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Task force collars more than 3,000 smokers

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Anti-Smoking Task Force (ICAST) executive director Iñigo Garingalao described their Anti-Smoking Campaign in the city as satisfactory. “Satisfactory sa panaw-aw ko in the sense na kung may mga nagakalatabo, ma-address ta and may mga successes na kita,” Garingalao said. According to Garingalao, they apprehend 20 or 30 violators daily. […] The post Task force collars more than 3,000 smokers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianAug 11th, 2018

Marawi not a ‘ghost city’, Washington Post article ‘not true’ – task force head

MANILA, Philippines -- The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) on Tuesday disputed a news article, claiming war-torn Marawi City remains a "ghost town" more than a year after the military dislodged Islamic State-inspired Maute group in the area. TFBM chairman Eduardo del Rosario asserted Marawi City is currently "alive and booming" and "full of economic activity" contrary to a Washington Post article published February 1, which stated "Marawi looks almost as it did when the bombs and bullets stopped flying in October 2017." The news article noted that no new structure has been built and debris has not been cleared in Marawi City since the war ended. Marawi City served as battle gro...Keep on reading: Marawi not a ‘ghost city’, Washington Post article ‘not true’ – task force head.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News3 hr. 26 min. ago

Amid ban, 2 policemen caught drinking in public place

MANILA, Philippines -- Amid a standing order of President Rodrigo Duterte for policemen to not drink in public places, two lawmen were reportedly caught drinking inside an eatery in Quezon City on Monday.   A report from the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) said Tuesday that the duo was spotted by its operatives inside Korabs Canteen along Justice Lourdes Paredes San Diego Avenue corner 3rd Avenue in Barangay Socorro, Quezon City.   The eatery was about two blocks away from the gate of Camp Crame on Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue.   Police identified the two as Senior Police Officer 1 Franklin Francisco Nariz, assigned ...Keep on reading: Amid ban, 2 policemen caught drinking in public place.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News3 hr. 26 min. ago

Task force probes Yulo murder, focuses on business rivalry angle

Task force probes Yulo murder, focuses on business rivalry angle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News6 hr. 26 min. ago

Management Group pushes for Boracay rehab by thematic areas

BORACAY Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), which spearheaded the initial phase of the rehabilitation activities in the island resort, has been renamed Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG). From a Ground Commander, it will now be led by a General Manager in the person of Forester Livino B. Duran who is also Assistant Regional Director (ARD) […] The post Management Group pushes for Boracay rehab by thematic areas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Ressa’s Libel Case Not Isolated, PTFoMS Asserts

The libel case filed against Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa is not an isolated one, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said, insisting that press freedom is “alive and well” in the Philippines. PTFoMs also belied the claim that Ressa’s arrest is an “attack on press freedom”, noting that other journalists have […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

Baguio City nets P2.5 million in anti-smoking drive Manila Bulletin News

Baguio City nets P2.5 million in anti-smoking drive Manila Bulletin BAGUIO CITY The city's Smoke Free Task Force (SFTF) has reported a total of 5259 violators of the Summer Capital's Smoke F.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

DOH, DepEd create task force for measles outbreak response in schools

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DepEd) created a task force to address the rising number of measles cases in the country, focused on children who are among the most vulnerable to the disease. The joint task force seeks to set guidelines for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

