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Salvador Panelo back as Duterte spokesman; Go awaits replacement

Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo has been named presidential spokesman while Harry Roque Jr. is on leave......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 11th, 2018

Duterte to lead handover of Balangiga bells — Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to lead the scheduled handover of the Balangiga bells on December 11, Malacaang said Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a statement said that the Palace awaits "enthusiastically" for the return of the bells. READ: LOOK: Balangiga bells on their way back to Philippines "We consider the occasion as an affirmation of our strong and enduring relations with our long-standing ally, the United States," Panelo said. "We thank them for this gesture that would formally put a closure to a tragic and contentious episode in both our countries' history," he added. READ: Balangiga Bells to return to PH on...Keep on reading: Duterte to lead handover of Balangiga bells — Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

‘Sara Duterte could be next president after Rody’

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo did not discount the possibility that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio might become the next president of the country, like some of the children of former presidents who followed in their parents’ footsteps......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Palace floats Sara Dutertes possible bid for president - The Manila Times Online

Like father like daughter, Malacaang on Friday floated the idea of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio seeking the countrys presidency. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said Du.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Palace floats Sara Duterte’s possible bid for president

Like father like daughter, Malacañang on Friday floated the idea of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio seeking the country’s presidency. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said Duterte-Carpio, or…READ The post Palace floats Sara Duterte’s possible bid for president appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Duterte signs into law Rice Tariffication Act

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Rice Tariffication Act Friday evening, according to Senate President Tito Sotto and Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo. The law liberalizes importation of rice with the National Food Authority (NFA) no longer exercising such function. Private importers will pay a tariff of 35 percent on grain shipped from Southeast Asia with the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Spokesman Salvador Panelo claims Duterte had nothing to do with arrest

President Duterte should not be dragged into the arrest of Rappler founder and chief executive officer Maria Ressa in connection with a cyber libel case filed against her by a businessman, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Duterte may use veto power vs ‘pork barrel’

President Duterte will work for the people’s interest on the issue of the national budget, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Duterte to certify military pension reform bill as urgent

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will certify as urgent a bill that seeks to reform the pension system for military and uniformed personnel, Malacañang said on Thursday, February 7. The President made the decision during the 34th Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, February 6, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Duterte honors six soldiers with Order of Lapu-Lapu - The Manila Times Online

Six soldiers posthumously received the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the rank of Kalasag (shield) from President Rodrigo Duterte. In a statement, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo on Wednesday said Duterte h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Stronger Israel-PH ties seen

Israel reaffirmed its commitment to being a strong ally of the Philippines Friday as President Duterte met with Ambassador Radael Harpaz in Malacanang to discuss greater cooperation between the two countries. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo, in a statement, said the envoy extended his country’s sympathy and condolences to the families of those who died in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 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: Duterte still trusts former Customs chief Lapeña

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Lapeña is presumed innocent of the allegations against him until proven otherwise. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Duterte to lend powerful voice to BOL yes campaign

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte, Mindanao’s first president, will call on Mindanaoans to vote “yes” to the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on Friday, January 18. Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said Duterte will make this call ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

De Lima to gov’t: Heed UN call to end attacks vs human-rights defenders

      MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday urged the Philippine government to heed a United Nations special rapporteur's call to end the attacks against human-rights defenders in the country, notably those critical of the Duterte administration. Last Dec. 19, UN special rapporteur Michel Forst released an assessment report which highlighted the so-called "stigmatization, defamation, judicial harassment, arbitrary arrest, and criminalization of defenders" as a key area of concern in the Philippines. READ: UN expert asks Duterte admin: Stop maligning human rights advocates But Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo belitt...Keep on reading: De Lima to gov’t: Heed UN call to end attacks vs human-rights defenders.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Palace: Pray for Duterte

Following the statements of Quiapo rector ‎Very Rev. Msgr. Hernando M. Coronel that he and the devotees of the Black Nazarene will be praying for President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacanang on Tuesday urged Filipino Catholics to do the same. In a press briefing, Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said that the country should pray for the Chief […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Palace: Duterte’s attacks on Church an ‘intellectual discourse’

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte's repeated attacks against the Catholic Church is part of an "intellectual discourse" and "not bullying," his spokesman said Monday.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte's harsh words against the country's largest religion were only meant to question the validity of some of the Church's teachings.   "I would not call that abusive," Panelo said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel, referring to the President's attacks on the Catholic Church.   "I call that intellectual discourse questioning the validity of certain doctrines of your religion," he added.   Duterte in Dec...Keep on reading: Palace: Duterte’s attacks on Church an ‘intellectual discourse’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Duterte’s final position: He wants Road Board abolished, says Palace

MANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte is firm in his stand to abolish the graft-ridden Road Board, his spokesman said Friday, citing the road user's tax has been the milking cow of corrupt politicians.   The Senate and the House of Representatives have earlier approved the abolition of the Road Board but the lower chamber later moved to rescind it.   READ: Palace: Duterte to sign bill abolishing Road Board   Despite the stalemate between the Senate and the House, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the President wanted the corrupt-ridden agency abolished.   Panelo said he asked the President's position on the issue when they met on Thur...Keep on reading: Duterte’s final position: He wants Road Board abolished, says Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Human rights activists ‘never had it so good’ under Duterte admin – Panelo

MANILA, Philippines – Human rights activists have never been treated so well under the Duterte administration, claimed Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, as he fended off calls for the government to stop villifying human rights groups. Panelo made this claim after United Nations Special Rapporteur Michel Forst, in his "World Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Miss Universe Catriona Gray to pay courtesy call to President Duterte — Palace

MISS Universe 2018 Catriona Gray will meet President Rodrigo Duterte “as soon as she arrives” in the country, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo confirmed…READ The post Miss Universe Catriona Gray to pay courtesy call to President Duterte — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 19th, 2018

Palace probes alleged order for clergy to leave Balangiga plaza

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang Palace is investigating an incident that took place on Saturday during the turnover of historic church bells in Balangiga in Easter Samar, in which a presidential staff member allegedly asked priests and bishops to leave the town plaza before the arrival of President Rodrigo Duterte. READ:Duterte staffer tells clergy to leave Balangiga plaza -- priest In reaction, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo issued a statement on Sunday, saying: "I did not see any occurrence as described nor hear any complaint coming from the Apostolic Nuncio and the CBCP [Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines] president whom I talked to just before the Presiden...Keep on reading: Palace probes alleged order for clergy to leave Balangiga plaza.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018