PHNO HEADLINE NEWS EARLY THIS PAST WEEK

3 DAYS AGO: 91-YEAR-OLD JPE TAKEN TO MAKATI MED FOR PNEUMONIA


Detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile was rushed to the Makati Medical Center (MMC) before dawn Saturday due to high fever and pneumonia, a police doctor said.
But Chief Inspector Raymond Santos, chief of the emergency division of the Philippine National Police General Hospital (PNPGH), stressed that Enrile is not dying. “Pneumonia is very dangerous for newborn babies and the elderly like the senator,” said Santos, noting that Enrile turned 91 years old last Feb. 14. The MMC will conduct arterial blood test on Enrile, who has been under “hospital arrest” for plunder and graft cases in connection with the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam, to determine the level of oxygen saturation in his blood. READ MORE...

ALSO VP: Don’t be cold and callous; Binay urges house arrest for elderly Enrile


Binay 
Vice President Jejomar Binay added his voice in the appeal to allow former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to place the ailing senator under house arrest. Several lawmakers has earlier support a House resolution appealing to the Sandiganbayan to allow house arrest for Enrile. The resolution has been making the rounds among opposition and administration lawmakers and was expected to get huge support from all political blocs in the Lower House. In a statement, Binay said opposing house arrest for Enrile “is cold and callous.”  “It opens government to charges that it lacks compassion for the sick and elderly. It also reinforces the widely-held view of selective justice under the present administration and invites criticisms that political opponents are treated harshly Binay said. READ MORE...

ALSO: Bong Revilla’s son Jolo shoots self; accident, kin say


Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla. Photo courtesy of DWIZ reporter Cely Bueno  SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines—Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla, a son of detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., allegedly tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in his father’s home, according to a source who requested anonymity for lack of authority to speak on the matter.  A statement released by lawyer Raymond Fortun, spokesman for the Revilla family, described the shooting as an “accident.”   In an earlier phone interview Saturday afternoon, Cavite Gov. Juanito Victor Remulla said Jolo sustained a gunshot wound “in his upper right chest” in the shooting that happened in Senator Revilla’s Alabang home and not in the Revilla mansion in Bacoor, Cavite, as earlier reported.  “He’s alive,” Remulla said of the shooting that happened at  9 a.m. Saturday morning, adding that he “did not know what happened,” except to say that “the [bullet] went through and through the (young Revilla’s) upper right chest.”  READ MORE...

ALSO: Prosecutors asks PNP to explain Revilla's out-of-prison ‘caper’


GOTCHA Bong Revilla (encircled) drops by the birthday celebration of fellow detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile on Valentine’s Day at Philippine National Police General Hospital in Camp Crame, Quezon City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO State prosecutors want the Philippine National Police to come clean regarding the out-of-prison caper of Sen. Bong Revilla who was able to leave his cell and attend the birthday party of fellow detained lawmaker, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, on Feb. 14. In an eight-page manifestation, prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman asked the Sandiganbayan to direct Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, PNP officer in charge, and five other police officers to submit a “full and accurate” report on Revilla’s “prison break.”  READ MORE....

ALSO Kris Aquino: Why I am not running–in 2016


KRIS Aquino wears a Cary Santiago to the state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande last Thursday at the Palace.
What follows is lifted from Kris Aquino’s blog,www.withlovekrisaquino.com . Inquirer Lifestyle is reprinting it with Ms Aquino’s permission.)   I was wondering why I was getting texts from people urging me to hurry up and switch my voting address to Tarlac. Sabi ko wala naman akong property dun. I live in QC, bought another home here in QC, and we have a sizable property in an Ayala development in Silang, Cavite, that I bought as investment for my two sons. I have sold all the four condominium units we owned (the two we lived in and the two at Rockwell we were renting out) in Makati. I should actually be going to Comelec QC soon for my transfer of registration record. CONTINUE READING....

