Category Archives: Politics

Bayan: Probe public officials’ huge salaries, perks

Friday, 8 July 2016 | Written by

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) urged President Rodrigo Duterte to probe the reported huge salaries and bonuses of top government officials, heads of Government Owned and Controlled Corporations and Government Financial Institutions. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes called the million peso worth of salaries and bonuses as scandalous saying that that this is contrary to the President’s promotion…Read More »

[FULL TEXT] Inaugural Address of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | Written by

Inaugural Address of the President of the Philippines Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace President Fidel Ramos, Sir, salamat po sa tulong mo making me President; President Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Senate President Franklin Drilon and the members of the Senate; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and the members of the House of Representatives; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justices of the Supreme…Read More »

NPC hopeful of better days under Duterte; opposes selection of Panelo as press secretary

Monday, 23 May 2016 | Written by

The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC), the country’s biggest organization of active media practitioners, is looking forward to “better days” under the leadership of president-elect, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, as it called on all sectors of society to unite behind him. “With his victory in the just concluded presidential election already a foregone conclusion and which is…Read More »

[Duterteconomics] 8-point economic agenda is ‘business as usual’

Saturday, 14 May 2016 | Written by

The 8-point economic agenda of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte is an elitist neoliberal agenda, research group IBON said. It is good for big business at the expense of the majority of Filipinos and long-term national development. Its “business as usual” belies the clamor for change and, in repeating Aquino-era policies that drove this clamor for change, bodes ill for the…Read More »

Duterte transition team formed

Thursday, 12 May 2016 | Written by

On Wednesday, May 11, the Transition Committee of presumptive president Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was formed to work on the transfer of power from the President Benigno Aquino’s administration. According to a report, the team held their first meeting on Thursday, May 12 and Leoncio ‘Jun’ Evasco Jr., the national campaign manager of Duterte, was tasked to head the…Read More »

VCM glitches delay voting process; voting time extended to 6PM in selected precints

Monday, 9 May 2016 | Written by

Poll watchdog Kontradaya said the technical glitches experienced on election day, particularly the malfunctioning of Vote Counting Machines viagra vs cialis vs levitra forum (VCMs) is a result of the Commission on Election’s (Comelec) non-compliance with the provision of Republic Act 9369 Automated Election System Section 11 that requires the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) of the AES to accomplish certification…Read More »

Philippines: Candidates’ Views on Rights in Spotlight

Monday, 2 May 2016 | Written by

Two of the five presidential candidates in the Philippines, Mar Roxas and Miriam Defensor Santiago, responded to a questionnaire on key human rights issues facing the country, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing the responses. Topics covered include accountability for abuses by state security forces, ending torture, indigenous peoples’ rights, killings of journalists, HIV/AIDS, and internal displacement. The presidential…Read More »

CBCP: Election is responsibility more than victory

Monday, 2 May 2016 | Written by

The head of Manila’s Roman Catholic Church delivered a powerful message on servant leadership to the candidates for national positions during a Mass at the Manila Cathedral on Monday. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said the election of any candidate carries with it a great deal of responsibility more than victory. “In being candidates, you need to know that it is…Read More »

Agusan del Sur mayor, son killed by suspected rebels

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 | Written by

The mayor of the town of Loreto in Agusan del Sur and his son were found dead Tuesday morning (Oct. 20) in Butuan City a day after they were whisked away from their home by armed men. Police said the bodies of Mayor Dario Otaza, 53, and son Daryl were found bearing multiple gunshot wounds in a coconut plantation in…Read More »

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Mayor Junjun Binay

Saturday, 10 October 2015 | Written by

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. over the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall Park Building, on Oct. 9, Friday. In a report by Rappler, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales orders the dismissal from service and perpetual disqualification of Binay from public office. She said the “strong evidence” presented during…Read More »

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