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Bongbong Marcos Doesn’t Mind: Uson’s DSWD Online Survey that Robredo Tops is a Peace Offering

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

ASec Mocha Uson is a known critic of Vice President Leni Robredo. She surprises her by including Robredo in the online survey for possible DSWD Secretary choice. Eventually, she tops the poll and Bongbong Marcos who is for unity seems to not mind despite his ongoing protest against the VP. Palace Spokesperson Ernesto Abella thinks that this is difficult. He, however, trusts that the President has his way of doing things.






Youtube video by; GMA News
[VIDEO]: VP Robredo, binisita ang ilang lumikas mula sa Marawi City




Public Gratitude

Vice President Leni Robredo expresses her gratitude to the public after she tops an online survey on the next social welfare secretary. Her critic, Mocha Uson, a blogger and assistant communications secretary of the Du30 administration initiates it. Robredo said that she was surprised that Uson included her among the choices. The VP should know that ASec Uson is now a government employee like her and in that instance, both should act as public servants and not as the campaigners for their party. This can be taken as a peace offering from Uson to Robredo.



Voters’ Trust

“First of all, I was surprised because my name was included. I also thank Asec. Mocha for believing in our ability to handle the position,” the Vice President said. She is also grateful to those who showed their trust by voting for her. Robredo tops the online survey through Uson’s Twitter account. It garners 81 percent of the votes. Uson initiates the poll after the decision of the Commission on Appointments to reject Judy Taguiwalo as head the Department of Social Welfare and Development.




Top Choices

Vice President Leni Robredo, Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Lorraine Badoy, and former Tarlac Representative Monica Teodoro-Prieto are included in the list of people who might replace Taguiwalo. Uson’s survey showed that Robredo is taking a wide lead against the Badoy and Prieto.








Not Saying NO to Robredo

Abella downplays the online poll. He said that the President has his own ways of picking the next DSWD chief. “I’m sure the President has the other ways of measuring a candidate’s capability, aside from surveys. It means that the President has a different set of categories,” he clarified. It seemed to be a “difficult choice.” “Perhaps, there may be conditionalities that may not be too favorable regarding that if it happens. I don’t know. It all depends on the President.” “I mean, I’m not saying no for Leni, I’m saying that it seems to be a difficult choice,” he added.




http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/08/21/1731215/leni-thanks-public-topping-survey-dswd-chief

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/08/18/duterte-yet-appoint-new-dswd-head-559185




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PH-Bahrain Bilateral Deals Benefit OFWs and the Country if Travelers Impose Rights against Corruption

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

In a news conference in Qatar, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella confirmed the agreements forged between PH-Bahrain on bilateral trade, avoidance of double taxation, strengthening of aviation links and new investments with the said country. The President himself also addresses the Filipino community there particularly the OFWs who are given tips on how to stop corruption from their end.






Youtube video by; Rappler
[VIDEO]: President Rodrigo Duterte meets the Filipino community in Bahrain on Good Friday, April 14.



Bilateral Agreement

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Du30 attended the signing ceremony after their bilateral talks at Sakhir Palace where they discussed such economic cooperation. No loans were discussed but investments as claimed by detractors that the president’s travel include some money-borrowing spree.



Department of OFWs

In the president’s speech among Overseas Filipino Workers in Bahrain, he stresses that to assist them for their every need, they can go to their one specific branch, the Department of OFWs. A government official later contested this because this is allegedly opposite to their goal of stopping migrant workers to keep them in the country instead when livelihood programs are enhanced. But Filipinos do know that the demand and good deals overseas can’t easily stop the Filipino diaspora.



Online Transactions

Due to the nature of OFW movements, the president takes into consideration their convenience thereby installing online services for them from application to queries when they are already abroad. This is one effective tool in today’s world.








Illegal Collection and Detention

The president urges OFWs to help him realize his campaign promise to stop corruption in the country. They can very well do this by insisting on their rights. Knowing when to refuse to pay some money for illegal favors is crucial especially in the immigration and customs departments as well as the BIR.




http://www.manilatimes.net/ph-bahrain-ink-4-deals/322391/