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Road Rage Biker Killer “Vhon Tanto” Explained Why he Shot Mark Vincent Geralde

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After almost two days of widespread pursuit and search for the suspect of road rage killer of bike enthusiast Mark Vincent Geralde that was killed on July 25 Monday night in Quiapo, Manila, the suspect was finally caught in Masbate Friday noon of July 29.

Primary suspect and Army reservist Vhon Tanto, was finally arrested in Brgy. Mangat, Milagros, Masbate by the Philippine Army Intelligence Group at around 11: 40 am. The suspect was with his pregnant wife at the time he was arrested.


According to the source of the Philippine National Police, the suspect Tanto was to be on the verge of going Cotabato after he has been arrested by the authorities at around 11: 45 noon.

Meanwhile, suspect Vhon Tanto, who is now in the custody of Manila Police District, explained what really happened and why he shot the victim.

“I do not like ' what I done” but I'm just really angry,after the fight I returned to the car and he approached me to shake hands but I ignored him and I say it’s OK! We already released our anger with each other but the victim spoke unkindly and threatened him that he will break his car window after that I went blank, so I took my gun and shot him”

This is the explanation of road rage killer Vhon Tanto, who killed biker Mark Vincent Geralde was now brought to the detention cell of the Manila Police District homicide section, after bringing by the staff of PC Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe, PRO- 5 Regional Director, Highway Patrol Group (HPG ).

The wife of the suspect Annezah Tanto appealed on the family of the victim Geralde that hopefully her husband was forgiven for what he has done?

Mother of the victim “Nanay Malou” was very thankful for all the help and action for the arrest of the suspect and in conjunction with her request that it would not also lead to nothing of all the efforts made by the authorities to catch the road rage killer.
source: abante

Past and Present President of the Philippines Join Together to Discuss the Future Security of the Country

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Philippines – On July 27, 2016, four former president of the country meet the current president Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang, as they gathered together to discuss the decision of the international court in the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea and the future security of the country at the National Security Conference (NSC).


Former president that attended the meeting are Fidel V. Ramos, his successor former president Joseph Estrada, his successor former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, her successor former president Noynpy Aquino and the current president Rodrigo Duterte.

Aside from the five president, current vice president Leni Robredo, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and the Cabinet of administration are also present in the NSC meeting.

The NSC meeting is a historical event where for the first time in Philippine history all past and present president join together to discuss the future security of the country. A wonderful seen that for the first time past and present president cooperating each other for the sake of the country.

United State Secretary of State John Kerry together with his companion gives courtesy calls on President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang during the NSC meeting.

Meanwhile, a viral video of former president Noynoy Aquino and Rep. Gloria Arroyo during the NSC meeting are making rounds in the internet. the video shows Noy Aquino ignored Arroyo as he quickly shake hands the hands of Pres. Duterte and Fidel V. Ramos and quickly position himself at the side. As if he didn’t see the former president GMA.

Hmm? Is there something going on with these two former president? remember what president Duterte said in his State of the Nation Address forget the past, let’s move on!

President Rodrigo Duterte Made History in His Very First State of the Nation Address

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Philippines - On June 25, 2016 history has been made as the 16th President of the country Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, takes his very first State of the Nation Address (SONA) at Batasang Pambansa.

The President addresses the Filipino people about his strong campaign against illegal drugs, corruption, criminality and future plans and projects for the country.


The campaign against illegal drugs was especially mentioned by the president, he said that drug dealer of all level from the highest to lowest drug dealer must be stop and put them on jail or otherwise put them in the ground.

The President also pointed out the media, who criticize his actions against his drug campaigns? Questioning on why only small time drug dealer are only being caught or killed?

The president said that big fish drug dealer are not here on our country only small fish drug dealer that only here in our country.  You cannot arrest them even you bought a battalion of soldiers in their country?

The President also announced a unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels which has been a big problem in the government for a several decade and the president think that this time in his administration it’s time for both parties to have a peace talk and restore peace in the communities.

The President also mention the amendment of bills of prolonging the validity of driver’s license from 3 years to 5 years and the PH passport from 5 years to 10 years.

Future projects are also mentioned by the president such as improving the LRT and MRT system by adding more train, adding more speed and extending the time of operation, improving the airport system by transferring private planes from NAIA to proposed project airport at Sangley point.

