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Filipino community groups in Canada call for VP Robredo’s impeachment

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 02:31 PM

Filipino community groups staged protest rallies to call for VP Robredo's impeachment

Filipino community groups staged protest rallies to call for VP Robredo’s impeachment

Various Filipino community groups staged protest rallies this weekend in Toronto, Canada to call for the impeachment of Vice President Leni Robredo.

Carrying their placards with the statement “Stop shaming the Philippines and impeach VP Leni Robredo”, the group gathered in Bathurst and Wilson Community Garden and Earl Bales Park.

This call was prompted by the video message of the Vice President presented to the United Nations criticizing the anti-drug campaign of the Duterte administration.

The groups said they are willing to defend and protect the President to carry on  with the positive changes in the country.

“Let it be known out there, that we stand in one with all Filipinos all over the world that we need a vice president who will cooperate with the president,” said Filipino Achievers Canada Secretary Kate Telan.

Other Canadians participated in the rally.

”Let the President do his job and what would be good to the people because your people have been suffering for a long time,” John Morey, a Canadian supporter of President Duterte said.

They even claim that they are ready to support the projects initiated by President Duterte for the betterment of the Filipino citizens.

“We would want to see our kababayans or our relatives and the Filipino people enjoy a better life, a safe life, a drug-free life and no corrupt practices in government,” said Filipino Achievers Canada chairman, Mann Nacario.

Aside from Canada, Filipinos in New York also show their earnest support.

According to the group, they voluntarily made their move despite the President’s call to stop the campaign against Vice President Leni Robredo, because they believe that it is the future of the country that they are fighting for. – Noel Poliarco | UNTV News & Rescue

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Duterte wants to meet with PM Shinzo Abe anew

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, 11 February 2019 05:19 PM

(L-R) President Rodrigo Duterte and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte expressed willingness to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

The statement was made following Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kano’s state visit to the Philippines from February 9 to 11 wherein he stated Japan’s plan of opening its labor market to qualified Filipinos.

Meanwhile, there are no reports yet as to when the president plans to visit Japan again.

“We will be waiting for the response of the Japanese prime minister,” Panelo said. — Rosalie Coz

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NPA surrenderees to be given own lands

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, 8 February 2019 02:25 PM

FILE PHOTO: Rebel returnees

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants former members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who have returned to the government fold to be included in the next land distribution program of the government.

“The president directed the inclusion of New People’s Army surrenderees in the next round of land distribution,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

He gave the directive during a cabinet meeting at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday night (February 6).

Among the topics discussed were various programs that will give farmers wider access to loan facilities.

The president added that during his term, he will ensure the distribution of all government-owned land to land reform beneficiaries. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Duterte orders ‘vigorous’ immunization campaign amid measles outbreak

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, 7 February 2019 04:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has directed Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to intensify the government’s immunization program following the declaration of measles outbreak in Metro Manila and in different parts of the country.

“The president ordered the vigorous campaign to complete the immunization for children. I think one of the reasons why we have an outbreak of measles is because of the lack of immunization on the part of children,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

The Department of Health (DOH) has called on other agencies to help intensify information dissemination regarding the government’s immunization programs.

Apart from Metro Manila, the DOH also declared measles outbreak in Calabarzon region, Central Luzon, and it Western and Central Visayas.

Based on the latest count of the DOH, the number of measles cases has hit 1,674 in the entire country in January 2019 alone.

This is a 550% increase from the mere 20 cases during the same period in 2018.

Currently, the DOH is closely monitoring the situation in Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, MIMAROPA, and the Bicol region to prevent further rise in number of measles cases.

“We are expanding the outbreak from Metro Manila to other regions as cases have increase in the past weeks and to strengthen surveillance of new cases and alert mothers and caregivers to be more vigilant,” Duque noted. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz / Joan Nano)

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