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Solon blames President for killing of 2 mayors

  Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin on Wednesday blamed the deadly attacks on two local officials this week on President Rodrigo Duterte who, he said, inspired disrespect for the rule of law by promising protection to police who would kill drug users and dealers.   According to the opposition lawmaker, the shooting deaths of the mayors of Tanauan City, Batangas province, and General Tinio, Nueva Ecija province, showed that once the rule of law is abandoned, "anybody with a gun and a grudge has a license to kill people without worrying about the consequences."   No prosecution   He said the President himself gave the license to kill by repeatedly assur...Keep on reading: Solon blames President for killing of 2 mayors.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 5th, 2018

Despite the threats he made, Duterte denies hand in death of mayors | News

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday once again denied having anything to do with the killing of several mayors, despite the threats he made against local government officials who were involved in il.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Duterte blames NPA for Sagay massacre

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has pointed to the New People’s Army (NPA) as perpetrators in the killing of nine farmers in Sagay, Negros Occidental, saying it is the rebels’ way of...READ MORE The post Duterte blames NPA for Sagay massacre appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Duterte blames NPA for Sagay killings

President Duterte has blamed the New People’s Army (NPA), the communists’ armed wing, for the killing of nine farmers in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, echoing the military’s claim that the victims were used by the rebels to discredit the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Mayors seek dialogue with PRRD, Boracay, Kris defends Gilas | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Philippine mayors seek a 'dialogue' with President Rodrigo Duterte following the back-to-back assassinations of General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote, and Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili. Basketball legend and Australia assistant coach Luc Longley blames Philippine coach Chot Reyes. After just over two months of rehabilitation, Environment Secretary Roy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Koko slams murder of ex-solon, demands quick results from PNP

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Sunday condemned the killing of former La Union Second District Representative Eufranio Eriguel, who was shot at around 7 p.m. on Saturday in Agoo town.   Source link link: Koko slams murder of ex-solon, demands quick results from PNP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Solon says Bong Pineda using dummy to run STL outlet in Camsur

Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund "LRay" Villafuerte accused on Tuesday Rodolfo "Bong" Pineda, the husband of Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda, of running a Small Town Lottery (STL) outlet through a dummy. During the resumption of the hearing of the House Committee on Games and Amusements hearing, Villafuerte said it was Pineda who actually owned Everchance Gaming Corp., which is based in Camarines Sur. The firm, he previously alleged, continued to operate illegal jueteng games in the province. According to Villafuerte, he has evidence to prove that Osler Luis Canlas, Everchance president, is merely working as the dummy of Pineda. He said Pineda had a meeting with mayors in Camarines...Keep on reading: Solon says Bong Pineda using dummy to run STL outlet in Camsur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018

CPP-Central Luzon blames ‘Duterte regime’ for Fr. Paez’s death

PAMPANGA, Philippines – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in Central Luzon blamed President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration for the killing of Fr. Marcelito “Tito” Paez in Nueva Ecija. In a statement sent to the media on Thursday, December 7, the CPP-Central Luzon said the 72-year-old retired Catholic priest-activist, who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Turkey has not revealed all about Khashoggi killing – Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has not yet revealed all the information it has discovered about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, February 15. (READ:  Khashoggi murder 'planned and perpetrated' by Saudi officials – U.N. expert ) "We haven't given all the elements we have at our disposal," the ........»»

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New pressure over Khashoggi death, Trump ignores deadline

WASHINGTON, USA – President Donald Trump appeared prepared Friday, February 9, to ignore the US Congress's deadline to determine who ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi amid new revelations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince spoke of going after the journalist "with a bullet." (READ:  Khashoggi fiancee hopes Trump will change mind on killing ) With pressure mounting in Washington ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

France to have national day marking ‘Armenian genocide’

PARIS --- France will make April 24 a "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide", French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday, honoring a campaign promise he made from his election in 2017. Speaking to the Armenian community at a dinner in Paris, Macron said France was one of the first nations to denounce the killing of the Armenian people for what it was. "France is, first and foremost, the country that knows how to look history in the face," he said. For decades, Armenia and Turkey have been at odds over whether the World War I massacres and deportations of Armenians by their Ottoman rulers should be described as genocide. Turkey vehemently rejects that the massac...Keep on reading: France to have national day marking ‘Armenian genocide’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

