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Aguirre’s closest political ally gunned down in Quezon

MULANAY, Quezon -- A barangay captain was shot dead by still unidentified riding-in- tandem gunmen in Bgy. Cambuga, here, on Saturday night. Town police commander Chief Insp. Bonna Obmerga identified the slain village chief as Domingo Ruedas. Obmerga said Ruedas was standing in front of his variety store at said….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalApr 8th, 2018

Ex-DOJ chief outraged by murder of supporter in Quezon

    Former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has expressed outrage over the killing of one of his family's political supporters, a reelected village councilor in Mulanay, Quezon. Marlon Moldon, a Barangay Ajos councilor whom Aguirre said was a staunch supporter of his family, was assassinated in Barangay Sta. Rosa on Thursday, May 17. In a statement on Friday, Aguirre branded Moldon's assassination as a "cowardly act of the desperate and of the power hungry." "Murder and violence are the hallmarks of men who cannot fully live under the rule of law. They have no place in the politics of Quezon Province. They have no place in politics anywhere," Aguirre said. ...Keep on reading: Ex-DOJ chief outraged by murder of supporter in Quezon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Malabon Mayor Antolin Oreta III s political officer slain

A barangay kagawad and political officer of Malabon Mayor Antolin Oreta III was gunned down by still unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants yesterday, the latest attack in this city in the runup to the local elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News10 hr. 37 min. ago

P2M reward offered to solve murder of Pangasinan ex-dad

  DAGUPAN CITY---- A P2.3 million reward is now being offered for any information that will help solve the murder of former Bayambang town Councilor Levin Uy, who was gunned down while jogging at 7 a.m. on Friday (Nov. 16). "I am putting up P2 million to reward the one who killed (Uy) and he can be a state witness and disclose who ordered the killing," said Bayambang Mayor Cesar Quiambao during a Friday afternoon news conference. Uy had worked for Quaimbao for 18 years and was in charge of some of the mayor's businesses and foundation. He was also the mayor's political strategist. Quaimbao said the killing was politically motivated, and an "act of desperation by persons ...Keep on reading: P2M reward offered to solve murder of Pangasinan ex-dad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

Two versions on ‘Mabinay 6’ lawyer’s final moment emerge

  CEBU CITY - For 23 years, Benjamin Ramos was a "go-to" pro-bono lawyer of peasants, activists and political prisoners.   His commitment to defending victims of injustice and oppression endedon Tuesdaywhen two unidentified men gunned him down while he was walking on the street in Barangay 5, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental past10:30 p.m.   Ramos, 56, and secretary-general of the National Union of People's Lawyer (NUPL) in Negros Occidental, suffered three gunshot wounds on the body.   He was rushed to the Holy Mother of Mercy Hospital in Kabankalan City, about 103 km south of the capital city of Bacolod, but was declared dead on arrival by...Keep on reading: Two versions on ‘Mabinay 6’ lawyer’s final moment emerge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

De Lima: IPU withdrawal is Arroyo’s ‘personal vendetta’

Detained Senator Leila de Lima believes that Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's proposal for the Philippine Senate to withdraw from the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) was a "personal vendetta" against her. "Arroyo's personal vendetta against me for her detention on electoral sabotage and plunder charges is not yet over, and is not about to end soon," De Lima said in a statement on Friday. The senator noted that Arroyo is a "known ally" of President Rodrigo Duterte and would "go the extra mile to undermine any international effort in support of her plight as the first prominent political prisoner of the President." De Lima has been detained at the Philippine National Police's C...Keep on reading: De Lima: IPU withdrawal is Arroyo’s ‘personal vendetta’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Bolting IPU: Palace backs GMA, senators split

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has found an ally in Malacaang in her proposal for the Philippines to withdraw from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the IPU had prejudged the Dutere administration. "Our position is no international human rights organization has jurisdiction over us," Panelo said. "They've been besmirching this country," he said at a press briefing on Tuesday. "This is precisely why I support the call of House Speaker Arroyo," he said. The Geneva-based IPU said it would send an official mission to investigate the alleged political persecution of Sen. Leila de Lima and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, the Presiden...Keep on reading: Bolting IPU: Palace backs GMA, senators split.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin

      Now it can be said: President Rodrigo Duterte and her daughter, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio "share the same strongman streak." Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin had this to say on Friday after the President admitted that Sara had a role in the ouster of the Chief Executive's closest ally at the House of Representatives, former Speaker and Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez.     READ:Duterte: Be careful with Sara, she can even oust the Speaker     "Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no pretension that both father-daughter share the same strongman streak," Villarin said in a statement.  ...Keep on reading: Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

