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Duterte critic arrested after hiding in Senate

A prominent Philippines lawmaker and critic of President Rodrigo Duterte who has been holed up in the country's Senate has left accompanied by police officers after an arrest warrant was order.....»»

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Former rebels receive land grant and assistance

Former rebels receive land grant and assistance. Former rebels receive land grant and assistance Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive during his visit to Camp Melchor F. Dela Cruz in Upi, Gamu, Isabela, last September 18, 2018 to fast-track the grants for land, assistance, and benefits to former rebels of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New… link: Former rebels receive land grant and assistance.....»»

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Batangas mayor gets 6-10 years for graft

The Sandiganbayan has found Mayor Randy James Amo of Laurel, Batangas, guilty of graft for withholding the salary and benefits of the town’s league of barangay president due to his non-affiliation with his political party. Source link link: Batangas mayor gets 6-10 years for graft.....»»

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Lacson sees ‘no connection’ between oust Duterte plot, Trillanes jail try

Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday said he saw “no connection” between the reported plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte and the apparent effort to jail Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, on the other hand, dismissed allegations that the political opposition was involved in the alleged destabilization plot against the President. The post Lacson sees ‘no connection’ between oust Duterte plot, Trillanes jail try appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Electoral tribunal grants Robredo plea for 25% shading threshold in vote recount

THE Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) granted a petition by Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo to lower the ballot shading threshold to 25 percent in the recount of votes from the 2016 elections. “From the foregoing, for purposes of the 2016 elections, the fifty percent (50%) shading threshold was no longer applied. It is likewise [...] The post Electoral tribunal grants Robredo plea for 25% shading threshold in vote recount appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders enjoying new role with Lions

By LARRY LAGE,  AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Barry Sanders shook hands with fans, posed for pictures and engaged in small talk outside a suite at Ford Field before the Detroit Lions opened the season against the New York Jets. At halftime, the Hall of Fame running back was on the field to turn a huge key, and the stadium's speakers blared with the sounds of an engine revving. Sanders is in his second season as an ambassador for the team, a paid role that is sending him on the road for Detroit's game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. "It's definitely nice to be back after the first few years of being retired and there not being much communication," Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press. "So, certainly just being able to be involved with certain things that the team is doing from a community outreach standpoint and that sort of thing, for me, it's great. "And, just being able to be around the game a little more and certainly around the Lions family a little more for me is meaningful so I do appreciate that." The Lions like the arrangement, too. Sanders visits suite holders during games and attends meet-and-greet sessions along with going to other team functions such as its draft party. "It's great having him around and back in the fold, interacting with fans and corporate sponsors," Lions president Rod Wood told The AP. "He's probably if not the best player in Lions history, he's in the handful of the best. "And, he's definitely the most remembered by our fans." While it may seem like a logical connection between the former star player and the only NFL team he played for, their relationship was not smooth in the years following his sudden and surprising retirement just before training camp began 1999. Sanders is always showered with cheers in the Motor City these days. But he was booed in public at times back in the day by fans who were still unhappy he walked away from the game after 10 spectacular seasons when he was on the verge of becoming the NFL's all-time leading rusher. "I hated that it came to the point where he was getting booed," said Lomas Brown, one of Sanders' former teammates. "He's one of the greatest ever and he did it all here in Detroit. There are still some people holding a grudge today, but that's been gone for a while." Brown hopes the Lions take another step in their relationship with Sanders by honoring him with a statue at Ford Field. "It's hard to believe there's not one," Brown said. Wood declined to say if there are plans to erect a Sanders statue. "We've talked about things we haven't announced," Wood said. When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement two years ago, it reminded people of Sanders' decision to walk away from the game. Like Sanders, the former star receiver chose to leave the Lions and the league with years left on his contract and seemingly some solid seasons left in his career. Johnson retired two years ago and the team has tried and failed, so far, to rekindle its relationship with him. As Sanders was the honored guest in Wood's suite for a game earlier this month, Johnson was in a nearby luxury box on the same floor. "I know Lions fans appreciate Barry's role with the team because he's the greatest Lion and one of the greatest running backs — if not the greatest — to play the game," said Johnson, who declined to talk about his relationship with the team. Brown believes time will take care of whatever issues are keeping Johnson from being a part of the organization in some way. "If the Lions continue to reaching out to him and being warm to him, I think it'll happen," Brown said. Wood is working on it. "It's still goal of the organization, and me in particular, to get Calvin back in the fold," Wood said. "It was good to see him at the (Jets) game.".....»»

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Noynoy Aquino eyes filing cases vs accusers in court

  MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is considering taking legal action against the people who have filed cases against him.  Aquino hinted about his plans in his speech during the Liberal Party’s (LP) National Executive Council (NECO) meeting on Tuesday, September 25, when his ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News6 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

Vowing U.S. first, Trump presses on Iran, trade at UN

UNITED NATIONS – President Donald Trump on Tuesday, September 25, urged heavy pressure both on Iran and Washington's trading partners as he offered a robust defense of the US right to go it alone. Addressing world leaders at the start of the annual United Nations General Assembly, Trump lashed out ........»»

