Gabriela asks Duterte to keep ‘sex slave’ statue

In Photo: A statue of a "Comfort Woman" or alleged Filipino sex slave during WWII, stands along a scenic Baywalk in Manila, Philippines on January 11. The statue, which symbolizes Filipino w.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJan 13th, 2018

Duterte says comfort woman statue part of free expression

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte vowed not to stop the display of a controversial statue of a World War II comfort woman or sex slave, now displayed along Manila Bay, because it is part of free expression. "That is a constitutional right which I cannot stop. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

House approves divorce bill on final reading

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz THE House of Representatives passed on third and final reading a bill which seeks absolute divorce with a vote of 134-57-2 amid President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s rejection of the measure. House Bill 7303, sponsored by Cavite Rep. Sol Aragones, Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, and Gabriela Rep. Emmi De […] The post House approves divorce bill on final reading appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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How will DOJ now handle De Lima case? Ex-SolGen asks

The dismissal of the criminal case against high-profile drug kingpin Peter Lim and other alleged narcotics bosses has put the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a bind in a similar complaint involving detained Sen. Leila de Lima, former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said on Tuesday. Hilbay, one of the lawyers for De Lima, lamented how the DOJ treated the two complaints differently although they both involved alleged violations of Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. In July 2016, President Duterte tagged Lim, who turned out to be his wedding compadre (cosponsor), as the biggest drug lord in the country. "The DOJ applied the basic rules to co...Keep on reading: How will DOJ now handle De Lima case? Ex-SolGen asks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Duterte asks AFP to reinvent detachments

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to reinvent detachments deployed in the government's counter-insurgency drive, saying that earlier strategies have not been effective in fighting terrorists. In a speech in Davao City on Thursday, March 1, he said that instead of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

1,300 protesters vs charter change gather at People Power Monument

Despite the scorching heat, thousands of activists gathered at People Power Monumenton Saturdayto denounce the Duterte administration's proposed charter change (cha-cha). The Philippine National Police (PNP) said that about 1,300 protesters participated in the gathering to call on the government to junk its bid to shift to a federalist system of government. The PNP deployed 320 police around the area. At about4:00 p.m, groups from Edsa Shrine and Main Avenue in Ortigas converged as part of the "Salabungan," a reenactment of the union of the People Power forces to oust the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Among the groups present were Gabriela, Kilusang Mayo Uno, Bayan Muna...Keep on reading: 1,300 protesters vs charter change gather at People Power Monument.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Kilos Maralita asks Duterte to support proposed informal settlers’ socialized housing projects

There are some 500,000 informal settler families in Metro Manila, many of whom are threatened by eviction and demolition. Many have been relocated outside the city, where jobs are few jobs and access to public services is limited at best. While the situation may seem hopeless, there is a ray of hope in 14 “people’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Rappler cyberlibel complaint junked, Sara Duterte vs Alvarez, Napoles asks SC for bail | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The National Bureau of Investigation junks the cyber libel complaint against Rappler.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte has as much right to ban a reporter from Malacañang as a homeowner who throws out a rude guest from his 'home.'  Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio lashes out at Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for supposedly ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

‘EH DI WALA TAYONG PROBLEMA’ | Duterte jokes, asks China if it wants to make PH its province

As President Duterte defended China from criticisms that its intention was really to invade and build structures on sea territories belonging to the Philippines, the top leader also joked that it would be better for his country to be a province of China so that it would no longer have problems in dealing with the Asian giant......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Golez asks: Why is PH govt not protesting ‘militarization’ of Subi Reef?

Former national security adviser Roilo Golez is wondering why the Duterte administration is not doing something about China's "militarization" of Subi or Zamora Reef, which he said is part of the Philippines based on a law defining the country's archipelagic baseline......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

HRW, Gabriela slam Duterte for condom remark

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said President Rodrigo Duterte’s advise against the use of condom demonstrates a “reckless disregard” for the health of Filipinos. Source link link: HRW, Gabriela slam Duterte for condom remark.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

Gabriela: Duterte’s ‘condom blabber’ removes women’s right to decide about their bodies

MANILA, Philippines — Women’s group Gabriela on Saturday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for discouraging the use of condoms that he said reduce sexual ple.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

‘Duterte, most dangerous macho-fascist in the gov’t’- Gabriela Women’s Party

“We women have proven our worth and power in different levels, by joining forces with the numerous struggling masses.” The post ‘Duterte, most dangerous macho-fascist in the gov’t’- Gabriela Women’s Party appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Gabriela Southern Mindanao on Duterte: “We were wrong”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 February) —  A Davao-based women’s group that campaigned for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte when he ran for President,  helped craft the Women Agenda for his platform of governance and continued to support him as  President “despite his expletives, cussing and misogynistic remarks” in the last 19 months is now saying “we […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Duterte wants OFWs out of Kuwait in 72 hours

DAVAO CITY: President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he wanted overseas Filipino workers (OFW) out of Kuwait in 72 hours, stressing that Filipinos are “no slave to anyone.” In a press conference here at Matina Enclaves, Duterte said he could not stomach the persistent abuses against Filipino migrant workers in Kuwait. “So everyone who wants [...] The post Duterte wants OFWs out of Kuwait in 72 hours appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Duterte asks Filipino workers in Kuwait to leave within 72 hours

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday asked overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait to leave the country “within 72 hours” after receiving a report about the body of a Filipina maid believed to have been frozen for more than a year. “I want them out of the country — those who want to go out […] The post Duterte asks Filipino workers in Kuwait to leave within 72 hours appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Trillanes asks Senate to probe Duterte bank accounts

MANILA, Philippines — Administration critic Sen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Palace belittles Trillanes’ fresh move to probe Duterte’s ‘unexplained wealth’

Malacaang belittled on Monday the call of Sen. Antonio Trillanes for a Senate investigation on the alleged unexplained wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte and the first family.   "Lumang tugtugin, lumang balita para nang sirang plaka," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing.   Roque was reacting to Senate Resolution No. 602filed by Trillanes on Monday, requesting a Senate inquiry on Duterte's alleged unexplained wealth.   READ:Trillanes asks Senate to probe ill-gotten wealth of Duterte Trillanes has been harping against Duterte's wealth issue even before the May 2016 elections.   But thePalace official maintained...Keep on reading: Palace belittles Trillanes’ fresh move to probe Duterte’s ‘unexplained wealth’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

SSS asks Duterte for clearance to hike monthly contributions in April

The Social Security System (SSS) is eyeing to raise monthly contributions starting April, which is expected to raise P45 billion in additional collections and extend its fund life by 12 years......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Amnesty Int’l asks PH gov’t to hold PNP liable for ‘unlawful killings’ in drug war

  The Amnesty International (AI) has urged the Philippine government to hold the police accountable for the "unlawful killings" in the administration's war against illegal drugs.   This, as the Philippine National Police (PNP) recoups its role in the controversial anti-narcotics campaign.   James Gomez, AI's Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said the police have "unlawfully killed thousands of people, the vast majority of them from poor and marginalized communities, in attacks so extensive and brutal they may well amount to crimes against humanity" since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power.   "Now that police are once more return...Keep on reading: Amnesty Int’l asks PH gov’t to hold PNP liable for ‘unlawful killings’ in drug war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Senate hearing on fake news, De Castro on Sereno, CIA on Russian meddling | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: A veteran journalist tells a Senate panel President Rodrigo Duterte is the number one source of fake news.  Senator Grace Poe asks Communications Secretary Martin Andanar if he ever considered shutting down Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson’s blog. Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro questions Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's inclusion ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2018