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Seagal gives Duterte a thumbs up, says PH ‘not dangerous at all’

  Hollywood actor Steven Seagal, who's in town to take part in the judging panel of the 2017 Miss Earth pageant and do postproduction work for his coming TV series "General Commander," said the country's current peace and order situation did not deter him from coming over. "To be honest with you, I'm a big fan of the Philippine government. I think (President Rodrigo) Duterte is a good president and that he has been instrumental in making this country a safer place. What he has done is very good, in terms of trying to get the control back for the people. I don't feel like this is a dangerous place at all, but a place that's up-and-coming with the new leadership." Seagal ...Keep on reading: Seagal gives Duterte a thumbs up, says PH ‘not dangerous at all’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 16th, 2017

Duterte mulls release of narco-politicians’ names ahead of 2019 polls

President Rodrigo Duterte is "evaluating" the pros and cons of the proposal of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) to release the names of the so-called "narco-politicians" ahead of the 2019 midterm elections, Malacaang said Tuesday. "Given that the DDB is strongly pushing for the release, [Duterte] is making an evaluation of the pros and cons," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a text message to INQUIRER.net. "Right now, consistent with his arrival statement, he is not inclined to order its release," he added. During his speech in Davao City on Friday morning after his arrival from Bali, Indonesia, Duterte said the government "will not" release the names of the poli...Keep on reading: Duterte mulls release of narco-politicians’ names ahead of 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

When Marcos outlawed student councils, Jessie fought back

Jessie Gimenez passed away as the AFP was unleashing an absurd, troubling campaign against campus activism. Not too many Filipinos have heard of Jessie, who died suddenly of a heart attack. But he played a role in Philippine history that young Filipinos should know about especially now that the AFP under Duterte is once again to turning to dangerous red-baiting intimidation tactics they used during the regime of Ferdinand Marcos. The photo above shows a highlight of Jessie's activist career. That's him in the center with his right hand raised taking his oath as the new vice chair of the UP Student Council. Standing next to him at UP Diliman's Quezon Hall is Malou Mangahas, the ...Keep on reading: When Marcos outlawed student councils, Jessie fought back.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Duterte has put military in a predicament — Sereno

  President Rodrigo Duterte created a dangerous precedent and put the military in a predicament when he voided the amnesty given to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV as a military rebel years ago, as his move opened to invalidation the amnesty grants to many active soldiers, former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said on Wednesday.   One of those amnestied soldiers is Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Sereno said.   Sen. Gregorio Honasan, chair of the Senate committee on national defense and security, could also lose his amnesty, she said.   Both Galvez and Honasan were granted amnesty for their roles i...Keep on reading: Duterte has put military in a predicament — Sereno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Lacson on drug war: Time to go for the big fish

WITH THE six-year Duterte administration on its way to the halfway mark, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson pressed officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) to now go after the “big fish“ in the illegal drug trade. The post Lacson on drug war: Time to go for the big fish appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

‘No truth to AI claim PH a dangerous place’

Malacaang on Friday brushed off an allegation by Amnesty International (AI) Philippines that President Duterte had made the country "a far more dangerous place" to live in.   Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the decline in the number of common crimes and the support of the majority of Filipinos for the Duterte administration's war on drugs belied the rights organization's allegation.   "There is no truth to the statement of Amnesty International that President Duterte has made the Philippines 'a far more dangerous place,'" he said.   In a statement on Thursday, AI Philippines director Jose Noel Olano said "impunity and lack of accountability hav...Keep on reading: ‘No truth to AI claim PH a dangerous place’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Palace blasts statement on human rights, condemns broadcaster’s killing

MALACAÑANG denounced Friday a statement by Amnesty International Philippines (AIP) that the country has become “a far more dangerous place” on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s watch......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Thumbs up to boracay rehab , DU30

AT least 64 percent of Filipinos are supportive of the government’s decision to close and rehabilitate Boracay island, with most of them also supporting President Rodrigo Duterte, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey said. The survey held from March 23 to 27 said that 38 percent strongly agreed and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Duterte wants health warnings on sugar-sweetened beverages

"I think what he wants to say now, is there should be a warning, just like the ones placed on cigarettes, ‘this can be dangerous to your health’," Trade Secretary Lopez said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Armed and dangerous

For a long time, President Duterte opposed the holding of barangay elections because many village officials, he said, were involved in drug deals and might use the dirty profits to get themselves reelected......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Duterte thumbs down martial law as means to address crime

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said that he had no plans of imposing martial law throughout the country to fulfill his vow to restore law and order. Source link link: Duterte thumbs down martial law as means to address crime.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Palace disputes claim PH dangerous place for media

