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CHR-7 investigates ‘secret jail’ in Sawang Calero Police Station

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) has started investigating reports of an alleged “secret jail” inside the Sawang Calero Police Station.  Investigators from CHR-7 visited the Sawang Calero Police Station on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, to conduct an inspection. They accompanied two complainants who pointed out to investigators the location […] The post CHR-7 investigates ‘secret jail’ in Sawang Calero Police Station appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 6th, 2021

‘Secret jail’ inside Sawang Calero Police Station?

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More complainants have come forward to report abuse and mistreatment they suffered at the hands of police officers assigned at Sawang Calero Police Station here. This time, a woman, in her 30s, sought assistance on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, before the police’s Integrity Monitoring and Enhancement Group Visayas Field Unit (IMEG-Visayas) […] The post ‘Secret jail’ inside Sawang Calero Police Station? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

Policemen involved in rape, extortion raps to lose allowance from Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The policemen who are facing raps on extortion, rape, and allegedly running a secret jail in Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City will lose their allowances from the city government. Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city will no longer shoulder the allowances of these police officials who are facing charges of […] The post Policemen involved in rape, extortion raps to lose allowance from Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Woman complainant against Sawang Calero cops shot dead in highway

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities here confirmed that one of the complainants, who accused several cops from Sawang Calero Police Station of rape and extortion, was killed by still unidentified assailants tonight, April 19. Ritchie Nepomuceno, 35, and a resident of Minglanilla town in south Cebu was shot dead at past 7 p.m. along N. […] The post Woman complainant against Sawang Calero cops shot dead in highway appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

11 Cebu cops stripped of cash allowances

BY CALVIN CORDOVA CEBU CITY – Eleven personnel of the Sawang Calero Police Station, who were allegedly involved in various illicit activities here, were stripped of their monthly allowances from the city government. The 11 cops were earlier relieved and charged after they were accused of extorting money from a 35-year-woman in Minglanilla town, southern […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

11 Sawang Calero cops relieved for extortion, rape

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Eleven police officers of Sawang Calero Police Station were relieved from their post for their alleged involvement in extortion and rape. According to Police Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo, director of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), a 35-year-old woman accused Police Staff Sergeant Celso Colita, Police Chief Master Sergeant Eric Edgar […] The post 11 Sawang Calero cops relieved for extortion, rape appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 30th, 2021

Cebu City gov’t withdraws legal aid to slain witness’s family

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be withdrawing its offered legal assistance to the family of slain Ritchie Nepomuceno, who was one of the major witnesses to the alleged extortion and rape of 11 Sawang Calero policemen (10 of them are alive while one is dead). This after the police has reported […] The post Cebu City gov’t withdraws legal aid to slain witness’s family appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Cebu City dad to victims of police abuse: Do not let ‘incident’ scare you to silence

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Philip Zafra is encouraging residents who have experienced police abuse to not let the killing of a major witness in the alleged rape and extortion case of 11 Barangay Sawang Calero policemen scare them into silence. Zafra said that he understands that the death of Ritchie Nepomuceno, one […] The post Cebu City dad to victims of police abuse: Do not let ‘incident’ scare you to silence appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2021

Habal-habal driver nabbed with P700K worth of drugs in Sawang Calero

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old high-value individual, who fronted as a ‘habal-habal’ driver was apprehended during a buy-bust operation with 106 grams of suspected ‘shabu’ worth P720,800 in Spolarium St. in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City, around 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. Police identified the suspect as Jennofer Lagahid. The operation was conducted […] The post Habal-habal driver nabbed with P700K worth of drugs in Sawang Calero appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Sawang Calero fire razes 12 houses

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An early afternoon fire on Wednesday, March 24 damaged at least 12 houses in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City. The Cebu City Fire Station reported that 10 houses in C. Padilla Street were totally burned down when a fire broke out in the area. Two more were also partially damaged, said […] The post Sawang Calero fire razes 12 houses appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

19-year-old man nabbed for maltreating 7-year-old boy in Naga City

Nineteen-year-old Daniel Echavez at the Naga Police Station. | Contributed photo via Paul CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 19-year-old man is facing the prospect of serving time in jail for allegedly maltreating a  7-year-old boy in Purok Onion, Barangay South Poblacion, Naga City, southern Cebu around 6 p.m., on Friday, February 26. Police identified the […] The post 19-year-old man nabbed for maltreating 7-year-old boy in Naga City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Cebu City barangay councilor shoots dead 33-year-old man

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 63-year-old barangay councilor of Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City landed in jail after he shot dead a 33-year-old man during an argument at past 1 p.m. today, February 14, in the barangay. Barangay Councilor Benjamin Zabate was arrested in the neighboring barangay of Suba in a hot pursuit operation […] The post Cebu City barangay councilor shoots dead 33-year-old man appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2021

Sinulog in Sawang Calero: Police, armored vehicles from military

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Louie Jade Dayondon and his family are set to celebrate the Feast of Señor Sto. Niño in the confines of their own home in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City on Sunday, January 17. But Louie Jade’s father woke him up quite earlier than usual as the Dayondon family was greeted with […] The post Sinulog in Sawang Calero: Police, armored vehicles from military appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Manhunt on for 4 jail escapees

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Debold Sinas yesterday ordered a manhunt for four inmates who escaped from the Galas police station jail in Quezon City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

3 prominent HK activists arrested on illegal assembly charges

Three prominent Hong Kong activists are facing jail after pleading guilty on Monday to inciting an “illegal assembly” outside the city’s main police station during last year’s huge pro-democracy protests......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Third Mabolo jail escapee surrenders

