TWENTY-FIVE people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings damaged on Saturday when an earthquake sent terrified residents of Surigao del Sur fleeing their homes before dawn, police said.
GENEVA — UN ambassadors from 37 countries released a letter Friday defending China’s treatment of Uighur and other minorities in the Xinjiang region, in direct response to Western criticism earlier this week.
“Anong problema ng Iceland? Ice lang. That’s your problem, you have too much ice, and there is no clear day or night there... You can understand no crime, there is no policeman either and they just go about eating ice,” he said in a speech during the 28th anniversary of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.
Under Memorandum Circular No. 107, series of 1989, issued by the Department of Health, ambulances could be utilized for withdrawing money from the bank, transport personnel on night duty to and from pick-up/drop in centers and for medical outreach missions.
FORMER Philippine National Police chief-turned Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa yesterday said he would have his head cut off if the United Nations Commission on Human Rights will be able to prove state-sponsored killings stemmed from the government’s three-year-old war on drugs.
DESCRIBING its validity as “highly questionable”, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday rejected the resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) which seeks a comprehensive written report on the human rights situation in the Philippines.
In welcoming the delegates, Environmental Secretary Roy Cimatu emphasized the need for these regions to work together and come up with solutions that would reduce the negative impact of these species to biodiversity and the environment in general.
“That’s why we initiate ‘yung direct na contact with the NICA (National Intelligence Coordinating Agency), ISAFP (Intelligence Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines) and other intelligence units to see kung meron talagang connection or possibility na umabot dito. But as of this time, wala naman kaming nakikita pa,” Prestoza added.
The President had endorsed his former running mate Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano for the speakership of the 18th Congress for the first 15 months, to be followed by his PDP-Laban party-mate Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco for 21 months. Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, meanwhile, will be the majority leader.
“This incident does not represent me or my values, and I will prove it by working hard to deliver our party platform and campaign promises to fellow probinsyanos, and from hereon conduct myself as an exemplary public servant worthy of the trust and confidence our people placed on us last election,” he added.
EFFORTS of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces to acquire more state-of-the-art surveillance equipment needed in fighting drugs and terror is being hampered especially by opposition members in Congress, officials said on Thursday.
THE Speakership issue is not yet over, Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte said as he warned that one of three speakership hopefuls planned to wrest the House leadership from President Rodrigo Duterte’s anointed.
“We are very happy that the President respects the co-equal branch of government. The endorsement of the President puts a lot of weight to our July 22 vote. Kasi hindi kami pwedeng sumuway or else we will have a disruptive type of government,” Romero said.