Instead, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo Eleazar said they would intensify the campaign against loose firearms to significantly reduce cases of indiscriminate firing in Metro Manila. Rolando Anduyan, director of the Northern Police District (NPD), for confiscating 133 loose firearms during his weeklong operations in the cities of Navotas, Valenzuela, Caloocan and Malabon. He directed his remaining district directors to conduct their own intensified campaign against loose firearms so Metro Manila would be free from cases of indiscriminate firing. The sealing of firearm muzzles was first introduced by former PNP chief Edgar Aglipay to prevent cops from indiscriminately firing their guns during the twin celebrations. However, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde shelved the program last year, pointing out that it leaves a bad impression on the public who might view policemen as officers who could not be trusted.
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MANILA, Philippines — Two magistrates of the Supreme Court have denied being part of an alleged plot to destabilize the administration and oust President Duterte. Carpio said he had no idea where such insinuation came from and that he “totally ignored it” upon learning about his inclusion in the list. Leonen, for his part, also treated his inclusion in the list as a joke and had a witty response. The Oust Duterte Movement list linked politicians, bishops, former Cabinet members, journalists, civil society leaders and companies in the supposed ouster plot. The younger Duterte clarified that he only posted the list for fun.
December 16, 2018 16:08 UTC
A low-profile but important inspiration and wise mentor of 72-year-old billionaire Ambassador Jose “Joey” EB Antonio of Century Properties Group is his late father, former banker Ramon “Ramy” Antonio Jr., who passed away at age 92 on Dec. 11. The New York Times reported that Century Properties paid $5 million in licensing rights for Trump Tower Manila. Joey Antonio: Thirty-two years since the start of Century Properties and he was head of our HR division. He advised me that the most important resource of your business is your people, so you need to take care of them and they should love you. How did you or your late father train them?
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I am not at all surprised that hip-hop and rap recordings topped the 2019 Grammy Awards nominations. So now Kendrick Lamar and Drake would be the guys to beat on music’s biggest night which will be held at the CBS Staples Center on Feb. 10. I am happy about Bradley Cooper’s nomination for Shallow, his duet with Lady Gaga from the movie A Star Is Born (ASIB). • Rap Performance: Be Careful by Cardi B; Nice For What by Drake; King’s Dead by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake; Bubblin’ by Anderson. • Rap Song: God’s Plan by Drake; King’s Dead by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake; Lucky You by Eminem ft. Joyner Lucas; Sicko Mode by Travis Scott, Drake, Big Hawk & Swae Lee; Win by Jay Rock.
PNP chief: Faeldon Jr. not off the hookMANILA, Philippines — Even if he tested negative for drug use, it does not mean he is not involved in illegal drugs. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde made the statement yesterday in referring to Nicanor Faeldon Jr., the son and namesake of Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon. The younger Faeldon was arrested along with three others at a suspected drug den in Naga City on Friday. Albayalde said the younger Faeldon is being treated like any drug suspect and is not receiving any special treatment despite being the son a ranking government official. “I think very clear and that Faeldon said if his son committed a violation of the law, he will never tolerate it.
MANILA, Philippines — A spokesperson for Vice President Leni Robredo warned yesterday against the negative implications of operating on a reenacted budget in 2019. Lawyer Barry Gutierrez noted that this would be the first time in more than a decade that the government would have reenacted appropriations, which he said is vulnerable to corruption. Senate President Vicente Sotto III, along with other lawmakers, earlier said the country would likely have a reenacted budget in January while the P3.7-trillion proposed budget for 2019 is not yet approved. “It’s hard to have a reenacted budget. If we remember during the time of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the budget was reenacted nine times and operating under a previous year’s budget has always been seen as prone to corruption,” Gutierrez told radio station dzXL.
MANILA, Philippines — Around 7,000 policemen were deployed in Metro Manila to secure churches and other places of convergence during the traditional Simbang Gabi or dawn mass, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said yesterday. Albayalde attended the dawn mass yesterday together with his family at the St. Joseph Chapel at Camp Crame in Quezon City. The PNP chief earlier ordered tighter security around churches to prevent any untoward incident during the Simbang Gabi. Church thanks PNPManila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle thanked the PNP for putting in place security measures during the observance of Simbang Gabi. The first dawn mass was generally peaceful, he said.
