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PNP intensifies ‘iwas-paputok’drive

PHILIPPINE National Police officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina yesterday called for strict enforcement of the PNP “Iwas Paputok 2014” aimed at minimizing deaths and injuries from firecrackers and pyrotechnics as well as indiscriminate firing of gun. “The Philippine National Police supports the ‘Iwas Paputok 2014’ campaign of the…

De Lima: Another NBP raid coming

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima yesterday said last Monday’s raid at the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City will be followed by a second wave of operation in the coming days. De Lima said they are now evaluating the list that will be included in…

Ombudsman junks complaint vs Customs over ‘smuggled’ rice

THE Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a complaint for violation of the anti-graft law (Republic Act 3019) against top officials of the Bureau of Customs headed by Commissioner John Philip Sevilla filed early this year by a trading company closely identified with alleged ‘rice smuggling king’ Davidson Bangayan, also…

More ‘Ruby’ victims get SSS calamity assistance

THE Social Security System has started receiving applications from members affected by typhoon Ruby after announcing its calamity relief assistance program last Monday. This will allow them to avail of salary and housing loans, or get in advance their three-months worth of pensions, SSS Vice President and Officer in Charge…

Roxas orders checkpoint operations for vans, taxis

Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II yesterday ordered the National Capital Region Police Office to set up checkpoints for taxis and commuter vans traveling on major roads in Metro Manila. Roxas’ directives was prompted by reports of alleged attempts to abduct children on the streets by men…
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