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Farmer seeks congressional seat vs Alvarez in Davao del Norte

Fomer Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA DAVAO CITY - A farmer and former security guard filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Thursday afternoon to challenge former.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesOct 12th, 2018

Alvarez, Fariñas deny having hand in pork insertions in budget

Don't look at us. Former Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and his buddy, former House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farias, dismissed insinuations that they had a hand in funneling billions of pesos in pork to their congressional districts. "I don't know with him. I have not attended a single budget hearing," Alvarez said in a text message to reporters on Tuesday when asked about the claim of House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. that his district in Davao del Norte province was allotted P5 billion worth of projects. In fact, Alvarez said he never saw the national expenditure program (NEP) prepared by the Department of Budget and Management. 'Executive function' "Congress has nothin...Keep on reading: Alvarez, Fariñas deny having hand in pork insertions in budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Alvarez seeks 2019 poll postponement for Charter change deliberations in Congress

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte wants the 2019 mid-term elections postponed before October so that Charter Change may proceed in Congress. Alvarez issued the statement despite the latest Pulse Asia survey showing 67 percent of Filipinos were opposed to Charter Change. The Duterte administration is pushing for a federal government in which independent [...] The post Alvarez seeks 2019 poll postponement for Charter change deliberations in Congress appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Alvarez seeks diplomatic protest against US over report on ‘Duterte threat’ 

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to file a diplomatic protest against the US over its intelligence community report listing President Rodrigo Duterte as among Southeast Asian leaders who pose a threat to democracy and human rights. This was based on Duterte’s war on drugs, crime [...] The post Alvarez seeks diplomatic protest against US over report on ‘Duterte threat’  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Speaker seeks first federal election in 2022

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte now wants the first elections under a federal government by 2022, when the President’s term ends. Alvarez is leading the Duterte administration’s push for Charter change to pave the way for a shift to a federal system of government that will divide the country into different regions with [...] The post Speaker seeks first federal election in 2022 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Host Davao seeks safe Batang Pinoy

The Philippine Sports Commission and host Davao del Norte will put premium on security and health when they team up for the Mindanao Leg of the 2019 Philippine National Youth Games-Batang Pinoy unfolding today at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

Farmer activist shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines --- A member of a farmers' group affiliated with the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) was shot dead in San Roque village, Rizal town, in Zamboanga del Norte, a human rights group said Tuesday.   Jennifer Aguhob, spokesperson of Karapatan in Western Mindanao, identified the victim as Sergio Atay, of Barangay Upper Dioyo, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental.   The 35-year-old activist was a member of a local peasant group Magbabaul, an affiliate of KMP.   Aguhob said Atay's body was found on January 29, Tuesday at about 8:30 a.m.   "His was found riddled with 5 bullets, all in the head. Medico-legal investigation s...Keep on reading: Farmer activist shot dead in Zamboanga del Norte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

Politicians sponsor free live viewing of Pacquiao-Broner bout

DAVAO CITY --- Local officials and politicians in Davao del Norte will sponsor free mass viewing of the WBA welterweight title bout between Sen. Manny Pacquiao and American fighter Adrien Broner on Sunday. The office of Rep. Antonio "Tonyboy" Floirendo Jr. office announced it would help set up huge screens in gymnasiums so people in the 2nd district could watch the live telecast of the bout. In Tagum City, Gov. Antonio Rafael del Rosario and his slate under the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) invited on social media their constituents for a free viewing of the fight at the 3,000-seat RDR Gym in Barangay Mankilam. The city government of Tagum under Mayor Allan Rellon would also sp...Keep on reading: Politicians sponsor free live viewing of Pacquiao-Broner bout.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Ocampo seeks dismissal of trafficking in persons charges filed against him

Former Bayan Muna Party-List Rep. Saturnino Ocampo sought the dismissal of the criminal charges filed against him in connection with the transportation of minors from a Lumad school in Talaingod town in Davao del Norte last November. Ocampo seeks dismissal of trafficking in persons charges filed against him Source link: Ocampo seeks dismissal of trafficking in persons charges filed against him.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Alvarez defends self from insertion mess: I’m always absent

Davao del Norte 1st district Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez admitted to skipping work at the Batasan Complex ever since he was ousted as house speaker last July. Thus, he has nothing to do with the alleged P5-billion infrastructure allocation in his district. Alvarez defends self from insertion mess: I’m always absent Source link: Alvarez defends self from insertion mess: I’m always absent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Alvarez on insertion: Merry Christmas

Former Speaker and Davao del Norte First District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez has mixed feelings about the reported P5 billion allocated for his district’s infrastructure projects in the proposed 2019 national budget. “When I learned about that (allocation), I didn’t know whether to laugh or to get mad because the incumbent leadership is the one responsible […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Rural Rhythm

A farmer levels the bed of his rice paddy in Talaingod, Davao del Norte on 30 November 2018. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Palace: Discontented lawmakers ousted Pantaleon Alvarez

Discontented lawmakers ousted Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez from his post as House speaker last July and not Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, an official of Malacañang yesterday said in a radio interview......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin

      Now it can be said: President Rodrigo Duterte and her daughter, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio "share the same strongman streak." Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin had this to say on Friday after the President admitted that Sara had a role in the ouster of the Chief Executive's closest ally at the House of Representatives, former Speaker and Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez.     READ:Duterte: Be careful with Sara, she can even oust the Speaker     "Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no pretension that both father-daughter share the same strongman streak," Villarin said in a statement.  ...Keep on reading: Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Paolo eyes congressional seat

Former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has expressed his intention to run as a representative of the city’s first district in the 2019 mid-term elections, his sister Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said yesterday. Mayor Sara’s announcement finally ended speculations on Paolo’s political plans for the mid-term polls next year. “Congressman for the first […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

More allies are coming in – Joe

ILOILO City Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III said more allies are expected to join his camp as he seeks to retain his post in the 2019 elections. The latest to join the Espinosa group is former city councilor Perla Zulueta who is being groomed for the lone congressional district seat. Earlier, Zulueta said she is […] The post More allies are coming in – Joe appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

‘Alvarez will pay for libel’

Rep. Tonyboy Floirendo Jr. is promising to go after his estranged buddy and fellow Davao del Norte congressman Pantaleon Alvarez, especially now that he is no longer speaker of the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Court upholds ruling allowing Alvarez lawyers to help prosecutors in case filed vs Floirendo

THE Sandiganbayan’s Sixth Division stood pat on its ruling allowing lawyers of 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte to assist prosecutors handling the graft case filed against 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. also of Davao del Norte. Floirendo, who is out on bail, is facing a case for allegedly having financial [...] The post Court upholds ruling allowing Alvarez lawyers to help prosecutors in case filed vs Floirendo appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

House rules

Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas and Marikina City Rep. Miro Quimbo are both “casualties” in the July 23 coup plot at the House of Representatives that successfully installed former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as Speaker replacing Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Alvarez has accepted fate and moved on

A WEEK after he was ousted as Speaker of the House, Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez said he has accepted his fate and already moved on. On the sidelines of Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) officers meeting, Alvarez said he is no longer holding a grudge against those….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

After ouster, Alvarez says he is now at peace with himself

MANILA, Philippines – More than a week after his dramatic ouster as House speaker, Davao del Norte 1st district Representative Pantaleon Alvarez said he is now at peace with himself. "Well, I'm at peace with myself because wala na tayong mabigat na responsibility na pasan-pasan sa balikat natin (because we ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018