The gunfight

It has been almost two weeks since the gunfight between elements of the Philippine National Police and operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency on a parking lot of a shopping mall along Commonwealth Avenue......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMar 11th, 2021Related News

Who gets shot?

This is not about the shoot-out in front of a fast-food outlet on Commonwealth Avenue between the QC police and PDEA agents, which the President has directed the NBI to investigate......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMar 7th, 2021Related News

QCMC laking ginhawa

Bahagya nang nakakaramdan ng ginhawa ang mga motoristang dati rati ay naiipit ng matinding pagsisikip ng daloy ng mga sasakyan sa direksiyon patungo sa EDSA ng Commonwealth Avenue sa Quezon City. The post QCMC laking ginhawa first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsMar 6th, 2021Related News

The United Kingdom condemned the expulsion of the European Union’s ambassador to Venezuela

File Photo: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (UK Parliament / Jessica Taylor / Post via Reuters) The UK Office of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.....»»

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Pulis, PDEA at mga ‘uzi’

Parang wild-wild-west o war zone mga tropapips ang labas ng isang mall sa Commonwealth Avenue sa Quezon City dahil nangyaring bakbakan ng mga tauhan ng Quezon City Police District at Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). The post Pulis, PDEA at mga ‘uzi’ first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 1st, 2021Related News

PNP turns over shootout evidence to probers

The Philippine National Police has turned over evidence it gathered to the case investigator probing the shootout with agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Feb. 24......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMar 1st, 2021Related News

Bong Go sa PNP-PDEA: Ayusin ang koordinasyon vs droga

Manila, Philippines – Iginiit ni Senator Christopher “Bong” Go  sa law enforcement agencies, partikular sa Philippine National Police at Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, na ayusin ang kanilang inter-agency coordination matapos ang madugong engkuwentro sa pagitan ng mga tropa nito sa Commonwealth, Quezon City. “Importante po dito ang koordinasyon dahil puro naman ‘yan magkakakilala. So dapat […] The post Bong Go sa PNP-PDEA: Ayusin ang koordinasyon vs droga appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsFeb 27th, 2021Related News

PNP, PDEA officer sa engkuwentro namumuro kaso

Inirekomenda ng Department of Justice ang mga kasong administratibo at criminal sa mga tauhan ng Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at Philippine National Police (PNP) na sangkot sa naganap na engkuwentro sa Commonwealth, Quezon City. The post PNP, PDEA officer sa engkuwentro namumuro kaso first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsFeb 27th, 2021Related News

Doing it right

To say that we are inflamed by the shootout that took place Wednesday this week at the Ever Gotesco Mall between armed men of government agencies is a euphemism for our overwhelming indignation......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 26th, 2021Related News

Joint PNP-PDEA inquiry, separate NBI probe into Commonwealth shootout

"During the buy-bust operation the PNP personnel involved without their knowledge the people they were transacting are PDEA Agents," the report read. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 25th, 2021Related News

Sablay sa PNP, PDEA encounter mananagot – Duterte

Nalungkot umano si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte nang mabalitaan ang engkuwentro sa pagitan ng mga operatiba ng Philippine National Police (PNP) at Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) sa Commonwealth, Quezon City. The post Sablay sa PNP, PDEA encounter mananagot – Duterte first appeared on Abante......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsFeb 25th, 2021Related News

Who& rsquo;s behind the pork shortage?

Yesterday, I was invited by former Candaba Mayor Jerry Pelayo, who has just been appointed as National Coordinator for the Department of Agriculture’s Bantay-Presyo, to accompany him and his team as they inspected of two of the largest public markets in Quezon City: Mega Q-Mart and the Commonwealth Public Market......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsFeb 25th, 2021Related News

Cops vs PDEA: Shootout near mall leaves 2 dead

Two policemen were killed in an encounter last night between members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Quezon City Police District in front of the Ever Gotesco mall along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 24th, 2021Related News

Heavy traffic sa Commonwealth Ave., QC mababawasan sa Disyembre

Ito ang inaasahan ng Department of Public Works and Highways kung makukumpleto ang konstruksyon ng Katipunan Avenue Extension mula UP Town Center at lalabas sa Batasan-San Mateo Road. Ang bagong kalye ay 5.7 kilometers ang haba at may lapad na six lanes sa magkabilang direksyon. Nitong nakaraang linggo, dineklara ng DPWH na 60 percent na […] The post Heavy traffic sa Commonwealth Ave., QC mababawasan sa Disyembre appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsFeb 23rd, 2021Related News

Cebu patient’s roommate checked for UK virus variant, too – Belmonte

MANILA, Philippines — The room companion of the 35-year-old Cebu patient, who tested positive for the more contagious variant of Covid-19, was checked for B.1.1.7., Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said Friday. Belmonte said the two live as bed-spacers in Riverside, Barangay Commonwealth, and testing the Cebu patient’s roommate is part of the protocol to […] The post Cebu patient’s roommate checked for UK virus variant, too – Belmonte appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2021Related News

