Duterte says Cesar Montano is like him: Magkita tayo sa impyerno

Birds of the same feather flock together.

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This  has been the center of President Rodrigo Duterte's statement when he said Tourism Promotions Board head Cesar Montano shares the same traits like him.

In his statement, the President said he and Montano we'll meet in hell.

"Tsaka namnan, tayo, magkita-kita tayo sa impyerno, Cesar Montano. Mukhang kandidato ka rin doon eh," said Duterte in his speech during the 11th Ambassadors' Tour Philippine Reception in Davao City.

Duterte emphasized he an Montano could join forces in finding Satan to make him suffer.

"Sampalain ko yang satanas ka. Tsaka magdala ka ng scissors, putulin natin yung ikog niya para gawing balbacua. Ang ikog, yung buntot," he added.

The president also stressed that people should not be afraid of hell since the kind deeds they do in their lives matter more.

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Hontiveros calls Duterte as champion for misogyny over his recent rape joke

Senator Risa Hontiveros stood firm saying rape should never be treated and subjected as a joke.

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She made the statement in reaction to President Duterte’s latest rape joke involving the Miss Universe, when he joked that he would congratulate a rapist who molested a Miss Universe, in illustrating how he won’t tolerate rape of children.

Hontiveros said in her tweet no one can mess with Miss Universe when it comes to rape.

“You can’t mess even with Miss Universe when it comes to rape. You don’t have balls when you rape somebody. You have a cowardly hatred of women,” said Hontiveros.

Meanhwile, during a press conference held at Bahay Alumni of University of the Philippines, Hontiveros emphasized that Duterte is the champion of chauvinism and misogyny.

“Kailangang hindi maging joke ang panggagahasa at sa paulit-ulit na ganyang pagjo-joke tungo sa isang bagay na napakaseryoso at isang krimen at paglabag sa dignidad at karapatang pantao ng isang babae, lumalabas na si Presidente Duterte ay pinaka naging champion ng male sexism, chauvinism at misogyny,” she added.

Earlier on Friday, President Duterte said the rape joke during a tourism event held in Davao City.

“You can mess with, maybe a Miss Universe. Maybe I will even congratulate you for having the balls to rape somebody when you know you are going to die,” said Duterte.

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Alejano hits Duterte: The government lacks direction

After a year since President Rodrigo Duterte took office, Magdalo Party-list Representative Gary Alejano said the present administration has shown lack of a sense of organization and direction during his counter-State of the Nation Address.

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Alejano together with Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and several minority lawmakers associated to ex-President PNoy Aquino, emphasized their adverse assessment of President Duterte's first year in office during the "So Ano Na (So What Now?" event on Sunday, July 16.

The former coup plotter against Arroyo administration and the lawmaker who filed impeachment complaint against Duterte said the government has no coordination because the ones at the top have not given directions.

“Government officials ended up explaining, interpreting, justifying, and clarifying what Duterte has been saying. People are left with the burden of guessing whether Duterte is joking or is serious about certain issues,” he said.

He also pointed out that Duterte is being divisive and his allies demonuized institutions and discredit critics of the administration.

“I hope everyone understands that there is no ill will in being critical of the administration’s policies. Criticism is not destabilization. Our opposition is not just for the sake of opposing. This is just part of a citizen’s duty to ensure the interests of the many will prevail,” Alejano said.

Alejano also highlighted national security issue wherein the President should not look at matter as purely military like war of killing is the answer to the threats.

He said Duterte had shifted the focus of the development of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to internal security to avoid suspicions on Beijing’s part.

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SC ruling may allow Duterte to put entire Ph under martial law

The decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines  may allow the Chief Executive to declare martial law on his discretion.

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Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo said the Constitution doesn't state that martial law is only confined in a specific place.

"The Constitution grants him the prerogative whether to put the entire Philippines or any part thereof under martial law. There is no constitutional edict that martial law should be confined only in the particular place where the armed public uprising actually transpired," said del Castillo.

Other ten justices upheld the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law in Mindanao. They are  Associate Justices Lucas Bersamin, Presbitero Velasco Jr, Jose Mendoza, Bienvenido Reyes, Diosdado Peralta, Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Noel Tijam, Samuel Martires, and Francis Jardeleza.

On the other hand, Associate Justice Antonio Carpio believes that Martial law should only be limited to Marawi City while Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justice Benjamin Caguioa voted to limit martial law to the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, and Sulu.

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen was the lone dissenter in the High Court, siding with the petitioners' bid to nullify Proclamation No. 216.

Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Eduardo Año and Philippine National Police (PNP) chief director General Ronald Bato dela Rosa have said they would recommend to the President to extend Martial law in Mindanao which is supposed to end by July 22.

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Duterte comments on martial law criticism: I could be jailed if I didn't declare it

President Rodrigo Duterte said he might be spending years behind the bars of he did not place Mindanao under martial law due to the Marawi City crisis.

