Youngest Drug War Victim s Death: Media Echo Official s Indifference

Screengrab from TO the media for their uncritical reporting on the latest child casualty in the Duterte "drug war," with coverage so bereft of context.Three year-ol.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesJul 12th, 2019

Youngest Drug War Victim s Death: Media Echo Official s Indifference

Screengrab from TO the media for their uncritical reporting on the latest child casualty in the Duterte "drug war," with coverage so bereft of context.Three year-ol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Human Rights Watch condemns death of 5-year-old girl in drug war

MANILA, Philippines — International group Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently condemned the death of a five-year-old girl, the youngest reported victim claimed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2016

Andanar: Ressa opinion piece ‘baseless, absurd’

A Palace official yesterday denounced Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa’s opinion piece in which she said President Duterte’s victory in 2016 was propelled by social media propaganda and for describing the current administration as brutal due to its drug war......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

Inmate killed inside Mandaue City prison

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An inmate at the Mandaue City jail was killed Monday, July 29, a city police official confirmed to Rappler in a text message. The victim, 33-year-old Romy Romas, is allegedly linked to suspected drug lord Steve Go, who was killed inside the same prison in 2018. The incident ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

PNP: Official death toll from drug war at 5,526

The number of deaths in the government’s war on drugs officially breached the 5,500-mark over the last three years – fewer by 1,174 than the figure released earlier by the Philippine National Police (PNP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Drug personality shot dead

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino BACOLOD City – An alleged botched illegal drug transaction led to the death of a drug personality at Barangay 1 this city early Saturday. Killed was Joema Gabaleo, 28, of the said village. Police Captain Leo Estopa, head of Police Station 2, said the victim went out of his house around […] The post Drug personality shot dead appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 26th, 2019

SPECIAL REPORT | Burying the Truth: A family challenges the official story of a drug war death

SPECIAL REPORT | Burying the Truth: A family challenges the official story of a drug war death.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 8th, 2016

Anti-drug police official shot dead In Tacurong City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ 14 August) &'8212; A police officer heading a special anti-Illegal drugs unit in Cotabato City was shot to death at 8:30 p.m. Saturday by a motorcycle-riding tandem in Tacurong City. Senior Inspector Orlando Ramos Guira, 46.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 16th, 2016

40 cops charged over girl’s death in drug sting

The mother of a three-year-old girl who died in a shootout that killed her father during a drug sting in Rodriguez, Rizal in June filed criminal complaints against 40 police officers yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 4 min. ago

Murder case filed vs ‘drug queen’

Police have filed a murder case against the alleged “drug queen” of Metro Manila, Guia Gomez Castro, in connection with the death of a rookie policeman in 2011. Police Major Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, the Chief Directorial Staff of the Philippine National Police, said that the filing of the case is a proof that drug syndicates […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 12th, 2019

NCRPO targets Bilibid drug lords

A police official disclosed yesterday that intelligence agents were deployed to target drug convicts in the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City who continue their drug trade and their protectors in the Bureau of Corrections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

Fire official says arson caused Star City blaze

Star City, meanwhile, slammed the Bureau of Fire Protection over the "irresponsible" statements to the media......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2019

Francis Magalona s family pays tribute to late rapper on his 55th birthday

MANILA, Philippines — The family of rapper Francis Magalona took to their social media accounts to remember Francis on what would have been his 55th birthday last Friday, October 4. The rapper died on March 6, 2009. (READ:  Pia Magalona remembers husband Francis on 10th death anniversary ) On Instagram, Maxene Magalona posted a photo of her dad holding ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2019

Bruley, ‘Queer Eye’s’ beloved French bulldog, dies

MANILA, Philippines – Bruley, Queer Eye’s goodest boy, has died. He was 10 years old. The French bulldog who appeared on Netflix’s hit makeover show suffered a heart attack, according to his owner, Queer Eye producer Michelle Silva, who wrote about Bruley’s death on his official Instagram account. “Bru had been suffering ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

DILG readies administrative raps vs ‘drug queen’

The Department of the Interior and Local Government yesterday said they were preparing administrative charges against alleged “drug queen” Guia Gomez-Castro, who is still considered an active public official despite measures taken by the local government of Manila to remove her......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

SEA Games: Tim Cone calls June Mar Fajardo a cornerstone for GIlas Pilipinas

The first official practice for the Tim Cone-led Gilas Pilipinas squad set to represent the country in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games happened Monday evening at the Meralco Gym in Ortigas, and attendance was near-perfect. Twelve members of the 15-man pool participated in on-court activities, while Christian Standhardinger and Marcio Lassiter were present, but sat on the sidelines as they continue to recover from their respective ailments. The lone absentee from the group was five-time PBA MVP and eight-time Best Player of the Conference June Mar Fajardo. Cone explained that Fajardo had some personal business to attend to and expects him to be with the team on Thursday’s session. “As you know, we’re missing June Mar. June Mar has some personal issue to do tonight and couldn’t make it tonight, we expect him to show up on Thursday,” Cone told the media. The multi-titled PBA coach also explained that Fajardo was also still dealing with an ankle injury and would have sat out the initial practice, had he been available. “He has an ankle issue, so he would not have practiced on court with us, he would have been on the side with Chris [Standhardinger] and Marcio [Lassiter], but we’re hoping that [he gets healthy],” Cone, who was tapped to succeed Yeng Guiao in National Team coaching duties, then took the opportunity to reiterate the importance of having Fajardo, arguably the most dominant big man in the PBA today, on the National Team. “Obviously he’s a cornerstone of the National Team, him and Jayson [Castro], so we need him on the team and we need him healthy, so we’re going to be patient with him. Again, he’s one of those guys that can pick up stuff really fast,” said Cone. The 2019 SEA Games, which will be held in the Philippines, begins late November. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2019

New-look Clippers ready to level up beyond Best Team in L.A.

