Lorenzana says federalism remains confusing

        Another Cabinet official has expressed doubts the Philippines is ready for federal form of government because everything still confuses him.   In an interview with the media in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Thursday afternoon, Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Department of National Defense (DND) shared his observation with reporters, saying the Philippines is "not yet" ready for the change in government system.   "So many don't understand it yet. It's confusing," Lorenzana said in Tagalog, when asked for his opinion on the shift to federalism.   Lorenzana's statement follows apprehensions expressed by Finance ...Keep on reading: Lorenzana says federalism remains confusing.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 10th, 2018

Federalism unlikely now but still relevant — analysts

THE SHIFT to federalism is now unlikely to move ahead within President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s term, but its significance as a continuing public issue remains, analysts sought for comment said. The post Federalism unlikely now but still relevant — analysts appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 19th, 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

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: What’s with federalism?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 January) – It is touted by its proponents, including President Rodrigo Duterte no less, to be a decisive step toward curing the country’s social, economic and political ills. But the type of federalism that the administration envisions remains nebulous at this stage. It has yet to present a model that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

TURNING POINT: The Military Semantics on Intelligence and the Marawi Crisis

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 31 May) – Defense Secretary Lorenzana does not consider the ongoing Marawi crisis as resulting from a failure of intelligence but from a misappreciation of military intelligence. The semantics, regardless, the fact remains that there was gross negligence in the command, resulting to a costly inaction that failed to prevent [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 31st, 2017

AFP backs Duterte amid oust plot – DND chief

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Deflin Lorenzana has assured the public the entire 125,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) remains suppo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2016

FEDERAL TALK: Preconditions, Process, and Timeframe towards the Future Republic of the Philippines

(Delivered at the Kusog Mindanaw Conference 2016 on 29 November 2016 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel by Lito Lorenzana, Centrist Democratic Party) Federalism is a subject matter that has occupied its Philippine advocates over the last three or four decade.....»»

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DOF: Mining royalty remains on gov t agenda

The Department of Finance (DOF) on Thursday reiterated the passage of the comprehensive tax reform program remained a priority of the Duterte administration, including the proposal to slap a royalt.....»»

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‘He might’ve forgotten about me’: Nene Pimentel counters Enrile’s new video

Former senator and PDP-Laban founder Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. criticized fellow former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for defending Martial law during the time of Marcos’ father. The 84-year old former lawmaker during a press briefing on federalism at the Malacañang Palace took note of a recent one-on-one talk between Enrile […].....»»

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Federalism to give regions more powers, says Cha-Cha committee member

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 21 sept) – The proposed federal charter will provide a better and equitable distribution of powers than the current 1987 Philippine Constitution, a member of the Consultative Committee on Charter Change said. ConCom member lawyer Antonio Arellano said in an interview on Thursday the proposed federal charter seeks to bring structural reforms […].....»»

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Nene Pimentel says Mocha Uson should stick to entertainment

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate president and Consultative Committee member Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr said embatteld Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson should stick to entertainment instead of tackling federalism. "Dapat siguro nandoon siya sa entertainment lang. Huwag naman siya sasali dito sa isyu na mukhang hindi naman niya ........»»

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Nene Pimentel hits DILG exec for pushing revolutionary gov t

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate president Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr called out Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III for  pushing for a revolutionry government or RevGov, calling it an irresponsible statement from a government official sworn to protect the Constitution. The longtime federalism advocate made the statement in a Palace news briefing on Friday, September 21. "Mas ........»»

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DOF: Mining royalty remains on gov& apos;t agenda -

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Unnatural cause of delays

With world crude oil prices rebounding to over $70 per barrel, the pressure remains pushing further up the inflation rate in the Philippines until the end of this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

No budget for federalism plebiscite in 2019, says Comelec

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has no source of funds yet for a possible plebiscite on a federal constitution if it happens in 2019, said poll chief Sheriff Abas on Thursday, September 20.  "To be honest sa 'yo, kakailanganin namin ng P6-8 billion ($111-148 million) eh. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

