JK Rowling responds to critics over her transgender comments

06/11/2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Harry Potter” creator J.K. Rowling said she refuses to “bow down” to criticism about her recent comments on transgender people. Rowling published a lengthy post on her blog website Wednesday in response to…

Terror bill critics march despite quarantine

the Inquirer staff 06/05/2020

For the first time since the nearly three-month ban on mass gatherings was imposed, hundreds of human rights and political activists held a protest march on Thursday, this time against the proposed antiterrorism law, warning that it…

Dino: It is my responsibility to defend the president

Immae Lachica 01/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino said it is his responsibility to defend President Rodrigo Duterte from critics, especially those who know nothing about the issues the president is facing. In a press…

Garcia to critics: Step forward if you think you can manage CSBT better

Rosalie Abatayo 11/21/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has challenged critics of the Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) to step forward if they believe they can manage the terminal better. “Kung dunay makastep forward nga moingon nga supermen…

Palace: Opposition, critics to blame for threats on bishops 

Inquirer.net 02/28/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Thursday turned the tables on the opposition and critics who blamed President Rodrigo Duterte for the alleged death threats on bishops of the Catholic Church. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said detractors of…

Colmenares: Military attacks vs activists may threaten ‘ordinary critics’

Inquirer.net 10/20/2018

BAYAN Muna chair Neri Colmenares has blamed the military on the recent criminalization of activists, saying it may also threaten ordinary people who are criticizing the government. About nine activists from militant organizations Gabriela, Anakpawis and Bayan…

Sir Chief to critics: ‘I’m not just a celebrity’

Morexette B. Erram 10/17/2018

“I’m not (just) a celebrity. I’m also a businessman.” This was the response of Kapamilya actor Richard Yap to his critics, especially Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. “There is more to us than being celebrities. I guess…

Human Rights Watch: Trillanes’ arrest aimed at silencing Duterte’s critics

Inquirer.net 09/25/2018

HUMAN Rights Watch, an international nongovernmental organization, slammed the Duterte administration on Tuesday over the arrest of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on what it labeled as “trumped-up charges” of rebellion in connection with the 2007 Manila Peninsula…

Drug war critics file complaint vs Duterte for ‘crimes against humanity’

Inquirer.net 08/28/2018

Critics of the administration’s war on illegal drugs, along with relatives of drug suspects killed in police operations, have filed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. According…

Chiong asks critics to watch film on daughters

USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/17/2018

Thelma Chiong, the mother of Marijoy and Jacqueline, who went missing 21 years ago is asking Cebuanos to watch the film on her daughters so they can be properly guided on what actually happened to them. Chiong,…

Brie Larson advocates for diverse critics at film event

AP 06/15/2018

BEVERLY HILLS, California—Frances McDormand never uttered the words “inclusion rider” at the Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, but she did cheekily place a red bumper sticker with the phrase written…

Cayetano slams Duterte critics on botched Kuwait rescue operation

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/01/2018

CEBU CITY– Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday took a jab at those who criticized the Duterte’s administration for nearly severing the country’s ties with Kuwait. He told a news conference that he met with…

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