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Andanar’s claim that President has met almost all promises is ‘fantasy’ — solon

Opposition solon Albay 1st district Rep. Edcel Lagman lambasted Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on his claim that the current administration has met nearly all of its campaign promises. #BeFullyInformed Andanar’s claim that President has met almost all promises is ‘fantasy’ — solon Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar must be smoking something good for him… link: Andanar’s claim that President has met almost all promises is ‘fantasy’ — solon.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJan 8th, 2018

Opposition solon dissents

FOR opposition Rep. Edcel Lagman, President Rodrigo Duterte has not fulfilled any of his campaign promises, except the pending shift to federalism. Lagman particularly disagreed with Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on the accomplishments of Duterte. “It is utter miscommunication and disconnect for Andanar to assert that the problems on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

WATCH | Lagman: Andanar fantasizing on Duterte accomplishments

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar was going experiencing a “pure fantasy” spell boasting that President Rodrigo Duterte has accomplished his campaign promises, except for the pending shift to federalism, opposition leader, Albay Representative Edcel Lagman, observed Monday at the House of Representatives. “It is utter miscommunication and disconnect for Andanar to assert […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Duterte asked to probe Negros solon aiding NPA

BACOLOD City – Four former communist rebels, who were implicated by the National Democratic Front (NDF)-Negros as allegedly involved in the Sagay 9 massacre, are asking President Rodrigo Duterte to investigate a congressman in northern Negros, whom they claim is a supporter of the underground movement. The four surfaced and sought protection from authorities as they strongly […] The post Duterte asked to probe Negros solon aiding NPA appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Duterte popularity puzzles solon

For Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, it's perplexing that President Duterte has continued to enjoy a high popularity rating despite his "irreverence" for institutions, pro-China stance and violation of human rights. The President scored a net satisfaction rating of +56 during the first quarter this year, according to a Social Weather Stations survey taken from March 23 to 27. This is a two-point drop from his +58 rating last December. Both ratings were considered "very good." "It is a puzzle that despite the failure of President Rodrigo Duterte to deliver most of his campaign promises, his irreverence to established institutions, including the Catholic Church, his unpatriotic surrender ...Keep on reading: Duterte popularity puzzles solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Despite broken visit promises, Duterte to go to Pag-asa Island before end of term, Roque says

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Pag-asa Island before his term ends to show the country’s claim to the Kalayaan Group of Islands, the Palace said, despite the chief executive’s failure to make good on promises related to the nation’s territory......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Palace promises security, justice to slain broadcaster’s kin

DUMAGUETE CITY---Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go has promised security and justice to the wife of slain broadcast journalist Edmund Sestoso who was shot dead by still unidentified gunmen on April 30 at Barangay Daro here.   Go, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, chief of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security, visited the wake of Sestoso on Thursday and extended President Duterte's condolences to the victim's family.   Go said he had relayed orders to Senior Supt. Edwin Portento, acting director of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police, to provide security to Sestoso's wife, Lourdes, ...Keep on reading: Palace promises security, justice to slain broadcaster’s kin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2018

Army, police remain supportive after martial law extension

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte still enjoys the support of the state forces even after martial law in Mindanao was extended until end of 2018, Malacañang said on Saturday, December 16. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar made the remark to debunk the claim of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairperson Jose Maria Sison that the military… link: Army, police remain supportive after martial law extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2017

CHR corrects Andanar: Duterte not cleared in probe

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Tuesday denied the claim of Malacañang that the commission has cleared President Rodrigo Dutert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2017

HOAX: Robredo photo with a cop who killed Kian delos Santos

Claim: A photo surfaced online, supposedly showing Vice President Leni Robredo with one of the Caloocan City cops who killed teenager Kian delos Santos. The claim was carried by several Facebook posts published as early as August 21, 2017. All have minimal engagement. A reader sent to Rappler ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates cost of illegal immigration

