Robin Padilla: Dick Israel Died Because Medical Marijuana is not Legalized in PH

Robin Padilla: Dick Israel Died Because Medical Marijuana is not Legalized in PH

Another victim of the medical marijuana oppression. I’m sorry I failed you, dearest friend.", Robin Padilla in a social media post.

One of the saddest part for the showbiz industry in the country as it mourns for the lost of their fellow artist Dick Israel.

Dick died at age 68 on Tuesday, 7:30 pm, October, 11, 2016 as confirmed by fellow artist Vivian Velez during a radio interview.
According to Vivian, the veteran actor started vomiting blood before he died in their house. She also revealed that Israel's wife was hospitalized two weeks ago and in a comatose due to aneurysm.

Also read: Photos of Frail-Looking Dick Israel Show Up on Social Media

Unfortunately just less than a week after the actor's demise, Marlyn, Israel's wife, passed away.

As a result, the wake of the veteran actor was extended together with his wife and they were cremated together.

“The family has decided to extend the wake at St. Peter's Chapel on Araneta Avenue in Quezon City together with his wife Marlyn Michaca for 2 more days and they will be cremated together,” -Velez

On the other hand, the veteran actor's long time friend, Robin Padilla, who he worked with on various movies expressed his disappointment on "Medical marijuana oppression".

He said Dick has asked for relief with medical marijuana and felt sorry for not providing him with what he asked  because it is still illegal in the Philippines.

“I really thought this government is already educated enough to legalize medical marijuana, “Hypocrites are still under the banner of Big pharmaceutical companies.", Robin Padilla wrote.

On his post, he also pushes for the legalization of medical marijuana and asked Congress to revive House Bill 180 "Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Bill", which was discussed by the previous administration.

As a solid supporter of Duterte, he too stands with the president's support to the legalization of medical cannabis as an ingredient for medicine.

"Sa mga hindi nakakaintindi sa gobyerno.. ito po ang maliwanag na pagpapaliwanag, una si Mayor duterte is not against medical marijuana stick that to your thick skull," he said."

Pangalawa ang gobyerno ay hati sa tatlong sangay Executive kung saan andon ang Pangulo, legislative kung san andon ang senado at congreso, at ang judiciary kung san andon ang supreme court.. Hindi porket sinabing gobyerno ay si mayor na kaagad ang nasa isip ninyo. Magbasa basa nga kayo at gumamit ng internet ng tama para may dagdag kaalaman .. At lalong hindi recreational marijuana ang itinutulak ko kundi MEDICAL marijuana ... Buhayin sa congreso ang #HB180" he added.

( Those who do not understand the government .. this is the explanation, first Mayor duterte is not against medical marijuana stick that to your thick skull.

Second, the government is divided into three branches, Executive where the President is there, legislative where the senate and the congress, and the judiciary where there is the supreme court .. Not because talking about the government, mayor [ President Duterte] is immediately have in your mind. You read and use the internet correctly for additional knowledge.. And particularly I am not pushing recreational marijuana but MEDICAL marijuana...Restore house bill 180 )

On July, the House Bill 180 proposal was filed again by Isabela First District Rep. Rodolfo T. Albano III and got further boosts following Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's openness to the legalization and Duterte's statement - although he would not legalize marijuana but support it as an ingredient.

"There are medicines right now being developed or already in the market that contains marijuana as a component," -Duterte.

Watch: Tornado Wreaks Havoc in Manila

Watch: Tornado Wreaks Havoc in Manila

Brought about by a monsoon, a tornado hit Manila on Sunday afternoon at 4:35 pm that affects Barangays of Binondo, Ermita, Paco, Quiapo, Sampaloc, San Miguel, San Nicolas, Sta. Ana, Sta. Cruz, Sta.Mesa and Tondo.

Tornado left with destroyed homes.

Baseco compound was the most affected, at least 200 houses were damaged where roofs ripped and trees uprooted.

Damaged Convenient Store 7 Eleven after Whirlwind.

According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), “A severe thunderstorm activity, brought by the enhanced southwest monsoon, has triggered the formation of a tornado in Manila last Sunday,”

“What we witnessed was not a full-blown tornado but a mid-level one, which is not that strong. Tornadoes originate over a flat surface, and in this case the tornado developed over Manila Bay. It moved over land where it encountered rugged terrain and barriers, such as concrete structures, which then shattered the tornado,” PAG-ASA Weather Forcaster said.

