Panelo hits back at Lacson for ‘Chinese Embassy spokesman’ jab

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:13:20 +0000

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Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo on Sunday fired back at Sen. Panfilo Lacson for insinuating that he was speaking for the Chinese Embassy when he shared to the media its ambassador’s reaction to fears that some Chinese workers in the country could spy on Philippine military bases.

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Sotto on ‘straight’ sharing toilets with LGBT: Get a reality check first

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:29:41 +0000

MANILA,  Philippines — Those proposing that members of the LGBTQIA+ community be allowed to share toilets with straight people must have a reality check first. Senate President  Vicente “Tito” Sotto III gave this unsolicited advice on Friday  as the arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Diez sparked debate whether they should be allowed to use women’s toilets. LGBTQIA+ refers to […]

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Recto wants MMDA to prioritize hiring of more personnel

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 05:37:34 +0000

Recto wants MMDA to prioritize hiring of more personnel

MANILA, Philippines—Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said Friday that hiring more Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic management personnel should be made a priority to help arrest the worsening road traffic in Metro Manila. Due to the continuous surge in the number of vehicles, major roads and critical intersections in the capital region now […]

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De Lima describes viral video admitting her drug ties as fake, spliced

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 03:10:10 +0000

De Lima warns: Viral video admitting her drug ties is fake, spliced

MANILA, Philippines—Opposition Senator Leila de Lima has warned the public against a “spliced video” of her allegedly admitting her involvement in the illegal drug trade. The video, which was a spliced version of De Lima’s privilege speech at the Senate about extrajudicial killings on Aug. 2, 2016, was first posted by Pinoy Republic Facebook Page […]

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Tolentino wants white-collar crimes punished by death

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:08:11 +0000

Tolentino wants white-collar crimes punished by death

MANILA, Philippines — White-collar crimes that “leads to massive deception” should also be punishable by death, neophyte Senator Francis Tolentino said on Wednesday. During the Senate session hours after the Blue Ribbon Committee conducted a hearing into the alleged corruption and anomalies within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Tolentino called for the expansion of […]

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Bong Go asks DOJ  to refile, strengthen case vs. WellMed 

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 03:47:39 +0000

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to strengthen and refile the case against the owner and officers of WellMed Dialysis and Laboratory Center, which was implicated in the alleged fraudulent claims with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). “Di na dapat magpatuloy ang anomalya sa PhilHeath (Anomalies within […]

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Several senators buck revival of anti-subversion law

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:06:33 +0000

Several senators buck revival of anti-subversion law

MANILA, Philippines — Several senators have rejected the proposal to resuscitate the law criminalizing subversion. Senator Panfilo Lacson, who chairs the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, said that reviving the anti-subversion law only encroaches the right to peaceful assembly and protest. “Kung magjo-join lang naman sa organizations like Kabataan party-list or Anakbayan, I […]

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Bong Go prefers face-to-face debate with De Lima

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:00:45 +0000

Bong Go prefers face-to-face debate with De Lima

MANILA, Philippines— Neophyte Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said he is ready to debate with opposition Senator Leila de Lima but he wants to do it in person. On Tuesday, Go playfully answered queries of reporters about his stand on a resolution, allowing De Lima to participate in plenary debates through video conference. READ: De Lima open […]

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Alarm sounded on possible escalation of terror attacks

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 03:22:33 +0000

MANILA,  Philippines – Philippine security forces are fearing a possible “chilling escalation in tactics, damage and barbarity” of  terrorists after the reported collapse of the ISIS / Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

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