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Philippines bars EU Socialist Party official for criticizing Duterte

Immigration authorities on Sunday denied entry and deported a Socialist Party official from the European Union, who had criticised President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal anti-drugs crackdown......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonApr 16th, 2018

PH bars EU party official critical of Duterte

THE Philippines has barred entry to a European Union party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal drugs crackdown, in a move denounced by critics Monday as a gag on dissent. Italian Giacomo Filibeck was detained by border police upon his arrival at Cebu airport on Sunday and deported for engaging in “illegal political activities”, his party [...] The post PH bars EU party official critical of Duterte appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Baguio PNP apologize to activists over red-tagging

The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) chief apologized to members of youth organizations for a post on its official social media site labeling these groups as as recruiters for the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDFP) the government claims was behind the so-called failed “Red October Plot” to oust President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Palace defends deportation of EU party exec

Deciding whom to allow into the country is an exercise of sovereignty, Malacaang said on Monday, defending immigration officials' move to deny entry and deport a Socialist Party official from the European Union who had criticized President Duterte's brutal war on drugs. Italian Giacomo Filibeck, deputy secretary general of the Party of European Socialists (PES), was held by immigration officers when he arrived at Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City around 3 p.m. on Sunday and was immediately deported. Filibeck, a native of Rome, was due to attend a two-day congress of the opposition Akbayan Party with about 20 other foreign delegates but was stopped at the immig...Keep on reading: Palace defends deportation of EU party exec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Sara Duterte’s political party has no Comelec approval yet – poll exec

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The newly-formed political party led by Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio has yet to seek approval from the Commission on Elections (Comelec), a regional official of the agency said Thursday, February 22. Marlon Casquejo, Comelec XI assistant regional director, said Hugpong ng Pagbabago  (HNP) needs to file a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Manila court orders rearrest of Tiamzon couple

(Updated)A Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered the rearrest of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon. In a January 11 decision released publiclyon Wednesday, Manila RTC Branch 32 ordered the arrest of the Tiamzons, together with co-accused National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Adelberto Silva granted the Department of Justice (DOJ)'s earlier motion for recommitment and cancellation of bail. In an order, Presiding Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina said that the court "finds no reason to further allow their temporary liberty" following President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No. 360, or the official termination of the peace negotiations...Keep on reading: Manila court orders rearrest of Tiamzon couple.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

DND hits CPP for ordering comrades to bring down Duterte

The Department of National Defenseon Wednesdayslammed the Communist Party of the Philippines for its "bankrupt ideology" for telling its comrades to "work towards the downfall" of President Rodrigo Duterte.   "The CPP's call for an unholy alliance of all groups opposed to the government just to bring down the President, 'even those with the biggest contradiction with the revolutionary forces,' brings to light their bankrupt ideology," the DND said in a statement.   In the editorial of the CPP's official publication "Ang Bayan" published on Jan. 7, it said that "the downfall of the Duterte is the most important task of the revolutionary forces."   The comm...Keep on reading: DND hits CPP for ordering comrades to bring down Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

‘Terrorist’ tag for CPP-NPA means no negotiations

AN OFFICIAL declaration by President Rodrigo R. Duterte of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed groups, collectively known as the New People’s Army (NPA), as terrorists would seal the end of negotiations, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, who also chairs the government panel for peace talks with the […] The post ‘Terrorist’ tag for CPP-NPA means no negotiations appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Mocha Uson, Harry Roque on PDP-Laban s 2019 senatorial slate

CEBU CITY, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The party of President Rodrigo Duterte announced here on Friday, November 17, that blogger-turned-Malacañang official Mocha Uson and newly-appointed Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque will be among its senatorial candidates in the midterm elections in 2019.  PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez, the Speaker of the House, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

‘Hugpong’ brings campaign to Ilocos

VIGAN CITY, Philippines---The coalition of senatorial bets under Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) took its campaign caravan here on Monday.   Hosted by Ilocos Sur Gov. Ryan Singson, the party's campaign rally in Tamag, Vigan City drew thousands of people who trooped to the venue as early as 8 a.m.   Nine of HNP's 13 senatorial bets cracked jokes to liven up their campaign speeches and praised the Ilocano culture.   Among those who attended the event were re-electionist senators JV Ejercito and Cynthia Villar, former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino, former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bon...Keep on reading: ‘Hugpong’ brings campaign to Ilocos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

Duterte vows support for Manny Villar if he seeks presidency anew

MANILA, Philippines---President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to support former Senate President Manny Villar should he choose to run again for president.   Duterte announced this Thursday during the initial campaign rally of the ruling party PDP-Laban in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.   Duterte, who was a congressman when Villar was the House Speaker, said Villar and wife Cynthia convinced him to run for the presidency in 2016.   "Nung talagang ano na --- ang kampanya papalapit na. Si ma'am (Cynthia Villar) pati si speaker tinawag nila ako, isang hotel na suite, malaki, may sala. Usap kami. Sabi niya, sabi ni speaker pati ni ma'am, 'Rody, tumakbo ka. Baka ...Keep on reading: Duterte vows support for Manny Villar if he seeks presidency anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Shortage of skilled workers hampering ‘Build, Build, Build’ program – Duterte

SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Philippines - The country's shortage of skilled workers is to blame for the delay in the implementation of infrastructure projects under the government's "Build, Build, Build" program, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday.   "Itong Build, Build, Build, medyo atrasado. Walang trabahante," Duterte said in a speech here during the initial campaign sortie of his PDP-Laban party.   In Memorandum Circular 57, the Palace said unfinished government infrastructure projects "cause great inconvenience and serious damage to the prejudice of the general public, and adversely affect the delivery of basic services." READ:Duterte reminds gov't age...Keep on reading: Shortage of skilled workers hampering ‘Build, Build, Build’ program – Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Duterte threatens to slap ex-senator for spreading rumors on his health

  SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he would slap former Senator and columnist Francisco "Kit" Tatad when they cross pathsfor spreading rumors about his supposed deteriorating health. "There's a border between press freedom and pagbabastos ng tao. 'Pag una kitang makita, iwasan mo ako. P****** sampalin kita," Duterte said during his party PDP-Laban's campaign kickoff here in Bulacan. Duterte also dared Tatad to prove his virility as he was already diabetic. This was not the first time Duterte mocked the former senator for supposedly spreading false news about his health. In 2017, the President allegedthat Tatad has en...Keep on reading: Duterte threatens to slap ex-senator for spreading rumors on his health.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

President is endorsing my candidacy – Pimentel

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Tuesday affirmed President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement of his Senate bid.   In a photo shared by Pimentel with reporters, Duterte can be seenraising the hand of the lawmaker while extending a fist bump, a signature pose of the President's Partido Demokratiko Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party.     Pimentel is PDP-Laban president while Duterte is the party's chairman. "Hindi pa ba ito endorsement?" he wrote to accompany the photo. Duterte, in the past, has made public his endorsements for 11 senatorial candidates - four of the five PDP-Laban bets and seven others. The Presid...Keep on reading: President is endorsing my candidacy – Pimentel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Pimentel agrees Cabinet members should not endorse candidates

      MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III has agreed with President Rodrigo Duterte's order to his Cabinet members to refrain from endorsing or campaigning for candidates in the May elections. "Prerogative ng Presidente yan. Pamilya niya yan. That is his official family. All are his alter egos kung yan po ang instruction ng Presidente e sunod sila," Pimentel told local radio station DWIZ on Saturday. Duterte asked his Cabinet members on Friday to never endorse or campaign for any candidates. He also noted that no candidate must be allowed to use state resources during the campaign period. "The Cabinet members , sinabi ko sa ka...Keep on reading: Pimentel agrees Cabinet members should not endorse candidates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Government covering up on Malayao murder — CPP

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounced efforts by the Rodrigo Duterte government for what it calls the “regime’s foulest move in sowing false information surrounding the murder” of National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultant Randy Malayao last January 30 in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Government covering up on Malayao murder—CPP

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions SAN PABLO, Isabela—The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounced efforts by the Rodrigo Duterte government for what it calls the “regime’s foulest move in sowing false information surrounding the murder” of National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace consultant Randy Malayao last January 30 in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.… The post Government covering up on Malayao murder—CPP appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Joma slams Jolo bombing; blames Duterte for bloodshed - Inquirer News

Joma slams Jolo bombing; blames Duterte for bloodshed INQUIRER.net Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Joma Sison condemned the terrorist bombing of a Catholic church i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, official says - Philippines News

Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, official says Al Jazeera English Speculation had swirled the fiery leader may have cancer after repeated tests but aide says condition 'not serious'......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Batocabe’s widow to seek Daraga mayoral post

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines - Gertrudes "Gertie" Batocabe, widow of slain Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, announced on Friday that she will substitute as National Unity Party's candidate for Daraga, albay mayor in the May midterm elections. The announcement was made a day after a meeting with President Duterte at Malacaang and forty-two days after her husband and his police escort SPO2 Orlando Diaz were slain by gunmen while leaving a gift-giving activity in Daraga. "As early as the moment my father died, people were already clamuring for my mother to pick up the fight," said lawyerJustin Batocabe, son of the slain lawmaker. "Even when the President visited ... during ou...Keep on reading: Batocabe’s widow to seek Daraga mayoral post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Communist rebels rethinking stand on openness to peace talks with gov’t

LUCENA CITY --- The communist insurgents are now rethinking their stand onbeing open to peace talks with the government. "In view of the murder of NDFP consultant Randy Malayao, the NDFP and all revolutionary forces within its fold are now in the process of reconsidering its policy of being open to peace negotiations with the GRP (government) under the Duterte regime," Jose Maria Sison, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder, said in a statement from Utrecht in the Netherlands Wednesday. He said the Maoist-inspired New People's Army (NPA) rebels and allied forces were "more than ever determined to carry out the overthrow of the treasonous, tyrannical, murderous and...Keep on reading: Communist rebels rethinking stand on openness to peace talks with gov’t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019