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Lawyer on ErgoCha poisoning murder charges: It wasn’t Lloyd Abrigo who made the poisonous brew!

Lloyd Abrigo’s legal counsel Benedicto Buenaventura stressed: “From the very beginning, we have maintained that… he didn’t put any chemical in the milk tea solution and there is no evidence pointing to that as well. We will defend and prove his innocence.”

ErgoCha poison: Oxalic Acid

The PNP Crime Laboratory has identified Oxalic Acid as the likely poison agent of the Hokkaido milk tea that downed proprietor William Abrigo and Suzaine Dagohoy, and Arnold Aydalla, who survived.

Miriam files new laws to promote tourism while protecting tourists

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday filed four separate bills aimed at promoting tourism while protecting the traveling public, locals and foreigners alike.

Veloso recruiters Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao admitted once having worked for global drug ring

The alleged recruiters of Mary Jane Veloso have admitted being part of a West African drug syndicate using mostly unknowing job-seekers as mules to carry illicit drugs across the region, state prosecutors said.

Japan, Philippines to hold first naval drill in West Philippine Sea

Japan and the Philippines will hold their first joint naval drill this month in the West Philippine Sea near a disputed shoal claimed by Beijing, sources in Tokyo and the Philippines said.

THIS IS IT – Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank sued by fans

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao now has legal worries in addition to his shoulder injury after his “Fight of the Century” bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

NO FORGIVENESS – Thai national Prasertsi Kosin aka. Koko Narak to be deported for racist remarks towards Filipinos while in PHL

Racism does not pay. Thus learned Prasertsi Kosin aka. Koko Narak for writing derogatory and racist remarks posted on the Asean Community Facebook page that was clearly beyond the freedom of speech, now facing charges by the Philippine Bureau of Immigration.

WANTED: Scott Ian Yu and Denmark Presto for pointing guns at traffic enforcers

The Quezon City Police District announced Monday that it would file criminal complaints against businessman Scott Ian Yu, 36, and his employee Denmark Presto, 22, for threatening and assaulting Simplicio Retirado, 60, and Raul Mercado, 35.

THE UNGRATEFUL VELOSOS CAVE IN – “Please understand us!”

Celia Veloso, mother of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso, on Saturday appealed for understanding from the people who called her “ungrateful” for bashing Philippine President Benigno Aquino III two days after her daughter was spared from execution in Indonesia.

Terrorist Basit Usman KOed permanently during the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight

Filipino bomb-maker Basit Usman, the target of a massive government dragnet since the January 25 Mamasapano mission where he escaped as police commandos were closing in on Malaysian terrorist Marwan, was killed before noon Sunday, according to reliable military intelligence sources.