Another NPA surrenders to gov t troop

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 21 (PIA) - Another member of the New People's Army (NPA) from Tubungan, Iloilo voluntarily surrendered himself to the 61st Infantry (Hunter) Battalion on November 20, 2020......»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesNov 21st, 2020

San Juan murder suspect surrenders

A murder suspect surrendered yesterday to authorities in San Juan after his mother coordinated with the city government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Suspect in traffic cop’s slay surrenders

The alleged accomplice of the motorist who was slain in a shootout in Cavite that resulted in the killing of a member of the Highway Patrol Group has surrendered to authorities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Congratulations flood in for Biden’s ‘historic’ win

Congratulations poured in for US president-elect Joe Biden from around the world, with Washington’s allies, particularly in Europe, seeing his win as a chance at a fresh start after the antagonistic years under Donald Trump. From the EU to the UAE president-elect Joe Biden has received congratulations from around the world (AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN) As crowds rushed into the streets of Washington and other cities in exuberant celebration after US networks declared Biden the winner, here are some reactions from across the globe:  – Germany – “Congratulations!” said Chancellor Angela Merkel. “I wish luck and success from the bottom of my heart. “Our transatlantic friendship is irreplaceable if we want to overcome the great challenges of our times,” she said in a tweet issued by a government spokesman. – France – French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted: “The Americans have chosen their President. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”  – Britain – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated Biden “on his election as President of the United States and Kamala Harris on her historic achievement. “The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security.” – European Union – In a joint statement, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel, president of the European Council, which represents the leaders of EU member states, said: “We take note of the latest development in the electoral process.  “On this basis the EU congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on reaching enough Electoral Votes.”  – NATO – NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg described Biden as a “strong supporter of our Alliance”. Stoltenberg, who often had to adapt to President Donald Trump making unexpected announcements about US troop drawdowns from NATO deployments, said in a tweet he looked forward to working with Biden. “A strong NATO is good for both North America and Europe,” he said.  – Canada – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world’s greatest challenges together.” – Barack Obama – Former US president Barack Obama hailed Biden’s win as “historic and decisive” and appealed to Americans to overcome bitter divides and “find some common ground.” “Once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory,” Obama, Donald Trump’s White House predecessor, said in a statement. – Ireland – The republic’s prime minister Micheal Martin was one of the first to take to Twitter, tweeting: “I want to congratulate the new President Elect of the USA @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of this nation throughout his life and I look forward to working with him in the years ahead. I also look forward to welcoming him back home when the circumstances allow!”  – Greece – Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted: “Congratulations to US President-Elect @JoeBiden. Joe Biden has been a true friend of Greece and I’m certain that under his presidency the relationship between our countries will grow even stronger.” – Italy –  Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte tweeted: “Congratulations to the American people and institutions for an outstanding turnout of democratic vitality. We are ready to work with the President-elect @JoeBiden to make the transatlantic relationship stronger. The US can count on Italy as a solid Ally and a strategic partner.” – Spain – Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted: “The American people have chosen the 46th President of the United States. Congratulations @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. We wish you good luck and all the best. We are looking forward to cooperating with you to tackle the challenges ahead of us.” – India – “Congratulations @JoeBiden on your spectacular victory!” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. In a separate tweet to Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, whose mother was Indian, Modi wrote: “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans.” “Chitti” is a Tamil term of endearment for the younger sisters of one’s mother, which Harris used in her acceptance of the Democratic nomination for vice president. She is the first woman of color elected to the US vice presidency. – Nigeria – In his congratulations, President Muhammadu Buhari, leader of Africa’s most populous nation, called for “greater engagement” with the continent. He said he looked forward to “enhanced cooperation between Nigeria and the United States, especially at economic, diplomatic and political levels, including especially on the war against terrorism”. – Ukraine – President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted in English: “Congratulations to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris! Ukraine is optimistic about the future of the strategic partnership with the United States. Ukraine and the USA have always collaborated on security, trade, investment, democracy, fight against corruption. Our friendship becomes only stronger!”  – South Africa – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Twitter his government looked forward to “working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation”. – Iraq – President Barham Saleh extended “warmest congratulations” to Biden, describing him as “a friend and trusted partner in the cause of building a better Iraq. We look forward to working to achieve our common goals and strengthening peace and stability in the entire Middle East”. – Egypt – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt, the most populous Arab country, looked forward to “strengthening strategic bilateral ties between Egypt and the US in the interest of both countries and peoples”. – UAE –  “Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on winning the US elections. Our sincere wishes for further development and prosperity for the American people. The UAE and USA are friends and allies with a strong historic partnership that we look forward to strengthening together,” tweeted Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 8th, 2020

