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Marcos era opposition leader Chairto Planas dies, 87

Charito Planas, a leader of the opposition during the Marcos dictatorship, passed away on Thursday morning. She was 87. Source link link: Marcos era opposition leader Chairto Planas dies, 87.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

Ex-QC vice mayor Charito Planas; 87

Charito Planas Former Quezon City Vice Mayor Rosario "Charito" Planas passed away on Thursday morning. She was 87. A stalwart of the political opposition during the Marcos regime a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections

FOURTH UPDATE: 7:50 P.M. / 16 October 2018 It seemed like the 70s all over again as an Aquino, a Roxas, a Diokno, a Taada, and a Marcos launched their formal efforts to become the nation's senators in next year's midterm elections. More familiar names in Philippine politics likewise surfaced on the fourth day of certificates of candidacy (COC) filing before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) central office in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday, October 16. Former Senator Mar Roxas Roxas was first to file his COC on the fourth day of filing at the Comelec. The former Interior Secretary is seeking a return to the Senate in next year's midterm elections under the opposition Lib...Keep on reading: LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 47 min. ago

Opposition completes 8-member senatorial slate for 2019 polls

The opposition coalition has finally completed its senatorial slate for the May 2019 midterm elections, according to a statement released by the Oposisyon Koalisyon on Tuesday, a day before the filing of certificates of candidacy ends. Completing the list of eight candidates were Florin Hilbay, solicitor general during the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, and veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, lead counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo in the electoral protest filed against her by former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. Following are the other candidates in the slate: former Sen. Manuel "Mar" Roxas II, who also served in the Aquino as head of th...Keep on reading: Opposition completes 8-member senatorial slate for 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 47 min. ago

Tindig Pilipinas rallies opposition candidates

Cause-oriented group Tindig Pilipinas officially endorsed yesterday three senatorial bets from the opposition: Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno and Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc-Tomawis. Source link link: Tindig Pilipinas rallies opposition candidates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Tindig Pilipinas rallies opposition candidates

Cause-oriented group Tindig Pilipinas officially endorsed yesterday three senatorial bets from the opposition: Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno and Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc-Tomawis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Tindig Pilipinas rallies opposition candidates

Cause-oriented group Tindig Pilipinas officially endorsed yesterday three senatorial bets from the opposition: Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno and Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc-Tomawis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Tindig Pilipinas rallies opposition candidates

Cause-oriented group Tindig Pilipinas officially endorsed yesterday three senatorial bets from the opposition: Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno and Marawi civic leader Samira Gutoc-Tomawis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Plan to put Army chief in DSWD slammed

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday cautioned President Rodrigo Duterte about the risks of a militarized administration and asked him to "take a second look" at his plan to appoint the Army chief, Lt. Gen. Rolando Bautista, as the next social welfare secretary. The opposition senator cited the need for civilian supremacy in an agency like the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). "We admit that it is within the President's power to appoint his Cabinet but there is a principle or guideline that you must not militarize the bureaucracy," he said on dzBB radio. On Thursday, the President announced a plan to name Bautista as the next head of the DSWD, ...Keep on reading: Plan to put Army chief in DSWD slammed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Quimbo-led House bloc questions Suarez’s minority leadership at SC

  Marikina 2nd District Rep. Romero "Miro" Quimbo's group brought their claim as the "legitimate House minority bloc" to the Supreme Court (SC)on Friday. Quimbo said their Petition for Certiorari, Prohibition, and Mandamus seeks to assail the recognition of Quezon 3rd District Rep. Danilo Suarez as Minority Leader of the lower chamber. The opposition lawmaker said this is contrary to House rules, and the ruling of the SC in the case of Baguilat versus Alvarez. The petition also seeks the high tribunal's imprimatur to direct the House leadership to recognize Quimbo as Minority Leader. "We vowed that we would take this matter all the way up to the Supreme Court, and that is p...Keep on reading: Quimbo-led House bloc questions Suarez’s minority leadership at SC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Opposition senators offer ways to tame inflation

