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Duterte tells why he did not vote

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said he skipped the barangay elections for “purely political” reasons – “to erase the suspicion” among his candidate-friends about his support. The President also explained he was busy monitoring the elections. “Purely political. Lahat ‘yung tumakbo kaibigan ko. Almost all were my supporters during the last….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 15th, 2018

PH election to UN rights committee draws praise, flak

The Philippines has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) despite rights groups' complaints that a government widely condemned internationally for a brutal war on drugs doesn't belong in a group meant to call out abuses. The country's election on Friday through an uncontested balloting in the UN General Assembly "puts pressure" on the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to "address numerous allegations of rights violations," the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said. Fierce lobbying ahead of the vote by Iceland against Manila's inclusion fell short with the Philippines making it to the 47-member council along with 17 other new members. Malac...Keep on reading: PH election to UN rights committee draws praise, flak.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

PH election to UNHRC ‘recognizes’ admin’s ‘respect’ for rights – Panelo

The Philippines' re-election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) shows recognition that the Duterte administration "respects" human rights, according to newly-appointed presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo. The Philippines received 165 of the 192 votes from member-states to gain a seat in the council during the UN General Assembly last Friday, Oct. 12. The Philippines would serve its fourth term in the UNHRC from 2018 to 2020. "A vote of 165 out of the 192 votes cast by Member-States is a recognition that our government respects human rights and will not tolerate abuse by those in authority," Panelo said in a statement issued on Saturday. Panelo noted ...Keep on reading: PH election to UNHRC ‘recognizes’ admin’s ‘respect’ for rights – Panelo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

It s War | Conclusion

After more than two years and  an estimated 23,518 deaths under investigation , Rappler tells the story of Rodrigo Duterte's drug war from the eyes of the killers. In early 2017, the Philippine National Police (PNP)  arrested  members of a vigilante gang suspected of preying on drug suspects and criminals in Tondo, Manila. The group was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Duterte tells Cabinet medical test results came back negative

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte told his Cabinet that his medical test results came back "negative," said two sources present at the Cabinet meeting held on Monday, October 8. Duterte himself brought up the issue of his health in the middle of the meeting during a lull in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Pimentel on Roque quitting Senate bid: ‘Sayang’

        Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III said it would be a waste if Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque abandons his Senate bid in the 2019 elections.     On Oct. 5, President Rodrigo Duterte said Roque will not win if he decides to run for a seat in the Senate and offered him a new job instead.   READ: Duterte tells Roque to forget Senate run; offers him new job     In an interview with DWIZ, Pimentel said Roque could be nominated as the new chairman of Senate committee on foreign relations, noting that he is an expert in international law.     "Sayang namn si Secretary Harry R...Keep on reading: Pimentel on Roque quitting Senate bid: ‘Sayang’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

PH salvaging self through drug war, Cayetano tells U.N.

MANILA, Philippines – Justifying President Rodrigo Duterte's  bloody drug war , Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told the United Nations General Assembly that the Philippine government is "salvaging" its "deteriorating country" from becoming a narco-state. "As a sovereign and democratic country led by our duly-elected President, we are on track ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Duterte tells troops: No need to stage a coup

President Duterte stressed that government forces do not need to stage a coup to oust him, saying he is ready to step down if they give him a good reason to do so......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Palace tells LANDBANK to ease lending requirements for farmers

MALACAÑANG said Thursday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants the Land Bank of the Philippines (LANDBANK) to reduce the hurdles for obtaining farm loans. The post Palace tells LANDBANK to ease lending requirements for farmers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Teresita de Castro won’t vote on ICC withdrawal case

The Supreme Court will rule on the case involving the Duterte administration’s withdrawal of the country’s membership in the International Criminal Court without the vote of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Ex-commissioner tells Duterte to respect COA

Ex-commissioner tells Duterte to respect COA.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

COA deserves respect, former commissioner tells Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Former Commission on Audit (COA) commissioner Heidi Mendoza called out President Rodrigo Duterte for belittling the government body and even threatening to throw one of its auditors down the stairs. In a Facebook post on Monday, September 17, Mendoza said employees and officials of COA work ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Duterte signs law creating 8th district for vote-rich Cavite

MANILA, Philippines – Eight months before the 2019 elections, President Rodrigo Duterte signed a law creating an 8th legislative district for the vote-rich province of Cavite. Republic Act Number 11069 was signed by Duterte on Friday, September 14. The new arrangement will take effect in the next national and local ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Duterte signs law creating 8th district for vote-rich Cavite - Rappler

Duterte signs law creating 8th district for vote-rich Cavite - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

& apos;COA deserves respect,& apos; former commissioner tells Duterte - Rappler

'COA deserves respect,' former commissioner tells Duterte - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

No need to overthrow you; God will take care of it, De Lima tells Duterte

September 13, 2018. Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has slammed Mr. Duterte’s paranoia on a fictional ouster plot following his pronouncement that the opposition, together with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), is allegedly plotting to remove him from office. De Lima, the first prominent political… Source link link: 'No need to overthrow you; God will take care of it,' De Lima tells Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Duterte on Bangsamoro plebiscite: “I will campaign for the ‘yes ” vote

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 September) —  President Rodrigo Duterte has announced he would campaign for a “yes” vote in the January 21, 2019 plebiscite to ratify RA 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM). “Meron na tayo sa BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law) lumusot na. And ito pa […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Duterte tells AFP: Wait for court arrest order against Trillanes

There will be no military arrest for embattled opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV – at least for now – as President Duterte has ordered the Armed Forces to comply with the judicial process and wait for the courts to issue a warrant for the arrest of his arch critic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

WATCH: Roque told people not to vote for self-professed murderer Duterte

After netizens unearthed Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque singing praises for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV way back when, netizens resurrected a video of the spokesman telling people not to vote Rodrigo Duterte for president. The 30-second video shared with Rappler shows Roque speaking at a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Duterte tells AFP to wait for court orders on Trillanes

There will be no military arrest for embattled opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV as President Duterte will await the decision of the civilian court on the charges against him. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

‘Don’t follow illegal orders,’ Trillanes ally tells military, police

MAGDALO party-list Rep. Gary Alejano told the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to disobey “illegal orders” from President Rodrigo Duterte to arrest party-mate Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th. “The proclamation issued by Duterte has no basis at all. There is no warrant of arrest and there are no charges [...] The post ‘Don’t follow illegal orders,’ Trillanes ally tells military, police appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018