Rio police: Scant evidence so far in Lochte robbery probe

Police investigating reports that American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi so far have found little evidence supporting the account, and say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police intervi.....»»

Category: newsSource: 17th, 2016

Letters From Davao by Jun Ledesma

EJK THE FAVORITE DISH of the political opposition, leftists and the pan-handling human rights watch organizations had always been extra-judicial-killing. And their principal suspect is then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte now President of the Republic of the Philippines.  EJK is actually a political propaganda leveled by the adversaries of the unbeatable Mayor who, during his term as mayor, ran practically unopposed. Those who salivate for the position and dared to run were not only trounced but end up humiliated because the results of the elections have always been lopsided in favor of Digong. The last attempt of his political rivals was to consort with the Commission on Human Rights which was then chaired by Leila de Lima. This was in 2009 a few months before elections in 2010. The local human rights organization and HRW New York connived with CHR to the death of what they claimed were 280 plus victims of EJK. As if this was not enough, they succeeded in bringing in Philip Alston, a Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, to lend drama to the much ballyhooed probe conducted by CHR Chair De Lima.  HRW New York also published a book titled “You Can Die Anytime…”. For over five months of intensive and expansive investigation within which time Duterte took a leave of absence and gave up his supervisory over the police,  to assure the probers a free hand, De Lima and her team never produced a piece of evidence. CHR Chair De Lima even added spice to her task. All the members of her probe team were from Manila. The summons and warrants she all secured from the Regional Trial Courts in Metro Manila because according to her she cannot trust the judges in Davao because they are scared of the Davao Death Squads of Duterte. Well, she became Secretary of Justice and then Senator. She continued haranguing Duterte with EJK issue. The sound bites had all become too familiar as it had become too boring. When she became Senator, she resurrected the EJK charges against Mayor Duterte, who had been catapulted to the highest position of the land by then. This time she had fellow Sen. Antonio Trillanes to revive her issue against Duterte. The duo produced two witnesses, Matobato and Lascañas who at the start of the senate drama contradicted each other but then later sang the same but discordant tune. Matobato had earlier confessed that by himself he killed over 200 on orders of Duterte. Lascañas who refuted the claims of Matobato later turned 180 degrees and joined him for reasons that can be subjected to millions of speculations. This time the duo claimed they buried more than 2,200 EJK victims in an abandoned quarry which is just about three kilometers from city hall. It was the same (Laud) quarry where, in 2009, CHR Chair De Lima made several diggings to look for cadavers but found none. Oh well, they actually unearthed an incomplete skeletal remains of what looked like a Cro-Magnon man along with two pairs of a new license car plates. If you do not call that planted pieces of evidence I do not know what those are but the RTC Judge in Makati threw these out for the badly deteriorated skeletons and the license plates are inadmissible in court. As DOJ Secretary and Senator one wonders why she never came back with pick and shovel this time with Matobato and Lascañas in tow. They could have easily pinpoint the graveyard since they alleged they buried their victims there. This time with more than 2,200 victims buried in that small quarry land, one can shoot an arrow in the air and it could fell anywhere on a burial ground and find their victims there. Instead, De Lima, Trillanes, Matobato and Lascañas opted to unearth their victims in the halls of the senate. I must say though that they succeeded in their quest because they not only increased the numbers of alleged EJK from 300 to 2,200 in Davao City alone and then to 3,000 plus which became the adopted figure of Time Magazine, Rappler and the rest of anti-Duterte publications. The exaggeration did not end there for anywhere from 7,000 to  over 13,000 is now what you see in their score board. The amplification of EJK estimates also depend on events. Before the ASEAN summit in Manila,  an organization even came out with a jarring figures alleging 30-million perished by EJK in the Philippines. Whatever are the concocted figures  by whoever extrapolates or publishes it the fact remains that majority of the Filipinos supports President Duterte on his war on drugs.  This is reflected by the results of surveys which complimented each other’s findings. The positive indicators however are always drowned by the noise and overestimations of the rabid critics of Duterte. For whatever reasons moreover, recently the razzmatazz over EJK had died down as quickly as the numbers of the victims rise. I can only attribute this to the potential bombshell that the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine will create. Suddenly parents of children inoculated with the vaccine are confronted with a terrible and horrible prospect their kids might suffer the severe attack of dengue. The attack dogs that had a pound of flesh of Duterte had their tails behind their legs and the rabid fangs clamped. It is time to think of how to parry the slings […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

PNP to probe murder of Ecija priest – Palace

  Malacaang has assured the public that the Philippine National Police (PNP) would look into the killing of a 72-year-old retired Catholic priest in Nueva Ecija.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the killing of Fr. Marcelito "Tito" Paez would be investigated by the police and that perpetrators would be brought to the bar of justice.   "[L]ike all killings, they will investigated by police authorities. And if there's sufficient evidence to charge anyone, then authorities are duty-bound to file the necessary information," Roque said in a press briefing.   Roque said that it would still be early to say if the murder of Paez, a lon...Keep on reading: PNP to probe murder of Ecija priest – Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2017

Aguirre orders probe into use of minor in Caloocan police raid, robbery

Aguirre orders probe into use of minor in Caloocan police raid, robbery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2017

