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Martial Law survivors now fighting Duterte’s tyranny

By Menchani Tilendo (Bulatlat.com) MANILA–Unlike the past years, September 21 #NeverAgain protests this year were anticipated with relatively less elderly participants due to the health risk brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, several of them showed up in the front lines of the contingent at UP Diliman, University Avenue. Occupying the first three layers of… The post Martial Law survivors now fighting Duterte’s tyranny appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatSep 23rd, 2020

Paghirang kay Khabib bilang best P4P kinontra ni Jon Jones

ABU DHABI – Hinirang ng Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) si Khabib Nurmagomedov bilang best mixed martial arts fighter sa mundo matapos nitong ianunsiyo ang pagreretiro sa UFC. Matatandaang naidepensa ni Nurmagomedov ang kanyang hawak na UFC lightweight world title kontra kay Justin Gaethje via 2nd round submission nitong nakaraang linggo. Agad din nitong inanunsiyo ang […] The post Paghirang kay Khabib bilang best P4P kinontra ni Jon Jones appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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Go urges BFP to push modernization efforts

Senator Christopher ‘’Bong’’ Go on Friday urged the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to continue its efforts to modernize and enhance its ranks by acquiring more fire trucks and equipment especially for the  remote areas in the country. Sen. Bong Go (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Go issued the statement after attending yesterday the ceremonial turnover at the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City of the recently procured equipment of the BFP, including 84 units of 1,000 gallons capacity fire trucks, five units of aerial ladder, and three units of rescue trucks to be distributed by BFP to various local government units around the country.  “All over the country po ito ipapamahagi. Natutuwa po ako dahil ang gusto naman po natin ay mabigyan ng sapat na kagamitan laban sa sunog ang mga iba’t ibang lugar — hopefully sa lahat ng sulok po ng bansa ay handa po tayo,” Go said. (These will be distributed all over the country. I am happy because we want to give the appropriate fire-fighting equipment to different parts of the country.)    Go said there are many municipalities that have no financial capabilities to buy such an equipment. “Hopefully, patuloy pa ang pag-acquire nila ng mga panibagong equipment. Kinausap ko rin po si Dir. Embang na ikonsidera rin nila ‘yung mga maliliit na fire trucks na puwedeng pumasok sa mga liblib o masisikip na lugar kasi doon po madalas nagkakasunog,” Go said, referring to BFP Chief Jose Embang, Jr. (Hopefully, their acquisition of fire-fighting equipment will continue. I told Director Embang that BFP should consider buying small fire trucks that can enter narrow roads and congested areas where fires usually originate from.) Last February 11, 2020, Go joined President Duterte in witnessing the turnover of 74 fire trucks. The Senator also continues to provide aid to fire victims in different parts of the country.  “Mahirap po mawalan ng bahay at kagamitan dahil sa sunog at iba pang sakuna. Kaya po patuloy akong nagbibigay ng tulong sa mga biktima at nag-iiwan ng ngiti sa oras ng kanilang pagdadalamhati,” Go said. (It is hard to lose a house and personal belongings due to fires. That is why I continue to extend help to fire victims and give them a reason to smile during a time of grief.) “Bilang isang Senador at public servant, patuloy po akong magseserbisyo, lalo na sa mga mahihirap at nangangailangan na apektado ng krisis tulad ng sunog. Kasabay nito ay pagsisikapan ko bilang mambabatas na mas palakasin pa ang ating fire prevention and protection measures,” he added. (As a senator and a public servant, I continue to be of service, particularly to victims of crises like fires. As a lawmaker, I continue to help to strengthen our fire prevention and protection measures.)     As vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Peace and Order and as a main advocate of fire protection modernization initiatives, one of Go’s priority bills is Senate Bill 204 which is now consolidated under Committee Report No. 111, otherwise known as BFP Modernization Act of 2020.  The measure is currently undergoing the period of interpellation in the Senate. The bill aims to ensure the hiring of more personnel, acquisition of modern fire equipment, and the conduct of training for firefighters of the BFP.  The bill will also empower local communities in preventing fire incidents by mandating the BFP to conduct monthly fire prevention campaigns and information drives in all local government units (LGUs), especially in vulnerable areas.  Go said President Duterte fully supports the modernization efforts of the BFP. “Ang sabi ng Pangulo, sabihin mo sa kanila huwag na nila ako unahin, ‘yung kagamitan ng mga sundalo at kapulisan at bumbero ang unahin natin,” he said. (The President said the equipment of soldiers, policemen, and firemen should come first.) During the event, Go expressed his and Duterte’s full support for the country’s fire personnel, citing the government’s recent effort to increase the salaries and promote the welfare of the military and uniformed personnel.  “Full support po kami sa inyo. Unang-una po, ‘yung pangako niya pagkaupo pa lang niya bilang Pangulo, tinupad niya agad ang pangako niya,” Go said, referring to the increase in salaries provided to uniformed personnel, including firefighters. (We give our full support to you. The President fulfills his promises when he took over the presidency in 2016.) Go also said that he supports the President’s position of arming BFP personnel so they can help in the fight against criminality.  “We are currently studying this added measure of arming firefighters. Nabanggit na rin ito ng Pangulo. Makakatulong din sila sa paglaban ng kriminalidad at para rin maproteksyunan ang kanilang mga sarili. Pati sa kampanya laban sa droga, makakatulong din sila,” Go said. (This was mentioned by the President. They can help fight criminality and also protect themselves. They can also help in containing the spread of dangerous drugs.)    In addition to fire trucks and other modern equipment, Go also said that he is coordinating with BFP officials, government finance managers, and concerned agencies on how to also provide additional ambulance units to the BFP.  He said that providing ambulances will make the BFP more responsive in fulfilling its mandate and will be useful, especially in times of national emergencies given that their personnel are well-trained frontliners.  “Kapag mayroon nang vaccine kontra COVID-19, pwede pong tumulong ang BFP para mabakunahan ang mga tao. Nagtutulungan po lahat ng ating uniformed personnel, mula military, pulis, bumbero, at iba pa para maprotektahan ang kapakanan ng ating mga kababayan,” Go explained. (Our firemen can also help in the vaccination of our countrymen to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our uniformed personnel, from the military, policemen, firemen and others can help in protecting the interests of Filipinos.)  Go thanked officials for their efforts to modernize the BFP and for their continuing service, especially during the pandemic, specifically Department of the Interior and Local Government officials led by Secretary Eduardo Año and BFP officials led by Embang, Jr.  Go also acknowledged local officials and district representatives who were present, including Congressman Onyx Crisologo of the 1st District of Quezon City, Congresswoman Angel Amante-Matba of the 2nd District of Agusan del Norte, Mayor Marcy Teodoro of Marikina City, and Mayor Judy Amante of Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte and thanked them for their support to the national government in the bayanihan efforts to overcome the pandemic.  “Dahil mahirap ang panahon ngayon, we have to adjust to the new normal pero konting tiis lang po. Alam kong hirap po kayo. Kami ni Pangulong Duterte, hindi kami nawawalan ng pag-asa, magtulungan lang po tayo. Sino pa ba ang magtutulungan kundi tayong kapwa Pilipino,” he said, (Because times are hard, we have to adjust to the new normal. Please bear with us. I know you are suffering. I and President Go have not lost hope. We should help one another.).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Ateneans who fought the darkness

