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What a DIFFERENCE!: PNoy VS Digong Administration

Posted by Danilo Picache (Members) at Apr 7 2017, 06:14 PM. 2 comments

Sec. Judy Taguiwalo on 21 Oct 2016:
Pres. Duterte orders us to help the poor & those in need regardless of their political affiliations, persuasions. Our duty is to serve, period. Remember this?:

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Miss na ba ninyo ang Daang Matuwid?

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Under Duterte, kahit sino ka man, tutulungan ka sa panahon ng sakuna, natural disasters o pangangailangan mo. Hindi nakadepende ang pagtulong ng gobyerno sa kung sino ang ibinoto mo.

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It pays to have an all-knowing wife who is in the media. :bravo: :giggle:

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PNoy promised to ...

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It never happened. Why? I think because PNoy & his minions were trying to hide all their illegal or shady or unethical or money-making dealings or activities. They're slowly coming out now.

Duterte signed an executive order implementing FOI on the EXECUTIVE branch of the govt. Congress needs to pass a law covering ALL branches of govt.

How we lost Scarborough Shoal to the Chinese

Posted by Mischel (Members) at Mar 21 2017, 09:13 PM. 0 comments

How we lost Scarborough Shoal to the Chinese

From GMA Network:

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Back channels of diplomacy: Trillanes, MVP, US talk to China for PHL
Published September 21, 2012 12:01am
By ELLEN TORDESILLAS, VERA Files

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Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV acted as the Philippines’ backdoor negotiator with China from April to July this year, communicating with Chinese Foreign Affairs officials in a role in which he won “minor successes,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said.

Lacierda, though, did not give details.

Trillanes said President Benigno S. Aquino III gave him the assignment verbally and could not produce any documents to prove he was acting in an official capacity. The role was fraught with deniability, with Malacañang even saying it was Trillanes who sought the job.

Based on various interviews with Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, senior Foreign Affairs officials, Chinese sources and Trillanes himself, VERA Files assembled the following timeline of Trillanes’ involvement in the dispute between the Philippines and China over Panatag, also called Scarborough Shoal:

April 8, 2012

The Philippine Navy’s lone modern naval patrol frigate, BRP Gregorio del Pilar, apprehended eight Chinese fishing boats with sizable quantities of endangered marine species, corals, live sharks and giant clams.

The Chinese immediately sent sometime three Chinese Marine Surveillance (CMS) ships to protect their fishermen. BRP Gregorio del Pilar was withdrawn in consonance with the agreed terms of engagement of “white to white, gray to gray.”

“White to white” means civilian ships are to deal only with civilian ships, in this case the Philippine Coast Guard to the Chinese Marine Surveillance. “Gray to gray” means navy to navy.

The Philippine government sent Philippine Coast Guard and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources patrol ships to the uninhabited rocks 124 nautical miles off Zambales province in northwestern Philippines. The Chinese sent more reinforcement.

At the height of the standoff, the number of Chinese vessels and fishing boats reached almost 100.

April 14, 2012

On the diplomatic front, talks were deteriorating with Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario accusing Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing of bad faith.

“It appears there is an element that is lacking in our negotiations. I seek a deeper element of trust from our Chinese friends,” Del Rosario said in a press statement.

Chinese sources said the Chinese leadership was confused with all the mixed signals they were getting from Malacañang, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the media, and they wanted to get directly to President Aquino.

May 2012

As tensions between Manila and Beijing worsened, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa asked Trillanes whether he “would like to help,” Trillanes said in interviews on Wednesday. He said he saw nothing out of the ordinary with the request since he had earlier also gone to Vietnam on Malacanang’s request.

Trillanes said he looked up Chinese officials he had met in his earlier official visit. Sources said some Chinese-Filipino supporters also facilitated contacts in Beijing.

Preliminary meetings were held in Manila and in Bejing to make sure both sides had the adequate authority from the highest level of government.

One of the officials Trillanes was talking with was Fu Ying, vice minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of “Asia, boundary and ocean affairs and translation and interpretation” and fourth in the hierarchy in China’s Foreign Ministry. She was China’s ambassador to the Philippines from 1998 to 2000.

In one of his trips to Beijing, Trillanes reported to the President by phone. The President informed him that he will be on speaker phone so the other Cabinet members can listen in and be guided accordingly. Del Rosario was among them.

But Del Rosario also had his own backdoor negotiator. In one meeting with the President in Malacañang, Del Rosario was asked by Aquino who authorized the trip of Manuel V. Pangilinan to China to talk with the China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) officials.

Pangilinan is chairman and chief executive officer of Philex Mining Corp. that has secured the contract with the government to explore in Reed Bank, an area near Palawan also claimed by China.

Pangilinan apparently had a different account of his trip than what China said he requested of CNOOC. Del Rosario owned up to “sort of encourage Pangilinan to go and open another channel to China through the private sector since the political channel has failed.”

Del Rosario said it was consistent with the President’s directive. It was at this point that he offered, “I serve at the pleasure of the President.”

'Simultaneous' pullout

Days before President Aquino left for London and the United States, Fu Ying was in Washington DC and met with Kurt Campbell, US assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

DFA and Chinese sources said Campbell suggested a simultaneous withdrawal of vessels from Panatag Shoal to de-escalate the tension.

A DFA official said United States Ambassador to Manila Harry Thomas relayed to Del Rosario that Beijing has agreed to a simultaneous withdrawal.

This is the “agreement” Del Rosario said Beijing reneged on. He referred to this agreement in several statements.

A DFA statement attributed to Undersecretary Erlinda Basilio, who was in Italy at that time it was released, explained why there was no ASEAN communiqué in the last meeting of Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Cambodia. The statement read:

“On the reference to ‘duplicity and intimidation,’ the Philippines forged an agreement with a neighboring country for the simultaneous pullout of all vessels inside the shoal, which we undertook in good faith on June 4. Furthermore, the neighboring country agreed to remove its barrier at the entrance of the shoal.

“Yet to this day, the neighboring country has not fulfilled its obligations under the agreement and has maintained its ships inside and outside the shoal, as well as its barrier, in its aim to establish effective control and jurisdiction in the shoal and surrounding waters.”

Chinese sources said what happened in Washington was that Fu Ying told Campbell she would relay the suggestion to Beijing.

Bejing said they would “gradually pull out” of the disputed shoal. “There was never a commitment for a total pullout,” a Chinese source said, explaining, “they have a domestic audience to consider.”