ALSO: Bong saddened by Jolo's shooting


(Photo source: Jolo Revilla Twitter page – jolorevilla)  MANILA – The spokesperson of the Revilla family on Saturday said Senator Ramon ''Bong'' Revilla Jr. was saddened by the news of the accidental shooting of his son, Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla. Speaking to dzMM, Atty. Raymond Fortun said it was the senator who actually informed him about the accidental shooting. Jolo is now at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center and was already able to speak, Fortun said. ''Si Senator Bong ang tumawag sa akin at nagsabi nga ng tungkol sa pangyayari. He was very worried and buti na lang talaga nandito ako sa Alabang area at sinabi niya kung pwede na tumakbo ako sa hospital just to find out ang condition ng anak niya and to hopefully to come out with an official statement in behalf of the family,'' Fortun said. READ MORE...

ALSO: $300-million revenues expected for Mayweather-Pacquiao bout


Bob Arum. AP FILE PHOTO  MANILA, Philippines — The richest fight in boxing history could make about $300 million when it’s all been said and done.   Top Rank honcho Bob Arum sees this as a possibility given the high demand for the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.  “The interest is amazing even from people who do not follow sports, people who do not follow boxing,” said Arum in an interview with boxingscene.com. “Wherever you go, people are talking about the fight.”   Mayweather and Pacquiao, the top two pound-for-pound fighters today, are set to make the most money in their careers in one fight.   Mayweather, who is getting the better half of the agreed 60-40 revenue split, could end up receiving at least $180 million while Pacquiao at least $120 million, as per Arum’s calculations. READ MORE...

ALSO Fire prevention month opening salvo: Thousands left homeless in QC, Pasig


FIRE PREVENTION MONTH Thousands of people gather on a street in Pasig city where more than 500 houses were gutted by fire on saturday. a similar incident broke out on araneta avenue in Quezon city, as the country begins the observance of Fire Prevention month on sunday. PHOTO BY MIke de Juan  ON the eve of the fire prevention month of March, two fire incidents gutted hundreds of houses in Quezon City and Pasig, leaving thousands of people homeless.   Reports said one firefighter was injured while more than 1, 000 families lost their homes in the two incidents. The fireman suffered burns on his face while battling a fire at a building along Araneta Avenue in Quezon City. The fire started at 12:15 a.m. Saturday and was still at Task Force Bravo as of 1:30 p.m. The firefighters had to use chemical foam to battle the blaze. The building housed several commercial establishments.  In Pasig City, 500 houses were destroyed in a fire at a residential area in Bolante 2 in Barangay Pinagbuhatan.  The fire reached the general alarm level but was put out at 1:25 p.m., a GMA News report said. READ MORE...


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JPE taken to Makati Med for pneumonia


Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile. File photo

MANILA, MARCH 2, 2015 (PHILSTAR) By Cecille Suerte Felipe, Helen Flores, Christina Mendez - Detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile was rushed to the Makati Medical Center (MMC) before dawn Saturday due to high fever and pneumonia, a police doctor said.

But Chief Inspector Raymond Santos, chief of the emergency division of the Philippine National Police General Hospital (PNPGH), stressed that Enrile is not dying.

“Pneumonia is very dangerous for newborn babies and the elderly like the senator,” said Santos, noting that Enrile turned 91 years old last Feb. 14.

The MMC will conduct arterial blood test on Enrile, who has been under “hospital arrest” for plunder and graft cases in connection with the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam, to determine the level of oxygen saturation in his blood.

“When you are having pneumonia, your pulmonary system doesn’t really work well. So in order to detect and for more accurate tests, we decided to transfer him to the MMC,” he said.

The doctor said Enrile could have been stressed out after his birthday celebration last Feb. 14 at the specialty ward section of the PNPGH, where he entertained family members and friends.

In a report to Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II, PNP doctors said Enrile was found to have a 39-degree fever and, on advice of his personal physician, they decided to bring the senator to another hospital with better facilities.

