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Unvaxxed teachers can teach without taking Covid-19 tests

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 12:14
UNVACCINATED teachers are no longer required to present either a negative rapid antigen or negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result every two weeks in order to handle face-to-face classes.

This was what Salustiano Jimenez, director of the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd 7), told SunStar Cebu on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.

Jimenez said this was the initial pronouncement of DepEd Central Office, but they are still awaiting the issuance of the order.

“Now, if they can present, much better. But as of now, we are waiting for the release or issuance of that. Even if they will not be presenting the negative antigen test or RT-PCR, they can still handle classes provided they are always wearing the face masks,” said Jimenez.

The regional director on August 3 confirmed that unvaccinated teachers under the Education department can now handle face-to-face classes for the school year 2022-2023, which will open on Aug. 22.

He said they will abide by what Vice President Sara Duterte, the concurrent education secretary, has emphasized on not discriminating against those who remain unvaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Vaccination campaign

Jimenez said they are undertaking a mass vaccination campaign for all their stakeholders, including unvaccinated teachers, parents and learners, in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units (LGUs).

They are also conducting one-on-one counseling in schools and divisions to all those who remain unvaccinated so they can at least reconsider and change their minds.

Jimenez said they will also allow the use of the schools for the mass vaccination campaign momentarily, particularly in urban areas.

Central Visayas has about 77,000 teaching personnel and about 4,000 non-teaching personnel in public schools.

Preparing for F2F classes

On Wednesday, Jimenez said they are now going full blast in their preparations for the opening of classes on Monday, Aug. 22.

He said all the teaching and non-teaching personnel, including other stakeholders, were doing their best to prepare the schools to ensure the safety of the students.

While he admitted that some of the schools in the region lack classrooms, Jimenez assured that they are ready to accommodate all their learners.

“Because if we lack classrooms, we instructed our schools, our division offices to have some strategies like shifting,” said Jimenez.

He said they will break the total number of students into two sections--one in the morning and the other in the afternoon--to address the shortage of classrooms.

He also said they had already coordinated with LGUs and non-government organizations (NGOs) for the temporary learning space to ensure the observance of the minimum health protocols, such as social distancing.

Central Visayas has about 3,000 public schools in 20 divisions, while there are fewer than 1,000 private schools.

Jimenez, however, could not yet give the exact number of classrooms that are ready for the face-to-face classes and those that are being repaired.

Repairs

He said the repairs of school facilities are ongoing across Central Visayas, although the majority of facilities damaged by Typhoon Odette (Rai) in December 2021 had already been fixed.

The regional director said more than P1 billion had been downloaded from the DepEd Central Office since the typhoon hit the schools in Central Visayas.

Last Aug. 3, Jimenez said they still needed about P2 billion for the repair of more than 2,000 damaged classrooms.

He now expects most of the damaged classrooms to be repaired prior to the opening of classes next week, as he noted that all sectors, not just in the government but also NGOs, are doing their share to address this concern.

He said shifting is what they propose for the full implementation of face-to-face classes this November, adding that students would still go to school five days a week.

Brigada Eskwela

Jimenez said all the division offices have been conducting Brigada Eskwela.

The objective of Brigada Eskwela is to see and check the school preparations prior to the start of classes, including the facilities’ safety for all the stakeholders, particularly the learners.

Jimenez expressed gratitude to all stakeholders, particularly the parents, saying they had been doing their share to assist in and support the Brigada Eskwela.

As of Aug. 12, DepEd already had about 1.6 million enrollees in both public and private schools in the region out of the two million target for the School Year 2022-2023.
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Negative Covid-19 test result not required in schools

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 12:14
UNVACCINATED teachers are no longer required to present either a negative rapid antigen or negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result every two weeks in order to handle face-to-face classes.

This was what Salustiano Jimenez, director of the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd 7), told SunStar Cebu on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Jimenez said this was the initial pronouncement of DepEd Central Office, but they are still awaiting the issuance of the order.

“Now, if they can present, much better. But as of now, we are waiting for the release or issuance of that. Even if they will not be presenting the negative antigen test or RT-PCR, they can still handle classes provided they are always wearing the face masks,” said Jimenez.

The regional director on August 3 confirmed that unvaccinated teachers under the Education department can now handle face-to-face classes for the school year 2022-2023, which is about to open on August 22.

He said they will abide by what Vice President Sara Duterte, the concurrent education secretary, has emphasized on not discriminating against those who remain unvaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Vaccination campaign

Jimenez said they are doing a mass vaccination campaign for all their stakeholders, including unvaccinated teachers, parents, and learners, in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units (LGUs).

