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

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

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

Joint Senate panel OKs measure outlawing political dynasties in PH

A joint Senate committee has approved a proposed measure that would bar political dynasties in elective positions nationwide.   A total of 13 legislators endorsed on Wednesday evening Senate Bill No. 1765, the consolidated bill against political dynasties, which seeks to prohibit immediate and extended relatives from running for public office to succeed or replace a relative, or simultaneously serve with a relative in the same political jurisdiction.   Those who passed SB 1765 were Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, Senators Risa Hontiveros, Loren Legarda, Panfilo "Ping" Lacson, Grace Poe, Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito, Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV, Nancy Binay, So...Keep on reading: Joint Senate panel OKs measure outlawing political dynasties in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago

The Bulatao report

Last of 2 parts EARLY in 2010, it became clear that a late entry into the presidential race, Sen. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino 3rd of the Liberal Party, had become a very serious contender. The knives of his political rivals were quickly unsheathed for this unexpected frontrunner. One of the… The post The Bulatao report appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

SC warned on considering quo warranto case vs Sereno

    The Liberal Party (LP) warned members of the country's highest court against starting a "constitutional crisis" by considering a petition that seeks to invalidate the appointment of Chief Justice on-leave Maria Lourdes Sereno, a move seen to bypass the impeachment process.   With five incumbent senators as members, the LP told the Supreme Court justices to "show respect to the Constitution" and allow the impeachment to proceed likely into a trial in the Senate.   "The Supreme Court is courting a constitutional crisis by considering the quo warranto case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. The 1987 Constitution is very explicit that im...Keep on reading: SC warned on considering quo warranto case vs Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Our problem is not just Duterte but the weakling opposition

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 07 March) — When Senator Salipada Pendatun attacked former President Marcos in a bombastic speech, Marcos rushed to Manila from Mindanao to immediately initiate damage-control measures to cushion the public impact of Pendatun’s tirades. Whenever Ninoy Aquino, Jose Diokno, Lorenzo Tanada, Jovy Salonga, Raul Manglapus opened their mouths, Marcos trembled. […] The post COMMENTARY: Our problem is not just Duterte but the weakling opposition appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

TO THE POINT: Mandate to Fail

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 02 March 2018) — At the February 27 Senate hearing, the senators heaped blame on the NFA (National Food Authority), particularly on Chairman Jayson L. Y. Aquino, for the shortage of NFA rice supply and for the price in the market to spike by announcing the shortage. Is the blame […] The post TO THE POINT: Mandate to Fail appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2018

Senators to National Food Authority chief: Resign

MANILA, Philippines — Senators yesterday urged National Food Authority (NFA) chief Jason Aquino to resign over his failure to ensure enough affordable rice f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Sereno to go on leave, Roque UN special rapporteur, Senate on Jason Aquino | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: A Rappler source confirms Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will go on leave earlier than scheduled.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  says he will recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte a United Nations special rapporteur who can be allowed to probe the killings in the administration's war on drugs.  Senators and the National Food Authority Council ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

US Senate bipartisan group bares immigration plan, defying Trump

WASHINGTON -- With US immigration reform efforts hanging by a thread, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a compromise plan Wednesday to protect so-called “Dreamers” and boost border security, defying President Donald Trump’s demand to embrace his more hardline plan. The potential breakthrough, reached late Wednesday after hours of closed-door….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

2 senators urge buffer for effects of TRAIN

Two senators are urging the government to immediately implement buffer measures to soften the blow of a rapid rise in commodity prices and service fees as a result of the enforcement of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.   Sen. Bam Aquino on Saturday also raised fears that aside from inflation, jobs and livelihood were also being threatened by TRAIN. He cited reports that several business process outsourcing companies, or call centers, were either relocating, halting expansion or transferring workers due to the effects of TRAIN.   Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, chair of the Senate committee on economic affairs, said the government should quickl...Keep on reading: 2 senators urge buffer for effects of TRAIN.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

