Robinsons alleged fire incident a dud

DAVAO CITY---The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) said the earlier reported fire at Robinsons Cybergate here turned out to be not a fire at all. Senior Insp. Ma. Teresita Gaspan, city police spokesperon, said the investigation conducted with mall authorities revealed that the smoke seen by a guard around 2:25 a.m., not 3 a.m. as earlier reported, which was billowing from the machine room on the first floor of Robinsons, was actually leaking Freon gas. The smoke, which spread from the machine room area of the supermarket, was not caused by any fire (but) it was caused by Freon gas leakage," she said. The reported fire had earlier raised concerns here as another mall had earlier be...Keep on reading: Robinsons alleged fire incident a dud.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 26th, 2017

2 alleged motorcycle thieves slain by cops in Laguna

SAN PEDRO CITY -- Two men who allegedly stole a motorcycle were killed in a shootout with the police in Cabuyao City in Laguna provinceon Sundaymorning. Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon) police, said they have yet to identify the slain men but said the incident took place around4:30 a.m.along Snake Road in Barangay (village) San Isidro. Prior the shootout, a certain Steven John Payo reported to police that his motorcycle was stolen. Eleazar said the city police conducted a hot pursuit operation until they chanced upon the suspects. He said the suspects were the first to fire shots, prompting the police to retaliat...Keep on reading: 2 alleged motorcycle thieves slain by cops in Laguna.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

House seeks Dioknos ouster over P75-B pork; Duterte still trusts him - Palace Manila Bulletin News

The House of Representatives last night unanimously adopted a resolution urging President Duterte to fire Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno over alleged executive pork insertions......»»

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PDEA files raps vs 44 in P11-B ‘shabu’ smuggling; Lapeña spared

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Thursday sought the indictment of one of its former senior officials and 43 others for their alleged role in sneaking into the country P11 billion worth of "shabu" (crystal meth).   The filing of the 38-page complaint for drug smuggling in the Department of Justice (DOJ) against former PDEA Deputy Director General Ismael Fajardo and his coaccused came four months after the incident, which government officials said undermined President Duterte's war on drugs.   The respondents do not include former Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapea, one of Mr. Duterte's most trusted lieutenants on whose watch the alleged drug smuggling...Keep on reading: PDEA files raps vs 44 in P11-B ‘shabu’ smuggling; Lapeña spared.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Excavator set on fire in Guimaras

A PIECE OF heavy equipment was set afire evening of Dec. 11, 2018 in Buenavista, Guimaras. Police investigators have yet to determine if the incident was accidental or deliberate. “Based on the initial probe, we already ruled out the possibility that it was perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA),” said Senior Superintendent Julio Gustilo, […] The post Excavator set on fire in Guimaras appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

No killing, kidnapping around España area – MPD

The Manila Police District (MPD) debunked rumors that there was a stabbing or gunshooting incident España Boulevard in Manila following the social media posts on alleged incidents around the area since December 3. No killing, kidnapping around España area – MPD Source link: No killing, kidnapping around España area – MPD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Kouame: Bright incident not intentional

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo's Angelo Kouame was under fire after figuring in an incident that saw UP star Bright Akhuetie crash on the floor and writhe in pain before getting stretchered out due to an apparent left leg injury in the second half of the UAAP Finals opener on Saturday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Robinsons Place Roxas’ Ramp Star 2018 winners

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres ROBINSONS Place Roxas City recently set the fashion runaway on fire as this year’s Ramp Star grand finalists put their best foot forward for the much coveted title. The board of judges was led by Manila-based model Aya Abesamis, who is also the daughter of Bb. Pilipinas Universe and Miss Universe […] The post Robinsons Place Roxas’ Ramp Star 2018 winners appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

7 ex-Las Piñas cops linked to kidnapping surrender to police

Seven former personnel of the Las Pias City Police linked to alleged kidnapping and extortion have surrendered to authorities. PO1 Erickson Rivera was the first to surrender to the police on Wednesday. His alleged cohorts ---PO3 Joel Lupig, PO2 Vener Guanlao, PO1 Mark Jefferson Fulgenio, PO1 Jeffrey De Leon, PO2 Jayson Arrelano, and PO1 Raymart Gomez --- later surrendered on the same day, police said on Thursday. The police officers were accompanied by their lawyers and relatives, according to the police report. Their surrender stemmed from an entrapment operation for alleged robbery-extortion incident launched on November 21 by joint police units, which led to the arrest of a 1...Keep on reading: 7 ex-Las Piñas cops linked to kidnapping surrender to police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

