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Shabu worth P340K found inside parcel during K9 inspection of Tagbilaran City forwarding firm

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 50 grams of suspected shabu were discovered inside a parcel during a random K9 inspection conducted by PDEA agents at a forwarding company in Barangay Poblacion 2, Tagbilaran City, Bohol on Saturday afternoon, August 21. Leiah Albiar, the spokesperson of PDEA-7, said that around 3:15 p.m. today, August 21, […] The post Shabu worth P340K found inside parcel during K9 inspection of Tagbilaran City forwarding firm appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 21st, 2021

Receiver of cargo found with P81.6M worth of drugs now in hiding

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) is now preparing to file non-bailable charges against the sender and receiver of drugs intercepted in a courier express company warehouse in Mandaue City last Saturday, August 15, 2020. Read: P81.6M shabu found in three LED light boxes inside Mandaue City […] The post Receiver of cargo found with P81.6M worth of drugs now in hiding appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

P340k worth of drugs seized in Barangay Carreta, top shabu supplier nabbed in Ginatilan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P340,000 were seized by authorities from one Zosimo Sotelliza Jr., during a buy-bust operation in Barangay Carreta, Cebu City, at 6 p.m. today, February 4, 2021.   Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-7) Regional Special Enforcement Team together with the Regional Intelligence […] The post P340k worth of drugs seized in Barangay Carreta, top shabu supplier nabbed in Ginatilan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

HVI nabbed with P1M shabu in Tagbilaran City buy-bust

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A high-value individual was arrested by law enforcers with P1 million worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation along Borja Street in Barangay Poblacion, Tagbilaran City, Bohol late afternoon on Friday, September 18. Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Bohol province and the Tagbilaran City police confiscated […] The post HVI nabbed with P1M shabu in Tagbilaran City buy-bust appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

3 nabbed in Tagbilaran City buy-bust

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Law enforcers arrested three individuals from Barangay Ubujan in Tagbilaran City for the possession of 20 grams of suspected shabu worth P136, 000 during a buy-bust operation late night on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Arrested were King John Fuderanan Tomo, 26; Ricky Angam Labor, 32; and Jeffrey Barimbao Balatero, 43. Personnel […] The post 3 nabbed in Tagbilaran City buy-bust appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Woman nabbed with shabu worth P278K in Mambaling bust

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 44-year-old woman was arrested by policemen of the Parian Police Station in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Ibabo Proper, Barangay Mambaling this 5:40 p.m., September 6, 2020. Anabelle Gonzales, a resident of the area, was found in possession of an estimated 41 grams of suspected shabu worth at least P278,000. […] The post Woman nabbed with shabu worth P278K in Mambaling bust appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