China has always been against the intervention of the US in conflict in Asia and sources said the Chinese officials did not appreciate it that the Americans were negotiating for the Philippines.

First week of June

Based on Thomas’ confirmation, Del Rosario ordered the pullout of Philippine vessels in the middle of the night. By morning, the President was displeased that Del Rosario had made that order. So he called Trillanes to ask the Chinese why their ships remained in the area when the Philippines had already pulled out.

Trillanes was unaware of such an agreement coursed through the US. Following the President’s orders, he called his counterpart in China to follow the Philippine move, since both countries had already agreed on a “simultaneous pullout.”

The Chinese sent word to Aquino, through Trillanes, that they would issue a statement to explain the back-to-port order of their ships, and asked that they be given 48 hours to relay the orders to appropriate agencies in Beijing.

Aquino departed for London and the US, relieved that the tension had de-escalated.

The Philippines said it pulled out its ships to safety because of the bad weather in Scarborough Shoal. China for its part said they will go back to port to re-supply.

But before China could complete the pullout, the DFA issued a statement accusing China of reneging on an agreement. This angered China, which insisted there was no such agreement.

The Pangilinan connection

As questions were being raised over Trillanes’ role as backdoor negotiator, Pangilinan has come out accusing Trillanes of fabricating lies. Trillanes had earlier said Pangilinan had a hand in agitating anti-China sentiments among Filipinos.

Pangilinan and Del Rosario go back a long way. Del Rosario has been involved in companies run by Pangilinan, being director of the Philippine First Pacific Co. (Hong Kong), PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk, the largest food company in Indonesia; Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Philex Mining Corp., Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corp., Manila North Tollways Corp. and ABC Development Corp.

Del Rosario had headed the development of Pacific Plaza Towers, Metro Pacific Corp.'s signature project. He is said to have introduced Pangilinan to the Salim family of Indonesia, which is behind First Pacific.

Pangilinan is chairman and CEO of Philex Mining Corp., which owns 74.79 percent of Philex Petroleum Corp. Philex Petroleum owns 64.45 percent of Forum Energy Plc. (FEP), an oil and gas exploration company incorporated in the United Kingdom with focus on the Philippines.

FEP owns 70 percent of the Service Contract 72, a seven-year exploration contact in the Reed Bank awarded by the Philippine government in 2010. SC 72 contains the Sampaguita Fields – said to contain large deposits of oil and gas. FEP is committed to dig two wells in Sampaguita by August 2013 under its work program with the government. It is currently looking for foreign partners to invest in the project, including CNOOC. — With Charmaine Deogracias, VERA Files


All-star CRASH pala ito. :bravo:

Pres. Trump's Accomplishments So Far :)

Posted by MarkyCastro (Members) at Feb 23 2017, 02:11 AM. 0 comments

A little levity post here from someone :wink: :
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Trump is actually making America great again.
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Just look at the progress made since the election:

1. Unprecedented levels of ongoing civic engagement.

2. Millions of Americans now know who their state and federal representatives are without having to google.

3. Millions of Americans are exercising more. They're holding signs and marching every week.

4. Alec Baldwin is great again. Everyone's forgotten he's kind of a jerk.

5. The Postal Service is enjoying the influx cash due to stamps purchased by millions of people for letter and postcard campaigns.

6. Likewise, the pharmaceutical industry is enjoying record growth in sales of anti-depressants.

7. Millions of Americans now know how to call their elected officials and know exactly what to say to be effective.

8. Footage of town hall meetings is now entertaining.

9. Tens of millions of people are now correctly spelling words like emoluments, narcissist, fascist, misogynist, holocaust and cognitive dissonance.

10. Everyone knows more about the rise of Hitler than they did last year.

11. Everyone knows more about legislation, branches of power and how checks and balances work.

12. Marginalized groups are experiencing a surge in white allies.

13. White people in record numbers have just learned that racism is not dead. (See #6)

14. White people in record numbers also finally understand that Obamacare IS the Affordable Care Act.

15. Stephen Colbert's "Late Night" finally gained the elusive #1 spot in late night talk shows, and Seth Meyers is finding his footing as today's Jon Stewart.

16. "Mike Pence" has donated millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood since Nov. 9th.

17. Melissa FREAKING McCarthy.

18. Travel ban protesters put $24 million into ACLU coffers in just 48 hours, enabling them to hire 200 more attorneys. Lawyers are now heroes.

19. As people seek veracity in their news sources, respected news outlets are happily reporting a substantial increase in subscriptions, a boon to a struggling industry vital to our democracy.

20. Live streaming court cases and congressional sessions are now as popular as the Kardashians.

21. Massive cleanup of facebook friend lists.

22. People are reading classic literature again.
Sales of George Orwell's "1984" increased by 10,000% after the inauguration. (Yes, that is true. 10,000%. 9th grade Lit teachers all over the country are now rock stars.)

23. More than ever before, Americans are aware that education is important. Like, super important.

24. Now, more than anytime in history, everyone believes that anyone can be President. Seriously, anyone.

*edit* why the downvotes? Am I not doing this right? R U NOT ENTERTAINED?!

*fp edit* Most viral ... WOW, twice in one day, love fake internet points and boobs so ... send boobs!
that seemed to work the first time ;-)

*fp edit 2* I don't do politics, i can barely manage a halve assed meme on imgur so for everybody asking for source, take your pick @ http://www.facebook.com

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Michelle Obama tried for 8 years to get women to exercise. Trump got women all over America up and marching within a month. :wink:
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LESSON of the DAY: Every cloud has a silver lining.

Salaries of Judges

Posted by MarkyCastro (Members) at Feb 22 2017, 05:45 PM. 0 comments

According to the 2015 report of the Commission on Audit on the salaries, allowances, discretionary funds and other benefits received by government officials in 2014, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales received P2.2 million as her salary.

The COA report was sent to President Noynoy Aquino, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate President Franklin Drilon.

It showed that members of the judiciary are some of the highly paid in the government, with millions being alloted to Supreme Court Justices and Constitutional Commissions heads.

However, despite this Aquino even increased their salaries. Forget the nurses & other government employees who Aquino declined to increase their salaries.

According to the report, Justice Presbitero Velasco was the highest paid member of the judiciary, taking home a total of P6.2 million, while Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno received P4.6 million.

Several other Justices also received millions.

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SOURCE: http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/35952/judges-court-employees-protest-tax-increase-on-their-allowances

Justices, judges and court officials are receiving every month a Special Allowance for the Judiciary (SAJ) that is equivalent to 100 percent of their basic monthly salary rate.

