by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Thursday, 6 December 2018 10:36 AM
(L-R) President Rodrigo Duterte and CPP founder and NDFP chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has had enough of the Joma Sison and the Reds.
In a speech during the Presidential Awards for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas in Malacañang on Wednesday (December 5), the President said he will no longer negotiate with the communist group especially on matters regarding the peace process.
Likewise, he said he is taking back his offer to communist leader Joma Sison of not arresting him once he returns to the Philippines.
Instead, President Duterte advised Sison to never ever return.
“And itong komunista, I’m no longer ready to talk to you. I’ve done it before. Magmukha lang tayong g*go. You insult me, I insult you. Para tayong bata. Huwag ka na lang umuwi dito. I promise you, I’ll slap you. ‘Pag ipinilit mo sa airport, umuwi ka dito, put***na mo, sampalin kita talaga. Sige ka. Ipakain ko ‘yang pustiso mo l***** ka. T*** i** ‘tong mayabang. Akala mo kung sino,” the President said as he vented his anger.
Talking about the communists’ ways of doing things, the Chief Executive noted that revolution will never do any good to the country’s economy.
“Tapos from one convoluted brain, maniniwala kayo diyan kay Sison?You know, if you want to transform this country, you have to do it by evolution. It cannot be revolution. Dahan-dahan lang,” he stressed.
There were reports that the Department of National Defense (DND), through Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, preferred not to recommend to the President a holiday truce in view that the communist rebels would only use it to reinforce their group after a number of rebels have decided to surrender.
Last year, both sides decided on a 60-day suspension of offensive operations in view of the holiday season.
On December 26, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) will celebrate its 50th founding anniversary.
The military and police, as expected, will employ stringent measures and strengthen their forces for potential rebel activities relative to their anniversary. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Friday, 15 February 2019 01:46 PM
BULACAN, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte formally endorsed his senatorial line up for the 2019 midterm elections.
Five senatorial aspirants from the ruling party PDP-Laban made it to Duterte’s list.
They are named by the acronym – ‘MaBaGoKoTo”.
‘Ma’ stands for Mangudadatu referring to the Maguindanao 2nd District Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu.
‘Ba’ stands for Bato referring to former PNP and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Ronald dela Rosa.
‘Go’ stands for Go referring to former Special Assistant to the President Christopher ‘Bong’ Go.
‘Ko’ is for Koko, the first name of reelectionist Senator Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel;
‘To’ is for Tolentino, referring to former Presidential Political Adviser Francis Tolentino.
In addition to his five party mates, the President also named seven guest candidates on his lineup of senatorial bets.
They are Senators Cynthia Villar, Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito; Taguig Representative Pia Cayetano; Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos; and music icon Freddie Aguilar.
“Maraming bisaya dito. Kapag natalo itong mga kandidato ko, balikan ko kayo,” the President said in jest during the initial campaign rally in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan.
“Salamat ha. Ako si Rodrgo Duterte. I am a government worker. Kaming lahat nasa gobyerno nagtratrabaho para sa inyo,” he said to the audience.
The senatorial hopefuls in return promised the President that his trust will not be in vain as they vowed to support the advocacies and programs of the government particularly in eliminating corruption and illegal drugs.
“Twenty-one (21) years po akong nagserbisyo kay Pangulong Duterte,at sa Pilipino. Asahan ninyo po serbisyo din po ang katapat niyan,” vowed Go.
“Ang numero ko kasi sa balota 24 (so) bente kwatro oras na serbisyo, bente kwatro oras na proteksyon, na pagmamahal,” promised Dela Rosa.
Meanwhile, former senator Jinggoy Estrada’s name was notably missing from the President’s lineup of senatorial bets.
President Duterte did not even mention Estrada’s name during his speech, some observers said.
In an ambush interview following the campaign sortie, President Duterte said it was too late when he was informed about Estrada’s senatorial bid.
“Too late. They gave me the signal too late. Actually, about almost a year ago I was already forming the ticket,” he said.
Overall, Duterte has 11 senatorial candidates on his list for the 2019 midterm polls. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz / Nestor Torres)
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 11:33 AM
MANILA, Philippines — Communist leader Joma Sison is not taking heed of the summons of a Manila court and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Sison was asked to appear in court as part of the government’s move to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as a terrorist group.
In a statement, Sison insisted that he is protected by the by “the Refugee Convention and by Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights” being a recognized political refugee in the Netherlands.
Therefore, he said, he cannot be deported to the Philippines.
He called the government’s attempt at summoning him as “malicious and futile.”
“It is a blatantly cheap political maneuver of the tyrannical Duterte regime which has become notorious for committing gross and systematic human rights violations for the purpose of terrorizing the people,” the communist leader said.
The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 19 also identified Mindanao Commission Secretary Antonio Cabanatan as having links to the CPP-NPA.
“The Court hereby resolves to admit petitioner’s ‘amended petition’ and direct petitioner to serve summons to respondent organizations, through Jose Maria Sison and Antonio Cabanatan,” the order read.
“But since Sison is out of the country and there is no clear information on Cabanatan’s address, the summons would be served through general publication.
“The addresses of Jose Maria Sison and Antonio Cabanatan being unknown, service of summons shall be made by publication,” it added. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 10:32 AM
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang defended President Rodrigo Duterte from critics who are claiming the President owes part of his presidential win from religious groups.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said, even during President Duterte’s time as mayor of Davao City, he did not seek support from church leaders for himself and will definitely never do it for the admin candidates in the 2019 midterm polls.
“The President never asks help from any specific religion. What he does is he expresses himself and he tells us why he is doing this and that,” he said.
Meanwhile, Malacañang is appealing to all candidates to strictly abide by election policies to ensure an orderly, peaceful and honest elections in May.
“Every government, every administration, always appeals to the candidates to strictly observe the election laws. We have to have clean, honest, fair, credible elections,” Panelo noted.
He also assured that the President is not using any government fund to push the campaign of admin candidates.
What he is doing, Panelo stressed, are all verbal endorsements.
If ever an opposition candidate wins the election, Panelo said it does not infer that the President’s endorsement power is dwindling .
“It only means when an opposition candidate wins, it means an expression of the electorate telling them that we are putting you there to cooperate with this administration because we believe in this presidency, and not you to destabilize it,” the Presidential Spokesperson concluded. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
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