Duterte says Paolo's business is Ukay-Ukay: If that is sumuggling I will resign

President Rodrigo Duterte defends his son Davao City Vice Mayor, Paolo Duterte that he is not related to any corruption activities by sharing where he earns for a living.


In his speech during the inauguration ceremony of Solar Philippines factory, Duterte said Paolo is involved in his in-law's business which is selling ukay-ukay or second hand clothes.

"Yun yung mga vendors sa Davao-jars, ukay-ukay. Eh napasali siya diyan sa pamilya ng asawa niya ang negosyo," said Duterte.

The president further shared that Paolo since he was 18 years old worked hard times two to feed his family.

"Kaya makikita mo yan sa pantalan. Eh kung magtanong lang kayo nasa pantalan, palaging nasa pantalan yan, tumutulong sa in-laws niya. Eh walang hanapbuhay eh."

Rody stressed that there is nothing wrong with Paolo's business.

However, the president challenged bashers that if they consider it smuggling they need to prove it and he will step down from his seat.

"Pero kung yung mga jars, ukay-ukay, yung pinapalusot ng in-laws niya, if that is smuggling, then give me an accounting and I will resign. Walang problema yan sa akin," Duterte added

Paolo was tagged to the P5 million scandal of Bureau of Customs after fixer Mark Taguba claimed that he is connected to the so called Davao Group.

The senate and house of representative is now looking into the alleged corruption within Customs after a shabu shipment  worth P6.4 billion from China went passed the officials last May.

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Grieving father laments over alleged drug addict supporters

Siliman University Professor and grieving father, Niño Piñero lamented over his sentiments with regards to the killings of his pregnant daughter and its companion.



In a news reported by SunStar Cebu, that Nikki, 21 years old, daughter of Piñero l and her companion Loreen Ramirez, 17 years old were slain by allegedly named Michael Añabesa Manayon.

Using his Facebook account, Piñero slammed the alleged drug supporters for protesting and investigating the death of alleged drug addicts instead of their victims.

The professor also slammed the Catholic church for ringing their bells that signifies to save the drug addicts.

"Rally sa mga LP; Roman Catholic Bell Ringing every afternoon sa mga drug addict to be save; CHR investigating for the loss of drug addicts; and wow sa mga Phil senators may investigation for the drug addicts but to the victims no more," enumerated by Niño pointing out how people support the drug addicts.

Piñero curse the supporters saying it is evident who are the true drug lords are saying "Death to the supporters".

Below is Pinero's full Facebook post:

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Duterte sets aside P2M for corrupt cops: I know where to find you

President Rodrigo Duterte offered P2 million for the heads of corrupt policement who put the government into a bad image.




In a press conference in Bahay Pangarap, Duterte expressed his rant on policement who engage in crime even they salaries went double.

"Kung yun ang ipakita mo sa akin, mga putang ina ninyo, talagang hahabulin ko kaya. I would be placing 2 million per head. Two million. Alalahanin ninyo, may pamilya kayo. Alam namin kung saan kayo nakatira," said Duterte.

The president further said that the bounty also covers cops with a warrant of arrest for alleged involvement in heinous crimes such as kidnapping and murder.

Duterte said there are enough funds o finance the reward of informants who will tip the government off on the whereabouts of corrupt cops.

"Who pays? The people of the Republic of the Philippines. Where do I get it? Intelligence fund. Two million? marami akong two million," he concluded.

Source: Politics

READ: Netizens react on Bam Aquino's meme re: Kian's death

The meme published by Senator Bam Aquino over Kian delos Santos' death who was shot dead by the policeman during an anti-drug raid gained reactions from netizens.


In an interview with ANC, Aquino said he does not believe alleagtions made by the police that the teenager was a drug runner of his father and uncle.

"Ilan pa bang Kian ang kailangang patayin bago tayo magising," as quoted in a meme which went viral and came out from the mouth of Aquino with the hashtag #StopTheKillings.

Image from Facebook / Bam Aquino

Netizens went vocal about their comments.






