Live-in partners yield ‘drugs’

first_imgThe suspects were detained in the Pontevedramunicipal police station. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, orthe Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PN Six sachets of suspected shabu valued ataround P12,000 were seized from live-in partners 40-year-old Josue Brondo Jr.and 31-year-old Dawn Marie Onelas, a police report showed.  Cash amounting to P380 was also recovered fromtheir possession, police said.center_img Brondo and Onelas were nabbed after they soldsuspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P500 around 9 p.m. onSunday, the report added. BACOLOD City – Police arrested two suspects ina drug sting in Barangay Recreo, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. last_img

PNP-CIDG files criminal charges vs Albayalde

first_img Panelo said the President would still wait for the findings of the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) own probe into the 2013 ninja cops scandal involving Albayalde’s men. MANILA – Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde was included in the complaint filed against 13 Pampanga “ninja cops,” or policemen who allegedly resell illegal drugs seized from operations. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, meanwhile, said that Malacañang will not yet pass judgment on Albayalde and will leave it to prosecutors to assess if he should be charged. In an amended referral complaint filed by the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) before the Department of Justice on Monday, the respondents were charged with graft, qualified bribery, falsification of public documents, dereliction of duty, and violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. “Whether they are guilty or not is up to the courts, assuming it passes the prosecutors’ level,” he added. “If there are charges, they should file it. There will be a trial in the courts if it passes the level of the one investigating in the prosecution department.” The CIDG also presented new witnesses, including barangay officials from Mexico town, while the result of the Senate investigation into the issue, which found the respondents liable for drug and graft charges, was also submitted.center_img The “ninja cops,” led by then Superintendent Rodney Baloyo, allegedly took off with some 160 kilograms of shabu following a 2013 anti-drug operation on alleged Chinese drug lord Johnson Lee in Mexico, Pampanga. “Whatever the findings, the recommendation is up to them [the Senate]. But whether or not the cases will be filed and the nature of the case filed against them, will be the discretion of the prosecutors who will assess the evidence,” Panelo said. Albayalde, a former Pampanga police chief, was charged along with 13 of his former subordinates as they allegedly made off with some P648 million worth of shabu from the said drug raid six years ago. “He will act on the recommendation of DILG secretary (Eduardo Año) on his investigation. He said he will not interfere with the Senate investigation and that he will wait for the DILG investigation since the PNP is under the DILG,” he said./PNlast_img read more

‘Child abuser’ jailed

first_imgOfficers of the Provincial Mobile ForceCompany and Pontevedra police station served the warrant issued by JudgeCyclamen Fernandez of the Regional Trial Court Branch 63 in La Carlota City,Negros Occidental dated Oct. 9, 2019. No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PN The 24-year-old resident Rey Jun Argabiowas nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant around 10:50 a.m. on Nov. 12, apolice report showed. BACOLOD City – Police arrested a manfacing child abuse charges in Barangay Cambarus, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. Argabio was detained in the lockupfacility of the municipal police station. last_img

Iloilo health sector urged to combat air pollution

first_imgIf people do not take urgent action onair pollution, Lopez said, “We will never come close to achieving sustainabledevelopment,” Lopez said, citing the warning of WHO director general Dr. TedrosGhebreyesus. In a forum dubbed “Defending PublicHealth from Air Pollution” held recently at St. Paul’s Hospital Iloilo, RamonSan Pascual, executive director of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) SoutheastAsia, said air pollution is not just an environmental issue. For his part, Paeng Lopez, HealthEnergy Initiative Campaigner of HCWH Southeast Asia, said air pollutionthreatens everyone, particularly the poorest and the marginalized people. “By reducing air pollution, countriescan reduce stroke, heart diseases, and lung cancer, among others,” said Lopez.(PIA/PN) The most affected sectors by airpollution are children, women, and outdoor workers, said Lopez. “Pneumonia is the leading cause ofdeath in children under five years of age; while women working in smokykitchens are exposed to high levels of household air pollution, and people whowork outdoors such as street vendors and traffic enforcers are affected by airpollution,” he added. Air pollution is a silent killer,causing seven million deaths around the world every year, he stressed. ILOILO City – The health sector hereshould lead the campaign against air pollution, considering the negativeeffects of polluted air to children, women and other vulnerable sectors,according to an international nongovernment organization (NGO) that works totransform healthcare worldwide. “The World Health Organization (WHO)considers it a health concern as well. Air pollution has become a leading causeof death,” said Pascual.last_img read more

Motorist dies in road crash

first_imgRolanda Pineda lies dead on the road after his driven motorcycle crashed against a truck in Barangay Granada, Bacolod City on Jan 20. POLICE STATION 5/BCPO The truck driver was identified as44-year-old Edgar Maribao of Barangay, Sambag, Cebu City. The 55-year-old Roland Pineda ofBarangay Mansilingan died of body injuries, police said. According to police investigation, the motorcycledriven by Pineda hit a parked 10-wheeler truck around 11:10 p.m. on Jan. 20.center_img BACOLOD CITY – A motorist figured in a roadaccident in Barangay Granada. He was detained in the lockup cell ofPolice Station 5, facing charges./PNlast_img