In a video uploaded by Netizen Karen Daphne Madrigal, it shows a funnel-shaped cloud spinning across Binondo.

Watch the video.

The twister, according to the residents of Baseco compound, started at the sea and hit first Block 1 Gasangan that lasted for at least fifteen minutes.

After the widespread damage, Mayor Joseph Estrada has met the residents and assured them with assistance.

Download the assessment of PAG-ASA 

Source: PAG-ASA, Karen Daphne Madrigal

VIRAL VIDEO: Teenager From Gabon Sings High Notes Like Celine Dion

VIRAL VIDEO: Teenager From Gabon Sings High Notes Like Celine Dion

Samuel a young man from Gabon who sings Celine Dion's style of singing "The Power of Love" has gone viral worldwide.

He said he was "overwhelmed" after the Canadian pop star Celine Dion shared a video of him on her millions of social media followers.

“Samuel, your talent is as big as your voice. I’m touched my songs have traveled all the way to you and hope we have the chance to meet one day… May all your dreams come true. Keep singing like you do. When music comes from the heart, it knows no borders!” Dion wrote on Facebook.

The video was filmed by his brother in the staircase of a building in Libreville where they lived. The homemade video shows the 17 years old teenager Gabonese sitting wearing nothing on the feet hitting high notes of Celine's hit song in 1993.

The video was first shared by a prominent blogger Barack Nyare Mba on his Facebook page before it was reposted by the singer on her Facebook where it attracts viewers to more than 2.7 million pageviews.

The Gabonese blogger also started a campaign to raise funds for the teenager that will help his singing career. He has created a Facebook page for Samuel calling it ‘Tous Ensemble Pour Samuel’(All Together For Samuel)that has over 2,000 likes already.

Samuel has never taken singing lessons and said that he started singing by himself in break times at school but had to leave school because of a lack of money.

"I wasn't expecting that. I haven't got a phone or a Face book account -- it was my brother who told me Celine had shared my video. I just hope that one day I can meet her for real." Samuel told AFP.

With this fame, the staircase singer has been approached by TV singing contests producers in France and Ivory Coast.But feels unaccustomed to the music industry.

"I'm not used to this. I feel good when I sing in the staircase, and now people recognise me in the street," he said.

Watch the video.

Video source: Barack Nyare Mba
Look-Alike: The 85-90 Percent Carbon Copy of President Duterte

Look-Alike: The 85-90 Percent Carbon Copy of President Duterte

There have been already many duterte look-alikes that popping out on social media and rapidly gain attention from netizens which eventually gone viral such du20, du40, du70, etc.

But recently this new Digong look-alike resembles to 85-90%. They even have similarities on gestures and in hair.

He is identified as Cresencio Estremus, a Revenue collection officer III of Manticao Municipal Treasurer’s Office in Misamis Oriental.

According to one of his officemates, he really looks like Duterte in any angle. They only differ in age gap.

Due to this, the 53 years old carbon copy who is also called as "Inday" decided to have a new haircut to avoid being mistaken as Digong because of the death threats received by Rodrigo Duterte.

However, Mayor Antonio Baculio was very happy about Cresencio for being the President's duplicate and advised him not to fear but instead use it as opportunity to become the  President’s possible “double”.

Watch the video.

Source: Glonesa Dospueblos Ugmad, ABS-CBN Youtube channel, Irene Gutang
WATCH: President Duterte Dances NAENAE Before SONA

WATCH: President Duterte Dances NAENAE Before SONA

The most awaited first State of the Nation Address of Duterte at the House of Congress has been filled with ad-libs that made it more a personal speech for the masses.

Unlike the previous presidents who usually addressed the Senate, The Congress and the political corps, This one really made it through our ears, to us the common people.

Read also: Jesus Christ Appears On PH Flag During Inaugural Speech of Rodrigo Duterte

Even before SONA has to be delivered, Duterte already made progress by assuring the Filipinos that the Executive Order on Freedom of Information will be signed.

The FOI aims to make public documents more available to the public.

Another one is setting truce with the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front and its armed group New People's Army.

After resumption of talks the declaration of ceasefire will follow and this will be finalized before SONA.

