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3 LTO fixers nabbed

Three suspected fixers were apprehended in San Juan City Wednesday. The alleged fixers were identified as Benjie Pimentel, 40, of No. 7-B R. Lagmay Street, Barangay Bagong Bato, San Juan; Michael Cabagay, 41, of No. 23 Santolan Road, Barangay Valencia, Quezon City; and George Moraleda, 40, of B-11, 301 Kabisig Floodway, San Andres, Cainta Rizal. […]

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Iranian arrested for estafa

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Wednesday announced the arrest of an Iranian national for alleged estafa during an entrapment operation in Quezon City. Chief Supt. Richard A. Albano, QCPD director, identified the arrested suspect as Mohammad Kazem Aniran, 40, temporarily residing at Unit 310 Pacific Century Towers, South Triangle, Quezon City. Albano disclosed […]

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Senior citizen loses P750k to robbers

A 61-year old man lost more or less P750, 000 worth of jewelry, cash, and watch collection during a robbery inside his house in Quezon City. Reports reaching the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Police Station 6 in Batasan Hills, identified the victim/complainant as Gilbert Laurente, married, self-employed, and a resident of 74 Greenland St., […]

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Police chief defends hostage crisis handling

The San Juan City police chief said Wednesday there were no lapses in the handling of a recent hostage crisis that ended in the death of both the hostage-taker and his hostage, lawyer Solomon Condonuevo. “We did everything we could to resolve the situation peacefully,” said Senior Supt. Joselito Daniel, noting that the family of […]

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PDEA agents charged

Three agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and their confidential informers were charged before a Quezon City court for allegedly extorting money from the live-in partner of a businesswoman under their custody. Charged with serious illegal detention were Florian Rose Medica Cada, Rufino Lumase, Jr., Danilo Superable, Jr., all PDEA agents and Jake […]

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Councilors eye scholaships for city’s bright but poor students

The Manila City Council urged schools and universities in the city to grant full scholarships to poor but bright students from public schools who are residents of the city. Councilors passed on first reading the proposed policy that seeks to encourage private academic institutions to provide Manila-based students to attain tertiary education. “The tuition fees […]

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Will admin coalesce with opposition to back Binay?

Will Vice President Jejomar C. Binay be the candidate of both the administration and the opposition in 2016? This question cropped up yesterday after Binay, the runaway choice in presidential poll surveys, raised the idea of a possible coalition between the administration and the opposition. “Sa pulitika, everything is possible,” Binay told reporters after the […]

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POEA says no new deployment requests for Libya

Despite the declaration of a partial deployment ban in Libya last week, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it has not registered any new deployment in the war-torn state. POEA administrator Hans Cacdac said they have not yet recorded any ban-exempted Filipino, who has applied to return to Libya. Under POEA governing board resolution […]

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BI agents nab top US fugitive, 4 others

One of the most wanted criminals in the United States (US) and four of his compatriots were arrested separately this month by agents of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) in their hideouts in Metro Manila and in the provinces. BI Commissioner Siegfred B. Mison said Elbert Kyung Ma alias Andrew Lee, 32, a murder convict, […]

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Israeli-based int’l defense company wins $20-M contract

An Israel-based international defense electronics company has won a contract worth $20 million for the supply of upgraded armored personnel carriers to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). According to Elbit Systems Land and C4I general manager Udi Vered, the upgrade will include 25 mm unmanned turrets, 12.7 mm remote controlled weapon stations and […]

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