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Ploutos Coin investment scheme core leader arrested 

June 22, 2019

  Share CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MDN Mindanao News, June 21) - One of the five core leaders of Freedom Traders Club-Ploutos Coin investment scam ordered closed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was arrested in one of the malls in this city. Police Corporal Raymond Daisog of the Macabalan Police Station 5 identified the suspect as one Kent Troy Sly Lagang, with last known address of Block 4, Lot 10, San Antonio Phase I, NHA, Holy Cross Agdao, Davao City.  The police arrested the suspect by virtue of a warrant of arrest dated June 6, 2019, issued by Presiding Judge Bonifacio M. Macabaya at the Regional Trial Court Branch 20, this city. "Nia siya karon sa atong custody dinhi sa Macabalan Police Station 5 pero i-commit ra siya sa Lumbia Jail next week kung dili makapiyansa," the police corporal told MDN digital in a phone interview last night. The arrest order came based on the complaint of Syndicated Estafa filed by a certain Dominic Bollozos. It was not clear, however, if the case was in relation with the investment scam in which Lagang was one of the five core leaders, alongside with Plotous founder Mark Steven Freeman. Mark Freeman is now a fugitive in hiding as he was also ordered arrested by the court through a pending warrant of arrest. Earlier, a warrant of arrest was also served at the last known address of Freeman in Barangay Lapasan but he was already in hiding.   Ploutos Coin amassed over P50 Million A member of the City Council has revealed to the media that Ploutos Coin owner allegedly amassed over Fifty Million Pesos in cash. City Councilor George Goking  said he received reports that one of the investors had an investment of Fifty Million Pesos. The government excutive, however did not reveal the identity of the reported investor. Goking said over a local radio station here, that all he received were unverified reports and he has not known yet who among the businessmen in the city has that big investment of Fifty Million Pesos. "Those were all unverified reports and I also did not receive a formal complaint of the businessman who invested his Fifity Million Pesos," the city councilor pointed out He said if the P50 Million investment was true then Ploutos Coin founder Mark Steven Freeman, whose last known address was Oasis Condominium in Barangay Lapasan, this city, could have amassed not only Fifty Million but more than P80 Million Pesos. MDN online tried to contact Freeman at his supposed residence for the 2nd time but still the beleguered personlity was nowehere to be found. "We have apprehensions nga nagtagotago na si Mark Freeman. But still we will serve the warrant of arrest at the aforementioned address," Mardi Hortillosa, the Cocpo spokesperson said. The Regional Trial Court Branch 39 issued the arrest warrant on February 12, this year, but it was released to the media only last February 20, 2019. It was penned by Presiding Judge Marites Filomena Rana-Bernales. He said that at this time they have doubts whether Freeman is still at his last known address at the condominium in Brgy Lapasan, this city.   Hortillosa said more and more investment scheme victims would file their formal complaint at the National Bureau of Investigation. "Isa palang ni ka investor ang nagfile ug reklamo. Tingali naa pay daghan kay wala naman gyud sila nabayran ni Mark Freeman," Hortillosa said. Meanwhile, Councilor Goking also warned city residents of the same modus operandi of Ploutos Coin Founder Mark Freeman. "Dili gyud magpataka ug invest ilabina kadtong mga kwarta gikan sa atong hinaguan, mga pensions ug uban pa nga hard-earned money aron dili mabiktima sa sama niini," Goking warned. ###   ---  ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  

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Pacman to hold first ever major concert at Smart Araneta

June 22, 2019

METRO MANILA (National News, June 22) - Gifted with many talents, boxer-turned senator Manny Pacquiao is going to hold his first ever major concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. But good news to all fans, Pacquiao's concert is FREE of charge. Manny just want to share his other talents and skills by sharing his own kind of music. "As my own personal way of thanking my fans, to all my fans for all these years, I realized that this is also a very timely opportunity for me to share my passion for music. That's the problem – I love music but music doesn’t love me. But I keep on going." the good senator said during a press conference held in Makati City last week. ###  ---     View this post on Instagram Lovely time with my wife @jinkeepacquiao here in Switzerland🇨🇭 ❤️ A post shared by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on Mar 9, 2019 at 1:47am PST ---- View this post on Instagram Pleasant night in New York City! A post shared by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on Nov 18, 2018 at 1:07am PST   ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  

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Mountain View College nursing grad bags 3rd place in licensure exam

June 22, 2019

  Share BUKIDNON (MDN Mindanao News, June 22) - A nursing graduate of Mountain View College in Valencia City, Bukidnon bagged 3rd place in the recently concluded nursing licensure examination. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has confirmed Friday the name of Beryl Joshua Fernandez Borja of Mountain View College in Valencia, as this year's 3rd placer of the Nursing licensure examination, with his 87 percent rating. Xavier University Nursing graduates in Cagayan de Oro City, who took the exam, also grabbed four top ten spots namely: Karljan Paul Lopez Gayloa, Alyssa Lae Rafaela Go, and Clouie Singcay, all tied at 9th place, while Samantha Bacalso, also from XU grabbed the 10th place. All of the 102 nursing examinees of Xavier University passed, giving the school a 100 percent passing percentage.         Louise Olete Hinsoy of West Visayas State University-La Paz and Jeremiah Paula Austria Caceres of Angeles University Foundation ranked number 1 in the nursing board examination with a rating of 87.40 percent. Dennise Kim Marie Bulquiren Luig, a nursing graduate of West Visayas State University-La Paz (87.20 percent) also placed second. All successful examinees are required to take their oath before the Board or any government official authorized to administer oaths before entering professional practice. On July 3-12, 2019, there will be registration and issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and certificate of registration is going to be conducted online. ###  SEE IF YOU PASSED HERE ----   ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  

