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Aquino: Diokno slamming door on teachers pay raise is insensitive, heartless — Partido Liberal senators

January 12, 2018. The statement of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno that a salary increase for public school teachers was not a priority at this time was insensitive, if not heartless, Partido Liberal senators said Thursday. “It’s not certainly the way to treat our public school teachers, who have been seeking… Source link link: Aquino: Diokno slamming door on teachers' pay raise is insensitive, heartless — Partido Liberal senators.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJan 13th, 2018

LP senators slam Diokno

LIBERAL Party Senators blasted Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno for being insensitive and heartless when he said that the salary increase for public school teachers is not a priority. “It’s not certainly the way to treat our public school teachers, who have been seeking government’s help for higher salaries and additional….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

LP senators slam Diokno for remarks vs. teachers’ pay hike

Three senators from the Liberal Party on Friday slammed Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno’s comment that a pay raise for teachers was “not a priority at this time” as “insensitive, if not heartless.” Source link link: LP senators slam Diokno for remarks vs. teachers’ pay hike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Resistance coalition names 6 senatorial bets

THE so-called Resistance coalition will field at least six candidates in the 2019 senatorial elections. Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, president of Partido Liberal, named opposition candidates in their list as re-electionist Sen. Bam Aquino, former Quezon Rep. Erin Tanada, FLAG chairman Chel Diokno, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, and former….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Aquino: Liberal Senators dismayed by DOJ clearing BOC in P6.4-billion shabu smuggling

November 23, 2017. Partido Liberal senators expressed dismay over the Department of Justice’s decision to clear several former Bureau of Customs officials over the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of shabu last May. “Kapag kakampi pinalulusot at iyong mga maliliit at mahihina lang ang hinahabol (Allies are allowed to… Source link link: Aquino: Liberal Senators dismayed by DOJ clearing BOC in P6.4-billion shabu smuggling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections

FOURTH UPDATE: 7:50 P.M. / 16 October 2018 It seemed like the 70s all over again as an Aquino, a Roxas, a Diokno, a Taada, and a Marcos launched their formal efforts to become the nation's senators in next year's midterm elections. More familiar names in Philippine politics likewise surfaced on the fourth day of certificates of candidacy (COC) filing before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) central office in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday, October 16. Former Senator Mar Roxas Roxas was first to file his COC on the fourth day of filing at the Comelec. The former Interior Secretary is seeking a return to the Senate in next year's midterm elections under the opposition Lib...Keep on reading: LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Liberal Party to field Bam Aquino, Jose Manuel Diokno, Erin Tañada

The Liberal Party (LP) yesterday announced its initial candidates for the May 2019 senatorial elections, led by reelectionist Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Liberal Party to field Bam Aquino, Jose Manuel Diokno, Erin Tañada - Philippine Star

Liberal Party to field Bam Aquino, Jose Manuel Diokno, Erin Tañada - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

LP names 3 bets in 2019 senatorial election

THE Liberal Party (LP) on Tuesday bared its initial list of candidates for the 2019 senatorial election. Sen. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th, Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, founding dean of the De La Salle University College of Law and head of the Free Legal Assistance Group; and former Deputy Speaker Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada 3rd were [...] The post LP names 3 bets in 2019 senatorial election appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Robredo, LP want Piñol, NFA s Aquino fired over rice crisis

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo and the Liberal Party (LP) called for the firing or resignation of National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino, other NFA officials, and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol for the ongoing rice crisis in the country. Robredo, senators Francis Pangilinan and Paolo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Statement of Senator Francis 'Kiko' Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, On House minority leadership and Charter change

August 6, 2018. At no other time in the 17th Congress do Filipinos need a House of Representatives with a genuine opposition than now. Only a credible opposition will raise critical questions and block self-serving moves against plans to hurry the approval of the revision of the 1987 Constitution in two months,… Source link link: Statement of Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president, On House minority leadership and Charter change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

‘Resistance’ to field slates in 2019 polls

The political opposition will form a coalition and create its own slate for the mid-term elections in 2019, two Liberal Party (LP) senators said on Monday. Senators Bam Aquino and Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan dubbed the opposition coalition "The Resistance," which they said would field slates in the local and senatorial races. Aquino said he would be among the coalition's senatorial candidates. Pangilinan, the LP president, said his party was still in talks with other groups and individuals. He said he would name the members of the coalition only after "the talks have been firmed up, hopefully after the Holy Week." Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, the president of the ...Keep on reading: ‘Resistance’ to field slates in 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Teachers want Diokno to apologize over ‘insensitive’ remark on wage hike

