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NCRPO, Lalamove join forces vs crime, drugs

The National Capital Region Police Office has joined forces with delivery firm Lalamove, in a bid to curb crime and prevent the delivery of contraband such as illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 24th, 2021

Stranger Season 2 Returns with More Twists and Suspense

Critically acclaimed crime thriller series Stranger is returning with its second season, available exclusively on Netflix. Stranger Season 2 features familiar faces as well as fresh ones. Hwang Si-mok (Cho Seung-woo) and Han Yeo-jin (Bae Doo-na) join forces once again as they set out to discover the truth. Seo Dong-jae (Lee Joon-hyuk) and Lee Yeon-jae […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 12th, 2020

Join my war, Duterte urges all Pinoys

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte called on all Filipinos to help the government in fighting the society’s ills as he vowed to continue the government’s unrelenting war on illegal drugs, crime and corruption to attain peace and development. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 31st, 2016

Army says 700 MILF fighters join gov’t troops in anti-drugs campaign in NorthCot

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – They may have been enemies in the battlefield for decades, but this time around, government soldiers and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels and have joined forces in running after groups believed to be b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 5th, 2016

Rebels’ response to Duterte’s call for anti-drug cooperation

Editor’s note:Following is the Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP) response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for the rebel forces to join him in the nationwide campaign against illegal drugs, as released by CPP Information Bu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

3 crime gang members nabbed in Zamboanga Sibugay

    ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police and military authorities arrested three members of the notorious  “Balimbingan Group”  involved  in kidnapping and illegal drug trade in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NavForWem) commander Commodore Toribio D. Adaci Jr. said Wednesday the three suspects —  Usman Ismael Balimbingan, Toto Lawadin Balimbingan, and Mujahid Sensi Balimbingan — were […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Cop tests positive for drugs

A police officer tested positive for drugs during a random drug testing held recently at the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) headquarters at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

East Asia, SEA fastest-growing shabu markets – world report

Methamphetamine or shabu dominates the illegal drug market in East and Southeast Asia, where the shabu trade is the fastest growing in the world, according to a new report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2020

Govt, private sector join forces to end hunger

DAVAO CITY (PIA) - Various instrumentalities of the government, private corporations, civil society, the academe and other sectors have banded together with an initiative dubbed as Pilipinas Kontra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

DENR employee gunned down in Davao City buy-bust

DAVAO CITY — An employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources was killed  during a buy-bust operation on MacArthur Highway, Bangkal, here Wednesday. The suspect was identified Ronel T. Revilla, forest ranger of DENR assigned in Mati City, Davao Oriental and a resident of Toril District here.  Initial report of the Talomo Police Station led by its commander Police Major Sean Logronio bared their Drug Enforcement Unit launched a buy-bust operation against Revilla near Mabini Elementary School around 3 p.m.  PHOTO COURTESY OF TALOMO POLICE STATION/ MANILA BULLETIN The suspect sold a sachet of suspected shabu worth P1, 000 to police poseur-buyer. Revilla sensed that he was dealing with a police officer and immediately pulled his gun and fired upon the arresting officer, prompting the cops to retaliate. The suspect was taken to the Davao Adventist Hospital where  he was declared dead on arrival at around 4:03 p.m.  Recovered from the crime scene were 15 big and medium sized-sachets of  shabu, marijuana seeds and other drug paraphernalia, a caliber .45 pistol, and P28,300 cash. Confiscated illegal drugs weighing 90 grams have an estimated street value of P890,000. Logronio said the operation stemmed from a month-long case buildup, surveillance, and background investigation of the suspect and his involvement in illegal drug operations.   The station commander lauded the operatives for their efficiency, good intelligence work, and tremendous courage in dealing with armed drug suspect. “In our line of work, we always expect armed encounters such as during buy-bust and other related operations. Yes, it is scary. You can imagine what goes through the mind of a police officer seeing your suspect armed. Good thing these men heightened their sense of alertness, their training and they were able to retaliate fast,” he said.  Logronio said that even as the country is facing this health crisis, the PNP will remain relentless and spares no one in the battle against illegal drugs.  “We will continue to be in the frontline of ensuring public safety. Rest assured that our investigation will not stop here. We are now on the process of running after his cohorts and sources. We will show them no mercy,” he said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

The eradication of corruption

The people of this country did not know how to react to the “I will eradicate drugs, corruption, and crime” declaration that presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte made four years ago during the course of the 2016 campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Century Properties, Megawide join forces for low-cost housing

The Antonio Group’s Century Properties has partnered with Megawide Construction Corp., the listed engineering and construction company, for the expansion of its row housing business......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

PH, Russia may join forces for vaccine trials

The Philippines and Russia may collaborate on the manufacture of Sputnik V, the first registered COVID-19 vaccine in the world, the Board of Investments (BOI) announced Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