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In his speech before the members of the 403rd Infantry Brigade in Bukidnon, Duterte stressed he was forced by circumstance to issue Poclamation No. 216.

"We are forced to by circumstances at ako naman by Constitutional mandate, I have to do it. Otherwise, I would only be a failure as a president, I could even go to jail, for just not doing my Constitutional mandates," said Duterte.

The president added no leader would want to declare it.

"Sino ba naman may gustong ganon? And I want to end it as soon as possible. But I must be assured also na the Filipino people, and the nation is safe."

Duterte announced Mindanao is under martial law when he learned that Marawi is in chaos while he was in Russia.

"Sila ang nagsabi. The situation is critical. Sabi ko are there civilians killed. Yes. are there civilians part of the fighting or puros innocent? sir mga bata they answered," he recalled.

"So what might no be critical to the idiots of this planet it's critical to me. Namamatay na yung mga tao. So I had to declare martial law to save lives and to save the Filipino nation," he concluded.

Duterte warns Abu Sayyaf: You cut off a head, I'll eat your liver

President Rodrigo Duterte warned the Abu Sayaff members he will eat their livers after they beheaded two Vietnamese hostages in Basilan.

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Duterte slammed the terrorist group for killing their hostages for the sake of their religion.

''You'd use God's name in killing another person. Well, we won't be shortchanged there. You cut off a head and I'll eat your liver if you want," said Duterte in his speech during the 64th Araw ng Hagonoy at Davao del Sur.

He also said he'll dip their liver in salt and vinegar. "Just give me salt and vinegar at kikilawin ko 'yan sa harap mo. Kinakain ko lahat, hindi ako mapili. Kahit na 'yung hindi malunok, kinakain ko pa rin," Duterte added.

Armed Forces of the Philippines confirmed earlier on Tuesday that they found decapitated bodies of the hostages in Sumisip town.

The two Vietnamese named Hoang Thong and Hoang Va Hai were captured my the militant group November last year.

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WATCH: Druggie aunt arrested after baby dies inside cabinet

A 23 year old woman was arrested in Caloocan City after she put her 1-year-old nephew inside a cabinet because his crying annoyed her.

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Maria Ruth Mariano admitted that she was high on drugs when she taped Bryan Jay San Agustin's mouth shut, bound him with a piece of cloth and placed him inside a cabinet where he got suffocated.

After he died, she threw the body into a canal near their house on Palong Street, Barangay 70, but a neighbor saw her and reported to her family.

Caloocan Chief of Police, Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna said a murder case would be flied against the 23 year old woman.

Based on investigation, the chief of police said that the suspect was about to take a bath in the afternoon of July 4 when the baby cried and it made her annoyed.

An annoyed Mariano kept him there because he kept on crying. At that time, only she and the boy’s grandmother was home, but the latter said she never heard the baby’s cries.

During questioning, Mariano confessed that she took shabu earlier of July 4.

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SC believes martial law is an urgent measure for Ph survival

The Supreme Court of the Philippines declared the validity of Proclamation 216 or President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law proclamation in Mindanao.

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According to SC, the constitution gives the president the authority to place any part of the entire Philippines under martial law thus the declaration is practical and logical.

“There is no constitutional edict that martial law should be confined only in the particular place where the armed public uprising actually transpired. This is not only practical but also logical,” the Supreme Court said in its 82-page decision written by Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo.

The highest court in the country also said martial law is an urgent measure for the country's survival.

“Martial law is an urgent measure since at stake is the nation’s territorial sovereignty and survival.”

Associate Justices Presbitero Velasco Jr., Teresita Leonardo – De Castro, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Jose Mendoza, Bienvenido Reyes, Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Francis Jardeleza, Samuel Martires and Noel Tijam concurred in the decision and all submitted their opinions.

SC also pointed out that Duterte need not wait for the war in Marawi to spread to other areas in Mindnanao.

They find it as an immediate response made by the president to maintain peace and public safety.

“The President has to respond quickly… The President’s duty to maintain peace and public safety is not limited only to the place where there is actual rebellion; it extends to other areas where the present hostilities are in danger of spilling over,” the high court added.

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Duterte confused over communists' actions: Talagang sabog ang ulo niyo

President Rodrigo Duterte is confuse over the contradicting words and actions from the communists group while they are holding peace talks with the government.

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In his speech before the members of the 102nd Infnatry Brigade held in Sarangani, Duterte hit  the New People's Army for attacking government forces despite the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front's (CPP-NDF) offer to help in fighting the Maute group.

"Ang hindi ko talaga maintindihan, kung meron ditong nakikinig na NPA, talagang sumasabog yung ulo ninyo. First, you directed your soldiers to fight, to engage us, government. Maya-maya, nagsabi kayo, tutulong kayo to fight alongside with government," said Duterte.

The president emphasized the flip-flopping of the communists is one reason why de doubt them.

"Despite of just really doing what you want to say or say what you want to do. Ito, ineengkwentro na naman ninyo ako. Kaya akom hindi ako kumu-kumpiyansa," he concluded

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