‘A BIG CHALLENGE’ Solve slay cases, new ICPO director told

first_imgMeanwhile, the four cases thathappened during the term of Defensor’s predecessor, Biñas, and still unsolvedwere the following: But not just payola from illegalgambling, according to the police director. Policemen must refrain from takingbribe money from whatever illegal activities. * May 21, 2019 – Tristan ZacharyEribal, 19, of Barangay Caingin, La Paz district was shot and stabbed inBarangay Balabago, Jaro “I’m satisfied of theperformance of the former city police director. I hope you do better,”said Pamuspusan. In a telephone interview prior toyesterday’s ICPO turnover of command, Dampal told Panay News his three main thrusts were the campaign against illegaldrugs and illegal gambling, and ICPO internal cleansing. Police Colonel Eric Dampal. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * June 8,2019 – Allan Salario, 51, of Barangay Calmay, Janiuay, Iloilo died ofgunshot wounds on the head and back at Metropolis Subdivision in BarangayTagbak, Jaro A “big challenge” was how Dampaldescribed this task right after yesterday’s turnover ceremony at the ICPOheadquarters on General Luna Street. In a previous interview, Defensoracknowledged the ICPO’s failure to solve murder cases. His men were having ahard time, he said. Pamuspusan said Dampal had “big shoesto fill”. * July 13, 2018 – Ranny Bibanco, 33,of Trance Street, Barangay 2, Tigbauan, Iloilo was shot at the Iloilo TerminalMarket “I’m so particular on internalcleansing, especially the tamang bihis(correct wearing of uniform). It’s nice to see our personnel wearing clean andnew uniforms,” said Dampal./PN * Jan. 19, 2020 – Delfin Britanico ofBarangay Nabitasa, La Paz was shot to death Police Brigadier General RenePamuspusan, Western Visayas police director, specifically mentioned the stillunsolved killing in Barangay Nabitasan, La Paz district of young businessmanDelfin Britanico, son of former assemblyman Salvador “Buddy” Britanico, justthis Jan. 19. There were “so many things to do”, hesaid, but with “the help of the men and women of ICPO and the community” hewould be “fine.” Just last week Pamuspusan warnedpolicemen against accepting payola or protection money from illegal gamblingoperators. Administrative charges would be filed,according to Pamuspusan, which could lead to an erring policeman’s dismissalfrom the service. “You have to solve the Britanicocase. I want you to use all your resources. I will help you,” Pamuspusan toldDampal yesterday. Dampal welcomed the reminders. “Policemen who violate this ‘no take’policy will be facing dire consequences,” he said. * May 21, 2019 – Jimrod Eribal, 22, ofBarangay San Isidro, Jaro was shot and stabbed in Barangay Balabago, Jaro * Nov. 19, 2018 – Retired SeniorPolice Officer II Rolando Alag was shot in Barangay Villa Anita, City Proper whiledriving his van “Gagawinnatin ang lahat para maging mabuti ang ang ating pamamahala sa ICPO. I have to study all unsolved cases,” said Dampal, formerdirector of the Compostela Valley Police Provincial Office who also had a stintat the Police Regional Office 11 or Davao Region. UNSOLVEDCASES The unsolved slays under Defensor’swatch were the following: “I want you to take these seriously,”said Pamuspusan. * Nov. 7, 2018 – Marvin Vasquez, 34,of Zone 3, Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao was shot in Barangay Taft North,Mandurriao For starters, Dampal said, he would beintensifying police visibility for crime deterrence. * Nov. 24, 2018 – Nestor Piagola Jr.,33, of Barangay Zamora-Melliza, Iloilo City was shot on Rima-Rizal Street, CityProper ILOILO City – Can the new Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO)director, Police Colonel Eric Dampal, achieve what his predecessor, PoliceColonel Martin Defensor, failed to do – solve and/or prevent killings mostlyinvolving riding-in-tandem assassins? Four other slay cases that happenedjust before Defensor became the ICPO director also remain unsolved up to today.The ICPO director then was Police Colonel Henry Biñas, now the director of theBacolod City Police Office. The order to solve the Britanico slaycase came from Malacañang. Former assemblyman Britanico sought the help ofPresident Rodrigo Duterte who in turn ordered the Philippine National Policeand National Bureau of Investigation to act. CHANGE OF COMMAND. Police Colonel Eric Dampal (left) formally takes over as director of the Iloilo City Police Office during a change of command presided by Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan (right), Western Visayas police director, on Feb. 20, 2020. Looking on (partly hidden) is Dampal’s predecessor, Police Colonel Martin Defensor, now the chief of the Directorial Staff, Police Regional Office 6. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * March 2, 2019 – Lhuil Clemente, 40,of Barangay East Baluarte, Molo district was shot on Mabini Street, City Proper * Jan. 19, 2020 – Alain Muller, 42, ofBarangay Cuartero, Jaro was shot outside his house “We have to deploy more policemen tothe field,” he said. He appealed for public help. “All the assassins covered their facesto hide their identities. Also, no witnesses have surfaced,” said Defensor. * Sept. 7, 2018 – Don Azucena, 39, ofBarangay Calumpang, Molo was shot outside his house “I take the challenge of ourregional director,” said Dampal, 54, a native of Bukidnon and member ofthe Philippine National Police Academy – Class 1992. * Oct. 5, 2018 – Neil Resma, 38, ofBarangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao district was shot in Barangay Calubihan, Jarodistrict * Sept. 7, 2018 – Rolando Puda, 41, ofBarangay Ingore, La Paz district was shot near his house * Sept. 11, 2018 – Gerardo Mamarion,25, of Barangay Tacas, Jaro was shot in Zone 4, Barangay Ungka, Jaro When Dampal’s predecessor Defensortook over the ICPO directorship on Sept. 12, 2018 he vowed to solve killingsinvolving riding-in-tandem assassins and prevent more of such incidents fromhappening. But just six months into his directorship, five such incidents tookplace, and several more happened in succeeding months including Britanico’s –and all remained unsolved as of yesterday, Feb. 20, when Defensor left the citypolice office. Pamuspusan also reminded Dampal toenforce “what the PNP chief, General Archie Francisco Gamboa, wanted to do –the ‘no take policy’ and discipline of policemen.”last_img read more