No class suspension in UP amid alleged kidnapping, frat controversy --Chancellor

The chancellor of University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman said on Friday that there would be no suspension of classes amid an alleged kidnapping incident linked to fraternity controversies in the c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Laguna cops seize P600K worth of ‘shabu’ from slain ‘pusher’ 

      SAN PEDRO CITY--An alleged illegal drug pusher was killed in a police operation in Calauan town in Laguna province early on Thursday. The slain suspect was identified only an alias "Marlon bakla" in a report from the Laguna police office. Meanwhile, a still unidentified male companion of the suspect managed to escape on board a motorcycle during the gunfight. The police claimed the suspects opened fire, prompting the authorities to shoot back and kill the suspect in a buy-bust operation around 4 a.m. in Barangay (village) Dayap. The police recovered about 150 grams of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) worth around P600,000. /jpv...Keep on reading: Laguna cops seize P600K worth of ‘shabu’ from slain ‘pusher’ .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

BFP-Silay probes school fire incident

BACOLOD City – The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Silay City is investigating the fire incident that took place at the city’s Doña Montserrat Lopez Memorial High School on Nov 11, 2018. Fire Officer 1 Melvin Juson, BFP arson investigator, said that based on their initial probe, they are looking at the possibility that […] The post BFP-Silay probes school fire incident appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Fire ruins famous Sagada sunrise view

BAGUIO, Philippines – No sunrise viewing for now in the same spot where Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman did in the movie That Thing Called Tadhana. The municipal government of Sagada issued this notice on Friday, November 9: “Due to the fire incident in Kiltepan last night, all tours ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Two trucks torched in Capiz

ROXAS CITY, CAPIZ – Two ten-wheeler trucks were torched by unidentified suspects in separate incidents at Brgy. Agkilo Panitan town, late evening of Nov 8, 2018. Another ten-wheeler truck was also torched in Brgy. Bolo here by still unidentified persons few hours after the discovery of Brgy. Agkilo fire incident. The trucks were owned by […] The post Two trucks torched in Capiz appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Go Vows to Intensify Fight Vs. Illegal Drugs

Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said he will continue President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs through legislation, if given a Senate seat. As the former presidential aide visited the fire victims in Pandacan, Manila, Go said he encountered a child named Christian, whose parents are both imprisoned because of alleged […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Fire hits 4 houses in Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY --- Four houses were damaged by fire that broke out Sunday afternoon in EM's Barrio in Barangay 2 in this city, a report from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said. The fire started at around 4 p.m at the Borromeo family residence at Purok 2 of said village and spread to three other neighboring houses, according to SFO4 Aramis Balde, spokesperson of BFP Bicol spokesperson. The origin of the fire is still unknown. Balde said the BFP raised the fire alert status to second alarm with four firetrucks from the BFP Legazpi City Station and the city's Filipino-Chinese Fire Volunteers responding to the incident. The authorities declared the fire out at around 5:57 p.m...Keep on reading: Fire hits 4 houses in Legazpi City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Gabriela solon questions PNP credibility after rape incident

Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Arlene Brosas questioned on Monday the credibility of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in performing its duties after one of its personnel was involved in the alleged rape of a 15-year-old daughter of suspected drug pushers. Source link link: Gabriela solon questions PNP credibility after rape incident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Leicester owner s helicopter crashes in flames at EPL club

