Landmark India ruling ends gay sex ban

AFP 09/06/2018

INDIA’s Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a ban on gay sex after a decades-old campaign against a colonial-era law used to hold back LGBT rights. Members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups held tearful celebrations…

BAN HELMET USE

MAO BA? 08/25/2018

The spate of killings perpetrated by motorcycle-riding assailants drew online calls for a ban on helmet use. Facebook user Bernabe Bantaya Nakashima Elli wrote, “Ban 1st full face helmets b4 back riders. Then put CCTVs on corners…

Senators: Lift ban on solo riders

Inquirer.net 08/15/2018

The Senate unanimously adopted on Wednesday a resolution urging the immediate suspension and recall of the Edsa ban on solo drivers during rush hours. Senate Resolution No. 845 was initiated by Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III,…

‘Dating app’ now a must, quips Poe amid rage over single-passenger car ban

Inquirer.net 08/09/2018

  “Singles” no longer allowed on Edsa? Fret no more because Senator Grace Poe has a quick “solution” to the problem. “Maghanap muna sila ng makakapareha (ng mga singles),” Poe said in jest on Wednesday when asked…

Indonesia to ban dog meat consumption

Asia News Network/Inquirer.net 08/08/2018

JAKARTA — The Indonesian government has agreed to issue a regulation banning the trade in dog meat amid concerns over the spread of rabies and animal abuse following a series of campaigns against the consumption of dog…

City Hall plastic ban starts today

USJ-R Intern 07/31/2018

Cebu City Hall officials and employees report to work today with a reminder to observe and comply with the ban on single-use plastic materials which takes effect today. As of yesterday, City Hall employees like City Environment…

BAN MOTORCYCLES IN CEBU?

MAO BA? 07/28/2018

Cebu-based netizens are amenable to prohibiting the use of motorcycles in Cebu City following the shooting of a PDEA-7 officer by motorcycle-riding assailants last Friday, July 27. Netizen Mr Jimmy Lorca wrote, “Ibawal nlng motor ky kasagaran…

VM Bucao backs ban on sikads in highways

John Aroa 07/16/2018

Talisay City Vice Mayor Allan Bucao voiced support to the provincial government’s proposed ban on traysikads at the national highway. Bucao said Cebu Provincial Traffic Coordinator Joy Tumulak’s proposed ban on traysikads especially along the Talisay City…

Environmental activitists seek ban on plastic straws

AFP 07/01/2018

FOR decades, plastic straws have been essential props for cocktail makers, smoothie lovers and fast food addicts. But that may be starting to change, thanks largely to vigorous environmental campaigning. Under pressure from activists, the European Union,…

Saudi gov’t overturns ban on women drivers

AFP 06/24/2018

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world’s only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility.…

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