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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

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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 25th, 2016

Will Malacañang look into Mark Tolentino s Mindanao railway allegations?

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may have fired transportation assistant secretary Mark Tolentino, but will he or Malacañang still look into the former official's  claims that the Mindanao Railway project is being delayed to ensure it is funded through a foreign loan? Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque was asked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News16 hr. 25 min. ago

‘Whistleblower’ exec kicked out

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has fired Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino for having dealings with a sister of the chief executive, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made the announcement after Duterte said over the weekend that he would dismiss officials who would use him or his family for leverage.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte fires DOTr Asec Mark Tolentino

President Duterte yesterday dismissed a transportation assistant secretary for allegedly discussing a project with Duterte’s sister......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte fires DOTr asec for approaching sister on unnamed project

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 May) – Transportation assistant secretary Mark Tolentino has been fired for communicating with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s sister about a project, Presidential spokesperson Harry S. Roque announced on Monday. The announcement came after Duterte said in Cebu on Saturday that he would fire a government official, along with five others […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Duterte fires DOTr official for allegedly dealing with his sister

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Malacañang announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino for allegedly making deals with one of the President's sisters. "Ang kasalanan ni Asec Tolentino ay siya po ay nakipag-usap sa kamag-anak ng Presidente," said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday, May 21, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

DOTr exec Tolentino sacked for alleged dealings with Duterte sister

President Rodrigo Duterte fired Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino for allegedly having dealings with his sister, whom the Palace did not name......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

DOTr welcomes Duterte’s move to fire Asec. Mark Tolentino 

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) welcomedon Mondaythe decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to fire its Assistant Secretary for Railways Mark Tolentino. In a statement, the agency said that firing Tolentino was only right "due to questionable dealings and unfairly involving the first family with matters regarding the Mindanao Railway Project (MRP)." READ: Duterte fires DOTr Asec Mark Tolentino The DOTr also stressed that namedropping and seeking the assistance of Duterte, his family, or any other "influential individual," either for government projects or for personal gain, would "never be tolerated." "The DOTr, under the leadership of Secretary Arthur Tugade, does not...Keep on reading: DOTr welcomes Duterte’s move to fire Asec. Mark Tolentino .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Corporate counsel, DPWH exec on Duterte s chopping block?

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, May 19, hinted on firing two government officials due to allegations of corruption. "Maybe I'll fire the corporate counsel tomorrow. Ang DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) nga assistant secretary nga akong brad sa law school, ako pong gipa-resign (I asked a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Montano blames Teo on P80-M ‘Buhay Carinderia’ mess

        Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) chief operating officer Cesar Montano washed his hand and placed the blame regarding his agency's mess to his former boss, resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo.   In a radio interview by dzBB on Friday, Montano said it was Teo who pushed to pay P80 million in just a month to Marylindbert International.   The marketing agency, owned by Erlinda Legaspi, was the organizer of "Buhay Carinderia," a video series project aimed at promoting local eateries.   Formely called "Carinderia Fiesta," the project was initiated by Legaspi in 2011. It was only in March 2018 that it was sponsored by ...Keep on reading: Montano blames Teo on P80-M ‘Buhay Carinderia’ mess.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Macarambon: “I maintain that asking for a re-computation is not corruption”  

(Statement of Assistant Secretary Moslemen T. Macarambon Sr. addressed to his “friends at the MRRD NECC, colleagues in the judiciary and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission.” Macarambon has been asked by President Duterte, according to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, to resign “or face termination for corruption.”) This refers to the press conference yesterday (May 15, 2018) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

DOT exec heeds new DOT chief’s call, files resignation

Abiding by the directive of recently-appointed Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, an assistant secretary of the agency filed his resignationon Tuesday.   In a letter addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte, DOT Assistant Secretary FrederickAlegre said he is giving him and the new DOT chief the liberty to determine who should be permitted to serve in the agency, as he noted that "we all just definitely serve at the pleasure of the President."   "As a result of the recent events at the DOT, I would be honored to give you and the new DOT Secretary, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, a free hand to determine who would be allowed to continue to serve in ...Keep on reading: DOT exec heeds new DOT chief’s call, files resignation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Duterte on Philippine Rise, Bello applies for Ombudsman post, Albayalde on barangay officials | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte has advised two assistant secretaries from the Justice Department and the Public Works Department to resign due to alleged corruption.  President Rodrigo Duterte is not pushing through with a plan to ride a jet ski around Philippine Rise or Benham Rise.  A Rappler source says Labor Secretary Silvestre ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Duterte ‘advises’ 2 assistant secretaries to resign

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – Two assistant secretaries have been “advised” by President Rodrigo Duterte to resign following allegations of corruption against them, Palace spokesperson Harry Roque told a press briefing in Malacanang Tuesday. Roque said that investigation done by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) showed that Justice Assistant Secretary Moslemen T. Macarambon […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

DOJ chief Guevarra: Macarambon woe a trust and confidence issue

“Trust and confidence issue.” This is President Rodrigo Duterte’s problem with Justice Assistant Secretary Moslemen Macarambon, Sr., Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra told ABS-CBN News. Source link link: DOJ chief Guevarra: Macarambon woe a 'trust and confidence issue'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018