Mga patama ni Pangulong Aquino sa nagdaang administrasyong Arroyo, hindi na bago sa mga kaalyado ni CGMA

admin   •   February 13, 2013   •   4299

FILE PHOTOS: President Benigno Aquino III and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (UNTV News)

FILE PHOTOS: President Benigno Aquino III and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (UNTV News)

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Hindi na bago sa mga kaalyado ni Congresswoman Gloria Arroyo ang mga patama ng Liberal Party sa dating Pangulo.

Matatandaang sa isinagawang grand proclamation rally ng Partido Liberal kahapon sa Plaza Miranda nabanggit ng Pangulong Aquino ang umano’y ng kurapsyong nangyari sa nagdaang administrasyon.

Ayon kay House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez madalas na pagkakataon namang binabatikos ng Pangulong Aquino ang dating Pangulo kaya hindi na sila nagulat pa ng muling patamaan si CGMA kahapon.

“Alam na alam ko ang nangyari ng 6 na taon. Eh di sasagutin ko na naman sila tapos magbabangayan na naman kame…” ani Rep. Danilo Suarez ng ikatlong distrito ng Quezon Province. (UNTV News)

Sara Duterte takes oath as member of Lakas-CMD after quitting Hugpong

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has joined national party, Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD).

A photo and video shared with the media showed Duterte taking her oath of membership before Lakas-CMD chairperson Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., and party president, House Majority Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez.

She took her oath at the Revilla Farm in Silang, Cavite around 6 p.m.

This developed after Duterte tendered her resignation as chairperson of regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago on Thursday morning.

The move is seen as a step closer to a potential run for higher office in the 2022 elections.

Sara Duterte’s latest actions have fuelled speculations she will be gunning for a national post in the 2022 elections. It remains unclear what position she will be running for as she has yet to give details about her political plans.

Lakas-CMD fielded its member, Anna Capela Velasco, for its presidential candidate during the filing of certificate of candidacy last October. Another party member named Lyle Fernando Uy is also listed as its vice presidential bet.

Lakas-CMD secretary general Prospero Pichay earlier admitted that they were simply fielding a placeholder for its candidates as they are eyeing Sara Duterte as their standard bearer.

Lakas-CMD had been wooing the presidential daughter but Duterte earlier said she had no intention to seek a higher post. She eventually filed her certificate of candidacy for a third and final term as mayor of Davao City.

Other political parties, such as PDP-Laban, have also urged Duterte to run for president.

Sara Duterte has consistently topped opinion polls on preferred candidates for president.

Lakas-CMD is the political party of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Sara Duterte is known to have close ties with Arroyo, and was believed to be instrumental in the latter’s ascent as House Speaker in 2018.

Political parties wanting to change candidates for the 2022 elections have until November 15 to file their substitution

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.

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