The SAJ is funded from legal fees and other collections. RTC judges get a basic salary of P73,000, representation and transportation (RATA) allowance of P20,000, personal economic relief allowance (PERA) of P2,000, extraordinary allowance (EOA) of P10,000 and special allowance for the judiciary (SAJ) of P25,000.

Metropolitan Trial Court Judges get a basic salary of P67,000, RAT allowance of P18,000, PERA of P2,000, EOA of P9,000 and SAJ od P24,000.

For Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) judges, they get P62,000 basic salary, RATA allowance of P17,000, PERA of P2,000, EOA of P7,000 and SAJ of P23,000.

Meanwhile Municipal Trial Court (MTC) judges get P58,000 basic salary , P15,000 RATA allowance, P2,000 PERA, P7,000 EOA and P22,000 SAJ.

In Cebu City, Regional Trial Court judges are receiving P20,0000 each from the Cebu City government and P12,000 from the Cebu provincial government.

MTCC judges and appellate court justices in Cebu City also receive any allowance from the local government unit.

Only Court of Appeals Executive Justice Gabriel Ingles refused to accept an allowance from the LGU, saying he wants to maintain independence “in reality and public perception.”

The grant of allowances by Local Government Units (LGU) is practiced by those that can afford it. But the Supreme Court is reviewing the setup amid questions raised that a stipend would affect judicial independence.

Court employees, on the other hand, are receiving allowances like the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) which amounts to P2,000 to P3,000 every month, clothing allowance (P4,000), Christmas bonus (depends on the rank), and anniversary bonus (P13,000).

Pres. Duterte's Accomplishments So Far

Posted by NickDegilio (Members) at Sep 30 2016, 05:09 PM. 14 comments

President Duterte signs EO No. 3, increasing incentives for qualified soldiers and police.

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Umaabot na sa 97% ang TRUST or APPROVAL rating ni Pres-Elect Duterte, ayun sa pinaka latest na Survey ny TV-5 Wanted sa Radyo anchor by Raffy Tulfo.


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DUTERTE'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
http://www.nowreader.com/2016/09/must-read-55-things-president-duterte.html

Some people are so consumed by their hatred towards Duterte that their eyes are blinded to see the PLAIN TRUTH.

Anyone who cannot appreciate the following developments do not deserve to live in this country. Get out of the Philippines, you have no right to live here - you don't care a bit for this country but only for your own ***damned agendas.

1. The indefinite ceasefire between the MNLF, MILF, CPP NDF and the government (held in Norway)
2. The centralized complaint and action hotlines - 911 and 8888
3. The one stop shop for OFW in POEA which is way better than before
4. The opening of the DAR gates which were closed for 18 years
5. The distribution of the long overdue Hacienda Luisita to the farmers
6. The distribution of the agricultural equipment that were purchased by the previous government but weren't distributed for some political reasons
7. The immediate repatriation of stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia (which if I remember it right, one Kuya was crying when he finally touched base simply because he could now be reunited with his loved ones because those who were sent by the previous government only visited them to have some selfies with them.)
8. The laglag-bala at the airport has finally stopped right after PRRD took office. I personally experienced that worry free moment and noticed that no more luggage are plastic wrapped.
9. The services in the government agencies are much faster and employees have started to treat the people with some respect and even with a smile. The transactions are much better these days.
10. The legit balikbayan boxes are no longer mishandled.
11. The irrigation projects for the farmers have already started nationwide.
12. The almost 700,000 surrenderees who have promised to change their lives.
13. The removal of processing fee on travel tax exemption
14. The re-submission of the 2,000 pesos SSS pension bill
15. The much empowered servicemen who are now willing to serve the country with pride and higher self esteem
16. The servicemen's one in a million dinner opportunity at Malacanang
17. The rounds in all of the defense camps to see what each station needs so that they can give better service to the country
18. The shutdown/closure of some mining companies that destroy the country's natural resources
19. The removal of the fishing pens in the Laguna Lake to give other small fishermen a fair chance to use it for their livelihood
20. The new buses from the airport to many major hubs in nearby cities
21. The one sack rice added to 4Ps cash assistance to our less fortunate fellowmen
22. The salary increase of the servicemen which is bound to happen any moment soon - and the soon to be state of the art equipped hospital for them.
23. The hastened benefits claiming of the family of our fallen men
24. The increased allowance of our Olympics delegates
25. The immediate signing of Freedom of Information
26. The exposés against local executives, police generals, judges and other top officials in government
27.The now better looking cleaner Baclaran, Divisoria and other public places
28. The employment increase and unemployment decrease
29. The exposés against oligarchs who have been evading to pay taxes
30. The lower street crimes because most of the nutters who are more likely to commit the crimes have already surrendered and therefore identified
31. The Mindanao peace process that has resumed again in Malaysia
32. The bilateral talks with China over the WPS dispute
33. The launch of Oplan Tokhang which has more positive results
34. The cooperation and openness of fenced elite subdivisions for Oplan Tokhang as they show support to the war on drugs campaign
35. The billions worth of drugs seized in the operation
36. The closure of so many drug labs all over the country, including the floating shabu laboratories operated by Chinese drug lords
37. The more regulated and SAF-manned BUCOR
38. The no VIP treatment for government officials in airports
39. The ongoing improvements of MRT/LRT service and other major thoroughfares
40. The customs installation of CCTVs all over the place to promote transparency
41. The crackdown of Bilibid drug trade and the expose' of Lielie de Lima
42. DFA is now faster in processing passports.
43. Fixers are now out of sight
44. End of contractualization
45. No more age limit requirements to all job seekers.
46. The closure of online gambling. From 4 thousand outlets during the arroyo admin, to 8 thousand outlets during Aquino admin
47. OEC exemption for OFWs returning to same employer! Finally no need to pay and go through the troublesome process of acquiring OEC.
48. The order to extend passport validity to 10 years
49. The curfew hours for minors.
50. The release of Abu Sayyaf hostages
51. The drivers license validity extension up to five years
52. Karaoke ban after 10:00pm. Peace at last!
53. The cleaning up of LTO and LTFRB
54. The deputation of Badjaos as Bantay Dagat (Wow! What an empowerment to the least of our Filipino brothers)
55. The DAR and BFAR's boat distribution program, feeding fishers for life

Sad to say, the local media is turning a blind eye to these accomplishments and instead is focusing on unfounded EJK accusations. The foreign media on the other hand get their reports from paid and biased journalists. Worst of all, some leaders of the international community including the President of the US, EU and UN swallow the reports hook, line and sinker, handle included. I can't believe that so called dignitaries based their judgments on garbage sources. Get it straight from the Filipino people! Logic is the ability to suspend judgment before proper evaluation, and sadly, these international leaders are grossly wanting. DUTERHEARTS, let us show the world our 16 million strong sentiments. Stop the foreign media from destroying the reputation of our President and in effect, our economy.


