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People vs. Sapla

Five years into President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, few reports of police abuses have been investigated, not to mention that only a handful of these abusive law enforcers have been brought to justice despite reports by human rights advocates of extrajudicial killings and thousands of victims being arrested or killed under suspicious circumstances.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 1st, 2021

Guardians of the gates

Is an anonymous text sufficient basis to provide probable cause to conduct an intrusive search? This is the issue the Supreme Court put to rest in the recent case of People of the Philippines v. Jerry Sapla y Guerrero (G.R. No. 244045, 16 June 2020). Last week I discussed the general rule: that government agents may not conduct a search without a warrant issued by a judge......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

Group asks for ERC transparency on action against 17 gencos

Consumer rights and energy advocacy group Power for People Coalition is asking the Energy Regulatory Commission to be transparent in its action on the 17 generating companies that already exceeded their maximum allowable unplanned outage days......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

The US on Afghanistan soil

We usually see scenes of people clinging to an aircraft or falling from it, but these are in the movies. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Maraming salamat, Manny!

Deafening silence met the announcement that Cuban WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas retained his title against the fancied heavy favorite, eight division titleist and sitting senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquaio. It was a totally unexpected finish to a bout billed by his backers as the Sarangani legend's booster event as he prepares to wage battle in his other calling as a political leader dedicated to serving the people. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Losing support

Last week, the Philippine Army’s 8th Infantry Division engaged the New People’s Army in Dolores, Eastern Samar in a fierce gunbattle that lasted 16 hours resulting in the killing of at least 19 communist rebels while the government side registered no casualty......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Legacies and lessons for the next government

It’s been 38 years since that fateful day on August 21, 1983, when Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was assassinated by his military captors at the tarmac of what was then the Manila International Airport. This tragic moment in history awakened the nation in what was globally branded as the peaceful “People Power” revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Boxing experts, coaches to Manny: It’s time to retire 

CEBU CITY, Philippines —In light of the stunning defeat of boxing’s only eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao in the hands of Cuban Yordenis “45 Milagros” Ugas, Cebuano boxing experts shared their thoughts on the outcome of the fight that many believed was already in the bag for the “People’s Champ”. On Sunday, August 21 […] The post Boxing experts, coaches to Manny: It’s time to retire  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Pacquiao-Ugas fight provides temporary relief to families during quarantine

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Pacquiao-Ugas fight that happened today, August 22, provided temporary relief to people, who have been under quarantine as they stayed in their homes and spent their time with their families. However, as to how the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas has ended, netizens have different reactions to it. Some […] The post Pacquiao-Ugas fight provides temporary relief to families during quarantine appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

US evacuates 3,800 people from Afghanistan – Televisa News

Department of Defense America Today, August 21, 2021 indicated that there were “in the last 24 hours” 3,800 people evacuated people, which since last week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Kabul evacuation intensifies

KABUL, Afghanistan (AFP) — The US military in Afghanistan sent helicopters to rescue over 150 Americans unable to reach the Kabul airport gates, an official said Friday, in the first evidence that US forces were willing and able to go beyond the US-secured compound to help people seeking evacuation. The news came as American officials […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

U.S. a diminished superpower?

Traffic, people and checkpoints choked roads to the airport, while families hoping for a miracle escape crowded between the barbed-wire surrounds of an unofficial no-man’s land separating the Taliban from US-troops and remnants of Afghan special forces brigade helping them......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Lapu-Lapu vaccination centers welcome walk-ins

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will now open all its vaccination sites to walk-ins. This is after the mayor has observed that some vaccination sites have experienced a decline in the number of people visiting them. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan, however, explained that this is a result of their move on opening […] The post Lapu-Lapu vaccination centers welcome walk-ins appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane leaving Kabul

An Afghan footballer who played for the national youth team fell to his death after trying to cling to a US plane airlifting people out of Taliban-controlled Kabul, a sports federation said Thursday. The General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports of Afghanistan, a government institution that worked with sporting groups, confirmed the death of […] The post Afghan footballer falls to death from US plane leaving Kabul appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

2 NPA rebels, soldier killed in Negros clash

Two suspected New People’s Army rebels and an Army soldier were killed in an encounter in Barangay Kapitan Ramon in Silay City, Negros Occidental yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Pateros vax available to non-residents

Having achieved 80 percent of its target for Covid-19 vaccination, Pateros is now open to vaccinate people from other cities in the National Capital Region (NCR). The municipal government will vaccinate people from outside Pateros, but residents will still be prioritized in the vaccination. The municipal government will issue a QR code and guidelines for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

2 rebels, 1 soldier killed in Negros Occ. clash

Two members of the New People’s Army and a soldier were killed when government forces clashed with the rebel group in Silay City, Negros Occidental, early Friday, the military said. Authorities have yet to identify the slain rebels, of whom one was male and the other was female, Army 3rd Infantry Division public affairs officer […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Masking versus Delta

With the continuing spread nationwide of the highly infectious Delta variant and the sustained high COVID cases in Metro Manila even during lockdown, the Department of Health is urging people to use disposable face masks instead of those made of cloth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

2 rebels, soldier killed in Southern Leyte clash

Two New People’s Army rebels and a soldier were killed while another government trooper was wounded in an encounter in Barangay Lawgawan in Bontoc, Southern Leyte on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

More ECQ violators arrested

Thirty-seven people were apprehended yesterday along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City for violating COVID-19 protocols and traffic rules during the enhanced community quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

COA flags P189 million salaries of PTV-4 employees

The Commission on Audit has called out the state-run People’s Television Network Inc. over allegedly questionable salaries of some PTV-4 employees amounting to P189.782 million in 2020 despite lack of proof that they reported for work......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021