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Actions urged to follow Duterte’s speech at UN

Going by the publicized reactions – both commending and criticizing – President Duterte’s first speech delivered online before the United Nations General Assembly last Wednesday, positive actions must follow his statements on two controversial issues besieging his administration......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 26th, 2020

Actions urged to follow Duterte’s speech at UN

Going by the publicized reactions – both commending and criticizing – President Duterte’s first speech delivered online before the United Nations General Assembly last Wednesday, positive actions must follow his statements on two controversial issues besieging his administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Arm them for the battle

Even as several groups commemorated the death of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. yesterday with mass actions against the government, President Duterte urged the people to emulate the slain former senator’s courage and patriotism amid an unprecedented public health crisis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020

PDU30 Sona’s Priority Measures

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City last July 27,2020.               In his speech, which lasted for one hour and 45 minutes, Duterte urged Filipinos no to lose hope as he expressed optimism that the country would be able to overcome COVId-19, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

DILG: NCR ECQ proposal to be discussed in meeting

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday assured that calls for Metro Manila to be reverted back to the stricter enhanced community quarantine will be tackled during the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) meeting on Aug. 3. DILG Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya issued the clarification after some medical workers requested that the National Capital Region (NCR) be under the more restricted quarantine rules due to the surging coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) cases. DILG Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya (PCOO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) On Aug. 1, Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dr. Jose Santiago in an online press conference headed by the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) noted that the health workers are overwhelmed by the upsurge of COVID-19 cases they are handling. He relayed that the concerned health workers had urged the government to give them at least two weeks of “breathing space by shifting Mega Manila back to a strict lockdown.’’ “We’re waging a losing battle against COVID-19 and we need to draw up a consolidated, definitive plan of action,” the letter read by Santiago said. With President Duterte on the brink of placing Metro Manila under the modified general communits quarantine (MGCQ) in middle of July, DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and the other Cabinet members convinced the President that the move is not feasible citing the need to open businesses to reinvigorate the economy. Año insisted that the way to curb the spread of the disease starts in every individual who should follow the minimum health standards of wearing masks, observing physical distancing, and practicing proper hygiene. He emphasized that no country can claim they have won their fight against COVID-19 since there is no available vaccine for the virus yet. But on the bright note, Duterte in a meeting on Friday said that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available in the country this December. Año noted that the country has to live with the virus momentarily until the vaccine is found. He added that the local government units (LGUs) have the power to impose localized lockdowns on parts of the barangays, streets, and buildings which they have identified as high-risk areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Duterte: NPA, Abu Sayyaf are the real enemies

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has urged soldiers not to lose sight of the “real enemy”  as he appealed to government forces to remain calm amid an ongoing investigation into a shooting incident involving police officers that led to the killing of four Army intelligence personnel in Jolo, Sulu early this week. In his speech during his […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 5th, 2020

FEU, UST media professors show support for ABS-CBN

Journalism educators from Far Eastern University and University of Sto. Tomas are behind ABS-CBN after the Philippines' biggest network was forced to go off the air last Tuesday. In a statement, FEU's Department of Communication said the development "curtails freedom of the press." This, after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered ABS-CBN to cease and desist from broadcasting on television and radio. Last Monday, the media organization's franchise expired as the House of Representatives was yet to tackle the bill for its renewal. A day later, the NTC then backtracked on its earlier commitment to grant provisional authority and as such, ABS-CBN went dark right after TV Patrol. Media professors from the Morayta-based school then furthered that the development jeopardizes 11,000 workers in the face of the continuing COVID-19 crisis. "In the face of a public health crisis, the unemployment of the network's employees aggravates their economic and health situations as well as those of their families," they said in their statement. Over at Espana, UST's journalism educators also expressed support for the country's top broadcaster. "We stand with ABS-CBN and call on lawmakers to stop foot-dragging and approve a new franchise for ABS-CBN," their statement read. Even more, they urged Filipinos to make their voices heard to defend both freedom of speech and freedom of the press. "We also call on the freedom-loving public to speak out and resist all attacks on media," they said. Amid all this, the Kapamilya network has vowed to remain true to its vision and mission. "Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino," President and CEO Carlo Katigbak said. Sa gitna ng pagsubok na ito, mananatili kaming tapat sa aming sinumpaang tungkulin bilang mga lingkod ng bawat Pilipino. Mensahe ng aming President at CEO na si Carlo Katigbak ang pagkakaisa at pagtutulungan ng bawat Kapamilya. pic.twitter.com/Kow2mRfyPn — ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) May 5, 2020 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Why is government afraid of free speech?

