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Harassment of Pinoy fishers decried

THE use of force by the Chinese Coast Guard against an unarmed Filipino-owned fishing vessel, if true, is a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This is according to Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque, who reminded the government that it…

Speculation rife Bongbong to head DILG

A LAWMAKER believes that former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will not “forfeit” his election protest even if he accepts the Interior and Local Government position left vacant by the dismissal of Ismael Sueno. Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque, a lawyer by profession, said that the forfeiture ruling is only applicable…

Solon to QC court: Expedite Maguindanao case ruling

Kabayan party-list Rep. Harry Roque has urged the Quezon City court handling the November 2009 Maguindanao massacre case to expedite the ruling on the possible involvement of principal accused, former Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan, Jr. and the liability of other Ampatuan members in the grisly murders. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle…
  • Published in Metro

Roque: Palace photo shoot of Duterte’s ‘apo’ a ‘non issue’

What’s the fuss? As far as Malacañang is concerned, it is “a non issue.” (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Malacañang said this yesterday in connection with a big howl and criticisms against the pre-debut photo shoot of presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte in the Palace. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the…
  • Published in Nation

PH, Kuwait agree to ink MOA for OFWs

THE Philippine government and Kuwait have agreed to sign the memorandum of agreement (MOA) that would provide better treatment to overseas Filipino workers in the Gulf state, Malacañang said yesterday. The agreement came after Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III met with Kuwaiti officials in Kuwait…
  • Published in Nation

Massacre judge urged to adopt FIFO rule

AN opposition lawmaker yesterday urged the judge handling the Maguindanao massacre case to rule as soon as possible on the alleged involvement of former Datu Unsay Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. and the liability of the other Ampatuans in the grisly murders. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); House Deputy Minority leader…
  • Published in Nation

Nothing to fear from Chinese military buildup in Spratlys, Palace asserts

MALACAÑANG yesterday allayed concerns that any retaliation by China’s ‘‘militarization’’ of the South China Sea will affect the Philippines despite the friendly ties between the two countries. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate took exception to his comment last week that the anti-ship…

Name-dropping ‘fixer’ denounced

MALACANANG yesterday accused the husband of a former daughter-in-law of President Rodrigo Duterte of using the name of the chief executive’s granddaughter in a case-fixing scheme. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque did not name the alleged fixer even as he appealed to the justices, judges and the general public not to…

Roque has unsolicited advice for Reds

“MOVE on,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. said to the communist rebels following the collapse of the talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “Kailangang umusad na. Move on. Naiwanan na kayo, iniwan na kayo ng People’s Republic of China, ano ba…

Palace: EDSA revolution important historical event

MALACAÑANG maintained that the EDSA Revolution was not a product of “fake news”, after a Palace communications official ran an online poll asking whether the historic bloodless revolution that toppled the Marcos dictatorship was such. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “According to the law, it is not fake news. According…
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