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Duterte a ‘destabilizer’? How ironic, Palace says

“It is ironic that Senator Risa Hontiveros, who spends so much of her time undermining the efforts of this administration, would refer to the President as ‘destabilizer-in-chief,’” Roque said. Duterte a ‘destabilizer’? How ironic, Palace says Malacañang criticized Senator Risa Hontiveros for calling President Duterte a Source link: Duterte a ‘destabilizer’? How ironic, Palace says.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerSep 21st, 2018

Duterte to visit wake of slain Negros farmers

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will visit Sagay City, Negros Occidental to condole with the families of the nine farmers who were killed supposedly by the New People’s Army (NPA). Palace spokesman...READ MORE The post Duterte to visit wake of slain Negros farmers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News11 hr. 54 min. ago

Malacañang shrugs off Facebook removal of pro-Duterte pages

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang shrugged off Facebook's decision to remove some pro-Duterte pages for violating its policies, saying there are other platforms that supporters can use to show their appreciation for the administration. Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo made the statement in a Palace news briefing on Tuesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News13 hr. 41 min. ago

Duterte not trying to bribe NPA members, says Palace

Malacañang on Sunday stressed that President Rodrigo Duterte is not trying to bribe members of the New People’s Army (NPA) when he promised them a house, a job, and education if they surrender. Source link link: Duterte not trying to bribe NPA members, says Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Palace: Discontented lawmakers ousted Pantaleon Alvarez

Discontented lawmakers ousted Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez from his post as House speaker last July and not Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, an official of Malacañang yesterday said in a radio interview......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: Duterte not inclined to declare martial law nationwide amid ouster plot

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is not inclined to declare martial law nationwide, Malacañang assured the public on Friday, amid speculations that the ouster plot against the Chief Executive was a way...READ MORE The post Palace: Duterte not inclined to declare martial law nationwide amid ouster plot appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets

  Malacaang on Friday rejected the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct surprise drug tests on candidates for the 2019 midterm elections. Presidential Spokesperson Panelo said such test should be taken "voluntarily" and not be forced on candidates. "Well sa tingin ko, dapat voluntary. Kung ayaw hindi naman pupuwedeng pupuwersahin mo," Panelo said in an interview over state-run Radyo Pilipinas. "Kung wala naman talagang itinatago, magbu-volunteer talaga iyan," he added, noting that he believes Duterte will also turn down the said proposal. On Wednesday, PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino floated the idea of giving drug tests to aspir...Keep on reading: Palace: No to PDEA’s surprise drug test for 2019 election bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

LOOK: Ninong Duterte in Koko Pimentel, Kathryna Yu wedding

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, 54, married partner Kathryna Yu, 36, in a civil wedding ceremony on Thursday, October 18, at the Coconut Palace. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio officiated the wedding, which was attended by big names in politics and showbiz. President Rodrigo Duterte and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Duterte told new DFA chief Locsin to be truthful — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte has given his marching orders to new Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro "Teddy" Locsin Jr., who took his oath of office on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Israeli helps Manila find oil

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi attended on Wednesday the ceremonial signing of the Petroleum Service Contract (PSC) for Area 4 (East Palawan Basin) of the Fifth Philippine Energy Contracting Round (PECR5) at the Heroes Hall, of Malacañang Palace. President Duterte signed the PSC on behalf of the government while Itay Raphael Tabibzada, company president and CEO, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Duterte appoints De Vera as CHED chair

  President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Prospero De Vera III as chairman of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) until July 2022. De Vera's appointment paper was signed by the President last Friday but was released to Palace reporters only on Wednesday. De Vera has served as CHED Commissioner since 2016, and was designated CHED Officer in Charge by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea last January, when former CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan resigned. De Vera is also currently the official spokesperson of the Commission. /muf...Keep on reading: Duterte appoints De Vera as CHED chair.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Palace on Marawi: Filipinos will ‘unceasingly stand’ vs terrorism

