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Man killed by bank guard

A disturbance rocked BF at around 7:00 AM of December 5 as a word war between a very angry bank security guard and a group of five people led to a shooting and killing outside a Metrobank branch at the corner of Tehran St. and Aguirre Ave. The victim, Edmund…

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Brgy. BF to Host Job Fair

About five hundred job opportunities are up for grabs before Christmas as Barangay BF Homes announced that it will be hosting another job fair at its building along Elsie Gatches St., in cooperation with HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) Philippines, on December 14 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Like…

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Christmas ‘To Do’ List

Christmas is nearing and for most people the most enjoyable season of the year is something that is meant, well, to be enjoyed. As such, many people have been doing their own activities in preparation for Christmas celebrations. In our nation, the celebration of Christmas does not really end on…

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Wonder Woman to appear in Man of Steel sequel

By the time you are reading this, you must be aware that Israeli actress-model Gal Gadot has signed up to play the queen of all superheroes Wonder Woman for the still-untitled Man of Steel sequel coming in 2015. As it was announced previously that the new movie would also feature…

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Police Files # 30

(Editor’s Note: All Police Files reports are based on records in the police blotter at the PNP Substation in BF.) Theft of vehicle mags and wheels reported A resident living along Concha Cruz Drive reported to the local police that upon arriving at his residence at 2:30 PM of December…

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Police Files # 29

Registration plate reported stolen Last November 10, a 58-year-old man told the local police that the registration plate of his AUV was detached and stolen by an unidentified suspect. The incident reportedly happened at around 1:00 AM along Fabella street. Motorcycle reported stolen A police officer who hails from Las…

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Police Files # 28

House allegedly robbed A resident from KK Village reported to the local police that his family’s home was robbed by unidentified culprits. He recalled that on October 27 at around 8:45 a.m., he and his wife left the house fully secured, leaving the house key inside their Ford Escape which…

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Police Files # 27

Driver allegedly took cash from boss In his report to the local police, a Japanese national claimed that at around 7 a.m. on October 11, he instructed his driver to bring his dark gray SUV to Alabang for maintenance service and handed him P12,550 in cash to cover the cost…

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Police Files # 26

12-year-old girl robbed near Pergola A 12-year-old girl, resident of BF, reported to the local police that she was threatened and robbed by three male suspects on October 10. According to her report, the incident happened while she was walking at around 4:45 PM at a parking area near Pergola…

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Police Files # 25

Alleged robbery at Aguirre Avenue A water-selling business located along Aguirre Avenue was robbed by unidentified culprit(s). According to the police report, the incident happened at 7:55 a.m. on September 14. The findings suggest that the culprit(s) must have forcibly broken into the shop’s left-side window using a sharp object…

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Police Files # 24

(Editor’s Note: All Police Files reports are based on records in the police blotter at the PNP Substation in BF.) Car robbed at Monserrat St. A lady was robbed at around 6 p.m. on September 12 at Monserrat St. in Phase 1. According to her report, she discovered signs of…

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Police Files # 23

Theft at TM Kalaw Street The driver of a passenger jeepney reported to the BF PNP PCP-8 police sub-station that he was a victim of theft. According to him, at around 3 a.m. of August 18, he noticed some items were missing from his jeepney. Allegedly stolen were a stereo…

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Police Files # 22

Motorcyclist without helmet apprehended at President’s Ave. At 2:50 p.m. on August 11, officers from the BF PNP PCP-8 police substation, following the directive of Oplan Sita, apprehended a motorcyclist for riding without a helmet along President’s Ave. The violator tried to escape at first but was chased and caught…

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Police Files # 21

Trespassing in Phase II foiled by caretaker A caretaker residing at V. Fernandez St., Phase II, BF Homes reported to the BF PNP police that on July 31 around 5 a.m., he spotted three unidentified men climbing over their fence and entering their premises. The suspects attempted to open the…

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Man killed by bank guard

A disturbance rocked BF at around 7:00 AM of December 5 as a word war between a very angry bank security guard and a group of five people led to a shooting and killing outside a Metrobank branch at the corner of Tehran St. and Aguirre Ave. The victim, Edmund…

