Shopee explains side on revocation of some Blackpink meet-and-greet tickets 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy MB OnlineShopee Philippines released their official statement after the Blackpink meet-and-greet event held last June 6, 2019, that affected 119 fans. “Shopee clarified that the number of tickets for the fans was not reallocated for celebrities and influencers. “We understand that fans are frustrated and upset at this, particularly in light of other issues concerning the Shopee X BLACKPINK meet-and-greet,” it said. Shopee said that they already offered each of the 119 affected fans a full refund of the amount spent during the campaign including travel costs if they traveled from outside of Metro Manila.
June 15, 2019 13:41 UTC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrates Filipino Heritage Month in Scarborough 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy MB OnlineAs part of the Filipino Heritage Month, Trudeau celebrates with Filipino Community and tried Filipino dishes at FV foods in Scarborough, Ontario, CanadaToronto is the first city to officially celebrate Filipino Heritage Month in Canada; the motion was filed by Salma Zahid, a member of the Parliament for Scarborough in February 2017. On November 28, 2017, the Toronto City Council passed the motion by Councillor Neethan Shanmugarajah of Ward 42, Scarborough-Rouge River, Toronto, Canada. The 2016 census of the increasing number of Filipinos all across Canada made the motion of formalizing the celebration. In June 2018, the Filipino community in Toronto celebrated the first Filipino Heritage Month.
June 15, 2019 13:41 UTC
EPD director warns his men to ‘watch out’ 0 SHARES Share it! “To all police community precinct commanders and station commanders, watch out for I will conduct inspections myself,” Tambungan said in an interview with Manila Bulletin. “My standards are almost the same as with the regional director (Eleazar). According to Tambungan, Eleazar ordered him to relieve Ilustrisimo right after the police regional director conducted the surprise inspection. The EPD chief said that Ilustrisimo is currently assigned at the EPD Headquarters in Pasig City, adding that he will file appropriate charges against the precinct commander over the failure of supervision.
June 15, 2019 13:30 UTC
Villanueva warns against dismissing role of int’l community in resolving dispute in WPS 0 SHARES Share it! “F*ck the international community. “We caution our officials from dismissing the value of the international community in sensitive diplomatic issues such as this incident. Until today, we are puzzled by the actions of the Chinese fishing crew who rammed a Filipino fishing vessel and left behind our Filipino fisherfolk for dead,” he said. He maintained that the Philippines’ has sovereign rights over the Recto Bank since it is part of its exclusive economic zone.
June 15, 2019 13:07 UTC
PNP urges Trillanes to share info on Bikoy 0 SHARES Share it! PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said that Trillanes could provide information that could shed light on the credibility of Advincula. In 2016, Advincula allegedly offered Sen. Tito Sotto information linking then President Aquino in the illegal drugs trade. Trillanes earlier came up with an expose against Bikoy, to belie the latter’s statement that his earlier revelation linking Duterte allies to illegal drugs trade is scripted and prepared by the group of Trillanes. “That’s why we are asking him (Trillanes) to share what he knows,” said Albayalde.
June 15, 2019 11:37 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on Saturday denied that he would want Health Secretary Francisco Duque III removed from his post. READ: Lacson tags health chief in previous PhilHealth controversy amid dialysis claims mess“It is difficult to understand why the chairman who happens to be the DOH secretary was spared while the board members were asked to resign,” Lacson said. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier asked PhilHealth officials to resign over the allegations of a “ghost dialysis” scheme. The senator was referring to the alleged illegal use of P530 million in funds of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to purchase PhilHealth cards that were distributed nationwide. “We are talking here of hard-earned people’s money that was misappropriated for the election campaign of a sitting president,” the senator reacted.
June 15, 2019 11:36 UTC
Grab Philippines asks regulators to pilot-test hatchbacks as TNVS 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Alexandria San JuanRide-sharing firm Grab Philippines has urged transport regulators to allow pilot testing of hatchbacks as transport network vehicle service (TNVS). According to Grab Philippines president Brian Cu, allowing thousands of hatchback owners to enter the ride-hailing market could ease the ongoing TNVS supply issue causing difficulty in booking to commuters. This would also help us create a lower-priced category for these hatchbacks which can help address concerns of a segment of the riding public,” the Grab Philippines head explained. Meanwhile, the LTFRB recently opened 10,000 new slots for TNVS application to not leave a gap in the ride-hailing market.
June 15, 2019 11:15 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Eduardo Año hailed Philippine National Police for the lower crime incidence recorded in May 2019. “Congratulations, PNP, for making our streets safer and making our people feel more secure. Citing PNP records, he also noted a 22.6-percent decrease in index crimes — from 7,421 in May 2018 to 5,744 in May 2019. These were cases of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide, reckless imprudence resulting in physical injury, reckless imprudence resulting in damage to property, and violation of special laws. Napakalaki na ng naitutulong ng PNP sa hangarin nating maibalik muli ang tiwala at pagmamahal ng mga tao sa pamahalaan,” he said.