They are also doing one-on-one counseling in schools and divisions to all those who remain unvaccinated so they can at least reconsider and change their minds.

Jimenez said they will also allow the usage of the schools for the mass vaccination campaign momentarily, particularly in urban areas.

Central Visayas has about 77,000 teaching personnel while there are about 4,000 non-teaching personnel in public schools.

Preparation for F2F classes

Meanwhile, Jimenez said on August 15 that they are now going full blast in their preparation for the opening of classes on Monday, August 22.

He said all the teaching and non-teaching personnel, including other stakeholders, are now doing their best to prepare the schools to ensure the safety of the students.

While he admitted that some of the schools in the region lack classrooms, Jimenez assured that they are ready to accommodate all their learners.

“Because if we lack classrooms, we instructed our schools, our division offices to have some strategies like shiftings,” said Jimenez.

He said they will break the total number of students into two sections (one in the morning and the other in the afternoon) to address the shortage of classrooms.

He also said that they already coordinated with LGUs and non-government organizations (NGOs) for the temporary learning space to ensure the observance of the minimum health protocols, such as social distancing.

Central Visayas has about 3,000 public schools in 20 divisions, while there are less than 1,000 private schools.

Jimenez, however, could not yet give the exact number of classrooms that are ready for the face-to-face classes and those that are being repaired.

He said the repairs of school facilities are ongoing across Central Visayas, although the majority of facilities damaged by Typhoon Odette in December 2021 have already been fixed.

The regional director said more than P1 billion was downloaded from the DepEd Central Office since the typhoon hit the schools in Central Visayas.

Jimenez on August 3 said they still need about P2 billion for the repair of more than 2,000 damaged classrooms.

He said he is expecting that majority of the damaged classrooms will be repaired prior to the opening of classes next week, as he noted that all sectors, not just in the government but also NGOs, are doing their share to address such concern.

He said shifting is what they are proposing for the full implementation of face-to-face classes this coming November, adding that students would still go to school five days a week.

Brigada Eskwela

Jimenez said all the division offices have been conducting Brigada Eskwela.

The objective of Brigada Eskwela is to see and check the school preparations prior to the start of classes, including the facilities’ safety for all the stakeholders, particularly the learners.

With this, Jimenez expressed gratitude to all stakeholders, particularly the parents, saying they are doing their share to assist and support the Brigada Eskwela.

As of August 12, DepEd already has about 1.6 million enrollees in both public and private schools in the region out of about two million target for the school year (SY) 2022-2023.

Jimenez expressed hope that they will be nearing the expected and target number of enrollees as they expect more enrollment on August 15 and 16. (MKG)

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DSWD 7 extends P5,000 cash aid to sugar mill workers in Medellin

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 12:14
WORKERS of a sugar milling company in the northern town of Medellin, Cebu have received P5,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Central Visayas after they were forced to adopt the “no work, no pay” principle for a month.

The financial assistance, along with 10 kilos of rice donated by the Municipal Government, was distributed on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, to 240 administrative staff and factory workers at the municipal gym.

Oliver Ian Sanjorjo, head of the company’s labor union, said this is the first time in his 25 years working for the company that work had been suspended for a month.

"Nagpasalamat mi sa DSWD og sa local government namo dinhi nga naa sila gihatag nga ayuda para namo (I would like to thank the agency and the local government for their help)," Sanjorjo said.

He said his job at the company is his main source of income to support his family.

He said that after the milling season in the middle of May, employees usually go on forced leave or vacation for days with pay. They then return to work to do some repairs and to prepare for the next milling season, he said.

However, this year, the company suspended work from July 15 to August 15, leaving employees with no salary during this period and forcing them to seek government aid, Sanjorjo said. (HBL/With PR)

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DepEd 7: Unvaxxed teachers can handle in-person classes

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 12:14
UNVACCINATED teachers are no longer required to present either a negative rapid antigen or negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result every two weeks in order to handle face-to-face classes.

This was what Salustiano Jimenez, director of the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd 7), told SunStar Cebu on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Jimenez said this was the initial pronouncement of DepEd Central Office, but they are still awaiting the issuance of the order.

“Now, if they can present, much better. But as of now, we are waiting for the release or issuance of that. Even if they will not be presenting the negative antigen test or RT-PCR, they can still handle classes provided they are always wearing the face masks,” said Jimenez.

The regional director on August 3 confirmed that unvaccinated teachers under the Education department can now handle face-to-face classes for the school year 2022-2023, which is about to open on August 22.

He said they will abide by what Vice President Sara Duterte, the concurrent education secretary, has emphasized on not discriminating against those who remain unvaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Vaccination campaign

Jimenez said they are doing a mass vaccination campaign for all their stakeholders, including unvaccinated teachers, parents, and learners, in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) and local government units (LGUs).

