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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

Party drugs consumption seen to increase this holiday season

MANILA, Philippines --- Party-goers will most likely to raise their consumption of party drugs this holiday season, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino said. Aquino said that in the previous months, the PDEA had intercepted party drugs in airports and high-end bars, hotels, condominiums, and subdivisions. "I assume there will be an increase in consumption, especially left and right ang mga parties ngayon (parties happen left and right)," he told reporters on Wednesday. He said the PDEA will continue to launch operations against illegal drugs, including those being used in holiday events. "Hindi titigil ang PDEA (The PDEA will not stop...Keep on reading: Party drugs consumption seen to increase this holiday season.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Gov’t urged to resume peace talks with Reds

Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on Sunday said the Duterte administration's decision to forgo the possibility of forging a peace agreement with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was tantamount to "abandonment of duty." "The government must never say that they are hopeless about peace. It is an abandonment of duty to resolve social ills that led the insurgents to incite protests," Alejano said in a statement. Alejano, a former Marine captain, said the national government should hear the valid concerns of insurgents and deal with these without resorting to violence. "We should not set aside peace talks because it involved the overall security of the people," the Magdalo repre...Keep on reading: Gov’t urged to resume peace talks with Reds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Comelec releases initial order of party-list groups

  MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Elections released on Wednesday an initial order of party-list groups that would reflect on the official ballots for the May 2019 midterm elections.   The Comelec held an electronic raffle in its main office in Intramuros, Manila in order to determine which party-list would be on the top of the list on the ballot.   According to the data of Comelec, there were 181 party-list groups who filed their Certificate of Nominations and Acceptance during the weeklong filing of certificates in October.   Based on the electronic raffle conducted by the polling body through a computer program, Bayan Muna party-list w...Keep on reading: Comelec releases initial order of party-list groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Duterte accuses Satur Ocampo, France Castro of endangering Lumad children

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte agrees with the police's decision to file human trafficking and kidnapping charges against Leftist leaders Satur Ocampo and France Castro. In an interview with reporters on Monday, December 3, Duterte echoed the police allegation that the two – one former and one incumbent party-list representatives ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Gov’t winning war against Reds in Caraga – Army official

The government is strategically winning the war against the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (NPA) in Northeastern Mindanao or Caraga region. Gov’t winning war against Reds in Caraga – Army official Source link: Gov’t winning war against Reds in Caraga – Army official.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

LTFRB s Aileen Lizada named CSC commissioner

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte named Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) official Aileen Lizada as a commissioner for the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Lizada, a controversial and outspoken board member of the LTFRB, will now be among the CSC commissioners led by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

‘Duterte to name Army official new AFP chief’

The next Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief who will replace retiring Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. will come from the Philippine Army......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Duterte orders return of drug war cop Espenido to Ozamiz

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered controversial police official Jovie Espenido back to Ozamiz City in Misamis Oriental. In the middle of his speech in the city on Wednesday, November 28, Duterte called up Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde to reassign Espenido to the city. (PROFILE:  Jovie Espenido sans the uniform ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Teddyboy Locsin confirmed as Philippine foreign secretary

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) –  Lawmakers on Wednesday, November 28, confirmed the appointment of Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), after the Cabinet official defended the Duterte administration's foreign policy before the Commission on Appointments (CA). The CA confirmed Locsin's appointment shortly after it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Sison: NDFP ‘surprised’ by Dureza resignation

  The resignation of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza "surprised" the National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP), Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said Wednesday.   "We in the NDFP are surprised because we had always thought that Duterte and Dureza were quite close to each other and had mutual trust and confidence," Sison said in an interview over the ABS-CBN News Channel.   Sison said the NDFP senses possible increasing hostility from Duterte.   "We are considering whether what appears to be the forced resignation of Dureza is a further sign of the growing brutality, hostility...Keep on reading: Sison: NDFP ‘surprised’ by Dureza resignation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Duterte ‘death squad’ to cover up EJK – Joma

LUCENA CITY -- Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said President Duterte's formation of a civilian hit squad as the counterpart of the dreaded New People's Army (NPA) rebels' Sparrow Unit was a ploy to cover up the widespread summary execution by alleged government forces and other forms of state violence against innocent civilians. "I think that Duterte is citing them (Sparrow) as a pretext for organizing more death squads of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) and PNP (Philippine National Police) for the mass murder of mere suspects who are not even the target of any court warrant of arrest," he said in a Facebook interview from his base...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘death squad’ to cover up EJK – Joma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Lorenzana: Troop deployment to ensure peaceful polls

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Monday said he did not see the coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's order to the police and the military to suppress and prevent lawless violence in parts of the Visayas and the Bicol region expanding to include other areas. In a radio interview on Monday, Lorenzana said the areas covered by Memorandum Order No. 32 (MO 32) like the provinces of Samar, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental and the Bicol region were "those with dense Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) presence." But he said the President had no plan to declare martial law nationwide. "Didn't they hear the President publicly say he will not declare m...Keep on reading: Lorenzana: Troop deployment to ensure peaceful polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018