Nothing special about ABS-CBN pact renewal, says Cayetano

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday said there’s nothing so special about ABS-CBN franchise renewal, now the subject of many speculations from social media platforms and political analysts......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 14th, 2020

Automatic renewal for PUV special permits

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Special permits issued to some public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Central Visayas will be automatically renewed, local authorities announced on Monday, August 17, 2020. The Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board in the region (LTFRB-7), in a memorandum dated August 16, 2020, said the special permits they have released to PUVs, […] The post Automatic renewal for PUV special permits appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2020

Moderating oligarchs’ greed

Last July 13, President Rodrigo Duterte spoke before soldiers in Jolo, Sulu and triumphantly declared he “dismantled the oligarchy that controlled the country’s economy without the need to declare martial law.” This came a few days after a committee in the House of Representatives rejected ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal bill. During his penultimate State of the Nation Address on July 27, Duterte took another swipe at the oligarchs whose great wealth has enabled them “to influence public policy to their advantage.” He cited as an example the Lopezes “who used their media outlets in their battles with political figures” including himself during the 2016 elections. People seem to forget that Duterte’s avowed mission to put oligarchs in their proper place was part of his 2016 campaign promise to stamp out corruption. At that time, he said the corruption in the Bureau of Customs and the Bureau of Internal Revenue was “small change in comparison to the high-level corruption that runs in the billions among the economic elite.” Oligarchy means the rule of the few, but its meaning has evolved to refer to powerful individuals or groups outside of government who are able to benefit from political connections to amass vast amounts of wealth and gain control of major industries. The term “oligarch” started popping up recently in mainstream and social media but its context in relation to what is happening in our society has become warped and obfuscated. To be fair, the President has given credit where credit is due, even to the so-called oligarchs when they helped the government in this COVID-19 crisis, but he said it is their abuses that he abhors. On several occasions, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano pointed out how oligarchs use their wealth to gain power, while the political elite used their power to amass wealth. He expressed full support to Duterte’s advocacy in changing the current system where he believes the people “willingly consent to being held back by the few who control the economy and through that, the running of the nation.” According to Cayetano, the real threat to the stability of our socio-political and economic systems are those backroom deals that make exploitation legal – “the quiet acquiescing to a system that naturally favors the ultra-rich and very powerful.” He believes that not all oligarchs are bad, saying in a media interview: “Just like every entrepreneur wanting to expand their business, these would-be oligarchs might very well have started off with the most benign or even benevolent intentions. But the malignant DNA of unabated, uncontrolled capitalism, especially corporate capitalism, eventually comes to play, leading to people and systems being abused and exploited.” Cayetano clarified, though, that capitalism and democracy work as we have seen in other economies. He thinks the situation in the Philippines is not hopeless, and we can begin to change this corrupt system by acknowledging there is a problem and we are part of it. “This is a battle between those who are willing to fight their self-interest and change with the system, versus those who deny that there is anything wrong with the status quo, specifically as it relates to themselves, and instead simply choose to blame the politicians and officials in government,” he said. This brings to mind the statement attributed to a Cabinet member of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who advised another top official to “moderate your greed.” Another cautionary tale is found in the recently re-launched book of Ricardo Manapat, who served as National Archives Director during the Arroyo and Ramos administrations. Manapat’s book is titled “Some Are Smarter Than Others: The History of Marcos’ Crony Capitalism” which is a classic work on anti-cronyism exposing the ill-gotten wealth of former President Ferdinand Marcos. Oligarchs may not be totally wiped out in the Philippines, since developed economies even have to contend with their presence. But Duterte’s relentless campaign against them could very well result in moderating their greed and freeing the country from their tight grip.»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Enchong gumuho ang paghanga sa mga Cayetano

Tuluyan nang nga gumuho ang paghanga ni Enchong Dee sa mga Cayetano, at dahil `yon sa pagpatay sa ABS-CBN 2. Pinoste ng supporter ng ABS-CBN ang newsfeed kaugnay sa naging pagturing ni Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano sa pagbasura sa renewal ng prangkisa ng kapamilya network......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

