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Palace distances itself from no-elections proposal

Malacañang on Thursday distanced itself from the proposal of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to cancel the 2019 midterm polls to enable lawmakers to discuss proposals to amend the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

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. Source link link: Panelo clarifies: Palace to review proposed mandatory drug tests for 2019 bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

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 NewsOct 20th, 2018

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

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: 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

Palace to candidates: Abide by election rules

Malacañang advised yesterday all local and national candidates in the coming May elections to strictly abide by election laws to ensure clean, fair and honest elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Palace: Opposition victory in 2019 polls not a ‘repudiation’ of Duterte

  MANILA, Philippines -- An opposition senatorial candidate winning in the May 2019 midterm elections "doesn't mean a repudiation"of the Duterte administration, Malacaang said Tuesday. "It only means that when opposition candidates win, it is an expression of the electorate telling them that we're putting you there to cooperate with this administration because we believe in this presidency and not you to destabilize it," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing. "I think that should be the message," Panelo added. In the latest Pulse Asia and SWS surveys, only Manuel "Mar" Roxas II and Benigno "Bam" Aquino made it to the top 12. "Now, as ...Keep on reading: Palace: Opposition victory in 2019 polls not a ‘repudiation’ of Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 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

What does Princess Ubolratana s entry mean for Thai politics?

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thai Princess Ubolratana was put forward Friday, February 9, as a candidate for prime minister in the March elections, the first time a royal has entered frontline politics – a development the palace later condemned as "highly inappropriate." (READ:  Thai princess's political move raises questions over insult law ) Her game-changing entrance into Thailand's turbulent political ........»»

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

High voter turnout in Lanao Norte despite blasts – official

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte (MindaNews/6 February) – The explosions that rocked three towns in Lanao del Norte on Tuesday did not deter voters from coming to the polling places on Wednesday, the second round of plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Law, an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said. The province voted on the proposal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

EDITORIAL - Humane conditions

With only two session days left before lawmakers go on recess for the electoral campaign, the proposal to lower the age of criminal responsibility from the current 15 years old may have to wait until after the elections, or even when the next Congress is in place......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Palace opposes stricter rules on release of SALN - The Manila Times Online

Malacaang is opposed to the proposal requiring plenary approval for access to the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs) of lawmakers, saying it might hinder the peoples constitutiona.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Palace stands by lower criminal liability age threshold

Malacañang yesterday stood by the proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility despite a survey indicating that a majority of Filipinos want it to remain at 15 years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Palace stands by proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the Duterte administration is leaving it to Congress to decide on whether to lower the minimum age of criminal liability......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Palace opposes re-enacted budget in 2019, warns of consequences on economy

MALACANANG on Thursday opposed the proposal of Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd for a re-enacted budget in 2019, saying it will do more harm than good. Sotto said on Wednesday…READ The post Palace opposes re-enacted budget in 2019, warns of consequences on economy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Palace: Reenacted budget means ‘lost opportunities’ for economic growth

MANILA, Philippines - The proposal for a reenacted budget for the entire 2019 would mean "lost opportunities" for higher economic growth, Malacaang said Thursday.   "A reenacted budget as a result of a budget impasse would hurt our economy," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.   "This would translate to lost opportunities for higher growth as our economic managers are estimating a loss of 1 to 2.3 percentage points in the full-year gross domestic product in the event that the 2019 budget will not be passed," Panelo added.   His statement came after Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said a reenacted budget for the whole year...Keep on reading: Palace: Reenacted budget means ‘lost opportunities’ for economic growth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 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

Andaya ‘misinformed’; Bangsamoro plebiscite has enough funds — Palace

MANILA, Philippines -- The allegation of House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. that the government had failed to allocate funds for the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) was "misplaced and without basis."   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo assured the public that "there are funds for the plebiscite."756766   "His statement is misplaced and without basis. There are funds for the plebiscite," Panelo said in a Palace briefing.   READ: Andaya: Where are funds for Bangsamoro plebiscite?   In his privilege speech on Monday, Andaya wondered how the Commission on Elections (Comelec) would conduct the plebiscite without any appr...Keep on reading: Andaya ‘misinformed’; Bangsamoro plebiscite has enough funds — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Palace approves urgent certification for P60 tobacco tax

MALACAÑANG on Tuesday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte approved a proposal of the Department of Health (DoH) and the Department of Finance (DoF) to impose a P60 tax per pack of tobacco and P40 per liter of alcohol......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019