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Marcos vs Robredo: Shading thresholds set aside in sorting out ballots

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court, as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), recently ruled to do away with the contentious shading thresholds as basis for segregating ballots in the protest filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr against Vice President Leni Robredo.  In a step that could fast-track ........»»

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Japan PM Abe open to summit with North Korea s Kim

UNITED NATIONS – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , a longtime hardliner on North Korea, said Tuesday, September 25, he was willing to meet Kim Jong-un after the once reclusive leader's historic summit with US President Donald Trump . Abe, who one year ago warned at the United Nations that the window for diplomacy with North Korea ........»»

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Macron at UN rebukes Trump s law of the strongest

UNITED NATIONS – French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, September 25, urged world leaders to reject "the law of the most powerful," offering a rebuke to Donald Trump's go-it-alone approach to global challenges. Macron did not refer to the US president by name but his address to the UN General Assembly ........»»

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A new king has arrived

LUKA IS FOOTBALL’S BEST It was an unbelievable season, the best season in my life LONDON — Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards by being crowned FIFA’s Best Player of the Year on Monday. The Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder starred for both club and country as […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News7 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

Philippine President s Fiercest Critic Arrested, Posts Bail

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critic in Congress was arrested Tuesday after the president revoked his 2011 amnesty for a failed coup attempt and revived rebellion charges against hi.....»»

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Duterte pushes anti-contractualization bill

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified urgent a Senate bill to ensure security of tenure for all workers and end contractualization, one of his election campaign promises. The President certified "the necessity of the immediate enactment" of Senate Bill No. 1826 in a Sept. 21 letter to Senate President Vicente Sotto III. In his letter, the President said the measure was necessary "to strengthen workers' security of tenure by prohibiting the prevalent practices of contractualization and labor-only contracting, which continue to immerse our workers in a quagmire of poverty and unemployment." Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the certification was a fulfillment of the...Keep on reading: Duterte pushes anti-contractualization bill.....»»

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Senate blue ribbon committee eyes probe of ‘tara’ system in NFA

The Senate blue ribbon committee is inclined to investigate allegations of a "tara" (payola) system in the National Food Authority (NFA) and a supposed scheme to favor private traders as claimed by Sen. Risa Hontiveros, Sen. Richard Gordon said on Tuesday. Gordon, the committee chair, said the panel would "most probably" look into the allegations. Sen. Cynthia Villar, the Senate agriculture committee chair, said those accusing NFA Administrator Jason Aquino should file cases against him. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier agreed to let go of Aquino amid NFA rice supply problems, which pushed up prices of the staple. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque wants Aquino to be ...Keep on reading: Senate blue ribbon committee eyes probe of ‘tara’ system in NFA.....»»

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High prices pull down Duterte approval, trust ratings

Gut issues are pulling down the approval and trust ratings of President Rodrigo Duterte. His approval and trust ratings saw double-digit declines early this month, plunging to their lowest levels, as soaring prices of basic commodities hurt consumers, especially the poor, who spend a big part of their income on food. Results of a Pulse Asia survey released on Tuesday showed the President's approval and trust scores declining 13 points and 15 points, respectively, although a majority of Filipinos still approve of his work and expressed trust in him. The President's approval rating stood at 75 percent and trust rating at 72 percent, both his lowest since September 2016. His...Keep on reading: High prices pull down Duterte approval, trust ratings.....»»

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World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements

UNITED NATIONS --- President Donald Trump got some laughter when he addressed world leaders on Tuesday. It wasn't intentional. The president was highlighting U.S. gains under his watch as he opened his address to the U.N. General Assembly. He said the American economy was "booming like never before" and that his administration has accomplished more in less than two years than almost any other administration. His boast elicited laughter from the scores of heads of state and delegates in the audience for the speech. Trump, who has long claimed that his predecessors' weak leadership prompted other nations "to laugh" at the US. appeared flustered and responded, "I didn't expect ...Keep on reading: World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements.....»»

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Duterte ratings suffer double-digit drop — Pulse Asia

President Duterte’s approval and trust ratings fell significantly in the third quarter of the year amid various issues that hounded his administration, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News9 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

Duterte: ‘Soldiers in cahoots with Liberal Party’

President Duterte has claimed that some soldiers are in cahoots with the opposition in a plot to overthrow his administration......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News9 hr. 22 min. ago Related News

Leni Robredo: ‘Tagging opposition smacks of Martial Law tactic’

Vice President Leni Robredo slammed yesterday the latest attempts to link her and opposition figures to the so-called Red October destabilization plot against President Duterte......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News9 hr. 22 min. ago Related News