Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ang power nap ay napaka importante — Health Secretary Duque

November 17, 2018
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III / Photo from Manila Bulletin
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Saturday, implied that “power nap is important as it is one of the ways to help recharge one’s body, especially among elderly people.”

In an interview with DZBB, Duque said, “Sa mga nakakatanda, ang power nap ay napaka importante nyan dahil umiiksi ang panahon para sa tulog kapag ang isang tao ay tumatanda. So, yung pagkakataon na pagka inantok sila at pwede namang mag power nap, sige lang kasi hindi naman katagalan pag tinawag mong power nap. Maigsi lang yan pero malalim ang tulog mo kahit na maiksi. Pakiramdam mo para kang na rerecharge.”


Duque made the statement days after mainstream media huddled on the issue that President Rodrigo Duterte skipped key events on the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore to take power naps to ‘catch on sleep’.

Previous reports noted that President Duterte missed the ASEAN summits with Australia and South Korea, a working lunch with ASEAN host and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III / Photo from Philippine Canadian Inquirer
Citing that being ‘President’ entails having one of the most difficult job in the world, Duque encouraged taking POWER NAPS should the need arises.

“Natural lang iyon dahil minsan sobrang pagka-busy katulad ng ating Presidente na talaga namang walang tigil, halos araw-araw na tumutugon sa pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan… Hayaan na magpower nap, para sa ganoon manumbalik ang kanyang sigla at mas maging epektibo sa pagtugon ng mga problema ng ating mga kababayan [It’s only natural (power napping)… like for the President, he’s always working with regards to the needs of our countrymen. Let him power nap, so he can regain his strength and be effective in addressing the problems of our countrymen),” Duque said while justifying the President’s ‘power nap’.

President In ‘TIP-TOP’ Shape

While the President’s health has been a constant source of speculation over the year, Palace Spokesman Salvador Panelo said that the President have always worked late and only have a few hours of sleep.

Brushing aside criticisms, Panelo clarified that President Duterte’s absence had “nothing to do with his overall health”.
Photo from abs-cbn news
In a statement, Panelo said, "The president's constantly punishing work schedule is proof that he is in top physical shape.”

The 73 – year old President also defended his actions in a presser, saying, “What's wrong with my nap?" insisting that there was entirely nothing wrong with his absence from the events as he chose to take a nap. “I don't eat breakfast and I'm sure you know that," the President told the reporters

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr, instead, attended the meetings on his behalf.

Panelo pointed out that the President never missed the ASEAN – China Summit and also witnessed the Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Eurasian Economic Commission and ASEAN on Economic Cooperation.

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Source: news.mb.com.ph

VP Robredo sa pagpiyansa ni Imelda Marcos: ‘Hindi pantay iyong katarungan’

November 17, 2018
Vice President Leni Robredo / Photo from Manila Bulletin
Iginiit ni Vice President Leni Robredo na barya lang para kay dating Unang Ginang at ngayo’y Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos ang piyansang binayaran nito na nagkakahalaga ng P150,000 – kung ikukumpara di – umano sa bilyong – bilyong pisong nakulimbat nito mula sa gobyerno.

Ito ang pahayag ng Pangalawang Pangulo matapos maglabas ng desisyon ang Sandiganbayan na payagan si Ginang Marcos na makapagpiyansa matapos bawiin ang naunang piyansang inilagak nito na muntik nang mauwi sa arestuhan


Bagama’t pinagpapaliwanag pa ng Sandiganbayan ang dating Unang Ginang sa hindi pagsulpot sa araw ng pagbaba ng hatol nito, pinayagan na itong magpiyansa sa halagang P150,000 na may katumbas na $ 2,846, isang linggo makalipas ang naturang hatol.

Bagay na ikinahihimutok ng maraming kritiko kabilang na si VP Leni.
Vice President Leni Robredo / Photo from Time Magazine
“Iyong P150,000 na bail, napakaliit considering the enormity noong ninakaw. Pangalawa, barya lang iyon sa kaniya eh. Barya lang iyong P150,000,” sabi ni Robredo sa isang panayam at idinadag, “Itong napakayaman, parang nilibre mo na lang,” ayon kay Robredo.

Pinuna rin ni Robredo ang paggawad ng hustisya alang – alang sa mga naging biktima ng karahasang pantao dulot ng batas militar na ipinatupad ng yumaong Ferdinand Marcos.

