A man was arrested for alleged emotional and verbal abuse of his former live-in partner, the San Juan City Police Station said on Friday. Police identified the suspect as Aaron Louise Arana, 24, a resident of Valenzuela Street in Barangay Batis in San Juan. ADVERTISEMENTThe arrest order on Arana issued by the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court ordered for violating the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act, or Republic Act No. The woman accused Arana of abusing her, prompting her to end the relationship last June. The suspect was detained at the San Juan City Jail.
October 20, 2018 11:37 UTC
The Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) is in favor of amending the Partylist System Act, or Republic Act No. 7941, saying that, as it stands, the law discriminates against representatives of marginalized sectors who want to run in elections. 911 authored by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, which penalizes nuisance candidates, saying it was a “mockery of democracy.”“Penalizing poor candidates will further breed marginalization and social injustice. SB 911 is not only a mockery of the elections but a mockery of democracy as well,” he said. Gatchalian reiterated that only those deemed by Comelec as nuisance candidates would be punished.
October 20, 2018 10:30 UTC
The proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for it to conduct surprise drug testing of candidates for the 2019 midterm elections is still to be reviewed. ADVERTISEMENT“The Palace wishes to clarify that it does not dismiss in toto PDEA’s proposal to conduct mandatory drug testing of political aspirants for next year’s elections,” Panelo said. According to Panelo, Malacañang Palace would still have to discuss specific conditions stated under the proposal. “The Palace has yet to discuss the specific conditions and procedures concerning the proposal with the PDEA,” Panelo said. On Friday, Panelo said that the drug test should be taken “voluntarily” by candidates and not by force.
October 20, 2018 09:45 UTC
A police officer from Cavite was arrested on Friday afternoon by members of the Quezon City Police District for driving a stolen car and carrying an unlicensed pistol. ADVERTISEMENTAt the time of his arrest, Batonghinog was driving a red Toyota Innova with conduction sticker A3F234, which was rented by Marta Gabriella Soler from a car rental company last July 28. When she could no longer be contacted, the rental car company reported Soler to the police. On Oct. 19 at 2:30 p.m., an employee of the rental car business spotted Batonghinog driving the car on 13th Avenue in Barangay Socorro in Cubao. Seized from Batonghinog was an unlicensed Pietro Berretta .32-caliber pistol loaded with 8 live ammunition.
October 20, 2018 09:11 UTC
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo disputed on Saturday a statement on the transport hike issue in an article published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) titled, “Panelo: Stop whining about fair hikes.”He also showed the transcript of the interview indicated in the article. This office has never issued such statement – and the transcript will bear this out — during the Palace press briefing held on October 18 where the issue of transport hike was raised,” Panelo said in a statement on Saturday. Panelo said during the press briefing last Oct. 18 that the public should “take the brunt” when he was asked about the impact of the fair hike. But if you noticed, there have been changes in the prices in the market, they’re slowly tapering.] Panelo then appealed to the commuters for “understanding,” noting that it happened because of soaring oil prices in the global market.
October 20, 2018 08:37 UTC
Flights to and from Masbate were canceled on Saturday due to prevailing inclement weather, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) said. In an advisory, the Miaa said that as of 4 p.m. the following flights were called off:ADVERTISEMENTCebGoDG 6179 Manila – MasbateDG 6180 Masbate – ManilaIn a weather forecast by the state weather bureau, it said that the Visayas region would experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from the northeast and north sections of the country will bring slight to moderate sea condition over Visayas, it added. /jpvRead Next
October 20, 2018 08:15 UTC
A fire of still unknown origin struck a residential area in Mandaluyong City late Saturday afternoon, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said. Fire Officer 1 Jeffrey Malinis of BFP District IV told INQUIRER.net that the fire spread through a residential area in Barangay Mauway. ADVERTISEMENTFiretrucks started to arrive at the scene at about 2:22 p.m. After about 13 minutes, the blaze reached the 3rd alarm, the BFP said. Houses in the affected area are mostly made of light materials, the BFP said. Firefighters are still trying to extinguish the fire as of posting.
October 20, 2018 07:18 UTC
Castelo seeks to impose stiffer penalties on medical and dental malpractice 30 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Charissa Luci-AtienzaQuezon City Rep. Winston Castelo is seeking to impose stiffer penalties on medical and dental malpractice. He pushed for the passage of House Bill 7026 or the proposed Anti- Medical and Dental Malpractice Act. He laments that there are cases when patients are given ill-medical advice inadvertently, which is contraindicative of the patient’s condition. If the malpractice results in death, the penalty shall be a fine ranging from P1 million to P3 million and/or two to five years imprisonment plus revocation of license.