    Opposition senators offered several solutions on Friday on how the government can address the surge in the inflation rate, as it soared to 6.7 percent in September --- the highest since February 2009 when it was at 7.2 percent.   There are six opposition members in the Senate and they are Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Risa Hontiveros, Antonio Trillanes, Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino and Leila De Lima.   "Clearly, now is a time of solutions --- concrete, immediate, and devoid of the usual politicking," they said in a joint statement. READ: Inflation hits new over 9-year high of 6.7% in September on elevated food prices ...Keep on reading: Opposition senators offer ways to tame inflation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Other amnesties on the line as Duterte officials spout contradicting remarks

For presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, opposition senator Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is the only one among 2003 mutineers who has to be worried about his amnesty application and potential time behind bars. “I daresay that the fact that he is the acknowledged leader of the Magdalo mutineers is a reasonable basis for singling Trillanes out,” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

PET junks Marcos opposition to use of ballot images in poll recount

The Presidential Electoral Tribunal has junked former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s opposition to the use of ballot images that he had earlier asked to be decrypted and printed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Lacson sees ‘no connection’ between oust Duterte plot, Trillanes jail try

Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday said he saw “no connection” between the reported plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte and the apparent effort to jail Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, on the other hand, dismissed allegations that the political opposition was involved in the alleged destabilization plot against the President. The post Lacson sees ‘no connection’ between oust Duterte plot, Trillanes jail try appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Enrile’s claims about Martial Law ‘revolting, insanely disgusting’ – lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition lawmakers slammed Juan Ponce Enrile for bending the truth on Martial Law, of which he is the architect and implementer as ex-defense minister of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.  Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin said that Enrile’s one-on-one interview with the strongman’s only son and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Where you can join rallies and demonstrations on 46th anniversary of Martial Law

Various student, human rights, church and opposition groups around the country are joining forces once more to mark the 46th anniversary of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ declaration of Martial Law. Groups expected to lead the protests announced rally centers around the country, which include Laoag and Baguio City in the north, Bicol and Laguna in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Senators vow to scrutinize House s P51-B realignment in 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Wednesday, September 19, vowed to scrutinize the 2019 budget, including the  realignment of P51.792 billion by the House of Representatives. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senator Panfilo Lacson said administration and opposition senators are "united" in making sure the 2019 budget is transparent. Drilon ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Cambodia PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader

PHNOM Penh, Cambodia--- Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen batted down speculation Wednesday that he caved to international pressure after an opposition leader was released from jail, claiming the decision was made for his ailing foe's health and safety. Kem Sokha, the co-founder of the now-defunct Cambodia National Rescue Party, was arrested on treason charges in September two months before the Supreme Court dissolved his party. The moves came during a sweeping crackdown led by the 66-year-old strongman and paved the way for an easy election victory in July that was lambasted as a sham. But in the aftermath of the vote Hun Sen has returned to a pattern of easing up on dissent and...Keep on reading: Cambodia PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

As The Bamboos Sway: BBM and the rebels Corpuz, Honasan

Should former New People’s Army rebel Victor Corpuz and EDSA poster rebel Gringo Honasan be concerned if, by any political magic maneuvering, the Political Electoral Tribunal (PET) backslides to declare Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. the duly elected vice-president in the 2016 Philippine elections, where if President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte resigns or dies, Bongbong becomes president? If not through the PET but through the use of a massive campaign chest and battalions of trolls, Bongbong runs for the presidency and wins in 2022, should the former rebels still be concerned? That is if President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte succeeds in silencing his fiercest critic, Senator Antonio ‘Sonny’ Trillanes IV......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Putin s ex-bodyguard Zolotov challenges Navalny to duel

In this video grab taken on August 24, 2018 and provided by the Anti-Corruption, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks as he records a speech about his investigation into large-scale corr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Duterte suspects assassination, sabotage on September 21

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte claimed that there were threats to "assassinate" him and seize government power on September 21, the 46th anniversary of the declaration martial law by deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos. In an interview dominated by his rants against his critics – particularly opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018