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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

Reintegrated Mahrez helps Leicester into FA Cup quarters

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press Back in favor at Leicester, Riyad Mahrez helped the team reach the FA Cup quarterfinals by resuming his lethal partnership with Jamie Vardy on Friday. Vardy earned Leicester a 1-0 win over second-tier Sheffield United in the fifth round by heading in a cross from Mahrez, who was starting for the first time since the collapse of his move to Manchester City at the end of the January transfer window. Mahrez spent more than a week in self-imposed exile after being denied a transfer to the English Premier League leader, missing two games and a string of training sessions. He began his reintegration by going on as a substitute last weekend — coincidentally in a league match against Man City — and was given a standing ovation by Leicester fans when substituted in injury time on Friday. He applauded them back. "The most important thing in the game was the fans supported Riyad," Leicester manager Claude Puel said, "and when I replaced him, it was a good feeling with the fans. It's important to stay united about this." Chelsea also advanced against opposition from the League Championship, beating Hull 4-0 with Willian scoring twice and Olivier Giroud netting his first goal since joining from Arsenal. ___ LETHAL COMBINATION Vardy and Mahrez linked up to devastating effect when Leicester stunned the soccer world by winning the Premier League in 2016. During that memorable season, Vardy set a record by scoring in 11 straight league games and the England striker is on another run, having scored in five straight games in all competitions. His latest goal was a far-post header that looped over the goalkeeper in the 66th minute, following a cross from the right by Mahrez. "To see Riyad and Jamie play together again on the pitch was a good feeling," Puel said. The goal would have given Vardy extra satisfaction, considering he is a boyhood Sheffield Wednesday fan. ___ PASSING THE AUDITION With Eden Hazard rested, this was a chance for other members of Chelsea's attack to stake a claim for a starting place in next week's Champions League match against Barcelona. They didn't disappoint. Giroud, Willian and Pedro Rodriguez, the three-pronged forward line, all scored in the first half against Hull as Chelsea roared into a 4-0 lead by the 42nd minute. Both of Willian's strikes were from outside the area and came off passes by Giroud, who scored the fourth with a neat near-post finish from a cross by debutant Emerson Palmieri. Cesc Fabregas set up Pedro's goal with a superb pass over the defense. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte now has plenty of options up front for the last-16 first leg against Barcelona, with Giroud vying with fit-again Alvaro Morata for the striker spot while Pedro and Willian are competing for a place alongside Hazard. "For sure when I go home, I have many good doubts," Conte said. Chelsea reached the quarterfinals for the 12th time in 17 seasons. ___ REMAINING GAMES The rest of the fifth round takes place from Saturday to Monday, with the two Manchester clubs and Tottenham still involved. City finishes off the round by visiting third-tier Wigan in a repeat of the 2013 final won surprisingly by Wigan. United visits Huddersfield on Saturday, when it's also: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Swansea, West Bromwich Albion vs. Southampton; and Brighton vs. Coventry. Tottenham is away to fourth-tier Rochdale on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Ethiopia releases journalist, politician, drops blogger charges

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopia released a jailed opposition leader and journalist on Wednesday, February 14, and dropped charges against a group of bloggers in a wave of prisoner releases and pardons. An AFP videographer said politician Andualem Arage and journalist Eskinder Nega left a prison in the capital Addis Ababa ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Zimbabwe opposition quarrel as leader lies in hospital

Harare - Zimbabwe's main opposition was embroiled in a power struggle on Friday over who is in charge of the party months before key elections, as leader Morgan Tsvangirai receives cancer treatment in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia for 5 years

DHAKA, Bangladesh – A Bangladesh judge convicted opposition leader Khaleda Zia of corruption and sentenced her to 5 years in jail on Thursday, February 8, as police clashed with thousands of her supporters outside the court. The court found the two-time former premier guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

Supreme Court ruling on martial law seen as ‘abdication’ of duty

  "The Supreme Court has abdicated what its function should be, and that is really to serve as the checks and balances of a very powerful Executive."   This was the scathing remark of opposition lawmaker Rep. Tomasito Villarin following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the extension of martial law in Mindanao until the year's end.   In a press briefingon Tuesday, Villarin said the High Court's roster is "just like the Marcos Supreme Court under [the late Chief Justice Enrique] Fernando, who abdicated the role as a constitutional balance."   Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman, another Magnificent Seven bloc member, said appealing the SC...Keep on reading: Supreme Court ruling on martial law seen as ‘abdication’ of duty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Third Kenyan opposition figure arrested amid crackdown

