Tuesday, May 31, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte Present His new batch of Cabinet members To the Media

President Rodrigo Duterte cabinet

Davao City, Philippines — Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte presented his cabinet to the media in Panacan, Davao City.

The event at the Presidential Guest House comes a day after Congress proclaimed Duterte as the duly-elected next president of the country.

The new appointees announced:

  • Department of the Interior and Local Government secretary - Former South Cotabato Governor and former PDP-Laban chairman Mike Sueño
  • Department of National Defense - Retired Major General Delfin Lorenzana
  • Department of Science and Technology - Former Science Undersecretary Fortunato Dela Peña
  • Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) - Retired police general Isidro Lapeña, Former Davao City olice Chief
  • National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council - 5th Infantry Division chief Ricardo Jalad
  • Undersecretary of the Department of Local and Interior Government (DILG) - Catalino Cuy, a former police chief of Davao City who later became head of the Philippine National Police (PNP’s) Special Action Force before the Mamasapano
  • Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board chief (LTO)- Lawyer Martin Delgra
  • Bureau of Immigration (BOI) - Retired General Jaime Morente, a former police chief for Southern Mindanao
  • Department of Science and Technology Secretary - undersecretary Fortunato dela Peña
  • National Bureau of Investigation for Southern Mindanao - Lawyer Dante Gieran

Thursday, May 26, 2016

OFW Luggage Ranscaked in NAIA

NAIA theft, OFW luggage stolen

An OFW share his frustration and anger on Social Media whe he discovered that his luggage were tampered with and items worth P10,000 went missing. He said that he suspect that it happened at NAIA Terminal 1 since it took 30 minutes for his luggage to appear on the conveyor belt.

Architect Dennis Silades, 30, an OFW who works in Saudi Arabia was shocked and angry when he recently came home to Manila and discovered that his luggage has been ransacked. When he checked he discovered that some of his belongings were already gone. Aside from some of his pants and jackets, two watches and some chocolates were also stolen. He said the items that went missing amounted to PHP10,000.

He said he contacted the airport to complain and get help but was given the run-around.
Later, NAIA-1 manager Dante Basanta told ABS-CBN News that Silades had to file a complaint at their office. Silades has given up on the case as his vacation time is limited.

Lalake Nahuling Namboboso

Isang construction worker na nakilalang si Fernando Dulce, Jr ay arrestado pagkatapos na mahuling namboboso sa isang babae habang naliligo sa loob ng apartelle sa Makati.

Nahuli ng isang 20-anyos na babaeng biktima si na namboboso Dulce habang siya ay naliligo at napansin nyang lumaki na ang butas sa pader ng katabing CR na panlalake.

Dalidali siyang nagsumbong sa room attendant pero nang komprontahin ng attendant ang lalaki ay ito pa ang nagalit.

Rumesponde naman agad ang mga barangay tanod at hinuli ang suspek na si Fernando Dulce, Jr.

Hindi humarap sa kamera si Dulce pero depensa niya, naglalaba lamang umano siya sa loob ng CR.

Kinuwestyon naman ng biktima kung paano nakapasok ang suspek sa panlalaking CR ganoong matagal na itong isinara.

Labis din ang takot ng biktima sa nangyari lalo't mag-isa lang siyang lumuwas ng probinsya para magtrabaho sa Maynila. Pero dahil sa insidente, balak na lamang niyang umuwi sa kanila.

Desidido rin ang biktima na sampahan ng kaso ang suspek para turuan ng leksyon.

Babae Hinipuan ng Jeepney Driver; LTFRB Wants License of "MANYAK" Driver Suspended (Woman sexually harassed by jeepney driver)

Jeepney Driver nang hipo, manyak Jeepney Driver; sexual harassment

A woman passenger complained that the jeepney driver she was riding sexually harassed her. She was crying while she was being interviewed, she recalled her traumatic experience, saying she will not forgive the suspect for what he did.

It happened last May 23, after her graveyard shift work at a fast-food restaurant chain she boarded a Fairview jeepney in Cubao to get home at around 6 a.m..

"Hindi ko naman akalain na yung normal na araw na yun is magiging karumal-dumal po pala sa akin."

She sat in the front portion of the jeepney with plate number TVY 561. The back portion was already full of passengers at that time, she said.

The driver, identified as Emmanuel Escalona, later started bothering her and nag her to remove her bag that she had placed on her lap.

"Nung umaandar po, three times niya po sinabi sa akin na yung bag ko na kalong-kalong ko, na ilagay ko daw po sa pagitan naming dalawa para daw po hindi ako mahirapang umupo."

"After po nun, parang nagagalit na siya sa akin, so ang ginawa ko, nilagay na lang, kasi medyo natatakot na rin ako sa kanya."