“If not properly addressed, his situation might get worse and we don’t want that to happen,” Santos said.

He justified the immediate transfer of Enrile from the PNPGH to the MMC, saying that there is a standing resolution of the Sandiganbayan that if the accused would need further emergency management, the PNP is authorized to transfer him.

“Makati Med is where his private doctor practices. He was coughing occasionally with blood, an indication that he needs further management which the hospital is not equipped to handle,” Santos said. “If he recovers, if the court orders he will be returned to PNPGH, we are willing to accept him.”

PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr. said Enrile was properly escorted by personnel from the Headquarters Support Service and the Health Service.

Enrile’s co-accused, Sens. Ramon Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada, are facing plunder charges in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Revilla and Estrada have been detained at the Custodial Center since their arrest warrants were issued last year.

Cerbo said Enrile may stay at the MMC until his attending physician recommends that he be taken back to the PNPGH.

“We will just leave the coordination between his attending physicians at the Makati Medical Center and our doctors at the PNPGH as to when the senator will be back.”

Earlier, Enrile was again in the spotlight due to his alleged birthday celebration at the PNPGH.


MANILA STANDARD

VP: Don’t be cold and callous; Binay urges house arrest for elderly, ailing Enrile By MST News | Mar. 01, 2015 at 12:01am


Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay added his voice in the appeal to allow former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to place the ailing senator under house arrest.

Several lawmakers has earlier support a House resolution appealing to the Sandiganbayan to allow house arrest for Enrile.

The resolution has been making the rounds among opposition and administration lawmakers and was expected to get huge support from all political blocs in the Lower House.

In a statement, Binay said opposing house arrest for Enrile “is cold and callous.”

“It opens government to charges that it lacks compassion for the sick and elderly. It also reinforces the widely-held view of selective justice under the present administration and invites criticisms that political opponents are treated harshly Binay said.

Binay said that the 91-year old senator needs medical attention for several ailments and medical conditions that go with his advanced age.

Enrile has been confined at the Makati Medical Center since Thursday, after suffering from pneumonia. His visitors have been limited to relatives and doctors.

Enrile had been detained at the Philippine National Police General Hospital in Camp Crame since last year on graft and plunder charges stemming from the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam.

“His on-going bout with pneumonia shows the fragility of his physical state. House arrest for him would be the compassionate thing to do,” he said.Binay also urged the government to show compassion to former President Arroyo who likewise seeking a house arrest.

“She is also of frail health. Her petition for house arrest is being opposed by government prosecutors and her case has barely moved in court. The fact that the former president is a political opponent should not deprive her of the compassion that should be extended to all detainees similarly situated, regardless of political affiliation,” the Vice President said.


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Bong Revilla’s son Jolo shoots self; accident, kin say Maricar Cinco and Bayani San Diego; Inquirer Southern Luzon @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 2:07 AM | Sunday, March 1st, 2015


Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla. Photo courtesy of DWIZ reporter Cely Bueno

SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines—Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla, a son of detained Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., allegedly tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in his father’s home, according to a source who requested anonymity for lack of authority to speak on the matter.

A statement released by lawyer Raymond Fortun, spokesman for the Revilla family, described the shooting as an “accident.”

In an earlier phone interview Saturday afternoon, Cavite Gov. Juanito Victor Remulla said Jolo sustained a gunshot wound “in his upper right chest” in the shooting that happened in Senator Revilla’s Alabang home and not in the Revilla mansion in Bacoor, Cavite, as earlier reported.

“He’s alive,” Remulla said of the shooting that happened at

9 a.m. Saturday morning, adding that he “did not know what happened,” except to say that “the [bullet] went through and through the (young Revilla’s) upper right chest.”

Revilla, an actor-turned-politician like his father and grandfather, Ramon Revilla Sr., is the second of six children of Senator Revilla with wife, movie star and Cavite representative Lani Mercado. The younger Revilla first joined politics in 2010 as village chief of Panapaan VII in Bacoor City, Cavite, the Revillas’ bailiwick.