"Unahin ang ugat hindi ang sanga .unahin ang nasalikod ng mga toneladang shabu na nakapasok sa bansa.kakarampot na gramo lang ,pinapaty pero 6.4B worth of shabu ,wala paring nanagot hanggang ngayon tas yung tinuturong isa na nasa likod ng shipment,gagawin pang statewitness .wow! Ang galing ng due process sa bansa," said Danica Dignadice in the comment section.

On the other hand, a netizen named Sarex Dipol Jr. said it could be nice if the late pres. Cory Aquino started the move to clean drugs in the country.

"Kon noon pa Sana ginawa ng tiyahin mong si Cory at Pinsan mong si Noynoy ang nararapat di sana nagkaganito ang Pilipinas.ikaw na senador anong nagagawa mo sa ilang taong naupo ka sa gobyerno? #justsaying."

'Sir kaming ordinaryong tao wlang laban sa demonyo nakaupo.. Until that mad man is in power this country is going to the dogs. You senators have the power to do something by standing up for the people and not compromising our rights. The War on Drug is a cover up for a more sinister plan. Many more will die... You should step up the pressure on him in both domestic and international forum. By the way you should also look on his Chinese connection. He is also selling us systematically to the Chinese," as read in a comment posted by Zapanta Arking.

"Senator, let me ask you too - ilang inosenteng babae, buntis, nanay, ate, bata, lola, asawa ang dapat mamatay dahil biktima ng drug users and pushers para tuluyang mamulat ang mga mata ng tao? Let's not be selectively blind and selectively condemn those that will only affect our own narratives," Pauline Gaerlan countered Bam's meme.

Lastly, Raymundo Ruel Galvez advised Ba, tp do his duty as a senator rather than criticizing.

"Hindi mo na kailangang magbilang senator bam! Gawin mo ang tungkulin mo sa bayan! Pigain mo ang mga hinayupak na pulis na protector ng mga druglord at drug pusher na pumatay kay kian! Kasuhan mo agad yung Dong na nagpalabas ng toneladang shabu sa pier! Kung hindi mo gagawin yan senator bam, alam ko na kung kanino ka! Hindi ko na alam kung sino sa inyo ni duterte ang kakampi namin o kakampi ng mga druglord! Gawin mo trabaho mo senator bam, maraming matutuwa."

As to this writing, the said post has generated 2700 reactions and 356 comments from netizens.

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READ WHY: Tarlac leaders promise to stop electing Aquinos

Mayor Benjamin Tesoro of Tarlac said the political leaders in their province would block any member of the Aquino clan who would seek any elective post in the 2019 elections during the 34th anniversary of the death of late Sen. Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr.


“Never again to [an] Aquino in public service,” Tesoro said in his speech, August 21.

According to him, it was a decision made during a meeting of the Nationalist People's Coalition in Paniqui town, Tarlac last Saturday as a reaction to reports telling Kris Aquino, Ninoy's youngest daughter would run for Tarlac governor together with a nephew, Sen. Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino for president.

“Everyone who attended that meeting did not like [the Aquinos] anymore because after many years that they have been in power, nothing [beneficial] happened to Tarlac,” emphasized by Tesoro.

Tesoro added only the town of Concepcion gained improvements and benefited from Noynoy's administration.

Concepcion is the birth place of late Ninoy and was more appreciative of the Aquinos during the commemoration of his death.

“Yellow still means we are brave, it means we are watching,” said Emilio Martin Enciso, 16, grandson of the late Sen. Agapito “Butz” Aquino who was guest speaker there.

Meanwhile, Tesoro has also expressed his disappointment that Noynoy did not attend the town's commemorative program for his father and it was the second time that the town has invited him.

“Ninoy was different. His passion to serve Tarlac, the country and the Filipino people was different. And I am personal witness to that. He had a comfortable life but he chose to sacrifice for the people,” he said.

Source: Inquirer

Boy receives full scholarship after returning money to the owner

Faith in humanity is not dead yet as a young boy returns money which he pickep up to its rightful owner.


This went viral after a Facebook page Santa Maria, Bulacan uploaded the story how the young boy proved that honesty is the best policy, August 20.

"Around 1:00 am kanina dumuan ako ng mcdo sta. maria para bumili ng pasalubong s aking pmilya pag kuha ko ng fone ko nasama plang nhugot pera ko mga 7k yun puro 1 thousand nung nsa loob n ko ng mcdo pra omorder tinawag ako ng batang to at cnbing nhulog ang pera ko," narrated Dindo Lorenzo in the said Facebook post.