She also said that the she saw the driver suspiciously stare at her body. Although she was scared, she remained alert and started to take a video of the driver using her mobile phone.

The video shows that the driver regularly stares at the female passenger and he was captured sticking his tongue out.

When all other passengers are gone, the driver then suddenly touched her on her private part, she said.

"May sinabi pa siya sa akin na ang sarap daw bago yun, bago niya in-ano yung maselan kong bahagi. Sa pants ko, ginanun niya."

Without wasting another second, Llacuni immediately jumped off the jeepney even though it was still in transit.

Turning emotional, she said, "Bale nung paghawak niya po sa maselang bahagi po ng katawan ko, tumalon na lang po ako. kahit napakabilis po ng takbo."

"Buti na lang po meron pong kotse na nakaparada dun, humampas lang po yung leeg ko. And then meron po kami kasing kasunod na jeep na nagalit pa po sa akin na sabi daw, bakit daw po ako tumalon, buti daw hindi ako pumailalim sa jeep niya kasi konting-konti na lang po," she said.

The 21-year-old immediately proceeded to the office of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to report the incident and file a sexual harassment complaint against Escalona.

LTFRB Chairman Atty. Winston Ginez said they will recommend to the Land Transportation Office (LTO) that Escalona's driver's license be suspended.

"Ang mahalaga ay pagbawalan kaagad itong driver na ito sa kanyang pagmamaneho," Ginez said, noting the strong evidence that they have against Escalona.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/metro-manila/05/26/16/woman-sexually-harassed-by-jeepney-driver-recalls-trauma

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Malaysian Navy detains three Filipino fishermen in South China Sea

South China Sea, Philippines, Malaysia

A Malaysian naval patrol has detained three Filipino fishermen for encroaching in territorial waters in the disputed Spratlys this month, according to the Philippine military. This is the first incident involving the Southeast Asian neighbors.

The Philippines and Malaysia have overlapping exclusive economic zones in the disputed South China Sea. Many experts believed that the South China Sea is rich in deposits of oil and gas. The South China Sea is almost entirely claimed by China.

But Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also claim the sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year.

According to reports, on May 9, 2016 a Philippine vessel was about 18 miles (29 km) southwest of Commodore Reef, one of nine Philippine-held territories in the South China Sea, when a Malaysian patrol boat intercepted it for encroaching in territorial waters.

The Filipino vessel attempted to flee, however the Malaysian patrol vote gave chase and was able to caught up with the Philippine vessel. The Filipinos fishermen were detained and after a couple of hours they were turned over to Philippine troops stationed on Commodore Reef, a Philippine navy spokeswoman said.

"The Western Command is saddened by the incident involving our fellow Filipinos," Captain Cherryl Tindog said in a statement, adding that the fishermen received medical treatment. "They are in stable condition, except for some bruises."

The fishermen complained of having been punched and kicked during questioning by the Malaysian Navy after being apprehended, Tindog added.

"We were treated like criminals," Nelson Plamiano, one of the fishermen, told broadcaster GMA 7.


Duterte Plan To Give Marcos A Hero’s Burial


Presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte wants to  give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial. Duterte who won the 2016 presidential election by a landslide vote, said on Monday that he would allow Marcos to be buried at the Heroes’ Cemetery in Manila, in what would be another big win for the dictator’s family as it cements a remarkable political comeback.

Duterte said “I will allow the burial of President Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani not because he is a hero but because he was a Filipino soldier, period.”

“Yang issue sa burial ni President Ferdinand Marcos sa Libingan ng mga Bayani has created division among our people… I am sure that I will erase among our people one hatred,” he added.

Since he was campaigning for the presidency, Duterte has expressed his approval to bury Marcos in the said burial grounds.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Five Dead at Close Up Forever Summer Concert

Close Up Forever Summer Concert, Close Up Forever Summer Concert deaths, concert, poisoning

Five party goers of the Close Up Forever Summer Concert after they collapsed on the open parking area of a mall in Pasay City early Sunday morning.

According to a report from Pasay City Police Ariel Leal, 22; Lance Garcia, 36; Bianca Fontejon, 18; Ken Migawa, 18, and American national Eric Anthony Miller, 33 were found unconscious while the “CloseUp Forever Summer” concert at the Mall of Asia open parking grounds was going on. According to witness, Leal collapse first, followed by Fontejon, Garcia, Migawa and Miller.

Leal, Garcia and Migawa were brought to San Juan De Dios Hospital; the first two were declared dead hours later. Migawa died Sunday afternoon.

Fontejon and Miller were brought to Manila Doctor’s Hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival. Pasay police investigation section, said reports coming from the hospital showed that two of the victims suffered heart failure.

