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Palace: PCGG abolition not historical revisionism ; OSG to continue its work

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC The proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) was not part of historical revisionism but a way to.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesMay 17th, 2018

Gov’t still trying to recover Marcos ill-gotten wealth — Palace

The Philippine government is still pursuing efforts to recover the ill-gotten wealth amassed during the 20-year Marcos regime, Malacaang said on Wednesday. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said efforts to recover the wealth are still ongoing through the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). "Efforts to recover any ill-gotten wealth continue through the Philippine Commission on Good Government," Roque said in a statement. "Likewise, human rights victims were given compensation through the Human Rights Victims' Claims Board. The government will continue to find ways and means to effect closure for all victims of abuses that occurred during that period of martial law...Keep on reading: Gov’t still trying to recover Marcos ill-gotten wealth — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Ruling on Marcos wealth case is historical revisionism , Rosales says

The Supreme Court affirmed on Tuesday the Sandiganbayan's decision that the PCGG presented insufficient evidence in the case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Opposition solons: ‘Compromised’ SC taking part in historical revisionism

Opposition lawmakers from the House of Representatives on Tuesday slammed the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Sandiganbayan ruling that dismissed the Philippine Commission on Good Government’s (PCGG) P51-billion claim against the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr., his wife Imelda, and their alleged cronies. Source link link: Opposition solons: ‘Compromised’ SC taking part in historical revisionism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

SWS survey result to spur Duterte gov’t to work double time — Palace

“UNMINDFUL of the distraction and political noise,” Malacañang yesterday said the executive branch would work double time and continue to serve the “best interest” of the public by “bringing comfortable life to disadvantaged and marginalized families.” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued the statement in light of the first quarter 2018….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Liverpool wins at West Ham to close gap on EPL top five

By Sam Johnston, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The only member of the English Premier League's top six in action on Saturday, Liverpool took full advantage. Juergen Klopp's side won at West Ham 4-1 to secure successive league victories for the first time since August. Mohamed Salah scored twice, while Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also found the net as Liverpool made light work of West Ham at the Olympic Stadium. The victory took Liverpool level on points with Chelsea and Arsenal, which both face tough challenges on Sunday against top two Manchester United and City, respectively. Third-placed Tottenham meets Crystal Palace. "Two weeks ago I felt quite different. We knew after that game at Tottenham (4-1 defeat) that we were bad," Klopp said. "We wanted to strike back and the boys did with three really nice results." After an embarrassing 3-0 loss to Brighton in its last home league game, West Ham's display did little to relieve the increasing pressure on manager Slaven Bilic. "I definitely don't feel a broken man. I'm very, very strong," Bilic said. "On the other hand, the situation for West Ham is not good." The Hammers dropped to 17th, with just a point separating them from the relegation zone. Here's a look at the action: MANE RETURNS Almost as important as the victory for Liverpool, was the return of Sadio Mane. The Senegal winger missed the last five games after injuring a hamstring on international duty. Mane didn't score, but coming through 77 minutes unscathed with assists for both of Salah's goals vindicated Klopp's decision to start him. "(Playing) Sadio Mane from the beginning after his injury, after yesterday his second session with the team. I never did it before," Klopp said. "Sadio is a naturally fit player, a little machine." The first set-up came as Mane and Salah performed a two-man counterattack, with the latter putting the ball in the net just 13 seconds after West Ham took a corner at the other end. The second was equally impressive as Mane beat two defenders before switching the ball to Salah, who arrowed his finish into the bottom corner. DEBUTANTS EXCELLING Brighton and Huddersfield both won to move into the top half of the standings in their debut league seasons. Brighton extended its unbeaten run to four games by defeating Swansea 1-0 with Glenn Murray scoring for a third consecutive league game. "Eighth has surpassed our expectation, most newly promoted teams would say the same, but we've got to be guarded against any type of complacency," Brighton manager Chris Hughton said. Huddersfield held on for a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion despite playing the final third of the game with 10 men. Christopher Schindler was sent off after receiving a second yellow card, but Rajiv van La Parra's first-half strike was enough. The other promoted team, Newcastle, conceded a last-minute goal to Bournemouth in a 1-0 loss. Steve Cook's injury-time header left Rafael Benitez's side with just one win in its last six. DYCHE STOCK RISES Another overachieving club is Burnley. Sam Vokes scored in the 80th minute to beat Southampton 1-0. Everton is reportedly interested in hiring Sean Dyche away from Burnley after firing manager Ronald Koeman in October. "I've had numerous times when I've been linked with situations and I just continue to see it clearly and that is to work hard at what I do," Dyche said. "There's not a story there. My story is the Burnley story; five years here, another win today, which is a fantastic win, a clean sheet, Southampton away, a place that's been historically very, very tough for us to come and get results - both me as a manager and the club - and we've won 1-0, that's the story." Earlier, Leicester stayed unbeaten under manager Claude Puel while twice wasting the lead in a 2-2 draw with Stoke......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017

