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Ano ka? Sinuswerte? Drilon dares Faeldon to attend Senate probe before demanding sanctions vs Lacson, Trillanes

Sep 25, 2017 @ 17:59

Senators on Monday gave detained former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon a dose of his personal drugs after they refused to act on the ethics criticism that he filed in opposition to two of their colleagues.

Faeldon filed separate ethics criticism in opposition to Senators Ping Lacson and Sonny Trillanes for maligning him after they accused the previous Marine captain of alleged involvement within the smuggling of P6.four billion shabu from China in addition to within the “tara” or payoff system on the Bureau of Customs (BoC).

He was cited in contempt and detained on the Senate for his refusal to attend the investigation on the controversies hounding the BoC.

The members of the Senate Ethics Committee, headed by Sen. Tito Sotto accredited the proposal of Sen. Frank Drilon to “table” Faeldon’s complaints.

“Para sa akin wala pong karapatan na magdemanda sa ethics committee si Mr. Faeldon hanggang hindi niya nirerespeto ang proseso ng blue ribbon committee, dahilan sa sinabi niya na hindi siya haharap sa blue ribbon hanggang nandiyan si Sen. Lacson at Sen. Trillanes. Talagang dapat siyang i-cite in contempt,” Drilon stated.

He added, “Kaya dito, ina-apply natin, hindi siya p’wedeng humarap sa ethics committee at humiling na parusahan si Senators Lacson at Trillanes hangga’t hindi niya sinusunod ang proseso ng Senado sa blue ribbon kung saan siya naka-subpoena at dapat siyang mag-testify.”

Source: politics.com.ph

North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new US travel ban

Sep 25, 2017 @ 17:40

President Donald Trump issued a new open-ended travel ban Sunday that noticed North Korea, Venezuela and Chad among a listing of eight countries cited for poor safety and lack of cooperation with US authorities.

The new restrictions substitute an expiring 90-day measure that had locked Trump in political and authorized battles since he took workplace in January over what critics alleged was an effort to dam Muslims from the nation.

But the White House careworn that the measure was to guard the United States from terror assaults.

“We are taking action today to protect the safety and security of the American people by establishing a minimum security baseline for entry into the United States,” Trump mentioned in an announcement.

“We cannot afford to continue the failed policies of the past, which present an unacceptable danger to our country. My highest obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the American people, and in issuing this new travel order, I am fulfilling that sacred obligation.”

– Iraq saved off listing –
Sudan, one of many six majority-Muslim countries on the unique travel ban, was faraway from the listing.

The US has lately praised Sudan’s efforts in combating terrorism forward of a call anticipated in October on whether or not to raise decades-old sanctions on Khartoum.

Full bans have been newly positioned on nationals from North Korea and Chad, and prolonged for 5 countries on the unique listing: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

Limited restrictions in the meantime have been positioned on Venezuela, for officers from authorities businesses together with inside and overseas ministries, the principle police and intelligence providers, and different businesses. Trump’s order mentioned Caracas was not cooperating on safety points.

Officials talking on background careworn that the choice was taken after an intensive evaluate of high-risk countries by the Department of Homeland Security, which have been all given the chance to enhance their safety requirements.

The DHS report additionally mentioned that Iraq didn’t meet its baseline safety necessities.

But as a result of Baghdad is an in depth ally and helps the presence of enormous numbers of US troops and civilians, officers mentioned, the White House opted to not place Iraq on the listing. But US-bound vacationers there’ll face a lot more durable vetting.

“If you can’t screen people effectively to know who’s coming into your country, then you shouldn’t allow people from that country to travel,” mentioned White House National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

Trump administration officers careworn that the restrictions are “conditions-based, not time-based,” indicating that vital enhancements by countries may see them delisted from the travel ban.

– Not a ‘Muslim ban’ –
The officers additionally mentioned the addition of North Korea and Venezuela demonstrated that the measure was primarily based on safety requirements and was not a “Muslim ban,” as detractors have argued.

