CALD NEWS YOU CAN USE Week of 14 – 20 of March 2017

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Week of 14 – 20 of March 2017

Leni asks Speaker: What’s your basis?

Vice President Leni Robredo yesterday shrugged off the threat of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to file an impeachment complaint against her.

Vice President Leni Robredo is unfazed by the threat of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to file an impeachment case against her in connection with the statements she gave on extrajudicial killings (EJK) in a video recorded for the United Nations commission.
Sam Rainsy took to Facebook yesterday to praise King Norodom Sihamoni for being absent for the signing of amendments to the Law on Political Parties earlier this month, which he argued showed the King’s reluctance to rubber-stamp the controversial legislation.
The Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo says that it is “inspiring” to witness growing opposition to the brutal war being waged against drugs in her country and has renewed her calls for an end to the slaughter in a written interview with TIME.
Hasto Kristiyanto, secretary general of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, said Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama was not involved in the high-profile electronic ID card graft case.
WEEK OF 14 – 20 OF MARCH 2017

Speaker mulling Leni impeachment

March 18 2017

De Lima ‘deeply heartened’ by European Parliament’s call for her release
March 17 2017

TAMA NA! | After 60 drug deaths in Pateros, mayor takes a stand vs EJKs
March 17 2017

LP not providing replacements for ousted House committee heads
March 16 2017

Philippine Vice President Slams Duterte’s Drug War in a New Video
March 14 2017

Attacks on lawmakers threaten the legitimacy of Cambodia’s political system, ASEAN MPs warn in new report
March 20 2017

Dutch election results at a glance
March 16 2017

EU Parliament calls for release of De Lima
March 16 2017



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