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Roque: ICC treaty not posted on Official Gazette

Roque: ICC treaty not posted on Official Gazette.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMar 14th, 2018

Duterte: PH to Withdraw from ICC

President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared on Wednesday that the Philippines will be withdrawing its ratification of the Rome Statute, a United Nations (UN) treaty creating the International Criminal Court (ICC). Duterte made this declaration in a three-page statement distributed by Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo to media. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, on his official […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Roque twits soi-disant court

That’s a sham decision. It has no official sanction. The validity of the findings will depend on the credibility of the tribunal. I’m in this field of law, I do not know who sat there A sham decision and Left propaganda. This was how Presidential spokesman Harry Roque described the “guilty” verdict by the International […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Palace shrugs off IPT’s ‘guilty verdict’ vs Duterte as ‘sham decision’

      Malacaang on Thursday dismissed as a mere "sham decision" the recent findings by the International People's Tribunal (IPT) that found President Rodrigo Duterte guilty of human rights violations. "That's a sham decision. It has no official sanction. The validity of the findings will depend on the credibility of the tribunal. I'm in this field of law, I do not know who sat there," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters in a Palace briefing. "They appear to be a propaganda body of the international left and therefore we set it aside as being a useless piece of propaganda against the government," he added. The complaint, according to s...Keep on reading: Palace shrugs off IPT’s ‘guilty verdict’ vs Duterte as ‘sham decision’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Lakers to ease Ball in at start of training camp

NBA.com staff report The Los Angles Lakers seem as if they aren't about rush second-year point guard Lonzo Ball back into the mix at training camp. In an interview with Spectrum SportsNet, Lakers coach Luke Walton said Ball will not participate in full-contact practice when the Lakers open training camp next week. Ball had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in mid-July. Here's more from ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk on what Walton had to say: "He will be in camp participating. He won't be doing full 5-on-5 contact at camp, at the start of camp," Walton said. "So we're starting to ease him into it again, play some one-on-one, things like that, half-court stuff." "But with a player of his ability, and how much he's gonna be a part of our future, the conversation is ... take as much time as you need to make sure he's healthy. We won't rush him back at all." When Ball had his surgery on July 13, the Lakers' official statement said: "Ball is expected to make a full recovery by the start of the 2018-19 training camp." However, that appears to not be the case come the open of camp next Monday. The Lakers posted video on Sept. 8 on their website of Ball taking part in various summer workout drills, but he has not appeared in videos the team has produced from team scrimmages. ☄️ pic.twitter.com/GPp8NazbCF — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 7, 2018 Ball played in just 52 games during his rookie season, but was back on the court in early June and said he was feeling "100 percent" following a knee procedure. Per reports, the former No. 2 overall pick received a platelet-rich plasma shot for the ailing left knee that kept him out of the final portion of the regular season. In the 2017-18 season, Ball averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds per contest while shooting 36 percent en route to earning NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors. Over the summer, the Lakers added veteran guard Rajon Rondo to a training camp point guard rotation that also includes Alex Caruso, Issac Bonga and Joel Berry II. Marquee free-agent addition LeBron James is a more than skilled NBA playmaker as well. He could easily initiate and direct some of the Lakers' offense in 2018-19. In the ZOne pic.twitter.com/5VIcrw1Y3v— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) September 8, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Nonoy Zuñiga questions Mocha Uson’s ‘worthiness’ as public official

Singer Nonoy Zuiga has released his own statement regarding the latest controversy to hound entertainer-turned-government official Mocha Uson. Expressing his sentiments, Zuiga -- a person with disability (PWD) due to the amputation of his leg from a bombing incident during martial law -- sent Inquirer a copy of his statement: "The recent video posted by Mocha Uson and Drew Olivar had already drawn a lot of negative comments and reactions, most especially from the PWD community. "Being a PWD myself, the use of sign language is never a laughing matter. It is sacred to the hearing-impaired. It is their bridge to the world. "Using it with signs and gestures (some inappropriate)...Keep on reading: Nonoy Zuñiga questions Mocha Uson’s ‘worthiness’ as public official.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Roque arranging meeting between Duterte, prosecutors in Maguindanao massacre case

A Malacañang official is arranging a meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and Department of Justice prosecutors amid reports of supposed efforts by some quarters for witnesses to recant their testimonies against members of the Ampatuan clan. Source link link: Roque arranging meeting between Duterte, prosecutors in Maguindanao massacre case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Workers urge Roque: Check market prices