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Brgy. BF to Host Job Fair

About five hundred job opportunities are up for grabs before Christmas as Barangay BF Homes announced that it will be hosting another job fair at its building along Elsie Gatches St., in cooperation with HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) Philippines, on December 14 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Like…

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Deadline for Arraignment Set for Pancake House Murder Suspects

Branch 257 of the Parañaque Regional Trial Court (RTC) revealed to NEWSVILLE that it has given the Tagaytay Component Police a new deadline of December 12 to escort suspects Julius Capongol and Arwin Bio to Parañaque for proper arraignment for their involvement in the May 20 shooting and murder that…

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Simbang Gabi in BF

With Christmas just around the corner, four parishes around BF recently announced their respective schedules of simbang gabi or night/ dawn masses. In Tahanan Village, the Jesus the Divine Healer parish announced that it will be having dawn masses from December 16 to 24 at 4:30 AM each day. No…

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Paskong Bedista set on December 17

On December 17, San Beda College Alabang (SBCA) in Alabang Hills will be organizing the Paskong Bedista 2013, a benefit concert that will raise funds to be donated to the Pamaskong Handog for Typhoon Yolanda victims. Set to be held at the SBCA gymnasium, concert attendees will be able to…

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BF Northwest Elects Officials

The Board of Governors of the BF Northwest Homeowners Association, Inc. (BFNHAI) elects its top officials for the period of January 2014 to December 2015 in a meeting last December 8. Elected President and Chairman of the Board was Attorney Joe-Santos B. Bisquera who is also the governor of BFNHAI…

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CCDNA praises Olivarez

The administration of Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez shared on November 27 via the Kuya Edwin Olivarez Facebook page a message of thanks and praise from the BF Homes based Concha Cruz Drive Neighborhood Association (CCDNA). “Dear Mayor Olivarez, Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to…

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Teoville Community Hall inaugurated

Mayor Olivarez, Teoville officials, SM Supermalls president Hans Sy and guests at the Teoville Community Hall. As part of its practice of corporate social responsibility, the SM Prime Holdings group along with Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez and officials of the Teoville Homeowners Association recently inaugurated the brand new Teoville…

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SISC inaugurates Business Center

In line with its goal to keep up with the world on business and travel, officials of Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) – College of Business Administration and Tourism and special guests took part in the symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony formally introducing its Business Research & Innovation Center (BRIC)…

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Aguilar on Tax Money

Recently Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel ‘Nene’ Aguilar assured his city’s taxpayers that the money they paid are prudently spent and given back to them through sustained social services and development projects. This was the message Aguilar emphasized as he urged the property owners to pay their real property taxes…

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PQUE Early Bird RPT Discount Announced

On a Facebook post dated November 27 at the Kuya Edwin Olivarez FB page, the City Government of Parañaque announced an “early bird” discount for local taxpayers who managed to pay their respective real property taxes within the month of December. Advance payments of RPT taxes made from December 1…

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Police Files # 30

(Editor’s Note: All Police Files reports are based on records in the police blotter at the PNP Substation in BF.) Theft of vehicle mags and wheels reported A resident living along Concha Cruz Drive reported to the local police that upon arriving at his residence at 2:30 PM of December…

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Christmas ‘To Do’ List

Christmas is nearing and for most people the most enjoyable season of the year is something that is meant, well, to be enjoyed. As such, many people have been doing their own activities in preparation for Christmas celebrations. In our nation, the celebration of Christmas does not really end on…

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Wonder Woman to appear in Man of Steel sequel

By the time you are reading this, you must be aware that Israeli actress-model Gal Gadot has signed up to play the queen of all superheroes Wonder Woman for the still-untitled Man of Steel sequel coming in 2015. As it was announced previously that the new movie would also feature…

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Mama, how did you raise me?”

“Mama, how did you raise me?” asked my then 11-yr old son. How do you answer such a question? How do you react? For someone who gives talks, I was momentarily speechless. Having been asked similarly by other parents during seminars and in casual conversations what to do with their…

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NEWSBIZ #30

Here are some news on the latest businesses recently spotted around BF. Ramen Kuroda Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Ramen Kuroda is a new Japanese restaurant in Aguirre Ave. serving mainly ramen (Japanese noodle soup dish) that come in different varieties. The size of serving of their ramen is noticeably larger…

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How do you plan to spend your Christmas this year?

