MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is opening its doors to qualified professionals who want to join the government’s war against illegal drugs. PDEA director general Isidro Lapeña yesterday said the PDEA Academy is gearing up for the recruitment and selection of successful applicants who will join the Drug Enforcement Officer Basic Course (DEOBC) Class 2017-11. Qualified applicants will take qualifying examinations, neuro-psychiatric tests, medical and dental examinations and physical fitness test. Successful applicants will have an entry-level position of Intelligence Officer I with a monthly salary of P19,000, excluding allowances. Interested parties should submit their letter of application and other requirements to PDEA’s main office at NIA Northside Road in Barangay Pinyahan, Quezon City.
June 27, 2017 16:07 UTC
That is why I don’t what to talk about (the fighting) even in the Cabinet, because I feel pain. I have cousins there in the Maute,” Mr. Duterte said. I don’t see any satisfaction even in winning the war,” Mr. Duterte said. The President promised that he would look for funds to rebuild Marawi after the fighting ends. For donation from overseas:Inquirer Foundation Corp account:Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860Swift Code: BNORPHMM
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June 27, 2017 15:41 UTC
Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente disclosed on Tuesday that a total of 36 immigration border crossing officers will be deployed to the BI’s six border crossing stations in Mindanao and Palawan. The BI has a complete profile and pictures of suspected international terrorists making it difficult for them to enter the country through standard routes. Morente said each of these ports will be manned by six additional border crossing officers who will monitor, board and inspect travelers on board sea crafts that regularly cross the country’s borders with Malaysia and Indonesia. According to Marc Red Mariñas, BI port operations division chief, the need to beef up BI’s border crossing stations in the South has become imperative over the reported entry of foreign jihadists who had linked up with local terrorist groups. “We are also planning to assign to the South intelligence operatives from our border control intelligence unit (BCIU) who will assist our border crossing officers in securing our backdoor against the entry of illegal and undesirable aliens,” Mariñas said.
A family of five including a mother—her married daughter and three kids aged 11, seven and one—were killed apparently by drug-crazed suspects inside their house in Barangay Santo Cristo, San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan. Romeo Caramat Jr., identified the victims as Auring Dizon of legal age; Estrella Dizon-Carlos, 35, Donny Carlos, 11; Ella Carlos, 7; and Dexter Carlos Jr., 1. Investigation showed that Carlos Sr. arrived at their house and noticed that no one was responding to his call to open their gate. Carlos immediately went to the back of the house and was further shocked to see the naked and lifeless body of his wife with multiple stab wounds. Inside, he likewise discovered the bodies of his children drenched in blood and locked inside the upper room.
GENERAL MARIANO ALVAREZ, Cavite: Another Double Barrel Reloaded operation on Tuesday night by the General Mariano Alvarez (GMA) Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cavite in coordination with village officials of Brgy. Nicholasa Virata resulted in the re-arrest of a suspected drug den operator and four drug users. Police said Vivian Galosmo was arrested after selling a small sachet of shabu worth P200 to an undercover police officer. Also arrested were Georgie Galosmo, alias Cheche, sister of Vivian who operates the drug den with her; Myra Valleres, alias Nene; Russel Aziron, alias Buboy and Erick Flores who were caught having a shabu session.
THE Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to file graft and malversation cases before the Sandiganbayan against former Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella in connection with his alleged failure to account for about P21.5 million in funds spent for the 2005 South East Asian Games (SEA Games). The PSC transferred the fund through checks payable to the Bacolod South East Asian Games Organizing Committee (Basoc) and/or Puentevella. After the event, the Commission on Audit (COA) sent several letters to Basoc and/or Puentevella from 2008 to 2009 requiring the fund’s settlement but the P21.56 million allegedly remained unsettled as of 2011. The Ombudsman said “the documents for the unliquidated amount were not approved by COA-PSC since these consisted of personal vouchers of respondent Puentevella and mere photocopies of invoices or contracts. The COA-PSC had already made demands on respondent to settle or liquidate the financial assistance through two letters dated January 16, 2009 and March 24, 2009.
San Miguel Beer head coach Leo Austria braces for a strong performance from TNT KaTropa in Game 4, as his Beermen go for a commanding 3-1 lead in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup finals today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. But regardless of which import KaTropa will use, Austria is preparing for a tough encounter with TNT. Rhodes finished with 25 points and 20 rebounds despite playing with foul trouble in Game 3. Racela admitted his wards were outplayed by the Beermen in Game 3 and they can’t afford to have same trouble in Wednesday’s meet-up. Smith, the hero in TNT’s 104-102 win in Game 1, had 18 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in Game 3.
