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Philippines is home to illicit funding for human trafficking, kidnapping - AMLC - ABS-CBN News

Philippines is home to illicit funding for human trafficking, kidnapping - AMLC ABS-CBN News The Philippines has become a destination of illicit funding from various crimes, including human trafficki.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2019Related News

Bakasyon naunsiyami… Ex-Omb Morales ‘di pinayagan makapasok sa HK

PINASAKLOLOHAN ng Palasyo si dating Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales na hinarang ng Immigration authorities sa Hong Kong. Batay sa ulat, hindi pinayagan makapasok ng Hong Kong si Morales para magbakasyon kasa­ma ang kanyang pamilya bilang ‘paghihiganti’ uma­no ng China sa isinampang reklamong crimes against humanity ng dating Ombudsman laban kay Chinese Pre­sident Xi Jin Ping sa ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesMay 22nd, 2019Related News

Ex-ombudsman held at HK airport

Hong Kong authorities yesterday held former ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales at the airport for hours for “immigration reason” and sent her back to Manila, in what her supporters believed was in retaliation for her suing Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for environmental crimes in the South China Sea......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2019Related News

Ex-ombudsman held at HK airport

Hong Kong authorities yesterday held former ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales at the airport for hours for “immigration reason” and sent her back to Manila, in what her supporters believed was in retaliation for her suing Chinese President Xi Jinping before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for environmental crimes in the South China Sea......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2019Related News

Index crime sa Baguio, bumaba ng 42%

Baguio, Philippines – Bumaba ng 42 porsyento ang crime index sa Baguio City ayon sa Baguio City Police Office (BCPO). “What is notable in this decrease is the emphasis on the reduction of index crimes, […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2019Related News

Bring Bato, enforcer of brutal drug war, to justice — HRW

There is a renewed urgency to investigate those implicated in alleged drug war crimes now that Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa—the campaign’s chief enforcer—is poised to make his Senate debut, Human Rights Watch said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2019Related News

