APART from members of the PNP Officers’ Ladies Club who are known for wielding tremendous influence and power in the 195,000-strong police force, female officers of the PNP right now are showing what the phrase women empowerment really means in the male-dominated organization.
THE country’s total crime volume went down to 38,000 last May compared to the 42,500 registered during the same month in 2018 with police attributing the significant crime reduction to the massive war on drugs ordered launched by President Rodrigo Duterte since July 2016.
HERE are more Philippine National Police anti-theft tips designed to prevent students and the rest of the public from falling prey to thieves in busy streets now that regular school has resumed in Metro Manila and other parts of the country, the PNP leadership headed by Director General Oscar D. Albayalde said yesterday.
Quilang said fresh, frozen pork, cooked and uncooked processed products and by-products from ASF-infected countries like China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, North Korea, Latvia, Romania, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Moldova, South Africa and Zambia are strictly prohibited from entering the country.
He advised parents to instruct their children attending school to always travel in groups or pairs; use well-frequented streets; play in areas within the school grounds; refuse gifts from strangers; report such attempts or any molestation immediately to the nearest adult and to tell you about it as soon as possible; tell your children at all times where and whom they will be with when you are or they are away from home; instruct your child to stay on the school campus until when they are fetched by their school service.
With the support of the Department of Trade and Industry Australia Philippine Business Council, and Erns and Young, trailblazing local fin-tech start-up Acudeen Technologies Inc. sealed a partnership with First Pacific Capital Underwriters Pty Ltd last June 12 in Australia.
Gen. Albayalde said all PNP operational guidelines and procedures are now being implemented by concerned police units tasked to support the DepEd’s Oplan Balik-Eskwela 2019. The massive security preparations also jive with the PNP’s Enhanced Managing Police Operations aimed at arresting drugs and criminality in Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
F.W. ‘Ted’ Holiday was the author of such ground-breaking and paradigm-shifting books as The Dragon and the Disc, The Great Orm of Loch Ness, and The Goblin Universe, all of which should be considered absolutely vital reading for cryptozoologists and Forteans, both seasoned and new. He famously stated the following with respect to the thorny matter of mysterious, hairy hominids in our very midst: “Real animals stay alive by eating. Giant primates, such as the gorilla, feed almost continuously during daylight, and in no dainty fashion. Bigfoot, however, allegedly lives in coastal evergreen forests which produce low-energy food of the poorest quality. It is impossible to imagine this miserable fare could sustain a race of eight-foot-high anthropoids.” Holiday’s undeniably wise, and wholly justified, words were made in particular relation to the controversy surrounding the Bigfoot phenomenon in North America; yet, they are equally as relevant to the problem of such animals allegedly residing in the British Isles – and, quite possibly, even more relevant, too…
According to Scottish legend, the Kelpie – or the water-horse – is a wholly supernatural creature that haunts the rivers, bridges and lochs of ancient Scotland and that has the uncanny ability to shape-shift. The most common form that the Kelpie takes is that of a horse – hence the name. It stands by the water’s edge, tempting any passing and weary traveler that might consider continuing on his or her journey to mount it. That, however, is always the fatal downfall of the traveler, as invariably the beast is then said to rear violently and charge head-long into the depths of the river or loch, and thus drowning its terrified rider in the process. Very notably, the Kelpie was also said to be able to transform itself into both a beautiful maiden, or mermaid, and a large, hairy man that would hide in the vegetation of Scottish waterways and leap out and attack the unwary, not unlike the Man-Monkey of the U.K.’s Shropshire Union Canal. For those who may not know, the Man-Monkey was an “anomalous ape” seen late one night on Bridge 39 on the aforementioned canal in January 1879.
YESTERDAY, Bureau of Customs (BOC) commissioner, Rey Leonardo ‘Jagger’ Guerrero, was in his “best element,” so to speak, as he led the launching of six new ‘computer-based’ systems that the bureau hope would help catapult it to becoming one of the “best” customs agency this side of the Pacific.