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Duterte hits Facebook for page shutdown

Duterte hits Facebook for page shutdown.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesSep 29th, 2020

Robredo hits Roque’s gag request to Octa Research Group

The Duterte administration wants the Octa Research Group to stop publicizing their recommendations on the pandemic response because of its intention not to follow them, Vice President Leni Robredo said on Sunday. Vice-President Leni Robredo (OVP / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) “Ang nakikita ko lang na dahilan kung bakit ililihim, hindi susundin iyong datos, iyong pagdedesisyon hindi nakasunod sa datos (The only reason I see why it must be hidden is that they won’t follow the data, they would decide not based on data),” she said during her weekly radio show.According to Robredo, it would be better for experts from the group to make public their research instead of just communicating it to the government in private.“For the benefit of everyone na alam ng tao kung ano iyong mga resulta ng research (the people should know the result of the research),” she asserted.The vice president disagreed with Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque who discouraged the local research group from publicizing their recommendations on placing areas under strict lockdown to avoid confusion.The Octa Research team, composed primarily of faculty members and alumni of the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas, has been regularly issuing reports on the COVID-19 situation nationwide.Roque said the group does not have the same number of experts working with the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).“I wish they would refrain from making these recommendations publicly,” he said.His statement came after the Octa team recommended to implement stricter lockdown measures in Bauan, Batangas; Calbayog, Western Samar; and General Trias, Cavite due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.   These places were not being mentioned by the IATF......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

BOI offers stronger tax perks

For manufacturer Manufacturers in the Philippines are allowed to carry over any operating loss from financial year 2020-2021 as tax deduction from gross income over the next five taxable years, according to the Board of Investments (BOI). BOI Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo said this has been  allowed under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2, which provides P165 billion in economic stimulus package. “A range of new financial measures and incentives are now available to manufacturers in the Philippines, thanks to new legislation recently signed into law,” said Rodolfo, who is also Trade and Industry’s Undersecretary for industry promotions group. The ‘Bayanihan 2 Act’ is aimed at helping the Philippines recover from the economic impact of Covid-19. It was signed into law by President Duterte in September. Elsewhere, he said, many qualified manufacturers will be exempt from business taxes, import duties, and other fees on a range of products.  This includes the production of medical equipment and Covid-19 related items such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as the raw materials relevant to the manufacturing of these items.  The same relief measures will also apply to the production of equipment for waste management, including waste segregation, storage, collection, sorting, treatment and disposal services.  The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) is urging manufacturers and other large businesses to take advantage of these provisions. For more details on doing so, businesses can book an appointment with BOI via their Facebook page and speak to a dedicated specialist. Information is also available on BOI’s Covid-19 resource hub for businesses.  “We know that Covid-19 is still having a significant impact on the operations of manufacturers across the Philippines, and we at BOI are doing all we can to help them,” said Rodolfo as he urged   businesses to visit BOI resource hub website and book an appointment with BOI via its Facebook page.  “Our dedicated specialists can help businesses understand more about how they can take advantage of the incentives and support in the Bayanihan 2 Act”  The Bayanihan 2 stimulus package consists of P140 billion of regular appropriations and an additional standby fund of P25.5 billion. Under the law, P3 billion will be allotted for the procurement of personal protective equipment, face masks, and face shields; P4.5 billion for the construction of temporary medical isolation and quarantine facilities and the expansion of government hospital capacity; and P13.5 billion for emergency employment and compensation of health workers. A total of P4.5 billion will be used to finance isolation facilities, hotel accommodation, food, and transportation of Covid-19 patients; and PHP5 billion for the hiring of contact tracers. Other allocations include P13 billion for the cash-for-work program; P9.5 billion for assistance to public utility drivers and other programs of the transportation department; P6 billion for “individuals in crisis” and other programs of the social welfare department; P4 billion for the tourism industry; and P4 billion for the education department’s implementation of digital learning. Bayanihan 2 is the second installment of the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Bayanihan 1), which gave Duterte emergency powers to address the Covid-19 crisis in the country. The Bayanihan 1 law, signed by the president on March 25, already expired on June 25, 2020......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

