Jordan buy-bust nets 8 sachets of ‘shabu’

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Jordan municipal police station. ILOILO City – Eight sachets of suspected shabu were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Rizal, Jordan, Guimaras. Winston Jim Gonzales yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Gonzales was nabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 1, it added.center_img Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him. (With a report from PDEA-6/PN) An antidrug officer confiscates items from Winston Jim Gonzales, who was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Rizal, Jordan, Guimaras on Aug. 1. PDEA-6last_img read more

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    first_imgILOILO City – Nine sachets of suspectedshabu were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo. around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. Aside from suspected illegal drugs, a P1,000marked money was also  recovered. The 29-year-old resident Alfred Gualtayielded the suspected illegal drugs, police saidcenter_img Officers of the Pavia police stationstaged the entrapment operation that led to the arrest of the suspect Gualta was detained in the lockup cell ofthe municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the ComprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

  • Unemployed? 42T jobs up for grabs tomorrow

    first_img* four government agencies (Bureau ofJail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Army,Iloilo provincial government – Human Resource Management and Development Office * Overseas Workers WelfareAdministration An estimated 10 million adultsidentified themselves as unemployed. This is higher compared to the 9.8 million(20.7 percent) jobless Filipino adults in June and the 9.4 million (19.7percent) in March, SWS said in its study conducted from September 27 to 30,2019. According to PESO chief FranciscoHeler Jr., the following would be participating in the job fair to be held at GrandXing Imperial Hotel a few meters away from the provincial capitol: * Philippine Statistics Authority * National Bureau of Investigation * 13 business process outsourcingcompanies * 19 overseas (land-based) companies Available local employments are foronline tutors, customer service representatives, nurses, restaurant crew,office staff, drivers, and maintenance personnel. * New Zealand – masons, carpenters,tillers * Technical Education and SkillsDevelopment Authority (TESDA) * Philippine Overseas EmploymentAdministration The job fair is timely. The number of joblessFilipinos climbed to 21.5 percent in the third quarter of 2019, according to arecent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. * Japan – scaffolders, manual welders,spray painters Heler said special lanes would be setup for job hunters who are persons with disabilities (PWDs), solo parents,indigenous people, TESDA graduates, and beneficiaries of the Department ofSocial Welfare and Development’s Sustainable Livelihood Program beneficiaries. ILOILO City – Jobless? A total of42,327 employment opportunities would be made available in tomorrow’s job fairof the Iloilo provincial government’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO). * United States of America – nurses,physical therapists Some 3.3 million workers aged between25 and 34 said they were jobless, while 2 million Filipinos aged between 35 and44 said they do not have jobs. * 68 local companies Five companies looking for informationtechnology technicians committed to hire PWDs and senior citizens, said Heler. * Department of Foreign Affairs * Bureau of Internal Revenue Job hunters must bring pertinentdocuments such as resumé, bio-dataand application letter. * Qatar – plumbers, HVAC technician * Social Security System The following government agencieswould be setting up help desks at the job fair tomorrow to assist applicants: * Saudi Arabia – waiters, engineers,nurses, plumbers * United Kingdom – nurses, restaurantcrews According to SWS, despite the increaseof joblessness among Filipinos, about half of the survey’s 1,800 respondentssaid they were optimistic that there would be more available jobs in the next12 months. According to SWS, joblessness acrossall age groups increased, except for workers 18 to 24-years old. Joblessness inthis age bracket dropped to 1.9 million adults (44.9 percent) from the secondquarter’s 2.8 million unemployed adults (50.2 percent). Among those aged 45 years and above,some 14 percent or 2.8 million said they did not have work. Of the 42,327 job vacancies, 12,687are overseas employment, said Heler. These are for the following: Fifty-three percent of respondents saidthey expect “more jobs” over the next coming months, while only 13 percentbelieved that there will be “fewer jobs” in the near future. About 21percent said there will be “no change” in the number of jobs available, while12 percent said they “don’t know” what will happen./PNlast_img read more

  • P192K worth of jewelry, gadgets lost to robber

    first_imgILOILO City – Jewelry and electronicgadgets worth around P192,000 went missing in a house in Barangay Salacay,Cabatuan, Iloilo. Among the items were jewelry, laptop andcellular phones placed inside his room. Tormon said he discovered the items weregone when he came back to their house around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 14. Owned by Radito Tormon, the items wereallegedly lost to a robber. Officers of the Cabatuan police stationhave yet to identify the suspect./PNlast_img