They are also doing one-on-one counseling in schools and divisions to all those who remain unvaccinated so they can at least reconsider and change their minds.

Jimenez said they will also allow the usage of the schools for the mass vaccination campaign momentarily, particularly in urban areas.

Central Visayas has about 77,000 teaching personnel while there are about 4,000 non-teaching personnel in public schools.

Preparation for F2F classes

Meanwhile, Jimenez said on August 15 that they are now going full blast in their preparation for the opening of classes on Monday, August 22.

He said all the teaching and non-teaching personnel, including other stakeholders, are now doing their best to prepare the schools to ensure the safety of the students.

While he admitted that some of the schools in the region lack classrooms, Jimenez assured that they are ready to accommodate all their learners.

“Because if we lack classrooms, we instructed our schools, our division offices to have some strategies like shiftings,” said Jimenez.

He said they will break the total number of students into two sections (one in the morning and the other in the afternoon) to address the shortage of classrooms.

He also said that they already coordinated with LGUs and non-government organizations (NGOs) for the temporary learning space to ensure the observance of the minimum health protocols, such as social distancing.

Central Visayas has about 3,000 public schools in 20 divisions, while there are less than 1,000 private schools.

Jimenez, however, could not yet give the exact number of classrooms that are ready for the face-to-face classes and those that are being repaired.

He said the repairs of school facilities are ongoing across Central Visayas, although the majority of facilities damaged by Typhoon Odette in December 2021 have already been fixed.

The regional director said more than P1 billion was downloaded from the DepEd Central Office since the typhoon hit the schools in Central Visayas.

Jimenez on August 3 said they still need about P2 billion for the repair of more than 2,000 damaged classrooms.

He said he is expecting that majority of the damaged classrooms will be repaired prior to the opening of classes next week, as he noted that all sectors, not just in the government but also NGOs, are doing their share to address such concern.

He said shifting is what they are proposing for the full implementation of face-to-face classes this coming November, adding that students would still go to school five days a week.

Brigada Eskwela

Jimenez said all the division offices have been conducting Brigada Eskwela.

The objective of Brigada Eskwela is to see and check the school preparations prior to the start of classes, including the facilities’ safety for all the stakeholders, particularly the learners.

With this, Jimenez expressed gratitude to all stakeholders, particularly the parents, saying they are doing their share to assist and support the Brigada Eskwela.

As of August 12, DepEd already has about 1.6 million enrollees in both public and private schools in the region out of about two million target for the school year (SY) 2022-2023.

Jimenez expressed hope that they will be nearing the expected and target number of enrollees as they expect more enrollment on August 15 and 16. (MKG)

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DSWD 7 extends P5,000 cash aid to sugar mill workers in Northern Cebu

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 12:14
AFTER having been on a one month work suspension, workers of a sugar milling company in the northern part of Cebu received financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7.

The 240 workers who have been on "No Work, No Pay" for a month received P5,000 pesos cash aid from the agency to support their families in this crisis.

DSWD 7 said that administrative staff and factory workers gathered to receive their financial assistance from the agency in the municipal gym of Medellin, Cebu.

Oliver Ian Sanjorjo, President of Associated Labor Union (ALU), the labor union of the company, revealed that this is the first time that has happened to the establishment that they have suspended their work for one month, in his 25 years of working with the company.

"Nagpasalamat mi sa DSWD og sa local government namo dinhi nga naa sila gihatag nga ayuda para namo," Sanjorjo said, emphasizing that his work in the company is their family’s main source of income just like his other co-workers.

He added that after the milling season in the middle of May, employees go into forced leave or vacation for days with pay, and then they go back to work to do some repairs and services to prepare for the next milling season.

The company suspended their work from July 15 until August 15, leaving employees with no salary during those supposed working days and seeking assistance from the government.

The local government of Medellin also provided 10 kilos of rice during the distribution. (HBL with PR)
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DOT trains Virgin Island service providers on FBSE

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 12:10

VIRGIN ISLAND, Panglao, Bohol --- The Department of Tourism through the Region 7 (Central Visayas) Office, in coordination with the Bohol Tourism Office and the Municipality of Panglao, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, conducted a training on The Filipino Brand of Service Excellence (FBSE) to service providers operating in Virgin Island in Panglao, Bohol.

Initiated by the DOT upon receiving information on the alleged overpricing of food served to tourists on the island, the training was attended by a total of 34 participants, comprised of food stall owners and their staff, as well as representatives of the Panglao Island Protected Seascape Protected Area Management Board.

