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Go slams ex-President Aquino’s remarks vs Duterte

DAVAO CITY --- Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go slammed Thursday remarks made by former President Benigno Aquino III on President Duterte's health condition, including Aquino's promise to actively participate in the campaign for the opposition slate in the 2019 midterm elections. "Let's just let the people judge for themselves. I think you will feel it," Go said through a local radio station. "Walk on the streets, see if your children are safe, if there are improvements. We don't need to boast about the accomplishments of the Duterte administration. Let the people judge," Go added. Earlier, former President Aquino vowed to help in the campaign of a ...Keep on reading: Go slams ex-President Aquino’s remarks vs Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 23rd, 2018

Aquino slams Duterte on Ninoy Aquino Day

FORMER President Benigno S.C. Aquino III attacked his successor, President Rodrigo R. Duterte, on the occasion of the 35th commemoration of the assassination of Mr. Aquino’s father, Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. The post Aquino slams Duterte on Ninoy Aquino Day appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Duterte slams Ombudsman for only ‘going after her enemies’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has slammed Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales for her alleged “selective indictment” against the previous administration over the controversial  implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), saying she only went after her enemies. Duterte made the statement after the Ombudsman indicted former president Benigno Aquino 3rd and former Budget secretary Florencio Abad for usurpation [...] The post Duterte slams Ombudsman for only ‘going after her enemies’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Kris Aquino: ‘We are sorry for the incident’

President Rodrigo Duterte and Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go have apologized to actress Kris Aquino over her word war with Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson.   "Kris Aquino reached out to me and we conveyed our apologies for the incident concerning her and Mocha Uson," Go said in a press briefing in Malacaang.   Go said Aquino texted her on Tuesday night, airing her concern regarding Uson's criticisms on social media against the actress' parents.   Go said he informed the President on Tuesday night about the remarks of Aquino on Uson.   "Sabihin mo (Tell her), 'We are sorry for the incident,'"...Keep on reading: Duterte apologizes to Kris Aquino: ‘We are sorry for the incident’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Kris Aquino slams Mocha for video of Ninoy comparing him to Duterte

PCOO assistant secretary Mocha Uson earned the ire of Kris Aquino when the former uploaded a video in defense of President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial kiss to a female overseas Filipino worker. The video featured Kris’ father, former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., being kissed by some of his female supporters after he arrived in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Bam Aquino slams Duterte admin for recycling officials

Opposition Senator Bam Aquino has slammed the Duterte administration for 'recycling officials' reportedly involved in anomalous and corrupt practices. 'The President is sending mixed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Malacañang slams UN commissioner

Malacañang on Saturday slammed the United Nations human rights chief for his remarks against President Rodrigo Duterte. Palace spokesman Harry Roque said the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein remark that Duterte needs to undergo “psychiatric evaluation” was an affront to the nation. “I reiterate that the language used by the High [...] The post Malacañang slams UN commissioner appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Palace slams UN rights chief’s ‘uncalled for’ remarks against Duterte

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Saturday slammed the United Nations human rights chief for his “uncalled for” remarks urging President Rodrigo Duterte, w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Ex-president Aquino slams Duterte anew, compares drug war to Martial Law

Ex-president Aquino slams Duterte anew, compares drug war to Martial Law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 21st, 2017

HRW slams Duterte remarks on shooting rights advocates

MANILA, Philippines — New York-based Human Rights Watch on Thursday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

Lacierda slams Rody’s ‘uncouth’ attack on Noy

MANILA, Philippines - Former president Benigno Aquino III’s ex-spokesman yesterday lashed out at President Duterte for describing his predecessor as a “fool”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2017

Duterte fires back at Aquino over comments on drug war

MANILA, Philippines —  President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday blasted his predecessor Benigno Aquino III over remarks on the government’s brutal campaign aga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2017

Palace says Duterte not alluded to by Pope’s ‘friends of the devil’ remarks

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte does not feel alluded to by Pope Francis's remarks that people who criticize the Catholic Church are friends of the devil. Speaking at the Vatican, the Pope said accusers who did nothing but criticize the Church were "friends, cousins, and relatives of the devil." Pope Francis made the remark after survivors of alleged sexual abuse by clergymen accused him of snubbing an invitation to meet them. In a Palace briefing Thursday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said he believes that the Pope's remark was not directed at Duterte, who has been criticizing the teachings and misdeeds of the Catholic Church. "One of the bette...Keep on reading: Palace says Duterte not alluded to by Pope’s ‘friends of the devil’ remarks.....»»

