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DILG goes after cops who peed on Palace heritage tree

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año yesterday vowed to hold accountable the policemen who urinated on the century-old balete or ficus tree at Malacañang on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 11th, 2018

Scolded cops leave mark on Palace heritage tree

The smell gave them away......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Cops who peed on balete tree are hopeless

Direct hit One could only be left in utter disbelief, dismay and outrage over news that at least one or a few of those errant policemen who were admonished to death recently by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte had managed to yet violate another law, by peeing on a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

PNP: No ‘kid-gloves’ treatment vs cops in anti-drug ops cases

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday assured the public that policemen with pending cases related to anti-illegal drug operations were not being given "kid-gloves" treatment following reports that some of them were even being promoted. PNP Spokesperson Sr. Supt. Benigno Durana said, however, policemen implicated in the drug war should also be given due process. "We would want to make sure that while the accused drugs suspects should be given due process, we should also give due process to the ones running after the criminals," Durana said in a Palace briefing. "So that's precisely what we have done in the case of those implicated in the Kian delos Santos case," he adde...Keep on reading: PNP: No ‘kid-gloves’ treatment vs cops in anti-drug ops cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

End the blame game, Palace says on police-military shooting incident

THE PRESIDENT’S spokesperson said on Sunday that the country’s head wants an end to the finger-pointing in the accidental shooting between police and military troops last week that left six cops dead and several others wounded......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Palace rejects ransom for kidnapped cops

Malacañang rejected yesterday the demand of Abu Sayyaf bandits to pay P5 million in exchange for the release of two policewomen they kidnapped in Barangay Liang, Patikul, Sulu on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Palace: DILG will investigate overpriced Boracay IDs

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday said the Department of the Interior and Local Government will investigate allegations that overpriced identification cards are being sold to non-residents of Boracay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Roque proposes creation of Boracay press corps

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque urged the Boracay inter-agency task force on Monday to ease restrictions on media coverage of the resort island and proposed the creation of a Boracay press corps. He said this will give members of the media passes that will entitle them to the same privileges as residents. "In the Cabinet meeting, I personally appealed to the inter-agency to reconsider the 9 to 5 rule applied to members of the media to cover," he said during a Palace press briefingon Monday. The inter-agency task force, composed of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and the Department of Tourism (D...Keep on reading: Roque proposes creation of Boracay press corps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Año: No-tattoo rule protects cops image as role models

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has rejected the proposal to  lift the no-tattoo requirement  for aspiring cops, saying that this would hurt the image of the police as "role models." "Call it old school, but the police service should not only deliver excellent law enforcement service ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Boracay fate decided today?

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to finally decide the fate of world-renowned Boracay island resort during the next Cabinet meeting today, a senior Palace official said yesterday. Senior Deputy Exec. Sec. Menardo Guevarra said the inter-agency panel composed of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Environment….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Palace says no closure of Boracay this summer season

      Malacaang assured on Thursday that the closure of the world-famous Boracay island would not happen this summer season.   In fact, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said tourists were free to go to Boracay this Holy Week.   "No specific instruction has been made by the President [regarding the closure]. Right now, it's status quo," Roque said in a Place briefing.   "There's a recommendation but the President will act on it," he added.   Duterte on Tuesday said he would support the recommendation of Eduardo Ao, officer in charge of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), to shut down Borac...Keep on reading: Palace says no closure of Boracay this summer season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Palace: Pay hike to make cops more professional

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Saturday said the approved pay hike for cops will make policemen “more professional” amid allegations of abuses in the co.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Palace defends DILG s order to collect drug lists

MANILA, Philippines — Amid concerns stoked by the order to barangay officials to submit a list of drug traffickers, Malacañang on Thursday advised the public.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Palace names Cuy DDB chair, designates ex-AFP chief Año as DILG OIC

Interior OIC-Secretary Catalino S. Cuy has been appointed to a new position - as chair of the Dangerous Drugs Board - and his undersecretary, former military chief Eduardo M. Año, was designated officer in charge of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Reuters Davao Boys report very bad journalism, Palace says

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday branded as “very bad journalism” international news agency Reuters’ report detailing how cops from Davao City we.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Pagputol ng mga ‘century tree’, bawal na sa QC

Paiigtingin ng Quezon City ang pangangalaga sa mga puno. Mahigpit nang ipagbabawal ang pagputol sa mga na-ideklarang century at heritage tree. Source link link: Pagputol ng mga ‘century tree’, bawal na sa QC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

DILG reminder: You can also report abusive cops to local PLEBs

People can report police abuses to the People's Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) in their areas, including cops deployed in the war on drugs, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Wednesday. "Early on, the President has emphasized that, while he supports the police, he will not tolerate rogue policemen," said DILG officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy. "If anyone is hesitant to report abuses to police authorities, they can instead complain to the PLEB which is a civilian agency located in every local government unit in the country," he said. Cuy said the establishment of a PLEB in every city and municipality in the country is mandated by the DILG Act of 199...Keep on reading: DILG reminder: You can also report abusive cops to local PLEBs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017

In Manila, pro-Duterte crowd gets special treatment

  MANILA, Philippines – It wasn't the kind of Bonifacio Day rally that we had been used to: the participants weren't protesting against government; the cops pretty much left them alone; and they had air-conditioned tents and portable toilets inside the gated area of Mendiola, leading to the Malacañang Palace in Manila. They ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Our treasured heritage

Year after year, we see Manila Hotel’s Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and it just keeps getting better......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Cops in Tondo killings: Video being authenticated, says Palace

Malacaang on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte would "not tolerate murders" committed by policemen after the British news agency Reuters published a special report detailing the alleged summary executions of three drug suspects in Tondo, Manila, in October. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the security camera footage that Reuters obtained showing the alleged killings was being authenticated. "The President will not tolerate murders being committed by the PNP [Philippine National Police] but we are looking into this because this is very new. I think it only came out [Monday]," Roque said in a press briefing. "Again, the Palace position is we do not tolerate pol...Keep on reading: Cops in Tondo killings: Video being authenticated, says Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

Bringing back the ‘belen’

The Nativity---or the Biblical depiction of the scene of the birth of Jesus in a manger in Bethlehem---symbolizes the humble roots of the story of salvation. Christmas in the Philippines had a tradition in which most houses displayed the Nativity or belen, the Spanish word for Bethlehem, until the Christmas tree became more dominant in the last century. But in Tarlac, the spirit of the Nativity comes alive every year with a competition that promotes the art of making the belen. The contest, dubbed "Belenismo sa Tarlac," began in 2007 when Rev. Fr. Alex Bautista, Diocese of Tarlac head of the Commission on Cultural Heritage of the Church, and Isabel Cojuangco-Suntay and her d...Keep on reading: Bringing back the ‘belen’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017