MALACANANG rejected yesterday the claim of various media organizations that the practice of journalism in the country became a “more dangerous endeavor” under the Duterte administration. “I dispute that po kasi pagdating sa patayan bumababa po talaga ang patayan sa Pilipinas at bumababa po ang ranggo ng Pilipinas doon sa….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Just for laughs

The gulf between what President Rodrigo Duterte says and what he does is raising already dangerous levels of cynicism about government and governance even among those who supported him in the 2016 presidential elections. But he doesn’t seem to be aware of it. Even if he were, it’s doubtful if he would at all be […] The post Just for laughs appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Panelo: Cayetano, Roque only ‘expressing concern’ over ‘unwitting’ rights groups

President Rodrigo Duterte's top lawyer said twoCabinet officialswere merely "expressing concern" when they said that human rights group may be "unwitting tools" of drug syndicates to destabilize the government.   "We are not dispensing accusatory allegations," Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said in a statement.   "They are merely expressing concern that human rights groups, without them knowing it, may be being funded by drug money, making them therefore unwitting victims," he added.   Panelo's comment was in response to the remarks of theCommission on Human Rights (CHR) that "dispensingallegations without proof is dangerous as it op...Keep on reading: Panelo: Cayetano, Roque only ‘expressing concern’ over ‘unwitting’ rights groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

Palo bishop hails Duterte for not backing divorce bill

TACLOBAN CITY -- In a rare occasion, President Duterte got a thumbs-up from Eastern Visayas' top Catholic leader. Archbishop John Du of the Palo Archdiocese lauded the President for not supporting the divorce bill recently approved by the House of Representatives. Du, speaking through his spokesperson Fr. Chris Arthur Militante, said the Church would continue to oppose any introduction of divorce in the Philippines, considering its implications to a family. "That is a very good comment. The President could be speaking from his first-hand experience that divorce is not good for a family," Militante said. The Lower House on March 19 approved on third and final reading a bill ma...Keep on reading: Palo bishop hails Duterte for not backing divorce bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups

A Liberal Party (LP) officialon Tuesdayslammed the "absurd" and "baseless" claim that drug lords have used human rights groups to destabilize the Duterte administration.   Former Rep. Erin Tanada, LP vice president on external affairs, said that "the plot gets crazier by the day."   "The statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan PeterCayetano and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque thatdrug lords are using human rights group to criticize andundermine the government is absurd and baseless," Tanada said in a statement. "At the same time, it is patently dangerous because it makeshuman rights groups possible targets of the anti-drugoperations of law enforcers," t...Keep on reading: LP exec disputes drug tag on rights groups.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

DU30 to review dismissal of case vs Espinosa et al

A FUMING President Duterte has decided to review all Department of Justice resolutions dismissing major government cases specifically those involving violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, Philippine National Police chief, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa told Camp Crame reporters yesterday. The….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Sea militarization dangerous – Esperon

The growing militarization of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) is “dangerous” because it will undermine the cooperation of frontline nations on other issues surrounding the region, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. warned. Esperon reiterated the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte that issues involving the West Philippine Sea may become a “flashpoint” that [...] The post Sea militarization dangerous – Esperon appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

How will DOJ now handle De Lima case? Ex-SolGen asks

The dismissal of the criminal case against high-profile drug kingpin Peter Lim and other alleged narcotics bosses has put the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a bind in a similar complaint involving detained Sen. Leila de Lima, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said on Tuesday. Hilbay, one of the lawyers for De Lima, lamented how the DOJ treated the two complaints differently although they both involved alleged violations of Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. In July 2016, President Duterte tagged Lim, who turned out to be his wedding compadre (cosponsor), as the biggest drug lord in the country. "The DOJ applied the basic rules to co...Keep on reading: How will DOJ now handle De Lima case? Ex-SolGen asks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Robredo says quo warranto a dangerous precedent even for Duterte

  MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo is opposed to the quo warranto proceedings against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, saying that it will set a dangerous precedent even for President Rodrigo Duterte. “Kung bigyan ng due course iyong quo warranto, gusto bang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Lawyer issues caution on PH-China ‘co-ownership’ option

  Lawyer Jay Batongbacal described as dangerous the remarks of President Rodrigo Duterte likening the possible joint exploration of the Philippines and China to "co-ownership." "PRRD (President Duterte) should be strongly advised that as President and a lawyer, even his idle statements can carry legal weight," Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, said in a text message to INQUIRER.net. In a speech before troops in Marawi City on Wednesday, the President said a "joint exploration of resources" in the West Philippines Sea seemed better than an armed conflict. "Ngayon offer nila (China) joint explorati...Keep on reading: Lawyer issues caution on PH-China ‘co-ownership’ option.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018