Andanar corrects news media: “Norwegia is the latinisation of Norway, it is correct usage”

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First posted at 9:38 am today: Andanar corrects news media: “Norwegia is the latinisation of Norway, it is correct usage”

Presidential Communicable Secretary Martin Andanar corrected netizens who are making fun of the use of “Norwegia” for Norway in the following caption of a photograph published in the official government website of the President of the Republic, managed by the PCOO:

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    Andanar clarified that “Norwegia” is the “latinisation” of Norway and “it is acceptable usage among PhD-holders in the academe,” the Communicable Secretary clarified.

       “Unbeknownst to many,” Andanar explained, “…the adjective Norwegian from the 1600s is a derivative of the Latin term Norwegia, commonly used to refer to Norway during the Middle Ages. May I refer the news organizations who did not get our explanation to the following entry in Wikipedia, to quote: (the Communicable Secretary then read aloud from his tablet the following) :

    “From Wikipedia: ‘In a Latin manuscript of 849, the name Northuagia is mentioned, while a French chronicle of c. 900 uses the names Northwegia and Norwegia.[31] When Ohthere of Hålogaland visited King Alfred the Great in England in the end of the ninth century, the land was called Norðwegr (lit. “Northway”) and norðmanna land (lit. “Northmen’s land”).[31] The adjective Norwegian, recorded from c. 1600, is derived from the latinisation of the name as Norwegia; in the adjective Norwegian, the Old English spelling ‘-weg’ has survived.[citation needed].’”

     When reporters pointed out to him that the paragraph that he quoted stated “citation needed”, which means it had no credible authority or reference material as basis, he replied, “Wikipedia is an encyclopedia — you can see that the word “Wikipedia” is a derivative of the word “encyclopedia”, which makes it as reliable as an encyclopedia, just like “Norwegia” is a derivative of the word “Norwegian”, which makes it acceptable usage in Europe,” he explained.

     Presidential Undersecretary for the New Medium for Transcendence Lorraine Ann Badoy-ko on the other hand retorted that this is “a small matter that has been blown out of proportion. Elementary education is a small matter, everybody knows the Department of Education is just for show, it is not a priority, these petty errors should not be magnified, besides, the soft “g” in Norwegia does not exist in the Filipino language, therefore, these netizens are making fun of the Filipino language itself” Badoy-ko concluded.

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After the International Criminal Court announced that Duterte was now under Preliminary Examination in preparation for a preliminary investigation, Duterte announced the other day that the Philippines is now withdrawing from the ICC and its obligations under the Rome Statute. The next day (yesterday) a 15-page a press statement such “withdrawal from the ICC” was distributed — without yet any formal instrument  … because … no one has drafted the formal instrument… 

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From Rappler, Pia Ranada: “(O)fficials in Malacañang were caught unawares by the release of Duterte’s 15-page and 3-page press statements declaring withdrawal from the ICC (International Criminal Court) xxx 

    “According to sources in the Palace, Duterte’s “press statements” never went through the Office of the Executive Secretary, an office that typically drafts documents with legal impact. xxx 

    “There was no formal announcement by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque nor any press conference by Duterte himself. A document with such an impact on foreign relations also did not emanate from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

      “Instead, hard copies of the statements were distributed by Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo to reporters in Malacañang on Wednesday afternoon.

      “He distributed a 3-page document and a 15-page one, both without any official markings like a presidential seal or even Duterte’s signature. Panelo explained that the shorter statement was a condensed version of the larger document, which reads like a position paper.

       “Both, he later on said, were press statements from Duterte himself. xxx 

     “Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea had no hand in drafting the statements, according to a reliable source. Roque, Duterte’s own official spokesman, said that while he confirmed Duterte’s directive to withdraw from the ICC, he had not seen the statements before they were publicized.

     ” “No, I knew about the directive only,” he told Rappler. xxx

      “In the statement, he cited other defenses: presidential immunity, right to due process, a politicized ICC, and legitimacy of police anti-drug operations and actions. xxx”

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“Du30 to review dismissal of drug charges of self-confessed druglords” char, choz, charot, bye gurl

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      From the Inquirer: “President Rodrigo Duterte himself would review the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s controversial dismissal of drug charges against alleged big-time drug lords, Malacañang said Tuesday.

       “xxx (O)n (his spokesperson’s) Facebook, Duterte vented his ire against Secretary of Justice Vitaliano Aguirre II after the reported dismissal of drug charges against alleged big-time drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa, along with several others.

        ” “PRRD: (on DOJ dismissal of case vs Lim and Espinosa) I will invoke my power of supervision and control and will review dismissal,” xxx on Facebook.


       “PRRD to SOJ: Pag-nakawala yan si Lim at Espinosa, sya [Aguirre] ang ipapalit ko [If Lim and Espinosa escape, I will put him in jail.) I can review that dismissal order. Nag-amin na nga sa Congress! Why not admit it as evidence against him?” (on his spox’s FB) 

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      Question:  Has he issued instructions to forward the file to him for review?

     Has he even summoned the DOJ secretary and the prosecutors responsible as part of his supervisory function over the DOJ ? 

      Has Duterte issued an order to stay the dismissal order of his prosecutors?

“Du30 to review dismissal of drug charges of self-confessed druglords” char,



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