PCGG on the chopping block

DoJ, Solicitor General to take over agency’s functions MALACAÑANG on Thursday backed the planned abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), the agency tasked to recover the ill-gotten wealth of former president Ferdinand Marcos, insisting there was no politics behind it. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said the proposed PCGG [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

Palace: No politics in planned PCGG abolition

 MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday defended the plan to abolish the government agency tasked to recover the illegally-obtained wealth of the late.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

Revisionism and historicity

THE Senate has approved unanimously the repeal of the defective law that was interpreted as declaring that the Charter Day of Bacolod is on October 19, 1938. That ends the debate but it tarred the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) as party to political interest. The NHCP supported some groups that insisted October […] The post Revisionism and historicity appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Statements: Proclamation No. 575 a historic blunder, travesty of Cordi history by the Duterte govt

Today, September 13, was declared a holiday. Why? Not because of super typhoon Ompong but because of a disastrous historical misinformation and revisionism committed by the government in complicity with the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA)!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

International Criminal Court undeterred after US sanctions threat

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The International Criminal Court on Tuesday, September 11, said its work would continue "undeterred" after Washington threatened to prosecute its officials if Americans are charged with war crimes committed in Afghanistan. "The ICC, as a court of law, will continue to do its work undeterred, in accordance with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Marcos bust in Ilocos Norte defaced

By SHERWIN DE VERA www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — The Kabataang Makabayan (KM) in Ilocos proved that dismay and defiance against the historical revisionism is very much alive in the very backyard of the Marcoses, by defacing the bust of the late strongman, Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr. On Tuesday night, September ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Junyee’s joyful art-making in ‘Balag at Angud’

Tanghalang Pilipino's new musical, "Balag at Angud," which runs until Sept. 16 at Cultural Center of the Philippines' Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, covers the art-making career of Luis Yee Jr., otherwise known as Junyee. Known for his protest art and his use of found objects, the now-75-year-old installation artist saw himself moving from one place to another, encountering resistance every which way as he sought to continue satisfying his insatiable urge to create.   Thankfully, "Balag at Angud" isn't interested in simply reporting facts about his life; it celebrates the creative process as a noble pursuit, placing reproductions of his work front and center and underscorin...Keep on reading: Junyee’s joyful art-making in ‘Balag at Angud’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Massive fire tears through Rio’s 200-year old National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO — A massive fire raced through Brazil‘s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological finds to historical memorabilia. The destruction of the building, once a palace for emperors that had fallen into disrepair, was an “incalculable loss for Brazil,” President Michel Temer […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Lakers waive F Luol Deng midway through $72 million deal

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers waived forward Luol Deng on Saturday, just over two years after signing him to a four-year, $72 million free-agent contract. The Lakers didn’t disclose the details of a probable buyout with Deng, but they announced the move on the first day in which the final season of Deng’s mammoth deal could be stretched over a three-season span of the Lakers’ cap limit. “We made this move to further our future salary cap and roster flexibility as we continue to build this Lakers team according to our current overall vision,” Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka said in a statement. The 33-year-old Deng’s deal is a remnant of the administration of former Lakers basketball boss Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak. The duo handed a pair of generous free-agent deals in 2016 to Deng and center Timofey Mozgov, who got a four-year, $64 million contract. Buss and Kupchak were dismissed seven months later, and Magic Johnson’s administration went to work ridding itself of lengthy commitments. The Lakers gave up guard D’Angelo Russell in a trade with Brooklyn last summer because they could include Mozgov’s contract. Deng appeared in 56 games during his first year with the Lakers, but he played just one game last season with Johnson and Pelinka in charge of the Lakers’ front office. Although the 14-year NBA veteran was the Lakers’ highest-paid player last season, he essentially wasn’t part of the team. He appeared in the season opener before dropping out of the rotation and eventually spending long stretches away from the Lakers. The two-time All-Star felt he didn’t fit well into coach Luke Walton’s up-tempo system, and he apparently declined to rejoin the rotation when the Lakers were slowed by injuries. He requested a buyout or a trade, but the Lakers found no takers and didn’t want to absorb the salary-cap constraints of waiving him last season. Deng’s departure and contract stretch should sharply increase the Lakers’ available cap room by roughly $12 million for next summer, when they hope to add a second superstar on a maximum contract to join LeBron James. Deng is likely to find a home quickly as a free agent. Although Walton had said he was open to reintegrating Deng into the roster during the upcoming season, waiving Deng gives him plenty of time to sign on with a new team before NBA training camps open in three weeks......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Rice tariffication may lead to NFA abolition – Palace

The measure that imposes tariffs on rice imports could lead to the abolition of the National Food Authority (NFA), Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Duterte honors ordinary heroes on National Heroes Day

MANILA, Philippines – National Heroes Day is for the unnamed heroes who strive daily for the sake of their loved ones and their country, said President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, August 27. "Let us honor ordinary Filipinos who, despite the challenges that come their way, continue to work ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Bongbong: Critics should see bid to abolish PCGG as cue to ‘move on’

