BUSINESS MIRROR – Long taxi lines? 'UV-long' here.November 19, 2017|Every commuting person knows that it is tough to get a ride in the metro during rush hours. The agony doubles when it rains. Poor commuters are reduced to urban rats—drenched, standing in cramped waiting sheds, hungry—when they should be home with their loved ones. What a pitiful sight. Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
PHILIPPINE STAR – Martial law extension up to AFP, PNP - RodyNovember 19, 2017|MANILA, Philippines — The decision to extend martial law in Mindanao will be in accordance with the recommendation of the military and the police, President Duterte emphasized yesterday.
“They are the two entities that would be relied upon heavily by a president or a head of state when he entertains extreme measures (such as) martial law (and) state of emergency,” Duterte said in a press briefing in Davao City, referring to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
MANILA BULLETIN – NoKor rules out nuke dealNovember 19, 2017|Geneva – North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint US-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang’s atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a US nuclear threat.
MANILA TIMES – Use martial law vs warlordsNOVEMBER 19, 2017|SEN. Joseph Victor Ejercito on Saturday backed the extension of martial law in Mindanao, saying the military should rid the region of loose firearms as well as private armies. Duterte said that extension of military rule in Mindanao will depend on AFP, PNP
MANILA STANDARD – Transport chief's ouster demandedNovember 19, 2017|TWO party-list congressmen on Saturday called for the resignation of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, owing to his alleged failure to address the Metro Rail Transit 3 mess.
Reps. Gary Alejano of Magdalo party-list and Ariel Casilao of Anakpawis party-list demanded Tugade’s resignation in light of recurrent problems that have hounded the main transportation system in Metro Manila’s premiere thoroughfare, and have remained unsolved since he assumed office.
DAILY TRIBUNE – OSG seeks junking of pleas vs drugs warINQUIRER – Duterte to declare NPA terror groupSource:
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