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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

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

Panelo returns as Duterte spokesman

Former party-list congressman Harry Roque has yet to resign as presidential spokesperson but his replacement is already waiting in the wings......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Workers strikes result of Duterte s policy failure – labor groups

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Labor groups hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that strikes are a result of the Chief Executive's failure to uplift working conditions. In a live interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on on Tuesday, September 11, Duterte said investors were leaving the country because workers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Premature self-congratulation

LESS than 60 days into the new administration, lawyer Salvador Panelo, whom President Rodrigo Duterte once considered appointing his spokesman, says the government is winning the war against illegal drugs.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 12th, 2016

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 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

Duterte Yet to Decide on Release of Narco List

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has yet to decide whether or not he will allow the release of the “narco-list” before next year’s mid-term elections, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, in a statement, stressed the importance of considering all rights of candidates since simply being on the list does not disqualify unless convicted […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

If Mindanao martial law brings peace, extend it – Panelo

MANILA, Philippines – If martial law in Mindanao is helping make the region more peaceful, it should be extended, said Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo on Thursday, October 18. He was responding to a question on how Malacañang would assess the security of Mindanao given that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Teddyboy Locsin Takes Oath as New DFA Chief

Malacañang confirmed that Teodoro Lopez Locsin Jr. has taken his oath as new Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) before President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday afternoon. “Yes he already took his oath before the President this afternoon,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a text message to reporters. Locsin’s oath-taking came after […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Duterte mulls release of narco-politicians’ names ahead of 2019 polls

President Rodrigo Duterte is "evaluating" the pros and cons of the proposal of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) to release the names of the so-called "narco-politicians" ahead of the 2019 midterm elections, Malacaang said Tuesday. "Given that the DDB is strongly pushing for the release, [Duterte] is making an evaluation of the pros and cons," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a text message to INQUIRER.net. "Right now, consistent with his arrival statement, he is not inclined to order its release," he added. During his speech in Davao City on Friday morning after his arrival from Bali, Indonesia, Duterte said the government "will not" release the names of the poli...Keep on reading: Duterte mulls release of narco-politicians’ names ahead of 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Palace: No Replacement Yet for Bong Go

Following the filing of the certificate of candidacy of Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong’ Go, Malacañang on Tuesday, October 16, disclosed it has yet to find a replacement for him. In a Palace press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador S. Panelo made a clarification amid reports that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Palace: No favors were given to Go

PRESIDENTIAL spokesman Salvador Panelo on Tuesday reiterated that there was no “special favor” given to outgoing Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go during the filing of his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Monday. The Palace spokesman downplayed the criticisms against Go, saying that the matter should not be blown out of proportion […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Go will run for senator–Panelo

Special Assistant to the President Bong Go will surely run for senator in the mid-term elections, Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Monday. Panelo said Go will file his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) before the Commission on Elections (Comelec). However, he did not say when Go will file the CoC. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Panelo: PH beacon of rights

Ignoring brickbats from human rights advocates, Malacaang on Sunday insisted that the election of the Philippines to the UN Human Rights Council signified international acknowledgment of the Duterte administration's bloody war on drugs. Presidential legal counsel and spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Philippines' retention of its seat in the top human rights body showed that other nations regarded the country as observant and respectful of human rights. "Like I said, the reelection of the Philippines [to] the UN Human Rights Council is a recognition of our country's respect for human rights as well as measures taken by the government against illegal drugs," he said in an interv...Keep on reading: Panelo: PH beacon of rights.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Andanar says transition team ready for new press secretary

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin M. Andanar said a transition team is ready anytime if Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesman Salvador S. Panelo takes over the Office of the Press Secretary. The post Andanar says transition team ready for new press secretary appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

New Duterte spox Panelo’s controversial comments as legal counsel

Salvador Panelo expressed a number of controversial statements as a chief legal counsel of the President Rodrigo Duterte before he was appointed his new spokesperson to replace Harry Roque, Panelo briefly served as spokesperson when Duterte won the elections with a landslide victory in 2016. Days after, Duterte transferred him to be the presidential legal […] The post New Duterte spox Panelo’s controversial comments as legal counsel appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

PH election to UNHRC ‘recognizes’ admin’s ‘respect’ for rights – Panelo

The Philippines' re-election to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) shows recognition that the Duterte administration "respects" human rights, according to newly-appointed presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo. The Philippines received 165 of the 192 votes from member-states to gain a seat in the council during the UN General Assembly last Friday, Oct. 12. The Philippines would serve its fourth term in the UNHRC from 2018 to 2020. "A vote of 165 out of the 192 votes cast by Member-States is a recognition that our government respects human rights and will not tolerate abuse by those in authority," Panelo said in a statement issued on Saturday. Panelo noted ...Keep on reading: PH election to UNHRC ‘recognizes’ admin’s ‘respect’ for rights – Panelo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Panelo takes over as Duterte spokesman

Panelo takes over as Duterte spokesman.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Panelo is Duterte s next spokesman

Panelo is Duterte s next spokesman.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018