AFP, PNP join forces to strengthen barangay peacekeepers

ILOCOS SUR, Sept. 23 (PIA) - Elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), specifically from Charlie (CRUSADER) Company of the 81st Infantry (SPART.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Human rights never got in the way of war on drugs — PNP chief

"Despite calls by the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to turn our back from the anti-drug campaign, we will never lower our guard against a crime that destroys families and the moral fiber of society, and certainly not while we are winning the war.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Wonggoys and LOURDES join forces for a bop

It’s the music collaboration we’ve all been waiting for. Band of brothers Wonggoys and Queen LOURDES sat down to write a little ditty titled, “Wingman.” The quarantine has definitely not stopped these artists and 22 Tango Records from serving us songs that keep the fun and inspiration alive during this odd season. Wingman honors the […] The post Wonggoys and LOURDES join forces for a bop appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

Carl Tamayo made it a point to play with the big boys in Gilas 23 for 23

Carl Tamayo had been a stalwart of Batang Gilas. Alongside 7-foot-2, 17-year-old Kai Sotto, he was a big part of the biggest-ever Philippine national youth team. Even more, though, Tamayo is also being eyed to be a big part of the future of Gilas Pilipinas itself. In fact, the 6-foot-7 modern big man was included in the 23 for 23 - a list of youngsters who were looked at as national team mainstays once the 2023 FIBA World Cup comes around. That list was concretized on 2018, when Tamayo was just 17-years-old. Still, even then, he was already standing out. So much so that the talented teen had already wowed Gilas and NLEX guard Kiefer Ravena. "Nakasama ko si Carl nung unang practice na magkakasama yung matatanda pati yung mga bata sa 23 for 23. Nun, siyempre, wala pa namang team, wala pa namang first five," he shared in The Prospects Pod. He then continued, "Pero si Carl, laging sumasama doon sa unang lima. Sinasabayan niya lagi sila June Mar [Fajardo], sila Japeth [Aguilar], sila Jayson [Castro]. Dun niya laging gustong sumabay." Yes, apparently in the very first training session of the supposed future national team, Tamayo made it a point to play with the likes of eight-time champion six-time MVP Fajardo, one-time best point guard in Asia Castro, and fan favorite Aguilar. And in Ravena's eyes, that in itself is nothing but impressive. "Ako, nasa isip ko nun, 'Okay, matapang 'tong batang 'to ha.' Kasi wala namang sinasabi, pero nag-volunteer siya agad," he shared. He then continued, "First impression ko talaga, malayo mararating ng batang 'to kasi wala siyang paki kung bago siya. Unang practice pa lang yun, kakasalang pa lang niya sa Gilas, pero ganun na kaagad yung approach niya." That even allowed the Road Warriors' lead guard to poke fun at his good friend. "Nung nakita ko yun, sinisiko ko si Troy Rosario. Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Troy, may papalit na sayo, Troy," he said, through chuckles. Of course, Tamayo isn't Rosario's replacement. Rather, hopefully, the two will join forces in a national team frontcourt ready and raring for modern basketball. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Built by Bo, bonded for Bo, believe in Bo

