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Local police station tags relief drives, rallying, sharing memes as 'terrorism'
by Franco Luna - January 24, 2021 - 5:23pm
Over the coronavirus pandemic, the national police has used its social media channels to red-tag registered lawmakers without proof and support policies initiated by the Duterte administration. 
'Simplistic thinking': UP alumni slam post alleging links to rebels
by Franco Luna - January 24, 2021 - 3:24pm
"I was a UP student for twelve straight years, from high school to law school; there was no opportunity for me to be associated in any way with the New People’s Army. Not being NPA to begin with, I was never...
Dela Rosa says cops in UP can 'build case' on NPA presence but red-tags university anyway
by Franco Luna - January 24, 2021 - 12:09pm
"Why are they allergic to the police and the military? Are they hiding something?"
How community-led projects kept the urban poor afloat amid COVID-19
by Franco Luna - January 20, 2021 - 7:41pm
Healthcare professionals and researchers, such as the OCTA research group of the University of the Philippines, have called for better access to social amelioration program especially for the poor. If not, they...
'People are suffering': House transportation panel tackles commuters' rights bill
by Franco Luna - January 20, 2021 - 3:56pm
"Quality of life is down due to lack of mobility and public transportation services. People are suffering. Tatanggapin lang po ba natin ito when we can actually put in place safeguards and other measures?"
San Roque volunteers paint over 'ACAB' mural; preps for community learning continue
by Franco Luna - January 19, 2021 - 5:36pm
"Liniskuwela will continue because that is an assertion of the residents' right to their spaces," the group said in Filipino. 
PNP backs UP-DND accord termination, claims agreement 'did not serve best interest'
by Franco Luna - January 19, 2021 - 1:48pm
"The PNP wishes to state that the termination of the agreement does not diminish our mandate to uphold the law at all times. Any abuse or criminal behavior committed by men in uniform shall be dealt with accordingly,"...
Vilma Santos files bill for renewed ABS-CBN franchise
by Franco Luna - January 18, 2021 - 4:01pm
At the time, Recto was quoted as saying at one of the company's protracted hearings: "With the present situation of ABS-CBN, I am sad that 11,000 employees may be displaced. As a part of the entertainment industry,...
DOH in talks with cold storage providers for vaccination program
by Franco Luna - January 18, 2021 - 1:40pm
"Our plan will depend on the vaccines, because not all are created the same...we can potentially spoil our vaccines if the electricity goes out or is not enough," he said, adding that the health department was also...
LGU vaccine deals show government not favoring any brand, Galvez says
by Franco Luna - January 18, 2021 - 11:51am
The national government is not favoring any brand nor company in its national vaccination program, the chief implementer of the National Task Force against COVID-19 told members of the House on Monday. 
Senators cast fear over 'puwede na' approach to vaccine choices
by Franco Luna - January 17, 2021 - 4:44pm
“Sinovac has a track record of bribery, yet why insist on dealing with them?" Lacson asked in an interview on DWIZ Saturday.
QC identifies contacts of new COVID-19 variant patient
by Franco Luna - January 17, 2021 - 12:50pm
“Now that we know the Covid-19 UK variant has reached our shores, we have to take extra precautions, especially when returning from overseas trips where there is an intermingling of different nationalities,"...
A roundup of local governments who secured vaccine deals in advance
by Franco Luna - January 17, 2021 - 10:00am
(Updated 1:41 p.m.) Here's a running list of local governments who have secured vaccine doses for their localities. 
MMDA chief Abalos mulls more roads, elevated bus ramps to change Philippines' traffic reputation
by Franco Luna - January 12, 2021 - 6:58pm
"I am thinking of asking our research and planning team if we could move the motorcycles on the right side and study if bike lanes are feasible along EDSA," he said. "For the past several days, you’ve noticed...
CHR hits victim-blaming, gender stereotypes amid Dacera investigation
by Franco Luna - January 12, 2021 - 2:06pm
In a statement, the CHR reminded the public to refrain from spreading harmful narratives that pin the responsibility of her death on the victim herself, saying these "ultimately deny women protection from...
Mother blames Dacera's friends for not taking care of her
by Franco Luna - January 12, 2021 - 11:51am
"Yes, [he had some lapses.] If he knew that my daughter had a headache, then he should have called the clinic of the hotel. They had one, didn't they?" she said in Filipino in an interview aired over ANC's "Hot...
PNP boots out killer cop Nuezca for grave misconduct
by Franco Luna - January 11, 2021 - 12:18pm
"CPNP has just announced it following the approval of [the regional director of the National Capital Region Police Office] on the dismissal from the service of PSSgt Nuezca which is effective today."
Killer cop Nuezca pleads not guilty of murder he was filmed committing
by Franco Luna - January 10, 2021 - 5:21pm
"Son of a bitch, do you want me to end you right now)" Nuezca is heard saying in the middle of a heated exchange with the two in the video.
Metro Manila police still waiting for toxicology report on Dacera case
by Franco Luna - January 7, 2021 - 3:40pm
“She really did have an aneurysm, that is what the doctors I know have said. That would be one of the causes, heavy drinking coupled with drugs, especially party drugs. A rupture of the blood vessels is possible,”...
CHR reminds PNP: Follow your own rules
by Franco Luna - January 6, 2021 - 4:54pm
"These standards must be carried out in full accordance with the rule of law while ensuring that the rights of all parties involved are respected."
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