The latest BANDILA Headlines include the following:
  • Pinoy peacekeepers in stand-off against Syrian rebels - The one day standoff in Golan Heights is now over this is between Filipino UN peacekeepers and Syrian rebels.
  • LPA brings rains nationwide - It is rainy in Metro Manila and in some parts of Luzon and Visayas. According to PAGASA, this is because of the low pressure area.
  • Lookout bulletin issued against Enzo Pastor's wife - The Department of Justice issued a lookout order against the three suspects who are involved in the slay of race car champion Enzo Pastor. The police considers the case solved.

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Bandila Karen Davila Julius Babao and Ces Drilon
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August 29 2014 BANDILA News:

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More Bandila news:
  • DavaoeƱa student belts out 'Through The Fire,' goes viral - The Chaka Khan classic 'Through The Fire' is difficult to sing because of its high notes but this Davao City student shows that she can belt this song effortlessly.
  • How proposed 'privacy law' will affect media exposes - Some media people disapproves of the proposed "Personal Privacy Protection Act." This can cause citizan journalism to be stopped, and those who are revealing exposes.
  • Smartphone designer wants to inspire Pinoy kids - The Filipino who designs some of the famous smartphones today visited the country. He hopes to be an inspiration to the Filipino youth.
  • Is Daniel Padilla wary of new love teams? - In trending news, the Philippines is 8th in the list of countries active in the ice bucket challenge. Daniel Padilla threatened to the new love teams that are coming around?
  • Ilocos Sur's bamboo Ferris Wheel - One of the Filipinos' favorite carnival rides is the Ferris wheel. In Sinait, Ilocos Sur, they have their own version of a Ferris wheel completely made of bamboo.
  • Tatak Noypi: Reckless drivers - In every part of the globe, there will always be a reckless driver. Some of them are Filipinos. From the highway, in EDSA, and even in the narrow raods there are some motorists that seems like they are in a race.
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The latest TV Patrol Headlines include the following:
  • Pinoy peacekeepers stand ground in Golan Heights - The tense standoff between the Filipino peacekeepers and Syrian rebels in Golan Heights still continue.
  • PH peacekeeper in Golan Heights assures kin of safety - The family of a member of the peacekeeping force in Golan Heights appeals to the government to do an action to rescue the soldiers who are affected by the crisis happening there.
  • Grace Poe queues, rides MRT sans bodyguards - Sen. Grace Poe rides the MRT earlier to personally witness and experience what the commuters are experiencing everyday.

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TV Patrol - Dahlia Guerrero Pastor
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More headline news:
  • Which jobs will be in demand in 2015? - You do not need to go abroad to earn more money. According to the Department of Labor and Employment, there are jobs offered that can commensurate the salary offered overseas.
  • NBI rescues 9 sex workers in Caloocan City - The NBI anti-human trafficking division rescued 9 women including 4 alleged minors who are prostitutes in Caloocan City.
  • Cops tagged in Ozamis gang members' slay absolved - The 14 policemen who are involved in the killing of the two members of the Ozamis robbery gang were absolved after the one and only witness backed out.
  • Police closes investigation on Enzo Pastor case - The Quezon City Police considers the killing of race car driver Enzo Pastor case closed.
  • Fans hopeful but Gilas coach realistic on win prospects - The Gilas Pilipinas will seem to come in through a needlehole in their game tomorrow against Croatia. This is the gut-feel of Coach Chot Reyes before the FIBA Basketball World Cup officially starts in Spain.
  • Chloe Moretz wants to meet her Pinoy fans - The star of the upcoming film "If I Stay", Chloe Moretz takes interest in visiting the Philippines. She has many Filipino fans in social media.
  • Why 'privacy bill' alarms journalists - Some members of the media reacted about the "Personal Privacy Protection Bill" that is currently ongoing in the Congress.
  • PNoy lashes out at critics anew - Pres. Aquino lashes out at his critics again in his speech in Mindoro Oriental earlier.
  • Are Coco Martin, KC dating? - More than workmates? That's the issue about the "Ikaw Lamang" co-stars Coco Martin and KC Concepcion. The two are spotted even outside work.
  • Daniel Padilla: No rivalry with JaDine love team - Is Teen King Daniel Padilla affected with new love teams that are coming?
  • Ted, Gretchen take ice bucket challenge together - The dare to do the ice bucket challenge was now accepted by our other Kapamilya anchors in TV Patrol.
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Dahlia Guerrero-Pastor, wife of slayed international race car driver Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor, has been tagged as one of the suspects in the killing of her husband last June 12. Enzo was driving a truck to transport an Asian V8 Championship car to Clark International Speedway when he stopped at a traffic light in Quezon City, where he was shot to death by two men on a motorcycle.


