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Moreno: No harm in pushing through with 'dolomite beach' project
by Franco Luna - April 15, 2021 - 1:14pm
"No, [I was not informed about the recent dump.] But I was informed about the project."
Is deploying cops really a 'tried and tested' pandemic response?
by Franco Luna - April 12, 2021 - 5:31pm
As things unfolded a year ago, abuse at the hands of power-tripping enforcers has been documented again, prompting changes on the part of the national police.
Raps filed vs barangay watchmen over beating, death of curfew violator
by Franco Luna - April 12, 2021 - 4:16pm
"Witnesses said they chased the alleged violator but then kicked him on the ground after curfew hours. But another version of the story says that he ran away and then stumbled," Usana told reporters at a virtual...
Asked about quick access to hospital care, Roque incorrectly claims all can get medical assistance
by Franco Luna - April 12, 2021 - 2:00pm
"That is an un-Christian question," Roque told reporters when asked about getting a hospital bed when people have been lining up for days.
PNP: Fines, community service for quarantine violators during MECQ
by Franco Luna - April 12, 2021 - 12:35pm
"This doesn't become an instrument of abuse. We just need the public to comply with health protocols. We assure the public that we will be professional, courteous, and will observe maximum tolerance."
PNP says no changes in enforcement under MECQ
by Franco Luna - April 11, 2021 - 5:52pm
"Nothing is going to change in our checkpoints. The usual ECQ and MECQ violations are not wearing faceshields/masks, mass gathering, physical distancing and provisions of RA 11332," Police Brig. Gen. Ildebrandi...
Robredo proposes identifying subgroups in vaccine priority list
by Franco Luna - April 11, 2021 - 1:47pm
"If only the people giving out vaccines had a more proactive in inviting people who can't work from home or the ones whose jobs aren't done at home." 
Transport groups call for temporary suspension of anti-colorum campaign
by Franco Luna - April 8, 2021 - 2:32pm
Arrests on colorum drivers are among the more polarizing campaigns under an enhanced community quarantine that has significantly cut down on the capacity of public transportation. 
Doctor in viral tweet thread charged and released; PNP denies alleged abuse
by Franco Luna - April 7, 2021 - 5:25pm
"The provincial director of Rizal has given word that the doctor is out today," Police Brig. Gen. Ildebrandi Usana, PNP spokesperson, said in a text message to reporters. 
Gen. Trias police chief loses post over death of 'quarantine violator'
by Franco Luna - April 7, 2021 - 1:42pm
"He'll be in the provincial office based in Imus for now," Usana told Philstar.com in a phone call. "The two cops are now placed under the direct supervision and control of the provincial director."
LTFRB chairman Delgra urged: Act now on transport situation
by Franco Luna - April 7, 2021 - 12:01pm
"After more than a year, many traditional jeepneys, which should be preferred for their open-air ventilation, are still not allowed to operate. This has tipped many transport workers into extreme poverty," the coalition...
Testing czar Dizon slammed for rejection of mass testing one year into pandemic
by Franco Luna - April 6, 2021 - 6:08pm
"A testing czar who rejects mass testing is no different from a doctor who abandons his patients: this is neglect of his sole duty! He would rather test the patience of the Filipino people, which is wearing thin...
DILG supports community service for quarantine violators — spokesperson
by Franco Luna - April 6, 2021 - 12:30pm
"Let me first say that our policy is not to go straight to arrests. In fact, most of the time the first offense only yields a warning, and the second offense is usually a fine," Malaya said in mixed Filipino and...
Metro Manila mayors start getting vaccinated vs COVID-19
by Franco Luna - April 4, 2021 - 5:11pm
This also comes after the Palace announced that the enhanced community quarantine in the bubble would be extended for one more week. 
Rail transport still limited for second week of ECQ
by Franco Luna - April 4, 2021 - 4:29pm
“We should not compromise the health, safety, and security of the traveling public and our working people. That is a non-negotiable position,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said in a s...
Robredo: DILG exec's remarks show need for higher standards for appointees
by Franco Luna - April 4, 2021 - 1:15pm
"I know people from DILG and I'm sad that they have to be associated with this public official," Robredo said.
Governors, mayors in high-risk areas allowed to get COVID-19 vaccine
by Franco Luna - April 4, 2021 - 11:56am
This also comes after the Palace announced that the enhanced community quarantine in the bubble would be extended for one more week. 
DILG to investigate overeager enforcers, remind them food deliveries are OK
by Franco Luna - April 1, 2021 - 2:51pm
"Yes, we are [investigating] and we continue to reiterate to all LGUs the need to let food deliveries pass through checkpoints," DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya told Philstar.com in a text message.&...
PNP urges public to report lugaw-blocking enforcers, says taking videos not prohibited
by Franco Luna - April 1, 2021 - 12:04pm
"The position of the PNP is that any kind of food that is legitimately delivered upon orders by residents during the period of ECQ in the NCR Bubble is considered as part of essential goods," Police Brig. Gen. Brandi...
In ECQ 'bubble', checkpoints for commuter safety harm hard-up drivers
by Franco Luna - March 31, 2021 - 9:51pm
"He was arrogant. What they're doing is so strict, so aggressive," he said. "I can't really do anything about it since they're the police." 
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