A Lanao del Norte lawmaker has urged appropriate committees in the Lower House to conduct an investigation, in aid of legislation, into the order of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) to remove the deputation power of some local chief executives over the police in their jurisdiction in Mindanao.
Author Archives: JIGGER J. JERUSALEM
To address the indigenous people’s lack of access to education, President Rodrigo Duterte should build more schools rather than threatening to bomb educational facilities in Mindanao’s tribal communities, a tribal leader said on Wednesday.
Despite their youth, students from elementary and secondary schools here have understood the meaning of giving one’s life to his country as they took the initiative of giving care packages or “victory boxes” to soldiers fighting armed extremists in Marawi City.
Maranaw leaders have urged the government to reopen two access roads connecting Marawi to other areas in Lanao del Sur for easy transport of basic commodities into the towns surrounding the besieged city.
Thousands of individuals belonging to various militant groups in Northern Mindanao were held in police and military checkpoints along the national highway going to Iligan City to attend a protest action there in time for President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the National Address (Sona) Monday afternoon.
The approval of the Congress to extend martial law until December this year on Sunday has drawn various reactions from different sectors in the city.
The military on Friday has urged troops assigned in checkpoints and mobile patrols to afford the civilians with courtesy following several reports of individuals complaining of rude soldiers.
In fact, the enforcement of the military rule in the entire island of Mindanao has even encouraged importers to ship their goods here, said Alvin Enciso, chief of BOC-10’s Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS).
The Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership has ordered for the 90-day suspension without pay of Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido then cancelled it but the controversial police officer has yet to get hold of a copy of it.
Street dancing was one of the major events of the city’s annual feast day which is celebrated every July 16. This year 17 contingents from different schools and barangays have joined the Street Dancing competition held last Saturday, July 15. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/davaotoday.com)