These days is Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the to start with working day of the rest of our lives… Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a secret and now is a gift – that is why it’s identified as the present!
Welcome to the Philippine Goals weekly Livecast, exactly where I often attempt to address challenges that could affect foreigners residing, learning functioning, retiring or executing in essence anything at all in the Philippines. I’ll speak about the fantastic, the lousy and the occasional downright ugly of day-to-day life in our humble very little archipelago.
Keep in mind that the info introduced in this Livestream is just that – objective facts taken from worldwide media resources. Where ever attainable, I have tried using to corroborate the supplied information with other resources. Also observe that I am NOT expressing my viewpoint on these issues – merely presenting the details.
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This 7 days I’ll be speaking the key shakeup with the Philippines Countrywide Police in the NCR and ongoing strife among the President of the Philippines and the head of the Commision of Human Rights in the Philippines.
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Which delivers me to….
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Last week’s trivia concern:
Deemed by many to be the first Philippines hero, this gentlemen was concerned in a key fight on Cebu Island in 1521 and now has a large pink fish named following him . Who is this Philippines hero? The appropriate solution was of study course Lapu Lapu (whom I like to refer to as the Philippines first Bureau of Immigration officer) and Peter T. and Bruce B were both equally despatched a no cost duplicate of my ebook, Chasing Your Philippine Lifestyle: An Expat’s Guide to the Philippines.
Dbcoop, Edwin A, Chris S., Ron H., John, Mixmaster Dave, Gene N, Matt G, Travis A, and Kenton M. also answered the trivia dilemma but have been possibly incorrect or not 1 of the initially two accurate answers.
This week’s trivia dilemma:
This previous specialist wrestler was possibly a single of the best “heel” (undesirable male) commentators of all time. Teamed up with his “face” partner, Gorilla Monsoon, this cerebral employee just handed absent this 7 days at the age of 72. The very first two persons to email the title of this heel commentator to email@example.com get a no cost duplicate of our e book, a $10.95 price at any of your area guide suppliers.
The correct answers are in and absolutely free copies of my e book are on their way to Doug the Portray Man and Greg R. for noting that the Best Heel Commentator was indeed Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. RIP, brother.
Whole Caloocan Town Police Force Fired
The Caloocan city law enforcement drive was recently fired (reassigned, in fact) pursuing the questionable killings of a few teenagers and released CCTV footage showing some of the law enforcement power robbing a property. The 1,200 impacted officers will be relieved of duty in “batches” and will acquire 45 days of ‘re-training’ just after which they will be reassigned to other police models.
The 3 teens consist of Kian Delos Santos (17), Carl Angelo Arnaiz (19) and Reynaldo de Guzman (14). The Department of Justice begun an investigation in the delos Santos slaying months ago (browse more about it Right here) and the mother and father of Arnaiz and de Guzman have also filed murder, evidence planting and torture charges from two Caloocan law enforcement officers.
The dying of delos Santos underneath pretty questionable situation was followed shortly afterwards by the killing of Arnaiz. Police testimony observed that the previous University of the Philippines university student was shot useless for the duration of an exchange of gunfire soon after he allegedly robbed a taxi driver. That testimony was later refuted by a government forensic specialist who noted that Arnaiz was evidently handcuffed, tortured and then shot 5 occasions. In accordance to his mom and dad, Arnaiz experienced still left his house with the younger De Guzman (aged 14) to invest in some snacks. They under no circumstances returned household. Arnaiz’s human body was found in a town morgue 10 times later on. De Guzman’s system was learned a limited time later floating in a creek north of Manila. The teen’s physique was perforated with 28 stab wounds and his head was wrapped in packing tape.
To incorporate to the continuing controversy, CCTV footage taken a few months back again also caught 13 Caloocan officers seemingly robbing a residence throughout a drug raid.
In relevant information, a law enforcement officer from Manila allegedly shot one of the quickly-to-be fired officers of the Caloocan city law enforcement power soon after an argument about a tooth decide. The Manila officer evidently received into an argument around a toothpick with a civilian patron at a regional eatery. The civilian seemingly still left the resto and returned afterwards in the business of a Caloocan law enforcement officer. The law enforcement officer from Manila seemingly pulled his gun and fired at the civilian but accidentally hit the law enforcement officer from Caloocan. The hurt officer is now recovering from his gunshot wound although a manhunt is on for the law enforcement officer from Manila.
Balikbayan Box Update
Have however not obtained any experiences of anybody becoming strike for the new BB regulation fees and tariffs. A amount of people today have observed, on the other hand, that the paperwork essential for the sender is now a lot additional associated – total listings of every item in the box is now required.
And now onto the subsequent bit of news….
President Duterte to Head of CHR – Are You A Pedophile?
The president of the Philippines teased Chito Gascon, the head of the Philippines Commission on Human Legal rights this previous week, asking him if he was a pedophile. The issue issued by the firebrand president is a result of Gascon’s objections to the the latest killings of 3 teenagers in Caloocan, allegedly by members of the city’s law enforcement force which is now remaining fired en-masse.
As to the opinions on Gascon, Duterte publicly asked, “Why is this guy so pre…suffocated (sic) with the issue of younger persons – primarily boys? Are you a pedophile?” Afterwards, he continued, “Why are you smitten with young people? Are you? I’m obtaining my uncertainties. Are you homosexual or pedophile?”
President Duterte has had issues with Gascon and the Commission for Human Rights since getting business, with the Fee strongly objecting to the 1000’s of Filipino citizens who have died for the duration of the nation’s war in opposition to medicines. The president has also stated that he believes that Gascon is a spokesman for the opposition to his policies and continued scrutiny of intense anti-drug routines performed by the Philippines national law enforcement.
“Why just cannot you go on to other challenges that are besetting this nation?” the President questioned of his head of Human Legal rights.
The precise spokenswomen for the Commission of Human Legal rights stated of President Duterte’s feedback, “These are remarks that do not show respect for the dignity of some others. The public ought to comprehend that the death of little ones concerns us all as they are in particular vulnerable and have to have state security.”
And finally, in associated news:
Anti-Duterte protests are planned this week for September 21, which just occurs to be the 45th anniversary of the commence of martial legislation beneath the Marcos regime. This earlier Friday, Protection Secretary Delfin Lorenzana warned the citizens of the Philippines that the President may possibly expand martial law nationally if the approaching protests towards his rule come to be extremely disruptive or violent.
And at last, the fight in Mindano towards insurgent ISIS forces however straggles on, the “Rocket Man” in North Korea is continue to having fun taking part in with his developing nuclear arsenal, and god only is aware what is likely on in ‘Murica – I try out not to appear.
Time to get yet another Pilsen delivery….