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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

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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 25th, 2016

Bongbong Marcos, imported Galunggong, PH beats Kazakhstan | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte will likely step down if former senator Bongbong Marcos wins his election case against Vice President Leni Robredo. United States Defense Assistant Secretary Randall Schriver warns the Philippines against buying military equipment from Russia. Ride-hailing giant Grab Philippines urges its riders to avoid bookings along EDSA during rush hour, with the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Rody, Go, friends aid typhoon victims

President Rodrigo Duterte, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and the latter’s friends on Monday started giving assistance to residents of Marikina, Taytay, and Quezon City that were affected by floods caused by typhoon Karding and the southwest monsoon over the weekend. The President directed Social Welfare and Development Acting Secretary […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

PCOO to remind Mocha Uson about gender laws

Presidential communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson will be reminded formally about gender laws following the backlash over the controversial federalism video that offended even the allies of President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Sara Duterte says Mocha Uson should be more circumspect about federalism video

MANILA, Philippines – The President's own daughter said Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson should have thought twice before posting about the controversial federalism jingle. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, speaking at a youth environment group event in Camarines Sur on Thursday, August 9, said Uson's role as government official ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Robredo: ‘Pepedederalismo’ blogger not helping cause of federalism, Duterte

The attempt of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and her blogger co-host to supposedly create awareness on federalism is not helping the administration’s cause, Vice President Leni Robredo said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Q2 GDP, Usec Badoy on Uson, UN Chief named | Midday wRap

  Today on Rappler: The Philippine economy slows down to 6% from April to June. Lorraine Badoy admits Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson violated the code of ethics for government officials with her controversial federalism video. President Rodrigo Duterte will meet with the two warring factions of PDP-Laban Thursday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announces the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Con-Com member asks Duterte to fire Dominguez, Pernia

MANILA, Philippines – Consultative Committee member and San Beda Graduate School of Law Dean Father Ranhilio Aquino called on President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia. If he cannot do so, Duterte should order them to temper their statements about federalism, said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

 Robredo: Federalism video not good for Duterte’s image

NAGA CITY --- The controversial video of Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar has given President Duterte and his supporters a bad rap, Vice President Leni Robredo said Thursday. In an interview with the local media here, Robredo said she does not tolerate lasciviousness. READ: 'I-pepe-dede-ralismo' video sparks outrage "Pero ako kasi, iyong mga taong ganito, ano ito e, hindi sila nakakatulong kay Pangulong Duterte. Kung iyong sadya nila ay iyong makatulong, lalo silang hindi nakakatulong. Binibigyan nila ng masamang impression iyong Pangulo kasi sila iyong mga supporters. Dapat sana sila iyong nagdadala ng k...Keep on reading:  Robredo: Federalism video not good for Duterte’s image.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Duterte orders Justice to review Nayong Pilipino lease contract

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review the “grossly disadvantageous” Nayong Pilipino lease contract, Malacanang said on Wednesday. “The President told me that he is calling for DOJ secretary Menardo Guevarra to review the contract. The President called the contract flawed,” Spokesman Harry Roque Jr.said in a radio interview on Wednesday [...] The post Duterte orders Justice to review Nayong Pilipino lease contract appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Mocha video on federalism no big deal to President – Roque

For President Rodrigo Duterte, the "filthy" and "vulgar" video on federalism posted by Assistant Secretary for Presidential Communications Mocha Uson on her blog is no big deal, Malacaang said on Tuesday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters that the President had been shown the video and he appeared "very cool" about it. Roque said the video was among the matters discussed in a "private talk" among the President, Cabinet Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and himself on Monday. Freedom of expression "The President was very cool about it," Roque said. "He's first and foremost a believer of freedom...Keep on reading: Mocha video on federalism no big deal to President – Roque.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Suarez remains minority leader, Duterte on Uson, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The House majority bloc retains Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader. President Duterte does not think much about the controversy sparked by the lewd federalism jingle posted by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. Government rice imports in June fail to bring down rice prices. A ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Duterte very cool about Mocha Uson federalism video

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte does not think much about the controversy sparked by the lewd federalism jingle Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson posted about. "The President was very cool about it. He’s a believer in freedom of expression...To him, it was not really a big thing," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018