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Cayetano hits UNHRC: They prefer ‘misinformation’ than the truth

The Department of Foreign Affairs fired back at the 38-member United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that said the country should assess its human rights situation. Foreign affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Sunday that he was saddened by the stand of the UNHRC despite the invitation given by the Philippines to them. "We regret that Iceland and several other countries maintained their position despite our offer for them to visit the Philippines and objectively asses the human rights situation, especially at the community level," Cayetano said in a statement. "Unfortunately, it seems our friends are really not interested in arriving at the truth and would rather ...Keep on reading: Cayetano hits UNHRC: They prefer ‘misinformation’ than the truth.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 24th, 2018

PH hits back at Iceland

Philippine critics led by Iceland blind to truth, prefer misinformation –– Foreign Secretary Cayetano THE Philippines yesterday scored Iceland and several other mostly European countries for relying on misinformation and insisting on their biased and unfounded criticism of Manila’s human rights record. According to the Philippine Mission to the United….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Cayetano hits UNHRC: They prefer ‘misinformation’ than the truth

The Department of Foreign Affairs fired back at the 38-member United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that said the country should assess its human rights situation. Foreign affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Sunday that he was saddened by the stand of the UNHRC despite the invitation given by the Philippines to them. "We regret that Iceland and several other countries maintained their position despite our offer for them to visit the Philippines and objectively asses the human rights situation, especially at the community level," Cayetano said in a statement. "Unfortunately, it seems our friends are really not interested in arriving at the truth and would rather ...Keep on reading: Cayetano hits UNHRC: They prefer ‘misinformation’ than the truth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Cayetano hits UN rights chief for 'deliberate misinformation' on PH

Cayetano hits UN rights chief for 'deliberate misinformation' on PH.....»»

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Cayetano hits UN rights chief for 'deliberate misinformation' on PH - Rappler

Cayetano hits UN rights chief for 'deliberate misinformation' on PH - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

Hontiveros: This is not a lottery, countries don t win seats on the UN Human Rights Council

October 15, 2018. Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros today condemned the Duterte government’s statement that the Philippines “won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC),” saying it is “grossly misleading and hypocritical.” It was reported that outgoing Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano… Source link link: Hontiveros: This is not a lottery, countries don't win seats on the UN Human Rights Council.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

PH in UNHRC shows int’l ‘confidence’ on Duterte admin’s rights record

  The Philippines' election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an indication of the international community's "confidence" on the "human rights record of the Duterte administration," Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Saturday. Cayetano hailed the country's selection to the UNHRC, an inter-governmental body tasked to promote and protect human rights around the world. The Philippines garnered 165 of the 192 votes to secure a seat in the rights body during the UN General Assembly last Friday. The Philippines is one of the 17 member-states, which would serve a term in the UNHRC from 2018 to 2020. In a statement, Cayetano thanked human rights a...Keep on reading: PH in UNHRC shows int’l ‘confidence’ on Duterte admin’s rights record.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Cayetano hails Philippines’ uncontested election to UN rights body

The Philippines’ successful bid to win a seat in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) shows member-states remain “convinced” that the government respects human rights, the country’s top diplomat said Saturday, amid simmering criticisms from rights groups......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

CHR hits Enrile’s ‘attempt at historical revisionism’

A lieis still a lie even if said a million times.   This was the remark ofCommission on Human Rights (CHR) chair Chito Gasconon Juan Ponce Enrile's claims about former President Ferdinand Marcos' martial law during a one-on-one interview with the late dictator's son and namesake, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. last week.   "Baka naniniwala sila na a lie said a thousand times or a million times becomes a truth, but that is not the case. A lie will remain a lie especially if the facts show otherwise," Gascon told reporters. Enrile, who served as defense minister chief and administrator of martial law during the Marcos regime, claimed that not one person was ar...Keep on reading: CHR hits Enrile’s ‘attempt at historical revisionism’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Imee: Nothing wrong when Duterte says Marcoses make ideal presidents