But the most highlight of pre-SONA events for the netizens is when Digong dances NaeNae.

The video of Duterte dancing has gone viral on social media and earned positive feedbacks.

One netizen said,

"The video is funny but I cried, I felt that President Duterte is closer to the public, I felt his love for the country unlike the past administration. Now I can say that we have a good and brave leader. "

WATCH: Funny Guy during the Inauguration of Digong

It is believed that the video only shows how he is close to the public.A simple and an ordinary person, without rank or title.

Watch the video.

2 Possible Reasons of China If She Believes Duterte is a Chinese

2 Possible Reasons of China If She Believes Duterte is a Chinese

This meme created through a news headline generator went viral on social media.It means China stands that the president of the Philippines is a Chinese.There are no reports yet from the mainstream media concerning this photo.Photo from on Facebook.

On the evening of July, 17, 2016, Duterte spoke to his former classmates at the presidential palace in manila that Chinese syndicates are blameworthy for the country's drug problem.

He said last week he would question China why Chinese drug lords are operating drug-trafficking in the Philippines. Sourcing his accusations on a number of the casualties in the anti-drug drive operations are Chinese.

It has been known that Chinese drug syndicates are dominating in the country for many years, and looking back to the era of Marcos administration on 1972, a Chinese named Lim Seng was executed through firing squad.

Following Duterte's statement, China answers the president's call that they are willing to cooperate with the president of the Philippines in eradicating illegal drugs.

China states "drugs is an enemy of mankind and fighting drug-related crimes is a shared responsibility of all countries."

But concerning with the disputed parts of the West Philippines Sea, China stands firm that the area they occupy is theirs through their historical basis.

However, though president Rodrigo said the fact that a number of suspected drug violators killed were Chinese, does not mean that he is anti-Chinese. As a matter of fact, Digong said he has Chinese blood running in his veins and even his mother is partly Chinese.

Digging up, we found out that
the Duterte matriarch was born in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte to a family which had Chinese, Maranao and Camayo lineage.

And for this reason, now china could have its claim that the Philippine president is a Chinese as admitted by Digong and through his maternal roots.

Though we do not say that this is what the Asian superpower is really thinking. We just assume that if China will claim that Digong is a Chinese then those reasons could be their underlying supports if they assert.

Billy Crawford Hospitalized  Due to Pneumonia

Billy Crawford Hospitalized Due to Pneumonia

Showtime host Billy Crawford wasn't able to take part during show's hosts groufie with Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa on Thursday.

The 34 years old singer-host was rushed yesterday to St. Luke's hospital. According to ALV Talent Circuit, who managed billy, he was confined after suffering pneumonia.

In the picture shows crawford in a dextrose and with hospital bracelet.

Meanwhile, Collen Garcia, billy's girlfriend, express her feeling of worry through social media.

"Gaaaahhh! I'm finally on my way.See you a bit love." said Coleen.

Garcia also asked fans' prayer for the speedy recovery of her boyfriend who she called him as 'Ariana Venti'.

Thus, billy received "get well soon" messages from fellow hosts, co-workers, netizens and friends.

Photo: Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia Instagram

Hamas Summer Camp Trains Youth To Become Terrorists?

Hamas Summer Camp Trains Youth To Become Terrorists?

Hamas released a video this year showing their summer camp where it trains thousands of middle and high school students.

In the video, the militant group displays their actual military exercises teaching youth religion classes and training them how to kill and scouting.

It is believed that these annual summer exercises are behind the kidnappings, terror attacks and terror indoctrination, and their main purpose is to make these children to become auxiliary force for future encounter with Israel.

Hamas is well-known for inducing  ideologies to Palestinian children and inciting violence against Israel where young ones are used as messengers and couriers and worst- suicide bombers.

The International law says on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, that it prohibits Non-state actors and guerrilla forces from recruiting anyone under the age of 18 for any purpose.

Under The Optional Protocol in 2002 it was stated that "States Parties shall take all feasible measures to ensure that members of their armed forces who have not attained the age of 18 years do not take a direct part in hostilities".

Children at these ages should be in school and play games with friends.They should be given the right to cherish moments with their loved ones and families.

War and conflict corrupt their morals and affect their ability to integrate in the society.With slight disagreement, violence is their only way to achieve their wants.