It can be recalled that Tourism Secretary Maria Christina Garcia-Frasco announced plans to facilitate an inter-agency technical working group that aims to strengthen the capacity of micro entrepreneurs to provide quality tourism services. The FBSE, a banner program of the DOT, has been conducted for individuals, small and medium enterprises, and world-recognized establishments serving the tourist market, according to the tourism chief.

"We are grateful to our participants for showing the willingness to learn and partake in a tourism industry that is sustainable, inclusive and socially responsible. We also thank our partners from the public sector, particularly the Bohol Tourism Office and the Municipality of Panglao for partnering with the DOT in order to uplift the service delivery of tourism workers in Virgin Island. Through this program, we hope to develop a service excellence culture among tourism stakeholders in the island," said Secretary Frasco.

"Grounded on the principle of making tourism activities sustainable for the long haul, we wish to equip our graduates with a deliberate inclination towards creating an "outstanding visitor experience," added Secretary Frasco.

The modular course focused on the foundations of Filipino values – Makamay-likha, Makatao, Makakalikasan, Makabansa, Masayahin, May Bayanihan and May Pag-asa.

"These are basic values that we, Filipinos, live in our daily lives. By bringing it into our encounters with clients, we help enable respect for the Creator, environment-awareness, cordiality, helpfulness and politeness, love of country and hopefulness," Secretary Frasco added.

Ms. Alice Queblatin, President of the Cebu Alliance of Tour Operations Specialists (CATOS) and Certified FBSE Trainer, discussed the main topics of the seminar, namely Service Excellence, 7Ms of Filipino Values and Understanding Guest Needs and Service Recovery.

Meanwhile, the participants acknowledged the need to improve service delivery and expressed appreciation for the effort extended by program facilitators. The seminar was capped off by the participants' recitation of a pledge, signifying their commitment to uphold FBSE as they carry out their duties. (PR)

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DBM to submit proposed P5.3-T nat'l budget to Congress Monday

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 12:07

MANILA - The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) will be submitting the Marcos administration's first spending plan to Congress on Monday.

In a video message during an economic forum hosted by Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines and the San Miguel Corp., Budget Secretary

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Japan urged to stop training Myanmar military officers, cut ties with junta

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-17 12:04
Human Rights Watch called for the Japanese government to investigate whether officers who took part in its military training programme had been involved in operations violating the laws of war.
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PBBM reviews proposal to adopt integrated water resources plan

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 11:53

MANILA - President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is studying a proposal to adopt an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) program for the country.

"This program is an approach to promote the coordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources to maximize econ

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'Pacific Partnership' boosts PH, US disaster ops interoperability

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 11:47

MANILA - The Puerto-Princesa City, Palawan-based Western Command (Wescom) on Wednesday said the recently-concluded "Pacific Partnership" 2022 (PP22) has greatly boosted the interoperability of the two nations' militaries in terms of disaster response.

"It has not only strengthened partnership

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Apple suppliers to make Apple Watch and MacBook in Vietnam for first time

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-17 11:24
August 17, 2022 11:24 AM

Apple's Chinese suppliers Luxshare and Foxconn have started test production in northern Vietnam.

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Australian woman reported missing was arrested for biting a police officer in the US

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-17 11:02
Laura McCulloch was reported missing by her family after going on a date. The 37-year-old actor has not only been found, she was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of public intoxication and resisting arrest.
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June Mar Fajardo included in Gilas pool for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 10:46
Cebuano giant June Mar Fajardo leads the cast of PBA players who have been called up to join the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the fourth window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

A list consisting of 24 players was released by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Tuesday night as the build-up for matches against Lebanon and Saudi Arabia later this month continues.

Most of the players on this list come from the PBA. Also added were Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson, and Arvie Tolentino from Ginebra, Robert Bolick and Jamie Malonzo from NorthPort, and free agent wingman Roosevelt Adams.

The other pros in the pool are NLEX’s Kevin Alas and Calvin Oftana, and Magnolia’s Jio Jalalon and Ian Sangalang. The rest of the pool is composed of numerous B.League players such as Kiefer Ravena, Thirdy Ravena, Dwight Ramos, and Bobby Ray Parks. Collegiate aces Carl Tamayo, Kevin Quiambao, and Francis Lopez round out the pool along with naturalized player Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz.

Gilas will head to Beirut to take on Lebanon before heading home to host Saudi Arabia at the Mall of Asia Arena.
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San Fernando Buffalos rout Bogo City in PSL 21-Under

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 10:45
The San Fernando Buffalos handily defeated the Bogo City Bugoys, 94-63, to even up their win-loss record in the Pilipinas Super League 21-Under VisMin Leg on Tuesday night at the Compostela Sports Complex.

