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

Jesus Falcis: Jover Laurio played ‘major role’ in drama brought by Kris Aquino

Jesus Falcis pointed at blogger Jover Lauriofor escalating the drama further between his brother Nicko and Kris Aquino. The lawyer penned a message to the founder of the Pinoy Ako Blog, including screenshots of his conversation with her, on a Facebook post Friday---the day before Lauriogets married. Previously, the Queen of All Mediaadmitted funding Laurio'santi-Duterte government blog to boost some articles. Meanwhile, Nicko said that the funds were properly used for boosting, maintaining his innocence that he never stole from her, adding that he has proper Facebook documentation. "Before you betrayed me and when I thought we were friends, you invited me to your wedding," h...Keep on reading: Jesus Falcis: Jover Laurio played ‘major role’ in drama brought by Kris Aquino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Nicko Falcis says Kris funded anti-DDS blogs to protect her ‘queendom’

Nicko Falcis, former project manager of Kris Aquino, broke his silence and took to social media after the latter recently admitted that she funded a social media campaign to protect her brother former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III againstinternet trolls. Nicko's post via Instagram came after younger brother Atty. Jesus Falcis revealed last Jan. 2 screenshots of a group chat that involved Nicko, Aquino and Jover Laurio of Pinoy Ako Blog. Aquino, meanwhile, admitted last Jan. 6 on her Instagram account that she gave Nicko money to "boost" anti-DDS (Diehard Duterte Supporters) blogs to protect and make it up tobrother Noynoy after failing to go with him to Sandiganbayan. N...Keep on reading: Nicko Falcis says Kris funded anti-DDS blogs to protect her ‘queendom’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

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

Propaganda, democracy and legitimate dissent – The Manila Times

Propaganda, democracy and legitimate dissent  The Manila Times THE spat between Nicko Falcis and Kris Aquino, which counted Jover Laurio, aka Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB), as one of its most heavily damaged collateral, has. Source link link: Propaganda, democracy and legitimate dissent – The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Cleaning Manila Bay is now Duterte’s advocacy

I was taken by surprise that no less than President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to close establishments polluting one of the country’s natural harbors – the Manila Bay. So soon Mr. President?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Travel Goals: Pinoy athletes celebrate the New Year in style

