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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

89 Maute gunmen killed in Marawi clashes

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Government security forces have killed 89 Islamist militants during more than a week of fighting in Marawi City but the gunmen are still offering strong resistance and holding hostages, the military said Wednesday.

Attack helicopters fired rockets repeatedly on Wednesday morning into the pockets of Marawi City where the militants were hiding among trapped residents, according to an AFP reporter who was following troops searching houses.

The clashes erupted on Tuesday last week when Maute gunmen waving black flags of the Islamic State (IS) group rampaged through the mostly Muslim-populated city in response to an effort by security forces to arrest a Filipino on the US government's list of most-wanted terrorists.

That militant leader, Abu Sayyaf's Isnilon Hapilon, escaped but he was still believed to be in Marawi, military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said Wednesday.

Eighty-nine militants had been killed in the efforts to reclaim the city and find Hapilon, Padilla told reporters

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

List of senators who voted YES and NO for Martial Law in Mindanao

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Fifteen out of 23 senators, said that the Senate Resolution No. 388  also known as the martial law in Mindanao signed on Monday is “satisfactory, constitutional, and in accordance with the law”

“The Senate hereby supports fully Proclamation No. 216 and finds no compelling reason to revoke the same,” the resolution said.

The 15 senators who voted in favor of the martial law are all the members of the majority bloc of the senate.

The eight senators, all whom belong to the minority bloc, and another two from the majority bloc did not sign the senate resolution.

Senators who voted ‘yes’ for Martial Law in Mindanao:

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto
Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III
Sen. Sonny Angara
Sen. Nancy Binay
Sen. JV Ejercito
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian
Sen. Richard Gordon
Sen. Gringo Honasan
Sen. Panfilo Lacson
Sen. Loren Legarda
Sen. Manny Pacquiao
Sen. Joel Villanueva
Sen. Cynthia Villar
Sen. Miguel Zubiri

Senators who did not sign the Senate Resolution No. 388

Sen. Francis Pangilinan
Sen. Franklin Drilon
Sen. Bam Aquino
Sen. Leila De Lima
Sen. Risa Hontiveros
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV
Sen. Grace Poe
Sen. Francis Escudero

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Karma is Real: I’m a victim of trolls - Jim Paredes

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Legendary OPM artist Jim Paredes vehemently denied the reports published on the internet that he called the people of Mindanao as ‘Taga-Bundok or Mountain People’

In his Twitter account, Paredes debunked the news that he said degrading comments for the Mindanaoan people and even cursed the guy who created a fake account to destroy his image.

He warned the people to avoid being fooled by ‘fake sites’ and he believes that the internet trolls already knew that they are losing the ‘war on truth’ that’s why they are desperate to destroy his image.

My FB account has close to 4K friends. Don’t be fooled by fake sites. Trolls know they are losing the war on truth so they are desperate
Paredes also explained that he respected the people of Mindanao and he never said such things like that because her mother is also a Mindanaoan.


I NEVER referred to Mindanaoans as Taong Bundok. My own mother is from Mindanao. Lies lies lies spread by trolls and losers on fake sites


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Syrian National to Filipinos: Support your President, he will make your country safe and strong

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A Syrian national who came from a country where the Islamic State, the same group attacked the Marawi City terrorizing people had an advice for the Filipino people amid the Martial Law declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte in Mindanao.

Ayman Jahjah, a Syrian citizen who lost everything in his home country because of the terrorist group ISIS believed that the people of the Philippines must support President Rodrigo Duterte to prevent the international terrorist group to grow in Mindanao.

“As a Syrian citizen who has lost many people and things in my home country, my advice to all people from the Philippines: Stand by your president. He is your best choice to make your country safe and strong.” Mr. Jahjah said in his Facebook comment.





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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte: “Bakit kayo takot sa martial law? Protektor ba kayo ng terorista o kriminal

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Davao City Mayor Paolo Duterte lambasted the people who opposed the declaration of Martial Law in the whole island on Mindanao Thursday

In his Facebook post he said that Yellows or people who supported the Liberal Party and the opposition had an outdated brain and they needed a reboot immediately.

“Ito ang itsura ng Martial Law namin dito sa Davao City. Ang utak ninyong mga YELLOW, OUTDATED na masyado ipareboot nyo na yan..” Vice Mayor Pulong wrote in his post.

