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SWS: More Pinoys reject revolutionary government

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos oppose the possibility of President Rodrigo Duterte declaring a revolutionary government, a Social Weather Station surve.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

81% of Pinoys reject government inaction on SCS

Four out of five Filipinos reject the Duterte administration’s policy of “doing nothing” about China’s intrusions in the West Philippine Sea, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Plurality of Pinoys oppose Duterte ‘rev gov’ – SWS

While a clear majority of Filipinos -- 63 percent -- are convinced President Rodrigo Duterte plans to change the present form of government into one that suits him, a 39 percent plurality disagree with his proclaiming a revolutionary government, results of a recent survey by Social Weather Stations showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

SWS: Most Pinoys oppose revolutionary gov’t

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos are opposing the prospective proclamation of a revolutionary government by the Duterte administration, according to a re.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

More Filipinos oppose ‘revgov’

More Filipinos reject President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to establish a “revolutionary government,” according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll, conducted from December 8 to 16, showed that 39 percent of 1,200 Filipino adults surveyed said they disagreed with the establishment of a revolutionary government. Thirty-one percent agree while the… link: More Filipinos oppose ‘revgov’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

More Filipinos oppose ‘revgov’

More Filipinos reject President Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to establish a “revolutionary government,” according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The poll, conducted from December 8 to 16, showed that 39 percent of 1,200 Filipino adults surveyed said they disagreed with the establishment of a revolutionary government. Thirty-one percent agree while the [...] The post More Filipinos oppose ‘revgov’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Militants to hold rally against ‘revolutionary govt’ on Nov 30

MILITANT groups will stage a nationwide rally on November 30 to reject President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged plan to declare a “revolutionary government.” Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) said that thousands of workers and members of other sectors were expected to converge at Liwasang Bonifacio as early as 11:00 a.m. and march to Mendiola [...] The post Militants to hold rally against ‘revolutionary govt’ on Nov 30 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

TEHRAN, Iran --- Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser. Suspicion immediately fell on the region's Arab separatists, who previously only attacked unguarded oil pipelines under the cover of darkness. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif immediately blamed the attack on regional countries and their "U.S. masters," calling the gunmen "te...Keep on reading: Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Local news agency: 8 elite Iranian guards die in attack

    TEHRAN, Iran---Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least eight members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, local media reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser. However, Iran faced a bloody assault last year from the Islamic State group and Arab separatists in the region have attacked oil pipelines there in the past. State television aired footage of the aftermath of the assault on Ahvaz's Quds, o...Keep on reading: Local news agency: 8 elite Iranian guards die in attack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Nene Pimentel hits DILG exec for pushing revolutionary gov t

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate president Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr called out Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III for  pushing for a revolutionry government or RevGov, calling it an irresponsible statement from a government official sworn to protect the Constitution. The longtime federalism advocate made the statement in a Palace news briefing on Friday, September 21. "Mas ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Santa Clara: Che’s city but also Cuba’s gay haven

Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba--- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant pink wig and goes by the name Adela. Hernandez works in Caibarien, a town close to Santa Clara--- a city synonymous with revolutionary icon Che Guevara but also Cuba's most LGBT-friendly town. "I'm more revolutionary than gay," says Hernandez, who has photos of both her boyfriend and the famous Argentine guerrilla on the wall behind her. "And look, no one is more gay than me, because I was born gay." Sixty years ago, Santa Clara is where Guevara derailed one of US-backed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista's military trains during the guerrilla resistance, and t...Keep on reading: Santa Clara: Che’s city but also Cuba’s gay haven.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Wage hike urged in Bangladesh, one of world s leading garment producers

Bangladesh unions staged street protests Friday to reject what they called an 'inhuman' $95 a month minimum wage fixed by the government for the country's four million garment worker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Rody and Sal show

President Rody Duterte had his opponents taken for a ride in their anticipation on Tuesday of a major announcement such as the declaration of a revolutionary government but instead got to watch on television a legal discourse between him and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Sal Panelo. When his political enemies were entertaining the thought that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Neither a revolutionary gov’t nor martial law

