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Possible Jamjam Baronda vs Lex Tupas House duel ‘disheartening’

“Youth has no age.” – Pablo Picasso NEW YORK CITY — I am one of those who expressed “sadness” when I heard from the grapevine recently that if the “rift” between Iloilo City Rep. Geronimo “Jerry” Treñas and Mayor Jose “Joe III” Espinosa III is not settled amicably, two of the most dynamic and young […] The post Possible Jamjam Baronda vs Lex Tupas House duel ‘disheartening’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

MUCH ADO ABOUT A NAME: Councilors question naming of elementary school as ‘Uswag’

SEVERAL Iloilo City councilors questioned the naming of an elementary school after “Uswag” due to its alleged political connotation. City Councilor Lady Julie Grace Baronda, chair of Committee on Education, proposed a resolution endorsing House Bill No. 8045 also known as an “An Act establishing an elementary school in Brgy. San Isido, Jaro, Iloilo City, […] The post MUCH ADO ABOUT A NAME: Councilors question naming of elementary school as ‘Uswag’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Rep. Treñas has the final say – Lex

FORMER City Councilor Nielex “Lex” Tupas said no less than Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas should announce his congressional bet for the 2019 elections. Tupas has been touted as one of Treñas’ bets for the lone district seat when the latter runs for mayor next year. But on Sept 8, former councilor Julienne “Jam-Jam” Baronda […] The post Rep. Treñas has the final say – Lex appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Disheartening, Grace Poe says of Gloria Arroyo s rise to Speaker

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe expressed dismay at the election of former president and now Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo as House Speaker. Poe said it is disheartening that Arroyo, who had been accused of corruption and fraud during her presidency from 2001 to 2010, is again holding ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Joe is my priority – Jerry

IT’S A waiting game, too, for former city councilors Julienne “Jamjam” Baronda and Nielex “Lex” Tupas. Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas said the two are aware that he is still waiting for the decision of Mayor Joe Espinosa III to run for congressman under his ticket. Treñas earlier declared he will reclaim the office of […] The post Joe is my priority – Jerry appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Two Ilonggo lawmakers differ on divorce bill

TWO Iloilo congressmen have contrasting views on the legalization of divorce in the Philippines. Voting 134-57, the House of Representatives approved on third reading last March 19, 2018 House Bill 7303 or the Absolute Divorce Act of 2018. Fifth district Rep. Raul Tupas voted against the bill saying that while there is no perfect marriage, […] The post Two Ilonggo lawmakers differ on divorce bill appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

OFW center to be established in 5th district

ILOILO Rep. Raul Tupas is pushing for the establishment of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Center in the 5th district. Tupas said he will formalize the proposal with Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac as well as Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) secretary Silvestre Bello when the House of Representatives resumes […] The post OFW center to be established in 5th district appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

Iloilo lawmaker mum on Cha-cha rift

REP. Raul Tupas (5th district, Iloilo) refused to comment for now on the rift between the House of Representatives and the Senate on Charter change (Cha-Cha). Tupas said he cannot comment on the claim of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez that congressmen can continue amending the 1987 Constitution sans the participation of the Senate. While the […] The post Iloilo lawmaker mum on Cha-cha rift appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Customs, House seek 2nd UNTV wins

MANILA, Philippines - Newcomer Bureau of Customs faces Judiciary in a duel of fancied teams tomorrow even as House of Representatives also goes for its secon.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin

      Now it can be said: President Rodrigo Duterte and her daughter, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio "share the same strongman streak." Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin had this to say on Friday after the President admitted that Sara had a role in the ouster of the Chief Executive's closest ally at the House of Representatives, former Speaker and Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez.     READ:Duterte: Be careful with Sara, she can even oust the Speaker     "Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no pretension that both father-daughter share the same strongman streak," Villarin said in a statement.  ...Keep on reading: Duterte and Sara ‘share the same strongman streak’ — Villarin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 48 min. ago

