EDITORIAL - Lethal revelry

In 2013, seven-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella was watching the New Year fireworks together with her father near their home in Caloocan City when a bullet struck her head. The grade one pupil suffered several cardiac arrests in a hospital before succumbing to the head wound......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 2nd, 2021

EDITORIAL - Lethal weapons

Several of the suspects in the daring assassination of Negros Oriental governor Roel Degamo are former Army soldiers who were dishonorably discharged, according to probers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2023

EDITORIAL - New Year challenges

After the holiday celebrations and revelry comes the hard work. The country, buried in debt that has ballooned to P13.52 trillion, must continue its post-pandemic recovery with economic analysts warning of a looming global recession this 2023......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2023

EDITORIAL - Lethal force

It’s a story heard too often in this country: a person apprehended by the police is shot dead ostensibly after scuffling with the arresting officer for the cop’s gun......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Heroes of pandemic

As the nation marked the Day of Valor yesterday, heroes of the ongoing war were on the frontlines, battling a lethal but unseen enemy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Suicide warfare

In the arsenal of the terrorist, one of the most lethal weapons is the suicide bomber......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

EDITORIAL - No tolerance for graft

In the “Bagong Pilipinas” or new Philippines, there is no room for corruption, abuse of power and other activities, President Marcos reiterated yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 1 min. ago

EDITORIAL - Out of school

A more comprehensive study is needed, but the data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority this week provides a glimpse into another troubling aspect of education in this country. In 2022, according to the PSA study, 18.6 percent of Filipinos aged five to 24 did not attend school. This translates into about 7.85 million children and youths, the PSA said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2023

EDITORIAL - No carte blanche

In just 11 days – not 19 as initially reported – in December last year, the Office of the Vice President spent P125 million in confidential funds, according to official records of the Commission on Audit. That’s over P11.36 million a day in people’s money, whose utilization is not supposed to be obfuscated or concealed from the public......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2023

Lethal mushroom survivor leaves hospital

A poisonous mushroom survivor has left the hospital where he recovered nearly two months after eating the sprouts that killed three other diners in Australia. Ian Wilkinson was discharged Friday from Austin hospital in Melbourne, according to his family’s statement late Saturday, Agence France-Presse and 9 News reported. Wilkinson’s wife Heather, as well as married couple Don and Gail Patterson — all died after eating the mushroom dubbed as “death cap” during a family lunch on 29 July. Erin Patterson cooked and served the beef Wellington dish with the mushroom for her estranged parents-in-law, Don and Gail, as well as the Wilkinson couple. Patterson, who was married to Don and Gail’s son Simon but both have been living separately, has been named as a suspect because she appeared to remain in good health despite her four guests falling gravely ill. She has not been charged and police have provided no evidence of wrongdoing. Patterson has reportedly said that she unknowingly bought the deadly mushrooms from a grocery store and that the poisonings were accidental. Death cap mushrooms sprout freely throughout wet, warm parts of Australia and are easily mistaken for edible varieties. WITH AFP The post Lethal mushroom survivor leaves hospital appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 24th, 2023

EDITORIAL — Pastillas scam: A laughable penalty

An angry Rodrigo Duterte summoned them to Malacañang during his presidency, although he did not carry out his threat to make them eat paper rolled up like pastillas or local milk pastry. Last week, one of 50 Bureau of Immigration employees accused of facilitating the entry of 143 foreigners, mostly Chinese, between 2017 and 2020 was fined the princely sum of P5,000 by the Sandiganbayan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2023

EDITORIAL - POGOs: Time to go

The secretaries of finance and socioeconomic planning are in favor of banning Philippine offshore gaming operator or POGO firms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Smothered by smog

The last time Metro Manila and neighboring provinces were blanketed by ashfall, grounding flights, forcing the cancellation of classes and disrupting office work was in January 2020 when Taal Volcano erupted......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2023

EDITORIAL - Little to love at NAIA

From arrival to departure at the Philippines’ main gateway, it’s no fun. In February this year, a Thai tourist’s last memories of his visit in the Philippines were of being shaken down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by personnel of the Office for Transportation Security......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2023