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Noy talked about "paninindigan ang binitawan nating salita," said the leader who had done nothing substantial. Bakit hanggang ngayon hindi ka rin nagpapasagasa sa tren kung ganun? T*ran*ado! Too much Xbox that he forgot things that happened in the last six yrs. Paninindigan? Lol! Ang kapal ng mukha ni PNoy! Compare his 6 years accomplishments vs 2 months ni Pres. Duterte! Noynoy eager to see if Du30 will keep promise to solve criminality in 6 months - something he could not solve in 6yrs. I think the "wise" one expects zero crime after six months. Will never happen. New crazies are born everyday. But it can be made difficult to a point of much less significance. Eh ikaw, Noynoy, may ipinakita ka bang paninindigan sa loob ng 6 years? Sa halip, tinulugan mo ang mga problema ng bayan sa loob ng 6yrs.

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Can't help but notice Noynoy is suddenly speaking out after New York Times article pointed that he was root cause of extrajudicial violence.

What the govt is doing to speed up the Internet

Posted by frango (Members) at Sep 23 2016, 05:09 AM. One comment

Poe: Establishing more cell sites is the key to having a faster internet connection.
ME: I don't think so. Fiber optics is the way to go.

Tugade: 1GB free WiFi will be inaugurated in NAIA Terminals 1,2,3, and 4 tomorrow

Duterte's Enemies

Posted by lexdejer (Members) at Sep 21 2016, 12:24 PM. 9 comments

MUST READ:
De Lima, Robredo, Hontiveros Tops the List of “Least Likable” Politicians
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http://www.tartey.com/2016/09/must-read-de-lima-robredo-hontiveros.html#.V9VoqeovyLw.twitter
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Citizen Watch Group Readies Five Administrative Cases Against Risa Hontiveros Over Anti-Marcos Book
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Senator Risa Hontiveros’ act of distributing anti-Marcos book on high school students met serious reaction, after Citizen Watch Group respond with administrative cases.

On Tuesday, CWG legal council Atty. Pacifico Moises said his client is preparing to slap the senator with five administrative cases against the senator.

Moises said, among the charges are grave abuse of authority, political corruption, and oppression. He also said they are finalizing the other two. The lawyer also added that a separate case about Philhealth funds allegedly used by Hontiveros during her campaign period might be filed.

“We believe Sen. Hontiveros action is against her oath as a senator of this country. I think she is gravely abusing her authority. Only the department of Education has the right to distribute books among students, and even privately donated books must seek DepEd’s approval”, Moises said.

Moises also said that Hontiverous has no direct jurisdiction on students, whether in public or private schools.

Hontiveros earlier has distributed the anti-Marcos books among Quezon City high school students, and promised to continue doing so in her six years term as a senator.

Citizen Watch Group is a non-government, non-partisan, and non-religious organization that focus on monitoring social, political, and civil welfare of the Filipino people.

“Although many believed that former president Ferdinand Marcos committed serious crimes during Martial Law, our politicians should leave everything to history and they should not influence the minds of younger generation”, CWG Tomas Bautista said.

“It is a criminal offense against the Filipino people if a politician use his/her position and authority to gain his/her personal satisfaction, and we believe what Sen. Hontiveros doing is purely personal,” Bautista added.

Moises is expected to submit the papers to the Office of the Ombudsman on Monday. By then, Hontiveros camp will only be informed once the cases are filed. /Dave Salamanca – Quezon City

The US Hypocrisy on Human Rights & EJK

Posted by Chas Espiritu (Members) at Sep 18 2016, 04:23 AM. One comment

US: We are concerned about extrajudicial killings of drug suspects.
PHIL: Tell us how an unarmed Michael Brown was brutally killed by police.

US: We strongly urge PH to ensure law enforcement efforts comply with human rights obligations.
PHIL: Tell us more about Alton Sterling.

Obama can talk about killings in the Philippines, yet he's undeniably coming from a nation full of it.
Duterte: Obama & Ban Ki-Moon mum when I raised the killings during PH-US war
https://shar.es/1wFHdx
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The YELLOW Hypocrisy

Posted by Karsie (Admins) at Aug 29 2016, 09:51 PM. 14 comments

De Lima & the LP are crying foul because of what Duterte revealed to the public about De Lima. Nagsalita si SCANDAL QUEEN! Yung ginawa nila kay CJ Corona hindi ba foul din yun? Aquino did the same thing that Duterte is doing now, namely NAMING & SHAMING. De Lima even said she saw nothing wrong with what Aquino was doing. Di ba Aquino Kangaroo Court din yun tapos sasabihin nyong FOUL ngayon? Bakit takot si De Lima na humarap sa Congress kung wala syang tinatago. HMMM? :hmm: Makes me wonder. Gusto lang ni De Lima siya lang ang mag-iimbestiga. Pero pag siya ang iimbestigahan FOUL daw yun. :rolleyes2: Grabeng double standards na yan, senadora.

DE LIMA:
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Wala akong dapat na ipaliwanag, I don’t have to go there (House of Representatives) to prove my innocence, I know that I’m 100% innocent.


Pulling a BINAY? Kung talagang wala kang itinatago na katotohanan bakit ayaw mong humarap sa Kongreso, paano mo nasabi na 100% innocent ka hindi ka pa humaharap sa Kongreso? Puwede na ba ngayon yong sarili mo ang kausap mo at sasabihin mo 100% innocent ka? Ganun din yong mga naka drugs kinakausap nila ang sarili nila.

De Lima, prove to us that you're NOT A HYPOCRIT.

Aba, aba teka lang! Nag-kakalimutan ata. Ano na nangyari dun sa sinabi mong "may konting totoo" doon sa ibinibintang sa iyo ng presidente? Nililito mo naman kami, madam eh. Kung ganon, hindi 100%. Ikaw naman...sige na, kahit yung konting totoo lang, gustong marinig ng bayan.