Thorough investigation conducted by the police has led to "love triangle" as the motive of the crime. The PNP arrested the gunman for hire who shot Pastor - PO2 Edgar Angel of the Pasay City Police - last Saturday, August 23, during a buy-bust operation in Libis, Quezon City. During a tactical interrogation, Angel admitted that he was paid P100,000.00 by businessman Domingo "Sandy" de Guzman to kill Pastor, plus P50,000 as "bonus" after the job is accomplished, implying that de Guzman is the mastermind. Angel also spilled the information that Enzo's wife, Dahlia, who is allegedly having an illicit affair with de Guzman, was also involved in the incident. (It was a circulating rumor in the automotive community that "Sandy" de Guzman was "Dahlia's boyfriend.")

Dahlia Guerrero Pastor and Enzo Pastor
(Photo source: Dahlia Guerrero Pastor's My Space)

Chief Inspector Rodel Marcelo, the chief of the QCPD’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) in Camp Karingal, said that based on their investigation, Dahlia, allegedly, also has direct participation in planning the killing of her husband as early as December of last year. Angel also admitted during questioning that Dahlia was reportedly a battered wife according to De Guzman. He also said that Dahlia even have photos of her bruises sustained from the beating she got from her husband.

News reports from TV Patrol, Bandila and 24 Oras regarding the case:


De Guzman was arrested at the Sto. Nino Village in Muntinlupa City last Tuesday, August 26, in an entrapment operation after he agreed to meet with Angel to award the P50,000 bonus, not knowing that he was already in the custody of the police. Two hand guns with live ammunition and a Toyota Corona sedan were recovered from De Guzman.

Kris Aquino interviewing Police Sr. Insp. Maricar Taqueban, head of QCPD Public Information Office, regarding the arrest of the suspects, on Aquino and Abunda Tonight:

Police investigators learned that De Guzman and Angel were long-time friends. De Guzman's ex-wife is the godmother of Angel's youngest child. But when questioned, De Guzman denied that he knows Angel.

Suspects in Enzo Pastor Murder
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Enzo's father, Tomas, said that he had heard about the alleged affair of his son's wife, but knew little about it because his son did not speak much about his personal life. He also said that Dahlia and her family were present during his son's wake, but lost contact with her after the 40th day of their son's death last July. Tomas Pastor added that he was not aware of any threats to his son's life prior to the shooting incident.

An unverified source, whose statements may be considered as hearsay, and may or may not contribute to the investigation, said the crime was a result of "unfaithfulness and infidelity" of Pastor's wife. He said Pastor allegedly caught his wife sleeping with De Guzman sometime in 2013. During that scenario, severe anger might have prompted Pastor to urinate on the two. He allegedly beat his wife while De Guzman fled.

As of this writing, Dahlia remains at large, while Angel and De Guzman had undergone inquest proceedings at the Quezon City Regional Trial Court and will temporarily be detained at Camp Karingal in Quezon City.

"Jane" (not her real name), a 14-year-old student, wrote everything that happened to her in a diary. This includes details of sexual abuse done to her by a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic aide. Her mother accidentally discovered the said diary and was shocked at what was written there.


On her diary, "Jane" wrote that on July 17, suspect Jesus Llantado picked her up from school and brought her to Napindan floodgate in East Rembo, Makati, where the crime was committed. After the abuse was done, Llantado gave her 50 pesos and threatened her.

