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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

Democracy very much alive on Day 1 of COC filing

      On the first day of the filing for the certificates of candidacy (COC) on Thursday, a number of political bigwigs swamped the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).   But the people's attention was drawn outside of the Palacio Del Gobernador building where other hopefuls from the varied background were providing the public some excitement and proof that democracy in the country is very much alive and kicking.   A man who claimed he was an ex-lover of the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino, was the first to sound off. Daniel Magtira, who is eyeing for a Senate seat for the upcoming May 2019 midterm elections, professed...Keep on reading: Democracy very much alive on Day 1 of COC filing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Cayetano slams BBC for unfair depiction of democracy in PH

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slammed the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Wednesday, October 3, for recently airing a documentary about democracy in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte. The BBC documentary titled "Philippines: Democracy in Danger?" shows the thousands killed in Duterte's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Panelo: Trillanes, being alive, is living proof democracy is not dead

Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo. INQUIRER.net / CATHY MIRANDA Senator Antonio Triilanes IV should be dead by now if democracy in the country is dead, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Sal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Esperon: Democracy is alive, due process followed in Trillanes arrest

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon believes that rule of law is 'alive' in the issuance of an arrest warrant against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. 'What is very notable her.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 26th, 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

Marawi not a ‘ghost city’, Washington Post article ‘not true’ – task force head

MANILA, Philippines -- The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) on Tuesday disputed a news article, claiming war-torn Marawi City remains a "ghost town" more than a year after the military dislodged Islamic State-inspired Maute group in the area. TFBM chairman Eduardo del Rosario asserted Marawi City is currently "alive and booming" and "full of economic activity" contrary to a Washington Post article published February 1, which stated "Marawi looks almost as it did when the bombs and bullets stopped flying in October 2017." The news article noted that no new structure has been built and debris has not been cleared in Marawi City since the war ended. Marawi City served as battle gro...Keep on reading: Marawi not a ‘ghost city’, Washington Post article ‘not true’ – task force head.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News1 hr. 23 min. ago

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Cyber libel doesn’t exist

MindaNews/February 18, 2019 – The arrest of Rappler executive Maria Ressa for cyber libel charges has triggered a heated debate on whether the Philippine press is under attack under the present administration. Inevitably, it has revived discussions on the utility and place of libel in a supposedly liberal democracy such as ours. However, in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago

ONE Championship: Amid ‘Split’ Judges, Gina Iniong Relieved To Win With Conviction

Gina "Conviction" Iniong is finally back in contention for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship.   She returned to the World Title picture following a split decision victory over the previously unbeaten Jihin "Shadow Cat" Radzuan at ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS, which took place from the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, 16 February.   The Benguet native dictated the tempo from the get-go. She continually landed her patented right hand over and over, and then mixed her striking attack with well-executed takedowns.   A late third-round surge from the Malaysian put Iniong at the edge of her seat when the judges’ scorecards were read.   Though confident she did enough to win, the Filipina was surprised to hear that a split decision was to be announced after three grueling rounds.   Fortunately for her, the result went in her favor.   “To be honest, I got nervous when they announced that it was a split decision,” said Iniong, who improved her mixed martial arts record to 8-4.   “I thought it should have been won by unanimous decision. I almost lost my breath when I heard that, but it’s okay. I think I did well. I was able to execute our game plan during the fight.”   After going 1-2 in her last three outings, a close loss is something “Conviction" could not really afford.   Iniong’s hopes of one day becoming the first Filipina World Champion in mixed martial arts is still very much alive, and she certainly needed that win to stay the course.   "It was a big relief,” she admitted.   “I struggled in my last bouts, so it feels really good to get back on track. Hopefully, this is a start of another run for me at the belt.”   "I was confident that I did enough to get my hands raised in the end. [Jihin] Radzuan is a tremendous warrior, and I wasn't expecting this to be an easy fight at all. Thankfully, our game plan worked.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News20 hr. 11 min. ago

SMB Legends Beats Alaska’s Former Aces in Reunion Game

The San Miguel Beermen bounced back from a sluggish first half and came alive in the second half to repulse the Alaska Aces, 96-83, in the Return of the Rivals at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday. The former stars of SMB prevailed over those of Alaska in the battle pitting franchises […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

TURNING POINT: Press Freedom in the Balance

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 16 February) -- The press is a necessity in the working of a democracy. It is an institution external to the government that secures check and balance in governance to protect the interest and welfare of the people......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Pence urges EU to recognize Guaido as Venezuela president

MUNICH, Germany – US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday, February 16 called on the European Union to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the president of Venezuela. "All of us must stand with the Venezuelan people until freedom and democracy is fully restored," Pence told the Munich Security Conference. "So today ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

SWS: Majority of Pinoys see fewer addicts, want drug suspects captured alive

Majority of Filipinos said the number of drug addicts in their area dropped over the past year amid an intense government crackdown on narcotics, adding they want suspected drug traffickers be captured alive, a new Social Weather Stations survey found......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Rappler’s Maria Ressa sees threat to democracy

MANILA, Philippines --- Journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, who was arrested on a libel complaint, accused President Rodrigo Duterte's administration of acting like a dictatorship and using the law as a weapon to muzzle dissent. "What we're seeing ... is a level of impunity that I frankly haven't seen, and I've been a journalist for more than 30 some odd years," Maria Ressa told The Associated Press on Thursday afterposting bailin a Manila court. Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year last year, is the head of Rappler Inc., which has aggressively covered Duterte's administration. She was arrested Wednesday over a libel complaint from a...Keep on reading: Rappler’s Maria Ressa sees threat to democracy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019