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Franz Sabalones: Cebu's top druglord shot dead in Manila

April 18, 2019

METRO MANILA - Killed by the police or his drug business competitors? In the morning of maundy Thursday (April 18) the life of long time and top drug lord in Cebu City in the Visayas, was put to an end, when still unknown assailants peppered him with bullets. Killed on the spot was a very famous drug lord in the underworld, Franz Sabalones. He was shot along Timog Ave, Quezon City and attackers immediately fled to unknown direction after seeing the victim dead. Police Colonel Manuel Abroguena, chief of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO), told the media that the self-confessed drug lord was been operating his illegal drug business in San Fernando town, one of the towns in southeastern Cebu allegedly infiltrated by the illegal drug trade involving shabu and marijuana. In 2016, Sabalones has confessed that he was one of the "big time" shabu suppliers in southeastern Cebu, most especially in San Fernando town. - JCE/MDN Digital   

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Plastic invades ‘centre of the centre’ of global biodiversity hotspot: Greenpeace

April 8, 2019

Greenpeace South East Asia - Philippines has documented plastic pollution in Verde Island Passage, as the group deployed its iconic ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to investigate plastic pollution in the Philippines. A three-day underwater exploration produced photos of sachets, some showing visible signs of being among the corals for a very long time. Among the branded single-use plastic pictured in the area are products from Nestlé, Unilever, and Colgate Palmolive, as well as some local brands such as Zagu milktea, Nutri-Asia, and Monde Nissin. Verde Island Passage, dubbed as the ‘centre of the centre’ of global marine biodiversity, has one of the largest concentrations of marine life in the world. Located in Batangas, it is situated in the center of the Coral Triangle, a global priority for conservation. “This is undeniable proof of how irresponsible single-use plastic production by fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies threatens our pristine environment. If big companies such as Nestlé and Unilever don’t respond to our calls for reduction in single-use plastic production, these places of “paradise” like Verde Island Passage, will be lost,” said Abigail Aguilar, campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia - Philippines. The documentation follows a report by the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) that shows Nestlé and Unilever are responsible for a quarter of the branded throwaway plastic driving the plastic pollution crisis in the Philippines. The data from the report revealed that 163 million sachets produced by the biggest FMCG companies are left polluting the environment in the Philippines. Greenpeace is calling on corporations to take bold and immediate action to phase out single-use plastics for the sake of impacted communities. 

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Martin Marfori Andanar | Administrative Category

April 5, 2019

His dedicated leadership, incorruptibility, integrity, honesty and consistency in governance, as PCOO Secretary, spearheading the formulation of a National Communications Strategy that focused on the rehabilitation of existing government media and communications resources, He developed new platforms for communicating and engaging with the public. Supervising both the operations of the government’s news and information agencies, instigating reforms to ensure a coherent and efficient flow of information particularly from the Office of the President down to government agencies (NGAs), Local Government Units LGUs) and academe.

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SAP Bong Go | Administrative Category

April 5, 2019

A public service of integrity, honesty and consistency as Special Assistant to the President  is SAP Bong Go’s zeal. He pushed and set-up Malasakit Centers nationwide, making it easy for patients to avail themselves of assistance from agencies  At the height of the flash flood in Davao City on December 22, 2017, he “appeared seemingly out of nowhere" on a jetski and plucked people one after the other bringing them to safety. He was one of the first to comfort the relatives of the victims of the NCCC Mall fire.

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General 'Bato' dela Rosa | Administrative Category

April 5, 2019

Bato’s  fearless leadership in the police service, is marked with integrity, honesty and consistency in governance. He was  Davao City Police Chief, 21st Chief of the Philippine National Police, Dir. General of the Bureau of Corrections. He dauntlessly implemented PRRD’s Oplan Tokhang. He was PMAAA Cavalier Awardee for Outstanding Performance in Police Operations; PNP Achievement Awardee in the Field of Operations; Medalya ng Kabayanihan or the PNP Distinguished Conduct Medal 2nd highest medal in the PNP, the Medalya ng  Pambihirang Paglilingkod, Medalya ng Kagitingan, Kagalingan, Medalya ng Kasanayan, Medalya ng Papuri, Bronze Cross Medals and Military Merit Medals.

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April 1, 2019

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