LEICESTER, England (AP) — A helicopter belonging to Leicester City's owner — Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha —crashed in flames in a carpark next to the soccer club's stadium shortly after it took off from the field following a Premier League game on Saturday night. The central England team said it was assisting authorities with "a major incident" at the stadium, after eyewitnesses reported seeing the helicopter plummet to the ground soon after takeoff, about an hour after Leicester's match against West Ham. While there was no official statement immediately forthcoming about who was on board, or their condition, the BBC reported a source close to the Srivaddhanaprabha family as saying the club's 60-year-old chairman was on the helicopter. Some seven hours after the crash, police had still made no public statements about casualties. However, in the early hours of Sunday, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service's Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie tweeted that the accident was "clearly serious and tragic", adding "please don't speculate on cause or who may be involved. Think of families, friends, responders, and (Leicester City) and their fans." Leicester Police said in a statement that its Air Accident Investigation Branch was working alongside the emergency services and the club to "establish the exact circumstances of the collision." Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper reported Leicester players and staff, including Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, former Leicester and England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, and distressed club supporters were seen in tears as the helicopter fire raged. The paper said it took more than 20 minutes for the flames to be extinguished before emergency services were able to survey the wreckage. Srivaddhanaprabha, who owns Thai duty-free retail giant King Power and is said by Forbes to be the fifth-richest person in Thailand, bought Leicester in 2010 and provided the funds that helped the team improbably win the Premier League at odds of 5,000-1 in 2016. In a scene regularly seen after matches, Vichai's aircraft arrived in the King Power Stadium after Saturday's 1-1 draw against West Ham before taking off from the center circle. The helicopter usually takes Srivaddhanaprabha back to his English base, in Berkshire, outside London. Photographer Ryan Brown reported hearing the engine stopping after the helicopter cleared the stadium. "I turned round and it made a bit of a whirring noise, like a grinding noise," Brown told the BBC. "The helicopter just went silent, I turned round and it was just spinning, out of control. And then there was a big bang and then (a) big fireball." British broadcaster BT Sport was presenting its post-game show in the stadium when the helicopter took off. "It suddenly got very serious," BT presenter Jake Humphrey announced later on air. "The helicopter has crashed. It has crashed in the club carpark ... we heard a commotion." The local ambulance service said it received reports of a helicopter crash at 8:38 p.m. local time and sent a doctor, two paramedics in ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and its Hazardous Area Response Team. "The first resource (arrived) within two minutes of the call," the ambulance service said. An indication of concerns within the Leicester squad came on social media. The emoji of praying hands was tweeted by several players, including striker Jamie Vardy, whose goals helped the 134-year-old team win the English title for the first time in 2016. The competition's organizers tweeted: "Thoughts from all at the Premier League are with everyone affected by tonight's incident.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

