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Solons hit Trump for $2-M pledge for PH’s war on drugs

Lawmakers of the Makabayan bloc on Thursday lambasted US President Donald Trump's $2-million pledge for "drug demand reduction programs" in the Philippines, saying this would only lead to more human rights violations under the Duterte administration's antidrug campaign.   ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said the pledge would violate the United States' own federal law prohibiting the grant of foreign aid to countries with records of human rights violations.   "The human rights violations of the police and the military under President Duterte are very clear. It is very clear that US federal law will be violated if (the US government) gives aid," Tinio said in a press ...Keep on reading: Solons hit Trump for $2-M pledge for PH’s war on drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 17th, 2017

PH solons affirm support for anti-drug war in Moscow forum

    Philippine lawmakers led by House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Farias have affirmed the government's pledge to brutally destroy the rampant narcoticstrade during an international conference held in Moscow. In the "Parliamentarians Against Drugs" forum held in Russia on Dec. 4, Farias asserted the Duterte administration's anti-drug campaign before 40parliamentary delegations from Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. Farias, in his plenary speech, said that the House of Representatives allotted budget for the construction of rehabilitation centers and passedlegislation in support of anti-drug policies. "In the 2017 National Budget, the amount allocated ...Keep on reading: PH solons affirm support for anti-drug war in Moscow forum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

Palace welcomes US$2-M aid for drug war

MALACAÑANG on Thursday, November 16, welcomed the commitment of the United States (US) to grant $2 million in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the US pledge signified American President Donald Trump’s staunch support for the Philippines’ way of handling the drug menace. “I’m sure, although it… link: Palace welcomes US$2-M aid for drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Trump s Clarion Call to Re-Weaponize Drug War

US President Donald Trump is ready to intensify one of the most abusive policy failures in US history - the "war on drugs." Trump made an incendiary speech at the United Nations decrying the "scour.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Trump s Clarion Call to Re-Weaponize Drug War

US President Donald Trump is ready to intensify one of the most abusive policy failures in US history - the "war on drugs." Trump made an incendiary speech at the United Nations decrying the "scour.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Omarosa s White House recordings fuel Trump woes

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump on Monday, August 13, plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman – a mud-slinging match that has fueled fears of chaos in his White House and cast doubt on his pledge to hire "only the best ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Pfizer reverses some drug price hikes in US after Trump tweet

New York — Pfizer has reversed price increases on some drugs following White House pressure and the US drugmaker on Wednesday pledged to decide soon whether to sell its consumer drugs business. A day after President Donald Trump threatened action on drug prices, and said on Twitter drug companies should be “ashamed” for boosting costs, […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

MISLEADING: ‘Trump congratulates Duterte for 40% down in drugs’

Claim: US President Donald Trump congratulated Presdident Rodrigo Duterte for the "40% down in drugs."In its June 6 post, blog goodnewstoday.d30.club ran the headline, “Congratulations Philippines Government For 40% Down In Drugs - President Donald Trump.” The post’s text content was lifted from the Presidential Communications ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Fil-Am activists resist ‘looming Duterte’s dictatorship’

  The anti-dictatorship movement in the Filipino American community helped oust Ferdinand Marcos during the 1986 EDSA People Power uprising. That spirit of opposition to repression and injustice didn't go away after 1986. When President Rodrigo Duterte launched his War on Drugs in 2016, leaving thousands of mostly poor victims dead, the killings and the administration's impulse to heavy-handed rule rekindled the spirit of opposition in the Fil-Am community. With their US taxes used as aid in procuring weapons, intelligence, and the war on drugs, as well as Duterte's closeness to Trump and China, many community leaders and activists have decided to begin educating the pu...Keep on reading: Fil-Am activists resist ‘looming Duterte’s dictatorship’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

US, SKorea confirm suspending military drills

SEOUL: US and South Korean officials confirmed on Tuesday the suspension of scheduled joint military drills, making good on a pledge by President Donald Trump during his summit with North Korea’s leader. Seoul, which has tens of thousands of US troops on its soil to help protect it from its hostile northern neighbor, said the [...] The post US, SKorea confirm suspending military drills appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Trump OKs tough tariffs on China; Beijing retaliates

