CHR, IBP seek justice for slain Nueva Ecija lawyer

The IBP-NE, led by Wilson Chua as president, issued a statement Saturday condemning “in the strongest terms the brutal and senseless killing" of Dalangin whom the group described as "a good, brilliant and respected Ecijano lawyer.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 1st, 2020

Parents of young woman slain with Espinosa lawyer seek justice but see slim chance

Parents of young woman slain with Espinosa lawyer seek justice but see slim chance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

Reyes, Aquino, Infiesto, Ingcad lead National Executive chess entries

Leonard Raymond Reyes, a manager of Infopro Business Solutions, Inc. Rodrigo Aquino, a lawyer at Public Attorney’s Office in Gapan City, Nueva Ecija, IA/FT James Infiesto, Board Member, National Council on Disability Affairs and Engineer Mark Oliver Ingcad, President at MSI Konstruct, Inc. head the list of participants when the 2020 National Executive Online Chess Championship gets underway on October 18, 2020, 7:00pm at»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

4 drug suspects slain; P40.9 million shabu seized

Four drug suspects were killed in stings in Laguna, Nueva Ecija and Cagayan de Oro on Sunday and Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Palace condemns Nueva Ecija lawyer’s murder

Malacañang has condemned the murder of a 73-year-old lawyer in Nueva Ecija as it vowed to identify and run after the perpetrators......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

DOJ: Killing of Ecija lawyer may be & lsquo;EJK& rsquo;

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Sunday said he would direct the Task Force on Extra-Judicial Killings to conduct its own probe on the killing of a 73-year-old lawyer if there would be indications that his death was related to his advocacy......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 1st, 2020

Pumatay sa abogado tugisin — Palasyo

KINONDENA ng Malacañang ang pagpatay sa isang human rights lawyer sa Nueva Ecija noong Biyernes nang gabi......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMar 1st, 2020

Lawyer killed in Nueva Ecija, 48th since 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Lawyer Bayani Dalangin was shot dead in front of his office in Talavera town in Nueva Ecija on Friday, February 28, making him the 48th member of the legal profession killed in the Duterte administration. "A good, brilliant and respected Ecijano lawyer was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

Human rights lawyer pinagbabaril sa harap ng kliyente

Pinaslang ng hindi nakikilalang salarin ang isang kilalang 73­-anyos na human rights ­lawyer sa loob ng tanggapan nito sa Brgy. Poblacion Sur, Talavera, Nueva ­Ecija noong Biyernes ng gabi......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsFeb 29th, 2020

3 slain in Bulacan, Nueva Ecija drug busts

Three drug suspects were killed in stings in Bulacan and Nueva Ecija on Friday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2020

Drug suspects slain in Iloilo, Nueva Ecija

A drug suspect was shot dead by unidentified motorcycle-riding men in Leganes, Iloilo on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2019

10 slain in Luzon drug war

Ten persons were killed in anti-drug operations in Nueva Ecija, Bulacan and Laguna in the past two days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2019

4 slain in drug stings

Four persons were killed in anti-drug operations in Nueva Ecija and Bulacan in the past two days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Neri-Chaves Clan: A Tale of Southern Nobility

