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Duterte boosts cops’ morale amid ongoing war on drugs
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President Duterte, Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol distribute 7 units farm tractor in Basilan: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together with Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol, view the 7 units of farm 4WD Farm Tractor for farmers at Limo-ok Lamitan City, Basilan Province on Monday (October 10, 2016). (PNA photo by Oliver Marquez)

President Duterte, Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol distribute 7 units farm tractor in Basilan: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together with Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol, view the 7 units of farm 4WD Farm Tractor for farmers at Limo-ok Lamitan City, Basilan Province on Monday (October 10, 2016). (PNA photo by Oliver Marquez)

MANILA  (PNA) – President Rodrigo Duterte visited on Monday Police Regional Office 9 in Zamboanga City to show solidarity with policemen in the ongoing government war on illegal drugs.

“Kaya ako dumaan dito to show my camaraderie with you,” the President said in a speech before the policemen.

He said he was happy to personally visit law enforcers in Zamboanga City.

The President instructed law enforcers to do their job well by arresting suspects or subduing them if they show resistance.

But he reminded police officers to always think of their safety during police raids because they are facing violent individuals.

The Chief Executive also warned “ninja cops” or those officers involved in illegal drug trade, reiterating his offer of a PHP2 million reward to anyone who could identify policemen connected to narcotics trafficking.

At the same time, the President also expressed his dismay over groups such as bishops complaining about deaths in the administration’s war against illegal drugs.

Noting that he is losing two policemen a day all over the country in the ongoing anti-illegal drug war, he said the drug problem must be confronted head-on.

According to the President, he takes time to visit dead policemen in different areas not only to condole with their families but also to show solidarity because of the high public expectation to stop the problem as soon as possible.

The drug problem in the country is so huge that it needs drastic action and pausing at this time would be devastating for the nation especially for the next generation of Filipinos, he stressed.

The country is now breaching the four million mark in the number of drug addicts comparable to that of Indonesia, the President said.

He noted that the country’s drug addiction problem is even worse than Indonesia even though the latter has bigger population and land area.

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PNP: 54 celebrities in ‘drug list’
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President Duterte shows a document containing the list of alleged narco-politicians: President Rodrigo R. Duterte shows a document containing the list of alleged narco-politicians during his speech at the Police Regional Office 13 Headquarters in Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Butuan City on Thursday (Oct. 6, 2016). (Photo by Simeon Celi Je./PPD/PNA)

President Duterte shows a document containing the list of alleged narco-politicians: President Rodrigo R. Duterte shows a document containing the list of alleged narco-politicians during his speech at the Police Regional Office 13 Headquarters in Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez, Butuan City on Thursday (Oct. 6, 2016). (Photo by Simeon Celi Je./PPD/PNA)

MANILA  (PNA) – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Sunday disclosed that there are 54 celebrities included in their updated drug list.

According to NCRPO Director Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde, the names in the list were based on the information provided by actresses Sabrina M. and Krista Miller who were both arrested by the Quezon City Police District Office (QCPD) because of illegal drugs.

However, Albayalde refused to make public the names of the celebrities such that they are still validating the list.

“These are all being subjected to validation,” he said.

The NCRPO chief also said that majority of the celebrities in the drug list are using shabu, cocaine and party drugs.

Albayalde said that the number in the list may increase while the drug operation being conducted by authorities in Metro Manila is ongoing.

“Every time we make arrests, more names are being included because they were all telling us the persons they transact with,” he said.

The NCRPO chief clarified that actor Mark Anthony Fernandez who was arrested in possession of almost one kilo of marijuana last week in Pampanga was not included in the drug list.

