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Duterte fires DOTr executive

Duterte fires DOTr executive.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesMay 21st, 2018

Duterte fires PhilHealth chief

PRESIDENT RODRIGO Duterte has fired acting Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Celestina Maria Jude de […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Duterte fires Government Corporate Counsel Jurado

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday fired Rudolf Philip Jurado as the government’s corporate counsel over a legal opinion that the chief executive described as a “stupid proposition.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 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

Duterte fires DOTr Asec Mark Tolentino

Duterte fires DOTr Asec Mark Tolentino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated 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

NAIA runway, Lopez on Duterte, NoKor missile | 12PM wRap

Today on Rappler: NAIA runway closes for emergency repairs Lopez: Duterte and I are on the same page in terms of people's welfare North Korea fires a ballistic missile Production Staff Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Direct.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

Duterte s cursing is affecting the youth, experts say

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's constant cursing during speeches is affecting the youth, experts said on Monday, June 18, as an activist nun said the chief executive should be more mindful of how he conducts himself.  At the weekly Tapatan sa Aristocrat forum in Manila, former St Scholastica's College ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 min. ago

Duterte ready to quit during transition

After a member of the consultative committee (Concom) said that President Duterte could seek reelection if allowed by the new Constitution, the Chief Executive stressed he is ready to step down during the transition to federalism......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 8 min. ago

Duterte urged to penalize slow road contractors

An Opposition House leader yesterday asked President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to issue an executive order (EO) penalizing slow public works contractors to ease traffic. “The bottlenecks created by these messy road diggings cost us billions of pesos in lost economic productivity,” said House deputy minority leader and Buhay Hayaang Yumabong….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Watch Metro Manila Subway 14 Stations – Manila Video

According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) the project subway will operate by the end of the Duterte administration in 2022 and is eyeing to operate its first five stations. It will have stations from Mindanao Avenue, North Avenue, Quezon Avenue, East Avenue, Anonas, Katipunan, Ortigas North, Ortigas South, Kalayaan Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Cayetano… link: Watch Metro Manila Subway 14 Stations – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

             Education and Environment

  In our country the month of June primarily focuses on educational concerns, be it public or private. Although free education is already In full implementation of the K-12 program  realized through the collective efforts of the executive and legislative branches of government of the Duterte administration, this is still a priority concern of parents […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Paolo Duterte, priest killings, PH inflation, Gretchen Barretto | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Criminal probe vs Paolo Duterte over his SALN – Ombudsman. Priest shot dead in Nueva Ecija. DOF criticized for 'misleading' inflation graph . After backlash over viral video, Gretchen Barretto and friends apologize. Executive Producer / Writer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Trillanes hits Duterte for saying someone will shoot him someday

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV fired back at President Rodrigo Duterte  on Sunday, June 10, after the chief executive said "someone will shoot him" someday.  "Now, as to his threat that somebody would shoot me someday, only Duterte would want me dead because it irks him that somebody dared ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

New World-Class Terminal at Mactan-Cebu International Airport Ready for Inauguration

Envisioned as the world’s friendliest resort airport, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s (MCIA) Terminal 2 (T2) building is set to be inaugurated today, June 7, 2018. The inauguration will be led by President Rodrigo Duterte, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, key cabinet members, senators, congressmen, and executives from the private partner, GMR Megawide Cebu […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Martial law not an option

MALACANANG yesterday clarified that there was no talk in the Executive department for President Rodrigo Duterte to impose martial law nationwide to combat criminality and illegal drugs. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after Duterte announced on Wednesday that he may use his emergency power to effect “radical changes”….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

In good shape

THERE is nothing to worry about the health of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said on Thursday, two days after the Chief Executive revealed that he vomited on the plane on his way back to Manila from his official visit in Seoul. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte suffered migraine during….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