In this third instalment of this series featuring “Living and Dying- In Memory of 11 Ateneo de Manila Martial Law Activists,” a book written by Cristina Jayme Montiel memorializing the life story of 11 Atenean martial law heroes, we revisit the journey of three more of these extraordinary individuals—Dante Dizon Perez, Abraham “Ditto” Pascual Sarmiento Jr. and Lazaro P. Silva—who, for their courage in fighting the dictatorship of Marcos and service to the people, left an indelible mark in their short lifetime, ultimately laying their lives for a cause they believe worth dying for......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2020

“DE FACTO MARTIAL LAW”

Progressive groups stage protest actions in different areas in Davao City on the 48th anniversary of Marcos' Martial Law, criticizing Duterte's Anti-Terror Law as a draconian measure. (Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com).....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Never-to-be-forgotten Ateneans

“Living and Dying – In Memory of 11 Ateneo de Manila Martial Law Activists,” authored by Cristina Jayme Montiel, memorializes 11 Ateneans who lived as paragons of self-sacrifice and service to others, ultimately offering their lives fighting the Marcos dictatorship......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

US: Pemberton faces discharge, no court-martial

The US serviceman who was found guilty of killing a Filipino transgender six years ago but was pardoned by President Duterte would be discharged even if he does not face court martial, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020

Pagkampi ni Robin sa pagpapalaya ni Duterte kay Pemberton binanatan ni DJ Mo

  NAG-REACT si Mo Twister sa post ng isang website sa Twitter about Robin Padilla. “After Fighting for Jennifer Laude, Robin Padilla Agrees with President Duterte on Granting Absolute Pardon to Joseph Scott Pemberton.” ‘Yan ang article kung saan nag-react ang TV and radio host. “I love how Robin Padilla, in a matter of a […] The post Pagkampi ni Robin sa pagpapalaya ni Duterte kay Pemberton binanatan ni DJ Mo appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

Pemberton to face court-martial in US – Roque

The American serviceman convicted for killing a Filipino transgender in 2014 but pardoned by President Duterte would still face court-martial proceedings in the US, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

