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De Lima frowns on ‘inappropriate publicity’ of minors in drug crimes

MANILA, Philippines --- Instead of parading them before the media,apprehended minors allegedly involved in illegal drug trade should be sent to reform centers for children in conflict with the law (CICLs), opposition Senator Leila de Lima said Friday. De Lima issued this remark after 12 minors in Navotas City with ages four to 15 years old were arrested by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)and presented to the media for photo-ops last Wednesday. "No individual, much less minors, should be subjected to degrading treatment by the authorities. Children in conflict with the law must still be treated in a way that is consistent with the promotion of their sense of dignity and wor...Keep on reading: De Lima frowns on ‘inappropriate publicity’ of minors in drug crimes.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2019Related News

Rockin’ nuns performing for Pope

LIMA — With millions of YouTube views and hits on Spotify and iTunes, a group of young nun rockers plays one of their biggest gigs next week and thousands of Catholics, including the pope himself, will lap it up. Known as “Siervas” or Servants, the band plays catchy Christian songs that sound indistinguishable from many […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2019Related News

Rock and roll nuns to perform for Pope Francis in Panama World Youth Day

LIMA, Peru – With millions of YouTube views and hits on Spotify and iTunes, a group of young nun rockers play one of their biggest gigs next week, and thousands of Catholics, including the Pope himself, will lap it up. It may be rock and roll, but Twisted Sister they ain't, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

De Lima fumes at ‘weather-weather lang’ remark

MANILA, Philippines ---Detained Senator Leila De Lima admitted being irked and hurt when some people described her detention as "weather-weather lang."   De Lima has been detained at Camp Crame in Quezon City for almost two years now over drug charges.   "What really irks me is when people -- most of them well-meaning, but unintentionally infuriating -- attempt to summarize my unjust detention and political persecution as a consequence of the political climate. 'Weather-weather lang yan, Leila,'" she said in her latest statement to the media on Thursday.   "It infuriates and hurts me -- this unfair oversimplification of what I am going through. It eve...Keep on reading: De Lima fumes at ‘weather-weather lang’ remark.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela’s growing diaspora

LIMA, Peru --- A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to make ends meet while building a new life in Peru's capital. But her life took a turn when she wrote a heartfelt reggae song about leaving her homeland that went viral on the internet and has brought tears to hundreds in the Venezuelan diaspora that has spread around the globe. Now Perdomo combines her street performances with appearances at concerts and on TV programs, and her song has become the unofficial anthem of Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic implosion. "This song gives me goosebumps" said Junior Barrios, a Venezuelan migrant who l...Keep on reading: Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela’s growing diaspora.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2019Related News

OPINION: De Lima’s glass detention cell by Jun Ledesma

SEN. LEILA De Lima is a marvel. Despite her being confined in a detention cell for charges involving drug-related issues […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2019Related News

DBM asked to tap MPBF for gov’t pay hike

MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate Minority bloc called on the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to use the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF) for the immediate implementation of the salary increase for state workers. In Senate Resolution No. 982, Senator Bam Aquino and signed by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Senators Francis Pangilinan, Antonio Trillanes, Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros asked the DBM to use the MPBF to implement the fourth tranche of the salary increase for government employees. "Sa gitna ng tuloy-tuloy na taas presyo hindi dapat mabinbin ang dagdag sweldo ng ating public school teachers at government employees. Ang obligasyon ng goby...Keep on reading: DBM asked to tap MPBF for gov’t pay hike.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 14th, 2019Related News

De Lima hails 4 judges for courage to uphold judicial independence

Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima has lauded four judges who were named Filipinos of the Year 2018 by the Philippine Daily Inquirer for their courage to uphold judicial independence despite the worsening culture of impunity in the country under Mr. Duterte. Read More........»»

Source: Filipinoexpress FilipinoexpressCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2019Related News

Sen. Leila M. de Lima on Duterte calling HRDs as 'Enemies of the State'

Duterte once again displayed his patent disdain for human rights when he called human rights defenders (HRDs) as "enemies of the State." Combine this label with his previous threats and this will most likely make human rights advocates targets for harm, harassment or even liquidation. Read More........»»

Source: Filipinoexpress FilipinoexpressCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2019Related News

Taada asks Filipinos abroad to support opposition Senate bids

Liberal Party senatorial bet Erin Taada (left)andSen. Leila de Lima's Chief of Staff Atty. Philip Sawali participate in a video chat with Filipino American human rights advocates in the San Franci.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2019Related News

De Lima finds Bong Go pre-election campaign as ‘highly irregular and questionable’

As a former election lawyer, detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima said she finds the pre-election campaigning style of Christopher “Bong’’ Go as “highly irregular and questionable.’’ De Lima finds Bong Go pre-election campaign as ‘highly irregular and questionable’ Source link: De Lima finds Bong Go pre-election campaign as ‘highly irregular and questionable’.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 11th, 2019Related News

Tañada asks Filipinos abroad to support opposition Senate bids

Liberal Party senatorial bet Erin Taada (left)andSen. Leila de Lima's Chief of Staff Atty. Philip Sawali participate in a video chat with Filipino American human rights advocates in the San Francisco Bay Area. INQUIRER/Jun Nucum BURLINGAME, California -- A Liberal Party senatorial candidate in the coming midterm elections in the Philippines admitted that lack of public awareness of their bid remains a big hurdle for the eight candidates running in opposition to the administration of incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte.   Human and labor rights lawyer and Liberal Party stalwart Lorenzo Erin Taada III aired this concern through online video conversation in a public forum ...Keep on reading: Tañada asks Filipinos abroad to support opposition Senate bids.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 11th, 2019Related News

