Category Archives: Politi-ko News

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Duterte issues first EO reorganizing Office of the President

Thursday, 7 July 2016 | Written by
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President Rodrigo Duterte on July 4 issued his first Executive Order reorganizing the Office of the President (OP) in order to streamline the anti-poverty programs of the government. Under the new clustering, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio ‘Jun’ Evasco will supervise 12 line agencies that are directly under the OP. These agencies include the Cooperative Development Authority, the Housing and Urban Development…Read More »

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Dealing with Digong (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | Written by
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Continued from “Rodrigo Duterte and his love-hate relationship with the media Part 1“ Part 2 of Rodrigo Duterte and his love-hate relationship with the media A second chance? While Duterte’s critics accuse him of turning on the fourth estate with his media boycott (which already started during his thanksgiving party last June 3), Senate President Franklin Drilon has expressed confidence…Read More »

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Transfer of Fabella hospital to push through despite protests

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Written by
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The planned modernization and transfer of Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital will push through amid intensified campaign to halt its supposed privatization. Fabella hospital director Dr. Esmeraldo Ilem said the transfer of the hospital, which is dubbed as the “baby factory” for catering to many poor mothers, was finalized after around half of the 1,200 hospital employees said yes in…Read More »

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Left submits Cabinet nominees to Duterte

Saturday, 28 May 2016 | Written by
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President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed that the Left has submitted its list of Cabinet nominees, four of which are women. Duterte said in a media briefing late Wednesday night that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) spokesperson Fidel Agcaoili turned over the list last Tuesday, adding that the list was “impressive.” “I am inclined to give in. If…Read More »

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PH unemployment still worst in Asia

Friday, 27 May 2016 | Written by
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Research group IBON warned against overestimating the reported high election-boosted economic growth as a sign of economic success. Economic growth is important but should not be used to divert public attention from fundamental problems of chronic joblessness and poverty, the group said. The Philippine economy’s reported 6.9% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter is said to…Read More »

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Review K-12 to strengthen public education system

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Written by
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Upon the presentation of the presumptive administration’s education thrust in its eight-point economic agenda, Filipino educators network Educators Forum for Development (EfD) challenged presidential frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte to effectively strengthen the public education system by calling for a review of the K-to-12 program and pushing for a nationalist, scientific and mass-oriented curriculum. The incoming administration’s education thrust mentioned in its…Read More »

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Challenge to the next president: Reject LRT-1 fare hike and junk PPP deal

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | Written by
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As millions of Filipinos voted to choose the country’s next political leaders, research group IBON Foundation urged whomever the new President will be to reject the fare hike being sought by the private operator of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT 1). The group added that the new administration should rescind the Public Private Partnership (PPP) concession agreement between the…Read More »

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Kontra Daya: Comelec and Smartmatic failed to learn lessons of previous polls

Monday, 9 May 2016 | Written by
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Comelec and Smartmatic are to blame for the vote counting machine (VCM) malfunctions that continues to be reported in many areas around the country. These failures were in the form of non-functioning VCMs, rejected ballots, paper jams, overheating and machine shutdowns. The VCM failures were reported amidst of other incidents such as widespread vote buying, harassment and disenfranchisement. The poll…Read More »

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Filipinos abroad cast votes in OAV

Sunday, 10 April 2016 | Written by
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The Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) kicked-off last April 9 in different parts of the world, wherein Filipinos working and based in abroad have already started casting their votes for the Philippine National Election on May 9, 2016. In Ankara, Turkey, Mr. and Mrs. Wahid Guialab became the first and second overseas voters in the country. According to the Department of…Read More »

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Candidates profile focused on overseas Filipinos now posted at Comelec website

Sunday, 27 March 2016 | Written by
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The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has posted on its official website the profiles of national candidates for the May 9 presidential and senatorial elections. Comelec provided the list of candidates and their respective profiles for the benefit of Overseas Absentee Voters (OAV) who want to review the qualifications of candidates and their platform of government on issues concerning overseas Filipinos.…Read More »

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