22-year-old fugitive car theft suspect dies in shootout with cops

MANILA, Philippines — It’s the end of the line for a suspected car thief who escaped from police custody in Caloocan City in 2013.

Early Tuesday, fugitive Berlin del Rosario, 22, of Barangay 186, Caloocan, died in a shootout with law enforcers out to serve him warrants of arrest.

Del Rosario is one of two accused car thieves who sawed off window grills to escape from a Caloocan police station in 2013, said Supt. Danilo Macerin, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-National Capital Region (CIDG-NCR).

Del Rosario was also the subject of two standing arrest warrants for carnapping with physical injuries — one issued by a Caloocan Regional Trial Court Branch 125…

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Desperadong Lalaki tumalon sa building-buhay!

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Isang lalaki na sawi sa pag-ibig ay nagtangkang magpakamatay sa pamamagitan ng pagtalon mula sa rooftop ng isang building. Ang loko nabuhay pa!

Tangina kasi iniwan lang gusto mo nag magpakamatay? Syet! matakot ka sa Diyos!

Basahin ang buong chikka dito.

A man tried to end his life Tuesday afternoon by jumping off the rooftop of a residential building in Tondo, Manila, after learning that his live-in partner had left him.

Police identified the victim as Francis Wang, 36, of 521 Perla St. Tondo, Manila. Initial investigation disclosed, Wang jumped off the fifth floor of the building around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday when he learned that his live-in partner Jennifer Peralta had left him.

Wang is now recuperating in Mary Johnston Hospital in Tondo, Manila.
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Navotas traders declare ‘holiday’ Thursday to protest fishing restrictions in Manila Bay

MANILA, Philippines — Expect no fish in public markets on Thursday.

This is according to the head of a Navotas fish trader association, who announced on Tuesday, the conduct of a “fish holiday” as a form of protest against what he said were the “restrictive and inhumane” new rules that would soon govern fishing in the Manila Bay.

Mario Pascual, president of the Navotas Market 3, 4 and 5 Association, said “more than 1,000” fishermen from different coastal communities in Batangas, Bataan, Pasay, among others, who have been catching their fish in Manila Bay, and traders who have been selling those products in public markets all over the country, would refuse to fish in the bay and se…

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Bus kills boy

A young boy died after being hit by a passenger bus Monday night in Quezon City. Supt. Ely Pintang, chief of the Quezon City Police District-District Traffic Enforcement Unit (QCPD-DTEU), identified the victim as alias Totoy Batang.
Source: Balita ng Tempo

Tondo Musically Gifted Student supported by VW

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Wolfsburg may be the seat of German automotive engineering, but the heart and soul of the iconic company originating from this city belongs to every place the auto manufacturing company calls home. Volkswagen has, over the decades, achieved legendary status not just for its cars, but for its corporate culture that puts arts and culture alongside its global image.

In 2011, for instance, the Volkswagen Group of America formed a multifaceted, multiyear partnership with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1, providing the framework for the development of new and inspiring experiences as part of Volkswagen’s international commitment towards the support of arts and cultural institutions.

This partnership led to a series of exhibitions, concerts and educational activities, including the display of works from influential modern artists such as Francis Alÿs, Sigmar Polke and Christoph Schlingensief.

In 2012, it also made possible the installation of the VW Dome, which now provides an additional performance and experiential art space in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, annually from September to May.

PART of the donation of 21 violins and two cellos for the students of Centex-Tondo  photos by Tessa R. Salazar

In 2013, the partnership launched Expo 1: New York, an extensive exhibition project that combined works from international artists focusing on present economic and ecological challenges. In addition to sponsorships for exhibitions and educational activities, the Volkswagen Group of America also donated the VW Dome 2, built in the New York district of Rockaway Beach to serve as a cultural and communal center in the aftermath of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Volkswagen has also worked closely with renowned Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang who founded the Lang Lang Foundation to foster musical education of children and teenagers.

In the Philippines, Volkswagen trains its eyes on children with a two-pronged approach to their development: via pedestrian safety, and through the enhancement of musical skills.

In the first approach, Volkswagen Philippines launched its child safety initiative (CSI) campaign during the Manila International Auto Show this April. In the second approach, on May 12 at the Volkswagen dealership in Bonifacio Global City, it donated 21 violins and two cellos to the pupils of the Center of Excellence in Public Elementary Education (Centex)-Tondo, Manila. The donation was made possible through the efforts of Ayala Foundation Inc.

Aside from the musical instruments, spare strings and rosins were handed out to the scholars of Centex-Tondo. After the ceremonial handover, the children performed seven compositions to an appreciative audience composed of Volkswagen Philippines and Ayala Foundation officers, Centex teachers and parents of the students, and members of the motoring media. Volkswagen, consistent with its global drive for automotive and community excellence, once again demonstrated that, on the road to economic progress, the arts and culture must come along for the ride.