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos sees nothing wrong with President Rodrigo Duterte's frequent mentioning of two Marcoses --- her brother former Senator Bongbong Marcos and their father former President Ferdinand Marcos --- when he talks of ideal presidents. According to her, it only reflects that the president wants "someone else," not the incumbent Vice President, to lead the country if ever he steps down from office. "It's (Duterte's endorsement) is also an endorsement of the Escudero family, the Cayetano family, it's very clear that the president would prefer someone else, that's all," Marcos told reporters in an ambush interview after a forum on Friday. "It's the president'...Keep on reading: Imee: Nothing wrong when Duterte says Marcoses make ideal presidents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Aquino hits Cayetano: I hope your politics is as transparent as our hair

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III fired back at his former ally, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who earlier accused the Aquino administration of being secretive in dealings with China. Aquino said his administration had been nothing but transparent , even on the backchannel talks of Senator ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Pinoy Ako Blogger in Iloilo to wage war vs misinformation

ILOILO CITY will wage war against misinformation through Fact Check Philippines Iloilo 2: A Media and Information Literacy Conference on June 23, 2018 at the Archdiocese of Iloilo City. Fact Check PH Iloilo aims to equip the young netizens of Iloilo City on citizen fact checking in the era of alternative facts and post-truth. The […] The post Pinoy Ako Blogger in Iloilo to wage war vs misinformation appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Cayetano hits critics, says a lot has been done in PHL-China partnership

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday evening said there was no doubt the Philippines and China are accomplishing a lot in their bilateral talks.   Source link link: Cayetano hits critics, says a lot has been done in PHL-China partnership.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Cayetano hits Robredo for remarks on Kuwait row

Cayetano hits Robredo for remarks on Kuwait row.....»»

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Karapatan: Cayetano, Roque whitewashing rights situation in Philippines

Human rights group Karapatan on Sunday criticized Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for hiding the truth on human rights situation in the Philippines in its response to the European Union Parliament's resolution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Cayetano hits EU Parliament for ‘crossing red line’

          Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has blasted the European Parliament for pushing it too far when it claimed that 12,000 men, women and children died in the government's war on drugs.   In a statement, Cayetano said that a resolution issued by European lawmakers calling on Manila to end its drug war was "unwarranted and uncalled for," and that it constituted "interference" in the country's internal affairs.   "This resolution that the European Parliament just adopted is based on biased,incomplete and even wrong information and does not reflect the true situation on theground," Cayetano saidon Thursday...Keep on reading: Cayetano hits EU Parliament for ‘crossing red line’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Death threats and 5-peso coins, the MBA was crazy

