Crime, Governance, News

Carnapping now a non-bailable crime, longer prison term for offenders

21 Jul , 2016  

This is the law which many could have been waiting for. Carnapping in the country will soon be a non-bailable crime with a longer stay in the prison for offenders. It is because the new anti-carnapping law will soon take effect 15 days after its publication. These are the salient features of the law which […]

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Crime, News

This is GMA’s reaction on her newfound freedom courtesy of the SCOTP

20 Jul , 2016  

Free at last! That could be one of the first liners former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo may have said after the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) dismissed the case that stemmed from the alleged misuse of the P366-million confidential intelligence fund of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during her presidency. But just you […]

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Crime, Manila, News

SCOTP sets free former President Gloria Arroyo

20 Jul , 2016  

MANILA — Ex-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had been praying and waiting for this to happen. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the Philippines (SCOTP) ordered the immediate release from detention of Pampanga 2nd district congresswoman and former President of the Philippines (POTP) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Arroyo who has a debilitating bone disease is being detained at […]

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Bicol News Now, Crime, News

Drug pushers accuse Naga City cops as protectors

14 Jul , 2016  

Three members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Naga City (Camarines Sur) facing investigation as protectors of the illegal drug trade have been relieved of their duties. Police Senior Supt. Marlon Tejada, CIDG regional operations director in Bicol, said an arrested drug pusher pinned down two policemen with ranks of Police Officer 2 (PO2) […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

ASG frees kidnap victim in Sulu, Duterte warns day of reckoning

24 Jun , 2016  

DAVAO CITY — Kidnap victim Marites Flor was finally released in Sulu by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). This as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned the ASG against continuing its kidnapping activities, saying the day of reckoning is coming. Duterte’s statement was issued after receiving the kidnap victim from incoming Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus […]

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Bicol News Now, Crime, News

Bicol cops kill suspect drug pusher, collars user

24 Jun , 2016  

As the President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration rite nears, more drug personalities are either busted or meet their death in the hands of police officers. Is this mere coincidence or cops are upstaging their buddies to be recognized of their loyalty to the new Malacañang tenant? Senior Insp. Bernardo Peñero and Senor Insp. Andrew Alcomendas, chiefs […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

Abu Sayyaf beheads another Canadian hostage

14 Jun , 2016  

Another Canadian hostage in the province of Sulu may have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf kidnappers even as a Malacanang executive on Monday said the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is confirming the reports. ”AFF is verifying,” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said. It must berecalled that armed men seized Hall, Canadian John […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Bangko Sentral scraps permits of Philrem, 2 others

2 Jun , 2016  

Manila — The policy-making Monetary Board of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has cancelled the Certificate of Registration of Philrem Services Corp., the remittance service provider facing lawsuits for alleged involvement in the laundering of about US $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank in February 2016. The board also cancelled the certificate of registration as […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Supreme Court upholds Ombudsman case vs. Napoles

31 May , 2016  

MANILA — The Supreme Court upheld the findings of probable cause against Janet Lim Napoles in connection with the alleged pork barrel queen of scam Janet Lim Napoles. This after the SC upheld the findings of probable cause against Napoles in connection with the said anomaly which indicted them for plunder, malversation and graft charges […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Smartmatic executives, Comelec IT rep, face raps filed by Bongbong Marcos

24 May , 2016  

MANILA — The camp of vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. on Tuesday filed criminal cases before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office (MPO) against Smartmatic executives and an Information Technology (IT) representative of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for their alleged unauthorized change of the script in the transparency server of the Comelec […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, Election, News

Report: Armed men snatch 10 vote counting machines in Maguindanao

9 May , 2016  

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao, May 9 — Police and military authorities here are hunting down about 20 men who barged inside the Maguindanaon Elementary School and forcibly took at least 10 Vote Counting Machines in Barangay Katuli, Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao. Senior Insp. Esmael Madin, the town police chief, said the men forcibly entered the […]

Bangsamoro, Crime, Election, News

Maguindanao poll violence report 5 dead, 10 injured

9 May , 2016  

COTABATO CITY — At least five persons were confirmed killed while 10 others wounded so far in Maguindanao election-related violence for the past 72 hours, the Army’s Sixth Infantry Division (6ID) reported. “Only last night (May 8), two separate explosions caused by rifle-launched M-79 grenades rocked the public market of Datu Unsay town, killing one […]

