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Task group formed to probe businessman Yulo’s slay

MANILA, Philippines --- A special investigation task group (SITG) was created by the Eastern Police District (EPD) on Monday to fast-track the investigation on the murder of businessman Jose Luis Yulo and his driver.   Yulo, 62, and driver Allan Nomer Santos were onboard a Toyota Grandia when they were shot by motorcycle-riding suspects along Edsa in front of a hospital in Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City, at around 3:30 p.m on Sunday.   Police said the assailants wore black jackets and blue and black helmets.   The task group dubbed "SITG Yulo" is now studying the trajectory and cross-matching of bullets and fingerprints found at the vehicle,...Keep on reading: Task group formed to probe businessman Yulo’s slay.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 4 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

Townsfolk object to coastal road construction in Surigao del Sur

LIANGA, Surigao del Sur --- Hundreds of residents of this sleepy seaside town have been opposing the construction of a 2.79-kilometer bypass and diversion coastal road, which they fear will destroy at least 30 hectares of mangrove forest. The residents, mostly Catholic parishioners, sent a petition on Dec. 20, 2018, to the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), but so far Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has not acted on it. "Why pursue a coastal highway project that would entail ahuge amount of money and would destroy our rehabilitated mangrove ecosystem that would serve as a precious tourism showcase of Lianga?" the petitioners asked. Earthworks The...Keep on reading: Townsfolk object to coastal road construction in Surigao del Sur.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 17 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

Suspected drug pusher, gun runner dead in Laguna 

SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippipnes -- Two more crime suspects were killed in a series of police operations in Laguna province over the weekend. In this city, Dionisio Corpin, who was allegedly involved in gun running, was killed in a reported shootout at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday in Barangay (village) Cuyab. Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, said Corpin was shot during the shootout and died on the way to the Amante Hospital. In separate message, city police chief Supt. Giovannie Martinez said Corpin was also involved in robberies in Barangay San Antonio, here, and in Barangay Tunasan in adjacent Muntinlupa City. The police recovered from him a .45-...Keep on reading: Suspected drug pusher, gun runner dead in Laguna .....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2019Related News

Tabuena misses KO phase in World Super 6 Perth

Miguel Tabuena blew a solid backside start with a shaky finish for a 70 and missed the knockout match play phase of the World Super 6 Perth at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Australia yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

2 firemen, ex-cop dead in Quezon road mishap

Three persons died and seven others were injured in a three-vehicle smashup along Maharlika Highway in Barangay Pansol in this town on Thursday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

2 firefighters, retired cop dead; 7 hurt in Quezon highway crash

  LUCENA CITY, Philippines -- Two firefighters and a retired policeman were killed after the vehicle they were on was accidentally bumped by a Manila-bound passenger bus along the Maharlika Highway in Lopez town in Quezon province Friday night, police said. Lopez police identified the victims as Fire Officer 3 Ronaldo Alcala and Senior Fire Officer 2 Cleto Natao, both assigned at Tagkawayan fire station; and retired Police Insp. Juanito Untiveros, also a resident of Tagkawayan. Report saidthey were traveling back home aboard a Mitsubishi Adventure van being driven by Alcala when they were accidentally hit by an oncoming passenger bus being driven by Julio Mayores in Baranga...Keep on reading: 2 firefighters, retired cop dead; 7 hurt in Quezon highway crash.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 16th, 2019Related News

Laguna drug group member killed in shootout

  SAN PEDRO CITY - An alleged member of an illegal drugs syndicate group was killed, while his companion escaped in a police operation in San Pablo City, Laguna Friday evening. Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta said the slain suspect, Gilbert "Bheng" Flores, 47, a resident of Barangay (village) San Francisco, is a high value target in the war on drugs. Matta said a buy-bust operation was carried out by police officers to snare Flores and his companion, Redentor Vergara at around 6:30 p.m. in Barangay Sta. Isabel. He said that during the transaction, the suspects, carrying a .45 caliber pistol and a machine gun, suddenly opened fire, triggering a shootout. ...Keep on reading: Laguna drug group member killed in shootout.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