SEA GAMES: The silver that glittered like gold

When the editorial staff of ABS-CBN Sports was tasked to come up with our most memorable coverage, it didn’t take long for this writer to respond. The Philippine men’s volleyball team’s Southeast Asian Games semifinal match was the first thing that came to mind. Pesonally, that game against the highly-fancied Thailand squad topped all the countless volleyball matches that I’ve covered in my career. I’m at a loss for words on how to describe the emotions I felt that chilly night of December 8, 2019. Around 6,700 fans filled the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City not knowing that what they were about to witness was something historic. A magical night that would take away the frustrations they felt the day before when the more popular women’s team finished the preliminary round winless. For us sportswriters covering that assignment, we knew the Filipinos were up for a tough ride. Thailand ruled the last four editions of the event. On the other hand, the Philippines’ last significant outing in the biennial meet was a bronze medal finish back in 1991 – or when the current national team’s oldest member, setter Jessie Lopez was just five-years old.      Did we doubt our own team? Let’s just say we prayed to the high heavens to give us something positive to write about. But don’t get us wrong. Those who followed the formation and preparation of the squad knew it would yield results come the SEA Games. After all, in all three batches of the Nationals that participated in the regional sports meet since 2015, this particular team had the longest time to prepare – around eight months to be exact. The team’s composition itself looked really promising. For the first time, two of country’s best hitters in Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas, who both have experience playing in the Japan V. League,  donned the tricolors together. Espejo returned after skipping the 2017 edition so did his teammates in the 2015 squad Rex Intal and setter Ish Polvorosa. Bagunas was on his second tour of duty along with team captain John Vic De Guzman, Mark Alfafara, RanRan Abdilla and libero Jack Kalingking. Head coach Dante Alinsunurin, who was appointed to handle the team after Oliver Almadro and Sammy Acaylar in 2015 and 2017, respectively, tapped an old hand in Lopez and injected young bloods in playmaker Owa Retamar, Jau Umandal, Kim Malabunga, Ricky Marcos and Francis Saura. As part of their buildup the Nationals joined the Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championship July last year.          The Filipinos achieved a great feat when they won bronze. Fans were able to witness the Nationals’ campaign via YouTube streaming while we volleyball writers, got to file our full stories through the help of De Guzman and Bagunas (God bless their beautiful hearts) who supplied us with game stats and granted postgame interviews. It’s just a shame I never got to cover the team’s training in Japan when the Nationals’ preparation went on full throttle. (Note: A little confusion in the training camp coverage assignments had me flying to Japan with the women’s squad and Lance Agcaoili of Spin.ph joining the men’s team. But it was a great experience, nonetheless, and I’m grateful for Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. for the opportunity.)     I was as confused as the other sportswriters present during the draw for the group stage a couple of months before the SEA Games when Alinsunurin chose to join the four-team bracket with Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Those three teams are considered contenders every SEA Games edition. And earning a semifinal spot would be harder compared to the other group composed of Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore. Fortunately, the gamble was worth it. Espejo and Bagunas were superb offensively, Malabunga and Retamar made their presence felt and the Nationals’ blocking shocked Cambodia and Vietnam as the Filipinos swept them both to secure a semis seat.   Then came the steamrolling Indonesians. Honestly, I thought the Nationals would sweep their way to the group’s top seeding. That way the PHI’s would've avoided a semis clash with Thailand. Forced to take on the defending champions, the Filipinos found themselves down in the first set. They got back in the second frame before yielding the third. And when the Thais came to match point, 24-21, in the fourth we all thought it was over. Fans were slowly emptying the bleachers not wanting to see the impending defeat. I was already waiting for the final score. Ready break the result. Then a miracle happened. The Nationals nibbled on the Thais' lead to force a deuce. After another deadlock, the Filipinos stole the set. The fifth frame was classic story of ‘who wants it more will win.’ An extended set made it even more dramatic. I vividly remember that sequence when Bagunas hammered the game-clinching kill off a lob from Lopez. After that all that I can recall was me pumping my fist up in the air and slapping the hardest high-fives I ever did with those inside the press room while howling like a madman.    The national team assured itself of a silver after 42 years. A silver after four freaking decades. They did it. Of course, the Indonesians bullied their way to winning the gold medal in a sweep of the inexperienced Filipinos. But who cares, the host team exceeded its podium expectations. That silver that glittered like gold made that coverage truly memorable. But it never crossed my mind that it would be the last important volleyball event that I will get to report. (Note: It would’ve been the UAAP if not for the health crisis that put all sporting events to a halt. Sad.) And that’s why I ended up writing these last few paragraphs. A farewell from this section. From my first article for this website back on December 1, 2014 – a post-mortem of Petron’s breakthrough title in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix – to my last published story, these were all written with only one thing in mind: in the service of the Filipino sports fan worldwide. Our run may have not been perfect, of course, we had our flaws. We had our fair share of criticisms from fans, athletes, sports personalities and sometimes even from our partner leagues and properties. We accepted our shortcomings. We tried to be better. But we are proud of what we did. We take pride with how we delivered sports stories through various digital executions that showcased sports beyond the confines of competition. On midnight of September 1 while most of you lay sound asleep, deep in slumber, hopefully, having a good dream and hours away from waking up looking forward to a better day, this website will be snapped out of existence.  More than half a decade of sharing stories to the Filipino sports fan will be seeing its last presence online on Monday – a holiday to celebrate the nation’s heroes. This website will then hear its final buzzer, its final whistle. Thousands of articles – written with passion, dedication and love – will be taken down as this website goes offline together with majority of ABS-CBN Sports’ social media accounts. But soon, hopefully, it will once again see the light of day.    We do hope that you will remember us, for we will remember all of you who made us your Kapamilya.   -- 30 --   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles Mark Escarlote has served as a sub-section editor for ABS-CBN Sports' website since 2014. He is among thousands of ABS-CBN employees who will be retrenched on August 31, 2020.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

