DOJ secretaries not the first: Courtesy resignations under Duterte admin

President Duterte's fraternity brothers who are top officials at the Department of Justice are asked to tender "courtesy" resignations. These are just the latest in a string of quitting officials under Duterte's watch......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonApr 30th, 2018

Guevarra out to form own DOJ strike force

The grip of President Rodrigo Duterte's fraternity brothers on the Department of Justice (DOJ) may be coming to an end. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday confirmed that he had directed all assistant secretaries and undersecretaries at the DOJ --- including four members of the Lex Talionis fraternity, which counts the President and former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II among its alumni --- to hand in "unqualified courtesy resignations." "All sitting DOJ undersecretaries and assistant secretaries have [already] tendered their courtesy resignations," Guevarra said in a text message to the Inquirer. Asked if he would reappoint some of them, he said: "I can onl...Keep on reading: Guevarra out to form own DOJ strike force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

DoJ deputies ordered to resign to give agency chief ‘free hand’

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio ALL incumbent Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries of the Department of Justice have been directed to “tender their unqualified courtesy resignations to (President Rodrigo R. Duterte)… not later than 30 April, 2018,” following a memorandum by Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra. Mr. Guevarra in his memorandum dated April 24 and released […] The post DoJ deputies ordered to resign to give agency chief ‘free hand’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Duterte wants coconut agency board members to resign

Ahead of the enactment of the coconut levy fund bill, President Duterte wants executives of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) to tender their courtesy resignations, according to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 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

DOT execs ordered to submit courtesy resignations

As Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat assumed her post as the head of the Department of Tourism on Tuesday, she ordered the undersecretaries and assistant secretaries of former Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo to submit their respective courtesy resignations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Duterte tells 2 DOJ, DPWH assistant secretaries to resign

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte has advised two assistant secretaries from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to resign due to alleged corruption, Malacañang said. "The President has advised two assistant secretaries to tender their resignations ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Justice officials have handed in resignation — Guevarra

Justice undersecretaries and assistant secretaries who served under the helm of former Justice chief Vitaliano Aguirre II have all tendered their courtesy resignations, following Aguirre's stepping down from his post......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Duterte tells Aquino appointees to submit courtesy resignations

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) – The Palace on Monday evening asked all heads of offices appointed during the previous administration to submit courtesy resignations within seven days. This after President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday complained .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2016

Aquino appointees given a week to tender resignation

Malacañang on Monday gave all presidential appointees seven days to submit their courtesy resignations to give President Rodrigo R. Duterte a free hand in his effort to rid the bureaucracy of corruption. The Office of the President issued the directive.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 22nd, 2016

Reelectionists, pro-admin candidates in top 15 – survey

Reelectionist senators and those seeking to regain their Senate seats, many of them supporters of President Duterte, dominated the list of candidates likely to win in the midterm elections in May, according to results of the latest Pulse Asia survey released on Friday.   An independent, Sen. Grace Poe, remained on top of the list of 15 candidates with a "statistical chance of winning" if the elections had been held during the Jan. 26-31 survey period, Pulse Asia said.   Administration bet and former presidential aide Bong Go showed the biggest gain, landing in eighth spot.   In addition to Poe, the top six candidates were Sen. Cynthia Villar followed ...Keep on reading: Reelectionists, pro-admin candidates in top 15 – survey.....»»

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Duterte attends Sergio Mendes concert on Valentine s Day

After rallying support for his choice senatorial candidates, President Rodrigo Duterte spent the rest of his Valentine's Day at a Sergio Mendes concert. Duterte was accompanied by some Cabinet members at the Brazilian musician's concert, held in Solaire Resort & Casino in Parañaque City. The secretaries brought along their wives ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

United opposition only way to defeat admin slate – Juana Change

  MANILA, Philippines --- Activist-comedienne Mae "Juana Change" Paner said Tuesday that the only way to beat administration senatorial candidates in this year's midterm election is for the opposition to get their acts together in unity. On the sidelines of Otso Diretso's sortie in Caloocan City, Paner called on former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to support his co-candidates in the opposition amid rumors of discord between him and the rest of the coalition's senatorial bets. Paner said Roxas should realize that a concerted effort is needed if the opposition wants to beat senatorial candidates backed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Of the eight members of Otso Diretso, onl...Keep on reading: United opposition only way to defeat admin slate – Juana Change.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

From Duterte, a suggestion to make tourism ad more fun

Apparently for President Duterte, it will be more fun if the three secretaries on top of the country's big-ticket environment cleanups, such as Boracay and Manila Bay, appear in the advertisement refreshing the slogan "It's More Fun in the Philippines."   "The President made the joke and said that (Environment) Secretary (Roy) Cimatu, (Interior) Secretary (Eduardo) Ao and I should be in the commercial," Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat told the Inquirer.   Conceptualized to lure more tourists into the country, the new 18-second advertisement will be launched on Feb. 18.   The triumvirate of Cimatu, Ao and Puyat spearheaded the massive rehabilitat...Keep on reading: From Duterte, a suggestion to make tourism ad more fun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Duterte claims ‘no government resources for admin candidates’

A few days before the campaign kicks off on Feb. 12, President Duterte vowed last night that no government official, state facility and people’s money would be used for pro-administration bets or for the derailment of bids of political enemies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Israel, Russia reaffirm ties with PHL

ISRAELI Ambassador Rafael Harpaz and Russian Ambassador Igor Khovaev paid courtesy calls to President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday to reaffirm ties with the Philippines, Malacañang said on Thursday night......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Palace: Filipinos’ outlook on quality of life a ‘repudiation’ vs admin critics

      MANILA, Philippines---Filipinos' positive outlook toward their quality of life and the Philippine economy is a "repudiation" against the skeptics of the Duterte administration, Malacaang said Friday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued the statement in response to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing that the number of Filipino who viewed their lives improved over the past 12 months increased by 37 percent from the previous 28 percent of September 2018. The survey, which was conducted last December 2018, also showed that people were optimistic that the Philippine economy in 2019 would get better. READ: SWS: More Filipinos ...Keep on reading: Palace: Filipinos’ outlook on quality of life a ‘repudiation’ vs admin critics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Manila Bay rehab to continue beyond Duterte admin

DENR assured House members that the ongoing rehabilitation of Manila Bay would last beyond the Duterte administration. Manila Bay rehab to continue beyond Duterte admin The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) assured House members Wednesday that the ongoing rehabilitation of Manila Bay would last beyond the Duterte administration. Source link: Manila Bay rehab to continue beyond Duterte admin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Rodel Batocabe slay whistle-blower gets P20 million

The witness who blew the whistle in the murder of Ako Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe last month is now P20 million richer, courtesy of the bounty President Duterte offered for anybody who could provide leads for the immediate arrest of the assailants......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Duterte yet to accept Customs resignations

Malacañang has yet to remove 18 Customs political appointees told to leave last Oct. Most are still holding key posts, to the detriment of a cleanup ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

De Lima to gov’t: Heed UN call to end attacks vs human-rights defenders

      MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday urged the Philippine government to heed a United Nations special rapporteur's call to end the attacks against human-rights defenders in the country, notably those critical of the Duterte administration. Last Dec. 19, UN special rapporteur Michel Forst released an assessment report which highlighted the so-called "stigmatization, defamation, judicial harassment, arbitrary arrest, and criminalization of defenders" as a key area of concern in the Philippines. READ: UN expert asks Duterte admin: Stop maligning human rights advocates But Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo belitt...Keep on reading: De Lima to gov’t: Heed UN call to end attacks vs human-rights defenders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019