Gamboa steps up drive vs crime, Q violators

ACTING on instructions of President Duterte, Philippine National Police chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa yesterday said he has ordered a stepped-up drive versus criminality and quarantine violators in the country as part of their effort to enforce discipline while keeping the streets safe 24/7.

Strong push for energy security

July 13, 2020
THE imperative for the Philippines to achieve energy security and independence is one of the national issues that COVID-19 has pushed to the forefront. The energy industry is faced with the challenge of supplying steady power to communities across the Philippines as the pandemic continues to impact industries everywhere. Critical to fulfilling this objective is the collaboration between the private and public sector.

Go to IATF: Thoroughly study backriding safety protocols

July 13, 2020
SENATOR Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has called on the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and the National Task Force (NTF) for COVID-19 to consider a thorough and scientific study of various proposals for motorcycle backriding in adherence to necessary health and safety protocols that need to be imposed to protect motorcycle drivers, backriders, and the general public.

PNP, AFP addressing 'lapses in coordination'  

THE Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces leaderships are fully addressing possible "lapses in coordination" which may trigger misunderstanding between soldiers and policemen involved in highly-confidential missions in the aftermath of the killing of four AFP officers in Jolo, Sulu by local policemen last June 29.

Another backrider shield gets green light

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Ano said that the two designs were among the several proposals submitted to the National Task  Force for COVID-19 chaired by Sec. Delfin Lorenzana that complied with the minimum  health standards set by the Inter-Agency Task  Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID).

Court denies PECO appeal

July 12, 2020
IN another legal debacle, the Panay Electric Company (PECO), the former power distributor of Iloilo City, suffered another beating after the Iloilo Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 23 denied its motion for reconsideration against a decision it issued on April 16, this year.