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Day: November 26, 2022

PSC meets with NCAA, SBP officials over John Amores issue

MANILA: The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) on Friday met with representatives of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), and the FilOil EcoOil Centre to discuss the issues surrounding Jose Rizal University (JRU) player John Amores.   In a statement, the PSC described it as a “coordination meeting” as the fact-finding committee the agency formed continues to look into Amores’ much talked-about meltdown in the Heavy Bombers’ November 8 game against the CSB Blazers.   “The meeting today intended to know what transpired, what has been done, and what measures can be recommended so that

PRO-12 extends aid to family of slain cop in NoCot shootout

M’LANG, North Cotabato: The family of a slain police officer during a recent anti-crime response operation here has received financial assistance from the Police Regional Office (PRO) 12 (Soccsksargen), an official said Saturday.   PRO-12 deputy regional director for operations Col. Rogelio Raymundo Jr. said two other cops wounded in the same pursuit operation against a robbery group on November 23 were also provided with assistance on Friday.   Raymundo handed over the check for the initial financial assistance of PHP168,230 to Leslie Jean Amihan, the wife of slain Staff Sgt. Rudy Verona Amihan, at their home in Barangay Nueva

Amnesty for suspended Twitter accounts begins next week: Musk

WASHINGTON: Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that amnesty for suspended accounts will start next week.   “The people have spoken. Amnesty begins next week,” Musk tweeted under a poll he launched this week, adding “Vox Populi, Vox Dei”, which is a Latin phrase that means “the voice of the people is the voice of God.”   “Should Twitter offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, provided that they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam?” the poll asked users.   The poll garnered 3.1 million votes, with 72.4 percent of the respondents voting yes, while 27.6

Everybody deserves a second chance, a CKD patient’s journey

DAVAO CITY: Not all heroes wear capes, others are just ordinary citizens.   Lynn Reyes, 55, a chronic kidney disease (CKD) patient, knows after receiving a kidney from a donor six years ago.   Reyes recounted that in 2015 when she was diagnosed with the disease, she lost all hope of finding an organ donor and accepted the fact that she would be under dialysis treatment for a lifetime.   She said she took the dialysis treatment for four months and realized that she would be doing the procedure continuously.   “Although the only solution to my problem is a

Cops dismantle drug den, nab 4 in Lanao Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Authorities have arrested four people as they dismantled a drug den in the province of Lanao del Sur, a police official said Saturday.   Col. Richard Verceles, operations chief of the Area Police Command – Western Mindanao, said the drug den was dismantled by policemen in an anti-drug operation in Barangay Lilod-Maguing, Maguing, Lanao del Sur at about 1:30 p.m. Friday.   Verceles identified the four apprehended suspects as Esmail Mipangkat, 28; Mupte Marohom, 23; Ali Tomao, 43; and Jamil Arobinto, 40.   He said the Lanao del Sur provincial drug enforcement unit led by Lt. Col. Thomas

PNP chief Azurin off to Interpol conference in France

MANILA: Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr. is set to leave the country soon to represent the Philippines in an annual conference of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) in France that seeks to strengthen member countries in the fight against transnational crime.   The conference will cement the resolutions on issues about financial crime, anti-corruption, cybercrime, crimes against children, and the DNA database of missing persons, which were discussed in the 90th Interpol General Assembly in India in October.   Azurin did not say though when the actual conference would be.   “Ito yung parang annual

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