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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 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

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

Aquino says Arroyo s House takeover shows disorder in PH

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III hit the "disorderly" change in leadership of the House of Representatives, saying it reflects the country's problematic situation. Aquino said the dramatic ouster  of Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez and the subsequent election of Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Arroyo on Alvarez ouster: I d like to move on

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would rather focus on work than dwell on the events leading to the unseating of Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez (Davao del Norte) as speaker......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

‘No grudges’ for Fariñas after Arroyo takeover in House

MANILA, Philippines – After serving as House Majority Leader for two years, Rodolfo Fariñas said he does not feel betrayed after lawmakers staged a coup that ousted Davao del Norte 1st District Representative Pantaleon Alvarez as Speaker. “No grudges,” said Fariñas on Tuesday, July 31 when asked if ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Arroyo, Alvarez tandem good for House

THE decision of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her predecessor Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez to mend their differences is a cue for members of the House of Representatives to go beyond political persuasions to attain the legislative agenda of President Duterte. The House of Representatives should be ready to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Alvarez, Fariñas move to House minority

The group of ousted speaker Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez (Davao Del Norte) was accepted into the "minority" bloc of the House of Representatives, according to a letter made available on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

LOOK: House Speaker Gloria Arroyo meets Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte

Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio met on Monday, a week after the former head of state took over the leadership of the House of Representatives. The two women leaders, together with some House of Representatives members, had a lunch meeting at the Seda Hotel in Quezon City. On July 23, Arroyo sealed her return to power after 184 House members voted her as the new Speaker, ending Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez's two-year grip on the post. READ: While Alvarez was making enemies, Arroyo was consolidating her forces Rumors circulated as early as February this year that Arroyo is being e...Keep on reading: LOOK: House Speaker Gloria Arroyo meets Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Sotto: Some representatives want to join NPC even before House coup

          Senate President Vicente Sotto III revealed on Saturday that some representatives have wanted to transfer to his party -- the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) - prior to the recent House coup.   Sotto made the revelation when asked if some lawmakers had expressed intentions to transfer to his party after the coup that elected former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as House Speaker and unseated Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez.   "Bago pa nagkagulo, meron na talaga. Bago pa yang pagpapalitan na yan, meron na talaga kaming nakausap na gustong sumama sa NPC...Keep on reading: Sotto: Some representatives want to join NPC even before House coup.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018