That accusation was accepted by federal appeals courts in lawsuits that blocked the primary efforts by Trump to set the ban, in January and March. The ban, which additionally included a broader, 120-day ban on refugees that expires subsequent month, will likely be argued within the Supreme Court on October 10.

“Religion, or the religious origin of individuals or nations, was not a factor,” a senior authorities official advised reporters.

“The inclusion of those countries, Venezuela and North Korea, was about the fact that those governments are simply not compliant with our basic security requirements.”

But Becca Heller, director of the International Refugee Assistance Project, mentioned that of the three countries added, “Chad is majority Muslim, travel from North Korea is already basically frozen and the restrictions on Venezuela only affect government officials on certain visas. You can’t get any more transparent than that.”

On the choice to take away Sudan, she mentioned: “Last week, the government ended Temporary Protected Status for Sudan, suggesting that the government of Sudan was pressured into agreeing to accept massive numbers of deported Sudanese nationals from the US in exchange for being dropped from the travel ban.”

“President Trump’s original sin of targeting Muslims cannot be cured by throwing other countries onto his enemies list,” added Anthony Romero of the American Civil Liberties Union.

North Korea, locked in a harmful face-off with Washington over its nuclear weapons program, was added, the order mentioned, as a result of Pyongyang “does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect.”

Chad was added to the listing regardless that Trump’s order referred to as it “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner.” It pointed to the presence within the northern African nation of designated terror teams just like the so-called Islamic State, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram, and mentioned the federal government doesn’t adequately share safety and terrorism-related info.

The bans for the 5 countries from the earlier 90-day order, which expired Sunday, would instantly proceed underneath the new order. For North Korea, Chad, and Venezuela, the restrictions will likely be applied beginning October 18.

Source: politics.com.ph

Japan’s Abe calls snap election amid North Korea crisis

Sep 25, 2017 @ 17:34

By: Agence France-Presse

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday referred to as a snap election, looking for a recent time period on the helm of the world’s third-largest financial system as tensions with close by North Korea attain fever-pitch.

Abe hopes to capitalise on a weak and fractured opposition to brush again into energy, as polls present him regaining floor after a collection of scandals.

“I will dissolve the House of Representatives on the 28th” of September, Abe informed reporters, a precursor to a normal election. The prime minister didn’t give a date for the vote however it’s broadly anticipated to be October 22.

Surveys counsel voters approve of nationalist Abe’s hardline stance on North Korea, which fired two missiles over the nation within the house of a month and has threatened to “sink” Japan.

“The election, which is the core of democracy, should not be influenced by the threats of North Korea,” careworn Abe, 63.

“Rather, by holding an election, I want to seek a public mandate regarding (the government’s) handling of the North Korean issues,” he added.

– ‘Difficult time’ –
According to a weekend ballot in enterprise day by day Nikkei, 44 % of Japanese plan to vote for Abe’s conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), whereas solely eight % favoured the principle opposition Democratic Party.

Nevertheless, one fifth of these polled mentioned they have been nonetheless undecided, probably opening the door for good points by a brand new get together shaped by the favored mayor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike which is able to subject dozens of candidates.

Koike’s Tomin First no Kai (Tokyo Residents First) get together humiliated Abe and the LDP in native elections in July, however analysts say the brand new grouping has not had time to put a national basis to mount a critical problem to the prime minister.

In an obvious bid to steal Abe’s limelight, former TV anchorwoman Koike went earlier than the cameras simply hours earlier than his information convention to announce she was making a national political get together referred to as “Kibo no To” (Party of Hope).

“Japan is facing a difficult time considering the situation in North Korea. Economically, the world is making a big move while Japan’s presence is gradually declining,” mentioned Koike.

“Can we continue letting (the existing lawmakers) handle politics?”

But Jeff Kingston, director of Asian Studies at Temple University in Japan, mentioned there was “no opposition worthy of the name in Japan”.

“The LDP is a giant among dwarves. It would take a major scandal to derail the Abe express,” he mentioned.

– ‘Political vacuum’ –
The winner of the anticipated snap election faces a frightening in-tray of challenges starting from an unprecedented crisis with North Korea to reviving the as soon as world-beating Japanese financial system.

