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Despite ICC review, UN probe into drug war still needed — HRW

MANILA, Philippines —  Human Rights Watch on Friday welcomed the conduct of preliminary examination of the International Criminal Court into the allegations.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 9th, 2018

FDA certification needed for distribution of contraceptives under TRO — Popcom

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – The Food and Drug Administration needs to come out with a review on Implanon, a type of sub-dermal implant contraceptive, within the next two to three months that will certify it as not abortifacient, an official of the Commission on Population (Popcom) said Thursday. The certification will allow the government to distribute [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 21st, 2017

FDA certification needed for distribution of contraceptive under TRO — Popcom

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – The Food and Drug Administration needs to come out with a review on Implanon, a type of sub-dermal implant contraceptive, within the next two to three months that will certify it as not abortifacient, an official of the Commission on Population (Popcom) said Thursday. The certification will allow the government to distribute [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 21st, 2017

Alpha: The Right to Kill review: The devil in the details

Details are what make Brillante Mendoza’s Alpha: The Right to Kill more than just your regular Duterte-age drug flick. Here, drugs aren’t just simply peddled by scrawny ragamuffins in dark and dank alleyways. Instead, plastic pouches of meth are put inside juicy mangoes, transported by trusty pigeons, and sewn into the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Recto seeks Senate probe into DILG s China-funded CCTV project

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto filed a resolution seeking an investigation into the surveillance system project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) funded by the Chinese government. "It is imperative that the Philippine government review and evaluate government programs and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Recto calls for probe on China-assisted ‘Safe Philippines Project’

    MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has sought an inquiry into the Chinese government-assisted P20-billion "Safe Philippines Project," saying there is a need to mitigate potential risks to national security or public interest. In Senate Resolution No. 990 filed on Wednesday, Recto said the project, which includes the installation of an initial 12,000 closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras in public areas in Metro Manila and Davao City, should be reviewed and evaluated by the government. "It is imperative that the Philippine government review and evaluate government programs and projects and their impact on national sec...Keep on reading: Recto calls for probe on China-assisted ‘Safe Philippines Project’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Andaya seeks probe into ‘missing’ budget for Bangsamoro plebiscite

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr wants lawmakers to investigate why the budget needed for the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) next month was allegedly not included in the proposed 2019 budget.  On Monday, January 14, Andaya slammed Department of Budget and Management (DBM) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

PNP probe into drug links to continue after sacking of Bacolod cops

Director General Oscar Albayalde, national police chief, said on Monday that the investigation into the alleged drug links of relieved Bacolod police officers will continue despite their sacking......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

SC is asked to review, probe its third division ruling on bank mortgage

The SC was asked to review, as a full court, its division ruling that nullified a mortgage with the UCPB that would cost about P1 billion in bank resources that could, instead, benefit the country’s coconut farmers. SC is asked to review, probe its third division ruling on bank mortgage Source link: SC is asked to review, probe its third division ruling on bank mortgage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Experimental app might spot drug overdoses in time to help

  WASHINGTON --- Too often people die of an opioid overdose because no one's around to notice they're in trouble. Now scientists are creating a smartphone app that beams sound waves to measure breathing --- and summon help if it stops.   The app is still experimental. But in a novel test, the "Second Chance" app detected early signs of overdose in the critical minutes after people injected heroin or other illegal drugs, researchers reported Wednesday.   One question is whether most drug users would pull out their phone and switch on an app before shooting up. The University of Washington research team contends it could offer a much-needed tool for people who...Keep on reading: Experimental app might spot drug overdoses in time to help.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

PBA 43 Review: What’s Blackwater’s ceiling?

The PBA's 43rd season was a loooooong one. Seriously, it started December of 2017 and it ended December of 2018. That's 12 months of almost non-stop basketball. But with the current PBA season finally drawing to a close, it's time we look back at how each team fared in 2018. Today, we take on the Blackwater Elite.   SUPER ELITE Blackwater’s first two conferences were frustrating and forgettable. The Elite’s Philippine Cup as frustrating as Blackwater just couldn’t catch a break. Towards the end, the team had to rely on others in order to advance to the playoffs. Usually, those kind of scenarios don’t end well. It didn’t end well for Blackwater. The Elite missed the playoffs due to inferior quotient. The team didn’t even have the chance to play for a knockout, that’s how bad their quotient was. The Commisisoner’s Cup was worse. Blackwater finished with a 1-10 record and the only win came during a last-second dunk by import Herny Walker. The Elite needed a change of scenery, they needed a spark. Enter Asia League. Blackwater competed in the Super 8 tournament in Macau along with NLEX. And while the Elite were plagued witn inferior quotient once again and missed the semifinals, the team played well and forged some strong chemistry. It was evident when the Elite returned for the Governors’ Cup and Blackwater had its best conference to date. There was still some growing pains for the team, they missed a twice-to-beat edge by one game, but the Elite have made themselves into a true playoff contender. Blackwater has since made changes to its team, but for the upcoming season, it appears that the Elite have a higher ceiling to reach. That’s super.   Blackwater ELITE in the 2017-2018 PBA Season Philippine Cup: 5-6 (10th place) Commissioner’s Cup: 1-10 (12th place) Governors’ Cup: 7-4 (5th place) Overall: 13 wins and 30 losses. One playoff appearance.   POST DRAFT NOTE: Blackwater had quite a haul in the 2018 PBA Draft. Following an approved trade, the Elite got their hands on Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter for JP Erram. The loss of Erram hurts for sure but Abu joins a versatile frontline that also has Raymar Jose and Mac Belo. That’s a young core but it helps build Blackwater’s future. Desiderio is a strange case as the Elite have more proven players ahead of the rotation. Still, the former UP captain should take over the spot of Paul Zamar in the team. Blackwater technically still has the rights to no. 2 pick Bobby Ray Parks Jr. Pending any deals, the Alab Pilipinas MVP is still headed to the Elite once he jumps to the PBA for real.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Eye operation as rock opera: Led Zep plays as Pepe Smith goes under the knife

