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INQToday: PH Navy sailor loses thumb in Ayungin Shoal resupply encounter with China

/ 06:20 PM June 18, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

PH Navy sailor loses thumb in Ayungin Shoal resupply encounter with China

A Philippine Navy sailor had his thumb severed after a botched resupply mission in Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal, a military source said on Tuesday.


The severe injury comes following a collision and ramming incident between CCG and Filipino boats during the mission for the troops of BRP Sierra Madre on Monday.


China Coast Guard boarded PH ships during Ayungin mission – report

The China Coast Guard boarded Philippine vessels during a resupply mission at Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea, Beijing’s state-run media said on Tuesday.

“The China Coast Guard took control measures in accordance with the law, including issuing warnings, boarding Philippine vessels and conducting inspections,” China Daily, citing CCG spokesperson Gan Yu, said in its report.

US State Department: China used water cannons vs Philippine ships again

The US State Department said Tuesday that China fired water cannons at Philippine vessels in the latest Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal incident.

US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said this is aside from China’s ramming and towing of damaged Philippine vessels during a resupply mission for the grounded BRP Sierra Madre on  Monday, June 17.

Dela Rosa panel urged to probe PNP’s ‘excessive force’ vs Quiboloy

Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa’s panel has been urged to investigate the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) alleged “unnecessary and excessive force” during a failed attempt to arrest Apollo Quiboloy.

Sen. Robin Padilla formally asked for the probe through Senate Resolution No. 1051, which he filed on Tuesday. He said the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, chaired by dela Rosa, a former PNP chief, should look into the matter.


Caloocan court convicts 4 cops in father-and-son ‘drug war’ death

The Caloocan City Regional Trial Court has convicted four police officers over the death of a father and his son at the height of the government’s “drug war” in 2016.

The lower court said Police Master Sergeant Virgilio Q. Servantes, and Police Corporals Arnel De Guzman, Johnston M. Alacre, and Argemio Saguros Jr. are guilty of homicide for the death of Luis Bonficaio and his son Gabriel. The police officers were sentenced to up to 10 years imprisonment, and ordered to jointly pay the victims’ heirs a total of P400,000 for actual, civil indemnity, moral, and temperate damages.

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Celtics rout Mavericks to win record 18th NBA championship

Jayson Tatum put his hands behind his head, with TD Garden fans standing on their feet cheering around him, and took it all in.

Walking to the bench, he wrapped both arms around Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla.

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