The North Korea crisis seems to have given the hawkish Abe a great addition within the polls following a collection of scandals, together with allegations he improperly favoured a good friend in a enterprise deal.

Despite a latest run of development, the election winner may even need to deal with a sluggish financial system, because the closely indebted nation grapples with a low start price and a shrinking labour pressure.

Abe mentioned Japan’s “biggest problem” was a declining variety of kids in an ageing society.

He pledged to make use of among the proceeds of a deliberate hike in gross sales tax to fund training and childcare, reasonably than drawing down Japan’s large debt, leading to an efficient stimulus bundle of round two trillion yen ($18 billion).

“I want people’s support. I plan to compile a new economic package by the end of the year,” the prime minister mentioned.

Although Abe is predicted to triumph within the vote, there are query marks over whether or not he’ll retain the two-thirds parliamentary majority wanted to reform the structure to strengthen Japan’s navy, one in every of his acknowledged priorities.

“Despite the seemingly favourable backdrop for Abe, there are risks in calling a snap election,” mentioned Yoel Sano, an analyst at BMI analysis.

At a time of national crisis over North Korea, Japanese voters may even see it as a “cynical and opportunistic move” designed to divert consideration from the scandals that weighed on Abe’s recognition, warned Sano.

Commentator Masao Yora mentioned the election would “create a political vacuum” simply when the nation wants sturdy management within the face of the menace from Pyongyang.

This “may seem normal in Japan but from abroad, it is difficult to understand”, Yora informed AFP.

If re-elected, it could be Abe’s fourth time period.

Abe, the third era of a strong political household, seemed to be groomed for energy from an early age. He was the nation’s youngest prime minister when he first received the highest job aged 52.

Abe was the primary world chief to domesticate shut relations with US President Donald Trump, assembly the tycoon in Trump Tower even earlier than he was inaugurated. mis-nf-ric/pb/amu © Agence France-Presse

Source: politics.com.ph

Dumami ang naloko! Scammers riding on Marcos wealth get boost after Duterte’s victory

Sep 25, 2017 @ 17:21

A bunch promising supporters of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos P10,000 month-to-month for the subsequent 4 years has been beefing up its ranks with the assistance of a pamphlet distributed shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte got here to energy.

According to a report contributed by VERA Files author Joel Ariate Jr. for the Philippine Daily Inquirer Monday (September 25), the Bullion Buyer Ltd. (BBL) has been attractive gullible Filipinos to purchase a pamphlet on Marcos’ life and achievements for P30.

The pamphlet, the group stated, would be the member’s ticket to a share of Marcos’ wealth.

While BBL was reportedly based in 2011, Ariate stated the group solely started promoting the pamphlet in 2016, when Duterte was already President.

“The preface within the pamphlet says, ‘Can we blame President Marcos in declaring martial law? He only needs peace of mind in the same manner as President Duterte so that he can do all his good plans for the Filipino people.’

“‘Can we now blame President Duterte if he declares martial law . . . if that is the only way in order to achieve peace, unity and prosperity?’” the pamphlet provides.

BBL is based by Emmanuel Destura and Felicisima Cantos, who’ve each gone into hiding after a charge of syndicated estafa was filed in opposition to them in 2013.

Destura claimed Marcos entrusted a number of tons of gold to his father, former Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon mayor Pedro Destura.

BBL’s racket made the headlines after a whole lot of Marcos loyalists trooped to the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños on September 23 in hopes of getting their first P10,000 as share of Marcos’ wealth.

Source: politics.com.ph

Philippines first country to ban compulsory high heels for workers

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Under the brand new order, no worker will probably be allowed to stipulate that feminine staff put on heels of multiple inch

The Philippines has banned corporations from forcing girls to put on high heels.

Citing well being and questions of safety, the Philippine labour division stated corporations can not compel girls to put on high heels of greater than as soon as inch, except they want to.

The order, which got here into impact yesterday (Sunday, September 24), adopted a grievance by 4 girls to a labour union.