‘Engrandeng Panlimbong’ ni Jun Ledesma

Mga Sulat Gikan Davao:  HUMAN NASAKPAN ang Rappler pinaagi sa iyang presidente, si Maria Rissa, nga nagduwaduwa sa usa ka mahihunungdanon ug batakang prinsipyo sa Konstitusyon sa Pilipinas nga nagamando nga ang media sa Pilipinas kinahanglan nga siento porsyento panag-iyahon sa mga Pilipino, ang Securities and Exchange Commission ning-order sa pagsira niini. Gibandera sa Rappler ang pagpaka-aron-ingnon nga siento porsyento siyang gipanag-iya sa mga Pilipino apan ninggawas gihapon ang baho nga nidawat siya og puhunan gikan sa Omidyar Network nga nailhan na kaayo sa iyang baho nga kusog mosabotahe sa mga pangulo sa nasud nga dili magpa-itoy-itoy sa America. Ningsulay ang Rappler og pamakak pinaagi sa pagdiklarar nga ang mga resibo (Philippine Deposit Receipts o PDRs) nga iyang gi-isyu ngadto sa ON para sa nadawat nga kwarta para sa philantropiya o hinabang sa programang pangkatawhan ug dili kapital-puhunan. Ang resulta sa maong pagpamakak ning-unlod na hinoon og samot sa Rappler sa mas lawom pa sa danawan nga puno og tae tungod kay ang PDRs sa tinud-anay lang mga papeles nga panggamit sa negosyo. Sa dihang wa mailad ang SEC, si Ressa ningsulay na sab og palusot pinaagi sa pag-ingon nga si Omidyar ningbiya sa iyang katungod sa pagbabag sa mga desisyon nga wa niya mauyoni (waiver of veto power). Ang nakaparat niini para sa Rappler kay wa gihapon mopasar kining waiver kay sa paghiling sa SEC, papel ni nga way nada kay dili man notaryado.      Sa dihang nahutdan na og mga galamiton sa pagpanlimbong, nag-amok na lang si Ma. Ressa sa dihang gideliver na ang orden sa pagsira sa Rappler. Lupig pa ang tawo nga giangkon og demonyo sa iyang pagsininggit nga ang iyang kagawasan gisugpo ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte mismo. Ang iyang partner nga si Pia Ranada nagsininggit gihapon nga siya kulongon sa mga military ni Duterte.  Tataw kaayo nga ang maong pasundayag nga mora og hingyawaan usa ka pamaagi sa pagtago sa kalapasang criminal nga ilang nahimo ug pagpintal sa Rappler ug sa mga staff niini nga gipangulohan ni Ressa nga biktima sa panglupig ug sa rehimeng diktador ni Duterte. Sukwahi sa ilang pamahayag nga nawad-an sila og katungod sa pamahayag, ningsamot hinoon og kakusog ang kagahob sa Rappler sa iyang way lipud-lipod nga ataki nga ang gitira si Pangulong Duterte mismo. Nangulo si Ressa og usa ka Black Friday Movement nga ginasuportahan sab sa maihap lang sa tudlo nga mga estudyante sa eskuylahan nga hain pa kundili sa University of the Philippines ug ang naanad na sa pagkatabian ug pagkasabaan nga  mga loyalista sa nagtinga na nga Partido Liberal nga gipangulohan ni Bise Presidente Leni Robredo. Ningsalmot si UN Rapporteur Agnes Callamard ug ang iyang lokal nga katugbang nga si Chito Gascon sa pagsaway sa administrasyong Duterte sa pagsugpo sa kagawasan sa prensa o freedom of the press. Ang ubang mga grupo sa langyawng media ningsalmot sab tungod sa halata ug kadedusohan nga rason.          