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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

Duterte hands off on veep protest case

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has no intention of influencing the decision of the electoral tribunal when he said he wants former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to succeed him if he steps down, a Palace official said Friday. Duterte earlier said Vice President Leni Robredo does not have what it takes….....»»

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PNP: No ‘kid-gloves’ treatment vs cops in anti-drug ops cases

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday assured the public that policemen with pending cases related to anti-illegal drug operations were not being given "kid-gloves" treatment following reports that some of them were even being promoted. PNP Spokesperson Sr. Supt. Benigno Durana said, however, policemen implicated in the drug war should also be given due process. "We would want to make sure that while the accused drugs suspects should be given due process, we should also give due process to the ones running after the criminals," Durana said in a Palace briefing. "So that's precisely what we have done in the case of those implicated in the Kian delos Santos case," he adde...Keep on reading: PNP: No ‘kid-gloves’ treatment vs cops in anti-drug ops cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Palace slams Trillanes drug test dare vs. Duterte

Palace slams Trillanes drug test dare vs. Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Palace: Give driver-only Edsa ban a chance - Inquirer.net

Palace: Give driver-only Edsa ban a chance - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Palace: Give high-occupancy vehicle traffic scheme a chance

Malacañang yesterday urged the public to give the new traffic scheme called high-occupancy vehicle a chance after some drivers described the plan as discriminatory......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Duterte might resign if Bongbong wins VP poll protest — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte might fulfill his promise of stepping down from office if defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. wins his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Duterte has info on Naga as ‘hotbed of shabu’ — Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte has access to information tagging the home province of Vice President Leni Robredo as a "hotbed of shabu," Malacaang claimed on Thursday. In a press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque stressed that Duterte's pronouncement that Naga is allegedly a breeding ground for methamphetamine was not made out of thin air. "I'm sure he (Duterte) has access to information indicating certain areas to be hotbeds of shabu. He must have seen in the report that Naga is one of them," Roque told reporters. "I don't think it's something that the President would say from thin air because he has access to all information that even you and I don't have access to,"...Keep on reading: Duterte has info on Naga as ‘hotbed of shabu’ — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Palace releases 2019 holidays

MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday released the list of regular holidays and special (non-working) days for the year 2019. Source link link: Palace releases 2019 holidays.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Marawi – Filipino Chinese Friendship Dome

President Rodrigo Duterte receives the replica of the Marawi Filipino-Chinese Friendship Dome from Domingo Yap II, President of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII)  during a ceremony at Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018. Joining the President are Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairperson Eduardo del Rosario, House Speaker […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Executive, House break budget deadlock

TALKS in Malacañan Palace last Tuesday between President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo broke the deadlock over the Executive’s proposed national budget for next year, with a leader in the House of Representatives saying the chamber will likely resume deliberations and should be able to meet the deadline for the spending plan’s approval. The post Executive, House break budget deadlock appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Look: Duterte portrait awes president

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives a portait painting from artist Mart Bongabong (left) who paid a courtesy call to him at Malacañan Palace on Tuesday, 14 August 2018. Accompanying the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. (Presidential photo).....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Palace: Maza can go back to work

Malacañang yesterday welcomed the dismissal of murder charges against National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Lead Convenor Liza Maza. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who once urged Maza to surrender to authorities and prove her innocence in court, said the NAPC chief can now go back to work. “Of course that proves that….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Palace to Probe Chinese Military’s Warning on PH Aircraft in WPS

Malacañang on Monday said an investigation will be held whether the Philippine military aircraft got a warning from Chinese military while conducting over flight over disputed West Philippine Sea (WPS). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he has yet to get information about the reported Chinese military’s two warnings, including one to Philippine military aircraft. “Investigation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Lagman: Palace should act on House rejection of proposed 2019 budget

        Malacaang has to think twice in saying that it would not "cave in" to the desire of the House of Representatives to revert to an obligation-based budgeting system, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman warned on Tuesday.   In a statement, Lagman said Malacaang has to act on the lower chamber's rejection of the Department of Budget and Management's (DBM) proposed P3.757-trillion cash-based budget for 2019 "to foreclose the adverse consequences of a reenacted budget on the Executive."   Lagman also said Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque's pronouncement on Monday that a reenacted budget favors the Executive department was ...Keep on reading: Lagman: Palace should act on House rejection of proposed 2019 budget.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Debates healthy for Federalism

By Nelson S. Badilla ‘PALACE WELCOMES INPUTS’ Managing disaster and controlling the political clans from dominating certain localities are crucial for the region to prosper. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque yesterday said Malacañang welcomes all inputs, whether positive or negative, that make the debates on the proposed Federal form of government healthy. Roque was reacting to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Budget spat puts in doubt Palace clout in House

OPPOSITION of the House of Representatives majority bloc to the P3.757-trillion proposed 2019 national budget caught Malacañang by surprise, at a time a newly installed leadership has just settled down in the chamber and with preparations for the May mid-term elections next year soon under way. The post Budget spat puts in doubt Palace clout in House appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Palace awaits official word on Balangiga bells’ return

Malacañang is awaiting formal communication from the United States on the return of the Balangiga bells that were taken by American troops from Eastern Samar during the Philippine-American War in 1901......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Good luck -- Rody

ITS chances to make big strides as gloomy as the local weather, the Philippine contingent to the 18th Asian Games got a marching order from President Duterte: Do your best for flag and country and win fair and square. In a 90-minute audience with the athletes at Malacanang Palace yesterday,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018