Month: November 2012

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Chinese and Taiwanese Nationals Undergo Inquest for Credit Card Fraud

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—Various reports said that the National Bureau of Investigation arrested 44 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals on Thursday, November 29, for violation of Republic Act No. 8484, also known as the Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998. Said foreign nationals went through inquest proceedings as carried out by the Department of Justice. The suspects were...

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Mysterious Deaths in Metro Manila

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—On or about 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 29, two dead bodies were found at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Quezon City, according to various news sources. The bodies, still unidentified pending investigation, were found in garbage bags at the UP Arboretum Forestry. Recall that a victim of extrajudicial killing was...

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NDRRMC on Red Alert for South Korea’s Rocket Launch

MANILA, Philippines—Eight hours prior to the scheduled launch of the South Korean rocket, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is on red alert, deploying rescue teams in Bicol, Visayas, and Mindanao, according to gathered reports. While NDRRMC Chief Benito Ramos believes that local fishermen will comply with the fishing ban, they promise...

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MMDA Launches Bike Lane in Marikina City

MANILA,Philippines—The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) inaugurated a bike lane along Marcos Highway in Marikina City the morning of November 27. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, along with Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman, Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz, other MMDA officials, and cycling enthusiasts and groups, rode the 4.58-kilometer bike lane that starts from the corner...

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PNP Buckles Up for Possible Retaliatory Attacks in Maguindanao

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines—The Philippine National Police is on high alert status to look out for possible retaliatory attacks after two explosions occurred in the province of Maguindanao, various sources reported. Chief Senior Superintendent Jaime Pido called for heightened security measures to prevent the recurrence of these unfortunate incidents by keeping checkpoint posts and securing civilians in...

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Court Battle Not Over for the Reyes Brothers

MANILA, Philippines—The Court of Appeals (CA) rendered the creation of the second panel “null and void” for the investigation of Doc Gerry Ortega’s murder, but it seems the Reyes brothers – Palawan Governor Joel Reyes and Coron Mayor Mario Reyes – aren’t off the hook yet. Department of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has already...

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National Security and Safety Summit 2012

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—Awareness is the best way to be secured. This is the main lesson taught in the recent National Security & Safety Summit 2012 held last November 22-23 at the Multi-Purpose Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City which has the theme, “Awareness and Preparedness: Strategic Means to Cope with Challenges in Security and Safety.”...

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Five Casualties, Three Suspects in Cubao Blast

QUEZON CITY, Philippines—A grenade blast in Cubao, Quezon City near Everest Lumber has left five injured victims and three suspects under police custody, not to mention the lone witness to the said explosion. Apparently, the grenade placed on the sidewalk, exploded around 9:00 p.m. yesterday in front of an apartelle in Aurora Boulevard along EDSA...

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4.9 Earthquake Hits Antique

ANTIQUE, Philippines—Antique was rocked by a 4.9 magnitude earthquake on or about 1:53 a.m. today. Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) revealed that the quake is of tectonic origin, 6-kilometer northeast of Valderrama and 11-kilometer deep. Quakes of tectonic origin are brought about by plates in the lithosphere bumping against each other due to...

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Suspect in the Killing of Two Young Girls Tagged

MANILA, Philippines–Police authorities are now in pursuit of the suspect behind the killing of two young girls in Caloocan City. The suspect was identified as Gilbert Fullosa, 25, said to be a neighbor of the victims. According to various news sources, drops of blood were seen from the house of the victims leading to Fullosa’s...