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Palace, DFA brush off HRW ‘fiction’

MALACAÑANG dismissed as “fiction” a Human Rights Watch (HRW) Report that said the human rights crisis in the Philippines under President Duterte was at its worst since the time of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. “That’s fiction,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said. Roque, who is also the President’s adviser on….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJan 20th, 2018

Palace belittles as ‘fiction’ HRW report on PH’s ‘worst’ rights situation

  Malacaanghas brushed aside as "fiction" a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, describing the human rights situation in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte as the "worst" since the lifting of Martial Lawby former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.   In its World Report 2018, HRW said Duterte has sunk the country into its worst human rights situation.   "President Rodrigo Duterte has plunged the Philippines into its worst human rights crisis since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and 1980s," the human rights watchdog said.   According to the HRW report, the Philippines, under Mr. Duterte, has made an "especially brazen an...Keep on reading: Palace belittles as ‘fiction’ HRW report on PH’s ‘worst’ rights situation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Palace hits back at HRW report: Don't brush aside Duterte's reforms - Inquirer.net

Palace hits back at HRW report: Don't brush aside Duterte's reforms - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 29th, 2017

Senate, Palace seal UNTV title showdown

MANILA, Philippines — Senate re-asserted its mastery over top seed Armed Forces of the Philippines while Malacañang-Philippines Sports Commission also repeat.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 2 min. ago

Cabinet in full force at Senate for Duterte aide

MANILA, Philippines — Palace officials were there in full force to support Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go during yesterday’s Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News2 hr. 16 min. ago

UST& apos;s expulsion of 8 students & apos;right step forward& apos; – Palace - The Manila Times

UST's expulsion of 8 students 'right step forward' – Palace - The Manila Times.....»»

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Palace: No order for Cabinet officials to back Bong Go at hearing

Palace: No order for Cabinet officials to back Bong Go at hearing Source link link: Palace: No order for Cabinet officials to back Bong Go at hearing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News6 hr. 2 min. ago

Palace says Philippines not giving up too much, too soon to China

THE Philippines has not yielded “too much” to maintain harmonious relations with China, Malacañang said on Monday, February 19. Speaking to Palace reporters, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the Duterte government has not stopped asserting the Philippines’ territorial rights in the South China Sea, while keeping its “friendly and mutually-beneficial” ties with China. “The… link: Palace says Philippines 'not giving up too much, too soon' to China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News6 hr. 2 min. ago

WATCH | Quiboloy’s spokesman blames fake news that spread quickly from Hawaii

Manila – Here was Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the appointed Son of God who had just been splashed in the news due to a brush with the law in the United States when authorities there grounded his private plane for having a huge stash of cash and firearms parts – in the flesh, his charismatic voice […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News6 hr. 15 min. ago

UST’s expulsion of 8 students ‘right step forward’ – Palace

MALACAÑANG has welcomed the move of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) to expel eight students implicated in the fatal hazing of law student Horacio Castillo 3rd, saying that it was the “right step forward.” In a news briefing on Monday, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the expulsion of the eight students sent the [...] The post UST’s expulsion of 8 students ‘right step forward’ – Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News11 hr. 2 min. ago

Go innocence ‘very clear’ — Palace

IT is “very clear” that Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go did not intervene in the frigate project of the Philippine Navy, Malacanang said yesterday. Go faced a Senate inquiry yesterday to answer allegations that he intervened in the selection of the combat management system (CMS) for the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News12 hr. 49 min. ago

Palace praises UST for expelling law students in Atio Morales fatal hazing - Inquirer.net

Palace praises UST for expelling law students in Atio Morales fatal hazing - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News17 hr. 3 min. ago

Palace: Friendship with China benefits Philippines

Palace: Friendship with China benefits Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News17 hr. 50 min. ago

Palace: No order for Cabinet officials to back Bong Go at hearing

Palace: No order for Cabinet officials to back Bong Go at hearing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News17 hr. 50 min. ago

Duterte admin ‘not given up too much, too early, too soon’ to China – Roque

Malacaang refutedon Mondaythe assertions of a maritime expert that the Philippines was giving "too much, too early, too soon" in dealing with China.   "The Duterte administration has certainly not given up too much, too early, too soon in its relation with China nor China has gained more than us," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing.   Roque was referring to the statement of lawyer Jay Batongbacal, director of the University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, who said he was wary about Manila "trading away too much, too early and too soon"in seeking better ties with Beijing.   READ:PH giving C...Keep on reading: Duterte admin ‘not given up too much, too early, too soon’ to China – Roque.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News20 hr. 50 min. ago

DOT chief still enjoys Duterte’s trust — Palace

MANILA, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo still enjoys the trust and confidence of President Duterte despite allegations that she brought too many pe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

PEN to launch books of Angelo R. Lacuesta

The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets and Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will launch Angelo R. Lacuesta's two latest books: "Coral Cove and other stories" (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House) and "A Waiting Room Companion" (Bughaw, an imprint of Ateneo de Manila University Press) on Feb. 24, 4 p.m., at Solidaridad Bookshop, Ermita, Manila. "Coral Cove" is Lacuesta's fourth book of fiction. It collects "stories that take place in the clouded past, the urgent present, and the dark future---yet all seem to happen in the same timeframe and state of mind" (from book blurb). "A Waiting Room Companion" is an intriguing collection of personal essays which are La...Keep on reading: PEN to launch books of Angelo R. Lacuesta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Probe Aquino execs, not Go

MALACAÑANG on Sunday maintained that President Rodrigo Duterte’s special assistant Christopher “Bong” Go had no involvement in the approval of the P16-billion frigate contract between the Philippine Navy and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries. Palace spokesman Harry Roque said it would have been impossible for Go to intervene in the approval of the contract because [...] The post Probe Aquino execs, not Go appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Palace: La Viña& apos;s SSS stint ended due to corruption - Manila Bulletin

Palace: La Viña's SSS stint ended due to corruption - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Amid trips controversy, DOT chief Teo still has Duterte s trust – Palace

MANILA, Philippines – Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo still enjoys President Rodrigo Duterte’s trust and confidence amid criticism on her decision to bring Department of Tourism (DOT) employees on foreign trips. (READ: Wanda Teo defends overseas trips of DOT clerks, drivers )  “Nagbigay naman ng eksplenasyon na walang katotohanan iyong mga paratang kay ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Palace backs Bong Go before Senate hearing on frigate deal

Palace backs Bong Go before Senate hearing on frigate deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018