Reviving ferry boats in Pasig River are also mentioned in order to ease the congested traffic in the metro.

Federalism was also tackled by the president, he ask the congress to pass a resolution for a charter change? He also mentioned that if federalism occur the country must have a President.

The President is also giving some jokes in some portion of his speech were the audience are laughing!

Meanwhile, for the first time in history militants are allowed to go to Batasang Pambansa to support the president advocacy. PNP Chief De La Rosa order his men to allow militants to pass through to Batasang Pambansa.

LeBron James and JR Smith Remains a Free Agent in NBA Free Agency

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Three time NBA Champion LeBron James and one time NBA Champion JR Smith are the two remaining top players in NBA Free Agency that hasn’t sign yet in their former team Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James, might be the biggest free agent in this year NBA Free Agency but quickly ended any speculations of leaving Cleveland Cavaliers after they recently won the 2015-2016 NBA Champion.


The only reason that LeBron James stopping from signing any contract with the CAVS, is because LeBron and his family is currently enjoying their vacation outside the country.

Sooner or later James will sign with the CAVS and perhaps another NBA title run in the upcoming NBA Season.

Meanwhile, LeBron’s team-mate JR Smith, remain a free agent as of today, he awaits the decision of his former team Cleveland Cavaliers to agree on his salary demand worth $15 million per year.

Just like last year 2015 Free Agency, Smith gamble the free agency that backfires him, as a result he resign with the Cavaliers less than he earn before he opted out.

And in this year Free Agency Smith admitted that he is very nervous on what might be the outcome of his decision? He wants to remain a Cavaliers but he also wanted to pay much higher than he received last year which is $5 million.

On the other hand several reports that if Smith and Cavaliers failed to agree on Smith salary demand there are numerous team that might give Smith’s demand? But until now there is no definite suitor for JR Smith rather than the Cavaliers.

JR Smith, lead the Cavaliers in franchise history for most 3 point shot made in 2015-2016 NBA Season. He is also one of the most important key player in the recent NBA Finals that eventually lead to NBA Champion.

Supreme Court Acquits Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo against Plunder Case

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On July 19, 2016, the Supreme Court ordered the release of the former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, issuing a decision stating the dismissal of plunder case filed against the former president.

Rep. Arroyo gets the majority votes of the Supreme Court 11-4, where the former president filled a petition to dismiss her plunder case charged against her at Sandiganbayan.


In a statement released by Rep. Arroyo she express her thanks and appreciation to the current President Rodrigo Duterte and to all honorable Judges of the Supreme Court on the outcome of her case.

There are also many question about the timing of Supreme Court decision about Rep. Arroyo’s plunder case? Why wait for the Administration to change from Aquino Administration to Duterte’s Administration before they issue a dismissal of plunder case filed against the former president?

In 2011, the former president was arrested due to alleged misused of P366 million intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO,) since then she was in hospital arrest in Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City. During that time Rep. Arroyo battled some medical problem particularly on her neck where most of the time she used a neck brace.

Arroyo also became Pampanga Rep., despite being in Hospital arrest, she won her second term as Pampanga Rep. and now that she is free she can now work in congress.

Meanwhile, this is the reaction of Malacañang after the Supreme Court dismiss Arroyo's plunder case.

According to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, the Supreme Court had spoken therefore we all should respect it!

As we may recall President Duterte says that he will release mrs Arroyo, because politics is the only reason of her prosecution and there are no basis on the case charged of the former president.

What do you think Guys? Is the former president GMA, deserved to be free? Kindly comment bellow!
source: abante

A New Bill Promoting to Extend the Validity of PH Passport and Driver’s License

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Philippines - Two bills filled by Senator Ralph Recto amending the Republic Act 4136 and National legislation 398 or “Land Transportation and Traffic Code.” And Section 10 of Republic Act 8239, or “Philippine Passport Act of 1996”.

The bill say is to extend the validity of Philippine driver's license up to 5 years while the Philippine passport is to extend to 10 years of consecutive validity.


On Republic Act 4136, all driver’s license will be extended their validity up to 5 consecutive years prior to the date of birth of licensee, it will only void the validity unless licensee holder is suspended or revoked due to multiple violation that he/she committed on the road.