The transfer is anticipated to show widespread with store workers, flight attendants and different professionals who spend lengthy hours on their toes.

The authorities’s labour division stated that carrying high heels whereas standing for extended intervals of time might trigger sore toes and aching muscle groups but in addition “hazardous” stress on joints.

Alan Tanjusay, spokesman for the Associated Labor Unions, stated: “It’s a type of torture. It’s a type of oppression and slavery. Imagine having to endure that ache for eight to 10 hours a day.

“It’s also a form of [email protected] because culturally employers say women wearing high heels look taller and [email protected] and are then more attractive, more effective in selling products. They don’t know the women are suffering.”

First nationwide ban

The authorities additionally stated that corporations should give workers who spend a very long time on their toes relaxation intervals or seats to cut back the time they spend standing or strolling.

It is believed that the Philippines is the first country on the earth to impose a nationwide ban. In April, the Canadian province of British Columbia issued an analogous order.

In the identical month, the UK authorities rejected a suggestion from lawmakers to outlaw such observe, after saying current legal guidelines have been sufficient to cope with gender discrimination.

Campaigners have lengthy argued costume codes that require feminine staff to put on make up or high heels at work are [email protected] and discriminatory.

Source: philippineslifestyle

Obama personally warned Facebook’s Zuckerberg over fake news

Sep 25, 2017 @ 17:00

By: Agence France-Presse

Former US President Barack Obama personally urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to counter the rise of fake news on the social community throughout a gathering held shortly after final yr’s election, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

The encounter reportedly happened on the sidelines of a gathering of worldwide leaders in Lima, Peru on November 19, two months earlier than Trump’s inauguration and days after Zuckerberg had dismissed as “crazy” the concept deceptive tales pushed by Russian operatives had made a serious affect on the result of the vote.

Source: politics.com.ph

Japan’s Abe poised to call snap election amid North Korea crisis

Sep 25, 2017 @ 16:50

By: Richard Carter

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was extensively anticipated to call a snap election Monday, hoping to capitalise on rising help as tensions with close by North Korea attain fever pitch.

Voters on this planet’s third-largest economic system may go to the polls as quickly as October 22, greater than a yr sooner than anticipated, as Abe seeks to make the most of a political opposition in disarray.

According to a weekend ballot in enterprise each day Nikkei, 44 p.c of voters plan to vote for Abe’s conservative LDP occasion, whereas solely eight p.c stated they might aspect with the principle opposition Democratic Party.

Nevertheless, one fifth of these polled stated they have been nonetheless undecided, doubtlessly opening the door for positive aspects by a brand new occasion shaped by allies of the favored mayor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike, which can subject dozens of candidates.

Koike’s Tomin First no Kai (Tokyo Residents First) occasion humiliated Abe and the LDP in native elections in July, however analysts say the brand new grouping has not had time to lay national foundations to mount a severe problem to the prime minister.

Seeking to steal his limelight, Koike went earlier than the cameras simply hours earlier than Abe’s anticipated announcement to inform reporters she was creating one other new national political occasion known as “Kibo no To” (Party of Hope).

“Japan is facing a difficult time considering the situation in North Korea. Economically, the world is making a big move while Japan’s presence is gradually declining,” stated Koike.

“Can we continue letting (the existing lawmakers) handle politics?”

But Jeff Kingston, Director of Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan, stated there was “no opposition worthy of the name in Japan.”

“The LDP is a giant among dwarves. It would take a major scandal to derail the Abe express,” stated the analyst.

– ‘Political vacuum’ –
The winner of the anticipated snap election faces a frightening in-tray of challenges starting from an unprecedented crisis with North Korea to reviving the as soon as world-beating Japanese economic system.

Pyongyang has threatened to “sink” Japan into the ocean and fired two missiles over the northern island of Hokkaido within the house of lower than a month.

Surveys recommend voters approve of nationalist Abe’s agency line on North Korea and the crisis seems to have given him a great addition within the polls following a sequence of scandals, together with allegations he improperly favoured a pal in a enterprise deal.

