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Duterte orders probe into P60 million DOT advertisement

President Duterte has ordered an investigation into the P60-million ad placement by the Department of Tourism for the television program of his media allies and brothers of tourism chief Wanda Tulfo-Teo......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 1st, 2018

Letters From Davao by Jun Ledesma

EJK THE FAVORITE DISH of the political opposition, leftists and the pan-handling human rights watch organizations had always been extra-judicial-killing. And their principal suspect is then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte now President of the Republic of the Philippines.  EJK is actually a political propaganda leveled by the adversaries of the unbeatable Mayor who, during his term as mayor, ran practically unopposed. Those who salivate for the position and dared to run were not only trounced but end up humiliated because the results of the elections have always been lopsided in favor of Digong. The last attempt of his political rivals was to consort with the Commission on Human Rights which was then chaired by Leila de Lima. This was in 2009 a few months before elections in 2010. The local human rights organization and HRW New York connived with CHR to the death of what they claimed were 280 plus victims of EJK. As if this was not enough, they succeeded in bringing in Philip Alston, a Rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, to lend drama to the much ballyhooed probe conducted by CHR Chair De Lima.  HRW New York also published a book titled “You Can Die Anytime…”. For over five months of intensive and expansive investigation within which time Duterte took a leave of absence and gave up his supervisory over the police,  to assure the probers a free hand, De Lima and her team never produced a piece of evidence. CHR Chair De Lima even added spice to her task. All the members of her probe team were from Manila. The summons and warrants she all secured from the Regional Trial Courts in Metro Manila because according to her she cannot trust the judges in Davao because they are scared of the Davao Death Squads of Duterte. Well, she became Secretary of Justice and then Senator. She continued haranguing Duterte with EJK issue. The sound bites had all become too familiar as it had become too boring. When she became Senator, she resurrected the EJK charges against Mayor Duterte, who had been catapulted to the highest position of the land by then. This time she had fellow Sen. Antonio Trillanes to revive her issue against Duterte. The duo produced two witnesses, Matobato and Lascañas who at the start of the senate drama contradicted each other but then later sang the same but discordant tune. Matobato had earlier confessed that by himself he killed over 200 on orders of Duterte. Lascañas who refuted the claims of Matobato later turned 180 degrees and joined him for reasons that can be subjected to millions of speculations. This time the duo claimed they buried more than 2,200 EJK victims in an abandoned quarry which is just about three kilometers from city hall. It was the same (Laud) quarry where, in 2009, CHR Chair De Lima made several diggings to look for cadavers but found none. Oh well, they actually unearthed an incomplete skeletal remains of what looked like a Cro-Magnon man along with two pairs of a new license car plates. If you do not call that planted pieces of evidence I do not know what those are but the RTC Judge in Makati threw these out for the badly deteriorated skeletons and the license plates are inadmissible in court. As DOJ Secretary and Senator one wonders why she never came back with pick and shovel this time with Matobato and Lascañas in tow. They could have easily pinpoint the graveyard since they alleged they buried their victims there. This time with more than 2,200 victims buried in that small quarry land, one can shoot an arrow in the air and it could fell anywhere on a burial ground and find their victims there. Instead, De Lima, Trillanes, Matobato and Lascañas opted to unearth their victims in the halls of the senate. I must say though that they succeeded in their quest because they not only increased the numbers of alleged EJK from 300 to 2,200 in Davao City alone and then to 3,000 plus which became the adopted figure of Time Magazine, Rappler and the rest of anti-Duterte publications. The exaggeration did not end there for anywhere from 7,000 to  over 13,000 is now what you see in their score board. The amplification of EJK estimates also depend on events. Before the ASEAN summit in Manila,  an organization even came out with a jarring figures alleging 30-million perished by EJK in the Philippines. Whatever are the concocted figures  by whoever extrapolates or publishes it the fact remains that majority of the Filipinos supports President Duterte on his war on drugs.  This is reflected by the results of surveys which complimented each other’s findings. The positive indicators however are always drowned by the noise and overestimations of the rabid critics of Duterte. For whatever reasons moreover, recently the razzmatazz over EJK had died down as quickly as the numbers of the victims rise. I can only attribute this to the potential bombshell that the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine will create. Suddenly parents of children inoculated with the vaccine are confronted with a terrible and horrible prospect their kids might suffer the severe attack of dengue. The attack dogs that had a pound of flesh of Duterte had their tails behind their legs and the rabid fangs clamped. It is time to think of how to parry the slings […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Duterte orders probe on missing smuggled rice

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has ordered the immediate investigation of the alleged theft of 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice in Zamboanga City. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. said Thursday in a Palace press briefing that the Chief Executive is “visibly upset” over the said incident of stealing of smuggled rice. Roque said the President also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

‘Upset’ Duterte orders probe on missing 23k sacks of smuggled rice

  President Rodrigo Duterteon Thursdayordered an investigation on the missing 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice in Zamboanga City, Malacaang said.   "The President was visibly upset with the missing 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice in Zamboanga City," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing.   "The President has ordered an immediate investigation of this incident and that instructions were given for both the NFA OIC and Customs commissioner to place on preventive suspension individuals who may be part of this scheme," Roque added. /kga...Keep on reading: ‘Upset’ Duterte orders probe on missing 23k sacks of smuggled rice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

LIVE: Senate probe into DOT ad placement controversy

The Senate blue ribbon committee on Tuesday will conduct an inquiry into the allegedly anomalous P60-million advertisement placement made by the Department of Tourism with state-run PTV......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Ben Tulfo dares Trillanes on corruption claim: Say it to my face

