DOJ assistant secretary resigned even before Duterte called him out

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Department of Justice assistant secretary Moslemen Macarambon Sr submitted his resignation long before President Rodrigo Duterte asked for it. Macarambon, however, said Wednesday, May 16, his letter of resignation was not for the reason Duterte mentioned when he called for the termination of two assistant secretaries. “I have ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMay 16th, 2018

Mocha to go solo in 2019 election run

  Resigned presidential communications assistant secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson may have been key to President Duterte's 2016 electoral win, buton Wednesday she claimed that she would only rely on herself and her supporters as she mounts her "independent" campaign for the midterm polls. Uson, an entertainer who aggressively campaigned for Mr. Duterte on social media, said that her decision to run independently would prove to her critics whether her 5.7 million followers on her Facebook page are just trolls. But just how exactly she would mount her campaign? "There's really no funds. I would just rely on social media," Uson said in Filipino on Wednesday. Uson, however...Keep on reading: Mocha to go solo in 2019 election run.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

‘Fuming’ Mocha Uson announces plan to seek elective post

Ending speculations about her political plans, resigned Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson announced on Monday that she would seek an elective post in the 2019 midterm elections, though she did not say for which position. "Yes, I am running," said Uson, a former movie starlet-dancer who amassed a huge following on social media as a supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte. In support of the President The controversial former Malacaang official said she reached her decision only on Monday, spurred by "fake news" maligning her character. Uson herself has been accused of helping circulate rumors and fake news on her social medial platforms in support of the President. ...Keep on reading: ‘Fuming’ Mocha Uson announces plan to seek elective post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Mocha Uson resigns, mulls entering politics

Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson resigned yesterday in what she described as a “sacrifice” to pave the way for Congress’ approval of the Presidential Communications Operations Office budget and at the same time give her the freedom to hit critics of the Duterte administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Mocha cites Congress ‘withholding’ of PCOO budget for resignation

Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson said she resigned from her post because she no longer wanted to be a burden to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) after the House repeatedly deferred the agency's budget deliberations due to her absence. "The recent events have put me in a position where I am being held responsible for Congress withholding the 2019 PCOO budget," Uson wrote in her resignation letter addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte. "I do not wish to cause such burden to the office, hence I am hereby notifying you of my resignation effective 1 October 2018," she added. She further said it "has been my honor to be of service to you as Assist...Keep on reading: Mocha cites Congress ‘withholding’ of PCOO budget for resignation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

DU30 frat brods quit

PRESIDENT Duterte yesterday accepted the courtesy resignations of three Justice undersecretaries and an assistant secretary, and immediately announced their replacements. Those who resigned were Justice Undersecretaries Raymund Mecate, Erickson Balmes, Reynante Orceo, and assistant secretary Juvy Manwong. Incidentally, Mecate, Balmes, and Orceo were the fraternity brothers of the President at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

New DOT undersecretary appointed

President Rodrigo Duterte had appointed Arturo Boncato Jr. tourism undersecretary to replace Jose Gabriel La Via who had been transferred to the Department of Agriculture.   Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat had sought the resignation of undersecretaries and assistant secretaries to have a free hand in reforming the Department of Tourism (DOT) following a scandal involving Wanda Tulfo-Teo, tourism secretary who resigned involving payment by the DOT of P60 million in ads in a radio program hosted by Teo's brother, Ben. ---Christine O. Avendao  ...Keep on reading: New DOT undersecretary appointed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Duterte accepts Montano’s resignation as CEO of Tourism Promotions Board

President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the resignation of Cesar Montano as chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB). "Yes he has accepted it," Special Assistant to the President Christophet "Bong" Go said in a text message on Monday night. In his In his resignation letter, Montano said his courtesy resignation was "effective immediately." Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat also confirmed Montano's resignation. Montano resigned on Monday amid his controversial "Buhay Carinderia" project. /atm...Keep on reading: Duterte accepts Montano’s resignation as CEO of Tourism Promotions Board.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte Names DA Usec. Puyat as New DOT Chief: SAP Go

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has named Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat as new Tourism Secretary replacing newly resigned Wanda Tulfo-Teo. This was confirmed by Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go in a message to reporters on Tuesday night. Go did not give further details about Puyat’s appointment. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Tuesday […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Duterte names Bernadette Romulo Puyat as tourism chief

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte named Bernadette Romulo Puyat as the new secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT), replacing resigned tourism chief Wanda Teo. Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go confirmed this on Tuesday evening, May 8, hours after Teo announced ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Edsa fake news? Asec Mocha Uson chided for online post