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The third detainee of the Mabolo Police Station who escaped on Monday, October 26, 2020, surrendered to authorities this morning, October 27, 2020. Nico Baylosis of Barangay Carreta, Cebu City told reporters that one of the reasons that he surrendered was the death of one of the escapees, Roberto Ludong, who […] The post Third Mabolo jail escapee surrenders appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Binondo 7th most wanted collared

A joint buy-bust operation early dawn yesterday conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and operatives of the Manila Police District resulted in the arrest of the No. 7 most wanted person of Meisic Police Station (PS-11) for drug pushing. Arrested was Mark Narro, 39, a Batang City Jail member, residing at Del Pan Street […] The post Binondo 7th most wanted collared appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Ex-Ozamiz councilor Parojinog found dead in jail

Former Ozamiz City councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog was found dead in his cell at the Ozamiz police station yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

Ex-Ozamiz councilor Ardot Parojinog found dead in jail cell

Former Ozamiz City councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog was found dead in his detention cell in Ozamiz Police Station on Friday morning, the Philippine National Police said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Ex-Ozamiz City councilor Parojinog found dead in jail

MANILA, Philippines — Former Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog was found dead inside the detention facility of the city’s police station Friday morning, September 4, 2020, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said. “Parojinog was found dead at 6:00am today while alone inside the detention cell of Ozamis Police Station. No violence was noted,” PNP […] The post Ex-Ozamiz City councilor Parojinog found dead in jail appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Patriots owner s prostitution case heads to appellate court

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charging New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with twice buying sex from massage parlor prostitutes will attempt to save their case this week by arguing to an appeals court that his rights weren't violated when police secretly video-recorded him in the act. Prosecutors will tell the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal during an online hearing Tuesday that a county judge erred when he invalidated the January 2019 search warrant allowing police to install secret cameras at Orchids of Asia spa as part of an alleged sex trafficking investigation. The judge said the warrant didn’t sufficiently protect the privacy of innocent customers who received legal massages, and he barred the videos’ use at trial as well as testimony about what they showed. If the ruling stands, it will deal a fatal blow to the prosecution's case. “Mr. Kraft's guilt is a virtual certainty” and he has no right to benefit from any possible mistakes police made involving innocent customers, Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey DeSousa wrote in court documents. Kraft's attorneys vehemently disagreed, arguing that if the three-justice panel allows the videos' use, “civil liberties cherished in Florida and beyond” will be endangered. “If the state wins this appeal, then everyone loses, not just the accused,” attorney Frank Shepherd wrote. “Government could run roughshod over privacy and constitutional rights while evading scrutiny.” The Jupiter police recordings led to misdemeanor charges against Kraft and two dozen other alleged Orchids of Asia customers. The spa owners and some employees are charged with prostitution-related felonies. Most cases are in limbo while the appeals are heard. If prosecutors can’t use the videos, they would almost certainly dismiss any misdemeanor charges awaiting trial. Some defendants took plea deals but Kraft refused. The felony cases could proceed, as those have other evidence besides the videos. Kraft, a 79-year-old widower and part-time Palm Beach resident, has pleaded not guilty but issued a public apology. He faces a possible one-year jail sentence if convicted, but would likely receive a fine, community service and other sanctions. Kraft, whom Forbes Magazine ranks as the 82nd richest American with a worth of almost $7 billion, is employing several high-priced attorneys to fight the charges. DeSousa submitted several arguments against Palm Beach County Judge Leonard Hanser's ruling. Among them: — The warrant is valid because police minimized any privacy invasion by having only three detectives monitor video. Any further minimization, such as recording only snippets of each massage, would have made the investigation impossible. — Kraft illegally paid for sex and is lawfully covered by the warrant, even if the justices determine police violated innocent customers' privacy rights. — If the warrant is invalid, the detectives relied on it “in good faith” and a sanction banning the video is too extreme. Shepherd submitted several counterarguments for Kraft. They include: — Detectives' privacy protection efforts were insufficient because they recorded seminude men and women receiving legal massages, making the Kraft recordings also illegal. — Police had enough evidence to charge the spa owners with felonies without recording, making the cameras “wholly gratuitous." — The evidence detectives presented to obtain the magistrate's warrant approval was “deliberately misleading,” negating any argument they acted in good faith. The justices won’t immediately rule after the hearing; decisions usually takes weeks. The losing side will likely appeal to the Florida Supreme Court, which could accept the case or let the justices’ ruling stand. Authorities say the Orchids of Asia investigation was part of a multicounty probe into possible sex trafficking by spa owners who they believe brought women from China and elsewhere to work as prostitutes. About 300 people were charged with various felonies and misdemeanors, but no trafficking charges were pursued — prosecutors say they received no cooperation from masseuses whom they suspect were trafficked. According to police, Kraft's chauffeur drove him to Orchids of Asia on the evening of Jan. 19, 2019, where detectives recorded him engaging in a sex act with two women and then paying an undetermined amount in cash. Investigators said Kraft returned the next morning and engaged in recorded sex acts with a woman before paying with a $100 bill and another bill. Hours later, Kraft was in Kansas City for the AFC Championship game, where his Patriots defeated the Chiefs. His team then won the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta, the Patriots’ sixth NFL championship under his ownership. Prosecutors offered to drop the charges if Kraft entered a diversion program for first-time offenders. That would include an admission he would be found guilty if the case went to trial, a $5,000 fine, 100 hours of community service and attending a class on the dangers of prostitution and its connection to human trafficking. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday on the court's YouTube channel......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2020