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Alleged destab plot came from hacked email account of an LP senator’s staff – Sen. Aquino

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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MANILA, Philippines — Liberal Party senators revealed that several email accounts of their staff have been hacked.

They were, in particular, the staff of LP president Kiko Pangilinan and Senator Bam Aquino.

According to Senator Aquino, four hacking incidents happened when their email address was used to send falsified information on destabilization plot against President Rodrigo Duterte.

“We were able to uncover that some of our Senate staff had been hacked, that some emails purportedly from their accounts have been used to send falsified emails to other individuals,” said Aquino.

Some of the emails are regarding the alleged investigation on DDS and LP media plan to destroy President Duterte.

It also suggested that Vice President Leni Robredo and former President Benigno Aquino III were involved in the said planning.

Senator Aquino said this means there are groups who want to pin the opposition bloc on the alleged destabilization plot.

“I hope the administration is not behind this, but clearly meron pong grupo na gusto pong magkagulo po tayo  sa ating bansa (there are groups who want to create chaos in the country) because they are pertaining to destabilization plots. They are pertaining to things na wala naman pong kinalaman ang (that are not related to the) Liberal Party,” said Aquino.

The LP senator believes these may be the sources of the reported destabilization where the LP is said to be involved.

The LP senators sought already the assistance of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on the hacking incidents. — Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Consultation for LP senatorial lineup still ongoing — Sen. Aquino

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV

 

MANILA, Philippines — Liberal Party (LP) has yet to release the shortlist of its senatorial bets for the 2019 midterm elections even though the ruling party, PDP-Laban, has already released its senatorial slate.

LP Senator Bam Aquino said consultation is still ongoing for the creation of their line-up which will be the new face of the opposition group.

“I think ang hinahanap ng tao hindi rin yung mga lumang mukha at lumang pangalan. Naghahanap rin po sila ng mga bagong mukha at bagong pangalan,” Aquino said.

(I think people are not looking for old faces and old names. They are searching for new faces and new names.)

— UNTV News & Rescue

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Sen. Aquino hints at new coalition forming ‘genuine opposition’

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Senator Bam Aquino

MANILA, Philippines — One year before the 2019 midterm elections, reports of coalitions being formed for new election candidates have become more resonant.

Among these is the adoption of re-electionist senators under the party ‘Hugpong ng Pagbabago’ formed by presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

One of the re-electionist candidates Sen. Bam Aquino who is under the Liberal Party (LP) meantime hinted on anew group that can be possibly formed before the election day.

“In the past kahit hindi magkakalaban hindi magkakapartido. Ngayon na po siguro ‘yung panahon na kailangan ho talaga tayong magtulungan at magsama-sama,” said Sen. Aquino.

Rep. Gary Alejano, the new candidate being pushed by Magdalo group to run for Senate post, said he is open in case there is an offer to be a member of the said coalition.

“Hindi naman sarado ang grupong makipag-alyado sa ibang political parties or organizations just like before si Sen. Trillanes bilang bahagi ng Magdalo ay kasama rin ng koalisyon. Alam naman natin na malaki ang advantage din nakasama ka rin ng isang koalisyon,” said Alejano.

Makabayan bloc’s members are not yet decided on whether or not to run for Senate but they are open to join new parties.

“Sa October magpa-filing ng candidacy, kung meron mang makikipagtulungan malinaw naman ang aming mga tindig at tayo kung paano kami makipagtulungan sa ibang mga grupo,” said Rep. Carlos Zarate.

“Maraming mga pag-uusap ‘no so ayokong pangunahan pero magugulat ka kasi hindi ito ‘yung mga tradisyonal na pangalan,” said Aquino.

Lawmakers said it is still too early to talk about the upcoming 2019 midterm elections.

But the question still remains, is it possible for those who are colliding in politics before to be under one coalition? — Mai Bermudez | UNTV News & Rescue

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Abolition of NFA Council should go through Congress – Sen. Pangilinan

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Former Presidential Assistant for Food Security & Agricultural Modernization Secretary Kiko Pangilinan during the Aquino administration and now an incumbent senator (UNTV News)

As a former presidential assistant for food security and agricultural modernization that governed the National Food Authority (NFA), Senator Francis Pangilinan has expressed disagreement over the issue of abolishing the NFA Council.

Sen. Pangilinan insisted that one of the functions of the NFA Council is to see if the country really needs to import rice.

It has also called for the investigation or audit of NFA rice.

Pangilinan said that during the Senate hearing, they found out that NFA rice supplies were being sold as commercial rice.

“Ipaliwanag ninyo bakit nagkakaroon ng diversion. Bakit nagkaroon ng 245% increase in releases of your stock? Where did it go?,” he said.

The lawmaker said there should be a law before NFA Council can be abolished; the president’s directive is not enough.

Malacañang said on Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte wants the NFA to be under the Office of the President.

During the president’s meeting with the traders from Luzon Thursday night, they committed to giving 100,000 bags of rice every week that will be sold in the market at P37 per kilo through the NFA.

Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol said this system will be done until the imported rice arrives in the country.

President Duterte also appealed to the rice traders not overprice hoard the rice — Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

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