  Filipinos will "unceasingly stand" against terrorism, Malacaang said Tuesday, a year after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi City from the ISIS-inspired Maute Group.   The homegrown terrorists laid siege to Islamic city of Marawi on May 23, 2017, prompting Duterte to declare martial law in the whole of Mindanao.   The attack led to five months of heavy fighting that killed more than a thousand people, wounded about 1,400 and devastated the city.   "As we celebrate the triumphs of our government troops against the Daesh-inspired Maute rebels, we pay tribute to those who have fallen in the fierce battles during the si...Keep on reading: Palace on Marawi: Filipinos will ‘unceasingly stand’ vs terrorism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Duterte offers Cabinet post to Honasan — Palace source

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan a Cabinet post, a Palace source said in Tuesday. “Yes,” the source who requested anonymity told The Manila Times in a text message, when asked about reports of Duterte’s offer for Honasan to join his Cabinet. According to the source, Honasan is likely to be appointed to [...] The post Duterte offers Cabinet post to Honasan — Palace source appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Roque heeds President’s advice, drops Senate bid to run as partylist rep

FORMER Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. will run as partylist representative in the 2019 mid-term elections, and not as senator, he announced on Monday. Roque made the announcement following his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday about his political plans. “I’m taking the advice of the President. I will actually file tomorrow (Tuesday) my [...] The post Roque heeds President’s advice, drops Senate bid to run as partylist rep appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Roque changes tune, says Duterte s playful act of kissing OFW was inappropriate

After a revamp at the Presidential Communications Operations Office that may have booted him out of the Palace, former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that the “playful act” of President Rodrigo Duterte kissing a Filipina overseas worker was “inappropriate.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Isko Moreno eyes resignation from DSWD to run for Manila mayor

Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso has asked to resign as Undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) because he decided to run for Manila City Mayor in the 2019 elections. In a handwritten letter sent to the Palace on Thursday, Domagoso told President Rodrigo Duterte he wanted to step down from his post as he was concerned with the current situation in Manila. "Mahal na pangulo, ipagpaumanhin po ninyo ang aking pagbitiw. Bagama't nais kong manatili sa kagawaran na inyong itinatalaga sa akin, hindi ko na po matitiis ang mga kasalukuyang nangyayari, sitwasyon at pangaabuso sa mamamayan sa lungsod ng Maynila," Domagoso said. (My beloved President, p...Keep on reading: Isko Moreno eyes resignation from DSWD to run for Manila mayor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Duterte to discuss inclusive, sustainable growth at ASEAN gathering — Palace

Duterte to discuss inclusive, sustainable growth at ASEAN gathering — Palace.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Duterte leaves for Asean leaders’ meet in Bali

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night left the country to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Leaders' Gathering in Bali, Indonesia. Duterte left Awanag Airport in Maguindanao at 6:17 p.m. The President is set to meet with the leaders of the nine-member states of Asean on October 11. READ: Duterte to meet with Asean leaders in Bali "The President will address the meeting and highlight the need to sustain inclusive and sustainable growth and development for all through stronger regional and global cooperation and greater security and stability," Malacaang said in a statement. The Palace said the President would meet with Asean leaders to discuss...Keep on reading: Duterte leaves for Asean leaders’ meet in Bali.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Palace orders ‘unimpeded’ rice imports

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered “unimpeded” importation of rice, adding to steps meant to ease inflation which has been hitting multiyear peaks, Malacañang’s spokesman said on Tuesday. The post Palace orders ‘unimpeded’ rice imports appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Duterte approves ‘unimpeded’ rice imports to reduce inflation — Palace

AMID the soaring inflation in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte decided to “liberalize” the importation of rice to allow the “unimpeded” flow of staple in the market, Malacañang said on Tuesday. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte’s order removed restrictions in the importation of rice, which the government expects to [...] The post Duterte approves ‘unimpeded’ rice imports to reduce inflation — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Duterte bares 6 Cabinet men who will run in 2019 polls

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday named six Cabinet members who would be eyeing a seat in the 2019 mid-term elections. In a press conference after he led the oathtaking of newly-elected Malacanang Press Corps officers, Duterte said they were Palace spokesman Harry Roque, Jr., Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones [...] The post Duterte bares 6 Cabinet men who will run in 2019 polls appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018