Ex-soldier, 2 others nabbed for ‘illegal guns,’ ammos

first_imgPolice identified the arrested Marvin Miranda, an army reservist; Mario Fuyal, a retired soldier; and Adolfo Obiacoro, a tricycle driver. CIDG-6 acting chief, Police Lieutenant Colonel Gervacio Balmaceda Jr., said they received an intelligence report that male individuals boarded a roll-on/roll-off vessel at the Batangas port and were bound for Negros Occidental. Balmaceda said the suspects presented several permits and licenses. However, police found that not all of the firearms, gun parts and ammunition have the necessary documents. BACOLOD City – At least three people, including a retired soldier and an army reservist, were arrested for illegal possession of firearms.  The three were placed under the custody of could face charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition./PN The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 6 operatives intercepted the suspects at the Caticlan Jetty Port in the town of Malay in Aklan, Monday night. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Police recovered several long and short firearms, gun parts and accessories, and numerous types of ammunition of different calibers. Upon their arrival at the Caticlan Jetty port, members of the CIDG-6, Aklan Provincial Police Office, Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Navy immediately intercepted and arrested the suspects.last_img read more

Teens had much different Oakland experience than Clippers

first_imgThanks to the Verizon Foundation and the LA Clippers Foundation, young men like Caleb Clouden got to experience a week of firsts.“It’s like the most exciting thing ever,” he said, his voice exactly matching those words.There was the first plane ride — a Southwest flight from Los Angeles to Oakland.“If only you knew how excited I was to fly,” he said.He recounted a trip to the Verizon offices, were he took videos of new tracking technologies that he immediately sent to his friends. From there, the group went a fancy dinner in San Francisco. The next morning, another trip to a corporate office, this time Airbnb, where the boys got to see a modern start-up office, with shared workspaces and open office configurations. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Saturday’s main event was the game, and before things went horribly on the court, the group got to sit courtside and watch the Clippers go through their pregame routines.“I’ve never been to something like this. I’ve never seen players like this up close,” Clouden said. “When you get down there, the court, it seems smaller. When you’re at the top or watching it on TV, it seems bigger, wider.”And that’s the message the trip’s organizers hoped to convey.These things, the engineering jobs at Verizon, the programming gigs at Airbnb, the athletic trainers, the shooting guards — they’re all possibilities.“It makes me think anything is possible,” Clouden said.For Clipper assistant coach for player development Dee Brown, who met with the group twice, getting their perspective on things was refreshing.He remembered talking to one member of the group, a Bay Area native returning to the area for the first time. He and his mother had left because his stepfather was abusive. They were briefly homeless.A trip near the water in San Francisco triggered some memories.“He went to the pier and he said, ‘Mr. Brown, I remember,’” Brown said.He responded by asking him about his favorite part of the whole weekend.“He said ‘The hotel bed was so comfortable. The most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in,’” Brown said. “It puts everything in perspective. … That story right there was very powerful to me.”center_img OAKLAND >> As Stephen Curry was raining down 3s, as Kevin Durant glided around like a 7-foot extra terrestrial and as Draymond Green blocked shoots and slammed home dunks, the Clippers could only hope to keep the 144-98 loss — the worst defeat of their season — in perspective.They spoke with soft, humiliated voices after the game and could have reminded themselves that they were playing without Chris Paul, their starting point guard. They could’ve said that the game was simply one of 82 — that a one-point loss and a 40-point loss lead to the same result in the standings. That it truly doesn’t matter if you beat them in the regular season when it only really counts if you beat them in postseason.Or, the Clippers could’ve walked back on the floor toward their bench, toward the basket where Curry scored 25 points in the third quarter. And, they could’ve looked up toward the roof of Oracle Arena, where hours earlier, perspective was sitting in the last few rows of section 211.For a group of 12 teenagers, Saturday’s game in Oakland wasn’t a lopsided loss. It wasn’t a disappointment. It was the experience of a lifetime.last_img read more