‘Pusher’ shot dead

Another alleged drug pusher was gunned down yesterday in Taguig City. The man identified as only “Ver” had a lone gunshot wound and was found at Plaza Quezon on Bonifacio Street in Barangay Sta. Ana around 2:40 a.m. Police also recovered a caliber .45 bullet casing in the crime scene. The killing followed the fatal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Anti-drug cop, 3 suspects shot dead

An anti-narcotics agent was gunned down in North Cotabato on Thursday while three drug suspects were killed in stings in Bulacan and Quezon in the past two days......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

UAAP: Ateneo commences title defense opposite Adamson

Games on Sunday at the MOA Arena 12:00 PM – FEU vs La Salle 4:00 PM – Ateneo vs Adamson Ateneo de Manila University is the favorite to win it all yet again in the 81st Season of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Blue Eagles will immediately face a tough test to begin their title defense, however, in the form of battle-hardened Adamson University on Sunday at the MOA Arena. The defending champions meet one of their expected to be closest competitors in the season at 4:00 PM. Of course, all of the action will be on S+A, S+A HD, and livestream. Meanwhile, intact Far Eastern University wages war against new-look De La Salle University at 12:00 PM. In Women’s action, the NU Lady Bulldogs begin their quest for a four-peat up against the UST Tigresses at 8:00 AM in the same venue. Over at the Blue Eagle Gym in Katipunan, Quezon City, there will be matchups between the Ateneo Lady Eagles and UP Lady Maroons at 9:00 AM, between the Adamson Lady Falcons and the La Salle Lady Archers at 11:00 AM, and between the UE Lady Warriors and the FEU Lady Tamaraws at 1:00 PM. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

2 Trump aides convicted

NEW YORK — Donald Trump stood accused of conspiring to commit campaign fraud and two of his closest aides faced jail time Tuesday, after court proceedings delivered a legal and political one-two punch to his embattled presidency. In a drama that played out simultaneously across two US cities, courts found the aides guilty of eight […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Two Trump lieutenants found guilty, president implicated

NEW YORK: Donald Trump stood accused of conspiring to commit campaign fraud and two of his closest aides faced jail time Tuesday, after court proceedings delivered a legal and political one-two punch to his embattled presidency. In a drama that played out simultaneously across two US cities, courts found the aides guilty of eight charges [...] The post Two Trump lieutenants found guilty, president implicated appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Israeli help

It has never been done before simply because it was unthinkable. That is dragging a third country into a domestic conflict or internal security operation involving local suspected Islamic terrorists. Even the United States, the country’s closest military ally, limits its participation in such operations to intelligence and surveillance support….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Car theft, drug suspects gunned down

Car theft and drug suspects were killed in separate shootouts with police officers in Cavite, Quezon and Albay over the weekend, authorities said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Car theft, drug suspects gunned down

Car theft and drug suspects were killed in separate shootouts with police officers in Cavite, Quezon and Albay over the weekend, authorities said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

SBP of QC, Davao’s Hugpong forge alliance

Quezon City’s Serbisyo sa Bayan Party (SBP) yesterday forged an alliance with Davao City Mayor and presidential daughter Sara Duterte’s regional political party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Lorenzo M. Tañada: Filipino hero and nationalist

There was a time when the Philippine Senate was a pantheon of intellectual and political giants – Manuel L. Quezon, Jose P. Laurel, Claro M. Recto, Jose W. Diokno, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino and definitely, Lorenzo M. Tañada......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Group of ex-political detainess gather along Commonwealth to protest killings, unfulfilled promises

A GROUP of ex-political detainees gathered in Commonwealth in Quezon City ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address on Monday. Rudy Tubero, a member of the Ex-Political Detainees Initiative, said his group was protesting against the killings and the unfulfilled promises under the Duterte administration. “Nandito kami para mapakita na talagang [...] The post Group of ex-political detainess gather along Commonwealth to protest killings, unfulfilled promises appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

NPA returnee slain in Quezon town

LUCENA CITY - A former New People's Army (NPA) rebel who surrendered to the military was gunned down in San Narciso town in Quezon province on Thursday. A spot report from San Narciso police s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

What makes the new Bangsamoro political entity “more than ARMM”?

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) — Flashing the peace sign shortly after suspending the Day 3 session at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday with “95% of the work done,” Zubiri reiterated what he told MindaNews earlier that afternoon: “1,000 per cent better than ARMM” (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao). Last month, he said the same […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018