June 27, 2017 15:22 UTC
SYDNEY: A rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could be on the cards if the legendary Filipino boxer wins his bout against Australian challenger Jeff Horn this weekend, his trainer said Tuesday. But the Horn fight could be critical to whether the “Pac-Man” secures another superfight with his American rival, Freddie Roach told reporters in Brisbane. He wants a rematch with Mayweather,” Roach said. “And I mean to get Mayweather you have to look good against Jeff Horn, he has to look good, he has to be impressive. I’m willing, but let’s focus first for this fight,” the 38-year-old eight-weight world champion told reporters when asked about fighting Mayweather again.
June 27, 2017 15:22 UTC
Pauline del Rosario is brimming with confidence as she shoots for a second straight LPGT crown in the ICTSI Baguio Ladies Classic, which unfolds today at the Baguio Country Club in Baguio. A breakthrough five-stroke romp at Orchard early in the month and a joint sixth place finish in Thailand LPGA last week make Del Rosario the marked player in the P1 million event serving as the fifth leg of the ICTSI Ladies Philippine Golf Tour. “I’m confident of my chances in Baguio, especially with the way I’m playing now,” said Del Rosario before motoring up north to headline the compact field in the 54-hole championship put up by ICTSI and organized by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc. The event also serves as a tune-up for Del Rosario, who is set to compete in the European Thai Ladies Professional event on July 5-9 as among the top 5 in the current Thailand LPGA Tour Order of Merit ranking. Others vying for the top P250,000 purse are Korean Choi Soo, Apple Fudolin, Eva Miñoza, Lucy Landicho, Sheryl Villasencio, Sylvia Torres and Jan Punzalan along with amateurs Grechen Villacencio and Rev Alcantara.
San Beda College collected another championship trophy after dethroning De La Salle University with a thrilling 75-72 victory in the FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup finals on Sunday. “We are looking forward to NCAA and hopefully we can have the NCAA trophy stay in San Beda,” said Fernandez moments after dancing in delight on the court of the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. Fernandez answered the “Go San Beda Five” call three years ago, towing the institution to its last two titles in an unprecedented feat of five-peat. Fernandez also paid attention to their possible rivals for the NCAA crown, mentioning five teams that displayed exceptional basketball in their preseason campaign. Because everybody is improving every game,” claimed Fernandez, whose squad will begin its title defense bid against San Sebastian in the season-opening game.
The Filipino tracksters copped five gold, three silver two bronze medals in the 2017 Hong Kong Inter-City Athletics Championships held in Tseung Kwan O in Hong Kong. National mainstays Archand Christian Bagsit, Eliza Luzon, Katherine Santos and Patrick Unso also secured gold medals in their respective events. Bagsit then joined forces with Anfernee Lopena, Patrick Unso and Trenten Beram in winning the 4x100m relay silver in 39.96 seconds. Meanwhile, Ernest John Obiena bagged a silver in the 22nd International Meeting in Velenje Slovenia. He submitted 5.50m, surpassing the SEA Games gold-medal standard of 5.30m.
Westbrook defeated fellow finalists James Harden of Houston and Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio to claim the season MVP award for the first time in ceremonies at New York. “It was an amazing season for me but without these guys none of it would have been possible. Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks won the Most Improved Player award, beating out Gobert and Serbian forward Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets. Another Bucks standout, Milwaukee guard Malcolm Brogdon, won Rookie of the Year honors and thanked his teammates. Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon was named the NBA’s top reserve player, taking the Sixth Man Award.
In a figurative sense, Ice Cube is squaring up to take a 30-foot jumper. Only half the court is used, with players required to clear the ball out to the 3-point line upon snagging defensive rebounds. BIG3 players must be at least 30 years old, and “they’ve gotta have had more than a cup of coffee in the NBA,” Cube said. “We feel like North Carolina loves basketball,” Cube said. Cube hopes that guys like Iverson — and a proven track record of success, a strong fan base, etc.
June 27, 2017 15:00 UTC
HONG KONG: When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China’s president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future. “The uniqueness of Hong Kong and the political status of my city are under threat,” 20-year-old Wong told Agence France-Presse. He wants a public vote on sovereignty in 2047, when the 50-year handover agreement guaranteeing Hong Kong’s liberties and way of life expires. “What we hope is to let everyone get the right of referendum to decide the future of this city,” Wong said. “The central government gave us a lot of freedoms—they didn’t do too much to control Hong Kong,” he said.
June 27, 2017 14:48 UTC
GUATAPE, Colombia: Divers combed the murky depths of a Colombian reservoir Monday for the bodies of a dozen missing passengers from a pleasure boat that sank, killing seven people. As anxious families waited for news, authorities had yet to explain what caused the four-deck Almirante to go down. “Lots of people were yelling out to me not to leave them.”Many survivors appeared battered and bleeding and most of them were not wearing life jackets, he said. She said her sister Angela told her that there had been “very few life jackets” on board the Almirante. “Through investigations by the ports and transport authority, we are working to establish what use was made of the life jackets by the crew and passengers,” he said.
June 27, 2017 14:48 UTC