Incoming PNP Chief to implement '3-month rule' on police officials

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by Christopher llyod T. Caliwan, Philippine News Agency | Thursday, 09 June 2016

Chief Superintendent Ronald Marapon de la Rosa, incoming chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), will implement a three-month rule on his subordinates to achieve the three to six months anti-crime campaign of the incoming administration.

Dela Rosa said that the three months will serve as the contractual period for regional and provincial police directors to eradicate crime under their area of responsibility if the office in charge who will fail to reduce the crime in their areas will be replaced in their duties.

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Drilon backs proposal to postpone barangay election

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by Jelly F. Musico, Philippine News Agency | Thursday, 09 June 2016

Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday said he is favor to the proposal to postponement the barangay election originally set in October.

”I am in favor for the postponement but I do not know the sentiment of others,” Drilon said in an interview with radio dzMM.

Late last month, Commission on Election (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista proposed the postponement of barangay election, saying it would be expensive considering that the country held it’s national and local elections only last May 9.

Drilon said the Comelec’s proposal is one of...

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Duterte says tough stance against criminals ‘a plea to stop’

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by Philippinne News Agency | Thursday, 09 June 2016

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night said his tough stance against criminals was actually a “plea” for them to stop.

“I don’t want to use to use extraordinary means," he said, adding a plea to criminals to stop their unlawful activities. "If you do, then we have no problem,” he said.

Duterte was in Cebu Wednesday night to attend two thanksgiving parties organized by his supporters.

Cebu delivered some 1.14 million votes for Duterte in the May 9 local and national elections.

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CHED OKs tuition hike for 304 private colleges, universities

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by Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes, Philippine News Agency (PNA) | Thursday, 09 June 2016

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has approved the applications of 304 private higher education institutions (HEIs) to increase their tuition and other school fees for Academic Year (AY) 2016-2017.

In a statement released on Thursday, CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan said the average nationwide increase for tuition is at 5.10 percent or PHP43.39 per unit, while increase for other school fees is at 5.41 percent or PHP115.58.

280, or only 17 percent, of the total 1,659 private HEIs nationwide will increase tuition. 252, or 15 percent, of...

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