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The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) will put out fires with the help of camera drones, according to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). These devices will monitor fires in narrow alleys and streets and high-rise buildings. Acting Interior Secretary Catalino Cuy said that camera drones “proved to…

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Two drug suspects were killed during a buy-bust conducted by Quezon City Police District Police Station 2 in Barangay Bagong Pag-asa on Thursday. Anti-drug unit chief, Insp. Erwin Guevara, identified the slain suspects as Alexander Matibag and Ronald Martinez while their companion, identified as alias Nante, escaped during the operation.…

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A lawyer has called on acting Interior Secretary Catalino Cuy to resign for maintaining that the firetruck deal with an Austrian firm was a perfected “government to government contract.” In a letter to Cuy, Leo Romero, counsel of former Abakada Party-list Rep. Jonathan de la Cuz, noted that the questionable…

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Drug-related crimes in the Philippines have “decreased” since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office last year, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Tuesday. Based on data from the office of Director for Operations Camilo Cascolan, a total of 64,917 drug suspects surrendered during government’s war on drugs dubbed as Oplan…

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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa backing a secret detention cell found in a precinct of the Manila Police District (MPD) encourages a “climate of impunity” in the country, according to Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairman Luis Manuel Gascon. In a text message relayed by…

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) vowed on Saturday to work closely together for the “successful expansion” of the Small Town Lottery (STL) in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign against illegal gambling and corruption in the country. The STL generated P2.88 billion from…

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THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has reminded all local government units (LGUs) to follow the law that allows duly-licensed insurance companies to transact business anywhere in the country even without permits. In a statement on Saturday, Catalino Cuy, DILG Officer-in-charge and undersecretary, cited Republic Act no. 10607…

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A MAGNITUDE 7.2 earthquake rocked Sarangani, Davao Occidental at 4:23 a.m. on Saturday morning. Tectonic in origin, it was felt 53 kilometers southwest of Sarangani town and damaged several buildings. Two people were injured as residents panicked after a tsunami warning was issued earlier. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and…

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Notorious leader of the Panes Drug Group, Marvin Panes, was killed during the drug buy-bust initiated by the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Police Station on Thursday. Barangay (village) and police officials continuously monitored his activities and after confirming that he had not ceased his criminal activities, anti-drug operatives conducted…

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A coalition of labor groups on Thursday called on President Rodrigo Duterte to “walk the talk” in ending contractualization (endo), not legitimize it, through Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Order 174. At a news conference in Quezon City, Buklurang Manggagawa ng Pilipinas (BMP) Chairman Leody de Guzman said they…

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