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Archive for April, 2009

Shorter drug license application period—PDEA

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 20, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 11:52:00 04/20/2009

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has announced that it will cut short its license renewal and application procedures for dangerous drugs from seven to three days following the computerization of its systems.

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6 cops in Failon case ‘overkill’ suspended

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 20, 2009

Napolcom transfers probe to NBI

By Abigail Kwok, Tarra Quismundo
INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 12:19:00 04/20/2009

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 3) The National Police Commission (Napolcom) suspended six policemen, including two officers, amid allegations of overkill in their handling of a shooting incident that fatally wounded the wife of television news anchor Ted Failon, as it ordered the transfer of the case from the Quezon City police to the National Bureau of Investigation.

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Falling slowly

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 18, 2009

I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You’ve made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I’ll sing along

*Sigh*

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Wish fulfilled!

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 10, 2009

The fam and I went to Baguio on Thursday…one of those spur-of-the-moment type of things our family is very famous for. Despite planning the trip on the last minute, we were able to book a great, cheap hotel located in downtown Baguio City, and we were able to convince our great driver to take us there! We only stayed there for a day but it was really, REALLY worth it.

Visiting Baguio — even if it is jam-packed with tourists like us — was a stress-buster. It took my mind off things at work and it made me appreciate my family, my life, and my environment better 😀 I wish everyday was a vacation where I can just escape to a faraway city and be my wacky, old self 😉

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More pictures on my Facebook and Multiply accounts. Friends only, though 😉

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PNP, BFP on heightened alert

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 8, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 09:51:00 04/08/2009

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 2) The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) have been placed on heightened alert status effective midnight Wednesday as people flock to the provinces for the Holy Week.

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5 bodies retrieved from chopper crash site

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 8, 2009

By Abigail Kwok, Delmar Cariño, Elmer Kristian Dauigoy
Inquirer Northern Luzon, INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:18:00 04/08/2009

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE 5) Five bodies have been taken from the wreckage of a presidential helicopter that crashed in Ifugao province with another body sighted buried under debris, a police official said, hours after the downed aircraft was found in the hills of Tinoc town.

Governor Teodoro Baguilat Jr. said three bodies were recovered from the crash site in Barangay (village) Eheb and carried on foot to an area in Tinoc accessible by land transport and, from there, to the Tinoc District Hospital.

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Suspect in Vintar killings arrested

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 6, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 10:03:00 04/06/2009

MANILA, Philippines–Police in the province of Ilocos Norte arrested on Sunday a suspect involved in the killing of a family of four in Vintar town last Friday, a police spokesperson said on Monday.

Chief Superintendent Nicanor Bartolome identified the suspect as Eryll Mark Palafox, 30, whom a witness positively identified as one of those responsible for the killing of the Castro family, consisting of husband and wife Amador and Marciana and their daughters Mercy and Reymalin, on April 3.

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Cop shoots dead fellow cop in Cebu

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 6, 2009

By Abigail Kwok, Jhunnex Napallacan
INQUIRER.net, Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 10:28:00 04/06/2009

CEBU CITY, Philippines—(Update 2) An argument over missing guns and ammunition allegedly led a policeman to shoot dead his comrade in their police station in San Francisco town on Camotes Island before dawn Sunday, police said on Monday.

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6 arrested, 6 rescued in Caloocan drug den

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 6, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 13:10:00 04/06/2009

MANILA, Philippines–Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) raided a drug and prostitution den masking as a hotel in Caloocan City on Saturday, leading to the arrest of six suspects, an official said on Monday.

PDEA agents also rescued six women, four of whom were minors, during a buy-bust operation at Victory Lodge located at 2nd Avenue at around 1:30 a.m., according to Major Ferdinand Marcelino, director of PDEA’s Special Enforcement Service (SES).

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3 killed, 8 hurt in Basilan ambush

Posted by Abi Kwok on April 6, 2009

By Julie Alipala, Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 11:19:00 04/06/2009

ZAMBOANGA CITY–(UPDATE 3) Three were killed while 14 others were wounded when unidentified armed men ambushed a truck carrying farmers in Lantawan in Basilan Monday.

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