Pres. Duterte, nag-sorry kaugnay ng Manila hostage crisis noong 2010 – Manila Video

Pres. Duterte, nag-sorry kaugnay ng Manila hostage crisis noong 2010 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerApr 13th, 2018

Duterte Apologizes to China for 2010 Manila Hostage Crisis

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday formally apologized to the Chinese people and the government of China for the Manila hostage crisis that resulted in the death of eight Hong Kong tourists in August 2010. Duterte expressed his apology while addressing over 2,000 Filipinos in Hong Kong and before returning to the Philippines from his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for 2010 hostage crisis

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte apologized for the 2010 hostage-taking that killed 8 Hong Kong tourists, during an event in Hong Kong on Thursday, April 12. "May I address myself to the Chinese people who are here. From the bottom of my heart, as the President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for 2010 Manila hostage crisis

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, April 12, “formally” apologized to the government of Hong Kong for the Aug. 23, 2010 hostage crisis in Manila that led to eight Hong Kong tourists killed, early on the watch of then president Benigno S.C. Aquino III. “The Chinese government and the people of […] The post Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for 2010 Manila hostage crisis appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for Manila hostage crisis

President Duterte yesterday apologized to the Chinese for the Manila hostage crisis almost eight years after the incident that left eight mostly Hong Kong tourists dead......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018



Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2017

DU30 clams up on Kuwait crisis

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is keeping mum and will no longer quarrel with Kuwait following the dispute over Filipino workers in the Gulf State. In his Labor Day speech in Cebu City President Duterte said he would now prefer to shut his mouth as talks between Manila and Kuwait are ongoing.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

A Labor Day marked by crisis

IF he doesn’t actually relish controversy, President Rodrigo Duterte at least takes no special pains to avoid it. As the Philippines marks Labor Day, it seems dubiously appropriate that he should find himself at the center of two labor-related crises, one potentially quite serious and immediate, and another that could very well have even broader [...] The post A Labor Day marked by crisis appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Kuwait deployment ban now permanent

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said the temporary ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait will be made permanent as the crisis over the rescue of distressed employers has deepened. “The ban stays permanently. There will be no more recruitment, especially for domestic helpers. No more,” Duterte said upon his arrival in Davao City from [...] The post Kuwait deployment ban now permanent appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Duterte to make big announcement on Kuwait crisis

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will personally announce the Philippines' position on the Kuwait crisis upon his return to Davao City from a regional summit in Singapore, his spokesman said Friday, April 27.  Duterte has not made any statement on Kuwait since the Gulf state ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Duterte apologizes for 2010 hostage crisis

Duterte apologizes for 2010 hostage crisis.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

What is the 'DuterteEffect and why are Filipinos divided on it?

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has been in office almost 2 years and, as he celebrated his 73rd birthday last March 28, Filipinos reflected on his election campaign promise that “change is coming.” Some Filipinos shared on Twitter recent government actions and attributed it to the #DuterteEffect. This is so true nagbakasyon ako noong […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Sharon Cuneta shares photos of Malacañang dinner with ‘Tatay Digong’

MANILA, Philippines — "Megastar" Sharon Cuneta shared the photos of her recent family dinner with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañang Palace......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Duterte spokesman describes Chief Justice Sereno as ‘may tama’

MANILA, Philippines – Citing an interpretation of a psychological test deemed questionable even by psychologists, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque described Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as "may tama" (not right in the head). He said this during a Facebook video interview with Maharlika, rabid Duterte supporter, on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

Poe: Traffic powers needed by Duterte but he’s sending mixed signals

The chair of the Senate public services committee on Friday expressed frustration at what she said was the lack of a clear direction on how to solve Metro Manila's traffic crisis from President Duterte who, in 2017, described the nation's capital as a dying city.   Sen. Grace Poe reiterated her appeal for the passage of a bill granting emergency powers to Mr. Duterte to solve the crisis.   In a presentation on Thursday, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) said the road gridlock was bleeding the Philippine economy to the tune of P3.5 billion in lost opportunities daily, up from P2.4 billion in 2012.   In December, Mr. Duterte distanced...Keep on reading: Poe: Traffic powers needed by Duterte but he’s sending mixed signals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018



Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Harry Roque pirouettes for Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – Harry Roque has always been a master at getting himself in the news. He has a way with words and knows how to play to the camera to get his causes the media mileage they need to force national – even international – conversations.  In Jakarta in 2010, Roque ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

LIVE NOW: NapakaBIGAT na SPEECH ni Pangulong Duterte sa Manila Times 7th Business Forum! – Manila Video

LIVE NOW: NapakaBIGAT na SPEECH ni Pangulong Duterte sa Manila Times 7th Business Forum! – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Davao taxi driver sounds exactly like Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — A video of a taxi driver in Davao City went viral online last week for his spot-on imitation of President Duterte speaking......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

SABAH IS OURS! ‘Malaysia tightens grip on mineral-rich island of Sulu sultanate’

