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6 cops, several rallyists hurt in clash

SIX policemen and several members of a militant group were wounded during a clash in Manila yesterday.

The rallyists reportedly attempted to get near the US Embassy and the Philippine International
Convention Center (PICC), both on Roxas Boulevard in Ermita, Manila, during the start of the 31st
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit yesterday.
    
National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Oscar Albayalde said the cops sustained
minor injuries and received immediate treatment.
    
A report from the Manila Police District (MPD) said that at around 10 a.m., the rallyists were
rebuffed with the use of water canons as they tried to go near the US Embassy and the PICC by breaking
the police barrier.
    
It was learned that the rallyists threw bottles at the police, injuring six of them.

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Ex-Ecija dad held for malverse raps

SAN Antonio, Nueva Ecija -- A former municipal councilor here was nabbed on Friday afternoon after a
local court issued an arrest warrant against him for malversation.

Town police chief Supt. Marlon D. Cudal identified the arrested ex-councilor as Raymundo
Yabot, 70, of Purok 2, Bgy. Papaya, this town.
     
Yabot served as town councilor during the incumbency of then-Mayor Antonino R. Lustre, who
lost to Mayor Arvin C. Salonga in the 2016 local polls.
     
Cudal said Yabot’s arrest was carried out by virtue of an arrest warrant for malversation
issued by Judge Celso O. Baguio of the Gapan City Regional Trial Court Branch 34, docketed under Case
No. 21777-17.
     
He said they immediately implemented the manhunt operation against Yabot after his office got
a copy of the arrest warrant on October 24.
    
Yabot was nabbed in Bgy. San Mariano at 5:50 p.m.
 
Cudal said the suspect is now detained at the custodial facility of the local police after
failing to avail himself of the P40,000 bail recommended by the local court for his provisional
liberty.

Army troops uncover 4 NPA supply depots in Ilocos Sur

CAMP Pres. Quirino, Ilocos Sur -- Troopers of the Army’s 81st Infantry Battalion reported yesterday
they uncovered four New People’s Army supply depots in a series of operations this month in Ilocos
Sur’s second district.

The supply depots were discovered after a number of NPA supporters or “Masa”, whom they
identified only  as elected local officials, tipped off the Army troopers about it and helped dug four
supply depots of NPA rebels.
     
Lt. Col. Eugenio Julio Osias, commanding officer of the 81st IB, said these were the results of
their series of combat operations against NPA rebels.
    
Osias also said that some local officials in areas of Ilocos Sur (whose names are withheld for
security reasons) admitted that they supported the NPA rebels before but shifted their allegiance to
the government security forces and then reported the locations of the supply depots that serve as NPA’s
stockpile of goods.
 
On Oct. 15, 2017, Osias said troops found a rebels’ supply depot with four and a half sacks of
rice (175 kilos) and assorted groceries piled under a makeshift tent in Bgy. Sorioan, Salcedo, Ilocos
Sur.
    
On Oct. 16, 2017, another NPA supply depot was dug up containing two sacks of rice (50 kilos)
stored in a drum buried in Bgy. Tablac, Candon City.
    
While on Oct. 17, 2017, another supply depots with two containers of rice (15 kilos each)
stored in a drum buried in Bgy. Ubbog, Salcedo, were dug up by the troops.
    
Last Oct. 19, Osias said troops uncovered again an NPA supply depot containing 150 kilograms of
rice buried in Bgy. Buliclic, Sta. Lucia.
 
Maj. Gen. Felimon T. Santos Jr., commander of 7th Infantry Division, commended the local
officials for turning their back on the rebels and for their support to the troopers by giving supply
depot information to the Army.

Heart chosen as endorser for Hollywood designer's boutique

HEART Evangelista is so elated with the warm reception given her by the people of Bacolod when she and
her “My Korean Jagiya” leading man Kapuso oppa Alexander Lee joined them in this year’s celebration of
the colorful MassKara Festival on October 22. Their Negrense fans trooped to the Kapuso Mall Show in SM
City Bacolod.

