Thursday, September 8, 2016

Gordon:Give Duterte power to suspend writ of habeas corpus

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress on July 25, 2016. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ JOAN BONDOC)

President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) before Congress on July 25, 2016. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ JOAN BONDOC)
MANILA — Sen. Richard Gordon on Thursday said the President should be granted the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus — a move that would allow warrantless arrests — to quell terrorism and illegal drugs, saying the current declaration of a state of emergency on  account of lawless violence would not be enough to address security problems.
Gordon made the proposal even as  Duterte’s proclamation, made in the wake of the deadly bombing in Davao City on Friday, already allowed the warrantless arrest of those caught in the act of violating the law, those who bolted prison and those who surrendered to authorities.
The President’s declaration has already stoked fears that it may escalate into a declaration of martial law, but MalacaƱang clarified that the proclamation was not tantamount to authoritarian rule. It just empowered the President to call on the military to augment the police in law enforcement duties.
Gordon said his proposed extended authority, to come in the form of a bill to be filed next week, should be granted the President especially to bolster his war against illegal drugs, which he said has affected the country for decades.
“We are at war with drugs right now… If he has to suspend the writ of habeas corpus to fight drugs and terrorism, let’s give him that power so we won’t just keep saying people are getting killed, but that can’t be proven,” Gordon told reporters.
“It’s better to say arrest people who should be arrested,” he said.
“Instead of pretending that we really want to get rid of drugs, let’s go straight, let’s give him the chance, but with Congress in control of the situation,” Gordon said.
He said the Constitution has allowed this “in cases of war or national emergencies.
“Congress may even extend the declaration of the national emergency subject to rules it may deem fit up to a certain time in a limited period,” he said.
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Senator Richard Gordon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO
“Let’s let him declare the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, so that if they have to arrest someone, they can arrest and investigate promptly,” he said.
Pressed repeatedly whether his proposal would be akin to martial law, Gordon said: “Let’s not be afraid of martial law. This is limited to drugs. Do we want to go back to how it was before? On the one hand, when someone does something, we get angry at him. And if nothing is being done, that’s also OK with us.”
He said he was only “protecting the public,” as granting the expanded authority through Congressional action would guard against abuses.
“I’d rather have Congress in control than one man,” he told reporters.
Habeas corpus is the power of the court to require the state to produce a person in custody.  Under the Constitution, its suspension is only allowed with respect “to persons judicially charged for rebellion or offenses inherent in or directly connected with invasion.”
Once suspended, authorities will have the power to arrest anybody without warrant and may pave the way for prolonged periods of detention without charges.  SFM/rga

Friday, May 8, 2015

Ferries Shut Down as Typhoon Approaches Philippines

Ferries Shut Down as Typhoon Approaches Philippines
Manila:  Ferry services were shut down and some seaside communities were warned they could be swamped by large waves as Typhoon Noul drew closer to the Philippines on Saturday, officials said.

The typhoon is set to smash into a small cluster of coastal towns in the mountainous north of Luzon island early Sunday bringing with it maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometres (100 miles) an hour, the state weather service said.

"Our advice is for people on the eastern seaboard to avoid outdoor activities," state weather forecaster Fernando Cada told AFP, while adding there was a possibility the typhoon could weaken as it nears land.

Storm surges -- tsunami-like waves generated by powerful typhoons -- that could reach 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) in height are forecast in Isabela province and two other areas of Luzon, he added.

He said heavy rain that could trigger floods and landslides was also forecast near the eye of Noul, which is forecast to veer northeast towards southern Taiwan after running into Luzon's mountain ranges.

The coastguard said it has shut down ferry services on the threatened areas, leaving nearly 6,000 commuters stranded at ports according to a tally by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Several hundred people living at a farming hamlet below the restive Bulusan volcano on Luzon island's southeastern tip were also evacuated Friday due to the potential threat of mudflows from accumulated ash deposits on its slopes.

Storms and typhoons routinely kill hundreds of people in the Philippines each year.

In November 2013 storm surges were the main killers as Super Storm Haiyan ravaged the central Philippines, leaving more than 7,350 people dead or missing.

Apart from people in the Bulusan area, no one else has been evacuated from areas threatened by Noul, civil defence officials in these regions said.

"These people are trained to leave on short notice," Norma Talosig, civil defence chief for the northeastern Philippines told AFP.

Over the next few hours, municipal mayors in these areas will decide whether evacuations are necessary, the state weather forecaster added.