10 things to know about NBA All-Star 2019

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday (Saturday, PHL time), here are 10 things to know going into the weekend: BACK TO CHARLOTTE Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league’s showcase midseason event on multiple occasions. Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, Los Angeles and the L.A. suburb of Inglewood, California, are the other previous multi-hosting All-Star cities. The Bay Area, the Detroit area and the Dallas area are also two-time hosts, though never technically twice in the same city. LEBRON’S RECORDS LeBron James now has the record for most All-Star captaincies: Two. He and Stephen Curry had the jobs last year when the captain’s format was first introduced to the All-Star weekend, and he and Giannis Antetokounmpo have the jobs this year. But James’ records revolving around this game hardly stop there. By starting on Sunday (Monday, PHL time), James will tie Kobe Bryant with 15 starts in the All-Star Game. James will also extend his record of consecutive starts, which will also rise to 15. Some of the other All-Star records James already holds include total points (343), field goals (141) and three-pointers (35). And by playing two minutes, James will increase his All-Star total in that stat to 416 — one more than Bryant for No. 2 on the all-time list. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has played the most All-Star minutes, 449. FOULING OUT Bold prediction: No one will foul out on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). The last player to foul out of an All-Star Game was Hakeem Olajuwon in 1987. Chris Paul was the most recent to come close, when he was whistled for five fouls in the 2008 game. There have been only 14 instances of someone fouling out of an All-Star Game. Rick Barry and Bob Cousy each fouled out twice; 10 others, including Olajuwon, have done so once. MVPs AT HOME Kemba Walker, the lone Charlotte player in this year’s All-Star Game, has suggested that he’s hoping he can wow the home crowd with an MVP-worthy performance. There’s a history of that sort of thing happening. There have been 14 players who have won All-Star MVP honors in their home cities, spanning a total of 15 games. The list of hometown All-Star MVPs: Anthony Davis (New Orleans, 2017), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles, 2011), Shaquille O’Neal (Phoenix, 2009 and Los Angeles, 2004), Karl Malone and John Stockton (Utah, 1993), Michael Jordan (Chicago, 1988), Tom Chambers (Seattle, 1987), Jerry West (Los Angeles, 1972), Rick Barry (the San Francisco area, 1967), Adrian Smith (Cincinnati, 1966), Bob Pettit (St. Louis, 1958 and 1962), Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia, 1960), Bob Cousy (Boston, 1957) and Ed Macauley (Boston, 1951). AGE MARK Assuming he plays, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki — one of the special additions to the rosters by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who also added Miami’s Dwyane Wade to the list — will become the second 40-something to appear in the All-Star Game. Nowitzki is 40; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in the game when he was 40 and 41. Michael Jordan almost pulled off the feat; he was eight days shy of turning 40 when he last played in the All-Star Game in 2003. Jordan, now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and the unofficial host of the weekend, will turn 56 on Sunday. Wade, also assuming he gets into the game, will become the 12th player to be an All-Star at 37 or older. Wade turned 37 last month. HEROES Jason Weinmann and James Shaw Jr. might not be “celebrities,” at least not in the classic sense. But the NBA rightly believes they should be celebrated. Weinmann and Shaw were invited to play in Friday’s All-Star Celebrity Game to commemorate heroic acts. Weinmann, a retired Marine, used a military transport vehicle — which he bought at a government auction years ago — during Hurricane Florence last September to help rescue flood victims in North Carolina and bring them to safety. Shaw disarmed a man who had opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville last April and has been heralded as a life-saving hero since for wrestling the AR-15 out of the alleged shooter’s hands by the barrel. G LEAGUE FIRST Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks is the first member of a new club. He’s the first G League alum to become an NBA All-Star. Middleton spent a short time during the 2012-13 season in the G League, before blossoming into one of the league’s best players and a key to Milwaukee going into the break with an NBA-best 43-14 record. There will be plenty of G League graduates participating on All-Star Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) as well — Middleton, Seth Curry, Danny Green and Joe Harris are all slated to be in the 3-point contest. CASH MATTERS There is some money at stake during All-Star Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) events, and everybody gets something. Everyone in the dunk contest will receive at least $20,000, everyone in the skills challenge gets at least $15,000 and all participants in the 3-point shootout take home at least $10,000. From there, prize money varies by finish — the skills challenge winner gets $55,000, the 3-point shootout champion wins $60,000 and the dunk contest winner takes home $105,000. In all, the Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) participants will split $610,000. EASTBOUND This All-Star weekend is the first of four straight in Eastern Conference cities. Chicago gets it next year, Indianapolis in 2021 and Cleveland in 2022. The site for the 2023 game remains unknown; Salt Lake City and Sacramento are two sites often mentioned as candidates for that year, and Orlando is a likely suitor for the 2024 game. THE REFS Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) All-Star Game will be officiated by Scott Foster, Curtis Blair and David Guthrie. It’s a home game of sorts for Guthrie, who resides in Charlotte. Foster worked the 2010 All-Star Game in Dallas. It’s the first All-Star Game for Blair and Guthrie. The Friday and Saturday (Saturday and Sunday, PHL time) events will be worked by a crew of newer refs — third-year official Aaron Smith and fourth-year officials Mitchell Ervin and Gediminas Petraitis......»»

