Duterte’s proclamation not intrusion, usurpation; Trillanes violates amnesty- Palace Malacañang on Saturday defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s issuance of Proclamation No. 572, saying it is “by no means an intrusion or usurpation into the powers of the other independent branches of government” and said it is Senator Antonio Trillanes IV whoRead More →

Panelo: No comparison between Duterte, Brazil’s rightist president-elect Malacañang distanced itself from foreign media suggestions of similarities between President Rodrigo Duterte and Brazil’s outspoken President-elect Jair Messias Bolsonaro. Mr. Duterte has a track record as Chief Executive since June 2016, while Bolsonaro has yet to assume his post, presidential spokespersonRead More →

Nograles, Honasan labeled as new Cabinet members At least two legislators — a congressman and a senator — tag as new members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet partly as a result of vacancies created by the resignation of officials who are running in midterm elections next year. The congressman is DavaoRead More →

Panelo slams De Lima’s new potshot over Duterte’s drug war Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Sunday shrugged off Senator Leila de Lima’s remarks on the government’s anti-drug war. “What do you expect from De Lima? She’s in jail, and she complains a lot,” Panelo said. De Lima, a staunch criticRead More →

Palace urges public to vigilant as ‘Rosita’ slams Luzon Malacañang has called on the public, especially those who will directly affected by the onslaught of Typhoon “Rosita,” to stay vigilant and coordinate with their local disaster management offices. “We ask our people, especially residents who will affected by the typhoon,Read More →

Seat at U.N. rights body validates drug war -PH ‘Getting a seat in the UN Human Rights Council is a repudiation of the critics and detractors on President Duterte’s unrelenting war against illegal drugs,’ says Palace Spokesperson Salvador Panelo Malacañang on Saturday, October 13, claimed that the country’s reelection toRead More →

Panelo takes over as Duterte spokesman to replace Roque ‘immediately Salvador Panelo assumed the role of President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman on Friday even as his predecessor , Harry Roque has yet to formally quit the post. In his first press briefing as Presidential Spokesperson, Panelo read an October 11 memorandumRead More →

Roque concedes remark on approaching substitution by Panelo Palace spokesperson Harry Roque, now on leave, on Thursday refused to comment on his looming replacement by Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, who has been named the next presidential spokesman. “I will defer any comment until Monday since I am inRead More →