Nairobi - Kenyan police on Saturday briefly detained another key government critic over his alleged involvement in the recent mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the "people's presi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Washington takes aim at Kenyan opposition, government

Washington - The United States on Thursday rejected Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga's "inauguration" as "people's president", while also criticising the authorities' crackdown on several broadca.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

The Latest: Kenya arrests attendee of mock inauguration

Nairobi - The lawyer for the man in judicial dress who stood by Kenya's opposition leader during a mock inauguration says he has been arrested. Peter Kaluma says opposition legislator and lawyer TJ K.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Kenyan opposition leader Odinga sworn in as people s president

NAIROBI, Kenya (UPDATED) – Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga had himself sworn in as an alternative president on Tuesday, January 30, in front of thousands of supporters, 3 months after an election he claims was stolen from him. Authorities have repeatedly warned that such an inauguration was treasonous and that Odinga ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Kenyan opposition leader sworn in as event called treason

NAIROBI — In a ceremony that Kenya's government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on yesterday was sworn in as "the people's president".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

Navalny arrested as thousands rally against Putin and ‘pseudo-polls’

MOSCOW: Russian police on Sunday (Monday in Manila) detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow as thousands rallied across the country against a March election expected to extend Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin term. Heeding a call by Putin’s bete noire, thousands braved freezing temperatures to stage rallies in dozens of cities to protest upcoming “pseudo-elections,” as [...] The post Navalny arrested as thousands rally against Putin and ‘pseudo-polls’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Russian Police Detain Opposition Leader Navalny at Protest

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russian police wrestled opposition leader Alexei Navalny into a patrol wagon on Sunday, moments after he appeared at a rally to urge voters to boycott what he said would be a rigged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Navalny arrested as thousands rally against Putin, pseudo-polls

MOSCOW, Russia (UPDATED) – Russian police on Sunday, January 28, detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow as thousands rallied across the country against a March election expected to extend Vladimir Putin's Kremlin term. Heeding a call by Putin's bete noire, thousands braved freezing temperatures to stage rallies ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Putin’s top enemy calls on rallies in show of defiance against ‘pseudo-elections’

MOSCOW — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his supporters geared up for a showdown with authorities on Sunday as Vladimir Putin’s top enemy urged nationwide rallies to protest “pseudo-elections.” The 41-year-old charismatic politician called on Russians across the country to defy authorities and stage rallies calling for an active boycott of March 18 presidential […] The post Putin’s top enemy calls on rallies in show of defiance against ‘pseudo-elections’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Con-com composition ‘reassuring’

AN opposition House leader has expressed confidence that the consultative commission created by President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to study possible changes to the 1987 Constitution would not make recommendations that would benefit politicians. “Since the advisory commission does not include a sitting member of the House or the Senate, they….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Exiled Maldives leader accuses China of ‘land grab’

COLOMBO: Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed on Monday accused China of seizing land in the politically troubled Indian Ocean archipelago and undermining its sovereignty. Nasheed said Chinese interests had leased at least 16 islets among the 1,192 scattered coral islands and were building ports and other infrastructure there. The 50-year-old former president said the [...] The post Exiled Maldives leader accuses China of ‘land grab’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Con-Ass railroaded? ‘Unfair, unfounded’ – Fariñas

MANILA, Philippines – House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas hit back at House opposition members who criticized the adoption of a House Concurrent Resolution calling on Congress to convene as a Constituent Assembly, pointing out that it went through the proper process. “HCR Number 9 has been exhaustively discussed in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

WATCH | Bongbong Marcos: ‘Why would I run for senator, I already won as VP?’

The likelihood of winning a senatorial seat in next year's mid-term polls does not excite the son and namesake of the late strongman. What he wants is to pursue his fight to be proclaimed as the country's second highest leader......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

LP senators to lead Senate hearing on charter change

THE SENATE will continue its inquiry on charter change, tagged as a legislative priority by the Duterte administration, on the resumption of Congress next week. It happens that this hearing will be conducted by leaders of the opposition Liberal Party (LP), headed in the Senate by Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon. Mr. Drilon, however, has […] The post LP senators to lead Senate hearing on charter change appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018