SAN JUAN, Philippines — The F2 Logistics Cargo Movers made quick work of the Generika-Ayala Life Savers in their PSL All-Filipino Conference opener, 25-12, 25-21, 25-17, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Saturday. Newly minted Cargo Mover Kalei Mau has yet to play for F2. With power hitters Ara Galang and Aby Maraño leading the helm, F2 breezed past the Life Savers to notch their first win. Despite a tougher fight from Generika in the second set, F2's firepower proved too much. The Cargo Movers hope to make it two in a row when they face PLDT on Tuesday.
June 15, 2019 08:15 UTC
COA: Revive Corregidor as tourist spot 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Ben RosarioThe Commission on Audit (COA) is urging the Corregidor Foundation Inc. to develop Corregidor as one of the country’s largest tourist draws, similar to Singapore’s Sentosa island. COA said the CFI should consider inviting more investors to open new hotels, a golf course, water recreational facilities and other tourist attractions. “However, even with its immense historical value, Corregidor Island needs substantial upgrading before it can be marketed with the slogan, ‘It’s more fun in Corregidor island,” COA noted. COA said the hotel and ferry service owner, reportedly belonging to only one company, should start initiating promotional programs.
June 15, 2019 07:41 UTC
Rowell Ilagan, WellMed legal counsel, said Bryan Christopher Sy already posted P72,000 bail for cases of estafa through falsification of official documents. ADVERTISEMENTDespite the release order, Ilagan said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) still placed Sy under its custody. Despite the release order issued by the court, the NBI refused to release Bryan Sy,” Ilagan said. Ilagan said it is Sy’s “constitutional right” to be freed following the release order from the court. “The NBI is duty-bound to release our client since there is already a Release Order from the court.
June 15, 2019 07:39 UTC
MMDA chief to request return of hazard pay for traffic enforcers 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Jel SantosMetropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim said he will ask President Duterte to return the hazard pay of his agency’s traffic enforcers. Let’s hope we will be given a chance,” Lim told around 300 traffic enforcers during their formation last Friday. The MMDA chairman told traffic enforcers not to lose hope, saying they should continue to work diligently. The small salary, according to Lim, should not be a reason for traffic enforcers to engage in illegal activities.
June 15, 2019 07:18 UTC
As an incentive to private firms and individuals who want to help, Capanzana said expenses on mingo meals are 100 percent tax deductible as a form of donation. Unlike packed noodles being distributed at evacuation centers during disasters, which Capanzana said barely have any nutritional value, mingo meals are rich in nutrients. Mingo meals come in powder form that can be consumed once mixed with water. Mingo meals had been found to decrease malnutrition rates by 80 percent in communities where these were introduced, Kilayko said. Those interested in joining the mingo meals campaign can log on tohttps://www.nvcfoundation-ph.org/10mmm/or call 034-434-5568, Kilayko said.
June 15, 2019 07:08 UTC
Joint PDEA, police operation seized P5.73 million drug stash in posh BGC hotel 0 SHARES Share it! Uy rented a safety deposit box with box number 74 outside room 909 of Shangrila Hotel at the Fort located at 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The operation was conducted by the PDEA RO NCR Southern District Office led by Agent Joel D Villorente in coordination with the Taguig City Police Station. On May 21, 2019, Uy, 44, was arrested by PDEA and police authorities also at the Shangrila Hotel where some P8.5 million worth of ecstasy tablets and cocaine were seized. Anti-narcotic authorities were alerted by the Shangrila Hotel security personnel that led to Uy’s arrest.
June 15, 2019 07:07 UTC
Palace: Duterte to act on Reed Bank incident 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Argyll GeducosMalacañang assured that President Duterte will undertake appropriate measures to address the Reed Bank incident and will not just stay quiet about it. Earlier, Panelo said that President Duterte was just cautious that’s why he is not making any public statements about the incident. You must remember that the Canada incident has been there for five years, it’s a very long time. Panelo also said that Duterte is speaking out to get the response he wants.
June 15, 2019 06:56 UTC
Sandiganbayan dismisses Elenita Binay’s graft case 0 SHARES Share it! Binay filed a demurrer to evidence contesting the prosecution’s evidence which the Fifth Division of the anti-graft court granted. Binay’s graft case stemmed from the reported anomalous purchase of furniture and partitions from September to November 1999. In her demurrer, Binay contested that neither the documentary evidence in the case, nor the testimonies of the prosecution witnesses, can justify conviction. But the anti-graft court denied the move on August 22, 2018.
