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GIS EXCLUSIVE: Duterte’s ‘political will’ will deter election fraud this 2019 – Laguna bet ER Ejercito

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 01:37 PM


Actor-turned-politician and former governor Emilio Ramon ‘ER’ Ejercito on the program Get It Straight with Daniel Razon

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Known on-screen as ‘Jorge Estregan Jr.’, actor-turned-politician and former governor Emilio Ramon ‘ER’ Ejercito is aiming for a comeback to the provincial office of Laguna this 2019 midterm elections.

This May 2019 elections, Ejercito is trying his luck again as he is confident that election fraud has no chance under the Duterte administration.

“We have a strong president who has a strong political will na talaga namang astig ang ating pangulo,” Ejercito said during an exclusive interview with the program Get It Straight with Daniel Razon.

“Kapag sinabi niyang bawal ito, bawal ito. Kapag sinabi niyang linisin ang Boracay, linisin ang Manila Bay, ginagawa po niya. May political will. Sana walang dayaan at parehas ang maging laban,” he added.

In 2014, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ordered Ejercito to step down from office due charges of campaign overspending in the 2013 midterm elections.

He lost in the 2016 polls which he presumes had been rigged.

Ejercito claims he was picked on by the former administration of then president Benigno Aquino III.

“Kakampi na natin ang presidente. Hindi ko na kalaban. Palagay ko naman patas na ang laban ngayon. Hindi na ako mapagiinitan ng Malakanyang at Comelec,” he said when asked how he can ensure that he would not go beyond spending limit this time.

Meanwhile, Ejercito aims at strengthening programs on health, education, tourism, infrastructure, peace and security in the province of Laguna if reelected.

Specifically, he wants to turn the province of Laguna into one of the country’s food baskets by strengthening the local agriculture sector. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

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BOC destroys P3B-worth of fake beauty products

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, 20 September 2018 01:37 PM

LAGUNA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) destroyed on Wednesday (September 19) around 3,000 boxes of fake beauty products valued at P3 billion pesos.

According to BOC Administrative Aide 1 Jeremias Leano, the items were seized from three warehouses owned by a Chinese national in Tondo, Manila. The operation was held in November last year.

Leano said the owner of the products did not show up despite repeated summons from the agency. He is facing charges for violation of the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines.

“If these are released in the market, it will affect the real brand owner of this kind of products so maaapektuhan ang kanilang market. At the same time, it will be harmful tothe people in the Philippines kung magagamit ito without prior license and import permit from the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA),” Leano said.

The BOC calls on the public not to patronize fake product brands such as beauty products that are being sold at a cheaper price as they can be harmful to health and also affects the reputation of the brand owner.

“Iyong reputation ng original owners affected kasi people think ang quality ng mga goods na subpar ay galing sa kanila na hindi naman. So iyong reputation nila is what at stake,” said Atty Timothy David, a senior associate of a private company. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Sherwin Culubong)

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Tipsy pedestrian gets help from UNTV rescue team

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 1 August 2018 05:17 PM

UNTV rescue team assists car accident victim

 

A pedestrian was hit by a car while crossing the national highway in Barangay San Pedro, Laguna at midnight on Wednesday.

UNTV News and Rescue Team found Marlon Orpiada sitting dizzily on the side of the road nursing a headache.

The responders administered first aid to Orpiada before bringing him immediately to Amante Hospital for further medical attention.

According to the driver, Amado Laguipo, he didn’t notice the victim until it was too late.

“Biglang tumatawid…Di niya napansin na nandun na siya sa lane ko. Yun nasalpok ko siya di ko na rin napansin,” Laguipo recounted.

(He suddenly crossed the road…He didn’t notice that he was already in my lane, and that’s when I hit him. I didn’t see him too.)

Orpiada who appeared to have been drinking alcohol, sustained abrasions on the face, knees, and feet. — Sherwin Culubong | UNTV News & Rescue

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Calamba’s 7th most wanted killed in encounter

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 03:44 PM

 

The arrest of  the seventh most wanted person in Calamba City ended in an encounter with Calamba police and Laguna intelligence branch at past 10 p.m., Monday, July 23.

Suspect, Armando Moron, sustained gunshot wounds to the body after engaging authorities in a gunfire at Barangay Palo Alto.

Moron, who has long been wanted by authorities for drug violations, was tracked by police when he went to his live-in partner’s residence.

“Siya ang number seven sa manhunt Charlie ng Calamba City at number 19 buong Laguna. Siya rin po ay high value target,” said Calamba City chief of police PSupt Joselito de Sesto.

(He was number seven in Calamba City’s manhunt Charlie and number 19 [most wanted] in the whole of Laguna. He is considered a high-value target.)

Police recovered from the suspect a .45 caliber handgun, bullets and two packets of suspected shabu. — Sherwin Culubong

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