Duterte tells Congress to probe his alleged ill-gotten wealth

Duterte tells Congress to probe his alleged ill-gotten wealth

President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Congress to investigate the consistent allegation that he has undeclared wealth.

In his speech facing the media before his flight to India, Duterte said it is about time for the allegation to put an end.

“That is why I want to… Congress to proceed. Mag-imbestiga kayo. As a matter of fact ako yung mismo nag-i-insist para malaman ninyo ‘yung totoo,” he said.

He emphasized that there is nothing to see even they will push through the investigation.

“It’s about time that magharapan tayo. Kaya ko binibira lahat. Wala kayong makalkal sa akin,” he added.

VERA files reported that Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Carpio, have undeclared wealth amounting to around Php100 million.

According to the files, Sara failed to declare between P44.25 million to P85.73 million in the investments from 2006 to 2014 in their respective Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

Malacañang responded to the report by daring VERA Files to show proof of the undeclared investments.

Source: Politics
Mocha Uson fires back on Karen Davila's comment: Masaya akong magsauli nito

Mocha Uson fires back on Karen Davila's comment: Masaya akong magsauli nito

Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson slammed ABS-CBN News Anchor Karen Davila with regards to her tweet pertaining on the prestigious alumni award.

Using her Facebook page with millions of followers, Mocha emphasized that it is not a big deal for her if she wish to return the award as an answer to Davila's tweet.

"If I were Mocha Uson I'd surprise them all by returning the award. Salamat UST Alumni sa pagkilala, ayoko pong mag-away kayo, higit pa sa papel na ito ang pagkatao ko. #Justathrough," as read in Karen's tweet published on January 22, 2018.

“Ms. Karen Davilla para sa kaalaman mo lang. Wala pong issue sa akin na isoli ang award na yan kaya lang po ayaw ko naman lumabas na ingrata o mayabang ako. Ako na nga ang binagyan ng award ako pa ang magsosoli. Ngunit kung gusto po nila ito bawiin ako po ay masayang isosoli ito," said Uson.

The social media blogger described the awards a simple recognition that she is an alumna of UST and a public official.

Using a medical technology graduate of UST, was among the public servants who received the Thomasian Alumni Award for Government Service over the weekend.

The award created clamor to the extent that the Alumni President resigned from his post due to harsh opinion. Some groups, including the UST Student Council, however denounced Mocha’s inclusion in the alumni roster, saying she does not deserve the recognition due to her alleged involvement in peddling fake news.

Reacting to haters, Mocha said they should just focus on important issues such as the controversial dengue vaccine where lives of many children are in peril.

“BTW Ms.Karen mas madami pa sigurong mas mahahalagang issue ang dapat pag-usapan sa programa mo na mas makakatulong sa ating mga kababayan kesa sa issue na ito. #justathought,” she said.

As to this writing, Mocha's post has reached 32000 reactions from netizens.

Below is Uson's full Facebook post:

Source: PoliticsFacebook | Mocha Uson
Kiko Pangilinan to ex-LP members: Bawal ang balimbing

Kiko Pangilinan to ex-LP members: Bawal ang balimbing

Senator Francis 'Kiko' Pangilinan is firm on rejecting former Libreal Party (LP) members who made shift to enter other political parties when President Rodrigo Duterte came to power.

In his speech during the LP's  72nd anniversary, Pangilinan was optimistic that the party will regain its former glory in the future.

“I am asked if those who left would be allowed back later. If it were up to me, I won’t allow those who left to come back,” he said.

The party's rank shrunk down after former President Benigno Aquino III ended his term as some of the politicians wanted to be associated with the Duterte administration in order to survive.

Pangilinan however said that LP will continue tow ork despite having less members compared during the PNoy administration.

“We in the Liberal Party, we have been through hell and back. And we in the Liberal Party, to borrow and paraphrase the words of the poet Dylan Thomas: ‘We will not go quietly into this dark night,'” he said.

Source: Politics
Ex-Pres PNoy says LP will rise again soon

Ex-Pres PNoy says LP will rise again soon

Former President Benigno Aquino III stressed the Liberal Party will rise again during its 72nd founding anniversary.

PNoy on his speech was confident to say that LP will stand again because of the supporters who attended the celebration.

"Maski na matagal-tagal na tayong binubugbog, mukhang malapit na tayong bumangon ar pabugbog muna. Mas maliwanag yung bukas dahil nandito kayong lahat," he said.

Vice President Leni Robredo was also reported to be in the gathering.

"Maraming nagsasabi na saan ba tayo patungo? Marami yung nagsasabi binabali tayo ng kadiliman pero sana po huwag tayong mawala ng pagasa," the VP stressed.

Ifugao representative Teddy Baguilat Jr. in a separate statement said that 500 LP members took their oaths in simultaneous ceremonies in Manila, Cebu, and Naga.

Baguilat who led the oath taking in Naga described the new members as card-bearing, committed, and non-political.

In Cebu City, it was Sen. Francis Pangilinan who led the ceremony.

"Habang ang ilang kasamahan  o kababayan natin, mga pulitiko at iba pang mga grupo ay paalis at lumilisan at iniiwan ang partido liberal, hindu totoong tayo ay mawawala," Pangilinan said.

Since the party was founded in 1946 by former President Manuel Roxas, it already produced three presidents of the land.

Source: GMA News
READ: Bong Go breaks his silence, says he will exit if there will be evidence

READ: Bong Go breaks his silence, says he will exit if there will be evidence

Long time aide and Special Assistant to the President, Christopher 'Bong' Go finally broke his silence as he answers the allegations that he is connected with the naval ship transaction.

In the Facebook Page of Thinking Pinoy published January 18, 2018, a photo of the official statement of Go was uploaded with a caption "Pia Ranada Robles, ang homework mo, bilis!'.

The said statement has also been published in the official page of Go on January 17.

Go said his name has been unfairly dragged in the issue and he hasn't even see the controversial document which was reported in the online media source, Rappler.

"My name has been unfairly dragged in this issue,I am not privy to the frigate transaction of the DND. I have never seen the controversial document white paper that is alleged to have come from me, much less, handed the same to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana," as read in the photo.

The long time aide of President Rodrigo Duterte said he will resign if it can be proven that he intervened.

At the end og his statement, Go said it should be the Aquino administration to be investigated since it was then when the deal was made.

"It should be emphasized that the frigate project was already a done deal in 2016 during the time of former Pres. Aquino."

As to this writing, TP's post has already generated by 11000 reactions from netizens.

Below is Bong Go's full statement:

Source: Facebook | Bong Go's Page