Volkswagen Philippines president and CEO John Philip Orbeta put it clearly: “Music—in particular, playing musical instruments—has countless benefits for children; it increases their learning ability, and is an effective way of building team work and confidence.”

Centex is a project of Ayala Foundation Inc. in partnership with the Department of Education. It aims to provide bright but economically disadvantaged children with primary education comparable to that of the best schools in the country. There are two Centex schools: one in Tondo, Manila, and the other in Bauan, Batangas.

The ceremony was also attended by Ayala Foundation president Ruel Maranan and senior director for programs Rowena Lopez. Ayala Foundation, the social development arm of Ayala Corp., has four key program areas: youth leadership, sustainable livelihood, arts and culture, and education. Education is where Centex plays a crucial role. For this reason, Volkswagen Philippines has chosen this special project as its second CSR activity for the year.

More Fun in Banaue sa IMBAYAH FESTIVAL

alam kong malayo sa tundo itong article na ito pero ang daming pictures na gusto kong ishare eh! Eto ang dapat sa mga news and editorial articles.. may visuals! 🙂 enjoy!GREEN VILLAGE. The Barangay Bangaan Rice terraces in Banaue,Ifugao nestled at the heart of mountain range were inscribed by the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995 is one of the attractions and tourist visited in the province. 230514_green village_01_Comanda.jpg

Sinulat at mga larawang kuha ni RIZALDY COMANDA

BUKOD sa mga pamosong man-made rice terraces na dinadayo ng mga lokal at dayuhang turista sa Banaue at sa iba pang lugar sa lalawigan ng Ifugao, kinasasabikan din na masaksihan ang masayang selebrasyon ng Imbayah Festival.

Pinagyayaman ang kultura at tradisyon ng Banauenians sa pamamagitan ng presentasyon sa mga bisita at kasabay ang pagpapasigla ng turismo kaakibat ang masasayang indigenous games. Continue reading »

MMDA wants law allowing agency to take over heavy equipment during disasters

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Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Francis Tolentino on Monday asked Congress to pass a law authorizing the agency to take over private assets and heavy equipment in times of national emergencies.

Tolentino made the suggestion for the MMDA to use the said property and equipment for post-disaster recovery and retrieval operations.

Tolentino said that there were heavy equipment such as payloaders, bulldozers, and backhoes lying idly in strategic areas within the capital and which will be damaged if not used in times of disaster.

“We’re asking for a legislative measure that will authorize the MMDA during a declaration of an emergency to take possession of all these assets to be utilized for clearing and recovery operations without regard for imminent just compensation,” Tolentino told a House committee looking into the country’s earthquake preparedness efforts.

“Bahala nang pag-usapan ang bayad doon, maging ang bayad sa gasolina,” he added.

Tolentino recalled that he had to ask for the keys of heavy equipment parked in certain areas within Metro Manila when typhoon Yolanda hit in 2013 so they can be used for post-disaster clearing operations.

In addition to authorizing the MMDA to take over heavy equipment, Tolentino proposed that his agency or the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) be allowed to take over select prime private institutions and properties in times of disaster for use in recovery, retrieval and rehabilitation operations.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) director Renato Solidum has earlier identified exclusive golf courses and cemeteries as possible evacuation sites when an earthquake occurs.

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Fil-Am bound for US nabbed at NAIA for carrying knife, grenade in backpack

A US-bound passenger was arrested on Thursday morning by the aviation police for allegedly trying to smuggle in a grenade and a knife at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Filipino-American widower Cipriano De Guzman, 58, of Orlando, Florida, told airport security officials that he had no idea how the MK2 fragmentation grenade and a kitchen knife ended up in his backpack, short of claiming the items were planted.

Supt. Ricardo Layug, Jr., head of the Aviation Security Group-National Capital Region (Avsegroup-NCR), said the suspect, despite his claim, would face charges of illegal possession of an explosive and of a bladed weapon in the Pasay City prosecutor’s office.

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LRT 1 accident to affect 600 passengers per hour says LRTA

lrt-accidentAccording to the LRTA, the automatic break system was triggered by power supply fluctuations.
The LRT computerized signaling system stops all trains when it detects any anomaly in the mass rail system.
An estimated 10,000 passengers were affected by Saturday’s incident which disabled both north and south bound operations of LRT 1.
The fact-finding team will submit a report on the incident to the Department of Transportation and Communications which is also doing its own independent probe into the accident.
The results of the investigations are expected to be made public later this week.

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