However the boy refused the offer of Lorenzo saying he is still full.

"Pinilit ko cyang omorder ng pgkain ayaw daw nya kc busog cya nung inabutan ko cya ng konting cash ngpasalamat cya ibibigay daw nya s nanay nya... d n daw nkkpagtrabaho tatay nya kc malabo n daw ang mata," he added.

According to Lorenzo, the young boy said to him he doesn't plan to get the money because it does not belong to him so he decided to return it to him.

"D daw nya naisip n itakbo ang pera ko kc d nman daw kanya yun... god bless u pogi mgkikta p ulit tyo babawi ako syo promise."

On the other hand, netizens claim that the boy is Andrey Macabuhay who is a parking boy and he received a full scholarship from Immaculate Conception Institutions amounting to P340,000 to P400,000 which is enough to finance his schooling from Junior High School to Tertiary.


Image from Facebook

Image from Facebook

Image from Facebook


Along with the scholarship, he will also receive allowances such book allowance, free uniform, food and even a sure job after college.

Read the full story below:

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La Salle Prof explains why Duterte is not at fault over Kian's death, even 5th grader could understand

Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes and  other minority lawmakers point out that President Rodrigo Duterte should be blamed for the death of 17 year old boy, Kian delos Santos who is allegedly tagged in illegal drugs transactions.


On the other hand, La Salle professor Salle Van Ybiernas explained why the President is not accountable for the death of Kian through using a simple analogy that even a 5th grader can understand.

Ybiernas set the context of allowing students to use their phones and other gadgets to gather information related to their class activities.

"Should the student use their phones to view porn, or engage in other illegal or immoral activities, does it become my fault? Yan ang sinasabi ng mga kontra-Duterte e. Inutusan ng pangulo ang pulis na sugpuin ang kriminalidad, lalo na ang illegal na droga. Pero, kung may mga pulis man na magsamantala ---wala po akong tinutukoy na specific na kaso, in general lang ito--- kasalanan nya ba ito Kinastigo naman ng mga pangulo ang mga umaabuso. Siyempre pa ang mga kontra sa kanya ay di pa rin masaya dito," as read in his post.

"E yung pangako ng pangulo tungkol dito... Ano ba ang di nya tinupad? Kaya ba nya pigilan ang pang-aabuso? Op kors, sa mga ganitong sitwasyon, magre-react ka na lang after the fact. At siyempre, imbestiga muna para malaman ang katotohanan bago kumilos. Eh sana ganyan din ang mga pulis sa mga "inosenteng biktima" nila.  Na alin? Imbestiga muna? Eh nasa operation na nga e. So, gusto mo, sa gitna ng operasyon sabihin nila sa lahat, ay wait, tigil muna tayong lahat. Pulis, suspek, at bystanders, huwag muna tayo lahat kumilos, mag-iimbestiga muna kami kung sino sa inyo ang guilty at kung sino ang inosente," he added.

The History professor also challenged the president's critics to learn about rules of engagement to know if the process has been observed or not and make their judgments after.

"Long story short, ang gusto mo talaga mangyari ay mawalan ng tiwala ang bayan sa mga pulis at sa pangulo. Kasi, nahusgahan mo na agad yung pulis na abusado at ang pangulo na coddler at enabler nila. Sigurado ka na rin kahit wala kang ebidensya na pulis ang nasa likod ng mga patayang nagaganap sa bansaUlol ang tawag sa iyo! E bakit ang mga "biktima" walang due process bago patayin?  Aba'y itatanong natin sa mga salarin yan kapag sila'y nahuli, boss. Eh, pulis nga ang salarin! Asan ang ebidensya? Sila yan, sigurado kami!," he said.

As to this writing, Ybiernas' post has already generated 929 different reactions from netizens.

Below is Ybiernas' full Facebook post:
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READ why PNoy claims no EJKs happened under Duterte admin

Former President Noynoy Aquino III claimed there have been no extrajudicial killings (EJKs) under the Duterte administration however its murder and homicide, rather.


