WATCH: KaladKaren Davila entertains netizens, goes viral

An impersonator of media giant ABS-CBN newscaster and anchor, Karen Davila named KaladKaren Davila became famous in social media platform, Facebook after her video leaked online.

KaladKaren Davila in the video uploaded by netizen named Miguel Tanchanco, reported about the Tanay river in Rizal.

"Kasalukuyan naming tinatawid ang Kuyat river dito sa Tanay, Rizal at kung mapapansin niyo medyo ang malakas ang takbo ng current. Hindi kami sigurado kung ano ang nakapaloob sa kabilang ibayo ng river na ito. At handa na kaming puntahan ang mga indigenous community ng Rizal para makapanayam sila tungkol sa kwento nila," said KaladKaren assuming that it is Davila's show The Correspondence.

The voice of the impersonator sounded like the genuine Karen Davila which made the netizens laughed and believed that she really did well.

As to this writing the video has reached 427,000 views and 7,400 shares.

The ABS-CBN news anchor became trending about her comment that presidential son Paolo Duterte and president's son-in-law, Mans Carpio should attend the Senate Hearing after middleman Mark Taguba tagged them into the controversial shipment of shabu.

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WACH! Duterte comments on Hontiveros' new remarks: Napakabobo naman niya

President Rodrigo Duterte argued to what Senator Risa Hontiveros has said with regards to the death of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos and 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz saying it proves that his governent has a policy of killing drug suspects.

In an interview on September 5, Duterte stood firm to express his support to Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Bato dela Rosa gainst what Hontiveros claimed.

Duterte emphasized that Hontiveros is nothing but foolish.

"Do you think two killings, even if it's illegal, makes a policy? Dalawang patay, palagay lang natin pinatay, murder. I ask Hontiveros, is that already the policy, is that the baseline of the policy? Napakabobo naman niya. It's an insult," said Duterte.

The lady senator earlier during the senate prove clamied that PNP members kill suspected criminals because of a policy that allowed killings in the name of the war on drugs.

She added there's a madness behind every killings happenning in the country.

"The killing of minors and young people are no longer an isolated incident. Hindi rin ako naniniwala na hayok lang sa pagpatay ang ilan sa ating kapulisan. May polisya na nagdidikta sa kultura ng patayan na nangyari sa ating bayan. There's madness...Malaki ang kalaban natin, hindi lang isa o dalawang pulis kundi malaking polisiya na nagpapahintulot ng patayan sa ngalan ng war on drugs," said Risa.

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Imee confident Duterte to untag Marcoses' plunder cases even wealth isn't returned

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos has denied that there are on-going negotiations between her family and the government to return some of the ill-gotten wealth amassed by her father, late President Ferdinand Marcos.

The governor on Thursday said lawyers are handling the matter regarding the supposed offer made by an emissary of her family to President Rodrigo Duterte to return a portion of their wealth.

On the other hand, Marcos' daughter remains hopeful that the president will end the cases that have been dragging the family for years now.

"Wala pa, wala pa. Tiwala kami sa President na siya ang makakapagtapos ng deka-dekadang kaso at yung pamilya nag-uusap pa. Pero nasa kamay ng mga abogado," Imee said before reporters while waiting for the Provincial Governmetn of Ilocos Norte's hearing on the alleged misuse of tobacco excise tax funds.

"Pag-usapan na lang ng mga abogado," answered Imee when asked if Marcos family has any palns to return some ill-gotten wealth.

The lady governor also remained silent about her mother, Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative' alleged admission that they have 7000 tons' worth of gold bars.

"I think it's best that the lawyer respond to all these queries," she answered.

Dutere earlier on Monday said an emissary of the Marcoses talked to him about their plans to return some of their wealth including a few gold bars, to finance vital government projects.

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Aguirre puzzled why Fr. Reyes remains silent on cases of priests molesting minors

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre slammed activist priest Fr. Robert Reyes for asking for his resignation for the department's impartiality in handling the investigation of Kian Loyd Delos Santos' death.

The priest said Aguirre must quit for making a mockery of justice system.