I, among others, have advocated for revolutionary government so government reforms can be speeded up and not be overtaken by events that will return the status quo we are trying to correct......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

DILG official: Freedom of expression in call for revolutionary gov t

MANILA, Philippines – An official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said that his push for a revolutionary government or "RevGov" under President Rodrigo Duterte was part of his "freedom of expression."  In an interview with ANC on Friday, September 7, DILG Undersecretary Epimaco ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Time for a revolutionary government — blame Congress

Constitutional reform is never easy or quick......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Margielyn Didal s uphill climb to Asian Games gold

PALEMBANG - Filipina skateboarder Margielyn Arda Didal reigned supreme in the women's street competition at the 2018 Asian Games from start to finish. The 19-year-old Cebuana paced the pack after her second run and never looked back to bag the Philippines' fourth gold medal. Didal was so dominating that she posted an untouchable top score of 30.4 points for her smashing Asian Games debut. Japan’s Isa Kaya placed a distant second with 25.0 points from the combined two runs and two top tricks with 25.0 for silver while 12-year-old Nyimas Bunga of Indonesia took the bronze with a tally of 19.8 in this captivating millennial sport making its maiden appearance in the quadrennial, 45-nation sportsfest. “I am very happy I did my best. Sobra ang saya po, lalung –lalo na sa mga skateboarders natin,” said the gregarious Didal, who  lived up to her billing as the top favorite after her devil-may-care showing at the packed arena. After her resounding win, Didal revealed the hardships she had to work through just to get some practice back in Cebu. Asian Games Skateboarding Gold medal winner Didal from Cebu recounts hardship just to practice ‘hinahabol kami ng police kasi Bawal’ pic.twitter.com/tKaQbDJWWT — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 "Sa streets lang, hinahabol kami ng pulis, mga security pag may nakitang nag-skate," Didal told ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo via video interview. "Minsan po pag nasa mall, pag nakahawak ka ng board, bawal ka pumasok," she continued. “Gusto ko rin na maipakita na skateboarding is a serious sport but can also be fun as well.” Didal's mother is a streetfood vendor back in Cebu, while his father is a carpenter. Both her parents were unable to accompany or even witness her historic feat. With the win however, a lot of opportunities are set to arise for the young skateboarder.  Didal will receive P6 million in incentives from the government and other groups as a reward for gold medalists in the Asiad, and she plans to use the money to finally bring her family to her next event. Margielyn’s mother is a street food vendor in Cebu , her father a carpenter. She hopes to be able to get them a passport so they can be at her next comp abroad . pic.twitter.com/QADA0LoXtQ — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 "Kukuhan ko rin sila (parents) ng passport after Asian Games kasi maraming invitations sa skate event. Para makasama sa next event ko, sa Brazil," she bared. Skateboarding made its debut in this iteration of the quadrennial meet, and will become a medal sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Didal trained in the United States for two months before competing in Indonesia, with nothing more than a dream to erase skateboarding's negative connotation in the country.  "[Para] sa skate scene sa Pinas, manibago naman yung tingin ng ibang tao sa skateboarding," an emotional Didal bared. Now a gold medalist, Didal hopes her success leads to better support for the discipline.  Margielyn spent 2 months training in the USA sponsored by MVP Sports Foundation , NB , POC . She gets emotional talking about how she hopes skateboarding would be given attention as a Sport . pic.twitter.com/ORTcIE4jPI — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 Didal leanred to skate in the streets of Cebu . She hopes there will be Public Skateparks set up around the country as so much talent among Pinoys in this Sport , says the 19 yr old . pic.twitter.com/c3T7Lt4aUK — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 Her golden achievement was the fourth mint courtesy of Pinoy female athletes after weightlifter Hidylin Diaz, golfer Yuka Saso and the PH women’s gold squad, and the first major contribution of the compact national contingent competing in 10 events here to the country’s overall medal tally.      Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas and chairman Bambol Tolentino, who went straight from the airport to the venue,  arrived just in time to witness  the former street kid go  from strength to strength in garnering  “I am blessed to witness this great event by a young girl, a carpenter’s daughter and former street kid, who did so well.  Because of her hard work and belief in herself she is now where she is,” noted Vargas after witnessing Didal’s impressive run. “Congratulations Margie. The country is grateful for your efforts and sacrifices ,” said Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez in statement from Manila immediately after learning of the Cebuana’s accomplisthment. “We are arranging a hero’s welcome for  you. “Your PSC family is behind you all the way. Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino.” Also greeting Didal immediately after her victory were deputy chef de mission Manny Cabili  and POC officials Col. Jeff Tamayo and Jonne Go. A veteran of the prestigious Street League championships in London last May – the first Southeast Asian to be invited to the event – Didal led from start to finish, setting the tone of the lopsided contest with an opening score of 6.7 points, highlighted by a difficult  ”Board Slide” on the railings after taking the higher platform.      Using a 8Five2 yellow skateboard, she displayed her own version of hang time with an “Ollie” on her second run to go comfortably ahead with 14.4 points to second-running Isa’s 13.3, and seemingly was just getting started. In the tricks section, where the two best scores out five tries count , Didal went full throttle with another “Board Slide” to net 6.0 in her initial run, took it easy with a 3.7 output in the second, before wrapping the gold up with eye-popping scores of 7.1 and 8.9 points in the third and fourth attempts. With a flair for the dramatic, her coup de grace was an acrobatic “Backside 50/50, 360-degree Flip Out” that drew oohs and ahhs from the gallery – an astonishing feat considering that it was the first time she did it in a major international competition. “This was the first time that Margielyn tried that stunt and is the highest score garnered by any skateboarder so far in the street event,”noted Skateboard Association of the Philippines Inc. president Monty Mendigoria. Didal and the rest of the skateboarding were scheduled to return to Manila on Thursday in what undoubtedly will be a hero's welcome for the country’s latest golden Asian Games sensation. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Senate must reject Sotto’s 14th month pay bill

