Sunday, March 19, 2017
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III during an interview on Sunday said there is a big chance that Vice President Leni Robredo will be impeached by the House of Representatives.
"This has a chance of passing the [House of Representatives], malaki ang tsansa," Pimentel said in an interview over radio dzBB.
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said last Friday that he was studying the possibility of filing an impeachment complaint against Robredo for "betrayal of public trust."
Pimentel said an impeachment complaint needs only at least 100 votes of House members and Alvarez has the solid support of at least 230 congressmen.
"'Pag ginamit ang imagination sa political, kung si Speaker Alvarez ang magli-lead [ng impeachment laban kay Robredo], ilan ang followers niyan? Two hundred thirty. So 100 ang kailangan doon na suportahan siya doon, so lulusot iyon," the Senate president said.
Pimentel declined to comment on the possible grounds for Robredo's impeachment, saying senators should not comment on the form and substance of the complaint because they will sit as impeachment judges.
If the impeachment complaint is filed against Robredo and it passes the House of Representatives, it will be transmitted to the Senate whose members will sit as judges during the impeachment trial.
Pimentel, as Senate president, will preside over the impeachment trial.
"Pagdating sa possible impeachment ni VP Robredo mabuti pa kaming mga senador, no comment kasi nga sa aking political assessment may chance talaga na lumusot iyan, given the number," he added.
On Saturday, Solicitor General Jose Calida said that Robredo should be impeached because her "palit-ulo" video statement played during a United Nations (UN) forum was "treasonous."
Calida said his office was willing to provide help to Alvarez in pursuing Robredo's impeachment.
Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing also revealed on Saturday that a group of volunteer lawyers are building an impeachment case against Robredo for "economic sabotage" for her "unverified statements in the international community intended to discredit the Duterte administration in its anti-illegal drugs."
On Friday, Alvarez also accused Robredo of being involved in moves to oust President Rodrigo Duterte.
source GMA News
Monday, March 6, 2017
Malacanang complains that the US television series "Madam Secretary" has put the Philippine President in bad light by portraying him as a pervert. On the trailer of Madam Secretary's season 3 episode 15, with the title "Break in Diplomacy," the new Filipino president was shown as a character "who crosses the line" by making inappropriate advances towards the female lead character, US Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord.
The trailer was shown in Youtube with the title "Elizabeth is shocked when the Philippines’ unconventional new president, Datu Andrada (played by Joel de la Fuente), makes a pass at her during their meeting to discuss his refusal to participate in an Asia-Pacific territory treaty."
The Philippine embassy in Washington already sent a letter to the CBS Corporation, in "protest" of the character and to urgently call for "the necessary corrective actions."
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella denounced the President’s portrayal.
“I think they are confusing their images. I think they are projecting something that they really would like to say about their own situation. Really, I think they should use a fictional US President,” Abella, in an apparent dig at President Donald Trump, said in a Palace briefing,
Asked if Malacañang finds the portrayal “insulting,” the Palace official said, “Well, they engage in something that they would like to…It’s their business, it’s their craft. You cannot deny them their craft—their taste perhaps.”
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Saturday, February 25, 2017
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Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Vice President Leni Robredo and their supporters which about 1,000 attended the 31st anniversary of Edsa People Power Revolution on Saturday. They named their protest rally the “Power of We” it was organized by different Yellow groups they said that they are against the “climate of fear” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.
Meanwhile, about 1 million Duterte supporters participated at the "People's Support for Duterte's war against illegal drugs, poverty, and corruption" vigil at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila. Groups marched from Intramuros carrying pro-Federalism streamers and, at the venue, shirts saying "No to Drugs, Yes to Federalism" were being printed.
Activities on the Pro-Duterte rally started about 4 p.m. and at 5 p.m., soprano Myramae Meneses sang the national anthem. Meneses did the same during Duterte's kick off rally on February 9 in Tondo, Manila. Performers included singers Robert Seña, Isay Alvarez, and RJ Jacinto as well as internet sensation Moymoy Palaboy.
PANOORIN: Mensahe ni VP Robredo sa mga dumalo sa kilos-protesta sa People Power Monument. #EDSA31 | @jeffreyhernaez pic.twitter.com/kC2dlqgVs0— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) February 25, 2017
WATCH: Justice Secretary Aguirre explains the importance of Quirino Grandstand gathering. | via @arianne_merez pic.twitter.com/Bz7lbNHBtI— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) February 25, 2017
Dating Pangulong Noynoy Aquino, dumating na sa People Power Monument. #EDSA31 | via @jeffreyhernaez pic.twitter.com/s3DLXlWGqx— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) February 25, 2017
NOW: Organizers at Duterte rally claim that Luneta crowd now at 800,000 | @jovicyeeINQ pic.twitter.com/BiUDiVPhaA— Inquirer (@inquirerdotnet) February 25, 2017
People's Support for Duterte's war against illegal drugs, poverty, and corruption" RALLY at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.
Supporters ni Pang. Duterte nagtipon tipon sa Luneta pra magpakita ng supporta sa knyang laban kontra Droga, katiwalian at kahirapan pic.twitter.com/r8yg5lHqWx— jenny dongon (@jcdongon) February 25, 2017
Pro-Duterte Vigil/rally sa Luneta, nagsimula na pic.twitter.com/n5zfPG8Qki— jenny dongon (@jcdongon) February 25, 2017
Bituin Escalante, pinangunahan ang pag-awit ng "Bayan Ko". #EDSA31 | via @jeffreyhernaez pic.twitter.com/wJqGe50lhe— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) February 25, 2017
PANOORIN: Pag-awit ng "Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo", pinagunahan ni Jim Paredes. #EDSA31 | via @jeffreyhernaez pic.twitter.com/shtdRj8Pyx— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) February 25, 2017
Sec. Martin Andanar sa pro-Duterte event sa Quirino Grandstand: Ito ang tunay na People Power. | @michael_delizo pic.twitter.com/7ZYV5YuG9P— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) February 25, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Senator Leila de Lima, was arrested Friday morning for having abetted the illegal drug trade in the New Bilibid Prison when she was justice secretary from 2010 to 2015. Arresting officers arrived in front of her Senate office early in the morning (8:00 AM Manila time).