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, the crown jewel of Mindanao, is the country’s newest boom town, experiencing an accelerated level of modernization and real estate investments. Infrastructures such as hotels, malls and condominium towers are vigorously constructed one after the other to accommodate the influx of new residents and visitors to the city. Proof that, Cagayan de Oro as it is fondly called, had long since shed its small-town roots, to become the mega melting pot of pioneering entrepreneurs and upwardly mobile young professionals that it is today. Apart from the perks and comforts of living in a highly urbanized city, people who call Cagayan de Oro home also bask in its rich and colorful history that dates back to pre-colonial times. One clan in particular has been a prominent figure in the city’s enduring saga and cultural evolution. The Neri-Chaves family are descendants of a strong-willed Rajah whose resoluteness drove him to seek out dominions beyond his stronghold’s fertile terrains in Lanao province. The Malay prince, whose name was Samporna, or Sanskrit for ‘perfect’, decided to invade Cagayan or Kalambagohan as it was then known. Excerpts from the writings of the Neri-Chaves family historian, Filomeno M. Bautista, recounted how a potential bloody struggle was averted, when the then chief of Kalambagohan, Datu Bagani, sent his beautiful daughter guarded by his bravest warriors to meet Rajah Samporna. She was to initiate the conditional surrender, so that their people would not be enslaved by the invaders. It was told that the Rajah, captivated by Datu Bagani’s daughter, ended up marrying her. The prince also built a fortress around their village in Kalambagohan to protect them from other conquistadores. Rajah Samporna later succeeded the Datu as ruler of Cagayan. He also converted from Islam to Christianity to solidify his devotion to his wife’s religion, and in 1779 was baptized by a Spanish priest with a peculiarly Italian name, Neri. It ushered an era of peace in Mindanao, when Muslims lived harmoniously with Christians. The Neris intermarrying with the Chaveses of Cagayan was perhaps providential as it produced one of the most enduring clans in the country. Today, the Neri-Chaves clan is many thousand strong. Well-known lawyer and congressman Rufus Bautista Rodriguez attributes the successes enjoyed by many family members throughout many generations to the tireless pursuit of life’s true purpose. “We are hardworking people. We are also fortunate to have had many individuals in the family who continue to inspire us, like Vice President Emmanuel Neri Pelaez and Ambassador Felino Neri”, Rodriguez said, adding in jest, “At mga gwapo, gwapa pa!” Most if not all of Cagayan de Oro’s earliest leaders, from Governors to Mayors, were members of the Neri-Chaves family. Some became pioneers in other fields like business, education and the arts, from Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan to musicologist and concert pianist Vilma May Chaves Cataylo. The clan has had three grand reunions, first in 1985, then in 1993, and the most recent one took place in August 2016 where hundreds of family members came together from all over the world to rekindle family ties. Jessica Dingcong, who spearheaded the recent reunion held at the Chaves family-owned Chali Beach and Mallberry Suites in Cagayan de Oro City, wants to inspire the next generation to carry on the legacy of benevolence and integrity of their forebears. “We should be proud that we are very family oriented,’ Dingcong said. In attendance at the grand reunion were the Neri-Cheves clan’s many young professionals and millennials. Sixth generation Neri-Chaves and journalist Alessandra Marie Chaves Jalandoni, who carries her nickname Apples professionally, admits feeling the pressure of belonging to a family of achievers. “We have some pretty big shoes to fill, so we soldier on, and never give up,,” Jalandoni said, adding that, “We have always been taught to do the right thing, and not just what looks good on paper.” Jalandoni’s maternal grandfather Engineer Camilo Vamenta Chaves was a World War II veteran and subsequently Dean at the family-owned Liceo de Cagayan University. Her mother Alma Marie Chaves Jalandoni is a pioneer in garments manufacturing and export in the Philippines. Current Social Security Services Commissioner Pompee La Viña will head the next Neri-Chaves grand reunion in 2018. La Viña is the son of Lourdes Chaves Maestrado La Viña who was the first woman elected to the City Council in Cagayan de Oro. His younger brother is former Ateneo School of Government dean and climate change lead negotiator Tony La Viña. Commissioner La Viña hopes to welcome many more family members to their tight-knit Mindanaon clan. “It roots us in Mindanao, the blood of Mindanao is running through us,” he said. La Viña also ponders on how leadership is ingrained in the members of the clan. After all they are descendants of a warrior prince. But the word is also taking on a new meaning as the Neris and Chaveses usher Mindanao to its most vibrant era. “We will always be leaders, we are simply inclined to lead,” La Viña maintained, “but to lead as serving the people rather than ruling them.” (By J. C. Bautista) &'160; 121&'160;total views, 121&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Kin of Comval slain leader, farmer activists storm AFP camp to seek justice

Kin of Comval slain leader, farmer activists storm AFP camp to seek justice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Zamboanga City guns for third crown in Chooks-to-Go 3x3 tourney

Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Troy Rike and Santi Santillan claimed their second straight crown by overpowering the Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards in a heated 21-11 victory Friday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Pacquiao seeks probe of Rice Tarrification Law, RCEF

Boxing icon and Sen. Manny Pacquiao has sought a Senate inquiry into the implementation of the Rice Tarrification Law, particularly the utilization of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). Senator Manny Pacquiao(EPA/JOSEPH VIDAL / PRIB / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) In a resolution, Pacquiao said the purpose of Republic Act (RA) 11203, also known as the Rice Tariffication Law, is to ensure food security and to make the country’s agriculture sector viable, efficient, and globally competitive. President Duterte signed RA 11203 on Feb. 14, 2019. ‘’But after more than a year of its implementation, we have yet to fully account for the utilization of the RCEF,’’ Pacquiao stressed. Pacquiao said that before the implementation of RA 11203, the farm gate price of palay averaged P21.39 per kilo but when imported rice started flooding the market, it instantly dropped to P17.88 per kilo. Recent accounts from farmers disclosed that in Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Sorsogon, Tarlac, and Laguna, the farm gate price is P7 up to P10 per kilo. Pacquiao said RA 11203 has provided the framework for the establishment of the RCEF which was set up to improve rice farmers’ competitiveness and income amid liberalization of the Philippine rice trade policy that lifted quantitative restrictions on rice imports and replaced it with tariffs, among others. The RCEF or the Rice Fund has a P10-billion annual appropriation for the next six years which will be drawn from taxes generated from rice import tariffs. The Department of Finance (DoF) and the Bureau of Customs (BoC) which are the lead agencies responsible for the collection of the import tariffs must account for the volume of rice imports since the lifting of the quantitative restriction on rice imports, the amount of tariffs collected, and the amount allocated to the RCEF, Pacquiao pointed out. The Department of Agriculture (DA) which is primarily tasked to manage the RCEF must provide a complete and detailed report on the disbursement and the utilization of the fund which was supposed to cushion the impact of rice import liberalization to the Filipino farmers, he added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020

