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Manila signs ordinance prohibiting gender discrimination
by Franco Luna - October 29, 2020 - 4:58pm
"In our small step, we can at least make you feel that discrimination in Manila will not work. Discrimination cannot work because of social status - the poor, the middle class, the rich, the gay, lesbian, women and...
Pasig, San Juan top most 'bike-friendly' cities in NCR
by Franco Luna - October 29, 2020 - 4:17pm
Over a thousand Filipinos chose to bike to work in June amid restrictions on public transportation, despite the lack of safe bike lanes along major roads.
Disaster risk reduction must be localized amid reliance on foreign aid — study
by Franco Luna - October 29, 2020 - 2:08pm
“Further progress is needed to ensure that local agencies are empowered to respond without international support,” Bollettino also said.
LGUs given 60 days to comply with road-clearing program
by Franco Luna - October 28, 2020 - 6:04pm
"The deadline is January 15, 2021. Our LGUs have two months to continue road clearing programs in their area. If an LGU is in the MGCQ or in the new normal or they do not have the CQ classification, they are...
Whatever happened to: Grab driver arrested by cop blocking mall driveway
by Franco Luna - October 28, 2020 - 7:28am
"We want justice, that's really it. Justice for what happened," Shahzad said in Filipino. 
PNP gets P569 million in new vehicles, equipment
by Franco Luna - October 27, 2020 - 11:14am
The PNP will distribute 7,700 Galil Ace 5.56mm Basic Assault Rifles while 434 Digital Handhelds Radio will be given to Metro Manila's police office.
'Ok ka lang, Parlade?': Red-tagging propaganda banned in Cavite
by Franco Luna - October 26, 2020 - 5:44pm
"Ultimately, the fight against the appeal of joining the insurgency starts with jobs, justice, and the commitment of government to uphold their obligations to the people."
House minority leader slams red-tagging, surveillance of party-lists
by Franco Luna - October 26, 2020 - 3:48pm
"He better file a case in court or shut up if he has no evidence to show." 
Thousands evacuated, stranded amid 'Quinta' onslaught
by Franco Luna - October 26, 2020 - 1:03pm
(Updated) "So far we have not received any info on deaths caused by Quinta. However, there were 12 people reported as missing in Catanduanes, [and] we are still looking into the details of this matter," NDRRMC spokesperson...
Makabayan bloc party-lists under surveillance, Parlade says
by Franco Luna - October 26, 2020 - 11:32am
"We have this Anti-Terror Law now. It's actually in effect, and we have to do our job to make sure that we are focusing on the right persons and we are properly implementing the law," Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade s...
Coronavirus recoveries pushed to 328,036, caseload now at 370,028
by Franco Luna - October 25, 2020 - 4:00pm
Over half a year into the pandemic, the national government is still wrestling with curbing the spread of the pathogen, with the Philippines still being under the longest recorded quarantine in the world after...
'I won't stop': Parlade red-tags Colmenares anew
by Franco Luna - October 25, 2020 - 1:12pm
"Now that we have the Anti-Terror Law, it won't take long. Once the proscription of these organizations comes out...the judiciary will be designating them as terrorist organizations," he said in mixed Filipino and...
PNP coronavirus tally nears 7,000
by Franco Luna - October 25, 2020 - 11:49am
Accounting for casualties and recoveries, there are still 529 active coronavirus cases in the Philippine National Police, marking a significant drop from the 969 active infections in early October when the agency's...
DILG set to meet with Facebook execs next week
by Franco Luna - October 22, 2020 - 4:29pm
"[C]riminals and extremist groups have taken advantage of the pandemic to sabotage the delivery of government services," he also said. 
No Christmas parties for the police, military this year
by Franco Luna - October 22, 2020 - 1:07pm
“Fellow Filipinos here and abroad have been suffering. And this is the least we can do to commiserate with the people we have sworn to secure and serve especially in this time of crisis,” Arevalo is quoted...
Gabriela on general's warning to Liza Soberano: Why so afraid of women defending other women?
by Franco Luna - October 22, 2020 - 12:05pm
"Parlade’s appeal to stop red-tagging Liza Soberano is starkly ironic because he actually red-tagged Soberano in his same statement," Brosas also said.
Situation 'called for' treatment of Nasino at Baby River's burial, PNP spox says
by Franco Luna - October 20, 2020 - 5:11pm
Speaking in an interview aired over dZMM TeleRadyo on Tuesday morning, Police Col. Ysmael Yu, PNP spokesperson, claimed that the particulars of the incident were "incidental" and only happened as the cops deployed...
PNP to file administrative case against pilot-in-command for March chopper crash
by Franco Luna - October 20, 2020 - 4:22pm
"The Pilot-In-Command, Lt Col Roel Zalatar failed to conduct risk assessment before the takeoff which is required for a trained pilot like him, [and] there was lack of situational awareness and evaluation of...
Service contract scheme for PUVs may soon leave terminal
by Franco Luna - October 20, 2020 - 2:55pm
"We know there have been a lot of challenges on how reliable public transportation is."
Protests, political exercises not classified as terrorism — DOJ
by Franco Luna - October 19, 2020 - 6:15pm
"Protesting against government and legitimate complaints are okay, there's no problem with that because you are within the exercise of your constitutional and civil and political rights. It's not terrorism."
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