KUWTT: No VIP treatment for Remulla’s son – PDEA | October 16, 2022

Have a good day. Here are the stories from the Manila Times for Sunday, October 16, 2022.

READ: No VIP treatment for Remulla’s son – PDEA

There is no VIP treatment for Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla’s son who is in prison for drug trafficking, a spokesman for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said on Saturday ( PDEA). Derrick Carreon told the Manila Times in a telephone interview that Juanito Jose Remulla, 3rd, 38, followed normal procedure that any ordinary inmate at the PDEA detention center followed. Carreon said that procedure includes placing Remulla in an isolation center “for a few days as part of Covid-19 protocols for new inmates.” He said, “In fact, he was with more than 30 other inmates at the isolation center. He was not alone, he was with other inmates. Carreon ensured to clear suspicions that Remulla was getting VIP treatment because of her relationship with the Justice Secretary. He said that after his isolation, Remulla 3e would be locked up with more than 50 people, although he did not say when that would be. The Justice Secretary’s eldest son was charged with violating Republic Law 9165, also known as the ‘Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2022,’ before the Las Piñas City Attorney’s Office . He also faces charges of violating RA 9165 Section 2 Section 4 for importing dangerous drugs after he was arrested for demanding 1.25 million pesos worth of “kush” during a a controlled delivery operation in the city last week. The operation began at Ninoy Aquino International Airport where police, acting on a tip, seized 893.91 grams of marijuana kush, a package with an invoice showing the sender/receiver, two brown paper pouches, each wrapped in bubble wrap and where the plastic pouches of kush were found, a blue notepad, a parcel receipt and a driver’s license card. Remulla was arrested at Block 6, Lot 7, Primrose St., Ponte Verde BF Resort Village, Talon Doson on October 11 but not made public until two days later.

READ: Vietnam: Military power won’t solve maritime conflict

VIETNAM maintains that disputes in the South China Sea (SCS) should be resolved through diplomatic and peaceful means, as a military option will not benefit anyone. This was pointed out on Saturday by Tran Dac Loi, vice chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s External Relations Commission, at the Pandesal Forum, the 83-year-old Kamuning Bakery Cafe in Kamuning, Quezon City, where he was a special foreign guest. Vietnam and the Philippines have territorial disputes over the Spratly Islands, as well as Brunei, China, Malaysia and Taiwan. Loi said that, like the Philippines, Vietnam disapproves of the Chinese nine-dash map that China uses as justification for its claim in the South China Sea. He said Vietnam is also committed to a multilateral diplomatic approach to resolving disputes in the South China Sea with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos). In 2016, after a legal battle in The Hague, the United Nations International Court of Justice ruled in favor of all of the Philippines’ arguments against China’s claims in the South China Sea, thereby nullifying China’s claims in the South China Sea. the international legal arena.

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READ: Only 2% of PH coral reefs remain healthy – watchdog

An environmental group said only 2% of the country’s coral reefs remain healthy. In a webinar titled “Today is the Time for the Seas: A Deeper Connection with the Ocean,” Anna Varona, Chief Operating Officer of the Haribon Foundation, added that there are 5 trillion plastics in the world’s surface waters.

READ: “Public-private partnerships to boost PH Internet services”

PRESIDENT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. hopes to see more public-private partnerships (PPPs) to help boost interconnectivity in the Philippines. Marcos made the statement following his meeting with executives from telecommunications companies Converge ICT and South Korean telecommunications giant KT Corp. to discuss Internet services in the country. In his post, the president shared a photo of him meeting with Converge CEO Dennis Anthony Uy and Korean Executives CEO Ku Hyeon-mo and KT Corp Chairman Yun Kyoung-lim. in Malacañang on Friday evening. The Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) also shared on Facebook several photos of Marcos’ meeting with information and communication technology leaders. The SPO said KT is also in talks with other governments regarding its investment plans.

READ: Concepcion: Vacations to boost the PH economy

THE fourth quarter of 2022 will be crucial for the country’s economy, said Go Negosyo founder Jose Maria “Joey” Concepcion 3rd, expressing hope that mobility will be maintained to boost economic activity and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. . Concepcion, a member of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s Private Sector Advisory Council, said mobility is expected to be faster in the final quarter of the year amid the country’s inflation concerns and depreciation. weight.

READ: Negros bans pork from Panay

Amid reports of suspected cases of African swine fever (ASF) in Iloilo province, the provincial government of Negros Occidental has banned the entry of live pigs and pork products from the nearby islands of Panay and Guimaras. The ban was ordered by Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson through a memorandum to the provincial ASF task force released on Friday.

READ: BSP accepts $178m foreign loan

On to business, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Friday that for the period from July to September 2022, i.e. the third quarter of this year, the Monetary Board (MB) has approved only one foreign loan from the public sector of $178.10 million. According to the BSP, this is 96% less than borrowings approved during the same period in 2021, which amounted to $4.66 billion, and 95% less than quarterly approvals in 2022, which s amounted to $3.54 billion. PASB said this loan from the Republic of the Philippines will be used to finance the national government’s multi-sector nutrition project. The project aims to support the delivery of nutrition and health care services at primary and community care levels to help reduce stunting, which is characterized by prolonged nutritional deficiency among infants and young children in 235 municipalities. countries that are known to have high incidence rates of poverty and malnutrition. This nutrition project is also supported by the World Bank, which approved the loan. It intends to deliver a package of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions across the various local government platforms

READ: SMB battles determined Bay Area

Sports top new Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer is looking to become the second team to beat guest team Bay Area as the two teams face off in the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday- 23 at Araneta Coliseum. The Beermen (1-1) earned their first win in this conference after claiming a 113-105 triumph over the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in a heated game last week. Import Diamond Stone atoned for his ineffective PBA debut against Blackwater after exploding for 42 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the win over ROS. The Beermen will take on the Dragons (4-1) in their 4.30pm encounter with added inspiration, having seen sister team Barangay Ginebra Kings whip the guest side, 111-93 last Sunday.

READ: Opinion and Editorial

Marlen Ronquillo is today’s front-page columnist as he tackles the economic case for the release of former Senator Leila de Lima.

Today’s editorial does not favor calls for Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla to step down from his post, amid his son’s arrest over drug offences. Read the full version in the opinion section of the newspaper or listen to the Voice of the Times.

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For The Manila TimesThis is Paulo Dimaapi.

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