Thursday, June 27, 2013

Daiana Menezes' husband found bloodied with gunshot wound

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MANILA, Philippines—Cagayan de Oro City Representative Benjo Benaldo was found bloodied inside the House of Representatives, according to a Radyo Inquirer 990 AM report.

The report said blue guards in Congress found Benaldo slumped and bloodied inside his office with a gunshot wound on his chest.

The report said Benaldo has been rushed to the New Era General Hospital along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City, which is about three kilometers away from the House of Representatives between 7 p.m and 8 p.m., after he was found bloodied and wounded on his chest from a gunshot.

The report said that House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has gone to the hospital to check on Benaldo’s condition.

Benaldo has been in the limelight in the past few weeks due to marital problems with his wife Brazilian model and actress.

Speaking with radio dzMM, House Speaker Rep. Sonny Belmonte said Benaldo was alone inside his office when the gunshot was heard.

Benaldo was found by his staff sitting, with a 9-millimeter pistol on his table.

Benaldo, a first-term congressman, ran for reelection in the May 13 elections but lost to Liberal Party bet Rolando Uy.

According to Belmonte, Benaldo’s wife said the congressman became “unhappy” after his failed bid.

“After his loss in the recent elections, he is sometimes unhappy and so forth,” said Belmonte.

The House Speaker said he does not want to speculate on the incident.

“Whether it was accidental or not accidental I cannot venture that point but there is no question na siya lang ‘yung nandoon sa kwarto,” he told dzMM.

He added that Quezon City Police District is now investigating.

Stable condition

The outgoing congressman, according to Belmonte, is in stable condition and in good spirits.

“He seems to be OK. Nakikipag-usap siya sa amin eh, he even gave us a thumbs-up,” said Belmonte.

Benaldo sustained a gunshot wound in the chest but Belmonte said the wound is “through and through.”

As of around 9:30 p.m., Benaldo was able to talk to family members, including his wife, who visited him at the hospital.

Marikina Rep. Miro Quimbo also went to the hospital to check on his colleague, and took photos of Benaldo in an ambulance.

“When I asked him what he wants to tell our colleagues who are all asking about him, he gives me the thumbs up,” Quimbo posted on Instagram.

Benaldo was transferred to St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City late Thursday night.

In recent weeks, Benaldo was the subject of headlines for his relationship with his wife, who had aroused speculations that she was a victim of domestic violence.

Benaldo admitted that they were having problems as a couple, but said he has asked for forgiveness from Menezes.

The couple appeared on “The Buzz” on June 16 and addressed the issue, maintaining that no incident of domestic violence took place.

Here are Photos by miro_quimbo via Instagram:

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Daiana Menezes,husband,suicide,Benjo Benaldo

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DND chief clarifies: PH not constructing air, naval bases in Subic

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MANILA, Philippines —  Voltaire Gazmin, Philippines Defense Secretary clarified news report that said that the Philippine military was planning to build new air and naval bases in Subic Bay that can be utilized by American forces.

He said that the Philippine government is studying a proposal that will give the United States and Japan greater access to its military bases, to counter the rising security threat from China.

The government is initially drafting a plan that would allow US forces to spend more time on Filipino bases, something that could also be offered to Japan’s military later, Gazmin said.

“If and when there is agreement on the access, then there will be equipment coming in from the United States,” Gazmin said. “Now as far as Japan is concerned, we do welcome other countries — particularly Japan since Japan is a strategic partner — in accordance with our existing protocols.”

A news report earlier quoted a senior officials from the Philippine Navy as saying that the plans of building air and naval bases at Subic Bay could be used by American forces “to counter China’s creeping presence in the disputed South China Sea.” And that the Navy has yet to formally present its P10 billion-base development plan to President Benigno Aquino III.

Subic Bay was once a United States military base for nearly a century until 1992, when the Philippine Senate voted 12-11 to reject a new bases treaty with the US. A ratification of the Visiting Forces Agreement in 1999 paved the way for large-scale joint military exercises such as “Balikatan” and Carat (Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training), among others, between Philippine and US troops.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Claudine bruised face photo on Instagram

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Claudine Barretto photo shared on social media Instagram on Friday has created controversy due to her bruised and bloated face on the picture. She have already deleted the post.

The photo appeared innocent but if you look closely on her right cheek is conspicuously bruised and bloated. Her followers noticed immediately.

“OMG what happened to your right cheek? may bruise! OMG ,” a follower said.

Another commented: “i hope you didnt get beat up…” (honeybella18)

paopaojoliepitt: “Wahh abuse ata. Bat me sapak.”

The actress, whose marriage to actor Raymart Santiago is reportedly on the rocks, did not respond to the comments.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sex in Philippine embassies

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A shocking report by a Filipino congressman Walden Bello, he said even the Philippine Embassy officials are allegedly involved in the sexual exploitation of their countrymen.

He said that there are three officials from Philippine overseas offices had been the subject of complaints from their coworkers.

He said one of the officials is a ranking member of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (Polo) in Amman, Jordan, and the other a local hire of Polo in Kuwait. They were allegedly involved in running sex operations in Amman, Jordan, and Kuwait that use Filipino women staying at OFW shelters.

Another official is a member of the augmentation team of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) staff in the embassy in Damascus, Syria. He is allegedly engaged in sexual acts with OFWs staying at the embassy’s shelter for distressed workers.