About 14,000 pary-goers attended the concert that was headlined by Belgian DJ duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike late Saturday.

Investigator Giovanni Arcinue said “They just collapsed individually. They did not know each other. They were all in different places at the time.”

Closeup issued a statement about the incident: “We regret that despite the very stringent measures and precautions that we have put in place to ensure the safety and security of all attendees involved, this incident still transpired.”

Those who attended the concert posted messages on social media claiming to have witness drug-laced drinks being distributed to the party-goers during the event.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Former Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes castigated "presumptuous" Robredo for claiming victory

leni robredo motorcade vs bong bong marcos motorcade

Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. chastise the overconfident camp of vice presidential race front-runner Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo for claiming victory in the hotly-contested race for the Vice-president position.

Brillantes, post on Twitter castigating Robredo’s camp for claiming the vice presidency “without a single canvass document being opened.”

He then lambaste very "presumptous" Robredo for asking Marcos to concede.

“How can Robredo claim victory when not a single official canvass document has been opened? Congress has not even convened as canvass body."

“Now Robredo wants BBM to concede based on alleged small unofficial lead. She cannot be that presumptuous,” Brillantes posted on his Twitter.

Brillantes had earlier said that he will represent Marcos during the canvassing of votes for the vice presidency.

Congress will convene as the national board of canvassers to declare the country’s next president and vice president on May 25.

On Sunday, Robredo said that it is “mathematically impossible” for Marcos to win the vice presidency and catch up with her lead.

Robredo’s camp said that even if all 168,988 registered voters from the nine remaining municipalities which have not transmitted their certificates of canvass would go to Marcos, they will still emerge victorious as the lawmaker is enjoying a lead of 257,567 votes as of Sunday afternoon.

According to the latest partial and unofficial tally provided by the Comelec’s transparency server, Robredo trumps Marcos with more than 219,000 votes.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Marcos Son Tweeted "Dayaang Matuwid"

DayaangMatuwid, Dayaang Matuwid, election cheating

Sandro Marcos, son of vice-presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., has accused the Aquino administration of cheating in the elections.

Sandro tweeted asking why the total number of votes for president and vice president do not match with the hash tag #DayaangMatuwid

He also tweeted about the a one-hour break in the transmission of election returns.
Dayaang Matuwid, DayaangMatuwid, election cheating
source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/halalan2016/nation/05/09/16/dayaang-matuwid-marcos-son-alleges-cheating

Monday, May 9, 2016

Philippines Presidential Election 2016 Partial Unofficial Results

Philippines Presidential Election 2016 Partial Unofficial Results, Philippines presidential election results

PPCRV - Presidential Election 2016 Partial unofficial count from the watchdog Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting at a quarter past 5pm, the close of polling precincts, showed Rodrigo Duterte and Bongbong Marcos leading the presidential and VP races.

It excludes the overseas absentee voting (OAV).

For President, the first result coming into the unofficial tally is:

For VP, the initial results:

For Senators:


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Trillanes and Palace False Accusation No Effect On Duterte, Still Leads Lates Pulse Asia poll

Trillanes, Duterte, Philippine 2016 election, BPI account

Despite being hit by false accusations from Senator Antonio Trillaness, President aspirant Mar Roxas, President Noynoy Aquino, and other for having large deposit in his BPI account, Rodrigo Duterte is still leading the poll numbers of Pulse Asia.

In the latest Pulse Asia poll sponsored by ABS-CBN Duterte maintains a 33% rating leading the pack. Mar Roxas is in second place with 22%, Poe in third with 21%. Vice President Binay in fourth place with a 17% rating, while Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago in dead last at 2%.

The survey has a sample of 4,000 registered voters with a margin of error of ±1.5%.

In the vice presidential race, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and Senator Bongbong Marcos shared the top spot at 30% and 28% respectively they were statistically tied.  Senators Francis Escudero got 18% and Alan Peter Cayetano has 15%. Senators Antonio Trillanes has 3% and Gringo Honasan, 2%.

Meanwhile, to crush the false accusation of Trillanes, Duterte shows his BPI Julia Vargas bank records before the media in a press conference at The Star

His bank account shows that from March 2014 his deposit is just Php 17,816.98 and not Php211,000,000.
Trillanes, Duterte, Philippine 2016 election, BPI account
Trillanes, Duterte, Philippine 2016 election, BPI account
The document showed a deposit of $10 made at the New Farmers branch of the bank. Roxas last week presented as proof of Duterte's dollar account a transaction slip depositing the amount.

Bank certification of Duterte's dollar account
Trillanes, Duterte, Philippine 2016 election, BPI account
Duterte's dollar account remained stagnant since December 2013
Trillanes, Duterte, Philippine 2016 election, BPI account
Trillanes should honor his promise to resign!