With most of the major sports leagues in the Philippines currently on a break to start 2019, some of your favorite athletes took some time to unwind before another year of grinding fully begins. Star athletes flew to different parts of the Philippines and the world to unwind, checking off their travel goals before they reach their actual career goals this year. Some of the reigning UAAP women's volleyball champions DLSU Lady Spikers trekked to the Summer Capital of the Philippines to soak up some fresh air before their title defense in UAAP season 81 this February.         View this post on Instagram                 •Gon’ slay, okay• - @beyonce . . . 📷 @_maylunaaa A post shared by Ernestine Tiamzon (@ernietiamzon) on Jan 6, 2019 at 2:13am PST           View this post on Instagram                 All smiles, 2019 💞 A post shared by May Luna (@_maylunaaa) on Jan 5, 2019 at 8:12pm PST Meanwhile, former Lady Spikers Dawn Macandili and Kim Kianna Dy both travelled abroad to enjoy nature and to surprise a loved one, respectively.  The multi-awarded libero went to Australia with her family, while KKD flew to Japan to surprise her boyfriend, Marck Espejo, who has been reaching goals playing in the Japan V. Premier League.         View this post on Instagram                 “Di na maka-solo” -Donato (2018) A post shared by Dawn Macandili (@dawn_macandili) on Dec 31, 2018 at 2:45am PST           View this post on Instagram                 Yannn, ginagalit niyo kasi si Dudut eh 😑🤣 —— Kidding aside, never been more proud of you! Watching you play the same level even internationally makes me so proud. It was worth every second & mile just to see and be with you ❤️ see u in 4 months ❤️ A post shared by Kim Kianna Dy (@kiannady) on Jan 6, 2019 at 12:57am PST Woman In Action Gretchen Ho tagged along fellow former Ateneo Lady Eagles Jem Ferrer and Dzi Gervacio as they scaled Mount Pamitinan in Rodriguez, Rizal.         View this post on Instagram                 Started my year right 🤙🏻🏞 All is well, all is well ☺️ #womaninaction ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ There have been a lot of things going on with my career and personal life. People know I like pursuing my passions no matter how difficult they are. But despite my #womaninaction lifestyle, I still make sure to get my #adulting right!! - - @prulifeuk’s #PRULifeYourTerm makes it easy for me to reach my financial goals as it is the ONLY renewable term insurance in the country that can be upgraded with an investment component rider. Happy to move forward as secure as I can be :) #prulifeuk - While it’s good to make the most of “NOW”, we must not lose sight of the future. Here we go! #2019 #mountainclimbing #mountaineering #philippines #mountpamitinan #rizal #montalban #mtpamitinan A post shared by Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) on Jan 7, 2019 at 4:50pm PST           View this post on Instagram                 Fearless. A post shared by Jamenea Ferrer (@jemferrer) on Jan 5, 2019 at 10:16pm PST Michele Gumabao got a much-deserved break after a successful Premier Volleyball League title run with the Creamline Cool Smashers, posing while in an unidentified, but picturesque island.         View this post on Instagram                 And so another adventure begins ☀️ 👙@soakswimwearph 📸 XT100 @fujifilmph @fujifilmphlifestyle #ShowMeYourWorldXT100 #FujifilmPHXMicheleGumabao #fujifilmlifestyle A post shared by Michele Gumabao (@gumabaomichele) on Jan 7, 2019 at 3:23am PST Olympian Hidilyn Diaz made sure to promote her hometown of Zamboanga in her #TravelGoals post, endorsing the wonderful 11 Islands in Zamboanga Peninsula.         View this post on Instagram                 Kung nasa Zamboanga Peninsula kayo baka maconsider niyong pumunta sa Onse isla at malamawi. Suggestion ko magdala kayo ng mat or duyan para makapagsunbath kayo at matulog under the coconut tree or under the sun then marinig niyo ang waves and air. Sobrang refreshing and relaxing! 📸 @imjulius 😎 🌴 🏝 🏖 #Zamboanga #vacation A post shared by Hidilyn Diaz OLY (@hidilyndiaz) on Jan 6, 2019 at 3:45am PST The entire Ildefonso family bonded in Japan capturing some IG-worthy photos along the way.        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Rodel Batocabe, outspoken lawyer and staunch supporter of ex-Speaker Alvarez

MANILA, Philippines – The killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe – the first involving a sitting congressman under the Duterte administration and occurring 3 days before Christmas – came as a shock to his colleagues and to the small town where he was running for mayor. He ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

What do Leni Robredo and Jollibee have in common?

On Friday, December 7, screenshots of a list of personalities, civil society groups, and businesses allegedly behind a plot to unseat President Rodrigo Duterte circulated in mostly pro-administration social media pages and sites.  It came as no surprise that Vice President Leni Robredo was again mentioned in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Ex-Duterte supporter Bituin Escalante now campaigns for opposition

MANILA, Philippines – Singer Bituin Escalante has not just withdrawn her support for President Rodrigo Duterte, she is also now campaigning for all 8 senatorial bets from the Oposisyon Koalisyon.  Escalante sang the national anthem at the launch of Team Pilipinas, the opposition coalition’s group of volunteers for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

LOOK: Heart Evangelista receives Equality Champion Award

Heart Evangelista shared on social media that she has received the Equality Champion Award for her advocacy. In her Instagram post today, Nov. 16, Evangelista showed pictures of her from the Equality Nightevent including one that showed her receiving the award on stage. Evangelista is a staunch supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community and in the past has rallied behind the Sogie (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression) Bill, also known as the Anti-Discrimination Bill. Back in July, during President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (Sona), Evangelista wore a rainbow pin to the red carpet and used the event to show her support for the Sogie Bill. "F...Keep on reading: LOOK: Heart Evangelista receives Equality Champion Award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Duterte asked to probe Negros solon aiding NPA

BACOLOD City – Four former communist rebels, who were implicated by the National Democratic Front (NDF)-Negros as allegedly involved in the Sagay 9 massacre, are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to investigate a congressman in northern Negros, whom they claim is a supporter of the underground movement. The four surfaced and sought protection from authorities as they strongly […] The post Duterte asked to probe Negros solon aiding NPA appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

China firm, Dennis Uy group win 3rd telco license

A consortium of a Davao-based businessman and known supporter of President Duterte and a state-owned telecommunications provider from China has emerged as possible challenger to telecommunications giants PLDT and Globe......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 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