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Philippine top diplomat Teddy Locsin’s pro-Nazi sentiments seen as ‘extremely offensive’

A German journalist noted how Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks on killing drug addicts the same way Adolf Hitler had murdered Jews during the Second World War. Television correspondent Arnd Henze interviewed Locsin, who was in Germany for the Munich Security Conference and the inauguration of the Philippine chancery in […] The post Philippine top diplomat Teddy Locsin’s pro-Nazi sentiments seen as ‘extremely offensive’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2019

Aquino, Tanada slam veto of coco levy fund bill

      MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to veto the Coco Levy Fund bill was assailed by opposition senatorial candidates Former Quezon Rep. Erin Taada III and Sen. Bam Aquino on Tuesday. Taada III said that the veto was based on a "non-existent perpetual trust fund provision." In a statement on Tuesday, Taada stressed that he was inclined to believe that the Chief Executive has not been informed of the provisions of the proposed law seeking to create a P100 billion trust fund for coconut farmers.   READ:Duterte vetoes coco levy fund bill   "Upon reading his veto message, the President cited as one of the gr...Keep on reading: Aquino, Tanada slam veto of coco levy fund bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2019

Duterte ‘pissed off with fake news’ he had kidney transplant

"It's just hyperbole ... to dramatize that he's still virile at his age," presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said on Friday of President Duterte's angry remarks challenging former Sen. Francisco "Kit" Tatad to lend him his wife.   "He's pissed off with his fake news," Panelo said, referring to Tatad's newspaper column earlier this week in which he claimed that the President had undergone a kidney transplant operation on Jan. 29.   Duterte's remarks were just exaggerations meant to drive home the point that he still has a strong drive at 73, Panelo said.   "People have [become] used to this President's hyperbole; he uses certain situations and makes...Keep on reading: Duterte ‘pissed off with fake news’ he had kidney transplant.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Duterte warns foreign drug syndicates

LAUR, NUEVA ECIJA---President Duterte on Wednesday said the country was fighting a "global war" on drugs as he warned anew about the entry into the Philippines of the Mexican drug cartel Sinaloa and its ties with Asia's equally notorious Bamboo Triad.   "There seems to be a blossoming of criminals globally and we are fighting a global war against drugs," Duterte said in a speech after he led the inauguration of Moscati Meadows, a drug rehabilitation center at Barangay San Juan in this town.   The President made the remarks hours after a New York court convicted Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, of running an industrial-scale smuggling ope...Keep on reading: Duterte warns foreign drug syndicates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Palace defends Duterte’s Senate slate

It's more of a presidential slate than an administration ticket for the senatorial elections in May. On the eve of the start of the campaign for national candidates, the Duterte administration still had no full slate for the 12 Senate seats up for grabs in the midterm elections. It was a departure from the full slate of the Aquino administration's Team P-Noy in 2013 and the ticket of the Arroyo administration's Team Unity in 2007. President Rodrigo Duterte told reporters on Jan. 23 that he would have his own personal ticket because it was "the right thing to do." Mr. Duterte's 11 So far, the President has endorsed 11 senatorial aspirants --- four of the five candidates...Keep on reading: Palace defends Duterte’s Senate slate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Lacson, Drilon, 3 peers reject pork-ridden spending measure

Senators opposing the P3.8-trillion national budget allegedly stuffed with pork on Friday refused to ratify the unified Senate-House committee report that ended the two-month impasse over the passage of President Duterte's spending program for 2019.   Voting 15-5, the Senate adopted the committee report prepared by Sen. Loren Legarda and Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. but not without firm opposition from Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Panfilo Lacson.   Senators Risa Hontiveros, Bam Aquino and Francis Pangilinan also voted against the report.   According to Drilon, adding his name to the committee report was akin to "signing a blank...Keep on reading: Lacson, Drilon, 3 peers reject pork-ridden spending measure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Palace refutes Noy on Chinese workers, but admits thin construction labor pool

Malacaang on Thursday questioned the basis of former President Benigno Aquino III's statement that President Duterte should worry about the surge in the number of Chinese workers in the country, even as it admitted that there was a manpower shortage in the construction industry.   Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said at a press briefing that the shortage had prompted Duterte to order the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) to step up training support for construction workers.   Panelo asked where Aquino got his data and information on the entry of Chinese workers into the country.   "Let's just say if [Aquino] is concern...Keep on reading: Palace refutes Noy on Chinese workers, but admits thin construction labor pool.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Sri Lanka President Sirisena praises Duterte drug war as example to world

MANILA, Philippines – Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena was all praises for his host Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody campaign against illegal drugs, calling it an "example to the world." Sirisena made this declaration as he gave his toast remarks during the state banquet held in his honor on Wednesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019