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Sen. Trillanes declared persona non grata in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – The City Council here has declared opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV persona non grata on Tuesday for allegedly spreading “fake news” about Davao City as the most dangerous place in the Philippines during a forum in Chicago. During a regular session, Vice Mayor Bernard E. Al-ag said he took offense […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsFeb 13th, 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 ........»»

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Davao City declares Trillanes persona non grata

Davao City declares Trillanes persona non grata.....»»

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Trillanes ‘persona non grata’ in Davao

The Davao City council declared Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday, February 13, “persona non grata” for saying President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown ranked first in the country for murders and second for rape......»»

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SEN. TRILLANES DECLARED “PERSONA NONGRATA” IN DAVAO…

The post SEN. TRILLANES DECLARED “PERSONA NONGRATA” IN DAVAO… appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Fil-Am businesswoman Loida Nicolas Lewis & apos;persona non grata& apos; in Davao City - Rappler

Fil-Am businesswoman Loida Nicolas Lewis 'persona non grata' in Davao City - Rappler.....»»

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Fil-Am businesswoman Loida Nicolas Lewis persona non grata in Davao City

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Filipino-American businesswoman and philantrophist Loida Nicolas Lewis is no longer welcome in the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Davao City Council on Tuesday, February 13, passed the resolution of Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang to declare Lewis as "persona non grata" in Davao City. Speaking to Rappler, Dayanghirang said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Kidapawan Sanggunian declares LTO 12 enforcers persona non grata

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 17 July) – City councilors here have declared as persona non grata the traffic personnel from the Land Transportation Office in Region 12 (LTO-12) and banned them from doing highway operations in the city. Francis Palmones, former trial court judge who is now councilor, said they based their resolution on the complaints [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2017

‘Most dangerous city’ tag won’t affect Davao’s tourism industry – official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Feb) – The local tourism industry won’t be affected by the statement of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that it is the country’s most dangerous city, an official said. City Tourism Office head Generose Tecson said in an interview Wednesday that the city’s tourism sector even survived the declaration of Martial […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

PROMOTING DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS

Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag takes a photo of Councilor April Dayap with a person with down syndrome during the regular session of the Davao City Council on Tuesday, February 13. February has been declared as National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month in 2012. (Robby Joy D. Salveron / davaotoday.com).....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

President orders total ban on OFW deployment to Kuwait

DAVAO CITY: President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a total ban on sending Filipino workers to Kuwait amid widespread abuses and deaths. In his speech during The Manila Times’ 7th Business Forum at Marco Polo Hotel late Friday, Duterte reiterated his order to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd to assist all Filipino workers in Kuwait who [...] The post President orders total ban on OFW deployment to Kuwait appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Duterte: ‘I’m beyond ICC jurisdiction’

DAVAO CITY: President Rodrigo Duterte has declared himself beyond the jurisdiction of an International Criminal Court (ICC) probe into thousands of deaths in his “drugs war,” claiming local laws do not specifically ban extrajudicial killings. In a typically bombastic speech Friday night, a day after the ICC announced a preliminary inquiry into alleged crimes against [...] The post Duterte: ‘I’m beyond ICC jurisdiction’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Mayor Duterte to attend Senate hearing if subpoenaed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 February) — Mayor Sara Duterte will appear before the Senate if subpoenaed to attend a hearing on the resolution filed Monday morning by opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes, seeking a probe on the alleged, violation of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) by President Duterte and his daughter, Sara. This, even as the mayor […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Gordon: House, not Senate, should probe Duterte’s wealth

Sen. Richard Gordon believes that the issue of PresidentRodrigo Duterte's alleged ill-gotten wealth should be investigated -- notby the Senate but by theHouse of Representatives through an impeachmentproceeding. Gordon is chair of the Senateblue ribbon committee, the primary body tasked to look into possible violations of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) by no less than the President and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. READ:2 Senate panels to look into Duterte's alleged unexplained wealth The probe was initiated by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, an opposition member, after recent reports that the father and daughter allegedly had combined deposits and investm...Keep on reading: Gordon: House, not Senate, should probe Duterte’s wealth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Mayor Sara won’t sue Trillanes, but thinks he’s crazy

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio slammed opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for seeking to probe her,........»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Trillanes claims vs DU30 rehashed –– Palace

MALACANANG yesterday shrugged off Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s call for a Senate probe into the alleged undisclosed bank transactions of President Rodrigo Duterte and daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte At a press briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Trillanes’ allegations were rehashed and old news. “Lumang tugtugin. Lumang balita….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Palace on wealth probe: ‘Lumang tugtugin’

NO solid proof. Malacañang said yesterday as it shrugged off Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s call for a Senate probe into the alleged undisclosed bank transactions of President Rodrigo Duterte and daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte At a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Trillanes’ allegations were rehashed and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Mayor Sara: Trillanes is lying, labels his accusations gossip

MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday accused Sen......»»