For many, Christmas is meant to be enjoyed while being mindful of the birth of Christ. It is often called the season of happiness, and an opportunity for family bonding and socializing with friends and relatives. While many Filipinos look forward to have their own family gatherings, many will also…

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Catching up with Benjo Bernabe

While he may not have won the mayoralty of the City of Parañaque, Benjo remains an important member of the BF community. Recently, former City Councilor Florencio Benjamin Bernabe III (better known as Benjo Bernabe) sat down with NEWSVILLE for an exclusive interview to give our readers updates about himself…

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Police Files # 29

Registration plate reported stolen Last November 10, a 58-year-old man told the local police that the registration plate of his AUV was detached and stolen by an unidentified suspect. The incident reportedly happened at around 1:00 AM along Fabella street. Motorcycle reported stolen A police officer who hails from Las…

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Tambunting files new FOI bill

Believing that people’s rights to access information held by the government is essential, Parañaque’s 2nd District Representative Gus Tambunting announced the filing of a new Freedom of Information (FOI) bill which effectively adds support to the long-running struggle in Congress to create an FOI law. The bill – formally called…

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CHVA announces Yolanda Drive, Christmas Bingo

In response to the need of the victims of the recent calamity, the Classic Homes Village Association (CHVA) announced a donation drive for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Accepted at their office at the CHVA Clubhouse are donations of cash, canned goods, clothes, drinking water, ready-to-eat food items, slippers, shoes,…

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“Pamaskong Handog” for BF Seniors

The Senior Citizens Association of Barangay BF, Inc. announced that the administration of Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez will be giving gifts to the senior citizens registered with the association on December 1 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the Christmas season. The association told NEWSVILLE that one thousand recipients will…

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BF Northwest skeds election on December 1

The BF Northwest Homeowners Association, Inc. encourages its community members to participate in their local election of officers set for December 1 from 8:00 AM to 12:00NN. In a recent memo sent to homeowners, the association emphasized the importance of the election of association officers which they described as a…

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Richard Padilla Alleges Poll Violations

Richard Padilla, who lost in the last barangay elections, alleges various poll violations by the winner, incumbent Barangay Chairman Jeremy Marquez. Among the accusations Padilla hurled on Marquez include “oversized tarpaulins” spotted along Aguirre and President’s Avenue, and elections materials “illegally” hanging on several lamposts. Padilla showed to NEWSVILLE his…

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SM BF Opens Nov. 29

SM City BF Parañaque, the newly constructed mall owned by SM Supermalls (SM Prime Holdings, Inc.) opens its doors to patrons starting November 29. Opening aside from the mall itself are SM’s own department store, supermarket, appliance center, ACE hardware and cinemas dubbed the “Directors Club”. Some stores (tenants) also…

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BF donates to Typhoon Yolanda victims

In response to the need of the many people struggling from disaster, several groups and organizations around BF Homes launched donation drives for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. At 37 Pilar Banzon street, the United BF Homeowners Association, Inc. (UBFHAI) formally launched its donation effort on November 16. While no…

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Remembering Andres Bonifacio

November 30 is the 150th anniversary of Andres Bonifacio’s birth. Many people around the nation remember him not just as one of the many important Philippine historical figures but also as the “Father of the Philippine Revolution.” For many, Bonifacio, like Rizal, is no less than a national hero. Some…

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On Bazaars, Gates, and Being Scary

By Arnel Endrinal Bazaar Season The other week, I reported information on a series of bazaar weekends at the PCJ (Presentation of the Child Jesus) Parish to be held until December 8. Surely, all those who have read my column, with the scheduled activities and all, will look forward to…

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NEWSBIZ #29

Here are some news on the latest businesses recently spotted around BF. Outbox Outbox, an eatery located along Aguirre Avenue, is now open for customers looking for “affordable and tasty” rice meals. People who like rice toppings can check out Outbox’s offerings like Beef with Mushroom, Garlic Chicken, Crazy Crunch…

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Is the government doing enough for Typhoon Yolanda victims?

