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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

Panelo clarifies: Palace to review proposed mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets

Malacañang on Saturday clarified it was not snubbing “in toto” the proposed mandatory drug testing of candidates for next year's elections, saying it is yet to review the proposal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News2 min. ago

Palace: & apos;Discontented lawmakers ousted Pantaleon Alvarez& apos; - Philippine Star

Palace: 'Discontented lawmakers ousted Pantaleon Alvarez' - Philippine Star.....»»

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Panelo clarifies: Palace to review proposed mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets - Philippine Star

Panelo clarifies: Palace to review proposed mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News5 hr. 35 min. ago

Palace: Drug test for poll bets against the law - INQUIRER.net

Palace: Drug test for poll bets against the law - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News18 hr. 1 min. ago

Palace: Discontented lawmakers ousted Pantaleon Alvarez

Discontented lawmakers ousted Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez from his post as House speaker last July and not Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, an official of Malacañang yesterday said in a radio interview......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News18 hr. 48 min. ago

Palace shrugs off Du30 claim that Sara led Alvarez ouster

Palace shrugs off Du30 claim that Sara led Alvarez ouster.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News22 hr. 22 min. ago

No mandatory drug test for candidates — Palace

MALACANANG reiterated on Friday that the government will not support the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (PDEA) proposal to have candidates in the 2019 midterm elections undergo mandatory drug testing. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said that drug tests should be voluntary, noting that candidates who have nothing to hide can always opt to submit themselves to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Inflation may taper down in coming months — Palace

MALACANANG remains confident that inflation may see its end in the coming months despite averaging 6.2 percent in the third quarter of this year, according to Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo. This comes after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported that inflation’s 6.2 percent average in the third quarter of 2018 is higher compared to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace against PDEA’s proposal to test candidates for drugs

MALACAÑANG on Friday opposed the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to conduct a surprise drug test for candidates of the 2019 midterm elections, saying that it is “violative of the Constitution.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace rejects mandatory drug test for candidates

MALACANANG is opposed to the proposed mandatory drug testing for aspirants in next year’s mid-term elections. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo made the statement after the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)...READ MORE The post Palace rejects mandatory drug test for candidates appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: Duterte not inclined to declare martial law nationwide amid ouster plot

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is not inclined to declare martial law nationwide, Malacañang assured the public on Friday, amid speculations that the ouster plot against the Chief Executive was a way...READ MORE The post Palace: Duterte not inclined to declare martial law nationwide amid ouster plot appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: Mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets unconstitutional - Philippine Star

Palace: Mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets unconstitutional - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Martial law in Mindanao may be extended – Palace

The government might consider extending martial law in Mindanao again as it has helped security forces maintain peace and order as well as protect civilians from further terror attacks, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace: Mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets unconstitutional

Mandatory drug tests for candidates in the 2019 midterm elections would violate the 1987 Constitution, Malacañang said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Oil Deal with Israel to Boost PH’s Energy Resources Dev’t: Palace

The Philippines’ new oil exploration deal with Israel’s Ratio Petroleum Ltd. would boost the country’s energy resources development, Malacañang said on Thursday. “We’ve been dependent on oil producing countries for our oil. So we need to boost the exploration and development of our own energy resources,” Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Palace to commuters after fare hike : ‘Magtiis muna tayo’

        Commuters should sacrifice for now following the increase in minimum jeepney and bus fares, Malacaang said Friday, assuring the public that the situation is just "temporary."   "We have to accept the fact na talagang masama ang panahon, so magtiis muna tayo," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a radio dzRH interview.   The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved Thursday the increase in basic jeepney fare from P9 to P10 in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon, and minimum bus fare from P10 to P11 in Metro Manila.   Panelo told reporters on Thursday that commuters sh...Keep on reading: Palace to commuters after fare hike : ‘Magtiis muna tayo’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 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

LOOK: Gretchen Ho meets Lakers legend Magic Johnson in Las Vegas

Our very own Gretchen Ho got the opportunity of a lifetime as she met five-time NBA champion Magic Johnson at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Johnson, of course, was one-half of the storied Bird-Magic rivalry of the 1980's where his Los Angeles Lakers and Larry Bird's Boston Celtics rejuvenated the NBA and brought it to better heights in three NBA Finals match-ups in the decade. The 6'9" point guard, who played from 1979 to 1991 and a brief period in 1996 won the NBA MVP three times in 1987, 89, and 90. He was also crowned NBA Finals MVP in 1980, 1982, and 1987. One of the most illustrious point guards in basketball history, the 59-year old Johnson dished out 10,141 assists in 906 regular-season games, good for fifth all-time. After announcing his sudden retirement in 1991, he was named to the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. For her part, the former Ateneo Lady Eagle expressed her happiness in meeting one of the best hoopers ever. "Can I just say that Magic Johnson is really nice???  He says hi to all the Filipinos out there!" Ho said on her Instagram post.         View this post on Instagram                   Can I just say that Magic Johnson is really nice??? 🏀 He says hi to all the Filipinos out there! Will get a chance to interview him and Kevin Garnett tomorrow 😎 What do you guys want me to ask??? 😋 #JBLFest #MagicJohnson #LakeShow #LasVegasShow @jblph @jblaudio A post shared by Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) on Oct 18, 2018 at 5:42pm PDT Johnson also said his greetings to his adoring Filipino fans. Catch Gretchen's interview with Magic Johnson SOON on ABS-CBN! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018