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Camiguin road mishap kills 3 call center agents

June 23, 2019

  Share CAMIGUIN ISLAND (MDN Mindanao News digital) - Police authorities in Camiguin Island reported that three call center agents from IBEX Global Davao died on the spot after the van they were onboard figured in an accident Saturday morning. (June 22)  The white Toyota Hi-ace van, driven by Joy Sobremisana, was carrying 13 passengers when the accident happened in sitio Quipasa, Barangay Poblacion in Mambajao, Camiguin Island. Capt Arnold Gaabucayan, chief of police of Mambajao town identified the three fatalities as Ian Jumahalili, Jovert de Asis and Julie Ann Mae Olive, all residents of Davao City. They all died on the spot, police probers said.  Those who were injured were also identified as Rustom Porosuelo, Jimmy Vic Morensillo, 21-year-old; Glyn Ann Sabacajan, 34-yearold; Peter Anthony Cantila, 26-year-old; Jeffrey Dismas, legal age; Ernesto Ong, 24-year-old; Jeffrey Golingay, 33-year-old, married; Rose Ann Balaba, legal age; Eric Opao, 38 year-old, and a 4-year-old kid Miko Golingay. They suffered minor bruises and they were also rushed to Camiguin Provincial Hospital for immediate treatment. Gaabucayan told reporters most of the passengers onboard the van were workers of IBEX Global and their families. The call center agents were having their company's team building activity in Camiguin Island, it was learned. Police investigation disclosed that the group arrived in Camiguin on Saturday morning. Upon arriving, the group toured the Island until 12 noon. One of their itineraries include going to the White island but since it was already afternoon the group decided to go to Saay Cold Spring which was only near the Poblacion in Mambajao. They didn't stay long at Saay Spring and went back. Unfortunately, while they were at the downhill road in sitio Kipasa the Van they were riding suddenly lost its brake and they met a tragic accident, killing three of their peers on the spot, while injuring 10 others, the police investigation said.  After losing the brake, the driver also lost control of the vehicle, until it crashed into an open field. Rescuers and immediate responders arrived and brought the victims at the provincial hospital for treatment. ###   ---      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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Philippine Jeepney hits the streets of New York; goes viral on social media

June 23, 2019

  Share NEW YORK CITY (MDN International News, June 23) This is good news for Filipinos! The Philippine's jeepney originally made by the Sarao brothers is now hitting the streets of New York. Who would ever think that the Filipino's pride will see action in the busy streets of New York!  After the images of the jeepney were posted on social media, it went viral as this is maybe the first time that an original Filpino transport vehicle is plying the streets of New York. Many of the netizens were amazed of the images posted on social media sites and they became proud but haters also found time to bash said news about the Filipino jeepney plying the streets of America. The Mindanao Daily News digital edition learned that the brand new jeepney was brought to New York by Black Eyed Peas member Allan Pineda aka Apl.de.Ap, who is a Filipino-American singer-song writer born in the Philippines but raised in the United states. New Yorkers are all in amazement and wonders at the new vehicle wandering in the busy suburbs of the Big Apple. The blue jeepney is looking brand new with stainless steel body that can really ignite envy from vehicle lovers. Well, as they say, NY is a place for everybody and this Philippine pride is very much welcome. Thanks to Apl.de.Ap for bringing this vehicle in America.     Allan Pineda Lindo, a.k.a. Apl de Ap, is a member of the very popular hip hop group Black Eyed Peas and Filipino-born American rapper. Right now, Apl on level up mode as a record producer of local and international musicians. ###             View this post on Instagram                   And this is how it sounds when I’m walking on the sky. #wings A post shared by Apl.de.ap (@apldeap) on Feb 11, 2019 at 4:57am PST                 View this post on Instagram                   Come on son!!! A Jeepney in NYC,#pinoypride #philippine independence day #myjeepney @boden_autohaus #kolabagency #leading the parade A post shared by Apl.de.ap (@apldeap) on Jun 5, 2016 at 3:51pm PDT           View this post on Instagram                   See you this Sunday, Romania! #untoldfestival @bep

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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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