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Firing of Leni Robredo as “Drug Czar” is the final nail in the Liberal Party coffin

Things have been moving too fast in Philippine politics lately that it’s hard to keep up. I have been promising myself I would write about current Vice President Leonor “Leni” Robredo’s relentless attacks on the government – a government she is a part of, but before I had a chance to do it, President Rodrigo Duterte offered her a post as co-chair of his anti-drug body Inter-Agency Committe on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). I also wanted to write about that. Then she accepted it. Before I could write about that too, two weeks later, she got fired! The news of Robredo getting sacked was reported around the globe. It’s one of the worst things that can happen to anyone. It’s the mother of all embarrassing situations for a politician. This is the second time Robredo had been fired from Duterte’s cabinet. It would be unbelievable for someone who has not been following how the events unfolded. For those who haven’t been following it or have been ignoring her statements, they might ask


Photo from Tama lamang ang naging pag-sibak ni Pangulong Rodrigo duterte kay Vice President Leni Robredo bilang co-chairperson ng Inter Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). Ito ang naging reaksyon ni House Committee on Dangerous Drugs chairman Robert ‘Ace’ Barbers matapos sibakin ng pangulo si Robredo, dalawang linggo matapos itong italaga bilang drug czar. Ayon kay Barbers, simula nang maitalaga si Robredo sa puwesto ay puro lamang pagkonsulta sa United Nations at European Union ang inatupag ng pangalawang pangulo. Sinabi pa ni Barbers, imbis kasi na mag-latag si Robredo ng konkretong programa para matuldukan ang iligal na droga ay panay lamang ang pakikipag pulong nito sa mga hindi naman aniyang mahahalagang tao. Dagdag pa ni Barbers, nawalan na rin ng kumpiyansa ang pangulo kay Robredo kaya’t wala ng dahilan pa para manatili ito bilang drug czar. Source and Original Article:>>>

‘Chicken sausage, not kikiam’

MEMBERS of the Philippine women's football team on their arrival at the hotel. Photo from FB post of Hali Long. The management of Whitewoods Convention and Leisure Hotel has categorically denied in a letter to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) that it served “kikiam” to Southeast Asian Games athletes billeted in its hotel in Cavite. Whitewoods president and chairman of the board Edgardo M. Capulong told PSC chairman and SEAG chief of mission William Ramirez that what were actually served the athletes for breakfast were “chicken sausage.” “We have proof of this and the PHISGOC food audit team in the hotel that are on top of the food inspection during, before and after cooking and during meal time, can attest to the fact that it was not ‘kikiam.” Capulong was reacting to news reports in which the Philippine football team coach Marnelo Dimzon alleged that they were served “kikiam,” a Chinese dimsum of low nutritional value. “The other Pinoy athletes a

House to summon SEAG ‘fake news’ authors

Workers walk past members' flags next to the Aquatic center in New Clark City in Tarlac, one of the competition venues of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. (AFP) Propagators of “fake news” will be summoned by the House Committee on Public Information after the 30th Southeast Asian Games is over. Kabayan (Kabalikat ng Mamamayan) Party-list Rep. Ron Salo said “concerted, deliberate, organized, and seemingly malicious disinformation campaign in the media” undermined the country’s hosting and discredited organizers and the country itself. If found guilty, the fake news authors can be held criminally liable, Salo added. “I will investigate fake news being propagated either in the social media or the traditional media,” Salo said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) belied reports that their Muslim athletes were served pork. A spokesperson for SNOC said their chef de mission, Juliana Seow, did not talk to Philippine media about i

Subic sepak takraw venue impresses sport’s top exec: It’s the best in SEA Games history

The newly renovated Subic Gymnasium is ready to host the sepak takraw event of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. JOANNA ROSE AGLIBOT  (Photo from SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—A top official of the international governing body of sepak takraw said he was pleased with preparations at the sport’s venue here. At a press conference on Friday, Nov. 29, Abdul Kader, director general of International Sepaktakraw Federation, said Subic Gymnasium was one of the best venues for sepak takraw in the history of Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. Sepak takraw will be played in the gymnasium from Dec. 1 to 10. Abdul Kader, director general of International Sepaktakraw Federation, speaks at a press conference in Subic Bay Freeport. JOANNA ROSE AGLIBOT Kader said he was confident that the Philippines’ hosting of the 30th edition of the biennial games will be successful. “I promise to the Philippine government and Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizi

