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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

Sotto mum on opposition senator reportedly joining the Senate majority bloc

SenatePresidentVicente "Tito" Sotto III was tight-lippedabout the identity of an opposition senator reportedly planning to join the majority bloc in the Senate. "I'd rather not confirm or deny. Nakakahiya naman bakasabihin pinapangunahan ko e (It's embarassing. I may be jumping the gun)," Sotto said during the Kapihan sa Senado on Thursday. Senator Panfilo Lacson earlier said thatat least one member of the minority bloc is now inclined to join the majority. Thereare only sixopposition senators -- Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino, Risa Hontiveros, Leila de Lima, and Antonio Trillanes IV. But when asked if the unnamedopposition senator is...Keep on reading: Sotto mum on opposition senator reportedly joining the Senate majority bloc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 36 min. ago

Impeachment of 8 SC justices bucked

AN opposition congressman yesterday urged the public, including his colleagues eyeing the impeachment of eight members of the Supreme Court, to respect the ruling granting the quo warranto petition against former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.In a regular press conference, House Deputy Minority Leader and Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) party-list….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

‘Magnificent 7’ to 8 SC justices: Recant quo warranto decision or face impeach raps

If the eight Supreme Court (SC) justices who ousted former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno "insist and persist on their unwarranted and unconstitutional decision," the House Magnificent 7 opposition bloc would proceed with its "crusade" and file impeachment cases against each of them, the group's leader, Rep. Edcel Lagman, declaredon Tuesday.   "If they (eight justices) recant and reconsider then it is no problem. But if they insist and persist on their unwarranted and unconstitutional decision, then we are going to file the impeachment cases," Lagman said in a press briefing.   READ:Lagman: 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno 'deserve to be impeached'   ...Keep on reading: ‘Magnificent 7’ to 8 SC justices: Recant quo warranto decision or face impeach raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Icardi left out of Argentina s World Cup squad

By Debora Rey, Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Serie A co-top-scorer Mauro Icardi was left out of Argentina's World Cup squad on Monday. Icardi, also the Inter Milan captain, was the most notable absentee from coach Jorge Sampaoli's 23-man list. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, who has not played since March and is recovering from a knee operation, was picked. Sampaoli said in a news conference his choices were based on "players that can do many functions to give us different characteristics." "Those players in the final list are closer to the idea we are implementing. They are closer to the opposition's goal line than to their own." Icardi was part of Sampaoli's preliminary list of 35 players announced on May 14. He scored 29 goals in Serie A, one of them on Sunday when Inter secured a spot in the Champions League for the first time since 2012. Aguero had a great season with English Premier League champion City, scoring 31 times until he was injured. It is still uncertain when he will be back in action. Also injured, defender Gabriel Mercado and midfielder Lucas Biglia were in the squad. Mercado's injury opened a door for Torino left back Cristian Ansaldi, who can also play on the right. Asked about the risks of taking recovering players to the World Cup, Sampaoli said he will take full responsibility for his choices. "We need to face the World Cup without fear," he said. "In this list there are players with a lot of skill. The ones that understand our game better will be closer to being starters." Argentina is grouped in Russia with Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria. ___ Goalkeepers: Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Wilfredo Caballero (Chelsea), Franco Armani (River Plate). Defenders: Cristian Ansaldi (Torino), Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City), Javier Mascherano (Hebei China Fortune), Federico Fazio (Roma), Marcos Rojo (Manchester United), Marcos Acuna ( Sporting Lisbon), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax). Midfielders: Cristian Pavon (Boca Juniors), Maximiliano Meza (Independiente), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain), Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint-Germain), Manuel Lanzini (West Ham), Ever Banega (Sevilla), Lucas Biglia (Milan), Eduardo Salvio (Benfica). Strikers: Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Lagman: 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno ‘deserve to be impeached’

    The eight Supreme Court (SC) justices who voted to oust former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno "deserve to be impeached," the leader of the House Magnificent 7 opposition bloc underscored on Friday. "The immutable rule is that injustice does not pay," Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman said in a statement. "If magistrates who are sworn to uphold the Constitution, subvert the very fundamental law by arrogating jurisdiction over an impeachable official, perforce they deserve to be impeached," he added. Lagman's statement comes after Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin bared a plan, supported by the Magnificent 7, to file impeachment complaints against Associate Just...Keep on reading: Lagman: 8 SC justices who ousted Sereno ‘deserve to be impeached’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