NCAA: Baste fans flickering playoff hopes thanks to Bulanadi s career-high

Even after all the speed bumps it was forced to go through, San Sebastian College-Recoletos remains in the running in the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament. With a career performance, Allyn Bulanadi shot the Golden Stags to their third win in a row, this one coming at the expense of Jose Rizal University, 82-75, on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Bulanadi scored 27 points on efficient 11-of-18 shooting to show Baste the way to bettering its record to 4-9. He fired 10 of his output in the first quarter as they got off to a strong 23-9 start. They would never trail and would never be truly threatened the rest of the way. “’Di pa rin kami nawawalan ng pag-asang makapasok sa Final Four,” Bulanadi told reporters post-game, talking about his inspired play. “Kailangan naming makabawi kasi marami pang pwedeng mangyari.” The winning streak is much welcome after all San Sebastian went through in the first round where, due to a disciplinary action on RK Ilagan, it had to forfeit two of its wins. “Good thing about this is naka-move on na kami,” head coach Egay Macaraya said. That development took them out of the thick of things and down to the bottom of the standings. With this current win run, however, the Golden Stags now stand at 4-9 and are have neared to 7-4 Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 7-5 College of St. Benilde, 6-5 University of Perpetual Help, 4-7 Arellano University, and 4-8 Mapua University. On the other hand, the Heavy Bombers are now officially out of contention at 2-11. Darius Estrella topped the scoring column for them with 19 points. BOX SCORES SAN SEBASTIAN 82 – Bulanadi 27, Ilagan 16, Capobres 14, Calisaan 12, Calma 9, dela Cruz 2, Sumoda 2, Are 0, Desoyo 0, Isidro 0, Valdez 0, Villapando 0 JRU 75 – Estrella 19, Mendoza 15, Aguilar 12, Mallari 12, dela Virgen 7, David 6, dela Rosa 2, Esquerra 2, Miranda 0, Padua 0, Silvarez 0 QUARTER SCORES: 23-9; 39-34; 60-51; 82-75 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Lorenzana, Pompeo talk South China Sea militarization

China's expanding militarization in the disputed South China Sea was on the agenda in Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Australian tourist haven suffers twin shark attacks

SYDNEY -- A girl was in a serious condition and a woman was fighting for her life, Australian authorities said Thursday after two separate shark attacks at an idyllic beach retreat. The girl was air-lifted to hospital after being bitten on the leg while swimming in the Whitsundays in northeastern Australia, first responders said. "Paramedics are treating a female child in a serious condition with a significant leg injury," Ambulance Queensland said, without providing further details. The incident occurred within 24 hours of an attack on a Tasmanian woman in the same area. The 46-year-old remains in a critical condition after being bitten on the upper left leg, in what witness...Keep on reading: Australian tourist haven suffers twin shark attacks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Report: Isaiah Thomas doubtful for start of camp staff report Isaiah Thomas' availability for training camp remains in question as he continues to work his way back from hip surgery, according to Nuggets reporter Christopher Dempsey of Altitude Sports. Asked about Thomas' recovery, Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly said Thomas is progressing but won't be rushed back. Isaiah Thomas continues to rehab from arthroscopic hip surgery in March. His availability for training camp next week remains in question. Here is Tim Connelly, #Nuggets President of Basketball Ops, on Thomas' status during an interview for Wednesday's Nuggets 360 on @AltitudeTV— Chris Dempsey (@chrisadempsey) September 18, 2018 “We’ll see. Like all of our guys, we want to be especially sensitive to Isaiah," Connelly said. "I think he probably has rushed back [in the past]. We want Isaiah to be right. So, he’s working his butt off a couple times a day with our guys. He’s getting better by the day. But we’re not trying to win the preseason. Whenever he’s ready, he’ll be out there and I’m sure he’ll be impactful.” Thomas, who played in just 32 games last season for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers, had had arthroscopic hip surgery back in March. The two-time All-Star signed with the Nuggets on July 12. Thomas, the 60th and last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, made a name for himself as a clutch scorer with the Boston Celtics after his previous two teams (Sacramento and Phoenix) parted ways with him. In two-and-a-half seasons with Boston, the 5-foot-9 guard averaged 24.7 points and six assists per game. In 2016-17, Thomas was the driving force behind the Celtics' run to the Eastern Conference Finals while earning All-NBA Second Team honors along the way. That playoff run ended, however, with a hip injury that lingered well past Boston dealing him to Cleveland in exchange for Kyrie Irving. Thomas played just 15 games for the Cavaliers before he was again dealt, this time to the Los Angeles Lakers. He suited up in 17 games for the Lakers before hip surgery ended a season in which he shot just 37.3 percent. Over the summer, the Nuggets re-signed star center Nikola Jokic and sixth man Will Barton to a long-term contracts on July 9, roughly two weeks after drafting Michael Porter Jr. with the No. 14 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Defense chiefs of Philippines, U.S. tackle ISIS in Pentagon meet

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana met with his American counterpart, US Defense Secretary James Mattis, to discuss the fight against the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS), maritime security, and the defense relationship between their countries. Lorenzana and Mattis met at the Pentagon, the headquarters of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Lorenzana, Mattis meet at Pentagon

DEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin N. Lorenzana met with his American counterpart, James N. Mattis, at the Pentagon last Tuesday to highlight the “longstanding friendship and values between the Philippines and the United States.” The post Lorenzana, Mattis meet at Pentagon appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018