INQToday: Abolish the outdated NTF-Elcac- UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan | Inquirer News

INQToday: Abolish the outdated NTF-Elcac- UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan

/ 08:33 PM February 02, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Abolish the outdated NTF-ELCAC – UN Special Rapporteur Irene Khan

United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur Irene Khan has recommended the abolition of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac), saying that it is already outdated.


During a Friday press briefing in Mandaluyong City, Khan said that the foundations of NTF-Elcac’s creation, through then-President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70, had changed already.


Dela Rosa on Lascañas claims: I’ll chop my head off if they’re proven true

Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said he would have his head chopped off if allegations that Vice President Sara Duterte was involved in the drug war were proven true.

The lawmaker made the outlandish dare on Thursday following retired police officer and confirmed former Davao Death Squad hitman Arturo Lascañas’ claim that the Vice President was among those who orchestrated the previous administration’s brutal war on drugs.

Robin Padilla laments state of PH politics: It’s all gossip-driven

Sen. Robinhood Padilla lamented the state of politics in the Philippines, saying it was all just gossip.

Padilla said fellow politicians should emulate the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in discipline and respect.


DSWD backs removal of senior citizen’s purchase booklet

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday said they agree with the proposal of two lawmakers to remove the senior citizen’s purchase booklet used for claiming discounts.

“We support the position of Representatives Tulfo and Quimbo to do away with the senior citizen booklet,” DSWD Secretary Rex Gatchalian said.

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TAGS: Arturo Lascañas, Bato Dela Rosa, DSWD, Irene Khan, NTF-ELCAC, Robin Padilla, senior citizen

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