Mahilig ka magpatawag ng investigation pero bakit ikaw mismo ay ayaw mag-paimbestiga....kung malinis ang iyong pagkatao...wala kang dapat ikatakot or itangging mga tanong or interview kasi yon nga 100% kang innocent... Just for the benefits ng taong bayan madam,,,,harapain mo dahil ibinoto kapa namn ng taong bayan upang maloklok sa Senado..Ayaw niya sigurong sumipot kasi baka makagawa siya ng perjury.


People Appreciating the President

Posted by NickDegilio (Members) at Aug 29 2016, 06:03 AM. 3 comments

This was posted in Reddit by an American:

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I agree with his (Duterte's) policies as well. A no bullsh*t guy is what it takes when a country is in the sh*t it's in. I may not be Filipino, but I have stayed over 2 months worth of visits there in Leyte. I have learned that in the major cities, children are taken from their families to become beggars for the mafia there. I have seen children lying naked on the street with so much dried shit on their ass that I don't even think they can go to the bathroom anymore, then a few blocks away I saw huge houses and fancy cars. I have never seen such a contrast of wealth to poverty. The system that created this needs to be wiped out no matter how harsh it has to be. There is no time for a leader that wants to take it slow with small incremental changes that end up only helping the rich get richer. You only get one Duterte in a lifetime. You don't have to be a Filipino to see these things. It's a human thing. For the Philippines, it's not time for politics. It's time for social justice.

I will explain a little more. My wife is Filipina. We met each other in NY 6 years ago and I have not only learned from going there, she schooled me on so much about Filipinos in general. I have seen the struggles and heard of the corruption first hand. I wept after Yolanda. I stayed up all night helping many people over here understand what was happening. I managed to get in contact with somebody in Maasin who I paid to drive to baybay to deliver messages and to find out information so I could pass it to the ones in America. I have a deep love for the Philippines. It hurt so bad to see the government to close to nothing after the storm. Duterte was there like a first responder.

My wife gets angry with me because I refuse to stay in hotels there. I love to be close to the family and around the neighborhood. I see what dynasties have done to the Phillipines and it saddens me. I know the plight. I know that Duterte is not a God but he is the best hope for your country. He has his bad ways, but he won't back down from crime and corruption. He can't be bought. I sense much fear in the politicians attending. They know change is coming for them. They know their greedy ways will have 0 tolerance.



Another Reddit post got my attention related to the president. The thread was started with this original post:

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So Duterte showed up at my lola's funeral. Got to shake his hand (firm handshake). Seemed down to earth. Good first impression.
I did snap him hugging some girl with the quote "dapat mauna ang mayor" hehe
Anyway, I'm a cynic in regards to anything Duterte. (Im from ADMU for God's sakes) But 2 days before his inauguration he finds the time to visit my lola and give her some obligatory flowers. I get why people love him so much. Especially here in Davao.


These were the funeral pictures taken with the grieving family & the president:

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I hope the family won't be offended for sharing these pictures. I will take them down if the family say so.

The original poster continued with this:

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Our families have a history. I would be willing to share our relationship with the Dutertes and what we've gone through with them if you're interested.
My mother and lolo (both from Davao) are actually pro-Roxas.
This is not just for PR. I actually met him. Shook his hands. He looked sincere.
The flowers he gave didn't say "from pres. Duterte, or Mayor Duterte" no titles. Just Rody Duterte.
I've seen Binay too, and trust me the "air" around these two men are different.
I wouldn't have posted this if I thought that this was for pure PR. Choose what you believe in though.


Some responses to the OP:

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Finally something good about him. I'm not a fan of his, but it's refreshing to read these kinds of things about him.


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Condolence OP (original poster).
An ex-officemate of mine also had the same experience. Du30 also attended her grandparent's funeral (I think they were a prominent Chinese family in Davao, but still..) To think he made the effort and gave time even tho it was during the peak of campaigning period.


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He's a pretty great guy, I met him as well during my grandfathers funeral, he even brought flowers, although I was still 10 or 11 years old then. That's why I always get disappointed every time he does/says idiotic stuff.

The Smoke Around De Lima

Posted by NickDegilio (Members) at Aug 29 2016, 04:02 AM. 2 comments

There is a saying, "When there is smoke, there is fire." That certainly is the case with De Lima with regards to the allegations of her involvement with some drug lords inside Bilibid Prison. She says the accusations are not true, but there's no smoke without fire. Her coziness with a few inmate drug lords certainly reinforces the accusations or allegations. Consider the following:

1. De Lima is allegedly "NINANG" of DRUG LORD JAYBEE SEBASTIAN?
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Ayon sa report ng People's Television Network, sinabi ni Sandra Cam na mag-ninang diumano si drug lord Jaybee Sebastian at si Senator Leila De Lima. Kaya raw malakas si Jaybee Sebastian sa senadora ay dahil sa pagiging mag-ninang ng dalawa. Ito ba ang rason kung bakit noong ni-raid ang NBP ay hindi isinama si Jaybee Sebastian sa mga grupo ng high profile inmates na nilipat sa National Bureau of Investigation Compound? Matatandaang may mga inmates na nagreklamo kung bakit hindi isinama sa mga ginalugad ang kubol ni Jaybee Sebastian.

Dagdag pa ni Cam, linggo-linggo raw nag lalabas-pasok si Ronnie Palisoc Dayan sa New Bilibid Prison (NBP) para maka-kolekta ng drug money mula sa mga drug lords na nakapiit sa NBP. Si Ronnie Palisoc Dayan ang itinuturong driver/lover ng senadora.

Hindi na rin raw muna maglalabas ng iba pang karagdagang impormasyon si Cam at ipapaubaya niya na ang ibang rebelasyon sa President. Sabi ni Cam, na kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na ang impormasyon kung paano hinahati ang drug money at kung sino-sino ang mga nakikinabang dito.

Bago pa man ang mga pangyayaring ito, may mga usap-usapan na taga-protekta si De Lima ng ilang mga drug lords sa Muntinlupa. Si De Lima rin ang itinuturong dahilan ng iba kung bakit lumaganap ang droga sa NBP. Dumating pa nga sa puntong binalak nila Solicitor General Jose Calida, Justice Secretary Vitallano Aguirre at House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez na imbestigahan ang senadora.