Kataw-anan ang ilang mga yagawyaw. Si Robredo nagwarning nga ang pagsira sa Rappler simtoma sa mangitngit nga kaugmaon sa nasud. Ang mga batan-ong delingkwente sa UP Diliman campus ningsalmot sa way hinungdan nga mga asembleya uban ang mga placards nga nagsaway kang Pangulong Duterte ug sa iyang “makadaot nga mga pwersa nga nagpadayon og pamaligya og mga bakak aron paghatag og pangatarongan sa ilang panglupig ug diktadurya.” Mo-absin sila sa ilang mga klase aron moatubang sa mga camera sa TV arong mangataki kang Pangulong Duterte nga way pagpakabana sa ekselente nga grado nga gihatag sa Katawhang Pilipino kaniya sumala sa Social Weather Statuon ug Pulse Asia ilabi na gayud sa malahutayong pagsalig ug popularidad sa tawong ilahang gikastigo nga walay kahumanan. Wa man hinooy nagtagad sa ilang isyu bahin sa panglupig kuno ug diktadurya kuno samtang ang World Bank hapit supak sa buot nga nagdiklarar nga ang “DDS ningpatay sa demokrasya sa Pilipinas apan wa nila mapatay ang malagsik nga ekonomiya sa nasud”. Ang Forbes, usa ka magasin nga internasyonal nga ginabasa sa mga magpapatigayon, nangutlo sab gikan sa diklarasyon sa World Bank nga nagkanayon sa iyang Global Economic Prospects nga ang “Pilipinas ilawom sa administrasyong Duterte ang ikanapulo nga pinakapaspas nga nagtubo nga ekonomiya sa tibuuk kalibutan”! Dakong tamparos ang maong statistics sa nawong ni Bise Presidente Robredo nga nagpabilin nga “incurable pessimist” bisan sa mga numero nga dili kamaong mamakak. Nagpadayon siya og tan-aw sa kaugmaon sa Pilipinas pinaagi sa antipara nga dagtom og kolor. Nakalimot siya nga siya ang Bise Presidente ug tungod niini angay nga magsaulog sa mga nakab-ot sa nasud. Bahin kang Maria Ressa, wa gyud niya tagda ang diklarasyon sa Forbes ug sa World Bank. Tingali tungod sa sobra nga pagkalain kay si Robredo mora og nawala sa panahon ug nabutaan sa lunlon ug sobra nga pamolitika ug negativismo, si Propesor Clarita Carlos sa Political Science ug tigtuki sa politika mipadangat og mensahe nga Iningles nga lima lang ka pulong ang sulod nga kun hubaron nagkanayon nga “Si Pangulong Duterte ningpalihok sa Pilipinas nga paabante”. Ngadto sa mga ning-ataki kang Duterte tungod sa iyang pagputol sa pusod nga sumpay sa America, ang tubag ni Propesor Carlos mao kini: “Giliwag ni Duterte ang Pilipinas gikan sa naandan na nga foreign policy” samtang “iyang gihulma ang nasudnong interes pinaagi sa paglatid ug pagsubay sa iyang kaugalingong dalan sa foreign policy”. Bilib kaayo si Propesor Carlos kang Duterte tungod sa iyang pamulitika nga modasdas gyud ug walay kukahadlok.    Makaluluoy kaayo nga samtang ang Pilipinas ningsaka na og pipila ka ang-ang sa […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

