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SF Bay Area Entrepreneurs along with Ms. Philippines 2019 USA host a toy drive with TFC to help non-profit, Project Pearls bring Christmas back into the lives of less fortunate kids in the Philippines.

Photo: Melissa Villa Founder of Project Pearls (www.projectpearls.org)

South San Francisco, CA– On Sunday, October 13, 2019 Marilee Salazar, 2019 Ms. Philippines USA along with entrepreneurs Edylyn Lagapa from NY Life Insurance, Connie Villeta co-owner of Wicked! Photobooth, Infanta Lambanog, TFC, Derek Pecson of Black & Gold Barbershop, Gemma Balesteros with Marley’s treats , Defcase Dofredo with Street Set University & Tuyen with Nail Poetry collaborates in a joint effort with Project Pearls and invites the public to come and donate toys that will be shipped out by sponsor partner LBC to arrive the Philippines in time for Christmas.

Melissa Villa Founder of Project Pearls expresses her gratitude “Wow!!! Thank you! This is exciting!” It’s the 1st time that this event is being held and they have pledge for over hundreds of toys to be donated along with a fundraiser to adopt a family.

Project Pearls mission is TO HELP THE POOREST OF THE POOR CHILDREN IN THE PHILIPPINES HAVE A BETTER LIFE THROUGH EDUCATION, EMPOWERMENT, NUTRITION, HEALTHCARE SERVICES.   Project PEARLS focuses on the following areas: education, nutrition, health care, economic and community development. Visit their site at https://www.projectpearls.org/about/

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‘Bato’ dela Rosa tells EJK critics: ‘Bring it on’


Photo: President Rodrigo Duterte listens to the report of Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa (Presidential Communications Operations Office Government of the Philippines)

By William Casis i FilAm Star Correspondent

Former PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, who is poised to land a Senate seat, challenged his critics to go after him for the alleged extra-judicial killings (EJKs) in the Duterte administration’s bloody war against illegal drugs.

“Bring it on, bring it on. Whatever they want, I will not run away,” said Dela in an interview over Channel 2’s ABS-CBN News Channel.

Dela Rosa, who also served as Director of the Bureau of Corrections before he quit to run for senator, was the top police officer when Duterte launched his campaign against illicit drug operations.

“Whatever, whatever, whenever,” said Dela Rosa when confronted with the possibility of being investigated by the Hague’s International Criminal Court (ICC) over what human rights activists described as summary killings.

Dela Rosa was among the respondents in crimes against humanity complaint filed by a Filipino lawyer with the ICC, a court of last resort.

The said court announced in February 2018 that it started a preliminary examination into the Philippine war on drugs. But Dela Rosa remained unperturbed and maintained that they were just doing their job.

After addressing the apparent bias of the ICC in handling the case, Duterte cancelled the Philippines’ membership in the ICC.
‘Bato’ dela Rosa tells EJK critics: ‘Bring it on’

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‘Bato’ dela Rosa tells EJK critics: ‘Bring it on’
05-24-2019
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PHP 10-M bounty for ex-cop who claims Duterte’s economic adviser had links to drug trade

Former police officer, Eduardo Acierto, who claimed while in hiding that President Duterte’s Chinese economic adviser Michael Yang is linked to the illegal drug trade, is wanted by Malacañang so that a PHP10-million reward for his arrest has been offered.

Even Acierto’s coddlers and protectors, suspected of helping him elude capture despite a warrant issued by a Manila court for his alleged involvement in the importation of shabu concealed in magnetic lifters, are the objects of a manhunt by authorities.

A former police senior superintendent, Acierto was also deputy director for administration of the elite Drug Enforcement Group (DEG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who last month appeared before select members of the media and revealed that Yang was involved in the illegal drug trade, along with another Chinese national close to Duterte, Allan Lim.

Before he went into hiding after he was linked to the multi-billion shabu shipment at Customs, Acierto said he filed a police report on the alleged illegal activities of Yang and Lim. But he claimed the PNP officials and Malacañang sat on the report, thus implying that Duterte tolerated these nefarious activities when they involve people close to him.

Justice Sec. Menardo Guevarra said, “The bounty is from Malacañang, so I’m not privy to where it will be sourced. It’s not from the Justice Department because it’s certainly larger than what the DOJ could offer,” Guevarra told reporters.

Guevarra said the Justice Department is not focused on the reward money because his agency’s focus is on Acierto’s coddlers and protectors.

“(His coddlers will be) wherever Acierto may be found hiding and brought to inquest immediately,” he stressed.


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05-03-08-2019
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