The GrabFood rider admits that disobeyed the traffic rules but this does not give the task force any right to confiscate his motorcycle key! Tsk. Tsk. His fines also amounted to Php5,150!
Task Force Illegally Confiscates Rider’s Key
It is true that there are a lot of hard-headed motorists out there who disregard traffic signs, especially if they don’t see any traffic police or barangay task force along the way.
Though they have to be fined for the violation, of course, getting their driver’s license is actually against the law. Moreover, confiscating the vehicle key is also illegal!
Recently, GrabFood rider Ramil Romaraog figured in altercation with a Task Force of Brgy. San Antonio, Makati. The GrabFood rider admits that he made a mistake in entering the one-way road from the opposite direction, but things got complicated when he asked the Task Force to give him a ticket then and there so he could get his license back.
According to Romaraog, he followed another delivery rider who entered the one-way road. Both of them got caught by the Barangay Task Force.
The other delivery rider readily left his driver’s license but Romaraog wants to get his back because he still has to work that day. It would be easier for him to just pay the fine. But the group didn’t have a ticket stub. They insisted on confiscating his license.
When he insisted on getting a ticket, one of the Task Force guys illegally confiscated his motorcycle key! The Task Force was identified to be someone named John May, as confirmed by Ronald Ferrera, the Barangay Admin of Brgy. San Antonio.
According to Ferrera, John May is part of the Bantay Bayan augmentation team.
After his story went viral, the rider was informed that the barangay captain will pay for his ticket to help him out. But everyone was shocked that he received fines amounting to Php5,150!
Aside from getting a fine for disregarding the “No Entry Sign” that amounted to Php2,000, he was also fined for DTS (Php500), obstructing roads (Php500), reckless driving (Php2,000), and being arrogant (Php150)! Netizens think this is too much – the fines are redundant.
Watch the video here:
What is DTS?
DTS is a traffic violation that means “Disregarding Traffic Signs”. This is one of the most common violations in the Philippines and carries a fine of Php500.
Pinay Steals $14.6 Million from Employer to Live Lavish Lifestyle in PH
A Pinay domestic helper in Hong Kong pleads guilty of stealing $14.6 million (Php69.8 million) worth of gold bars, jewelry, and other valuables from her employer in the span of 14 months. Then, she lived a lavish lifestyle in the Philippines, with two grand mansions and many cars in her hometown.
Pinay DH Steals Millions from Employer
The Pinay domestic helper was identified as Carmelita G. Nones, a native of La Union. She was employed by New World Development executive director David Liang and his wife, Helen Frances, in Deepwater Bay.
The series of thefts were discovered by the Liang couple when they noticed that their matching Piaget watches worth $200,000 were missing in September 2019.
Because their pieces of jewelry were placed inside a locked safe in their bedroom, they had no idea that Nones had been stealing from them for several months already.
They were shocked to discover that many jewelry pieces were already missing from the safe! An inventory showed that many items were missing that the DH took from May 2018 to August 2019.
The following are among the first batch of items she took from May to June 2018:
- 1 pendant
- 3 bangles
- 7 bracelets
- 2 pairs of earrings
- 3 single earrings
- 1 pendant
- 2 necklaces
- 4 rings
From June 17 and July 27, 2018, she took the following:
- 8 necklaces
- 7 bangles
- 11 pairs of earrings
- 1 earring
- 2 bracelets
- A 50-gram gold bar
- A 187-gram gold bar
- 10 rings
- 31 gold coins
The following went missing from June to December 2018:
- Another luxury watch
- 1 necklace
- 2 bangles
- 7 pairs of earrings
The following were estimated to have been taken anywhere from June 2018 to February 2019:
- 6 necklaces
- 9 bangles
- 6 rings
- 4 pairs of earrings
- 2 bracelets
Then, she got the following from June 27 to August 11, 2019:
- 2 Piaget luxury watches
When the theft was discovered, Nones’ sister Marina G. Biala handed a bag to Mrs. Liang on September 5, 2019, saying that her sister made her keep it. The said bag contained the following:
- 23 necklaces
- 3 bracelets
- 2 bangles
- 11 pairs of earrings
- 1 piece of earring
- 11 pendants
- 5 rings
- 1 brooch
- 3 watches
- Chanel jewelry pieces
- various jewelry pieces
- cash worth $4,000
Lavish Lifestyle, Pleading Guilty
Upon investigation, the court discovered that Nones lived a lavish lifestyle in the Philippines. She owned at least two grand mansions and several vehicles in her hometown.