SENATE President Vicente Sotto 3rd’s heart may be in the right place, but his bill mandating “14th month pay” for all non-government workers is a potential disaster for Philippine labor and the economy, and must be rejected. Sotto’s Senate Bill 2, which he hopes will become the “14th Month Pay Law,” was filed in June [...] The post Senate must reject Sotto’s 14th month pay bill appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

DID YOU KNOW: The National Assembly of the Katipunan

On August 24, 1896, Andres Bonifacio convened the National Assembly of the Katipunan in Melchora Aquino's barn at Barrio Banlat, then part of Caloocan.   Gathered were members of the Katipunan's Supreme Council, as well as the heads of the supra-municipal and chapter units.   By virtue of elections held by the council, the Katipunan was transformed from a secret society into a revolutionary government. ---Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research    ...Keep on reading: DID YOU KNOW: The National Assembly of the Katipunan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Bandillo: Terminated for the nth time

The president has declared anew that he could not deal with the revolutionary left citing the spate of tactical offensives and the alleged demand for coalition government. Quoting the president, “I have terminated the talks with the Reds – Communist Party of the Philippines, with Sison because in the series of agreements before, even the time of Aquino, they entered into so many things that scattered the privileges and power which they wanted.” He said this during the launch of the “Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance” in Malacanang last Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Makabayan bloc wants overhaul of 2019 proposed budget

Lawmakers from the Makabayan bloc on Wednesday called for an overhaul of the proposed 2019 national budget, which they rejected over apparent cuts on funds for social services. "We reject the budget that was submitted by the President to this house," ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio said during a press briefing. "We call for an overhaul, and for an increase in the specific sectors and departments," he added. According to Tinio, their decision was based on cuts on government's budget for education, health, and housing. "We reject it because of the huge cuts in basic social services, sa education, health, housing, at iba pa, sa kawalan ng disenteng sweldo para sa k...Keep on reading: Makabayan bloc wants overhaul of 2019 proposed budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018