‘Iloilo is now Duterte’s bailiwick’

FROM a Liberal Party country to a bailiwick of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban)? Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque claimed Iloilo is now a bailiwick of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. Roque, who was in Iloilo on Jan 28, 2018 to grace the 50th Dinagyang Festival celebration, cited the president’s unprecedented support from Filipinos, including Ilonggos. […] The post ‘Iloilo is now Duterte’s bailiwick’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

‘Freedom and Crime’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao:  AM NOT SURPRISED when some quarters are exploiting to the hilt the order of the Securities and Exchange Commission to shut down the operations of Rappler.The bannered story warns of the muzzling of the press. Rappler itself, quoting Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, wrote that if Duterte wants to close the media establishment they could have just sent the military. Of course it is the usual Rappler’s furtive way of saying it which is very characteristic of this media outfit.  But this is not about press freedom. It is about media ownership which, under Philippine laws, should be 100% owned by Filipinos. For years since the inception of Rappler, the impression was that it is fully owned by Pinoys. There are Filipinos  with extra money to spare who invested money in Rappler in the hope that they can support an independent media outfit. As every body knew, the big media establishments are tools used by the wealthy and famous to protect their interest from political predators but they end up using the muscle of the press to either promote or destroy politicians and their adversaries.  Not until SEC ordered the closure of Rappler that it came out in the open that  the notorious ON OMIDYAR had wormed its way in and into the heart and brain of Rappler. The characters behind these outfits are shrewd but not wise enough their own disclosures in their PDRs gave them away. The Philippine Deposit Receipts which Rappler through its holding company issued explicitly granted ON OMIDYAR to have a say in the operations and business of Rappler.  Ma. Ressa’s attention was called by SEC on this critical item but it appears that she was not paying attention or might have thought she can deal with the problem anyway.  Looks like she sat on the problem that even the  members of the 5-man Commission who, except for one,  are all appointees of ex-Pres. Noynoy Aquino have reach a point of decision.  As the story unravels, again it showed that there was an attempt to correct the provisions in the PDRs by submitting ON OMIDYAR’s waiver on its right to intrude into the conduct of business of Rappler. Again Rappler showed its cavalier attitude, it submitted the waiver document which was not even notarized.  Obviously even the Aquino-controlled SEC cannot take the lackadaisical attention of Ma. Ressa. It revoked the SEC registration of Rappler.  Even as it had been axed, Ressa and Pia Ranada fought back, the later calling Pres. Rodrigo Duterte names as if they reign supreme and they alone know what freedom of the press means. To add to her dramatics Pia intoned  that she is prepared to go to prison for exercising her rights of free expression. She forgot that It was Duterte who, early in his presidency signed an EO on Freedom of Information.  Ressa and Ranada wailed their press freedom had been curtailed. But such is not the case. Every word that they say saw print and broadcasted in nearly 2,000 media outlets in the Philippines and not counting the social media. The revocation of Rappler’s permit is not about freedom of the press but its violation of the constitution which succinctly underlines that media establishment must be 100% Filipino owned.   In hindsight the Duterte government was even too kind to Rappler even as it was the leading media organization that demonize Duterte in every turn. I had seriously doubted its overtures that brag it stands for truth and fairness. During the senate hearing on extra-judicial killing allegedly carried out by the Davao Death Squad which Sen. Leila De Lima and Sen. Antonio Trillanes claimed was organized by Duterte, Rappler simply swallowed what witnesses Matobato and Lascanas said.  In 2009 when as CHR Chair De Lima conducted a probe on EJK the number of victims she alleged then was less than 300. The probe lasted for months with nary a piece of evidence was found to indict Mayor Duterte. She pursued her quest to pin Digong when she became Justice Secretary but again she failed. When she became senator she became even more aggressive she placed a bungling Matobato in the witness stand. But Matobato was flawless in his delivery when he was interviewed by Time Magazine. It was unmistakable he was reading from an idiot’s card. He proudly state that as member of DDS he killed and buried more than 200 persons in an abandoned quarry. Yet he cannot find the grave of his victims.     When it was the turn of Lascanas to testify in the senate inquiry, he casually said that they buried more than 2,000 EJK victims in the same quarry.  Between the two perjured witness they  confessed to the  killing of over 2,200 victims of EJK which they buried, they said, in the abandoned quarry. It is simply a classic fantasy. A manslaughter of such magnitude cannot escape notice especially when that narrow piece of land is just about four kilometers from city hall and so adjacent to a number of housing subdivisions. Nevertheless, if they were so sure then why cannot they find a single piece of viable evidence.   In all these occasions Rappler gave the hearings liberal space and took the testimonies of the witnesses as the biblical truths. Both Rappler and Time Magazine adopted exactly the same flawed statistics which in their recent count had reached 13,000 EJK victims. I am based in Davao and frankly I am amazed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

