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Shoal incident ‘fish thievery’ — Roque

THE Philippines is not conceding to China the country’s legal rights to fish in Scarborough Shoal, Malacañang said yesterday, even calling “fish thievery” the taking by Chinese Coast Guard officers of the catch of Filipino fishermen in the West Philippine Sea. “We do not concede,” Roque said in a Palace….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJun 14th, 2018

PH-China, SC justice applicants, Passport slots | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: Drilon urges Duterte to review 'appeasement policy' towards China . Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he doesn't care if Filipino fishermen are allowed to fish Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal out of China's  "goodwill,"  as what matters is that they now have access to the shoal's resources. What are the elements of freedom of expression? This was the question asked ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Roque on China goodwill in Panatag: What matters is PH can fish there

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he doesn't care if Filipino fishermen are allowed to fish Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal out of China's  "goodwill," as what matters is that they now have access to the shoal's resources. Roque made the statement in a news briefing on Thursday, June 14, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Fisherfolk slam China on eve of Independence Day

MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk-members of activist group Akbayan trooped to the Chinese consulate in Makati City on Monday, June 11, to slam China's reported thievery and harassment of Filipinos in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters called on Filipinos to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Roque: Philippines to protest Chinese taking of Filipinos catch if established

The Philippines will file a protest against the reported taking by Chinese coast guard of the catch of Filipino fishermen on Scarborough Shoal if the incident is "established," a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Robredo slams Chinese Coast Guard’s action vs Filipino TV news crew

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday decried how members of the Chinese Coast Guard blocked a Filipino TV news crew from conducting interviews at Panatag Shoal. During her weekly radio show, Robredo said the incident showed China's "disrespect" for Filipinos despite the "Philippines' landmark victory before the arbitral tribunal." "Nakakatakot na nakakagalit (Scary and offensive)," she said. "Nakakalungkot kasi ito iyong pinapamukha sa atin: na talagang iyong mga dapat may karapatan naman tayo, inaangkin ng iba---inaangkin ng China (This is sad because we have rights. But what is ours is being claimed by China)," she added. READ: Philippines wins arbitration case vs. China o...Keep on reading: Robredo slams Chinese Coast Guard’s action vs Filipino TV news crew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

DFA to look into Chinese coast guard, reporter row

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said they are currently looking into the incident involving the Chinese coast guard and the media team of a television network that recently went to Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

DFA urged: File protest vs China’s ‘bullying’ of TV crew in Panatag

Senators on Friday called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to file a diplomatic protest against China following a recent incident in which the Chinese Coast Guard blocked a Filipino TV news crew from filming in Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal.   The Chinese patrol claimed the Filipinos were encroaching on the "sea area of the People's Republic of China."   "Those are clearly acts of aggression," opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said of the incident in a text message. "The DFA must file a diplomatic protest about the matter."   Sen. Francis Pangilinan said the government's response should be strong in the face of such a provocation.   ...Keep on reading: DFA urged: File protest vs China’s ‘bullying’ of TV crew in Panatag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

China drives away Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal

MANILA, Philippines – China stopped a Filipino TV crew from conducting interviews in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) in early November, as the Chinese Coast Guard said the Filipinos cannot proceed "without the permission of China." The incident transpired around noon of November 8 in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Duterte orders probe on missing smuggled rice

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has ordered the immediate investigation of the alleged theft of 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice in Zamboanga City. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. said Thursday in a Palace press briefing that the Chief Executive is “visibly upset” over the said incident of stealing of smuggled rice. Roque said the President also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

‘Upset’ Duterte orders probe on missing 23k sacks of smuggled rice

  President Rodrigo Duterteon Thursdayordered an investigation on the missing 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice in Zamboanga City, Malacaang said.   "The President was visibly upset with the missing 23,015 sacks of smuggled rice in Zamboanga City," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing.   "The President has ordered an immediate investigation of this incident and that instructions were given for both the NFA OIC and Customs commissioner to place on preventive suspension individuals who may be part of this scheme," Roque added. /kga...Keep on reading: ‘Upset’ Duterte orders probe on missing 23k sacks of smuggled rice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Man Shot Dead in Talisay

