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Goulding agent to seek legal counsel, says Uichico ban ‘farcical’

MANILA, Philippines – Australian star Christopher Goulding's agent has expressed frustration over the  FIBA sanctions  dealt to the Gilas Pilipinas and the Boomers players and officials.  Agent Daniel Moldovan said on Friday, July 20, that Goulding's actions in the brawl  that marred the World Cup qualifier between the two nations did ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 20th, 2018

BURI questions review of MRT contract in Singapore

By Janina S. Lim Reporter MRT-3 maintenance provider Busan Universal Railways, Inc. (BURI) said the government is suggesting to seek arbitration in a court in Singapore to review its contract which it recently terminated, a proposed tack the firm slammed as delaying negotiations toward a resolve. Maricris B. Pahate, legal counsel of BURI, said the […] The post BURI questions review of MRT contract in Singapore appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Canadian woman en route to Vermont spa denied entry to U.S., told she needs immigrant visa – CBC News

A Canadian woman travelling on a Canadian passport says she was turned away at the U.S. border and told she needed a valid immigrant visa to enter the country. Manpreet Kooner, 30, is a Canadian citizen who was born to Indian parents in Canada and raised here. She now lives in Montreal's LaSalle borough with her fiancé and works in a science lab at a local college. She told CBC she was on her way from Montreal to a spa in Vermont for a day trip with two friends, who are both white, Sunday afternoon. They never made it. Kooner said she was held at the border for six hours before being turned away. At one point, she said, a border agent told her: &'8220;'I know you may feel like you've been Trumped,'&'8221; an apparent reference to U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump's January executive order barring citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country was later blocked in U.S. courts, but has touched off legal battles and confusion around the world. Kooner was told to apply for the visa at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. She went to the embassy Monday morning but was told they couldn't help her, and that she would need to talk to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. &'8220;I'm speechless,&'8221; she said. &'8220;There are no answers.&'8221; In a statement, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) said it does not discuss individual cases, but that those who present themselves at ports of entry must prove they fulfill admission requirements, and that admission to the U.S. is at the discretion of the border officers. The statement also says CBP adopted a policy in 2014 that &'8220;prohibits the consideration of race or ethnicity in law enforcement, investigation, and screening activities, in all but the most exceptional circumstances.&'8221; Kooner's story is the latest in a string of recent tales involving Canadian travellers scrutinized or turned away by U.S. border agents. Last month, for instance, a woman from the Montreal suburb of Brossard said she was denied entry after being fingerprinted, photographed and questioned in detail about her religion and her views on Trump. Kooner was reluctant to attribute her situation to racism, but said friends who have reached out to her say that could be the case. &'8220;People have said we need to take that into account here, because unfortunately, yeah, my skin colour is brown,&'8221; she said. Kooner said this summer, her mother was turned away at the border as well, but wasn't told why. Kooner said she was told her mother's issues wouldn't impact her. She first had trouble getting into the U.S. last December, before Trump took office. She was with friends and her fiancé when her car was pulled over for what she was told was a random check, she said. She was made to fill out a number of forms, but was eventually told there was a problem with the computer system and they should return the next morning. When they went back, she was let through without any problems. She said that when she tried to cross Sunday, at Highgate Springs, Vt., an agent checked her passport and said they needed to ask her additional questions. The agent mentioned that she had been stopped in December and asked why she was trying to go through again, Kooner said. She said she told them she's a Canadian citizen, has no criminal record and, before December, never had any issues crossing the border. She also said she was fingerprinted and photographed, and signed a form to withdraw her application for entry to the United States. Though she was told there are no flags on her file, a border agent advised her not to fly to the U.S. without a visa, Kooner said. The reference to Trump came as the agent was explaining the reasons why she was refused entry, she said. The border agent couldn't say what kind of visa she would need, only that she would have to visit the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa to get one. Kooner said that's when she started to cry. CBC News spoke to Kooner's friend Alexandra Adam, who was one of the two women on the trip with her. Adam caught the end of the conversation between Kooner and the border agent and confirmed Kooner was told she likely wouldn't be allowed into the U.S. without a visa. Adam said she was not present when the agent allegedly made the Trump comment. A U.S. Embassy official said most travellers from Canada and Bermuda generally do not need visas for tourism and visits. Canadians who are intending to immigrate or those planning to marry a U.S. citizen are among those who do need visas. Kooner does not fall under either category. U.S. immigration lawyer Leslie Holman said it doesn't appear that there's a reason Kooner would need a visa to get into the country. &'8220;Even if someone has a visa, the ultimate decision as to whether they can enter the United States rests when you seek admissibility, at the time of entry,&'8221; she said. A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs told CBC News the common category of visa that is used for short term, non-immigrant travel to the United States – including tourism and business – is the B1/B2 visa. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an average of 1.2 million people a day try to enter the U.S. at all crossings. Of those, an average of between 300 and 500 are denied entry for various reasons. Kooner has spent more than $1,000 on tickets to attend a musical festival in Miami at the end of the month, and planned to return to that city in May for [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2017

Go will run for senator–Panelo

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go will surely run for senator in the mid-term elections, Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Monday. Panelo said Go will file his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) before the Commission on Elections (Comelec). However, he did not say when Go will file the CoC. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Panelo: PH beacon of rights

