Bacolod journalist tailed by 'suspicious motorcycle rider' (Philstar.com) - August 5, 2019 - 9:05am MANILA, Philippines — A Bacolod City-based journalist on Sunday afternoon was tailed by a a man on a motorcycle on Sunday afternoon while on the way home from covering the killings in Negros Oriental province, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said in an alert. NUJP said Marchel Espina, chairperson of its Bacolod chapter and a correspondent for Rappler, was heading home from Canlaon City in a rental car when her driver alerted her to "a suspicious motorcycle rider" following them. She described the rider as being "of medium build and [wearing] a bonnet concealing his face, a black jacket and pants, and with a backpack," NUJP said. Espina said the motorcycle rider "trailed them for almost 18 kilometers, from (barangays) Biaknabato to Taburda, in La Castellana town." She said her driver told her that he had … [Read more...] about Bacolod journalist tailed by ‘suspicious motorcycle rider’
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COLOMBO: Mobs slashed to death a Sri Lankan Muslim man despite a nationwide curfew imposed on Monday (May 13) night after anti-Muslim riots spread to three districts north of the capital in a violent backlash against Easter suicide bombings.The 45-year-old man died shortly after admission to a hospital in Puttalam district during the rioting which began Sunday in the area, a police official told AFP."Mobs had attacked him with sharp weapons at his carpentry workshop," the official said. "This is the first death from the riots."Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the curfew was declared to prevent unidentified groups destabilising the country by orchestrating communal violence."At several places in the North-Western Province these groups created trouble, damaged property," Wickremesinghe said in a televised address to the nation."Police and security forces have contained the situation, but these (unidentified) groups are still trying to create trouble."Wickremesinghe said the … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka anti-Muslim riots kill one despite curfew
While last week’s May Day demonstrations took place relatively peacefully, acts of vandalism during protests in several cities across the country triggered a police crackdown on so-called anarcho-syndicalist activists. National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian said that he has ordered the mapping of the group and that action would be taken against it. “We’ve seen them in previous years in Yogyakarta, in Bandung, now they are in Surabaya and Jakarta,” he told reporters recently. “Unfortunately they conduct violence and vandalism, tagging the ‘A’ symbol and damaging fences.” Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. M. Iqbal also said that police would investigate the group and “the motive and concept and who is behind it”. Arrests of alleged anarcho-syndicalists have been made in Bandung, West Java, Makassar, South Sulawesi, and Malang, East Java. The most arrests occurred in Bandung, where police detained 619 people, mostly young men who … [Read more...] about Anarcho-syndicalism in Indonesia: Real threat or boogeyman?
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka clamped curfews at a city outside the capital Sunday to contain religious tensions as the authorities prepared to reopen schools after Easter bombings that killed 257 people.A senior police officer said the night curfew was imposed to prevent an escalation of mob violence after attacks occurred in Negombo - north of Colombo - where more than 100 Christians died in a church bombing two weeks ago."At least two motorcycles and two three-wheel taxis have been damaged in the clashes," the police officer told AFP. "We declared a curfew till 7am (9.30am Singapore time) to contain the unrest."There were no immediate reports of casualties.The country's main international airport is located in the area, but police said there was no disruption to airport traffic. Elite Special Task Force commandos were deployed to patrol the streets, police said.The senior officer said an investigation was underway into the clashes, the first violence between Muslims and Christians … [Read more...] about Curfew in Sri Lanka city as religious tensions rise
History at Japan’s Chrysanthemum throne Just like when I used to race my motorcycle during a motocross race, when the last corner is on sight, if you have no one in front of you…it means you are ahead in the race, but if there are two guys ahead of you, that means you are going to be 3rd place and it is high time to act fast and overtake those guys before the race is over. For the mid-term elections we can see the final corner of this race is at hand and the most important thing to do now…is not campaign for our favorite candidate but to ensure that our votes are counted, otherwise, the Comelec or Smartmatic might pull a fast one like what they did in the last Presidential elections of 2016. Here is a short list on how to ensure that your votes are counted. 1. Prepare a list of your votes to speed up voting. I’m writing this piece to prepare our readers if indeed the Comelec would pull a fast one on us. I’ve always batted for … [Read more...] about History at Japan’s Chrysanthemum throne