ICC to inquire on raps vs Rody

ROQUE: MERE PROCESS TO DETERMINE BASIS President Duterte intends to defend himself, “if need be,” on the crimes against humanity charges that his opponents filed against him before The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque, an international law expert, explained that the ICC’s recognition was simply a proceeding to determine if the case has basis to proceed or not.Roque said Malacañang has received ICC’s notice for a “preliminary examination” on the complaints filed by the lawyer of self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) assassin Edgar Matobato, who is under the care of Duterte’s chief critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.Roque said the 72-year-old Chief Executive is ready to submit himself before the proceedings once he is summoned to The Hague.“The President and I met about this extensively for two hours last night. The President welcomes the preliminary examination because he is sick and tired of being accused,” Roque told reporters. “Obviously, this is intended to embarrass the president. They will fail. The President said that if need be, he will argue his case before the ICC,” he added.Matobato’s counsel Jude Sabio, in April last year, submitted to the ICC a petition against Mr. Duterte on the basis of his apparent admission of “killing” suspected drug traffickers and criminals in Davao City when he was still its Mayor.By June, Trillanes and Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano filed a supplemental complaint against the Chief Executive also at the ICC. The complaint is based on the series of extrajudicial killings attributed to the Duterte administration’s narcotics crackdown.Sabio, in a text message, claimed that the given development is already a victory on their end.“I feel so elated and vindicated. Finally, Mr. Duterte and his cohorts will face criminal investigation by the ICC prosecutor as a prelude to formal criminal investigation,” Sabio said. “It is a huge triumph toward justice. Duterte’s system of death squad killings that he continued in his war on drugs will be investigated and hopefully an arrest warrant will be issued against him and justice will be done,” he added.“I am confident that, based on my communication, as well as that of Sen. Trillanes’ and (Magdalo) Rep. (Gary) Alejano’s, we will hurdle this first big step, and hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued soon by the ICC against Duterte and his cohorts,” he added. Critics overjoyedTrillanes, for his part, claimed that the ICC’s recognition of their complaint should remind Mr. Duterte that he is not above the law.“This development should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law. More importantly, this is the first step for the victims’ families’ quest for justice,” the senator said.But Roque said Trillanes and his group should not celebrate yet.“No one should claim victory… If they think the President has been indicted, they are so wrong,” he said.“There will be no formal investigation to be conducted in the country because at the level of the preliminary examination, where the Court does not include the budget for the prosecutor to come to the Philippines because it is not yet a preliminary investigation,” he said.“Now the objective is to determine if there is reasonable basis to proceed with the formal investigation,” he added.In Sabio’s complaint addressed to ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, he said that the international criminal court’s action “would... be the beginning of the end of this dark, obscene, murderous and evil era in the Philippines.”“Crimes against humanity are crimes of universal jurisdiction, but where a State like the Philippines fails to assume such universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity continuously being committed in its very own territory, then the International Criminal Court will have to intervene into a situation that is grave by any human standard,” Sabio said.“The grim statistics of more than 7,000 drug-related killings cannot be anything but grave, especially if viewed in the context of just seven months since Rodrigo Duterte became the President, compared to only about 3,000 committed during the 20-year Marcos regime. These more than 7,000 drug-related killings translate to roughly 1,000 killings per month,” he added.Two other opposition senators urged Malacañang, instead of criticizing this development, to deal with the issues being hurled at the President.“That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the magnitude of deaths reaching thousands upon thousands in less than two years,” Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.“This is the chance for the government to answer the accusations raised against them. There is no reason to be afraid if the administration is not hiding anything,” Sen. Bam Aquino said.Aquino said this should be a welcome opportunity for the administration to make their case to an unbiased and globally respected tribunal. Villarin wants Roque charged, tooAkbayan Rep Tom Villarin said the entry of the ICC into the issues raised against Duterte gives hope to the thousands killed under the latter’s war on drugs. “It is a welcome development and gives hope to thousands of EJK (extra judicial killings) victims that finally justice will be served,” Villarin said.“This will also hold President Duterte and other top officials involved in the bloody war against drugs accountable as well as it gives us an opportunity to implead other enablers of EJKs, including possibly Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque,” Villarin added.While the Akbayan lawmaker said that the investigation may not lead to Duterte’s puster, he said that it will be damning and damaging to his administration in the eyes of our people and the international community.“I am hopeful that people will now realize the truth and demand accountability from him with all constitutional options available,” Villarin said.Alejano said that the preliminary examination will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation. “I hope that the preliminary examination will be allowed to carry on – unhindered and with full cooperation from concerned authorities, organizations, and personalities,” Alejano, one of those who brought the EJK issue before the ICC, said.“I am confident on the communication we sent to the ICC and strongly believe that President Duterte and those who perpetuate and defend this policy of killing should be held accountable before the law,” Alejano said. Angie M. Rosales, Gerry Baldo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Show data to support BBL’s ‘awesome’ fiscal powers—Recto

