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Chinese warships’ entry illegal, Palace says

CHINA is violating international law for the unauthorized entry of its warships into Philippine waters, President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spokesman said yesterday.

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THE ALLEGED manager of “Manga-Mura,” an illegal viewing Web site of Japanese cartoons or Manga, a fugitive wanted in Japan for copyright law infringement, was arrested last July 7 by the Bureau of Immigration.

Order out soon to formalize Cabinet members’ special regional designations under...

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte is set to issue an executive order (EO) formalizing the designation of the Cabinet Officers for Regional Development and Security (CORDS).

Palace gives go-ahead on resuming ties with Canada

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday gave the go-ahead on Philippine officials’ communication with the Canadian government following the decision to lift the ban on official trips to Canada.

Duterte was ‘upbeat’ over the weekend, says spokesperson

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte was “upbeat” during the weekend based on the “sound of his voice,” his spokesperson said on Monday amid speculations over his health condition.

Families of 14 farmers killed in Negros Oriental should file charges,...

MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday said the families of 14 farmers killed in police operations in Negros Oriental “should file charges.”

Duterte spokesman scoffs at 5 US senators

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo on Monday scoffed at five US senators who called for the release of Senator Leila M. de Lima and the dropping of charges against online media group rappler.com’s chief executive officer, Maria A. Ressa, saying they should “mind their own business.”

Palace: No need for Department of Water

MALACAÑANG ON Monday thumbed down the suggestion of Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia that there should be a Department of Water “that would centralize all activities having to do with water resource.”

Palace: Water shortage ‘could be artificial’

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo said on Thursday the government will look into Manila Water’s service interruptions in Metro Manila, saying the water shortage “could be artificial.”

Palace: Duterte, Congress leaders to resolve budget

CONGRESS LEADERS were scheduled to meet last night with President Rodrigo R. Duterte to discuss the impasse between the Senate and the House of Representatives on the proposed P3.757 trillion national budget for 2019.

Palace: Information on narco-list from foreign states

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo on Tuesday admitted that foreign countries are providing the Philippine government with “wiretapped” information on politicians in the Philippine government’s “narco-list” and on other criminal activities they may be involved in.

Panelo defends Duterte’s doubts on Marcos ill-gotten wealth

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo on Friday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte doubted the Marcoses had ill-gotten wealth because there were no cases that convicted the late strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr.

China disavows Palace ‘tit for tat’ claim on illegals

CHINA ON Thursday denied warning Malacañang of retaliation over the latter’s policies on Chinese illegals as earlier articulated by Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo.

Panelo impostor arrested

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Special Task Force arrested in Cebu City on Feb. 21 an individual posing on Facebook as Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo, demanding money from his online victims.

Gov’t unlikely to protest Chinese rescue center in PHL-claimed area

MALACAÑANG ON Thursday said the Philippines should "perhaps be thankful" to China for the reported maritime rescue center it constructed in the Philippine-claimed Kagitingan Reef in the West Philippine Sea because it will be beneficial to seamen in distress.

Palace to study recommendation to abolish wage boards

Malacañang said it will study proposals on changing the current wage fixing system, days after a labor group called on the the current administration to abolish the regional wage boards.

Palace: Give officials under investigation chance to respond

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo on Tuesday said the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) should give officials under investigation for alleged corruption a chance to respond.

Duterte: Let’s abolish the Road Board

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte himself has said that he wants, and will support the move, to abolish the Road Board.

No special session for 2019 budget — Palace

MALACAÑANG on Friday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte will no longer call for a special session for Congress to finish its deliberations on the proposed 2019 budget.

Palace against PDEA’s proposal to test candidates for drugs

MALACAÑANG on Friday opposed the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct a surprise drug test for candidates of the 2019 midterm elections, saying that it is “violative of the Constitution.”

Panelo named new spokesman

CHIEF PRESIDENTIAL Legal Counsel Salvador S. Panelo was appointed the new presidential spokesperson, according to Mr. Panelo himself and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence T. Go.

Palace: Duterte’s ‘incitement’ of soldiers shows confidence in their support

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday sought to downplay President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “incitement” of dissatisfied soldiers to move against him, saying it was only an “expression of confidence” that no one from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will follow the footsteps of former mutineer Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV.