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

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

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 ........»»

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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

Sereno to go on leave, Roque UN special rapporteur, Senate on Jason Aquino | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: A Rappler source confirms Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will go on leave earlier than scheduled.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  says he will recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte a United Nations special rapporteur who can be allowed to probe the killings in the administration's war on drugs.  Senators and the National Food Authority Council ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

China’s illegal entry in Benham Rise, Roque on People Power, Pimentel on Duterte-Carpio | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon and the Foreign Affairs Department admit Chinese survey ships have a record of illegal entry in Benham Rise or Philippine Rise.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque insists the Duterte administration does not think the 1986 EDSA Revolution is 'fake news,' despite an online poll conducted by Communications Assistant ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Sara Duterte-Carpio’s new party, Duterte on Malacanang ban, Medialdea meets U.S. ambassador | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The governors of Davao Region bolt their respective national political parties to join the newly launched Hugpong ng Pagbabago organized by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.  President Rodrigo Duterte says he will only lift his ban on Rappler Reporter Pia Ranada and CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa to enter Malacañang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Rappler cyberlibel complaint junked, Sara Duterte vs Alvarez, Napoles asks SC for bail | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The National Bureau of Investigation junks the cyber libel complaint against Rappler.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte has as much right to ban a reporter from Malacañang as a homeowner who throws out a rude guest from his 'home.'  Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio lashes out at Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for supposedly ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Duterte on Ranada, Lorenzana on PSG, Napolcom on Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte is 'irritated' with Rappler reporter Pia Ranada that's why he gave the order to bar her from Malacañang.  Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the Presidential Security Group has 'no right to harm Rappler's people.'  The National Police Commission says the term of Philippine National Police ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Calida on Ombudsman probe, Roque on fake news bill, HRW on Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Solicitor General Jose Calida says the Office of the Ombudsman has already 'closed and terminated' the probe into President Rodrigo Duterte stemming from the plunder complaint filed against him by Senator Antonio Trillanes.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque  vows to resign from his post if Senator Grace Poe's bill on 'fake news' and similar initiatives become ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Roque on feminists, Duterte on dictatorship, Facebook downvote tool | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque calls feminists 'OA' or over-acting when they get angry at President Rodrigo Duterte's jokes about women.  President Rodrigo Duterte says he needs to be a dictator in order to effect change in the country.  The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrests the Davao Region's top drug personality.  Human rights organizations ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

NFA rice situation ‘under control’ — Palace

MALACANANG assured the public on Tuesday that the rice situation in the country was “under control” and that President Rodrigo Duterte has found a “diplomatic solution,” amid fears raised on the possible shortage of National Food Authority (NFA) rice in the market. In a press conference, Palace Spokesman Harry Roque said Secretary to the Cabinet [...] The post NFA rice situation ‘under control’ — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Malacanang on Carandang, Rappler cyber libel complaint, Top CHED official resigns | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang asserts the authority of President Rodrigo Duterte to suspend Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang despite a Supreme Court ruling that declared such acts as unconstitutional.  Rappler submits to the National Bureau of Investigation its counter-affidavit against the cyber libel complaint of businessman Wilfredo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Malacanang suspends Carandang, Marcos on alleged 2016 electoral fraud, 60th Grammy winners | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Malacañang suspends Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang for allegedly prematurely disclosing 'unauthenticated' documents about the bank transactions of President Rodrigo Duterte and his family members.  The Justice Department orders the filing of murder charges against Caloocan City policemen who gunned down 17-year-old Kian delos Santos.  Former senator Bongbong Marcos accuses Vice President Leni Robredo of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018