News Briefs: Sept. 16, 2018

/ 07:00 AM September 16, 2018

Rookie cop caught selling ‘shabu’ in Davao

A rookie policeman was arrested on Thursday for selling drugs to undercover agents in a village in Davao City, police said on Friday.


Chief Supt. Marcelo Morales, Southern Mindanao police regional chief, said PO1 Cris John Ferido was arrested after handing some P3,000 worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) to an undercover policeman during a sting operation in Talomo village on Thursday.

Ferido, 30, of Tagum City, was in training in Davao City at the time of his arrest.

Ferido admitted he had been using and selling drugs since he was in college. —Frinston Lim

‘Ompong’ cancels top Chinese exec’s visit

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has postponed his scheduled three-day visit to the Philippines because of Typhoon “Ompong,” the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.

Wang was scheduled to visit the Philippines from Sept. 16 to 18. —Leila B. Salaverria

Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, [email protected] and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, [email protected]

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