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Belmonte eyes new approach vs ASF

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has issued an executive order that seeks to establish proactive measures in cooperation with supermarkets and retailers to prevent the entry of pork products tainted with African swine fever......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020

Protection of artists amid Anti-Terror bill sought

PBA Party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles on Monday asked Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to include in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism bill a provision that will ensure that the measure will not be used against artists. In a letter dated 22 June addressed to Medialdea, the chairperson of the Anti-Terrorism Council, Nograles […] The post Protection of artists amid Anti-Terror bill sought appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Rights group asks DOJ to recommend veto of anti-terror bill

In a letter addressed to DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said the controversial anti-terrorism bill “can potentially further constrict the democratic and civic spaces in the Philippines and can have immense impact on the rights and civil liberties of human rights defenders and citizens.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Anti-Terrorism Bill Protects Life: Cebu City Mayor

The Anti-Terrorism Bill, once signed by President Rodrigo Duterte into law, will serve as a proactive stance against terrorism in the Philippines that “bolsters its core intent to protect life, liberty, and property from terrorism and to condemn terrorism as inimical to the welfare of the people”. In a statement on June 11, Cebu City […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Big gap in fleshing out ATB declared state policy

“The State recognizes that the fight against terrorism requires a comprehensive approach, comprising political, economic, diplomatic, military and legal means, duly taking into account the root causes of terrorism without acknowledging these as justifications for terrorist and/or criminal activities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2020

Bigyang pangil ang batas kontra terorismo

MARAMI ang nag-react sa napipintong pagsasabatas ng Senate Bill No. 1083 o “An Act To Prevent, Prohibit and Penalize Terrorism, Thereby Repealing Republic Act No. 9372 Otherwise Known as the Human Security Act of 2007” kung saan isa tayo sa mga co-authors dahil ikinakabit ng ilang indibidwal at makakaliwang grupo ang panukalang ito sa paglabag sa karapatang pantao......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

House okays anti-terror bill

The House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved on third and final reading the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which seeks to prevent, prohibit, and penalize terrorism.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Duterte Certifies Anti-Terror Bill as Urgent

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill that will give the country’s anti-terrorism law more teeth. Duterte, in a letter to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, certified House Bill 6875, as urgent to allow the lower house to expedite the legislative process. He called for the immediate passage of the bill […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Venezuela calls out rivals, claims ‘invasion’

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — Venezuela has sent a letter to the US Congress outlying its case against the US and Colombian governments regarding a recent failed seaborne invasion, the attorney general said on Thursday. Two former US special forces soldiers who now face terrorism charges were among the 91 people Venezuela says it captured in […] The post Venezuela calls out rivals, claims ‘invasion’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The suffering of animals in zoos

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | The suffering of animals in zoos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Framing poverty

Letter to the Editor April 4, 2020 Much as we thank our friends in the media for highlighting the reality of uncertainty, some suggestions should be made in reporting the plight of the urban poor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel-good stories that highlight resiliency help sell more papers, provide higher broadcast ratings and generate more… The post Framing poverty appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 4th, 2020

Government should be pro-active on COVID-19 — Go

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go is set to meet the InterAgency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases with President Duterte as he echoed the call for a proactive, whole-of-society approach in fighting the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

Senate OKs Anti-Terror Act on final reading

Voting 19-2 with no abstention, the Senate approved on third and final reading Senate Bill No. 1083 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 that would prevent foreign terrorists from using the Philippines as a transit point and safe haven to plan missions and train recruits......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2020

Green groups criticize half-baked single-use plastic ban in gov t offices

Environment groups criticized the resolution, saying the approach to prevent single-use and throw-away packaging is missing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2020

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Philippine banknote printing: a highly-secure industry

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Philippine banknote printing: a highly-secure industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsNov 24th, 2019

OPAPP affirms EO 70 as a barrier to peace talks

In a letter to the editor printed on this page last Oct 22, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, headed by retired AFP chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., sought to dispute the theme of my piece in this space on Oct. 12, titled “Duterte order sets peace process barriers.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2019

Singapore PM threatens online editor with libel

SINGAPORE – Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong threatened on Sunday, September 1, the editor of an online publication with libel for repeating "false" allegations related to a bitter feud in the city-state's founding family. In a letter to Terry Xu, chief editor of The Online Citizen (TOC), Lee's press secretary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2019

Provincial Health Office calls on barangays to activate dengue brigades

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Provincial Health Office (PHO) is urging barangays to activate their dengue brigades to prevent the spreading of the disease in Cebu. Dr. Shiela Faciol, head of the PHO’s Public Health Operations, said the villages must be proactive in their education campaigns among their constituents to prevent the incidence of dengue. READ: Capitol warns […] The post Provincial Health Office calls on barangays to activate dengue brigades appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WON got it all wrong

ACT has been profiled since November last year (experienced here in Baguio by schools under the jurisdiction of Police Station 2 and in Apayao), was subject to state negative electioneering (“Huwag iboto ang ACT Partylist – Komunistang Partylist!”) and fake news that ACT Partylist was disqualified and I, as the third nominee, was tagged as a CPP-NPA-NDF member. And with these, the state has opened us up as targets of state attacks in various forms......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Big challenges for a big (Davao) city”

Dear Mindanao Examiner Editor, I am writing to express my concern towards a very important health problem that maybe hasn’t […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019