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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

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

Up to Duterte to resume peace talks with Reds — Sison

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison yesterday said it is up to President Duterte to end his position of terminating peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 54 min. ago

Duterte invites Reds to local talks, chat with Sara

President Duterte yesterday invited communist rebels to talk to local government councilors if they and Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison are not willing to talk to him......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Roque says ‘stress’ of being Duterte spokesman made him leave Cabinet

The stress of being the official mouthpiece of President Rodrigo Duterte was one of the reasons why he decided to part ways with the administration, senatorial aspirant Harry Roque said Thursday.   "Sa totoo lang po mula nung ako ay naging spokesperson, ako po ay diabetic, grabe po talaga 'yung stress, 'yung sugar ko hindi naging normal," the former Presidential spokesman said in an interview over Radyo Inquirer.   "So sabi ko kay President, talagang health reasons, hindi makakabalik," he said, adding that he had long decided to run for the Senate.   Roque declared on Monday that he would be running as a party-list representative of Luntiang Pilipinas in ...Keep on reading: Roque says ‘stress’ of being Duterte spokesman made him leave Cabinet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Joma’s crystal ball: Opposition to pull upset in midterm polls

LUCENA CITY---As the 2019 elections draw near, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison has expressed bold optimism that the still fragmented political opposition could score a substantial victory against administration candidates.   "We can expect that the Duterte regime will lose heavily in the Senate," he said in an online interview.   Sison said there would be fewer pro-Duterte members of the House of Representatives too.   The mainstream political opposition has yet to finalize a lineup, though.   Survey says otherwise   Based on early survey results, aspirants known as allies of President ...Keep on reading: Joma’s crystal ball: Opposition to pull upset in midterm polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

LOOK: Michael Yang’s calling card bears Malacañang seal

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may be denying he ever appointed Chinese businessman Michael Yang as his Presidential Adviser for Economic Affairs, but Yang’s calling card bears Duterte’s own official seal. A photo of Yang’s calling card has the seal ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Duterte does not have cancer, Philippines’ acting interior minister says

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, the acting interior minister said on Tuesday, after the firebrand leader underwent tests in a private hospital. The public has been clamoring for information about Duterte’s health after the 73-year-old missed two official events last week. “He disclosed to us that the result of the test […] The post Duterte does not have cancer, Philippines’ acting interior minister says appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Invitation to ‘White House’: Duterte need go to the US

BULUAN, Maguindanao --- If President Rodrigo Duterte won't go to the White House, the White House will go to the Philippines, or Maguindanao to be specific. Officials of the province have invited Mr. Duterte to inaugurate the provincial capitol designed to look exactly like the White House, official residence of the US president. President Duterte had repeatedly shunned going to the real White House, saying in public that visiting the United States would simply be a waste of his time. Palace officials, however, have reported that the President had been invited to visit the United States although no date had been set. But if the President won't go to the United States to s...Keep on reading: Invitation to ‘White House’: Duterte need go to the US.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Duterte orders soldiers: ‘Shoot first, don’t worry’

As the Armed Forces of the Philippines recklessly and irresponsibly continued to drum up its canard of a “Red October” plot to oust President Duterte (which he first disclosed after returning from official visits to Israel and Jordan last month), he took to visiting three military camps to further woo the support of the soldiers, whose pay he had recently doubled......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Karapatan calls Duterte, AFP paranoid over Red-tagging of schools

Human rights group Karapatan on Friday criticized President Rodrigo Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines over the military’s claim that the Communist Party of the Philippines was actively recruiting in several universities. Source link link: Karapatan calls Duterte, AFP paranoid over Red-tagging of schools.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Philippines plans party crackdown on reopened Boracay

via AFP – Beach boozing and smoking will be consigned to the past when Boracay, the Philippines’ top holiday island, welcomes back a capped number of tourists after its six-month shutdown, the authorities said on Wednesday (Oct 3). Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the resort shuttered to visitors in April, Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

2 universities deny students being recruited for Duterte ouster plot

The University of Santo Tomas and the University of Makati denied on Wednesday that their students were being recruited by communist rebels in their alleged plot with the Libertal Party to oust President Rodrigo Duterte, as claimed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). According to the AFP, at least 10 schools in Metro Manila are the source of recruits by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People's Army (NPA). READ: AFP chief links 10 Metro Manila universities to 'Red October' The AFP was probably "stereotyping" UST as anti-government for being a Catholic institution, UST Secretary General Jesus Miranda said in an interview with The Varsitarian, the...Keep on reading: 2 universities deny students being recruited for Duterte ouster plot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Military names schools linked to ‘Red October’ 

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Wednesday named the universities and colleges where the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has been recruiting for “Red October”, which aims to oust President Rodrigo Duterte. Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade Jr., AFP assistant deputy chief of staff for operations, said the schools being recruited were from [...] The post Military names schools linked to ‘Red October’  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

No coalition between Reds, opposition to oust Duterte - AFP

There is no existing coalition among the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the Liberal Party (LP), and the Magdalo Partylist, said Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gener.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018