PBA: June Mar Fajardo thankful for winning San Miguel as he is set to bag 5th MVP

San Miguel Beermen star center June Mar Fajardo shares that he is in a gratified mood as he is set to be awarded his fifth straight PBA MVP at the Leo Awards this Sunday at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. No other person in the 43-year history of the first professional basketball league in Asia has won the prestigious award five straight times, as the 6'10 center is set to make history once more, besting the previous record shared with Alvin Patrimonio and Ramon Fernandez.  Fajardo credited his success to the smashing performance of his team, which added another title to their hardware, their 25th overall, also a PBA record. "Hindi ko talaga akalain na mananalo ako ng MVP. Ang ine-expect ko na mag-i-improve lang ako pero yung mga awards, hindi talaga, hindi ko inisip. And kung maipanalao ko yun, lima na. Sobrang blessed," the Pinamungajan, Cebu native said. June Mar Fajardo, who is expected to run away with his 5th straight MVP is thankful for a winning culture in the San Miguel Beermen. "Sobrang suwerte ko na nandito ako sa San Miguel, suwerte ako na magagaling yung teammates ko."#PBA2019 • @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/EREsOd0F60 — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) January 10, 2019 The #1 overall pick of the 2012 PBA Rookie Draft had another stellar season in the books, posting averages of 20.6 ppg, 12.4 rpg, and 1.2 bpg in 47 outings. He also had a career-high 42 points, which went along with a cool 20 rebounds in San Miguel's championship clincher over Magnolia in Game 5 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the MOA Arena last May, earning him his second Finals MVP overall. The amiable center won two Best Player of the Conference awards in the recently-concluded season, and possibly could have swept it, if he had not gone down with a stress fracture after the Commissioner's Cup Finals series loss against Ginebra last August. Despite all that, his figures were dominant enough to earn him another individual award, which reflected to another successful campaign for the Beermen the past season.  "Sobrang swerte talaga na nasa San Miguel ako kasi malakas yung San Miguel, lagi kami nasa playoffs so malaki yung chance na manalo ako kasi nasa playoffs," shared Fajardo.  "Siguro kung nasa ibang team ako, siguro hindi ako mananalo ng MVP. Sobrang swerte ko na nandito ako sa San Miguel, swerte ako na magagaling yung teammates ko." He also showered praise to runner-up Stanley Pringle, who had dazzled the league with his stellar play as one of the most, if not the most skilled guard in the 12-team association. With targets in their backs, especially with the way how the team retooled themselves as they gear up for another season, Fajardo hopes they could ward off every major challenge and win another Philippine Cup title. "Yun yung goal namin pero alam naman namin na hndi ganoon kadali maipanalo yung championshio kasi yung ibang teams, palakas na ng palakas. Naghahanda sila before Christmas, nag-start na sila sa practice," bared the beanpole.  "Kailangan lang namin na pagbutihin one game at a time. Goal namin muna makapasok sa playoffs hanggang sa umabot kami sa finals." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 10th, 2019Related News

De Lima to gov’t: Heed UN call to end attacks vs human-rights defenders

      MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday urged the Philippine government to heed a United Nations special rapporteur's call to end the attacks against human-rights defenders in the country, notably those critical of the Duterte administration. Last Dec. 19, UN special rapporteur Michel Forst released an assessment report which highlighted the so-called "stigmatization, defamation, judicial harassment, arbitrary arrest, and criminalization of defenders" as a key area of concern in the Philippines. READ: UN expert asks Duterte admin: Stop maligning human rights advocates But Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo belitt...Keep on reading: De Lima to gov’t: Heed UN call to end attacks vs human-rights defenders.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 10th, 2019Related News

Loeb takes Dakar stage

LIMA, Peru — Sebastien Loeb won the second stage of the Dakar Rally on Tuesday, showing he can master the Peruvian dunes where he crashed out last year. Giniel de Villiers was fourth and became the overall leader, 28 seconds ahead of Toyota teammate Bernhard Ten Brinke. Nani Roma was third overall and Loeb was […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 9th, 2019Related News

Latin America, Canada reject Maduros 2nd term | The Manila Times Online

LIMA: Foreign ministers from 12 Latin American countries and Canada said Friday (Saturday in Manila) their governments would not accept Nicolas Maduro as Venezuelas president when he is sworn inREAD T.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 6th, 2019Related News

Lima Group countries say won t recognize new Maduro mandate

LIMA, Peru – Foreign ministers from 12 Latin American countries and Canada said Friday their governments would not accept Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president when he is sworn in for a second six-year term next week. The 14-member Lima Group – with the exception of Mexico – said it would not grant ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2019Related News

Down Syndrome competitor to make Dakar Rally history | The Manila Times Online

LIMA: Lucas Barron will make history on Sunday when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 starting line in Peru, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to take partREAD The post Down Syndrome competitor.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 4th, 2019Related News

De Lima: ‘It’s time to get angry’ | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Senator Leila de Lima calls out President Rodrigo Duterte for his 'despicable speech' saying, 'It’s time to get angry. Really angry.' NASA rang in the New Year on Tuesday, January 1, with a historic flyby of the farthest, and quite possibly the oldest, cosmic body ever explored by humankind – a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 2nd, 2019Related News

De Lima on Duterte ‘confession’ of molesting maid: ‘It’s time to get angry’

MANILA, Philippines – “It’s time to get angry. Really angry,” Senator Leila de Lima said in a statement released on Monday, December 31, calling out President Rodrigo Duterte for his “ despicable speech ” during the distribution of land ownership certificates to agrarian reform beneficiaries in Kidapawan City, Cotabato......»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2019Related News