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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.....»»

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Tito Sotto blames Palace exec for series of vetoes

It’s the failure of the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office to coordinate with Congress that led to President Duterte’s vetoing several priority bills in the past several days, including the Coco Levy Fund Bill, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said yesterday......»»

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Palace defends DBM amid allegations gov t owes contractors P100B

Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. claimed that the Budget and the Public Works departments owe contractors about P100 billion because of a system that forces them to give kickbacks for completed projects......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2019

& rsquo;Lend a wife& rsquo; a hyperbole, Palace defends Rody vs Tatad

& rsquo;Lend a wife& rsquo; a hyperbole, Palace defends Rody vs Tatad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Shortage of skilled workers hampering ‘Build, Build, Build’ program – Duterte

SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Philippines - The country's shortage of skilled workers is to blame for the delay in the implementation of infrastructure projects under the government's "Build, Build, Build" program, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday.   "Itong Build, Build, Build, medyo atrasado. Walang trabahante," Duterte said in a speech here during the initial campaign sortie of his PDP-Laban party.   In Memorandum Circular 57, the Palace said unfinished government infrastructure projects "cause great inconvenience and serious damage to the prejudice of the general public, and adversely affect the delivery of basic services." READ:Duterte reminds gov't age...Keep on reading: Shortage of skilled workers hampering ‘Build, Build, Build’ program – Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Palace defends Duterte’s Senate slate

It's more of a presidential slate than an administration ticket for the senatorial elections in May. On the eve of the start of the campaign for national candidates, the Duterte administration still had no full slate for the 12 Senate seats up for grabs in the midterm elections. It was a departure from the full slate of the Aquino administration's Team P-Noy in 2013 and the ticket of the Arroyo administration's Team Unity in 2007. President Rodrigo Duterte told reporters on Jan. 23 that he would have his own personal ticket because it was "the right thing to do." Mr. Duterte's 11 So far, the President has endorsed 11 senatorial aspirants --- four of the five candidates...Keep on reading: Palace defends Duterte’s Senate slate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Palace twits ‘defeated’ Joma

Describing Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Maria Sison as an illusory armchair rebel chieftain, Malacañang on Sunday urged him to just accept defeat and rejoin the society. In a statement, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo chided Sison and called on him to explore another path for change other than armed struggle. Panelo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Thai princess to run for PM - The Manila Times Online

BANGKOK: A Thai political party on Friday named a princess as its nominee to be the next prime minister, upending tradition that the royal palace plays no public role inREAD The post Thai princess to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Ex-Renault CEO Ghosn ready to pay Versailles wedding bill – lawyer

PARIS, France – Detained former Renault boss Carlos Ghosn "stands ready" to repay a 50,000-euro ($57,000) bill for his wedding party at the Palace of Versailles, which was waived under a sponsorship deal with the French carmaker, his lawyer said Friday, February 9. (READ:  Ghosn under scrutiny over 50,000-euro wedding bill ) Renault disclosed this week that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Princess defies tradition, eyes PM post

BANGKOK — A Thai political party on Friday named a princess as its nominee to be the next prime minister, upending tradition of the palace eschewing politics and upsetting all predictions about what might happen in next month’s elections. The selection of Princess Ubolratana Mahidol by the Thai Raksa Chart Party marks a shock realignment […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Palace defends firing of Bacolod police chief

Malacañang yesterday insisted President Duterte has basis for firing Bacolod City’s police chief even if the Philippine National Police (PNP) had said the dismissed law enforcer was not in the watchlist of officials involved in narcotics......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

LOOK: Sunshine Cruz defends daughter’s party outfit

LOOK: Sunshine Cruz defends daughter’s party outfit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Palace plays down Sison statement on ousting Duterte

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Thursday called communist party founder Jose Maria Sison an "illusionist" for saying ousting President Rodrigo Duterte will be the party's priority this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Duterte told to resign for ‘touching’ sleeping househelp in his youth

Gabriela Women’s Party on Sunday condemned President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest claim that he touched a sleeping househelp when he was still a high school student, a remark that the Palace is explaining away as a "laughable anecdote.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

8,000 Reds surrender under localized peace talks — Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines ---More than 8,000 communist rebels have surrendered since the government carried out localized peace talks, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Friday. In a Palace briefing, Lorenzana noted that most of the communist rebels who surrendered were from the Region 11 (Davao region), Masbate, and Samar. "For this year only, sabi nga ng in-charge, si General (Reynaldo) Mapagu, more than 8,000 already came down," Lorenzana said. The Defense chief said that some 1,700 of the surrenderees were the rebel group's unarmed "militias," noting that they are now surrendering because the issues raised by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) are now being addresse...Keep on reading: 8,000 Reds surrender under localized peace talks — Lorenzana.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Palace tells Reds: You reap what you sow

Malacañang said the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front is only getting what it deserves for its tireless attempts to overthrow the government. Palace tells Reds: You reap what you sow Source link: Palace tells Reds: You reap what you sow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018