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Today in Philippine History, March 26, 1867, Braulio Rivera was born in Tondo, Manila

The execution of the 13 martyrs of Bagumbayan
(The execution of the 13 martyrs of Bagumbayan (Photo credit: Arnaldo Dumindin)

On March 26, 1867, Braulio Rivera, one of the "Thirteen Martyrs of Bagumbayan", was born in Gitna (now renamed after him), Tondo, Manila, near the corner of Zabala and Sto. Cristo Streets, Manila. Braulio was the son of Jose Rivera, a worker at the tobacco monopoly administration.

Little is known of his early background, although only an elementary graduate, he was employed as a clerk at the "Sub-inspeccion General de Montes". He was blessed with an exceptional singing voice thus, was inclined to singing. He was also an able musician who played three instruments - the guitar, violin and flute.





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IMPEACH ROBREDO: She cannot just bad-mouth the country abroad without suffering any consequences

Impeach Robredo

If President Rodrigo Duterte asks that Vice President Leni Robredo must not be impeached, does that mean that she shouldn't be? A group of pro-Duterte lawyers and bloggers disagrees. The group calling itself Team Impeach Robredo held a press conference yesterday, March 23, 2017, to announce that it was going ahead with the plan to build an impeachment case against the vice president, regardless of what Duterte thinks. The effort, it said, goes beyond the President and seeks to make Robredo accountable for ruining the country's reputation abroad.




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Robredo is a liar and an impostor, she is an enemy of the Filipino people

(Robredo's UN message - Shaming the country before the world and before seven billion other people.)

By now, millions would have viewed, read and known about Vice President Leni Robredo's five-and-a-half-minute video (also featured here) addressed March 15, 2017, to the United Nations Commission on Narcotics Drugs denouncing alleged human rights violations by the Rodrigo Duterte administration in the Philippines.




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Robredo impeachment has no effect on Marcos VP protest - Secretary Aguirre

Bongbong Marcos

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said that if Robredo is removed from office after impeachment in the House of Representatives and finding of guilt by the Senate, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. could claim the post. But a resolution of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) favoring the protest filed by Marcos in the 2016 vice presidential race would be necessary even if Robredo is successfully removed from office.




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President Duterte: A case of President's tough love for his people

Duterte tough love

President Duterte is getting a break from the shelling of Western liberals - whom the yellow mob counts on in its ouster bid, with the good reviews he and his war on drugs have been receiving from Asian political observers.

While his Asian backers are not as loud as his Western critics, the rise of Asia as a global economic engine makes them a potent leverage in the shaping of international perception on Rody.




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Saycon Documents: Aquino, Roxas and Abad should be charged and jailed, along with Leila

Saycon Documents

What was merely suspected before, has now been confirmed in reported documents handed over by Pastor Boy Saycon, Secretary General of the Council of Philippine Affairs to Department of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre.




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House expected to throw out Alejano's complaint, but has numbers to impeach Robredo

Solicitor General Jose Calida

Solicitor General Jose Calida on Sunday, March 19,2017, backed Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's plan to impeach Vice President Leni Robredo for treason by slandering President Rodrigo Duterte and the government before a United Nations event. Calida described as a "treasonous act" Robredo's video message, which criticized President Duterte's war on drugs and claimed that over 7,000 fell prey to extrajudicial killings by policemen and vigilantes. He said:




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Robredo betrayed public trust could be impeached says Speaker Alvarez

Rebredo impeachment
(Robredo's video message may create a negative perception of the Philippines before the international community, which could lead to dire economic consequences.)

Speaker of the House Pantaleon Alvarez on Friday, March 17, 2017, threatened to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo for undermining the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte before the international community.




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Robredo lies to world, shames nation in UN message, desperate to get foreign help to overthrow PDU30

Robredo

I was shocked at Leni Robredo's video message sent to the UN Commission on Narcotics Drugs to be played at its 60th meeting today. Either this lady is so naïve, or so stupid, that she doesn't really know the gravity of her message, which I suspect she doesn't, since she was reading the message, obviously done by a Liberal Party writer, as fast as she could.




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Impeachment against President Duterte? Nice try, but it won't work

Rody Duterte

It is of course yet another publicity bid and by the yellows, through Antonio Trillanes and his partner in Congress, Magdalo partylister Gary Alejano.




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Raps against Trillanes being considered; some evidence vs De Lima from America's DEA

Trillanes and De Lima

The Palace is considering filing charges against President Duterte's main critic Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after Senator Panfilo Lacson linked him to destabilization efforts against President Duterte, a Palace official said yesterday, March 15, 2017.




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LTO records show Aquino never bought or sold a Porsche - Rigoberto Tiglao

Aquino' porsche

Remember the Porsche 911 Carrera that former President Benigno Aquino III, just months into his presidency, claimed he bought for P5 million, and that he used the money he got when he sold his BMW? Was it a "gift" like Duterte's Mercedes, which he kept?




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De Lima falsified her petition before Supreme Court - Solicitor General

De Lima
(JURAT Photo shows a certification sworn to by Sen. Leila de Lima and signed by her notary, Maria Cecille Tresvelles-Cabalo on February 24. Records indicate the two never met that day.)

Government lawyers have asked the Supreme Court to junk jailed Senator Leila de Lima's petition to overturn drug trafficking charges against her, claiming the petition was "falsified".




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How a mass murderer who confessed killing 200 people at the senate hall walked free

Lascañas

This is as surreal as it can get: a retired police officer just confessed to killing 200 people over the course of his long career as a cop/assassin. Senators who heard his confession were unruffled, and the murderer walked out the door.




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The Ombudsman is a misfit who does not deserve to stay a minute longer in her exalted position - VACC

Ombudsman Morales

Any day now, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) will initiate an impeachment complaint against the anti-graft prosecutor, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales before the House of Representatives. She was named Ombudsman by President BS Aquino III in July 2011.




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No traditional destabilization plot but a campaign to weaken and pounce on the presidency

Yellowtards

The key words of the campaign are: culture of impunity, hate and anger. Platforms used are local and international media as well as the drilling effect of social media. That a culture was built overnight (because it has been 10 months only) was surprising, but that is what one gets when the oppositors (they put opposition in a bad light) are loaded, well-connected and consistent. And yes, despite elections being over and a winner declared by Congress, a campaign rages to unseat a duly elected President because of alleged sins of the past, constituting 22 years of being mayor.





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