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Palace defends deportation of EU party exec

Deciding whom to allow into the country is an exercise of sovereignty, Malacaang said on Monday, defending immigration officials' move to deny entry and deport a Socialist Party official from the European Union who had criticized President Duterte's brutal war on drugs. Italian Giacomo Filibeck, deputy secretary general of the Party of European Socialists (PES), was held by immigration officers when he arrived at Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Lapu-Lapu City around 3 p.m. on Sunday and was immediately deported. Filibeck, a native of Rome, was due to attend a two-day congress of the opposition Akbayan Party with about 20 other foreign delegates but was stopped at the immig...Keep on reading: Palace defends deportation of EU party exec.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 17th, 2018

Palace defends deportation of EU pol party official

Palace defends deportation of EU pol party official.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

LP exec: Attacks vs VP Leni to favor Marcos

      An opposition party believed that the attacks against Vice President Leni Robredo are in support of the supposed plan by former Senator Bongbong Marcos to "subvert the people's will and revise history."   In a statement by the Liberal Party (LP) on Wednesday, party vice president for external affairs Erin Taada said Solicitor General Jose Calida's "obvious pro-Marcos stance" on the recount of votes in the 2016 vice presidential election is "more disturbing." READ:Calida defends stand to take Bongbong's side on ballot shading threshold "It appears that the attacks on Vice President Leni are based on Bongbong Marcos's plan to subvert the p...Keep on reading: LP exec: Attacks vs VP Leni to favor Marcos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Palace defends deportation threat vs European leader

Malacañang on Monday, April 16, maintained the government has discretionary authority to bar a European socialist leader from entering the country. “There is no rule under the International Law that would compel us to admit anyone whom we do not want to admit in our territory. That’s the exercise of sovereignty,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. […] The post Palace defends deportation threat vs European leader appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Palace on deportation of EU official: It’s a ‘sovereign decision’

MALACANANG on Monday justified the government’s decision to block the entry into the country and deportation of a European politician, saying he was “a person we don’t want to be in our territory.” Palace spokesman Harry Roque made the statement after the Akbayan Party condemned the deportation of Giacomo Filibeck, deputy secretary-general of the Party of European [...] The post Palace on deportation of EU official: It’s a ‘sovereign decision’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Palace exec defends plans to buy military equipment from China - Inquirer.net

Palace exec defends plans to buy military equipment from China - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 15th, 2016

Palace to Reds: Walk the talk on peace

Malacañang yesterday renewed its call for the Communist Party of the Philippines to support President Duterte’s call for peace after CPP founding chairman Jose Maria Sison reiterated his openness to resume the stalled talks with the government......»»

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Party-list groups warn poll exec: Abide by Supreme Court ruling

Party-list groups warn poll exec: Abide by Supreme Court ruling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace dared to file charges vs Liberals in supposed ouster plot

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon has challenged Malacañang to press charges against Liberal Party members allegedly involved in the supposed communist-led plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Palace: No inconsistency in Duterte, AFP statement on LP involvement with reds

Malacañang insisted Tuesday that some Liberal Party members may be colluding with communists to overthrow President Rodrigo Duterte even if armed forces chief Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. had denied that the opposition is part of the so-called "Red October" ouster plot. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Malacañang defends Duterte’s remarks on EJKs

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s latest statement that his only “sin” was extrajudicial killings should not be taken seriously, Palace officials said on Friday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

‘He’s not serious, he’s Bisaya,’ Palace defends Duterte’s latest EJK remark

Top Malacañang officials have played the “he’s not serious” and “he’s a Bisaya” cards in defending President Duterte in his supposed “admission” about his role behind the extrajudicial killings in the country. ‘He’s not serious, he’s Bisaya,’ Palace defends Duterte’s latest EJK remark Top Malacañang officials have played the Source link: ‘He’s not serious, he’s Bisaya,’ Palace defends Duterte’s latest EJK remark.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

AFP to Duterte: Create task force to end insurgency

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to create a national task force to end insurgency, an apparent bid to counter what it says is the communist rebels' broad coalition to bring down the commander in chief. AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. said the primary aim of such task force was to cut off recruitment by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed component, the New People's Army (NPA). Palace welcomes proposal Malacaang on Sunday welcomed the proposal, saying it agreed with the AFP that "ending the communist insurgency in the country entails a whole-of-government approach." Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque ...Keep on reading: AFP to Duterte: Create task force to end insurgency.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Nene Pimentel hits DILG exec for pushing revolutionary gov t

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate president Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr called out Interior Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III for  pushing for a revolutionry government or RevGov, calling it an irresponsible statement from a government official sworn to protect the Constitution. The longtime federalism advocate made the statement in a Palace news briefing on Friday, September 21. "Mas ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Palace on Roxas’ steps to fight inflation: ‘Shut up’

MALACAÑANG ON Wednesday rejected the unsolicited advice of former senator and Cabinet official Manuel A. Roxas II on inflation, saying the Liberal Party stalwart should just “shut up.” The post Palace on Roxas’ steps to fight inflation: ‘Shut up’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Palace defends Duterte rant against COA

Malacañang defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s remark against the Commission on Audit, saying the chief executive only wanted to ensure that government processes would not impede efforts to assist calamity-stricken areas.   Source link link: Palace defends Duterte rant against COA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Palace to Joma: ‘Stop Wishing Duterte Ill’

Malacañang on Monday debunked the rumor being spread by Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison that President Rodrigo R. Duterte is in coma and urged him to stop wishing the Chief Executive ill. On his Facebook account, Sison claimed sources have told him that there was a “darkness” in Duterte’s face […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Palace to announce sacking of top military exec

Malacañang will announce the firing of a high-ranking military official on Monday morning, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Inday Sara to seek re-election as Davao City mayor in 2019 – Hugpong party exec

  Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) founder and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will not run for senator in next year's election, an official of the regional political party said Monday.   During the signing of an alliance agreement with eight local and national parties at The Blue Leaf Filipinas, Adarna Paraaque, HNP Secretary General Anthony del Rosario said Duterte-Carpio willinstead seek re-election as mayor of Davao City. /kga...Keep on reading: Inday Sara to seek re-election as Davao City mayor in 2019 – Hugpong party exec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

‘Saddened’ Palace defends government green policies

Malacañang was saddened by the lower-than-expected economic growth in the second quarter but claimed there is nothing alarming about it......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Duterte seeks ‘to unify’, ‘clarify he’s still chairman’ in PDP-Laban meet – Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will meet on Thursday the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to “unify the party” and “clarify that he remains chairman,” Malacañang said, amid infighting from its members. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. confirmed that Duterte, chairman of the PDP-Laban, would meet with his partymates but refused to disclose further details. [...] The post Duterte seeks ‘to unify’, ‘clarify he’s still chairman’ in PDP-Laban meet – Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018