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The surprise? Jover Laurio’s boyfriend is a Duterte supporter

  Jover Laurio said she was in Makati and could spare a few hours, so we gladly suggested to meet up at Wokby, a bar in Poblacion, with a friend, Teddy Montelibano. Jover is the unassuming lady behind the popular Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB), who single-handedly takes on the social media propagandists. Recently the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) interviewed her regarding the online bullying she suffered at the hands of Dutertards. One of those fanatics went to the extent of accosting BBC Southeast Asia correspondent Jonathan Head during the Asean Summit in Manila, berating the reporter for giving importance to "a very minor blogger" like Jover. Raucous laughter filled the ...Keep on reading: The surprise? Jover Laurio’s boyfriend is a Duterte supporter.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 19th, 2017

Duterte supporter readies libel case vs Pinoy Ako Blog writer

MANILA, Philippines — Newspaper columnist Sass Rogando Sasot has gathered donations for a libel case she plans to file against Jover Laurio, the government c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

Edsa fake news? Asec Mocha Uson chided for online post

Was the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolt the product of fake news? Assistant Presidential Communications Secretary Mocha Uson had the audacity to ask her followers on social media this question on Sunday. Recognizing the Edsa Revolution, President Duterte called it the "symbol of our determination to fight for what is right." A law even declared its anniversary a holiday and created a commission to propagate its spirit. Posted at 2:24 a.m. on Feb. 25 --- the 32nd anniversary of the uprising that was hailed worldwide for its peaceful nature --- Uson's poll quickly drew a pushback from netizens, including Jover Laurio's Pinoy Ako Blog, and from Malacaang. Presidential spokespe...Keep on reading: Edsa fake news? Asec Mocha Uson chided for online post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

Anti-Duterte blogger publishes book of ‘resibo’

MANILA, Philippines – One of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s staunchest critics online, Jover Laurio , launched on Saturday, January 6, a book compiling her top blogs in 2017. Laurio, who is behind the controversial Pinoy Ako Blog, wrote a book entitled, Resibo, which includes her top 100 blogs from her 850 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets

  Malacaang on Friday rejected the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct surprise drug tests on candidates for the 2019 midterm elections. Presidential Spokesperson Panelo said such test should be taken "voluntarily" and not be forced on candidates. "Well sa tingin ko, dapat voluntary. Kung ayaw hindi naman pupuwedeng pupuwersahin mo," Panelo said in an interview over state-run Radyo Pilipinas. "Kung wala naman talagang itinatago, magbu-volunteer talaga iyan," he added, noting that he believes Duterte will also turn down the said proposal. On Wednesday, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino floated the idea of giving drug tests to aspir...Keep on reading: Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

‘Fuming’ Mocha Uson announces plan to seek elective post

Ending speculations about her political plans, resigned Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson announced on Monday that she would seek an elective post in the 2019 midterm elections, though she did not say for which position. "Yes, I am running," said Uson, a former movie starlet-dancer who amassed a huge following on social media as a supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte. In support of the President The controversial former Malacaang official said she reached her decision only on Monday, spurred by "fake news" maligning her character. Uson herself has been accused of helping circulate rumors and fake news on her social medial platforms in support of the President. ...Keep on reading: ‘Fuming’ Mocha Uson announces plan to seek elective post.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Palace surprised at Mocha’s resignation

The decision of controversial Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson to resign from her post came as a surprise, Malacaang said Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Uson showed no indication that she's about to submit her resignation. "Hindi ko naman po inaasahan 'yan. Wala naman pong indication talaga na magbibitiw si Secretary Mocha," Roque told reporters in an interview in Malacaang. (I was not expecting that. There was no indication that Secretary Mocha was about to resign) Nonetheless, President Duterte's spokesperson sent Uson his regards and wished her the best of luck for the future. "I wish her the best. I will miss her but she did make it ...Keep on reading: Palace surprised at Mocha’s resignation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte handled Trillanes fiasco from Israel, Jordan

MANILA, Philippines – As President Rodrigo Duterte took off for official visits to Israel and Jordan on September 2, he left behind a big surprise for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and the public. But it turned out that the most surprised was the President's own ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] A sputtering conspiracy

With little outside help, the Duterte regime is coming undone.  A mere third of the way through its term, it already looks close to being spent, which should be no surprise, given the intense and sustained heavy-handedness with which it has wielded power. It does not help ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Local stocks continue to weaken

The local stock barometer slid on Tuesday as investors awaited a "surprise" national address scheduled by President Duterte.   The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) shed 78.14 points or 1.03 percent to close at 7,518.01 as foreign funds continued to exit the market. In intraday trade, the index fell to as low as 7,492.40.   "Some investors are going on bargain-hunting as there will always be markets and companies that will do better than others amid the ongoing US-China trade war and rising inflation environment," BDO Unibank chief strategist Jonathan Ravelas said.   Ravelas said the local market could bounce from the 7,500 support level, ...Keep on reading: Local stocks continue to weaken.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Duterte dares AFP: You want another president? Fine

