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PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is giving his Immigration commissioner a chance to fix corruption at the agency after the Senate uncovered a bribery scheme involving Chinese nationals working at local offshore gaming companies.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has taken back his request for Congress to call for a special session to discuss the Middle East crisis in view of the de-escalating tension between the United States and Iran, according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo.
THE Mindanao region remains under a state of national emergency even as martial rule expired on Dec. 31, presidential spokesman Salvador S. Panelo said on Friday.
THE PHILIPPINE government on Friday announced it will remove the visa-on-arrival privilege for American citizens if their government fully enforces the provision banning the entry to the United States of Filipino officials supposedly involved in the detainment of Senator Leila M. De Lima.
THE international community should stop interfering with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s deadly war on drugs because majority of Filipinos support it, his spokesman said on Monday, citing a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.
PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON Salvador S. Panelo has brushed off observations that he seemed to be “lawyering” for resigned Philippine National Police chief Oscar D. Albayalde who has been accused of involvement in the 2013 drug recycling scheme in Pampanga.
AS THE President’s spokesman braves the commute to Malacañang via public transportation in Manila on Friday, a lawmaker said he hopes this gesture would translate to more concrete solutions to the capital’s traffic and transport problems.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte is just doing well after disclosing that he suffers from an autoimmune disease that could potentially have serious complications, the presidential palace said yesterday.
PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA Duterte’s spokesman referred the application of a convicted former mayor for executive clemency, according to the chief of the countrys’ parole board.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s spokesman yesterday said he had nothing to do with the impending release of former Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez, a convicted rapist and murderer who was his former client.
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).
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.
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.
MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday said the families of 14 farmers killed in police operations in Negros Oriental “should file charges.”
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.”
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.
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.
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 ON Thursday denied warning Malacañang of retaliation over the latter’s policies on Chinese illegals as earlier articulated by Presidential Spokesperson Salvador S. Panelo.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.