MANILA, Philippines — Following the six-month Boracay rehabilitation, the government is looking at replicating efforts to restore Manila Bay to its pristine state fit for recreation. The DENR warned of potential closure of establishments along the shores of Manila Bay that do not comply with environmental regulations. According to Cimatu, part of the DENR’s strategy is to ensure the compliance with environmental laws of local government units (LGUs) surrounding the bay. Class SB waters are also suitable for commercial propagation of shellfish and as spawning areas for milkfish and other similar species. Manila Bay waters are considered the most polluted in the country due to domestic sewage, toxic industrial effluents from factories and shipping operations and leachate from garbage dumps, among others.
MANILA, Philippines — Over 220 beggars rounded up in the streets of Quezon City will be treated today to a feeding program, a police official announced yesterday. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo Eleazar said they have invited contestants from Miss Philippines to join the event at the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) headquarters at Camp Karingal. The NCRPO has sought the help of transport companies to provide the beggars, mostly Aetas and Badjaos, free transportation. The Southern Police District rescued 68; Eastern Police District, 16, and the Northern Police District, three. According to Eleazar, the roundup of beggars in the metropolis would continue until New Year.
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo Eleazar condemned the attacks on policemen even if the victims were accused of involvement in the drug trade. Tandas was last assigned with the Quezon City Police District Tactical Operations Center at Camp Karingal. He was supposedly one of the men assigned with retired Chief Inspector Roberto Razon at the NCRPO anti-illegal drugs unit in 2016. Also in November, Superintendent Edgar Cariaso of the Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service was wounded in an attack near his house in Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City. He denied speculation that the police had something to do with the attacks on the police officers.
George Royeca, Angkas head of regulatory and public affairs, said an estimated 8,000 motorcycle riders joined the event. The unity ride was held after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) resumed its crackdown on Angkas. The board has ordered its law enforcement units and other authorized traffic personnel to arrest Angkas riders. Members of the Partido ng Manggagawa said the crackdown on Angkas operations denied workers a faster and safer mode of transportation. Instead of banning Angkas, workers urged the government to adopt policies to address traffic and transportation problems.
Do not use your power to coerce others,” the prelate said in his homily at the Manila Cathedral yesterday. In truth, the bully, he who uses power to belittle his fellow man, he is the one who is most afraid and insecure,” Tagle stressed. In the same homily, Tagle asked the faithful to share their blessings and remain honest to be truly happy during the Christmas season. Tagle also briefly met with National Capital Regional Police Office chief Director Guillermo Eleazar, who inspected the security in several churches in the capital. Eleazar took the hand of Tagle for blessing, after which they chatted and shook hands.
As soon as they inaugurated the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), DOTr made sure it flopped. DOTr issued Department Order 2018-025 on Oct. 12 exempting around 160 buses from terminating at PITX, converting them to commuter units. The DOTr orders allowed the exempted units to load and unload passengers within Metro Manila. The provincial buses will no longer be needed once that LRT line is done. But more than just the provincial buses, the mess at EDSA is also about the city buses with more than 50 owners and 120 routes.
MANILA, Philippines — A group of doctors has warned against outbreaks of potentially deadly diseases in “epic proportion” unless the lingering effects of the Dengvaxia scare is finally stopped. Doctors for Truth and Public Welfare said fear-mongering persons should be stopped from spreading unproven claims that has led to a drastic drop in vaccine confidence in the country. According to the doctors, vaccine confidence in the country has already dropped to only 32 percent in 2018 from a high 93 percent in 2015. Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo had attributed the continuing increase in measles cases to the people’s refusal to have themselves and their children vaccinated. The confirmed measles cases now total 3,793 with Metro Manila accounting for the highest number of confirmed measles cases at 739, followed by ARMM with 605.
James had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, while Ball had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are the only other Lakers to accomplish that feat in the same game, doing so on Jan. 22, 1982. He was unstoppable throughout on penetration, helping the Lakers outscore the Hornets 40-17 in the third quarter and build a 30-point lead with his second triple double of the season and 75th of his career. He did not play in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach. In Memphis, James Harden had 32 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his second consecutive triple double, and Houston held off a fourth-quarter burst to beat Memphis 105-97.