PBA: Allein Maliksi learning the ropes as Blackwater s leader

For 31-year old Allein Maliksi, taking the daunting task of being the Blackwater Elite's locker room leader will be no walk in the park, but he is willing to take charge. His team showed promise against the hobbled Alaska Aces Wednesday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena, going down by as much as 13, 63-50, midway through the third quarter before closing in on the lead and eventually taking the lead in the fourth. Although Blackwater exhibited grit, the inexperience of a young team became speed bumps down the stretch as the veteran Aces escaped with a 103-101 win. Maliksi led the Blackwater offense with 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and several clutch jumpers, as he became a much-needed driving force for a team that features five rookies and a handful role players. "Wala yung teamwork. So kailangan talaga namin mag-build ulit ng magkakasama kami ng matagal, so kumbaga medyo parang naging rookie team ulit yung team ko so para sa akin as a leader nila na nilo-look forward," said the former Growling Tiger.  "I'm always trying to take charge na ma-encourage sila, fix their mindset na this game, we need to be smart." Maliksi previously thought that being a leader was to sacrifice one's indivudual game for the overall well-being of the squad, but as coach Bong Ramos made him realize, that was far from being a leader. "Sabi ko sa kaniya, 'ba’t ayaw mong tumira?' 'Kasi, coach, diba ako ang leader,' sabi niya, 'eh gusto ko sakin magsimula yung nagfi-feed, yung nagpapasa.' “No,' sabi ko, 'not because you’re trying to be a leader or you’re the leader of the team, hindi ka na titira," Ramos said. "That is not your game. Your game is to score, maging agresibo ka umopensa. Hindi pupwede yung ganiyan. Eh yung mga kasama mo inaasahan shu-shoot ka eh. Biro mo four attempts ka lang sa Ginebra,'" he added. By being the team's designated scorer, Maliksi noted that aside from the points, he had also set an example for the team in other aspects of the game, such as precise passing and defending. That could serve as a great start for their talented rookies in Paul Desiderio, Abu Tratter, and Diego Dario, along with newcomers Joseph Eriobu and Gelo Alolino. "[Medyo proud ako sa mga teammates ko and sa team ko. Kasi, kahit nalalamangan kami ng double-digit, nakakabalik kami. And yung sa dulo, medyo breaks of the game, di kami naka-depensa. Naka-shoot si Banchero at si Sonny Thoss sa huli. So, yun nga, sabi ko sa kanila, after the game, proud ako sa kanilang lahat kasi hindi tayo nag-give up." Staring at a record which is unlikely enough for a playoff run, all Maliksi wants the team to do is to hang their head high for the season isn't over in the first conference. "Iniisip lang namin every game magimprove kami. Every game lumalaban hindi yung lopsided na tambak talaga kami -- yun yung talagang iniiwasan namin eh. Though hindi kami ganun kabeteranong team kasi mga rookies and mga ngayon lang halos nabigyan ng playing time yung iba,"  "We need to be patient about it. Hindi pwede mawalan ng pasensya -- ako hinahabaan ko rin kasi minsan gusto ko na mainis pero hindi pwede kasi hindi ka pwede bumigay as a leader." __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

TFK head queries NBI-6 on lady lawyer’s case

BACOLOD City – John Chiong, founder and national commander of Task Force Kasanag (TFK), called the attention of the regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to the filing of murder and frustrated murder cases in connection with the reported ambush on a lady lawyer recently. In a letter to NBI-6 Regional Director […] The post TFK head queries NBI-6 on lady lawyer’s case appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

48 human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY --- Forty-eight persons believed to be victims of human trafficking were rescued Monday night at the sea waters of this city. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NAVFORWEM), said operating units of the Philippine Navy, in coordination with Joint Task Force Zamboanga, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Presidential Center on Transnational Crime, intercepted a sea vessel reportedly engaged in human trafficking. "This ML Moneza, an inter-island sea vessel, is carrying 95 passengers and five crew members. Upon thorough inspection of our personnel, it turned out that there are only 20 legitimate passengers, all resi...Keep on reading: 48 human trafficking victims rescued in Zamboanga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

DOH Calabarzon creates task force to address increase in measles cases

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon office formed a task force to address the rising number of measles cases in the region, DOH Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo said on Monday, February 11. "A measles task force will be created to see to it that the strategies ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Indian victims of plane crash found in Bataan

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine authorities on Friday, February 8, found the bodies of two Indians who went missing while on a flight training course in Bataan earlier this week. In a statement on Friday, the  Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines  (CAAP) said that a joint task force recovered the bodies of Fliteline Aviation School ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Charred bodies of pilot, student in crashed plane in Bataan retrieved – CAAP

