A website article falsely claimed President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will supplant returning Senator Alan Peter Cayetano with controversial lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon. Marcos has said no such thing. On June 15, an article was published that carried the headline: “Papalitan? Pres. BBM kumpirmado at handang ipalit si Atty. Gadon kay Cayetano sa Senado para […]
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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Taliwas sa pahayag ni Cayetano, lahat ng mga opisyal ng gobyerno, kahit mga pangulo, ay ipinaguutos ng batas na maging magalang
Sa Administrative Code of 1987, na naglilista ng mga 30 batayan para sa aksyong pandisiplina kabilang ang kawalang-galang at kahiya-hiyang pag-uugali, walang mga pagkakaiba sa mga opisyal ng publiko batay sa kanilang mga tungkulin.
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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Contrary to Cayetano’s claim, all gov’t officials, even presidents, are bound by law to be respectful
The Administrative Code of 1987 does not make distinctions among public officials.
Categories Commentary South China Sea: Waters of Contention
From the fragmented information about the resumption of talks on joint exploration with China in the disputed parts of the Spratlys, what is emerging is a repeat of jumbo loans that the administration of Gloria Arroyo obtained from the Chinese government in 2004 in exchange for agreeing to allow China to explore within the country’s economic exclusive zone.
The appointment of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano as foreign secretary is an indication that the Duterte administration is feeling the heat of a negative international image and needs somebody who can passionately defend the President’s human rights record as what the senator did last week before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
It looks like Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano will finally be the foreign secretary come May when the one-year election ban for those who ran in the last elections would expire.