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ICC on Duterte, Poe slams Roque, Malacanang on rice supply | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The International Criminal Court is moving on the complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte for thousands of killings during his bloody war on drugs.  Senator Grace Poe slams Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for saying the Philippines will someday thank China for its artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea.  ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerFeb 8th, 2018

Death squads, Gilas suspension, Tropical Storm Inday | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Bishop slams ' death squads ' in 2 overnight Caloocan murders. Duterte won't have any hand in bid to scrap 2019 polls – Roque. VIRAL: UST student tweets how she was physically abused. 10 Gilas players suspended , SBP fined for FIBA brawl. More rain seen as Tropical Storm Inday ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Malacanang on Benham Rise, Kuwait slams deployment ban, Manalo as OFW envoy | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says it does not recognize the Chinese names for undersea features in Benham Rise approved by an international organization.  Kuwait slams the Philippines' deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers in the Gulf nation.  President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Malacanang on Charter Change, Mayon Volcano eruption, Roque on Navy frigate deal | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says Congress must craft transitory provisions in the new Constitution that will ensure President Rodrigo Duterte steps down in 2022.   The Albay provincial government expands the the danger zone around Mayon Volcano to 9 kilometers.  Solicitor General Jose Calida asks the Court of Appeals to reverse ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Malacanang on foreign trips, Grab fare increase, Trump slams book | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra says fired presidential appointees cannot say their foreign trips were approved by President Rodrigo Duterte.  Secretary Francisco Duque III says the Health Department will not file cases against officials who should be held accountable for the now-suspended dengue vaccination program.  Grab asks the Land Transportation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Duterte term extension, Pimentel slams Alvarez, Dismissal order vs Mabilog | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte does not want to extend his term beyond 2022.  Senate President Koko Pimentel slams Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after the latter criticized the Senate for being slow in passing bills.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte has not authorized any of his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Suarez remains minority leader, Duterte on Uson, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The House majority bloc retains Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader. President Duterte does not think much about the controversy sparked by the lewd federalism jingle posted by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. Government rice imports in June fail to bring down rice prices. A ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

2019 senatorial elections, Typhoon Gardo, Prince Louis baptism | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Grace Poe retains solo lead in Pulse Asia survey on 2019 race. Opposition senators seek probe into Chinese plane landings , PTV's planned airing of Chinese shows . Duterte wants new constitution to bar him from reelection – Roque. Typhoon Gardo slightly weakens , but still set to enhance monsoon. Britain's Prince Louis to be christened in private ceremony. {source}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Tanauan mayor assassination, Emperor Akihito, LeBron joins Lakers | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler:  Malacañang vows punishment for Tanauan mayor Halili killers. PNP arrests 'mastermind' in killing of Fr Richmond Nilo . Roque claims Church leaders working with Left to oust Duterte. Japan emperor being treated for brain condition – palace. LeBron James signs with the Los Angeles Lakers. Executive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Bro. Eddie hits Duterte, Morales on Batacan, border families update | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Jesus Is Lord Church founder Brother Eddie Villanueva says President Rodrigo Duterte violated the Constitution by calling God stupid. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales slams defense lawyer Edna Batacan . A US judge issues an order that reunites immigrant families separated at the Mexico border. New York’s incumbent 14th district congressman Joe Crowley was ousted by 28-year-old far-left political novice Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . A study shows Facebook and Google are pushing users to share private information by offering ‘invasive’ and limited default ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Duterte-church dialogue, minor tambays, MacBook free repairs | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte  forms a 3-member committee to dialogue with the Catholic Church .  Human Rights Watch or HRW  slams the anti-tambay campaign  as another effort to target poor Filipinos. President Rodrigo Duterte says ‘tambays’ or loiterers below 18 years old  should be taken into police custody for their own protection. Myanmar's military says it ‘purged’ Major General Maung Maung Soe , the former head of the western command in Rakhine. Apple acknowledges the problem with its keyboards ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

PH-China, SC justice applicants, Passport slots | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: Drilon urges Duterte to review 'appeasement policy' towards China . Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he doesn't care if Filipino fishermen are allowed to fish Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal out of China's  "goodwill,"  as what matters is that they now have access to the shoal's resources. What are the elements of freedom of expression? This was the question asked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Rice shortage, fake news, PH weather | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte said he took away a Cabinet member's powers because he was "too short-sighted" on the issue of rice supply and was engaged in a "turf war" with other officials. More than 4 out of 10 adult Filipinos use the internet, and a big majority of them see fake news as a serious issue , ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Roque and fishermen, Roilo Golez, Trump-Kim summit | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: To prove fruits of PH-China 'friendship,' Roque brings fishermen to press briefing . Ex-national security adviser, congressman Roilo Golez dies . Criminal probe vs Paolo Duterte over his SALN – Morales. Trump, Kim arrive for U.S.–North Korea summit. Agot Isidro isn't closing doors on 2019 Senate run?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Rody OKs rice imports to augment NFA buffer

