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Tagum City Chamber Chorale to sing national anthem for Duterte s 3rd SONA

MANILA, Philippines – The award-winning Tagum City Chamber Chorale will sing the national anthem for President Rodrigo Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA). In a press conference on Thursday, July 12, House Secretary-General Cesar Pareja said Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez himself suggested the choir to be invited ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 12th, 2018

Bayang Barrios to sing national anthem in Duterte's first SONA

MANILA, Philippines Musician Bayang Barrios has been tasked with singing the Philippine National Anthem at President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 25. (LOOK: Batasan prepares for SONA 2016 ) This was confirmed in .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2016

‘Significantly higher’ number of anti-Duterte rallyists gathered for SONA–police

ABOUT 15,000 anti-Duterte rallyists gathered along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Monday afternoon as President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), according to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO). “Initial report from our ground operatives is 15,000. We have definitely seen it reach until Ever Gotesco Mall. It is… link: ‘Significantly higher’ number of anti-Duterte rallyists gathered for SONA–police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Labor group asks Duterte: Give true report in SONA

In this photo taken in March, workers carry sacks of rice from a National Food Authority (NFA) warehouse in Cebu City. File photo by JUNJIE MENDOZA / CEBU DAILY NEWS A labor group demanded Presiden.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

NCRPO gears up for SONA, AFP to support police force

QUEZON CITY, July 18 (PIA) - The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is gearing up for the third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, July 23, at th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

NCRPO gears up for SONA, AFP to support police force

QUEZON CITY, July 18 (PIA) - The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is gearing up for the third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, July 23, at th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Tanauan mayor’s slay ‘shows how rule of law has been abandoned’ – solon

The assassination of Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan in Batangas inbroad daylight "shows how the rule of law has been abandoned,"opposition lawmaker Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin said Monday. Halili was shot and killed during the flag raising ceremony at city hall on Monday. READ:Tanauan mayor dead after flag ceremony shooting| Tanauan mayor gunned down while singing national anthem-- witnesses Halili had as been indicted for his alleged involvement in drugs and condemned by the Commission on Human Rights for his "walk of shame" campaign for drug pushers in Tanauan. His assassination, Villarin said, showed that"the cornerstone of Duterte's anti-illegal drug policy is the tombston...Keep on reading: Tanauan mayor’s slay ‘shows how rule of law has been abandoned’ – solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Tagum City to host this year’s MinBizCom

TAGUM CITY, awarded as the 3rd most competitive among component cities in 2017 by the National Competitiveness Council-Philippines, will host this year’s Mindanao Business Conference (MinBizCom) in September. The business chamber of neighboring Davao City would be assisting the Tagum chamber in organizing the annual event. Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) […] The post Tagum City to host this year’s MinBizCom appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Mayor wants bigger police force for Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 February) – City Mayor Sara Duterte has asked the city council to pass a resolution supporting her request to the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the expansion of the Davao City Police Office. Duterte had signed the proposal of city police director Senior Supt. Alexander Tagum to expand the city’s police […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Goodbye BBL, Hello Federalism

COTABATO CITY – For the third time around, majority Christian lawmakers in the House of Representatives are expected to reject the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law or BBL being pushed by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, which signed an interim peace deal with Manila in 2014. Instead of BBL, lawmakers are now pushing for a federal form of government and President Rodrigo Duterte is also strongly advocating the shift to federalism, an advocacy he made even before when he was the mayor of Davao City. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque also said Duterte’s priority now is to change the form of current government and this can only be achieved through amendments in the Constitution which lawmakers are currently working on. There was also a proposal to hold a plebiscite next year in time for the mid-term elections for Filipinos to decide whether to accept or reject federalism. But there are also many lawmakers who wanted to cling to power and extend their term of office until 2022 when voters would have to choose their leaders in national elections. BBL Duterte has previously backed the BBL and expressed optimism that the draft law will pass the scrutiny of Congress that previously opposed it – during Arroyo and Aquino’s presidency. But Duterte himself has been campaigning for BBL and federalism even before he won the presidency in 2016. And his political allies in Congress are supporting the proposed shift from the current presidential system to federalism, and not the BBL. The MILF, whose ageing leaders, called for the passage of BBL may be overridden by Duterte’s plans to grant regions autonomy through federalism. It said the administration of Duterte should immediately work for the passage of the BBL where the Aquino government left off. It stressed that the negotiation is completed following the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the MILF and government peace panels. Politicians questioning the BBL said the provisions in the draft law remain the same.  Zamboanga City Representative Celso Lobregat, who was one of those who opposed the BBL during the Aquino administration citing unconstitutional provisions in the draft law, is again raising the same issue. Unconstitutional In a previous statement, Lobregat made it clear, he will be vigilant and consistent with his stand with regards to the BBL. “I am for peace, I am not anti-peace, but we need a Bangsamoro Basic Law that is just, that is fair, that is acceptable, feasible and more importantly, it should not be contrary to the Constitution and existing laws,” he said. He said the BBL which the Bangsamoro Transition Commission submitted to Duterte still contains the same and even more contentious and questionable provisions. “Among the contentious provisions in the present version of the BBL is that there will be six plebiscites – one for ratification of the law, and second the periodic plebiscite every 5 years for a period of 25 years in the cities, municipalities and other geographic areas outside the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao which did not join the Bangsamoro after the ratification of the BBL,” Lobregat said. Lobregat, who was also former mayor of Zamboanga City, said Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) was the predecessor of the old BBL filed during the previous 16th Congress. The MOA-AD was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2008 describing the process that led to its crafting as “whimsical, capricious, oppressive, arbitrary and despotic.” He said the MOA-AD and the BBL have similar provisions, with some unconstitutional and controversial provisions. “Instead of promoting peace, there will be a constant tug of war on the political boundaries that will promote instability. The Bangsamoro will try to expand its area of jurisdiction and in turn, the local government adjacent, surrounding or neighboring the Bangsamoro will also fight tooth and nail in order to retain their territory,” Lobregat said. Lobregat said he will again be active and vigilant in the committee deliberations, plenary debates and caucuses to ensure that the interest of Zamboanga City and the rest of Mindanao are protected. Davao del Norte Representative and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Duterte’s ally in the lower chamber, said the country’s push for federalism has almost the same concept of the BBL. “The BBL will be absorbed by the federal form of government, because that’s the same. The concept of BBL is the same in federal form of government,” he said, suggesting an amendment in the Constitution. “How can you implement the provisions of the BBL without amending the Constitution? You cannot do it because there are provisions in the BBL that run contrary to the provisions of the Constitution,” said Alvarez. MILF’s rival group, the Moro National Liberation Front under Nur Misuari, has strongly opposed the government peace talks with the MILF, citing a 1996 peace accord with Manila. And Misuari, who eventually became government of the Muslim autonomous region, is now facing rebellion charges for deadly attacks in Sulu’s Jolo town and in Zamboanga City in 2001; and another raid in 2013 in retaliation to government’s failure to fully comply with the peace agreement. Under the accord, Manila would have provided a mini-marshal plan in the restive region and livelihood and housing facilities for thousands of MNLF rebels. Misuari, a close friend and political ally of Duterte, also wanted to become a perpetual regional governor. He is also […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Guess who did not come to Alvarez’s final birthday bash