Since the day Typhoon Yolanda struck, countless Filipinos around the central regions of the nation endured weeks of tremendous loss, pain and desperation. While it is understandable that the massive damage caused by Typhoon Yolanda made situations hard for both the government and the people, there are those who felt…

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Parañaque news magazine released

The Public Information Office of the City Government of Parañaque launched its first issue of Ang Bagong Parañaque, its quarterly news magazine which was conceptualized to keep Parañaquenos updated on city governance. Written mostly in Tagalog, the debut issue highlighted Mayor Edwin Olivarez’s first 100 days in office (covering June…

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Disaster Preparedness seminars sked this month

The National Service Reserve Corps (Office of Civil Defense) will be conducting two Disaster Risk Reduction Management Trainings this month in Barangay Talon Tres, Las Pinas. On November 16 at 8 a.m., the first training session will be held at the clubhouse of Golden Gate Subdivision and is expected to…

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Olivarez calls for post-poll unity

After declaring the recent barangay election in the City of Parañaque a success, Mayor Edwin Olivarez also declared that it is time for everyone to move forward and work together for the betterment of Parañaquenos. “Our barangay leaders owe it to our people to put the rivalry generated by the…

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Barangay BF supplemental budget passed

During its November 7 session, the City Council of Parañaque passed on second reading resolutions on the supplemental budgets for Brgys. BF Homes, Marcelo Green, Don Galo, San Dionisio and San Antonio. Councilor Ryan Yllana authored the said resolutions. “I plead to my fellow councilors to support the foregoing resolutions…

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Thousands flock to Loyola and Manila Memorials Parks

Tens of thousands of people visited Loyola Memorial Park and Manila Memorial Park to spend time with their relatives and say prayers for their departed loved ones on November 1 and 2. As expected, traffic along Dr. A. Santos Ave. is heavy on the said dates. According to PNP police…

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THA Board of Directors election set November 23-24

The Tahanan Village Homeowners Association (THA) announced that it will be organizing the village’s first-ever THA Board of Directors elections, on November 23 and 24, 2013. In preparation for the polls, the THA organized its own committee on elections formally called the THA COMELEC. Named to lead the committee are…

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New South Homeowners Association (NSHA)

When it comes to southern living, Parañaque is well known for being a city of multiple villages or enclaves to come home to. Inside BF Homes are more than eighty enclaves. Among them is NSHA (New South Homeowners Association) which happens to be a very peaceful place and which many…

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Super Typhoon victims cry for Help

Last week, Yolanda struck central Philippines, specifically those islands scattered across Visayas. From then on, all news foreign or local, dwell almost exclusively on devastation wrought by the super typhoon. In fact, more than 80% of the programs in CNN dwell on the typhoon and its aftermath. Again, Filipinos saw…

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The Baroness: A Novel’ launched at Southville

On the evening of November 6 at the City of Las Pinas, Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) hosted the successful launch of The Baroness: A Novel, written by Gisela Zebroski. “This is the first time we are launching a book,” said Southville founder Dr. Genevieve Ledesma Tan. “It’s a…

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NEWSBIZ #28

Tokneneng Tokneneng, located at the top floor of El Grande Arcade, along El Grande Avenue, offers bite-sized food servings (mostly in servings of four pieces) of pork siomai, wanton, sharksfin, kikiam roll (three pieces), chicken balls, chicken siomai, fish ball (six pieces), and squid balls (six pieces), to name a…

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Police Files # 28

House allegedly robbed A resident from KK Village reported to the local police that his family’s home was robbed by unidentified culprits. He recalled that on October 27 at around 8:45 a.m., he and his wife left the house fully secured, leaving the house key inside their Ford Escape which…

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Is it alright to open Aguirre and El Grande gates to the public?

