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

Ombudsman prosecutor slay may be robbery gone wrong – QCPD

MANILA, Philippines – The killing of Ombudsman assistant special prosecutor  Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag  may have been a case of a "robbery gone wrong." The Quezon City Police District on Monday, June 4, said they are looking into the angle as they probe into the death of Tanyag, who had been carrying ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

DSWD: Ifugao beneficiaries to get cash grants after probe into P2.7-M robbery

After P2.7 million worth of payouts for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries were stolen in Ifugao, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that cash disbursement would resume after a "thorough investigation" of the robbery-holdup incident.   "The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) assured the DSWD that the pay-out will be rescheduled once the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tinoc and members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have finished investigating the incident and have cleared the area where the incident took place," DSWD said in a statementon Wednesday.   "The Department apologizes for any inconvenience the inciden...Keep on reading: DSWD: Ifugao beneficiaries to get cash grants after probe into P2.7-M robbery.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

NBI to probe recruiter of Joanna Demafelis

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to investigate and build a case against the labor recruitment agency that deployed Joanna Demafelis to Kuwait, where she was allegedly murdered by her employer. Aguirre directed the NBI to look into the "possible liabilities" of the recruitment agency, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Global E-Human Resources Inc., "in relation to the death of" Demafelis. "If evidence so warrants, file appropriate charges," he said in his order to NBI Director Dante Gierran. Shut down in 2016 Mt. Carmel Global was shut down in 2016, but the Philippine National Police said on Monday that it had leads on the...Keep on reading: NBI to probe recruiter of Joanna Demafelis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

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

2 robbery suspects slain in Manila

Two suspected robbers were killed in an alleged shootout with police in Manila before dawn yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

PNP chief glad over DOJ order of filing drug charges vs Kerwin, et al.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomedon Thursdaythe decision of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to file charges against self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa and several others.   PNP chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde said there was damning evidence against Espinosa and the case build-up of theCriminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)has been "consistent from the start."   "I am glad that DOJ found merit in the case filed by the CIDG against Kerwin Espinosa and several other respondents for violation of [Republic Act] 9165," Albayalde said in a statement.   R.A. 9165 is the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.   "Ther...Keep on reading: PNP chief glad over DOJ order of filing drug charges vs Kerwin, et al......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Albayalde: Probe boy’s death in Cebu drug raid

PHILIPPINE National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday ordered the administrative relief of the policemen involved in an anti-narcotics operation in Cebu City which led in the killing of a 4-year old boy last Tuesday as he vowed a thorough investigation into the incident. “We express our condolences….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Skyler Abatayo case: 4 cops sacked as probe begins

MANILA, Philippines – Cops in the drug bust-turned-shootout that killed 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo have been relieved of their posts. The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced this Friday night, July 13, saying that the 4 cops were being investigated by the Internal Affairs Service (IAS). "The PNP will not hesitate to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

PNP launches manhunt for mastermind in Mayor Bote slay

MANILA, Philippines – Following the arrest of two suspects in the killing of Nueva Ecija, General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote , the Philippine National Police (PNP) now knows the identity of the alleged mastermind in his killing. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde revealed the progress in the probe on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

PNP: Number of theft, robbery cases drop in N. Vizcaya

Police Senior Supt. Jeremias Aglugub (2nd from left) said robbery and theft incidents in Nueva Vizcaya have drastically went down with the recent arrestof certain Jojo Bondoc, an alleged Benguet-based.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Albayalde orders task groups to probe killings of local execs

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde on Sunday directed all special investigation task groups to take a closer look into the spate of killings on local executives. “We in the PNP are committed in getting to the bottom of this and have already tasked our special investigation task groups on the ground to conduct a thorough… link: Albayalde orders task groups to probe killings of local execs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Palace asks PNP for thorough probe into killing of Trece Martires vice mayor

Malacaang Palace asked the Philippine National Police to conduct "a fair and thorough investigation" of the killing of Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan of Trece Martires City in Cavite on Saturday. "We strongly condemn the ambush," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement issued shortly after Lubigan was shot dead in an ambush by still unidentified assailants. "Our condolences go out to the grieving family and friends of the late Vice Mayor Lubigan," Roque added. To end his statement, Roque said: "We must band together and put an end to the worrisome incidents of violence involving local politicians.' Lubigan was killed in the same week that two mayors -- Antonio...Keep on reading: Palace asks PNP for thorough probe into killing of Trece Martires vice mayor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Senator Grace Poe files bill seeking probe on PNP’s P1.89-billion purchase of Mahindra jeeps

Senator Grace S. Poe-Llamanzares has filed a bill seeking an investigation into the P1.89-billion purchase of the Philippine National Police (PNP) of Indian car maker Mahindra Vehicles’ police patrol jeeps back in 2015. Senate Resolution No. 777, filed on July 3, directs the Senate Committees on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations and Public Order […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Albayalde: PNP ready to face Senate probe on P1.893-B purchase of patrol jeeps

The Philippine National Police on Friday said it is ready to face a Senate probe into the P1.893-billion purchase of patrol vehicles that were deemed as “disadvantageous” by the Commission on Audit.   Source link link: Albayalde: PNP ready to face Senate probe on P1.893-B purchase of patrol jeeps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018