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SIM REGISTRATION A GOOD STEP VS SCAMS, CRIME – POE

Senator Grace Poe said the registration of subscriber identity modules (SIM) is a good first step in combating text scams as well as other crimes. In an interview, Poe dismissed arguments that SIM registration was not effective in fighting crimes in other countries, saying it is not an option for the government to sit idly […]

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BARBERS WARNS OF ILL EFFECTS OF POGO OPS IN PH

A ranking House leader warned against the ill effects of the operations of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) in the country, saying that offshore gaming undermines the government’s battle against illegal drugs, graft and corruption, money-laundering, and other gambling-related crimes. Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers, chairperson of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs, reiterated […]

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‘WHOLE-OF-NATION’ APPROACH VS CRIMINALITY PUSHED

Senator Bato dela Rosa has suggested a “whole-of-nation” approach to end kidnapping and other criminal activities of foreign nationals on Philippine soil. Dela Rosa, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, proposed the strategy on Thursday during his panel’s investigation into the alleged rising number of kidnapping cases being carried […]

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NOGRALES TO PNP: BARE PLANS TO DETER CRIME

Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles called on authorities to “exert greater effort to deter crime,” as he bemoaned the recent spate of crimes that have hit the news, the latest being the killing of four people in his district in Montalban.  “Nananawagan tayo sa kapulisan na gawin ang makakaya para maiwasan ang krimen. We […]

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DELA ROSA TO PNP: BE PROACTIVE VS ILLEGAL DRUGS

Senator Bato Dela Rosa urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to be proactive in the campaign against illegal drugs and make it a ‘personal fight’ to protect their families from being victims of crimes linked to illegal drugs. Dela Rosa, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, said policemen should […]

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NO LOOTING INCIDENTS IN BOHOL AFTER ‘ODETTE’ – YAP

Bohol Governor Arthur Yap said there are no untoward incidents reported in the province, like looting in areas where people are left with no food and water, days after the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. “In the past two weeks that I have been going around the province, I am at least happy to share with […]

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GORDON: ENFORCE MOTORCYCLE CRIME PREVENTION ACT

Decrying the continuous rise in criminal incidents perpetrated by riding-in-tandem criminals, most of which remain unsolved, Senator Dick Gordon prodded anew the Land Transportation Office and the Department of Transportation for the full implementation of Republic Act 11235 or the Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act as he expressed fear that the unabated killings in the country […]

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CEBU CITY BANS PRIVATE PARTIES IN HOTEL ROOMS

Mayor Edgardo Labella issued an executive order strictly banning private parties inside hotel rooms in Cebu City. Labella said in a press conference his decision was made after the tragic incident involving a flight stewardess who died allegedly after partying with friends inside two adjacent hotel rooms in Makati City. “If there are parties, (they) […]

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SENATE OKS BILL VS CHILD MARRIAGE — HONTIVEROS

The Senate is clamping down on child marriages by passing a bill declaring it as a public crime. Senate Bill No. 1373, seeking to prohibit and declare child marriage as illegal, was approved on final reading with 21 affirmative votes, no negative vote and no abstention. Senator Risa Hontiveros, principal author and sponsor of the […]

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GORDON TO LTO: WHERE IS THE IRR FOR THE MOTORCYCLE CRIME PREVENTION ACT?

Senator Dick Gordon strongly condemned the recent killings by riding-in-tandem assassins of a labor officer of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Manila, a judge in Ilocos Sur and a police officer in Quezon City. “The police must finally look at these killings; these motorcycle-riding in tandem cowards are killing with impunity. They […]