Kapal ng mukha! Medical doctor caught selling overpriced thermal scanners that he got from donations

A doctor was caught by the members of the National Bureau of Investigation for allegedly selling 150 pieces of overpriced thermal scanners.

The suspect was identified as Dr. Cedric John De Castro, a chapter president of a non-government organization in Manila was caught selling thermal scanners at PHP9,500 each on Tuesday while the original cost of the device should only be PHP800 to PHP1,500.

NBI says he was selling 150 scanners for P1.2-M.

According to some sources, the thermal scanners being sold by De Castro came from the people who donated to him believing that the doctor is going to use the devices to fight the COVID-19 crisis in the country.

De Castro will be brought before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s office for an inquest on Wednesday on charges of profiteering and hoarding.

According to section 6 of “Bayanihan to Heal as One Law,” people who are profiteering amid the COVID-19 crisis could lose their liberty up to two months with up to P1-M in fines.

“While other doctors risk their lives to save others. Dr. Cedric John de Castro is doing the other way. Shame on you sir!” @pinoysaabroad said.

“This is one of the reasons why I don’t not give donations to any organizations. Because of corruption. I would rather give my donations directly to the recipient than channeling it to any organizations,” netizen Ruben Geralla remarked.

“Ikaw sumisira sa Doctors profession on frontline… Kung d ka makasingil sa mga pasyente ng malaki…. Pera pera… May bago ka nang Racket… PRC PLS LOOK INTO THIS AND PROVIDE CASE FOR NON RENEWAL OF LICENSE IF PROVEN GUILTY.. NAMAMATAY NA MGA DOCTOR SA FRONTLINE… ANG IBA HARAO AY PANGANIB… IKAW SA PERA GANID,” netizen Jino Ruiz commented.

The camp of De Castro is not yet releasing a statement as of writing.

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“Porket 8 ang plaka!” Congressman denies involvement on two FJ Cruiser road rage incident

Two footages featuring a Toyota FJ Cruiser and it has quickly gone viral on the internet and sparked outrage among the netizens several days ago.

Netizen Kim Dela Cruz posted the first video featuring the said vehicle with a plate number of ‘8’ is driving dangerously along Congressional Avenue, Quezon City.

According to Dela Cruz, the driver of the SUV was already out-of-lane and allegedly attempting to bump her vehicle.

“Una magkalinya kami. Then all of a sudden, nag-on siya ng hazard. So I assumed na magpa-park siya since nag-turn right din siya,” Dela Cruz said.

“Bigla kong napansin na pinaiiyak niya gulong niya. ‘Yun pala nag-aamok na siya sa gilid ko na para bang babanggain ako,” she added.

Several days after the video of Dela Cruz gone viral, another incident allegedly featuring the same vehicle has been posted on Facebook.

Dash Cam Diaries Philippines posted the second video, showing the owner of the allegedly same vehicle quarreling with another driver.

It was also spotted the angry owner of the FJ Cruiser stopping himself from attacking the driver of the orange vehicle. Fortunately, the other people tried to prevent him from worsening the situation.

The footage has been captured somewhere in Angeles City, Pampanga.

Netizens believed that the vehicle in the two videos is the same, citing the sticker behind the SUV.

An information has quickly spread on social media, saying that the driver of the said FJ Cruiser is the son of Pampanga 1st District Rep. Jon Lazatin, citing that the second CCTV footage happened in the bailiwick of the lawmaker.

The owner of the orange Sedan also said that the owner of the FJ Cruiser claimed that he’s the son of Rep. Lazatin.

However, he denied his involvement in the incident saying that he cannot own such plate number issued by the 16th Congress.

“Unang-una, ang komento ko po ‘no – dahil duly elected po ako – wala pa namang na-issue na plaka ang 17th Congress. So kung makikita sa video, ang ginamit na plaka ay 16th Congress, so ‘di pa po ako representante pa no’n. So makikita po no’n, walang kaugnayan po sa akin kung anumang viral video ang lumabas,” said Lazatin.

He also said that the owner of the FJ Cruiser is only a civilian who only used his name because he wanted to escape from the crimes he committed.

“Tingin ko po na-link po ito sa distrito [ko], so parang ginagamit ang isang opisyales para siguro makatakas doon sa ginawa niyang ‘di maganda sa isang kababayan po namin,” he said.

As of writing, the video already reached millions of views on social media.

“Boy Amok” finally surrenders to the authorities after being chased by two trucks of military

The man who ran amuck in the middle of a highway in Nueva Ecija, finally surrendered to the authorities Yesterday.