MANILA, Philippines -- Bodies of two pilots aboard a crashed light trainer plane was finally found and retrieved on Friday in Hermosa, Bataan, the Civil Aviation Airport Authority (CAAP) said.   CAAP said the joint task force discovered the bodies of the victims -- identified as Indian nationals Captain Navern Nagaraja (instructor) and pilot student Kuldeep Singh -- "burned beyond recognition" at the crash site.   Philippine Air Force's Sokol chopper initially brought the victims' bodies to the Command Center at Brgy. Mabiga in Hermosa town and eventually transferred to Orani town (also in Bataan) for proper turnover to authorities.   The two-seater Cessn...Keep on reading: Charred bodies of pilot, student in crashed plane in Bataan retrieved – CAAP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Grammy task force to tackle gender inequality

  NEW YORK---The institution behind the Grammys on Friday announced its first major step aimed at tackling gender inequality in music, launching a plan to expand opportunities for women producers and engineers.   The Recording Academy initiative calls on artists to include at least two women in the pool of candidates they hire from, saying "the music industry is at a crossroads, and progress won't happen on its own."   "There is no magic bullet to shift a status quo that has existed for centuries, but we see this initiative as an important step," said Tina Tchen, chair of the academy's nascent task force on diversity and inclusion.   The task ...Keep on reading: Grammy task force to tackle gender inequality.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

TFK questions NBI over ambush probe process

BACOLOD City – Anti-crime and corruption watchdog Task Force Kasanag (TFK) questioned on Feb. 5,2019 the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) regional office on its investigation on the ambush of lawyer Erfe del Castillo last year. TFK national commander John Chiong said he cannot deny that Atty. Joemax Ortiz is their group’s legal counsel, however, […] The post TFK questions NBI over ambush probe process appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

8 BIFF terrorists killed in air strikes in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao --- Military air strikes in Maguindanao on Saturday claimed eight members of the Islamic State-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, the commander of Joint Task Force Central (JTFC ), said the FA-50 bombing sorties over the weekend resulted in the death of eight terrorists, five of whom were identified as Hashim; Abo Salik; Abo Tutin; Saidin Kusain, Guabar Sulaiman. Ten others were wounded, including Salahudin Hassan, who was in critical condition. Sobejana said the air strikes were launched after a subcommander of the BIFF provided the military with information on the location of other BIFF members. Ten ...Keep on reading: 8 BIFF terrorists killed in air strikes in Maguindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Military destroys lair of ISIS-inspired terrorists in Maguindanao

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine military on Sunday, February 3, said it destroyed a hideout of Islamic State (ISIS)-inspired terrorists in Maguindanao after launching an operation to take down the site this weekend.  Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) launched surgical air, artillery, and ground operations at about 6 am on Saturday, February 2, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

8 Islamic State-linked gunmen yield to Army in Maguindanao

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao -- Eight members of a Daesh- or Islamic State (IS)-inspired Moro armed group surrendered to the military on Friday, the Army here said Sunday.   The surrenderees, led by bomb-making expert Salahudin Hassan of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), surrendered to Joint Task Force Central (JTFC) through the Army's 601st Infantry Brigade in Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao.   Hassan was a student of Indonesian bomber Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, who was killed in a police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, on January 2015. That operation led to the death of 44 members of the elite Special Action Force, 17 members of the Moro Islam...Keep on reading: 8 Islamic State-linked gunmen yield to Army in Maguindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Makati cop nabbed after extorting money from motorcycle taxi drivers | Coconuts Manila

Makati cop nabbed after extorting money from motorcycle taxi drivers Coconuts Just plain wrong. The Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) arrested a deputy commander b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Kennon Road will be open for PMA homecoming, Panagbenga 2019

BAGUIO CITY --- The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) has permitted the opening of Kennon Road to private motorists next month for the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Homecoming and Panagbenga 2019.   Local officials said Friday Kennon Road will be opened on a one-way traffic scheme towards Baguio City, starting 6 a.m. February 14 until 6 a.m. February 18; and again by 6 a.m. February 22 until 6 a.m. March 4 for the flower festival parade.   "Motorists can use Marcos Highway of Naguilian Road when going down from the city," a CRDRRMC advisory said.   Task Force Kennon Road, however, agreed to allow identifi...Keep on reading: Kennon Road will be open for PMA homecoming, Panagbenga 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019