Regional Updates (09/23/20)

Boracay open to domestic tourists under eased quarantine by Oct. 1 BORACAY ISLAND will be open for tourists from areas under relaxed quarantine levels — general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified GCQ — starting October 1, the Tourism department announced. The Boracay inter-agency task force approved the expansion from only …

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PHILSTAR Lawyer says SALNs, lifestyle checks ‘weaponized’ RECORDS OF public officials’ assets have been “abused” and “weaponized” for politics, an analyst said following Ombudsman Samuel R. Martires’ statement on Tuesday that he has ordered a stop on lifestyle checks. The Ombudsman also recently issued an order restricting public access to …

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Duterte defends drug war at United Nations

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday defended his deadly war on drugs before the United Nations (UN), accusing some groups of trying to “weaponize” human rights to discredit him. “The Philippines will continue to protect the human rights of its people especially from the scourge of illegal drugs, criminality and …

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