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Rody won& rsquo;t quit; vows to rid graft in his last 2 yrs.

Despite his frustrations over corruption in the government, President Rodrigo Duterte will not actually resign, his spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 29th, 2020

Rody ups reward for virus cure to P50 million vows more if he& rsquo;s & lsquo;happy& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte has raised the reward to any Filipino who can find a vaccine for the coronavirus disease to P50 million from P10 million, even as the confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections continued to rise......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 25th, 2020

Rody rules out military pact with China, vows to heed SC

President Rodrigo Duterte is not considering a military pact with China after he scrapped a key deal in the Philippines’ defense alliance with the United States, his spokesman said Friday. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020

Rody vows pensioners’ head office

Rody vows pensioners’ head office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2016

Rody& rsquo;s pastillas hard to swallow

President Rodrigo Duterte has prepared his own brand of ‘pastillas,’ which would be difficult to swallow for those involved in the massive corruption at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) under the ‘pastillas scheme,’ Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Consumers threaten FDA with graft charges

The Food and Drugs Administration continued to face backlash from stakeholders who threatened to file graft charges before the Ombudsman following the regulatory agency’s alleged admission of receiving funds from foreign vested interest groups......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 20th, 2020

President& rsquo;s son vows: I& rsquo;m for unified House

The President’s son, Deputy Speaker and Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte on Thursday distanced himself from the term-sharing deal that his father brokered between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

Rody warns Speaker rivals

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday warned Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco to resolve the leadership row at the House of Representatives and pass next year’s P4.5 trillion budget on time or else he will be forced to make his move......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

Palace hails Rody& rsquo;s high trust rating

Malacanang on Monday thanked the Filipino people for giving their trust to President Rodrigo Duterte who received high approval and trust scores in the latest Pulse Asia survey amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

PhilHealth& rsquo;s new chief urges senior execs to quit

Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president Dante Gierran has asked senior executives of the state health insurer to file their courtesy resignations to ensure a fast reorganization process, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

& lsquo;Speakership row ends with quit-bid rejection& rsquo;

As far as Malacañang is concerned, the speakership row at the House of Representatives is “over” for now and lawmakers should focus on the passage of the proposed P4.5 trillion national budget for 2021......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

PhilHealth& rsquo;s reckoning

In rapid time, the Department of Justice’s Task Force PhilHealth has identified the PhilHealth officials to be criminally and administratively charged for violating the Anti-Graft Law and the Revised Penal Code, in connection with the reported loss of some P15 billion in agency funds through fraud......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Transport distancing issue: It& rsquo;s Rody& rsquo;s call

The government’s decision to gradually reduce physical distancing between passengers in public transportation stays unless revoked by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Palace said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Rody& rsquo;s intel budget & lsquo;too much& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte’s confidential intelligence funds for year 2021, from the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget, face questioning by a member of the Senate, who wanted to know how the money would be spent......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

DOJ: PhilHealth probe winds up

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Friday said the Task Force PhilHealth mandated to investigate graft and corruption at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. will wrap up its investigation into the agency’s multi-billion-peso fund mess......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

US firms urged to support PH

House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez on Thursday rallied support from members of the US-ASEAN Business Council for President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte’s vision and programs, assuring them that Congress has been working very hard with the Chief Executive to introduce reforms and attract more foreign investors into the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

NBI files raps vs. 19 Immigration personnel over & lsquo;pastillas& rsquo; scam

The National Bureau of Investigation has filed graft charges against 20 immigration personnel before the Ombudsman over the so-called pastillas scam, or the acceptance of bribes in exchange for allowing foreigners to enter the Philippines illegally......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

Griffin vows: Knott will run even faster

Competing against a tough, world-class field was intimidating. And it gave Fil-American sprinter Kristina Marie Knott reason to get scared the night before she was to take part in the women’s 100-meter run last Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa in the United States......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

Palace: Rody not for & lsquo;RevGov& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte remains against the calls of his supporters to declare a revolutionary government, Malacañang said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

Rody vows jail time for PhilHealth corrupt execs – Go

President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to jail those involved in the alleged corruption inside the Philippines Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), former presidential aide and now Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go. “Alam niyo po itong sa PhilHealth na ito, nangako ang Presidente na talagang tutuluyan niya ipapakulong ang mga corrupt dyan sa PhilHealth,” Go said in […] The post Rody vows jail time for PhilHealth corrupt execs – Go appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

TY Tang didn t quit because Coach Franz didn t let him

TY Tang was a big piece in the puzzle that was coach Franz Pumaren’s last championship for De La Salle University. Together with Jvee Casio and Cholo Villanueva, Tang steered the Green Archets to a pleasant surprise of a title in 2007. As a graduating guard, the pint-sized playmaker was as much a streaky shooter as much as he was a steady playmaker. He then rode that last year all the way to the 12th overall pick in the 2008 PBA Draft and a solid eight-year career, all with Rain or Shine. As it turns out, though, Tang was all ready to give up his basketball dream after he did not have the strongest of starts as La Salle’s point guard. “What strikes me as yung talagang feeling niya he was ready to give up was TY Tang,” Coach Franz shared with fellow coaches Charles Tiu, Paolo Layug, and Anton Altamirano in his appearance on Coaches Unfiltered. He then continued, “We should remember he was playing behind legendary Mike Cortez so every time I pull out Mike, you could just imagine the pressure. A fresh (out of) high school kid and when he makes a mistake, fans can be brutal.” The 5-foot-7 guard was a blue-chip recruit from powerhouse Xavier High School, but of course, following “The Cool Cat” for the championship contender Green Archers was a thankless job. “We sat down, we had a heart-to-heart talk and I told him he can always turn back and just get a degree,” the multi-titled mentor narrated. “But there’s this opportunity also for you to at least prove yourself that you deserve to be in the UAAP.” Answering his mentor’s call, Tang went on to mature and live up to the legacy of Cortez. He was even named by Paul Lee, who played for University of the East during the same timeframe, in his Prospects Five. In the end, TY Tang is an excellent example of the difference a coach with full faith could make. “He’s not that tall and when he started, hindi naman ganun kagaling shumoot, pero nagtrabaho, nagtiwala lang,” Coach Franz said. He then continued, “‘Di ba? Who would ever think TY will make it to the PBA?” —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020