Groups call for Duterte’s resignation over ‘inefficient leadership’

“We do not need a leader who fuels fear or division. We need one who can unite all Filipinos of various beliefs in this one big fight to save the nation. Duterte is not this leader. He has done too much damage to our people. He will never change. He must resign.” The post Groups call for Duterte’s resignation over ‘inefficient leadership’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatApr 16th, 2021

Call of health workers ‘an indictment of government’s COVID-19 response’

“This should be a wake up call for the Duterte government. The press con itself is one big commentary on how the govt (mis)handled the COVID-19 response and on the poor and inadequate leadership of the Department of Health and IATF.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Several groups expressed support to the… The post Call of health workers ‘an indictment of government’s COVID-19 response’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020

Anti-Duterte groups told to enjoy freedom of expression

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. has urged groups calling for the resignation of President Duterte and other government officials to enjoy their freedom of expression......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Groups in Cagayan de Oro urge Duterte to run for VP in 2022

Echoing on the call of the political party PDP-Laban and other groups in the capital that have urged President Rodrigo Duterte to seek election for Vice President in the National elections next year, a group gathered here to express their support for the move......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

'DutertePalpak: Progressive groups protest Duterte’s inefficient COVID-19 response

"Duterte failed. Duque failed. They should be held accountable." The post #DutertePalpak: Progressive groups protest Duterte’s inefficient COVID-19 response appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

House backs Duterte’s amnesty grant to rebels

The House of Representatives leadership, under Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, gave assurance yesterday of the swift adoption of four resolutions granting amnesty to four rebel groups, in support of President Duterte and the country’s peace and stability......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

CPP is deceiving the public for denying existence of its front organizations — Roque

It would be the height of deception of the local communist rebel group if it will deny the existence of their front organizations, a Palace official said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (OPS / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) According to Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has an armed group, the New People’s Army (NPA), as well as a political wing composed of the so-called legal front groups. He argued that these front organizations may not take up arms but still belong to the communist rebel group. Roque made the statement even after clarifying that authorities have been advised against red-tagging personalties without presenting proof. “Lilinawin ko, bagama’t ang sinabi ni Secretary Lorenzana na polisiya natin talaga ay kung walang ebidensiya dapat manahimik at huwag mag-red tagging eh hindi naman po ibig sabihin noon na wala talagang mga organisasyon na talagang kasapi at kabahagi ng CPP-NPA (I’d like to make clear that although (Defense) Secretary (Delfin) Lorenzana mentioned our policy to stay silent and avoid red-tagging personalities without proof, it does not mean that there are no organizations belonging to the CPP-NPA),” Roque said during a televised press briefing.  “Ang CPP-NPA po, talagang mayroon silang revolutionary armed struggle, iyan po iyong NPA at mayroon silang political, kasama sa political ay iyong mga tinawag nilang mga organisasyon na diumano’y legal dahil hindi naman sila humahawak ng baril pero kabahagi pa rin po ng CPP-NPA at hindi po madi-deny iyan. Kaplastikan po ng CPP-NPA kung sasabihin nilang wala silang mga legal fronts na tinatawag. (The CPP-NPA has a revolutionary armed struggle, that’s the NPA and they have a political arm composed of what they call legal organizations because they don’t take up arms but they are still part of the CPP-NPA and that cannot be denied. It will be deceitful for the CPP-NPA if they will say they don’t have so-called legal fronts),” he said. Amnesty International earlier appealed to the Philippine government to halt “its vicious and at times deadly practice of red-tagging” or labeling of groups or persons as communists or terrorists. The group urged the government to address criticisms about its policies instead of allegedly endangering people practicing free speech.“In the prevailing context where red-tagged individuals become the targets of harassment, threats and even killings, courts and pertinent government agencies must take concrete steps to ensure the safety and protection of these individuals,” the group said in its website. The appeal was made as the Senate started an inquiry into the controversial red-tagging activities of some military officials. Last week, the Palace said President Duterte wanted military and police officials to stop labeling personalities as communists without showing evidence. Duterte has spoken through Lorenzana who advised officials to be careful in red-tagging, according to Roque. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Still a numbers game

