NBI and CIDG investigate Plaza Roman KTV bar “raid”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The internal affairs division of the National Bureau of Investigation central office and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group are conducting separate investigations on the reported “payoff” after a raid was conducted August 7, 2017. Exzel Hernandez, Assistant Regional Director of the NBI XI in a news conference Wednesday said the …

Plaza Roman KTV bar closed, Aquino emotional

DAVAO CITY,  Philippines— The four-decade old  Plaza Roman KTV bar closed its doors after the controversial “raid” by the operatives of he National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) XI on August 7, 2017. Owner, Miguel Efren Aquino, was emotional when he told Newsline, “ayaw ko na! ayoko ng ganitong buhay, we operated legally, lahat ng employees …

Package contains ginseng tea not money, says NBI XI director

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) regional director Arnold Rosales denied  receiving P500,000 “for the boys”  from the owner of Plaza Roman KTV Bar. Lawyer Arnold Rosales, director of NBI XI in newspaper reports denied receiving any amount from businessman Miguel Efren Aquino, the owner of Plaza Roman. Rosales admitted receiving the …

NBI boss, 11 others in hot water over ‘for the boys’ raps

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—-A dozen agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Davao Region including the regional director are in trouble over P500,000.00 “for the boys” raid. Lawyer Dante Gierran, NBI director ordered a full investigation among NBI Davao Region personnel including Atty.  Arnold Rosales, regional director NBI Davao Region, for allegedly mulcting P500,000 …

Mercedita, an OFW dies on the day she was coming home

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— When she left her village in Camada, Magpet, North Cotabato in 2009, Mercedita Villosido Castillano was  full of hope she can send monthly remittance for the two children she left behind. The first employment in Hongkong was fine, the family was able to redeem the land they pawned for her placement and processing …

Police found human skeletons, handcuffs in Ozamiz “mass grave”

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —  Skeletons of at least four persons, handcuffs, tattered clothes, wallet and other personal stuff  were among the items dug by authorities in a suspected mass graveyard reportedly established by the parojinog’s  in Brgy. Capucao, Ozamiz City, Tuesday, August 8, 2017. The graveyard, according to police sources was established by the Parojinog’s …

Duterte tried to mediate and to reconcile the Bautista couple

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte tried to mediate and reconcile  couple Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Andres Bautista  and wife Patricia Paz. Chairman Bautista in a press conference yesterday said  “The president was very kind, he was like a.. not only a mediator but like a marriage counselor, he was relating to us …

Wife of Comelec chair reveals millions of ill-gotten wealth

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The wife of Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair  met President Rodrigo Duterte and showed to him bank books with millions that she could not even explain where it came from. Duterte met Mrs. Patricia Paz   Bautista the day after he delivered his Second State of the Nation Address (SONA). Mrs. Bautista, …