The viral video showed the said person labeled by the netizens as ‘Boy Amok’ bravely blocked the highway and asked for people who’s courageous enough to face him.

However, he didn’t know that two military trucks transporting an army platoon are also traveling along the said highway.

After realizing that he was spotted by the military men, his braveness has been replaced by cowardliness and quickly fled the area while being chased by the soldiers.

Some soldiers also helped to fix the traffic in the said highway.

Reports said that soldiers who chased “Boy Amok” are members of first Scout Ranger Regiment based at Camp Tecson in San Miguel Bulacan.

According to Ranie Chuidian, the source of the video, the man voluntarily surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) San Leonardo.

In the photos posted by Chuidian, it showed the man together with his partner being interviewed by one of the police officers.

It seems that the man already realized that he done a great mistake by blocking the road and asking for a fight.

“After ng track&field sa tumana Meet hokhogan Thanks to first scout Ranger Regiment of Camp tecson tartaro San miguel bulacan phil Army..
At sa ating kapulisan,San leonardo police Station..headed by COP Ranny Casilla..” Chuidian said in his post.

The source of the video also didn’t forget to have a selfie with the authorities who helped to find ‘Boy Amok’.

The man apparently faced charges for giving inconvenience to the motorists whom he blocked.

As of writing, the video already reached millions of views from the netizens who gave hilarious responses on the unfortunate event happened to ‘Boy Amok’.

It’s not yet known why ‘Boy Amok’ started to run amuck, but some netizens speculated that he’s carrying a big problem.

ABS-CBN customer data stolen, payment skimmer found in their online store

A Dutch Security researcher found a payment skimmer in ABS-CBN online store that might steal the financial data of their customers.

According to the report of business technology site zdnet.com, researcher Willem “gwillem” de Groot found the payment skimmer running in the said online store since August 16.

De Groot said that the skimmer sent the financial data of ABS-CBN customer in a Russian server registered in Irkutsk.

Google Chrome already put a warning sign on the ABS-CBN online store saying that the said website contained malware hidden within a Javascript file.

ABS CBN online store website

Groot confirmed that as of writing, the malware is still running on the website and possibly continuously hacking the financial information of its customers.

It’s not yet known how many customers of ABS-CBN may have been victimized by the said malware.

As of writing, ABS-CBN is not yet releasing a statement about the discovered malware on their website.

Meanwhile, security experts urged the customers of ABS-CBN to check and secure their banks account immediately because the hackers might possibly use their money in fraudulent transactions.

Source: ZDNet

Arnold Padilla asks the authorities to bring him to St. Luke’s Hospital

The infamous man who went viral on the internet last week for assaulting and mocking barangay traffic enforcers suddenly becomes sick and asked for an ambulance to bring him to St. Luke’s Hospital.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo Eleazar shared during an interview that Saint Luke’s Hospital has been already dispatched their ambulance to rescue the suspect Arnold Padilla.

Padilla complained of high blood pressure and chest pains during the search operations of the authorities led by Eleazar in the suspect’s home in Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City.

It was reported that Padilla’s blood pressure rose to 160/90.

“Balita ko nagpadala ng ambulansiya ‘yung St. Luke’s at sinabing masama ang pakiramdam at dadalhin sa ospital ‘yung suspek,” Eleazar said.

Eleazar didn’t like the idea of Padilla, so he ordered a police ambulance to bring the suspect to Camp Bagong Diwa to receive medical treatment.

According to the NCRPO Chief, he would not be fooled by the tricks of Padilla, because he knew that the suspect would only relax in the said private hospital.

“Magre-relax lang iyan sa ospital,” Eleazar said. “Di puwedeng ganun, na tayo’y pinaiikutan nitong mga ito.”

Atty. Raymond Fortun, lawyer of Padilla said that his client was disturbed by his arrest.

He also defended his client, saying that the grenades recovered by the authorities are not owned by Padilla and the police possibly planted it to arrest the suspect.

“Tungkol naman sa granada, nakakalungkot pong sabihin, pero ito po ay planted,” Fortun said in an interview.

“This is just an opinion, but for now, yun lang po yung masasabi naming abogado na hindi po si Arnold Padilla ang may-ari ng mga granadang ito,” he added.

Meanwhile, Padilla’s live-in-partner Glocel Razon already appeared in Camp Bagong Diwa to give some support to his partner.

Aside from being infamous for frightening and harassing poor people, Padilla was also being monitored for his alleged involvement in illegal drugs. He was also the suspect in the murder of his sister who died of opening a gift box loaded with a bomb.

He’s expecting to undergo a drug test today.