He also slammed the groups who rallied in the streets to oppose the Martial Law declared by President Rodrigo Duterte and asked them if they are protecting criminals or terrorists that’s why they are afraid by the decision of his father.

“kayong mga nagpuputak sa daan, bat kayo takot sa martial law? may pinoprotektahan ba kayong kriminal or terrorista?”

In his other post, Pulong Duterte said that no one must fear the Martial Law if they are all ‘law-abiding citizen’

Since the start of Martial Law, groups most of them from Luzon already rallied in the streets to expressed their disappointment to the decision of President Duterte.

They urged the people not to support the Martial Law because they believed that it would only worsen the situation of Mindanao.

But the Mindanaoans was happy by the decision of President Duterte and even the politicians from Mindanao supported the decision of the Filipino leader.

They believe that Martial Law is the last card to solve the problem on terrorism in Mindanao.

Source: Facebook, PinoyTrending
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Director Erik Matti- Sa lahat ng bumoto kay Duterte. Put*ng ina nyo!

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Inuulan ngayon ng mura at batikos ang direktor na si Erik Matti mula sa mga tagasuporta ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.

Ito ay kasunod ng pagmmura rin ni Direk Erik sa “lahat ng bumoto” kay Duterte noong May 2016 elections.

Hindi malinaw kung ano ang pinanggagalingan ng post na ito ng direktor.

Ngunit hinala ng ibang netizens, may kinalaman ito sa pagdedeklara ni Duterte ng martial law sa buong Mindanao, bunsod ng kaguluhan sa Marawi City.

Ayon sa post ni Direk Erik sa Facebook at Twitter ngayong Miyerkules, May 24: “In case you haven't read my tweets before, I'll say it again: 'Sa lahat ng bumoto, pu**ng ina nyo!' Isa pa: 'Pu**ng ina nyo!'






Hindi naman ito pinalampas ng mga pro-Duterte at minura rin ang direktor sa kanilang tweets:




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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Give Mocha Uson a chance- Miss Universe PH Rachel Peters

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While the appointment of Mocha Uson as assistant secretary in the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCCO) gathered negative reactions from several personalities including Binibining Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel De Leon, the newly-crowned Miss Universe-Philippines Rachel Peters believes Uson should be “given a chance.”


Peters, during the press conference held Saturday at Villa del Rey in the Camarines Sur Water Sports Complex (CWC) here, shared her take on the controversial appointment of the former sexy singer turned political blogger known for supporting President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Well, she hasn’t started yet. And so, I believe everyone should be given a chance. You cannot judge a book by its cover, (That is) something my parents taught me that is still in my mind,” she quipped.

Peters thinks that “we should trust in our President and trust that it’s he (who) knows what is best for our country.”


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Friday, May 5, 2017

PH is top economic performer in Asia.- Singapore-based international group

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The Philippines is “the top economic performer” in the region and the Duterte administration does not pose political risks that might make the country less attractive for investments, according to the ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).

The Singapore-based international group, which released here yesterday its inaugural flagship report on the economic outlook for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, Japan and South Korea, is projecting regional gross domestic product to grow at 5.2 percent this year, with inflation under control despite global economic uncertainty.

AMRO chief economist Hoe Ee Khor, in a briefing on the report, was asked if there were factors that could alter the group’s projections for the Philippines.

“The Philippines is the top performer (in the region),” he said. “It is a very attractive destination for investments.”

Asked if he saw political risks from the new government of Rodrigo Duterte, Khor replied, “So far, not much... growth will continue.”

The risks for the country are mainly external, Khor said as he noted that the economy is heavily dependent on overseas workers’ remittances and business process outsourcing. Global economic growth has slowed down, protectionism is on the rise and US President Donald Trump has vowed to bring back American jobs and “buy American.”

“But we’re pretty confident that growth can be sustained at a high level,” Khor said as he pointed out that the Philippines has built strong buffers and the country’s financial reserves are “relatively high.”

Inflation is picking up and the current account deficit may be a cause for concern, he said, “but this is a good current account deficit because it’s sustained by investments.”

Khor noted that the Duterte administration has sustained sound economic policies of the past and international credit rating agencies have maintained the country’s investment grade.

Source|: Philippine Star
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

List of politicians who voted ‘NO’ and 'YES' to Gina Lopez appointment as DENR Secretary

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Former DENR secretary Gina Lopez failed to pass the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday May 3 after four senators and all the lawmakers who are members of the CA voted no against the environmentalist.