SEA GAMES: The silver that glittered like gold

When the editorial staff of ABS-CBN Sports was tasked to come up with our most memorable coverage, it didn’t take long for this writer to respond. The Philippine men’s volleyball team’s Southeast Asian Games semifinal match was the first thing that came to mind. Pesonally, that game against the highly-fancied Thailand squad topped all the countless volleyball matches that I’ve covered in my career. I’m at a loss for words on how to describe the emotions I felt that chilly night of December 8, 2019. Around 6,700 fans filled the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City not knowing that what they were about to witness was something historic. A magical night that would take away the frustrations they felt the day before when the more popular women’s team finished the preliminary round winless. For us sportswriters covering that assignment, we knew the Filipinos were up for a tough ride. Thailand ruled the last four editions of the event. On the other hand, the Philippines’ last significant outing in the biennial meet was a bronze medal finish back in 1991 – or when the current national team’s oldest member, setter Jessie Lopez was just five-years old.      Did we doubt our own team? Let’s just say we prayed to the high heavens to give us something positive to write about. But don’t get us wrong. Those who followed the formation and preparation of the squad knew it would yield results come the SEA Games. After all, in all three batches of the Nationals that participated in the regional sports meet since 2015, this particular team had the longest time to prepare – around eight months to be exact. The team’s composition itself looked really promising. For the first time, two of country’s best hitters in Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas, who both have experience playing in the Japan V. League,  donned the tricolors together. Espejo returned after skipping the 2017 edition so did his teammates in the 2015 squad Rex Intal and setter Ish Polvorosa. Bagunas was on his second tour of duty along with team captain John Vic De Guzman, Mark Alfafara, RanRan Abdilla and libero Jack Kalingking. Head coach Dante Alinsunurin, who was appointed to handle the team after Oliver Almadro and Sammy Acaylar in 2015 and 2017, respectively, tapped an old hand in Lopez and injected young bloods in playmaker Owa Retamar, Jau Umandal, Kim Malabunga, Ricky Marcos and Francis Saura. As part of their buildup the Nationals joined the Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championship July last year.          The Filipinos achieved a great feat when they won bronze. Fans were able to witness the Nationals’ campaign via YouTube streaming while we volleyball writers, got to file our full stories through the help of De Guzman and Bagunas (God bless their beautiful hearts) who supplied us with game stats and granted postgame interviews. It’s just a shame I never got to cover the team’s training in Japan when the Nationals’ preparation went on full throttle. (Note: A little confusion in the training camp coverage assignments had me flying to Japan with the women’s squad and Lance Agcaoili of Spin.ph joining the men’s team. But it was a great experience, nonetheless, and I’m grateful for Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. for the opportunity.)     I was as confused as the other sportswriters present during the draw for the group stage a couple of months before the SEA Games when Alinsunurin chose to join the four-team bracket with Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Those three teams are considered contenders every SEA Games edition. And earning a semifinal spot would be harder compared to the other group composed of Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore. Fortunately, the gamble was worth it. Espejo and Bagunas were superb offensively, Malabunga and Retamar made their presence felt and the Nationals’ blocking shocked Cambodia and Vietnam as the Filipinos swept them both to secure a semis seat.   Then came the steamrolling Indonesians. Honestly, I thought the Nationals would sweep their way to the group’s top seeding. That way the PHI’s would've avoided a semis clash with Thailand. Forced to take on the defending champions, the Filipinos found themselves down in the first set. They got back in the second frame before yielding the third. And when the Thais came to match point, 24-21, in the fourth we all thought it was over. Fans were slowly emptying the bleachers not wanting to see the impending defeat. I was already waiting for the final score. Ready break the result. Then a miracle happened. The Nationals nibbled on the Thais' lead to force a deuce. After another deadlock, the Filipinos stole the set. The fifth frame was classic story of ‘who wants it more will win.’ An extended set made it even more dramatic. I vividly remember that sequence when Bagunas hammered the game-clinching kill off a lob from Lopez. After that all that I can recall was me pumping my fist up in the air and slapping the hardest high-fives I ever did with those inside the press room while howling like a madman.    The national team assured itself of a silver after 42 years. A silver after four freaking decades. They did it. Of course, the Indonesians bullied their way to winning the gold medal in a sweep of the inexperienced Filipinos. But who cares, the host team exceeded its podium expectations. That silver that glittered like gold made that coverage truly memorable. But it never crossed my mind that it would be the last important volleyball event that I will get to report. (Note: It would’ve been the UAAP if not for the health crisis that put all sporting events to a halt. Sad.) And that’s why I ended up writing these last few paragraphs. A farewell from this section. From my first article for this website back on December 1, 2014 – a post-mortem of Petron’s breakthrough title in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix – to my last published story, these were all written with only one thing in mind: in the service of the Filipino sports fan worldwide. Our run may have not been perfect, of course, we had our flaws. We had our fair share of criticisms from fans, athletes, sports personalities and sometimes even from our partner leagues and properties. We accepted our shortcomings. We tried to be better. But we are proud of what we did. We take pride with how we delivered sports stories through various digital executions that showcased sports beyond the confines of competition. On midnight of September 1 while most of you lay sound asleep, deep in slumber, hopefully, having a good dream and hours away from waking up looking forward to a better day, this website will be snapped out of existence.  More than half a decade of sharing stories to the Filipino sports fan will be seeing its last presence online on Monday – a holiday to celebrate the nation’s heroes. This website will then hear its final buzzer, its final whistle. Thousands of articles – written with passion, dedication and love – will be taken down as this website goes offline together with majority of ABS-CBN Sports’ social media accounts. But soon, hopefully, it will once again see the light of day.    We do hope that you will remember us, for we will remember all of you who made us your Kapamilya.   -- 30 --   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles Mark Escarlote has served as a sub-section editor for ABS-CBN Sports' website since 2014. He is among thousands of ABS-CBN employees who will be retrenched on August 31, 2020.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