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San Miguel Corp. to turn over new houses for ‘Yolanda’ survivors in Leyte
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Maintaining Olandes Resettlement in Marikina City: Workers of Marikina City maintains the beauty of Olandes Resettlement in Barangay Industrial Valley in Marikina City on Monday (Oct. 10, 2016). The in-city resettlement program for squatters is among the best practices in urban renewal and community development. (PNA photo by Joey Razon)

Maintaining Olandes Resettlement in Marikina City: Workers of Marikina City maintains the beauty of Olandes Resettlement in Barangay Industrial Valley in Marikina City on Monday (Oct. 10, 2016). The in-city resettlement program for squatters is among the best practices in urban renewal and community development. (PNA photo by Joey Razon)

SAN MIGUEL  (PNA) – The local government here and its corporate partner, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) will turn over housing units this month to residents of the town that are living in danger zone.

The turn over was originally scheduled on Sept. 28 in time with the town fiesta, but it was moved to this month considering the availability of top SMC officials, said Mayor Cheeryl Enrica Esperas.

The company pledged to build 100 houses, but due to limited land area, the developer only completed 98 houses. Of the number, more than half are already completed.

Habitat for Humanity supervise the construction of the houses at the Cayare Hills Subdivision in Cayare village, near the town center.

“Hopefully, we can turn over the houses this month or at least before the third anniversary commemoration of super typhoon Yolanda,” Esperas said.

The donor, Habitat for Humanity and the social welfare officer from the provincial government pre-identified the beneficiaries. Recipients include indigent families and those living in flood-prone and danger zones.

Esperas said the local government and the donor, in consultation with potential homeowners, drafted a policy and guidelines that beneficiaries need to follow in order to preserve the dignity of the community.

These includes banning the wearing of sexy or revealing clothes, smoking, drinking in public places and bringing livestock animals within the housing project compound.

Beneficiaries of the housing projects will also undergo livelihood training programs, values formation and training for responsible parenthood.

“Once they received the houses, it does not mean that we will already stop helping rather it is just the beginning of the programs that the local government and its partner the San Miguel Corporation and Habitat for Humanity,” she added.

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PNP thwarts bombing plot
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By Perfecto T. Raymundo

Exchange of views among top security officials: Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (2nd from right) exchanges views with National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon (left); Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Ricardo Visaya (right); and Philippine Army Commanding General Eduardo Año (back to camera) after the presentation of three arrested suspects in the Sept. 2 Davao City bombing at the AFP General Headquarters Conference Room, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Friday (Oct. 7, 2016). (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)

Exchange of views among top security officials: Department of National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana (2nd from right) exchanges views with National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon (left); Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Ricardo Visaya (right); and Philippine Army Commanding General Eduardo Año (back to camera) after the presentation of three arrested suspects in the Sept. 2 Davao City bombing at the AFP General Headquarters Conference Room, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Friday (Oct. 7, 2016). (PNA photo by Joey O. Razon)

MANILA  (PNA) — Operatives of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) have arrested a suspected terrorist who has links with the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Barangay Culiat, Quezon City.

In a press conference on Monday, PNP-CIDG Director Chief Supt. Roel Obusan identified the arrested terrorist as Mohammad Amin alias Aklam Amin.

Obusan said that Amin was arrested last Saturday based on the warrant of arrest and search warrant issued by the court.

The PNP-CIDG chief believes that they have thwarted the possibility of executing the bombing plan of the ASG in Metro Manila.

Amin is an Indonesian bomb expert who is suspected to have links with the ASG.

Authorities recovered from the suspect a grenade, ammunitions, several identification (ID) cards and a cellular phone.

Cables, wires and electronic gadgets were also seized from the rented room of Amin.

PNP-CIDG’S Anti-Transnational Crimes Unit (ATCU) head Chief Insp. Roque Merdegia said that they were worried most by the blueprint of a condomall in Quezon City which they also seized in Amin’s possession.

Merdegia added that it was not a joke that Amin, who is neither an architect nor an engineer, but rather, an expert in bomb-making, has in his possession the blueprint or master plan of a structure.

He noted that Amin could have been studying every nook and corner of the establishment in the plan of planting a bomb.

Authorities also arrested the companion of Amin, identified as Adnan Malangkis alias “Abdul”, a native of Tipo-Tipo, Basilan, and Bilal Taalam, the owner of the rented room.

