Police detain 50 after Pride march in Istanbul

Reuters 06/26/2023

ISTANBUL — Turkish police detained at least 50 people on Sunday after Istanbul’s LGBT community held their annual Pride march. The government led by President Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party has toughened its stance on…

COA flags CHEd’s poor spending of funds for free college tuition

Inquirer.net 08/16/2018

THE Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has used only P1.45 billion out of the P8-billion funding for free tuition in state universities and colleges as of the end of 2017, according to the Commission on Audit (COA).…

COA flags Cesar Montano’s ‘extravagant’ foreign trips

Inquirer.net 07/26/2018

The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the “excessive and extravagant” foreign trips of resigned Tourism Promotions Board (TBP) chief operating officer (COO) Cesar Montano totaling to 14 trips in a span of 91 days. In its…

US, China flags burned in June 12 rally

CNU Intern, Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/12/2018

THEY burned the flags of the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America in a gathering in downtown Cebu City on Tuesday morning to commemorate the country’s 120th Independence Day celebration. Militant groups also…

Militants burn China, US flags during Independence Day rally

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/12/2018

CEBU CITY—Less than 100 members of militant groups in Cebu tore and burned the flags of China and United States during their rally in commemoration of the 120th anniversary since the declaration of Philippine independence. The group…

COA flags ‘excessive’ local, foreign travels of Calida’s office

Inquirer.net 06/01/2018

STATE auditors have flagged the “excessive” local and foreign travel expenses of the Office of the Solicitor General. The Commission on Audit (COA), in its 2017 annual audit report, said that Solicitor General Jose Calida’s office should…

COA flags delay in P1.5B hospital facility upgrades

Inquirer.net 07/11/2017

MANILA — The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Department of Health (DOH) for various delays in the implementation of P1.505 billion worth of infrastructure projects under the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP). The HFEP…

Philippine nat’l flags burned

Nestle L. Semilla 06/09/2017

  FIVE Philippine national flags which stood proudly at a military camp in Cebu City for years were given their proper send-off, Friday, through a ceremony witnessed by dozens of boy scouts. At the Armed Forces of…

Gov’t forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

Inquirer.net 05/27/2017

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur — Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Civilians waved…

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