She pleaded guilty to all counts of theft. Her cousin Cristina N. Alagna and niece Maricris G. Nones also pleaded guilty to acting as her accomplices. Nones reportedly gave them the items
They remain in jail until their sentencing at the Court of First Instance. They could face ten years in jail, the maximum sentence for theft under Hong Kong laws.
Although also accused in the case, Biala pleads not guilty.
OFW in Saudi Arabia Reportedly Loses Sanity, But No One Knows the Reason
An OFW reportedly lost his sanity and ran to the highway, chased and protected by his friends and co-workers. It’s a good thing there were no cars at the time or he could have been hit in his daze.
OFW Reportedly Lost His Sanity for Unknown Reasons
The family and co-workers of Lester Domasin are stumped over the reasons why he appears to have lost his sanity all of a sudden.
They have no idea what the young man is going through because he doesn’t talk about his problems or worries with them.
Lester has been working as a tea boy at the Tree House Café in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for nearly 2 years. According to his mother, Novelita Domasin, her son is kind and would regularly send them money from his salary. But they have no idea if he is facing any problems.
Lester’s sister Christine Domasin and his friend Junrey Villasotto also said the same thing.
According to Junrey, they saw signs that Lester seems to be having some mental issues. But they know that he’s not being maltreated or overworked at the company because he only goes on duty for the usual 8-hour shift.
They tried telling their higher-ups about Lester’s situation when it started, but they were told that Lester is alright and doesn’t seem to be a danger to others. But Junrey and their other co-workers had to chase after Lester when their dazed friend just wandered to the highway.
According to Junrey, they already informed their recruitment agency, International Recruitment Company, about Lester’s situation. Thankfully, he is now under medication and his agency is already processing his exit visa.
Raffy Tulfo promised assistance for Lester and his family. Watch the story here:
What’s an Exit Visa?
An exit visa is a government-issued document that grants permission to an individual to legally leave the country. Most countries don’t require an exit visa but others, such as many areas of the Middle East, require an exit visa.
Manila Bay Looks Like Boracay in This ‘Dolomite Update’ Video by a Vlogger
A portion of the Manila Bay now looks like Boracay in a video made by a vlogger to update people about the controversial dolomite sand ‘dumped’ on that spot.
Manila Bay Looks Like Boracay
A lot of people have so many bad things to say about the dolomite placed at the Manila Bay, with clamors to divert the funds for other useful things such as vaccines and food for the poor.
Others are saying that the dolomite ‘dumped’ on that spot is useless and does nothing to make the place look any good.
But a video update by vlogger Junriel Llander shows that these naysayers are wrong. Yes, this dolomite project might be expensive but it has made the place look great!
Gone are the trash that used to cover this area. The usually murky waters and the dirty sand have been transformed into a piece of paradise that you could only see in areas with white sand beaches, such as the world-famous Boracay Island.
On May 24, 2021, Llander went to the spot with the dolomite sand to take a video of what’s happening at this area. There were a number of workers at Phase 1 Beach Front, all busy with keeping this place looking great.
Though the heavy equipment and the busy thoroughfare at the background betray the location, this place still managed to look like a slice of Boracay from some angles.
Llander credits the development to the ‘probinsyano’ president, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte who was able to make this place look beautiful.
No matter how bashers might say bad things about this spot, those who have actually gone to the area are saying that this spot at the Manila Bay certainly looks so much better than the dirty, grimy, garbage-filled dump it used to be!
Watch the video here:
Dolomite is a type of ornamental limestone rich in magnesium and calcium carbonate. Because of its white color, crushed dolomite could be mistaken for white sand. The sands at the beaches all over the world are mostly made up of quartz and feldspar.