SC backs QC court-warrants in Negros raids

first_img“If respondents feel aggrieved withthe issuance, the proper remedy is to file a motion to quash either before thecourt that issued them or before the court where the cases are eventuallyfiled,” Hosaka told reporters on Sunday. “The Court Administrator was quick tonote that the Executive Judges of Manila and Quezon City are really authorizedto issue SWs (search warrants) which may be implemented nationwide in certaininstances and provided that the legal requirements are met,” Hosaka said. Under court rules, in determiningprobable cause in the issuance of a search warrant, a judge must be convincedof facts and circumstances that would lead a reasonable, discreet and prudentman to believe that there has been a crime committed and the things and objectsconnected to the crime committed are in the place to be searched.  For nine hours, Villavert reportedlypropounded the questions to deponents from Negros to ensure Constitutional requirementsfor the issuance of search warrants. Some 32 assorted firearms, threefragmentation grenades, two grenade launchers, and assorted ammunition werereportedly confiscated during the operations. Burgos-Villavert issued the warrantsearlier this week after an exhaustive interview with the applicants of thewarrants and their witnesses. BACOLOD City – The Supreme Court (SC) has defended the authority of aQuezon City judge in issuing seven search warrants against alleged frontorganizations of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army inBacolod and Escalante cities in Negros Occidental.center_img He said Chief Justice (Diosdado)Peralta immediately directed the Court Administrator to remind judges to bedeliberate, circumspect, and prudent with the issuances of warrants. Executive Judge CecilynBurgos-Villavert of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 89 is “presumed tohave acted correctly and legally on the issuance of these search warrants,” SCspokesman Brian Keith Hosaka said on Monday. Hosaka made the statement reacting tothe petition of leftist groups led by Neri Colmenares asking the HighCourt to sanction a Quezon City judge who issued search warrants used by jointteams from the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army in arresting57 suspected communist group members during a series of raids on theoffices of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan), Kilusang Mayo Uno, Anakpawis,Gabriela, and National Federation of Sugar Workers. Joint police and Army operativesconducted the raids in Bacolod City and Escalante City on Thursday and Friday,respectively. Militant groups, however, claimed thepieces of evidence were merely planted by government operatives during theraids. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

MBB : Joseph joins 1,000-point club; freshman Cooney to redshirt

first_img Comments Kris Joseph made it a goal for himself when he was in high school. Whatever college he went to, he wanted to score 1,000 points. To him, the mark signified being part of an elite group of players.On Monday, Joseph joined that group.The senior small forward needed four points to reach 1,000 for his career heading into Syracuse’s 92-56 win over Manhattan. He got three of them on a triple from the left corner just more than two minutes into the game. And that last point he needed to break 1,000 came on another 3-pointer from the left wing.‘Just growing up, I always told myself whatever college I go to, I want to be a part of that club,’ Joseph said. ‘I think it’s an elite club to be a part of, and I’m fortunate enough that I was able to do it here at Syracuse University.’But Joseph didn’t stop there. That second 3-pointer triggered a stretch in which he scored eight points in just more than a minute. On SU’s next possession, he buried another long-range dagger from almost the exact same spot on the floor, forcing Manhattan to take a timeout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd on the ensuing Jaspers possession after the stoppage, the Orange senior got a run-out and converted a two-handed slam.‘I was feeling it,’ Joseph said. ‘That was it. I shot with the big ball I’m back to my routine shooting with the big ball before the game starts in my little warm-up. I was just feeling hot. I knew I was four points away from 1,000. I was just trying to get them as quickly as possible.’Joseph finished the game with 15 points and seven rebounds.After the game, Joseph looked back on the moment when the public address announcer told the Carrier Dome crowd Joseph had reached the 1,000-point mark. He said he remembered as a freshman when Paul Harris reached 1,000 points and also when Rick Jackson did it last year.And he knew he wanted that special moment of his own.‘It was a great feeling,’ Joseph said. ‘I remember hearing it for Paul Harris. I remember how happy he was. And I remember them doing it for Rick. I wanted it for myself, so it was a great feeling.’Freshman Cooney redshirtedWith his hands on his backpack straps, Trevor Cooney gave a slight shrug of the shoulders before he answered. The saddened look on his face told the story, and there’s nothing he can do at this point.‘It’s disappointing, obviously, because you come here to college to play,’ Cooney said. ‘But there’s four really, really good guards in front of me and older guys. All I can do is take this year to get better and learn from those guys.’Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim announced Cooney will redshirt this year, following Monday’s win over Manhattan. He stressed this situation had nothing to do with Cooney’s readiness or playing ability, but rather the logjam in front of him at both of the guard positions.Cooney enters the 2011-12 season as the fifth guard in the SU rotation, and Boeheim felt playing only a couple of minutes a game, if at all, wasn’t the best option for the freshman.‘Sometimes a guy does redshirt because he’s hurt, but this is different,’ Boeheim said. ‘Usually, it’s because they’re just not good enough to play yet, and that’s not the case. … When you have four guards ahead of him, he’s not going to play a significant amount of time.’Boeheim mentioned that former players Andy Rautins and Lazarus Sims, among others, redshirted as freshmen and went on to become team leaders and great players as fifth-year seniors. He feels that Cooney, known for now primarily as a shooter, has a chance to become that same type of player.Cooney did see the court in both of SU’s exhibition games. He had seven points on 3-of-4 shooting against Cal State-Los Angeles and three points against St. Rose.Though disheartened, Cooney said it feels good to know Boeheim has confidence in his future within the program.‘That just shows how much trust he has in me, and it’s cool to hear him say things like that,’ Cooney said.zjbrown@syr.edumjcohe02@syr.edu Published on November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Acholi province demands UGX 32m from FUFA

first_imgPart of the money will also be used to facilitate team officials and also for organizing the third edition of the FUFA Drum.But Rogers Byamukama, the FUFA Drum chairperson called for calm, arguing that the money will be disbursed before the third edition of FUFA Drum which is yet to be communicated.*****URNShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO; Acholi Province clinched the 2019 FUFA DRUM tournamentKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Acholi province is demanding for 32 million shillings from the Federation for Uganda Football Association- FUFA.The money was one of the prizes that the region won after emerging champions of the second edition of the FUFA Drum in December 2019. Acholi province defeated Bukedi province in a penalty shootout during the finals played at Akii Bua memorial stadium in Lira town.However, Bernard Loum the Acholi province chairperson says that they have not received the money six months after winning the trophy.Loum noted that Acholi province leaders have several times engaged FUFA officials to claim their reward but in vain.He appealed to FUFA to disburse the money which he said would be given to the Acholi province players especially who are in deer need of financial assistance.Recently, the Acholi province players through their captain Denis Okot accused the team leaders of ignoring them at a time when they are in most need of help because of the covid-19 lockdown.last_img read more