Reyes earlier went to DOJ to support calls from student leaders for Aguirre to rescue himself from the investigation of the murder and torture complaints filed against the cops linked to Kian's case.

Aguirre on the other hand slammed the Filipino priests why they keep mum on the cases of priests molesting minors.

"I am just wondering why in the face of reports of Filipino priests molesting minors, of Filipino priests fathering children, of Filipino priests bringing minor girls to motels and those Filipino priests molesting sacristans, the good Fr. Reyes is surprisingly silent on these serious matters involving Filipino minors," Aguirre said.

The justice secretary added he cannot help to wonder.

On the other hand, Aguirre stressed he will stay as long as President Rodrigo Duterte holds trust and confidence towards him.

"While I respect the view of everyone to express themselves freely, I will stay for as long as I enjoy the trust and confidence of the President," Aguirre said.

Aguirre and the justice department had been questioned by some groups due to alleged impartiality in dealing with Kian's case. This became a fuzz after Aguirre's statements that supposedly favored the police officers who carried out the Oplan Galugad in which Delos Santos died.

The Cabinet official denied expressing bias in the case even as he assured that he would not meddle in the case which is pending before the National Prosecution Service.

Source: GMA News

Ombudsman Morales is not entitled to full term, according to Duterte

Accused for being bias in handling cases, President Rodrigo Duterte claimed Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is not entitled to a full 7-year-term.

Duterte further emphasized that Morales' post is very precarious.

"May I add, your hold to the office is very, very precarious. You're supposed to serve the remaining terms of the guy who resigned, not to a full term, that is very clear under the law," he said.

Although he did not specify which law he was referring to, Republic Act No 6770 or the law on the organization of the Office of the Ombudsman, explains the what will happen if an Ombudsman resigns.

As stipulated in the section 8 of RA 6770, in case of vacancy due to resignation, the Overall Deputy shall serve as Acting Ombudsman in a concurrent capacity "until a new Ombudsman shall have been appointed for a full term."

The Constitution, specifically Article 11 (Accountability of Public Officers), provides guarantees which insulate the Office of the Ombudsman from political influence and interference.

"Let the remaining months of your incumbency be truly reflective of your mandate to do justice to everyone without favor or bias,"Duterte said.

Morales was appointed during the term of ex-President Benigno Auino III last 2011 to a full term of 7 years. She replaced Merceditas Gutierrez who resigned after 6 years in the said position.

The ombudsman's term will expire in July 2018.

On the other hand, group of lawyers has asked the Supreme Court earlier last June to declare the Office of the Ombudsman vacant as mentioned in RA 6770 provisions.

Source: GMA NewsRappler

Duterte says Marcos kept billions to protect Ph economy

President Rodrigo Duterte exclaimed the family of the late President Ferdinand Marchos stashed billion of pesos from public funds during his term as a way of protecting the Philippine economy.

In his speech during the oath taking ceremony of public officials in Malacañang, Duterte said the Marcoses has a noble reason for the ill-gotten wealth secured by their father.

"And the only reason was sabi nila, that the father was protecting the economy. Now, of course, the eventual kung maalis siya. But he was though of regaining the Malacañang and that is why ganito ang lumabas. Parang tinago," he said.

Rody said the controversial family accused for their ill-gotten wealth expressed their willingness to return some what they amassed.

"Sabi nila na they'll open everything and probably return yung nakita lang. Sabi nila na malaki ang deficit mo sa, maybe this year, ang projected deficit spending would be big, sabi niya. Baka makatulong. Preo hindi ito malaki," he added.

Duterte also said that Marcoses would return a few gold bars along with the money.

The president admitted he is already looking for a person to handle the negotiation with the Marcoses for the return of ill-gotten wealth.

"I will accept the explanation, whether or not it is true, wala na eh. And they are ready to return," he said.

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WATCH: Parents of Kian admits some groups planned to take his son's remains to EDSA

The father of slain 17 years old, Kian delos Santos, Saldy admitted there were groups who planned to take his son's remains in EDSA, however he did not allow it to happen.

In an news aired in ABS-CBN TV Patrol Dominic Almerol interviewed Kian's  parents  during their visit to his tomb. According to the couple, they were not able to say proper good bye during son's interment due to the massive number of people who attended.