Sans nationwide bike lanes, solon moves to ensure road safety for cyclists

A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to protect cyclists and directing motor vehicles to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters when overtaking bicycle riders on the road. ACT-Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio filed House Bill 8446 or the Minimum Overtaking Distance bill onOctober 10 to ensure safety of cyclists, whom he described as "among the most vulnerable road users." "In the absence of a nationwide network of cycling-friendly lanes, cyclists share the road with motor vehicles, exposing them daily to the risk of serious injury or death," Tinio said in filing the bill. Aside from the minimum overtaking distance, the bill also mandates the Department of Transportation, Land Trans...Keep on reading: Sans nationwide bike lanes, solon moves to ensure road safety for cyclists.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 48 min. ago

Proposal to split Palawan into 3 provinces gets mixed reactions

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY - A legislative measure initiated by provincial political leaders to divide Palawan into three smaller provinces has sparked mixed reactions from local residents after it breezed through the House of Representatives in August and was endorsed last week by Senator Sonny Angara. The measure, which is being pushed by the provincial government, aims to separate the north, central and southern regions of Palawan into three separate provinces. Governor Jose Alvarez, who has been actively lobbying for the bill's passage in Congress, said the initiative is necessary to improve local governance and spark growth. Last week, civil society groups launched a campaign to ...Keep on reading: Proposal to split Palawan into 3 provinces gets mixed reactions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 48 min. ago

4 bedroom House and Lot For Sale in Commonwealth for 15,000,000 – Web reference 113328354 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

Duterte says Sara maneuvered Alvarez ouster

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte himself said his eldest daughter Sara was behind the spectacular ouster  of former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez last July. Sara's role was widely talked about by lawmakers but she herself never confirmed it.  "Be careful with that woman. She can oust even the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 48 min. ago

Duterte: Sara behind Pantaleon Alvarez ouster

Three months after Davao Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez was ousted as House speaker, President Duterte admitted last night that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, single-handedly worked to remove the congressman from his post......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 22 min. ago

WATCH: Hurricane Michael survivors prepare food for neighbors outside damaged house

WATCH: Hurricane Michael survivors prepare food for neighbors outside damaged house.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 48 min. ago

House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave

NEW YORK---If she wins against the Republican incumbent Will Hurd in Texas' 23rdcongressional district, Gina Ortiz-Jones will be the first congressperson of Philippine descent. In addition, she will not only be the first woman but also the first Iraq War veteran, and the first openly gay woman of color to represent that district. Her mother Victorina Ortiz embodies the American Dream. Hailing from the northern Luzon province of Pangasinan and a graduate of the state-run University of the Philippines at Diliman (the flagship campus of the state university), she came over and found work initially as a domestic helper. Now a high school teacher, she raised Gina and a younger daughter...Keep on reading: House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 48 min. ago

House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave

NEW YORK—If she wins against the Republican incumbent Will Hurd in Texas’ 23rdcongressional district, Gina Ortiz-Jones will be the first congressperson of Philippine descent. In addition, she will not only be the first woman but also the first Iraq War veteran, and the first openly gay woman of color to represent that district. Her mother… link: House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News15 hr. 48 min. ago

Man arrested for attempted murder of House majority leader

A man armed with a revolver was arrested Tuesday afternoon as he reportedly tried to break through the security cordon for House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr., in what the latter described as an apparent attempt to prevent him from filing his certificate of candidacy for governor of Camarines Sur at a local Commission on… link: Man arrested for attempted murder of House majority leader.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Lions, Pirates duel for Number 1 spot in semis

San Beda and Lyceum of the Philippines University gun for the top seeding as the two collide today in what looms as a sneak preview to the finals of the 94th NCAA basketball tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Andaya escapes slay try in CamSur

MAJORITY Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. of the House of Representatives on Wednesday said he escaped an “assassination attempt” by a lone gunman shortly after he filed his certificate of candidacy […] The post Andaya escapes slay try in CamSur appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018