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JUDICIARY MARSHALS BILL GETS SENATE OK – GORDON

The Senate passed on third and final reading a bill which aims to ensure the safety of members of the judiciary and their families by creating a security force under the supervision of the Supreme Court. With 21 affirmative votes, no negative vote and one abstention, the Senate approved Senate Bill No. 1947, or An […]

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SECURE JUDGES, KEEP JUDICIARY INDEPENDENT – GORDON

Aiming to improve the administration of justice in the country, Senator Dick Gordon sponsored before the plenary the committee report on a proposed measure that would ensure the protection and security of the members of the Bench and the entire judiciary. “Today, I am sponsoring another breakthrough bill for the judiciary. The killing of 34 […]

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GIVE JUDGES, JUSTICES SECURITY – PIMENTEL

PDP Laban Senator Koko Pimentel III has filed Senate Bill (S.B.) No. 1177 granting “support for the surviving heirs of slain justices and judges.” Pimentel explained that S.B. No. 1177 is in response to the growing list of justices and judges who are threatened and intimidated in the performance of their judicial functions. “Several justices […]

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ESTABLISH MARSHALL SERVICE FOR JUDGES – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon filed a proposed bill creating an independent arm that will ensure the security of the judiciary. The proposed law, “An Act Creating the Philippine Marshal Service Under the Control and Supervision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes” also known as Senate Bill No. 1181, aims […]

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LIFTING OF US PUBLIC NOTICE ON NAIA SECURITY A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the move by the United States Department of Homeland Security to lift its notice on the security conditions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), saying this sits well with the Philippine government’s bid to attract more tourists to the country. “We, at DOT, are very elated and encouraged […]

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DUTERTE STUDYING PROPOSAL TO LIFT MARTIAL LAW IN DAVAO CITY – GO

Senator Bong Go said President Rodrigo Duterte is still studying the proposed exemption of Davao City from martial law considering security concerns. “I cannot speak in behalf of the President, but he is concerned that the terrorists might run and hide here in Mindanao,” Go said. Davao City Councilor Mabel Acosta, peace and public safety […]

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KUDOS TO PNP FOR PEACEFUL ELECTIONS FOR MEDIA WORKERS – SY EGCO

Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Executive Director Joel Sy Egco lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the generally peaceful media environment during the last midterm elections. “Very few cases of media violence were recorded in the last political exercise. Historically, the exact opposite is the norm. We assumed that the peace and […]

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SY EGCO TO PNP: PLACE UNITS ON ALERT TO PROTECT MEDIA WORKERS COVERING POLLS

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has requested the Philippine National Police (PNP) to place all of its units on heightened alert nationwide from May 10 to 15 to protect media workers who are either running for office or covering the elections. Undersecretary Jose Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMS Executive Director, made the request […]

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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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PSG WAS CORRECT IN TIGHTENING DUTERTE’S SECURITY – DELA ROSA

If the Pres­i­den­tial Se­cu­rity Group (PSG) believes that security measures for President Rodrigo Duterte should be tightened, then they should be allowed to take the necessary precautions to protect the President. This is what to administration senatorial bet and former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Bato dela Rosa thinks. Dela Rosa on Thursday said the […]