October 20, 2018 07:18 UTC
Never too ‘late’ for Janno Gibbs 2 SHARES Share it! Share Tweet By: Regina Mae ParungaoIt’s a new beginning for Janno Gibbs. On TV, Janno was last seen on “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” and “ASAP.” He is willing to do more teleseryes and dreams of becoming a director in the future. Over the course of his showbiz career, he has been labeled as Janno “the late” Gibbs. Tags: Bing Loyzaga, Janno Gibbs, Manila Bulletin, Manila Bulletin Entertainment, mb.com.ph, Never too ‘late’ for Janno Gibbs
October 20, 2018 07:17 UTC
Jeff Canoy lauds Kapamilya stars that support ‘Red Alert’ advocacy 0 SHARES Share it! “They couldn’t believe that Pinoy journalists covered almost every event whether typhoon, volcanic eruption, landslide, or war,” he said. “Red Alert” also conducts emergency and disaster preparedness seminars in schools and barangays through the “TV Patrol Caravan,” “DZMM Kapamilya Day,” and “Red Alert Emergency Expo.”Jeff joined “DZMM Red Alert” last year, when he also took over the anchor duties of “Red Alert” on ABS-CBN. He recently received awards from Cannes Corporate TV Awards in France and the prestigious Palanca awards for his works on the Marawi siege. Tags: disaster preparedness, Jeff Canoy, Jeff Canoy lauds Kapamilya stars that support ‘Red Alert’ advocacy, Mahar Lagmay, Manila Bulletin, Manila Bulletin Entertainment, Marawi siege, mb.com.ph, “DZMM Red Alert”
October 20, 2018 07:07 UTC
Right fit for Papa P 20 SHARES Share it! Share Tweet By: Manila Bulletin EntertainmentHeartthrob Piolo Pascual recently marked his debut as brand ambassador of Figlia UOMO at a fashion show held at SM Makati. The show featured Figlia UOMO’s the new line of men’s shows in three stylish collections: Formal, semi-formal, and casual. As the men’s line of a trusted brand, Figlia UOMO offers the same quality, style, and comfort Figlia is known for. Tags: brand ambassador, Manila Bulletin, Manila Bulletin Entertainment, mb.com.ph, Piolo Pascual, Right fit for Papa P
October 20, 2018 06:56 UTC
OLONGAPO CITY — Eighteen people were injured when a passenger jeepney fell on its side after losing its brakes along the main road in Barangay (village) New Cabalan here on Saturday morning (Oct. 20). Police said the jeepney’s brakes malfunctioned while navigating a curve along the National Highway while heading for the city proper at about 7 a.m.ADVERTISEMENTWitnesses said the jeepney swerved off the road toward the right lane before it toppled over on its side. Injured were driver, Calito de Vega, 51, and his passengers: Rodel Torreliza, 45; Nhoyel Gordon, 41; Arnold Sabio, 47; Manuel Hiduaza, 41; Angeline Mallari, 28; Fereras Garcia, 21; Remelyn Espero, 21; Raquel Crespo, 19; Rizel Tubilia Dialo, 32; Marisa Lorenzo, 63; Earen Rupa, 23; Jean Ita Rebuto, 20; Babylyn Navor, 37; Ronald Ferea, 28; Esmeralda David, 52; John Santos, 28; and Jimuel Viray, 28. The victims were all rushed to James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital for treatment. /jpvRead Next
October 20, 2018 06:11 UTC
Rep. Biazon asks gov’t to go slow on rushing to select 3rd telco 6 SHARES Share it! “I do not think we have to rush just for the sake of having a third telco. De Jesus stressed: “That’s one huge gamble, considering what is at stake,” de Jesus further noted. “Some companies are totally new to the telecom industry, while others have a proven and measurable track record of delivering services. On the other hand, there is a bidder that may pose a threat to our sovereignty and national security.
October 20, 2018 06:11 UTC
Updated @ 10:20 p.m., Oct. 20, 2018Bayan Muna chair Neri Colmenares accused the Duterte administration of treating dissent as a crime, denouncing the arrest of nine members of militant groups in a series of operations by the military last week. ADVERTISEMENTAt a forum on Saturday at the University Hotel at the Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines, Colmenares said members of Gabriela, Anakpawis and Bayan Muna were arrested in separate military operations. Mine activists from these organizations were arrested in a series of operations launched by the military since last week. “That is the mind set of the military,” Colmenares said. ADVERTISEMENTGabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus agreed with Colmenares, saying the treatment of activists as criminals showed the tyrannical rule of the Duterte administration.
October 20, 2018 05:51 UTC
The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has announced scheduled power interruption on some areas of Pasay City on Oct. 28 (Sunday) due to “line reconducting works.”Meralco said power interruption will be experienced between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in these areas:ADVERTISEMENTPortion of Taft from Sonlie Building including Welcome Plaza Building and Super 8 SupermarketPortion of Protacio St. from Zamora St. to Taft Avenue including Likgo Manufacturing/jpvRead Next
October 20, 2018 05:48 UTC