Local Issues Archive

Were Filipino systems ready for Freedom of info? Queries rejected due to minor procedural errors. An endless debate: Success or failure ?

Freedom: Failure or success ? * * * * * * * * * * *

Gulf crisis: de Lima exhorts government to plan for OFWs. Assessment necessary in advance. Crisis management steps should be in place.

de Lima directs. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

e-waste bill: Environmentalists seek support . Dumping of end-of-life gadgets to be banned. Emmi de Jesus, Rep of Gabriela Women’s Party introduced the bill.

e-waste management is a must . * * * * * * * * * *

PH, Indonesia, Malaysia start joint patrolling. Meeting on Thursday to consolidate operations. Kidnappings likely to be reduced by joint patrolling.

joint operations will be effective * * * * * * * * * * *

NPA snatches guns from Iloilo Police Station. NDF had just announced cessation of hostilities. 12 firearms including 8 high-power guns taken away.

Iloilo attack opportunistic. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

NO TALKS: The government toughens stand. Troop reinforcements for last ditch battle. Deaths of civilians and military cannot be overlooked.

Talks not possible after so many deaths. * * * * * * * * *

NDF directs NPA to oppose foreign terrorists. Stop hostilities with government forces in Mindanao. Let us fight the enemy without engaging each other.

NDF to the rescue. * * * * * * * * * * * *

AFP and police nab Maute Bomb maker. Jadid Maute posed as fake student of Mindanao State University. Capability of terrorists significantly eroded: AFP.

Bomb maker nabbed. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Celebrating Independence day in Marawi. PH Flag raised as bombers attacked terrorists. 150 militants, 60 troops and 25 civilians killed.

independence challenged * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

China applauds US help to Philippines. U S Special Forces assisting in Marawi operations . Terrorism is a mankind’s common enemy.

China supports US role. * * * * * * * * * * * *

UNHRC: 32 nations give call to stop killings. Ask UN Special Rapporteur to visit Manila. Investgations and accountability demanded.

UNHRC members request to stop killings. * * * * * * * * * *

Mercury poisoning in 2 villages of Pueto Princessa City. Government study confirms mass infections. Villages likely to be evacuated shortly by city administration.

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US providing logistical support to AFP at Marawi. Counterterrorism weapons donated by the US. Balikatan exercises focus on disaster response.

Support in logistics by US. * * * * * * * * * * *

PNP transfers cop due to brother’s drugs links. Should have reported to the authorities: Police. Two arrested during a buy-bust on Saturday.

PNP investigating cop for brother’s links with dead drug lord. * * * * * *

Tourism cos. stocks tumble due to Resorts World attack. Security guards need to be employed for security. Poor security management to blame for 38 deaths.

Tourism on the back foot. * * * * * * * * * * *

Hooded armed gunmen attack Resorts World, Manila. PNP engaged in gunfight with the attackers. No confirmed reports of the details of the ongoing incident.

Attack opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport. * * * * * * * * * *

Back channel talks on to secure release of hostages. Civil Society organizations helping to secure release. Widespread prayers for release of Priest and others.

Release of hostages sought. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Strict screening of evacuees to nab militants. Night curfew imposed by provincial government. Fleeing rebels using relatives to escape arrest.

Evacuees being checked meticulously. * * * * * * * * * * * *

No more peace talks with NDF: Dureza. NDF orders NPA to increase attacks. Only talks stalled, Peace process still on.

Peace talks stalled. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Two Chinese warplanes intercept US plane. US surveillance plane continues unimpeded. Ist exercise under Freedom of Navigation.

Chinese warplanes confront US plane. PIcs: globalsecurity.org * * * * * * * * *

US ship sails 12 natical miles from Mischief Island. Ist “Freedom of navigation” exercise under Trump. China’s Mischief needs to be controlled.

Mischief Island in focus. * * * * * * * * * * * *

Mindanao comes under Martial Law. Duterte flies back from his Russia visit. Marawi situation not yet under control.

Martial Law imposed. * * * * * * * * * * * * *

A naval base in Casiguran to monitor Benham Rise. Government seeks to protect East Coast. Joint drills by US- PH troops underway.

naval presence being beefed up. * * * * * * * * * * *

PH to procure armaments from Chinese firm. Letter of intent to be signed today. $500 million loan from China to be used as a last resort.

Armaments from China. * * * * * * * * * * * * *