The Bugoys got off to a fast start early on and led by eight but the Buffalos hit their stride from the second period onwards, taking a 39-30 lead at halftime after they outscored Bogo City, 23-13, during that stretch.

It was all San Fernando from that point onwards as the Buffalos led by as much as 33 points before cruising to the easy victory that evened up their record at 4-4.

Jhon Mamalia led San Fernando with 13 points and five rebounds, while Wenraye Enad had 12 markers, four rebounds, and three assists. Adrian Go chipped in 10 points.

Kent Cabanlit and Kerk Navarro also lorded over the glass, hauling 11 rebounds each.

Romyr Gonzaga had 19 points for Bogo City, which remains winless in this tournament at 0-8.
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UN special envoy Noeleen Heyzer in Naypyitaw to meet Myanmar junta leadership

Straits Times Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-17 10:38
August 17, 2022 10:38 AM

The rare visit comes amid growing political chaos and violence in the country.

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June Mar Fajardo included in Gilas pool for FIBA World Cup qualifiers

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 10:06
Cebuano giant June Mar Fajardo leads the cast of PBA players who have been called up to join the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the fourth window of the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers.

A list consisting of 24 players was released by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Tuesday night as the build-up for matches against Lebanon and Saudi Arabia later this month continues.

Most of the players on this list come from the PBA. Also added were Japeth Aguilar, Scottie Thompson, and Arvie Tolentino from Ginebra, Robert Bolick and Jamie Malonzo from NorthPort, and free agent wingman Roosevelt Adams.

The other pros in the pool are NLEX’s Kevin Alas and Calvin Oftana, and Magnolia’s Jio Jalalon and Ian Sangalang. The rest of the pool is composed of numerous B.League players such as Kiefer Ravena, Thirdy Ravena, Dwight Ramos, and Bobby Ray Parks. Collegiate aces Carl Tamayo, Kevin Quiambao, and Francis Lopez round out the pool along with naturalized player Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz.

Gilas will head to Beirut to take on Lebanon before heading home to host Saudi Arabia at the Mall of Asia Arena.
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San Fernando Buffalos rout Bogo City in PSL 21-Under

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 10:04
The San Fernando Buffalos handily defeated the Bogo City Bugoys, 94-63, to even up their win-loss record in the Pilipinas Super League 21-Under VisMin Leg on Tuesday night at the Compostela Sports Complex.

The Bugoys got off to a fast start early on and led by eight but the Buffalos hit their stride from the second period onwards, taking a 39-30 lead at halftime after they outscored Bogo City, 23-13, during that stretch.

It was all San Fernando from that point onwards as the Buffalos led by as much as 33 points before cruising to the easy victory that evened up their record at 4-4.

Jhon Mamalia led San Fernando with 13 points and five rebounds, while Wenraye Enad had 12 markers, four rebounds, and three assists. Adrian Go chipped in 10 points.

Kent Cabanlit and Kerk Navarro also lorded over the glass, hauling 11 rebounds each.

Romyr Gonzaga had 19 points for Bogo City, which remains winless in this tournament at 0-8.
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Hindu men who gang-raped Muslim woman released from jail on India’s independence day

SCMP Asian News - Wed, 2022-08-17 10:01
The 11 Hindu men were jailed for life in 2008 for raping the woman during 2002’s communal riots in Gujarat state. An official said they were released after considering the time they had spent in jail and their good behaviour.
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Comelec starts printing ballots for September plebiscites

Philippines Times - Wed, 2022-08-17 10:01

MANILA - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has begun the printing of more than 870,000 ballots and other accountable forms for the two plebiscites scheduled next month.

In an advisory on Wednesday, the poll body said the first plebiscite to be held on September 3 would ratify the conversi

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3rd drug den in Quiot raided; 3 suspects in custody

Cebu Sun.Star - Wed, 2022-08-17 10:01
AGENTS of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Central Visayas arrested three persons during a raid in Sitio Upper Yati, Barangay Quiot, Cebu City on Tuesday night, August 16, 2022.

It was the third suspected drug den that the PDEA 7 raided in the barangay this year and the 26th overall in the city.

Leia Alcantara, PDEA 7 spokesperson, identified the suspects as Maria Elena Gimena, 40; her live-in partner Albert Piala, 38; and Hilberto Gallendo, 46, all residents in the area.

During the anti-illegal drugs operation, agents seized 10 grams of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu worth P68,000, based on the standard drug price.

Gimena, Piala and Gallendo will be charged with violating Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Alcantara said PDEA 7 will continue to raid suspected drug dens in the city. (BBT/PJB)

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