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.

Screen Shot 2016-09-09 at 4.41.29 PM.png

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.

screen-shot-2016-09-09-at-8-02-34-pm
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.

 

 

Related Video:

 

 

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.

Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 2.29.05 AM.png
aftermath of the bombing

Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 2.31.39 AM.png

Screen Shot 2016-09-03 at 3.12.23 AM.png

 

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.

Related News:

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.

Screen Shot 2016-08-20 at 8.14.02 PM.png
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.”

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 9.46.55 PM.png
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.”

 

Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 1.45.49 PM.png
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.

 

Duterte Silence Foreign Journalist

Apalit, Pampanga Philippines [8/22/2016]  After President Rodrigo Duterte had broken all customs of what a politician should be, should sound like, what topics should be discussed, the “morale” of the Filipino people is at its highest.  Disgusted from previous presidents, now the tunnel of light is seen for the Philippines’ economical boost and a drug-free country.

In the latest meeting with the media, President Duterte silenced Mr. Miller, a foreign journalist from Asia. He ask the president about ‘unleashing a national death squad‘.

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 12.40.30 AM.png

Mr. Miller : At the risk of being shot down, the numbers of people who’ve being killed in the streets of the Philippines since you come into power, 6 weeks ago, has risen into thousand. I know you have been contentious of your critics, but, they are accusing you of unleashing a national death squad. When is this gonna end?

 

Pres. Duterte: That is a very good question. Because in the past, no political leaders is really willing to work and risk his life. The standard practice in this system of government is that, when they accused, they would always file a counter-charge. They always use that poor leverage against the poor policeman. Remember in this country, no lawyer is provided for the policeman and other security officers when they are in trouble with the law. They are left on the mercy of their own. That was the policy beforehand the previous ones they left behind.

 

The foreign journalist followed up with the question that pointing out, the president being a lawyer. A simple practice, that a person is innocent until proven guilty.

The president, giving some statistics about how prevalent the drug problem is in the country, describing the current situation as “pandemic”.

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 1.49.14 AM

Mr. Miller : At the risk of a ‘gun law’ sir?

Pres. Duterte : “It can happen! It happened.”

He cited the United States of America as an example. The policemen in his country also kill blacks on the streets. Another significant issue is that of the boy that was rescued in the rubbles’ bombing in Syria.

“Why US is not doing anything about it! Are we here about the country? Or the basic human rights? Almost the same.”

 

Related Video:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9GlSYVWHk0&feature=share