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Democracy has never been more alive in PH – Cayetano

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slammed Human Rights Watch (HRW) for saying that President Rodrigo Duterte "plunged the Philippines in its worst human rights crisis" since the Marcos dictatorship. Cayetano claimed the exact opposite, even as thousands die in Duterte's drug war , and as government ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 20th, 2018

Democracy has never been more alive in PH – Cayetano

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slammed Human Rights Watch (HRW) for saying that President Rodrigo Duterte "plunged the Philippines in its worst human rights crisis" since the Marcos dictatorship. Cayetano claimed the exact opposite, even as thousands die in Duterte's drug war , and as government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

Palace welcomes ‘Walk for Life’ event

Malacaang Palace welcomedon Saturdaythe "Walk for Life" event organized by religious groups despite the fact that pressing issues against the Duterte administration were tackled. "As we all know, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is open to constructive criticism," Roque said in a statement. "He allows everyone, including the protesters, to fully exercise their right to express their grievances within the bounds of the law." "Today's Walk for Life is a testament that democracy and freedom are very much alive in the Philippines," Roque added. He then thanked the Church leaders for cooperating with the authorities during the event that led to a peaceful gathering. The event sta...Keep on reading: Palace welcomes ‘Walk for Life’ event.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

[OPINION] Lesson from prison: How political persecution keeps the ideals of democracy alive

This opinion piece is part of the Silver Lining Series written by members of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), an organization of liberal and democratic parties in Asia, to celebrate its 25th Anniversary this 2018. In the evening of February 23, 2017, I was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Freedom, democracy alive in PH — Roque

THE Black Friday Protest in defense of press freedom is proof that freedom and democracy are very much alive in the Philippines. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued this statement as the media and other advocates of press freedom were set to hold a rally in Quezon City Friday night. “This….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Palace says journos’ Black Friday protest sign democracy alive in PHL

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines’ Black Friday protests for press freedom only proves that the democracy in the Philippines is alive, Malacañang said Friday. Source link link: Palace says journos’ Black Friday protest sign democracy alive in PHL.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Palace: & apos;Black Friday& apos; protest shows freedom, democracy alive - Philippine Star

Palace: 'Black Friday' protest shows freedom, democracy alive - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Palace: Black Friday protest shows freedom, democracy alive

MANILA, Philippines — A protest for press freedom set to be staged in Quezon City on Friday evening is a testament that freedom and democracy are alive in th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Venezuela policies leave democracy 'barely alive' – United Nations

Venezuela policies leave democracy 'barely alive' – United Nations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2017

Duterte dangles P5M for dead ninja cops, only P10k if caught alive

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte, for the second time, raised the reward for the capture of corrupt or scalawag cops. But this time, the reward is bigger if they are surrendered to authorities dead. "I will raise the amount to P5 million per ninja cop. If you ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Korean family reunion brings no end to heartache

The first reunions in years of families divided by the Korean War evoke bittersweet memories for Kim Jong-gyu, whose few hours with her brother in 2014--- under the watchful eyes of the North's agents--- were probably their last ever together. "I felt so lucky and so happy to see that my brother was alive," said the 83-year-old. "But seeing him for only a few hours after being separated for several decades was really harsh," she told AFP. "It was way too short, and too heartbreaking." Kim is one of the dwindling number of people left whose families were torn apart during the 1950-53 conflict, which sealed the division of the Korean peninsula. Most have died without ever seei...Keep on reading: Korean family reunion brings no end to heartache.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Manila seeks courteous interaction with China units

Malacañang has instructed Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to reach out to China and work out an arrangement for more courteous interaction between Philippine troops and elements of the Chinese Coast Guard patrolling the disputed West Philippine Sea. This developed in the wake of rather abrupt challenges the Chinese Coast Guard issued against units […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

UP turns back St. benilde

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net University of the Philippines showed some endgame flair to repulse St. Benilde, 26-24, 27-25, 29-27, Wednesday night and kept its semifinals hope alive in the P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Duterte orders DFA to talk to Chinese counterparts regarding recent actions in disputed sea

The recent remarks of President Rodrigo R. Duterte asking China to temper its behavior in the South China Sea has not affected the country’s relations with the Philippines, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said. The President made the statement in response to reports that the Chinese navy stationed in the region has issued […] The post Duterte orders DFA to talk to Chinese counterparts regarding recent actions in disputed sea appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Federalism, West Philippine Sea, Donald Trump | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez warns lawmakers foreign investors would flee if they are not given a clearer picture of how the economy and its features would look like under a federal system of government. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano denies he said the Philippines should set aside ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Robredo spokesman taunts Duterte: You forgot Cayetano again!

MANILA, Philippines – Critics on Wednesday, August 15, taunted President Rodrigo Duterte for saying he was ready to quit but would rather have the military-police establishment or his favored politicians run the country, not his constitutional successor. Lawyer Barry Gutierrez, spokesman of Vice President Leni Robredo, pointed out ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Walk in the woods: Japan toddler missing for 3 days found alive

TOKYO, Japan – A two-year-old boy who went missing in woods in western Japan has been found unharmed after 3 days alone, apparently surviving on river water as volunteers hunted desperately for him. Yoshiki Fujimoto disappeared on Sunday morning in the Yamaguchi region while out walking with his brother and grandfather, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Cayetano denies saying PH should put aside claim vs China

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano denied on Wednesday, August 15, that he said the Philippines should set aside its "claim" over the West Philippine Sea so that it can engage in joint development with China. In an interview Wednesday evening, Cayetano told reporters: "May I just make one clarification? Although ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Qatar Emir to visit the Philippines

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, will visit the Philippines later this year, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano confirmed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Kick-start your dream venture with a personal loan

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in the Philippines, with micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) growing by the day as more Filipinos engage in the activity. According to data from the Department of Trade and Industry, there were 911,768 MSMEs operating in 2016, accounting for 99.57% of all registered businesses. This figure was 1.7% higher […] The post Kick-start your dream venture with a personal loan appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Highway bridge collapse in Italy kills at least 20

A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed yesterday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. Italian officials said at least 20 people were killed, although some people were found alive in the debris......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018