VP Leni defers release of drug war report due to Davao quake

By on September 25, 2020

first_imgMANILA – Vice President Leni Robredopostponed therelease of her much-awaited drug war report following a magnitude 6.9earthquake that struck Davao del Sur. Vice President Leni Robredo shows a copy of a report accomplished during her short stint as the country’s antidrug czar during a press briefing at the Office of the Vice President in Quezon City on Dec. 16. ABS-CBN News Last week, Robredo announced she isreleasing on Monday her findings and recommendations on the administration’sbloody antidrug campaign. Renato Solidum, head of the PhilippineInstitute of Volcanology and Seismology, said the quake could have been causedby the Tambulan Fault, which has a “low” chance of generating anothertremor with a maximum magnitude of 7.2. Robredo was previously appointed byPresident Rodrigo Duterte as co-chairperson of Inter-Agency Committee onAnti-Illegal Drugs along with Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency chair AaronAquino following her comments that the administration’s war on drugs was afailure./PN Robredo added that the nation must uniteto help those affected by the quake, the fifth earthquake above magnitude 6.0 tohit Mindanao since October. center_img Some 442 aftershocks, the strongest ofwhich is magnitude 5.2, have hit the region as of 4 a.m. Monday, he said.  “Many people in Mindanao have beentraumatized by the series of temblors,” she said. “I am still consulting myteam on the best time to go to Mindanao.” The opposition stalwart also urged thepublic to donate tents and drinking water for affected residents in the Sundayafternoon quake. “Minabutinamin na ipagpaliban muna…Panahon na ito na magkaisa tayo,” said the Vice President, who showed tothe media a copy of her supposed drug war report on Monday morning.last_img read more

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Robert L. Nappier

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgRobert L. Nappier, 84 of Dillsboro passed away April 11, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. Robert was born in Williamson, West Virginia on December 17, 1932 to William K. and Thelma (Horne) Nappier.  He married Doris May (Wilcox) Nappier January 10, 1954 and she preceded him in death June 5, 2003. Robert was in the Army during the Korean conflict; after his 21 years of service to his country he retired and started working at the Cochran and Chair Company for 16 years in Aurora.  He was a member of the Dillsboro American Legion Post #292. Robert enjoyed his family and visiting his friends at the Legion.Robert is survived by sons: Robert Jr.(Linda) Nappier of Columbus, Ohio; Ron (Andrea) Nappier of Dillsboro; John Nappier of Dillsboro. Brothers: James and George Napier; Sister: Ann Napier. 4 Grandchildren, 3 Great-Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister Billie Jean Tridico and brother John Napier.Services for Robert Nappier will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to the Dillsboro American Legion.  Filter-DeVries Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 146, Dillsboro, In 47018; (812)432-5480.last_img read more

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