14 bodies found among 21 missing miners from Venezuela massacre
Atleast 14 bodies were found presumed to be among 21 miners who went missing over a week ago after a massacre near a gold mine in Venezuela’s violent southern jungle.
In an interview with local news station Globovision, Government ombudsman Tarek Saab saidthe remains were found buried in a common grave about 5 meters (16.4 feet) deep
Chief prosecutor Luis Ortega said that investigators were still seeking to determine the motive for the crime.
DZRH news reported the massacre took place near Tumeremo, in Bolivar state, with some witnesses cited by local media, relatives and politicians as saying that a gang shot the miners and cut some up with a chain saw on March 4.
It also cited that even though the country suffers one of the world’s highest murder rates, the case has shaken Venezuelans. The government has pointed the finger at foreign paramilitaries, while opponents have accused security forces of being negligent.
Ortega said three people were issued arrest warrants including an Ecuadorean. One woman had been arrested and is due to appear in court in the city of Puerto Ordaz on Tuesday, March 15.
Manny Pacquiao will run for senator amid fight against Bradley
Manny Pacquiao will join the senatorial race in the leadup to his fight against Timothy Bradley on April 9 (April 10 PHL time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. However, the American’s trainer is convinced that those distractions won’t affect the Filipino when he returns to the ring.
As per GMA News, Atlas furthered that Pacquiao, who is currently the representative of Sarangani Province, has been able to cope with distractions his entire career regardless of what it is.
Binay’s camp denies ‘recycled’ corruption allegations
The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay cries foul on the “recycled” corruption allegations thrown against the presidential candidate.
This allegation is the issue he got billions worth of money from the infrastructure projects in Makati City.
According to Binay’s spokesperson Rico Quicho, the article published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer about the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) findings is already discarded.
On the other hand, the published report of the AMLC said that Binay used funds stashed away in joint-accounts with alleged dummies, which was purportedly earned from the allegedly overpriced Makati Carpark Building, Makati Science High Schools, and cakes for senior citizens.
Meanwhile, Senator Nancy Binay said they have secured a victory in the damage suit when the Makati Regional Trial Court gave a go signal for the hearing to push through.
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