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Duterte has put military in a predicament — Sereno

  President Rodrigo Duterte created a dangerous precedent and put the military in a predicament when he voided the amnesty given to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV as a military rebel years ago, as his move opened to invalidation the amnesty grants to many active soldiers, former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said on Wednesday.   One of those amnestied soldiers is Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Sereno said.   Sen. Gregorio Honasan, chair of the Senate committee on national defense and security, could also lose his amnesty, she said.   Both Galvez and Honasan were granted amnesty for their roles i...Keep on reading: Duterte has put military in a predicament — Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerSep 13th, 2018

Ompong, Sereno on Duterte, inflation | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Ompong, International name Mangkhut, enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility or PAR at 3 pm, Wednesday, September 12. Ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno slams President Rodrigo Duterte for – in her words – dragging the military into his political mess. Socioeconomic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia says President Rodrigo Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Duterte vs Sereno: from “I will order them not to honor you” in August 2016 to “you have to be out of the Supreme Court” in April 2018   

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) — When President Rodrigo Duterte declared Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno his “enemy” on April 9, that wasn’t the first time he went ballistic against her. Exactly 20 months earlier, on August 9, 2016 in the military’s Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City, Duterte warned he will “order […] The post Duterte vs Sereno: from “I will order them not to honor you” in August 2016 to “you have to be out of the Supreme Court” in April 2018    appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Groups blast military for ‘illegally’ detaining 2 women HR workers

A militant human rights group on Monday lambasted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for allegedly detaining two women who were human rights workers in Cagayan de Oro City, in what they described as a sweeping crackdown against groups critical to the Duterte administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Duterte certifies AFP pension bill as urgent

MALACAÑANG on Friday said that President Rodrigo R. Duterte has certified as urgent the Military and Uniformed Personnel (MUP) Pension Reform Bill......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Duterte to armed forces, cabinet: stay neutral in elections

President Rodrigo Duterte urged the military not to engage in partisan politics in the upcoming election during an event in Naga City on Friday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Duterte: Reform military pension system

Duterte: Reform military pension system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Duterte wants military pension reform certified as urgent

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to certify a proposed measure reforming the pension system for retired soldiers as urgent, president Salvador Panelo said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Duterte to certify military pension reform bill as urgent

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will certify as urgent a bill that seeks to reform the pension system for military and uniformed personnel, Malacañang said on Thursday, February 7. The President made the decision during the 34th Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, February 6, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Duterte: Philippines will not buy weapons from US - Philstar.com

Duterte: Philippines will not buy weapons from US Philippine Star President Rodrigo Duterte declared that the Philippines would no longer purchase arms and military equipment from the United States f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

Philippines safe, no spillover of Mindanao violence - Philstar.com - Philippine Star

'Philippines safe, no spillover of Mindanao violence' - Philstar.com Philippine Star Even with President Duterte's order for a military offensive against terrorists, Malacaang yesterday a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

[ANALYSIS] Despite Duterte rhetoric, US military gains forward base in PH

The United States has gained a forward base for its Pacific Air Force in the Philippines despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s rhetoric against the country’s oldest security ally and former colonial master and his pivot to China. In mid-January, US Air Force F-16 “Fighting Falcon” fighter planes deployed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Duterte says church bombing a ‘suicide’ attack but military says otherwise

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday twin explosions that killed 20 people in a church on a southern island at the weekend may have been a suicide attack, citing a briefing given to him by military commanders. Duterte’s comments run counter to statements by military and police officials on Tuesday, who said the bombs inside […] The post Duterte says church bombing a ‘suicide’ attack but military says otherwise appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Military unleashes air strikes on Sulu after Duterte s all-out war order

"We are utilizing all the military or AFP might against... Abu Sayyaf.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Duterte wants ‘all-out war’ vs Jolo mass murderers, terror groups

ZAMBOANGA CITY - President Duterte's marching orders to the troops in Sulu: an all-out war against the terror groups and give justice to the victims, a military official said. Colonel Gerry Besana, public affairs officer of the Western Mindanao Command, said the President issued the orders to the troops in Sulu when he arrived here on Monday. "Basically, ang marching order nya, all-out war versus the terrorist groups, run after those mass murderer and to give justice to their victims," Besana told the Inquirer. Jolo town mayor Kherkar Tan said police were on a manhunt operation against the four young men spotted on CCTV minutes before the blasts. "There are four young men in ...Keep on reading: Duterte wants ‘all-out war’ vs Jolo mass murderers, terror groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Retired Army officer appointed DSWD undersecretary

President Rodrigo Duterte has named retired military man Felicisimo Budiongan as new undersecretary at the DSWD. Retired Army officer appointed DSWD undersecretary President Duterte has named retired military man Felicisimo Budiongan as new undersecretary at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Source link: Retired Army officer appointed DSWD undersecretary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Duterte appoints ex- military official as DSWD USec 

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed another retired military officer to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Duterte named formerAssistant Division Commander of the Mechanized Infantry Division of the Philippine Army Felicisimo Budiongan as DSWD undersecretary.       The President signed Budiongan's appointment paper on January 23, 2019. Budiongan served as assistant division commander from November 2016 to August 2018.   Budiongan joins the growing list of retired military officials appointed in government.   DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista is a former Chief of Staff of the Armed For...Keep on reading: Duterte appoints ex- military official as DSWD USec .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Duterte: Military, police to remain neutral in polls

President Duterte has renewed his assurance that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) would remain neutral during the 2019 elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

AS THE BAMBOOS SWAY | Team Duterte vs Team Filipinos

Nonetheless, in spite of increase in pay bribery, there should be military men who still have the integrity to really stand by the Philippine Constitution and join the Team Filipinos, eventually. Yes, indeed, even just the increasing prices of goods and services should be enough for the final score to be against Team Duterte. Yes, indeed, future history has already been written. In which team are you in?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

The generals coup in 2018: Duterte breaks up with Reds

The generals' coup in 2018: Duterte breaks up with Reds Rappler The military elbows the communists out of government, and turns the President who once called himself leftist into becoming the reb.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Duterte: Philippines will not buy weapons from US

President Rodrigo Duterte declared that the Philippines would no longer purchase arms and military equipment from the United States for its criticism of the government's campaign against illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019