MALAYSIA HAS tightened its grip on Sabah which is being claimed by the Sultanate of Sulu following a proposal – by a member of the Philippines’ 25-man consultative committee tasked with reviewing and proposing amendments to the Constitution – to include the mineral-rich island as the country’s 13th federal state. Former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr made the proposal while Filipino lawmakers are preparing to amend the 1987 Constitution and shift from presidential to federal form of government. He said the Duterte administration should continue to push for the country’s claim to Sabah in a way acceptable to international laws. “There should be a way that is acceptable under international laws to assert our claim to Sabah. I think we can defer it a little bit more, but to say that we stop doing it is not in the context of my proposal,” he told ABS-CBN Television recently. He also wanted Scarborough and Spratlys – which is being claimed by China and other ASEAN countries as theirs – to be part of the federated states of the Philippines.  Pimentel has also proposed the following to form part of the federal states Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Minparom, Northern Mindanao, Southern Mindanao, Bangsamoro and Metro Manila as its capital. “Eventually once we have asserted our sovereignty and rights over Sabah, we should include Sabah. Not only Sabah, but also Scarborough, Benham Rise, and Spratlys,” Pimentel said. According to a report by Channel News Asia, Kuala Lumpur has strongly rejected Pimentel’s proposal to include Sabah as a federal state of the Philippines. “Malaysia is aware of remarks made by Mr Aquilino Pimentel Jr, a member of the Philippines’ Consultative Committee, which appeared in the media on the claim on Sabah recently,” it said, citing Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman as saying in a press statement. “The Government of Malaysia reiterates its position that Malaysia does not recognise and will not entertain any claims by any party on Sabah. Sabah is recognised by the United Nations and the international community as part of Malaysia since the formation of the Federation on 16 September 1963,” Anifah said. “Therefore, statements such as these will only expose the ignorance of history and international law of those who make them, as well as potentially harming the excellent bilateral relations which Malaysia and the Philippines currently enjoy.” Death Sentence Just last month, Malaysia’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for 9 Filipinos who were charged with waging war against the Malaysian King during the 2013 assault on Lahad Datu in Sabah. The Filipinos have been identified as Julham Rashid, 70; Virgilio Nemar Patulada, 53; Salib Akhmad Emali, 65; Tani Lahad Dahi, 64; Basad Manuel, 42; Datu Amirbahar Hushin Kiram, 54; Atik Hussin Abu Bakar, 46; Al Wazir Osman, 62; and Ismail Yasin, 77. Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif said the January 15 decision of the five-man panel of the Federal Court was unanimous, according to reports by The Star and Asia News Network, adding, the panel agreed with the Court of Appeal that the death sentence was the most appropriate based on the findings of the facts of the case. The other judges were Chief Judge of Malaya Ahmad Maarop, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjun, and Justices Ramly Ali and Azahar Mohamed. Basad Manuel is the son of the Jamalul Kiram III, the self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu, who died from multiple organ failure in Manila in 2013. The bloody incursion by some 200 followers of Kiram from the southern Philippines in February 2013 was inspired by the supposed sultan’s claims of historical dominion over Sabah. The two-month siege was the most serious security crisis faced by Malaysia in years, involving armed conflict between the Sultan’s loyal followers and the Malaysian armed forces sent to root them out. The panel also dismissed the prosecution’s appeal against the acquittal of 14 men on the charge of waging war against the King and terrorist-related offences linked to the intrusion from Feb 12 to April 10, 2013, the reports further said. Chief Justice Md Raus said the panel has no reason to decide otherwise and affirmed the decision by the Court of Appeal delivered last June. At the height of fighting between Kiram’s followers and security forces, Malaysia deployed armoured vehicles and combat helicopters, including naval boats in an effort to flush out the Filipinos on the oil-rich island being claimed by both sides. About a dozen armoured personnel vehicles arrived in the town of Lahad Datu to support ground troops hunting down at least 50 members of the Sultanate of Sulu headed by Raja Muda Agbimuddin, the sultan’s younger brother. The group intruded Sabah in February 2013 to exert claim over Sabah, citing historical and legal claims, but Malaysia rejected this and launched a massive assault on about 200 of the sultan’s men following a deadline for them to surrender peacefully. The assault by Malaysian jets and ground artilleries left at least 62 intruders dead, but the fighting between the two groups also killed and wounded 18 Malaysian policemen and soldiers. Malaysia arrested more than 300 Filipinos who are suspected of supporting or aiding Raja Muda Agbimuddin’s group under a strict anti-terrorism law. More than 2,000 Filipino Muslims have returned to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces after fleeing Sabah in 2013 for fear they would be arrested in a massive crackdown launched by Malaysian on illegal immigrants and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Democracy has never been more alive in PH – Cayetano

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano slammed Human Rights Watch (HRW) for saying that President Rodrigo Duterte "plunged the Philippines in its worst human rights crisis" since the Marcos dictatorship. Cayetano claimed the exact opposite, even as thousands die in Duterte's drug war , and as government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018