Army vows not to abuse anti-terror law

first_imgThe 3ID urged the public to give the law a chance, pointing out that the measure’s aim is to protect the country from terrorist attacks. ILOILO City – The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) based in Jamindan, Capiz assured Western Visayans its soldiers won’t abuse the Anti-Terrorism Law. “We vow to keep the law from the abuse of soldiers. If there are abuses, our camps and headquarters are open to bring our erring soldiers before the court of law,” said Army Major Cenon Pancito III, 3ID spokesperson. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the anti-terrorism bill into law recently. Human rights advocates warned it could be abused to quell legitimate dissent. People have nothing to fear, he added, but only terrorists and their supporters. Among others, the new law allows for terrorism suspects to be detained without a warrant and prolongs the period of time they can be detained without being charged in court. Major Cenon Pancito III “Help our campaign of preserving peace. We know that others have apprehension but we won’t forget the intention of the law – to protect Filipinos from chaos and fear,” said Pancito. Rights groups and activists say the new law is designed to give police and military forces more powers to stifle dissent./PNlast_img read more

St. Louis students shine in ‘Red Ribbon Week’ poster contest

first_imgPhoto: (L-R) Elena Beiser, Jersey Trenkamp, Ethan Meer, and Cayden LeilandBatesville, In. — St. Louis Catholic School had four of nine winners in the recent “Red Ribbon Week” poster contest. More than 200 entries from grades K through Four were submitted.Elena Beiser and Ethan Meer placed third and each won a $25 Visa gift card. Jersey Trenkamp earned second and a $30 Visa gift card and first place, plus a $50 Visa gift card from St. Louis Catholic School went to Cayden Leiland.The posters are on display at local businesses for the public to view.last_img

‘Where have you been hiding!?’ – Tottenham fans elated after star man breaks season duck against Man City

first_imgHe’s back!Harry Kane ended his personal domestic drought with a tidy finish against Manchester City to put Tottenham 3-1 up at White Hart Lane on Saturday.Spurs looked all set to stun the Premier League leaders, with Kane’s strike doubling their advantage over Manuel Pellegrini’s side.The 21-year-old reacted quickest to Christian Eriksen’s free kick which rattled the woodwork, pouncing to convert the rebound into an unguarded net after 61 minutes.Understandably, Spurs fans went into meltdown on Twitter as they heralded the return of their star man – and some of the best reactions are below: Harry Kane 1last_img

‘THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES WITH EMPTY CHAIRS AT CHRISTMAS’ TD TELLS PROTEST

first_imgHUNDREDS of people travelled from all over the county today to Buncrana to protest at the ongoing Government austerity programme ahead of this week’s budget and heard a local TD talk of the ’empty chairs’ at Christmas due to mass emigration.Donegal North East Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said that the large turnout sent “a clear message to the three Government Oireachtas members in Donegal to take to their Fine Gael and Labour colleagues in Government; Inishowen and Donegal says no to further cuts and austerity.”Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “The deep concern in Inishowen and Donegal about further cuts is palpable. Already huge numbers of our workforce are unemployed and thousands of mostly young people have emigrated across the county. “Many chairs will be empty at the dinner tables of Donegal homes this Christmas.“In our fully costed pre budget submission, Sinn Féin have proved that there is a better way. We have to stop strangling our own people at every budget to pay the debts of reckless international gamblers.”He went on: “Here in Inishowen, we now hear talk of garda stations closing in Malin and Culdaff, beds being lost at Buncrana Nursing Unit and Carndonagh Community Hospital, and the vital NowDoc service being downgraded. We also have seen funding removed from our schools, student grants slashed and more education costs pushed onto hard pressed families.“At some stage, this madness has to stop. How much damage will be done to our community, public and physical infrastructure before this Government realise that the well has long since dried up. How much of the life our people will they sqeeze before they stand up against this profound injustice that forces our people to pay for the recklessness and unbridled greed of global capitalism that gambled on private Irish banks like Anglo. All the rules of the game have been torn up. This is sheer madness and not one international economist can understand it. “You can not grow an economy and create jobs and new taxes while imposing crushing cuts and austerity year after year after year. This approach has failed dramatically yet our Government will stand up and tell the troika of the EU/ ECB/ and IMF that it has to stop. In particular, we have to stand up to the ECB.”He added: “Future generations will ask us what we did about it. Today’s protest shows that the people of Inishowen fought back and said no more.”‘THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES WITH EMPTY CHAIRS AT CHRISTMAS’ TD TELLS PROTEST was last modified: December 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaprotestlast_img read more