This is not the first time that Bo Perasol has had a recruiting haul this huge. Now heading into his fifth season in the University of the Philippines, he has brought in blue-chip recruits such as Gerry Abadiano and Carl Tamayo and talented transferees like Joel Cagulangan, CJ Cansino, and Malick Diouf to a team that already has Bright Akhuetie, Kobe Paras, and Ricci Rivero. And don't forget that Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan are only sitting out the next season - and what lies beyond for them is yet to be determined. This is not that different from his time in Ateneo de Manila University when he scored UAAP Jrs. Season MVP Jerie Pingoy, UAAP Jrs. Finals MVP Hubert Cani, NCAA Mythical selection CJ Perez, and NCAA Jrs. standout Arvin Tolentino in his first few years. Those promising prospects then joined forces with Blue Eagle stalwarts Kiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal Unfortunately, all of Pingoy, Cani, Perez, and Tolentino - along with the rest of the so-called "Magnificent 7" - found themselves with academic deficiencies and, therefore, ineligible by the blue and white's standards. Not long after, they transferred to different schools and squads and then had varying degrees of success. Will Coach Bo's tale get a different ending this time with the Fighting Maroons? Perasol is making sure of that. "From my experience in Ateneo, natuto ako. Ngayon, meron kaming grupo sa programa na nagha-handle lang ng academics ng players," he shared. He then continued, "Sinasamahan sila sa mga klase, pinapakilala sa mga propesor, ine-explain na player natin yan, pag merong problema, coordinate lang po tayo." Apparently, this academic assistance team is made up of former student-managers who have graduated. Now, their first job is all about seeing to it that State U would not have to go through the same sort of headache Ateneo had with its "Magnificent 7." With that, you could be sure that UP's pillars of honor and excellence still stand strong even as all these new faces join Men's Basketball Team. "Walang special consideration. Pumapasok sila, bumabagsak sila. Binibigyan sila ng extra work, humihingi sila ng extra work," Coach Bo said. He then continued, "Ang ine-explain ko lagi sa players at sa professors, ang mahalaga, basta masipag pumasok at nagpapakita ng intensyong matuto." STARRING AND STRIKING At present, just about everybody is still getting used to blue-chip recruits and talented transferees going for UP. That is why there are more questions than answers each and every time they announce a new player. And along with the question of whether or not all these new faces would be up to par in terms of the honor and excellence the Philippines' prime public university prides itself in, there is a question of just how the Fighting Maroons got here in the first place. How could State U, not that far removed from its self-proclaimed "dark days," get all of these players? And not just players, at that, but many big name players. The categorical answer? The program could now afford it. "Meron nang pondo salamat sa sponsors," head coach Bo Perasol explained. "For example, kung makikita mo lang yung patches sa harap ng jersey, malaking pera yun. Nag-aagawan ang marami para dun." At present, the shot-caller said that UP has eight corporate sponsors all getting together for the funds for the program. And unlike Ateneo which has Manny V. Pangilinan or National University which has Hans Sy as primary backers, the Fighting Maroons' system is quite different. "Ang source ng funds ng UP, halos lahat galing sa alumni. Tapos lahat yun, mina-manage ng nowheretogobutUP," coach Bo said. According to its website, nowheretogobutUP (NTGBUP) is "a volunteer group of UP alumni that aims to help, assist, and support the development, improvement, and advancement of the varsity program of UP." All of the finances it manages, however, are not necessarily donations. As Perasol put it, "Yung model ng UP is unique kasi yung support nila, kailangan may balik din from us." For example, the tactician said that many of their players have made appearances, online in this continuing COVID-19 crisis and in person prior to the pandemic, to cheer up employees of Palawan Pera Padala, one of the team's sponsors. More importantly, Coach Bo reminded yet again that the only reason they have all these new faces is because they have to. He pointed out how Abadiano and Filipino-American Sam Dowd would make up for the losses of Jun Manzo and Juan GDL as well as how Diouf and Cansino are already waiting in the wings once Bright Akhuetie and Ricci Rivero graduate. "We're also recruiting for the impending need," Perasol said. "Hindi naman ito biglaan. Since nagsimula kami rito, we all did this nang dahan-dahan lang. Kaya rin yung support from alumni for funding, hindi na rin naging mahirap." DREAMING Still, the mere fact that UP is now a big-time player on and off the court in collegiate basketball seemed so farfetched just five years ago. Before Bo Perasol, the Fighting Maroons were stuck in a vicious cycle. Now, though, they have back-to-back playoff appearances and have traded blows with traditional powerhouses for recruits and transferees. All of this made possible because the very moment he came in, Coach Bo already knew the secret to success. "You cannot build a program without funds," he said. Perasol furthered that his biggest takeaway from his time in Ateneo was that competing with the traditional powerhouses on the court entailed competing with them as well off of it. "Alam ko yung kakayanan ng Ateneo and siyempre, kakumpetensya ko rin nun yung La Salle so alam ko rin yung kanila. Ganun na rin ang kakayanan ng NU and yung iba pa, kakayanin din nila kung gustuhin nila," he said. He then continued, "Kaya kung ang objective ng programa is to be in the top four, your program should be levelled din sa capacity ng top four." The General Santos native then went on to point out how training in the country or abroad, recruitment local and overseas, housing, and food and nutrition all have costs. "To sum it up, everything you're going to do would entail financing. Hindi ito kakayanin ng UP as a public school dahil wala namang pondo ang gobyerno para dyan," he said. He then continued, "Ang pinakasagot nalang ng school is yung scholarship. And siyempre, yung nag-aaral ka sa UP." That doesn't mean, however, that their hands were tied. In fact, the answer to the questions had always been there. "The good thing about UP is there's millions of alumni all over the world and a lot are successful people and businessmen who are willing to help," Perasol said. BELIEVING Indeed, having educated Filipinos for over 112 years now, UP has, without a doubt, more than a few successful alumni. It was all a matter of uniting - and then unleashing - them. Even before Bo Perasol came home to Diliman, NTGBUP was already organized. They were not necessarily thrilled with the Fighting Maroons, though. "Nung una, dahan-dahan lang, ambag-ambag lang para merong kakainin, pambayad sa dorm. Merong nag-donate ng shoes," Coach Bo said. He then continued, "Pero siyempre, they want first and foremost a program with improvements and direction." NTGBUP and the UP community got just that from Perasol as a 3-11, seventh-place finish in 2015 became a 5-9, sixth-place finish in 2016 in Coach Bo's first year. In his second year, the squad improved to a  6-8, fifth-place finish. From there, the Fighting Maroons have been in the Final Four for back-to-back years now - and even made the Finals in 2018. "Nagsimula maging excited ang alumni nung nagsimula ring manalo," he shared. "When we started winning, nagkaroon hindi lang ng physical support, but financial support as well. We were ascending eh." In his third year at the helm, State U, finally, officially had corporate sponsors. And you know how that year went? That was when they ended a 21-year Final Four drought and then a 32-year Finals absence. Safe to say, the sleeping giant was awoken. "Yes, sleeping giant talaga tayo and when we say nagising, ang pinaka-catalyst was the winning," its fearless leader said. Now, UP MBT has a mean machine of financial support on its back, paving the path for its big-time recruiting haul in 2020. Even better, they now have a loud and proud fanbase that is making up for all the lost time they stayed away during the "dark days." "Actually, sa pitches ko sa recruitment, kasama sa presentation ko yung machi-cheer sila nang ganung klaseng crowd," Coach Bo said. SURVIVING At the same time, though, that loud and proud fanbase expects much, much more from this brand new power. For each and every one of them, Bo Perasol has but one reminder. "What we have done in the past years is to level up lang. We have a new gym, we have all these players, we can train abroad," he said. He then continued, "Pero yung mga Ateneo, La Salle, 20 to 30 years na nilang ginagawa yan. What we did was just to level up alongside them." Again and again, Coach Bo has said that what he has been doing is, put simply, putting UP in the best position to win. Still, with a roster as overflowing with talent as this, he could only acknowledge that just about everybody sees them as having gone championship or bust. Credit to him, however, Perasol was blunt with his assessment that he would also be disappointed if they would not be able to taste their first championship since 1986 sooner than later. "Yes, it will be a failed plan kung hindi tayo makakakuha ng championship in the next three to five years," he said. He then continued, "Yan naman talaga ang plano and ang ginagawa natin ngayon is all going towards that objective." And again and again, he is putting all those great expectations on his shoulders - and on his shoulders alone. "Ako naman, hindi ko rin pwedeng hindi gawin itong ganitong recruitment kasi hindi rin naman ako magkakaroon ng chance kung ganun. I have to be in the best position to succeed so that we are in the best position to succeed," he said. Only time would tell if all the seeds he has sown would bear fruit. But Coach Bo is already guaranteeing that whatever happens then, he would have no regrets. "In the end, alam ko namang babalik ang lahat sa akin. Alam na alam ko namang ako ang leader ng team," he said. He then continued, "Ang mahalaga is we gave ourselves a chance. Anuman ang outcome, basta nabigyan natin ang sarili natin ng pagkakataon." After years and years and years as the laughingstock of men's basketball, it looks like it's now UP's turn to smile and wave. Whether or not that ultimately turns into jumps for joy for their first title in three decades remains to be seen. But maybe, just maybe, Coach Bo is right - this is all worth it just to have a chance to compete. Just remember that in the "dark days," that chance to compete wasn't there at all. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