“If you say there is extrajudicial killing, then it means there is judicial killing. But I remember, we do not have the death penalty, so there is no judicial killing,” Aquino said.

PNoy concluded then that only murder and homicide is taking place.

The ex president on the other hand said that there is no evidence yet to determine if there were killings which were state-sponsored but the state has an obligation to protect all its citizens and go after all those who have committed infractions against society.

“May pinatay. May pumatay. Hanapin yung pumatay at bigyan ng kaukulang parusa,” Aquino added.

In his speech during the memorial of his father's death, Benigno Aquino Sr., emphasized htat one death is one too many.

"I’ve always said that however which way one looks at it, in the Constitution and in the church that I belong to, one death is one too many."

Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes claimed that based on Philippine National Police (PNP) data, more than 3000 suspected drug personalities have been killed since last year; more than 2000 in drug-related homicide or murder; and more than 5000 deaths classied as under investigation which includes those killings by the riding in tandem assailants.

PNoy was shocked over the death of Kian Loyd Delos Santos, 17 years old during a public outrage last August 16 whose death was classified a collateral damage together with other children tagged in the illegal drug operation.

Aquino supported an investigation into the death of Delos Santos but hoped this would not “drag for too long,” fearing the delay would result in the muddling of the case. Aquino said he also had several questions in mind about the boy’s killing.

“As they say, no one can be onion-skinned. Of course, I wasn’t happy about it. But perhaps, he might see some logic in what I said, so it would be worth it,” Aquino said, referring to Duterte unleashing invectives against him.

Source: Inquirer

Presidential sister defends Rody over war on illegal drugs critics

Presidential sister, Jocellyn Duterte-Villarica defended his brother, President Rodrigo Duterte against his critics on his war on illegal drugs campaign, especially that a teenager died in a recent operation.


Using her Facebook account, Villarica said she does not want to talk about the issue but she needs to because it is highly politicized.

The sister of Rody recalled when he was elected as the President, he promised the people to solve illegal drug problems until such time he realized soon that its scope is vast.

"NGAYON ANG DROGA NASA LAHAT NA NG SECTOR NG BAYAN at ang pinaka mahirap tanggapin ang kabataan ang unang naging biktima nito. Hindi ito problema lang ng presidente, kung ang kabataan ang pag-uusapan, tayong mga magulang ang may pagkukulang sa pagpapalaki ng ating mga anak. We have to be the first to educate them about drugs and be vigilant na hindi sila mapasama sa mga durugista na araw-araw nasa kalye at saang sulok naghahanap ng mabiktima," relating to what happen to Kian delos Santos, a 17 year old, who is an alleged drug runner of his father and uncle.

Villarica, on the other hand mentioned opposition Senator Kiko Pangilinan who is a known critic of Duterte, saying the law for youth offender should be amended now and slammed him if he really knows what's happening.

"Alamin natin kung saan at sino ang mga kaibigan at sino ang mga ito? Alam na rin natin na ang ginagamit ng mga dealers na maging pusher ay ang kabataan, salamat po Sen. PANGILINAN...Dapat ma amend na yang batas na yan at pananagutin yung youth offender sa isang juvenile court until they become of age...alam din po natin na may mga magulang na sila mismo ang nagtutulak sa kanilang anak para magbenta ng droga, take the case of Parojinog, ang anak mismo ang druglord...what is happening to this country? We walk the street knowing nagkalat ang mga addict sa paligid...yan ang katotohanan! Hindi ba kayo natatakot na baka kayo ang sunod na mabiktima? Are you aware of that reality?" as read in her post.

On her concluding thoughts, Villarica pointed out that drug problem is not just a problem of Duterte but it is also a liability of the society and the Filipino people.

"Milyones na ang gumgamit ng droga, maaapektohan ang ekonomiya ng bayan sa health problems na dulot nito, mga rehab center na susuportahan ng gobyerno. Hindi lang ang Presidente ang sasagot sa problema na ito...It is a reflection of a society that has neglected its socio-economic responsibility to the people of this country...the last but not the least, the church has the moral responsibility to reach out to strengthen the spiritual needs of the people to fight this deadly "evil" plague known as DRUGS," said Jocellyn.

Below is Jocellyn Duterte's full Facebook post:



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