Speaker: Let’s move forward on franchise issue

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday urged the people to move forward from the divisive decision of the House denying the franchise renewal of broadcast giant ABS-CBN......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2020

Cayetano: Kongreso intindihin sa desisyon sa ABS-CBN franchise

Nakiusap si House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano sa madla na araling mabuti ang findings ng mga mambabatas kung bakit humantong sa desisyon na ibasura ang franchise renewal ng ABS-CBN......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020

House committees pinayagang mag-hearing kahit walang sesyon

BINIGYAN ng kapangyarihan ng liderato ng Kamara de Representantes ang mga komite nito na magsagawa ng pagdinig kahit na walang sesyon ang Kongreso. Ayon kay House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez inatasan siya ni House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano na payagan ang mga standing committees at special committees na magsagawa ng pagdinig kahit na break ang […] The post House committees pinayagang mag-hearing kahit walang sesyon appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

Fair hearing on & rsquo;ABS& rsquo; assured

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday assured the people of fairness and due process when the House holds a joint hearing today on the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 26th, 2020

The Lopezes have had their day

With the junking of House Bill 6732 which would have provided the Lopez-owned ABS-CB radio-television network a provisional franchise good until October 31, and the move of House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano to give the network a 25-year franchise instead, the House franchise committee will soon consolidate the 11 House bills filed for the franchise renewal......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Patas na pagdinig sa ABS-CBN franchise tiniyak

  IGINIIT ni House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano na dapat magkaroon ng patas na pagdinig sa renewal ng prangkisa ng ABS-CBN. “One thing I will insists and I’m insisting on is a fair hearing, yan ang minimum ko,” ani Cayetano. “Again, tama na mag-hearing, tama na ang hearing dapat fair, I think mali yung timing […] The post Patas na pagdinig sa ABS-CBN franchise tiniyak appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Duterte hindi nakialam sa prangkisa ng ABS-CBN– Cayetano

HINDI umano pinakialaman ni Pangulong Duterte ang Kamara de Representantes sa pagtalakay sa renewal ng prangkisa ng ABS-CBN 2. Ayon kay House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano ang tanging sinabi ni Duterte sa kanya kaugnay ng prangkisa ng Channel 2 ay maging patas at ito ang kanyang sinunod. “…..I can tell you and look you in […] The post Duterte hindi nakialam sa prangkisa ng ABS-CBN– Cayetano appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

Panukalang provisional franchise ng ABS-CBN ibinasura

IBINASURA na ng liderato ng Kamara de Representantes ang hakbang na bigyan ng provisional franchise ang ABS-CBN upang makabalik ito sa pagbo-broadcast habang dinidinig ang renewal ng kanilang prangkisa. Tumayo kahapon si Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano sa plenaryo at sinabi na lumala ang paghahati-hati ng mga kongresista sa isyu ng ABS-CBN. “Because of all this […] The post Panukalang provisional franchise ng ABS-CBN ibinasura appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

ABS-CBN nalugod sa hakbang ng Kamara, makikipagtulungan sa proseso

IKINALUGOD ng ABS-CBN ang hakbang ng Kamara de Representantes na nag-apruba sa provisional franchise nito para makapag-operate habang dinidinig pa ang franchise renewal nito. “We thank the leaders of the House of Representatives and the sponsors of the bill led by Speaker Alan Cayetano and Majority Leader Martin Romualdez for recognizing the role we play […] The post ABS-CBN nalugod sa hakbang ng Kamara, makikipagtulungan sa proseso appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Congress, Senate ratify establishment of National Academy of Sports