By Ted Tuvera and Angie M. Rosales President Duterte has allowed the National Food Authority (NFA) to import 250,000 metric tons of rice amid reports of a shortage in government stock of the staple grain.Inter-agency NFA Council chairman Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco said Mr. Duterte has allowed the importation aside from an expected shipment of 325,000 MT of rice in February.“We have no option but to follow the President to activate the 250,000 MT on standby that will be on top of the 325,000 MT that will arrive anytime this month,” Evasco said.It turns out, however, that Presidential spokesman Harry Roque missed the President’s instruction to Evasco.Talking to reporters at Palace briefing, Roque said there is no need to import rice yet. “The point is, there’s already rice on its way, no need to authorize the standby order of 250,000 MT because there’s more than enough rice on its way to beef up the NFA stock,” Roque said. Claiming that there is no rice shortage, NFA administrator Jason Aquino said he plans to import rice to replenish the buffer stock.Notably, Evasco and Aquino had been at odds with each other on what mode of rice importation should be done.Evasco cited elements inside the NFA that manipulate importation processes to make money from it.Roque said that Evasco has nonetheless the trust of Mr. Duterte.“If he [Evasco] sees that there are rumblings because somebody wants to make money, so be it, but I’m happy that Secretary Evasco is on top of the situation,” Roque said. “He enjoys full trust and confidence of the President, that’s why until now the President has not commented on this issue because he trusts that Secretary Evasco will do what is best,” he added.Binay: ‘Get your acts together’Sen. Nancy Binay, however, urged agriculture officials to get their acts together on the reported shortage in rice supply of the NFA.Binay took note of the conflicting claims of NFA and Department of Agriculture (DA) officials on the status of NFA rice supply in the market.“My call is for them to hopefully talk. They should stop talking behind the back or blaming each other. It’s high time that they talk and settle the forecasting on the country’s rice stock,” she said.“I hope that DA (Department of Agriculture) Secretary (Manny) Piñol, the NFA Council, and the NFA leadership would sit down and discuss this matter. They should give priority to the need of the nation more than the internal issues among the different agencies,” Binay said.NFA spokesman Rebecca Olarte, last week, said that NFA-accredited rice retailers will not be able to sell NFA rice for the time being and confirmed that it has decided to temporarily discontinue issuing NFA rice to accredited retailers due to low supply.Piñol and Evasco belied the rice shortage, insisting that there is no shortfall on the rice supply in the country and they even said that there are enough stocks for consumption for the next 96 days.“My only concern is that we do not need to reach the stage when the poor can’t buy NFA rice. I guess it is a wakeup call for everybody,” said Binay.The senator herself attested the apparent lack in supply of NFA rice as she tried to purchase some for distribution as relief goods and was told that the price increased from P1,400 to P1,600 per sack.Binay supported the move taken by Sen. Cynthia Villar in conducting an investigation on whether there’s “artificial” rice supply shortage to effect an increase in the price of NFA rice in the market.Meanwhile, the government is expecting palay or paddy rice harvest of 3 million metric tons in the first quarter, which will augment the 2.8 million metric ton surplus from 2017, Agriculture Secretary Emanuel Piñol told DZMM.Piñol said there was no shortage in subsidized rice sold by the NFA, adding raising prices due to an alleged lack in supply amounted to “daylight robbery. Jason Faustino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Senate on BBL, Malacanang on Marawi rehab, Carpio and Del Rosario on Chinese bombers | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Senate asks President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law as urgent.  Former Special Action Force chief Benjamin Lusad tries to save himself from the P59.8-million SAF allowances mess by passing the blame to his staff.  Malacañang says it is satisfied with the rehabilitation of Marawi city so ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Malacañang on Sereno, Sotto on Senate presidency, Markle’s wedding dress | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang slams ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to resign and alleging he was behind her ouster.  Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto vows to protect the Senate from attacks and unfair criticism if his colleagues choose him as their next leader.  Solicitor General Jose Calida ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Vietnam willing to export ‘cheap, good quality’ rice to the Philippines

Vietnam expressed willingness to export “cheap and good quality” rice to the Philippines, a Palace official said on Friday during a briefing in Singapore. President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc “discussed the purchase of rice,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque, Jr. said. “Vietnam reiterated its willingness to supply good quality […] The post Vietnam willing to export ‘cheap, good quality’ rice to the Philippines appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Roque disputes Piñol over NFA Council abolition

    Does President Duterte want to abolish the NFA Council, the policymaking body of the National Food Authority, to end the conflict between the two over the shortage in the supply of government-subsidized rice?   Yes, says Agriculture Secretary Manny Piol. No, says presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.   The confusion over what the President intended to do with the NFA Council followed a meeting between Mr. Duterte and rice traders on Thursday night.   "He has abolished the NFA Council and he will transfer the NFA and other agencies related to agriculture that were removed from the Department of Agriculture back to the DA," Piol said in...Keep on reading: Roque disputes Piñol over NFA Council abolition.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Anti-political dynasty bill, Quo warranto petition vs Sereno, Evasco on rice importation | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Thirteen of 23 senators sign the committee report approving the bill seeking to ban political dynasties.  Makabayan bloc lawmakers and other individuals separately ask the Supreme Court to junk the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco says President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the National Food Authority Council to begin ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Roque on ICC withdrawal, Inciting to sedition charges vs Trillanes, Poe vs Roque on fake news | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denies President Rodrigo Duterte's bid to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court is a sign of cowardice.  The Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office files inciting to sedition charges against Senator Antonio Trillanes. Former state prosecutor now Judge Aristotle Reyes says he is 'saddened' he is being probed over his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018