While student driver and new licenses holder are exempted on the new law.

Currently the Land Transportation Office (LTO) imposed the law that all driver’s license holder has only 3 years validity to use their license before another renewal to be taken.

Meanwhile the second bill is Section 10 of Republic Act 8239, or Philippine Passport Act of 1996, it is about the extension of the validity period of the Philippine passport from 5 years to 10 years.

Currently Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) imposed only 5 years validity for all Philippine passport holder.

If these new bill filled by Senator Recto, became a law? It will benefit many Filipino and some foreign nationalities who live in the country. It will reduced the time and hassle of customary renewal for both driver’s license and passport holder.
source: abante

Chinese Coast Guard Drove Away Filipino Fishermen from Fishing in Scaborough Shoal Despite the Arbitral Tribunal Decision

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The Philippines have already won the decision of the International court over the disputed island against China, but China did not recognized the decision and keep their claims over the disputed islands.

On July 12, 2016 the much awaited decision that lasted for more than 3 years finally issued by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The decision is unanimous that clearly favor the Philippines against China.


The Decision says that China’s historic claim over the South China Sea has no legal basis that clearly violated the rights and sovereignty of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEC) of the Philippines.

Filipino Fisherman and fellow countrymen celebrated the international court decision but many of them think that China will not abide the law? After the ruling was release some fishermen dared to sail in Scarborough Shoal and as expected Chinese Coast Guard patrolling in the area of West Philippine Sea drove them away.

According to some fishermen who came in Masinloc, Zambales, said they never get anywhere near the Scarborough Shoal they were immediately blocked by Chinese Coast Guard.

From where they were, they were quickly driven away from Scarborough Shoal, while three other big Chinese Coast Guard seen inside the Scarborough Shoal that already in position.They were scared because instead of water cannons that they previously used to goad them away but now Chinese Coast Guard shows some firearms.

They were unhappy because despite the decision issued in relation to the right to possession of the West Philippine Sea, seems it is useless because they cannot fish on their own territory which gave them the only source of their livelihood

China’s stand on their claim shows that they are not intimidated by any country, they are already said that “If anyone wants to take any provocative action against them, they will make a decisive response.”

The continuous claims of China, is now considered by the whole world as illegal claims, but China did not recognized the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal decision will it lead to more complicated situation or a war might be happen if the Philippines continue to fight for their sovereign rights
source: abante

Arbitral Tribunal Favor PH vs China in the Decision over the Disputed Islands in West Philippine Sea

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On July 12, 2016, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), issue a decision that directly favor the Philippines against China over the case of disputed island over the West Philippine Sea (WPS).

Over the years China, Philippines and some neighboring countries  are keep on fighting their rights and sovereignty over some disputed islands in the South China Sea or WPS.


Finally, after more than 3 years of process the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) release a unanimous decision, saying that there is no historic basis on the “nine- dash line” on the claims of China in the South China Sea which also occupy Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the WPS.

China’s historic claims to resources between China and Philippines has no legal basis in excess of the rights provided for by the Convention, the historic claims is believed to be rich in natural gas resources that nearly occupy the entire Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines.

The Tribunal also explain all the violation that China committed over the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Philippines. China violated the Philippines right in fishing in their own Exclusive Economic Zone, China build artificial island over the Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone, China’s illegal exploration over the Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone and allowing their own fishermen to catch fish over the Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone

Meanwhile according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sec. Perfecto Yasay , the Philippines are already expecting that the decision of the arbitral tribunal will be highly favorable to us.

Sec. Perfecto Yasay, also said that despite the decision of the PCA, the Philippines is still open for bilateral or one- on-one conversation.

Now that the decision is already issue by the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal, will China abide the law? China has already express that any decision favoring Philippines will not be honor or follow by China days before the issuance of decision by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
source: abante

VP Leni Robredo Finally Gets a Cabinet Position under Pres. Duterte’s Administration

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After all the misunderstanding and rivalry in the recent 2016 National Elections, President Rodrigo Duterte, finally appoint his Vice president Leni Robredo as the new chairperson of Housing and Urban Develop-ment Coordinating Council (HUDCC).