There was confidence in the Metropolitan Basketball Association's regional format to succeed. After all, people love it when their home gets the spotlight. At the very least, the MBA was going to be a strong league for the actual cities and provinces that were represented in it. However, even those who believed in the MBA the most probably didn't expect just how big the reception was going to be. It was crazy and someone like this writer, who was too young to experience the bliss that is the MBA, can't do it justice. Fortunately, those who actually lived through the craziness of the MBA can tell those stories now, 20 long years later. Chito Victolero, former guard of the San Juan Knights and current head coach of Magnolia in the PBA: Sometimes merong mga unruly crowd na talagang very supportive sila at merong fanatics so sometimes nakakagawa sila ng mga ‘di tama, but you know kasama ‘yun eh. Kasama ‘yung sa dapat mong paghandaan, kasi you have to include it in your scouting report, ‘yung how to be mentally tough during the game. Kasama ‘yung crowd dun. ‘Yun nga ‘yung MBA. That’s why kakaiba siya kasi kung regular crowd lang siya, parehas lang ng ibang liga ‘yan. That’s why kakaiba ‘yung MBA. The crowd was very different then. ‘Yun ‘yung maganda dun. Kasama siguro sa marketing strategy ng MBA ‘yun, how to deal sa ganung crowd. Kasi iba ‘yung crowd, iba ‘yung atmosphere, iba ‘yung spirit ng game, lahat nandun eh. Nakaka-miss nga eh. When you go to Bacolod, to Cebu, nae-excite ka agad because you know there’s a big crowd. We wonder if coach Chito has a scouting report for Ginebra fans during Manila Clasico?   Dondon Hontiveros, former guard for the Cebu Gems who went on to become a PBA legend. Current guard for Alab Pilipinas: There was a time talaga na masasabi ko na ‘yung outrageous na ginagawa ng mga fans pa… may mga batuhan. Nakita nga natin dito may nagbato ng bottled water sa referee pero it was worse then. It even came to a point na kapag nalaman ng fans kung ano ‘yung hotel ng kalaban parang inaabangan na ba. And ganun din kami if we go travel to Bacolod, ganun din ‘yung nae-experience namin. Fortunately for me, pagkakaalam ng mga taga-Bacolod, taga-doon ako because the year before, in 1997, I played there sa Negros Basketball Association for Central and maganda pinakita ko. So naalala nila na dun ako naglaro, so ‘di naman masama para sa’kin. Cebu vs. Negros was one of the premier rivalries in the MBA and Hontiveros was the star of the Gems. "Fortunately for me," might be an understatement for Dondon.   Rafi Reavis, former center for the San Juan Knights. Still plays for Magnolia in the PBA and is the winningest active player, with 10 championships: It was always one of the teams at the South, because it was always the North versus the South. Negros, we had a tough time down there. Cebu’s also a tough place to play – not only did you have do play in a hostile environment, and when I say hostile I mean coins being thrown at you, hamburgers, apples, anything you can think of, it can be coming your way. You really had to watch out if things get heated in those places. That was just how passionate the fans were. I mean, they’re the nicest people but hey, don’t come in here and try to take what we’re trying to achieve here. It was pretty cool.  I never heard any racist things but I’ve been cursed out by old ladies before. I remembered an old lady, about 80-plus year-old, she just walked by me before the game cursing me out so I was like ‘Wow!’. But I also understood these fans are just passionate, this was their home team, so I understood. I get it. And as a player, you cannot let stuff like that affect you, and that’s just the will power you had to have. You have to put yourself inside of a bubble and focus on the task at hand which is the game, win the game and get out of there, hopefully safely, and leaving everything else to the fans and the things you can’t control, you leave it alone. Rafi must have been quite the charm back in the MBA.   Reynel Hugnatan, former forward for the Negros Slashers and current forward for the Meralco Bolts with at least 5,000 career points in the PBA: Naalala ko nun naglaro kami sa Cebu, may dala na kamig mga payong sa ilalim ng upuan namin. Kasi alam namin, pag konting ano lang, magbabatuhan na naman. Pag nagbatuhan, ready na kami, may payong na kami. Always bring an umbrella folks.   Nash Racela, former head coach for the Batangas Blades and current head coach for TNT KaTropa: If you watch the MBA ang daming hecklers di ba, talagang sinisigawan ka the whole game. I'm thinking one game in Davao, and there was another game in Negros na parang the whole game, may isang tao nasa likod ko na sigaw lang ng sigaw sa akin. Ganun talaga eh, it just shows the passion of the Filipino basketball fans. That's understandable, it really made the game more interesting nung mga panahon na yun. We think coach Nash would prefer this set up than having to bring his own umbrella to the bench.   Alex Compton, former guard for the Manila Metrostars and current head coach for the Alaska Aces: It hurts if a five-peso coin comes flying from the upper deck and hits you in the head. That leaves a bump and that happened a few times in a few different places. In the MBA that was almost expected because everybody was so intense. You should have brought an umbrella coach.   Peter Musngi, the one and only "Voice of ABS-CBN," he was one of the key people for ABS-CBN in the MBA from the league's inception to its untimely demise: One of the things that I remember, and kapag inaalala ko nga lang kinakabahan pa ko eh, I think I was seated beyond Commissioner Ogie Narvasa then sa official’s table and noong nagbatuhan… we were warned already kasi it was Negros vs. Cebu, sabi baka magkagulo. Noong may questionable call daw ng referee, biglang nagliparan ‘yung mga coins. Nakita ko talaga tumatama kay Commissioner Ogie Narvasa, but he looked at the back and stayed. Ako naman, tatakbo na sana ako (laughs) kasi nagkakagulo na pero ‘nung nakita ko si Ogie, ‘Ay nakakahiya, sige na nga bahala na matamaan sa ulo’ (laughs). So that’s one. The others are from the coverage standpoint, dahil we were always moving around, and it came to a point paggising mo ‘di mo alam kung nasaan ka. It takes a few minutes to think ‘Oh, saan kami nanggaling? Saan na kami ngayon?’ Or the fact that we were eating Jollibee for breakfast, lunch and dinner (laughs) because ‘yun ang sponsor eh. That wasn’t bad, but we had to be creative and say, I mean kasi umuulan, umaaraw, ‘di mo alam tapos, sabi naming ‘At least man lang arroz caldo, mainit.’ Jollibee all day, everyday? Now that's crazy.   Ramon Fernandez, the "El President" and four-time PBA Most Valuable Player served as the MBA's very first Commissioner: The biggest problem of the Commissioner's Office at the time were the fans, the rowdy fans. Masyadong fanatic sa mga teams nila. I remember distinctly one game in Negros, it was the Cebu Gems and the Negros Slashers, nagkagulo yung players. The fans just started throwing things and I had to stop the game. Mabuti na lang nandoon yung bishop, sitting beside me. So pinakiusapan ko siya na, 'Bishop baka pwede mo naman kausapinyung crowd na let's just enjoy and have fun' pumayag naman siya. Natuloy yung game, laro ulit. Eh nagkaroon na naman ng gulo, ganun na naman nangyaro so I said, 'Bishop baka one more time,' sabi niya, 'Mon leave it all to God.' Sometimes all you can do is just pray and ask for Divine Intervention.   Ramon Tuason, CEO of MetroBall, Inc., the mother company of the Metropolitan Basketball Association: It was a Cebu-Davao game and Ramon Fernandez was able to gather 14 large garbage cans of debris [from the game]. From rocks, to plastic bottles, to bottles with green liquid inside, anything. Marbles, socks with marbles inside, they were throwing everything inside. As a matter of fact, we had to ban plastic drinking water from entering the stadium after like the fourth or fifth game. We had to go through the Army, the PNP, and everybody to have support in the stadiums because of the fans' passion. We call it the passion of the nation but sometimes, they become too passionate, too emotional. Very difficult to control the crowds. In Bacolod, there was a situation where a bomb exploded inside a garbage can. Players, coaches, and including us got death threats especially during the inauguration game, because as you remember, the PBA, who was I guess threatened, decided to move their opening day to our same opening day and made it a Robert Jaworski birthday bash. I guess Jaworski fans were a bit pissed off that we were in the same day but actually, they moved their opening day to ours, as a matter of fact, ABS-CBN had a countdown. The PBA was threatened? Interesting... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more! READ PART 1: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The logo that started a basketball revolution READ PART 2: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The Passion of the Nation READ PART 3: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Falsehoods 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth – study