“Our sources asked us to expose the criminals in their ranks because their acts are giving the agencies a bad name and they can no longer tolerate the inaction of their superiors,” Bello said.

One of the officials named by the congressman, Polo, Jordan welfare officer Mario Antonio denied running a prostitution ring using OFWs.

Bello said the clients were charged as much as $1,000 a night. He claimed Antonio’s activities had caught the attention of the Jordan government, which asked that he be recalled.

“He is, in effect, running a prostitution ring using distressed OFWs. This man’s activities are so disreputable and illegal that the government of Jordan has requested that he be removed,” Bello said.

The Kuwait-based officer, Bello said had not been punished because he was supposedly a townmate of former Ambassador to Kuwait Shulan Primavera.

“Apparently, Polo officials have to condone Predator Three [referring to the Kuwait-based officer] because he might spill the beans as he knows many unlawful incidents in Polo,” Bello said.

“We ask: Why, with all the evidence of using OFWs as prostitutes and cheating them, is this sexual predator allowed to remain in his post? How does a mere local hire hold a whole embassy hostage to his nefarious activities?” he said.

In the case of the augmentation team member in Syria, Bello said this person was caught on New Year’s Day this year in an intimate act with a female OFW at the Philippine Embassy’s shelter for distressed workers in Syria. Three witnesses filed affidavits attesting to the incident.

Embassy and DFA officials in Manila later found the staff member’s actions to have violated regulations against the fraternization of embassy personnel with their wards but Bello said the employee was only given a “tap on the wrist.”

So we have to ask, are Philippine Embassies now engaging in prostitution business?


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Anonymous Philippines post Philippine president's personal mobile numbers online

Manila, Philippines - A hacker posted online the personal mobile telephone numbers of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III. Presidential spokesperson Ricky Carandang denounce it as an act as "cybervandalism".

"It's cybervandalism plain and simple," Carandang told AFP. "We're dealing with it. That's all I can say for now."

The three "Personal Mobile Number(s)" were posted late Friday on the Facebook site of a user named "#pR.is0n3r".  The hacker urged his more than 9,000 as of Saturday, to call or text directly with the president. All three phone numbers were apparently no longer working on Saturday morning.

The author said he belonged to the hacker group "Anonymous Philippines", which has vandalised a number of government websites in the past.

Here is the FB account:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Two dead, 15 missing as ferry sinks off Masbate, Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines - Two people were killed, fifteen are still missing, and 54 passengers and crew were saved when rescuers pulled them to safety after a passenger ferry sank while aboard a roll-on, roll-off ferry, off Masbate Philippines at dawn of Friday, officials said.

The ferry was travelling from Albay province in central Philippines to a nearby Masbate province when it sank. Government helicopters, Coast guard and navy vessels were searching the area for survivors. The officials are not certain of the exact number of people on board. The ferry's manifest listed 35 passengers and 22 crew, but provincial disaster official Bernard Alejandro said there were likely five more on board.

Amadeo Tan, a village chief in Masbate's Aroroy township, said his wife called him from the ferry when it was sinking.

Tan told a local TV news that he alerted local authorities and set off to the area.

"When we got there, we could no longer see any part of the boat. It had already sunk," he said.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Watch Matthew Morrison shocked at “Glee” Co-Star Charice Lesbian News

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Now everyone knows that pop singer/Glee actress Charice Pempengco is a Lesbian. Well, not everyone, Matthew Morrison "Mr. Sheu" gave a stunned reaction when he was told about it.

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile resigns as Senate President.

Senator Juan Ponce Enrile

Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile surprised everyone on Wednesday when he announced his irrevocable resignation from his post.

“As a matter of a personal honor and integrity, I hereby irrevocably resign as Senate President,” Enrile said in his privilege speech during the resumption of the Senate session at 3 p.m. on Wednesday after a three-month break.

There are talks that he would be replaced by Senator Franklin Drilon when the next Congress opens in July.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Killed in explosion in Manila now 6

The person killed from a powerful explosion that ripped through an upscale condominium in Taguig Philippine has risen to six, including the crew of a passing delivery van that was hit by debris, authorities said on Saturday.

The explosion on Friday night resulted to a huge hole in the wall of the condominium building and sent concrete slabs flying onto the street below, which was teeming with pedestrians. Three people in the van were crushed to death.

The Office of Civil Defence said three more bodies were recovered at the Serendra building, a plush condominium complex surrounded by restaurants and shops in Taguig city in metropolitan Manila.

Five others, including a 9-year-old, were injured.

Authorities were initially looking into a gas supply issue, and residents were kept out of other buildings as officials assessed the supply maintenance.

A telephone operator at the Taguig city police station, who declined to give her name because she was not authorized to speak to the media, said the explosion came from an appliance and was not caused by a bomb.

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who visited the site with President Benigno Aquino III, told reporters that the building was evacuated and all possible angles were being investigated. He said a forensic examination was not yet finished.

"This could be an accident, this could be an explosion of chemicals. This could be anything. Let us not speculate," he said. He urged the public to refrain from speculating if the blast was linked to recent travel advisories issued by the US, British, Canadian and Australian governments for the restive southern Philippines, where they cited a risk of kidnappings and terrorist activities.

Muslim militants have targeted the Philippine capital in the past, but most attacks have been confined to the southern region, where minority Muslims have fought for self-rule for decades.