Pres. Rodrigo Duterte Refute Bias Media

Jakarta, Indonesia [9/9/2016] President Rodrigo Duterte upon arrival, headed straight to the Shangri-La Hotel to meet up with the Filipino community in Indonesia to inform about what the government’s plan that includes to their well-being. This is his first ever state visit. Even before the President arrived at the event, he has been bombarded with controversies. The most controversial is to that of President Obama. He took the platform to point out these issues.

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I was with President Widodo, what is the dimension of your problem? In Indonesia, we have 4 million drug addicts. Eh, sabi ko, nauna ka lang pala ng ilang thousand! We are really worried. Ganito yan.

I never made a statement here. Do not believe that. There was never any interview here. But kung mag spin itong media, that’s why I said, if you are really, my advice for you, magkaibigan lang, for whatever reason, what can you say, kung ano masabi mo, because they can spin stories several times over and all lies, I never confronted Obama here cause I do not know him. Before taking off from Davao, nagkaroon ng presscon.

Alam mo, ganito yan, itong mga yellow, may jaundice eh, at itong mga taga State Department, mabasa ninyo ang Philippine news that they were trying to crucify me for the extra judicial killing at sabing ganun, I will be investigated by the international court. Di hinayaan ko na lang. Sabi ko, United States, why? Or should I answer them? Eh bakit? So yung ganun. And that there will be a certain time that Obama will ask me about the human rights problem. Sabi ko, I do not answer to anybody except to the Filipino people. I am only responsible to you. Kaya sabi ko, “Who he?” yun ang sinabi ko. if somebody brings it out, and that was in the airport in Davao City, it would be an act of disrespect. Bastos yan. Yun lang ang sinabi ko. and you can review the tapes. Hindi ko sinabing #$%@. May sinabi ako, not in relation with Obama.

He also cited about a live report of Ed Lingao that is immediately picked by the international press.

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Ed Lingao’s apology letter

You can review the tape because about yesterday, si Ed Lingao, whom, yung breaking news naglagay doon ng statement na minura ko daw si Obama. Ed Lingao, just also read it from the report from the correspondents in Davao. Ni review niya. Sya yung anchor eh. Then I found out, andiyan, lumabas sa Facebook, he apologized. Because I never made any reference to Obama. Kaya pinapaaway lang.

 

 

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Davao Blast at a Night Market

Davao City, Philippines [9/2/2016] Before 11 in the evening of September 2, 2016, a loud explosion with smoke shaken Roxas, Davao City night market.  14 people had been killed and 60 injured. An on-going investigation is conducted to determine the real cause of the explosion.

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aftermath of the bombing

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In an interview of Sunstar Davao on Director Manuel Gaerlan, Police Regional Officer, they are looking into the possibility that a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) cause the blast. Checkpoints were establish at all exit points in the city. The victims were rushed to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC), Limso Hospital, Davao Doctors Hospital, and Brokenshire Hospital.

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http://www.rappler.com/nation/145033-explosion-roxas-night-market-davao-city?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral

 

 

 

Limitless Love from God Overflows inside the Members Church of God International

Apalit, Pampanga, Philippines. [8/22/2016] The Members Church of God International (MCGI) held its thanksgiving at CAP Auditorium in Davao City last August 20, 2016. A very warm welcome from the Davaoeños as Kuya Daniel Razon said, a very warm welcome spiritually and literally. Despite encountering some unexpected delays of flight, they still manage to come just in time for the Thanksgiving.

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Photo: Dinz Lopez

Seeing that the auditorium cannot accommodate more, he thought of buying a larger venue of more than 30,000 seating capacity.  A new convention center near the airport is a good idea. Another good news to our fellowmen, a Diagnostic Center will be opening in Metro Manila. It is a 4-storey building with elevator wherein equipment’s and patients will be placed. Scheduled to be operational before the end of this year for the benefit of the brethren and non-brethren.

Kuya Daniel mentioned about what the program Serbisyong Kasambahay is for. “Sa pamamagitan nito ay nakakakuha ako ng tie up sa iba’t ibang hospital at nai-wave ang bayad at nairaraos ang mga pangangailangan ng mga kapatid at di kapatid, para maidulog katulad ng mga sumusukong mga drug addict. Bakit ka sa akin ka sumusuko? Kasi ayaw ko pong mapatay. Sabi ko naman, sir, ito po ay lumapit sa aking buhay. Dati siyang drug addict 5 years ago, nag bagong buhay. Ang problema kasama pa rin sya sa listahan. Kinatok po ako eh. sabi sa akin, di na po ako nag da-drugs.”

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photo: Dinz Lopez

Bro. Eli Soriano also expressed his hearts desire in coming back to the Philippines and to meet the brethren in Davao City. But if plans don’t go forward, Bro. Eli has this message to all:

“Sa mga taga Davao, pasensiya na kayo. Sa mga kapatid sa Davao, kaunti lang ang mga nakapagtanong. Gusto ko nga sanang makabalik diyan sa Davao. Nami-miss ko na, sana kung loloobin ng Dios, makabalik ako diyan sa inyo. Pero kung di man ako makakabalik sa inyo mga kapatid, andiyan naman si Kapatid na Daniel. Tulungan nyo siya sa gawain at sa mga pagtataguyod ng mga gawain.”

 

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photo: Dante Amento

The time is also perfect as the topic for the Thanksgiving is being delivered in the midst of the congregation. Brethren learned the significance and the limitless love and care of God Almighty.

 

President Duterte’s Firsts

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President Duterte’s Firsts

  • First president to be proclaimed in absentia
  • First president from Mindanao
  • Oldest chief executive of the Philippines at 71 years old
  • First president to have a plunder complaint against him before assuming the presidency (filed may 5, 2016 by Trillanes)
  • First president from San Beda College where he finished law in 1972
  • First in 30 years to have a lawyer president (9th) since Ferdinand Marcos
  • The first to have jumped straight from being a city mayor to president
  • First wife is Elizabeth Zimmerman
  • First self-proclaimed socialist to become president. (Kabataang Makabayan (KM) founded by Jose Ma. Sison)
  • Presidential candidate with the fastest growing Facebook page. After posting, it has over 3 million likes
  • One of the first politicians who appointed deputy mayors to represent the Muslim and Lumad people in the city government.
  • Declined several awards: World Mayor for outstanding leaders, American Cancer Society Award and 2010 anti-smoking award in Singapore
  • He was the first local government official to visit Tacloban City after Typhoon Yolanda
  • Central 911 (the first and only 9-1-1 emergency telephone number in Asia which is also free of charge)
  • Duterte is also known for banning swimsuit competitions in beauty pageants in Davao City
  • First President to dress up casually at his first press conference (my opinion)