MMDA hands over illegal campaign tarps to Ecowaste Coaltion

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) rendered 250 illegal campaign tarpaulins and posters to environment group Ecowaste Coalition.

The collected materials were from their 9-day operation in Oplan Baklas. The environmental watchdog group would reuse the items as tents and bags. The project reassures promotion of basura-free elections.

Ecowaste Coalition coordinator Aileen Lucero said that the tarpaulins and posters are valuable resources and is such a huge waste if put to landfills.


Duterte to resolve slow internet if elected as president

Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte discussed how he plans to resolve the slow internet of the country if elected as president during a forum at the University of the Philippines on Feb. 18.

When asked how he will solve the internet situation in the country, he replied that he plans to directly confront telecommunications officials to fix the slow Internet. Duterte said he has no time to wait for discussions.

However, he admitted that he is not updated with technology and gadgets and is unaware of the Internet.

The slow Internet has become one of the issues needed to be addressed by the government.


BIR lists IT system repair for e-filing as top priority

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) listed the fixing of Information Technology (IT) systems for online transactions as one of its top priority programs.

According to the blueprint of priority programs, the bureau will work on the IT projects to help in obtaining 2.26 trillion government revenues this year.

BIR has been tasked to gather almost 1M last year but last November, they were able to collect 1 trillion pesos.


PDEA rubs out marijuana plantation in Benguet

The Cordillera police together with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency destroyed almost 25,000,000 peso amount of marijuana in 33 plantations in Benguet as part of their anti-drug operations.

The said destruction of full-grown Marijuana plants were conducted in Sitio Naba, Kaang, Gusadan, Nagawa, Dakap, Bulisay, Agayay, Kaday, and Pagungan Of Baranggay Kayapa, last Feb. 15-17.


Indian groom dies after being shot at his wedding party

An Indian groom was dead after being shot in the head during his wedding party in Uttar Pradesh state, India.

The victim was identified as Amit Rastogi, 28.

Investigating officer of Sitapur district Uma Shankar Singh said that Rastogi was riding a horse while leading the party to his bride’s house when he was shot in the head by an unknown person.

He added that the gunner was suspected to be one from the marriage party who took a celebratory gunfire but they are still looking at other angles such as Murder.

Rastogi’s case was not the first incident involving gunfire victims.

Last Monday, a 14-year-old boy was also shot while in a wedding at a neighboring district of Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh and in February, an 8-year-old boy was shot dead after workers of a political party fired shots to celebrate their triumph in municipal elections.


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