Amin and Malangkis were charged with illegal possession of explosives and ammunition while Taalam was charged with harboring of fugitive and wanted person.

Amin is included in the list of most wanted person issued by the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), who has a PHP600,000 reward for his head for the case of kidnapping with frustrated murder now pending before the Jolo, Sulu Regional Trial Court (RTC).

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Los Angeles celebration underway for Filipino American History Month
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(Filipino American History Month Facebook page)

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LOS ANGELES, CA — October is Filipino American History Month, and thousands of Filipino Americans from the Los Angeles area are expected to take part in one of the city’s biggest events celebrating their culture and history. The Filipino American History Month Los Angeles (FAHMLA) Coalition will host a diverse array of intergenerational and trans-intercontinental talent at the newly renovated Greek Theater on Sunday, October 23rd presented by Frontier Communications.

“We make up one of the fastest growing Asian American groups in the United States,” said Joel Jacinto, appointee of Mayor Eric Garcetti and the first Filipino American Commissioner for the City of L.A. Department of Public Works.  “It’s important for the rest of L.A. to know who we are, and I think there is no better way to do that than through this exciting event for attendees of all ages.”

Filipino music legend Gary V will headline the evening, and for the first time his son Gab Valenciano will join him onstage. Dance-pop artist Jocelyn Enriquez, R&B group Kai and others, who helped start the Filipino American music movement during the 1990s, will reunite after more than 15 years.

And for the millennial crowd, YouTube sensation AJ Rafael and The Voice Season 9 artist Tim Atlas are among those who are expected to perform. Actor Nico Santos from NBC’s new sitcom “Superstore” will help host the show, and culinary masterminds including Kristine de la Cruz and Lynne Tolentino will be onsite whipping up delicious Asian food for the attendees.

“This is a family-friendly gathering intended to bring together all Filipino Americans,” said event co-chair James Santa Maria, who helped establish the planning committee for this historic event.  “Filipino Americans make up the largest Asian American group in California, and they have a rich history in our city. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase their talents and contributions.”

Also in honor Filipino American History Month, the Department of Public Works and Councilman Mitch O’Farrell have led the effort to install 54 Filipino designed streetlights throughout Historic Filipinotown, home to the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippines. Local artist Roel Punzalan’s designs symbolizing Filipino culture and the ethnic diversity of Historic Filipinotown will transform the lighting fixtures along Temple Street next month.

“We’re so excited to put our Filipino pride on full display,” said event co-chair Hildy Aguinaldo. “October 1587 was when the first Filipino immigrant was documented in America. I encourage all Filipino Americans to take time out this month to celebrate our roots.”

Ticket sales begin September 27th and start at $15. The event will take place from 4pm-10pm on Sunday, October 23rd at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. FAHMLA is sponsored by Frontier Communications, Shangri-la Construction, CMFA, AMG, Airbnb, Mobilite, Southern California Gas Company, Philippine Airlines, The Filipino Channel and Department of Tourism Philippines. For more information, please visit www.fahmla.org or facebook.com/events/188464001586912.

ABOUT FAHMLA:

Filipino American History Month Los Angeles (FAHMLA) is a community-based coalition of supporters of the Filipino American community committed to sharing and celebrating the diverse history of Filipino Americans in Los Angeles and beyond.

 

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EJK issue no effect on tourist arrivals, says tourism secretary
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By Josephine G. Aguillo

Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach visits the new Department of Tourism Office: Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach receives a token of appreciation from Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo during the former's visit at the new DOT Headquarters along Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. in Makati City on Monday (July 18, 2016). In a press conference after their meeting, Secretary Teo said she is grateful for the full support the reigning Miss Universe is giving to DOT's efforts to host the upcoming Miss Universe contest in the country. "We are really hopeful that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will grant our request, especially now that this undertaking would practically entail no expense on the part of government. More importantly, it would give a big boost to businesses and livelihood of millions of people, in line with our 'shared tourism' program," the DOT Chief said. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach visits the new Department of Tourism Office: Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach receives a token of appreciation from Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo during the former’s visit at the new DOT Headquarters along Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. in Makati City on Monday (July 18, 2016). In a press conference after their meeting, Secretary Teo said she is grateful for the full support the reigning Miss Universe is giving to DOT’s efforts to host the upcoming Miss Universe contest in the country. “We are really hopeful that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will grant our request, especially now that this undertaking would practically entail no expense on the part of government. More importantly, it would give a big boost to businesses and livelihood of millions of people, in line with our ‘shared tourism’ program,” the DOT Chief said. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

MANILA (PNA) – The alleged extrajudicial killing (EJK) in the Philippines has no effect on the country’s inbound tourism, says Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo.

“Tourists still come to the Philippines,” said Teo.Teo, who has been going out of the country to attract the new market, said that many tourists from France and Thailand would visit in a few months despite the negative publicity the country had been getting from drug-related killings.

“In fact, ambassadors with their families will be coming to the Philippines in November, 400 from the US and 100 from Canada,” Teo added.

Teo is confident that the Philippines would meet its target of six million tourist arrivals for this year.“I think it will be more than six million at the end of the year,” she said.

Based on the data from DOT, inbound visitors for July 2016 reached 560,872 arrivals. Where Korea remained the top spending market with estimated receipts of Php of 6.03 billion.

U.S.A followed with estimated receipts of Php 3.09 billion. Japan came third with an estimated expenditure of Php 1.45 billion, followed by Taiwan with an expenditure of Php 1.3 billion and China with Php 1.10 billion.

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EJK issue no effect on tourist arrivals, says tourism secretary
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By Josephine G. Aguillo

Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach visits the new Department of Tourism Office: Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach receives a token of appreciation from Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo during the former's visit at the new DOT Headquarters along Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. in Makati City on Monday (July 18, 2016). In a press conference after their meeting, Secretary Teo said she is grateful for the full support the reigning Miss Universe is giving to DOT's efforts to host the upcoming Miss Universe contest in the country. "We are really hopeful that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will grant our request, especially now that this undertaking would practically entail no expense on the part of government. More importantly, it would give a big boost to businesses and livelihood of millions of people, in line with our 'shared tourism' program," the DOT Chief said. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach visits the new Department of Tourism Office: Miss Universe Pia Alonzo-Wurtzbach receives a token of appreciation from Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo during the former’s visit at the new DOT Headquarters along Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. in Makati City on Monday (July 18, 2016). In a press conference after their meeting, Secretary Teo said she is grateful for the full support the reigning Miss Universe is giving to DOT’s efforts to host the upcoming Miss Universe contest in the country. “We are really hopeful that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will grant our request, especially now that this undertaking would practically entail no expense on the part of government. More importantly, it would give a big boost to businesses and livelihood of millions of people, in line with our ‘shared tourism’ program,” the DOT Chief said. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

MANILA (PNA) – The alleged extrajudicial killing (EJK) in the Philippines has no effect on the country’s inbound tourism, says Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo.

“Tourists still come to the Philippines,” said Teo.Teo, who has been going out of the country to attract the new market, said that many tourists from France and Thailand would visit in a few months despite the negative publicity the country had been getting from drug-related killings.

“In fact, ambassadors with their families will be coming to the Philippines in November, 400 from the US and 100 from Canada,” Teo added.

Teo is confident that the Philippines would meet its target of six million tourist arrivals for this year.“I think it will be more than six million at the end of the year,” she said.

Based on the data from DOT, inbound visitors for July 2016 reached 560,872 arrivals. Where Korea remained the top spending market with estimated receipts of Php of 6.03 billion.

U.S.A followed with estimated receipts of Php 3.09 billion. Japan came third with an estimated expenditure of Php 1.45 billion, followed by Taiwan with an expenditure of Php 1.3 billion and China with Php 1.10 billion.

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