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Duterte looking for a new Palace spokesperson - Philippine Star

Duterte looking for a new Palace spokesperson - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsNov 9th, 2018

Palace defends Duterte’s move to bar any country to stockpile arms in Palawan

      President Rodrigo Duterte's recent decision not to allow any country to stockpile arms and ammunition in the island-province of Palawan reflects his "acumen and diplomacy" in dealing with the West Philippine Sea dispute, Malacaang said Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the remark after international political risk analyst Anders Corr said Duterte's recent pronouncement will leave the island militarily vulnerable to the advantage of China. "The President's recent decision not to allow any country to stockpile arms and ammunition in Palawan reflects his acumen and diplomacy in dealing with the issue," Panelo said in a statemen...Keep on reading: Palace defends Duterte’s move to bar any country to stockpile arms in Palawan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Palace: Michael Yang is economic adviser to Duterte - Philippine Star

Palace: Michael Yang is economic adviser to Duterte - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Palace on Duterte& apos;s comment on saints: People laughed, weren& apos;t offended - Philippine Star

Palace on Duterte's comment on saints: People laughed, weren't offended - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Palace: Nora Aunor Will Be National Artist in ‘God’s Perfect Time’

Malacañang on Thursday expressed optimism that Nora Aunor, known in Philippine cinema as Superstar, will receive the coveted National Artist award “in God’s perfect time”. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after the actress from Bicol was excluded from the new list of National Artists conferred by President Rodrigo Duterte in a ceremony held […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 26th, 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

Duterte expects better NFA efficiency under DA – Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte is expecting more efficient and closer coordination between agriculture-related departments amid the soaring prices of rice now that supervision of the National Food Authority (NFA) has been returned to the Department of Agriculture (DA), Malacaang said Thursday. "We're hoping that the NFA, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and if I'm not mistaken the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority (FPA), back under the DA (supervision), ay magkakaroon po ng closer coordination sa panig ng DA at ng mga ahensya na closely naman associated sa agriculture," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing. "Inaasahan natin na mas magiging efficient 'yung d...Keep on reading: Duterte expects better NFA efficiency under DA – Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Palace: No arms deal yet with Israel, Jordan

Malacaang on Sunday said there was no assurance just yet if the Philippine government would buy defense equipment from Israel and Jordan following President Rodrigo Duterte's official visit to the two countries. "No commitment yet," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a text message. But in another text message, Roque said: "DND and DILG might," referring to the Department of National Defense and the Department of the Interior and Local Government. The President visited Israel and Jordan from Sept. 3 t0 8. In Israel, he made an unannounced visit to a facility to view defense equipment. In Jordan, he joined King Abdullah II in touring a military facility and w...Keep on reading: Palace: No arms deal yet with Israel, Jordan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Nothing wrong with retiring police, military officers joining Duterte in Israel — Palace - Philippine Star

Nothing wrong with retiring police, military officers joining Duterte in Israel — Palace - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Duterte& apos;s aerial inspection of flooded areas cancelled, Palace says - Philippine Star

Duterte's aerial inspection of flooded areas cancelled, Palace says - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Malacañang: National ID to benefit millions of Filipinos

Millions of Filipinos will soon enjoy the benefits of the national identification system, Malacaang said Monday.   This as President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign the bill that will create the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) Act on Monday afternoon.   Through the legislation, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said, "We hope to improve efficiency and transparency of public services and promote ease of doing business."   "The Palace is pleased that millions of Filipinos will soon enjoy the benefits of the Philippine Identification System Act," Roque said in a statement.   "For the ordinary Juan de la Cruz, the signing of this ...Keep on reading: Malacañang: National ID to benefit millions of Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Palace maintains Duterte said & apos;no& apos; to Boracay casino - Philippine Star

Palace maintains Duterte said 'no' to Boracay casino - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Palace: Duterte won& apos;t run with Marcos for transition gov& apos;t leadership - Philippine Star

Palace: Duterte won't run with Marcos for transition gov't leadership - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Palace: Only Sinophobes will find docking of China ship objectionable