Citadel of democracy

It was a proud day in February, 1945 when General Douglas MacArthur turned over to President Sergio Osmeña the full powers and responsibilities of the Commonwealth Government......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2021Related News

2 dead, 4 hurt in bus fire

Two persons died and four others were injured when a passenger bus caught fire yesterday along Commonwealth Avenue in Barangay Greater Fairview, Quezon City......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 3rd, 2021Related News

UK Minister, PH Officials Discuss Vaccines, Economic Ties

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. met on Friday with the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) Minister for Asia Nigel Adams, MP, who is visiting the Philippines for the first time. The two officials discussed various aspects of Philippines-UK bilateral relations, including economic cooperation and the situation of overseas Filipino health […].....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: EditorialNov 21st, 2020Related News

Duterte ready to certify bills on immigration law update

President Duterte is ready to certify the pending bills in Congress seeking to update the immigration law under the 1940 Commonwealth Act, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2020Related News

Moviegoer: TWO WOMEN

JUST A THOUGHT: Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. —Lao Tzu TWO WOMEN: They were icons in their fields, one in the movie world, the other in lifestyle journalism. They ought to be remembered, not only for the marks they made  in their lifetime, but just as importantly, for the color and vibrancy with which they lived their lives. Here’s hoping the heavens will still make women of their caliber, with that bravura, generosity, and sense of style, with matching humor, in the days to come.    Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda and Ethel Soliven-Timbol, two feisty, accomplished women, died within days of each other this September.      ‘’Manay’’ Ichu, as she was fondly called by all, was 77. Ethel T was 80. Both suffered from lingering illnesses. JOLLY GOOD FELLOW: For all her sophistication and pedigree, ‘’Manay’’ Ichu, industry pillar and heiress to the legacy of Sampaguita Pictures, was the easiest person I have had to deal with in the movie business. Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda She was always casual and jolly in her conversations, and showed genuine interest in the other person. She was simple as she was grounded. In the late 1970s, I joined her on a coverage of a movie her outfit, MVP Productions, was filming in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. On the first day of shoot—the film was “Dyesebel” — early the next morning, the set was filled with young actors and actresses,  either half-naked or in swim suits. Dyesebel herself, Alma Moreno, wore pearly shells on her breast and a fishtail. Ichu surprised everyone by showing up at the beach, wearing high heels and a formal white gown. She said she dressed that way because she wanted to create a happy, glam-filled set. OLD SCHOOL, OLD WORLD:    ‘’Manay’’ Ichu could be playful. She loved to laugh. Tell her a bad joke, and she’ll still laugh for you. I guess that’s her way of showing she cares for you and your presence. Or maybe, she was just being polite. Politeness comes with the territory. Marichu is so old school, so old world, that her death can be compared to the passing of an era, such as the Philippine Commonwealth. They don’t make men and women like them anymore.  People who are gentle, genteel, elegant. To the end, she lived up to the demands of that bygone era she was brought up in. She wrote letters to friends by long hand. Her last letter to me was written in 2019, in which she enclosed a basket of tinapang bangus from Pangasinan. She sent Christmas cards delivered at your doorstep. She wrote sympathy notes when someone dear passes on. She was everything this new world has ceased from being. COLOR IN JOURNALISM: Throughout her lifetime, many couldn’t understand her. She wasn’t a woman for nothing. Ethel Soliven-Timbol, 80, who reigned as Lifestyle Editor of the Manila Bulletin from 1976 to 2007,  was a tough nut to crack. She was feisty, all right, yet she could also be very funny and witty. Ethel Soliven-Timbol She gave color to journalism by speaking her mind, what first came to it, regardless of audience, location, or circumstance. Often, that remark could be biting, which sent people cowering in fear, or in awe. An old school journalist, Ethel demanded perfection from her writers. She screamed over wrong grammar or syntax, swore at PR persons who wrote bad press releases. On a good day, in the middle of editing and closing pages, we would hear her sing out loud, as if she was alone in the big newsroom, nonchalantly. But, that was Ethel, she could get away with most anything. She was queen, after all, and who cared if she couldn’t sometimes hit those high notes? SOFTY SIDE: We, Ethel’s long time colleagues at the Bulletin, also knew the lady’s other side. She could be soft and tender, like the slice of moisty chocolate cake she would offer me in the afternoons when her desk would be flooded with all sorts of pastries and food from everywhere, from people who worshiped at her feet for a square inch of space in her most sought after section.   Dianne Feinstein said, ‘’Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstriped suit.’’ Ethel did one better. She dressed elegantly at all times, never forgetting she was one tough lady whose voice was to be taken seriously at all times, whether or not she was joking, or just being her spoiled-little-rich-girl self. Bye, Ethel!.....»»

Source: NewsSep 9th, 2020Related News