Regional Updates (09/24/20)

1 of 2 Akbayan asks SC to cite DENR for contempt over Manila Bay project AKBAYAN CITIZENS’ Action Party asked the Supreme Court to cite the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in contempt for dumping crushed dolomite along Manila Bay to create a “white sand” effect. In its …

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Congressman seeks to postpone 2022 elections

PHILSTAR A CONGRESSMAN on Thursday asked election officials to consider deferring the national elections less than two years from now, which effectively extends President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s six-year term, if the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic drags on. Pampanga Rep. Mikey Arroyo, son of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who …

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US lawmakers seek end to Philippine military aid

PCOO.GOV.PH By Charmaine A. Tadalan, Reporter TWENTY-FIVE United States lawmakers have filed a bill that seeks to suspend police and military financial assistance to the Philippines as human rights violations are expected to worsen under the Southeast Asian nation’s expanded anti-terror law. “Across the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal regime is …

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Miami closes in on Finals berth

MIAMI HEAT GUARD TYLER HERRO — REUTERS ROOKIE Tyler Herro — 20 years old — scored a career-high 37 points, Jimmy Butler added 24, and the Heat held off the Boston Celtics 112-109 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night near Orlando, moving Miami within one win …

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