Duterte on Cabinet: ‘They are men of honesty, integrity’

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday presented his Cabinet members, saying he was sure of their “integrity and honesty,” as well as their ability to implement his campaign promises. “I can assure you they are all men of integrity and honesty,” Duterte said in a press conference Tuesday night, after incoming presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo introduced 

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Interview with Dr. Judy Taguiwalo, incoming DSWD Secretary

Progressive leaders Ka Paeng Mariano and Prof. Judy Taguiwalo was appointed secretaries of Department of Agrarian Reform and Department of Social Welfare and Development The are two are among the list of names suggested by the CPP as nominees on the different position under the Duterte administration

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Martial Law victims appeal to Duterte: reconsider plans to allow Libingan burial for Marcos

DAVAO CITY – Even during the campaign period, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte has been consistent with his stance on allowing the burial of former dictator President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) believing that this will unite the divided nation. On Monday night, May 23, Duterte reiterated that he will allow 

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Accelerated peace talks with Duterte possible – NDF official

DAVAO CITY – The emissary of the National Democratic Front said there is a possibility of an accelerated peace negotiations between the NDF and the government under President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. In an interview with Davao Today on Wednesday, May 18 NDF spokesman Fidel Agcaoili said the substantive agenda on the peace process are “sequential”, but 

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Human rights sidelined in PH presidential race

MANILA–Philippine presidential candidates have ignored human rights in their campaigns despite the violence which plagues the country, Amnesty International said today. The rights group spoke out as a survey was released showing the frontrunner for the 2016 poll was a mayor dubbed “Dirty Harry” who has openly boasted of personally killing criminals. Amnesty International (AI) 

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Issues fail to dent Duterte’s lead

Results of the last BusinessWorld-Social Weather Stations (SWS) pre-election survey conducted May 1-3 via face-to-face interviews with 4,500 validated voters nationwide — with a sampling error margin of ± 1 point — saw Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte ahead of the pack with a flat 33% score but still widen his lead over his 

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Election watchdog to voters: ‘Prepare to counter massive fraud on May 9’

“It (Comelec) has failed to address vulnerabilities that pose great danger to the security and accuracy of the counting of our votes. It has opened avenues for cheating and disenfranchisement, and has eroded even further the credibility of the upcoming polls.” By DEE AYROSO MANILA – The election watchdog Kontra Daya said the people 

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CHR: Farmers on their knees shot

THE director of the Commission on Human Rights  for Region 12 said Sunday police in Kidapawan City who fired their weapons at protesting farmers had clearly violated their human rights. “There were violations of human rights and the United Nations guidelines on the use of force by the law enforcers. The farmers were already on 

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Cotabato story

3 dead, 87 missing, 116 hurt as police fire on Cotabato human barricade

MANILA–Three persons died after security forces opened fire as they dispersed on farmers and lumad who have been blockading the Cotabato-Davao highway in Kidapawan City late Friday morning. The number of injured had climbed to 116 as of 10 p.m. Friday, according to Ariel Casilao of Anakpawis. Norma Capuyan, chair of the lumad organization Sandawa Lumadnong Panaghiusa-Cotabato, said one 

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Greenpeace condemns bloody dispersal of farmers in Cotabato and demands government action on El Niño

Manila, Philippines – Greenpeace denounced the bloody response made by police on Friday, April 1, to protests by farmers and lumad (Indigenous Peoples) from the different towns of Cotabato who were demanding relief and subsidy for farm communities affected by the drought brought about by El Niño. At least one farmer was killed and 13 

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