Despite a current run of progress, the election winner will even have to take care of a sluggish economic system, because the closely indebted nation grapples with low birthrates and a shrinking labour drive.

At a press convention deliberate for six:00pm (0900 GMT) the place Abe is anticipated to call the snap election, he’s additionally set to announce that proceeds from a deliberate gross sales tax hike in 2019 shall be ploughed into schooling fairly than paying down the nation’s huge debt.

Although Abe is anticipated to triumph within the vote, there are query marks over whether or not he’ll retain a two-thirds parliamentary majority wanted to reform the structure to strengthen Japan’s navy, a acknowledged precedence of his.

“Despite the seemingly favourable backdrop for Abe, there are risks in calling a snap election,” stated Yoel Sano, an analyst at BMI analysis.

At a time of national crisis over North Korea, Japanese voters might even see it as a “cynical and opportunistic move” designed to divert consideration from a sequence of scandals that weighed on Abe’s recognition, warned Sano.

Commentator Masao Yora stated the election will “create a political vacuum” simply when the nation wants sturdy management within the face of the risk from Pyongyang.

This “may seem normal in Japan but from abroad, it is difficult to understand,” Yora advised AFP.

If re-elected, it could be Abe’s fourth time period on the helm of the world’s third high economic system.

The third-generation of highly effective politicians, Abe appeared to be groomed for energy from an early age and he was the nation’s youngest prime minister when he first received the highest job.

He was the primary world chief to domesticate shut relations with US President Donald Trump, assembly the tycoon in Trump Tower even earlier than he was inaugurated.

By: Agence France-Presse

Source: politics.com.ph

PH bans compulsory high heels in office: ‘It’s a form of torture, oppression’

Sep 25, 2017 @ 16:42

By: Agence France-Presse

The Philippines has banned corporations from compelling ladies to put on high heels to work underneath a authorities order hailed by a labour group Monday as a victory in opposition to [email protected] and ache.

The labour division order took impact on Sunday as the federal government took up the cudgels for long-suffering shopping center clerks, resort receptionists and flight attendants.

Employers ought to implement the use of “practical and comfortable footwear” to enhance the well being of staff who stand for lengthy durations, mentioned the order, which applies to heels measuring 2.54-centimetres (one inch) or increased except the worker chooses to put on them.

“It’s a form of torture. It’s a form of oppression and slavery. Imagine having to endure that pain for eight to 10 hours a day,” Alan Tanjusay, spokesman for the Associated Labor Unions, informed AFP.

“It’s also a form of [email protected] because culturally employers say women wearing high heels look taller and [email protected] and are then more attractive, more effective in selling products. They don’t know the women are suffering.”

The division order mentioned feminine gross sales clerks and safety guards who had been compelled to work in high heels suffered from sore ft, aching muscle tissues and “hazardous” strain on joints.

“These (work shoes) should not pinch the feet or toes; are well-fitted and non-slipping; provide adequate cushion and support to the arch of the feet; either flat or with low heels that must be wide-based or wedge type,” it mentioned.

The labour division additionally ordered corporations to offer these staff relaxation durations or seats to cut back the time they spend standing or strolling.

Tanjusay mentioned unions lobbied the labour division final month following complaints from saleswomen, resort receptionists and flight attendants.

Malls are a mainstay in the Southeast Asian nation, primarily using ladies as gross sales clerks, cashiers and so-called “promo girls”.

Most of these ladies are short-term contract staff, Tanjusay mentioned.

Under the division order feminine staff can nonetheless put on high heels if they like them, Tanjusay added.

Source: politics.com.ph

Two Vietnamese fishermen dead n PH Navy chase

Sep 25, 2017 @ 16:35

By: Agence France-Presse

Two Vietnamese fishermen had been discovered dead with gunshot wounds and 5 others had been arrested after the Philippine navy chased suspected poachers within the South China Sea on the weekend, authorities stated Monday.

A Philippine patrol ship pursued six Vietnamese fishing boats 56 kilometres (30 nautical miles) off the northern coastal city of Bolinao earlier than daybreak Saturday, a regional navy spokesman informed AFP.