Mr. & Mrs. delos Santos then admitted that during Kian's wake, some groups tried to convince them to bring the slain child's remain to another place.

"Plano nila na dalhin sa EDSA. Ewan ko, baka magra-rally sila. Pero di ako pumayag," said Saldy.

On the other hand, the grieving father also said sorry to his son for leaving him early last Saturday, August 26.

"Sorry kasi iniwan ka namin agad. Ang dami kasing tao eh. Kaya kami pumunta ngayon kasi gusto ka naming maka usap ng maayos," he said in front of his son's grave.

On the other hand, Violence Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Chairman Dante Jimenez, who was also there to offer a prayer said he is hopeful that Kian's death might receive his justice in a short period of time.

"Dapat ma-apply din to sa ibang biktima," Jimenez added.

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Source: ABS-CBN News

Journalist slams LP: Pati bangkay, gagamitin niyo sa pulitika

Radio broadcaster and journalist, Ira Panganiban hit Liberal party (LP) and its supporters who did not return two minor witnesses on Kian delos Santos' death to their parents.

In his Facebook page, Panganiban stressed the said party tried to urge delos Santos family to use Kian's body for a protest and bring to a rally.

"Pinipilit ng LP na huwag muna ilibing ng magulang ni Kian ang bangkay niya at iparada muna ito sa gagawin nilang rally. Di na kayo nahiya. Pati bangkay ng bata gagamitin niyo sa pulitika. Ayaw isoli ng LP sa magulang nila ang dalawang kabataan na witness sa pagpatay kay Kian. Sa kanila daw muna at sila ang magbibigay ng pahayag ng mga bata," as read in Panganiban's post.

Earlier on August 28, Duterte had a closed-door meeting with Kian's parents to talk about the death of the grade 12 student. The LP and its supporters then slammed Mr. & Mrs. Delos Santos for asking help from the president.

"Di na kayo nahiya! Kidnapper na kayo, gagawin niyo pang sinungaling yung mga bata!!! Walang kuwentang tao daw ang magulang ni Kian dahil pinili nila humingi ng tulong kay. Digong kaysa sa dilawan na ginagawang karatula ang bangkay niya. Di na kayo nahiya! Tinanggihan Lang kayo kung manira kayo wagas!!! Eh mas masahol pala kayo eh!!!" he added.

As to this writing, Panganiban's post has already reached 2200 reactions from netizens.

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Duterte fires back on Callamard's remark to end EJKs

President Rodrigo Duterte slammed United nations (UN) special rapporteur on Summary Executions, Agnes Callamard, for her remarks on the death of 17-year-old Kian Delos Santos.

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Callamard saying Kian's death should be the last casualty, Duterte fuzzed and ended cursing her during her visit in Pampanga, August 28.

"Tang ina niya, sabihin mo. Huwag niya akong takutin. Putang ina niya. gago pala siya eh," said Duterte facing reporters.

Callamard posted a tweet in her Twitter account last August 26 when Delos Santos was laid to rest.

"My heatfelt condolences to #Kian family and to all families victimized by this curel war. #Makehisdeaththelast #Philippines," said Callamard in her tweet.

The president on the other hand, appeared to have a moment of confusion as he asked reporters what callamard's nationality was and where she was from.

According to reporters, Callamard is French. Duterte then said France is no different from the Philippines as killings also happen there in everyday.

"Sa kanila, they can detain a person almost indefinitely, under the french law. And the French law says you are guilty, and you have to prove your innocence. Ganun 'yan, presumption dito, inosente ka, it is the state who will.. Panghuli na yan? papuntahin mo siya dito, sige sabihin mo. Nandito ba?" the president added.

Duterte also told reporters to tell the special rapporteur to the visit the country and see its situation for herself.

"Do not ever give me that kind of shit. Republika ng Pilipinas ito, di teritoryo ng France. Gago pala siya. Hindi siya nakikinig ng sinasabi ko," he said.

Rody previously dared Callamard to fly to the Philippines to answer her questions on the drug war, given that she be open to a deabte with him and that she will make her statements under oath.

Source: Politics