Bulls Carter Jr. undergoing NBA big man s trial by fire

By Steve Aschburner, CHICAGO – Every August, the NBA holds its rookie transition program to give its newly minted pros an idea of what life in the league is going to be like, from handling their money and dealing with reporters to fending off assorted unsavory outside forces. And then, every October, the young guys begin their real rookie transition. Consider Wendell Carter Jr. of the Chicago Bulls. In a span of five days, he will have gone through a gauntlet of imposing NBA big men that would have some 10-year veterans flinching and wondering if their tendinitis needed a night off. Carter’s on-the-job rigors began Thursday (Friday, PHL time), when he became only the 10th Bulls rookie to start on opening night and was met in his matchup at center with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. It continued Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Chicago’s home opener against Detroit, with Carter banging at various times against both Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin. Now the 19-year-old will travel to Dallas, where he’ll get his first test against the Mavericks’ salty DeAndre Jordan. And just for the record, in the Bulls’ final preseason game, he had to cope with Denver’s crafty Nikola Jokic. For someone so young, against such a slate of established or eventual All-Stars, Carter’s early lessons have been difficult. There really is no other way. “I’m sure it’s just chaos and confusion right now for him,” Griffin said after leading the Pistons with 33 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 118-116 victory at United Center. “He doesn’t look that way, but that’s just how you feel – no matter what – when you’re a rookie. The game is moving so fast.” Carter, the No. 7 pick from Duke in this year's Draft, fell victim to foul trouble early and the Bulls’ need to play catch-up late, which had coach Fred Hoiberg sticking with Jabari Parker at the end. Carter logged less than 18 minutes, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and two blocks. Drummond had foul issues of his own, exiting with his sixth after just 23:33. Still, Drummond and Griffin won the frontcourt battle with 43 points and 25 boards to Carter and Bobby Portis’ combined 14 and 16. It wasn’t the sort of Windy City debut Carter would have scripted. This was, after all, kind of a big deal – he’s the player Chicago landed after an entire 2017-18 season spent gaming the NBA’s Draft lottery system. The Bulls consciously tried to dive deep, won a little too counterproductively in December and January and wound up waiting until after the first six picks were gone. That tortuous process led everyone to Saturday, when 21,289 in the stands got their first official look at the alleged silver lining from last season’s dark cloud. Carter wasn’t happy with either his or his team’s performance afterward, pulling his clothes from the hangers in his locker as he dressed and bemoaning the Bulls’ lack of defensive communication (they’ve given up 245 points in two games). Not to worry, though, Griffin said. “He’s so talented, he’s going to be fine,” the Pistons star said. “It’s just a matter of time for him. I watched him play probably more than any other player in college last year – I really like his game. I’ve known of him since he was in high school. He would be the least of my concerns if I was over there in the front office or on the coaching staff.” Hoiberg and his staff have approached Carter’s trial by fire by starting him in response to the challenges he handled in summer league and in the preseason. He arrived with a maturity, poise and defensive bent some players never achieve – a young Al Horford was a frequent comp – and isn’t about to blow that image, no matter how many lumps he takes. “I appreciate the fact I’m able to play against these very talented bigs early on in my career,” Carter said. “Learn what I’ve got to work on. I’ve got to get stronger, that’s the first thing I recognized. … Just being up against the best, I love the competition. I love going against the best players.” Truth be told, Hoiberg said he talked with Carter on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about handling the frustrations he’ll surely encounter. He’s a little cranky about the officiating, for example, picking up at least three fouls in all six preseason and regular-season appearances while playing fewer than 23 minutes every time. He’s does the “verticality” thing as if from a textbook and still hears a whistle. “At this point, I just feel like it’s rookie calls. I don’t care what nobody’s saying, that’s how I really feel,” Carter said. “I still have respect for the game, though. I have respect for the referees. If they call it, it’s a foul. I’ve just got to do better, learn from it.” Then there was the chatter from Embiid in Philadelphia, a 19-point Sixers romp. “He was telling me what I should and shouldn’t do,” Carter said. “‘C’mon rookie, you’ve got to do’ something ‘better.’ Carter didn’t chatter back, he said. “Not yet. I’m gonna get there at some point though.” Drummond didn’t pile on, thanks perhaps only to the referees. "If I played more, I think it woulda been more of a schooling,” the Detroit center said. “This is a helluva three games for him.” Drummond, 25, remembers what it was like six years ago, when he was the one absorbing the lessons. His rookie year got dinged 22 games due to a stress fracture in his back, an injury that compounded the basketball education. “I learned my lessons the hard way,” Drummond told “Physically. I started out being hurt. I had to just play and figure it out game by game. Watched films. Learned the guys that I played against. And figured it out.” Drummond wound up averaging 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He had nine double-doubles and earned all-rookie status. But he’s glad to be wiser now in the NBA’s ways, given how few the shortcuts were. “It was more of a sponge season for me,” he said. “Learning the NBA. I mean, I was a young kid. Just tried to have fun with it. It was the game I loved and I was playing it at the highest level, so I just tried to enjoy every moment and take it in.” That’s Carter today, way at the front end of his career. He’s got a notebook, he said, that he scribbles in bullet points, tips and lessons from each game after he’s left the arena, his mind clear. Portis said he’ll share more with Carter as the season goes on – there hasn’t been much time and the Bulls haven’t really hit the road yet – but most of this stuff will be hands-on. “It’s as important a thing as you’re going to face in this league,” Hoiberg said. “When you’ve got a 19-year-old kid out there, it’s human nature I think when you’re playing against an opponent like Wendell has gone against, to hang your head a little bit.” The coach added: “It’s something every player goes through in this league. It’s understanding who you’re playing against. We’re showing him a lot of personnel, film on who he’s going to be going up against.” Until the day, and it will come, when young guys are studying film of Carter, going through gauntlets of their own. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. 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Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Nine killed in shooting in Negros Occidental over alleged land dispute

Nine persons were killed in a shooting incident in Sagay City, Negros Occidental on Saturday, a police official said on Sunday. Source link link: Nine killed in shooting in Negros Occidental over alleged land dispute.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Tapes show Saudi journalist ‘decapitated’

ANKARA, Turkey — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured before being decapitated inside Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul, pro-government daily Yeni Safak reported Wednesday, saying it had heard audio recordings. Khashoggi’s alleged killers tortured the journalist during interrogation by cutting his fingers off, Yeni Safak said, claiming it had heard multiple recordings of the incident. The […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018