A coalition of teachers has demanded an apology from Budget Secretary BenjaminDiokno for his "insensitive" statement on national television that granting the increase on tutor's salaries was not the priority of the Duterte administration at this time.   Citing the 1987 Constitution, the Teachers' Dignity Coalition (TDC)said on Wednesday that educators must be given adequate salaries and benefits by assuring that the education sector gets the biggest chunk in the national budget. TDC noted that under Article XIV, Section 5 of the Constitution, "the state shall assign thehighest budgetary priority to education and ensure that teaching will attract and retainits rightful sha...Keep on reading: Teachers want Diokno to apologize over ‘insensitive’ remark on wage hike.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Bam, Kiko condemn killing of university president

Two Liberal Party senators "strongly condemned" on Sunday the "senseless killing" of Cagayan de Oro state university president Ricardo Rotoras. "We strongly condemn the senseless killing of university president Dr. Ricardo Rotoras," Sen. Bam Aquino and Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said in a joint statement. Aquino, assistant minority leader, and Pangilinan said they both worked closely with Rotoras for the passage of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act as president of Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges. The act, which was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on August 3, 2017, gives access to "quality tertiary education by providing ...Keep on reading: Bam, Kiko condemn killing of university president.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Pangilinan: Partido Liberal Senators: Accountable ba ka mo? Sue Faeldon, revgov plotters

December 1, 2017. If the Duterte government is serious about accountability, it should also pursue those behind the push for a revolutionary government and the entry of P6.4-billion worth of shabu into the country. This was the collective sentiment of Partido Liberal senators, saying the Duterte government should… Source link link: Pangilinan: Partido Liberal Senators: Accountable ba 'ka mo? Sue Faeldon, revgov plotters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Senators shield Diokno from House attack

  Several senators have taken the cudgels for Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno after the House of Representatives urged President Duterte to fire him for inserting huge infrastructure funding in the proposed 2019 budget, allegedly without the President's knowledge.   Senate President Vicente Sotto III lauded Diokno's performance as the official in charge of crafting the administration's spending plan.   "Ben Diokno has been doing a good job and has never been known to indulge in any illegal actions as far as the government budget is concerned," Sotto said in a text message on Thursday.   Whether he should be dismissed would depend on his explanati...Keep on reading: Senators shield Diokno from House attack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Senators sound alarm over China-funded DILG surveillance project | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Senators sound the alarm over a China-funded surveillance system project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government or DILG, citing its potential ‘security threat’ to the country. Opposition congressman Edcel Lagman believes Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno could not have ‘inserted’ P75 billion into the proposed 2019 budget without the consent of President Rodrigo Duterte. A new study details how extremist groups in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Party drugs consumption seen to increase this holiday season

MANILA, Philippines --- Party-goers will most likely to raise their consumption of party drugs this holiday season, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino said. Aquino said that in the previous months, the PDEA had intercepted party drugs in airports and high-end bars, hotels, condominiums, and subdivisions. "I assume there will be an increase in consumption, especially left and right ang mga parties ngayon (parties happen left and right)," he told reporters on Wednesday. He said the PDEA will continue to launch operations against illegal drugs, including those being used in holiday events. "Hindi titigil ang PDEA (The PDEA will not stop...Keep on reading: Party drugs consumption seen to increase this holiday season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Senators raise legal issues on one-year martial law extension

MANILA, Philippines – Some senators raised legal concerns on the proposed extension of martial law in Mindanao, citing the end of the 17th Congress by June 2019. (DOCUMENT: Duterte asks Congress for another 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao ) Senators and security officials, including Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Carlito Galvez ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Declaring martial law may become a gov’t habit, senators tell security execs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oELCIw9_lX4   MANILA, Philippines --- Senators have raised concern that the government may get used to declare martial law if Congress grants its request to extend its declaration in Mindanao for another year.   Senators aired this sentiment during a closed-door meeting with security officials on Monday, Senator JV Ejercito said.   Among those who briefed the senators in the meeting held in the Senate were Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao and AFP chief of staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr.   "Concern na maging senator, baka maging regular na ito o normal na na hingi kayo nang hingi," E...Keep on reading: Declaring martial law may become a gov’t habit, senators tell security execs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Jettisoned taxes

The yellow senators and their allies seeking to win political points by seeking the suspension of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law or some of its provisions as they complain of the backlash on consumers should give senatorial Liberal Party (LP) candidate Mar Roxas a call for backtax payments. The Daang Matuwid […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018