  Answering questions on the issue of his father's strongman rule, former senator Bongbong Marcos said that the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is proof that their critics should "move on." Marcos was explaining to reporters during a forum in Quezon City on Friday the reason behind the comments of her sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos who asked people to move on from the issues that have hounded their family. In the process, the former lawmaker said: "PCGG has been abolished, ano pa ang gagawin natin dito?" A check on the status of the PCGG shows the agency created 35 years ago remains to be a government entity. Acc...Keep on reading: Bongbong: Critics should see bid to abolish PCGG as cue to ‘move on’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Cowboys move on at center with ill Frederick on their mind

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A year ago, Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Joe Looney grabbed the spotlight during training camp as the prankster who took the field in star running back Ezekiel Elliott's jersey, his cover blown by the gut sticking out under No. 21. Now that Looney has become the starting center under the serious circumstances of Travis Frederick's battle against a rare neurological disorder, the career backup plans to keep his sense of humor. "Things are still the same," Looney said Thursday, almost exactly a year after a similar throng of reporters surrounded his locker to discuss his antics in practice at team headquarters. "Football is a game. And I'm going to come out here and have fun every day doing it. Sometimes it's not going to be perfect. But at the end of the day, this is a game and I've got to enjoy it." Looney and the rest of the Cowboys will have Frederick on their mind as they prepare to start the regular season. The 27-year-old Frederick will likely miss the visit to Carolina on Sept. 9 and any number of games after that. The Cowboys simply don't know how long Frederick will be out as he undergoes treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an auto-immune condition that causes the body to attack a network of nerves around the brain and spinal cord. Weakness is one of the primary symptoms, in some cases signaled by burning sensations similar to what football players call "stingers," usually injuries around the neck. That's what Frederick was describing to the team when the Cowboys were still in California for training camp. Frederick was cleared by a specialist in the Los Angeles area over concerns about his neck. But symptoms persisted after the Cowboys returned to Texas. He got the diagnosis this week and was in his third day of treatment Thursday. The 2016 All-Pro said in a statement issued by the team that treatment will continue for several days. And while Frederick and his teammates are optimistic he will return soon, nobody can say when. Most people recover from even the most severe cases of the disease, but some will continue to have some degree of weakness, according to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Former NFL lineman Mark Schlereth missed the second half of the 1993 season with Washington because of Guillain-Barre and wrote on Twitter that he didn't fully regain his strength for a year. But Schlereth played until 2000 and won two Super Bowls with Denver after the diagnosis. "It's tough," said 2014 All-Pro guard Zack Martin, one of Frederick's best friends on the team. "During training camp, he really didn't know what was going on. He was kind of telling us how he was feeling. It's tough that he didn't know until a couple of days ago." Owner Jerry Jones said he was relieved to get the diagnosis but deflected several questions about the severity of the illness, which likely will determine how long Frederick is out. Frederick said he was encouraged by doctors telling him they thought they caught the disease early. In retrospect, there was a telling moment early in camp in California when Frederick was uncharacteristically pushed back several feet right after the snap by defensive tackle Antwaun Woods in one-on-one drills. A frustrated Frederick shoved Woods, causing a brief scuffle. "It's amazing to me that he's been out here going through two-a-days and creating half the fights because he probably wasn't satisfied within himself how he was responding (as) I look back on it," Jones said. "But that's Frederick." Jones didn't want to discuss the idea of adding another center, although the Cowboys did sign undrafted rookie Jacob Ohnesorge this week. "I haven't and I don't have a plan as to how we'll work through this relative to the position on the team," Jones said. Martin, the right guard, has taken snaps at center occasionally since joining Dallas but is still viewed as an emergency option. He will miss the rest of the preseason but expects to be ready for the opener after hyperextending his left knee in the exhibition loss to Cincinnati last weekend. Looney, who turns 28 next week, has started 13 of 59 games in six years. He has played all 32 games in two seasons with the Cowboys, with three starts. Looney started a career-best six games in his only season with Tennessee in 2015. "Joe's played more football with the ones this year than he ever has," coach Jason Garrett said. "I think we're playing better in combination because of the reps he's gotten. He's a veteran. He's poised. He's composed. He's smart. I think he's fit in really well." The 315-pound Looney didn't fit into Elliott's jersey very well. The increased importance of his role — replacing a four-time Pro Bowl player who hasn't missed a game in five seasons — doesn't mean Looney has stopped thinking about his next gag. "You've got to be the same person every day," he said. "It's unfortunate what's going on right now. We're praying for Travis and wish nothing but the best for him. I'm definitely going to crack some jokes when I see him." The Cowboys can use the humor right now......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Move on? No pause on recovery of Marcos loot, closure for victims — Palace

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Duterte administration is "willing to work with all groups for the benefit of the people.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Fox files plea for visa renewal

“It would be good enough if the Board of Commissioners renews her visa so that she could continue her missionary work...”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018