Advertisements


Presidential immunity from suit

The Manila Times reported last Jan. 5, 2021, “Magistrates and legal experts denounced the International Criminal Court (ICC) for pushing an investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines during the government’s crackdown on illegal drugs and the prosecution of President Rodrigo Duterte as its chief architect.” The report quoted retired Supreme Court justice […] The post Presidential immunity from suit appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 21st, 2021

Presidential immunity from suit

The Manila Times reported last Jan. 5, 2021, “Magistrates and legal experts denounced the International Criminal Court (ICC) for pushing an investigation into the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines during the government’s crackdown on illegal drugs and the prosecution of President Rodrigo Duterte as its chief architect.” The report quoted retired Supreme Court justice […] The post Presidential immunity from suit appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2021

Immunity from good sense

Constitutionally barred from seeking a second term, President Duterte declared over the weekend that he would run for vice president next year because this would make him immune from suit......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2021

VP not immune from suit, say Chiz, others

President Rodrigo Duterte was told Sunday that the vice president of the Philippines is not immune from suit, after he declared he would seek that position in next year's elections as a means of obtaining legal immunity......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

Duterte says to run for vice president to gain immunity from suit

President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he will run for vice president in the 2022 elections to gain immunity from suit, in response to threats that he will be prosecuted once he steps down from office......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

Business owners talk ‘safe spaces’ for herd immunity

Mall and building owners have expressed support for the proposed establishment of “safe spaces” as a means to create herd immunity in areas where the private sector has control like office buildings, factories and malls, according to presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Concepcion endorses vaccine pass to spur domestic tourism

Business groups are banking on herd immunity and the issuance of vaccine passes to ensure safe reopening of businesses and ultimately the revival of the economy, presidential adviser on entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

‘Consider vaccine pass upon herd immunity’

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion is pushing for the use of vaccine passes in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus once it achieves herd immunity to allow resumption of normal activities and help businesses recover......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Pro basketball, football clearance raises hope for volleyball

Commercial volleyball league stakeholders have high hopes that their activities will also resume soon following the government’s clearance for professional basketball and football leagues to start training. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a press briefing on Friday announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases gave the green light for the resumption of training for PBA and the Philippine Football League teams. The Philippine Sports Commission, Games and Amusement Board and the Department of Health drafted the guidelines for the resumption of training. Roque made no mention of volleyball in the announcement. The country’s second most popular sport next to basketball has no professional league. The Premier Volleyball League and the Philippine Superliga are both categorized as amateur or semi-professional along with the collegiate leagues including the UAAP and NCAA. “We’re preparing a request. Ang sinasabi kasi nila ay professional sports muna and sa amateurs parang wala pa eh but we’re working on it,” PVL organizer Sports Vision president Ricky Palou told ABS-CBN Sports. PSL president Dr. Ian Laurel expressed optimism that volleyball will follow suit. “Ang expectation natin ay susunod na tayo,” he said. “It’s a step in the right direction or signal that sports are being discussed in the IATF.” “That’s already a step in the right direction for us. Hindi naman mahalaga kung sino ang unang papayagan eh. Ang importante yung konsepto na yung sports eh kino-consider at napag-uusapan. Pero susunod na yan very optimistic ako,” added Laurel. While PBA and the PFL sought help from GAB, commercial leagues course their IATF request through the PSC.   “Kami ang PSC ang kailangan naming lapitan. Kapag amateur kasi PSC. What will happen is PSC will endorse it to IATF. Bahala na ang IATF kung papayag sila o hindi,” Palou said. In a separate request to the IATF last month, national sports association leaders from athletics, basketball, volleyball, football, rugby, gymnastics and karate crafted a one-month trial program for athletes to resume training under a strict health and safety protocol. The IATF has yet to decide on their requests aside from the clearance they gave to the PBA and the PFL. “We don’t know what they’re thinking on amateur sports eh kasi right now ang pinayagan lang ‘yung football and basketball professional league lang. Eh kami di naman kami pro, we’re amateurs so we’re going to PSC,” Palou said. PSL halted its ongoing Grand Prix last March at the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while the PVL’s fourth season was supposed to begin last May but was pushed back because of the health crisis. Both leagues hope to resume activities once volleyball gets the go-signal from the IATF.   “We’re hoping [na mapayagan na rin ang volleyball]. They’ve already allowed football and basketball siguro naman there’s no reason why [volleyball should not be allowed to resume] as long we comply with what they want and we comply with their protocols. I don’t see why [volleyball] shouldn’t be allowed,” said Palou.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

PCOO junks Duterte link to Ressa conviction

Presidential Communications Operation Office Secretary Martin Andanar denounced as “unfounded and baseless” allegations linking President Rodrigo Duterte to the conviction of Rappler chief executive officer Maria Ressa and former writer and researcher Reynaldo Santos Jr. of cyber libel. Following the facts of the case, Andanar said the cyber libel suit against the defendants was filed […] The post PCOO junks Duterte link to Ressa conviction appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 17th, 2020

Admin vows glorious exit

Pandemic notwithstanding, the government, through its effective management of the current crisis and policies that yield a dynamic post-Covid economy, has laid a strong springboard by which the next administration can take off. Presidential Communication Office Secretary Martin Andanar stressed that the remaining 10 months in office of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will be crucial […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 21st, 2021

Duterte appoints new PSG chief

President Duterte has appointed Randolph Cabangbang as the next commander of the Presidential Security Group......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

US regulators file revised monopoly suit vs. Facebook

Washington—US regulators Thursday refiled a lawsuit accusing Facebook of maintaining an illegal monopoly in social networking, two months after the case was dismissed by a judge......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Concepcion welcomes MECQ, possible greater mobility for vaccinated

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion has welcomed the shift to the less stringent modified enhanced community quarantine and the government’s openness to his proposal to provide greater mobility for fully vaccinated individuals to help spur economic activity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

MM, Laguna shift to MECQ

Metro Manila and Laguna will shift to the less stringent Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting Aug. 21 until the end of the month, but there will still be no dine-in, al fresco dining, beauty salons, barbershops, nail spas and religious services allowed, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Vaccination of bus drivers eyed for NCR bubble

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion and Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade are exploring the possibility of having the country’s public utility bus drivers vaccinated, as part of plans to deploy buses for fully vaccinated passengers in the National Capital Region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Duterte may announce new quarantine classifications on Friday

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said members of the government's pandemic task force were expected to meet Thursday to discuss their final recommendation on the risk groupings of areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

Randolph Cabangbang is next PSG chief 

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Col. Randolph Cabangbang as the next commander of his security detail, replacing Brig. Gen. Jesus Durante III. Cabangbang, the fifth Presidential Security Group (PSG) chief under the Duterte administration, would take the helm of the group during change of command rites on Friday evening. The Commander-in-chief is expected to lead […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 19th, 2021

‘Make establishments open only to the fully vaccinated’

With the recent surge in COVID cases in Metro Manila, Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion said it is time for both the government and the private sector to consider implementing stronger measures to effectively mitigate the spread of the virus in the National Capital Region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021

US, EU and UK embassies contact presidential candidates

by order of the President of Gabriel Borikhandjob Paula Narvezzihandjob yasna provoste You Sebastian Sichel They comment that they are interested in “internationalizing” their applicants.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Mambabatas sawsaw sa Mayor Sara for president

Isang citizen’s movement na tinawag na Hugpong Para kay Sara (HPS) ang itinayo upang kumbinsihin si Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte na tumakbo sa 2022 presidential elections. The post Mambabatas sawsaw sa Mayor Sara for president first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021