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Hundreds of Catholic priests, preachers and ministers asks PNP to allow them to carry firearms

Philippine National Police (PNP) revealed that hundreds of Catholic Priests asked them for a permit so they can carry firearms to protect themselves from potential assassins amid the killings of several priests in the past six months.

PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde in a press conference announced that they received 246 permits to carry firearms request from 188 priests while the other 58 are ministers, preachers, and pastors.

However, they’re not yet sure if this requests from the priests are connected to the murder of Father Richmond Nilo of Nueva Ecija.

He then urged the priests again to report threats to them and coordinate with the authorities to prevent another crime to happen.

Albayalde explained that priests can own two firearms depending on the category that they applying.

Automatic rifles and so-called long firearms are not covered by the permits.

However, Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) public affairs committee member Father Jerome Secillano believes that arming priests would be inappropriate because it might contradict their teachings.

“It was very clear, arming guns for a priest, well it’s unbecoming, it’s inappropriate.” Father Secillano said during an interview with ANC.

“We preach against violence, we are against the culture of death, we are against impunity and if we arm ourselves that do we expect us to do? If I see somebody who’s suspicious looking what do we expect me to do? So I pull the trigger outright because he’s suspicious looking? So what it does make to me? I’m also the killer,”

“Eh ayaw nga namin ng violence, ayaw namin ng impunity, ayaw namin ng culture of death so there’s a contradiction,”

He also rejects the suggestion of giving bulletproof vest and helmets to some priests.

However, he believes that the better thing to do is to ask PNP for security detail.

A doctor writes open letter to Archbishop Villegas: “You have to pay taxes, too. For the Bible tells us so.”

Doctor Ethel Pineda, an avid supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte wrote an open letter addressed to Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines President Archbishop Socrates Villegas whom apparently blaming the government for the killing of several priests.

On June 11, Archbishop Villegas denounced the killing of Father Richmond Nilo and urged President Rodrigo Duterte ‘to stop the verbal persecution of the Catholic Church,’

In his statement, Villegas said:

“They are killing our flock. They are killing us shepherds. They are killing our faith. They are cursing our Church. They are killing God again as they did in Calvary,”

Many supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte believes that the “they” which Villegas is referring to in his statement is the government, and the Catholic Church might blaming the current administration for the killings of their priests.

As a response, Ethel Pineda, who’s also read the statement of Villegas asked the Archbishop for clarification, if the latter is really referring to the government.

She said that Villegas should criticize the government directly and provide an evidence to the people that the Duterte administration is the one who really ordered the assassination of several priests.

Pineda was disturbed that the Catholic Church seems to side with the opposition forces and using the death of their priest to destroy the image of President Duterte by putting the blame on him.

The doctor also listed several teachings of the Bible, proving that God even commanded their believers to obey the government and its leaders.

She also pointed out that even the Catholic Church should not be exempted in taxes and showed a bible verse that would support her point.

You can read the open letter of Pineda below:

“They are killing our flock. They are killing us shepherds. They are killing our faith. They are cursing our Church. They are killing God again as they did in Calvary.”

Who are “they,” Archbishop Socrates Villegas?

Do you mean this government? Why don’t you say it outright, instead of couching your assertions in pronouns? Why don’t you, so you can provide the people proof that it is the government doing the killing, if you are so sure of that. Innuendos do not build a case. They mislead. Something that a true shepherd will not do to his flock.

Do you know who killed the priests? Do tell us, because we, too, want to see the face of the “outrageously evil” murderers. Tell the police. Help bring them to justice. That is your civic duty.

It is very disturbing and plainly disappointing that the Catholic Church chooses to side with the forces that conspire and scheme to bring down the duly-elected president who enjoys unprecedented popular support.

Archbishop Villegas. Isn’t this what the Bible says?

“Every person must obey the leaders of the land. There is no power given but from God, and all leaders are allowed by God. 2 The person who does not obey the leaders of the land is working against what God has done. Anyone who does that will be punished.

3 Those who do right do not have to be afraid of the leaders. Those who do wrong are afraid of them. Do you want to be free from fear of them? Then do what is right. You will be respected instead. 4 Leaders are God’s servants to help you. If you do wrong, you should be afraid. They have the power to punish you. They work for God. They do what God wants done to those who do wrong.

5 You must obey the leaders of the land, not only to keep from God’s anger, but so your own heart will have peace.”
Romans 13.

But wait, there’s more!
Romans 13:6 says something that’s tailor made for you.

“6 It is right for you to pay taxes because the leaders of the land are servants for God who care for these things. 7 Pay taxes to whom taxes are to be paid. ”

Not only do you have to obey the president you disdain. You have to pay taxes, too.
For the Bible tells us so.