Pelicans going at own pace after hitting NBA lottery jackpot

By Brett Martel, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the NBA city most familiar with “gris-gris,” folks see no small measure of poetic justice in the fact that their team will dictate the fate of a coveted prospect named Zion. Mystical explanations aside, the Pelicans are in the driver’s seat now — but say they’re in no hurry to disclose their plans for likely pick Zion Williamson or disgruntled All-Star Anthony Davis. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] A franchise that looked downtrodden for months since Davis requested a mid-season trade has been suddenly buoyed by the leverage that comes with winning the NBA’s draft lottery— and the option to pick the Duke star, widely seen as the best pro prospect since Davis entered the league in 2012. “What it’s doing to the franchise and to the city of New Orleans is probably not even measurable at this point,” said David Griffin, hired just weeks ago as New Orleans’ top basketball executive. “There’s a groundswell of excitement that frankly is palpable. “What has to come next is that we have to make it mean something. This is a lot of fun, but we’ve got to build a winner now.” It was welcome news for beleaguered sports fans in Louisiana, who had endured a rough start to 2019. It started with the “NOLA no-call,” a pair of missed penalties in the waning minutes of the NFC championship that likely cost the NFL’s Saints a Super Bowl berth. Fans were so angry that many joined lawsuits against the league or attended parties on Super Bowl Sunday which featured re-runs of the Saints’ 2010 title triumph instead of the most recent championship game between New England and the Los Angeles Rams. Less than two weeks later, Davis, the city’s six-time NBA All-Star and face of the Pelicans, publicly requested a trade, and the firing of ninth-year general manager Dell Demps followed not long after. Even at the major college level there was disappointment when one of LSU’s best campaigns in program history was tainted by the suspension of coach Will Wade amid questions surrounding his recruiting tactics. Wade wasn’t reinstated until after LSU was eliminated in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, and his future remains far from certain. Political commentator James Carville — a Louisiana native, New Orleans resident and avid sports fan — said Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) that the recent series of setbacks had led him to adopt a pessimistic theory that, “We are a cursed people, and so all we’re going to get is curses.” Then came Tuesday night’s (Wednesdahy, PHL time) NBA draft lottery, which the Pelicans had a 6% chance of winning. In New Orleans, interest had focused more on seeing which other team would get the top overall pick and become more of a player in a potential Davis trade. Instead, the Pelicans got that pick, placing them in a stronger position to try to change Davis mind — or dictate more favorable trade terms. “This is big,” said Carville, a Pelicans season ticket holder along with his wife, and fellow political commentator, Mary Matalin. “It’s good for the psyche of everybody.” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry stood up and joyously shouted an expletive when New Orleans was announced as the lottery winner, after which he apologized with a grin, sat back down and put both hands on his head. Pelicans ticket office staff celebrated wildly with shouts, leaps and hugs. Owner Gayle Benson’s decision to hire Griffin, who announced at his introduction last month that he would not make a coaching change, combined with the New Orleans’ top draft position, represent a sharp turn in fortune for Gentry after a trying year that began with last summer’s defections during free agency of DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo. But it could take a while to see how the Pelicans’ lottery luck plays out. Griffin, the club’s executive vice president of basketball operations, foreshadowed a deliberate approach to dealing with Davis, who is under contract through next season. “I want Anthony Davis to be part of this,” Griffin said. “If Anthony wants to buy into that, then that’s fantastic. And if he doesn’t, then we’ll deal with it when it becomes appropriate. But this isn’t something for me where that answer happens because of a conversation. That answer is going to reveal itself over a period of time.” Griffin also stopped short of confirming that the Pelicans would draft Williamson — albeit for reasons relating more to his insistence on adhering to his own managerial process than because of any doubts about the 6'7", 285-pound Duke star. “We just have to know what the fit is like among those people in the pool for us in terms of who we thought were the most elite players,” Griffin said, emphasizing that “there was more than one” such player. “Everybody wants to look at this as this is a fait accompli. If that were true, we would have gotten up there with somebody’s jersey in our hands,” Griffin said. “I’m not saying there’s anything at all derogatory about Zion in any way. What I’m saying is ... you can hope that people are like-minded, but until you talk about what matters to you and you sit in a room together, it’s hard to know.” One thing is for sure, it’s nice to have options......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 15th, 2019Related News

Bottas takes pole at Spanish GP ahead of Hamilton

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Valtteri Bottas is poised to become a major threat to teammate and defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton after clocking a scorching lap at the Spanish Grand Prix to take his third consecutive pole position on Saturday. Bottas smashed Hamilton's track record at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit in qualifying, finishing the 4.6-kilometer (2.5-mile) track in 1 minute, 15.406 seconds to better Hamilton's mark from 2018. More importantly for Bottas' hopes in Sunday's race was the gap of more than half a second over Hamilton's best effort. With Hamilton second on the grid, Mercedes is in great position to extend its record start after the pair swept the top two spots at the first four races. Bottas, who failed to win a race last season, leads Hamilton by one point in the standings after they have alternated places in their run of one-two finishes. "I really enjoyed that adrenaline rush from those laps," Bottas said. "It started well, this season. Just the way I hoped for. I am feeling better and better in the car." Hamilton praised his teammate, who after two years as a second fiddle has emerged as the No. 1 challenger to stopping him from winning a sixth world title. "Valtteri did a fantastic job. He has been quick all weekend," said Hamilton, who took pole in Spain in the previous three years. "I just didn't do the job on my side." Hamilton was quick to add he hoped to celebrate another Mercedes team victory on Sunday, but with him on top. "I'll be giving it everything. Great for the team to have a one-two. If I can reverse it (in the race) I'll be happy." Hamilton will look to turn the tables on Bottas in a race that he has won three times, including the last two years. But Hamilton is getting accustomed to seeing the back of Bottas' car. Bottas won the last race in Azerbaijan from pole position. He was fastest in practice on Friday, and the Finn showed no jitters in qualifying after spinning into gravel in the final practice. Bottas shouted an emphatic "Yes!" over the car radio when he knew the top spot was his after Hamilton came up short on his last run, with some gravel strewn on the course possibly slowing him down. Bottas and Hamilton both said that the 66-lap race could be decided in the opening meters. "The start and Turn 1 will be particularly important," Bottas said. "Tomorrow, Lewis and I both want to win, so I'm looking forward to a hard and fair fight." Hamilton said: "My starts have been decent so far this year, so hopefully that will continue on Sunday as it's not that easy to overtake on this track." Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari will start from third, just in front of Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Ferrari's other driver, Charles Leclerc, will start from fifth. Vettel has yet to top qualifying, and it is clear Ferrari has made up no ground despite bringing a new engine to Spain. Vettel is 35 points behind Bottas in third place. "The car doesn't feel bad, but the car is not quick enough," Vettel said. "We are struggling a little bit to bring it together." Pierre Gasly had the sixth best time in his Red Bull, ahead of Haas pair Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen. Nico Hulkenberg was the only driver to go off the track in an otherwise clean qualifying session. The German ran into the barrier and bent one side of his front wing under his Renault. After hasty repairs, Hulkenberg could not make it out of the first qualifying section, which culls the slowest five drivers. Renault partner Daniel Ricciardo finished qualifying 10th but will have to serve a three-place grid penalty that he carried over for causing an accident with Daniil Kvyat in Azerbaijan. Williams' woes deepened after George Russell lost control during practice before qualifying. Damage from the rear-end impact into the wall required a gearbox change, which incurred a five-place grid penalty. Russell and teammate Robert Kubica were again at the bottom of qualifying with the slowest cars......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 12th, 2019Related News