Labor groups urged presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday to go to market --- a nod to a nursery rhyme --- to get a sense of how Filipinos were hard-pressed in stretching their budgets amid soaring prices of basic commodities. They issued the challenge after Roque said on Friday that while the 6.4-percent inflation rate in August was higher than usual, "it's nothing to be worried about." The public may not find comfort in the Palace official's assurance as fuel prices have increased anew, a development that can thwart efforts to tame inflation. For the fifth week in a row, oil companies in the country increased pump prices. Prices of diesel, gasoline and kerosene we...Keep on reading: Workers urge Roque: Check market prices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Palace: No arms deal yet with Israel, Jordan

Malacaang on Sunday said there was no assurance just yet if the Philippine government would buy defense equipment from Israel and Jordan following President Rodrigo Duterte's official visit to the two countries. "No commitment yet," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a text message. But in another text message, Roque said: "DND and DILG might," referring to the Department of National Defense and the Department of the Interior and Local Government. The President visited Israel and Jordan from Sept. 3 t0 8. In Israel, he made an unannounced visit to a facility to view defense equipment. In Jordan, he joined King Abdullah II in touring a military facility and w...Keep on reading: Palace: No arms deal yet with Israel, Jordan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Mocha has right to free speech — President

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte admitted that “some things went overboard” involving Palace communications assistant secretary Mocha Uson, but he defended the controversial sexy entertainment personality-turned-government official over her actions. Calls mounted for Duterte to fire Mocha after the latter posted the controversial video featuring the jingle “pepedederalismo” -- a play on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Palace denies Duterte brought 400 delegates in his Israel trip

JERUSALEM - Malacaang on Monday denied that President Rodrigo Duterte brought along 400 delegates during his four-day official visit here. "The total number of official delegates and accompanying delegates consists of 46 pax [persons] total. That's in the official list. I do know there's a substantial business delegation of at least 150 who are all traveling on their own accounts," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters. Local media here reported that Duterte brought with him 400 delgates, including military and police officials. However, Roque denied the huge figure suggested by the media. "Not sure where figure of 400 came from," he said. /vvp...Keep on reading: Palace denies Duterte brought 400 delegates in his Israel trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Egypt president approves law clamping down on social media

CAIRO, Egpyt – Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a law granting authorities the right to monitor social media users in the country as part of tightening internet controls, the official gazette said Saturday, September 1. Approved by parliament in July, the state's Supreme Council for Media Regulations will have ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

DOTr to review MRT-3’s overstaying policy

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) plans to review the overstaying policy of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) after a commuter posted a complaint on social media, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

School official who burned students bags suspended

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Bicol Central Academy (BCA) school administrator Alexander James Jaucian has been suspended by the school’s board. Jaucian’s rage and supposed order to burn students’ bags were caught on a video posted on social media. “Yes, [he was suspended] by the school board of trustees. 90 days suspension ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Youth group slams school official who burned students bags

MANILA, Philippines – Youth group Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan slammed the "dastardly act" of Bicol Central Academy (BCA) owner and administrator Alexander James Jaucian, whose rage and supposed order to burn students’ bags were caught on a video posted on social media. "The wanton disregard of the property of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

LOOK: Nikki Valdez, Luis Garcia get married in Hong Kong

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN actress Nikki Valdez married boyfriend Luis Garcia in a ceremony in Hong Kong on Saturday, August 18. The actress wore a gown by designer Rajo Laurel and carried a floral arrangement by Gideon Hermosa. Nice Print Photography, which was the official photographer of the wedding, posted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Egypt president approves law tightening Internet controls

CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on a law tightening controls over the Internet in the country, the official gazette said Saturday, August 18.  The legislation on "cybercrime" allows authorities, through a judge, to order the blocking of websites that "constitute a threat" to Egypt's national ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

VIRAL: School official burns students bags as punishment

MANILA, Philippines – While discipline is a key trait learned in schools, some tactics may have gone too far. Photos posted on Twitter by Bicol Central Academy (BCA) alumnus Earl Vincent Cañaveral show a pile of burnt school bags in the school's quadrangle. Senior high students at the Naga City, Camarines Sur ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Duterte hits U.S. for warning PH vs Russian equipment

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte bristled at the warning of a United States defense official  to the Philippines not to buy Russian military equipment. On Friday, August 17, Duterte lashed out against the country's sole treaty ally for what he sees as interference into how the Philippines decides ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Palace to announce sacking of top military exec

Malacañang will announce the firing of a high-ranking military official on Monday morning, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Duterte fires ‘high-ranking’ military official over ‘ghost deliveries’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte fired a “high-ranking” military official over P1.5-million worth of “ghost deliveries,” his spokesman announced on Monday. In a television interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte has been “really aggrieved” by this corruption incident as the Armed Forces of the Philippines was “close to his heart.” But Roque did not give the [...] The post Duterte fires ‘high-ranking’ military official over ‘ghost deliveries’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018