Welcome Home : Mga residente sa Times Street handa na sa pag-uwi ni Pnoy

admin   •   June 30, 2016   •   3231

HOME COMING. Naka-tali ang isang Yellow Ribbon na simbolo ng Aquino administration sa isang puno bilang paghahanda sa pagsalubong kay outgoing president Benigno Aquino Jr. sa kanyang tahanan sa Times Street, West Triangle, Quezon City.

HOME COMING. Naka-tali ang isang Yellow Ribbon na simbolo ng Aquino administration sa isang puno bilang paghahanda sa pagsalubong kay outgoing president Benigno Aquino Jr. sa kanyang tahanan sa Times Street, West Triangle, Quezon City.

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Handa na ang mga residente ng times street sa paguwi ni outgoing president Benigno Aquino III mamaya.

Isinara na kaninang alas dose kinse ng madaling araw ang Times Street sa Quezon City para sa paghahanda sa pag-uwi ni outgoing President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III sa kanilang tahanan matapos ang anim na taong termino nito bilang pangulo ng bansa.

May mga dilaw na ribbon na simbolo daw ng administrasyong Aquino ang na nakalagay sa mga gate at sa mga bakod.

Isang malaking dilaw na tarpaulin na may nakasulat na “Welcome Home Pnoy” ang sasalubong kay Pangulong Aquino na inihanda ng West Triangle Kapitbahay Movement, mga kapitbahay at pamilya nito.

Newly renovated din ang bahay ng magbabalik sibilyan na pangulo. Nakahanda na rin ang mga kasambahay nila sa pag-asikaso sa kaniya.

All set na ang entablado na pagdarausan ng programa ng welcome party na inihanda ng mga supporters ni Aquino.

Nakaposte na ang mga pulis para sa seguridad sa paligid ng Times Street at sa harap ng mismong bahay ng mga aquino para sa posibleng pagdagsa ng mga supporters at rallyista na sasalubong sa outgoing president.

Pagkatapos ng programa mamayang alas kuatro ng hapon ay magiging passable na muli ang Times Street.

(REYNANTE PONTE/UNTV News)

Duterte warns against online scammers

Marje Pelayo   •   June 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has warned the public against online scammers at this time of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The President, in particular, mentioned those who are using social media and other Internet websites to sell face masks.

“Be careful. Lokohan ito ngayon [Scams are rampant nowadays],” he said.

“Huwag kayong bumili ng online-online lalo na magpadala kayo ng pera[Do not buy online when you are asked to send money]. Do not fall for that thing. It has never been perfected and all the scams that man could think of that they can perpetrate on the innocent public, pinag-aaralan nila yan [they plan for it],” he added.

The demand for face masks is high at present as wearing it has become mandatory when going outdoors as protection against COVID-19 infection. MNP (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

Senate OKs bill giving Duterte power to delay class opening during public crisis

Robie de Guzman   •   June 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to grant President Rodrigo Duterte ‘flexibility’ to schedule the opening of classes in schools during a state of emergency.

Voting 23-0, senators on Monday unanimously passed Senate Bill 1541, which proposes to amend Section 3 of the Republic Act 7797, a law which sets the opening of school-year as early as the first Monday of June but not later than the last day of August.

The measure covers all basic education schools, including foreign or international schools in the country.

Once enacted into law, the bill would authorize the President, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Department of Education, to set the opening of classes nationwide or in selected areas at any date during a state of emergency or calamity.

A similar measure has been approved in the committee level in the House of Representatives on Saturday.

The approval of the proposed measure comes amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic which has affected millions of people worldwide. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Harlene Delgado)

Duterte certifies as urgent bill seeking to toughen PH anti-terror law

Robie de Guzman   •   June 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill that seeks to strengthen the country’s anti-terrorism law.

In a letter to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, Duterte certified as urgent House Bill No. 6785, which seeks to amend and toughen the Human Security Act of 2007.

In his letter, Duterte said the immediate enactment of the measure is to “address the urgent need to strengthen the law on anti-terrorism in order to adequately and effectively contain the menace of terrorist acts for the preservation of national security and the promotion of general welfare.”

The House Bill reportedly adopted the Senate version which passed on third and final reading in February.

Under the bill, anyone who threatens to commit terrorism, propose any terroristic acts or incite others to commit terrorism shall mete out a penalty of 12 years of imprisonment.

It also introduces provisions penalizing those who will propose, incite, conspire, participate in the planning, training, preparation and facilitation of a terrorist act; as well as those who will provide material support to terrorists, and recruit members in a terrorist organization.

The measure also includes a new section on foreign terrorist fighters to cover Filipino nationals who commit terrorist offenses abroad.

It also aims to provide law enforcers the much-needed tools to protect the people from terrorism threat and, at the same time, safeguard the rights of those accused of the crime.

Once a bill is certified as urgent, the Senate and the House of Representatives can immediately pass a measure on second and third reading on the same day.

Rights advocates had earlier warned that the bill’s enactment would worsen the human rights situation in the country.

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