Sugarcane worker electrocuted

first_imgLamostemeanwhile was arrested and now detained in the custodial facility of theManapla municipal police station./PN The 28-year-oldresident Rodney Dañoso died, a police report showed. Policeinvestigators said the victim accidentally touched an exposed live wire whilehe was on top of the cargo cruck driven by 43-year-old Alie Lamoste around10:10 a.m. of Jan. 24. He was rushedto the Dr. Ramon B. Gustilo Hospital of the town where the attending physiciandeclared him “dead on arrival”. BACOLOD City– A sugarcane worker got electrocuted in Barangay Punta Mesa, Manapla, NegrosOccidental.last_img

Igbaras quarantine violators chided but not penalized

first_imgThe quarantine violators were all from Tigbanaba village. It took them at least an hour to reach Mt. Napulak, a popular mountain hiking site. Esmeralda, medical doctor, appealed to the public to stop the hate comments at these could cause psychological harm. ILOILO – Mayor Jaime Esmeralda of Igbaras summoned to his office 17 violators of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in his town and discovered that two of them were minors. The ECQ is being imposed to restrict the movement of people. Everyone is in fact required to stay home unless it is very necessary to go out. The goal is to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019. The local government unit turned over the two minors to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for proper custody. The violators got the ire of netizens. Esmeralda sought to stop the hate comments online against these 17 individuals. Esmeralda said the violators rode motorcycles to reach the mountain.center_img “I am concerned because they posted photos online (Facebook) and they were bashed. Some of them were minors. I’m afraid the hate comments would adversely affect them,” he said. “They would be reprimanded but not penalized. We don’t have provisions in our executive order that penalize these violators. But we will monitor them so they will not repeat what they did,” he said. They asked permission from a village councilor Thursday last week to bring farm fertilizer “but they had other reasons for the hike,” said Esmeralda. Those who were of legal age, meanwhile, were turned over to the Igbaras police station. Even those of legal age could be negatively affected by the hate comments, he added. (PNA)last_img read more

Negros Brgy exec charged with graft over SAP aid

first_imgMANILA – A barangay captain in Negros Occidental was charged with violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act in connection with the distribution of the cash assistance under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP). The charges against Ferrer and Fajardo stemmed from a text message sent by complaining concerned citizen, according to the DILG secretary. Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Eduardo Año identified the barangay captain as Maria Luz Leal Ferrer of Barangay 8, Isabela, Negros Occidental. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier expressed anger over alleged corruption in SAP distribution. He offered P30,000 for any information that could lead to the discovery of anomalies in the program. Investigation showed that a 13-year-old grandchild and a well-off relative of Ferrer were released with cash assistance, said Año. Nationwide, according to Año, the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) are set to investigate 183 barangay officials for alleged anomalies in the distribution of the SAP cash assistance,center_img Local residents Wizza Leal and Emmanuel Orsolon were also charged over entries in the SAP form, the Secretary added. Ferrer was also charged with violation of Article 171 (which prohibits falsification of documents) of the Revised Penal Code together with Mae Fajardo, the social welfare officer of Isabela, said Año. Ferrer, Fajardo, Leal and Orsolon could not be reached for comment as of this writing. “Hindi titigil ang ating kapulisan sa pagdakip sa mga mandarambong na mga barangay officials na siyang talagang virus ng lipunan,” Año said in a statement./PNlast_img read more

Conservation Confusion: Do You Know How to Save Water?

first_imgIndiana University research finds most people look to curtailing water use instead of improving efficiency of their habits and appliances as the best method to conserve water.There appears to be some confusion about when it comes to water conservation and how best to do it, as a new survey finds many people underestimate how much water they use in various daily activities. According to study author Shahzeen Attari, assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, most people believe curtailing their use is the best strategy to save water, but efficiency measures are more effective.She said water is an essential but neglected resource, and people need a better understanding of how to save it.“Indiana, at least this past year, has been pretty water-rich, but we’ve experienced drought in the past two years and we need to know what actions are really impactful when it comes to decreasing our water use. That would be important, especially in a short-term or in a long-term drought.”According to the survey, a large percentage of people cited taking shorter showers, which Attari said does save water but may not be the most effective action. Very few participants cited replacing toilets or flushing less, even though toilets use the greatest daily water volume.The survey found men and older people, and those who have a good understanding of numerical concepts, were more likely to have an accurate perception of water use. But Attari said most people have no idea of, for instance, how much water is needed to produce everyday foods.“A lot of water actually went into growing the coffee beans that went into making my coffee, so how is it that people will adapt to the drought and climate change if we have no understanding about how much water goes into making our food?”, she asked.Attari said the goal of the survey was to correct perceptions, and encourage people to adopt more effective efficiency measures to save water at home.“If you have the money, install a low-flow flush toilet, install a water-efficient clothes washer,” she suggested. “If you can, try to reduce the amount of time you spend in the shower. Only wash a full load of clothes, and try to think about reducing the number of times you flush a toilet.”The research appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and is available online at PNAS.org.last_img read more

Indians Drop Pair Of Softball Games

first_imgThe Milan Lady Indians lose a pair of Softball Games this week.  10-9 against South Ripley and 4-2 versus Hauser.MIlan vs. South Ripley Softball (5-19)Milan vs. Hauser Softball (5-20)Submitted by Milan Coaches Eric Widener and Yatzee Roysden with Max Preps.last_img