Aniya,”Ako, nakakalungkot. Masaya tayo kasi kahit napakatagal na panahon, nabigyan pa din ng katarungan iyong taumbayan. Pero iyong nakakalungkot, kasi pinapakita natin na hindi pantay iyong katarungan, iyong pag-dispense ng justice.”

Hinimok din ng Opisyal na dapat ay pantay ang pagtrato sa mga mayayaman at mahihirap na hinatulan nang dahil sa krimen.

Para kay Robredo, isang panlilinlang ang ginawa ni Ginang Marcos sa sistema ng hustisya nang hindi ito sumipot sa araw ng kanyang paghatol gayon at may halong galak at sya naman itong dumalo sa kinagabihang birthday party ng kanyang anak na si Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos.
Imelda Marcos / Photo from Rappler
Depensa naman ng mga abogado ni Marcos, hindi nakadalo ang kanilang kliyente dahil sa nakitang “multiple organ infirmities” na taliwas naman sa ginawang pag-amin ni Ginang Marcos na hindi niya alam na magbababa ang korte ng hatol noong Nobyembre 9 at dumalo nga ito sa party ng kanyang anak.

Direksyon Ng Kaso Ni Imelda

Nauna nang inihayag ni Senator Cynthia Villar na posible pa umanong magbago ang hatol ng Sandiganbayan para kay Ginang Marcos. Sa isang panayam, iginiit ni Villar na isa sa magiging basehan ang edad ni Marcos upang tuloyan itong ma-abswelto sa mga kaso.

“Pero 'di ba yang mga ganyang mga hatol, ang dami namang nahatulan ina - appeal 'yan. We have to see but, at saka sa age niya...85, 85 siya, more than, almost 90. 'Di ba sa ibang bansa 'Suspended Sentence na iyang mga ganyan. (Background: At dapat magkaroon ng humanitarian na reason). Im not familiar, too familiar with the rule pero alam ko at that age parang suspended sentence na.” ayon kay Villar.

Tinatayang nasa $5 Bilyon hanggang $10 Bilyon di – umano ang tagong yaman ng pamilya Marcos ayon sa datos ng Philippine Commission on Good Governance (PCGG). Narekober na ng gobyerno ang mahigit P150 Bilyon nito sa nakalipas na tatlumpong (30) taon.

Ang pagpayag naman umano ng Sandiganbayan na makapagpiyansa si Ginang Marcos ay hindi nangangahulugan na ligtas na ito sa anumang pag – aresto, ayon Albay Representative Edcel Lagman.

Aniya, “The grant by the Sandiganbayan of a post-conviction bail for the provisional liberty of Rep. Imelda Marcos does not liberate her as a prisoner of her own conscience. No conscience is so callous as not to be afflicted by guilt and remorse. The massive human rights atrocities and pillage during Marcos’ martial law will perpetually haunt the Marcoses and condemn them to the prison of history.”

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Source: Abante

Are these grave accusations to the Aquino sisters true?

November 17, 2018
Aquino sisters | Photo screengrab from Bandila

An opinion piece about the Aquinos surfaced on Facebook.

Written by a certain Jaime Domingo, the Facebook post talked about particular issuesof which Aquino sisters' were allegedly involved.


Some of the matters Jaime Domingo tackled were the infamous Hacienda Luisita m@ss@cre and Kris Aquino's supposed threat made against James Yap during Noynoy Aquino's stint as the Philippine president.
The Aquinos | Photo from Google

Below is the complete Facebook post of Jaime Domingo:


Natatandaan nyo ito noong takot na takot si James Yap na nagpa-interview dahil pinagbantaan sya ni Kris na may 3 taon pa daw ang kapatid nyang presidente. Tapos itong mga kapatid ni Kris nagpainterview kasama ni Kris first time nilang ginawa. Nagsi-iyakan pa nga. Kasi ayaw nilang lumaki ang issue na itong si Kris yong dati nyang asawa pinagbantaan nya. 

Kita nyo si James Yap, yan ba ang mukang umaarte lang.

Talaga namang mga mamamatay tao pamilya na yan. Just look at the Hacienda Luisita M@ss@cre, the Mendiola M@ss@cre and all the other m@ss@cres that involve farmers. And its not an accident friends that it happens that they are family of Hacienderos.

