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Criminology student dies after alleged frat hazing in Sorsogon
by Franco Luna - February 18, 2020 - 1:30pm
The 23-year-old Despabiladeras along with 17 other students of the Solis Institute of Technology reportedly took part in hazing rites to join the Tau Gamma Fraternity on Sunday morning. 
Groups call to put Manila Bay reclamation projects on hold until 2022
by Franco Luna - February 17, 2020 - 7:54pm
The president previously said in January that he was not ready to allow any proposed reclamation projects over concerns that the environment might be affected. 
Robredo, De Lima slam early retirement for 'celebrity cops'
by Franco Luna - February 17, 2020 - 4:21pm
"Ano ito fan club? Nasaan ang pananagutan sa batas? Hindi nireregaluhan ng magarbong retirement plan ang taong-gobyerno na nagkasala sa batas at uniporme, kundi pinananagot sa husgado."
Makati's 'Oplan X-Men' profiling operation dangerous and discriminatory, groups say
by Franco Luna - February 17, 2020 - 1:43pm
"Huwag sasama sa pulis kahit sabihing 'for profiling' lalo na kung walang warrant of arrest at walang ginagawang masama. May karapatan tayo sa malayang pagkilos (freedom of movement)," GANDA Filipinas Executive...
House reps asked to withdraw support for ABS-CBN resolution, solon says
by Franco Luna - February 17, 2020 - 12:53pm
"If Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has personal grievances against ABS-CBN or objections against the renewal of the network's franchise, he can vote against the renewal but must allow members of the House to cast their...
Alert Level 2 over Taal, Mayon amid unrest — Phivolcs
by Franco Luna - February 16, 2020 - 5:40pm
"Alert Level 2 means that there is decreased unrest, but should not be interpreted that unrest has ceased or that the threat of an eruption has disappeared," said Phivolcs in an earlier bulletin.
Lawmakers urge congressional assurance that ABS-CBN can operate after March
by Franco Luna - February 16, 2020 - 4:55pm
Solicitor General Jose Calida accused the network of “unlawfully exercising their legislative franchises under Republic Act No. 7966 and Republic Act No. 8332” by, among other allegations, operating the...
Cebu river samples test positive for poliovirus — DOH
by Franco Luna - February 16, 2020 - 1:39pm
There is, as of this writing, no known cure for the virus, which can cause paralysis and even death in extreme cases. 
Duterte may allow Manila Bay reclamation 'if connected to government projects'
by Franco Luna - February 16, 2020 - 12:35pm
“There is one important thing that I’d like to make it clear now, not during my time. I will only allow maybe plans of whatever reclamation if it’s in connection with the government projects,”...
CHR cautions against reported profiling of transgender women in Makati
by Franco Luna - February 16, 2020 - 10:44am
"While we recognize that there may be incidences when inviting individuals to a police station falls within the ambit of legitimate police duty, the public should, nevertheless, be cautious in agreeing to such request...
CHR: Release of narco-list a violation of due process, led to violence
by Franco Luna - February 13, 2020 - 7:22pm
"The rule of law must be prioritized above all; the release of the supposed narco-list in 2016 was a violation of due process and has predictably led to violence."
New Zealand school bars Filipino children amid coronavirus panic
by Franco Luna - February 13, 2020 - 6:03pm
"While we can understand a certain level of nervousness among parents, when someone calls to essentially try and ban international students out of coming to school, that is unnecessary and unreasonable," he sai...
PNP chief: Cops under probe for drug links deserve confidentiality, impartiality
by Franco Luna - February 13, 2020 - 4:26pm
"I promised to the 357 that I would not divulge their names in the media. I want to maintain a confidentiality in this aspect."
PNP chief 'insulted' by media reports on Espenido's narco-list inclusion
by Franco Luna - February 13, 2020 - 12:42pm
The police chief also vowed not to comment on the issue further after journalists pressed for comment. 
Pangilinan questions motive behind Taiwan inclusion in COVID-19 travel ban
by Franco Luna - February 12, 2020 - 7:42pm
"Is the ban due to the novel coronavirus? Are there health risks posed for Filipinos going to and coming from Taiwan?"
House lawmaker confident quo warranto petition against ABS-CBN will be dismissed by SC
by Franco Luna - February 12, 2020 - 3:37pm
A House solon said he is optimistic that the quo warranto petition would ultimately be dismissed by the Supreme Court.
'Why blame me?': Bato 'bothered' that canceled visa led to VFA termination
by Franco Luna - February 12, 2020 - 12:59pm
Dela Rosa said the US Embassy had confirmed in January that his visa had been canceled although he said they did not tell him why.
'Subservient to China': Senators react to VFA termination
by Franco Luna - February 11, 2020 - 7:13pm
Senators slammed the signing of the notice of termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement.
Petition vs ABS-CBN 'top-level' tyranny, 'Marcosian' tactic — labor groups
by Franco Luna - February 11, 2020 - 5:40pm
Labor groups warned that history seemed to be repeating itself.
ABS-CBN given 10 days to comment on quo warranto petition
by Franco Luna - February 11, 2020 - 1:09pm
On Tuesday's en banc session, the High Court required the respondents to file their comment to the said petition for quo warranto within a non-extendible period of 10 days from receipt of notice, Hosaka told...
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