In a separate phone interview, Cavite police director Senior Supt. Jonnel Estomo said he had sent his men to the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, where the vice governor was rushed, to verify earlier media reports on the shooting incident.

Police report

“The first report we got was he was shot in the head, then the next (report) was in the chest, so I sent my men to Asian to verify this,” Estomo said.

He added: “Various media reports and the media (liaison) of Senator (Revilla) have already confirmed anyway na nagbaril sa sarili (that he shot himself).”

With the incident taking place in Alabang, “the official police report should now come from the Muntinlupa police,” Estomo said.

According to Fortun’s statement: “At 9 a.m. today at Ayala Alabang, Vice Governor Jolo Revilla suffered a single gunshot wound on his right chest after he accidentally fired a .40-cal. Glock handgun while cleaning the same. VG Revilla is currently under observation and medication at Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa. He will remain in the hospital for at least the next 48-72 hours. The Revilla family asks for prayers for his speedy recovery.”

Fortun denied reports that the young Revilla had attempted suicide. “Yes, it was self-inflicted because he was cleaning his gun. It was really accidental,” he said.

Talent manager and family friend Lolit Solis told the Inquirer that the younger Revilla took it hard when his father was detained for his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam.

Father as idol

“Medyo humina ang loob niya (He became emotionally weak). When his father was jailed, he lost a source of strength and stability. Senator Bong is Jolo’s idol. It’s really sad,” Solis said.

Solis said that among the Revilla children, Jolo was the most affected by recent developments in his father’s case. “He was upset by news that his father might get transferred to another facility.”

Solis recalled that when Senator Revilla was first sent to the detention center, Rep. Mercado handed over responsibility as head of the household to eldest son Brian. “Jolo couldn’t handle the duties. He was too grief-stricken because he considers his father as his emotional crutch.”

The talent manager said that she had texted Mercado, telling her that “the first person that Jolo should see when he opens his eyes in the hospital is his young son Gab (with ex-partner Grace Adriano, actress Rosanna Roces’ daughter). Hopefully that would make Jolo overcome his sadness over his father’s incarceration and (make him) realize that his young son needs him now more than ever.”

Too painful

The talent manager declined to give further details. “Let’s wait. It’s too painful. I’m crying over what happened,” she said, adding that the family was too upset to issue an official statement at this time. “They are distraught,” she said.

In an interview with the Inquirer in Alfonso, Cavite, in November last year, the younger Revilla expressed the family’s hopes for the senator’s early release.

“It would be very difficult for us if we would not be together,” Revilla said on the sidelines of Vice President Jejomar Binay’s visit in Cavite.


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Prosecutors asks PNP to explain Revilla's out-of-prison ‘caper’ Marlon Ramos @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:23 AM | Sunday, March 1st, 2015


GOTCHA Bong Revilla (encircled) drops by the birthday celebration of fellow detained Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile on Valentine’s Day at Philippine National Police General Hospital in Camp Crame, Quezon City. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO S

MANILA, Philippies–State prosecutors want the Philippine National Police to come clean regarding the out-of-prison caper of Sen. Bong Revilla who was able to leave his cell and attend the birthday party of fellow detained lawmaker, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, on Feb. 14.

In an eight-page manifestation, prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman asked the Sandiganbayan to direct Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, PNP officer in charge, and five other police officers to submit a “full and accurate” report on Revilla’s “prison break.”

The prosecution also petitioned the antigraft court’s First Division to impose a penalty on the police officers assigned to watch over the senator, who is detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, the PNP headquarters in Quezon City, on graft and plunder charges over the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

“Revilla, being in custody for the duration of his plunder trial, should not be allowed to flout the orders and directives of this honorable court regarding his movement, transfer or relocation,” the prosecution said in a motion it filed on Friday.

It said the “blatant violation” of the court’s order was proof the senator should be sent at once to a regular jail managed by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City.

