Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2nd Year in a Row NAIA 1 is Asia's worst airport

worst airport, Asia airports, NAIA, inoy Aquino International Airport

worst airport, Asia airports, NAIA, inoy Aquino International Airport

worst airport, Asia airports, NAIA, inoy Aquino International Airport

MANILA, Philippines - For the second year in a row The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 was named the worst airport in Asia by travel website Sleeping In Airports.

Sleeping In Airports stated their reasons, "With its collapsing ceilings, overcrowding, rampant bribery, and taxi drivers scamming travellers on fares, its easy to understand why 'disappointed' and 'unbelievable' are just a few of the words travellers use to describe Manila's Terminal 1."

"Travellers continue to complain about the long and numerous queues that begin outside the terminal. Once inside, there will be no time for naps and certainly no place for quiet rest and enjoyment as you'll be busy going through various queues for the next few hours as you proceed to your gate,"

Sleeping In Airports on Monday released the results of its 16th annual Best and Worst Airports for sleeping in or long transits.

The website also warned travellers to watch out for taxi drivers who rig their meters to jack up the fares.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

No timetable on Disarmament MILF

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Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) disarmament have been set aside during negotiations for the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement. MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal told reporters. he has yet to discuss the terms of the so-called phased decom-missioning of the armed component

Mohagher Iqbal the MILF chief negotiator told reporters that they have not yet discussed the terms of decommissioning of armed components of the rebel group.

Iqbal said some commanders have expressed concerns over the issue of decommissioning saying that he will have to communicate with the ground forces on the provisions of the agreement.

The signing of the framework agreement was witnessed by President Aquino, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and MILF chairman Al Haj Murad yesterday in Malacanang Palace Manila, Philippines.

Under the agreement, the 12,000-member MILF will disarm in stages, while the local police force gradually assumes law enforcement functions from the military. However no timetable has been listed for disarming.

Included in the framework agreement, the 12,000-member MILF will need to decommission their arm group in stages and the local police force will gradually assumes law enforcement functions from the military in the Bangsamoro areas.

President Aquino said the government is ready to pour in some P8.5 billion for the implementation of the Transition Investment Support Plan in Mindanao on top of the P12.93 billion already allocated by the administration through the national budget.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cybercrime test case Online sex video

MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the complaint filed by a 17-year-old girl seeking to stop the circulation of a sex video that has been on the Internet for two years now. She said that this case will be resolved through other relevant laws since the Cybercrime Prevention Act has been halted.

The complaint was filed via electronic mail on October 3, the first day of the law’s implementation. Acting on 15 petitions against the law, the Supreme Court on October 9 issued a 120-day halt order.

De Lima assured the case will prosper since the NBI, backed by other laws, can still request websites to remove the video.

"The NBI may act on this case perhaps under anti-photo and video voyeurism act or R.A. 9995. The victim is a minor, so can you imagine the anguish, anxiety and humiliation she went through because of that? We need to preserve human dignity," she explained in a chance interview.

R.A. 9995 imposes the penalty of three to seven years of imprisonment and a fine of P100,000 to P500,000 against a person found guilty of voyeurism.

Nonetheless, de Lima said they will continue accepting complaints falling under the new law for evaluation purposes.

"If the complainants insist that we act, we will ask them to excuse us and explain to them that the cybercrime law is not in effect. But we will evaluate the complaints and see if other laws may be applied," she said.

source abs-cbnnews

Monday, October 1, 2012

Philippine Police to Facebook users "Beware because we dare"

Philippine Police to Facebook users, Pulis, Cybercrime Law, Archie Arevalo

Philippine Police to Facebook users, Pulis, Cybercrime Law, Archie Arevalo

MANILA, Philippines - A comment posts by a facebook user named Archie Arevalo and the warning given to him and other Facebook user about posting foul words against police officers are making rounds on the net and facebook.

"Mas mdali mkotongan mga turista pg mgaling s English pulis," Arevalo's reaction to news article about "Criminology students Poor In English". (It's easier for cops to extort money from tourists if they can speak good English.)

The PNP, through a Facebook fan page, replied a warning to Arevalo's post and other facebook users:

"watch your word. Foul word against our police can be use as evidence now to file a case against you in a court of law"

"This is just a warning to those using foul word against our police officers. Foul words against our police officers can be used as evidence now to file a case against you in a court of law. A good example of this is the comment of Mr Archie Arevalo "Mas mdali mkotongan mga turista pg mgaling s english pulis". Beware because we dare."

Presently, the page no longer exists.

PNP spokesman Chief Supt Generoso Cerbo Jr. however said that the statements made on their Facebook page are not official according to

"Di kami nagrerelease ng statement through Facebook," he said. (We don't release official statements through Facebook.)

The PNP account was already closed.

*photos taken from facebook