Gov’t urged: Ease Rice Tariffication Law’s effects on farmers with programs to boost rice production

Rosalie O. Abatayo 02/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — While certain that the signing into law of the rice tariffication bill is a good sign for consumers, a local retailer’s group leader said the government should initiate improvements in local rice production in…

PRO-7 troops in Mindanao are safe, says Sinas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/06/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – All 329 police officers from the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO -7) who were deployed in Mindanao are safe. In a press conference held Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Chief Superintendent Debold Sinas,…

Capitol Site shooting victim identified; cops eye drugs in killing

Benjie Talisic 01/07/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The unidentified shooting victim, who was found dead at Barangay Capitol Site on January 6, has finally been identified. Inspector Gomersendo Mandawe, Abellana Police Station deputy commander, told Cebu Daily News Digital…

Congress okays 3rd martial law extension in Mindanao

Inquirer.net 12/12/2018

MANILA, Philippines — For the third time, Congress gave its nod on Wednesday to President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year, a move the Chief Executive said would “put an end…

Reg’l law enforcement committee convened

Benjie B. Talisic, Nestle L. Semilla 12/11/2018

30 gov’t agencies led by PRO-7 chief tackle coordination in drug war Representatives from 30 government agencies in Central Visayas gathered in Cebu City on Tuesday (Dec. 11) to discuss coordination in enforcing laws as the Police…

CHR demands ‘strong reason’ for third martial law extension

Inquirer.net 12/06/2018

MANILA, Philippines — ”There has to be a strong reason” should the government move for another extension of martial law in Mindanao. This was Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) reaction after the Armed Forces of the Philippines…

AFP to recommend extension of martial law in Mindanao

Inquirer.net 12/03/2018

The Armed Forces of the Philippines will recommend the extension of martial law in Mindanao for at least another year. AFP chief of staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. said feedback from various agencies have called for its…

DILG set to sue mayors, village chiefs for defying waste management law

Inquirer.net 11/30/2018

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) will start to sue mayors and barangay captains who are not implementing proper waste management in their localities. This while DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño said Friday he is…

Tech giants warn Australia against law to break encryption

AFP 11/29/2018

Digital giants led by Google, Facebook and Amazon have warned Australia against passing a “fundamentally flawed” law allowing security services to spy on encrypted communications among suspected criminals and terrorists. In a submission sent to parliament this…

Galvez: Duterte says no Martial Law in Luzon and Visayas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/29/2018

  Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Carlito Galvez assured the public that President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans in declaring Martial Law in Luzon and Visayas. He said that the Martial Law in Mindanao was able…

Solon seeks extension of martial law in Mindanao until June 2019

Inquirer.net 11/19/2018

A lawmaker has sought another extension of martial law in Mindanao, this time until June 30, 2019. Iligan Rep. Frederick Siao filed House Resolution No. 2302 on November 14, citing “initial reports of terrorist plots and the…

Priest: Present situation is like martial law years

Inquirer.net 11/03/2018

The present situation is no different from the martial law years under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Fr. Angel Cortez, co-executive director of the Association of the Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP), made this statement…

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