UK lowers terror threat level as subway bomb probe advances

LONDON — British police made progress Sunday in their frantic pursuit of suspects and evidence connected to the bomb that partially exploded on a packed Lond.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Chiz resolution calls on senate to probe AI report

Sen. Chiz Escudero has filed a resolution pushing the Senate to investigate the allegations of Amnesty International that killings related to the government's war against illegal drugs were extrajudicial executions carried out by gunmen hired by police officers to kill and plant evidence......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMar 17th, 2017

Lochte legal woes mount in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2016

US swimmers made up Rio robbery, vandalized gas station — police

US swimmer Ryan Lochte and three Olympic teammates were not robbed in Rio as they claimed but were detained after drunkenly vandalizing a gas station bathroom, police said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 19th, 2016

PNP blames NPA in robbery of store in S. Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY---Police authorities on Thursday blamed New People's Army (NPA) rebels as behind the robbery incident in a store in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, which also victimized the town's priest.   Senior Inspector Rene Dale Cairel, the Lake Sebu town police chief, said in a phone interview that heavily armed NPA rebels, led by Elmer Lasib, arrived in Barangay Klubi around 9:10 a.m. on Wednesday and immediately went to the store of Edwin Tomayao Agnes.   Cairel said about 60 rebels came to the area, sending villagers scampering for safety.   The police official said the rebels, using sledge hammer, destroyed the rear door of Agnes' store and took every...Keep on reading: PNP blames NPA in robbery of store in S. Cotabato.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News16 hr. 57 min. ago

Napolcom s solution vs scalawag cops: Probe all PNP applicants

MANILA, Philippines – While the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief has admitted that he has been sucked dry of ideas to clean the police force, the National Police Commission (Napolcom) has a bold proposal they have yet to try: Probe all PNP applicants. Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Mandaluyong shooting probe: Victim turns into suspect

Police secure the site of the Dec. 28 shooting incident at the corner of Shaw Boulevard and Old Wack Wack Road. --JUSTIN PUNSALANG/Radyo Inquirer From victim to suspect. That's the twis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Arrested NorthCot farmers accuse military, police of frame-up

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 Jan) – Two farmers belonging to a militant group accused the military and police of planting evidence to justify their arrest in separate raids in Magpet, North Cotabato on Tuesday. Harold Adiaton and Ian Solis, both organizers for the Panaghiusa sa mga mag-uuma sa Magpet (PAMA), were arrested after soldiers and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Probe into missing PNP guns reopened

THE Department of Justice has reopened the investigation into the missing firearms of the Philippine National Police that were allegedly sold to the New People’s Army. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II tapped the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct the new probe into the controversy which was previously investigated….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Negros Occidental vice mayor, husband released from police detention

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – The vice mayor of Moises Padilla and her husband, who were arrested by the police before Christmas 2017  for alleged possession of firearms, grenades and illegal drugs, were released from custody over the weekend due to insufficient evidence. Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo and husband Felix Yulo III came home to their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Arrested farmers accuse military, police of frame-up

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 9 January) – Two farmers belonging to a militant group accused the military and police of planting evidence to justify their arrest in separate raids in Magpet, North Cotabato on Tuesday. Harold Adiaton and Ian Solis, both organizers for the Panaghiusa sa mga mag-uuma sa Magpet (PAMA), were arrested after soldiers […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Aguirre orders NBI to probe diversion of PNP firearms to NPA

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to look into the reported sale of National Police firearms to NPA rebels.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Young holdup suspects nabbed

THREE robbery-holdup suspects including a minor were arrested by the police after robbing jeepney passengers Saturday night in Quezon City. Quezon City Police District Director Police Chief Superintendent Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar identified the suspects as Carl John Pinangay, 18, a construction worker of 414 Agham Road, Brgy. Bagong Pag-Asa;….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Heads to roll if ‘holdapan sa gotohan’ unsolved tomorrow

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, Director Oscar D. Albayalde on Friday hinted that heads will roll if the Parañaque City Police Station fails to solve by tomorrow the holdup incident at a local ‘gotohan’ which he described as “not an ordinary robbery.” The official said he was irked….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Parañaque cops nab suspect in ‘gotohan’ robbery

Police arrested on Saturday afternoon of one of the four suspects in a recent robbery in a "gotohan" (porriddge shop) in Paraaque. Senior Supt. Leon Victor Rosete, Paraaque police chief, identified the suspect as Jesrell Arador, alias Budoy, a 31-year-old resident of Hontiveros Compound in Barangay San Antonio. Rosete said Arador is currently confined at an undisclosed hospital after he fractured his right arm. The suspect reportedly injured himself after jumping from the second floor of a shanty near his house as he tried to escape arrest at 3:40 p.m. Saturday. Seized from Arador was a .38-caliber revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition, which would be subject to ...Keep on reading: Parañaque cops nab suspect in ‘gotohan’ robbery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

Police to probe if gun used in Caloocan shooting belongs to cop

Authorities on Tuesday said they are investigating if the gun used by Isagani Ancheta during New Year';s shooting incident in Caloocan City is the same one a policeman had reported stolen in Dece.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Pasay police considering inside job in Pasay hotel robbery

MANILA, Philippines —  Police are looking into the possibility that the robbery at Mabuhay Manor Hotel in Pasay City early Tuesday morning was an inside job......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018