SELDA: Anti-Terror Bill 'a dangerous ingredient to Duterte s recipe for dictatorship'

The Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Arresto (SELDA), a group of ex-political detainees mostly during the Martial Law regime, strongly denounces the railroading of the administration's so-called "Anti-Terror Bill"......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

More than money, it is about memory : Fight against dictatorship continues for some Marcos victims

For Martial Law survivors and families of victims, the importance Republic Act 10368 — the Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013 — goes beyond the P1.8 million that he received in reparations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 11th, 2020

Martial law survivors slam bill declaring Sept. 11 as Marcos day

“This is an affront to the Filipino people, who suffered because of the oppressive policies under Marcos and the plunder of the nation’s coffers.” The post Martial law survivors slam bill declaring Sept. 11 as Marcos day appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

UFC teams up with China to prepare athletes for Olympics

SHANGHAI (AFP) – The Ultimate Fighting Championship will help train a range of Chinese Olympic athletes to get them in shape for next summer’s delayed Tokyo Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics under a deal announced on Wednesday. Although UFC-style mixed martial arts is not an Olympic sport, the US-based promotion has reached a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

Jolo bombings need investigation, not Martial Law

Martial Law would have been imposed in the entire province of Sulu after the “twin bombings” that happened on August 24. But due to the clamor of the people, the local government, civil society and human rights groups, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and even legislators, Philippine Army Chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana withdrew his recommendation for it. Fifteen people were killed in the bombings including soldiers, policemen and civilians, with 75 others injured. Even President Rodrigo Duterte avoided mentioning aobut Martial Law during his visit in Jolo on August 30......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

Duterte at Jolo blast site: Fighting first before peace

After kissing the ground at the site of a recent suicide bombing attack in Jolo, President Duterte on Sunday told soldiers who witnessed him making the gesture that fighting “is the only way for us to move at this time” to attain peace in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Time for war : Duterte says gov t is fighting for now, talks can happen in God s time

"If we cannot really agree then we fight. And we fight hard until they are finished. Maybe by that time, when they are all depleted, there will be no more war," he said in a mix of Filipino and English. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

COVID-19 frontliners honored as modern-day heroes on National Heroes Day

On National Heroes’ Day, the country does not only honor those who fought for the nation’s freedom but also the heroism of the people “who risk their lives fighting a different kind of enemy,” President Rodrigo Duterte said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Duterte ponders martial law in Sulu

President Duterte is assessing recommendations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to impose martial law in Sulu after recent bombings killed 15 victims and wounded about 72 others last Monday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

Palace: Duterte will consider recommendation of martial law in Sulu

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said: “Let’s just say that the recommendations have been made, and the president listens to those on the ground.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

Duterte to consider Sulu-wide martial law

Duterte to consider Sulu-wide martial law.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

Zamboanga siblings Drex and Denice look to impress at ONE: A NEW BREED

The Zamboanga siblings join ONE Championship’s long list of successful broods when The Home Of Martial Arts returns this Friday, 28 August, at ONE: A NEW BREED in Bangkok, Thailand.  Top-ranked Filipina atomweight Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga looks to keep a stronghold on her number one contender status when she faces Watsapinya “Dream Girl” Kaewkhong in a mixed martial arts bout.  Making this special for “The Menace” is the fact that she will be competing with her older brother in Filipino World Champion Drex “T-Rex” Zamboanga, who is slated to make his ONE debut against Detchadin Sornsirisuphathin. “I’m very happy to be competing once more, because it’s been awhile since I last fought, so I’m grateful to be a part of this card in Thailand,” she said.  “Aside from actively competing once more, what makes me really happy is I’ll be fighting alongside my brother on the same card.” The younger of the Zamboanga siblings has already made her presence felt in The Home Of Martial Arts.  The undefeated Filipina scored convincing wins over Jihin “Shadow Cat” Radzuan and former ONE Atomweight Women’s World Title challenger Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi, earning her the right to face longtime division ruler “Unstoppable” Angela Lee as announced by ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.  A dominant performance here for the Filipina would only make her case stronger.  Also competing on the card is Filipina-American KC “Pinay Fight” Carlos, who will look to pull the upset-rug from underneath the rolling Wondergirl Fairtex in a strawweight Muay Thai battle.  In the card’s headliner, Stamp Fairtex defends her ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Title against Allycia Hellen Rodrigues while “Left Meteorite” Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai battles Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym in the ONE Muay Thai Bantamweight Tournament Finals, where a shot at reigning World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao is at stake.  ONE: A NEW BREED will air Friday, 28 August, in a closed-door, audience-free setting in Bangkok, Thailand. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020