Optometrist Nella Sarabia sent me a frantic text message early in December: "Pepe is losing his sight." Pepe is Joey "Pepe" Smith, one of Pinoy Rock's founding fathers in the early '70s. Sarabia contacted me because it was I who brought Pepe to her clinic at UP Shopping Center in Diliman in 1993. Pepe had just been acquitted of drug charges after spending over a year in jail. I was comanaging his comeback in the music scene and one of the things he immediately needed was new prescription glasses, which Sarabia provided. She said Pepe went to her clinic on Dec. 4 complaining of blurred vision, and she was concerned. "After doing different lens combinations and with no e...Keep on reading: Eye operation as rock opera: Led Zep plays as Pepe Smith goes under the knife.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

No ghosts are needed when the monsters are real

By Nickky F.P. de Guzman, Reporter Movie Review Aurora Directed by Yam Laranas EVEN WITHOUT the ghosts in it, Metro Manila Film Festival’s Aurora is a horror story: a harrowing tale of human greed. Starring Anne Curtis as Leanna, the film tells the story of a ship called Aurora which sinks off Batanes after it […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

DepEd may change dismissal order vs Ateneo student to expulsion if…

  MANILA, Philippines-- The decision to dismiss the Ateneo Junior High School (AJHS) student in the bullying incident may still be changed to expulsion if the Department of Education (DepEd) finds strong grounds to impose the said penalty. This as Education Secretary Leonor Briones said Monday that DepEd may still review the decision of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) if needed. Briones, however, also said most cases of bullying in schools are resolved after dialogues between the university and parties concerned. "Kung halimbawa, sabihin natin expulsion, ang tingin ng legal ng DepEd eh may karapatan ang DepEd na tingnan kung ano 'yung decision na, na pwedeng i...Keep on reading: DepEd may change dismissal order vs Ateneo student to expulsion if….....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Palace: No whitewash in Nicanor Faeldon probe

Malacañang yesterday vowed no whitewash in the investigation on the possible drug links of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon’s son and namesake who was arrested in a drug raid in Naga City along with several others......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Faeldon won t interfere with probe into son s suspected drug links

Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon said on Friday that he would distance himself from the investigation into his son and namesake’s alleged involvement with drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

FDA says consumer vigilance needed after ‘lambanog’ deaths

  The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday called on the public to be vigilant on consuming products after eight people died in "lambanog" drinking sessions in Sta. Rosa and Calamba in Laguna.   READ: 8 die of poisoning after drinking sessions in Laguna   Michelle Anne Lapuz of the FDA's Legal Services Support Center advised the public to always check their website and advisories to determine which are FDA registered products.   "Kailangan po merong vigilance sa consuming public. Eto nga po may advisory even sa online pinapalabas po natin na be very sure kasi meron na mang mga lambanog na FDA registered," Lapuz said in a forum at Annabel's Res...Keep on reading: FDA says consumer vigilance needed after ‘lambanog’ deaths.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

ICC: Probe on PH drug war continues

ICC: Probe on PH drug war continues.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Duterte slams ICC’s continued drug war probe

President Duterte came out swinging anew against the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a day before the ICC announced that it will continue to assess his alleged crimes against humanity despite the Philippines’ withdrawal from the Rome Statute. Source link link: Duterte slams ICC’s continued drug war probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Duterte slams ICC’s continued drug war probe

President Duterte came out swinging anew against the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a day before the ICC announced that it will continue to assess his alleged crimes against humanity despite the Philippines’ withdrawal from the Rome Statute......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

ICC continues initial review of Duterte, drug war despite Philippine withdrawal

The International Criminal Court said the Office of the Prosecutor will continue to assess the alleged crimes against humanity in the context of the government’s war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018