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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

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 News5 hr. 10 min. ago

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

LP fields Aquino, Diokno, Tañada for 2019 Senate race - INQUIRER.net

LP fields Aquino, Diokno, Tañada for 2019 Senate race - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News6 hr. 23 min. ago

The quintessential list of 'CarGel clips to watch before ‘Exes Baggage’

The #CarGel hype is real, you guys. The premiere ofExes Baggageis in two days but fans of the love team---both old and new---can't get enough of the two stars. Just a refresher: Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino were together for six years. Earlier this year, rumors spread that they were back on but turns out, they were just working on a film together. Still, hopes are still high since the two have openly admitted that they're good friends and love each other. We understand the feels so before you hit the cinemas, we suggest you squeeze in the films, shows, and videos we've listed down below. Are you ready? 'Cause we kinda aren't. G-mik Raise your hand if you used to w...Keep on reading: The quintessential list of #CarGel clips to watch before ‘Exes Baggage’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Distortion of truth : Diokno family slams Bongbong Marcos, Enrile

MANILA, Philippines – The family of the late statesman Jose Diokno on Thursday, September 21, slammed the “distortion of history” of former senators Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr and Juan Ponce Enrile. In the first part of “JPE: A Witness to History” posted on Marcos' social media ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Aquino slams Enrile, Bongbong over martial law claims

      Former President Benigno Aquino III on Friday slammed the claims of former Senators Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Juan Ponce Enrile about martial law during the rule of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr.   Aquino stressed that there is a law that provides compensation and reparation for victims of human rights abuses to belie Enrile's claim that there was no massacre or arrests of Marcos critics during martial law.   "Merong batas na Human Rights Compensation bill na binabayad doon sa lahat ng mga biktima ng human rights abuses noong panahon ng batas militar," Aquino told reporters in an interview after attending a mass c...Keep on reading: Aquino slams Enrile, Bongbong over martial law claims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Yes, opposition really plotting…to bring down prices – Bam Aquino

Amid President Rodrigo Duterte's allegation that the opposition is conniving with other groups to oust him, Senator Bam Aquino said the opposition is actually plotting "Oplan Ginhawa" to solve the price hikes. "In the past few days, there has been talk about the opposition planning, colluding, talking about things that they want to do. Ngunit hindi po pagpapabagsak ng gobyerno ang pinaplano namin (But it's not the downfall of the government that we are plotting)," the senator said in a privilege speech on Wednesday. "Ang pinaplano namin ang pag-angat ng mga kababayan nating nasa laylayan ng lipunan (What we are planning is how to raise the standard of living of those in the margins...Keep on reading: Yes, opposition really plotting…to bring down prices – Bam Aquino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Replacing NFA s Jason Aquino not enough, say senators

MANILA, Philippines – While some senators welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncement that he is looking for a new person to replace Jason Aquino as head of the National Food Authority (NFA), they said this is only the first step to address the country's rice woes. "While ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

LP senators to Duterte: Focus on addressing inflation and rice woes

Liberal Party (LP) senators on Tuesday denounced President Rodrigo Duterte's latest public address, saying it should focus on solving the country's problems such as the hike in prices of basic commodities and the rice crisis. Duterte discussed issues on the rumored destabilization plot, the drug war, and the revocation of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty during a tte--tte with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo at Malacaang. LIVE: Duterte's tte--tte with Panelo on country's gut issues Sen. Risa Hontiveros dubbed the speech as "waste of time and precious government resources" and said Duterte should tackle "concrete measures" to solve the country's inflation and ...Keep on reading: LP senators to Duterte: Focus on addressing inflation and rice woes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Liable duo

President Noynoy Aquino will have to give a better explanation instead of merely saying the defective amnesty papers of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and other Magdalo mutineers including Rep. Gary Alejano and Quezon City Rep. Kit Belmonte went through the process. Liberal Party (LP) stalwart Belmonte was lawyer for Trillanes and the Magdalo soldiers and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Duterte tells OFWs: Choose the best senators in 2019

JERUSALEM -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday appealed to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to "choose the best" senators in the next year's elections as he touted his Cabinet officials, some of them reportedly eyeing a Senate seat in 2019.   "Marami pang Pilipinong dadating diyan na tatakbo, pero please naman, maawa naman kayo sa bayan ninyo. Makikita mo naman 'yon kung anong ginagawa ng iba," Duterte told 1,400 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Ramada Hotel here.   (There will be many Filipinos who will run, but please, have mercy on your country. You can see what other people have been doing.)   Duterte is the chairman of the Partido Demokr...Keep on reading: Duterte tells OFWs: Choose the best senators in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018