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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

Duterte on comfort woman statue: That s a constitutional right

MANILA, Philippines —Amid concerns that the controversial “comfort woman” statue unveiled in Manila recently could hurt the Philippines’ relations with Japan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 42 min. ago

Cayetano: Japan ties at stake over comfort woman statue

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano warned that the Philippines "long-term" relationship with Japan is at stake after the statue of a World War II comfort woman, or sex slave, was installed along Manila Bay.  "You can't strengthen your relationship long term if ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Gabriela laments Duterte admin’s lack of action on ‘comfort women’ issue

The Duterte administration, which Salvador said had promised to bring up the subject of Filipino comfort women during the chief executive';s visit to Japan last year where he met with Prime Minis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Women ask Philippine leader to keep sex slave statue

A statue of a 'Comfort Woman' or alleged Filipino sex slave during WWII, stands along a scenic Baywalk in Manila, Philippines Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The statue, which symbolizes Filipino w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Philippines Duterte hands-off on comfort women statue dispute

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not act on an objection by Japan to a new statue in Manila that commemorates the Filipino "comfort women" who worked in Japanese.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Petition vs tax reform law, Malacanang on comfort woman statue, Trump on NoKor talks | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Leftist lawmakers ask the Supreme Court to strike down the tax reform law. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio has declined the invitation to testify in the House justice committee hearing on the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.  Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte will not ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Duterte won t act on comfort woman statue

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang said on Thursday, January 11, that President Rodrigo Duterte will not do anything about the controversial comfort woman statue erected in Manila, as it downplayed the potential diplomatic repercussions of the project. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made the statement in response to questions about the statue – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Malacanang on foreign trips, Grab fare increase, Trump slams book | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra says fired presidential appointees cannot say their foreign trips were approved by President Rodrigo Duterte.  Secretary Francisco Duque III says the Health Department will not file cases against officials who should be held accountable for the now-suspended dengue vaccination program.  Grab asks the Land Transportation ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

DOE chief asks Duterte to appoint temporary commissioners to ERC

It was an option the DOE took to ensure that the one-year suspension of four ERC commissioners would not result in widespread power interruptions. ERC chairwoman Agnes Devanadera is the only ERC comm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

RIZAL DAY THEMES | Duterte asks Pinoys to reflect on Rizal’s values as critics liken his regime to hero’s time

(UPDATED - 3:15 P.M.) As the Philippines marks the 121st anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal's martyrdom, President Rodrigo Duterte asked the public to reflect on the values the national hero had instilled into his fellow countrymen and beloved land......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

Gabriela party-list: Duterte s rape jokes normalized sexual violence

MANILA, Philippines (First published 10:57 a.m., Dec......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Duterte asks solons to cure BBL& apos;s unconstitutional provisions - GMA News

Duterte asks solons to cure BBL's unconstitutional provisions - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Duterte asks MNLF, MILF not to wage war if BBL fails to hurdle Congress

Duterte asks MNLF, MILF not to wage war if BBL fails to hurdle Congress.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Rody asks US anew to return Balangiga bells

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte again demanded that the United States return the three historic Balangiga bells, which the American soldiers took as.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Neda: Martial law extension to have ‘neutral’ impact on Mindanao economy

      An extension of martial law in Mindanao will not impact on the island's local economy as observed when it was implemented in the past six months, officials of the state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) saidThursday. "There was really no discernible impact of the martial law declaration," Neda Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillon said. President Duterte in May declared martial law covering the entire Mindanao when ISIS supporters occupied Marawi City.   READ: Duterte formally asks Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao 'til end of 2018 Clashes between the terrorists and government forces lasted fi...Keep on reading: Neda: Martial law extension to have ‘neutral’ impact on Mindanao economy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Probe killing of 17 women activists, Leila asks colleagues

Opposition Sen. Leila de Lima urged her fellow senators to investigate the alleged summary killings of 17 women rights defenders under the Duterte administration.   In filing Senate Resolution No. 573, De Lima cited records of human rights groups Tanggol Bayi and Karapatan, showing that 17 women activists were supposedly killed since President Duterte rose to power in July last year.   Most of the victims of alleged summary executions were peasant leaders and human rights advocates, according to the groups.   De Lima said the state had an obligation to protect human rights defenders, especially those who were abused as a consequence of their gender and ac...Keep on reading: Probe killing of 17 women activists, Leila asks colleagues.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Philippine’s Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to extend by one year the martial law he declared in the south to ensure the “total eradication” of pro-Islamic State group Source link link: Philippine’s Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Duterte s proposed martial law extension also targets NPA

MANILA, Philippines – Communist rebels will also be targeted if Congress approves President Rodrigo Duterte's request to further extend martial law in Mindanao. (READ: Duterte asks Congress for 1-year martial law extension ) In his letter to Congress, Duterte cited continued threats from armed groups linked to international terrorist network Islamic State (ISIS) as the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Dengvaxia probe, Associate justices on Sereno, Martial law extension | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Senator Dick Gordon says the speed of the approval for the controversial Dengvaxia dengue vaccine was 'too fast,' hinting that a 'conspiracy' may be behind it.  Several associate justices  slam Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for apparent mistakes she repeatedly made during her 5-year term.  President Rodrigo Duterte asks ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017