“(The incident) all but validates the prosecution’s position that accused Revilla’s detention at the PNP Custodial Center is improper,” the prosecution said.

Special treatment

“Aside from the fact that such constitutes ‘special treatment’ not accorded to ordinary detainees, the PNP Custodial Center is not administered and staffed by jail officers who have been trained in the proper handling of persons detained during trial,” it said.

The prosecutors said the senator was “able to exploit and take advantage of the unfamiliarity of his police custodians with protocols on the treatment of detainees.”

Along with his close friend and fellow opposition lawmaker, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Revilla has been held at the police detention facility since both were ordered arrested in June 2014 for the alleged misuse of their Priority Development Assistance Fund or pork barrel.

200 meters from cell

Enrile, because of the state of his health and his advanced age, had been placed under hospital arrest for the same offense at the PNP General Hospital, which is about 200 meters from the police prison compound inside Crame.

Besides Espina, asked to submit a report were PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., Supt. Eulogio Lovello Fabro of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, and Raymond Santos, chief of the camp hospital’s emergency unit.

Also asked to explain were Chief Supt. Alberto Supapo, the sacked head of the PNP Headquarters Support Service and his subordinate, Senior Insp. Celina Tapaoan, who was also relieved from her post.

If the PNP officials fail to offer an explanation, the prosecution said Revilla’s illegal trip from prison “should cast sufficient doubt on the wisdom of continuing to detain” the senator at Camp Crame.

“Revilla is guarded by police officers (not jail officers) and enjoys the status of a high profile detainee. As his unauthorized partying with Senator Enrile will show, accused Revilla has the propensity to continue banking on his VIP status as a senator to reap unwarranted benefits and privileges even while in detention,” the prosecution said.

Revilla has denied visiting Enrile during the latter’s 91st birthday celebration at the police hospital, claiming he was rushed by his police custodians to the hospital after his blood pressure suddenly shot up.

Two pictures

But the prosecution presented to the court two pictures showing Revilla seated around a table with Enrile and other guests at the gathering. Also, there were Revilla’s sons, Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla and actor Bryan Revilla.

Cerbo, in a press briefing, absolved the senator, saying Revilla only “accidentally met” Enrile.

Santos himself, however, denied that Revilla was brought to the police hospital’s emergency room and that he was actually brought directly to the specialty ward where Enrile was hosting a party.

Santos said Estrada was taken to the same ward hours before Revilla.


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Kris Aquino: Why I am not running–in 2016 @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 5:04 AM | Sunday, March 1st, 2015


KRIS Aquino wears a Cary Santiago to the state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande last Thursday at the Palace.

What follows is lifted from Kris Aquino’s blog, www.withlovekrisaquino.com . Inquirer Lifestyle is reprinting it with Ms Aquino’s permission.)

I was wondering why I was getting texts from people urging me to hurry up and switch my voting address to Tarlac. Sabi ko wala naman akong property dun. I live in QC, bought another home here in QC, and we have a sizable property in an Ayala development in Silang, Cavite, that I bought as investment for my two sons.

I have sold all the four condominium units we owned (the two we lived in and the two at Rockwell we were renting out) in Makati. I should actually be going to Comelec QC soon for my transfer of registration record.

Then I was sent a link (to a news story published) in Inquirer.net (newsinfo.inquirer.net/675072/tingting-cojuangco-on-kris-running-for-governor-id-leave-the-country)..... and I understood what those texts were meant to convey! 

OMG, na-super LAUGH TRIP ako! Now I know why even the Superstar, Ate Guy, on “The Buzz” last Sunday, was asking me if I was running in 2016.

Seriously though, and this isn’t meant to brag but simply to state facts, I just renewed four major endorsement contracts, all for two years each, meaning, they will expire first quarter of 2017: for Boardwalk, a direct-selling company I’ve been with since 2009; Chowking, which I not only endorse but already own a franchise of, and we are proudly on our way to opening our second branch by the third quarter of the year; and two multinational companies that have contracts specifically stating that I can unequivocally guarantee that I have no plans of seeking elective office for the duration of our contracts.

