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Duterte popularity puzzles solon

For Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, it's perplexing that President Duterte has continued to enjoy a high popularity rating despite his "irreverence" for institutions, pro-China stance and violation of human rights. The President scored a net satisfaction rating of +56 during the first quarter this year, according to a Social Weather Stations survey taken from March 23 to 27. This is a two-point drop from his +58 rating last December. Both ratings were considered "very good." "It is a puzzle that despite the failure of President Rodrigo Duterte to deliver most of his campaign promises, his irreverence to established institutions, including the Catholic Church, his unpatriotic surrender ...Keep on reading: Duterte popularity puzzles solon.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 1st, 2018

Imperial President

“I posited the mutability of presidential powers.” By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life…” J.M. Burn Recently, a distinguished solon came to town expressing his perplexity (euphemism for disbelief) over the staying power of the popularity of President Duterte. Going against historical […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Price Hikes Test Once-Unshakable Popularity of Philippine President

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte heads into a third year in office, a spike in consumer prices is testing the popularity of the tough-talking leader, who is best known.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Price Hikes Test Once-Unshakable Popularity of Philippine President

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte heads into a third year in office, a spike in consumer prices is testing the popularity of the tough-talking leader, who is best known.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Roque: Solon s report on seriously ill Duterte is misinformation

Roque: Solon s report on seriously ill Duterte is misinformation.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Solon seeks probe on Xiamen plane mishap

WHILE underscoring the need to develop an alternative airport outside Metro Manila, the chairman of the House committee on transportation said yesterday it is up to President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to sack concerned transport officials who could be held responsible over their failure to prevent the nightmare caused by Xiamen….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Media asked to devote airtime to PSA

In keeping with the Duterte government’s unofficial call for unity and cooperation among all sectors, a solon recently urged media outlets to contribute in spreading more information about important topics affecting the country today Broadcast media should devote 20 minutes of regular airtime a day for Public Service Announcements (PSA) to inform the people of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Sen. Trillanes on ‘ulterior’ motives behind federalism

NEW YORK--- In Manila last month for some work, I managed to interview Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, arguably the fiercest opposition solon---aside from Senator Leila de Lima, now in detention on what most believe are trumped-up drug charges. Senator Trillanes is a rather large thorn in President Duterte's side. In June, the president, railing against the young senator in his native Cebuano, stated that "he believes that he's the only tough one around because nobody fought him back. But there will come a day that someone will shoot him because he's arrogant." Since this interview, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has been deposed and in his place is former president and now Congresswoman...Keep on reading: Sen. Trillanes on ‘ulterior’ motives behind federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Solon says Duterte’s anti-drug drive a failure

WITH thousands of deaths already recorded, the government’s anti-illegal drugs campaign has become front and center of issues in the local and international community. But while the people are becoming aware of the illegal drugs problem in the country and crime rate went down, except for murder and homicide, the Duterte regime’s Drug war is […] The post Solon says Duterte’s anti-drug drive a failure appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Draft federal charter irrepealable, ex-Bayan Muna solon warns

The proposed federal government Constitution drafted by President Rodrigo Duterte's consultative committee is "irrepealable," a former militant lawmaker warned......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Duterte still in ‘honeymoon’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appears to be still in a honeymoon period despite a decline in surveys ratings. In fact, Duterte has managed to keep a high level of popularity in his two years in power. The just-released 2018 second quarter surveys by Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia give a….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Solon: Stop attacking Cha-cha, back DU30

A HOUSE leader yesterday rallied public support for the Duterte administration and urged critics to propose amendments to the 1987 Constitution instead of attacking its efforts to change the course of the country. “We know very well that the 1987 Constitution is flawed; every flawed system should be reformed dahil….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Duterte & apos;concerned& apos; over slay of Tawi-Tawi vice mayor – solon - Inquirer.net

Duterte 'concerned' over slay of Tawi-Tawi vice mayor – solon - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Akbayan solon tells SF seniors federalism poses threat to PH sovereignty

