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ABANTE TO PNP: RESPECT CAMPUSES AS ‘SAFE SPACES’

Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante Jr. has joined calls to relieve Philippine National Police (PNP) officials involved in the violent raid conducted at a makeshift Lumad school at the Talamban campus of the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, and urged the PNP on Thursday to respect universities and schools […]

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ALBAY POLICE FIGHTS INSURGENCY WITH TFL PROJECT

Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, commended the Albay Police Provincial Office (APPO) for the successful launching of its Tanglaw ng Lahing Filipino (TLF) project at the Albay Astrodome in Legazpi City. “Personally, I am happy because the TFL project involves a lot of stakeholders. This is basically […]

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DISCARD PNP TRAVEL PASS; HEALTH CLEARANCE SHOULD BE OK FOR TRAVEL IN QUARANTINE AREAS — REP. CASTELO

Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo is urging the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to do away with the travel pass being issued by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to travelers in quarantine areas. Castelo said the PNP travel pass has no “probative value” in terms of a person’s health and thus […]

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PH REMAINS SAFE FOR TOURISTS AMID REPORTED KIDNAPPINGS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has assured foreign visitors that the Philippines remains safe to tourists as there is coordination between the tourism department and local law enforcement agencies. The assurance was given by Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat following the reported kidnapping incidents in the country mostly involving Chinese nationals involved in Philippine Offshore Gaming […]

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ADDRESS PROBLEM WITH ILLEGAL FOREIGN WORKERS – VILLANUEVA

The unabated influx of illegal foreign workers in the country is hampering efforts by law enforcement agencies to curb crimes committed by foreigners in the past weeks, Senator Joel Villanueva said. The raid on an alleged prostitution den by the Makati City Police recently, the latest bust on criminal activities perpetrated by foreigners, is a […]

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THERE IS PROMISING LEAD ON KIDAPAWAN RADIOMAN SLAY PROBE – SY EGCO

Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director, has solicited the help of the media community in Kidapawan City on efforts to hasten investigation into the July 10 murder of local Brigada News FM broadcaster Eduardo “Ed” Dizon. “We need the support of the Kidapawan City media community to hasten […]

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PNP PROVIDES 21 COPS TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS – SY EGCO

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has detailed 21 police officers to the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) as part of efforts to protect media practitioners, especially during the election season. PTFoMS Executive Director, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, expressed gratitude to Police Security and Protection Group director, Police Brig. General Filmore Escobal, for this […]

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RAISE AGE OF CONSENT FROM 12 TO 16 YEARS OLD – BINAY

Senator Nancy Binay is convinced that the age of consent in the Philippines should be raised to 16 from the present 12, following the alleged rape of a 15-year-old by a policeman. In July, Binay filed Senate Bill No. 1895 which aims to make 16 years old the minimum age to determine statutory rape for […]