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Be informed plan ahead, be safe, PNP tells public

THE Philippine National Police headed by Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday called anew on the citizenry to develop their own safety core competency and follow practical safety tips they have issued as the 175,000-strong organization gears up…

CJ told: Don’t divert issue

THE chairman of the House committee on justice said yesterday Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno should just answer the accusations in the impeachment case against her instead of resorting to diversionary tactics. Earlier, Sereno said in an interview that the…

Crime volume dips by 8%, PNP aims further cut this Yuletide

THE Philippines’ total crime volume went down by eight percent from January to October compared to the same period last year, the Philippine National Police reported yesterday while attributing the decline to their stepped-up campaign against organized crime groups and…

Aguirre lauds PDEA

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II yesterday lauded the renewed partnership of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in a bid to prevent illegal drug activities inside prison facilities and penal farms. “I don’t see…

Oil price rollback

AFTER five successive weeks of oil price increase and a threat from consumer groups to initiate an investigation into the alleged oil cartel, oil companies are set to implement a price rollback this week. The rollback in gasoline could go…

House panel finalizing bill on comprehensive nursing law

THE House Committee on Civil Service and Professional Regulation is now finalizing a bill which seeks to provide a comprehensive nursing law towards a quality health care system. The bill approved by the panel chaired by Batangas Rep. Mario Vittorio…

Extended ML backed

SENATOR JV Ejercito yesterday expressed support for the extension of martial law in Mindanao in order to immediately implement the rehabilitation of the war-torn city. Upon personally seeing the ruins, Ejercito was convinced that martial rule should be observed to…

PH team takes active role in climate session

THE Philippines’ climate change advocacy was brought to the fore at the 23rd Session of the Conference of Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. The Philippine Delegation to COP23, composed of…

Three solons buck longer martial law

THREE opposition solons have expressed their strong objection to the proposed extension of martial law in Mindanao. In separate statements, Caloocan City Rep. Edgar Erice, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat Jr. and Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin said martial law will not…

Dominicans to fast vs drug war killings

THE Dominican family will stage a day of fasting and prayer for peace amid the growing number of deaths linked to the war on drugs. The fast is scheduled on December 3, the first Sunday of Advent, as a response…

PH to join ‘Red Wednesday’

THE Philippines is joining this year’s “Red Wednesday,” campaign to raise awareness on the plight of persecuted Christians and religious freedom, that started last year by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) in the United Kingdom. The Catholic Bishops…

Sugar-sweetened beverages tax too high for consumers

BANTAY Konsumer, Kalsada, Kuryente (BK3) expressed support to the Philippine Association of Stores and Carinderia Owners (PASCO) in its campaign against the proposed excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). According to BK3, over 300,000 signatures from across the country have…

Senate asked to revise TRAIN

A CONSUMER’S group yesterday said if passed into law, the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) under the Senate Committee on Ways and Means chaired by Sen. Sonny Angara, will remove the VAT exemptions currently given for socialized,…

CJ gets impeach hearing invite

CHIEF Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno was invited by the House of Representatives to attend the impeachment hearing next week. But opposition solon Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said Sereno need not attend because she can be legally represented by her legal…

DoJ drops charges vs ex-BuCor chief

THE Department of Justice (DoJ) has dropped the charges filed against former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) head Rafael Ragos who was implicated along with Senator Leila de Lima in the illegal drugs trade in the New Bilibid Prison. This left…
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