For the past three administration, the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, has been given to the last three Vice president elect of the country.


Former Vice President Noli De Castro was appointed as HUDCC Chair under the Arroyo Administration, VP elect Jejomar Binay was also appointed as HUDDC chair under the Aquino Administration and now VP elect leni Robredo under the Duterte’s administration.

It is remembered that during the searching of people that will built or form the cabinet of the president, the president insist that he will not give any cabinet position on the new VP elect,

Because of the legitimacy and alleged cheating on the VP race? And also the president doesn’t want to hurt his friend Bongbong Marcos, who many people think that is the real Vice president of the country?

Meanwhile, VP elect Leni Robredo, says she will continue her responsibility as vice president of the country with or without any position in Duterte’s administration.

On June 30, 2016, history has been made as the president and vice president take their oath in different location. A sign that the two don’t want to work each other?

But after several days the vp Robredo visit president Duterte in the palace after having a meeting with the president, it seems that the president had a sudden change of mind about giving his vice president a position?

On July 7, 2016, President Duterte formally give VP Robredo as the new HUDCC chairperson and immediately ask to investigate the housing anomaly in housing program of Typhoon Yolanda victims.

The Vice president is scheduled today to attend her first cabinet meeting with the president and other cabinet members in Malacañang.

Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant Shock the Basketball Sports after Both Leaving Their Former Team

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The biggest name in free agency Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant, shock the basketball sports after announcing their decision to leave their former team Miami Heat and Oklahoma City respectively.

Dwyane Wade, was drafted by the Heat organization, since then he has been in Miami uniform all of his entire career in 13th years. He has won 3 NBA Championship and 1 finals MVP and 12th time NBA All Star.


He became the franchise player of the Heat when they became NBA Champion in 2006 and he was also responsible for bringing Chris Bosh and LeBron James to form the big three in Miami, together they added to two more NBA Championship in Miami organization.

In 2015-2016 NBA Season, Wade enter the free agency that almost lead a failed negotiation against his mother team Miami Heat. Wade agree 1 year contract of $20 million deal.

Again Wade enter the free agency in 2016, same as last year the Heat did not prioritize their franchise player, Wade felt that he has disrespectful after all the sacrifices he gave for the Heat organization.

Wade, decided to negotiate with other team, until he decide to announce that he will join the Chicago Bulls in the upcoming 2016-2017 NBA Season. Wade and the Bulls agreed on a 2 year, $47.5 deal. Chicago was the hometown of Dwyane Wade where he grow and idolized Michael Jordan.

Wade, he thought by many sports fans and analyst that he will be a Heat for life, wrote a letter to thanks the Heat organization and the fans for all the love and support that he had as a Miami Heat.

Meanwhile, the biggest man in the free agency was Kevin Durant, he decided to leave OKC after playing 9 years as a Thunder. He announce that he will join the Golden State Warriors in a 2 year, $54.3 million deal.

Durant along side the 2 time MVP Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green form a super team in GSW. The addition of Durant makes the Warriors more heavy favored to win in the West and perhaps in NBA Finals?

NBA Hall of famer Charles Barkley and some sports analyst think that the decision of Durant of joining the Warriors is”weak”, he is only buying himself to enter the NBA Finals in easy way?

Typhoon Butchoy (Nepartak) Is Now Categorized as Super Typhoon

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Philippines – Local name typhoon “Butchoy” with international name of “Nepartak” is now considered as Super Typhoon by different Bureau of Weather Station in the world.

Typhoon “Butchoy” has already enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility or PAR and it is located at 615 km East of Basco, Batanes which has a strength of Maximum sustained winds of 210 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 245 kph and it is moving Northwest at speed of 30 kph.


The typhoon will not directly hit the country as it moves toward the country of Taiwan base on the track showing by different Weather Bureau Station. Despite indirectly hit, the country is expected to experience a light to moderate and heavy rainfalls due to easterly wind that pulls by the typhoon “Butchoy”.

Public Storm Signal Warning:

Signal # 1 – has already raised in the area of Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands, they will experience strong winds from 30-60kph. The rest of the country has not yet raise any public storm warning signal as of now.

Typhoon “Butchoy” is expected to exit the PAR section on July 8, 2016.