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CCTVs in movie cafes pushed

June 22, 2019

THE Regulatory and Complaint Board for Amusement Places (RCB) of the city government of Cagayan de Oro will lobby to the incoming batch of councilors for the passage of an ordinance requiring videoke joints and movie cafes to install security cameras in each room of their establishments. In an interview, RCB inspector Antonio Resma said that the proposed measure is meant to deter illicit activities from occurring in the private rooms of these establishments. The proposal of the RCB came in the aftermath of a leaked video of allegedly two minors engaged in sex in the room of a movie cafe. Resma reported that during their surprise inspection last Thursday, the RCB discovered a couple engaged in untoward actions while watching a film inside a movie cafe in Divisoria area. He said that while there is no ordinance that RCB could use to penalize erring movie cafes and videoke bars at the moment, they could still pressure these establishments using existing laws - Anti-Pornography Ordinance and Republic Act (RA) 7610, otherwise known as the Anti-Child Abuse and Special Protection for Children Act. "Puwede man sila mag-install og CCTV sa kada room. Puwede pud nila tangtangon ang tint sa kada room. Or puwede sila mag-assign og tawo nga mag-roving para lang ma-deter nang mga butanga," Resma said. "Ang amo gilikayan dili man kana lang adunay himuong law-ay sulod sa mga lawak, amo pud likayan nga himuon kini og drug den, sumangil lang nga manan-aw og salida or mag-videoke," he said. Movie cafes have sprouted up in recent years in Cagayan de Oro City as an alternative to cinemas, offering films that were released a few months prior.

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Members want KAPA founder to run for president in 2022

June 21, 2019

  Share GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MDN Mindanao News, June 21) - Supporters of embattled founder of Kapa Community International, Ptr Joel Apolinario, is now urging him to run for president in 2022. If this will happen, Pastor Joel Apolinario will possibly face Sara Duterte, whom the administration is grooming and trying to campaign in social media.  But Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has earlier told reporters she has no plans of running for the top position, saying there is still much to be done being the mayor of the most progressive city in Mindanao. Since President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the closure of Kapa all over the country, the president's loyal supporters who are also members of the religious organization have lost confidence on Duterte's administration. Thousands of poor members of Kapa were members of the poorest of the poor and they have entrusted their support to Duterte as he reportedly promised to help improve their lives back in 2016 during campaign sorties. The so-called 5 million strong members of Kabus Padatuon (Kapa)said in rallies they would remain loyal to the self-proclaimed pastor to the point of supporting him if he decides to run for president in 2022, and possibly to lead the country.   On June 20, Kapa members held rallies in different parts of the country renewing their continued support to Pastor Joel Apolinario, even as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has already filed cases against kapa for allegedly violating securities and other laws. Kapa supporters claimed their rallies nationwide were now as big as compared to the rallies of Pres Duterte when he was still campaigning before the 2016 elections. Below are some of the KAPA members who are suggesting that Apolinario could enter politics and become president, to prove he can help the poor as he did for five years now:   Meanwhile, the Kapa founder maintained that the ministry can sustain the operations as it already established lots of businesses all over Mindanao. The ministry, based on their Facebook pages have already put up gasoline stations, a hospital, fishing vessels, mining business, poultry farms, computer business, tarp printing business, convention center, ricefields, and all other businesses. Below are some of the businesses reportedly established in 2018 and 2019.   Tagum College       Fishing vessels (Jorey stands for Joel and Reyna)       Computer business       Poultry Farm       Fishing vessels       Gasoline stations       Computer business       Farm and construction business       Fishing vessel       Poultry farm panel     Trucking business       Fishing business   ----     ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  

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SK official shot dead in Davao City for illegal drugs

June 21, 2019

  Share DAVAO CITY (MDN Mindanao News, June 21) - An official of Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), who was the subject of police buy-bust for illegal drug, was shot dead after he reportedly drew his gun and sensing he was transacting with a police undercover. Capt Maria Theresita Gaspan identified the fatality as SK Kagawad Raymart Durias Duran, 23, single and a resident of 4-1, Gov Sales Street, this city. Duran was shot on his right shoulder according to initial investigation conducted by police probers. He was rushed to the Southern Medical Center (SPMC) to save his life but attending physicians declared him dead a few hours later. Investigation disclosed that Duran was the subject of a buy-bust operation after police authorities received information and confirmed his illegal activities involving illegal drugs. Capt Gaspan said a police undercover acted as poseur-buyer during the buy-bust operation held in Barangay 28-C. The undercover agent successfully bought the illegal drug in the possession of the suspect also known as alias "Kagid" using a P500 marked money. After the police undercover agent identified himself, the suspect resisted arrest and instead he drew his firearm. The undercover agent, Gaspan said, tapped and parried the suspect's hand as he was about to shot the police agent. The police agent also drew his gun and shot Duran on his right shoulder. Duran still aimed his gun on the arresting police officer, prompting the police agent to fire another shot to disable the suspect. Afterwhich he (the suspect) was rushed to the nearby hospital but he died a few hours later.      Recovered from the suspect were three sachets of the subject illegal drug also known as shabu and the marked P500 bill. The police also learned that before the buy-bust operation was conducted, the suspect was also identified as the suspect of robbery along Ramon Magsaysay Avenue, also in this city. Capt Gaspan said "This office received information from the Barangay Intelligence Network that subject person was also involved in theft and robbery incidents and now, in peddling illegal drugs." ### ---  ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

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