"I will go with them voluntarily," de Lima told reporters. "It is my honor to be jailed for what I am fighting for," she added. "If they think that by jailing me, I will turn my back on my principles, they are mistaken. Instead, they have encouraged me more to pursue truth and justice," de Lima said in a statement.
She's accused of receiving payoffs from convicted drug lords who were able to continue their illegal operations from behind bars while she was justice secretary. The prison facility is managed by the Bureau of Corrections, an arm of the Department of Justice.
TINGNAN: Sitwasyon sa Muntinlupa RTC matapos dumating ang convoy ni Sen. Leila de Lima— DZMM TeleRadyo (@DZMMTeleRadyo) February 24, 2017
LIVE: https://t.co/gDNrrbdvHp pic.twitter.com/BEAmVD6mPO
WATCH: CIDG-NCR personnel prepare to leave Camp Crame to provide security escort to Sen Leila de Lima. | via @maan_macapagal pic.twitter.com/3yKKWHpm3h— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) February 23, 2017
Judge Juanita Guerrero of the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branch 204 issued the arrest warrants for De Lima and her co-accused, former Bureau of Corrections officer-in-charge Rafael Ragos and her former driver-bodyguard Ronnie Dayan for one of the three drug trafficking cases filed by the Department of Justice in relation to her alleged participation in the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prison.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II welcomed the development, saying in a television interview that the arrest order was "expected because we filed a strong case."
Citing Ragos' affidavit, the DOJ alleged that De Lima received around P10 million from drug payoffs from November 2012 to January 2013. Ragos said he delivered, along with aide Jovencio Ablen Jr., the money to De Lima's house in Parañaque City.
"In December 2012, he (Ragos) received a call to deliver a plastic bag containing money from (convict) Peter Co to Dayan. The bag was left on his bedside at the BuCor quarters. He and Ablen went to the house of De Lima, where he handed the bag to Dayan," the DOJ said in a joint resolution.
"On four occasions in January 2013, he received P1.7 million from Ablen broken down as follows: P1 million, P300,000 and two P200,000, all of which came from inmates. He delivered the money to Dayan at De Lima's house," it added.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Here's the reaction of Senador Leila de Lima on Senate Caucus regarding her arrest warrant, in an interview with Kabayan Noli de Castro on DZMM teleradyo:
De Lima: Ngayon ko pa lang nalaman nang mabasa ko sa dyaryo. Wala pang notice sa atin tungkol sa caucus.
De Lima sa 3 kasong isinampa sa kanya: Natatawa ako sa charges na yan. Para sa akin, it so surreal and unbelievable.
De Lima: Kung kanino man mapunta itong kaso, pag-aralan muna nila 'yan.
De Lima: Kailangan na makumbinsido ang judge, na dapat may jurisdiction at may probable cause. Yan ang nire-raise ng aking mga abogado.
De Lima: Mariin kong tinatanggi ang mga sinasabi nila sa akin.
De Lima: 'Yung mga tunay na dawit sa illegal drug trade ay hindi kinasuhan ng DOJ. Pilit na pilit ang mga alegasyon nila sa akin.
De Lima: Ang gusto muna namin ay ma-dismiss ang mga kaso na ito sa RTC.
De Lima: Ang may jurisdiction dito ay ang Ombudsman at ang Sandiganbayan.
De Lima: Wala po akong kino-commit na acts of persecution.
De Lima: Hinding hindi ko inabuso ang aking kapangyarihan kaya I don't deserve this.
De Lima: Walang basehan ang kanilang kaso.
De Lima: Hinding hindi ako magtatago. Hinding hindi ako tatakas dahil malinis po ang aking konsensya.
De Lima: Huwag naman silang ganyan na masyadong nanggigipit. Alam nila 'yan na ang mga sinampang kaso sa akin ay gawa-gawa lamang.
De Lima sa planong pagpapalaya kay Napoles: Isang kahibangan na naman iyan ng administrasyong ito.
De Lima: Hindi natin alam kung ano ang hidden agenda ng administrasyong ito sa pagpapakawala kay Napoles.
De Lima: Gagamitin na naman siya (Napoles) sa pang iipit ng ibang tao. Maaaring gamitin siya para ako ay ipitin din.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo called his critics “trolls” and said that she has no time to waste for them.
“I have no message for the trolls because I think it’s a lost cause. It’s a lost cause in the sense that they don’t know me, but they have already made a judgment,” she said in a television interview. When she was asked on GMA News TV to give a message to her critics, the Vice President said there was no point in trying to reach out to those who had closed their minds about her.
Their judgment is not coming from people who know me personally. Perhaps I can give a message to those who have open minds, but most of them have closed their minds, so there’s no point in wasting time on them,” Robredo said.
“Those with open minds are the ones whose comments matter to us, because it allows us to look at ourselves when we commit mistakes,” she said. “It’s also not right to keep getting praise when we are doing wrong,” she continued.
Just Recently, a blogger accused her of living a life of luxury after she had a photo taken with her “personal yoga trainer.” Robredo has shrugged off her online critics, saying she has not even read Uson’s blog. “I would have to admit that I have not read her blog and I don’t intend to read it,” she said at an Inquirer forum in December.