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Doctor in viral tweet thread charged and released; PNP denies alleged abuse
by Franco Luna - April 7, 2021 - 5:25pm
"The provincial director of Rizal has given word that the doctor is out today," Police Brig. Gen. Ildebrandi Usana, PNP spokesperson, said in a text message to reporters. 
Gen. Trias police chief loses post over death of 'quarantine violator'
by Franco Luna - April 7, 2021 - 1:42pm
"He'll be in the provincial office based in Imus for now," Usana told Philstar.com in a phone call. "The two cops are now placed under the direct supervision and control of the provincial director."
LTFRB chairman Delgra urged: Act now on transport situation
by Franco Luna - April 7, 2021 - 12:01pm
"After more than a year, many traditional jeepneys, which should be preferred for their open-air ventilation, are still not allowed to operate. This has tipped many transport workers into extreme poverty," the coalition...
Testing czar Dizon slammed for rejection of mass testing one year into pandemic
by Franco Luna - April 6, 2021 - 6:08pm
"A testing czar who rejects mass testing is no different from a doctor who abandons his patients: this is neglect of his sole duty! He would rather test the patience of the Filipino people, which is wearing thin...
DILG supports community service for quarantine violators — spokesperson
by Franco Luna - April 6, 2021 - 12:30pm
"Let me first say that our policy is not to go straight to arrests. In fact, most of the time the first offense only yields a warning, and the second offense is usually a fine," Malaya said in mixed Filipino and...
Metro Manila mayors start getting vaccinated vs COVID-19
by Franco Luna - April 4, 2021 - 5:11pm
This also comes after the Palace announced that the enhanced community quarantine in the bubble would be extended for one more week. 
Rail transport still limited for second week of ECQ
by Franco Luna - April 4, 2021 - 4:29pm
“We should not compromise the health, safety, and security of the traveling public and our working people. That is a non-negotiable position,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said in a s...
Robredo: DILG exec's remarks show need for higher standards for appointees
by Franco Luna - April 4, 2021 - 1:15pm
"I know people from DILG and I'm sad that they have to be associated with this public official," Robredo said.
Governors, mayors in high-risk areas allowed to get COVID-19 vaccine
by Franco Luna - April 4, 2021 - 11:56am
This also comes after the Palace announced that the enhanced community quarantine in the bubble would be extended for one more week. 
DILG to investigate overeager enforcers, remind them food deliveries are OK
by Franco Luna - April 1, 2021 - 2:51pm
"Yes, we are [investigating] and we continue to reiterate to all LGUs the need to let food deliveries pass through checkpoints," DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya told Philstar.com in a text message.&...
PNP urges public to report lugaw-blocking enforcers, says taking videos not prohibited
by Franco Luna - April 1, 2021 - 12:04pm
"The position of the PNP is that any kind of food that is legitimately delivered upon orders by residents during the period of ECQ in the NCR Bubble is considered as part of essential goods," Police Brig. Gen. Brandi...
In ECQ 'bubble', checkpoints for commuter safety harm hard-up drivers
by Franco Luna - March 31, 2021 - 9:51pm
"He was arrogant. What they're doing is so strict, so aggressive," he said. "I can't really do anything about it since they're the police." 
Back to 'disiplina'? On second day of ECQ, stories of power-tripping enforcers
by Franco Luna - March 30, 2021 - 8:46pm
"One thing is for sure, while we understand the need for strict enforcement to contain the further spread of the virus, abusive behavior of policemen will never be tolerated."
LTFRB offers free rides for APORs, essential workers
by Franco Luna - March 30, 2021 - 2:40pm
"There may be routes where operators agree to offer free rides on the promise of a service contract from DOTr.  However, they may decide to reduce the number of units in operation because they are unable to...
PNP says heavy traffic, stranded commuters expected in coming days
by Franco Luna - March 30, 2021 - 12:27pm
"Heavy traffic will be experienced particularly in Northern Borders. Due to the limited and strict public transport guidelines, authorized persons outside residences tend to walk along streets," an assessment of...
Familiar transport woes show no lessons learned from last ECQ
by Franco Luna - March 29, 2021 - 9:13pm
"It's simple mathematics. Why would they go out if they won't earn?"
QCPD confirms caskets bearing anti-communist propaganda
by Franco Luna - March 29, 2021 - 1:05pm
"Investigation disclosed that the said casket was left abandoned by still unidentified male persons on board a color white van with no plate number," a spot report by the QCPD acquired by Philsta...
Cops sent to checkpoints in 'NCR+ bubble' ahead of ECQ implementation
by Franco Luna - March 28, 2021 - 4:51pm
"Those unauthorized to pass through will be turned back. We urge people not to insist or even go out if they know they're not authorized because we will turn them back," Binag said in mixed Filipino and English...
Group appeals to gov't: Ensure stable public transport during ECQ
by Franco Luna - March 28, 2021 - 3:35pm
Starting Monday, the capacity of public transportation is set to be drastically reduced again under the enhanced community quarantine.
Police chiefs ordered: Guard access points of 'NCR Plus' bubble
by Franco Luna - March 23, 2021 - 6:16pm
"We have already mobilized the necessary police forces to restrict the movement of the people coming in and going out of the NCR+ Bubble and at the same time, in the conduct of community enforcement of the quarantine...
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