Their moral development is not yet completed.Thus, they are easy target from influence and indoctrination because they tend to listen to older persons or authorities.

When send to wars they are easily killed because they lack the ability to determined risks and cannot asses invulnerabilities.

Though this paramilitary thought that they are raising future defenders of Palestine; USA, Israel, Britain and the European Union view the group as a terrorist organization.

Watch the video.

Alleged Video of Senator Leila De Lima Singing in Herbert Colangco’s Birthday Party

Alleged Video of Senator Leila De Lima Singing in Herbert Colangco’s Birthday Party

An alleged video of Senator Leila De Lima where she sings during a birthday party of Herbert "Ampang" Colangco has making rounds on social media.

Ampang had been tagged in several bank robberies in Metro Manila since the early 2000s and a suspected big time drug lord.

During the time of De Lima as a DOJ secretary, she leads an operation to expose the fancy "kubol" of Colangco in New Bilibid Prison where they discovered huge speakers, a flat screen TV, a keyboard and a drum set- all of these are prohibited.

They also found out that the celebrant can leave the prison for a concert in a hotel in Pasay City on September 2014.

Now this video wonders the netizens why the Senator who was a Justice Secretary who exposed the lavish living of inmates inside Bilibid is  seen singing, mingling with Ampang.

Although, it is not yet confirmed that the guy in black sunglasses is really Colangco as believed by some netizens.

Read also: Online Petition To Remove Leila De Lima as Senator

So we let it for you to decide by watching the video below from facebook posted by "Pilipinas Kong Mahal Tungo Sa Pagbabago.

UPDATE. The viral video clip believed to be De Lima singing in jail and the guy in black sunglasses as Colangco were false.

Leila disaffirms the notion from some netizens who speculated that she sings during the birthday party of a suspected drug lord.

Through her chief of staff, Philip Salaliwa, the senator denied the allegation and that the video was taken during her own birthday party at DOJ quadrangle last August 2015.

And the guy who is claimed to be Ampang who bumped elbows with her is Congressman Alfred Vargas.

In a text message to GMA, alfred clarifies that it was him, the guy who wear sunglasses- because he has sore eyes at that time.

"I had sore eyes that time so I had to wear sunglasses and could not properly shake hands with everybody.I hope this statement clarifies matters to all parties concerned and brings us closer to the truth,"Cong. Vargas in a text message.

The former DOJ secretary was accused to be protector of drug syndicates when she pushed for a resolution in the Senate to investigate the rising number of people killed involved in drugs following Duterte's anti-drug campaign.

update source: GMANews, Sunstar

Ex-Pinoy Dream Academy Singer Jay-R Siaboc Surrenders To Police

Ex-Pinoy Dream Academy Singer Jay-R Siaboc Surrenders To Police

Photo from Jay-r's Facebook page

Former scholar and runner-up of Pinoy Dream Academy Eduardo "Jay-R" Siaboc, 29, surrendered to police in Toledo City, Cebu on July 12, 2016.

Together with his wife and cousin, they turned themselves to local authorities in their hometown to clarify the allegations on social media that he is a notorious drug pusher.

According to Siaboc, he is not selling drugs but admitted his addiction.He narrated that because of the nature of his job as a band singer travelling from one place to another, he was exposed to illegal drugs.

In a tactical interrogation, Jay-R told the police that he got his supply from his friends in Barangay Awihao whom he did not name.

Siaboc's wife in a facebook post, denied the allegation that he is using illegal drugs.She stressed that they went to the police station "to clear up his name, not to surrender."

“We are not involve in any illegal transaction. We live in a descent way and we are raised well by our parents,”

We would be much happier if the authority will conduct an investigation. You are so welcome. Our life is an open book,” she said.

Yeng Constantino his batch mate and the Grand winner of PDA whom he competed with, sends him a message that she is backing him up with prayers.

"Tama 'yung ginawa mong desisyon at kasama mo kami sa likod mo diyan,"

Gusto mong magbagong buhay, alam namin. We will back you up with prayers at sana ay magka-connect tayo para magka-usap tayo very soon,"

(The decision you made is right and we're at your back.
You want to change, We know.We will back you up with prayers and hope we can connect so we can talk very soon.)

