Panama Destroys Two Camps of the FARC’s Front 57

first_img Panamanian authorities destroyed two camps equipped to house 32 terrorists. On March 28, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and Panamanian Public Safety Minister José Raúl Mulino confirmed the destruction of two camps belonging to the drug-trafficking structures of the FARC’s Front 57 on the banks of the Tuquesa River in Panamanian territory, following an action by that country’s Armed Forces with intelligence information from Colombian authorities. “This is the best demonstration that when collaboration between countries is activated, results are effectively produced, and that union of efforts succeeds in closing border spaces to terrorists and drug trafficking,” Minister Pinzón indicated. For his part, Panamanian Public Safety Minister José Mulino affirmed that “this joint operation by the two countries should serve as an example and model for the entire region, one that can serve in Panama and Colombia but that can have an impact across the area, especially in Central America, a very fragile strip, a land with serious security problems and at the same time, a region with the transit of drugs looking to enter the northern market.” The ministers announced that in other joint actions so far this year, three tons of cocaine have been seized and seven speedboats immobilized. “This reflects the decision of the Governments to work together to prevent the activities of irregular groups that only seek to affect the populations of sister nations,” Minister Pinzón concluded. By Dialogo April 02, 2012last_img read more

Bacolod enforces ‘number coding’ on quarantine pass

first_imgTheexecutive order stated that supermarkets, groceries and public markets willrequire all customers to present their valid HQPs upon entry, and those withoutit will not be allowed to enter. MayorEvelio Leonardia announced this rule yesterday through his Executive Order (EO)30 signed on Monday, saying this move would control movement of people andslowdown the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Onthese days, an HQP pass holder can go out or travel only from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Personsholding HQP passes ending in odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 can be allowed to goout on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only while those with passes ending ineven numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, and 0 can leave their homes only on Tuesdays,Thursdays and Saturdays. BACOLODCity – The city government is enforcing a number coding scheme to bearersof home quarantine pass (HQP) to ensure the strict adherence of households tothe enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). TheHCQ pass will not be honored on Sundays as all persons are required to strictlyobserve home quarantine on this day, stated in Leonardia’s directive. Accordingto Leonardia, the city government has issued an estimated 150,000 HQPs for 61barangays. Stillexempted are those rendering essential government services, frontline workers,persons requiring medical assistance, persons involved in the movement ofcargoes and goods, and workers providing essential services. Frontlinersand essential government workers and those from the private sector provingessential services are exempted provided they present their valid IDs. (With PNA/PN)last_img read more

Police required to help ICE, Teachers can now carry guns in classrooms in Florida

first_imgSeveral major laws have gone into effect in the state of Florida as of Tuesday.Both of the measures below have stirred up controversy, especially in South Florida.FL Ban on Sanctuary Cities Florida’s ban on sanctuary cities which also requires local law enforcement to assist ICE went into effect Tuesday.The state of Florida is home to an estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants meaning a lot of people will be affected.Some argue it is a positive measure to keep our community safe while others do not agree.The city of South Miami and several immigrant-rights groups, who filed a lawsuit challenging the ban, say it endangers public safety by fueling fear of law enforcement in immigrant communities.But Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis argues it will make communities safer by requiring police to help ICE.The measure not only bans sanctuary cities in the state but also requires local jurisdictions to hold undocumented immigrants who’ve been jailed for up to two additional days to give ICE officers a chance to pick them up.Furthermore, it says local law enforcement agencies must use their “best efforts to support the enforcement of federal immigration law.”Many of the largest cities in the United States have pro and anti-sanctuary policies in place.Over 30 bills related to sanctuary policies are pending across the country, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.FL teachers can now carry guns inside classrooms Florida has become the eighth state to allow certain teachers to carry weapons inside their classrooms.The law was passed in response to the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland where 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Two of the state’s largest school districts in Miami and Orlando opted out of the program.To carry a weapon, staff must pass a background check, psychological exam, and more than 140 hours of training.It is unclear at this time how many teachers are carrying concealed weapons because they are allowed to remain anonymous.Related content:New and Updated Laws Targeting Text-and-Drive, Hazing and Sex Dolls Take Effect Oct. 1last_img read more