‘Euphoria’ actor Angus Cloud’s death ruled accidental overdose: coroner

Angus Cloud, the 25-year-old co-star of hit HBO drama "Euphoria," died from an accidental drug overdose in July, a US coroner said Thursday. "Angus Cloud died from a lethal combination of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and benzodiazepine in what is ruled as an accidental overdose," a spokesperson for Alameda County Coroner's office in California told AFP. "Angus suffered from acute intoxication from the combination of drugs." A statement at the time of his death said Cloud, who portrayed laconic drug dealer Fezco "Fez" O'Neill in the multiple Emmy Award-winning series, had been struggling to deal with the recent passing of his father, and had experienced ongoing mental health issues. "The only comfort we have is knowing Angus is now reunited with his dad, who was his best friend," said his family, in a statement sent by Cloud's publicist. "Angus was open about his battle with mental health and we hope that his passing can be a reminder to others that they are not alone and should not fight this on their own in silence." "Euphoria," fronted by star Zendaya, is one of the most-watched HBO series of all time. The show has drawn controversy as well as plaudits for its dark depiction of the issues facing contemporary American teens, including drug addiction and sexual violence. The gritty hit was Cloud's first acting job, having been discovered by a casting director while walking through the streets of Brooklyn, New York with friends. "We hope the world remembers him for his humor, laughter and love for everyone. We ask for privacy at this time as we are still processing this devastating loss," said the family statement. The post ‘Euphoria’ actor Angus Cloud’s death ruled accidental overdose: coroner appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 21st, 2023

EDITORIAL - Remembering

Because of the track record of the previous administration particularly in the campaign against illegal drugs, the second Marcos presidency has been seen as an improvement in the human rights department......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Kidnapped

Oops… that press conference didn’t go well. Presenting two environmental activists to the media yesterday at the municipal hall in Plaridel, Bulacan, to bolster the story that they had surrendered to the Armed Forces of the Philippines because they wanted out of the communist movement, the AFP instead found itself being accused by the two women of kidnapping......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Next, get the masterminds

The surveillance took two months, with drones reportedly used to monitor activities within two safehouses in two subdivisions in Parañaque City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2023

Chinese FM Wang Yi to visit Russia on 18-21 September — foreign ministry

China's top diplomat Wang Yi will begin a four-day visit to Russia for security talks on Monday, his foreign ministry said, the latest in a series of high-level visits and phone calls between the two sides. China and Russia are strategic allies, with both countries frequently touting their "no limits" partnership and economic and military cooperation. Their ties became even closer after Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year, which China has refused to criticize. China's foreign ministry said in a statement Monday that Wang "will go to Russia to hold the 18th round of the China-Russian Strategic Security Consultations (SSCC) from 18 to 21 September" at the invitation of Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Moscow's security council. In an earlier briefing, the Russian foreign ministry said Wang would meet with his counterpart Sergei Lavrov, and the two planned to "focus on efforts to strengthen collaboration on the international scene". "There will be a detailed exchange of views on issues related to a settlement in Ukraine, as well as ways of ensuring stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region," a spokesperson said. China has sought to position itself as a neutral party in the Ukraine war while offering Moscow a vital diplomatic and financial lifeline as its international isolation deepens. But it has stopped short of overt military involvement or sending lethal arms to Moscow. Last month, Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu visited Russia and Belarus and called for closer military cooperation. In recent months the two countries have carried out joint sea and air patrols, the latter of which caused South Korea to deploy fighter jets as a precaution. The high-level contact looks set to ramp up, with an aide to Vladimir Putin saying in July that the Russian president was planning to visit China in October. In March, President Xi Jinping made a state visit to Moscow and declared relations between the two countries were entering a new era. The post Chinese FM Wang Yi to visit Russia on 18-21 September — foreign ministry appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 18th, 2023

EDITORIAL — Destroying the reefs

For many years now, Filipinos have been raising concern over the environmental destruction from China’s artificial island-building in the South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Premature, unfair campaigning

As of Sept. 14, the Commission on Elections had ordered 626 candidates in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls to explain activities that constitute premature campaigning. The campaign period for the BSKE starts only on Oct. 19. The 626 candidates have three days to explain their activities before they face disqualification proceedings, according to the Comelec......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2023