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November 2015


Italian arrested for fraud in Baguio City

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (Cordillera Office) has arrested 51-year-old Massimo Proietti, an Italian wanted for estafa (swindling). Proietti was arrested on a warrant issued by Judge Glenda Ortiz-Soriano of the Baguio City Municipal Circuit Trial Court Branch #2. The warrant was served to Proietti at his home in…


1899 photo shows Sampoloc, Manila, before US-Philippine military clash

Sampoloc is the area where American colonial troops and Filipino revolutionaries fought at the turn of the 20th Century. Filipinos accused Americans of shooting a Filipino soldier, and returned fire. A historical marker which had stood on the San Juan Bridge was ordered moved to Santa Mesa in 2003 after…




Shoot ’em up: Duterte video game launched

  DAVAO CITY, Philippines – From the creators of the Google Play App entitled “tanim bala,” the same group has come up with the next ‘big game’ in the Philippines. Kulit Games, a Manila based App business, has released “Go Dutrete,” where the object it to “Help Duterte shoot the…


Philippines shopping for arms to ‘beef up’ maritime security

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has approved the purchase of 44 billion pesos ($932.74 million) worth of military equipment to help boost maritime security capability as tensions simmer in the South China Sea, a senior defense official said on Saturday. Defence Undersecretary Fernando Manalo made the announcement after the government received…


Twenty-year-old pimped out other young women in Ermita, Manila

  A 20-year-old woman has been arrested after police discovered her selling six young girls age 18 to 22  to men in Ermita, Manila. Arrested was Roxanne Dichoso, who is an an alleged pimp to the six young women she was prostituting out. A sting operation was carried out against Dichoso…