Several years ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the declaration of Aguirre Avenue and El Grande Avenue of BF Homes as commercial zones, entailing them open and accessible to the public. Unsurprisingly, efforts were made to resist the opening of the gates on the basis that BF Homes is a subdivision…

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Kap Je pa rin! Marquez re-elected in Brgy. BF

Barangay BF chairman Jeremy Marquez won by a landslide on October 28, securing his third and final term. According to the final results of the COMELEC, Marquez won with 13,906 votes while his opponent Richard Padilla of the R.P. Team received 7,337 votes. Marquez banked on his track record of…

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Elections Generally Peaceful

As voters inside and around BF trooped to their respective polling precincts from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the October 28 holiday, the barangay polls were for the most part peaceful and orderly. Streets had mostly light vehicular traffic and road hassles were minimal in areas close to the…

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Opening of gates, resisted - UBFHAI

With the privacy and security of BF Homes residents and business owners at stake, the United BF Homeowners Association, Inc. (UBFHAI) claims that there is resistance towards the opening of the Aguirre and El Grande gates to the public. According to a report in the October 2013 edition of the…

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Commotion over Tarp at Aguirre

On the morning of October 17, residents passing through Aguirre Gate noticed a tarpaulin with a statement expressing to UBFHAI (United BF Homeowners Association, Inc.) to “pay the salaries of the security guards” as safety was “being compromised.” The tarp message is merely signed – “The Homeowners”.

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P3.85B 2014 P’que budget proposed

Upon Mayor Edwin Olivarez’s urgent request, Councilor Ryan Yllana proposed a P3.85 billion budget for the City Government of Parañaque for 2014 during the City Council’s October 24 session. (During his First 100 Days speech on October 17, Mayor Olivarez requested the councilors to prioritize the 2014 city budget.)

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Fire burns down furniture shop at Concha Cruz

The Las Piñas Fire Department quickly responded to the emergency calls and arrived at the scene at 3:45 a.m. The firefighters experienced difficulty entering the two-story structure due to the metal shields which closed off the building and they had no choice but to enter by force. Inside, several pieces…

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Tambunting proposes Dangerous Drugs Courts

To speed up the judicial processes involving drug cases, Parañaque’s District II Representative Gus Tambunting revealed his proposal to create a Dangerous Drugs Courts or DDCs in each region of the nation. “By reason of limited jurisdiction, the congestion in a court will be resolved as well as efficient conviction…

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Disaster Preparedness Seminar held at BF Mariposa

Last August, the National Service Reserve Corps (NSRC) in cooperation with the village’s officials hosted the Disaster Preparedness Seminar for First Aiders at the clubhouse of BF Mariposa, Talon Tres in the City of Las Piñas, According to First Lieutenant (Officer 2) Neil Allan C. De Leon of the R16-1st…

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Mayor Olivarez delivers first 100 days report

On his first 100 days in office, Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez delivered his speech before a packed session hall in City Hall on October 17. During his speech, Olivarez said that the city is progressing, thanks to the many social development programs that have been initiated by his administration.…

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Saintly, not Spooky, on Halloween

I thought this is the first time I heard of Catholic priests in the Philippines calling on the faithful to wear costumes of saints rather than those of monsters and zombies for Halloween. Last week, the Philippine Daily Inquirer had a story on Archbishop Socrates Villegas calling on parishioners not…

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Loyal True Always (Not Softdrinks)

We love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19) She has been known to be one of the best-loved teachers in the University because of her unusual but endearing methods of teaching. One day, she decided to honor each of her students in her high school seniors’ class by…

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Police Files # 27

Driver allegedly took cash from boss In his report to the local police, a Japanese national claimed that at around 7 a.m. on October 11, he instructed his driver to bring his dark gray SUV to Alabang for maintenance service and handed him P12,550 in cash to cover the cost…

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NEWSBIZ #27

Here are some news on the latest businesses recently spotted around BF. All Day Convenience Store People who travel often at El Grande Avenue searching for that quick bite, a cold drink or a place to relax will find what they are looking for at the newly opened All Day…

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What is the first thing that the elected barangay captain should do?