The social basis of Filipino conservatism

  By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com In the wake of Facebook’s recent shutdown of state-sponsored fake pages and accounts, it’s easy to overlook that there are other aspects aside from state fascism. Since Duterte signed Executive Order 70 in December 2018, the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has busied itself… The post The social basis of Filipino conservatism appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

Robredo: COVID-19 cases and deaths are not mere statistics

Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo said the country’s coronavirus cases and deaths are not mere statistics as it shows how COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected every Filipino family. VP LENI ROBREDO (SCREENSHOT FRO VP LENI ROBREDO’S FACEBOOK VIDEO / MANILA BULLETIN) Robredo noted more people have to endure hardships that resulted from the weaker economy and continuous rise in the number of infections and deaths. “Conversely, as more people get sick because of COVID-19, so does the suffering of our people get prolonged. Many have died; they are not mere statistics,” she said. ”Each of them had a story, had a dream, has a family that mourns their loss. And as cases continue to rise, it becomes harder move forward towards a better normal,” she added. The vice president reminded the administration the pandemic is the root cause of these problems, and if it has a clear plan, Filipinos can overcome the challenges of COVID-19 and move forward. Robredo bared a comprehensive list of suggestions in a videotaped public address, dubbed “Message of Hope”, on her Facebook page. This was perceived by many as her own roadmap on how the country can recover from the ill-effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Her recommendations include a correct data regarding COVID-19, safety nets for affected families, tax incentives for companies, equitable and systematic provision of resources to hospitals. Robredo also batted for pooled testing and timely contract tracing, better wages of health workers, and harmonization of COVID-19 efforts of the public and private sector, among others, instead of just waiting for a vaccine to become available. The opposition leader said she supports the government’s P31-billion “Plant, Plant, Plant” program that will be implemented nationwide to benefit farmers, fisherfolks, and consumers. This program mentioned by President Duterte during his last Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) falls under the “Whole of Nation” approach, which Robredo said she is also supportive of. “We support the whole of nation approach. But a true whole nation approach should be directed toward a common goal,” she said. The lady official is also keeping her faith on the goodness and capability of Filipinos in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. “It is not wishful thinking to dream that we can also achieve what Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and New Zealand have achieved….We can also do this. We have the right skills, we should have sufficient resources. We have what it takes,” she said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

“Anti-Terrorism Bill” Signed into Law

The controversial anti-terrorism bill was passed into a law as President Rodrigo Duterte signed it on Friday, July 3. This was confirmed by Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque through his official Facebook page on the same day. “We confirm that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed into law Republic Act No. 11479, or the Anti-Terrorism Act […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 4th, 2020

DDS Confessions page tinawag na ‘psychopathic lunatic’ si Duterte

MUKHANG nabadtrip ang Facebook page na DDS Confessions matapos mag spam ang ilang Pinoy sa kanilang page. Inakala kasi ng ilan na ang DDS sa pangalan nito ay patungkol sa supporter ng pangulo pero ang DDS na ito stands for Daisy Dales Sr. Secondary school na matatagpuan sa New Delhi, India. Dahil siguro sa inis […] The post DDS Confessions page tinawag na ‘psychopathic lunatic’ si Duterte appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Gov. Remulla may apela para sa middle class, sumulat kay Pangulong Duterte

UMAPELA si Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla kay Pangulong Duterte para sa mga middle class families. Sa isang open letter sa pangulo Lunes ng hapon, ipinost ni Remulla ang kanyang mahabang sulat sa kanyang official Facebook page. Sa kanyang sulat, binati nya ang pangulo sa determinasyon na labanan ang banta ng COVID-19. Ang sulat anya ay upang […] The post Gov. Remulla may apela para sa middle class, sumulat kay Pangulong Duterte appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2020