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

Suspected drug pusher shot dead in Laguna buy-bust

    SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines -- A suspected drug pusher was killed in a shootout with police during a buy-bust in Lumban town in Laguna province on Friday.   In a text message, Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta said suspect Jon Jon Elca, a resident of Sta. Cruz town, drew out a .38 caliber revolver and opened fire when he sensed that he was dealing with an undercover police officer during the bust along Lagumbay road in Barangay (village) Lewin at around 1 a.m.   Police said Elca died after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds during the shootout.   Recovered from Elca was a sachet of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) worth ab...Keep on reading: Suspected drug pusher shot dead in Laguna buy-bust.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

Hot start nets Miguel Tabuena 65, share of lead

Miguel Tabuena marked his World Super 6 Perth debut in style, stringing up a stirring personal-best seven birdies in a row at the backside of the Lake Karrinyup Country Club for a lead-sharing 65 at the start of the $1.15 million event in Australia yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

9 Arrested Inside a Drug Den in Lorega

9 persons were arrested inside a drug den after a buy-bust operation was conducted on Tuesday in Sitio Laguna, Brgy. Lorega San Miguel, Cebu City, February 12, 2018. Operatives from Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region Office (PDEA RO) VII conducted the buy-bust operation and arrested drug den maintainers Angelina Porlas and Wilson Gomez. Meanwhile, 7 […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Fire hits shanties in Laguna

SAN PEDRO CITY --- A fire broke out at a residential community in this city on Thursday evening. Supt. Giovannie Martinez, city police chief, said the fire started around 7 p.m. in Sitio (sub-village) Masayahin, Barangay (Village) San Antonio. The fire was raised to second alarm as firefighters struggled to put out the blaze. "Affected (houses) were made of light materials," Martinez said in a text message, although he said they still could not determine the number of homes razed. He said police are in the area to secure the families' belongings from possible looting. /je...Keep on reading: Fire hits shanties in Laguna.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2019Related News

10 Indian soldiers killed, 35 wounded by car bomb in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India --- At least 10 soldiers were killed and 35 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy on a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials said. Senior police officer Muneer Ahmed Khan said the attack occurred as the convoy reached Pampore on the outskirts of the disputed region's main city of Srinagar. He said one bus was destroyed and at least five other vehicles were damaged by the blast. Authorities blamed rebels fighting against Indian rule for the attack. Khan said soldiers and counterinsurgency police reinforcements were deployed in the area and the injured were evacuated to hospitals. India and Pakistan each...Keep on reading: 10 Indian soldiers killed, 35 wounded by car bomb in Kashmir.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2019Related News

STATEMENT of Mr. Wilfredo D. Keng on the Cybercrime of Libel criminal case filed against Reynaldo Santos, Jr., and Maria Angelita Ressa, of Rappler, Inc. 