Was the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolt the product of fake news? Assistant Presidential Communications Secretary Mocha Uson had the audacity to ask her followers on social media this question on Sunday. Recognizing the Edsa Revolution, President Duterte called it the "symbol of our determination to fight for what is right." A law even declared its anniversary a holiday and created a commission to propagate its spirit. Posted at 2:24 a.m. on Feb. 25 --- the 32nd anniversary of the uprising that was hailed worldwide for its peaceful nature --- Uson's poll quickly drew a pushback from netizens, including Jover Laurio's Pinoy Ako Blog, and from Malacaang. Presidential spokespe...Keep on reading: Edsa fake news? Asec Mocha Uson chided for online post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Kris Aquino slams ‘fake news’ for using wrong grammar to quote her

Queen of All Media Kris Aquino blasted what she brands "fake news" after she was quoted to have said an intriguing statement which she denied. Moreover, she called out the post for its use of wrong grammar. Aquino secured a screen grab of the said post from a certain Jhun Chatto Paylangco who linked the controversial post to pro-Duterte page "Yes to Federalism, NO to drugs." The post said Aquino had an interview with TV host/talent manager and good friend Boy Abunda about the possibility of running againstinternet personality andCommunications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in race to the Senate. She was quoted to have said, "Siguro masyado lang akong na-cha-challenge (Maybe...Keep on reading: Kris Aquino slams ‘fake news’ for using wrong grammar to quote her.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2017

Duterte slams Russel, Goldberg

President Rodrigo Duterte shot back at U.S. State Department Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel after the latter called on the chief executive to tone down his rhetoric against the United States......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 25th, 2016

HOAX: COA flags unliquidated funds of Mocha Uson, Alan Peter Cayetano

Claim: According to Commission on Audit (COA) reports, former Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson and former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano had P600 million and P1 billion unliquidated funds, respectively, before they resigned from their posts this year. Known opposition Facebook page “Silent No More ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Duterte appoints De Vera as CHED chair

  President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Prospero De Vera III as chairman of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) until July 2022. De Vera's appointment paper was signed by the President last Friday but was released to Palace reporters only on Wednesday. De Vera has served as CHED Commissioner since 2016, and was designated CHED Officer in Charge by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea last January, when former CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan resigned. De Vera is also currently the official spokesperson of the Commission. /muf...Keep on reading: Duterte appoints De Vera as CHED chair.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Panelo named presidential spokesperson

  President Duterte's spokesperson, Harry Roque, was again the last to know.   This time, he was not informed that he would be losing his job---news that flew to Manila on Thursday all the way from Bali, Indonesia, where President Duterte was meeting other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.   Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go told reporters in Bali that Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was replacing Roque as presidential spokesperson effective "today, Thursday."   "For now, the President said that Secretary Panelo will be concurrent presidential legal counsel, at the same time, spokesp...Keep on reading: Panelo named presidential spokesperson.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Duterte says 6 leaving Cabinet to run in 2019 elections

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday night that at least six Cabinet members would run in the May elections next year and would have to be replaced. Among them were Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. Speaking to reporters, the President said the others included Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go, political adviser Francis Tolentino, Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones and Technical Education Skills and Development Authority head Guiling Mamondiong. On Roque, the President said the spokesperson "said he will resign" so "I said go ahead." Representative "Then I immediately chose a replacement bu...Keep on reading: Duterte says 6 leaving Cabinet to run in 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Duterte fired Mocha - source

Mocha Uson. INQUIRER FILE / JOAN BONDOC Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson was fired, has learned. A source privy to the information said President Rodrigo Duterte fired Uso.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Mocha: If I die, blame it on the NPA

Resigned Presidential Communication Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on Tuesday declared that if she gets suddenly killed, there is no one to blame but the New People's Army (NPA).   According to Uson, she refused to avail of security privileges possibly when she was still in government. But, she said, her manager prodded her to get people to protect her since she's been criticizing communists in her blogs.   "Actually, ako po yung may ayaw ng security kaya lang kasi 'yung manager ko na chief of staff ko rin, kailangan na daw kasi NPA na itong binabangga ko -- NPA, mga komunista -- so kailangan din for my safety," Uson said in an interview with One News' Agenda on Tue...Keep on reading: Mocha: If I die, blame it on the NPA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Mocha Uson, lotto jackpot, Taylor Swift endorses democrats | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Resigned communications assistant secretary Mocha Uson says she will run in the 2019 elections. An SWS survey says 61% of Filipinos believe the state of President Rodrigo Duterte’s health is a public matter that the people should be informed of. The jackpot prize for the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Ultra Lotto ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Palace, convinced Roque can’t win, dangles OPS

An administration official on Sunday admitted that the Palace was trying to convince presidential spokesperson Harry Roque to drop his senatorial bid and lead the proposed Office of the Press Secretary (OPS). Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said in a radio interview that Roque was being asked to run in 2022 instead. Andanar said it was a position shared by Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go and of President Roddrigo Duterte himself. Ineffective Andanar said he had submitted a draft executive order reviving the OPS to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, noting that Roque was vital to the government's c...Keep on reading: Palace, convinced Roque can’t win, dangles OPS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018