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

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 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

‘Duterte, most dangerous macho-fascist in the gov’t’- Gabriela Women’s Party

“We women have proven our worth and power in different levels, by joining forces with the numerous struggling masses.” The post ‘Duterte, most dangerous macho-fascist in the gov’t’- Gabriela Women’s Party appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

TO THE POINT: A Dangerous Game

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 February) — “Muingon mo’g diktador? Diktador gyud ko. Kay hindi ko mag-diktador [#*!#*!] walang mangyayari sa bayan na ‘to. Tinuod,” MindaNews quoted President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Other national media online did the same. His Cebuano-Tagalog in English: “You say I’m a dictator? I’m really a dictator. Because if I […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Davao City Council declares Trillanes persona non grata

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – The Davao City Council has declared opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV  “persona non grata” after the lawmaker called President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown as the most dangerous city in the Philippines. The council approved the resolution filed by Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Statements: Charter change worsens national oppression of indigenous peoples

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) denounces the Duterte government’s Charter change supposedly “to pave way to federalism.” It is a deceptive and dangerous draconian measure leading to a fascist dictatorship and the complete sell out of Philippine economy and patrimony to foreign corporations, which will only worsen the plight of the Filipino masses, especially the marginalized indigenous peoples......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Duterte: China can help secure south seas

  The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) may have to seek China's help to put an end to piracy and other security problems in the Celebes and Sulu seas, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday in his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airpot (Naia) before his departure for India.   Duterte said he was attending the Asean-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi because he would want to impress on his fellow leaders the need to resolve the security problems plaguing the waters off southern Philippines.   "The waters contiguous to the archipelago of the Philippines are getting dangerous," the President said.   "I will tell y...Keep on reading: Duterte: China can help secure south seas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2018

Cuy appointed to DDB, Año as OIC to DILG

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino S. Cuy as the new chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), and retired Armed Forces chief Eduardo M. Año as the new officer-in-charge of the DILG. Mr. Cuy assumes the post formerly occupied by Dionisio R. Santiago and […] The post Cuy appointed to DDB, Año as OIC to DILG appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018