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Robot’s debut in UK parliament invites ‘Maybot’ mockery

LONDON, United Kingdom--- A walking and talking robot appeared in Britain's parliament for the first time on Tuesday, prompting Twitter users to seize the chance to heap more mockery on Theresa May. The latest round of public amusement at the expense of the British premier came during a committee hearing on artificial intelligence (AI) and "the fourth industrial revolution". MPs on the education committee invited a robot named Pepper--- a white female creation with an excruciatingly thin waist and a tablet computer stuck to her chest--- to answer some basic questions. Asked whether humans would have a place in a brave new world where AI reigns supreme, Pepper responded in a reas...Keep on reading: Robot’s debut in UK parliament invites ‘Maybot’ mockery.....»»

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Davao lawyer eyed as next Duterte aide

Davao lawyer eyed as next Duterte aide.....»»

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DOF: Congress needed for rollback of fuel excise tax rates

Suspending fuel excise tax rates that took effect this year would need action from Congress, the Finance department said Tuesday after some senators urged President Duterte to lift them and soften the effects of rising prices......»»

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Displaced residents suffering from slow Marawi rehab, group says

Foreign investors and businesses are being favored over homeless residents in the government's slow-moving rehabilitation of Marawi City, a year after President Rodrigo Duterte declared it "liberated" from terrorists, a Bangsamoro activist group said on Tuesday......»»

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Go: I will still be your “Kuya”

OUTGOING Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go reiterated on Tuesday that he will remain as the people’s “Kuya” despite leaving his post as the special assistant of President Rodrigo Duterte. Go, who is aspiring for a Senate seat after filing his certificate of candidacy on Monday, stressed that he will continue to […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News3 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Duterte looks weaker after generals defy orders

What is the extent of military and police support for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, almost three years into his controversy-filled presidency?........»»

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Duterte: No gov t resources for admin bets

Duterte: No gov t resources for admin bets.....»»

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Roxas back in political arena, files candidacy for senator

FORMER senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd was the first individual to file his certificate of candidacy (CoC) for senator on Tuesday, more than two years after he lost in the presidential elections to then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Running under the opposition Liberal Party (LP), Roxas said that he decided to try to regain [...] The post Roxas back in political arena, files candidacy for senator appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Duterte offers Cabinet post to Honasan — Palace source

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan a Cabinet post, a Palace source said in Tuesday. “Yes,” the source who requested anonymity told The Manila Times in a text message, when asked about reports of Duterte’s offer for Honasan to join his Cabinet. According to the source, Honasan is likely to be appointed to [...] The post Duterte offers Cabinet post to Honasan — Palace source appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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No government resources for admin bets – Duterte

No candidate would be allowed to use state resources during the campaign period, President Duterte said yesterday, as he ordered security forces to remain non-partisan and to work for honest elections......»»

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Feminist Pia Cayetano mum on Duterte s OFW kiss

Rep. Pia Cayetano (Taguig) has been a staunch advocate of women's rights but she refuses to comment on President Rodrigo Duterte "playful act" of kissing a married Filipina in South Korea months ago......»»

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Sara Duterte files candidacy for mayor, not senator

Ending speculations on her plans for the 2019 elections, presidential daughter and Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio filed her certificate of candidacy yesterday to seek reelection......»»

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Con-com spox seeks Senate seat

  The spokesman of the Consultative Committee (Con-com) which was tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to draft the government's proposed federal charter, will be seeking a Senate seat to push for federalism. Conrado "Ding" Generoso said he would be filing his certificate of candidacy for senator on Tuesday under theKatipunan Ng Kamalayang Kayumanggi political party. "Today, I and my party mates in the Katipunan Ng Kamalayang Kayumanggi, a political party duly accredited by the Comelec and allied with the Bagong Sistema Bagong Pag-asamovement, are taking this cause to the people through the forthcoming electoral exercise," he said in a Vibermessage to reporters. "I am...Keep on reading: Con-com spox seeks Senate seat.....»»

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Pia Cayetano mum on Duterte’s remarks vs women

  House Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano refused to comment on the remarks made by President Rodrigo Duterte against women --- including that of kissing an overseas Filipino worker in South Korea --- saying she is not his spokesperson.   The issue was raised when Cayetano, who claims to be an advocate of women's welfare, filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator in the 2019 polls on Tuesday.   She was asked by a reporter to comment on Duterte's actions against women.   But instead of answering the question, Cayetano pointed at her track record of pushing for certain bills that she said aims to help women in the country.   "I think...Keep on reading: Pia Cayetano mum on Duterte’s remarks vs women.....»»

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Not about friendship: Duterte on military appointments to Cabinet

  It's all about competence.   President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday explained again the military promotions and his recent appointment of former military men to his Cabinet, saying they were not about friendship.   "When I appoint you, it's not friendship. It has nothing to do with that," the President told military officers and guests at the Army leadership turnover ceremony in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.   He added, "Alam ng Board of Generals 'yan, I promised that I will not tinker with your... I have yet even to call one Cabinet member or one military or police officials. Alam ninyo 'yan. I do not make calls."   "I've been mayo...Keep on reading: Not about friendship: Duterte on military appointments to Cabinet.....»»

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From SAP to SAsp

From SAP (Special Assistant to the President) to SAsp (Senatorial Aspirant). President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hand of SAP Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go who filed his certificate of candidacy for Senator at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila on October 15, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO  .....»»

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Joma takes new swipe at Duterte

Joma takes new swipe at Duterte Source link link: Joma takes new swipe at Duterte.....»»

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Mar hints at Senate run in 2019

Former Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II on Monday hinted at a return to public service after a defeat to President Rodrigo Duterte in the 2016 presidential elections. Source link link: Mar hints at Senate run in 2019.....»»

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Lawyer behind Duterte case in ICC runs for senator

The lawyer who lodged a case against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court filed his certificate of candidacy through a liaison, Monday. Source link link: Lawyer behind Duterte case in ICC runs for senator.....»»

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Duterte admin to establish Malasakit Center in Zambales

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go provides aid to Zambales residents during a medical mission organized for the victims of Typhoon “Ompong.” (Office of the Special A Source link link: Duterte admin to establish Malasakit Center in Zambales.....»»

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