With the campaign finally over and the votes tabulated, the community must make sure that the newly-elected barangay leaders live up to their promises. Once the officials have been declared and sworn into office, what on their list of priorities should they tackle first? NEWSVILLE sends its field reporter to…

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October 28 Declared Holiday: Two Teams Vie in Brgy. BF

To give people time to vote in this year’s barangay polls, Malacañang declared October 28 a special non-working holiday all over the nation. Proclamation 656, which was signed by President Benigno Aquino last September 25, states, “It is important to give the people the fullest opportunity to participate in the…

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Budol-Budol Gang apprehended

A 78-year-old lady’s decision to get help from village security personnel led to the arrest of two suspected Budol-Budol gang members along President’s Avenue in the morning of October 5.

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THA inaugurates clinic

In line with the City of Parañaque’s agenda to improve people’s access to healthcare services in the communities, a brand new clinic has been blessed and inaugurated at the Tahanan Village Homeowners Association’s (THA) clubhouse on October 5. After the end of a parade that went around the park, a…

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Southville Celebrates Anniversary Lending a Hand

In celebrat ion of its 23rd anniversary, Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) held its first-ever Southville for Others (SFO) outreach activity starting in the early morning Las Piñas. The event started with a gathering in the school’s gym where hundreds of SISC officials, faculty and staff dressed in purple…

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Protection of MWSS/ Maynilad Personnel Pushed

During its October 10 session, the City Council of Parañaque authorized Mayor Edwin Olivarez to exercise police power protecting personnel of MWSS/Maynilad for local waterworks as it passed on second reading Draft Resolution Number 53 with amendments.

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Manresa school wins medals at PSAP Palaro athletics

Fac ing stiff competition from several schools while dealing with the morning heat, runners from BF-based Manresa School scored some notable victories at the PSAP (Private Schools Association of Parañaque) Palaro 2013 athletics tournaments held inside Manila Memorial Park, on October 3.

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City Council Passes Barangay Leaders Benefits Ordinance

Barangay chair persons and kagawads in the city who were lucky enough to serve three consecutive terms of public service could soon become entitled to service benefits and incentives as the City Council of Parañaque passed on second reading Ordinance Number 19 (Series of 2013) during its session on October…

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It’s more Fun when we are One

For months now, residents of BF have seen tarpaulins everywhere saying “It is more fun when we are One” and “Kap Je pa rin”. With photos of a team of individuals brandishing their names, the tarpaulin surely reminded people who their Barangay officials are or who they should vote to…

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Bagong Parañaque, Bagong Barangay BF Homes?

Although Richard Padilla, the leader of the “RP” Team says he has been contemplating on serving the Barangay for some months now, it still came as a surprise to many residents the emergence of another group of people challenging the leadership of the incumbent in this biggest Barangay in the…

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Police Files # 26

12-year-old girl robbed near Pergola A 12-year-old girl, resident of BF, reported to the local police that she was threatened and robbed by three male suspects on October 10. According to her report, the incident happened while she was walking at around 4:45 PM at a parking area near Pergola…

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NEWSBIZ #26

What’s new in town? Here are a few newly opened businesses spotted around BF. Buko Juan Replacing an old buko (coconut) drink kiosk at the ground floor of Pergola is Buko Juan who also sells juices and shakes served in cups or bottles of different sizes. Apart from selling buko…

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What do you think are the duties of the Barangay Chairman?

Barangay elections are upon us once again. Soon, we will be voting for a Barangay Chairman and a number of Kagawads. While many take the barangay which is the smallest unit of government in the country for granted, it is important to note that millions of pesos are spent on…

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PSAP Palaro 2013 Launches amidst Fanfare

Students and officials representing 40 schools from around the City of Parañaque flocked to Olivarez College for the grand opening of the PSAP (Private Schools Association of Parañaque) Palaro 2013 on September 17. PSAP president and Arandia College president Yolly Arandia delivered the opening remarks, welcoming all the member schools,…

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SUBPRESS, UBFHAI Attend Hearing on BF Gates

Leaders of both SUBPRESS (Subdivisions Along President’s Avenue and Sucat Civic Association, Inc.) and UBFHAI (United BF Homeowners Association, Inc.) attended a hearing called by the Committee on Rules and Oversight, Ethics and Privileges of the City of Parañaque, chaired by Councilor Beng Amurao, last September 18. The hearing, which…

