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Philippine police van runs over protesters

  MANILA, Philippines | AFP | — A Philippine police van on Wednesday rammed and ran over baton-wielding protesters outside the US embassy in Manila. Police used tear gas and truncheons to try to disperse hundreds of people who had gathered in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent comments that he wanted to loosen his nation’s alliance with the United States. A total of 23 protesters were arrested, said Chief Inspector Arsenio Riparip, one of […]

First draft of committee report on EJKs finished — Gordon

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon on Monday, October 17 said that the senate committee on justice and human rights has already finished the first draft of a committee report on the inquiry into extra-judicial killings. Gordon did not reveal the contents of the committee report but said that the senate panel will recommend the filing of charges against witness and self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) hitman Edgar Matobato.  He said, said […]

Inmates of Manila City Jail hold noise barrage vs. warden

(Eagle News)– Inmates of Manila City Jail on Thursday (October 13) held a noise barrage as a call to oust its current jail warden Supt. Gerald Bantag. In a statement, the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said about 200 inmates belonging to Dorms 9 and 10 were opposing the segregation or reclassification of drug offenders in the jail, a measure called by Bantag’s management. “The purpose of segregation is to give the inmates who […]

DOTr ready to abolish ‘number coding’ in Metro Manila

(Eagle News)– The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday (September 14) revealed that it is open to abolish the number coding scheme in Metro Manila, noting that studies show that the measure does not ease traffic at all. “Base po sa pag aaral, yung mga number coding ay hindi naman talaga nakakatulong sa pag reduce ng volume [of vehicles] sa kalye,” DOTr Undersecretary for Road Transportation and Infrastructure Anne Lontoc said during the hearing conducted […]

Police places Metro Manila on full alert status

(Eagle News) — Police placed on full alert status the whole of Metro Manila following a deadly explosion in a Davao City night market where 10 persons were confirmed killed on site. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Chief Superintendent Oscar Albayalde, said the move was a preemptive measure as police conducted checkpoints and more intensive intelligence gathering in the Philippine capital. Albayalde said they are conducting random checkpoints in various parts of Metro […]