3-week truckers’ protest in Canada ends, 110 protesters charged

After three weeks of disruption, the streets of downtown Ottawa, Canada’s bustling capital, is slowly going back to normal as police had at last dispersed the hundreds of truckers who occupied the roads in protest to the government’s vaccine mandate. Blue fences were erected in the now empty streets outside Parliament Hill to control traffic while a few restaurants and cafes have started to open. Small groups of police officers are seen roving around the vicinity, making sure that everything is in order. Police were able to disperse the protesters during the weekend and set up about 100 checkpoints around … Continue reading 3-week truckers’ protest in Canada ends, 110 protesters charged

1 dead, 2 pilots injured in PNP chopper crash

A helicopter owned by the Philippine National Police (PNP) crashed in Quezon province on Monday morning, killing a crew and injuring the two pilots. Injured were the chopper’s pilot, Lt. Col. Dexter Vitug, and his co-pilot, Lt. Col. Michael Melloria, while a crew member identified as Pat. Allen Noel Ona was killed in the crash. The single-engine Airbus H125 helicopter was supposed to pick up PNP Chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos and his family in the exclusive resort island of Balesin in Quezon. Police officials said the chopper went missing a few minutes after taking off from Manila early Monday morning … Continue reading 1 dead, 2 pilots injured in PNP chopper crash

PDEA nabs 3 alleged MILF members for illegal drugs

Maguindanao – A huge sachet of illegal drugs worth Php680,000 and an M14 rifle were seized by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) from three men who claimed to be members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) during an anti-drug operation in Datu Odin Sinsuat here on Monday. Also seized from the suspects were a Hyundai Accent car, a Suzuki multicab vehicle, and identification cards that were allegedly issued by the MILF. Asnawi Salik, chief of PDEA Maguindanao, identified the suspects as Teng Saliguidan, 38, of Barangay Sta. Clara, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat; Omra Usop, 23, and Guiadzali Quituar … Continue reading PDEA nabs 3 alleged MILF members for illegal drugs

World leaders condemn Putin’s move of recognizing rebel regions in Ukraine

World leaders condemned on Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recognition of the two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent republics. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believed that Russia has violated the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine by recognizing the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent entities. United Nations spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that the UN, in line with the relevant General Assembly resolutions, remains fully supportive of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders. United States President Joe Biden said he “strongly condemned” Russia’s decision while French … Continue reading World leaders condemn Putin’s move of recognizing rebel regions in Ukraine

Police says there’s no ‘zombie attack’ in Bukidnon

A photo of a man being attacked and bitten in different parts of his body in Valencia City, Bukidnon went viral on social media last week, which triggered some news by netizens of an alleged “zombie attack” in the city. However, the Valencia City Police Station debunked the “zombie attack” rumors, urging the public to refrain from exaggerating information and stop spreading unverified information on social media to prevent panic. Valencia City police chief investigator Lt. Pablo Jugos Jr. said the incident, which occurred on February 17 in Barangay Tungan-tungan, was just a “rare physical assault” involving two individuals. Jugos … Continue reading Police says there’s no ‘zombie attack’ in Bukidnon

Leaked data shows hidden wealth of Swiss bank’s clients

A journalistic investigation dubbed “Suisse Secrets” conducted by around 48 media organizations and partners about a leaked data from Swiss bank Credit Suisse has exposed the hidden wealth of many of the bank’s clients who are allegedly involved in torture, drug trafficking, money laundering, corruption and other serious crimes. Based on the data leaked by an anonymous whistleblower that was linked to the bank’s more than 30,000 clients, the “Suisse Secrets” was able to unmask how Credit Suisse, one of the world’s biggest private banks, managed to “hide” the wealth of many of its rich clients around the world. Topping … Continue reading Leaked data shows hidden wealth of Swiss bank’s clients

Plastic surgeon, nurse charged for patient’s death

More than a year after his patient died from a botched breast augmentation procedure, a plastic surgeon in Colorado has been charged with manslaughter while his nurse anesthetist is also facing a separate case. Surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Kim was charged with reckless manslaughter and first-degree aggravated assault while nurse anesthetist Rex Meeker was also charged with reckless manslaughter for the death of teen patient Emmalyn Nguyen. Kim turned himself in to police authorities on Wednesday but was later released after paying a $5,000 bail. An arrest warrant is still out for Meeker. Police investigations showed that Nguyen went to Kim at … Continue reading Plastic surgeon, nurse charged for patient’s death

1003 rd IB lauded for dismantling NPA sub-regional group

For dismantling a sub-regional committee (SRC) of the New People’s Army (NPA) last month, the members of the Philippine Army’s 1003rd Infantry Brigade of the 10th Infantry Division received commendations from Gen. Andres Centino, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), who personally visited them on Wednesday. Centino also congratulated the troop for neutralizing NPA leaders Jorge Madlos alias Ka Oris, Menardo Villanueva alias Bok, and other top leaders of the communist group. “I make it a point to reach out, to see for myself the situation of our troops. As a commander and Chief of … Continue reading 1003 rd IB lauded for dismantling NPA sub-regional group

Canadian police nab 2 protest leaders, start rounding up protesters

Police authorities in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa have started to round up persons involved in the now three-week-long protests by truck drivers who opposed the government’s vaccine mandate. Two of the group’s leaders and organizers – Tamara Lich and Chris Barber – were arrested by police and taken into custody. The arrest was posted at the group’s Twitter account but said they will not be cowed out and “will continue to hold the line.” Before her arrest, Lich said in a video posted by CTV News: “I’m ready, I’m not afraid, and we’re going to hold the line.” Early … Continue reading Canadian police nab 2 protest leaders, start rounding up protesters