By Shaun Powell, LOS ANGELES -- It was almost exactly a year ago when the Clippers welcomed the media on the same day the Lakers debuted LeBron James, and Patrick Beverley told the half-dozen or so reporters who must’ve made a wrong turn: “We’re the best team in L.A.” That bit of bravado went unnoticed and unheard, partly because of the Laker noise, partly because few -- if anyone -- bought it. Of course, Beverley was ultimately proven wise when the Clippers scrapped their way to 48 wins and a pair of first-round wins against the Warriors while LeBron and the Lakers almost literally collapsed from a kick to the groin. With a swell of attention now being paid to presumptive title favorites, who added Paul George and Kawhi Leonard while retaining much of the supporting cast, Beverley was given the chance Sunday (Monday, PHL time) to double down on his prophecy. He toned it down. “We’ll see,” he said. Yet his sinister grin was plain to see, and it reflected the swagger and internal expectations of a franchise not known for through-the-roof projections. Such is the new world order in Los Angeles, and perhaps the NBA, in 2019-20. These are unprecedented times for the Clippers, who’ve had winning teams before but none with this much title twinkle headed into the season. “We know what we’re capable of doing,” said Beverley, and so does everyone else. You don’t add the reigning NBA Finals MVP and another who finished third in the regular-season Kia MVP balloting without shaking up the establishment, even if you’ve never won a championship in franchise history. But there’s a long wait between now and next spring's playoffs, and a shorter one to see George on the floor. The 29-year-old swingman is still in the mending stage after off-season surgery on both shoulders. He said “I’m not sure” when he’ll be ready to play, even with opening night against the Lakers a little over three weeks away. George said he hasn’t had any complications or setbacks, but won’t engage in any contact work in camp and coach Doc Rivers said George will not appear in any games until he does. “There’s no problems,” George said. “I’m just going to do light work and drills for now.” The other issue as it relates to health is Leonard’s usage. Last year in Toronto, still smarting from a persistent quad injury that led to his stormy exit from the Spurs, Leonard didn’t play on consecutive nights during back-to-back games. Rivers said there are no such restrictions this season, or demands from the player, although the coach wants to reserve the right to monitor and change the approach if necessary. "Last year, I was going in with an injury that I was dealing with the year before, still was lingering, and we knew that I had to be healthy going throughout the season and making it to the playoffs,” Leonard said. "This time, I'm feeling good. I’m feeling way better than I was at the start of last season. There really was no plan laid out to discuss with everyone." Rivers also noted that the Clippers’ depth will allow for rest periods for George and Leonard; both players are joining a team that prospered without an All-Star last season, a team that will probably once again bring reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell off the bench. In due time, the Clippers will be complete, and that’s the most important takeaway from their first official gathering. The level of enthusiasm is “sky-high,” said Williams. Rivers has flexibility with Leonard and George, widely considered among the most elite two-way players in basketball. On offense, George and Leonard are top-10 league scorers (26.6 points last year for Leonard; 28.0 for George). Playing those two alongside Williams, who averaged 20 points last season in just 26 minutes off the bench, should cause matchup headaches. “We’ll force a lot of defenses to make a lot of hard decisions,” said Williams. And the options afforded to Rivers might even be richer on the other end. Rivers thinks pairing two newcomers plus Beverley -- who guarded Kevin Durant in the playoffs, while giving away seven inches -- can be “special.” Utilizing three players who can legitimately guard multiple positions, the Clippers’ defense could be epic, if not historic. George said: “It’s going to be scary … we’ve really got a chance to do something special on the defensive end. Watching Pat get out there and picking somebody up 94 feet, that's going to get me going. It's going to get Kawhi going. It's just going to become contagious on a nightly basis. I honestly think, for the first time, people are going to be excited to watch the defensive end as opposed to watching the offensive end.” The makings of a unique season, then, is on deck for the Clippers. It became realistic when Leonard, fresh off a title in Toronto, chose George and the Clippers over LeBron James and Anthony Davis and the Lakers — which, in itself, seems un-Clipper-like given the club’s former reputation and history, when superstars were once allergic to L.A.’s "other" basketball team. But these are new times. “We actually wanted to be teammates for a long time,” said George. “This was always in the works to happen at some point.” From the top of the organization to the bottom, everyone knows the potential and just the same, would rather allow a scenario to play itself out than speak it into existence. That’s why Beverley provided the most unexpected news of camp by playing it coy. But you knew where he stood. “Can’t wait to get started,” he said, echoing the thoughts of a locker room thinking big. Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2019

After failed Celtics leadership role, Irving seeks new start with Nets

  NEW YORK, USA – Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving said Friday, September 27 that the death of his grandfather last October made for a personally tumultuous NBA season for him and helped spur his decision to depart the Boston Celtics. Irving, speaking at the Nets' media day prior to the opening ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

Indonesia quake death toll rises to 23

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked Indonesia’s remote Maluku islands has risen to 23, the disaster agency said Friday, as more than 15,000 people were evacuated to shelters. Terrified residents ran into the streets as buildings fell in around them with the 6.5-magnitude tremor sparking landslides that buried at least one victim […] The post Indonesia quake death toll rises to 23 appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019

PMA hazing probe tags 2 more suspects; they ‘tasered’ victim

BAGUIO CITY—Two more cadets have been added to the list of suspects in the hazing death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio after police learned that a second group of upperclassmen was involved in the maltreatment of the 20-year-old plebe at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). Baguio police disclosed on Thursday that the injuries sustained […] The post PMA hazing probe tags 2 more suspects; they ‘tasered’ victim appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019