A netizen posted this on Facebook:
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Si Jaybee Sebastian ang kilalang hari ng Bilibid. Bukod sa pagiging Godfather (kahit mga pulitikong nakukulong dyan ginagalang sya), me celebrity swagger din ito. Hindi nahihiya sabihin na Kidnapper sya dati at highjacker pa. Nung nagraid si De Lima sa Bilibid at posing posing sa camera, takang taka ako kung bakit ni footage ng pagbaklas sa kubol ni Jaybee wala. Ni litrato na pinosasan sya at nilipat sa NBI wala rin. Eh si De Lima pa naman hilig magposing posing..... Tapos me lumabas sa isang documentary na me picture pala si De Lima kasama si Jaybee. Malamang kinuha ito sa kanyang opisina. Ahhhhhhh kaya pala hindi pinitik man lang si Sebastian. Close pala kasi sila ni De Lima.


From GMA NEWS:
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Calida releases De Lima photo with suspected drug lord; De Lima cries demolition job
FROM: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/574623/news/nation/calida-releases-de-lima-photo-with-suspected-drug-lord-de-lima-cries-demolition-job

Solicitor General Jose Calida on Thursday cast doubt over Senator Leila De Lima's reputation after releasing a photo showing her with Jaybee Sebastian, a suspected drug lord operating inside the New Bilibid Prison.

The photo was allegedly taken inside Sebastian's kubol (makeshift dwelling), according to a report of GMA News' Mariz Umali on "24 Oras" on Thursday.

"She looks good in the picture. What was she doing in the mansion of Jaybee Sebastian? Calida said. "And there are many other photos. Ito pa lang ang teaser."

De Lima denounced insinuations linking her to Sebastian or "to any other convicted or suspected drug lord or operator now or in the past."

“I categorically deny any insinuation of me extending any protection or accommodation to any criminal," the senator said in a statement.

"My personal and professional records would belie all accusations hurled against me, which are obviously intended to malign my good name and reputation and to undermine the performance of my lawful duties as a senator,” she added.


Ayon kay whistleblower Sandra Cam:
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...ilan lamang sa pinagkukunan ng drug money ni Dayan ay sina Jaybee Sebastian at Peter Co. Ayon kay Cam, malakas si Sebastian kay De Lima, dahil mismong ang naturang commando gang leader ang nagsabi na ninang niya si De Lima. Katunayan, noong inilipat sa NBI ang mga high-profile inmates, hindi kasama si Sebastian sa nailipat.
Source: DWIZ, www.socialnewsph.com


2. Feasting with Bilibid CHINESE drug lords
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Food for the gods: De Lima had a feast inside Bilibid Prison with Chinese drug lords
Source: http://politics.com.ph/food-lords-de-lima-feast-inside-bilibid-prison-chinese-drug-lords/

President Rodrigo Duterte has a video tape which would prove then Justice Secretary Leila de Lima’s cozy ties with drug lords inside the New Bilibid Prison.

“She was on the tape. She could not have allowed those things to happen for nothing. You must be kidding. We were awash with shabu at that time. Everyone was using it and they were enjoying the trappings of a wealthy man,” said Duterte in an ambush interview.

Duterte alluded to de Lima as having a bacchanalian feast every time she visits her chummy Chinese drug lords inside the maximum security prison.

“Pinakamaganda pa kasi maraming Intsik diyan na nakulong eh. One of the best putahe nandiyan na ‘yan sa loob ng Muntinlupa,” said Duterte.

A Politiko source said that chefs from Chinese restaurants were regularly brought in the New Bilibid Prison to prepare a banquet whenever de Lima paid a visit to the drug lords.

“What is really sad for this country: Here is a woman, posturing to be a crusader for good government. But because hindi niya mapigilan ang immorality niya….sabagay to the credit of De Lima, she’s legally annulled. Kagaya ko rin sa asawa ko. Pareho kaming dalawa. Annulled. Sabagay dalaga siya. But her sex escapades led her to commit several serious violations of law,” said Duterte.
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Dear Foreign/Local Media, CHR, the U.N. & Bleeding Hearts

Posted by Karsie (Admins) at Aug 28 2016, 06:28 AM. 21 comments

THE REAL KILL LIST
by MJ Quiambao Reyes.
August 25 at 5:54pm

Dear Foreign & Local Media, United Nations, & Hyper-Human Rights Groups,

I am a Filipino--and I detest the sensationalizing of news reports and massive disinformation against our new government and its war against drugs.

I am a Filipino--and I am grieving for the senseless killings of the innocent and real victims of these drug pushers and users.

I am grieving as well for the few others who died needlessly in this war against drugs (i.e police officers, innocent bystanders, others).

And yes, I am also grieving for the drug lords and drug pushers who died. I am grieving not because they got killed--but because they deserve a long and painful death, not a quick and easy one!

Please don't let me grieve even more by defending the drug lords & drug pushers to high heavens while forgetting the welfare of the millions of law abiding citizens in the process.

Please do not let me grieve even more by maliciously attributing each and every death on that so-called 'kill list' to the war against drugs when some of them are completely random while several others were likely perpetrated by the drug lords and drug protectors themselves. (I will not be surprised if a number of those vigilante killings were 'sponsored' by people or groups who badly want to destabilize the new government.)
If you care enough to check the real situation, thousands of senseless killings in our country has proliferated during the previous admin and long before Duterte came in. Back then, the victims where journalists, businessmen, and mostly law abiding citizens. The perpetrators: criminals who are mostly under the influence of drugs.

It is unfortunate how in that 'kill list' and in several news articles, it is now the known drug lords and drug pushers killed in legitimate police operations (after they fought back and resisted arrest) who are being considered as the 'poor victims' of human rights violation. I can only cry and shake my head in disbelief!
For the life of me, can you also give importance and extend some real concern for 'humanity'?

We have 800,000 +/- (and counting!) out of the current 3.7M drug pushers & drug users who have already surrendered. Yes, that's 800,000 +/- who were NOT KILLED or summarily executed! They are in dire need now of:

a) Rehabilitation
b) Livelihood

Also, for once, can you extend a little sympathy for the poor (and real!) victims of so-called 'victims of human rights violation'? Those who were raped, robbed, and killed by those who were under the influence of drugs.

The FAILURES of DAANG MATUWID

Posted by Merville (Members) at Aug 11 2016, 10:17 PM. 8 comments

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Customs in bad shape after Lina dropped ball
posted August 01, 2016
by Rey E. Requejo (The Manila Standard)

FORMER commissioner Alberto Lina has left the Bureau of Customs in bad shape, failing to hit any of its revenue targets for the six months of the year, records show.