There was nothing wrong with the docking of a Chinese research vessel in Davao City, the fourth vessel to visit the Philippines since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power, Malacaang saidTuesday.   "All ships from countries with whom the Philippines maintains friendly ties, may dock at our ports. Chinese survey ships, just like US warships, may dock at our ports," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.   Philippine Navy spokesperson Cdr. Jonathan Zata saidYuan Wang 3arrived in Davao City at8:14 p.m.for replenishment purposes.   Zata said there was "nothing unusual" about the presence of the Chinese ship in Davao City.   "Only those afflic...Keep on reading: Palace: Only Sinophobes will find docking of China ship objectionable.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Duterte admin ‘not guilty of inaction’ in West PH Sea dispute—Palace

The Duterte administration is "not guilty" of inaction in solving the country's maritime dispute with China in the West Philippine Sea, Malacaang said on Monday.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after a survey showed 81 percent of Filipinos rejected the government's inaction on the country's sea row with Beijing.   READ:4 of 5 Filipinos reject gov't inaction on China isle-building   "[H]indi po guilty ang gobyerno ni Presidente Duterte ng inaction, hindi lang po tayo maingay, pero meron po tayong action kaagad kapag ang tingin natin ay may ginagawa ang Tsina na nalalabag ang ating soberenya at mga karapatan ng soberenya," Roq...Keep on reading: Duterte admin ‘not guilty of inaction’ in West PH Sea dispute—Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Palace: Duterte won& apos;t change South China Sea policy - Philippine Star

Palace: Duterte won't change South China Sea policy - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Palace: Duterte to review all past agreements with Reds - Philippine Star

Palace: Duterte to review all past agreements with Reds - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Duterte hits priests; Palace says slays aim to divide nation - Philippine Star

Duterte hits priests; Palace says slays aim to divide nation - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

‘That’s not insensitive,’ Palace says amid Risa’s criticism of Chinese envoy

https://youtu.be/fdVBeMOtYFA There was nothing wrong with the conduct of Chinese Ambassador who was seen talking to President Rodrigo Duterte during the Philippine Independence Day celebration in Kawit, Cavite on Tuesday, Malacaang said on Wednesday.   "That's not insensitive. Si Presidente ang lumapit(The President approached him). Nakita ko 'yun(I saw that)," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.   Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday described the conduct of Zhao during the event in Kawit, Cavite as inappropriate and "so insensitive."   "Hindi ko alam kung bakit nakatayo pa ang Chinese ambassador sa tabi ng ating Presidente habang itinataas ang w...Keep on reading: ‘That’s not insensitive,’ Palace says amid Risa’s criticism of Chinese envoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

AFP: No order from Palace to stop patrolling WSP

          The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Saturday that there was no order coming from President Rodrigo Duterte to stop patrolling the disputed West Philippine Sea.   The statement of AFP came after opposition lawmaker, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, claimed that Duterte has ordered AFP to stop wasting their time in guarding the disputed area.   According to AFP Spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo, the claims of Alejano might be "another malicious imputation" against the President.   "I do not know where Cong. Alejano got that supposed instruction from the Commander-in-Chief," Arevalo said in a state...Keep on reading: AFP: No order from Palace to stop patrolling WSP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Duterte admin opts to ‘set aside’ critical issues on maritime row, avoid upsetting China

Malacaang has maintained its position not to antagonize China, as it chose to set aside contentious issues over Manila's maritime dispute with Beijing in the South China Sea.   "We will move on issues we can agree upon and set aside contentious issues for now," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing.   Roque's statement came as China lands bomber planes in the South China Sea and deployed missiles in Philippine-claimed reefs in the West Philippines Sea.   Roque said recent developments in the South China Sea should not come as a surprise.   "Ang perspektibo ng Malacaang ay wala pong bago dito, lahat po 'yan nangyari na,...Keep on reading: Duterte admin opts to ‘set aside’ critical issues on maritime row, avoid upsetting China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018