National Women’s League Matchday 7: Lions tamed, Nothing supreme, Undefeated

first_imgNorthern ZoneThe unpredictability of results from the North continued in Week 7. The biggest shock of Matchday 7 had to be Pearl Pia’s loss to struggling Ashtown Ladies by a lone goal at home. The win drew a sigh of relief for one of the oldest clubs in the history of the Women’s league as they try to avoid the drop.Encounters between Ampem Darkoa and Kumasi Sports Academy have always been cagey and this installment match lived up to its billing. The two teams had to share the spoils. Ampem Darkoa were without the services of lethal forward, Ophelia Amponsah. More importantly, for the first time since season four, Ampem Darkoa failed to top the Northern Zone table in the first round.(Image credit: NB Sports/ Ekow 3D Sports)Visiting Fabulous Ladies deepened the wounds of Supreme Ladies by clinching a lone goal victory on the road. For the home side, their performance has been anything but Supreme on the pitch. It was a third consecutive defeat for Supreme and the team has picked just a point in seven games.Assistant coach of Supreme Ladies, Peter Boakye said after the match:“The team played very well against Fabulous. We have a very youthful team with some in school. Hence, the challenge in fusing the team. In the second round, we will introduce some experienced players and everyone will see the fortunes of Supreme Ladies turn around.”In another match in the zone, Prison Ladies drew blank with Northern Ladies in a very tough game. Although they dropped points, Prison Ladies are five points clear of 2nd placed team, Ampem Darkoa and remain the only undefeated team in the North.The writer can be reached on Twitter on @akosuaamoo. Southern Zone“At long last, the battle has ended! And thus, Ghana, your beloved country is free forever!”As the nation gears up for its 63rd Independence celebration, the famous words of Dr Kwame Nkrumah re-echoes and there is one team in the South that had an ‘at long last’ moment.Finally, after six failed attempts, Immigration picked up their first win of the season in a battle against Sea Lions in Elmina. Gifty Appiah announced her return to the league in style, after an injury lay off with the solitary goal that tamed the lions.Hasaacas continued their winning ways after they went past Halifax Ladies in a 2-1 win at Tema but for the first time since match day 2, the team conceded a goal. The absence of the two stalwarts at the back, Linda Eshun and Janet Egyir – who were on national duty for Black Queens, was quite evident. The ‘Doo’ Ladies wrapped up the first round on top of the Southern Zone table.In Ajumako, Soccer Intellectuals beat Ladystrikers 2-0 to end the first round in second place. Soccer Intellectuals defender, Linda Amoako, won the Woman of the Match award for a second consecutive time.The game between Samaria Ladies and Police had to be rescheduled as a result of the security team having 6 players on national duty. Freelance sports journalist, Akosua Addai Amoo, recaps the story of Week 7 of the National Women’s League with a special focus on Sea Lions’ loss to Immigration Ladies, Supreme Ladies’ rather underwhelming performances and how Prison Ladies have barred their goals from opponents. FORMATThere are 16 teams in the National Women’s league. The teams are divided into two zones: the Southern Zone and the Northern Zone. There will be 14 rounds of matches played in the respective zones. There will be a play-off between the champions of the two zones to determine the winner of the league. GHANA WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH WEEK SEVEN – FULL RESULTSNorthern ZonePrisons Ladies 0- 0 Northern LadiesSupreme Ladies 0-1 FabulousKumasi Sports Academy 1-1 Ampem Darkoa LadiesPearl Pia Ladies 0-1 Ashtown Ladies Southern ZoneSamaria Ladies -Police Ladies (postponed)Soccer Intellectual 2-0 LadystrikersHalifax Ladies 1-2 Hasaacas LadiesSea Lions Ladies 0-1 Immigrations Ladieslast_img read more

WATCH: Michael Jordan slaps Malik Monk on Hornets bench after late-game tech

first_imgWhile referees looked at replay footage, Jordan gave Monk a piece of his mind and a small slap to the back of the head.#Hornets owner Michael Jordan wasn’t too happy with Malik Monk after he ran onto the court before the game was over and got called for a technical 😭😂@WCCBCharlotte pic.twitter.com/575UlSeZNz— Zach Aldridge (@wzaldridge) December 13, 2018 It was all in good fun, but if the miscue cost Charlotte the game, Jordan may have been less forgiving. Related News Monk and teammate Bismack Biyombo were caught running onto the court as Jeremy Lamb released his game-winning jumper. After the shot fell, referees looked at replays, assessed the Hornets with a technical foul, awarded Detroit (which trailed by two at the time) one shot. Malik Monk didn’t cost the Hornets a win Wednesday night, but he got a nice scolding and a slap on the head from team owner Michael Jordan after getting a technical foul late in a 108-107 Charlotte win over the Pistons.center_img NBA wrap: Raptors complete regular-season sweep of Warriorslast_img read more