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Duterte eyes arming of barangay captains vs crime

President Duterte is considering arming barangay captains to make them more effective as peacekeepers, but warned them of “harsh” treatment if they fail to check what he called rising cases of drug-related killings in their communities......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 9th, 2018

Duterte eyes arming village officials

CLARK, PAMPANGA: President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he was considering arming barangay (village) officials as he sought their help in the government’s fight against illegal drugs and criminality. Speaking before newly elected barangay officials in Central Luzon, Duterte said the support of barangay captains was crucial in the campaign against the illegal drugs trade. [...] The post Duterte eyes arming village officials appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Duterte vows to file charges vs underperforming barangay execs

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte warned newly-elected barangay captains that he will audit their performance in fighting crime in their villages, and those who fail to meet his expectations will face charges. "I will have an audit. And if you are not at par, I will file ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Budget for arming bgy chiefs better used on cops

Direct hit Once again, some were quick to jump to various conclusions when President Rodrigo Duterte spoke of possibly allowing barangay captains to carry firearms so they could help the governmet in its war against all forms of criminality. Duterte made the pronouncement during the recent oath taking of newly-….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

CHR urges gov’t to assess readiness of barangay captains before arming them

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Friday urged the government to assess the readiness of barangay captains before proceeding with the plan to provide them with guns. The CHR issued the statement after President Rodrigo Duterte spoke of allowing barangay captains to carry firearms to help curb criminality. In a statement, CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia said, "Higit sa simpleng usapin na pagbibigay ng baril, kailangan pag-aralan ang kahandaan ng mga punong barangay na magdala at gumamit ng armas para maiwasan ang marami pang paglabag sa mga karapatang pantao sa iba't ibang komunidad." "Ang ating kapulisan pa rin ang may pangunahing mandato na siguraduhing ligtas at mapa...Keep on reading: CHR urges gov’t to assess readiness of barangay captains before arming them.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Thankful over labor deal, Duterte eyes Kuwait trip

“I GOT all that I wanted.” President Rodrigo Duterte is visiting Kuwait to thank the government there for granting measures ensuring the well-being of Filipino workers in the Gulf state. Speaking at the oath-taking ceremony of newly-elected barangay captains in Pampanga Tuesday, the President said, "I am going to travel….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Arming of bgy chiefs worries lawmakers

OPPOSITION lawmakers yesterday opposed the “dangerous” proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte to arm barangay captains, stressing this would only create more private armies that will further sow fear, terror and violence in the countryside. “Arming barangay captains of the 40,000 barangays simply means creating a private army of political kingpins….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Duterte mulls arming barangay captains

Duterte mulls arming barangay captains.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Duterte wants barangay officials armed with shotguns, .22 caliber handguns

President Rodrigo Duterte wants barangay officials who want to actively take part in the fight against crime and illegal drugs to have either shotguns or .22 caliber handguns. Source link link: Duterte wants barangay officials armed with shotguns, .22 caliber handguns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Robredo opposes Duterte proposal to arm barangay chiefs

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo disapproves of President Rodrigo Duterte's proposal to give barangay captains the power to carry firearms amid the police's ongoing anti-drug campaign. The Vice President was asked to react to Duterte's proposal in a chance interview in Naga City on Monday, June 18. "Ako, hindi ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

I’d die from long-haul flights now—Duterte

If he were to have his way, President Duterte would rather not take long-haul flights as he hates traveling, or so he says.   In a speech in Sta. Rosa City before elected barangay captains in Southern Luzon, Mr. Duterte said that at his age---73---he could no longer bear to sit for excessively long periods during flights.   "I, at my age, cannot manage a long-haul flight---13 hours, 16 hours, I'd die from that. That's why I don't want to [take long flights] anymore," the President said on Thursday.---JULIE M. AURELIO  ...Keep on reading: I’d die from long-haul flights now—Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Duterte to decide fate of open-pit mining by December

STA. ROSA, Laguna — A decision on the ban of the open-pit mining in the Philippines will be decided by December, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday night. In his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected Barangay Captains of Region 4 at the Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna, Duterte said that [...] The post Duterte to decide fate of open-pit mining by December appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Duterte plan to arm village chiefs comes under attack

President Rodrigo Duterte early this week said he 'might consider' arming village officials ('barangay') to help in the fight against illegal drugs and criminals. (Reuters)........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Duterte vows protection for barangay chiefs unjustly accused of drug war deaths

MANILA, Philippines – If barangay captains face lawsuits for killing or beating up an individual in the name of the campaign against illegal drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte will intervene on their behalf. "'Pag nagkaatraso kayo and there's a case filed against you and you think you are in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Duterte seeks help of village officials in government s war on drugs

LAPU-LAPU CITY- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday asked village chiefs here to help him in the fight against illegal drugs. The President said the support of barangay captains in the campaign i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Duterte seeks help of village officials in government’s war on drugs

LAPU-LAPU CITY-- President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday asked village chiefs here to help him in the fight against illegal drugs. The President said the support of barangay captains in the campaign is crucial to solving the drug problem that has hounded the country for decades. "Kamo gyud ang makaputol ani. Layo ra kaayo mi sa taas. (You are ones who can end this problem on illegal drugs)," President Duterte said after he led the oath-taking of 3,013 barangay captains in Central Visayas at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City on Thursday night. He reiterated his warning to village officials to stay away from the illegal drugs trade, saying that they will suffer the consequences of th...Keep on reading: Duterte seeks help of village officials in government’s war on drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Lowest crime volume recorded in Metro Manila during barangay, SK polls week

