Department of Information and Communication Technology, Department of Science and Technology, and the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and […] The post SWU PHINMA tops regional app-making competition appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018