  • Bacolod gov’t buys 1K sets of virus protective gear

    first_imgVargas said the orientation aimed toharmonize the preparedness and response plans of the barangays and to establishguidelines to prevent, contain, and mitigate the possible transmission of thevirus. Executive Assistant Jomarie Vargas,cluster head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office(CDRRMO), said these protective gears will be used by health and rescuepersonnel should they need to respond to COVID-19 cases. Each setof PPE costs P3,750. The PPE includes protective clothing, gloves, goggles,facemasks and other equipment designed to protect the wearer frominfection.  Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, head ofthe local inter-agency task force on COVID-19, said part of the P10-millionstandby fund the city council had allocated last week went to the procurementof PPE sets. BACOLOD City – The city governmentpurchased at least 1,000 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) againstthe coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).center_img Dr. Anna Maria Laarni Pornan of theCity Health Office together with CDRRMO personnel demonstrated the donning anddoffing of PPEs at the New Government Center on Feb.17. Personnel of the Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office demonstrate how to put on personal protective equipment in case they are called to respond to confirmed coronavirus disease cases. The city government recently purchased at least 1,000 sets of personal protective equipment that P3,750 each. BACOLOD CITY PIO The task force also distributed facemask, alcohol and gloves to every barangays of this city./PNlast_img read more

  • Roxas City uses ‘scare tactic’ to instill ‘new normal’ protocols

    first_imgRCC officer-in-charge Lorelie Suelo said the initiative aims to instill among the violators the serious consequences of not wearing face masks. Over a radio interview, she also appealed to the parents of the violators to guide their children amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With a casket on the background, local authorities lecture different violators of the general community quarantine at the Roxas City Crisis Center on May 4. Majority of the violators were 20-year-olds and below. UPOD KITA RONNIE DADIVAS For his part, Roxas City Communications Group head Melvin Galagate said that police authorities will not hesitate to arrest and discipline the violators, especially since their operation is based on existing local ordinances.First time violators will only get a lecture and warning, while succeeding offenses will involve fines or imprisonment or both.(With a report from PIA/PN) ROXAS City – A replica of a casket at the Roxas City Crisis Center (RCC) surprised violators of curfew, of wearing face mask and of social distancing as they were temporarily gathered by authorities there for a lecture regarding new normal protocols and were given warnings about the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).“You may end up inside if you will continue to violate health protocols,” a message posted on the corners of the casket said.About 150 individuals here were nabbed on May 3 and 4. Majority of them were from ages 20 and below.People of those ages require special quarantine pass when going in public places as stipulated in Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras’ Executive Order No. 16, which puts this province under general community quarantine from May 1 to 15.According to local radio stations, those without face masks were given by the local government unit here before they were sent home.Aside from the city and the provincial government, the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s Memorandum Circular No. 2020 – 071 also requires wearing of face masks or other personal protective equipment while in public places.last_img read more

  • NPC: Too early to determine cause of surge in ‘Facebook clones’

    first_imgMANILA – The National Privacy Commission (NPC) said social media platform Facebook have already started its crackdown on the surge of dummy accounts in the Philippines. “They (Facebook) just reported to us that they have already taken down many of these supposed or alleged impostor sites. Complaints continue to stream in, and they’re acting on these complaints,” NPC commissioner Raymund Liboro told CNN Philippines’ The Source. He disclosed that it is still too early to determine the cause on the sudden proliferation of the fraudulent Facebook accounts.“We understand that investigations of this type require also a little time and due diligence on their part, especially since Facebook has launched their own global response to this,” he added.Liboro also said that it is still “too early to determine” whether the case was brought about by an internal glitch or by external factors.“It’s either an internal glitch as they call it, or also, it could be the work of an external force,” Liboro said. “There’s a range of possibilities. We do not want to second guess at this point or offer any conjectures about this occurrence.”“We will have to wait for their technical review, for evidence to accompany any determination about what happened. It’s too early to determine anything at this point,” he added.The NTC commissioner is also optimistic that the Facebook could give them a report within the week due to its security and privacy aspects.“I suppose and I expect Facebook will not tolerate the creation of impostor accounts or dummy accounts. It really undermines their business model. It undermines their image as a platform that can be trusted,” Liboro said./PNlast_img read more

  • Housing project locked down; resident positive for COVID-19

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  • Jordan buy-bust nets 8 sachets of ‘shabu’

    first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Jordan municipal police station. ILOILO City – Eight sachets of suspected shabu were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Rizal, Jordan, Guimaras. Winston Jim Gonzales yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Gonzales was nabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover cop for P500 around 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 1, it added.center_img Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against him. (With a report from PDEA-6/PN) An antidrug officer confiscates items from Winston Jim Gonzales, who was nabbed in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Rizal, Jordan, Guimaras on Aug. 1. PDEA-6last_img read more

  • Shooting Free Throws

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  • Greensburg Fire Causes Injury, $60K In Damage

    first_imgInvestigators hope to soon figure out what sparked a three-alarm blaze in Decatur County Friday night. The fire caused approximately $60,000 in damage and led to a firefighter suffering an injury.The incident occurred at a home in the 4000 block of Old Indiana 46 in western Greensburg.Firefighters from Burney-Clay Township, Letts and Greensburg were on the scene, according to the Greensburg Daily News.Crews battled the blaze that began in a second-story bedroom for approximately fifteen minutes. Occupants got out of the house safely but one firefighter injured a shoulder during the incident.The newspaper is reporting that the fire resulted in water and smoke damage inside the home.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.last_img read more