  Television host Ben Tulfo dared Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday to say to his face that he is corrupt, as the lawmaker earlier alleged in the media.   Tulfo and Trillanes came face to face when the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee began its probe on the P60-million advertisement deal with state-run PTV-4.   "Maraming nagsasabi (na) kami daw ay magnanakaw, at pag isang bagay na ninakaw, e bakit mo isasauli. Ang may sabi nyan... si Sen. Trillanes. Narinig ko 'yan sa TV," he said in his opening statement.   The supposed remark of Trillanes was in response to Tulfo's earlier statement that he would not return the money to the government &n...Keep on reading: Ben Tulfo dares Trillanes on corruption claim: Say it to my face.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Senate probe into DOT ad controversy up to blue ribbon chair — Sotto

The decision to investigate the P60-million Department of Tourism DOT advertisement controversy would be on the hands of the Blue Ribbon Committee chair, Senate President Tito Sotto said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Duterte orders DILG audit of mayors intel funds

MANILA, Philippines – Dismayed that  1.5 million Filipino families fall victim to crime , President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to "audit" the intelligence funds of local officials, with a focus on mayors. DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año  shared this in a radio interview on Wednesday, June 27. "Pinapa-audit din sa akin ng ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

‘Tanim-bala’ again? Du30 orders probe

Airport officials beat 24-hour deadline given by Duterte for ‘bullet-planting’ investigation PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte issued a 24-hour ultimatum for officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to investigate and submit a report on an alleged incident of “tanim bala” (planted bullet) there. Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go told….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Duterte orders probe of tanim bala incident at Naia

DAVAO CITY - President Rodrigo Duterte ordered officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to investigate and submit a report on an alleged incident of 'tanim bala' (planted bulle.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Duterte orders probe of & apos;tanim bala& apos; incident at Naia - Inquirer.net

Duterte orders probe of 'tanim bala' incident at Naia - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Duterte orders probe of ‘tanim bala’ incident at Naia

DAVAO CITY -- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to investigate and submit a report on an alleged incident of "tanim bala" (planted bullet) there. Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go told reporters here that the President had expected "all concerned agencies" to submit their reports on the July 15 incident reported by a Kristine Moran within 24 hours starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. "We are expecting them to comply or face the consequences," Go said. Moran, who claimed to be a government employee, said on Facebook that she and some of her relatives were heading for Zamboanga City via NAIA 3 when the incident took place...Keep on reading: Duterte orders probe of ‘tanim bala’ incident at Naia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

PhilHealth interim chief denies misusing agency’s funds

  Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) interim president Celestina Ma. Jude de la Sernaon Tuesdayassured lawmakers that she was not misusing the agency's funds.   At the joint oversight committee hearing on the performance of PhilHealth, De la Serna said she did not violate any law amid reports she spent more than half a billion pesos for travel.   "Let me assure you I am here in PhilHealth to protect the people's money, to ensure that every peso translates into better healthcare our people," De la Serna said.   READ: Duterte orders probe of PhilHealth OIC for alleged excessive trips   The Commission on Audit (COA) had earlier...Keep on reading: PhilHealth interim chief denies misusing agency’s funds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Duterte orders probe vs PhilHealth chief on travels

Duterte orders probe vs PhilHealth chief on travels Source link link: Duterte orders probe vs PhilHealth chief on travels.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Duterte orders probe of PhilHealth OIC for alleged excessive trips

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered an investigation into the reported excessive trips and allowances of the interim president of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), Malacaangsaid on Monday. "Well, alam ko po iimbestigahan din po iyan ng Presidente," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing. [Well, I know that the President is having that investigated.] The Commission on Audit (COA) had earlier askedPhilHealth officer-in-charge Celestina Ma. Jude de la Serna to explain her travels amounting to P627,293.04 in just one year despite the agency's massive net income loss of P8.92 billion. Roque said the President was serious in cleaning the...Keep on reading: Duterte orders probe of PhilHealth OIC for alleged excessive trips.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Who is Sister Patricia Fox and why is Duterte mad at her?

Australian missionary Patricia Fox has been on the headlines since she was detained by the Bureau of Immigration upon orders of President Duterte for having a “foul mouth” and alleged “disorderly conduct.” READ: Duterte: ‘I ordered Australian nun’s probe’ What exactly has the 71-year-old nun done during the 27 years she has been in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Duterte admits ordering probe vs Australian nun

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte took "full responsibility" for the temporary detention of Australian missionary nun Sister Patricia Fox, admitting he had ordered the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to investigate her. "It was upon my orders, implemented by the BI, and I take full responsibility, legal or ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Duterte orders Boracay closed, Aguirre stays as DOJ secretary, Zuckerberg on Facebook | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte orders the closure of Boracay for 6 months, starting April 26.  Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II  attends a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday without getting fired by President Rodrigo Duterte.  Facebook says the personal data of up to 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Duterte communications chief orders probe into media ID card fiasco

A sample of the controversial Malacanang Press ID that was released in early March to reporters covering President Rodrigo Duterte CONTRIBUTED PHOTO COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Martin Andanar has ordered an investigation on the alleged breach of protocol regarding the new identification cards (IDs) given to members of the Malacanang Press Corps (MPC). In a text message… link: Duterte communications chief orders probe into media ID card fiasco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Duterte communications chief orders probe into media ID card fiasco

COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Martin Andanar has ordered an investigation on the alleged breach of protocol regarding the new identification cards (IDs) given to members of the Malacanang Press Corps (MPC). In a text message to reporters, Andanar said that his staff did not show the backflip of the ID to him and that the final design [...] The post Duterte communications chief orders probe into media ID card fiasco appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

President Duterte on International Criminal Court probe: Not in a million years

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte will not allow himself to be investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is now conducting a prelim.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018