The our bodies of the 2 males had been discovered after a Vietnamese boat slammed into the Philippine vessel, stated Lieutenant Jose Covarrubias.

The 5 fishermen in custody would face poaching charges as they had been inside Philippine waters, he added.

“The navy ship spotted the six fishing boats (which were) using bright lights to attract fish. While it was chasing the boats, one boat manoeuvred and hit our vessel,” stated Covarrubias.

“The officers boarded and searched the boat, resulting in the apprehension of the five and they found the two dead bodies.”

The Philippine international affairs division stated navy personnel had fired warning photographs after the Vietnamese vessel had initiated “very dangerous manoeuvres”.

Covarrubias stated he couldn’t verify this.

A police report launched Monday stated it discovered gunshot wounds on the our bodies of the 2 fishermen whereas their vessel sustained six bullet holes.

The fishermen’s our bodies would bear an post-mortem, the report stated.

Foreign fishermen have usually been caught trespassing in Philippine waters. Last yr President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the discharge of 17 Vietnamese fishermen caught in his nation’s waters.

In 2013 the Philippines apologised to Taiwan over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coastguards who stated his vessel had illegally sailed into native waters.

Taiwan suspended the hiring of Philippine staff and recalled its de facto consultant to Manila in protest.

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano stated the Philippines would conduct a “fair and thorough” investigation into the deaths of the Vietnamese, in response to a international division assertion.

“We would like to offer our sympathies over the unfortunate loss of life,” Cayetano informed Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Vietnam’s international ministry urged Philippine authorities to “take strict action” if any errors by Philippine forces had been discovered.

Source: politics.com.ph

Panic over Illuminati satanist cursed rosaries spreads to Cebu

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Priests in Cebu have reported receiving dozens of the cursed rosaries for disposal this month

The panic over cursed rosaries supposedly being distributed by “Illuminati satanists” reveals no signal of dying down with 30 handed in to Cebu church buildings.

The thought of the diabolical plot to ensnare the devoted was first reported on the web site of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines this month.

Its report quoted Father Ambrosio Nonato Legaspi, who warned Radio Veritas listeners about utilizing rosary beads that have been being distributed by “Illuminati satanists”.

During a present, he urged individuals to hand within the gadgets — which he mentioned included satanic symbolism — to the church for disposal.

Last week, we reported girl in Palawan had handed in a rosary, claiming it was inflicting her misfortune and sickness.

Now it has been reported that dozens of individuals in Cebu additionally consider they’ve been affected by evil spirits.

Father Ric Anthony Reyes of the Order of Saint Augustine mentioned a minimum of 30 rosaries had been handed in since September eight.

He mentioned exorcism prayers have been mentioned over the gadgets earlier than they have been destroyed by hearth.

“We properly disposed cursed occult paraphernalia by burning them,” he mentioned. “I recited a minor exorcism prayer which has been recommended for priests who were not appointed as official exorcist.”

‘Beware of cursed rosaries!’

It is unclear why Monsignor Fredrerick Kriekenbech, the official exorcist of the Cebu archdiocese, was unable to carry out the rites.

Father Reyes reiterated the church’s perception that the rosaries have been being intentionally distributed by darkish forces. “If we speak of spiritual warfare, the proliferation of satanic rosaries for some time means it is really serious to Catholics who innocently used cursed religious items,” he mentioned.

“There are really satanists who clandestinely do the manufacturing of these rosaries. The cross which has mocked signs of satanism is a potential item of demonic infestation.”

The priest additionally urged his flock to be cautious of any beads handed to them.

“They can know that these rosaries are not of Catholic origin because of the symbolisms not of Catholic piety,” he mentioned.

He additionally took the chance to urge individuals to pray extra, and go to church as typically as doable.

According to the Freeman newspaper, one other Cebu priest, Father Eligio Suico, was handed a minimum of 20 rosaries by a fearful parishioner. These too have been disposed of.

