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Senator Trillanes files criminal and administrative complaints vs. PCOO Asec. Uson

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017


MANILA, Philippines — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has charged Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux Justiniano Uson or popularly known as Mocha Uson  six counts of criminal complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman.

The complaints stemmed from the alleged fake news Uson posted on her social media account about the alleged bank account numbers and hidden wealth of Trillanes outside of the country.

“Three of these are for the cybercrime offense of libel. One is for her violation of the anti-graft and corrupt practices act for using her position to cause undue tom for another party,” said Trillanes.

The senator filed the complaints three days after he went to Singapore to personally prove that he has no offshore or hidden account in the said country.

Trillanes said he will use as evidence the information he got from DBS Bank that states the bank account number posted by Uson on her social media is non-existent.

“What Mr. Duterte said, that he just made it up, and what he said as the real account. The two are all made up. That’s the evidence I will use against them,” said the complainant.

“The era of fake news is over. Those who spread fake news will be held liable under the law,” said Trillanes.

Aside from this, the senator also filed an administrative complaint against the former starlet.

He also asked the ombudsman to oust Uson from her post for committing grave misconduct following her violation of the code of conduct and ethical standards of public officials and employees.

On the other hand, Malacañang through Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said, “He is free to do so.”

Trillanes is also studying the possibility of filing complaints against other personalities, he claims, are also involved in the issue. — Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue

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Singapore’s Lee congratulates Trump, Kim on a successful summit

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at the International Conference on The Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

 

SINGAPORE – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong congratulated U.S. President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on a successful summit held in the city-state on Tuesday, June 12.

On his official Facebook page, Prime Minister Lee posted a copy of his congratulatory letters to the two leaders.

The Prime Minister acknowledged that the DPRK-US Singapore Summit is indeed a “crucial first move in the long journey towards lasting peace and stability on a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, which would benefit our region and the rest of the world.”

Mr. Lee expressed that “Singapore is honored to have played host” and wished the two countries success in implementing the signed agreement.

Prime Minister Lee also thanked Singapore’s servicemen, public officers and their teams for “an outstanding job, making sure each component of the summit was well taken care of.”

Lastly, Mr. Lee thanked the Singaporeans for their hospitality and “for showing the world what we can do.” – Robert Navoa / Marje Pelayo

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Singapore treats journalists with huge banquet and ‘kimchi ice cream’

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Singaporean company, Udders Ice Cream spent six months to develop the kimchi ice cream.

 

SINGAPORE – The Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore was indeed a milestone – the very first time a sitting US president met face to face with the leader of the isolated, highly reserved North Korea.

But what made it similar to other diplomatic events, something that it cannot go without, is food. Journalists would definitely agree that food is the best part of covering such huge events. This is true enough in the Trump-Kim summit as the host country Singapore laid out a huge banquet of more than 20 local and international menus for members of the media.

There were signature Singaporean dishes such as the “kaya” toast paired with egg and coffee, the chicken-rice, and the original “laksa.”

But more notable was Singapore’s twist to Korea’s favorite appetizer, kimchi. Singaporean company Udders Ice Cream spent six months to develop the perfect taste for its newest variety— the kimchi ice cream.

According to Loh Wei Li, business development director of Udders, kimchi ice cream is the company’s way of keeping up with Koreans’ “kimchi diplomacy” that uses kimchi (or Korean food in general) to connect with the world, much like Kim Jong Un’s effort to finally open up.

“Everybody knows kimchi diplomacy. This is our little way of contributing to ‘kimchi diplomacy’ as well,” said Loh.

“It’s interesting because you have that kimchi and the creaminess of the ice cream. That is, I’m kinda not expecting and expecting at the same time,” said Singaporean food stall owner Goh May San who tasted the kimchi ice cream for the first time.

Meanwhile, Loh said Singaporeans were honored to host the Trump-Kim summit, and like the rest of the world, they also expect positive results from the landmark summit.

“(This is) to support the mission for world peace. (We) hope the U.S. and North Korea can resolve their differences and perhaps proceed to common ground and to work toward something peaceful,” Loh concluded. – Marje Pelayo / Maila Guevarra

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Trump, Kim conclude historic summit with signing of ‘comprehensive’ document

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un sign documents that acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going, after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a “comprehensive” document on Tuesday (June 12) following a historic summit in Singapore aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

There were no immediate details on the contents of the document but Trump said he expected the denuclearization process to start “very, very quickly”.

Although the breakthrough made at the summit marks just the start of a diplomatic process, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, just as former U.S. President Richard Nixon’s visit to Beijing in 1972 led to the transformation of China.

Before signing what Trump described as a “comprehensive letter”, Kim said the two leaders had a historic meeting “and decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change.”

Trump said he had formed a “very special bond” with Kim and that the relationship with North Korea would be very different.

“People are going to be very impressed and people are going to be very happy and we are going to take care of a very dangerous problem for the world,” Trump said.

Asked whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump said: “Absolutely, I will.”

He called Kim “very smart” and a “very worthy, very hard negotiator.”

“I learned he’s a very talented man. I also learned that he loves his country very much.” — Reuters

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