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ABS-CBN's content picked apart as lawmakers air grievances
by Franco Luna - July 6, 2020 - 6:20pm
Since the onset of his administration, President Rodrigo Duterte has made it clear that he an ax to grind with critical media and has hit ABS-CBN, as well as Rappler and the Inquirer, in his speeches and addres...
As PNP backs 'anti-tambay' thrust, Gamboa says cops will 'uphold safeguards' of anti-terror law
by Franco Luna - July 6, 2020 - 1:09pm
"Your PNP listens to and fully understands the concerns of the public and you may rest assured that we shall faithfully uphold all institutional mechanisms that provide safeguards to the implementation of this law...
Task force looks to 2018 'anti-tambay' campaign for COVID-19 fight
by Franco Luna - July 5, 2020 - 4:45pm
“On the part of the JTF COVID Shield, we believe that these disciplinary measures using existing local ordinances against these kinds of offenses will reinforce the implementation of our quarantine rules,”...
CHR reminds government of vow to uphold rights amid Anti-Terrorism Law
by Franco Luna - July 5, 2020 - 1:54pm
"With the law’s passage, CHR will hold on to the government’s commitment, alongside the sponsors and advocates of this law, that human rights will be upheld at all cost."
11 activists protesting enactment of Anti-Terrorism Law arrested in Cabuyao
by Franco Luna - July 4, 2020 - 10:46pm
As it stands, though, elements of the national police have already actively and publicly red-tagged activists and solons found to be critical of the administration.
PNP coronavirus cases still rising, now at 754
by Franco Luna - July 2, 2020 - 1:46pm
According to the PNP Health Services latest tally, there are also 1,162 suspect cases within the organization to go with 677 probable ones. 
'Overzealous enforcement': Binay calls on PNP to take steps in protecting people's rights, health
by Franco Luna - July 2, 2020 - 12:55pm
"For some reason, the police have become over-zealous in enforcing public health directions to the point that they have put to risk the health of people, and violated basic rights," she noted
PNP chief says fatal Jolo shooting will not affect police-military relations
by Franco Luna - July 1, 2020 - 7:43pm
“Our relationship is founded on a long shared history of cooperation and brotherhood. In fact, we are inter-operable in the field because we share the same roots and are fighting a common enemy,” Gamboa...
Task force: SAF a solution to Cebu City residents' 'failure' to follow health protocols
by Franco Luna - July 1, 2020 - 6:50pm
"The continuous rise of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City is attributed to the complacency of local residents for their failure to observe the basic minimum health safety protocols such as wearing of face masks, observance...
House committee on Metro Manila Development calls for resumption of traditional PUJs
by Franco Luna - July 1, 2020 - 12:41pm
Tondo, Manila Representative and Chairman of the CMMD Manny Lopez said: “In the early phase of this project where the route is incomplete, bus stops and elevated pedestrian walkways are unfinished, we totally...
Family with six PWD cards invited to House hearing, asked to cooperate with QC legal
by Franco Luna - June 30, 2020 - 7:54pm
“They’re the supposed perpetrators of this fake ID. I believe that we cannot have a hearing if we don’t invite them to correct this supposed misdemeanor or misdeed. I would like to turn a manifestation...
Contractual labor legal, but ABS-CBN ready to review worker benefits and policies
by Franco Luna - June 30, 2020 - 7:30pm
Labor Undersecretary Ana Dione said that "there was never an instance" that having program employees or independent contractors was deemed illegal.
What we know so far on the Jolo 'misencounter' shooting
by Franco Luna - June 30, 2020 - 2:57pm
The military and the police presented drastically different accounts of what happened that day. 
NBI set to probe shooting between Sulu cops and military
by Franco Luna - June 30, 2020 - 12:31pm
In a statement issued late Monday night, Police Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, PNP spokesperson, said: "The PNP leadership extends its deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of two Philippine Army officers and...
Just days after SAF deployment, joint task force alleges 'significant improvement' in 'compliance'
by Franco Luna - June 29, 2020 - 1:27pm
“As what we have observed in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon before, the deployment of SAF commandos resulted in the significant reduction of quarantine violators. We want to duplicate this success in...
No rule against taking photos, videos in public — PNP chief
by Franco Luna - June 29, 2020 - 12:23pm
"The PNP treats media as ally and partner in the maintenance of peace and order and will always uphold the freedom of the press."
Ateneo 'saddened' by reports of sexual harassment, vows action 'if warranted'
by Franco Luna - June 28, 2020 - 10:39am
“We trust, time and time again, in a system that is supposed to protect the student body from all these abuses, but we see all our hopes being shattered by menial punishments and the administration’s...
Cebu City told: Soldiers and SAF on your side, to keep you inside
by Franco Luna - June 28, 2020 - 10:21am
“The strong presence of policemen and soldiers here is neither meant to scare the people of Cebu City nor curtail their rights. We are here because it is necessary, we are here to help, we are here to protect...
Nearly a month into GCQ, gov't uncertain on jeepney's fate
by Franco Luna - June 26, 2020 - 11:41am
Authorities have remained relatively mum when asked for a definitive answer on whether or not the traditional jeepneys, among the most popular choices for Filipino commuters, will see the road by next week.
PNP deploys additional 150 SAF troops for Cebu ECQ enforcement
by Franco Luna - June 25, 2020 - 1:37pm
“Mobility assets of SAF will also be deployed in Cebu City that include Multi-Purpose Armored Vehicles similar to what we used in the implementation of ECQ in Metro Manila,” said PLt. Gen. Eleazar.
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