Buko vendor beaten up by MMDA personnel arrested for 2007 murder in Masbate

His brothers were also nabbed by authorities By Mar Gabriel Eagle News Service The buko vendor who was seen being beaten up by three members of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority during a clearing operation last week has been arrested. Elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group nabbed Romnick Relos and his two brothers, Roy and Dondon, after they found the siblings were actually facing cases for a 2007 murder in Masbate. Roy and […]

Roque: New cases to be filed vs then-DOTC officials for MRT-3 mess

(Eagle News) — Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said cases will be filed against officials of the then-Department of Transportation and Communications for the Metro Rail Transit-3 mess. Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte himself instructed Solicitor General Jose Calida to  pursue the cases in Monday’s Cabinet meeting. According to Roque, officials during the term of then-President Benigno Aquino III should be held liable for what happened to the MRT, which  experiences technical glitches almost everyday. […]

Dalawang pulis, pinarangalan sa ipinakitang kabayanihan

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Sa kabila ng sunud-sunod na pagsibak sa mga tiwaling tauhan ng Philippine National Police (PNP), pinarangalan naman ni PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa ang dalawang pulis Maynila na nagpamalas ng kabayanihan kamakailan. Sila ay sina PO2 Mel Bautista at PO1 Gester Verzosa. Si Bautista, na ginawaran ng medalya, ang off-duty na pulis na humabol at umaresto sa isang snatcher sa Tondo habang angkas niya ang asawa at anak sa motorsiklo. […]

Bureau of Customs: P8.98 million worth of misdeclared goods seized at Port of Manila

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Customs has intercepted P8.98 million worth of misdeclared goods from the Port of Manila. In a statement on Monday, the BoC said the two-footer vans were intercepted upon their arrival in February and December last year. The shipment that contained cigarettes arrived on February 21. Its importer had declared it contained brackets instead. The other shipment that contained fireworks, the BoC said, arrived on December 31, 2017. Its importer […]

PNP: Maute sub-leader arrested in Manila over the weekend was eluding authorities in Mindanao

  By Mar Gabriel Eagle News Service The sub-leader of the Maute group arrested in Manila over the weekend had no plans of wreaking havoc in the country’s capital in the first place, Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa said on Monday. According to Dela Rosa, Abdul Nasser Lomondot had actually gone to the country’s capital to elude government security forces who were after him in Mindanao. Chief Supt. Joel Coronel, Manila Police District […]

Fatality in Divisoria mall shooting identified

Police say suspects wore face masks when they carried out the attack By Earlo Bringas Eagle News Service Authorities have identified the fatality  in the shooting incident in a mall in Divisoria, Manila on Saturday. Manila Police District spokesperson Erwin Margarejo said Edilberto Pornobi, 60, sustained three gunshot wounds in the head and the body in the attack that took place at 999 Mall. He said Pornobi was an owner of several stalls inside the […]

Bureau of Immigration: Chinese fugitive wanted for economic crimes to be deported

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Immigration will deport a Chinese fugitive allegedly wanted in China in 2016 for economic crimes. In a statement, BI spokesperson Ma. Antonette Mangrobang said Jiang Yabo, 36, will be flown to China when the agency gets all the necessary clearances. Bobby Raquepo, head of the agency’s Fugitive Search Unit, said the summary deportation order was issued against Jiang on October 27, 2016, or two months after he was placed on […]

48 karton ng smuggled na glutathione, nasabat sa NAIA

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Apatnapu’t walong karton ng glutathione at iba pang produktong pampaganda ang nasabat ng Bureau of Customs (BOC) sa Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Nagkakahalaga ang mga kontrabando ng P8.5 milyon  matapos na ideklara ito ng consignee na si James Hulasan bilang personal effects. Ayon kay Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña, ang mga kontrabando ay mula sa Bangkok, Thailand. Ang mga nasabing produkto ay kadalasang ibinibenta online at hindi aprubado ng Food […]

Manila court judge refuses to inhibit from Kerwin Espinosa cases

(Eagle News) — A regional trial court judge has refused to inhibit himself from the cases filed against Kerwin Espinosa. In refusing to recuse himself from the cases for illegal drug trading, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of firearms, Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 26 Presiding Judge Silvino Pampilo Jr. said a “mere imputation of bias and partiality” was “not enough” for him to do this. It was the prosecution that sought Pampilo’s inhibition, […]

61 cops vaccinated with Dengvaxia seek hospital treatment for body pain, others

Symptoms felt “may or may not be related to vaccine,” PNP hospital official says (Eagle News) — Over 60 policemen who were administered the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine had to seek treatment in the hospital after complaining of body pain, among others. But Philippine National Police General Hospital chief Senior Supt. Reimound Sales clarified that the symptoms felt by the 61 policemen as of March 1 “may or may not be related to the vaccine.” Apart from […]

Customs agents arrest man who claimed smuggled “marijuana oil” at Pasay mailing center

(Eagle News) — Customs agents arrested a man who claimed a package containing smuggled marijuana oil or “kush oil” at the Central Mail Exchange Center in Pasay City. In a statement on Thursday, the Bureau of Customs said Beau Aldrich Siquian, 24, was nabbed on Feb. 28, after he presented his passport as proof of his identity to claim the package, which had been opened because of its “pungent odor.” The Customs bureau said Siquian had […]