BIFF leader surrenders

A ranking leader of the outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters has surrendered to government forces in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

Third Mabolo jail escapee surrenders

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The third detainee of the Mabolo Police Station who escaped on Monday, October 26, 2020, surrendered to authorities this morning, October 27, 2020. Nico Baylosis of Barangay Carreta, Cebu City told reporters that one of the reasons that he surrendered was the death of one of the escapees, Roberto Ludong, who […] The post Third Mabolo jail escapee surrenders appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

NPA couple surrenders

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 22 (PIA) - For the sake of their child, a couple belonging to the New People's Army surrendered to authorities and took their oath of allegiance to the government before.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Fugitive Ilocos Sur vice mayor surrenders

Vice Mayor Jemaima Tan-Yee of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, who is wanted for serious illegal detention, surrendendered in Candon City yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

NPA couple surrenders

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 22 (PIA) - For the sake of their child, a couple belonging to the New People's Army surrendered to authorities and took their oath of allegiance to the government before.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Being a poor kid taught me empathy

Mayor Isko Moreno BATANG MAYNILA In a recent interview, I was asked by a reporter if I am amenable to the idea of placing the beggars under arrest.  These are the homeless people who end up in the streets begging for alms due to lack of income. Flatly, I rejected the idea. It is just not my cup of tea. Having been in that rock-bottom situation before, I cannot say that being poor is a sin or a fault in any way.  It is the kind of situation in which no one would ever, ever  want to be. I do not question the wisdom of national authorities who broached the idea of having the beggars arrested, for fear that they may be spreading COVID-19, since they do not observe any safety protocols particularly wearing of face masks. Maybe those from the national government have a different perspective about this issue but to me, sending the homeless people to jail is another thing, not only because I was also homeless at one point in my life but as I’ve said, it just isn’t my cup of tea. I would rather get these homeless people off the streets and care for them in our very own facilities designated for the purpose. In fact, for almost eight months now, we in the city government of Manila, through our social welfare department headed by Re Fugoso, had been taking care of hundreds upon hundreds of homeless people who ended up living in the streets and begging for alms, due to the pandemic. Since the quarantine and lockdowns began in March, we gathered these homeless, unwanted individuals and have been taking care of them since. We have three facilities for them. Modesty aside, we do not only feed these streetdwellers three square meals a day. We also provide them with clothes, toiletries, various forms of entertainment — like regular movie showing and zumba sessions— and even extras, since most donations of clothes and food that that land in our office from time to time are automatically sent to them. We also ensure their health and safety, by making them undergo regular medical tests. Our medical teams go to them and conduct the checking. While their life in our city-run facilities may not be luxurious, it is comfortable enough and definitely, a lot better than living in the streets. In fact, I suspect that a lot of homeless troop to Manila probably upon learning that the city provides the basic needs of those gathered. Those who would want to go to their native hometowns are being assisted by social welfare chief Re Fugoso herself, as in fact, 200 such families have already been sent to their respective provinces about a week ago. Back to the issue and let me be clear. There is no question that we in the city government are all for instilling discipline among everyone in the city, including the homeless. No exception. However, I firmly believe that when you are at the helm of governance, you have to strike a balance between putting discipline and certainty in place on one hand, and then compassion and humanity on the other. Addressing the poor is never easy. Actions need to be taken but there is a need to learn to stretch your patience to the maximum. I remember clearly what former President Ramon Magsaysay once said: “Those who have less in life should have more in law.” This creed of one of the greatest Presidents who ever lived, is what endeared him to the masses and had been my guiding rule since I entered politics. Simply put, this means that the  ordinary citizens or those in the lower rung of society, specially the poor, should get the necessary attention from government which they need more than those who are well off. Maybe having grown up knowing precisely what poverty means and actually feels like, also instilled in me the value of empathy. *** Gaya ng paulit-ulit  kong sinasabi, kailangan ko ang tulong ninyong lahat. Walang magmamalasakit sa Maynila kundi tayo ding mga Batang Maynila. Manila, God first! *** For updates on latest developments in the city of Manila, please visit my Facebook account — “Isko Moreno Domagoso”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2020

