Dingalan mayor receives summons in Philip Agustin murder

first_img Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago May 19, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dingalan mayor receives summons in Philip Agustin murder The Philippines justice department has issued a subpoena to Jaime Ylarde, the mayor of Dingalan (in the northeastern province of Aurora) to appear before investigators on 27 May to respond to accusations that he instigated the 10 May murder of journalist Philip Agustin. Follow the news on Philippines RSF_en Help by sharing this information June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific February 16, 2021 Find out more Organisation News News Receive email alerts News The Philippines justice department has issued a subpoena to Jaime Ylarde, the mayor of Dingalan (in the northeastern province of Aurora) to appear before investigators on 27 May to respond to accusations that he instigated the 10 May murder of journalist Philip Agustin.A former police officer, Ylarde was often the target of criticism in articles Agustin wrote for the weekly Starline Times Recorder. Ylarde has denied any involvement in the murder and says he intended to bring a libel action against Agustin.The two alleged hit men, Nilo “Boyet” Morete and Manuel Alday, have also been cited to appear before investigators. They are currently on the run._________________________________________________________________________11.05.2005Fourth journalist murdered since the start of the yearReporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the murder of Philip Agustin, the editor and publisher of the weekly Starline Times Recorder, who was gunned down last night in Dingalan (in Aurora province, northeast of Manila), becoming the second journalist to be murdered in the Philippines in less than a week and the fourth so far this year.”The Philippine authorities must immediately deploy all the necessary resources to stem the horrible wave of murders that has engulfed the press since the return to democracy in 1986,” the press freedom organization said.”Two journalists have been killed in the space of a week in what is the world’s most dangerous country for the press after Iraq – these murders must stop going unpunished so that journalists can finally work in a normal conditions worthy of a democracy,” the organization added.Aged 54, Agustin was inside the home of his daughter, Roseville Cruz, when a gunman fired through a window and then fled on a motorcycle. Agustin was killed by a single shot behind the left ear. His daughter did not get a chance to see the killers.Agustin had arrived a few hours earlier in Dingalan with 500 copies of the latest issue of his newspaper, in which he often carried articles about corruption. He had recently published articles about Dingalan mayor Jaime Ylarde, a former police officer. Ylarde denied any involvement in Agustin’s murder in an interview today for the TV station GMA-7 and promised to step up the investigation. to go further News Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific May 3, 2021 Find out more Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be droppedlast_img read more

New 2012 Digital Universe Study Reveals Big Data Opportunity

first_imgThe amount of information in the Digital Universe is doubling every two years, currently growing at a rate of more than 7,600 petabytes per dayLess than 1% of the world’s data is analyzed today, presenting an enormous opportunity for Big Data analytics, which we at EMC believe will become the “killer app” of the next wave of ITBy 2020, there will be 7.6B people on the Internet… and 200B interconnected “things.” As my colleague and EMC Fellow Steve Todd writes, “embedded systems (e.g. sensors, surveillance cameras, smart meters, appliances, medical devices, toys, etc.) will become one of the major sources of ones and zeros”This machine generated data (driven by what some call the “Internet of Things”) will account for 40% of the Digital Universe by 2020, up from just 11% in 2005Less than 20% of the information in the Digital Universe is protected today, yet “enterprises have liability associated with and responsibility for nearly 80%” of itInformation is much less protected in emerging markets, which will account for the majority (62%) of the Digital Universe by 2020.Clearly, as the volume and complexity of data increases from all angles, IT organizations have a choice: succumb to information-overload paralysis, or take steps to harness the tremendous potential teeming within the new data streams.This year’s study underscores the massive opportunity that exists for organizations that recognize the importance of navigating the Digital Universe with the right balance of technology, data security practices and IT skills. The 2012 Digital Universe study, conducted by the research firm IDC for EMC, is full of eye popping statistics about the amount of information the world is generating.Consider these findings from the study:last_img read more

Pakistan leg-spin great Abdul Qadir dies at 63

first_imgPAKISTAN cricket great Abdul Qadir, who revived the art of leg-spin bowling, has died at the age of 63, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said yesterday. Pakistani media reported that he died of cardiac arrest.Qadir made his Pakistan debut in 1977 in Lahore and went on to play 67 Tests and 104 one-day internationals, claiming a total of 368 wickets.The PCB wrote on Twitter: “PCB is shocked at the news of `maestro` Abdul Qadir`s passing and has offered its deepest condolences to his family and friends.”Qadir was an influential figure in Pakistan`s most successful teams in the 1980s and later a mentor to the next generation of leg-spinners, including Australia`s Shane Warne and Pakistan`s Mushtaq Ahmed.Commentating for Sky Sports during the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia, Warne said Qadir was a “brilliant, brilliant bowler.”“I think a lot of people bowled leg-spin, like I did and he was the guy whom we looked up to in the eighties. He was the main leg-spinner in that era. He was a terrific bowler who bamboozled a lot of batsmen. His record is a terrific one,” he added.Renowned for his fairly long run-up and a unique bowling action, Qadir was almost unplayable on pitches in Pakistan and one of the favourites of former captain Imran Khan – now the country`s Prime Minister.Qadir reserved his finest performances for England and his spell of 9-56 in Lahore in 1987 is still the best by a Pakistan bowler in a Test innings.“He would always ask you whether you had picked the googly,” former England captain David Gower told Sky Sports. “`Have you picked it?” he would tease. A lovely guy, with a huge skillset. Our condolences go to all close to him.”After retiring from the sport, he served as the chief selector for Pakistan.“They called him the magician for many reasons but when he looked me in the eyes & told me I was going to play for Pakistan for the next 20 years, I believed him,” former Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram wrote on Twitter.“A magician, absolutely. A leg-spinner & a trailblazer of his time,” he added.last_img