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3 NPA leaders arrested

Three ranking members of the New People’s Army operating in Central Visayas were arrested in Negros Occidental on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 1st, 2020

4 NPA leaders nabbed in Negros

Four ranking members of the New People’s Army were arrested in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2020

‘Government should uphold law on quarantine breaches’

Eight business groups are calling on government leaders to uphold the rule of law during the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic as some public officials violate quarantine rules without facing punishment while thousands have been arrested for committing violations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

4 arrested for online protest

Four labor leaders in Valenzuela City were arrested for posting slogans on social media during the online Labor Day protests......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2020

Chinese doctor who warned about coronavirus dies | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Global panic deepens over coronavirus as whistleblower doctor dies Enrique Razon wants more Manila Water shares Phivolcs: Fissures along Taal Volcano tourist trail emitting steam Altermidya correspondent, 4 human rights leaders arrested in Tacloban Twitter surges as global user growth revives – Rappler.com Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

2 rebels fall; arms seized

Alleged communist rebels Christopher Cañete and Virjon Virtudazo were arrested on Sunday during an operation in Sultan Naga Dimaporo in Lanao del Norte. Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) spokesman Captain Arvin Encinas said the two are ranking leaders of the New People’s Army. Cañete is allegedly the first deputy of the NPA Platoon Guerilla, […] The post 2 rebels fall; arms seized appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2019

36 Japanese arrested for telecom scam

OPERATIVES of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) busted an all Japanese crime group involved in the telecommunications scam in an operation in Makati City. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente disclosed on Friday that 36 Japanese, including the two leaders of the group, were arrested. Morentes said the operation was conducted following an official communication from the Japanese government […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 15th, 2019

2 communist leaders nabbed in Quirino

Two leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army were arrested in Diffun, Quirino on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

Suspected NPA leaders arrested in Cagayan

Police operatives apprehended three individuals they alleged as high-ranking officers of the New People’s Army in Cagayan who are facing multiple criminal charges. The post Suspected NPA leaders arrested in Cagayan appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 16th, 2019

House subpoenas Giuliani Ukraine associates in impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON, USA – Democratic leaders of the House impeachment inquiry issued subpoenas on Thursday, October 10, to two associates of President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who were arrested on charges of campaign finance violations overnight as they tried to flee the United States. Lev Parnas, a Ukrainian-born American, and Igor ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

Martial law in Philippine history

  BEYOND the common perception that martial law began on September 21, 1972 – 47 years ago today – when President Ferdinand Marcos suspended the Constitution, closed down Congress, arrested opposition leaders like Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. and Sen. Jose Diokno, along with hundreds of other officials and newspapermen, very little is actually known as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 20th, 2019

Maoist leaders ordered arrested for 80s murder

Maoist leaders ordered arrested for 80s murder.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

Police officer stabbed ahead of G20 summit in Japan

TOKYO, Japan – Japanese police Monday arrested a man suspected of stabbing a police officer in the chest and stealing his gun near Osaka, just days before world leaders fly into the city for a G20 summit. The 33-year-old suspect, who denies the charges, was in possession of an ID document ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Sudan forces arrest protest leaders after deadly crackdown

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Security forces have arrested two prominent rebels and an opposition leader, aides said Saturday, June 8, just days after a bloody crackdown stifled hopes for Sudan's swift democratic transition. The men were arrested after they held meetings on Friday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2019

Leaders arrested as gov't forces bust two drug rings in Maguindanao - GMA News

Leaders arrested as gov't forces bust two drug rings in Maguindanao - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Vietnam arrests blogger for anti-state propaganda

HANOI, Vietnam — Police in Vietnam have arrested a blogger for anti-state writings which they said distorted the truth, tarnished the country's leaders and instigated the public to oppose the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 11th, 2016

PDEA nabs 2 Odicta top MEN

ILOILO CITY: Two sub-group leaders of the Odicta drug group under slain alleged druglord Melvin Odicta Sr., were arrested in separate operations here since Tuesday. Ken Mark Pineda, 29, reportedly a right-hand man of Odicta, was the first to fall in an en.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

75 Chinese, 3 Pinoys nabbed of illegal gambling

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 6 (PIA) - - Seventy-five Chinese nationals and three Filipinos were arrested of illegal gambling recently by the joint forces of the Philippine National Police (PNP).....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News10 hr. 40 min. ago

Muslim community leaders join legal fight to strike down anti-terrorism law

The petitioners argued that the anti-terrorism law must be declared as void as it violates many of their freedoms, including their rights of religious freedom and free expression......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