Ignoring brickbats from human rights advocates, Malacaang on Sunday insisted that the election of the Philippines to the UN Human Rights Council signified international acknowledgment of the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs. Presidential legal counsel and spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Philippines' retention of its seat in the top human rights body showed that other nations regarded the country as observant and respectful of human rights. "Like I said, the reelection of the Philippines [to] the UN Human Rights Council is a recognition of our country's respect for human rights as well as measures taken by the government against illegal drugs," he said in an interv...Keep on reading: Panelo: PH beacon of rights.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

‘Illegal drug yarn is politically-motivated’

BACOLOD City – Stories linking Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and other personalities to the illegal drug trade reeks with politics, according to lawyer Aaron Lirazan. Lirazan is the legal counsel of Lacson who was recently tagged in the illegal drug trade by a council member in Calatrava town and three other personalities. […] The post ‘Illegal drug yarn is politically-motivated’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Andanar says transition team ready for new press secretary

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin M. Andanar said a transition team is ready anytime if Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesman Salvador S. Panelo takes over the Office of the Press Secretary. The post Andanar says transition team ready for new press secretary appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

New Duterte spox Panelo’s controversial comments as legal counsel

Salvador Panelo expressed a number of controversial statements as a chief legal counsel of the President Rodrigo Duterte before he was appointed his new spokesperson to replace Harry Roque, Panelo briefly served as spokesperson when Duterte won the elections with a landslide victory in 2016. Days after, Duterte transferred him to be the presidential legal […] The post New Duterte spox Panelo’s controversial comments as legal counsel appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Globe says tower-building industry needs more participants

GLOBE Telecom Inc said on Friday that the government’s decision to limit the field to two independent companies in the tower-building industry will hinder efforts to develop faster Internet connectivity in the Philippines. In a statement, Globe General Legal Counsel Froilan Vicente M. Castelo said: “The most successful and thriving tower companies are those established… link: Globe says tower-building industry needs more participants.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Panelo named presidential spokesperson

  President Duterte's spokesperson, Harry Roque, was again the last to know.   This time, he was not informed that he would be losing his job---news that flew to Manila on Thursday all the way from Bali, Indonesia, where President Duterte was meeting other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.   Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go told reporters in Bali that Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo was replacing Roque as presidential spokesperson effective "today, Thursday."   "For now, the President said that Secretary Panelo will be concurrent presidential legal counsel, at the same time, spokesp...Keep on reading: Panelo named presidential spokesperson.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Salvador Panelo back as Duterte spokesman; Go awaits replacement

Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo has been named presidential spokesman while Harry Roque Jr. is on leave......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Sal Panelo is Duterte s new spokesman

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo will formally speak for President Rodrigo Duterte, replacing Harry Roque who is mulling running in 2019. Presidential aide Bong Go said Panelo's appointment is effective "today," Thursday, October 11. This comes two days after Duterte had announced he wanted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Sal Panelo, Filipino words in Oxford dictionary, nuisance candidates | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo will replace Harry Roque in formally speaking for President Rodrigo Duterte. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano will gun for no less than the House Speakership if he wins as Taguig City representative. More Filipino words are now in the Oxford English ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Roque defers comment on looming replacement by Panelo

Palace spokesperson Harry Roque, now on leave, on Thursday refused to comment on his looming replacement by Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Red October Plot: Some Journalists Asked the Hard Questions

THERE WAS not much revealed during the president's so-called "tete-a-tete" with his chief legal counsel, Sal Panelo, on September 11, including the president saying there was a plot to overthrow hi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Red October Plot: Some Journalists Asked the Hard Questions

THERE WAS not much revealed during the president's so-called "tete-a-tete" with his chief legal counsel, Sal Panelo, on September 11, including the president saying there was a plot to overthrow hi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Drug clients don’t justify killing of lawyers – IBP

ILOILO CITY --- The head of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Sunday expressed alarm and called for a swift resolution of the killing of an Iloilo lawyer, who served as a legal counsel of slain drug suspect Melvin Odicta. Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo, IBP national president, said the killing of of Edeljulio Romero was "among the latest in a quick succession of violent attacks against members of the legal profession." "His murder must be denounced by all lawyers who adhere to the rule of law and who continue to uphold the primacy of the Constitution," Fajardo said in a statement sent to the Inquirer. "Apathy must never be allowed to set in, because it is the mother of i...Keep on reading: Drug clients don’t justify killing of lawyers – IBP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Trump-Mueller interview negotiations stall as 2 more prosecutors leave Russia prob – Fox News

Discussions between Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office and President Trump’s legal team over the conditions of a possible presidential interview […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Albayalde re critics on Duterte ‘admission:’ That’s your opinion

Director General Oscar Albayalde lamented on Monday the way some insist on their opinion about President Rodrigo Duterte's purported admission of guilt regarding alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs).   "Apparently,they still take it in a different way," Albayalde said, noting that Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo have explained that the President never made any such admission.   Last Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, Duterte said during a speech, "Anong kasalanan ko? Nagnakaw ba ako diyan ni piso? Did I prosecute somebody na pinakulong ko? Ang kasalan ko lang 'yung extrajudicial killings." (What sin did I...Keep on reading: Albayalde re critics on Duterte ‘admission:’ That’s your opinion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Anlakas maka-elementary : Ogie Diaz slams Harry Roque, Salvador Panelo for defending President Duterte

Image: Facebook/Ogie Diaz, Harry Roque, Secretary Salvador Panelo Outspoken comedian Ogie Diaz penned a letter for Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvado.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Panelo accuses drug syndicates of EJKs and critics of distorting Duterte s words

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo claimed that the president's statement was not an admission of perpetrating extrajudicial killings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018