Sara Duterte

Pop goes the world By Jenny Ortuoste Manila Standard Today What do former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office officials Manuel Morato and Rosario Uriarte, former Maguindanao elections supervisor Lintang Bedol, Kalinga governor Jocel Baac, and Davao City mayor Sara Duterte have in common? Aside from the fact that all were or are in government, another linking factor between them is the sense we get that they Read More …

Source: abs-cbnNEWS.com MANILA, Philippines – Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo said there is basis to file a misconduct case against Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who was caught on television repeatedly punching a trial court sheriff during a demolition of informal settlers’ shanties. He said Duterte was at fault when she physically attacked the sheriff. “The [Department of Interior and Local Government’s] report on Duterte Read More …

By Michael Punongbayan The Philippine Star Manila, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman is dismayed at the decision of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) not to penalize Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for beating up a sheriff last July 1, which was caught on national television. A source said the Office of the Ombudsman is now bent on taking over Read More …

Razor’s Edge By Jose Mari Mercader The cause celebre incident starring Davao City’s woman version of the “Punisher” – a sobriquet for meanness appended by Time Magazine on former Mayor Rodrigo “Rudy” Duterte (for “tolerating extrajucial killings of criminals”), father of the punching lady Mayor Sara Duterte (Calamity Jane in my book), is giving the Philippines a black-eye around the world. Our very own boxing Read More …

To the Point By Emil Jurado Manila Standard Today Definitely, we haven’t heard the last of that incident involving Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. The mayor threw several punches at a hapless sheriff as the latter was held by Duterte’s police aides. What happened will long be talked about despite all the support and paeans heaped on the mayor for supposedly trying to stop a Read More …

By Michael Punongbayan The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – The Sheriffs Confederation of the Philippines (SCOPHIL) filed direct assault and grave misconduct charges against Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte with the Office of the Ombudsman late yesterday afternoon. The complaint was filed after Duterte, assisted by bodyguards, beat up a court sheriff who was serving a demolition order on informal settlers in Davao City last Read More …

By Cecille Suerte Felipe The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s liability for punching a court sheriff during a demolition row in the city last July 1 will be known today, the deadline given by Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo to lawyers investigating the case. “Secretary Robredo ordered DILG lawyers Christopher Tiu and Romeo Benitez to submit to him Read More …

By David Dizon abs-cbnNEWS.com Tells daughter: You can punch sheriff anew if he does it again MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Vice-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte believes critics of his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, fail to understand the dynamics of governance in the Philippines and why she lost her temper during last Friday’s demolition in Agdao District. Speaking to ANC’s The Rundown, Duterte said his Read More …

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Once known as the “Murder Capital” of the Philippines, Davao City once again topped the headlines when Mayor Sara Duterte – surrounded by armed police bodyguards — beat a sheriff while hundreds of horrified people watched. Duterte was caught on video camera punching sheriff Abe Andres – an officer of the court – several times while he was serving a court Read More …

View from a point By Mark Alegre Pilipinos are getting matured or immature due to the issue of law and order, impropriety, abuse of authority and power in the instance of the “I punch the sheriff” in broad daylight, with media present and displayed arrogance after the fact in CNN and global media coverage. We have yet to see how the administration react to such Read More …