Canva PH joins Digital Bayanihan Initiative of BounceBack movement

To help the Philippines bounce back from the pandemic, Canva Philippines joins the Digital Bayanihan Initiative (DBI) of the BounceBack Global Movement that aims to train 10 million entrepreneurs, educators, and leaders in government and private sector. The DBI will build the Philippines’ Digital Human Capital Backbone by enabling Filipinos to acquire world-class validated digital competencies that will empower them to become resilient and bounce back better than ever from the crisis......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

Opportunity to reform market economy

The crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic provides a singular opportunity to significantly reform the so-called free market economy that has been embraced by countries of different political shades and persuasions, from socialist China to capitalist America.  Although it cannot be denied that the experiment with market-oriented economic policies by China has resulted in the liberation from dehumanizing poverty of hundreds of millions of people over the last 20  to 30 years, there continues to be scandalous disparity of income and wealth among those who have benefited from these reforms and those who have been left behind.  The massive unemployment that has been caused by the lockdowns of  economies all over the world has worsened the inequity in the distribution of income even in the most developed countries of Europe and elsewhere. The human sufferings that we are witnessing during the worst global economic crisis in 150 year  should bring world leaders to finally come to their senses and listen to what Pope Francis has been saying about   the limitations of the free market economy in respecting the dignity of each human person and in pursuing the common good of society. In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis clearly states that “the dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies. At times, however, they seem to be a mere addendum imported from without in order to fill out a political discourse lacking in perspectives or plans for true and integral development.”  The Holy Father points out that  growth in social justice “requires more than economic growth, while presupposing such growth.”  it requires decisions, programs, mechanisms, and processes especially geared to a better distribution of income, the creation of sources of employment, and an integral promotion of the poor which goes beyond a simple welfare mentality.”  In the publication “This Economy Kills,” authors Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, inspired by the teachings of Pope Francis, enumerate the types of leaders who are needed for authentic human development in both developed and emerging markets.  According to them, we need “men and women who look to the future, who are committed to pursue the common  good and whose goal is not just the next election campaign.  It requires men and women who not only look at the spread and stock market indices as indicators of the health of a country but inquire whether the younger generations have a job, a future, and hope; whether children have kindergartens and schools that can educate them by introducing them to reality; whether couples have the opportunity to buy a house; whether there are effective welfare programs available for the elderly; and whether those who still bet on the future by putting children into the world are justly taxed, rather than penalized.  It requires men and women who are engaged in politics and work in institutions without corrupting themselves or letting others corrupt them, even managing perhaps to revive a minimum of esteem (which has never been so in decline) for that ‘highest form of charity’—that is, politics—in as much as it is exclusively committed to the common good and to the real lives of people, with special attention   and dedication to those in difficulty, those left behind, those  who are excluded and should be included.” We have in the above quote a program that should permeate the so-called new normal post-pandemic.  What I have read so far about prognostications concerning the “new normal” are mostly about means, not ends. There is a lot of talk about the digital transformation that all economic sectors shall have undergone as a response to the changes in consumer lifestyle and business practices brought about by COVID-19. It asserted that digitalization will be a universal practice. Online purchases of practically all types of consumer goods and services; modes of payments; delivery of formal education and all types  of skills training; banking practices; religious services; sports events; forms of entertainment; etc.  These transformations, however,  could occur without addressing the fundamental problem of great disparities in the distribution of income and wealth and may even exacerbate the problem of the poor if, for example, their children are further left behind because they lack the resources to participate in online learning.  Although the means are also important, there should be greater emphasis in the transformation of the ends or objectives of the economic system.  Our leaders should ask themselves how to make the structural changes necessary to reduce mass poverty (which has worsened during the many lockdowns made necessary by the pandemic).  In more concrete terms, the economic system should be geared to providing more nutritious food to the poorest of the poor; better quality education and health care to the bottom 20 percent of the population; free health services to those who cannot afford them;  socialized housing for the homeless; and well paying jobs for the unemployed and underemployed. The new normal should give the highest priority to providing the small farmers with what they need to eke out a decent living by providing them with the necessary infrastructures such as farm-to-market roads, irrigation systems, post-harvest facilities, access to credit and other farm support services that have long been denied the Filipino farmers.  I have always maintained that the first cause of dehumanizing poverty in the Philippines is the long-term neglect of rural and agricultural development.  It is not a coincidence that 75 percent of those who fall below the poverty line are in the rural areas. Many of them are the beneficiaries of agrarian reform who, after being provided with one or two hectares of land, were completely abandoned to their own resources.  They are the landless farm workers, the “kaingeros” (slush-and-burn farmers), and the subsistence fisherfolk. Hopefully, the shortage of food during  the pandemic has made it crystal clear that food security should be on top of our economic objectives.  Food security now and in the future can be made possible only by a significant increase in the productivity with which we use our agricultural resources.  To be continued For comments, my email address is bernardo.villegas@uap.asia.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020