All the Aquino sisters 4 of them including Kris are all administrators of Hacienda Luisita and at the time that the Hacienda Luisita M@ss@cre happened all of them including Noynoy (whose a congressman at that time) are part of the management. 

Pagdating sa Haicneda Luisita handa silang pumatay. Ganyang kadedem0ny0 yang mga yan. Tapos dito paiyak iyak pa. 

Anong ginawa nila kay Corona impeachment diba kasi si Corona ipapamahagi Hacienda Luisita. At dinamay pa mga anak ni Corona lahat idenimanda ng tax evasion charges. 

Message by them to all. Do not touch Hacienda Luisita kasi sisirain ka nila at pagdi nakuha doon papatayin ka nila. Remember the 8 mafia style k!ll!ngs after the Hacienda Luisita M@ss@cre. Pati pari ng Simbahan ng Idependiante pinasaksak ng ilang beses sa mismong simbahan nila.

Alam nyo ba kong bakit nagwala si Kris at kong kani-kanino pumatol kasi nalaman nya na ang pumatay sa tatay nya hindi si Marcos kong di kamag-anak nila mismo. Only for the reason na masipa si Marcos at sila ang maupo sa posisyon. 

Kaya itong si Kris nagwala. Nandyan yong nakita ng taga-PSG si Kris na nakapatong ng hubot-hubad kay Oscar Orbos sa Malacanang. Notice at that time si Oscar Orbos biglang natanggal sa posisyon with no reasonable explanation.

Mga dem0ny0 yang mga yan. 

Alam nyo kong bakit pilit nilang pinapatanggal si Duterte kasi sa 2019 magkakaroon uli ng ruling ang korte suprema hinggil sa Hacienda Luisita. 

Simula't sapol pa itong pamilya na ito ang sumira sa Pilipinas at hangga ngayon sinisira pa rin nila. Mga gahaman at mga halang ang bituka ng mga yan. Tingnan nyo si James Yap takot na takot. Tanungin nyo si Robin Padilla. Alam nyo bang pinadukot ni Noynoy si Robin Padilla noon dahil nagkarelasyon sila ni Kris.

Kilala nyo si Teodoro Benigno na kilalang columnist ng Philippine Star. Dating naging press secretary yan ni Cory kaya lang nagresign. Pagkaresign nya alam nyo bang may dumukot sa kanya kasama buong pamilya nya at tinakot sya. Magtatanong pa ba kayo kong sino tumakot sa kanya. 

Alam nyo bang lahat ng involve sa k!ll!ng ni Ninoy tiga-Tarlac. At alam nyo bang ang in-charge sa security ni Ninoy noon si Danding Cojuangco. It does not take a genius to piece the puzzle together.

At ngayon nakita nyo sobra nilang dini-derail ang administration ni Duterte. It's all about Hacienda Luisita. Even if 77,468 murders and homicide happen in the time of Noynoy they do not care as long as Hacienda Luistia is secured. 

It does not matter even if we turn to narco country as long as Hacienda Luisita will not be taken away from them. The saf44 will be sacrifice kasi yong $5 million dollar hiningi ni Purisima at si Purisima ang nagsave sa kanya noong inambush si Noynoy. And Purisima knows all their secrets. 

The laglag bala, MRT3 sige sa mga kaibigan nya nakaw lang kayo at pumatay lang kayo ng pumatay basta yong Hacienda Luisita don't touch it. Sige Chief Justice Sereno 20 years ka dyan sa posisyon basta yong Hacienda Luisita wag mong kakalimutan ha. 

Dem0ny0, walanghiya, hestas, barabas, hud@s........... Pinagkakanya na lahat ng kawalanghiyaan sa mundo with the backing of no less than the corrupt Catholic Church. Hindi ba kayo nagtataka dito sa Pilipinas ang mga tao nakatira sa kalye samantalang ang daming lupa tulad ng Hacienda Luisita na nakatuwang-wang lang.

Put@ng-!na "t*ti" lang ang problema ng kapatid nyo sobrang nyong iyakan. Samantalang ang mga magsasaka na pinalayas nyo sa Hacienda Luista sa kalye nyo pinatulog. Hindi ba kawalanghiyaan yon.