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Brgy. BF’s “RP-Team” Gets Ready for Polls

A group of residents in Barangay BF, calling themselves the RP-Team, prepares themselves to challenge the team of incumbent Chairman Jeremy Marquez in the October 28 barangay elections. In separate interviews with NEWSVILLE, candidates of the “RP-Team” led by Richard Padilla, whose initials were “RP”, revealed their plans for the…

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300 Runners Join Unity Fun Run

Despite the rain and chilly air, about 300 runners joined the Unity Fun Run held in BF on September 22. The event was organized by Rotary Club Paranaque BF Homes and Flying Shadow in cooperation with Barangay BF Homes.

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Lead to Hope

Where there is no vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18)

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PQUE City Council Passes Seniors Benefits Ordinance

On its September 26 session, the City Council of Parañaque passed on second reading the joint ordinance enhancing benefits for the senior citizens of the city, with amendments.

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Watch-Your-Health Project held at Tahanan

On the rainy morning of September 22, at the Multipurpose Hall of Tahanan Village, the Century Club of Tahanan, Inc. and its partners organized their Watch-Your-Health project to enable village residents to be more aware of their respective health statuses.

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Christmas Bazaar Starts Nov. 16 at PCJ

Start ing November 16, bargain hunters and residents who intend to do their Christmas shopping ahead of time can look forward to weekends of opportunity as the Presentation of the Child Jesus Parish (PCJ) will sponsor Christmas Bazaars.

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Arrest of 4 Drugs Suspects Lauded

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez today lauded the arrest of four suspected drug pushers – three of whom allegedly yielded handguns – which he said demonstrates the vigilance of local policemen in preserving and maintaining peace and order by going after dangerous criminal elements in the city.

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Police Files # 25

Alleged robbery at Aguirre Avenue A water-selling business located along Aguirre Avenue was robbed by unidentified culprit(s). According to the police report, the incident happened at 7:55 a.m. on September 14. The findings suggest that the culprit(s) must have forcibly broken into the shop’s left-side window using a sharp object…

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Richard Padilla, a success story

For Richard Padilla, a nephew Robin Padilla and who plans to run for barangay captain in the upcoming October elections, great success can be achieved through hard work, perseverance and a whole lot of heart. In an exclusive interview with NEWSVILLE, Padilla talks about what he has learned from his…

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"Red" Rice, Anyone?

While it may not be common to shoppers or food enthusiasts, red rice is actually healthy to consume and is available for purchase at some rice sellers. To put things in perspective, red rice is a kind of unpolished rice and in its organic state, it is more nutritious than…

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NEWSBIZ #25

What’s new in town? Here are a few newly opened businesses spotted around BF. The President Advanced Auto Detailer Have your vehicles cleaned at The President Advanced Auto Detailer. The new joint offers services like car washing, vacuuming, paint protection, tar removal, claying, engine wash, engine detailing, full exterior detailing…

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Teens and Society

Teens are in that delicate stage where they are now becoming adults and are expected to take part in society’s affairs. According to renowned educator Maria Montessori, the adolescent is now in the “age of service,” a time where their roles in society begin to become more defined than ever…

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Should we abolish the Sangguniang Kabataan? Why?

Everyone believes that the noble purpose of the creation of the Sangguniang Kabataan (or SK) is to recognize the importance of the youth in nation-building and to serve as a training ground for future leaders. However, everyone now realizes that when money and politics are involved things become a tad…

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PQUE inaugurates new Tax Payer’s Lounge

A festive atmosphere greeted Parañaquenos and guests at Parañaque City Hall with the blessing of the city government’s new Parañaque Tax Payers Lounge and Treasury Office held on the afternoon of September 5. Located at the ground floor of the new legislative building, the Tax Payers Lounge and Treasury Office…

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Businessman Shot Dead by Son

At 9 a.m. of September 11, Antonio Antonio, a 63-yearold businessman, was shot dead by his son Nelson at Concha Cruz Drive, BF Homes, Almanza Uno, in the City of Las Piñas. A witness had seen the victim come out from his office with traces of blood on his clothes.…

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Fire at Sinagtala Village

A fire broke out in a home along Augusto Santos St. inside Sinagtala Village on the morning of September 8. According to police reports, the fire started at around 9:15 a.m. Fire brigades from Las Pinas, Parañaque, and Pasay as well as from the LPGMA and Fil-Chinese volunteer groups responded.