NEW YORK, USA – False information on the internet travels faster than the truth, researchers said Thursday. But contrary to popular belief, it is largely people who spread the misinformation, not robots. The report in the journal Science is the largest of its kind to date, and studied some 126,000 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Rights group sneers at gov’t ‘playing victim’ in drug war

  "The government should stop depicting itself as (a) victim," a human rights advocate lashed out at Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano who, on Wednesday, asked the UN Human Rights Council not to "politicize" or "weaponize" the issue against the Duterte administration.   In a statement on Thursday, international watchdog Human Rights Watch said Cayetano's claim was "totally without basis" and only served to frustrate the call for accountability in reported human rights violations in the government's war on drugs.   "The truth is, the Philippine government needs to answer for the more than 12,000 lives lost without due process in this brutal campaign a...Keep on reading: Rights group sneers at gov’t ‘playing victim’ in drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

PH tells UN rights council: Don’t ‘weaponize’ rights situation

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano warns the United NationsHuman Rights Council (UNHRC) not to "weaponize" and "politicize" the human rights situation in the Philippines. "When does the quest for human rights become a humanwrong? It is when human rights is politicized and weaponized," Cayetano said in his remarks on Tuesday during theHigh Level Segment of the 37th Session of the UNHRC in Geneva. While he expressed the government's "readiness" in submitting itself to a huma rights investigation, Cayetano said that the UN Special Rapporteur should not cry out "like the Queen in Alice in Wonderland." "When a UN Special Rapporteur cries out, like the Queen inAlice in Wo...Keep on reading: PH tells UN rights council: Don’t ‘weaponize’ rights situation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

HRW hits back: Duterte s distraction strategy sidelines demand for accountability

MANILA, Philippines — DFA Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano's accusations against New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a manifestation of the Philippine go.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018