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Facebook users supporting terrorism will be arrested for “cyber sedition” — DICT

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) reported that there are Facebook (FB) users who are already subject to arrest by authorities because of Cyber Sedition.

“We are involved, confidential, may huhulihin na (there will be arrests for) cyber sedition. We are not going to name the persons, we were able to track about more than one last night,” DICT Sec. Rodolfo Salalima said.

It can be recalled that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has requested Facebook to take down more than 60 FB accounts of jihadists and their supporters.

Meanwhile, Malacañang also revealed that the government and the military actually had information of the planned siege by the terrorist group, led by Isnilon Hapilon, prior to the attack in Marawi City.

This information was used by the government for the military to take action immediately and in order to prevent the terrorists’ much bigger plan to capture the entire city.

“The early action of the military and the government has actually pre-empted their plans to be able to capture the city so we need to accredit that.  So, yes, there were intel but it was something that had to be vetted and authorized properly,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said.

He added, had the military acted otherwise, the situation in Marawi could have been worse.

Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Duterte has also spent his private time on Tuesday without engaging in any public activity.

Malacañang ensures the President is in good health.

“He is actually in excellent health except for the fact that his schedule has been brutal.  I think we need to allow him a few rest, he was actually on top of the situation, however he also need rest,” Abella said. – Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

 

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Women legislators donate monetary assistance to kin of 23 cops killed in Marawi battle

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Association of Women Legislators Foundation Incorporated of the House of Representatives donated P12,000 to each family of the 23 soldiers and policemen killed in the Marawi clash.

The donation came from the revenues collected from a garage sale and other fundraising activities conducted by the said foundation.

Overall, the foundation has donated more than P1.9 million to 159 families of the deceased members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and seven surviving families of slain PNP Special Action Force members.

“We are sending our condolences, our adoration, and gratitude to the families left by brave soldiers and policemen killed in the battle of Marawi City,” Bulacan Rep. Linabelle Ruth Villarica said. – UNTV News & Rescue

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AFP receives P6M financial assistance from Songs for Heroes 3 concert

by UNTV   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — After the successful Songs for Heroes 3 concert last 0ctober 31, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has received the six-million-peso financial assistance from the proceeds of the event.

This is for the families of soldiers who were killed and wounded in the fight in Marawi City.

Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon personally handed over the check to AFP officials led by Chief of Staff Rey Leonardo Guerrero.

AFP, meanwhile, thanked UNTV for the help that boosts their fighting spirit.

“Ito ay malaki ang maitutulong. Hindi lang para sa pag-recover nila from their injuries, and of course, to assuage iyong mga feelings ng ating mga widows, iyong mga naiwan nila, especially sa mga killed-in-action soldiers natin. Ito’y talagang makakapagpaangat ng kanilang mga morale ng ating mga sundalo knowing na may mga grupo na katulad ng grupo ng UNTV na sumusuporta sa kanila sa kanilang mga challenges at mga hamon na hinaharap sa pangaraw-araw nilang gawain,” said the official.

(This is a big help not only in recovering from their injuries and of course to assuage the apprehensions of our widows and all those they left especially the killed-in-action soldiers. This will boost our soldiers’ morale knowing that there are groups like UNTV that support them as they face everyday challenges.)

Kuya Daniel, meanwhile, assures UNTV’s continuous help and support to the AFP.

“Nasa Songs for Heroes 3 na po kami. We intend to continue with that even with or without any Marawi incidents. Thank you for allowing us also to be part po kasi it’s our honor also and our pleasure na one way or the other, kung ano iyong ma-share man lang namin when we face our Creator, we can say that at least we tried also our best to reach out to help,” said Kuya Daniel Razon.

(We are now on Songs for Heroes 3. We intend to continue with that even with or without any Marawi incidents. Thank you for allowing us also to be a part. Because it’s our honor also and our pleasure that one way or the other, we can share whatever we can so when we face our creator, we can say that at least we tried also our best to reach out to help.)

The P6-million financial assistance is apart from the P8.3-million donated by Bro. Eli Soriano of Members Church of God International (MCGI) to the families of soldiers and policemen who fought in the war in Marawi.

Last week, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has also received the two million peso assistance from the proceeds of the benefit concert. — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News and Rescue

 

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AFP submits recommendation to Pres. Duterte in line with the implementation of martial law in Mindanao

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The existing martial law in Mindanao is set to end on the 31st of December.

With this, various groups opposing the military rule call on the government to no longer extend the proclamation.

They said martial law violates human rights particularly in the communities of Moros and Lumads.

The groups claim this is the reason why they want the military rule to end.

President Rodrigo Duterte initially said he will base his decision on the matter on the recommendations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP).

According to AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, they based their recommendation on the current security situation of the country.

“Our recommendation is based on assessment not only covering the NPA’s, the assessment covers all threats. But of course you yourself, members of the media, have extensively reported about these atrocities by the NPA. So your coverage will speak for itself. We really have seen that there is an intensified action on the part of the NPA,” said Guerrero.

The AFP Chief of Staff, however, refused to reveal the contents of their recommendation, saying it will be the President himself who will decide on whether to extend the military rule or not.

However, when Guerrero was asked about the possibility of a nationwide martial law declaration, he has this to say…

“It’s always a possibility, everything is possible,” Guerrero added. – Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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