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UBFHAI Gate Guards Changes Clarified

Since late August, local residents noticed changes with regards to the guards manning the gates of United BF Homes. Over the telephone, UBFHAI Vice President and Security Committee Chairman Jerome Da Silva explained to NEWSVILLE that legal entanglements were behind the switching of the gate guards. He clarified that guards…

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Unity Fun Run, September 22

Local sports enthusiasts can look forward to another foot race around the village as the Unity Fun Run fires off on September 22. A joint project of the Rotary Club Parañaque BF Homes and Flying Shadow, the race is a campaign focusing on ending and making people aware of polio.…

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JDH holds Food Fest/Bazaar

Thousands of people from nearby communities flocked to the Multi Purpose Hall of Tahanan Village on September 8 where the Jesus the Divine Healer’s Food Fest and Bazaar was held from morning until evening.

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Health project in Tahanan slated on Sept. 22

A project of the Century Club of Tahanan, Inc., Lingap Kalusugan Project, is set for September 22 in Tahanan Village. Scheduled from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Village Café (Senior’s Nook), the activity will allow residents of Tahanan Village to

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PQUE Closes Nightclub

The Parañaque City Government has ordered the closure of a nightclub found operating without a business permit for the last three years as part of a crackdown launched by Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez against erring establishments to improve revenue collection and protect the public from unscrupulous, flyby-night ventures.

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PQUE upgrades hospital, to issue healthcard

Parañaque City Mayor Edwin L. Olivarez today said the local government intends to catch up with neighboring cities by issuing its own health cards to give residents access to affordable and comprehensive medical care as part of a universal health care program that will be anchored on a well-equipped and…

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Rotary Club Parañaque Lakan-Bini celebrates 12th Charter Anniversary

Recently, the Rotary Club Parañaque Lakan-Bini celebrated its 12th charter anniversary at the Acacia Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The event, which was graced by business tycoon and philanthropist Robert Kuan, was attended by its members, including Senior Citizens Association of Barangay BF, Inc. president Nitz Wenceslao (the RCP Lakan-bini…

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Police Files # 24

(Editor’s Note: All Police Files reports are based on records in the police blotter at the PNP Substation in BF.) Car robbed at Monserrat St. A lady was robbed at around 6 p.m. on September 12 at Monserrat St. in Phase 1. According to her report, she discovered signs of…

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An Interview: Vice Mayor Rico Golez

Since 1992, Jose Enrico Golez (popularly called Rico Golez) has taken part in the political campaigns of his father Congressman Roilo Golez. (His father went on to serve a total of six terms or 18 years in the House of Representatives.) From his father, Rico learned much about the democratic…

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Are We Worth It?

The Philippines last August 26 celebrated National Heroes Day, a day where we remember our fallen heroes who shed their blood for Philippine independence.

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Letters, E-mails, Infos

In the past, we have received short e-mails from readers thanking us for covering their events, featuring their shops (NEWBIZ), or for just simply giving them a copy of NEWSVILLE. A couple of times, we also received letters complaining about our police files coverage, which we responded to publicly. What…

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Life begins at 50

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (1 Pet 1:3) Her brother died when she was 10. Then her mother got too…

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NEWSBIZ #24

What’s new in town? Here are a few newly opened businesses spotted around BF. LAUNDRYBEST A new laundry business joint recently opened in the neighborhood – Laundrybest. Located along Aguirre Avenue near the corner of Tirona Drive, Laundrybest offers laundry services. For P30 per kilo, one can avail of washing,…

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What do you remember about Martial Law?

41 years ago, Martial Law was declared in the Philippines and it paved the way for Marcos’ dictatorship. Some say that to this day, Martial Law continues to haunt the people, conjuring memories with images of human rights violations. However, some say that people are forgetful, and that the Martial…

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