A man was shot dead by an identified gunman at Sitio Sawsawan, Brgy. San Roque, Talisay City on October 2, 2018. The shooting incident was reported at around 5:05 in the afternoon. According to police investigators, the victim was not from the area and his identity is yet to be determined. No witnesses saw who […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Malacañang on Bertiz airport incident: Officials must follow Duterte example

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – While Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque declined to directly comment on ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz's  confrontation with an airport screening officer, he reminded government officials to follow President Rodrigo Duterte's "example" of not seeking special treatment when it comes to security regulations. "Even the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Construction worker killed, another injured in stabbing

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A 28-year-old construction worker died, while another was wounded in a stabbing incident at Poblacion, Tapaz, Capiz, afternoon of Sept 15, 2018. Jade Cervas of Brgy. San Roque, Tapaz, Capiz; and Elvin Jimenez of Brgy. Minan, also in Tapaz town, were binge drinking in a bar with a certain Ariel Unog […] The post Construction worker killed, another injured in stabbing appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Navy to probe frigate incident in Hasa-Hasa Shoal

THE PHILIPPINE NAVY is set to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the grounding of the frigate BRP Gregorio Del Pilar […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Apology not enough; heads should roll over Naia runway mishap — Palace

Malacaang on Monday said "more than an apology" is needed from those responsible behind the ill-fated Xiamen Air Flight MF8667 that slid off the runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) last week. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assured the public that those responsible for the incident would be held liable. "It's not just an apology that we will ask for. We're now conducting an investigation if there's any liability on the part of the Xiamen pilot. That's why he has been asked not to leave the country. That's part of an ongoing investigation," Roque said in a Palace briefing. "Hindi po dapat makalusot nang wala man lang apology pero tingin ko, it's more tha...Keep on reading: Apology not enough; heads should roll over Naia runway mishap — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 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

Roque: Lower tariffs on imported meat, fish

Roque: Lower tariffs on imported meat, fish.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Roque: Lower, don t remove tariffs on imported meat, fish

Roque: Lower, don t remove tariffs on imported meat, fish.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Gov t eyes slashing tariffs on meat, fish imports to curb inflation

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said economic managers "are happy to be continuing to be working closely with the leadership of the legislature.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

FIBA WC Qualifiers: Palace chimes in on Gilas-Boomers brouhaha: 'Height of being unsportsmanlike'

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque called yesterday's free-for-all at the Philippine Arena between Gilas Pilipinas and the Australian national team as "the height of being unsportsmanlike", as the two teams figured in a brawl that led to 13 ejections. In this morning's daily briefing at Malacañan Palace, Roque said that the Palace understands the feelings of our cagers, however the ends did not justify the means, and the previous incidents that had led to the violent confrontation should not have been a reason to warrant the melee.  Despite Gilas and Australian players coming to their defense for their respective sides, Roque also clarified that the incident was 'regretful and should not have happened'. [Related: FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Chot stands his ground with Gilas, basically names Kickert as trigger] "It should never have happened, that’s why it’s called sports. But at the same time we’re saying that we emphatize that they have to act as a team which will not justify their conduct. I think we would have to say it was a truly regretful incident." "And in the 52 years that I’ve spent in this existence, that’s the worst I’ve seen at least in the Philippines. We see that in other countries, but really not in the Philippines." Roque added that the game should have been stopped then and there when Daniel Kickert elbowed Roger Pogoy, in retaliation for the offensive foul on Chris Goulding, however, as seen in the replay, referees had already called the unsportsmanlike foul before all hell broke loose. The spokesperson also lamented that better officiating could have quelled tensions leading up to the fight.  Regarding the penalties to be handed out by FIBA, the world's governing body for basketball, the Palace hopes that as the true sportsmen the Philippines' players are, they should honor the decision gracefully.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018