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rep. Barry Gutierrez spoke with Filipino senior citizens, including World War II veterans during a livestreamed forum on the West Philippine Sea, Saturday, July 7,warning that the federalism being pushed by the Duterte administration poses a threat to Philippine sovereignty.   "Federalism could break up the Philippines into smaller states that could be more susceptible to China's influence (on the West Philippine sea territorial conflict)," said the Akbayan Partylist representative to the 16thPhilippine Congress. Gutierrez spoke via livestream video to a large group of Filipinos at a senior residence in downtown San Francisco, at a forum hosted by t...Keep on reading: Akbayan solon tells SF seniors federalism poses threat to PH sovereignty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Solon blames President for killing of 2 mayors

  Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin on Wednesday blamed the deadly attacks on two local officials this week on President Rodrigo Duterte who, he said, inspired disrespect for the rule of law by promising protection to police who would kill drug users and dealers.   According to the opposition lawmaker, the shooting deaths of the mayors of Tanauan City, Batangas province, and General Tinio, Nueva Ecija province, showed that once the rule of law is abandoned, "anybody with a gun and a grudge has a license to kill people without worrying about the consequences."   No prosecution   He said the President himself gave the license to kill by repeatedly assur...Keep on reading: Solon blames President for killing of 2 mayors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Popular Duterte toys with Philippine democracy

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte could leverage historic-high popularity ratings to impose an 'imperial' presidency with few checks or balances on his rule.........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Solon cautions on issuance of arms to barangay officials

A leader of the House of Representatives said the proposal to arm barangay chiefs should be studied carefully should the Duterte government intend to implement it. Solon cautions on issuance of arms to barangay officials A leader of the House of Representatives said on Tuesday the proposal to arm barangay chiefs should be studied carefully… link: Solon cautions on issuance of arms to barangay officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Tanauan mayor’s slay ‘shows how rule of law has been abandoned’ – solon

The assassination of Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan in Batangas inbroad daylight "shows how the rule of law has been abandoned,"opposition lawmaker Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin said Monday. Halili was shot and killed during the flag raising ceremony at city hall on Monday. READ:Tanauan mayor dead after flag ceremony shooting| Tanauan mayor gunned down while singing national anthem-- witnesses Halili had as been indicted for his alleged involvement in drugs and condemned by the Commission on Human Rights for his "walk of shame" campaign for drug pushers in Tanauan. His assassination, Villarin said, showed that"the cornerstone of Duterte's anti-illegal drug policy is the tombston...Keep on reading: Tanauan mayor’s slay ‘shows how rule of law has been abandoned’ – solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Duterte take on ‘jueteng’ puzzles STL workers

LUCENA CITY---The army of Small Town Lottery (STL) bet collectors here was surprised and puzzled by what appeared to be President Rodrigo Duterte going soft on the illegal numbers game "jueteng."   "Jueteng has long been dead in the province with the introduction of STL," said Mario Lagustan, a former jueteng and now STL collector.   "We know because we're former jueteng collectors and now comfortable with STL," Lagustan said.   On Friday, the President said in a speech at the National Information and Communications Summit 2018 at SMX Convention Center that jueteng contributed to economic activity in the provinces.   He also expressed conce...Keep on reading: Duterte take on ‘jueteng’ puzzles STL workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Duterte Year 2: TRAIN threatens poor, president s popularity

Here's President Rodrigo Duterte's problem: rising prices in the Philippines—partly stoked by his new tax law—continue to hit his political base, and some say help from the government is likely to be delayed and inadequate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Youth solon says House reso on Duterte’s ‘tambay order’ on the way

Kabataan party-list Representative Sarah Elago on Saturday said resolutions are already underway at the House of Representatives to seek an investigation on President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to apprehend loiterers in the streets, as well as their mauling in the precints. Source link link: Youth solon says House reso on Duterte’s ‘tambay order’ on the way.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018