Crime, News, Tech News

Pinoy hackers take over, deface more websites

6 May , 2016  

Check this out! Hackers striked back. This time, not only one but more websites were hacked and taken over, identifying themselves as ‘Pinoy Hackers.’ We sample one hacked site, http://www.fliptoplines.com and the defaced front page displays the message “Pinoy Hackers,” and with the message “Greetings Philippines! We are Pinoy Hackers. Sa Darating na Ika-Siyam: Huwag […]

Bangsamoro, Crime, News, NOAH

This is what Malacanang will do after the beheading of Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf

27 Apr , 2016  

In so many words, this is what Malacanang can say after the heinous beheading of hostage, a Canadian natonal, selected from among many others, by the Abu Sayyaf. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Canadian national John Ridsdel who had been held captive and confirmed killed by Abu Sayyaf militants. It […]

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Crime, Mindanao, News

No record of abuse, captive army man freed by NPA in North Cotabato

27 Apr , 2016  

TULUNAN, North Cotabato — Emotions ran high after the family of an Army man met him following his release Tuesday by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a remote village here. The freed captive, Army Private First Class Eduardo Hilaga Jr. was abducted by members of the NPA Front 72 Far South Mindanao Region on […]

Crime, Manila, News

Former RCBC branch manager confirms Christopher Lagrosas is Kim wong

20 Apr , 2016  

MANILA, April 20 – The latest development that came out of Philippine Senate hearing being conducted by its Blue Ribbon Committee squeezed new information out of former Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)-Jupiter branch manager Maia Santos Deguito on Tuesday. The lady banker tagged junket casino operator Kim Wong as Christopher Lagrosas, one of the four […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Live video on Senate hearing of the $81-M money laundering scheme

12 Apr , 2016  

Another live stream edition here of the Senate hearing on the $81-M money laundering scheme. What more stories will unfold, rehashed, retold, concocted by the main players and investigators of the much talked about $81 million money laundering scheme that placed the Philippine financial institutions, banks most definitely, into serious scrutiny as a venue for […]

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Bangsamoro, Crime, News

Kidnapped Italian pizza restaurant owner freed in Jolo

9 Apr , 2016  

Kidnapped former Italian priest and pizza restaurant operator Rolando del Torchio was released by his abductors on Friday evening, the Armed Forces of the Philippines has confirmed. This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, citing reports coming from Police Regional Office-ARMM. Del Torchio was recovered by the elements of Sulu police provincial […]

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Crime, Mindanao, News

Ombudsman charges N Cotabato guv for P2-M diesel fuel scam

9 Apr , 2016  

Controversial Liberal Party member and (North) Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza faces corruption charges before the Sandiganbayan for illegal procurement in 2010 of diesel fuel worth P2.4 million from a gasoline station owned by her mother. Mendoza, who received the ire over the recent Kidapawan farmers bloody dispersal operation of the Philippine National Police, is set […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Sandiganbayan orders arrest of Sen. JV Ejercito

7 Apr , 2016  

The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against Senator Jose Victor “JV” Ejercito and five others for the graft case filed against them by the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) for the alleged illegal procurement of P2.1-million worth of firearms. Also ordered arrested are the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) members of […]

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Crime, Manila, News, Video

Livestream: Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Hearing on money laundering

5 Apr , 2016  

Watch here another edition of the continuing live stream coverage on the Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged $81 million money laundering scam which was coursed through the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Jupiter-Makati branch, PhilRem Service Corporation and other financial institutions. Livestream: Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing on the money laundering ATPV […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Kim Wong’s lawyer returns $4.63 million of laundered money

1 Apr , 2016  

About US S4.63 million, part of the $81 million stolen from Bangladesh Bank have been recovered and turned over at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas main office in Manila Thursday afternoon. The money was returned by the lawyer of casino junket operator Kim Wong to officials of Bangladesh, BSP and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC). […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Kim Wong names 2 foreigners in US $81-M alleged money laundering

29 Mar , 2016  

At the resumption of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged US $81 million money laundering, businessman Kim Wong presented a sealed envelope containing the names of the two foreigners he claimed were connected in the heist. Kim Wong on Tuesday flatly denied involvement in bringing in the stolen funds from the Bank […]

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Crime, Manila, News

Livestream: Senate hearing on the alleged $81-M money laundering

29 Mar , 2016  

Watch the live stream coverage on the Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the alleged $81 million money laundering scam which was coursed through the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Jupiter-Makati branch, PhilRem Service Corporation and other financial institutions. On an earlier hearing, the remittance company that converted most of the stolen US $81 million […]

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