MTVN top news in brief

MTVN top news in brief

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Pacquiao mulls running for VP?

By Junex Doronio

MANILA — Certainly, the People’s Champ is not telegraphing his punches even if some of his ardent admirers have formed several movements egging Senator Manny Pacquiao to run for president next year.

“Hanggat ‘di siya (Pacquiao) nagsasabi, wala pang kasiguruhan,” a reliable source close to Pacquiao told Maharlika TV.

The same source said even if the senator has photos with those claiming to be close to him, it does not always mean that they personally knew each other or Pacquiao has given the go-signal ostensibly to organize a movement for his presidential bid.

“Siyempre, pag politiko ka hindi ka naman makahindi kung merong gustong mag-selfie kasama ka,” the source added.

Another source revealed that Pacquiao may eventually scale down his sight to running as vice presidential running mate to the administration’s likely standard-bearer who is no other than Senator Bong Go.

Paniqui killer cop naghain ng ‘not guilty’ plea

Ni Amado Inigo

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Ang police officer na nakuhanan mismo ng video sa aktong pagpaslang sa pamamagitan ng pagbaril sa mag-inang biktima na kanyang mga kapit-bahay sa Paniqui, Tarlac ay naghain ng “not guilty plea to murder charges” ayon sa isang opisyal nitong Linggo, 10 January 2021.

Ayon kay Lt. Col. Soledad Elifanio, public information officer of Police Regional Office 3, ang suspek na si Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca ay na-arraign noong nakalipas na Enero 7, 2021 sa isang korte sa Tarlac kung saan siya’y naghain ng “not guilty” plea.

Dalawang kasong murder ang kinakaharap ni Nuezca sa pagpatay sa mag-inang Sonya at Frank Anthony Gregorio.

Kitang-kita sa video na nag-viral sa social media kung paano binaril ng malapitan ni Nuezca ang dalawa sa gitna ng mainitang pagtatalo.

Naganap ang karumaldumal na pagpaslang sa mag-ina bago sumapit ang Pasko partikular na noong  Dec. 20, 2020.

Ang pagtatalo diumano ay nagsimula sa pagpapaputok ng “kanyon” ng batang biktima na nauwi sa sitahan at pagtatalo.

Christine Dacera laid to rest in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Alleged “rape-slay” victim, flight attendant Christine Angela Dacera, was laid to rest in a private cemetery in this city on Sunday morning amid calls for justice over her “untimely death.”

Over 100 mourning family members and close friends of Dacera joined the somber funeral and “celebration of Christine’s life” at the Forest Lake Memorial Park in Barangay Apopong here past 10 a.m.

“Please pray for us as we continue to fight for justice for Christine,” her mother, Sharon Rose, said during the internment program.

She reiterated they will not stop until all personalities allegedly involved in the death of her daughter, whom authorities and family members “strongly believed” was a victim of sexual abuse, will be jailed and convicted of the crime.

PNP imposes new guideline to boost fight vs. Covid-19

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday reminded all police personnel to wear face masks and face shields even inside police stations and offices as it implemented a new guideline that will help strengthen the efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) in the organization

Lt. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, PNP Deputy Chief for Administration and concurrent commander of the Administrative Support for Covid-19 Task Force, said PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas made the instruction based on the new guideline that mandates the immediate quarantine of PNP personnel who made close contact with any personnel tested positive for the virus.

Eleazar, however, said only those who would be found not wearing face mask and face shield at the time of the close contact with Covid-infected personnel are covered by the mandatory quarantine.

“Even if they are not yet subjected to RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction), they will be immediately brought to our quarantine facilities as part of the preventive measures,” Eleazar said in a statement on Sunday.

2 Samar villages declare CPP-NPA persona non grata

TACLOBAN CITY — Two villages in Marabut, Samar have declared the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, New People’s Army (NPA), persona non-grata after a recent attack that killed a town cop.

The 63rd Infantry Battalion (63IB) of the Army’s 8th Infantry Division on Saturday said residents and officials of Canyoyo and Logero villages formally rejected the ideology and activities of the terrorist communist group in their areas through a resolution unanimously approved on Jan. 5.

Lt. Col. Edgar Allan Orbito, 63IB commander, said the people also condemned the rebel group’s treacherous attacks and other human rights violations, including the ambush in Logero village on Dec 10, 2020.

Killed in the attack was Cpl. Earl Hembra, while detainee Nestor Lumagpas Jr, was injured.

According to a police report, the victims on board a patrol car were heading back to the police station after a court appearance in nearby Basey town when waylaid by several gunmen.

The CPP-NPA is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines. (AI/MTVN)

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