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Sokor’s most wanted fugitive in a $100-M scam, nabbed

By Anthony Ching The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested one of South Korea’s most wanted men who is accused of large-scale fraud when he pocketed more than US$100 million in a construction investment scam. Chun Tae Joon was tagged by the Korean embassy in Manila as a high profile fugitive and is listed as top of the order of battle by Seoul authorities, according to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente.The 53-year-old Korean fugitive was arrested at the Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman Quezon City after hiding in the Philippines for almost 13 years. He is now detained at the BI warden facility in Bicutan, Taguig City.Morente said the Korean will be deported for being an undocumented and undesirable alien.BI intelligence officer and FSU head Bobby Raquepo said Chun eluded arrest for more than 12 years and that it was only recently that informants tipped the bureau with information that resulted in his capture.Chun is wanted in Korea for large scale fraud and a warrant for his arrest was issued by a district court in Seoul on Oct. 13, 2005.The Korean fled to Manila after the warrant was issued after defrauding 10,000 compatriots of more than US$100 million in a construction investment scam. “The victims were promised big returns should they invest their money in construction projects but they do not really exist,” Raquepo said.He added that the Korean, who holds an expired passport, could be sentenced to life imprisonment if he is convicted......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 7th, 2018Related News

Delos Santos to decide on final pool lineup

National women’s volleyball team head coach Shaq Delos Santos and his coaching staff will deliberate on Thursday the players that will compose the 20-woman pool lineup. Delos Santos conducted the national team hopefuls first training session led by Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado. Also in attendance were Jaja Santiago, Aby Maraño, Maika Ortiz, Rhea Dimaculangan, CJ Rosario, Denden Lazaro, Mika Reyes, Mylene Paat, Ces Molina, Rebecca Rivera, and Myla Pablo, who left early to train with her club team Pocari Sweat. Delos Santos and his assistants Kungfu Reyes and Bryan Esquibel are expected to come up with a final list on Friday at the latest.   “Di kami makakapagbigay ng final time kung ngayon or bukas (ang lineup). Pero para sa amin kailangan naming pagusapang mabuti,” said Delos Santos, who replaced Ramil De Jesus as head coach after the multi-titled mentor resigned from his post just two months after his appointment. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. gave Delos Santos the freehand to choose the number of players that will compose the pool. “Usapan kung papayagan 20 or 18 kung saan kami aabutin,” said Delos Santos, who steered Petron to the 2018 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title last month.    From the 20-woman pool, Delos Santos will trim it down to 14 (12 regular and two reserves), which will be the country’s official entry to the Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in August.    “Mahirap kung sa mahirap (mamili) kasi ang timeline namin very short,” said Delos Santos. “Pero kahit papaano naman sanay kaming humarap sa mga ganyang situation basta guided kami ng mga boss namin kagaya ni (LVPI vice president) Peter Cayco.” The national squad will also see action in the AVC Asia Cup in Thailand in September and in the 2019 Manila Southeast Asian Games.   ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 7th, 2018Related News

Duterte brings back another ‘fired’ govt exec

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Tourism Undersecretary Jose Gabriel “Pompee” La Vina to the Department of Agriculture, replacing newly-minted Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. This is La Vina’s second government post since being fired by Duterte in February from his post as Social Security System (SSS) commissioner for alleged corruption. Duterte signed La Vina’s appointment on [...] The post Duterte brings back another ‘fired’ govt exec appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Jun 7th, 2018Related News

Duterte appoints Emilio Aquino as SEC chairperson

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte named Emilio Aquino as the new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairperson, replacing Teresita Herbosa, whose term expires this year. Aquino's appointment papers were signed by Duterte on Wednesday, June 6, according to the Malacañang Records Office. Aquino previously served as one of the commissioners in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 7th, 2018Related News

Duterte transfers Pompee La Viña to Department of Agriculture

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has a new job for Jose Gabriel "Pompee" La Viña. La Viña, who was previously appointed tourism undersecretary, has been appointed undersecretary for the Department of Agriculture (DA). His appointment papers, released by Malacañang on Thursday, June 7, were signed on Wednesday, June 6. (READ:  From SSS to tourism: Who is Pompee La Viña? ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 7th, 2018Related News

Mabusao mayor mum on PDP-Laban appointment

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Mayor Leodegario Labao Jr. of Mambusao, Capiz has no comment on reports that he has been appointed as provincial chair of the ruling PDP-Laban party. “No comment yet as to my appointment as chair in Capiz,” is what Labao told The Daily Guardian in an interview. While he did not elaborate […] The post Mabusao mayor mum on PDP-Laban appointment appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2018Related News