    TAGUM CITY -- President Duterte and other ranking national and local officials - including some Cabinet members and lawmakers - graced the final day of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's week-long birthday celebration here.   Among those who confirmed attendance were Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol and North Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco.   But members of the Floirendo and del Rosario clans, whom Alvarez had a bossom relationship with in the past, were not among the invited guest.   Davao del Norte Anthony Rafael del Rosario confirmed to the Inquirer that they did not get an invite to the "by invitation only" birthday celebration. &n...Keep on reading: Guess who did not come to Alvarez’s final birthday bash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

No ‘epal’ in Dinagyang 2018 – mayor

IF PRESIDENT Duterte will grace the Dinagyang Festival in January 2018, Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III wants to keep the program simple and free from “epal” or credit-grabbers. “Kun ara ang presidente, ang programa naton will be abbreviated. Nga pag-pungko ya, national anthem, prayer and I will just declare Dinagyang 2018 open. Tribu dayon, […] The post No ‘epal’ in Dinagyang 2018 – mayor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Palace to decide whether or not to extend martial law in Mindanao

        President Rodrigo Duterte is set to decide next week whether or not to extend martial law in Mindanao, a Palace official said Saturday.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte would submit his decision to the Congress before the chamber goes on Christmas break on the Dec. 15.   "Inaantay pa rin po natin ang rekomendasyon ng Hukbong Sandatahan (We are still awaiting the recommendation of the Armed Forces) and because the national media is here, I have had prior consultations with the Armed Forces (and) the recommendations (will be out) next week," Roque said in a press briefing in Zamboanga City.   "...Keep on reading: Palace to decide whether or not to extend martial law in Mindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Musikahan 2017

Cornexus Harmonia Chorale of the Tagum City National High School bested other youth-based chorale groups during the Himig Handog Chorale Competition held at Big 8 Corporate Hotel on March 01, 2017. Himig Handog is a major highlight of this year’s edition of the Musikahan Festival. LEO TIMOGAN/CIO Tagum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2017

Duterte invited to grace B Pinoy rites in Tagum

MANILA, Philippines – Tagum City will be home to 11,332 delegates for about a week when it hosts this year’s national finals of the Batang Pinoy......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2016

COMMENT: Notes from SONA 2016

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – With his first State of the Nation Address last July 25, President Rodrigo R. Duterte broke protocol, precedents and tradition. As he entered the Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly) session hall – .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 4th, 2016

MM police all set for Pres Dutertes SONA

QUEZON CITY, July 22 (PIA) - The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is all set for the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the House of Representati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2016

Duterte extends aid to kin of Naga landslide victims – Go

President Rodrigo Duterte extended financial and housing assistance to the families of the victims of a massive landslide in Naga City, Cebu. Duterte visited the victim’s families on Friday and offered his sympathies and support, according to his top aide Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. “President Duterte mentioned that he has directed NHA (National Housing Authority) [...] The post Duterte extends aid to kin of Naga landslide victims – Go appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

MinDA chief points out requisites for Mindanao s progress

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte (PIA)--- Representing President Rodrigo R. Duterte during the Mindanao Business Conference (Minbizcon), Secretary Datu Abul Khayr D. Alonto of the Mindanao Development A.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Not all tax reforms approved by yearend

REMAINING TAX REFORMS targeted by the Executive will bag final approval in the House of Representatives this 17th Congress, a leader of the chamber assured on Monday, but not all will hurdle both legislative chambers by yearend as President Rodrigo R. Duterte (PRRD) requested in his third State of the Nation Address (SoNA) last July. The post Not all tax reforms approved by yearend appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Robredo: Duterte, aides sowing confusion

LEGAZPI CITY --- Vice President Leni Robredo said conflicting and wrong information from heads of agencies under the Duterte administration was causing confusion and fear among Filipinos, fueling increases in prices of commodities.   She said there were instances when heads of agencies could not get their acts together and create confusion.   She cited as example the rice supply controversy.   Different tunes   While President Rodrigo Duterte denied there was a problem in supply, the National Food Authority Council approved a request to import more rice to boost government stock.   Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol backed the P...Keep on reading: Robredo: Duterte, aides sowing confusion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018