Source: philippineslifestyle

Terrorists may have ‘a number of streams of revenue’

Sep 25, 2017 @ 16:17

Malacañang believes the Maute group is ready to fund its offensive in Marawi City not solely as a result of of cash coming from the worldwide terrorist group ISIS, but in addition narcopolitikos.

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Monday (September 25) mentioned the matrix of Maute group’s financiers, which was just lately proven to the media by President Rodrigo Duterte, proves that the drug commerce is “directly related to the terrorist groups.”

“Let’s put it this way, I suppose there’s a multiple streams of income coming in,” Abella mentioned when requested if ISIS is funding the terrorists individually from the narcopolitikos.

He mentioned the cash path involving the narcopolitikos and the Maute group is a “circuitous loop,” with the previous funding the terrorists’ wants resembling gear and meals.

Based on the drug matrix proven by Duterte, former Marawi City mayor Fahad Pre Salic and former Marawi City mayor Solitario Omar Ali have been the kingpins of your complete Lanao del Sur province.

According to the notes on the doc’s margins, all drug commerce in Lanao del sur move by way of Salic and Ali by way of a sure “barangay chair Aliodin,” Marawi City Vice Mayor Arafat Salic and his brothers, Samer and Walid.

Source: politics.com.ph

Jing Paras files kidnapping, wiretapping charges vs Risa Hontiveros

Sep 25, 2017 @ 15:39

Senator Risa Hontiveros faces a legal criticism earlier than the Office of the Ombudsman for the taking of witnesses within the slay of 17-year-old pupil Kian Delos Santos and for taking footage of the textual content messages of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.

Instead of Aguirre who earlier promised to sue her, it was former Negros Oriental Rep. Jacinto “Jing” Paras who filed the criticism earlier than the Ombudsman on Monday (September 25).

In his criticism, Paras accused the lawmaker of kidnapping, obstruction of justice, and wiretapping.

He defined Hontiveros took custody of three minors who’re witnesses within the dath of Delos Santos and has refused to show let investigators to speak to them.

“It is also very clear that she kept custody of these children from the period of Aug. 19, 2017 to Sept. 3, 2017 and turned over to the Senate custody only on Sept. 4, 2017 to testify in the Senate investigation, and then again took control and custody of the minors after said Senate hearing and placed them in the care of a certain Bishop Pablo David,” he identified in his criticism.

Apart from this, Hontiveros introduced in her final privilege speech a photograph of the textual content messages Aguirre had with Paras which was taken when the Secretary was at a Senate listening to final September 5. She introduced this as proof that Aguirre is plotting towards her and different members of the opposition.

“These text exchanges which were illegally recorded through a device, in this case a camera, was transformed into a picture by the photographer who made the secret recording,” Paras indicated.

Source: politics.com.ph

Risa Hontiveros unfazed by kidnapping, wiretapping raps: Aguirre resign pa rin!

Sep 25, 2017 @ 15:27

Fearless.

Senator Risa Hontiveros remains to be demanding the resignation of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II regardless of the prison complaints filed by his allies towards her earlier than the Office of the Ombudsman.

“Hindi ito dapat pag-aksayahan ng panahon at pansin ng mamamayan. We will not be distracted,” Hontiveros wrote on Facebook. “Tuloy ang ating kampanya para sa katarungan at para panagutin si Secretary Aguirre at pagbitiwin siya sa kanyang puwesto,” she stated.

Former Negros Rep. Jing Paras has filed kidnapping, obstruction of justice and wiretapping complaints towards Hontiveros earlier than the Ombudsman on Monday. The complaints have been in reference to Hontiveros’ taking custody of the witnesses to killing of Kian delos Santos in addition to the photograph seize of textual content messages of Aguirre.

Hontiveros, nevertheless, stated the submitting of the complaints was a “desperate attempt to deflect public attention away from their text conversation which caught them red-handed plotting against me during a Senate hearing inside the Senate.”

“This confirms the conspiracy hatched by Secretary Aguirre and his VACC to ‘expedite’ the filing of cases against me. It also confirms that the ‘Cong. Jing’ whom Secretary Aguirre was texting was former Representative Jacinto Paras,” she stated.