All ports under the bureau’s supervision were also unable to hit their respective goals in April and May this year.

For the first half of the year, the bureau collected only P190.27 billion out of its P238.32-billion target, for a P48.05-billion shortfall.

Weeks before Lina stepped out of office, then incoming President Rodrigo Duterte identified the bureau as among the three most corrupt agencies in the government, along with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Land Transportation Office.

Last month, President Duterte ordered new Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon to rid the agency of corrupt officials and personnel.

“I already have the raw information but I still have to validate it... I hope Faeldon would do his thing and stop corruption in Customs,” the President said, adding that unscrupulous Customs officials and employees have “long lived in luxury.”

In April, the bureau posted a deficit of P8.47 billion, with import duties and taxes collected reaching only P32.45 billion as against the monthly target of P40.92 billion.

The Port of Manila posted the highest shortfall at P2.36 billion, followed by the Manila International Container Port at P1.77 billion; Port of Limay at P1.36 billion; Ninoy Aquino International Airport at P762.7 million; and Batangas at P500.6 million.

The same collection downtrend was registered in May after the BOC’s top ports again suffered huge collection deficits, contributing to the agency’s P8.83-billion shortfall for the month.

The Port of Manila again suffered the biggest deficit at P2.03 billion followed by MICP at P1.74 billion; Batangas at P1.37 billion; NAIA at P1.01 billion; and Limay at P825 million.

Collections from the five ports account for close to 85 percent of the monthly revenues of the BOC, the government’s second largest revenue-generating agency.

Aside from the top five ports, collections were also down in other ports across the country—San Fernando by P520.5 million; Legaspi by P73.1 million; Iloilo by P274 million; Cebu by P621.2 million; Tacloban by P70.3 million; Surigao by P8.6 million; Cagayan de Oro by P808.6 million; Davao by P1.23 billion; Subic by P2.13 billion; Clark by P38.4 million; and Aparri by P252.3 million.

The Port of Zamboanga was the lone port to exceed its target of P84.6 million, with collections reaching P109.4 million for the first six months of the year.

With the agency’s whopping shortfall, Duterte said Faeldon has a lot of work to do to reverse the downtrend in the revenue collection for the rest of the year, in particular in undertaking a no-nonsense campaign against smuggling of commodities, including agricultural products. Rey E. Requejo

Earlier, agricultural groups said the volume of smuggled agricultural produce like onions, garlic and carrots surged last year, resulting in about P3.7 billion in revenue losses for the government.

Citing discrepancies between United Nations data of countries reporting shipments bound for the Philippines and local agency’s monitoring of inbound cargo, agriculture stakeholders said smuggled onions alone may have ballooned sixfold.

Data from the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database showed that China, India, The Netherlands, the United States and Hong Kong shipped a total of 49.3 million kilos of onions but the Philippine government counted only about 31 million kilos.

The difference of 18.3 million kilos could only mean the rest was brought in illegally, said the Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag), an umbrella organization of agricultural stakeholders.

The UN data also showed China sent 138 million kilos of garlic in 2015, but the Philippines monitored only 23.6 million kilos—a difference of 114.4 million kilos.

Na-karma siguro dahil pati yung mga door-to-door care package/balikbayan boxes natin gustong pakialaman. :no: :sopbox: :batok:

Duterte's WAR on DRUGS

Posted by frango (Members) at Aug 8 2016, 12:14 AM. 11 comments

According to U.N. data, in 2013 Filipinos spent Php 394.8 BILLION on illegal drugs...or Php 3,948 for every person......poverty much? Mayaman nga ang PILIPINAS.

When barangay capt., police, judges, councilors, mayors and governors are narco people, who can we trust & turn to? Honestly?! ONLY Duterte & BATO! While, advocates of human rights expectantly cry foul, the majority of the public support President Duterte.

Pres.Duterte cancels firearms permits of officials allegedly involved in illegal drugs; orders them to surrender them in 24 hrs to PNP.

One of Leni's campaign donors includes an alleged drug lord...hmm :hmm:
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BALWARTE NG LIBERAL PARTY ANG MOST SHABULIZED?!!! TRUE ba ito?
This is Aquino governance. EPIC FAIL!
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Nagsalita ang mga pulpolitikong walang kaibigang drug lord. Biro mo Sec. of Justice ka pero di mo alam na nakikipag-selfie ka sa isang alleged drug lord? You mean she's the last one to know? WEH! Di nga.

Ito balwarte pa ni Aquino:


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This HI-tech drug factory na tinuturing na pinaka-malaking shabu laboratory sa Pinas na nagkakahalaga ng Php 3 BILLION na kagamitan it's hard to believe Pay-not did not know about it. Is he that clueless or so NOT IN CONTROL of what's going on inside our country? I've read a blog that accuses Pay-not of being the main protector of the drug syndicates or drug lords.

Anti-Discrimination in Employment Now a Law

Posted by Karsie (Admins) at Aug 7 2016, 05:52 AM. 2 comments

Sa Davao, si Duterte ang nagpatupad ng Anti-Discrimination Ordinance. Bawal i-discriminate ang Muslim, Kristiyano, Lumad, bakla, lesbian, transsexual, may kapansanan, ordinaryong mamamayan at kahit sino man.

Finally there is a law: No more AGE DISCRIMINATION in the workplace!

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Age discrimination in employment banned
By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star)
Updated August 2, 2016 - 12:00am
FROM: http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/08/02/1609212/age-discrimination-employment-banned

MANILA, Philippines - Age does not matter – in love and in employment.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) sees more not-so-young but experienced workers getting hired in the near future, with the lapsing into law of a legislative measure prohibiting age discrimination in the hiring of workers.

Labor Undersecretary Joel Maglungsod said Republic Act 10911, which penalizes employers who refuse to hire workers because of their advanced age, is a positive development for the labor sector.

“The intent of the law is positive because it promotes hiring of those who are still productive despite their age. The DOLE supports this law because it allows people to have a source of income and provide for their and their families’ needs,” Maglungsod explained.

Once the law becomes effective on Aug. 16, Maglungsod said the DOLE would be obliged to require employers to abide by the new regulation.

Maglungsod ruled out a possible decline in the country’s productivity with the hiring of older workers.

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He admitted most employers prefer to hire young workers – even if skills are more important than age.

Dominique Tutay, DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment director, also said age does not really matter and that there are employers who hire senior citizens based on the requirements of their companies.

“Age is not really a barrier in employment, it is how you present yourselves to the employers if you will be hired or not,” Tutay pointed out.