All these actions aim to create chilling effect, to force us into silence amid the Duterte administration’s glaring failure to address the COVID-19 crisis. The post Why is government afraid of free speech? appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsApr 7th, 2020

Follow protocol on nCoV, LGUs urged

President Duterte has ordered local government units, especially barangay officials, to follow the Department of Health protocols in handling the threat posed by the 2019 novel coronavirus as the first batch of repatriated Filipinos arrive on Saturday from Hubei province in China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2020

Duterte eyes evac centers in disaster-prone areas

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Congress to provide a supplemental budget for the construction of big evacuation shelters in disaster-prone areas. In a speech during his visit to Sto. Tomas, Batangas, where he distributed relief aid to evacuees, Duterte asked the House of Representatives to provide P30 billion for the project. “I’m urging Congress […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Duterte suggests aboveground infrastructure to improve traffic in Cebu City

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte urged local officials in Cebu to pursue their plans, if there is any, on aboveground infrastructure to improve mobility in the city. In his 20-minute speech before thousands of spectators watching the Sinulog Grand Ritual Showdown on Sunday, January 19, 2020, President Duterte mentioned that mobility remains a […] The post Duterte suggests aboveground infrastructure to improve traffic in Cebu City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

Duterte pushes sanctions for Paris convention violators

President Duterte said yesterday that the Paris convention on climate change was doomed to fail if there will be no sanctions for its signatories that will violate its provisions. In a speech in Sarangani, Duterte reiterated that the convention should have sanctions for its members who fail to follow the agreement which aimed to deal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019

Rody entices Russian investors with tax perks

President Rodrigo Duterte continued to woo Russian investors during his state visit to Moscow on Friday, assuring them that investing in the Philippines will yield gains as he urged them to get on board the country’s Build, Build, Build program. In a speech during the Philippine-Russia Business Forum, the President said that investors can expect […] The post Rody entices Russian investors with tax perks appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

In Speech to Congress, Philippine Leader Defends Actions Toward China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told congress during a speech on Monday that he had no choice but accept Beijing's expansionism in the South China Sea because, he said, the Chinese had deploye.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

In Speech to Congress, Philippine Leader Defends Actions Toward China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told congress during a speech on Monday that he had no choice but accept Beijing's expansionism in the South China Sea because, he said, the Chinese had deploye.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2019

Continue war vs drugs

PRESIDENT Duterte urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to continue the unrelenting war against illegal drugs despite criticisms and other hindrances. In his speech at the PNP 115th anniversary celebrations in Camp Crame, the Chief Executive said the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 18th, 2016

De Lima urges President Duterte to ‘find another way’ to solve the drug problem

Former Justice Secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima urged President Duterte to find another way to solve the nation’s drug problem during her privilege speech at the Senate on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2016

IACAT urged to follow Duterte's order

ON THE heels of the declaration made by President Rodrigo Duterte in his State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Blas F. Ople Policy Center on Monday urged the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

Bayanihan 2 implementation questioned at SC

Former Government Corporate Counsel Philip Jurado urged the Supreme Court to stop President Rodrigo Duterte’s exercise of emergency powers under the Bayanihan 2 law, which he claims expired when Congress’ regular session adjourned in the middle of House Speakership row......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

SC urged to reverse Cardema proclamation

Youth leaders filed before the Supreme Court yesterday a petition asking the SC to reverse a decision of the Commission on Elections proclaiming Duterte Youth party-list Rep. Ducielle Cardema as a member of the House of Representatives......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 28th, 2020

Duterte asked to act on slow disbursement of aid for seniors

President Duterte has been urged to step in on the supposed slow disbursement of financial assistance to senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Citizen partylist Rep. Rodolfo “Ompong” Ordanes brought to the attention of the Chief Executive the “continuous troubles” hounding the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s implementation and disbursement of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) , Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT), and Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens. “To date, we continually receive reports from thousands of our senior citizens all around the Philippines on how the DSWD fails to timely disburse the monetary aid that our government promised to them,” he said in his letter to Duterte dated Oct. 21. He laments that some of the senior citizens have perished before receiving a single centavo from the monetary aid due them. “This slow implementation and disbursement of the DSWD of critical monetary aid for our senior citizens clearly runs contrary to the directive of Your Excellency for the government to do whatever it takes to protect the welfare of our almost 10 million vulnerable senior citizens,” he said. “Thus, we humbly seek the assistance of Your Excellency in requesting that the DSWD fast-track the implementation and disbursement of the monetary aid for our senior citizens,” Ordanes said. During the House of Representatives’ plenary deliberations on the proposed P171-billion budget of the DSWD for 2021 last Oct. 13, it was relayed that some 1.404 million senior citizens have benefited from the national government’s SAP. In a virtual press briefing last week, over 2.9 million indigent senior citizens have received their social pension worth about P8.7 billion. The number is almost 83 percent of the 3.5 million indigent elderly targeted to receive the government stipend. During his 58th birth anniversary last Oct. 15, DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista led the distribution of social pension worth P2.178 million to around 726 indigent senior citizens in Dinalupihan, Bataan. Republic Act No. 9994 or the “Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010” provides that seniors qualified to receive social pension are those who are frail, sickly, or with disability; without any pension from other government agencies; and without a permanent source of income or source of financial assistance and compensation to support their basic needs. However, the DSWD said those senior citizens who are not included in the list, but are eligible, can still appeal to the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA), their local governments, and the nearest Field Office, which has jurisdiction over their areas, for assessment......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 24th, 2020