Two more typhoon is expected to enter the country for the month of July according to PAGASA.

Small boat and fishing vessel are advised to take precaution to sail the sea of the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon or much better not to sail during this time of weather disturbance. Waves that are expected to encounter is as much as high as 4 meters during this time.

NBA Trade and Rumors 2016

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NBA teams are rebuilding their rooster to become competitive in the upcoming 2016-2017 NBA Season.

Trading their players to reduce salary cap of a team while acquiring new players to have a stronger and better line up.

Free agency also takes the opportunity of a player to look for another team that can offer them more money and brighter future as a player.


Some biggest name in NBA are already negotiating with some other team while others already sign and have a done deal while others also awaits their final decision.

Also on this upcoming NBA Season, it also marks the entry of new NBA Player, Rookies will showcase their talents and skill in the biggest basketball on Earth.

Here are some of the player that reported traded and free agent that already sign a deal:

Trade

Derick Rose – traded to New York Knicks. Rose is a former MVP and has been the franchise player of the Chicago Bulls, he is always front to injury in his entire career.

Jeff Teague – former Atlanta Hawks traded to Indiana Pacers in a 3 way deal.

George Hill – former Indiana Pacers traded to Utah Jazz in a 3 way deal.

Free Agency

Al Horford – reported to sign a 4 year $113 million deal with Boston Celtics, leaving his former team Atlanta Hawks.

Dwight Howard – reported to sign a 3 year $70.5 million deal with Atlanta Hawks. Howard who has been shifting teams many already has sign with Atlanta Hawks leaving his former team Houston Rockets.

Lou Deng – reported to sign a 4 year $72 million with LA Lakers, leaving his former team Miami Heat.

Matthew Dellavedova – reported to sign $38 million 4 year deal with Milwaukee Bucks. Dellavedova has been an important piece of newly NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers but reduce his playing game during the recent NBA Finals.

Timofey Mozgov – reported to sign $64 million 4 year deal with the Lakers. Mozgov has been part of NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

Joe Johnson – after a short stint with Miami Heat, Johnson reported to sign a 2 year $22 million deal with Utah Jazz.

Harrison Barns – reported to sign with Dallas Mavericks in a 4 year max deal leaving his former team GSW.

Chandler Parsons – reported to sign with Memphis Grizzlies in a 4 year max deal worth $98.5 million

Biggest name in Free Agency

LeBron James – after winning the NBA Championship against the Warriors, James already made a decision that he will stay another year with Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kevin Durant – on July 4, the biggest name in free agency finally announce his intention to join Golden State Warriors in a 2 year deal worth $54 million.

Dwane Wade - still negotiating with his current team Miami Heat and also seeking for other team that could give him a max contract. there are also rumors that Wade could also reunite with his buddy LBJ in CAVS?

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and VP Leni Robredo Sworn Oath as the New President and Vice Pres. of the Country

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Philippines – On June 30, 2016, a historic event happen in the country as the newly elected President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Vice president Leni Robredo sworn oath in two different location to officially become President and VP of the Philippines.

President Rodrigo Duterte of Davao, is the 16th President of the Philippines and he became the first President elect in history that came from the province of Mindanao.


At exactly 12:00 noon, President Duterte sworn oath to Justice Bienvenido Reyes along with his family his two son and two daughter at Malacañang’s Rizal Ceremonial Hall. The ceremony was attendant by more than 600 guest.

After the oath, the President make his first inaugural speech, he thank first former President Fidel V. Ramos, for making him a President. He address the major problem of the country such as corruption in the government, illegal drugs and criminality in the street.

President Duterte told the congress and the commission on human rights that “He knows the limits and the power of the President. He knows what is legal and was not legal” as a former lawyer and prosecutor.

He also said that his adherence to the rule of law is uncompromising, “you mind your work and I will mind mine”

The President also said that government agencies should lessen the burden of Filipino people of getting government requirements.

Meanwhile, VP elect Leni Robredo is the 14th Vice President of the country and was also the first VP elect that came in Cebu. The Vice president along with her 3 daughter sworn oath in the poorest village barangay captain.

In her inaugural speech she recalls her trials in her life, the death of her late husband Jessie Robredo and now another challenge of becoming the Vice President of the country.