WASHINGTON--- President Donald Trump is spreading misleading numbers about the cost of illegal immigration. As he tries to pressure Democrats to fund his long-promised southern border wall, Trump is claiming the country loses $250 billion a year on illegal immigration. But it remained unclear Tuesday where Trump had found that number, which is dramatically higher than previous estimates. A look at his claim: TRUMP: "Could somebody please explain to the Democrats (we need their votes) that our Country losses (sic) 250 Billion Dollars a year on illegal immigration, not including the terrible drug flow. Top Border Security, including a Wall, is $25 Billion. Pays for itself in t...Keep on reading: AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates cost of illegal immigration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

The Ganja King Cometh

By: Reyshimar C. Arguelles ALREADY notorious for his stance against illegal drugs, President Duterte ripped apart social media after supposedly “revealing” his weed-smoking habit. And where better to make this claim than an awarding ceremony for the ASEAN National Organizing Committee. The reason why he even inserted that claim in such a formal setting is beyond […] The post The Ganja King Cometh appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Man City faces repercussions for misleading UEFA on finances

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — European soccer's leadership has an initial conclusion on leaked Manchester City correspondence: The club has been misleading UEFA over its finances. With the power to ban clubs from the Champions League, the consequences from UEFA could be severe for the Premier League champions. UEFA discovered from reading internal emails from City, which were published by German media outlet Der Spiegel last month, the extent of schemes by the club to allegedly cover up the true source of income in a bid to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly while UEFA conducts a review of the City case. City has been transformed into an English soccer power in the decade since being bought by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of Abu Dhabi's royal family, winning the Premier League three times since 2012. But unfettered spending on players has been restricted by European soccer's governing body — regardless of the owners' wealth. City has already been punished by UEFA for violating FFP, striking an agreement in 2014 that saw the team fined rather than banned from the Champions League for inflated sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club or its ownership. UEFA publicly said last month that evidence from "Football Leaks" could lead to past cases being re-opened. The person with knowledge of the situation said it was more feasible to use the leaks to re-assess the candor of club executives and as a basis to judge City's compliance with FFP in the current three-year assessment period. That covers 2015 when Der Spiegel said emails were being sent internally at City showing the manipulation of sponsorship revue from Etihad Airways, the state-owned airline from Abu Dhabi, which is the naming rights sponsor of City's stadium and training campus as well as appearing on jerseys. The sponsorship was said to generate 67.5 million pounds (about $85 million) annually for City. But City's holding company — the state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group — channeled 59.9 million pounds back to Etihad, according to Jorge Chumillas, the club's chief financial officer, in an internal email to club director Simon Pearce. City has not disputed the authenticity of any emails published by Der Spiegel over the last month. Given the fresh insight into City's financial dealings, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said there was a "public interest" in the correspondence being leaked, while questioning how it was obtained. "We are assessing the situation. We have an independent body working on it," Ceferin said Monday. "Very soon you will have the answers on what will happen in this concrete case." FFP was the flagship policy of Michel Platini, Ceferin's predecessor as UEFA president, and introduced at the height of the global financial crisis in attempt to prevent clubs from becoming unsustainable. Since July 2011, UEFA has monitored the accounts of all clubs entering its two club competitions. The first period UEFA assessed clubs for compliance with FFP was 2011-13, when owners were allowed to cover losses up to 45 million euros. The leaks showed how City allegedly tried to artificially raise its revenue, in one case by 30 million euros, according to emails from 2013 reported by Der Spiegel. Abu Dhabi United Group was alleged to be sending cash to a shell vehicle which was created to supposedly buy the right to use players' images in marketing campaigns. There were further examples that Sheikh Mansour could have been the source of sponsorship revenue for Abu Dhabi state-owned companies like investment firm Aabar. Der Spiegel cited a 2010 email to Aabar from Pearce, the City director who also works for Abu Dhabi's Executive Affairs Authority. "As we discussed, the annual direct obligation for Aabar is GBP 3 million," Pearce wrote. "The remaining 12 million GBP requirement will come from alternative sources provided by His Highness." Seeing internal City correspondence has given UEFA a greater insight into the conduct of the club and its officials. A 2014 email from City lawyer Simon Cliff to a colleague showed the death of UEFA's lead FFP investigator being celebrated: "1 down, 6 to go." UEFA is examining whether to open disciplinary cases against individuals at City involved in attempts to provide a misrepresentation of club finances to the governing body's FFP accessors, another person with direct knowledge of the situation said. The person, who did not identify any individuals, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the City case. A challenge for UEFA is getting City to provide information from related companies in Abu Dhabi that the leaks show are central to compliance with FFP. City has repeatedly declined to respond to the specific allegations in the leaks, dismissing a month of negative headlines by saying: "The attempt to damage the club's reputation is organized and clear." But City has had no such qualms using its website to cast aspersions on the reputations of other clubs over their ability to comply with FFP. City has used the media watch section on its website to cite unsubstantiated news reports, including a claim in 2016 that "Inter Milan are looking to circumnavigate FFP" and speculation this year that if Paris Saint-Germain "are found to have broken FFP regulations they face being booted out of the Champions League." Those pages were deleted from its website after City was approached for comment by the AP......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Absurd trafficking charges vs Satur, Castro will fail, party-list solon says