Robredo wanted to sabotage ICAD

Photo from The Daily Tribune At last, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte fired Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo as vice chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD). Her ouster had long been overdue, and it was triggered by Robredo herself. The President simply did what was expected of him under the circumstances. Upon assuming the ICAD post, Robredo geared herself on a collision course with President Duterte. First, Robredo announced a “zero-killing policy” that was completely antagonistic to the zealous anti-illegal drugs program the President is known for. In doing so, she virtually branded the President’s campaign as an evil undertaking. Next, Robredo acted on her own as if she was the entire ICAD, and adamantly demanded from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency the release to her of classified intelligence information on so-called “high value targets” being cased by the said anti-narcotics agency. She refused to see that the usefulness of

Ressa was never a war correspondent; she just watched CNN’s video tapes

Photo from Google Images Finally, Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa revealed so starkly her delusions,  the absurd extent her humongous lies about our country and the Duterte administration. In a recent “60 Minutes” program of the American TV network CBS, she said: “The situation in Manila is far worse than any war zone that I’ve been in. In a war zone you know exactly where the threats are coming from. I plan my way in and we plan our way out and you’re there for a limited period of time. We’ve been living through three years of this kind of hell.” For somebody who pontificates in detail how to act in a war zone, Ressa was never a war correspondent To bolster her credibility, the “60 Minutes” interviewer, Bill Whitaker, even exaggerated Ressa’s background as a “war correspondent.” In Whitaker’s very first statement in his in troduction to his interview, he says, “For more than 30 years, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has risked her life in w

The Maria Ressa scam: How a tax evader fooled the world’s journalists by crying wolf for press freedom against President Duterte

Photo from Mindanation Maria Ressa spends a lot of her time giving interviews about the dire situation in the Philippines. She says it’s worse than any war zone she’s reported from. She says this often. That the Philippines under President Duterte is a “hell” “worse than any warzone” she’s reported from is one of her most used soundbites. She says journalists aren’t safe. She says she has been exiled and persecuted because her online blog outfit and self-styled “news” site Rappler, which was actually found to have violated Philippine laws by being funded by foreign investors to the tune of several million dollars, is no longer allowed to operate as a legitimate press vehicle in the Philippines. She must live abroad, enjoying her dual citizenship status, to avoid persecution. All her personal trials are because she spoke up against the Dictator Duterte, she says. But court records say it’s because she slandered a private businessman with corruption allegations with no proof, p

23 modern jeepneys start plying Novaliches-Malinta route

Photo from Motoph MANILA  -- More commuters in Metro Manila can now enjoy the modern jeepney under the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. This after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board-National Capital Region (LTFRB-NCR) under the supervision of lawyer Zona Russet Tamayo launched last Friday an initial 23 units of modernized jeepneys along the Novaliches-Malinta route connecting Novaliches in Quezon City and Valenzuela City. The modernized jeepneys are operated by the Novaliches-Malinta Jeepney Transport Service Cooperative (NMJTSC) headed by Helen Viloria. Viloria said each unit has a seating capacity of 26 plus 10 to 15 standing passengers. The modern jeepneys, which ply the Novaliches-Malinta route 24 hours daily, have terminals at the Shop and Ride Site in Barangay Novaliches Proper and near the old Valenzuela City Hall along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Malinta. Vilo

Acosta vows to file more raps against Dengvaxia respondents

Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta on Monday (November 4) has vowed to file more criminal complaints before the Department of Justice (DOJ) concerning the liability of those behind the mass vaccination of the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia which is believed behind numerous deaths. Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Rueda Acosta (Persida Acosta Facebook) “Tuloy-tuloy ang pag-pa-file namin (We will continue to file cases),” Acosta told reporters. “Sa Biyernes mag-pa-file uli kami ng mga bagong kaso (This Friday, we will be filing more complaints),” she disclosed. Acosta noted the PAO has filed a total of 50 complaints before the DOJ since 2018 on behalf of families of those who died or fell ill after getting shots of Dengvaxia. “Fifty cases na nai-file sa DOJ (50 cases have been filed at the DOJ),” Acosta said. The number represents 50 persons out of the 147 dead victims autopsied by the PAO forensics team, and one survivor who all rece

Disaster struck Mindanao because of Duterte supporters according to @YolyOng!

Photo from It’s not enough that Yoly Ong condemned the victims of the recent earthquake that hit Mindanao, she’s now promoting discrimination in her latest tweet… Yoly Villanueva-Ong @yolyong The Mindanaoans who are not DDS need all the help and prayers. Choose the relief orgns that you can trust not to steal your contribution. Bangon mabubuting tao ng Mindanao. 339 6:03 PM - Nov 3, 2019 Twitter Ads info and privacy 1,244 people are talking about this This is exactly what happened during the relief efforts for the super typhoon Yolanda. Instead of giving the relief goods indiscriminately, the yellows in charge only wanted to help yellow voters. Funny enough, Ong defers to “karma” for her hoped-for vindication. Yoly Villanueva-Ong @yolyong To all the DDS who protest the “politicalization” of the Davao earthquakes, please put your money where your mo
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