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CHR slams water cannons vs Sona rally

WATCHDOG WASHED DOWN  Commission on Human Rights Director Gilbert Boiser (in white shirt, with ID) finds himself at the receiving end of a water cannon spray together with Sona protesters in Quezon City on Monday.  REM ZAMORA

For the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the use of water cannons to turn back protesters during President Aquino’s delivery of his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday violated UN standards and was not necessary for a “very manageable” mass action.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

‘Road rage’ driver may lose gun permit


The driver of a Mercedes Benz who was videotaped on a cell phone camera pointing his gun at a taxi driver might end up losing his right to carry one.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

No violation of ceasefire with MILF–AFP exec


Government troops did not violate a ceasefire with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao as a top official said the recent movements in two Maguindanao towns were meant as preemptive moves against possible attacks from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cops fire water cannons on charging Sona protesters; no one hurt

Photo by Nestor Corrales

The initially uneventful rallies at the State of the Nation Address ended violently after protesters stormed toward the police barricade, prompting authorities to douse them with red-tinted water.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

CSC reminds gov’t workers of 5-day special leave for typhoon victims

CSC Chairperson Francisco Duque INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Government employees affected by the recent typhoons can go on a special leave so they can attend to their affairs.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »