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Robredo ‘scared, frustrated’ after passage of terror law

first_imgMANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo questioned the timing of President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the controversial Anti-Terrorism Bill while the country continued to grapple with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis. “Nung nalalaman ko na nilagdaan na, parang nanghina ako. Nakakalungkot, frustrating kasi ginawa ito sa kabila ng nasa gitna tayo ng matinding pandemya at ginawa ito sa kabila ng maraming pagtutol ng maraming sektor,” Robredo said. “This fight against Terrorism should not and should never be a threat to the fundamental freedoms of all peaceful Filipinos,” said Ateneo and La Salle law professor and lecturer Howard Calleja. “Natatakot din pero sa gitna ng takot ma-assure tayong tama ang pinaglalaban natin kasi oras na hinayaan natin na maparalisa tayo ng takot, kawawa ang mga taong umaasa sa atin,” she added. More petitions before the High Court are expected to be filed in the days to come, including those of opposition senators Francis Pangilinan and Risa Hontiveros as well as losing senatorial candidate Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno./PN “‘Yung sa akin, kaisa naman ako sa paniwala na ang terorismo ay malaking problema ng ating bansa at dapat talagang maghanap tayo ng paraan para masugpo ito pero sa akin kasi ‘yung timing,” Robredo said.center_img “Kahit napirmahan natin, patuloy iyong pakikiusap, patuloy iyong pagtutulak, patuloy iyong pag-push back,” she added. “Sana huwag tayong mawalan ng pag-asa. Kahit pinanghinaan tayo ng loob, pansamantala lang ito. Ang laban nandiyan pa rin.” Robredo said in an interview with DZMM Teleradyo’s “Omaga-Diaz Report” that she was frustrated upon learning that President Duterte signed the measure which grants government forces sweeping powers to address terrorism. Over the weekend, a group of lawyers have already questioned the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Law before the Supreme Court saying that the measure was “oppressive and inconsistent with our Constitution.” Robredo urged the public to “push back” by challenging the law’s constitutionality before the high court and engaging with Congress to repeal or amend certain provisions of the law.last_img read more

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Woman caught for illegal gambling

first_imgShe was nabbed on the strength of an arrest warrant around 10:10 a.m. on July 5. Police identified her as 52-year-old resident Leny Cosico. ILOILO City – A woman facing illegal gambling charges was caught in Barangay Dionela, Pandan, Antique.center_img The suspect was taken to the Pandan municipal police station./PNlast_img

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ORVC 2013 Girls Golf Meet & Awards

first_imgThe 2013 ORVC Girls Golf meet was held at The Sunrise Golf Course in Madison.The Southwestern Lady Rebels were the team champions with a score of 476.David Bright of Southwestern was named ORVC Coach of the Year.Sydney Keane of Jac-Cen-Del was the Medalist with a score of 91 and also selected as The ORVC Mental Attitude Award Winner.Team scores and All-ORVC Team are available on this link.ORVC 2013 Girls Golf Meet & AwardsSubmitted by ORVC Correspondent Travis Calvert.last_img

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Smart Phone or Online, Local Kids Can Track Santa

first_imgLocal residents can track the whereabouts of Santa tonight.Before visions of sugarplums dance in their heads, Indiana children can keep an eye on Old Saint Nick’s journey around the globe tonight.For more than 50 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa on Christmas Eve and providing children and anyone young at heart with up-to-date information about Santa’s whereabouts.U.S. Army Capt. Ruth Castro says NORAD uses the latest technology to pin down the exact location of the reindeer-powered sleigh.“We use a lot of our different military assets,” she says. “We use radars, we use satellites, we use our Santa Cams.”“The good thing is that Rudolph has his red nose, so a lot of our infrared stuff can detect that. So, that’s how we’re able to keep track of them.”Starting at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, trackers can find Santa’s whereabouts onlineTo track Santa click here.And this year, tracking is also available on smart phones, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, or by calling 1-877-HI-NORAD.The NORAD Tracks Santa program is funded by contributions and staffed by more than 1,200 volunteers.And Castro says when the sleigh is flying over the United States, fighter jets provide the escort to ensure safety.“These pilots, they just kind of come up towards Santa while they’re in the North American airspace, and they just kind of guide him through while he’s here,” she explains. “And then, they say their hellos and then he’s off.”Castro says it’s tough to know when Santa will be in the skies over individual states, like Indiana, because he alters his flight path somewhat from year to year.“He changes his route, he never really tells us where he’s going, he doesn’t file his flight plan like he should,” she explains. “He just does what he wants – since he is Santa.”NORAD’s Santa-tracking mission began accidentally in 1955, when a department store placed an ad encouraging families to call Santa Claus – with the wrong phone number.A military colonel answered and instructed his staff to check the radar for indications of Santa making his way from the North Pole. Any child who called was given an update – and that’s how the tradition began.last_img read more

