Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Authorities look into Davantes killing

Authorities are expanding the investigation on the murder case of a 25-year-old senior account manager of Mccann World Group Philippines.

The Cavite Police Provincial Office, Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit and Taguig Police are helping out on the killing of Kristelle Davantes who went missing since Friday and was found dead in Cavite.

Davantes was a graduate of the De La Salle University Manila and was reported to be missing since Friday night after a night out with her friends at the Bonifacio Global City.

Davantes’ body was found on Saturday at the Tibagan Bridge in Barangay Sabutan.

It appears in the initial investigation of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO), that the victims’ mouth was covered with handkerchief, tied up on both hands and was strangled until she was dead. (Rommel Fuertes)


Birthday boy critically injured

A 42-year-old man was critically injured after he was stabbed by his cousin in Caloocan City.

The victim identified as Roderick Torres is currently being observed at the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital while his cousin, Joselito Ramos, is on-the-run after the crime.

According to the investigation, the two figured in a brawl when an elderly. After being pacified, the suspect caught a hand on a machete and hit the victim in the face.

Authorities now conducted a manhunt operation against the suspect. (Luisito Antonio Santos)


Palace, senators pointing fingers

The Palace of Malacañang and senators are pointing fingers at each other on who’s to blame on the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) waste.

Malacañang blames legislators on how the P10 billion pork barrel went to fake non-government organizations (NGOs) that are linked to alleged pork barrel scam head Janet Lim-Napoles.

Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte made the statement after the Senate minority bloc accused the implementing agency of the government.

In the joint statement of the minority bloc, the senators are not to blame on the pork waste because government agencies are supposed to monitor the funds and the funds are not to be siphon out by NGOs.

Under the PDAF system, Valte said that legislators should identify the project and allocate funds for its beneficiaries or NGOs that will conduit the funds.

The presidential spokesperson added that the Palace expects legislators to be more responsible in handling their PDAF. (Judie Anne Abejero)


Phl, Japan agree on implementation of rule of law

Allies Philippines and Japan have agreed on implementing the rule of law of the sea as solution to the issue of the disputed West Philippine Sea.

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Japanese Minister of State of Okinawa Honorable Ichita Yamamoto discussed the issue at Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday.

Yamamoto said that he agreed with Gazmin to make the rule of law the center of the issue against China.


The Japanese Minister of Okinawa said that he vowed Gazmin of the Japanese government’s help to the country to solve the issue of the territorial dispute. (Judie Anne Abejero)


Members of kidnap-for-ransom group arrested

Two suspected members of a kidnap-for-ransom group landed at the hands of the Philippine National Police anti-kidnapping group after an entrapment operation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 last night.

In an interview with DZRH, Police chief inspector Florencio Soriano said that the victim’s wife was supposed to pay a huge sum of money to the kidnappers when authorities showed up and arrested the suspects.

According to Soriano, the payment was in exchange of the release of a Kuwaiti national who was abducted by the group last August 31. (Luisito Antonio Santos)


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