Credits to NDTV

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Filipina model dies after severe beating by husband

MANILA - A 28-year-old Filipina model died after she was allegedly beaten up by her American husband.
Aiko Baniqued Moore was rushed to the Makati Medical Center on Wednesday night but was declared dead by attending physicians.
The suspect, Aiko's husband of four years, James Edward Moore II, aka Jim Moore, was held by security guards of Rockwell Amorsolo West.
Anna, a best friend of Mrs. Moore, said in a phone interview with ABS-CBN that Aiko confided to her that she was frequently beaten up by her husband.
The latest incident was around 4 p.m. Wednesday at unit 4-G of Rockwell Amorsolo West condominium, where the Moores resided.
Anna said the victim's niece, Cristina Rose, and Marvin Sunga, personal assistant of the victim, said that they saw the suspect beating up his wife by banging her head on the wall. He then handcuffed her.
The witnesses were able free to Aiko, but her husband was able to catch up with her near the condominium elevator. They said Mrs. Moore's head was allegedly smashed by the suspect.
Responding security personnel of Rockwell Amorsolo West condominium responded and called up an ambulance for the victim.
Moore allegedly tried to escape by running towards their condominium unit. He also allegedly tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat.
Makati police brought the suspect to the Ospital ng Makati for treatment of a neck injury.
As of writing, police are still investigating the case while the suspect is confined and under guard at Ospital ng Makati.

Credits to ABS-CBN

Monday, November 4, 2013

ESET Smart Security 7 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 + serial

What's new in ESET Smart Security 7 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7?

KB Solution ID: SOLN3343|Last Revised: October 16, 2013
ESET Smart Security 7 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 feature many improvements, including improved ESET Anti-Theft, improved Anti-phishing and numerous improvements to the ESET Personal firewall.
Antivirus improvements
The removable media blocking module used in versions 5 and 6 of ESET products has been replaced with a more advanced Device control module. Device control allows you to scan, block or adjust extended filters and permissions and select how users can access and work with devices including disk storage, CD/DVD-ROM and FireWire storage devices. The top 3-5 most popular stand-alone malware cleaners are now included with the product as Specialized cleaners. Specialized cleaners are designed to remove complex malware from your computer. The status icons that indicate the protection status of a computer have been unified for better usability.

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HIPS improvements
The updated HIPS module In ESET Smart Security 7 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 includes the Advanced memory scanner, which scans running applications when their state is changed to look for possibly suspicious or malware-like behavior. Exploit blocker is an additional layer of protection that protects applications that are known to be highly exploitable (for example,  browsers, mail clients and pdf readers). 
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Firewall improvements
ESET Smart Security 7 now includes Vulnerability shield advanced filtering options that allow the detection of various types of attacks and vulnerabilities.

Personal firewall IDS options have been extended with the ability to add IDS exceptions, which can be used to customize Personal firewall behavior upon various IDS detections. A user can choose to block, log and/or notify ESET about malicious activities including port scanning, poisoning attacks, security hole attacks, etc. by adding an IDS exception. Users can modify IDS exceptions in the IDS exceptions editor located in Advanced setup  Network  Personal firewall.
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As in previous versions of ESET Smart Security, IP addresses that have been detected as sources of malicious activities are automatically added to the Blacklist to prevent connection for a certain period of time. In version 7 of ESET Smart Security, users can now modify the blacklist by removing IP address from the blacklist or prevent future blocking of an IP address by creating an IDS exception. To access this feature click Setup  Network  View temporary IP address blacklist.
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New notifications displayed at the bottom of the screen are clearer and more informative.
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Anti-phishing improvements
Anti-phishing in ESET Smart Security 7 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 includes improved blocking of scam websites with questionable reputations or that include potentially unwanted content.
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Submission of files and websites for analysis to ESET
Enhancements to the Submit a sample for analysis feature allow users to categorize the URL of a Suspicious site as possibly infected, phishing or scam. Users can also submit a False positive site if a secure website is being blocked for no reason or for incorrect reasons.
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Changes in MSI installation
ESET Smart Security 7 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 include improved speed and reliability of installation and a modified user interface when installing offline. The automatic initial scan will run 20 minutes after installation or restart to scan a computer for malware.
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Improved compatibility
ESET Smart Security 7 and ESET NOD32 Antivirus 7 including ESET SysRescue and notifications in Metro UI are fully functional on Windows 8.
Minor changes
  • Gamer mode has been moved from the Tools tree to the Computer tree in Advanced setup.
  • String changes to improve readability, usability and user experience.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Review of Micromax Canvas 4 A210: A big hit!! by

The Indian mobile brand Microsoft is now giving more emphasis on the mid-range handsets to target the low budget population of India. Micromax now raises its new handset and named it as Micromax Canvas 4. This Android handset gives strong competition to other Samsung and HTC. We can say that it’s the gamble for Micromax in Indian markets. To get settled in market Micromax Canvas 4 offers you the excellent and upgraded features.

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Micromax canvas 4 comprises of fantastic 13 MP camera with the superb resolution. 5 inches display of the device can took any bodies heart away. The fast processor of the device is MediaTek’s tried and tested MTK6589 SoC offers the flawless sped to the device. RAM of 1 GB makes this device capable to store many apps at a time and offers you to do multi-tasking operations. Not but not the least the device offers you the fantastic battery backup of 2000mAH and capable to run the handset throughout a day.