The call of President Duterte for a special session at the House of Representatives on October 13-16 mayhave saved the P4.15-trillion budget from further delay. But it has not solved the leadership impasse between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

On World Teachers’ Day, groups call for higher education budget

It is the Duterte administration's responsibility to provide these basic demands for enough learning modules per student, available gadgets and laptops for both student and teachers for online classes, adequate health measures are in place to ensure health safety for both teacher and student, and sufficient teaching expenses allowances for our teachers in this new normal for education." The post On World Teachers’ Day, groups call for higher education budget appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Rumor-mongering will only worsen our situation

The Philippine rumor mill went on overdrive last week when stories started circulating in private chat groups and social media that President Duterte was flown to Singapore in a medical aircraft, with a screenshot showing a flight tracker complete with the serial number and call sign of the aircraft......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

June 12 ‘mañanita’ protest: Only 10 allowed

Groups opposing the Anti-Terrorism Act, which now awaits President Duterte’s signature, are planning protests they call “mañanita” to mark Independence Day on June 12......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2020

Calls mount vs ‘urgent’ anti-terrorism bill

MANILA, Philippines — Human rights groups and opposition lawmakers on Tuesday made a desperate call to Congress not to approve the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, warning that the measure aimed at crushing terrorism could easily be abused to crackdown on dissent and constrict the democratic space in the country. President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday […] The post Calls mount vs ‘urgent’ anti-terrorism bill appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

NEDA chief quits; Duque stays for now

Amid the rampage of the coronavirus pandemic in the Philippines, the Duterte administration’s chief economist resigned while its highest health authority apologized for his shortcomings which forced the Senate earlier to call for his resignation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

Duque Stays Put: Malacañang

President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to retain Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in his post despite senators’ calls for his resignation due to his alleged inefficient response to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, Malacañang said on Thursday. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, however, said Duterte appreciated the gesture made by at least 14 senators in asking […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 17th, 2020

Why single out Duque? Senators resignation call for DOH chief draws mixed reactions

Duque's position on China was said to be merely echoing Duterte's pronouncements......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

14 senators call on Duque to resign over failed coronavirus response

MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – Majority senators called on Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to resign over his "failure of leadership" in the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic. At least 14 senators co-authored Senate Resolution No. 362, calling for Duque's resignation for his "failure of leadership, negligence, lack of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

Duterte lauds business groups for bayanihan spirt

President Duterte lauded yesterday business groups that heeded his call to exhibit the Filipino bayanihan spirit by helping their employees and others who are in need as the month-long enhanced community quarantine in Luzon continues......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

Low attendance at little-known groups anti-Duterte rally shows ouster a pipe dream, Palace says

Various groups gathered at the People Power Monument last Saturday to demand the resignation of President Rodrigo Duterte, whom they accused of being subservient to China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

Leni not supporting calls for Duterte resignation

Vice President Leni Robredo is not supporting any call for President Duterte to resign......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2020

Black Friday Protest | Progressives vow to frustrate crackdown vs activists

MANILA – Progressive groups held Black Friday protest against what they call as “de facto martial law” under President Duterte’s administration. The groups gathered at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City on Nov. 15 carrying placards with their calls ranging, from “Stop the attacks,” Defend people’s rights” to “Junk memorandum 32.” The groups vow… The post Black Friday Protest | Progressives vow to frustrate crackdown vs activists appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsNov 17th, 2019

Negros farmers join call for SRA chief’s resignation

The Asociacion de Agricultores de la Carlota y Pontevedra Inc. of Negros Occidental has joined various groups putting pressure on Sugar Regulatory Administration chief Hermenegildo Serafica to protect the industry and not just depend on what Agriculture chief William Dar says......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2019