RA 10911 lapsed into law recently because it was not signed by former president Benigno Aquino III after it was approved by Congress.

Under the new law, it shall be unlawful for an employer to require declaration of age in application process or decline any employment application because of age.

Under RA 10911, it is also unlawful for employers to lay off workers because of old age or to set an age limit in employment.

Violators face fines of P50,000 to P500,000 and imprisonment of three months to two years.


I don't really know why PN0Y didn't sign this into law. He must not like senior citizens that much.

Lowering the Age of Criminal Liability

Posted by Karsie (Admins) at Jul 30 2016, 04:42 PM. 0 comments

The Duterte administration is proposing the lowering of the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9, which they say is higher than those set in the US and Singapore, which is 7. There are reports that criminal gangs are using children to peddle illegal drugs. Sen. Francis Pangilinan raised the age of criminal responsibility to 15 when the amendments to the Juvenile Justice System and Welfare Act were being tackled in 2013. This time, Cong. Alvarez filed a bill aimed at amending the “Pangilinan Law” to bring back the age of criminal responsibility to nine. Are you in favor of this proposal?

A child will usually be considered to have “discernment” between the ages of 8 and 10.

In other countries, the age of criminal responsibility are:

England and Wales - 10
Northern Ireland - 10
Bangladesh- 7
India - 7
Myanmar - 7
Nigeria - 7
Pakistan - 7
South Africa - 7
Sudan - 7
Tanzania - 7
Thailand - 7
United States - 7 (Age is determined by state, minimum age is 7 in most states under common law)
Indonesia - 8
Kenya - 8
UK (Scotland) - 8
Ethiopia - 9
Iran - 9 (Age 9 for girls, 15 for boys)
Nepal - 10
Ukraine - 10

For OTHERS, refer to this list:
http://zimmer.csufresno.edu/~haralds/LECTURENOTES/crim109/lec11juvyjust.htm

I think the age of Criminal Responsibility should be determined by emotional, mental, intellectual maturity and that it not be set too low.

Duterte's Freedom of Information Executive Order

Posted by VeePee (Members) at Jul 23 2016, 06:04 PM. One comment

It took a new president (Duterte) to implement immediately Freedom of Information via an EO (Executive Order) even only for the Executive branch of the govt. It is a giant step nonetheless towards making govt transparent. Congress & the Senate need to get their act together to work on a FOI bill that will apply to all branches of govt without further delay. It is refreshing though that Duterte fulfilled his promise of its application in no time at all, no ifs, ands or buts. PN*y was too busy being vindictive and all that talk of us being his boss is utter hot air or "bola". So many bought that crap hook, line and sinker. Are we that naive or gullible? Do we have "sucker" written all over our face?

Here is the EO on the FOI page 1-4.
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Here is the EO on the FOI . page 5-6.
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Freedom of information Procedure has 5 steps.
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Ilabas na ang papers ng DAP!

Primer: Know your Rights

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Election Cheating Allegations

Posted by riamolina (Members) at Jul 22 2016, 01:01 AM. 9 comments

Ellen Tordesillas wrote the following in her article "Questions remain about some senator winners in May election" related to election cheating:

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Missing from the Senate rosters are Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III, who had never lost a senatorial contest in his 18-year political career except the last one, and Teofisto “TJ” Guingona III. Osmeña ran as independent and Guingona was with the Liberal party ticket.
Guingona’s loss was not surprising because in the pre-election surveys he was already struggling to be in the Magic 12. In fact, in the May 3, survey of Social Weather Station, a week before Election Day, he was number 14.

It was Osmeña’s loss that was unbelievable.

In all the SWS pre-election surveys, Osmeña was in the top six. He was number six in the May 3 SWS survey.

Surveys of course are different from Election day votes but the credible ones like SWS are snapshots of realities on the ground.
Since elections in the country became automated in 2010, we are told that cheating has been completely eliminated and the only means of distorting the people’s will is through vote buying. Indeed, vote buying has reached dizzying levels in the last election. In some areas where election was hotly contested, the cost reached P7,000 per voter.


I think I remember Teddy Locsin posting on Twitter about Guingona - nilaglag daw siya ng LP? Sorry, Ted, if that was not you. I could be thinking of somebody else. Also, I think I also read that Osmeña was aware of the massive election cheating that went on but he said he is not going to waste his time filing an election protest.

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But automation gave rise to another rumored racket by unscrupulous Comelec personnel through a pre-loaded election results of the Secure Digital (SD) card. Allegedly the asking price runs to six figures.

Difficult to believe but we were shown an analysis of vote manipulation in the 2016 Senate Election done by Reform Philippines Coalition and the coincidences are hard to ignore. The percentage of the increase of senatorial candidates who paid was almost the same – in the range of 6.6 percent with one getting the highest boost of 10.4 percent.

There was talk that an administration stalwart had to complain to Malacanang when it looked like that he would be pushed down.
Two of those who allegedly paid did not make it. The pre-loaded figures were not enough to put them in the wining circle.

There’s no question about the electoral victory of President Rodrigo Duterte. He was too far ahead; no SD card operation could have pulled him down.

However, it’s a different case in the vice-presidential contest. The Liberal party’s Leni Robredo won the vice presidential contest by only 260,000 votes. It’s good that Ferdinand”Bongbong” Marcos Jr. filed an election protest. Maybe some of the questions about the senatorial contest would also be answered.


Claiming the West Philippine Sea Islands & Shoals

Posted by justin.kredible (Admins) at Jul 19 2016, 04:42 PM. 4 comments

Solicitor General Calida said Palace is preparing for diplomatic negotiations with China on West Philippine Sea. During the time the U.S. was operating 2 bases in the Philippines (Subic & Clark) the Americans used Scarborough Shoal (aka Bajo de Masinloc) as a target and bombing range. And they paid the Philippines for their use.

The Chinese govt should be reminded of the Chinese proverb that goes “Those who bully the weak are cowards before the strong.” Beijing’s commie bullies use military might to expel unarmed Filipinos from their centuries-long Scarborough Shoal fishing grounds. Yet they ran away from the strength of the Philippine case at the UN International Tribunal on Law of the Sea. Chinese officials must also be reminded of this speech:

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What the hell was Trillanes doing in China? Why did PN*y ask him to negotiate on his behalf? Didn't Trillanes make 16 visits to China? Kind of SUSPICIOUS. DU30 will know the answer soon.
 

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