14-year-old student raped by MMDA traffic enforcer
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Jane also wrote that she did not tell her family about the incident because she was afraid of what Llantado might do to them. Confused and depressed, she had even attempted suicide, which is what most rape victims are prone to do.


MMDA traffic enforcer Jesus Llantado
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Abs-Cbn News Youtube (screen grab)
Mother and daughter immediately reported the incident to the barangay office of East Rembo. The mother, who is a vendor selling near the office of the MMDA, was able to identify the traffic enforcer.

Llantado strongly denied having committed the alleged crime, while MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that such incident will not be tolerated. The suspect was brought to the Makati police for investigation.

Motorists traversing C-5 road during the morning rush hour could not do anything when they got stuck in traffic for long hours. Traffic was caused by several different incidents that happened throughout the day.


Two dump trucks collided before 7 AM in Bagong Ilog, Pasig City. Traffic eased a little at noontime, but at around 3 PM, heavy downpour plus the presense of quite a number of dump trucks, cement mixers and delivery vans made traffic condition worse anew. Drainage improvement projects along C-5 also contribute on the bad traffic situation.

Traffic on C-5 August 26 2014 - TV Patrol News
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Two major projects are still ongoing - one in Bagong Ilog, and another one in front of Greenmeadows. When it rains, the drainage becomes clogged and water builds up, which causes vehicles to slow down.


Another collision happened, this time between a car and a dump truck. The accident happened at the same place where the previous morning collision between the two dump trucks took place.

The afternoon rush hour, starting at 4 PM, further intensified the already miserable traffic situation, which only lightened a bit when rain stopped.

Former Makati Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado has directly linked Vice President Jejomar Binay to the alleged anomaly involved in the construction of the new building of the Makati City Hall.


To drive the point home, Mercado even admitted that he, himself, benefitted from the project, specifically, in Phase 1 and Phase 2. When Senator Trillanes asked if he believes that Vice President Binay profitted from the transaction, Mercado said, if the Vice Mayor profitted, then the Mayor has profitted more. He added that he was not the one signing the contracts, implying that it is the Mayor's job to sign contracts.

Ex Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado and Senator Nancy Binay
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According to Mercado, the price of the building was supposed to be only 1.2 billion pesos based on the City Engineer's estimate, so he was surprised why the price has doubled and the details on how the additional funds will be used, were not stated on the budget allocated for the project.

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For now, Mercado refused to discuss in detail how Vice President Binay has benefitted from the project. He said he will reveal what he knows at the right time.

Senator Koko Pimentel clarified if what he was saying about Vice President Binay was based on his personal knowledge, or only an implication that since he benefitted (from the project), it follows that his superior also benefitted from it. To this, Mercado replied that it's how they do business (in Makati).

Mercado and Vice President Binay used to be very close and worked as a tandem until they had to separate ways because of Politics. Mercado ran for office in 2010 but lost to Mayor Junjun Binay.

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, on the other hand, said that despite the huge amount of the building, it cannot be considered as world class and environment friendly. He showed photos of the questioned building's ceiling, parking lot, toilet and mirrors that belie Makati officials' claim that the parking building was world class.

Commission on Audit (COA) Chairperson Grace Pulido Tan questioned why more than P1 billion was still appropriated for the Makati City Hall Building 2 project even after it was already deemed ready for use after Phase 3 of its construction. She said their engineers have seen for themselves, during routine inspection, that after the completion of Phase 3, when they have already spent about 1.5 billion pesos, the project was already habitable and ready for use.

Vice President Binay has denied all accusations. He said this is just part of a script made by their political opponents. He vehemently denied that he profitted from any project in Makati. A case against Mercado should be filed after admitting that he received kickback from the Makati Building 2 project.

Senator Nancy Binay expressed her disappointment, saying that it breaks her heart how Mercado pays back his father's trust on him this way. Rep. Abigail Binay was more emotional when she said she just kept quiet because they used to be friends (with Mercado) but now she needs to defend herself.

Hilmarc's Construction Corporation, the general contractor of the questioned building, is ready to give details of the construction at the next hearing. The senators are also set to do a site inspection on Monday, September 1.

