Category Archives: Politi-ko News

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Arroyo’s detention arbitrary, equivalent to political persecution – UN

Saturday, 10 October 2015 | Written by
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  Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s hospital detention is a form of political persecution, according to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. This development is a result a human rights complaint filed by Arroyo before the UN body. Arroyo’s lawyer, Lorenzo Gadon relayed to the media the update from Amal Clooney, a renowned human rights lawyer who represented Arroyo…Read More »

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Leni is Mar’s VP; Bongbong Marcos joins VP race too

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | Written by
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Camarines Rep. Leni Robredo announced on Monday (Oct. 5) that she will run for vice president in the 2016 polls in tandem with Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II as more vice presidential bets bared their bids shortly after. Aside from Robredo, other politicians joining the vice presidential race are Senators Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Antonio Trillanes, Francis “Chiz”…Read More »

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Poe-Escudero tandem for 2016 polls announced

Thursday, 17 September 2015 | Written by
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Sen. Grace Poe has announced her bid for presidency for the 2016 elections with Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero running as her vice president. Poe made the announcement on Wednesday night (Sept. 16) before thousands of supporters at the Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman, Quezon City. Escudero announced his vice presidential bid the following day at the Club Filipino in…Read More »

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Electoral tribunal drops residency case vs Poe

Sunday, 13 September 2015 | Written by
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The Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) has dropped the residency issue in the disqualification case filed against Sen. Grace Poe over her election in 2013 During Friday’s preliminary hearing on the case, the tribunal said it will just focus on the issue involving Poe’s citizenship as the period for filing a case on Poe’s residency issue already lapsed. The SET is…Read More »

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No record of guns, drugs in balikbayan boxes, BOC admits

Friday, 4 September 2015 | Written by
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  A Bureau of Customs (BoC) official admitted during a Senate hearing on Thursday that there is no record yet of firearms or drugs smuggled into the country using balikbayan boxes, contrary to what Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina has claimed. “Hindi po arms, commercial goods,” Customs Deputy Commissioner Jessie Dellosa said during the Senate ways and means committee hearing, when…Read More »

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HRW: New Police Chief Should Tackle Abuses; Action Needed on Torture, Extrajudicial Killings

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | Written by
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The Philippine National Police should hold to account all police officers responsible for human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the police chief, Director General Ricardo Marquez. President Benigno Aquino III appointed Marquez to the position on July 14, 2015. “Police chief Marquez has the opportunity to turn the Philippine National Police into a rights-respecting, professional organization,” said Phelim Kine,…Read More »

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Customs bureau draws ire of OFWs, lawmakers over balikbayan box policy

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Written by
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The Bureau of Customs (BoC) has ignited a firestorm over its stricter inspection of balikbayan boxes supposedly to prevent entry of contraband items and to assess value of taxable items. Senators Grace Poe and Cynthia Villar on Sunday slammed the BoC’s rule on opening boxes sent to the country by overseas Filipino migrants, saying it may breed more opportunities for…Read More »

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Fast-track Congress Probe on Human Rights Abuses

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Written by
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The Philippine House of Representatives should fast-track its investigations of alleged human rights abuses by state security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. Congress is only now acting on the 22 resolutions that legislators have filed with its Committee on Human Rights since 2013 that call for investigation of specific allegations of human rights violations by the military and police. Congress is…Read More »

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‘DFA execs enjoy high salaries while OFWs suffer’

Wednesday, 5 August 2015 | Written by
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After the Commission on Audit released its report on salaries and allowances which showed that the top ten highest paid government officials are from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the agency received flak from organizations of OFWs. According to the audit report, in 2014, Philippine Ambassador to Beijing Erlinda Basilio was the highest paid government official. Basilio received over P16.439…Read More »

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[Full Text] Speech of President Aquino endorsing Sec. Mar Roxas as LP bet for 2016

Friday, 31 July 2015 | Written by
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[Inihayag sa Kalayaan Hall, Club Filipino, Lungsod San Juan, noong ika-31 ng Hulyo 2015] Napaka-energized n’yo, ‘no? [at] Kanina ho binabanggit ko kay Mar ‘yung ating choir. ‘Yung mga bata kung nakita ninyo, ang dating, very professional. At saka ‘yung kantang pinili, lalo na sa prayer, medyo malapit ho sa puso ko ‘yan, tulad ng pagiging bukas-palad. Kinakanta ko ho…Read More »

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