Jay-r is one of the 528 surrenderees in Toledo since the Oplan "Tokhang" has been implemented in their town.

Online Petition To Remove Leila De Lima as Senator

Online Petition To Remove Leila De Lima as Senator

The Duterte administration has been apparent in their campaign against personalities that protect the Drug trade in the country.

Digong already named the five police generals who were involved and demanded to relinquish their assignments and talk to him.

The "Tokhang" (knocking houses and ask people involved to stop their unlawful activity) campaign also has so far effective in convincing people to stop their illegal activities.

Rampant killings of persons involved in illegal drugs are happening everywhere, and those are blamed whether done by Duterte or by Drug lords- to avoid being named by their pushers or by the sympathizers  of anti-drug campaign of Duterte.

These are what we see today after Duterte is inducted to presidency.These developments could be positive signs to people who voted him that the president's promise to run after these persons involved in illegal drugs is happening already.

Despite the progress, there is one there that is not happy with the killings of criminals.

Leila De lima said that the president should be clear that killing suspects in legitimate police encounters should be the last resort and urged the administration to not just focus on small fry in the street but also big-time drug dealers.

She said that she is supportive of Rodrigo's campaign but said government must not be selective in whom to go after.

It has been known that Duterte is using the word "kill" in his advocacy against  illegal drugs.Everytime in his speeches, at the end he speak these words “Do not destroy my country because I will kill you. Do not destroy the young people of this country because I will kill you.”

De lima have served six years as Justice secretary during Pnoy's administration and this filled the netizens with wonder why during her time as secretary was'nt able to stop the drug trade inside the Bilibid Prison.

According to a certain Joshua Jireh Cinco, who filed an online petition to have Leila De Lima impeached as senator of Republic of the Philippines, Leila is an impediment for the country to change. He asserted that bringing back the death penalty law is the only way the Philippines  can truly achieve change.

” Everyone expects for change and this change cannot be true or fulfill if LAILA DE LIMA still standing as the senador of this country holding the committee on justice.

Philippines is experiencing crime. in order to surpass crise death penalty must be impost. as the new administration come fort to change the community many druglords surrender and some who choose fight fort died and thus this Laila De Lima choan to be protector of these criminals though she stand firm to those who die with much full crime than those who die as a victim. now Filipinos we hire for change, in order to manifest change we must do our part to bring change. i urge to to sign this campaign againts Laila De Lima urging congress to file empeachment and totally, be liable for what she done.”

WATCH: Alleged Video of Senator Leila De Lima Singing in Herbert Colangco’s Birthday Party

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The petition did not last long was removed as requested by supporters.

Philippines Wins Arbitration Case vs. China in Maritime Dispute

Philippines Wins Arbitration Case vs. China in Maritime Dispute

Territorial claims in the South China Sea.Photo file wikimedia.

Judges at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague hands down its ruling today in favor of the Philippines.

Going back, the Philippines filed its case against China's purported "nine-dash line" on January 22, 2013
with a Notification and Statement of Claim (NSC) pursuant to the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) following some harassments of Filipino fishermen by chinese navy and standoff between Philippine navy and chinese naval ship.

But China refused to recognize and did not participate the proceedings and said that the maritime dispute should be settled through bilateral talks.

Since the case is running, China has constructed reclamation projects that can handle military bases and weapons in some of the disputed areas.

After several months of hearing, the tribunal declared that the disputed areas in west philippine sea(south china sea) legitimately belongs to the Filipinos.

The Tribunal concluded that China has no legal basis on its "nine-dash line" claim and has violated Philippine sovereign rights.
"There was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within the ‘nine-dash line.
Having found that none of the features claimed by China was capable of generating an exclusive economic zone, the Tribunal found that it could—without delimiting a boundary—declare that certain sea areas are within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, because those areas are not overlapped by any possible entitlement of China,
Having found that certain areas are within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, the Tribunal found that China had violated the Philippines’ sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone by (a) interfering with Philippine fishing and petroleum exploration, (b) constructing artificial islands and (c) failing to prevent Chinese fishermen from fishing in the zone,
The Tribunal further held that Chinese law enforcement vessels had unlawfully created a serious risk of collision when they physically obstructed Philippine vessels.”

After hearing this development, the Philippine government released a non-provocative statement and hold a meeting to study what's the next thing to do.

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