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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

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

‘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

Cuy heads Dangerous Drugs Board, Año is DILG OIC

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy as the new chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board. Malacañang released Cuy's appointment paper on Friday, January 5. It was signed on Thursday. {source} Appointment paper of new DILG ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Cocaine in Sorsogon, Cuy is DDB chief, Seoul-Pyongyang talks | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the police recover an estimated P125 million worth of cocaine on  in Matnog, Sorsogon.  President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Interior Department officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy as the new chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board.  Pyongyang accepts Seoul's offer of talks next week......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Duterte names Cuy as new DDB chief

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Catalino Cuy as the new chairperson of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB). Duterte signed Cuy's appointment paper on January 4.   Prior his appointment, Cuy was the officer in charge of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).   Cuy replaced Dionisio Santiago, who was earlier fired by President Duterte for contradicting the information on the number of drug users in the country. /kga      ...Keep on reading: Duterte names Cuy as new DDB chief.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

PH is Asia’s most dangerous country for reporters

PARIS: The Philippines has become Asia’s most dangerous country for reporters, with at least five journalists being shot in the last year, four of whom died of their injuries. The rise comes after what RSF called an “alarming comment” by President Rodrigo Duterte who said in May that “just because you’re a journalist you are [...] The post PH is Asia’s most dangerous country for reporters appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

[OPINION | Newspoint] Lucky and dangerous

How far has Rodrigo Duterte taken us down the road to authoritarianism? As phrased, the question, asked widely these days, denotes authoritarianism as a destination. That is in fact what it was for us old enough to have been there.  We found ourselves there suddenly, delivered like a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

Duterte surprises Sulu troops with ‘good friend’ Seagal

President Duterte had a surprise for soldiers he came to visit in Sulu on Friday, Dec. 1 - Hollywood action star Steven Seagal. Read More........»»

Category: newsSource:  filipinoexpressRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017