Malacañang receives copy of anti-terror bill

MANILA: Malacañang on Tuesday received a copy of the anti-terrorism bill which is now up for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque confirmed the news in a text message to reporters. In a virtual presser earlier in the day, Roque said Duterte has 30 days to act on the legislation or else it … Continue reading Malacañang receives copy of anti-terror bill

Safeguards in anti-terror bill in place: PNP

PNP chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa. (File photo) MANILA: The proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 has safeguards to prevent abuse and protect the rights of the people, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa said Tuesday. “I don't suppose that the legislature, the branch of government who takes care of formulating the law will craft it … Continue reading Safeguards in anti-terror bill in place: PNP

PRRD participation in Independence Day celebration unsure

INDEPENDENCE DAY. President Rodrigo Duterte bows before the bust of Dr. Jose Rizal as he leads the wreath-laying ceremony as part of the 121st Philippine Independence Day celebration at the 6th Infantry Battalion Grounds in Malabang, Lanao del Sur on June 12, 2019. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday (June 9, 2020) said he has yet … Continue reading PRRD participation in Independence Day celebration unsure

Anti-terror bill to protect ‘most vulnerable’ urban poor

MANILA: A federation of urban poor said Monday the passage of the proposed anti-terrorism bill will protect the vulnerability of the urban poor sector against acts of tyranny, oppression, and violence. In a statement, Tomas Jaldo, Pambansang Koalisyon ng Maralitang Taga-Lungsod (PKML) president, said the urban poor sector deserves protection by enacting the bill into … Continue reading Anti-terror bill to protect ‘most vulnerable’ urban poor

Overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climb to 5,401

MANILA: The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday reported 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) among overseas Filipinos, bringing the total to 5,401 as of June 9. The agency said the discrepancy in the figures is due to corrected "double entries" from a Middle East country. The overall tally previously stands … Continue reading Overseas Filipinos with coronavirus climb to 5,401

Netizens slam ‘Defend UPLB’ over ‘fake’ death threat

MANILA: Netizens on Tuesday criticized an organization from the University of the Philippines Los Baños over an alleged “fake” death threat received by one of their volunteers, amid a surge in calls online to junk the proposed anti-terrorism bill. Netizens, including students of the same university, slammed the group "Defend UPLB" and expressed their disappointment on … Continue reading Netizens slam ‘Defend UPLB’ over ‘fake’ death threat

NoCot registers ‘zero’ active Covid-19 case

The June 7, 2020 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) bulletin of the North Cotabato provincial government citing “zero” Covid-19 positive cases. COTABATO CITY: Governor Nancy Catamco appealed to all North Cotabateños to maintain practicing health protocols as she announced that the last of five coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) positive patients in the province has fully recovered … Continue reading NoCot registers ‘zero’ active Covid-19 case

More LSIs, OFWs arrive in North Cotabato

DECONTAMINATION. Health workers and members of the Task Force Sagip North Cotabateños facilitate the decontamination at the Amas provincial capitol grounds Sunday (June 7, 2020) for returning residents of the province stranded elsewhere in the country due to the recent coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) enhanced community quarantine. The returning residents are being subjected to a 14-day … Continue reading More LSIs, OFWs arrive in North Cotabato

71 NPA fighters, supporters yield in S. Kudarat

REBELS NO MORE. Members of 'Yunit Militia' of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) West Daguma Front Regional torch the NPA flag as they renounce allegiance to the terror group in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on Sunday (June 7, 2020). The group vowed to never again join the NPA movement as they pledge their commitment to … Continue reading 71 NPA fighters, supporters yield in S. Kudarat

4 returning residents test positive for Covid-19 in Lanao areas

GOING HOME. A family embarks on a bus rented by the provincial government of Lanao del Sur that will ferry them to the provincial quarantine facility in Barangay Sagonsongan, Marawi City on June 6, 2020. As per the province's Covid-9 health protocols, returning residents are required to undergo the medical and health procedures before undergoing a … Continue reading 4 returning residents test positive for Covid-19 in Lanao areas