Nat l women s volleyball team hopefuls take coaching change positively

The coaching change came as a surprise to most of the national women’s volleyball team hopefuls, but the players received the appointment of Shaq Delos Santos as replacement for resigned mentor Ramil De Jesus positively. Delos Santos met with some of the national team candidates on Tuesday at the Arellano University-Legarda Gym together with his assistants Kungfu Reyes and Bryan Esquibel and Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. vice president Peter Cayco. LVPI appointed the Petron coach to the position after De Jesus, who took the coaching duty last April and conducted two tryouts attended by the country’s top volleybelles, stepped down two weeks ago. Delos Santos is tasked to form and train a team for the Jakarta Palembang Asian Games in September, the AVC Asia Cup in Thailand the following month and the 2019 Manila Southeast Asian Games.      “Nabigla ako na nagpalit ulet ng coach. We're in good hands naman with coach Shaq. He's a good coach, he has a good system. I'm looking forward to working with him,” said Cocolife libero Denden Lazaro, who was with 15 other hopefuls during the pool meeting. “Sa aming mga players kailangan lang naman namin maging open sa lahat kasi there’s no permanent naman talaga and ‘yun nga syempre kami mga players susunod lang kami kung ano papagawa sa amin ng coaches, ng staff,” said Jaja Santiao. “Okay lang naman na may pagbabago kasi si coach Shaq din naman is one of the best coaches din dito sa Pilipinas so go lang.” Petron’s Mika Reyes, the Nationals’ team captain last year during the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Championship and Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, was informed of the changes a few days ago.    “Actually hindi ko alam na nagpalit muna. Ang sabi lang may final tryouts. So okay. And then siguro two to three days ago, dun ko lang nalaman talaga. Mga Sunday ata yun,” she said. “Si coach sabi nya ‘Ye punta ka sa tryout ha.’ Tapos sabi ko okay coach. Tapos may nagsabi sa akin na teammate ko na sya na daw yung coach.” Reyes played for De Jesus for five years in De La Salle, in the Philippine Superliga for Meralco and F2 Logistics. The middle blocker bannered the 2018 PSL Grand Prix champion Petron under Delos Santos.      “Nagulat lang ako syempre coach ko rin before si coach Ramil, akala ko siya na,” she added. “Pero okay lang din naman, at least ito coach namin. Siguro yung advantage lang is alam ko na yung sistema nya.” Aby Marano, who during most of her volleyball career played under De Jesus, said that she was one of the first to know of her F2 Logistics mentor’s plan to step down. According to LVPI, De Jesus decided to quit his post because of conflict of schedule with his duties as coach for DLSU, the Baby Spikers and F2 Logistics. “Positive pa rin kami, whether nagpalit ng coach o hindi. Dapat hindi kami maapektuhan. Sa kanila na 'yun eh, ang kailangan namin mag-focus sa ensayo para magpalakas at magpahusay pa. Okay naman din 'yung set ng coaches na nakilala namin today. I don't think there will be a problem,” said Marano, a veteran internationalist who donned the tri-colors in the past two SEA Games and in the AVC Asian Seniors. “Magulo, siyempre, ganoon 'yung nangyare. Personal na decision 'yun ni coach Ramil eh so we all respect that. Ang laki talaga ng responsibilty niya sa mga teams niya. Wala naman kaming masasabi sa decision ni coach Ramil,” Marano continued. “Siyempre, na-brokenhearted nga kami,” she added. “Ako, personally, hindi naman ako bumabata. Gusto ko, bago ako mag-retire, maging coach ko siya sa National Team. Kung hindi naman papalarin, wala akong magagawa.” Also in attendance during the first meeting with the new set of coaches were Kim Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, Majoy Baron, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Rebecca Rivera, Mylene Paat, Sisi Rondina, Kim Fajardo, Rhea Dimaculangan, Maika Ortiz, CJ Rosario and Ces Molina. Creamline's Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado were supposed to attend the meeting but were caught in a traffic jam in Katipunan after their training while Myla Pablo was training with Pocari Sweat. Other players in the pool who skipped the meeting were Tots Carlos, Bea De Leon, Kath Arado, Royse Tubino, Lourdes Clemente, Elaine Kasilag, Jasmine Nabor, Maddie Madayag, Cha Cruz-Behag, Ara Galang, Mel Gohing, MJ Phillips, Isa Molde, Jho Maraguinot, Rachel Anne Daquis, Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza.    The pool will start its training on Thursday.    ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 5th, 2018Related News

SC orders Calida to comment on Sereno appeal of quo warranto ruling

The high tribunal has ordered Solicitor General Jose Calida to comment on the appeal of Maria Lourdes Sereno on the ruling on the quo warranto petition that invalidated her appointment as chief justice......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 5th, 2018Related News

