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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

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

Duterte, mayors meet on killings

Local government executives need not fear for their safety if they are not into illegal drugs, according to President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 23 min. ago

186 local officials stripped of police powers

A total of 186 local government officials – eight governors and 178 mayors, some with suspected links to illegal drugs and other forms of misconduct – have been stripped of their powers to supervise the local police since President Duterte took office, the Department of the Interior and Local Government said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Mindanao mayors seek Duterte’s help vs killings

Members of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines Mindanao cluster have sought the help of President Duterte following the recent spate of killings of local government officials......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

186 local execs stripped of police powers — DILG

THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has stripped off police powers of 186 local chief executives since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in 2016, Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año said. Año said that eight governors and 178 mayors nationwide lost their supervisory control over police because of their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade, failure to stop [...] The post 186 local execs stripped of police powers — DILG appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Bong Go blames opposition, critics for PH as ‘province of China’ tag

  KORONADAL CITY, SOUTH COTABATO --- President Duterte's special assistant blamedFridaythe President's critics for the banners welcoming visitors to the Philippines as a "province of China." The banners hanged on several footbridges in Metro Manilaon Thursday. Bong Go, who attended the opening of South Cotabato's T'nalak Festival and the 52nd foundation anniversary celebration here, told reporters President Duterte was aware of the banners as he already saw on television reports. The banners that read "Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China" made their appearance in time for the second anniversary of The Hague's ruling that invalidated China's claim to nearly ...Keep on reading: Bong Go blames opposition, critics for PH as ‘province of China’ tag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

DPWH blames contractors, slow permit application for infra delays

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said delays in infrastructure project implementation are caused by contractors and a long permit application process. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier warned Villar he would be "held accountable" for delayed and failed projects. Villar said he had discussed with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Gunmen kill fourth Philippine local official in a week

MANILA — Two motorcycle-borne gunmen on Wednesday killed the vice mayor of a southern Philippine town, the fourth local official assassinated in a week, including one President Rodrigo Duterte said may have had links to illegal drugs. The attack took to 16 the number of mayors and vice mayors killed since Duterte unleashed his deadly anti-narcotics […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Bohol mayors push Bong Go to run for the Senate

Several Bohol mayors, barangay and SK officials and supporters launched the 'Bayan for Bong Go' Bohol Movement on Saturday, July 7, to urge Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christ.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Imperial President

“I posited the mutability of presidential powers.” By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life…” J.M. Burn Recently, a distinguished solon came to town expressing his perplexity (euphemism for disbelief) over the staying power of the popularity of President Duterte. Going against historical […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Philippine city mayor killed in

MANILA: Gunmen killed a city vice mayor in the Philippines on Saturday, police said, less than a week after two mayors were shot dead in separate incidents, including one President Rodrigo Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Palace asks PNP for thorough probe into killing of Trece Martires vice mayor

Malacaang Palace asked the Philippine National Police to conduct "a fair and thorough investigation" of the killing of Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan of Trece Martires City in Cavite on Saturday. "We strongly condemn the ambush," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement issued shortly after Lubigan was shot dead in an ambush by still unidentified assailants. "Our condolences go out to the grieving family and friends of the late Vice Mayor Lubigan," Roque added. To end his statement, Roque said: "We must band together and put an end to the worrisome incidents of violence involving local politicians.' Lubigan was killed in the same week that two mayors -- Antonio...Keep on reading: Palace asks PNP for thorough probe into killing of Trece Martires vice mayor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Kin of slain school exec now ‘persons of interest’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Family members, including the widow of a former president of the University of Science and Technology in Southern Philippines, on Thursday submitted themselves for inclusion as “persons of interest” (POI) in the killing of the campus official. Eldie Rotoras, brother of the slain Ricardo Rotoras and who stood as the family’s spokesman, said the killing of his [...] The post Kin of slain school exec now ‘persons of interest’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

‘FEAR OF UNCERTAINTY’: LMP-Iloilo to tackle security of mayors

THE killings of two mayors this week have prompted the League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Iloilo to address the security of local chief executives. LMP-Iloilo president and Mayor Jett Rojas of Ajuy, Iloilo said they will invite Police Regional Office (PRO-6) regional director, Chief Supt. John Bulalacao to their regular meeting on July […] The post ‘FEAR OF UNCERTAINTY’: LMP-Iloilo to tackle security of mayors appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Negros execs, LMP condemn mayors murders, demand police protection

BACOLOD CITY--- The Negros Occidental Association of Chiefs Executives (ACE) and League of Municipalities in the Philippines strongly condemned the killing of Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan City, Batangas and Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. The mayors' statement was issued at a joint meeting of both groups in Bacolod Cityon Thursday. The two groups demanded protection from the Philippine National Police (PNP). Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, who chaired the Negros ACE, said it is the responsibility of the police to solve the crimes, whether those slain government officials were involved in narco-politics or not. Palanca also asked the police ...Keep on reading: Negros execs, LMP condemn mayors murders, demand police protection.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Mayors’ slays aimed at eroding public trust in Duterte — Palace

MALACAÑANG yesterday said it considers the back-to-back killings of Luzon mayors as an attempt to erode public confidence in President Rodrigo Duterte even as it denied the presence of a culture of impunity in the country. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. issued the remark after Akbayan party-list Representative Tom Villarin… Source link link: Mayors’ slays aimed at eroding public trust in Duterte — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Mayors want to talk it out with Duterte

  TAGAYTAY CITY --- The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) has requested a dialogue with President Rodrigo Duterte following the deadly attacks on two mayors this week.   Maria Fe Brondial, LMP national president, said on Wednesday that the country's mayors wanted to talk with the President about his list of so-called narcopoliticians.   Several local officials on that list have been killed in the President's brutal war on drugs.   "The mayors on the list fear for their lives. I pity them. They told me, 'Mayor, we are not involved in drugs. Why are we on the list?'" said Brondial, mayor of Socorro, Oriental Mindoro province. ...Keep on reading: Mayors want to talk it out with Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018