“Bistong-bisto na, buking na buking na, nagpapalusot pa. Nais pa magtago sa likod ng mga walang batayang kaso,” she added.

Source: politics.com.ph

That’s exercising independent foreign policy

Sep 25, 2017 @ 15:24

Malacañang on Monday (September 25) defended the Philippines’ rejection of 154 out of 257 suggestions by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) regarding the human rights state of affairs within the nation, saying it’s a part of the federal government’s prerogative “to exercise independent foreign policy.”

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella stated the nation dedicated to completely settle for 103 of the UNHRC’s suggestions following consultations from numerous stakeholders.

“What really matters is that the United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted the Philippine report recognizing the country’s human rights record and commitments under the leadership of President Duterte,” he stated in a press briefing.

The Philippine authorities stated in its September 19 response to the UNHRC that it can not help 99 of its suggestions “given that the results of processes required to implement them are beyond the sole control of any of the branches of government.”

It maintained that the deaths that occurred in the middle of the federal government’s anti-drug marketing campaign are usually not EJKs.

“These are deaths arising from legitimate law enforcement operations or deaths that require further investigation following established rules of engagement by the country’s law enforcers,” the response stated.

Among the suggestions turned down by the federal government have been associated to investigating alleged instances of extrajudicial killings (EJKs), stopping the reducing of the age of legal legal responsibility and barring the reimposition of death penalty.

Asked if the federal government’s rejection of the suggestions pertaining to EJK imply it’s denying such instances, Abella stated: “There is no denial there. In fact, the UN has accepted what we’ve said. However, it’s just that, we maintain that there are certain parameters that need not be infringed upon.”

As proof that the nation is open to having its human rights state of affairs investigated, Abella famous that a minimum of Duterte invited the UN Human Rights Council to arrange a satellite tv for pc workplace within the Philippines.

Source: politics.com.ph

Bongbong Marcos visits ‘pals’ in Smokey Mountain

Sep 25, 2017 @ 14:12

Days after mass protests towards a repeat of the martial regulation regime carried out by his father, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. unleashed a attraction offensive by visiting one in all Manila’s slum areas.

In a Facebook post, Marcos prolonged medical help to the city poor group in Smokey Mountain space in Tondo and promised to go to them once more quickly.

“Had a great time with my friends at Smokey Mountain in Tondo, Manila. I hope the medical assistance we brought, together with the Rotary Club of Bagumbayan, was of great help. Until the next time #SalamatTondo,” stated Marcos.

Bongbong’s go to to Smokey Mountain comes after the nation marked the 45th anniversary of the martia regulation imposed by then President Ferdinand Marcos. Various teams carried out avenue demonstrations to sentence the supposed Marcos-inspired creeping dictatorship of President Rodrigo Duterte.

Source: politics.com.ph

Lacson bares ‘triple tara’ in BOC

Sep 25, 2017 @ 14:03

Not a few times, however thrice. This was how Sen. Panfilo Lacson detailed Monday the plight of unfortunate importers hit by the tara system on the Bureau of Customs.

At the listening to of the Blue Ribbon Committee on the tara system, Lacson mentioned the newest tara is the particular cease order that solely the Office of the Commissioner can concern.

“Minsan triple tara. Tara for the regular release; another for the issuance of the lifting after the issuance of the alert order, that’s the second tara; and the third tara kung magkaroon ng special stop order. Pag lumusot ka sa alert order na-lift, pwede ka pa tirahin ng special stop order,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the cargo is not going to be allowed to undergo the gates of the BOC with out fee of this third tara.

Lacson mentioned this third tara might price the importer P250,000 to P300,000. Only the Customs commissioner can concern and elevate such particular cease orders, he added.

“So makikita mo minsan mahal imported goods di dahil sa fluctuation ng peso-dollar rate or cost abroad napamahal, kundi katakot-takot ang tara. Saan babawiin ng importer ang kanilang profit san kukunin kundi isasama sa cost yan?” he mentioned.

“Labas ito sa tara na regular. Pag special stop ka luluha ka ng dugo,” he added.

Source: politics.com.ph

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