Using PDEA to demolish political foes

By Fernan J. Angeles

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has confirmed the existence of a barangay drug watchlist. However, far from the disclosure of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Martin Diño who hinted at  9,000 names, there are only over 500 barangay officials, from a total of 42,029 barangays included in the government’s drug watch list.

There have been calls for the release of their names. However, the agency is not inclined toward the idea which would spell doom on their mandate --- to contain the drug menace in the country by putting behind bars involved in the lucrative…

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LTFRB must regulate Grab’s monopolistic operation

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

When Uber officially went offline last April 16, commuters, who have grown to love using transport network vehicles (TNVs) ride sharing for ease and comfort, were dismayed by the monopolistic operations of Grab, which behaved like the abhorred taxis that choose passengers and overcharge their patrons.

 

Twitter, Facebook and other social media venues glared with angry complaints from commuters who have gotten used to the comfort and convenience of tapping their phones to get a vehicle to ferry them from one point to the next at a pre-determined rate, no questions asked.…

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Salo appeals on behalf of barangay health workers

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

With barangay elections already next month, Rep. Ron Salo of Kabayan partylist and assistant majority leader, is appealing to the Departments of Health and Interior and Local Government and to the Civil Service Commission to protect and safeguard the barangay health workers (BHWs) who are being used to further the political careers of barangay officials but have not been receiving compensation for their dedicated services to their constituencies.

 

Salo said some incumbent and aspiring barangay officials are using the BHWs’ security or lack thereof as a strategy option in the ongoing…

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Asia, Middle East are hotbed for new threat actors in Q1 2018

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

A new wave of advanced persistent threats (APT) was discovered by Kaspersky Lab researchers during the first three months of 2018 with the APT groups speaking languages including Russian, Chinese, English and Korean. Around 30 percent of their activities during the first quarter were in Asia, the researchers found out.

 

A peak of activity was also observed in the Middle East with a number of new techniques used by actors. These and other trends are covered in Kaspersky Lab’s latest quarterly threat intelligence summary.

 

And while some well-known actors didn’t…

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Toray Japan finds Phl as a young but strong market for its tap-mounted purifiers

 

By Rose de la Cruz 

Industrial manufacturer, Toray of Japan, finds its youngest market at 2 years old, the Philippine market as a very strong, dynamic and fast growing market, particularly in high-rises where space is very limited and a family’s security could be compromised by deliverers of mineral or purified water for home and office dispensers.

 When it partnered two years ago with Moduvi Inc. as exclusive distributor of Torayvino, the faucet mounted water filter system, it gave its full trust and confidence to the group to develop the market in the way it sees fit. True enough,…

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