53 killed since December as PNP rejoins anti-drug war

Inquirer.net 02/10/2018

Fifty-three drug personalities have been killed in police operations since the Philippine National Police (PNP) started to actively support the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial war against drugs. PNP deputy spokesperson Supt.…

Capitol sets aside bigger anti-drug budget for 2018

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/04/2018

ALL agencies mobilized for the war on drugs will receive an additional budget from the province, Provincial Board (PB) Member Celestino Martinez III said yesterday. Martinez, who chairs the PB budget and appropriations committee, said a portion…

Anti-trafficking task force set up 

Morexette B. Erram 12/12/2017

  In line with the celebration of the International Day Against Trafficking, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) signed an agreement to create an Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) during…

ERMITA TO ROLL OUT SHAME CAMPAIGN

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Morexette B. Erram 10/07/2017

RUPINTA BACKTRACKS, EXPANDS ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN Ermita Barangay Captain Felicisimo “Imok” Rupinta has changed his mind anew. Less than 24 hours after he decided to stop attaching tarpaulins on houses they identified as “drug-free,” the controversial village chief…

Expanded Anti-Red Tape bill foreseen to raise country’s economic performance

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/30/2017

  The proposed bill facilitating ease of doing business in the Philippines is expected to propel the country’s economy to greater heights, even exceeding the performance of its neighbors in the Asean region. This was the optimistic…

Teen deaths prompt ‘major rethinking’ in anti-drugs war of gov’t — Abella

Inquirer.net 09/07/2017

The deaths of teenagers Kian Loyd delos Santos, Carl Arnaiz and Reynaldo de Guzman have prompted a “major rethinking” of the government’s war on drugs, Malacañang said Thursday. “The act that the PNP is being investigated, that…

CA’s refusal of Taguiwalo appointment anti-poor

Inquirer.net, Winson Ensomo 08/16/2017

  An official of the Bayan Muna in Central Visayas said the decision to deny the appointment of Social Work Secretary Judy Taguiwalo was anti-poor. Jaime Paglinawan said that Taguiwalo is among the very few government officials…

PRO-7, militants prepare for anti-Sona rally on Monday

Calvin Cordova, Fe Marie Dumabo 07/21/2017

Police your own ranks and avoid creating chaos. Authorities made the call in Friday’s dialogue with militant and sectoral group leaders in Cebu City as part of the security preparations for Monday’s State of the Nation Address…

BSP: Anti-money laundering law to bar dirty cash from casinos

Inquirer.net 07/19/2017

Manila — The inclusion of casinos in the coverage of the anti-money laundering law will help strengthen the fight against illicit cash inflows, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. The central bank…

SAF 44 widows see justice in PNoy, Purisima indictment

Ador Vincent Mayol, Joey Gabieta, Nestle Semilla 07/15/2017

  She thought justice was a distant reality. But Dr. Christine Cempron, whose husband was among the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members who were killed during a clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25, 2015, now…

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