Boy Abunda is also in the final stages of negotiations with two more new companies wanting to get me as their brand ambassador.

On “The Buzz” I already said that my priority is to not only financially secure the future of my two sons but also to really be physically present in their lives, most especially Bimb’s, because Gerbel, his yaya since birth, will get married this September.

How can I be an effective public servant when my heart’s priority is my two sons? I sincerely believe to succeed in anything I will need 100-percent focus.

You all know Josh has special needs, and he is my lifelong responsibility.

Bimb turns 8 this April 19, and until he’s at least in high school, I intend to be the most devoted presence in his life. He is growing up with a SINGLE mom, but I can say with 100-percent pride that I more than DOUBLE the love and affirmation, attention and affection to make him feel secure and complete.

Public service, whether elective or appointed office, will come in due time; seriously I want to give back to the country that has blessed me so immensely, and not just via the taxes I’m religiously paying (2014 estimated income tax total payments to the BIR from me from my accountants Reyes Tacundong is in the P54-million range).

Actually may naisip na nga akong campaign platform if and when the timing is right:

I’ve religiously and honestly paid my taxes to the Philippine government since I was 15 years old. I have never cheated the government of money, and I know how hard it is to sign those BIR payment checks when you are fearful of where the money will go.

I was 100-percent trustworthy in paying my taxes, (and) you can be sure I will be 100-percent trustworthy in taking care of yours.

PLUS, and most important, you all know what you’re getting in me, I have no skeletons in any closet left, hanggang bulalo ko alam n’yo na ang kwento. And sa KADALDALAN ko, may anomalya bang magaganap na makakalusot?

But politics is not happening in 2016. For now, I am blessed to be an entertainer (host and occasional actress), an endorser, a producer, a website owner, a restaurant franchise owner, an investor and a MOTHER.


ABS-CBN

Bong saddened by Jolo's shooting ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 03/01/2015 12:56 AM | Updated as of 03/01/2015 2:06 AM


(Photo source: Jolo Revilla Twitter page – jolorevilla)

MANILA – The spokesperson of the Revilla family on Saturday said Senator Ramon ''Bong'' Revilla Jr. was saddened by the news of the accidental shooting of his son, Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla.

Speaking to dzMM, Atty. Raymond Fortun said it was the senator who actually informed him about the accidental shooting.

Jolo is now at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center and was already able to speak, Fortun said.

''Si Senator Bong ang tumawag sa akin at nagsabi nga ng tungkol sa pangyayari. He was very worried and buti na lang talaga nandito ako sa Alabang area at sinabi niya kung pwede na tumakbo ako sa hospital just to find out ang condition ng anak niya and to hopefully to come out with an official statement in behalf of the family,'' Fortun said.

Fortun said Revilla was cleaning his government-issued gun, a .40 Glock pistol, when the vice-governor accidentally fired it and shot himself on the right chest. The accidental shooting occurred at the house of Sen. Revilla in Ayala Alabang at around 9 a.m.

''Sa aking pakikipag-usap, malinaw ang pagkaka-alala niya. Nasa bahay siya around 9 a.m., iniintay niya ang nanay niya at naisipang maglinis ng government issued na hand gun, at sa kasamaang palad, nagkamali ng pihit at at tinamaan siya ng bala sa right chest area,'' Fortun said.

Fortun said the bullet exited through the vice-governor's back, near the shoulder blade. He said the vice-governor is in stable condition and is not attached to any life-supporting machine.

He added the vice-governor might undergo a minor surgery to clean the wound and prevent any infection.

"Nothing serious naman. As far as I can see, probably baka may ribs na tinamaan, other than that nag-dere deretso ang bala,'' he said.

