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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

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

No credit grabber: Duterte corrects aide on bells’ return

President Rodrigo Duterte has acknowledged that the return of the Balangiga bells "[was] upon the demand of the Filipino people."   "Let me be very clear on this here and now. The credit (for) the return of the Balangiga (bells) does not belong to any worker or officials of government," the President said, contradicting his spokesperson Salvador Panelo who earlier said that the bells' journey back to the country after 117 years was due to Mr. Duterte's "political will."   "Nobody, but nobody, should ever claim success for (their return)," the President said on Thursday, stressing that the bells were the property of the Catholic Church.   War trophies ...Keep on reading: No credit grabber: Duterte corrects aide on bells’ return.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Duterte to attend turnover of Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar--Palace | The Manila Times Online

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will attend the turnover ceremony for the Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar on Saturday, Malacanang said on Thursday. In a statement, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Duterte to attend turnover of Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar–Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will attend the turnover ceremony for the Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar on Saturday, Malacanang said on Thursday. In a statement, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the…READ The post Duterte to attend turnover of Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar–Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Duterte to attend turnover of Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar–Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will attend the turnover ceremony for the Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar on Saturday, Malacanang said on Thursday. In a statement, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said the…READ The post Duterte to attend turnover of Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar–Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Palace shrugs off Time s Person of the Year award

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo shrugged off yesterday the Person of the Year award conferred by Time magazine on Rappler’s Maria Ressa for her role in the protection of press freedom amid attacks from President Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

‘We prosecute people who violate human rights,’ says Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang Palace disputed on Monday the remark of Sen. Risa Hontiveros calling President Rodrigo Duterte the "single biggest threat to human rights" in the Philippines. Contrary to criticisms of alleged rising human rights abuses under the Duterte administration, the President respects human rights, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing on Monday. "Of course. We've been saying so and we have shown it. We prosecute people who violate human rights," he said. Earlier on Monday, Hontiveros issued a statement to commemorate International Human Rights day, saying that the "President has singlehandedly rolled back human rights s...Keep on reading: ‘We prosecute people who violate human rights,’ says Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Duterte to appoint AFP chief Galvez as OPAPP chief

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr  will be the next chief peace adviser after he retires next week, Malacañang announced on Wednesday, December 5. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a Palace news briefing that President Rodrigo Duterte bared this during the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Use common sense when hearing President’s jokes — Palace

HOW would you know if President Rodrigo Duterte is joking in his speeches or not? Just use your common sense, Malacañang said on Tuesday.  Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said people…READ The post Use common sense when hearing President’s jokes — Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Use common sense when hearing Presidents jokes Palace | The Manila Times Online

HOW would you know if President Rodrigo Duterte is joking in his speeches or not? Just use your common sense, Malacaang said on Tuesday. Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said peopleREAD The post Use c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Panelo to stay as Palace spokesman

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo says he is “enjoying” the job and is staying in his post amid reports that President Duterte is looking for another spokesperson......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Duterte fires HUDCC secretary-general Falconi Millar

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) secretary-general Falconi Millar, Malacañang announced on Thursday, November 22. In a statement, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo announced the "termination of services" of Millar "due to allegations of corruption." He did not elaborate on these ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Palace: Arbitral ruling set aside for now

MALACANANG on Tuesday said that while President Rodrigo Duterte has set aside the 2016 ruling of The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration in order to forge stronger trade and economic ties with China, it will not give up the country’s claims because “it’s already ours.” Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said that the ruling, which invalidated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

From House to Palace: Karlo Nograles is next Cabinet Secretary

MANILA, Philippines – Davao 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles has been chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte to be his Cabinet Secretary, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said on Monday, November 5. Nograles had accepted Duterte's offer to take the Cabinet post of his longtime friend and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Panelo: Duterte ‘very pleased’ with Boracay rehab

Inbox x   Six months after calling it a cesspool, President Rodrigo Duterte is now very pleased with the rehabilitation of Boracay,Malacaang said Friday.   "He's (Duterte) very pleased with what has happened in Boracay," Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo saidduring the ceremonial reopening of the world-famous resort island at the Cagban Port.   Panelo stressed that the rehabilitation of Boracay is a "lesson of political will and cooperation of the people."   "It has to take a President Duterte to put things in order and we should all learn from all these lessons sothat Boracay will become the attraction not only ...Keep on reading: Panelo: Duterte ‘very pleased’ with Boracay rehab.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Lapeña’s exit from Customs not due to smuggled shabu controversy

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang clarified on Friday, October 26. that President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to move Isidro Lapeña out of the Bureau of Customs was not out of frustration with the latter's failure to stop the entry of an estimated  P11-billion shabu shipment  into the country. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said Lapeña ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Sounds un-Duterte

Acting as concurrent presidential spokesman and chief presidential legal counsel (CLPC) is nothing new for Salvador Panelo......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Malacañang shrugs off Facebook removal of pro-Duterte pages

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang shrugged off Facebook's decision to remove some pro-Duterte pages for violating its policies, saying there are other platforms that supporters can use to show their appreciation for the administration. Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo made the statement in a Palace news briefing on Tuesday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Sal Panelo is Duterte s new spokesman

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo will formally speak for President Rodrigo Duterte, replacing Harry Roque who is mulling running in 2019. Presidential aide Bong Go said Panelo's appointment is effective "today," Thursday, October 11. This comes two days after Duterte had announced he wanted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018