Why public can’t access SALN of magistrates

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta defended the High Tribunal’s restriction of public access to the Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) of magistrates. Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta (FACEBOOK / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) “We cannot release the SALN because there are matters there that are confidential in nature,” Peralta said during an online press briefing. The Chief Justice said that the SALN contains information like the addresses of judges and their family members which could be used by parties in influencing the decision-making of cases. “You can just imagine ‘yung mga judges na nagdecide ng cases against somebody (What might happen to judges who decided on cases against somebody),” he said. Because of this, Peralta said the SC has implemented guidelines which restricts public access to SALNs of magistrates. “We came up with the guidelines that we can only release ‘yung summary,” the Chief Justice said. Last September, the SC denied the requests of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) and lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon for copies of the SALN of SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. Gadon has filed a letter of appeal to the SC insisting that it should release Leonen’s SALN since the magistrate has allegedly skipped the filing of SALNs when Leonen was still teaching at the University of the Philippines (UP). In a letter addressed to SC Clerk of Court Edgardo Aricheta, Gadon said “the right of any citizen for access on SALNs is clearly provided under the law.” “With due respect to the Supreme Court, the denial only invites suspicion among the public that the Supreme Court is hiding something in so far as the SALNs of AJ Marvic Leonen are concerned and that it cannot also escape public suspicion that the Supreme Court is giving AJ Marvic Leonen a special treatment and protection which I hope is not true,” the lawyer warned. Gadon pointed out “there is no lawful nor valid reason why my request for the certified copies of the SALNs of AJ Marvic Leonen cannot be granted.” “The Supreme Court granted the same request in the case of Atty. Maria Lourdes Sereno hence it should be granted in the instant request for SALNs of AJ Marvic Leonen,” he reminded. Prior to Sereno’s ouster in 2018 as chief justice, Gadon was able to secure from the High Tribunal copies of her SALNs. Sereno was ousted as Chief Justice in 2018 after the SC granted the quo warranto petition of the OSG which sought to invalidate her appointment at the High Tribunal over violations in skipping the filing of her SALNs when she was still a law professor at the University of the Philippines (UP). “If Atty. Lourdes Sereno was ousted from the Supreme Court due to lack of integrity as exemplified by her non-filing of SALNs in UP for many years, then there is no reason why the same standard should not be applied to Associate Justice Marvic Leonen,” said Gadon who also alleged that Leonen had skipped in the filing of SALNs when he was still a UP law professor......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 24th, 2020

Zambo cagers make PH 3×3 tilt virtual playground

      By JONAS TERRADO   Zamboanga City-Family’s Brand Sardines made it two in a row Friday night after defeating Nueva Ecija, 21-11, in a heated title affair to capture the second leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. Alvin Pasaol and Santi Santillan led […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020

Zamboanga City leads cast in second leg of Chooks 3×3

Alvin Pasaol and the rest of the Zamboanga City-Family’s Brand Sardines squad are out to prove their first leg triumph is no fluke. (Photo from Chooks 3×3) Zamboanga City-Family’s Brand Sardines is out to continue its dominance while Nueva Ecija won’t be having Juan Gomez de Liano on Friday in the second leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. The team of Joshua Munzon, Alvin Pasaol, Troy Rike and Santi Santillan is aiming to repeat its conquest of the inaugural leg two days ago, first by hurdling the two preliminary round matches which starts at 1 p.m. Munzon, Pasaol, Rike and Santillan, who beat Butuan City, 21-19, for the first leg crown to assert their status as favorites, are going to face Pasig-Sta. Lucia and Petro Cement-Roxas in Pool B. Nueva Ecija will miss Gomez de Liano, one of the country’s top amateur cagers, after spraining his ankle during Wednesday’s first leg that saw the Rice Vanguards reach the semifinals of the TM-backed competition. Without Gomez de Liano, Gab Banal, Jai Reyes, Tonino Gonzaga and Maclyn Sabellina will have to work doubly hard in order to equal its first leg showing. Nueva Ecija is in Pool A together with Palayan City and Sarangani. Butuan, powered by Franky Johnson, is in Pool C with Bicol-Paxful 3×3 Pro and Zamboanga Peninsula MLV while Porac-Big Boss Cement, Bacolod City-Master Sardines and Pagadian Rocky Sports are in Pool D. Like in the first leg, the top two teams per pool advance to the knockout quarterfinals, with the champion receiving P100,000. An additional P100,000 will be given to the team that beats Zamboanga City in the finals as a way to toughen Munzon, Pasaol, Rike and Santillan as part of preparations for next year’s FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament. Games will be aired on BEAM TV channel 31 and streamed on the Facebook page of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas and the YouTube channel of FIBA 3×3......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Gomez de Liano to miss 2nd leg of PH 3×3 Prexy Cup

          By JONAS TERRADO   Zamboanga City-Family’s Brand Sardines is out to continue its dominance while Nueva Ecija won’t be having Juan Gomez de Liano in the second leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup starting Friday at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna. The team of Joshua Munzon, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020