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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 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

New recruits spark Navotas latest MPBL win; Makati back on track

Navotas proved that it has made the right move in acquiring players in the ongoing trading and drafting of players in the free agent market as last Wednesday, the new recruits showed they could fit well with their new squad. Veteran point guard Jai Reyes scored 18 points while hardworking Marlon Gomez came away with a double-double effort and the newest Clutch towed their team 90-83 victory over the Parañaque Patriots at the Angeles University Foundation Gymnasium. Picked up in a trade with Caloocan for Monbert Arong, Reyes didn't have much difficulty fitting in a team that also includes Ron Dennison, Matt Salem, and Kris Porter, his teammates in the PBA D-League. "Hindi mahirap yung transition," Reyes said. "Kasi naglalaro rin dito sa Navotas yung mga teammates ko sa D-League, plus I have known coach Ritchie Ticzon almost all my life."    The inclusion of Reyes gave the Clutch the veteran presence they needed in arresting back-to-back setbacks. Navotas improved its win-loss mark to 5-6 while dealing Parañaque its sixth loss in 12 games. While Reyes was a welcome addition in the backcourt, Gomez, a do-it-all big man acquired by Navotas in exchange for Levi Hernandez, provided the intangibles and additional inside presence for the Clutch. His double-double effort of 15 points and 14 rebounds was testament enough proof at how solid contributor he is. "Marlon is here to stay for us. He's the big man that we need. Siguro, ang only reason for us to release him is if he's moving up to the PBA," added Ticzon.     Makati edged home team Pampanga, 69-67, in the second game. Jeckster Apinan led the way with 15 points, while Cedric Ablaza contributed 13. Ex-pro Rudy Lingganay and John Rey Villanueva added 12 apiece for the Skyscrapers, who improved their win-loss record to 7-4 and atoned from their previous setback against Cebu.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

DTI Notes Price Hike of 8 Basic Commodities; NFA 7 Assures Stable Supply of Rice

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cebu reported that only eight, or 4.39 percent, out of the 182 basic commodities, they are monitoring have increased its prices as of Oct. 5. Hope Melgar, DTI Cebu officer-in-charge, in a meeting with members of the Provincial Local Price Coordinating Council chaired by Gov. Hilario P. Davide […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Albayalde welcomes probe into Cebu killings: Walang itatago ang PNP

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will not hide anything should a Senate probe push through on the rise in killings in Cebu, top cop Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday, October 15. "We will support the probe. Palagi 'yan kung merong mga investigation or talagang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Cop, 3 others slain in Cebu ambush

A police officer and three other persons, including a bystander, were killed in an ambush in Talisay, Cebu yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

DTI organizes innovation conference

On October 23, the innovation conference Slingshot Cebu 2018 will gather start-ups, entrepreneurs, innovators, educational institutions and government agencies at the Cebu City Sports Club. According to the organizer Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the latest edition of Slingshot Cebu will have the theme of “Revving up your business in a Digital World”. Appropriate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Cebu police ready to face Senate probe

THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Central Visayas will face the investigation in the Senate if it will push through. Superintendent Reyman Tolentin, PRO-Central Visayas spokesperson, said the resolution filed by the senators from the minority bloc that seeks inquiry into the rash of killings and bloody police operations in Cebu cannot affect the morale of the… link: Cebu police ready to face Senate probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Siquijor municipal councilor shot dead

CEBU CITY --- A Siquijor municipal councilor was shot dead by still unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen on Thursday afternoon. Lazi Municipal Councilor Dominggo Arcamo, 50, was waiting for his wife, Dorie inside their pickup truck in Barangay Poblacion, Lazi when the gunmen appeared and shot him. Police said Arcamo sustained two gunshot wounds in the left chest. He was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival. Investigator PO3 Cary Grant Grencio said the victim drove his Nissan Navara pickup truck to the public market in Barangay Poblacion because his wife wanted to send money to a friend through a remittance center. /muf...Keep on reading: Siquijor municipal councilor shot dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Cebu City police chief Royina Garma: Mayor’s hated, Duterte’s trusted

Part 1:  Crime City? Killings in Cebu rise as mayor, cops feud Part 2:  Tommy Osmeña: Cebu City's own   CEBU CITY, Philippines – There is an unspoken rule for any local police chief: the mayor reigns supreme. Yet this relationship is not necessarily true lately in Cebu City, where Tomas “Tommy” Osmeña is the chief local executive.  Osmeña is known to be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Slain drug lord s niece, 2 others arrested in Cebu City

THREE suspected pushers, including a relative of a slain drug lord, were caught in separate drug busts in Cebu City. At 1 a.m. Thursday, October 11, the anti-narcotics operatives of Pardo Police Station arrested Piel Secretaria, who yielded 200 grams of white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu. The contraband… link: Slain drug lord's niece, 2 others arrested in Cebu City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Slain drug lord s nephew, 2 others arrested

THREE suspected pushers, including a relative of a slain drug lord, were caught in separate drug busts in Cebu City. At 1 a.m. Thursday, October 11, the anti-narcotics operatives of Pardo Police Station arrested Fiel Secretaria, 19, who yielded 200 grams of white crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu. The… link: Slain drug lord's nephew, 2 others arrested.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

P14M drugs in 9 months Are we losing the drug war?

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, October 6 (PIA)—When some authorities did not lack in advice against those who continue with the illegal and destructive drug trade, Bohol police authorities still were able to account over P14 million in illegal drugs, taken off from the streets from January to September 2018. Over this, questions as to how effective […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Couple Caught with P500k Worth of Shabu in Mambaling

P500k worth of suspected drugs from live-in partners was yielded in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Puntod, Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City on October 8, 2018. Police Station 11-Mambaling Police identified the two suspects as Jennifer Mijares also known as “In-in”, 42; and Noel Gomez, 47; both residents of the area. At around 9:45 in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Suspect in murder of Japanese trader nabbed

THE alleged gunman in the murder of a Japanese businesswoman was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, October 9, in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City. Suspect GB Bertulfo, 29, was caught by joint operatives from Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Metro Cebu and Cebu City Police Office (CCPO)-Mambaling Police Station. Bertulfo had been identified as one of the killers… link: Suspect in murder of Japanese trader nabbed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018