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PNP mulls new requirement for promotion

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police officer in charge Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa wants policemen to shape up before they can move up the ranks and is looking at the body mass index (BMI) as a requirement for promotion. Gamboa was using Interior Secretary Eduardo Año’s marching orders to the PNP for 2020 to build […]

DOH extends polio campaign until April

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) announced Monday the extension of its Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio (SPKP) campaign in Mindanao and Metro Manila until April this year. In a statement, the DOH said the reason for the extension is “to address the reported positive polio cases from the Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance in […]

Leftist groups say Robredo report useful in push for UNHRC probe of Duterte drug war

MANILA, Philippines—Vice President Leni Robredo’s report on her abbreviated stint in the government’s anti-narcotics committee may be used to bolster the call for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to pursue an investigation of the Duterte administration’s campaign against drugs, according to militant groups critical of the bloody campaign. “This report can also be […]

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