MetrobriefsPhilippine Daily Inquirer
Binay’s driver arrested for hit-and-run accident
A driver of Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay Jr. was arrested Thursday morning after he hit with his van a teenager and his father who were crossing at the corner of Osmeña Highway and San Andres Street in San Andres Bukid, Manila. Rolando Danao was taking his 14-year-old son, Joshua, to school around 6 a.m. when they were hit by the Mitsubishi Adventure being driven by Eduardo Herrera Jr. The boy died on the spot after he went under the van and was dragged for at least 50 meters while his father suffered a leg injury. Both the victims were using the pedestrian lane when the accident occurred. Herrera, meanwhile, sped away and tried to escape but was caught after PO1 Rafael Boco, a motorcycle-riding operative of the Manila Police District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MPD-TEU), gave chase. When arrested, Herrera yielded a licensed cal..45 pistol and was brought to the MPD-TEU office for investigation, said PO3 Marco Saunar. Vice President Jejomar Binay’s spokesperson Joey Salgado confirmed that Herrera is an employee of the younger Binay. He said that Herrera was off-duty at the time of the accident although he “would have to face the charges [against him].” Mayor Binay, according to Salgado, has promised to help the victims’ family. Jeannette I. Andrade
Teenager nabbed for illegal recruitment
A teenager was arrested on Tuesday afternoon by two of eight aspiring seafarers who claimed he duped them into paying large sums of amount for nonexistent jobs on a US-bound ship. Christian Belle Nadlang, 19, a resident of Caloocan City, posed as the chief engineer of an oil tanker and claimed he had connections with two different shipping lines, his victims said. They added that he asked them for sums ranging from P10,000 to P70,000 for the processing of their job applications. Nadlang was charged on Wednesday with estafa and illegal recruitment in the City Prosecutor’s Office and then turned over to the custody of the Manila Police District General Assignment Section. Case investigator PO3 Gilbert Isole said that Nadlang was collared by his victims who made a citizens’ arrest after they became suspicious when he failed to produce his credentials as a chief engineer and his accreditation from the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency. Jeannette I. Andrade
Tesol Certificate Course at Claret
The internationally-accredited Tesol Certificate Course (for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) will be held from July 14-29 at Claret School of Quezon City, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. The course is recognized by leading global universities, and is backed by the world’s leading practitioners of EFL/ESL (English as a Foreign Language/English as a Second Language). The Tesol certificate is accepted by international employers, and is one of the few in the world for which universities grant accreditation should its holder go on to a master’s degree. It is recommended for professionals, teachers, fresh graduates or graduating students of any course, local or foreign. The 120-hour course covers, among others, Principles of Second Language Acquisition, Methodologies in Tesol, Task-Based Teaching Approaches, Psycho Linguistics, Teaching Reading and Writing Skills, Pronunciation Training, and Student Assessment. The fee is P18,000 for local enrollees and $1,000 for foreign enrollees. To register, contact Ron Gascon at 0932-859-2480 or email@example.com, or Pearl Ilustre at 0916-639-6896 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Nina Tongson at 9216587 local 266 or email@example.com.