Mocha Uson s controversial Facebook blog now unavailable

The controversial page of Mocha Uson, a repeat political appointee and supporter of the Duterte administration, was removed from Facebook and has been inaccessible for more than half a day as of press time......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2020

WPS issue in the SONA: Duterte s erroneous claims go unchecked

Photo from PCOO's Facebook page.A PRE-STATE of the Nation Address (SONA) survey of P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

FALSE: Catholic priests perform witchcraft to make Duterte die

Claim: A Facebook post showing a photo of Catholic priests supposedly doing a ritual praying for President Rodrigo Duterte's death made the rounds online. On July 15, Facebook page Philippines Freedom Wall posted the photo with the caption: "Makikita sa picture mga paring Katoliko [na] nagriritual para mamatay si [President] Duterte. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2019

Duterte in Japan: Media Missed What It Was All About

Photo from PCOO Facebook page.ONE OF the long standing allies of the Philippines, Japan is also one of the country's top partners in trade and development. The two countries are not embroile.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

Duterte in Japan: Media Missed What It Was All About

Photo from PCOO Facebook page.ONE OF the long standing allies of the Philippines, Japan is also one of the country's top partners in trade and development. The two countries are not embroile.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

Pagsama ng ilang celeb kay Duterte sa Japan binatikos; Rodjun, Dianne umalma

                 (photo from Dianne Medina Facebook page) BINABATIKOS ng ilang netizens ang mga celebrities na nasa Japan ngayon na nakasabay umano sa delegasyon ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte para sa ilang araw na working visit. Feeling kasi ng ilan, pera ng bayan ang ginamit sa pagsama ng mga celebrity […] The post Pagsama ng ilang celeb kay Duterte sa Japan binatikos; Rodjun, Dianne umalma appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019

Panelo slams political meme posted on anti-Duterte page

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo has called on Facebook’s fact-checking teams to do their job with impartiality after complaining about a false and misleading online post showing he was endorsing opposition senatorial candidates. Panelo said the political meme, posted by the satirical Malacañang Events and Catering Services on Facebook, amounted to “defamatory imputation” and was nothing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 10th, 2019

Duterte affirms support for Partido Barug in Labella’s Palace visit

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, the standard bearer of the opposition party, Partido Barug-PDP Laban, went to Malacañan Palace on Monday, May 6, to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte as a representative of the entire Partido Barug-PDP Laban slate. Labella earlier posted on his Facebook page the reason why he asked to […] The post Duterte affirms support for Partido Barug in Labella’s Palace visit appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

MISLEADING: Duterte should not be blamed for contractualization

Claim: President Rodrigo Duterte should not be blamed for contractualization because it was implemented during the administration of the late president Corazon "Cory" Aquino.  In a post dated April 17, 2018, Facebook page Bayang Pilipinas pointed out that because of the existing law on contractualization, abolishing it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 6th, 2019

Just Another Tall Tale: Covering the Matrix Story

ABS-CBN News' Facebook page.IN ITS April 22 banner story OUST-DUTERTE PLOT BARED (all caps supplied), The Manila Times alleged that a coordinated media campaign involved journalists in a plo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

Just Another Tall Tale: Covering the Matrix Story

ABS-CBN News' Facebook page.IN ITS April 22 banner story OUST-DUTERTE PLOT BARED (all caps supplied), The Manila Times alleged that a coordinated media campaign involved journalists in a plo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2019

WHAT IS LENILEAKS?

LENILEAKS has become a buzzword at the start of the new year. Close to midnight of January 5, Sass Rogando Sasot, a popular Duterte supporter, on her Facebook page lashed back at “the SOCMED (social media) team of the Office of the Vice President” for “propagating the tag that Duterte Supporters online are nothing but [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Facebook page critical of Duterte and supporters taken down

Facebook page critical of Duterte and supporters taken down.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2016