Happenings in the Phillipines

Happenings in the Phillipines

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:02 pm

The new president of the Phillipines is close to announcing 23 names of government officials with links said to be connected to drug syndicates controlling the illegal narcotics trade in the island nation. President Rodrigo Duterte had named five police officials he claimed had involvement with illegal drugs.
After being linked to drug syndicates, the five active and retired police officers may be placed in the Bureau of Immigration’s lookout bulletin order (ILBO).

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said yesterday they would decide tomorrow if the five would be included in the ILBO. The immigration bureau is under the DOJ.

He explained individuals in the ILBO would not be prevented from leaving the country. “We will just monitor (their movements), that is all.”

While he sees no legal impediment to placing the officers in the ILBO, Aguirre said they decided to “just defer the issuance, if ever, on Monday.”

BI spokesperson Tonette Bucasas-Mangrobang said the police officers were already being monitored even if they were not yet in the lookout bulletin.

http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/07/10/1601330/bato-23-drug-mayors-will-also-be-named
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Re: Happenings in the Phillipines

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:21 pm

President Duterte approved the secret burial of the remains of the late Ferdinand Marcos in the Heroes Cemetery. There are many citizens who object to that honour, which was conducted at night. History remains a contentious matter in the Phillipines.

Thousands of pro-democracy activists who rallied in Manila on Friday say the decades long debate over the ex-president's final resting place was far from over and they were planning more protests in the days and weeks ahead.
President Rodrigo Duterte, who gave the go-ahead for the burial, appealed for calm.
"I know Ferdinand will at last be at rest here at the Heroes' Cemetery," Imelda Marcos said in front of a black tomb surrounded by wreaths of white flowers. "But I know we still have a lot of criticisms to face."

http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2016/11/18/amid-protests-philippine-dictator-buried-at-heroes-cemetery.html
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