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Panel Approves New Indiana School Standards

first_imgNew guidelines could soon be part of the curriculum for Indiana schoolchildren as part of the effort to replace Common Core.Members of the Indiana Education Roundtable, including Governor Mike Pence and State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz, voted to approve new math and English standards on Monday.Members voted 21-3 in favor of math standards and 21-2 in favor of English standards.The proposed guidelines will go to the Indiana Board of Education for a final vote on Monday, Apr. 28.New state standards could have an impact on local taxes, Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) said.“The taxpayers need be aware of that fact that the legislative services agency estimated a pretty substantial cost to these new standards,” Leising said. “Their estimating ten and a half million for next school year and in 2015-2016 school year somewhere between 23 and 32 million.”The proposal comes amid controversy from some opponents that argue the standards are not as rigorous as Indiana has previously had.Education officials have until July to find a replacement for the federal Common Core standards.last_img read more

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Lucas Keith Reilmann

first_imgLucas Keith Reilmann passed away March 1, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. Lucas the son of Richard and Mindy (Hornberger) Reilmann.Lucas Keith is survived by parents: Rick and Mindy Reilmann of Sunman; Maternal Great-Grandmother: Joy Hornberger of Milan, Maternal Grand Mothers: Shannon (Ashcraft) Evans of Lawrenceburg, Donna Hornberger of Celina, OH. Paternal Grandparents: Mike (Carol) Reilmann of Milan, brothers: Jacob, Tyler, Zach Reilmann of Milan, Sister: Savannah Reilmann of Milan.Funeral mass will be 5 PM Friday March 11, 2016 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Father John Geis officiating. Rosary will be 4:45 PM Friday before the service. Visitation will also be Friday 5:30-7 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Family. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street. Box 243, (812)654-2141.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Tamed By Tigers On The Diamond

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs lost 5-1 in five innings on Tuesday, despite outhitting Lawrenceburg five to four. The game ended after five innings due to rain. According to IHSAA rules, it is considered a complete game.Houze recorded the win for Lawrenceburg . He allowed one run over five innings. He struck out five, walked none and surrendered five hits.Jacob Wilson was the game’s losing pitcher. He threw all five innings, walking three, striking out three, and allowing five runs.In the first inning, the Batesville Bulldogs pushed across their only run of the day (Trey Heidlage) on an RBI single by Jacob Wilson.Lawrenceburg went up for good in the first, scoring four runs on an error, a groundout by Houze, an RBI single by Helton, and an RBI triple by Woeste.This makes the Bulldogs 4-5 overall, with a record of 3-4 in the EIAC.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

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Jennings County Color Guard donates toys

first_imgThe Jennings County Color Guard donated toys to hospitalized children at Schneck Medical Center over the holidays.The toys were given to the children on December 19 by color guard members.Since 2003, the Jennings County Color Guard has been a self-funded extracurricular group.Each member must conduct fundraisers for equipment, travel, and special events like this.last_img

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Area Girls Basketball Scores (1-10)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Scores.Tuesday  (1-10)Jac-Cen-Del  64     Lawrenceburg  45Milan  49     Rising Sun  38Oldenburg  45     Hauser  40Trinity Lutheran  67     Waldron  60Connersville  43     Richmond  29Shawe Memorial  54     Rushville  48Christian Academy  46     SW Hanover  30last_img

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