Lawmakers have ratified a bicameral conference committee report to establish the National Academy of Sports. With this, the sports sector will get the much-needed boost as well as help to discover and develop world-class Filipino athletes. Both the House of Representatives and Senate reconciled differences in both chambers' proposals. The bicam agreement seeks the creation and establishment of NAS, which will institutionalize an educational system within the framework of a national sustainable sports program. Prior to its ratification, the bill has been pending in the Senate for about ten years. According to the bill, the NAS system shall offer, on full scholarship basis, secondary education to natural-born Filipino citizens with considerable potential in sports. The curriculum shall be designed to take into consideration the education and special training needs of the student-athletes and provide them with a holistic quality education to enable them to excel in their respective sports and likewise pursue their chosen profession or career. Senator Win Gatchalian, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, headed the bicameral commitee. "Through the National Academy of Sports, we are institutionalizing mechanisms, fundamentals, and government support to instill excellence among our athletes, who are a source of both national pride and unity for our country. We want to support aspiring athletes at the earliest possible opportunities so we would look for those who have the potential and train them in world-class facilities," said Gatchalian. "We are also giving importance to how these aspiring athletes can achieve academic excellence while preparing them for stellar performances in the world stage," he added. Gatchalian also thanked the bill's co-authors and co-sponsors: Senators Sonny Angara, Bong Go, and Pia Cayetano for pushing the measure's passage. The bill eyes the establishment of the academy's main campus at the existing New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac, which will be constructed by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). This will give the students priority access to facilities at the New Clark City Sports Complex. The proposal also mandates the organization of future nationally-funded regional high schools for sports. The NAS will be attached to the Department of Education (DepEd), in close coordination with the Philippine Sports Commission PSC). The incumbent Secretary will be the Chairperson of the academy's Board of Trustees. An Executive Director, as appointed by the DepEd Secretary, will head the NAS and will be responsible for the academy's administration and operation. The bill gives preference to an Executive Director who hails from the field of sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Relief goods para sa SAF

Pinangunahan ni House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano at Congresswoman Laarni Cayetano ang turnover ng mga donation ng relief goods sa PNP Special Action Force na tinangap naman ni PMGEN. Armando Clifton Empiso, SAF Director sa Camp Bagong Diwa Taguig City. Cesar Morales       The post Relief goods para sa SAF appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020

P5K SEAS sa 25K scholars ipamamahagi ng Taguig City (Sa pananalasa ng COVID-19)

IPINAG-UTOS ni Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano sa Taguig Scholarship Office at sa Barangay Affairs Office na ipamahagi ang P5,000 Special Emergency Assistance to Scholars (SEAS) simula 20 Abril 2020 upang matulungan ang mga scholar at ang kanilang mga pamilya sa gitna ng ipinatupad na enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) sa pananalasa ng pandemikong COVID-19. Ang ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

Mag-asawang Cayetano muling sasailalim sa 14-day quarantine

MULING sumailalim sa 14-day home quarantine sina House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano at kanyang misis na si Taguig Rep. Lani Cayetano. Nakasama ng mag-asawa si Interior ang Local Government Sec. Eduardo Año sa special session ng Kamara de Representantes noong Marso 23. Si Año ay nagpositibo sa coronavirus disease 2019.  “Balik na naman ho kami […] The post Mag-asawang Cayetano muling sasailalim sa 14-day quarantine appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2020

Cayetano kumahol sa labnaw e-power

NAGTATAKA ang ilang senador kung bakit umaangal si House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano sa inaprobahang panukala ng Senado para pagkalooban ng special power si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa gitna ng krisis sa coronavirus......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMar 25th, 2020

Special session pinaplantsa na

PINAPLANTSA na ng mga kongresista ang pagsasagawa ng special session upang makapagpasa ng budget na gagamitin para labanan ang coronavirus disease 2019. Ayon kay Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano bukod sa dagdag na budget maaari ring magpasa ng batas ang Kongreso upang mapabilis ang paggamit sa pondo ng gobyerno upang matulungan ang mga nangangailangan. “We have […] The post Special session pinaplantsa na appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

Cayetano bares personal complaint vs ABS-CBN

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has revealed a personal issue with broadcast giant ABS-CBN which failed to secure the renewal of its congressional franchise before it expires in May......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2020

Cayetano: ‘Congress is not here to comfort ABS-CBN’

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano thumbed down the proposal for the House to adopt a resolution expressing the sense of lawmakers that media network ABS-CBN should be allowed to continue operations, pending the renewal of its franchise.  This was the Speaker’s response ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020