Saying that the “law is in the details,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday pressed the government to submit “the economic fine print” that will underpin the proposed Bangsamoro government’s fiscal autonomy.In a request coursed through Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Recto sought “facts and figures that will bolster the financial feasibility” of the Bangsamoro self-ruled homeland.Recto said the submission of these will clarify ambiguities in the provisions in Bangsamoro Basic Law bill, and “hasten its passage in the Senate.””Like any bill, if you scratch the surface of a provision of the BBL, you will find the price tag underneath,” Recto said.Among the data Recto has requested are “national revenue collections in ARMM since its creation to the present, as well as budget utilization of ARMM, including relevant financial statements, from the time it was created.”Included in the request are “budget allocations and subsidies lodged in different national government agencies, earmarked and off-budget revenue sources.”“The purpose is to find out if past allocations to ARMM were at levels sufficient to meet the imperatives of growth, because if these are historically lacking, then we are properly informed not to commit the same mistakes with the future Bangasamoro government,” Recto said. In his letter to Zubiri, Recto also sought additional data on the formula used in computing and allocating the proposed Annual Block Grants, “funds which are to be automatically appropriated and released by the national government.” For 2019, the Block Grant is pegged at P72 billion. “What then is the revenue basis used in setting this amount?” Recto said.Recto likewise requested “elaboration” on the nature of the Special Development Fund, or SDF, which has been pegged at P100 billion for 20 years, P10 billion of which shall be given by the national government the year following the ratification of the BBL.“What is the basis for the SDF? What are examples of projects to be funded by this?” Recto said.He also asked for the “negative list of projects or programs” which cannot be funded by the block grant or by the SDF.Recto also requested for social and economic indicators at all levels of the present ARMM, and “programs that will result in better socio-economic numbers.”He said that BBL proponents in the executive branch should also submit a comparative matrix between Republic Act 6734 (ARMM Organic Act), Republic Act 9054 (Amended ARMM Organic Act), and the BBL.“A side-by-side tale of tapes, comparing past, current models, and the future one would help us create the best BBL which will encapsulate all our dreams and visions for a peaceful, progressive South,” Recto said.The senator reiterated his support “for a constitutionally-compliant, fiscally-responsible, grassroots-accepted organic law for the autonomous region.”Speaker: PDP to campaign vs poll bets against federalismSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) will actively campaign against candidates for senator and other elective positions in the 2019 elections who are opposed to a federal system of government.Speaking before over 3,000 new members of the PDP at the Datu Lipus Makapandong Cultural Center, Alvarez urged the people in the province to support the advocacy of President Duterte and the PDP for a shift to a federal system of government, which he said would open up the development potential of the provinces and the regions.“I have one request, please don’t vote for candidates, particularly for senator, who are opposing federalism,” Alvarez told the new PDP members composed practically of the entire local officials of the province led by Agusan Del Sur Gov. Edward Adolph Plaza, 2nd District rep. Evelyn Mellana and 1st District Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza.With the mass oath-taking, the province of Agusan del Sur became the newest addition to the PDP country.In interview with the local media after the event, Alvarez explained his call against anti-federalism candidates.Alvarez said the ruling party was pushing for federalism to ensure inclusive development, particularly of the poor and neglected areas of the country.Alvarez said it was also time to elevate the political maturity of the nation by focusing the campaign on issues instead of the old practice of politics based solely on popularity or personality.He dared the senatorial hopefuls for the 2019 elections to make a clear stand on the issue of federalism.Alvarez said that if a candidate was opposed to federalism then he was clearly against the interest of provinces and regions.Accompanying Alvarez in the event were Davao City 1st District Rep. Karlo Nograles and Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Rep. Reynaldo Umali, whom the Speaker said would be included in the senatorial slate of the administration party for the 2019 senatorial contest.Earlier, Alvarez said that among the benefits of federalism was that the regions or states would retain the lion’s share of the taxes, instead of having to make do with the meager share the central government was currently sending back to the provinces.He said it was crucial to achieve a shift to a federal system of government within the term of President Duterte, who was the only presidential candidate in the 2016 elections who pushed for a federal system of government.Kimberly Otaza, 26, municipal councilor of Loreto, Agusan Del Sur, who was among the new PDP members, said she fully embraces the idea of federalism.Another new PDP member, 45-year old Duric Gavino, a barangay kagawad of Brgy. Poblacion, Prosperidad town of the province, also expressed support for a shift to a new form of government.Gavino added that he was thankful that President Duterte and the PDP are pushing for a shift to a federal form of government.“So, we thank the President. We support federalism.” he stressed.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018