Published December 22, 2015 4:42pm
By XIANNE ARCANGEL, GMA News
SAYS DAVAO MAYOR’S ALLY
An ally of Rodrigo Duterte believes the Davao City mayor’s pronouncements about supporting Vice President Jejomar Binay’s presidential bid has helped the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) bet’s performance in the latest Pulse Asia survey.
Published December 18, 2015 8:40pm
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is going to support Vice President Jejomar Binay if he is disqualified from the presidential race.
The tough-talking local executive made the pronouncement in a snippet from Mike Enriquez’ interview with Duterte for GMA-7’s “Imbestigador” aired on “24 Oras” on Friday.
Published December 14, 2015 7:55pm
The Wharton School has confirmed that administration presidential candidate Mar Roxas is one of its alumni.
In a reply to GMA News Research, it said Roxas graduated with an economics degree from Wharton in 1979. This is based on the records of the University of Pennsylvania registrar.
December 11, 2015 2:59 PM
MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s unabashed touting of extrajudicial killings as a cure for crime and corruption will only serve to worsen, not stamp out, lawlessness and the impunity with which human rights violations are committed by the state, Karapatan said Friday.
But the group went beyond condemning the presidential contender, challenging Duterte and “all the candidates now running for national office, to state loud and clear their stand as to the unabated, grievous human rights violations being inflicted on our people in the name of counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism.”
Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato, Reuters
Posted at 12/11/15 4:07 PM
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Gigie Cruz for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA – The Philippines faces a growing risk of a Paris-style attack by foreign militants, the top contender to win elections next year has warned, but there is no threat of “World War Three” with China over a bitter South China Sea territorial dispute.
Rodrigo Duterte, a tough-talking mayor of Davao City in the insurgency-plagued south, has built a reputation for fighting crime. He told Reuters two new army divisions would be formed to tackle security threats if he replaces President Benigno Aquino in the election in May.
In May 2014, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) published an article entitled, ““One Shot to the Head” – Death Squad Killings in Tagum City, Philippines” accusing the former Mayor of Tagum, Rey “Chiong” Uy of establishing the “Tagum Death Squad (TDS)” which is suspected of killing around 300 people from 1998 to 2013.
Uy is a CLOSE ALLY of former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and has come out to openly to support Duterte’s Presidential bid. Unfortunately for the TDS, not only were they accused of killing suspected Criminals, they also killed at least two children who were only nine and twelve years old. Below is an excerpt from HRW’s report.
Macky Lumangtad, 12, Killed on April 12, 2011