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PROTECT FAMILIES FROM DRUGS, TERRORISM – SY EGCO

The fight against illegal drugs and terrorism gained a stronger ground in Nueva Ecija as provincial, village, and youth officials joined hands behind the Duterte administration’s drive for peace and order. During a summit at the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO) compound recently, Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco urged stakeholders, particularly leaders of Sangguniang Kabataan […]

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HOUSE SHOULD HAVE DELIBERATED MORE ON ANTI-TERROR BILL — ABANTE

Citing questionable provisions of the proposed anti-terrorism bill that would have benefited from more exhaustive deliberations in the House, Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. on Wednesday cast his vote against House Bill Number 6875, a measure the lawmaker said was simply a carbon copy of its Senate counterpart. “I vote NO to Senate Bill (SB) […]

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RUSSIA FULLY SUPPORTS THE PHILIPPINES – GO

Senator Bong Go said President Rodrigo Duterte’s official visit to Russia has been fruitful so far, with his campaign against terrorism earning praises from Russian President Vladimir Putin who according to the senator, is also willing to give his support. “Naging maayos naman ang pagbisita ng Pangulo. First day sa pagbisita sa Russia, nagpasalamat ang […]

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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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PEACE, SECURITY, TRADE DISCUSSED IN DUTERTE-WIDODO MEETING – LOPEZ

President Rodrigo Duterte and Indonesian President Joko Widodo discussed continuous cooperation in securing peace and order, and to jointly fight terrorism, illegal drugs and corruption, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said. Duterte and Widodo held a bilateral meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. Lopez did not provide much detail on security issues but added that on the economic […]

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SRI LANKA BOMBINGS A COORDINATED ACT OF TERRORISM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has called for unity in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday bombings that rocked Sri Lanka and left more than 300 people dead. Gatchalian said the horrific acts committed were clearly done to further sow division among Muslims and Christians. “While we should remain vigilant against such violence, we must not […]

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SIM CARD REGISTRATION WILL HELP IN CAMPAIGN VS CRIME, TERRORISM – DELA ROSA

Former Philippine National Police chief Bato dela Rosa who is gunning for a Senate seat in the midterm elections is pushing for the registration of subscriber identification module (SIM) cards, saying this will help in the campaign against crime and terrorism. Dela Rosa said pre-paid mobile phones are often used to detonate improvised explosive devices […]

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JOLO BOMBINGS IS AN ACT OF TERRORISM – VILLAR

Senator Cynthia Villar condemned the twin bombings of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Jolo, Sulu which killed 21 people and wounded at least 80 others last Sunday. “This bombing which targeted innocent people as they celebrate the Sunday Mass is clearly an act of terrorism. This should be condemned in the strongest possible […]

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Strengthening Military Capability Will Address Insurgency and Terrorism – GORDON

  Senator Richard Gordon pressed the need to strengthen the country’s military capability to more effectively address the decades-long insurgency problem and terrorism, as well as defend the country from foreign threats. Gordon said the government must allocate the funding for the purchase of equipment, supplies and other logistical requirements to fortify the capability of […]