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Trillanes to file resolution calling for Duterte bank accounts probe

SENATOR ANTONIO F. Trillanes IV is set to file a resolution today, Feb. 5, seeking to investigate the alleged undisclosed bank transactions of President Rodrigo R. Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. In a statement released yesterday, Mr. Trillanes said he was answering Mr. Duterte’s challenge to investigate his alleged ill-gotten wealth. […] The post Trillanes to file resolution calling for Duterte bank accounts probe appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Shrine Hills not a ‘dumping site’ – environment group

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Feb) – “Shrine Hills was not declared Urban Ecological Enhancement sub-Zone just to be a dumping site.” This was the statement of Chinkie Pelino-Golle, executive director of the environmental group Interface Development Interventions (IDIS) as they complained that a portion of the Shrine Hills has become a dumping site since […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

‘Freedom and Crime’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao:  AM NOT SURPRISED when some quarters are exploiting to the hilt the order of the Securities and Exchange Commission to shut down the operations of Rappler.The bannered story warns of the muzzling of the press. Rappler itself, quoting Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, wrote that if Duterte wants to close the media establishment they could have just sent the military. Of course it is the usual Rappler’s furtive way of saying it which is very characteristic of this media outfit.  But this is not about press freedom. It is about media ownership which, under Philippine laws, should be 100% owned by Filipinos. For years since the inception of Rappler, the impression was that it is fully owned by Pinoys. There are Filipinos  with extra money to spare who invested money in Rappler in the hope that they can support an independent media outfit. As every body knew, the big media establishments are tools used by the wealthy and famous to protect their interest from political predators but they end up using the muscle of the press to either promote or destroy politicians and their adversaries.  Not until SEC ordered the closure of Rappler that it came out in the open that  the notorious ON OMIDYAR had wormed its way in and into the heart and brain of Rappler. The characters behind these outfits are shrewd but not wise enough their own disclosures in their PDRs gave them away. The Philippine Deposit Receipts which Rappler through its holding company issued explicitly granted ON OMIDYAR to have a say in the operations and business of Rappler.  Ma. Ressa’s attention was called by SEC on this critical item but it appears that she was not paying attention or might have thought she can deal with the problem anyway.  Looks like she sat on the problem that even the  members of the 5-man Commission who, except for one,  are all appointees of ex-Pres. Noynoy Aquino have reach a point of decision.  As the story unravels, again it showed that there was an attempt to correct the provisions in the PDRs by submitting ON OMIDYAR’s waiver on its right to intrude into the conduct of business of Rappler. Again Rappler showed its cavalier attitude, it submitted the waiver document which was not even notarized.  Obviously even the Aquino-controlled SEC cannot take the lackadaisical attention of Ma. Ressa. It revoked the SEC registration of Rappler.  Even as it had been axed, Ressa and Pia Ranada fought back, the later calling Pres. Rodrigo Duterte names as if they reign supreme and they alone know what freedom of the press means. To add to her dramatics Pia intoned  that she is prepared to go to prison for exercising her rights of free expression. She forgot that It was Duterte who, early in his presidency signed an EO on Freedom of Information.  Ressa and Ranada wailed their press freedom had been curtailed. But such is not the case. Every word that they say saw print and broadcasted in nearly 2,000 media outlets in the Philippines and not counting the social media. The revocation of Rappler’s permit is not about freedom of the press but its violation of the constitution which succinctly underlines that media establishment must be 100% Filipino owned.   In hindsight the Duterte government was even too kind to Rappler even as it was the leading media organization that demonize Duterte in every turn. I had seriously doubted its overtures that brag it stands for truth and fairness. During the senate hearing on extra-judicial killing allegedly carried out by the Davao Death Squad which Sen. Leila De Lima and Sen. Antonio Trillanes claimed was organized by Duterte, Rappler simply swallowed what witnesses Matobato and Lascanas said.  In 2009 when as CHR Chair De Lima conducted a probe on EJK the number of victims she alleged then was less than 300. The probe lasted for months with nary a piece of evidence was found to indict Mayor Duterte. She pursued her quest to pin Digong when she became Justice Secretary but again she failed. When she became senator she became even more aggressive she placed a bungling Matobato in the witness stand. But Matobato was flawless in his delivery when he was interviewed by Time Magazine. It was unmistakable he was reading from an idiot’s card. He proudly state that as member of DDS he killed and buried more than 200 persons in an abandoned quarry. Yet he cannot find the grave of his victims.     When it was the turn of Lascanas to testify in the senate inquiry, he casually said that they buried more than 2,000 EJK victims in the same quarry.  Between the two perjured witness they  confessed to the  killing of over 2,200 victims of EJK which they buried, they said, in the abandoned quarry. It is simply a classic fantasy. A manslaughter of such magnitude cannot escape notice especially when that narrow piece of land is just about four kilometers from city hall and so adjacent to a number of housing subdivisions. Nevertheless, if they were so sure then why cannot they find a single piece of viable evidence.   In all these occasions Rappler gave the hearings liberal space and took the testimonies of the witnesses as the biblical truths. Both Rappler and Time Magazine adopted exactly the same flawed statistics which in their recent count had reached 13,000 EJK victims. I am based in Davao and frankly I am amazed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018