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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

Sy ‘visionary, pillar of economy’ — Palace

Malacañang on Saturday expressed condolences to the family of SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr., who died at 94. “Mr. Sy was a visionary and a pillar of the Philippine economy who believed in the potentials and opportunities of the country, and pursued them with dedication, passion, and hard work till their fruition,” Presidential Spokesperson […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News5 hr. 55 min. ago

Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash

    LONDON --- Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip was recovering at the royal Sandringham estate after the Land Rover he was driving rolled over on its side in a collision with another vehicle.   An alarming photo showing Philip's toppled black Land Rover dominated the front pages Friday of Britain's tabloids. The Daily Mirror's headline read: "Philip, 97, cheats death in crash."   Buckingham Palace said Philip received a "precautionary checkup" at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn on Friday and was found to have "no injuries of concern."   Witness Roy Warne told the BBC he was driving home from work Thurs...Keep on reading: Britain’s Prince Philip, 97, recovers after Land Rover crash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 21 min. ago

Palace lauds Villegas& rsquo; & lsquo;concern& rsquo;

Palace lauds Villegas& rsquo; & lsquo;concern& rsquo;.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News16 hr. 34 min. ago

Palace bares new appointees

Malacañang on Friday disclosed three new appointees of President Rodrigo R. Duterte in the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Tourism (DoT)......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Palace slams PHL assessment by ACLED, Human Rights Watch

THE Philippines does not need the lectures of “inexpert foreign groups on how the run a nation,” Malacañang said on Friday, following a report by a US-based non-governmental organization which labeled the country as a “war zone in disguise.”.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

US NGO’s remark that Philippines is a ‘war zone in disguise’ irks Palace

Malacañang on Friday accused a United States-based non-governmental organization of echoing allegations critical of the Duterte administration after it described the Philippines as a “war zone in disguise” supposedly due to the government’s bloody anti-narcotics campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Amended terrorist petition against CPP-NPA a “legal fiction” – NDFP

The chief negotiator of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) today, Jan. 18 called the amended petition to proscribe the Communist Party of the Philippine and the New People’s Army as terrorist organizations as “a piece of legal fiction with dire consequences for the people.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Prince Philip, queen’s husband, uninjured after car accident

    LONDON --- Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, was involved in a car crash Thursday while driving in rural England but was not injured.   Buckingham Palace said Philip, 97, was checked by a doctor after the accident and determined to be fine.   The palace said the two-car accident happened Thursday afternoon near Sandringham Estate, the queen's country retreat in eastern England.   Witnesses told the BBC Philip appeared "very shocked" and shaken after the collision, which caused the Land Rover he was driving to overturn.       Norfolk Police said the drivers of both cars, a Land Rover and a K...Keep on reading: Prince Philip, queen’s husband, uninjured after car accident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Palace urged to study options on Hanjin

Palace urged to study options on Hanjin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Palace sees GAA passage by February

The passage of the proposed 2019 national budget has been delayed by alleged irregularities including the insertion of some P75 billion in the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways. Palace sees GAA passage by February Malacañang is optimistic that Congress will finally pass the proposed 2019 national budget by next month after… link: Palace sees GAA passage by February.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Trillanes just imagining threats to his life, Palace says

Sen. Antonio Trillanes  IV said that he asked the Commission on Elections to exempt him from the gun ban because of threats to his life, but Malacañang dismissed this fear as “illusion.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Palace: No need to pressure Congress to pass 2019 budget

Malacañang on Thursday said there is no need to pressure Congress to pass the proposed 2019 national budget, saying lawmakers will “surely” approve the new outlay which has been delayed for the first time in nine years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Brazil's historic National Museum on Wednesday, January 16, displayed fossils discovered in the Antarctic at an off-site venue in its first exhibition since the Rio-based institution was gutted by fire last year . Among the fossils on display at a sister museum – the Palace of the House ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Palace on hunger rate drop: ‘The best is yet to come’

  MANILA, Philippines - "The best is yet to come," Malacaang said Thursday, after a recent survey showed that hunger incidence among Filipinos dropped in December 2018, the lowest since 2003.   A Social Weather Station (SWS) survey conducted on December 2018 but released on Wednesday showed that10.5 percent or an estimated 2.4 million families suffered from involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months. This was 2.8 points lower than 13.4 percent or an estimated 3.1 million families recorded in September the same year.   READ:SWS: Hunger drops in fourth quarter of 2018   In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said...Keep on reading: Palace on hunger rate drop: ‘The best is yet to come’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Palace calls bishop’s challenge to Duterte to walk without security ‘silly, absurd’

Malacañang on Wednesday hit back at a bishop’s challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte to roam the streets without bodyguards, calling it absurd and immature......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Duterte castigated sacked Bacolod cops, Palace says

President Rodrigo Duterte “castigated” the four Bacolod cops whom he ordered relieved from their posts due to their alleged links to local drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Palace eyes supplemental budget after Senate cuts infra outlay

The government may ask for a supplemental budget after the Senate agreed to reduce the proposed infrastructure outlay this year, Malacañang said. Palace eyes supplemental budget after Senate cuts infra outlay Source link: Palace eyes supplemental budget after Senate cuts infra outlay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 16th, 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