Korean arrested for beating Pinay girlfriend in Manila condo

The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Korean  for allegedly beating his Filipina girlfriend several times in their condominium unit in Manila. NBI officer-in-charge Director Eric Distor identified the suspect as Kang Min Seok. He is facing charges for violating Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2002 Distor said the Korean was arrested by operatives of the NBI International Operations Division (NBI-IOD) last Aug. 23. The NBI said they acted on the complaint of his girlfriend who has been living with the Korean. “Complainant was subjected to medical examination and results indicated hematoma on the left lateral eyelid, abrasions on the left forehead, multiple purplish contusions on the left and right forearms and both knees, and lacerations on the ventral right hand and ventral left wrist,” the NBI said. The NBI said the complainant recounted that the Korean has “subjected her to physical, psychological, and economic abuse in the course of their relationship.” The woman complained that her boyfriend has an insatiable appetite for sex that led him to “obtain the services of women engaged in paid sexual services.” “There were times, however, that she could no longer take that set up so it would lead to arguments and eventually, physical altercation,” the NBI said. “Subject also required the complainant to join him in his use of illicit drugs which she acceded to so as not to cause further arguments,” it added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

& lsquo;Slain soldier not into drugs& rsquo;

The allegations that Cpl. Abdal Asula, one of the four Army men killed by police officers in Jolo on June 29, was into illegal drugs were meant to draw attention away from the senseless killings, the Armed Forces of the Philippines said on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2020

Slay of 4 soldiers in Jolo intentional – NBI

  BY HANNAH TORREGOZA     The killing of four officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Jolo, Sulu was planned and intentional, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Wednesday. The NBI confirmed this during the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs hearing, chaired by Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020