PNP Official Holds Roving Inspection in Cebu City

Allegations of violent crimes in conflict-hit barangays led a top police official here to conduct a roving inspection in identified areas. Police Brigadier General Dennis A. Siervo, Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Human Rights Affairs Office, on April 26 inspected barangays Suba, Sawang Calero, and Pasil, which were tagged in media reports to […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 10th, 2019Related News
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‘Bikoy’ wanted in Baguio, Benguet for various crimes

Peter Joemel Advincula, who claimed to be “Bikoy” the hooded narrator in viral videos that linked President Duterte’s relatives and aides to the illegal drug trade, is also a wanted man in Baguio City and nearby Benguet province for various crimes......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 9th, 2019Related News

Pochettino says may leave Spurs if they win Champions League

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested he may look for a new challenge if he can lead his team to the Champions League title this season. Tottenham is 1-0 down to Ajax heading into the second leg of the semifinals in Amsterdam on Wednesday. Asked whether he thought winning the Champions League would have been possible when he joined Spurs five years ago, Pochettino said: "Winning the Champions League? It should be fantastic, no? Close the five-year chapter and go home." Pochettino was then asked if he was joking, and he replied: "It's not a joke, why? To win the Champions League with Tottenham in these circumstances this season, maybe I need to think about maybe doing something different in the future.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 8th, 2019Related News

AMLC to seek more powers

NADI, FijiThe Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) will seek additional powers to combat financial crimes as part of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas bigger responsibility in ensuring financial stabili.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 7th, 2019Related News

Does the Philippines War on Drugs Amount to Crimes Against Humanity& quest; - The Diplomat

Does the Philippines' War on Drugs Amount to Crimes Against Humanity? The Diplomat An examination of the charge and how it would apply in the Philippines......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 4th, 2019Related News

Philippines, regional navies hold maritime crimes scenario training - Inquirer News

Philippines, regional navies hold maritime crimes scenario training INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines - How can Asean and other regional navies work together in responding to international maritime cr.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 4th, 2019Related News

EDITORIAL - Swift action

It’s good to know that the government is capable of quickly apprehending persons suspected of involvement in cyber crimes......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 3rd, 2019Related News

Statement | The Duterte regime will pay for its crimes against press freedom and human rights

Altermidya statement on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day......»»