Another NPA member surrenders in Bohol

    BY CALVIN D. CORDOVA     CEBU CITY — Another member of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Bohol province has surrendered to authorities. Salvador Golosing Avenido surrendered last September 28, the second NPA member to yield in the same month. Last September 2, a ranking official of the NPA, Joseph Gulle […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

Military to review troop accounts after Facebook purge

The Philippine military said Wednesday it will review the social media accounts of service members after Facebook took down a network linked to state security forces it accused of “coordinated inauthentic behavior”. Facebook said it had removed two networks — one traced to the Philippines and another to China’s Fujian province — for violating its […] The post Military to review troop accounts after Facebook purge appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020


  BY MANNY VILLAR   Another casualty to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is our formal education system.  The month of June every year is usually the time when millions of Filipino students troop back to their schools and learn. But because the COVID-19 disease prevents any possibility of face-to-face learning, the Department of Education (DepEd) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Undas in this season of the pandemic

  MANILA Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has ordered that the city’s cemeteries be closed from October 21 to November 3. This is traditionally the period when Filipinos troop to cemeteries all over the land to light candles and pray at the graves of their loved ones – the Undas. November 1 is All Saints’ […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 12th, 2020

Trump heralds US pullout from Iraq, Afghanistan

Washington---US President Donald Trump will announce further troop withdrawals from Iraq and Afghanistan in the next few days, a senior administration official said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Suspect in nurse’s hit-and-run surrenders

The driver of the sport utility vehicle that killed 23-year-old nurse Renz Jayson Perez in a hit-and-run accident in Manila turned himself in to authorities yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Please bring the arbitral ruling to the UN General Assembly

On September 15, 2020, the 75th regular session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will convene at the UN Headquarters in New York. This is when the leaders of 193 countries troop to the UN to promote their respective positions before the global community of nations. This is when States, big and small, will have a full window to be heard......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Bislig Platoon Run sa Set. 18

KAHIT nailipat ng petsa magmula sa Setyembre 18 patungong Disyembre, inaasahan na marami pa rin ang mga sasali sa ‘Laban ng Lahi Platoon’ run sa Bislig, Surigao dahil sa laki ng premyong nakalaan, P3M sa magkakampeong troop. The post Bislig Platoon Run sa Set. 18 first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 30th, 2020

NPA leader surrenders in Gingoog City

CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City – An alleged squad leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) voluntarily surrendered to government security forces in Agay-ayan, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental province, the military reported Tuesday. 1st Lt. Roel T. Maglalang, Civil Military Operations (CMO) officer of the Army’s 23rd Infantry (Masigasig) Battalion (23rd IB), said the NPA leader […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Cop tagged in slay of La Union town vice mayor surrenders

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – A police officer tagged in the ambush-slaying of then Balaoan, La Union Vice Mayor Al-fred Conception on November 14, 2018 surrendered to police authorities Monday afternoon. Police Regional Office 1 director Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin, Jr. said Police Master Sergeant Dario Naval Cahigas, assigned to the Regional Police Holding Assistance […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Ex-Ilocos mayor charged for resort takeover surrenders

Former mayor Edward Josh Cobangbang of Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, who was charged with serious illegal detention and grave coercion in connection with the illegal takeover of a government-owned resort in 2017, surrendered on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020