June 15, 2019 06:25 UTC
HONOLULU — A snake stowed away in a man’s bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said. The southern black racer snake slithered out of the man’s backpack when he arrived on Maui Monday, KGMB-TV reported Wednesday. The non-venomous snake measured about a foot (0.3 meters) long and a quarter-inch (0.63 centimeters) in diameter, officials said. The property owner told the visitor that snakes are illegal in Hawaii and alerted police, who captured the snake. The man said he did not intentionally bring the racer snake when he traveled from Florida, where the species is common and can grow up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length.
June 15, 2019 06:22 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The family of Eddie Garcia has agreed to place the veteran actor on DNR or “do not resuscitate” status, their spokesperson said. Eddie Garcia is now placed on DNR or ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ status acc to the family spox. “Pls be informed that the family of Mr. Eddie Garcia has not authorized nor has it consented to withdrawal of life support. They have however agreed to place him on DNR status. (@mjmarfori) June 14, 2019“Please be informed that the family of Mr. Eddie Garcia has not authorized nor has it consented to withdrawal of life support,” Rebosa said.
June 15, 2019 06:00 UTC
HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s embattled government looks set to press pause on a deeply unpopular extradition bill that has provoked unprecedented clashes between police and protesters, multiple local media outlets reported Saturday. The city’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam has faced mounting calls to abandon the controversial legislation, including from her own political allies and advisers. “If the government caves in to violence and external influences, in the long run that would also make Hong Kong ungovernable,” pro-Beijing lawmaker Regina Ip told reporters. Opposition to the extradition bill has united an unusually wide cross section of Hong Kong. Protest organizers have said they will only accept a full withdrawal of the bill, not a postponement.
June 15, 2019 05:48 UTC
MANILA, Philippines – Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Saturday morning seized some P5.7 million worth of party drugs that were stashed inside a safety deposit box of a posh hotel at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. PDEA said the illegal drugs were seized from the safety deposit box rented by Domingo Tanyao Uy at around 2:30 a.m.ADVERTISEMENTPDEA-NCR Director Joel Plaza told INQUIRER.net that the seizure of the drugs from Uy’s safety deposit box was a follow-up operation following the previous seizure of some P8.7-M worth of illegal drugs from Uy’s room inside the same posh hotel. READ: P8.7-M illegal drugs seized from businessman in Taguig hotelArmed with a search warrant issued by Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 88 Judge Rosanna Fe Romero-Maglaya, operatives of PDEA’s National Capital Region (NCR) Southern District Office under Joel Villorente and supporting personnel from the Taguig Police Community Precinct 7 opened the hotel safety deposit box. Seized from safety deposit box were 2,750 pieces of ecstasy tablets valued at P4,675,000 and 200 grams of cocaine worth P1,060,000. Uy, 44, of Quezon City, is now detained at the Taguig City police headquarters as complaints for violation of the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002 are being readied against him.
June 15, 2019 05:25 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources committed to provide assistance to the crew of the Philippine fishing boat that was rammed by a Chinese vessel in the West Philippine Sea. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol on Facebook said BFAR Regional Director Elizer Salilig has pledged to give 22 fiberglass boats to the crew of fishing boat Gem-Vir 1. The fiberglass boats, Piñol said, would have complete accessories including engine and nets. The Chinese Embassy in Manila admitted that it was a Chinese fishing boat that hit Gem-Vir 1. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio urged Filipinos to demand compensation and punishment on the incident.
June 15, 2019 05:15 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The prevailing southwest monsoon will bring cloudy skies and scattered thunderstorms in Western Luzon on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. ADVERTISEMENTIn its public weather forecast, Pagasa said Metro Manila will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with rainshowers. The state weather bureau said cloudy skies with rainshowers will be felt over Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Cagayan Valley, rest of Central Luzon and Region 4B. The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.0°C at 5 a.m. while maximum temperature is expected at 32.2 °C at 2:50 p.m., Pagasa said. (Editor: Jonathan P. Vicente)Click here for more weather related news."
June 15, 2019 05:03 UTC
Alibayon High School principal Jessie Posadas said the river overflowed and flooded the low lying areas, including school campuses, affecting their students on their way home after classes. Most of the affected students were residents of Barangays Alibayon, Del Pilar and Lower Kauswagan, he said. The village officials immediately rushed to the area to secure the school children and prevented them from crossing the flooded river. When the water subsided around 4 p.m., the village officials loaded the stranded students and parents to a multicab and crossed the river safely. Police Captain Rolando Dillera, Magpet chief of police, said no one was hurt by the flooding in the three barangays.
June 15, 2019 04:41 UTC