The Philippine National Police (PNP) is coordinating with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to pin down the owners of the guns confiscated from convicted drug lord Peter Co in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). The original owners – some of them politicians – of the firearms found in the detention cell of Co will be held liable, a PNP official said yesterday. Senior Superintendent Rolando Anduyan, head of the PNP’s Firearms and Licensing Division, said the politicians would face charges should they fail to explain how their guns ended up in Co’s possession.
The recipient must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to make a difference and have provided outstanding contributions over the years to the regional and global community. George S.K. Ty was particularly cited for his pioneering efforts in founding one of the Philippines’ premier universal banks and among the foremost financial conglomerates – the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank). By way of giving back, Ty founded the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) in 1979, guided by his philosophy that leadership in business implied leadership in community service as well.
Formal education is just a click away. Online courses are now accepted as formal education with the signing of the distance learning law. Authored by Baguio Rep. Nicasio Aliping Jr. and signed by President Aquino last Dec. 9, Republic Act 10650 has institutionalized distance education as a mode of delivery of open learning.
The government should create a fact-finding commission that will conduct a deeper probe into the anomalies and special protection enjoyed by inmates at the National Bilibid Prison (NBP), Senate Minority Leader Vicente Sotto said yesterday. This came just days after authorities conducted a raid at the NBP and found that convicted drug traffickers had continued their illegal trade despite being locked up at the state penitentiary while other high-profile inmates enjoyed special treatment, including indulging in a jacuzzi. Sotto said “it is better if the President commissions a fact-finding committee to probe all allegations” to dispel doubts on the NBP and the Department of Justice.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has linked up with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to prevent indiscriminate firing among uniformed personnel during the holidays. PNP officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina said the national police and the AFP will organize teams to conduct preventive patrols to arrest or apprehend uniformed personnel, members of law enforcement agencies and civilians involved in indiscriminate firing. “The PNP, in coordination with AFP, other law enforcement agencies and local government units intensified intelligence efforts to identify probable violators,” Espina said.