WASHINGTON---US President Donald Trump on Friday announced tariffs of 25 percent targeting tens of billions in Chinese imports, sparking immediate retaliation from Beijing and bringing the world's two largest economies to the brink of an all-out trade war feared by markets and industry.   Making good on a pledge to punish the alleged theft of American intellectual property, Trump warned in a statement of "additional tariffs" if China hits back with tit-for-tat duties on American goods and services exports.   At least initially, though, the new tariffs will not cover the full $50 billion in trade that the White House had threatened in March.   US Trade Rep...Keep on reading: Trump OKs tough tariffs on China; Beijing retaliates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Trump slaps tariffs on China, triggering swift retaliation

WASHINGTON, USA – US President Donald Trump Friday, June 15 announced tariffs of 25% targeting tens of billions in Chinese imports, sparking immediate retaliation from Beijing and bringing the world's two largest economies to the brink of an all-out trade war feared by markets and industry. Making good on a pledge ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

  WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose punishing tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as early as Friday, a move that could put his trade policies on a collision course with his push to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.   Trump has long vowed to fulfill his campaign pledge to clamp down on what he considers unfair Chinese trading practices. But his calls for billions in tariffs could complicate his efforts to maintain China's support in his negotiations with North Korea.   Trump met with several Cabinet members and trade advisers on Thursday, and was expected to impose tariffs of at least $35 b...Keep on reading: Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

North Korea vows to shut nuclear test site in May

SEOUL: North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite US weapons experts to the country, Seoul said Sunday, as Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal in his summit with the secretive regime. The reported pledge from the North’s leader Kim Jong Un follows weeks of whirlwind diplomacy [...] The post North Korea vows to shut nuclear test site in May appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Kim offers to close nuclear test site in May, invite U.S. experts

SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite US weapons experts to the country, Seoul said on Sunday, April 29, as US President Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal with the secretive regime. The reported pledge from Kim Jong ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Palace Finds US State Dep’t Report Inconsistent with Trump Remark

Malacanang on Monday said the report of the United States (US) State Department is not consistent with the stand of President Donald Trump who praised the campaign against illegal drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte. “I personally heard the discussion between President Trump and President Duterte when they were here in the Philippines during the ASEAN […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Palace believes Trump, not drug war report

As far as Malacañang is concerned, the US Department of State’s country report on human rights practices in the Philippines is not consistent with the statements of US President Donald Trump, who had praised President Duterte for his war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Palace takes Trump’s word on drug war, not US State Dep’t report

MALACAÑANG yesterday recalled what United States President Donald Trump said on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs as the Palace reacted to the US State Department report that said “killings by security forces” were among the “most significant” human rights issues in the Philippines last year. “I personally heard the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Pulse Asia survey, Duterte on contractualization, Comey’s memos on Trump | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: A Pulse Asia survey shows reelectionist Senator Grace Poe is the current front runner in the 2019 senatorial elections with 70.8% voters' preference.  At least 13 drug suspects are killed in the Philippine National Police's anti-illegal drugs operations, just a day after new national police chief Oscar Albayalde was sworn into ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Trump lashes out at ex-FBI chief over book revelations

UNITED STATES -- Donald Trump launched into another furious Twitter tirade against James Comey on Sunday, hours before the broadcast of an extended interview with the fired former FBI director and with a memoir detailing his interactions with the president soon to hit US bookstores. Excerpts of the interview with ABC News already have been aired, as have reviews of Comey's memoir, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership." The book, which is due out Tuesday, likens Trump to a dishonest, ego-driven mob boss and says he demanded Comey's personal pledge of loyalty -- a damning account that has infuriated the president at a moment of intensifying legal pressure on other fronts...Keep on reading: Trump lashes out at ex-FBI chief over book revelations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Despite Trump vow, quick US pullout from Syria unlikely

WASHINGTON, D.C.: When President Donald Trump vowed US forces would shortly quit Syria, observers were left wondering if he was signalling an epic policy shift — or whether it was more a case of wishful thinking. Trump, who campaigned on a pledge of “America First,” is said to be frustrated by the open-ended US commitment [...] The post Despite Trump vow, quick US pullout from Syria unlikely appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018