June 15, 2019 11:15 UTC
Declaration of commitment signed to strengthen the implementation of the JJWA of 2006 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Ellalyn De Vera-RuizDespite efforts from lawmakers to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has led the signing of a declaration of commitment to strengthen the implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act (JJWA) of 2006. The declaration expresses the pledge of national government agencies, local government units, civil society organizations, youth advocates, and other stakeholders to exert all efforts to better implement the law. DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, who is also the chairperson of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC), said the implementation of JJWA has faced some challenges as various issues led to the conclusion that there is a failure in its proper and full implementation. RA 10630, which amended the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 in 2013, sets the minimum age of criminal liability at 15 but children as young as 12 can be detained in youth care facilities or Bahay Pag-Asa.
June 15, 2019 10:41 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Ten drug suspects landed in jail after police officers seized from them almost 100 sachets of crystal meth, locally known as shabu, valued at P29,100, during a buy-bust operation at the Manila South Cemetery on Friday evening. Operatives of Drug Enforcement Unit of the Makati City Police Station, led by Lt. Jeson Vigilla conducted the buy-bust operation in Barangay Valenzuela at 8:15 p.m.ADVERTISEMENTPolice arrested Jay Datul, 36; Rolan lindaya, 38; Albert Modanza, 36; Blenn Ocampo, 27; Hazel Sia, 30; Jay-ar Peñaloso, 39; Edgardo Olivar, 54; Nicolas Tabones Rodil, 49; Mark Gonzales, 28; and Richard Olario, 35. The suspects were collared after an undercover police officer bought P500 worth of shabu from the suspects. However, another suspect, Bienvenido Coronel, was able to escape. (Editor: Alexander T. Magno)Read NextLATEST STORIESMOST READ
June 15, 2019 10:41 UTC
SAN JUAN, Philippines — The Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors dealt Marinerang Pilipina a rude welcome in the PSL All-Filipino Conference, sweeping the Lady Skippers, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23, at the FilOil Flying V Centre here in San Juan on Saturday. Led by the offense of MJ Phillips and Rachel Austero, the Lady Realtors emerged victorious over the debuting Marinerang Pilipina. Despite a strong start from the Lady Skippers, Sta. The Lady Skippers hope to notch their first win in the PSL when they face Generika-Ayala on Tuesday.
June 15, 2019 10:30 UTC
DILG cites PNP for overall improvement in enforcement of law and order 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Chito ChavezThe Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has cited the police for its improved enforcement of law and order in the country. Non-index crimes are cases of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide, reckless imprudence resulting to physical injury, reckless imprudence resulting to damage to property, violation of special laws, among others. Oscar Albayalde for his invaluable service as the PNP’s Security Task Force 2019 overall commander during the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. “Through General Albayalde’s superb leadership and commitment, our entire police force became instrumental in ensuring that the 2019 Mid-term Elections transpired smoothly,” he noted.
June 15, 2019 10:18 UTC
Mayor Abigail Binay urges residents to join the celebration for Makati City’s 349th Anniversary 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Jel SantosMayor Abigail Binay urged residents, particularly millennials, to take part in the week-long celebration of Makati City for its 349th anniversary which will feature cultural and arts events. The theme for this year’s anniversary is “Makati 2025: Fast-Tracking Progress.” The celebration is from June 17 to 22. “This year’s theme highlights the city’s cultural identity and the valuable contributions of residents and stakeholders to the economic development of the city. This is our way of giving back to city residents and city employees,” she said.
June 15, 2019 10:18 UTC
ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (June 15, 2019) 0 SHARES Share it! Police identified the fatality as Bobby Nazareth, a barangay councilor of Barangay Sagad, Pasig City. Emergency personnel and members of Pasig City Police Community Precinct 5 responded to the crime scene. Pasig City Police chief Col. Rizalito Gapas said probers recovered 11 fired cartridge cases which believed to have been fired off from a caliber 45. (Dhel Nazario)Detainee died while in police custody in QCA detainee died while in custody of the Quezon City police on Saturday more than two weeks after he was arrested.
June 15, 2019 10:07 UTC
TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE –– Amid the raging controversy involving the Kapa Community Ministry International Inc. and other questionable get-rich-quick schemes, the operators of a company engaged in the same scam in Tagum City was reported to have fled with more than P200 million in investments from people they have duped. Tirador said the complainant, who is now under police protection, informed the police that the investors he represented all came from Tagum City. Tirador said the complainant has revealed that Questlink started its operation in Tagum only last June 1. The first “payout,” or the release of the 500-percent interest for the investment, would have been done next week. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Davao del Norte is now preparing the affidavit of the complainant, according to Tirador.
June 15, 2019 09:56 UTC