AFP, tiniyak na nasa Camp Aguinaldo pa si US Marine PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton

admin   •   December 17, 2014   •   2730

FILE PHOTO: Ang pagdating sa Camp Aguinaldo ni  U.S. Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton upang mai-detena habang dinidinig ang kaso nito kaugnay ng pagkamatay ng Filipino transgender na si Jennifer Laude. (UNTV News)

FILE PHOTO: Ang pagdating sa Camp Aguinaldo ni U.S. Marine Private
First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton upang mai-detena habang dinidinig ang kaso nito kaugnay ng pagkamatay ng Filipino transgender na si Jennifer Laude. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Muling tiniyak ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) na nasa loob pa rin ng Camp Aguinaldo sa Quezon City si U.S. Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton na kinasuhan ng murder kaugnay ng pagpatay sa transgender na si Jeffrey Laude alyas “Jennifer”.

Nitong Lunes ay pormal nang kinasuhan ng murder sa Olongapo City Regional Trial Court si Pemberton.

“The accused cannot leave the premises unless the Philippine government and the U.S. government say so,” pahayag ni AFP Spokesman Col. Restituto Padilla Jr.

Sa ngayon ay patuloy na naghihintay ang pamilya Laude kung kailan ilalabas ng korte ang arrest warrant laban kay Pemberton.

Ayon sa tagapagsalita ng AFP, susundin nila anuman ang ipag-utos ng korte batay sa Visiting Forces Commission, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), at Department of National Defense (DND).

Dagdag pa ni Padilla, mahigpit ang pagbabantay sa Amerikanong sundalo na kasalukuyang nakaditene sa pasilidad ng Philippine-US Mutual Defense Board (MDB) sa loob ng Camp Aguinaldo.

“May nagsasabi na medyo hindi maganda yung kaniyang kalagayan dahil nalulungkot talaga siya, so sinisigurado lang po na wala siyang gagawing masama sa sarili niya.”

Ayon pa kay Padilla, bagama’t nasa loob ng isang detention facility si Pemberton ay may pagkakataon itong lumabas upang mag-ehersisyo.

“Alam namin, binibigyan po siya ng pagkakataong maarawan at makapag-exercise ng kaunti, siguro mga isang oras sa bawat isang araw.”

Samantala, batay sa isang artikulo sa website ng U.S. Embassy, tiniyak ng embahada ang pakikipagtulungan sa pamahalaan ng Pilipinas upang makamit ang katarungan at mapangalagaan ang karapatan ng bawat isa. (Rosalie Coz / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

NBI nabs four individuals for human trafficking

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 11, 2021

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday (August 11) announced the arrest of four (4) individuals by the operatives of NBI- Olongapo District Office (NBI-OLDO) for Human Trafficking in Olongapo City.

NBI Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Director Eric Distor said the operation stemmed from an intelligence report provided by Destiny Rescue Filipinas.

According to the group, a certain Jackylou Lastimado and Monica Corum were allegedly conducting human trafficking activities in Olangapo and in nearby municipalities.

The report said both  Lastimado and Corum acted as pimps to prospective clients by procuring, offering, promoting, facilitating or inducing minors specifically high school students and out of school youths by taking advantage of their vulnerability to engage in prostitution and other sexual activities in exchange for monetary consideration.

After validating the report, 2 operations in different venues/hotels were planned by the NBI- Olongapo District Office (NBI-OLDO). Arrested during the operation are Jackylou Lastimado, Ramil Enterno, Monica Labandelo and Jesthony Telan.

The operations also led to the rescue of 10 trafficked victims, six of whom are minors. The minors were turned- over to the City’s Social Welfare and Development Office.

The arrested subjects were presented for onquest proceedings before the City Prosecutor’s Office of Olongapo City on August 5, 2021 for 5 counts of human trafficking under R.A. 9208 otherwise known as the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 and 5 counts for violation of R.A. 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act. AAC

DPWH, DND inaugurate hospital facility, barracks at Camp Aguinaldo

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) with the Department of National Defense (DND) on Thursday (June 17) inaugurated the new military facilities at Camp Aguinaldo.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar with DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana led the inauguration and handover ceremony of a four-storey male and female enlisted personnel barracks building and two-storey hospital facility at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Station Hospital.

The P63.7 million barracks facility will provide enlisted military personnel a safe and secure accommodation or billeting place for troops essential to mission accomplishment. Meanwhile, the hospital facility has 25 beds for emergency services and inpatient care as well as pharmacy, in-house laboratory, and imaging.

The hospital will also be used as the primary health care facility of Camp Aguinaldo for officers, enlisted personnel, civilian human resource.

Secretary Villar said that being in the frontline in protecting the country, the two departments want nothing but the best for the armed forces. AAC

DPWH dredges Kalaklan River to address flooding in Olongapo

Robie de Guzman   •   March 18, 2021


MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it has started the dredging works in Kalaklan River in Olongapo City, Zambales to address heavy siltation and prevent flooding in the city.

 In a statement on Wednesday, the DPWH said a cutter suction dredger has been deployed in the river to allow unrestricted passage of runoff towards Subic Bay.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said they are eyeing to remove enough sand and silt to restore the river to its original depth.

“We are targeting to remove approximately 273,991 cubic meters of sand and silt that has been deposited from the mountains and residential areas in Zambales and try to restore the waterway to its original depth, maintain accessibility of the channel for boats, and minimize flooding in the city,” he said.

The project, spearheaded by DPWH Regional Office 3 and assisted by DPWH Zambales Second District Engineering Office, will be implemented in two phases.

The first phase involves the clearing of the waterway of garbage, drifted lumber, coconut, other large debris that could obstruct the operation of the Wastemaster Classic V dredger, while the second entails the dredging of the river to a depth of 3-meters with a slope of 45° degrees using a suction pump.

“This 11-month project will be monitored through bathymetric surveys that measure the progress of the depth of the water body while water will be tracked through water sampling in various locations,” DPWH Region 3 director Roseller Tolentino said.

Meanwhile, the DPWH said a total of 21 dredging equipment have been deployed across Pampanga, Bulacan, and Zambales to improve the water network and prevent flooding in Central Luzon.


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