“Nakakatuwa kasi ang tawag nila sa amin ni Xander is Gia and Jun Ho, the names of our
characters in the show,” says Heart. “Alam nilang pinakasalan ako ni Jun Ho so he could secure his
custody over his nephew and they’re all hoping he will eventually find himself really falling in love
with me.”
    
Among those who performed with Heart and Xander in Bacolod are Iya Villania who plays Gia’s
best friend named Kennedy, and comedian Divine Aucina who plays Gia’s shy and conservative cousin named
Clarissa. They all did  sparkling musical numbers that truly delighted the crowd.
    
The video of Heart feeding Xander with our native delicacy, balut, was also a hit when it was
posted online. Xander is really very brave in trying all sorts of Filipino dishes and Heart didn’t
inform him beforehand what he’s eating.
    
“Nakakatuwa kasi he’s a good sport,” says Heart. “Wala siyang kaarte-arte and it’s obvious he
loves all things Filipino at ready siyang i-try kung anong ginagawa at kinakain nating mga Pinoy.”
    
Heart is also elated that she was chosen by the prestigious international fashion designer to
Hollywood stars, Carolina Herrera, to be the endorser of her line in the boutique she opened in
Greenbelt recently, so don’t be surprised if you’d see Heart wearing one of Herrera’s creation in “My
Korean Jagiya” one of these days.

FROM CORPORATE WORLD TO SHOWBUSINESS

DOMINIC Lim is the youngest director in the stable of Perci Intalan & Jun Lana’s IdeaFirst Company.
Only 29 years, his directorial debut, “The Write Moment”, is now showing in selected theaters as part
of QCinema Filmfest. It’s an offbeat romantic comedy starring comedian Jerald Napoles as a heartbroken
writer who tries to woo back the love of his life, Valeen Montenegro, with a hugot script, but finds
himself getting stuck in the scenes that he himself wrote.

Dominic has a degree in business management from  Ateneo and he worked with the corporate world
for two years after graduation. “But my heart is not in it so I took up filmmaking at the Asia Pacific
Institute,” he says. “Then I joined the Cine Panulat scriptwriting workshop of Direk Jun Lana and
worked as scriptwriter and, later, assistant director for their company’s TV5 horror show, ‘Parang
Normal Activity’. I also co-wrote the script of ‘The Rebound Girl’ for Regal Entertainment and the
indie films ‘Ninja Party’ and ‘Kapitan Basura’. I entered my script sa QCinema Filmfest at sinuwerte
namang makuha at heto nga, palabas na ngayon.”
    
He admits “The Write Moment” is based on his own personal experiences. “In real life, I also
write about my fantasies. When I wrote the script, sina Jerald at Valeen na talaga ang nasa isip ko.
Pareho kami ng vibe kasi nagpapatawa rin ako. During the shooting, they helped me sa batuhan ng ideas
at nakakapaglaro kami sa set.  We’re the only romantic comedy sa QCinema Filmfest at sana, ma-enjoy ng
viewers ang ‘The Write Moment’.”

ALLEN WINS ANOTHER AWARD IN WARSAW

ALLEN Dizon has won best actor awards in other international film festivals before for his films
“Magkakabaung” and “Iadya Mo Kami”. He now wins another international acting award for his performance
in the controversial film, “Bomba”, which was initially given an X-rating by the local MTRCB, later
changed to an R-13 rating upon second review.
    
“Bomba” is written and directed by Ralston Jover and the film garnered the Special Jury Award
last Saturday for the performances of Allen and his co-star, teen star Angeli Nicole Sanoy at the A-
lister 33rd Warsaw International Filmfest. Allen was present in Warsaw, Poland to personally receive
his award, including producer Dennis Evangelista and the film’s writer-director Ralston Jover.
    
Allen played the role of a deaf-mute and he studied sign language to be credible in his role.
Angeli plays a girl who people thought is his daughter but turns out to be his ward and they are
actually illicit lovers. After this, Allen plays the role of a blind cook in “Persons of Interest”,
also helmed by Jover. “Iikutin ko raw lahat ng disabilities sa various roles na gagampanan ko,” he
quips.

  • Published in Showbiz
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