Mitchell Gumabao a.k.a. Dennis Roldan was sentenced to reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment by Pasig City Regional Trial Court Branch 167 Presiding Judge Rolando Mislang. Judge Mislang found the accused - Gumabao, guilty beyond reasonable doubt, of masterminding the kidnapping of Kenshi Yu in 2005. His co-accused, Rowena San Andres and Adrian Domingo, were found guilty as well, while another co-accused, Octavio Garces was acquitted.


Dennis Roldan
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There were seven suspects (including Gumabao, Andres and Domingo) all in all, who were accused in connection with the said kidnap for ransom case. The fifth suspect, Suzette Wang, said to be Dennis Roldan's alleged girlfriend at that time, remains at large while the other two suspects, Noel San Andres and Romeo Orcajada – are now both deceased.

Another suspect, Albert Pagdanganan, the driver of the van used in the kidnapping, turned state witness and pointed to Dennis Roldan as their "boss" from whom he received orders. Pagdanganan was killed on January 11 2007 in a shootout with the police during an anti-carjacking operation in Quezon City.


Dennis Roldan was out on bail after he posted a P500,000 bond in 2006, while San Andres, Domingo and Garces remained detained at the Pasig City jail. Judge Agnes Reyes-Carpio came under fire in 2006 (1 year after Roldan was arrested and detained in jail) for allowing him to post bail for a heinous crime that is supposed to be non-bailable. Many people assumed that Carpio's decision had something to do with Roldan's connections in Malacanang and the Senate. Judge Carpio later inhibited herself from the case as prayed for by the prosecution.

Roldan will be brought today to the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa. His lawyer, Orlando Salatandre Jr. said they will file a petition before the Court of Appeals. When asked for comment, Roldan said he thinks that this is the Lord's divine will and that He has a higher purpose for him.

Dennis Roldan was a former PBA player, who played for Ginebra and Gilbey's Gin. He was also a character actor before becoming a politician. He was a Quezon City councilor in 1988, and was elected Congressman from 1992 to 1995 in the 3rd District of Quezon City. After his arrest in 2005, a pastor who conducted Bible studies and fellowship seminars in jail, convinced him to become a born-again Christian. He became a full-time pastor soon after he got out of detention on bail. He had just started to resurrect his acting career, appearing in Robin Padilla's 2013 movie, 10000 Hours. He is currently included in the cast of the GMA 7 teleserye, "My Destiny." His son, Marco Gumabao is a Kapamilya teen actor who used to be the lead star of the afternoon youth-oriented soap, "Luv U", while his daughter, Michele Gumabao was a former captain of the De La Salle University women's volleyball team, Lady Spikers, and more recently, one of the Pinoy Big Brother All In (a Kapamilya reality show) ex-housemates.

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A witness, hiding under the name "Christian," has purposely come forward and approached the family of rape-slay victim, Anria Galang Espiritu, hoping he could somehow shed light on the case. Anria was found dead with several stab wounds on August 14th at a rice field in Calumpit, Bulacan.


Christian said he saw two people boarding a green jeepney with the "Ferrari" logo printed on it, one of whom was Anria. He was not sure about the exact time it happened, but knew it was between Wednesday midnight and Thursday before dawn. He said he knows the driver and he identified him as a certain "Bakulaw." He also recognized one of the passengers inside the jeepney, referring to Elmer (Joson) who was earlier taken into custody by the police. "Bakulaw," whose real name is Ramil Villanueva Diarca is now, also, in the hands of the Calumpit Police.

Jeepney boarded by Anria Galang Espiritu on the night she was killed
Photo courtesy of GMA News (screen grab)

The Espiritu family's lawyers, Eduardo Jerome Alejandro and Don Mendoza II, who are working on Anria's case, said this latest development would help bolster their case against the suspects. They said they will be corroborating Christian's testimony with those of previous witnesses. This, plus the results of the DNA tests, will hopefully be conclusive with regards to the actual heinous crime that happened to Anria, and directly pinpoint the perpetrators.



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