JAIME PILAPIL, TMT

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Two persons allegedly involved in the so-called Online Casino Paluwagan (an investment fund) scam were arrested over the weekend in Manila. Chief Insp. Rosalino Ibay Jr., District Police Intelligence Operation Unit (DPIOU) head, presented to the media Arjay Reyes, 25, of Zone La-bigajo Sur, Libaman, Camarines Sur and his live-in…

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Juan Arellano, the architect who designed Jones Bridge, Manila Metropolitan Theater, and Manila Central Post Office, among others, was posthumously given the highest honor the Manila City government could award in a ceremony last Friday night at Manila Hotel. Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, assisted by Vice Mayor Maria Sheilah Lacuna-Pangan,…

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THE National Bureau of Investigation-Intellectual Property Rights Division operatives confiscated about 222 pieces of fake brake shoes marked “Makoto” in the cities of Mandaue and Cebu recently, based on the complaint of Arabelle Lee, authorized representative of Mitsukoshi Motorcycle Philippines Inc. against Luis Tan. Tan is the owner of Twin…

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The Manila Police District (MPD) is still facing a blank wall on the motive of the grenade throwing at the Police Community Precinct (PCP) on Arellano Street in Malate, Manila at dawn on Friday wherein several vehicles were damaged, including the sports utility vehicle of the precint head. Malate Police…

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A drug suspect was shot and killed in a buy-bust in Tondo, Manila at dawn on Friday. Ruel Baldesoto, 45, of Gate 20, Parola Compund, died on the way to Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center. Poseur buyer Police Officer 3 Reynaldo Cordova of Police Station 2 Drug Enforcement Unit…

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A village chairman in Port Area, Manila who had just attended an event hosted by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada was ambushed by four men on two motorcycles Wednesday night at the corner of Roxas Blvd. and Quirino Avenue. Kristo Hispano, 37, sustained five gunshot wounds but survived. Two police officers…

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The city government of Manila unveiled on Wednesday a fully-refurbished Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC) which underwent a P300-million facelift. Dr. Rachel Mariñas, the hospital’s medical director, said the emergency room, the intensive care unit and operating room were renovated. “We have now complete facilities that are comparable to…

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Retired Philippine Marines Master Sergeant Jujie Lim Umandac died while undergoing treatment at the Medical Center Manila on Tuesday afternoon after he was ambushed by gunmen riding a motorcycle along Bonifacio Drive in Intramuros, Manila. The victim of Block 17, lot 135, 2nd Street Baseco Compound, Port Area, Manila, sustained…

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An anti-corruption advocate on Monday claimed that the new e-passports scheduled to be released in August or September have serious flaws that may cause problems to Filipino travelers. Argee Guevarra, convenor of Action for Good Governance, said that the new e-passports “will not stand up to scrutiny and may cause…

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Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada on Saturday said week-long festivities await residents of Manila as the city observes its 446th anniversary. The celebration will kick off with a grand parade Sunday and culminate with the coronation of this year’s Miss Manila at the Philippine International Convention Center on June 24. “The…

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