Rep. Ariel Casilao (Anakpawis party-list) on Sunday said the charges of kidnapping and human trafficking against Bayan Muna president Satur Ocampo and Rep. Frances Castro, a sitting representative of Act Teachers party-list, are absurd since both have records of being rights advocates......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

SATIRE: The last time UP won a UAAP championship a dictator fell

Claim: Following the University of the Philippines’ (UP) UAAP Final Four win against Adamson University on Wednesday, November 28, social media users began to say that the last time UP won a championship “a dictator fell.” The posts implied that former president Ferdinand Marcos, who was in power ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Sri Lanka parliament defunds Rajapakse’s office

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s parliament voted Thursday to block any spending by the prime minister’s office, further paralyzing a government adrift from weeks of conflict as two rivals claim to run the country. The island has been in crisis since October 26 when the president sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spreads false claims on immigrant aid

WASHINGTON, DC --- President Donald Trump is spreading a false claim from supporters that people who are in the United States illegally receive more in federal assistance than the average American gets in Social Security benefits. Everything about the tweet he passed on to his 56 million listed Twitter followers Tuesday is wrong. In a tweet of his own, Trump sketched an overly simplistic portrait of the auto industry in suggesting that General Motors plants slated for closure would be chugging along if foreign cars were heavily taxed in the U.S. market. IMMIGRATION TRUMP's retweet: "Illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program. Our social security ch...Keep on reading: AP FACT CHECK: Trump spreads false claims on immigrant aid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

HOAX: Trillanes ‘demands to deactivate social media accounts of Duterte supporters’

Claim: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV "demands" to "deactivate" all social media accounts of President Rodrigo Duterte’s supporters. Facebook user Ching Roa posted the claim on November 22. It garnered minimal engagement, only reaching 65 shares. The post has been taken down already but was archived by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Maguindanao massacre is ‘personal’ to Duterte, Andanar says

Attaining justice for victims in the Maguindanao massacre is a “personal” matter to President Rodrigo Duterte, according to  Presidential Communications chief Martin Andanar. Source link link: Maguindanao massacre is ‘personal’ to Duterte, Andanar says.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

DND chief to fight NDFP bid to resume talks

  The police and military will oppose further attempts by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to restore peace talks with the government.   In a statement on Thursday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria Sison's claim that threats had been made against NDFP negotiators Fidel Agcaoili, Luis Jalandoni and Coni Ledesma by President Duterte's "armed minions," which resulted in the cancellation of their trip to the Philippines, was insulting.   No respect   "Mr. Sison is trying his damnedest best to have his subalterns meet with the President and yet, at...Keep on reading: DND chief to fight NDFP bid to resume talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Expected yellow noises

The usual yellow critics immediately latched on the achievements in the milestone engagement between Presidents Rody Duterte and Xi Jinping, as they claim a sellout of sovereignty and a debt trap on the say-so of US Vice President Mike Pence. The discredited yellow pooch Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV even produced a supposed replica of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018