Of the many virtues guarded by democratic nations, justice and protection against libelous speech may well be the most difficult to attain. Apart from the unfortunate reality that necessary legal machinery may be inaccessible to many, technology and modernity have so drastically changed the information highway such that information-sharing has become virtually and instantaneously boundless - both global in reach and perpetual in duration......»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Watch out for policemen … handing out roses on Valentine’s Day

  MANILA, Philippines --- On Valentine's Day, members of the police Highway Patrol Group (HPG) were ordered to stop commuters and motorists and give them roses.   The PNP-HPG will deploy 30 of its men for this special activity along major thoroughfares, including Ortigas Ilalim Bus Stop, Megamall Bus Terminal and the entrance of La Salle Greenhills School.   Along with the flowers, the lawmen will hand out flyers to educate the public about road safety.   HPG Deputy for Administration Senior Superintendent Marvin Pepino said the activity was aimed at connecting the police with the community. /cbb...Keep on reading: Watch out for policemen … handing out roses on Valentine’s Day.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2019Related News

No official venue yet for SEA Games volleyball

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. will have to wait until February 15 to know which venue will be used for the sport in the 30th Southeast Asian Games late this year. Volleyball association head Peter Cayco cleared that the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee will be the one to arrange the playing venue for the competition set to begin on November 28. PHISGOC originally considered the Araneta Coliseum as the venue of the crowd-drawing sport but Cayco revealed that reservation problems with the 16,000-capacity arena could force them to look for an alternative. “It’s PHISGOC, sila ang in charge na mag-secure ng venue. More on technical ang LVPI,” said Cayco on Tuesday during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum. “When the inspection committee arrived this December our Secretary General Mr. (Ariel) Paredes and Mr. Shanrit (Wongpasert) of the AVC (Asian Volleyball Confederation) went to Smart Araneta and there we found out that they cannot give us all the dates kasi mayroon silang foreign bookings na concerts na last year pa raw naka-book.” Cayco said that there are three other alternatives with the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan, Laguna being the most feasible of option.  “Worst case scenario is Alonte. Kasi kasado na sa level of playing field ng AVC. OK na sila doon kasi ilang beses na ring naglaro doon,” the LVPI head said. The Laguna venue has hosted international volleyball tournaments before including the AVC Asian Club Championship in 2016 and the Asian Women’s Senior Championship back in 2017.  Other venues considered to hold the volleyball games are the PhilSports Arena (Ultra) in Pasig and the Muntinlupa Sports Complex, which serves as an alternative venue in during the Asian Seniors two years ago.   “Ang problem with Ultra is we won’t get the maximum number of games per day kasi may ka-share tayong ibang events. So we will not finish in the number of days of competition,” explained Cayco, who added that Ultra will also be used by netball. Around 11 countries are on tap to participate in the competition. The contest will have a rest day on November 30 to give way for the opening ceremonies.   Meanwhile, Cayco announced that the beach volleyball event will be held in Subic.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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

Zaragosa banners W Express field - Inquirer Sports

The cream of mens amateur crop slug it out in the W Express RVF Cup Amateur Golf Championship crown on Tuesday at Canlubang Golf and Country Clubs North Course in Laguna. The post Zaragosa banners W E.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Maynilad to start treatment plant project - Inquirer Business

Maynilad Water Services Corp. is pushing ahead with plans to build a new treatment plant to tap water from the Laguna de Bay even as regulators insist on focusing new investments on the Kaliwa Dam ami.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

Cop shot dead in North Cotabato town

KABACAN, North Cotabato --- Unidentified gunmen shot dead a police officer along the national highway in Sitio Malabuaya, Barangay Kayaga, Kabacan, North Cotabato at around 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Responding members of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) led by Police Chief Inspector Bernard Paray identified the victim as Senior Police Officer 4 Macatanong Lilangan, 53, a resident of Barangay Central Malamote, Matalam, North Cotabato. Police investigators said Lilangan was aboard his multicab and heading towards Kabacan town when he was chased and shot by two gunmen on board a single motorcycle. "The gunmen started shooting Lilangan with still unknown firearms when he was still i...Keep on reading: Cop shot dead in North Cotabato town.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 11th, 2019Related News

Federal shutdown affects state projects

OKLAHOMA CITY — Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that possibility. This, as transportation officials in Oklahoma announced plans to delay bids on 45 highway projects worth about $137 million. “This […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News