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President Duterte opens the 2018 Palarong Pambansa

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur, April 16 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte spearheaded on Sunday, April 15, the opening ceremony of the 2018 Palarong Pambansa held at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium her.....»»

Category: newsSource: philippinetimes philippinetimesApr 16th, 2018

President Duterte opens the 2018 Palarong Pambansa

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur, April 16 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte spearheaded on Sunday, April 15, the opening ceremony of the 2018 Palarong Pambansa held at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium her.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

President Duterte opens the 2018 Palarong Pambansa

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur, April 16 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo R. Duterte spearheaded on Sunday, April 15, the opening ceremony of the 2018 Palarong Pambansa held at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium her.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur officially opens

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur, April 15 (PIA) -- The largest gathering of young athletes across 17 regions nationwide officially opened Sunday, April 15, at the Quirino Stadium here with President Rodrigo Dutert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur officially opens

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur, April 15 (PIA) -- The largest gathering of young athletes across 17 regions nationwide officially opened Sunday, April 15, at the Quirino Stadium here with President Rodrigo Dutert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Duterte to Palaro athletes: This is the start of your role in nation-building

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte led the opening of the Palarong Pambansa 2018 , where he called on student-athletes to do their best as it is just the start of their role in nation-building. It is Duterte's second time to lead the opening of the national sporting event, which is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Imee, Jinggoy show up with Duterte at Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening

MANILA, Philippines – Two politicians eyeing a possible Senate candidacy in 2019 joined President Rodrigo Duterte at the Palarong Pambansa 2018 opening ceremony . ( IN PHOTOS: The colorful parade at Palarong Pambansa 2018 ) Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and former senator Jinggoy Estrada showed up on Sunday, April 15, in Ilocos Sur. Duterte was onstage while the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

JBC opens nomination for SC post vacated by Ombudsman Martires

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has opened the nomination for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court replacing newly-appointed Ombudsman Samuel Martires. Martires has filed for an early retirement which was already granted by the high court's en banc after he was chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales whose term ended last July 26. The JBC, in its announcement, said applications or recommendations with a letter of acceptance and other documentary requirements must be submitted on or before September 3, 2018. The rules require applicants to submit documentary requirements, including their complete sworn statements of assets, liabilitie...Keep on reading: JBC opens nomination for SC post vacated by Ombudsman Martires.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

2018 State of the Nation Address of President Duterte

President of the Philippines To the Congress of the Philippines Session Hall of the House of Representatives [Delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 23, 2018] Kindly sit do.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

2018 State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Duterte

State of the Nation Address of Rodrigo Roa Duterte President of the Philippines To the Congress of the Philippines Session Hall of the House of Representatives [Delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 23, 2018] Kindly sit down. Thank you for your courtesy. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and the members of [...] The post 2018 State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Duterte appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

FULL TEXT | 2018 State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte

State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 24, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Traffic advisory for SONA 2018

MANILA, Philippines – A rerouting scheme and partial road closures will be implemented for President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 23. Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr, director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), warned that heavy traffic is expected leading to and from the Batasang Pambansa, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

'WalangPasok in Quezon City on July 23 for SONA 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Quezon City ordered the suspension of classes in all levels for Monday, July 23, due to President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) . Duterte will deliver his SONA at 4 pm on Monday, at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. (READ: 10 things to expect at Duterte's SONA 2018 ) {source}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the nanhai.haiwainet.cn website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

President Duterte opens PNG

CEBU CITY -- With no less than President Rodrigo Duterte as the guest of honor and speaker, the 2018 Philippine National Games opened with Sinulog-inspired pomp and pageantry here Saturday. Sharing the sports stage with President Duterte during the colorful opening ceremony were Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William “Butch”….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

SPORTS ADVOCATE

Special Assistant to the President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go waves to athletes participating in the Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur. Go, a basketball enthusiast, reminded participants to the annual sporting event that sports is one effective way of keeping the youth away from drugs and criminality. Go reiterated the President’s commitment to make the Philippines… link: SPORTS ADVOCATE.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Palarong Pambansa trains leaders – Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte opened the Palarong Pambansa on Sunday by declaring the games as a training ground for leaders and nation builders. He said the event is not just a platform to showcase the Filipino youth’s talents and skills in sports. “Palarong Pambansa serves as a training ground for future leaders and national builders whose [...] The post Palarong Pambansa trains leaders – Duterte appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Ilocos Sur eyes best Palaro

VIGAN CITY—The heritage province of Ilocos Sur is pulling all stops to make the 61st edition of the Palarong Pambansa the best ever even as President Rodrigo R. Duterte graces the opening rites at the Quirino Stadium today (April 15). Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson said: “We just don’t want….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Davao City to host Palarong Pambansa 2019

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines (UPDATED) – Davao City, the stronghold of President Rodrigo Duterte, is the host of Palarong Pambansa 2019. Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones announced this in a press conference held in Vigan City on Saturday, April 14. "The winner of the bidding process that the Palaro ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Duterte to grace Palarong Pambansa rites

President Rodrigo Duterte will grace the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa tomorrow, marking the second straight time that the Chief Executive will address and inspire the young athletes in the country’s annual talent-search among elementary and high school students......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte to grace Palarong Pambansa anew

For the second straight year, President Rodrigo Duterte will grace the opening ceremony of the Palarong Pambansa......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018