The Latest: Philippine opposition calls judge ouster...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Latest on the removal of the chief justice of the Philippines (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A Philippine opposition leader says the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourd.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Malaysia s Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as world s oldest leader

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (UPDATED) – Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was Thursday sworn in as the world's oldest elected leader after a stunning election win that swept Malaysia's establishment from power after more than six decades.  In a huge political upset, former strongman Mahathir's opposition alliance broke the grip on power of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Malaysia s Mahathir Mohammad meets with king after stunning election win

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, met with the king Thursday, May 10  as he sought permission to swiftly form a government and quell concerns around the succession after a stunning win over the coalition that has ruled for six decades. Mahathir's opposition alliance scored a shock win ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Malaysia s opposition makes strong early gains – unofficial tallies

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia's opposition alliance led by veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was making early gains in a hard-fought election against the long-ruling coalition, according to unofficial tallies, Wednesday, May 9. The ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition had won 34 parliamentary seats, while opposition alliance Pact of Hope was on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Malaysia s Mahathir wins shock election victory

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, won a historic election victory Thursday, May 10, in a political earthquake that toppled the country's scandal-plagued premier and ousted a regime that had ruled for over 6 decades. In a stunning political upset that took pundits by surprise, Mahathir's opposition ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Malaysia s Anwar Ibrahim urges voters to oust scandal-hit government

KUALAL LUMPUR, Malaysia –  Jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has made an impassioned plea to Malaysians to vote out scandal-plagued Prime Minister Najib Razak at the elections on Wednesday, May 9. Anwar, 70, has allied himself with his former tormentor, ex-premier Mahathir Mohamad, who came out of retirement to spearhead an ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition

MOSCOW: Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition. Putin, who has ruled Russia for 18 years, will begin his next stint as leader two days after nearly 1,600 protesters including opposition leader Alexei Navalny [...] The post Putin 4.0 to launch amid crackdown on opposition appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Over 1,000 protesters held during anti-Putin rallies

MOSCOW, Russia (3rd UPDATE) – More than 1,000 protesters including top opposition leader Alexei Navalny were detained Saturday, May 5, during nationwide rallies against Vladimir Putin's upcoming inauguration for a 4th Kremlin term. At least 1,029 people were held in 19 cities, according to independent monitoring group OVD-Info.  Navalny and his ally, Nikolai Lyaskin, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Armenia opposition leader calls for nationwide strike – Al Jazeera

Nikol Pashinyan, the Armenian opposition leader, has called for a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience after failing to be elected […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Solon backs Duterte’s 60-40 deal with China

AN opposition House leader yesterday expressed full support to President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s decision to enter into a joint exploration agreement with the People’s Republic of China in the West Philippine Sea. Senior Deputy Minority Leader and Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (BUHAY) party-list Rep. Lito Atienza said the proposal was laudable….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

3 solons air reaction on naming narco pols in bgys

THREE opposition lawmakers have expressed varied reactions on calls for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to publicly name at least 289 barangay officials who are allegedly behind the illegal drug trade in the country. House senior Deputy Minority Leader and Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (BUHAY) party-list Rep. Lito Atienza expressed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Popular Duterte, resource-rich PDP-Laban mean tough times for opposition in 2019

A recent survey on preferred senatorial candidates underscores the challenge the political opposition faces in 2019 as it squares off with a very popular leader and an administration party awash with campaign resources......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Turkey s weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan

One party leader is in jail. Another doesn't have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party. Turkey's weak opposition is scrambling to mount a meaningful challenge against strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with just nine weeks to prepare for snap elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

South Korean actress once kidnapped by North dies at 91

SEOUL, South Korea – A South Korean actress who was once kidnapped by the North's agents on the orders of late leader Kim Jong-Il in a Cold War-style intrigue and forced to make movies for the regime has died aged 91, her family says. Choi Eun-hee was the South's most ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018