Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Yasay posts P240,000-bail

(Eagle News)–Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. on Friday, Aug. 23, posted a P240,000 bail for the charges for violation of banking laws filed against him. A GMA-7 report said Yasay posted the bail around 11 a.m. before Branch 10 of the Manila Regional Trial Court, where the complaint for violation of provisions of the General Banking Law and the New Central Bank Act was lodged against him and five other officials of the […]

US Embassy, affiliated offices closed on Monday, Aug. 26

(Eagle News)–The United States Embassy will be closed on Monday, Aug. 26. The embassy said its affiliate offices will also be closed on that day in observance of National Heroes Day, a holiday. Regular services at the embassy and its affiliate offices will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 27.  

MPD: Ex-Foreign Affairs Secretary Yasay rushed to hospital after complaining of “chest pain”

(Eagle News)–Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. was rushed to the hospital on Thursday, Aug. 22, just hours after his arrest. Manila Police District chief Police Brigadier General Vicente Danao said Yasay, who had been arrested for alleged violation of banking laws early in the day,  was brought to the Manila Doctors Hospital after complaining of “chest pain” while in detention. Danao said Yasay will stay overnight in the hospital. The arrest warrant, which […]

Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Yasay arrested for alleged violation of banking laws

(Eagle News)–Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 22, for allegedly violating banking laws. In a statement, the Manila Police District said Yasay was arrested in his house in Barangay Poblacion, Makati around 3 p.m.  by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 10 Judge Danilo Leyva. The MPD said Atty. Jonn Irvin Velasques, a  representative of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, appeared before […]

2 alleged drug suspects killed in buy-bust op in Pasig; over P6.8-million worth of illegal drugs seized

(Eagle News)–Over P6.8-million worth of illegal drugs were seized on Thursday, Aug. 22, from two suspects who were also killed in the buy-bust operation in Pasig. The National Capital Region Police Office said Jalal “Bon Jovie” Salamoden and Sampiano “Sonny” Rason, alleged members of the gang of convicted druglord Amin Imam Buratong, died after they fought it out with authorities in front of a convenience store on Felix Avenue corner Kabayanihan Street in Barangay Dela Paz. […]

Thunderstorm advisory hoisted over M. Manila, nearby areas

(Eagle News)–A thunderstorm advisory has been hoisted over Metro Manila and nearby areas. Moderate to heavy rainshowers with lightning and strong winds are expected over Zambales, Rizal, Laguna, Quezon within the next 2 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration. PAGASA advised residents to take precautionary measures “against the impacts associated with these hazards which include flash floods and landslides.” The weather bureau also urged residents to monitor for updates.

Vico Sotto fires Pasig official for “abusive behavior, questionable practices”; dismissed exec leaves office empty

(Eagle News)–Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has fired a city hall official for “abusive behavior” and “some questionable practices.” Sotto made the announcement in a recent Facebook post. He, however, did not identify the city official. Pictures in his post showed that the office of the fired executive was empty. “The pictures show how some people treat the government like their private property,” Sotto said. While Sotto acknowledged that  “some of the most successful transitions in […]

At least 11, including a Sudanese, Egyptian, nabbed for alleged large-scale illegal recruitment

(Eagle News)–The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested at least 11 people, including a Sudanese and an Egyptian, for alleged large-scale illegal recruitment. In a statement, the NBI said Egyptian Ahmed Ragab Ramadan Ahmed, Sudanese Muwafag Yusuf Omer Musa alias Muwafag Yusuf Omer, and Filipinos Lorezel Mainit Reyes-Sarte, Laila Verano Aquino, Jhona Pestijo Pastora, Rhazmalyn Ibrahim Musa, Josephus Askin Pacer, Vea Casandra Tindugan Berja, Howard Justin Villate Apuntar, Geanmarie Garay Ner and Julieta Ferrer Mendoza […]

Number-coding scheme suspended in QC on Monday, Aug. 19

Portion of Edsa that is part of the city not covered by suspension, MMDA says (Eagle News)–The number-coding scheme is suspended in Quezon City on Monday, Aug. 19, except in the portion of Edsa that is still part of the city. This is according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority which responded to a question posted on its Twitter account on Sunday, Aug. 18. Republic Act 6741 declared August 19 of every year a special […]

Recto backs more funds for MMDA for creation of “active night brigade”

(Eagle News)–Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto is backing more funds for the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to enable it to have an “active night brigade.” In a statement, Recto said  the “round-the-clock and rain-or-shine” supervision of the MMDA personnel will help address the worsening congestion in Metro Manila, and the increasing number of road accidents. “Sa loob ng nakaraang limang taon, 11,530 na sasakyan ang nadagdag kada buwan. Ito yung mga registered sa NCR. […]

Several M. Manila roads to undergo reblocking, repair starting Friday, Aug. 16

(Eagle News)–Several roads will undergo reblocking and repair starting Friday, Aug. 16. The Department of Public Works and Highways said the following roads will undergo the work  starting 11 p.m. Edsa southbound Fronting Sojen and Chevrolet, fifth lane from sidewalk Magallanes-Baclaran bus stop to Magallanes – Alabang bus stop, outer lane Eugenio Lopez Drive to Scout Borromeo northbound Before New York St, 1st lane from sidewalk Katipunan Ave.  southbound Boni Serrano tunnel, truck lane Quirino […]

Suspicious box in Edsa-Shaw underpass prompts police lockdown; box found to contain only styro

(Eagle News)–The police on Friday, Aug. 16, were forced to impose a temporary lockdown on the northbound and southbound lanes of the Edsa Shaw underpass after the presence of a suspicious box was reported to them. The lockdown around noon caused heavy traffic in the area, which was also immediately cordoned off by authorities. All pedestrians on the overpass were ordered to leave the area. Responding members of the Philippine National Police Explosives and  Ordnance […]