Lopez faced strong opposition from the big mining companies after she quickly ordered the closure of 23 mines and the suspension of the others.

She also canceled future open pit mining projects in the Philippines.

Netizens were surprised that the closest allies of President Rodrigo Duterte voted against the appointment of Gina Lopez and most of the members of the opposition supported her.

This is the list of the names who voted on the faith of former DENR Secretary Gina Lopez according to ABS-CBN:

VOTED YES:

  1. Chairman of CA Committee Sen. Manny Pacquiao
  2. Sen. Francis Pangilinan
  3. Sen. Franklin Drilon
  4. Sen. JV Ejercito
  5. Sen. Loren Legarda
  6. Sen. Bam Aquino
  7. Sen. Ralph Recto
  8. Sen. Vicente Sotto

VOTED NO:

  1. Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano
  2. Sen. Gringo Honasan
  3. Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri
  4. Sen. Panfilo Lacson
  5. 7th District of Cavite Rep. Abraham Tolentino
  6. Davao Del Norte, 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr.
  7. Cebu, 4th District Rep. Benhur Salimbangon
  8. Ilo-ilo Rep. Jerry Treñas
  9. Davao Oriental, 2nd District Rep. Joel Mayo Almario
  10. Occidental Mindoro, Lone District Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato
  11. Party List – A TEACHER Rep. Julieta Cortuna
  12. Isabela, 1st District Rep. Rodolfo Albano III
  13. San Juan City, Lone District Rep. Ronaldo Zamora
  14. Cavite, 5th District Rep. Roy Loyola
  15. Manila, 6th District Rep. Rosenda Ann Ocampo
  16. Valenzuela City, 1st District Rep. Wes Gatchalian
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Duterte to block renewal of ABS-CBN franchise.

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President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to pull the country’s biggest media company, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp., off the air for failing to reimburse him for the campaign ad he paid for last year.

In a briefing in Malacanang, Duterte said that ABS-CBN’s public franchise to operate a national television station was hinged on its adherence to ethics and journalistic standards.

“Well, alam mo, itong ABS, ang franchise will be due pero hindi na kailangan ng extension because it has been there for about 25 years. Sabi ng batas, okay na. Only if you adhere to journalistic (standards). Ang ginawa ninyo sa amin, it’s estafa, swindling. Not only me but (Senator) Chiz Escudero, pati si ano. Marami pa ‘yan. Inotso niyo, putang ina harap-harapan magkolekta kayo tapos estafa ninyo kami,” said Duterte.

“I will file a complaint. Congress, no need to renew it. But to operate? That’s something else. So I will point this out, ‘yung basura ninyo then we’ll see. You are committing a crime,” he said.

When asked to clarify if he planned to block the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise which would expire on March30, 2020, Duterte said:”Yes. ung ganon ka na ano, you are engaged in swindling. For all you know, ilang kumpanya dito na nagbayad na na hindi ninyo pinalabas? If you operate an ABS-CBN tapos manloloko lang kayo ng tao, mag-swindling kayo, I have to stop you ‘di ba? Eh kung manloloko ka, anong gawin ko?”

Duterte is still sore at ABS-CBN for not airing his campaign commercial in reply to the anti-Duterte paid for by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV which ABS-CBN ran in the weeks before election day. He described the Trillanes-sponsored as “black propaganda” which used children to mouth attacks against him.
“They have a commitment. Kung ganoon, engaged in swindling, for all you know, may kumpanya nagbayad na di ninyo pinalabas. If you operate, manloko ka lang, kung swindling lang kayo, i have to stop you. Kung manloko ka, ano gagawin ko? Estafa, swindling,” Duterte said.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Duterte declines honorary UP degree

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President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to decline the move of the University of the Philippines Board of Regents to offer him a honoris causa of law degree.

"We due respect sa University of the Philippines, I do not accept even if I was mayor. Hindi ako tumatanggap, as a matter of personal and official policy, I do not accept awards. Wala sa pagkatao ko," he told reporters after a command conference in Bohol province.
"Hindi ko nire-reject. To use reject... I simply declined," he added.

The university's Board of Regents has moved to offer Duterte an honorary degree, citing tradition. But the development has drawn criticism from several sectors, with the Office of the Student Regent opposing the plan.