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In a surprise outburst at the military, President Rodrigo Duterte dared soldiers to oust him if they found him no longer qualified to govern. “I have stated my clear stand on the matter. If the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) thinks I ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Duterte orders arrest of opposition MP

MANILA: In a surprise move, President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte has revoked the amnesty granted to an opposition lawmaker, widely acknowledged as one of his most vocal critics, in connection.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Ayawan na : Netizens dismayed by De Castro s appointment as Chief Justice

MANILA, Philippines – Based on intial online reactions, people are not pleased with President Duterte's appointment of  Teresita de Castro as Supreme Court Chief Justice , replacing the ousted Maria Lourdes Sereno . This comes as no surprise, as De Castro has already been lambasted earlier as "rude" and "egoistic" by netizens  for her heated exchange with Sereno during the oral arguments on  the quo warranto petition for Sereno's ouster . The appointment also elicited reactions because ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Netizens slam Mocah Uson ‘sneak preview’ on federalism campaign

A “sneak preview” of a federalism campaign video by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and a fellow Duterte supporter has incurred the ire of netizens but which Uson claimed was “edited to draw the attention of people away from the importance of the issue.” The Facebook post by the parody page “Malacañang Events and Catering [...] The post Netizens slam Mocah Uson ‘sneak preview’ on federalism campaign appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Twitter and FB reacts to Gloria Arroyo’s sudden oath-taking as House Speaker

In one of today's most dramatic and head-scratching moments, Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo suddenly replaced current House of Representative Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez---with no context, heads up, and even a proper audio set-up. Most of the TV commenters say that the surprise oath-taking was probably a lot more memorable compared to Pres. Duterte's 47-minute speech. And we totally agree, especially now that she's officially the new House Speaker. The reactions and memes alone can fuel us for the rest of the week---or at least until Hump Day. In that light, we roundup the funniest and even series reactions found on Twitter, Facebook, and everything in between. Gloria is really...Keep on reading: Twitter and FB reacts to Gloria Arroyo’s sudden oath-taking as House Speaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

A pleasant surprise or boring Duterte SONA 2018?

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's latest State of the Nation Address (SONA) is a departure from the norm, but is it a good or a bad change? Analysts and observers had different takes on his shortest SONA so far. For veteran journalist and Rappler editor-at-large Marites Vitug, it was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

'BabaeAko movement finds new supporter in Rosario Dawson

MANILA, Philippines – #BabaeAko, the movement against the sexist behavior of President Rodrigo Duterte, has a new supporter: Rosario Dawson. Rosario is an American actress who has appeared in various films and television shows such as Seven Pounds, Rent, and Jane the Virgin. She currently plays Claire Temple in Netflix's Marvel ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

‘Surprise’ in SONA 2018 can be expected, but it’s not ‘no-el’ –PCOO Asec

A surprise awaits the public when President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his third State of the Nation Address on July 23, according to an official of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). Source link link: ‘Surprise’ in SONA 2018 can be expected, but it’s not ‘no-el’ –PCOO Asec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

SSS raises P1.3B via restructuring scheme

Social Security System (SSS) gained P1.31 billion during the first three months of its Loan Restructuring Program, already breaching the target and helping shore up the state-run pension fund's revenue as it struggles to finance the pension hike approved by President Duterte. In a statement, president and chief executive Emmanuel F. Dooc said that from April to June, SSS condoned over P3.35 billion in unpaid loans from 200,960 members. "When we launched the second Loan Restructuring Program in April, we expected to attract 250,000 availees but to our surprise, we've already breached the 200,000-mark in just three months of implementation, and we still have nearly three months to ac...Keep on reading: SSS raises P1.3B via restructuring scheme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

I want to be proven wrong on the Duterte Killings

I really would want to be proven wrong about the killings inspired by Rodrigo Duterte. That may come as a surprise to his supporters who've read my criticisms of Duterte. But it's true. I would want it to be untrue that thousands have been killed in a brutal campaign purportedly to end drug use in the country. I would want it to be untrue that the so-called antidrug campaign has created a terrifying culture of violence and impunity. I want to be made to realize that the Duterte Killings did not happen, are not happening. And if ever that day comes, I would not think twice about writing a column admitting I was wrong, declaring that it is absolute not true that thousands of peopl...Keep on reading: I want to be proven wrong on the Duterte Killings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Why blogger’s defense of Chinese actions on Scarborough is confusing

Despite a video showing otherwise, a popular blogger identified with the Duterte administration challenged the allegations of piracy against the Chinese coast guard that stopped Filipino fishermen near Scarborough Shoal. Sass Rogando Sasot, a vocal supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte who runs the Facebook page “For the Motherland,” claimed that only crimes defined by the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018