The election week has recorded the lowest crime volume in Metro Manila since the start of the Duterte administration, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Chief Supt. Camilo Casco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Duterte eyes arming ROTC troops

Duterte eyes arming ROTC troops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Comelec eyes postponing barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) will hold public hearings on the possible postponement of barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in Mindanao due to the extension of martial law in the island group.  President Rodrigo Duterte earlier moved the barangay and SK polls to May ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Know about illegal drugs and their ill-effects

WHAT’S WITH DRUGS that make the world so deeply concerned about people using them? In the Philippines alone, an estimated four to seven million of its 104 million populations are said to be using prohibited drugs. As a campaign promise, President Rodrigo Duterte has made the crackdown on illegal drugs a centerpiece of his administration — for which he has been chastised from all fronts, in and out of the country. Drug addiction, no doubt, has severely affected society, cutting across all socio-economic echelons and demographics. No one can deny that drug addiction is a societal menace, resulting in countless crimes, financial problems, and broken relationships, both with families and friends. Here’s a glimpse of what the common prohibited drugs are and how they affect the body and mind. According to a primer of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) posted on its website, drugs are chemical substances that affect the normal functioning of the body, either physically and/or psychologically. Not all drugs are illegal, it says. The caffeine in coffee, the nicotine in cigarettes, and alcohol are technically legal drugs. Medicines are pharmaceutical drugs used to treat or prevent illnesses. They are legal, although they could also be abused. The ones people should totally shun are the illegal drugs because they alter a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior. All illegal drugs have immediate physical effects, and they also hinder psychological and emotional development, especially among young people, says the UNODC. Drugs cloud a user’s judgment, making him/her take more risks, for instance having unsafe sex that could lead one to contract sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. The effects of illegal drugs do not last long. When they wear off, a user gets depressed, lonely and sick, appears confused, sweats a lot, has red eyes, and neglects his/her physical appearance and then comes the irrational craving. The following are the most common prohibited drugs and how they affect their users: Methamphetamine Methamphetamine, also known as Shabu, also goes by the names Crack meth, Ice, Crystal meth, Tik, and Yaba. Methamphetamine belongs to a group of drugs called amphetamine-type stimulants. Like ecstasy, it is manufactured in illegal laboratories and sold in powder, tablet or crystal form. It could be swallowed, sniffed, smoked or injected. The UNODC says meth produces a feeling of physical and mental well-being, euphoria, and exhilaration. Users experience a temporary boost in energy, often perceived to improve their performance of manual or mental tasks, along with delayed hunger and fatigue. At times, they become more aggressive and violent. Over the short term, users tend to lose their appetite, start to breathe faster, and sweat due to increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. Taking in large doses would make users feel restless and irritable and could induce panic attacks. Taking in excessive doses could result in convulsions, seizures, and death from respiratory failure, stroke or heart failure. Long-term use could also lead to malnutrition, weight loss, and psychological dependence and stopping its use results in a long period of sleep, followed by depression. Ecstasy Ecstasy goes around by the names E, Snackies and New Yorkers. The drug, usually made in illegal laboratories, consists of a range of substances that make it dangerous to consume. It comes in the form of tablet, powder or capsule and is usually swallowed, but could also be snorted or injected. Ecstasy increases users’ empathy levels and induces a feeling of closeness to people around them. It makes them feel more sociable and energetic. Short-term use of ecstasy prompts the body to ignore distress signals such as dehydration, dizziness, and exhaustion, and interferes with the body’s ability to regulate temperature. It could also severely damage the liver and kidneys and could cause convulsions and heart failure. In large doses, ecstasy could cause restlessness, anxiety and severe hallucinations. Long-term use damages certain parts of the brain, bringing about serious depression and memory loss. Cannabis Sativa Cannabis is known by many names – Bongo, Ganja, Grass, Pot or Thai sticks. Its most famous name, however, is Marijuana, or Mary Jane. Cannabis, a tobacco-like greenish or brownish substance made of dried flowering tops and leaves of the cannabis plant, is usually smoked, but its resin and oil could also be swallowed or brewed in tea. According to the UNODC, cannabis smoke contains 50 percent more tar than high-tar cigarettes, putting users at an increased risk of lung cancer and other respiratory diseases. After taking cannabis, users feel relaxed and sometimes euphoric, with an intensified sense of sight, smell, taste, and hearing. Short-term use makes them experience increased appetite and pulse rate, and an impaired ability to perform physical and mental tasks, such as driving a car and thinking logically. With large doses, users’ thinking slows down and they become confused and have bouts of anxiety, panic, and psychotic episodes. The UNODC said that regular users of cannabis run the risk of developing psychological dependence to the point that they lose interest in all other activities, such as work and personal relationships. Cocaine Cocaine is known as Crack, Bazooka, Blanche, Cake, Coke or Lady. It is a fine white or off-white powder extracted from the leaves of the coca plant. The UNODC said that on the street, cocaine is diluted with other substances, such as ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), to increase its quantity and produce crack. Cocaine is usually sniffed or injected, while […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

EDITORIAL - Beyond postponement

Saying 40 percent of barangay captains are involved in illegal drugs, President Duterte has postponed for the second time the barangay and Sangguniang Kabata.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2017