‘Train and Fetish for Coke’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao: FINANCE Secretary Sonny Dominguez took the personal initiative to explain the impact of the landmark Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. This after some artists attempted to tweak the real and equitable benefits that Filipinos will derive from TRAIN. It is rather sad that some quarters are muddling up the positive impacts of the new tax reform law but funny enough to make the increase of the price of Coca-Cola as their principal issue as though it is the national fetish of Filipinos. Truth is, imposing higher tax on the sweet drink is a panacea to what seems to be an incurable proclivity of Pinoys for coke. The Cola, just like cigarettes, is among the top causes of affliction and death of us Pinoys – diabetes. By the way those who are now dependent on drugs for their diabetes the news is the prescribe drugs will be tax free and therefore expect the price to plummet. In summary and in sum, those who earn P250,000 keeps their P50,000 tax which they use to pay.Those in the upper bracket enjoy tax benefits too. We have to emphasize this as this is where the largest population of wage earners belong. The thousands of public school teachers will celebrate once the get hold of their take home pay. The burden now is actually transferred to the rich and they better not dodge paying the right tax otherwise life will be a little bit more difficult for them under the Duterte regime and while the Department of Finance is under the watch of Secretary Dominguez. Why make an issue about the luxury cars being taxed a little less. Just how many luxury cars can one have in his garage. But think about the other incentives if you are really hunting for a car. An environment friendly vehicle like an electric car is even tax free and a hybrid variety with so little tax. Incentive is the key word. In short when the team of Secretary Dominguez crafted TRAIN, they are not only looking for money to fund the massive infrastructures that we are so in dire need of, they are also looking after the health of the nation. Those who find fault in TRAIN will not just stop with Coke which they had raised to underscore the negative impact of the tax reform law on the poorest of the poor. It is actually belaboring the issue but to answer the idiotic question DSWD actually has funds for them and their will be corresponding adjustments that is provided for by TRAIN. What maybe they would raise next are the beggars in the streets. These poor and the mendicants are not in the radar screen of TRAIN when it comes to tax but just the same they are part of the inclusion. The revenues that TRAIN will raise is primarily for infrastructures. Railways, roads and bridges, airports, seaports and irrigation among others. In addition to the billions of pesos that TRAIN will raise are cheap loans from Japan and China. Never in our history do we have this availment of cheap money which comes with an incredible terms that give the country a holiday of over ten years before we start paying the loans. That is why under the BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program the momentum of development could be much faster that our usual expectation. Even with the implementation of the projects, expect shortages in skilled personnel especially in the railway projects. Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transporation had advanced the idea of setting up a Railway institute while construction is ongoing because managing and maintaining railways are something strange to Filipinos. Other infrastructures, like roads, bridges and building would be needing thousands of workers. With network of infrastructures expect productivity to rise above normal levels. These will generate if not motivate people to produce more as access to the markets will now be cheaper and their profits doubled. The entire nation is celebrating the prospects and the dawning of the new era. The surveys say it all. An overwhelming number of Filipinos look up to 2018 and beyond with unprecedented optimism. This is only shadowed by the results of the surveys which show an all time high in the TRUST and SATISFACTION ratings which are pegged in the grade of “Excellence”. No matter how and what the opposition and critics will do no amount of demonizing and rallies can diminish that trust and satisfaction or derail the programs of the Duterte administration. The President is focused on his agenda, and his Cabinet members are on track. Even the players in telecom industry which had been so laggard and so inept for decades and have become a national shame are now uneasy with the mere announcement of the entry of the 3rd Telecom player. The duopoly suddenly came out with series of announcement that they are pouring in billions of dollars to address the sluggish internet speed, drop calls and inadequate availability of telecom service in the country. Oh well, these duopoly thought they have the monopoly of and knowledge of the telecom technology and how to run it. Early in the Presidency of Duterte, one of them had the temerity of telling the President to leave telecom alone as this is an area where the duopoly has the sole expertise. To there surprise this President, whom they thought is so […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Liberal senators: Senate will not be bullied on charter change

MANILA, Philippines — Two Liberal Party senators on Tuesday stressed that the Senate will not be bullied by the House of Representatives in efforts to amend.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018