Maguindanao barangay captain, 3 others nabbed for illegal drugs

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 Aug) – Anti-drug operatives from Region 12 and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) arrested one of the most high-valued targets in terms of the scope of his illegal drug operations in a raid they conducted dawn on Monday, reports said. Arrested was a certain Nelson Sulayman Salama, 47, barangay […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Debates healthy for Federalism

By Nelson S. Badilla ‘PALACE WELCOMES INPUTS’ Managing disaster and controlling the political clans from dominating certain localities are crucial for the region to prosper. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque yesterday said Malacañang welcomes all inputs, whether positive or negative, that make the debates on the proposed Federal form of government healthy. Roque was reacting to […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Boxing: Donnie Nietes, Aston Palicte face off ahead of world title bout

With roughly a month to go before fight night, Filipino contenders Donnie ‘Ahas’ Nietes and Aston ‘Mighty’ Palicte faced off for the first time ahead of their highly-anticipated all-Filipino title bout.  Hollywood face off. Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte join #Superfly3 presscon in LA. They fight for the vacant WBO World Title Sept 8 on @HBOboxing @360BoxingPromos @ALAPromotions1 @RoyJonesJrFA — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) August 9, 2018 Nietes and Palicte are scheduled to fight for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship on the upcoming HBO and 360 Promotions-presented SuperFly 3 card at The Forum in Los Angeles, California this September 8th (September 9th, Manila time). Three-division world champion Nietes will be making his much-awaited debut in the super flyweight division. For the 36-year old Murcia, Negros Occidental native, who still holds the distinction for being the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion during his undisputed reign in the light flyweight division, his bout with Palicte serves as another opportunity to showcase his world-class talents to a much bigger audience. “Excited na excited kasi nabigyan ulit ako ng opportunity na makapag-laban dito sa SuperFly,” Nietes told ABS-CBN News’ Steve Angeles during the SuperFly 3 press conference in Hollywood, Wednesday evening. “This is a bug card, malaking tuwa ko na lalaban ako ulit dito sa US, ipapakita ko naman yung talent namin dito sa US." This will be Nietes’ second consecutive fight in the United States, coming off a successful IBF Flyweight World Championship defense against Juan Carlos Reveco at SuperFly 2 back in February, also at The Forum. While Nietes has long been a household name in the Philippines, many saw the ALA Promotions star’s dominant performance as a coming out party of sorts. This time, Nietes finds himself matched up agaisnt a fellow Filipino, who’s hungry for a world championship as well, in Palicte. Originally scheduled to be the headliner for a Pinoy Pride card in Cebu this August, 360 Promotions founder Tom Loeffler saw the opportunity to bring a pair of world-class Pinoy boxers on a much bigger stage. “When we had an opportunity in September 8th to put on a triple-header on HBO, I told peter Nelson of HBO that this is one of the best fights in the super flyweight division, for a WBO world championship and he agreed,” Loeffler said. “Donnie had a great performance in SuperFly 2. Aston now has the opportunity to fight for a world title at 115-pounds. I think it’s a tremendous matchup for these two great Filipino fighters.” Aside from the obvious prestige that comes with fighting for a world title, Palicte also has the opportunity to face off against not only a kababayan, but also someone he’s looked up. “Dati, bata pa ako, siya medyo matanda na sa akin, nakikita ko na sila, ina-idolize ko na sila. Hanggang ngayon, magkalaban na kami.” For the 27-year old Bago,Negros Occidental-native, it’s purely business. “Trabaho yan, part ng trabaho. Sa taas ng ring siguro iba, at pagkatapos ng laban, iba rin. Magkaibigan, pero wala eh, wala tayong magagawa, trabaho lang. Sports lang.” This will be the second all-Filipino world title fight this year, five months after reigning champion Jerwin Ancajas defended his IBF Super Flyweight World Championship against Nietes’ ALA Promotions stablemate Jonas Sultan. And while Nietes would rather not have to face a compatriot, like Palicte said, it’s simply business. “Filipino versus Filipino ang laban, so wala tayong magagawa dun kasi mandatory, so dapat maglaban. Ang sa amin lang, ipakita lang namin yung talento namin, yung galing namin atsaka yung magandang laban namin, ipakita namin sa mga tao, sa mga boxing fans dito sa US.”   H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 9th, 2018Related News

Inflation hits poorest Filipinos decline

By Nelson S. Badilla The income of over 60 million poorest among the poor Filipinos fell sharply in the first six months of the year due to the continued rise of inflation, according to an independent research group. Ibon Foundation said, in a news statement, “that the poorest 60 million Filipinos have suffered income losses […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 8th, 2018Related News

Pusher wounded, 3 others arrested during search

LUCENA City -- A suspected drug pusher was wounded while his three cohorts were arrested during a search operation carried out by city police operatives at Purok Riverside, Bgy. Ibabang Dupay, here, on Sunday night. Nelson Chua Aguirre, 58, who owns the house, sustained a gunshot wound in the right….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 6th, 2018Related News