PDEA-7 agents nab HVT, net P340K shabu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another high-value target or HVT was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) this 4:30 p.m. August 28, 2020. The suspect identified as Rodolfo Caburnay Babaw, a resident of Barangay Tisa, Cebu City, where the buy-bust operation was also conducted, was found […] The post PDEA-7 agents nab HVT, net P340K shabu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2020

P4.5-M shabu in wafer cans seized

  BY BETHEENA UNITE     More than half a kilo of shabu worth P4.5 million stuffed in chocolate wafer tin cans was found hidden in a parcel declared as toys from the United States of America, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) said Thursday. A total of 640 grams of shabu was discovered in an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

P340K worth suspected shabu confiscated in Ermita bust

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old man was arrested during a buy-bust operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) on Tuesday afternoon, June 2, 2020, along El Filibusterismo Street in Barangay Ermita here. The man was identified as Loudgiechell Nodalo Bacolpo, a resident of Sitio Ermita Proper of the same […] The post P340K worth suspected shabu confiscated in Ermita bust appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

Man unmasked as drug suspect, yields shabu

Police seized more than P170,000 worth of shabu, a hand grenade and a gun from a 27-year-old man who they initially accosted for not wearing a face mask in Taguig City......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Detainee found dead in quarantine facility in Ronda

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A sick detainee, who decided to leave the hospital fearing he might catch COVID-19 there, was found dead inside a quarantine facility on August 14 in Ronda town in southwestern Cebu. Leodegario Tampus, 50, of Barangay Palanas, Ronda town in southwestern Cebu, was already dead inside the isolation room when […] The post Detainee found dead in quarantine facility in Ronda appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

P3.4 million shabu seized from guard in Taguig

Anti-narcotics operatives confiscated around P3.4 million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride from a security guard during a sting in Taguig City on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

PDEA-7 expects more drug-cleared barangays with new DDB regulation

Roblen Mata Repdos of Carcar City fell into the hands of anti-drug operatives in a buy-bust operation on April 8, 2020. The suspect yielded more than P31 million worth of suspected shabu. |Photo from the Talisay City Police Station. CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-) is expecting more […] The post PDEA-7 expects more drug-cleared barangays with new DDB regulation appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

High-value individual nabbed with P2.38M worth of shabu in San Nicolas Proper

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A high-value individual was arrested by authorities with 350 grams of suspected shabu worth P2.38 million during a buy-bust operation in Barangay San Nicolas Proper around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes, head of the City Intelligence Unit of the Cebu City Police Office (CIU-CCPO) […] The post High-value individual nabbed with P2.38M worth of shabu in San Nicolas Proper appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Village councilor nabbed for drugs

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) arrested a village councilor and his cohort in a sting operation conducted. BARMM-PDEA agents seized at least 500 grams of suspected shabu worth P3.4 million during the buy-bust operation in Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao. Initial reports […] The post Village councilor nabbed for drugs appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Live-in partners, companion nabbed with P102k worth of ‘shabu’ in Liloan town

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A live-in partner and an alleged cohort were arrested with P102,000 worth of ‘shabu’ in Sitio Kabangcalan, Barangay Jubay, Liloan town, past 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, police said. Police identified the three as J.L.M Kilong-Kilong, 30, jobless, his common-law-wife, Catherine Montañez, 25 both of the said sitio, and Allan […] The post Live-in partners, companion nabbed with P102k worth of ‘shabu’ in Liloan town appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2021

Man dies after being denied admission at a Talisay City hospital

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 52-year-old man who reportedly had difficulty breathing died a few hours after he was allegedly denied admission at a public hospital in Talisay City, Cebu. Danilo Rosales, 52, was found dead inside his house in Sitio Molave, Barangay Tabunok, Talisay City, past 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Rosales, […] The post Man dies after being denied admission at a Talisay City hospital appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

3 dead in P27 million drug bust in Pasig

An estimated P27.2 million worth of shabu stashed in Chinese tea packs was recovered from three suspected pushers who were killed in an alleged shootout with police in Pasig City before dawn yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

CCPO: Fewer drugs expected in Cebu City streets after P30M drug haul

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen of the Cebu City Police Office or CCPO are expecting fewer illegal drugs in the city after they confiscated P30 million worth of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City on Thursday evening, July 8. The operation also led to the killing of two drug suspects, […] The post CCPO: Fewer drugs expected in Cebu City streets after P30M drug haul appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2021