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MARINA issues protocols for seafarers

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The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) issued new procedures, health, and safety protocols for the repatriation of seafarers and crew changes in domestic and international ports in the country in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pan...

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Urban garden to rise in Marikina 

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Manila is converting vacant lots at the Manila Boystown Complex in Marikina into an urban garden. In a Facebook post, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said members of the Public Recreations Bureau (PRB) have started fixing t...

DFA chief insists on PH Sabah claim

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Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he would summon the Malaysian Ambassador to the Philippines following a Twitter spat with Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein over Sabah. In a series of tweets, the Filipino top diplomat stres...

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Critics free to question anti-terror law 

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Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana welcomed petitions filed before the Supreme Court against the newly-signed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 or Republic Act 11479 saying it is within the people's rights to do so.

"We welcome this so that we will know with finality the constitutionality of the ATL (Anti-Terrorism Law)," he said on Monday.

"This is a free country. It is within their rights to do so," he added.

After President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 last Friday, a petition was filed before the High Court to stop its enforcement. Petitioners said its provision was "repugnant" to the Constitution.

Earlier, Lorenzana assured the public that the new law would be strictly implemented and not abused.

He said it is a "much-needed" measure that would "clothe law enforcement agencies with the necessary power" to contain and eradicate terrorists.

Lorenzana called on Filipinos to give the new law a chance and not be swayed by misinformation.


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