Kung Fu Panda Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson on Her First Live-Action in “The Darkest Minds”

“The Darkest Minds” will be the first live-action film for director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, best known for her work on the Kung Fu Panda franchise. The movie is an adaptation of the best-selling book by Alexandra Bracken, the first in a YA trilogy (The Darkest Minds, Never Fade, and In the Afterlight). The engrossing new […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2018Related News

Bacolod mayor cancels classes, gov t work due to floods

Floods Thursday caused heavy traffic and stranded vehicles like this one in front of the Hi Strip at the Circumferential Road in Bacolod City. Nelson Adrian Remo photo BACOLOD CITY-- Bacolod Mayor.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 3rd, 2018Related News

Bizarre reality shifts, parallel worlds and the Mandela Effect

There has been a lot of talk in recent times of the possibility of other realities and dimensions existing beside our own, all around us, yet mostly unobserved and lying beyond our ability to perceive them. In these alternate realities there are theorized to be other versions of ourselves or….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 3rd, 2018Related News

P76-M water project begins in Marawi

By Nelson S. Badilla “Some 2,156 households in Marawi City will have access to potable water. In a few months, more than 2,000 residents of Marawi City will have clean, potable water as a P76-million water system project was initiated by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday. DILG officer in […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 3rd, 2018Related News

P1.5-M shabu seized

By Nelson S. Badilla A police operation led to the arrest of four alleged drug pushers yesterday and the seizure of several sachets of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu worth P1.5 million. Chief Supt. Gregorio Lim, director of the Northern Police District (NPD), identified the suspects as Aldrin Campos, 31 years old; Jay-R Sonet, 30; […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 1st, 2018Related News

Cop killed, 39 relieved over kidnap-extort

By Nelson S. Badilla and Leila Marie Rodriguez “I ordered relief of the entire PCP 1 personnel and they will be transferred to the regional headquarters support group. National Capital Region Police Office director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday ordered the relief of all 39 police officers comprising the entire Police Community Precinct 1 […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 1st, 2018Related News

6 dead in ‘shootouts’

By Nelson S. Badilla At the wrong place at the wrong time, civilian dies from stray bullet. Five suspected criminals and an innocent bystander were killed in shootouts with the police in Metro Manila in the last 24 hours. Pasay City policemen were conducting an “Oplan Sita” on Merville Access Road Sunday night when two […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 31st, 2018Related News

Young presidential candidate hopes to change Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Nelson Chamisa, who turned 40 in February, is old enough by only a few months to be president of Zimbabwe under the constitutional minimum age limit. But he hopes that his youth will be the force that propels him to election victory on Monday, July 29, against all ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 30th, 2018Related News

Young ‘trafficker’ yields P7.4-M shabu

By Nelson S. Badilla “Dudley is not going scot-free because the police have an air-tight case against him. Police arrested a young “notorious trafficker” and confiscated P7.4 million worth of suspected shabu from him, moments after President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his warning against the menace of illegal drugs in his third State of the Nation […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 24th, 2018Related News

Tip leads to drug arrests

By Nelson S. Badilla A concerned citizen tipped off the police on a pot session in Makati City yesterday, leading to the arrest of four persons. Caught allegedly while in the middle of using drugs were Lea de Guzman, 35; Celestino Ramos, 45; Joel Aguda, 45 and Ronnie Boy Prestado, 32. De Guzman and Ramos […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 23rd, 2018Related News

Motorbike rams into truck along Kidapawan-Makilala road; 1 dead

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 21 July) — A motorist believed speeding too fast while maneuvering a dangerous curve along Kidapawan-Makilala highway was killed when the motorcycle he was driving rammed into a 10-wheeler truck, at around 11 a.m., Friday, reports said. Chief Inspector John Rick Medel, chief of  the Makilala police. identified the victim as Nelson […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

Cop chase leads to drug hideout

By Nelson S. Badilla “Eight sachets of suspected shabu were seized from the suspects, along with 11 sachets of marijuana leaves. The Pasay police busted yesterday an alleged drug syndicate headed by one Percival Boganan in a buy-bust operation that resulted in the arrest of five other gang members. Supt. Gene Licud led the team […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

Willie Nelson has recorded a Frank Sinatra tribute album

Willie Nelson. Image: AFP/Yuri Gripas The 85-year-old singer-songwriter is releasing 'My Way' this fall. This album spans standards and classics made famous by Sinatra, accompanied by str.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

‘Drug-running’ kids rescued

By Nelson S. Badilla “The suspects are facing criminal charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Syndicates are using children as young as four years old to serve as “drug runners,” authorities revealed yesterday. This as combined elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) rescued […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2018Related News

200 more modern jeeps rolled out

By Nelson S. Badilla “Eventually everyone will get tired of riding the dilapidated jeepneys that are hazards on the road. The Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory (LTFRB) yesterday rolled out more than 200 modern public utility jeepney (PUJ) units to operators yesterday in Manila. The awarding of units by […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 21st, 2018Related News