Duterte admits using marijuana to keep him awake

Inquirer.net 12/03/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Monday he was taking marijuana to keep him awake, citing his hectic schedule. “It’s a killing activity, and I think that at my age — ako hindi masyado, kasi nagmamarijuana ako eh, para…

PNP bans ‘Ang Probinsyano’ from using police assets, personnel

Inquirer.net 11/18/2018

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has ordered all its units to stop allowing the teleserye “Ang Probinsyano” from using their personnel, equipment, and facilities, following the show’s alleged negative portrayal of the agency. “All units, offices, and…

Mental hospital probed for using shock treatment on patients with internet addiction

Inquirer.net 10/29/2018

A MENTAL hospital in Shandong province, China, previously accused of using electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or shock treatment on its patients, is being investigated for allegedly re-starting said controversial internet addiction treatment. The Health and Family Planning Commission…

JUSTICE SERVED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 10/02/2018

RTC sentences couple to a life in jail for using their six children in cybersex; Magpale hails victory in Cebu’s 1st cyberporn case The long road to justice has ended. A couple will be spending their lives…

Coke explores possibility of using cannabis in wellness drinks

AP 09/18/2018

THE Coca-Cola Company said Monday it is “closely watching” the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign cannabis and cannabis-infused products are getting more acceptance in mainstream culture and a harder look from long-established…

Carcar mayor denies using govt vehicle as family car

John Michael Aroa 06/16/2018

CarCar City Mayor Nicepuro Apura today denied that he has been using his government-issued vehicle to service members of his family. The mayor issued this clarification after a photo posted on social media showed him, his wife, Carcar…

Stiff fines, imprisonment await those using illegal firecrackers

Inquirer 12/28/2017

  As New Year celebration approaches, the government has threatened to impose fine or imprisonment against those who would be caught proliferating or using illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics. The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)…

No order yet for taping firearms

Nestle L. Semilla 12/05/2017

  The Police Regional Office said it has yet to receive a directive from Camp Crame to tape the muzzles of their firearms in time for the holidays. “Definitely we will take the directive of the Camp…

Gisela’s family: Boniel’s lawyers using delaying tactics to stall proceedings

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 11/03/2017

  The family of slain Bien Unido mayor Gisela Bendong Boniel accused the camp of Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Rey Boniel of resorting to “delaying tactics” in the proceedings conducted by the trial courts. Gisela’s older…

Measured response

Editorial 10/31/2017

A proposal to allocate an additional P9,000 cash aid to fire victims in Cebu City met mixed reactions from officials who either saw it as too much or just right for the intended beneficiaries. In opposing the…

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