"Honors are not deserved by a president whose regime killed thousands of citizens and leaders of progressive groups under Oplan Tokhang and Oplan Kapayapaan," the UP Office of the Student Regent said in a statement posted on Facebook.

"Honors must not be given to a president that declares all-out war against his people to quell their struggle for just and lasting peace, and reimposes death penalty to legitimize the killing of the poor."

The incoming head of the university's student council also decried the plan, calling Duterte "unworthy" of the honor.

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Friday, April 7, 2017

WATCH: Gina Lopez to reporter: You're just a f—ing employee,why don't you have a heart for the poor?

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Environment Secretary Gina Lopez on Thursday was recorded giving a profanity-laced tirade against a reporter amid questions about her recent order requiring a trust fund for suspended mining firms.

Lopez called BusinessWorld reporter Janina Lim "a f—ing employee," an audio recording of which was posted on InterAksyon.com


"You know, you're just a f—ing employee, why don't you have a heart for the poor?" Lopez said.
Lopez's order has come under fire from the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP), which said it intends to file a complaint about it.

Later, Lopez also said to Lim: "You know you are so young and you're already bought by the greed and selfishness. I don't like it."
Lim responded, saying she was not "bought."



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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Attention OFW: Duterte will visit Middle East on Holy Week

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President Duterte plans to visit three Middle East countries during the Holy Week in his bid to boost relations and secure better working conditions for Filipino workers.

He has yet to set a date for his visits to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, but revealed he has been reviewing subjects that need to be tackled with the leaders and officials of the three nations.

Duterte has frequently made reference in his speeches to Filipinos working in the Middle East, as their families were usually victims of the ill effects of illegal drugs.

Duterte announced his plan to visit the Middle East in remarks marking the end of Women’s Month at Malacañang last Friday.

He said that while the presidency had never been in his original plan, he now has to make the most of it and serve the people to the best of his ability.

He vowed no letup in his campaign against illegal drugs and criminality in general and against corruption.

“What’s bugging the country? Drugs and terrorism; it would have been like heaven had there been no drugs and terrorism,” he said in Filipino.

Source: Philppine Star
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

WATCH: OFWs to Hontiveros: Paano namin mababago ang imahe ng Pilipinas kung sinisira niyo?

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An Overseas Filipino Worker in Sydney Australia criticized Senator Risa Hontiveros during her meeting with the Filipino Community Leaders at Bulwagang Rizal Philippine Consulate Office – Sydney.

Lualhati, an OFW in Sydney questioned the action of some politicians including the Hontiveros which she believes that only destroying the image of the country in the international community.

She said that OFWs are doing their best to improve the image of the Filipinos in the international community while some politicians are destroying the image of the Philippines by feeding the foreign community of malicious informations about the country.

“We are trying our best here to international community to show how Filipinos are like and how hardworking we are and how excellent we are.. but no matter how hard we do that there are people especially from your party in fact yourself” Ms. Lualhati told Hontiveros.

She also said that Senator Hontiveros demanded the United Nation to come in the Philippines and investigate the killings during the Duterte administration which she believes that only maligning the country.

“How can we be honorable when we malign our own community, our own people, in suggesting that there are crimes going on done by the government, against its own people. Parang hindi fair na kami nagpapakahirap na baguhin ang imahe ng mga Pilipino at ng Pilipinas sa international community and yet paulit-ulit na naririnig namin sa inyong mga politicians na dina-down niyo ang sarili niyong bansa. Naapektuhan kami, naapektuhan ang mga OFWs,” Lualhati said.

Lualhati said that they were the one who engaged with the foreigners and clarified some information that fed by the opposition to the international community.

She also asked Hontiveros if how can the Philippines improve its image to the international community when some Filipinos are trying to destabilise the country.

 

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Cardinal Tagle on illegal drug trade: "an evil" that is "slowly killing people"

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Friday condemned the illegal drug trade and said it is "an evil" that is "slowly killing people," a report on Unang Balita on Wednesday said.

He said giving or selling drugs is like killing your neighbor.

"If I sell or give something that can destroy my neighbor, and I gained from it, it's like killing that person," he said in a homily in San Juan City at the launching of the "Sanlakbay sa Pagbabago ng Buhay" program for drug dependents.

However, Tagle said drug dependents should not be regarded as outcasts.

He said people can change—one should not belittle that ability—and God can make miracles.

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