Watch the video below courtesy of ABS-CBN's Bandila:



Source: Jaime Domingo

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Belgian Ambassador to the PH praises Duterte for rehabilitating Boracay

November 17, 2018
On Thursday, during the King’s Day reception in Makati, Belgian Ambassador to Manila Michel Goffin said the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to rehabilitate Boracay was a good decision.
Belgian Ambassador to the Philippines Michel Goffin and President Rodrigo Duterte / Composite photos from Manila Bulletin and Notey

Good decision

Let’s be frank, when you cleaned Boracay, when you cleaned El Nido, this is a very good decision. President (Rodrigo) Duterte is doing the right thing in cleaning up these areas,” Goffin said.

The ambassador also praised the upcoming rehabilitation plans of the Duterte administration for tor the other popular Philippine destinations, including El Nido in Palawan.

You have such a beautiful country, not only in Boracay and El Nido, everywhere else. Let’s keep it, together, clean and sustainable,” he said.
Boracay / Photo from DW

After a six month closure, the world-renowned Boracay was re-opened to visitors and tourists on October 26.

Goffin said such initiative translates to the government’s commitment towards sustainable tourism, a move that will eventually attract more tourists.

In 2017, Manila welcomed at least 15,000 visitors from Brussels. While this keeps “increasing,” the Philippines’ brand as trove of beautiful tourist sites is little known in Brussels.

The Philippines should be much more promoted in Central Europe because everyone knows Thailand. We sort of start to know Indonesia but the Philippines is still very far and there’s big market out there,” he said.

Improve the infrastructure

Goffin also noted the need to improve infrastructure in the country, specifically the connectivity between some island provinces.

Really, you have beautiful places but even for me, it’s difficult to reach. There’s no train, there’s no public transport, crossing islands on a ferry is really difficult. You should really improve infrastructure,” he said.

The government is currently implementing the “Build, Build, Build” program with big ticket infrastructure projects such as construction of airports, bridges and train system in the works.

After Boracay, the government has launched a rehabilitation program for another top tourist destination, the resort town of El Nido in Palawan.
El Nido Palawan / Photo from Klook

The rehabilitation starts with the shutdown of 22 tourism-oriented establishments found violating various environmental laws, including being built too close to the  sea, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.

Unlike Boracay, however, there will be no total shutdown of El Nido, where several of the high-end resorts of Palawan are located.


Source: PTV

Duterte warns Filipinos against Magdalo group: "Wala silang alam kung ‘di to kill, maghamon, magbastos. Take it from me"

November 17, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte | Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo party list Representative Gary Alejano

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday warned Filipino people against from supporting the Magdalo group as he likened them to Islamic State terrorists also known as ISIS, saying the public should be careful with the rebel soldiers.

Beware

“Be careful with those guys. Maniwala kayo. Take it from me," the President said.

In his speech before the Filipino community in the Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, where he is attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting that Magdalo group are rebel soldiers who alleged former president Gloria Arroyo of corruption and demanded her resignation.


“Be careful with Magdalo. Be careful of ‘yang partidong Magdalo. Ito ‘yung mga rebeldeng sundalo na nagkalat diyan sa Makati pati sa Peninsula. And they destroyed everything, parang ISIS ang mga buang," he said referring to the uprisings staged by the rebel soldiers.

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo party list Representative Gary Alejano | Photo from Rappler

He further said that they are not capable of anything but to k-ll, taunt and disrespect people.

"Wala silang alam kung ‘di to k-ll, maghahamon, magbastos." he added.

The Mutineers

Magdalo members faced rebellion charges over the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege.

Magdalo group is being led by former naval officer and now Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo party list Representative Gary Alejano, both are vocal critics of Duterte's government and were granted amnesty by former president Benigno Aquino III.

“Be careful again with military lalo na ‘yang mga rebelde tapos na-rehab because they were extended pardon by Aquino." he said

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV | Photo from Politics.com

Duterte also said that the rebel soldiers "became sort of invincible na. Pumasok na sa isip ‘yung, well I can do anything I want because I did the worst in my lifetime and yet I am still here being a senator."

He further that what he just wanted now in his remaining years in the office is to take care of his country.

“Ako wala na eh. This is my last chapter. I cannot run again. I am limited to six, I am halfway through. So ang akin is just to take care of my country,”

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Source: Manila Bulletin