NDF man s killing blamed on Duterte - Manila Standard

NDF man's killing blamed on Duterte manilastandard.net Gamu, IsabelaCommunist rebels have accused President Rodrigo Duterte of ordering the summary execution of National Democratic Front consulta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Trump blames Russia as for US pulling out from arms treaty

        WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said Friday it is freeing itself from the constraints of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia and will begin withdrawing from the pact on Saturday. President Donald Trump blamed the Russians for the demise of the Cold War-era pact, known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty. "For too long," Trump said in a written statement issued by the White House, Russia has violated the treaty "with impunity, covertly developing and fielding a prohibited missile system that poses a direct threat to our allies and troops abroad." The INF treaty, signed in 1987, has been a centerpiece of super...Keep on reading: Trump blames Russia as for US pulling out from arms treaty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

Duterte accuses solons of not delivering on vow to provide reward for Batocabe killers

President Duterte said Congress has vowed to give P30 million for the arrest of the mastermind of the killing of the lawmaker......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Mayor Baldo to Duterte: ‘I need help’

MANILA, Philippines --- Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo has asked President Rodrigo Duterte for help after being tagged as the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe. "Mensahe ko po kay Mr. President, Humihingi po ako ng tulong sa patas at hustisya... na kung ano man po ang mga inaakusahan sa akin haharapin ko po ito ng buong buo," Baldo said in a press conference on Friday. Baldo was also identified as the alleged brains behind the killing of Daraga's ex-mayor Gerry Jaucian. This was revealed by Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, director of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG), who cited the testimony of...Keep on reading: Mayor Baldo to Duterte: ‘I need help’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Kenyan president says Nairobi attack over as terrorists killed

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday, January 16, that gunmen who stormed an upmarket hotel complex, killing 14 people, had been "eliminated" after an almost 20-hour siege in which hundreds of civilians were rescued. The attack was claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Somali group Al-Shabaab , which has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

SWS: net satisfaction ratings decline for Robredo, Arroyo | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: The latest Social Weather Stations survey shows House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Vice President Leni Robredo’s net satisfaction ratings decline  at the end of 2018. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is facing a corruption case before the Office of the Ombudsman after he was implicated in the killing of AKO ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Trillanes blames ‘crazy’ Duterte for grave threat case filed in Pasay court

  "Baliw talaga."   (He is really crazy)   This is what Senator Antonio Trillanes on Friday said of President Rodrigo Duterte, whom he blamed for another case filed against him in a Pasay City court.   Trillanes made the remark after the Pasay City Prosecutor's office filed a case for grave threats against him before Branch 47 of the Pasay Metropolitan Trial Court.   "Binaliktad na talaga ni Duterte ang hustisya sa Pilipinas," the senator said in a statement.   "Siya itong pinapatay mismo ang mga ordinaryong Pilipino, pinapa-rape ang mga babae sa mga sundalo, pinapa-kidnap at torture ang mga COA audtiors at pina...Keep on reading: Trillanes blames ‘crazy’ Duterte for grave threat case filed in Pasay court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Duterte on ‘killing spree,’ loan sharks next

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is on a “killing spree.” After wanting to “kill” state auditors and bishops, the President now wants to end the “oppressive” loan system by getting rid of…READ The post Duterte on ‘killing spree,’ loan sharks next appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Duterte: Cops, soldiers involved in kidnapping, high-profile killings 

Update MANILA, Philippines -- Some members of the police and the military are involved in high-profile killings, President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, following the spate of violent attacks against politicians in the country. "Itong mga kidnapping, karamihan diyan involved ang pulis. High-profile killing, may involved diyan Army, pulis, pati NPA (New People's Army)," Duterte told participants to the Barangay Summit on Peace and Orderin Pasay City. The President, however, did not elaborate. In December last year, AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe, 52, was gunned down after a gift-giving event in Daraga, Albay. Former Kadingilan town mayor in BukidnonJoelito Talaidwas also amb...Keep on reading: Duterte: Cops, soldiers involved in kidnapping, high-profile killings .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

PNP: Daraga mayor is mastermind in Batocabe slay | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Philippine National Police names Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo as the alleged mastermind in the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. U.S. President Donald Trump meets top Democratic lawmakers but fails to hammer out an agreement that would end a partial government shutdown over his demand for billions of dollars to build ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019