Palace sees drug test proposal for 2019 bets as ‘problematic’

Inquirer.net 10/20/2018

The proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for it to conduct surprise drug testing of candidates for the 2019 midterm elections is still to be reviewed. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the clarification in a…

Colmenares: Military attacks vs activists may threaten ‘ordinary critics’

Inquirer.net 10/20/2018

BAYAN Muna chair Neri Colmenares has blamed the military on the recent criminalization of activists, saying it may also threaten ordinary people who are criticizing the government. About nine activists from militant organizations Gabriela, Anakpawis and Bayan…

Bicol professor writes ‘hugot’ test instructions to discourage cheating

Inquirer.net 10/19/2018

Tests are a part of student life as much as the many attempts to cheat during exams when the teacher’s not looking. But one college professor wanted none of that and made sure his students understood in…

Palace to extend martial law if…

Inquirer.net 10/18/2018

MARAWI CITY There is no recommendation yet to extend martial law in Mindanao but Malacañang said on Thursday there might be “a need to extend it.” “Well, according to the military, the martial law has helped in…

Social media scorn teacher caught punishing pupils on video

Inquirer.net 10/18/2018

REINA MERCEDES, Isabela — A grade school teacher has been reviled on social media over a viral video of her spanking and lashing out at pupils, who were participating in a scouting jamboree last October 12. Teacher…

Solons file Rice Industry Development Act

Inquirer.net 10/18/2018

PROGRESSIVE lawmakers from the House of Representatives filed on Wednesday a “hardcore and uncompromising” bill seeking a comprehensive solution to the recurring food crisis in the country. The House Makabayan bloc composed of Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao,…

CHED to DOF: Spare free college tuition fund from budget cuts

Inquirer.net 10/18/2018

THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Wednesday said it will ask the Department of Finance (DOF) to spare the free college education program from budget cuts due to the potential reduction of revenues from the impending…

Lacson warns aspirants vs political insanity

Inquirer.net 10/17/2018

“CHOOSE between politics of service and politics of interest.” Senator Panfilo Lacson had this to say on Wednesday, the last day for the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for those running for local and national posts…

BI deports suspected ISIS commander

Inquirer.net 10/16/2018

An Egyptian national, who is suspected to be a commander of international terrorist group ISIS, was deported for violating immigration laws, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Tuesday. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said Fehmi Lassqued or Haythan…

Tañada calls for passage of FOI bill to stamp out corruption

Inquirer.net 10/16/2018

FORMER Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada urged both chambers of Congress to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill as it would help stop corruption in the country. According to Tañada, the proposal for an FOI law has…

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