Tuesday, January 25, 2022

4 civilians shot in Zamboanga

FOUR PEOPLE were shot and wounded after two men engaged each other in a gun duel in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.



Heroism of ‘SAF 44’ remembered, justice still elusive 7 years later

POLICE ON Tuesday remembered the 7th anniversary of the so-called Mamasapano massacre where 44 members of the elite Special Action Force were brutally killed by Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebels in Maguindanao province.



Monday, January 24, 2022

Security forces destroy Cannabis farm

 Police photos show the marijuana plantation in Kalingalan Caluang in Sulu province. 



Duterte signs microgrid systems bill into law

PRESIDENT RODRIGO  Duterte has signed into law a measure that will spur microgrid development in unserved and underserved areas nationwide to achieve the government's goal of 100 percent electrification in the Philippines.  



US Embassy cancels visa interviews amid rising Covid-19 cases

THE UNITED States Embassy in Manila has canceled non-immigrant business and tourist visa interview appointments amid the rise in Covid-19 infections in the country and “significant worldwide challenges related to the pandemic.” 



New Nolcom commander assumes post

LT. GEN.. Ernesto Torres Jr. assumed his post as the 32nd commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) based in Camp General Servillano Aquino in Tarlac on Monday.  



PhilHealth urges members to use online service transactions

THE PHILHEALTH  in Davao Region reiterated on Monday the use of the PhilHealth member portal, an online service that allows members to access their records.  



21 rebels surrender, turn over firearms in Albay

A TOTAL of 21 rebels have voluntarily surrendered last week and were received by the Philippine Army's 49th Infantry Battalion (49IB) and 902nd Infantry Brigade, along with the Police Regional Office 5 (PRO5) in Barangay Tas-tas, Ligao City, Albay.



PNP boosts anti-corruption drive with new guidelines

THE PHILIPPINE  National Police-Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) on Sunday released guidelines to intensify its anti-corruption campaign within the organization. 



PNP boosts anti-corruption drive with new guidelines

THE PHILIPPINE  National Police-Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) on Sunday released guidelines to intensify its anti-corruption campaign within the organization. 



Plastic bubble wrap waste piling up amid surge in online sales

THE PAMDEMIC -driven surge in online merchandise sales is generating a huge volume of new plastic waste every day, mainly from the widespread use of “bubble wraps” to package goods ordered by consumers, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said on Sunday.  



DOLE resumes inspection of workplaces' compliance with laws

THE DEPARTMENT  of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has resumed inspections to ensure establishments' compliance with the laws after a temporary suspension in December  



DepEd urges personnel, learners to participate in vax drive

THE DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) has encouraged personnel and learners to participate in the national government's vaccination drive which has expanded to the pediatric population. 



No need for HR defenders bill, rights enshrined in Charter

THERE IS  no need for the enactment of House Bill 10576, also known as the Human Rights Defenders Protection Bill, as all the rights and freedoms cited in it are already included in the country's Constitution.  



Cardinal Advincula names 3 new Manila archdiocese officials

ARCHBISHOP JOSE Cardinal Advincula has appointed three new officials of the Archdiocese of Manila.



CHR commendation shows cops uphold rights of accused: PNP

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL  Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Dionardo Carlos, on Monday thanked the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for commending the Asingan town police's handling of the case of the 80-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly stealing 10 kilograms of mangoes in Pangasinan.  



MMDA, DOTR launch mobile vaccination drive at PITX

THE METROPOLITAN Manila Development Authority (MMDA), in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOTr), formally launched the “We Vax as One: Mobile Vaccination Drive” at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) on Monday to further ramp up the government’s vaccination efforts and inoculate unvaccinated residents as well as those who are due for booster shots.