LP, may napipisil nang pambato sa 2016 presidential elections

admin   •   March 26, 2014   •   2519

FILE PHOTO: Ang pagtaas ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III sa kamay ni DILG Secretary Mar Roxas noong sila ay kapwa nagpahayag ng kandidatura noong 2010 Presidential at Vice Presidential elections. Sa 2016 ipinahayag na ng Liberal Party na si Sec. Roxas ang kanilang presidentiable. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Kinumpirma ni Liberal Party acting president at DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya na si DILG Secretary Mar Roxas ang kanilang magiging standard bearer para sa 2016 presidential elections.

“Sa LP alam nyo naman ang kasagutan ko diyan eh kung sino yung magdadala ng bandera ng LP at si Secretary Roxas po yun.”

Gayunpaman, sinabi ni Abaya na hindi muna nila pagtutuunan ng pansin ang 2016 presidential elections kundi ang ipagpatuloy ang mga programa ng administrasyong Aquino.

Ayon sa kalihim, bagama’t si Roxas na ang consensus ng partido na ikandidatong pangulo, marami pa ring proseso ang dadaanan nito.

Kinumpirma rin ni Abaya na kahit malayo pa ang eleksyon ay maraming pulitiko na ang nagpahayag ng kagustuhang tumakbo sa 2016. Ang taong 2016 aniya ay pagpapatuloy ng adhikaing daang matuwid ni Pangulong Aquino.

“Patuloy kami na mga kalihim ng mga departamento na maglingkod ng patuloy sa ating bayan,” saad ng kalihim.

Samantala, itinatanggi ni Abaya na interesado siyang tumakbo sa mas mataas na posisyon sa 2016 presidential elections.

Sa ngayon aniya ay nakatutok pa siya sa problema ng Mactan-Cebu Airport at problema sa DOTC. (Bryan De Paz / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

PH Supreme Court orders flags in courthouses at half-mast to honor Aquino

Robie de Guzman   •   June 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered courthouses across the country to lower all flags at half-staff to honor the late former President Benigno Aquino III.

“The Supreme Court of the Philippines orders all flags in courthouses nationwide be flown at half-mast beginning today in view of the passing of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III,” the SC Public Information Office said.

Three of the 14 incumbent SC justices – Estela Perlas Bernabe, Marvic Leonen, and Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa – were appointed by Aquino when he served as the country’s president from 2010 to 2016.

Aquino passed away Thursday morning at the age of 61.

His family said Aquino died “peacefully in his sleep” at 6:30 a.m. from renal disease secondary to diabetes.

PH military flags fly at half-mast for former President Noynoy Aquino

Robie de Guzman   •   June 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — All flags in military camps across the country will be flown at half-mast in honor of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said.

In a video message on Thursday, AFP Spokesperson Marine Major General Edgard Arevalo said the Philippine military is one with the nation in grieving the death of Aquino.

“The Armed Forces of the Philippines joins the Filipino nation as it grieves for the death of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III,” Arevalo said.

“As your soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines, reservists and civilian human resource unite in prayer with our kababayans, all the national flags in military camps across the country will be flown at half-mast to show our gesture of mourning for the death of a former chief executive and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines,” he added.

The former chief executive passed away on Thursday morning after he succumbed to renal disease secondary to diabetes. He was 61 years old.

The Department of National Defense earlier remembered Aquino as a leader who recognized the importance of upgrading the Philippine military’s capability.

It was during Aquino’s time when the AFP started its modernization program.

“President Aquino advocated the strengthening of our defense and security capabilities to support national development,” the DND said.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to the Aquino clan during this difficult time,” it added.

Senate mourns death of ex-Pres. Noynoy Aquino

Robie de Guzman   •   June 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Thursday expressed their condolences on the passing of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

Aquino passed away this morning for still undisclosed reasons. He was 61.

“No matter what political side you’re on, when a former president passes away, the country mourns,” Senate President Vicente Sotto III said in a message to reporters.

“His death diminishes us all. Sincerest condolences from the Senate and my family,” he added.

Senator Grace Poe also paid tribute to the late former president.

“Sa nagbukas ng pinto ng serbisyo publiko para sa atin, maraming salamat sa iyong legasiya ng pagsisilbi nang buong katapatan at dedikasyon. Ipinakita sa atin ni PNoy ang kahalagahan ng mabuting kalooban sa isang pinuno: walang pag-iimbot sa kapwa, malinis ang intensyon, at walang pagkagahaman sa kapangyarihan,” Poe said in a statement.

“Pinapahalagahan namin ang iyong matapat na paglilingkod, PNoy,” she added.

Senator Sonny Angara likewise honored Noynoy’s legacy as he expressed his sympathies to the Aquino family.

“Rest well knowing that in time your own legacy will be remembered as it should be, from a perspective that is objective. You have earned your place in the annals of Philippine history. May the Lord bring comfort to PNoy’s siblings and rest of the Aquino clan,” he said.

Senator Manny Pacquiao also remembered Aquino’s programs during his term as president.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Former President Benigno Aquino III. His love for the country was manifested in his term of service where he championed the ‘Daang Matuwid’ and the ‘Kayo ang Boss Ko,’” he said.

“We are sending our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the beloved family of the former president. His legacy will be remembered,” he added.

Senator Joel Villanueva, who served as director general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) during the Aquino administration, expressed sadness over the passing of his friend.

“The nation lost a leader, and I, a friend. But he was more than that. He was a mentor, a brother to me,” Villanueva said in a statement.

“If I was Tesdaman, he was the TESDA Godfather. He believed in the great talents of our youth, waiting to be unlocked if given good training, right breaks, and inspiring success stories. By ordering that they be trained, he invested in their dreams,” he said.

Villanueva remembered Aquino as “a simple man, plain Citizen Noy,” after his stint in Malacañang, and “a compassionate tito, never missing the perks and the powers he once wielded.”

“When the passion of the present had died down, a fair assessment of his administration will bear the truth of great achievements, brave decisions and moral leadership,” he said.

“We now commit him to the embrace of our Lord, and his life and works to history’s kind judgement,” he added.

Senator Panfilo Lacson, who served as Aquino’s rehabilitation czar in areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda, said Noynoy served his country “very well with humility, honor, and integrity.”

“It was indeed a privilege to have served with him – both in the Senate and the Executive Department, but more than that, to be his friend,” Lacson said.

“As our country’s leader, he did not deserve to be unappreciated. He served his country very well with humility, honor and integrity,” he added.  “Even as President, he always managed to promptly respond to my messages, no matter how casual and trivial.”

Prior to winning the presidency, Aquino served in the Senate from 2007 to 2010.

He chaired the Senate Committee on Local Government in the 14th Congress and was also vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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