Faces of the News: Oct. 20, 2019

Jovie Espenido   Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido had his controversial past dredged up when President Rodrigo Duterte ordered him to “kill everybody” when he cleans up Bacolod City, which, the President said, was “badly hit” by the scourge of illegal drugs.   Though Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao downplayed the order as mere exaggeration, it recalled Espenido’s bloody record as a police chief.   In 2016, Albuera, Leyte, Mayor Rolando Espinosa was killed in his cell by police operatives under Espenido’s watch.   When Espindo was transferred to Ozamiz City in 2017, a series of predawn raids by the police led to the killing of Mayor Reynaldo Par…

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When women help other women succeed

As concepts such as inclusivity and social impact continue to become more relevant to businesses, a women-focused brand platform asks: Do enterprises and corporations truly understand what it means to be inclusive? “Inclusivity means looking at your whole supply chain, and really working with everyone and catering to their needs,” says Jeannie Javelosa, who leads the Gender-Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT Women), a governance and capacity development project that aims to promote and support a gender-responsive enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment, particularly among microenterprises. As a brand platform, GREAT Women’s focus is…

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US Court Finds Honduran President’s Brother Guilty of Drug Charges

A New York court found the brother of the president of Honduras guilty of drug trafficking Friday, in a blow to the leader of the Central American country. Juan Antonio Hernandez, known as Tony Hernandez, was convicted by a jury on all four counts, a spokesperson in the Manhattan prosecutor’s office told AFP. [embed]https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1185306662405431296[/embed] Hernandez, a former Honduran congressman, was arrested at a Miami airport in November 2018 on charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, weapons offenses and making false statements. He is the brother of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who tweeted Friday that his brother had…

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Tesla Fire In Raleigh Raises Questions About Something Else

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 01:47:34 +0000

A Tesla fire in Raleigh raises some questions — not about Tesla or its safety but about the fire itself, and the accuracy of the media coverage. One question that some in the Tesla Motors Club forums and on Reddit are asking is if the fire actually happened at all, pointing to lack of evidence that shows something actually happened. Perhaps it wasn’t an actual fire

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