''Minor surgery lang para linisn ang wound at alisin ang dugong namuo sa katawan. Probably magkakaroon ng sutures para isarado ang wound. Other than that, the doctors are still of course monitoring the situation for the next 72 hours para pa ma-prevent ang infection."

Fortun said Revilla has not made any decision on whether to ask the court to allow a furlough request to visit his son Jolo.

"Hindi namin napag-usapan iyan kanina, kasi practically two minutes lang ang pag-uusap. By tomorrow may decision na si Senador Bong tungkol dyan,'' he said.

''Hopefully ang korte kapag nakatanggap ng ganitong panalangin eh pagbigyan naman kasi anak naman ito at mukhang kailangan niya ang presence ng tatay sa ospital bed."


INQUIRER

$300-million revenues expected for Mayweather-Pacquiao bout Mark Giongco @MGiongcoINQ INQUIRER.net 3:56 PM | Sunday, March 1st, 2015


Bob Arum. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The richest fight in boxing history could make about $300 million when it’s all been said and done.

Top Rank honcho Bob Arum sees this as a possibility given the high demand for the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

“The interest is amazing even from people who do not follow sports, people who do not follow boxing,” said Arum in an interview with boxingscene.com. “Wherever you go, people are talking about the fight.”

Mayweather and Pacquiao, the top two pound-for-pound fighters today, are set to make the most money in their careers in one fight.

Mayweather, who is getting the better half of the agreed 60-40 revenue split, could end up receiving at least $180 million while Pacquiao at least $120 million, as per Arum’s calculations.

“We have to do the math, after adding everything I think the [amount of money] to distribute will be $300 million, 60 percent for Mayweather which is $180 million and 40 percent for Pacquiao which is $120 million,” Arum said, who added that Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown could also generate 4 to 5 million pay-per-view buys.

“Floyd loves cars and probably he could buy so many cars that he would satisfy every dealer in Las Vegas and I know that a lot of the money that Manny will win is going to go to charity in the Philippines.”


MANILA TIMES

Fire prevention month opening salvo: Thousands left homeless in QC, Pasig
February 28, 2015 10:57 pm by FRANCIS EARL A. CUETO CORRESPONDENT


FIRE PREVENTION MONTH Thousands of people gather on a street in Pasig city where more than 500 houses were gutted by fire on saturday. a similar incident broke out on araneta avenue in Quezon city, as the country begins the observance of Fire Prevention month on sunday. PHOTO BY MIke de Juan

ON the eve of the fire prevention month of March, two fire incidents gutted hundreds of houses in Quezon City and Pasig, leaving thousands of people homeless.

Reports said one firefighter was injured while more than 1, 000 families lost their homes in the two incidents. The fireman suffered burns on his face while battling a fire at a building along Araneta Avenue in Quezon City.

The fire started at 12:15 a.m. Saturday and was still at Task Force Bravo as of 1:30 p.m.

The firefighters had to use chemical foam to battle the blaze. The building housed several commercial establishments.

In Pasig City, 500 houses were destroyed in a fire at a residential area in Bolante 2 in Barangay Pinagbuhatan.

The fire reached the general alarm level but was put out at 1:25 p.m., a GMA News report said.

Reports indicated the fire started at about 9 a.m. and spread quickly, partly due to strong winds, and partly due to the narrow roads that prevented the firefighters from arriving there on time.

In Malacañang, Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte appealed to the public and local government units to be vigilant in preventing fires that could happen frequently at the onset of summer.
The country is observing fire prevention month this March.

“We appeal to our families to make sure to do your yearly check up of your houses—the ones that you rent or your own homes,” Valte said in an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

The people could ask the help of the Bureau of Fire Protection, which conducts inspections in cooperation with the local government units.

“And we also call on the local government units to start conducting their inspections to make sure that the homes in their jurisdiction and the offices and the buildings are also up to speed on our relevant codes.”
Last week, a fire razed a residential area in Pasay City, leaving 400 families homeless.

With a report from PNA


Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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