Source: Pinoyweekly PinoyweeklyCategory: NewsMay 3rd, 2019Related News

Blazers aren t worried; Nuggets aren t satisfied

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com DENVER -- Terry Stotts has his schedule locked in through Mother’s Day. Same goes for Damian Lillard. That would take the Portland Trail Blazers’ coach and star point guard through Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Denver Nuggets, themselves hunkered down and prepared to go the distance in this series, if need be. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] They’ve only played one game; Game 2 is Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) at Pepsi Center. But both sides seem resigned to the fact that the victor won’t get out of this series anytime soon. The Blazers are undaunted after coming up short in Monday’s (Tuesday, PHL time) Game 1, when the Nuggets capitalized on 18 Portland turnovers and turned them into 23 points in a 121-113 win. “It’s a seven-game series,” Stotts said Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). “I think both teams feel like they can play better. I read where coach [Michael] Malone and their players seem to think they can play better. We think we can play better. That’s part of a NBA series." “There’s certainly a lot we could have done better,” Stotts continued. “And when you have a chance to go back and watch it on video, you need that confidence going into the next game. A lot of it was at the defensive end. Offensively, the turnovers were a big concern. Hopefully, we’ll take care of that. But defensively there were a lot of areas we could clean up.” The Blazers had no answer for Nikola Jokic, who played a fantastic all-around game and took advantage of every defender Stotts tried on him. But the Nuggets didn’t fare much better against Lillard, who had his way with them to the tune of a game-high 39 points. “He still had 39 points, so we still have to do a better job and I think we will,” Nuggets guard Gary Harris said. “We just have to continue to stay locked in, continue to come back and get ready and just look at the film and look at the areas we can get better.” So for all the data you want to utilize from their respective first-round series, most simply do not apply this time around. Not only is the style completely different, but also the sense of urgency shifts into high gear, given what’s at stake for the winner. The adjustments, both schematically and emotionally, require work from both sides. “It’s a completely different game and opponent,” Malone said. “From Derrick White and DeMar DeRozan, who are not known as three-point shooters, to guarding CJ [McCollum] and Damian Lillard, who are very efficient three-point shooters. So your mindset has to change there on that alone, the personnel. “But now, I think going into this series, Damian Lillard in the first round, he was averaging 33 pick-and-rollls per game. That’s a crazy number. Your bigs are under constant duress, constant pressure to guard and contain, as are your smalls.” Lillard and McCollum promise to keep the pressure on, like always. Now they have to wipe their own history clean of what worked and didn’t work against the Thunder and focus squarely on the Nuggets. Attacking the perimeter defenders the Nuggets can throw at them might not produce the same results they did against the Thunder. The Nuggets have an assortment of longer and more active defenders they can throw at the guys who power the Blazers’ attack. With only a day between games to make adjustments, mistakes must be kept to a minimum. “Every series is going to be different,” Lillard said, clearly ready to move on from the Blazers’ recent playoff past. “Teams are different. The first round is not the second round. The Thunder are not the Nuggets. So I think your approach … obviously, that’s why you prepare so completely different. But the mentality has to stay the same as far as what we’re trying to get done. Being aggressive, being connected, doing everything together. I think in that way it’s the same. They’re a completely different team. And all that said, we had a chance to win the game … so in the end it’s just one game.” There’s a chance for six more in this series. And both sides seem prepared for as much. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. 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......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 1st, 2019Related News

Dyowa ni Vice wanted ng mga Pinoy sa US

Ngayon ang alis ni Vice Ganda pa-Los Angeles, California para sa first leg ng kanyang “Ang Fantastic Concert ng Vaklang Twoooh!” Naaliw ako sa tsika ng isang kaibigan ko na taga-L.A. dahil aabangan daw nila ang pagdating doon ng “It’s Showtime” host.The post Dyowa ni Vice wanted ng mga Pinoy sa US appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsApr 30th, 2019Related News

‘Tutoy’ ni Vice Ganda ipinasilip sa mga fan

Ipinakita na ni Jose Marie Viceral o mas kilala bilang ang Unkabogable Superstar na si Vice Ganda ang kanyang pina­kabagong libro, ang “Tutoy: Ang Fantastic Kwento ng Vaklang Twoooo!!!”The post ‘Tutoy’ ni Vice Ganda ipinasilip sa mga fan appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsApr 30th, 2019Related News