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Vietnamese and Filipino smugglers caught with “mega-haul” of rice and guns

A Vietnamese shop along with three Filipino-owned boats were caught loaded with at least 131,000 smuggled imported rice sacks, as well as several high-powered firearms. The mega-load was apprehended off Pata Island in Sulu in the wee-hours of Monday morning.  Capt. Maria Rowena Muyuela, spokesperson of the military’s Western Mindanao…


New bill would allow regions to ban motorcycle helmets to thwart assassins

Republic Act #10054 – The Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009 is now law and mostly enforced in most of the Philippines (especially in large cities and municipalities). But now Representative Celos Lobregat of the 1st District of Zamboanga City has filed a bill to allow local officials to ban the wearing of helmets instead. “In…



German killed, Frenchman and Indian wounded in MacDonald’s shooting

A German is dead while a Frenchman and an Indian were wounded in a shooting inside McDonald’s in Talisay City at 4.00am on Friday. Talisay City police identified the victim as 31-year-old Henry Haffner, a temporary resident of Cebu City. The two men wounded were 31-year-old Julian Millard of France and 32-year-old Cheten Saparaiya of…



Purse steals a kiss and then grabs lady’s handbag in Parañaque

A 30-year-old robber was arrested for stealing a kiss, then snatching the bag of  a beautiful lady yesterday in Parañaque City.     Senior Supt. Ariel Andrade, chief of Parañaque City police, identified the suspect as Jeffrey Francisco of Dimagdalin St., Taguig City.     Francisco’s arrest came after his victim, identified as…



American facing trial for being with 17-year-old girl he met on dating site

51-year-old American Robert Edward Neves is to face trial for accompanying a 17-year-old girl he met on a dating site.  Neves will be charged with violation of Republic Act #7160 – The Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act. Neves is also being charged with Republic Act #9208 – the…


Miriam Defensor Santiago files bill to toughen up stalking laws

  Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a bill to define and penalise the crime of stalking in the Philippines. Santiago said it had become easier to stalk people in modern times through social networking sites, improved hacking progammes, and devices like cameras, microphones, and remote phone tapping. Under Senate…