Malaysia gets new AG, ex-PM’s wife quizzed over graft saga

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia --- The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was questioned Tuesday by the anti-graft agency over alleged theft and money-laundering involving the 1MDB state investment fund, as Najib's lawyers said they had pulled out. Prosecution over the 1MDB scandal, that helped led to Najib's shocking ouster in May 9 national elections, could also be sped up with the government's appointment of an ethnic Indian lawyer as the new attorney general. Rosmah Mansor, accompanied by her daughter and son-in-law, didn't speak to reporters as she was escorted into Malaysia's Anti-Corruption Commission's office. She was summoned nearly two weeks after Najib was q...Keep on reading: Malaysia gets new AG, ex-PM’s wife quizzed over graft saga.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 5th, 2018Related News

Duterte names new PhilHealth chief

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appointed Dr. Roy Ferrer as the new head of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Duterte signed Ferrer’s appointment on June 1 but was released to the media on Monday. Ferrer, who is also a current member of the PhilHealth board of directors representing the employers sector, replaced Celestina Ma. Jude de [...] The post Duterte names new PhilHealth chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJun 4th, 2018Related News

Belmonte lauds appointment of new NCRPO chief

Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte has welcomed the appointment of Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar as director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 3rd, 2018Related News

Courage slams CA decision to confirm Castriciones as DAR chief

Labor coalition Confederation for Unity, Advancement and Recognition of Government Employees (Courage) slammed on Saturday the decision of the Commission of Appointment (CA) confirming the appointm.....»»

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

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

    Saudi Arabia announced another cabinet reshuffle Saturday with a heavy focus on culture and religion, as the kingdom undergoes a major image rehaul. This is the second significant government change since the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king, as heir to the region's most powerful throne. Prince Mohammed serves as deputy prime minister under his father, King Salman. State news agency SPA announced King Salman had replaced the country's labour, Islamic affairs and culture ministers. The kingdom also announced it had set up a royal commission for the holy city of Mecca, which is expected to welcome millions of Muslim pilgrims for the ...Keep on reading: Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 2nd, 2018Related News

Mambusao mayor is PDP-Laban prov’l chair

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Mayor Leodegario Labao Jr. of Mambusao, Capiz has been chosen as provincial chairman of the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Capiz. According to former Roxas City Councilor Ramon “Monchit” Albar, PDP Laban President and Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel Jr. signed Labao’s appointment paper which took effect […] The post Mambusao mayor is PDP-Laban prov’l chair appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 1st, 2018Related News

Tourism welcomes formal appointment of Puyat with ‘renewed optimism’

THE Department of Tourism welcomed with “renewed optimism” the Commission on Appointments confirmation on the nomination of Bernadette Romulo-Puyat as its new secretary. “The Department of Tourism (DOT) family welcomes with renewed optimism the confirmation of Secretary Berna Romulo Puyat,” the DOT said in a statement late Wednesday. Puyat replaced Wanda Tulfo-Teo who resigned over a controversial [...] The post Tourism welcomes formal appointment of Puyat with ‘renewed optimism’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2018Related News

Castriciones gets CA s nod

QUEZON CITY, May 30 -- The Commission on Appointments (CA) on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John R. Castriciones. Senator Grace Poe, who presided.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2018Related News

In appeal of ouster, Sereno warns of far-reaching consequences of SC ruling

Maria Lourdes Sereno, whose appointment as chief justice the Supreme Court voted to void, warned of the “far-reaching consequences” of the landmark grant of a quo warranto petition against an impeachable official......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2018Related News

Justice Secretary Guevarra gets stamp of approval from Commission on Appointments

THE Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday approved the ad interim appointment of Menardo Guevarra as Justice secretary. Guevarra, whom President Rodrigo Duterte appointed on April 15 following the resignation of predecessor Vitaliano Aguirre 3rd underwent more than an hour of grilling by members of the Committee on Justice and Judicial and Bar Council before getting their approvals. In [...] The post Justice Secretary Guevarra gets stamp of approval from Commission on Appointments appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2018Related News

Densing appointed DILG usec, Ebarle named DOLE usec

MANILA, Philippines – Epimaco Densing III has moved up in the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him interior undersecretary, a step above his previous post of assistant secretary, according to appointment papers signed on May 22 but released on Tuesday, May 29. Densing became ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2018Related News

CA members back DoT chief

In less than ten minutes, a subcommittee of the Commission on Appointments recommended the approval of the ad interim appointment of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. Puyat was accompanied by her father, former Senator and Secretary Alberto Romulo. Puyat, who earlier asked Department of Tourism undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to resign,….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2018Related News