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Palace to House: Rethink stand on political dynasties
by Christina Mendez - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang expressed hope lawmakers will rethink their decision not to ban political dynasties in the proposed federalism charter after the President Duterte-backed consultative committee (Concom) rejected...
Balangiga martyrs’ kin welcome bells
by Christina Mendez - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The descendants of the martyrs of Balangiga as well as local residents stood proud yesterday as President Duterte led the turnover of the historic bells.
After 117 years, bells ring again
by Christina Mendez - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Finally, the bells tolled seven times, sounding once again over the town that had paid dearly for its people’s courageous action 117 years ago.
Duterte downplays Maria Ressa's Time magazine Person of the Year recognition
by Christina Mendez - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has apparently shrugged off the recognition given by Time magazine to Rappler’s Maria Ressa, who was among those named Person of the Year.
Palace: No whitewash in Nicanor Faeldon probe
by Christina Mendez - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday vowed no whitewash in the investigation on the possible drug links of Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon’s son and namesake who was arrested in a drug raid in Naga City...
Malacañang: ‘No need for special session on budget’
by Christina Mendez - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
There will be no special session during the legislative Christmas break to force passage of the P3.7-trillion budget for next year, Malacañang said yesterday.
Duterte to attend Balangiga bells’ turnover in Samar
by Christina Mendez - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte will witness today the turnover of the Balangiga bells to the local government in simple ceremonies in Eastern Samar.
Duterte repeats: Say no to drugs
by Christina Mendez - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte reiterated last night his administration’s thrust in the campaign against illegal drugs when he led the inauguration of the drug rehabilitation center in Las Piñas.
Palace rejects House call to fire Diokno
by Christina Mendez - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
With his “unblemished” record as a public official, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno still has the trust of President Duterte and should remain in his position despite demands by some lawmakers that he...
Palace to look into alleged budget insertions
by Christina Mendez - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang has vowed to look into alleged insertions in the national budget for next year amounting to some P70 billion even as the Senate is moving to fast-track the approval of the outlay before Congress...
Palace shrugs off Time's Person of the Year award
by Christina Mendez - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
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...
Duterte presides over AFP change of command
by Christina Mendez - December 12, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte graced last night the change of command ceremony of incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
‘Commit suicide rather than suffer humiliation’
by Christina Mendez - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte urged uniformed personnel to die with dignity rather than suffer humiliation at the hands of enemies of the state.
‘Let’s emulate Virgin Mary’s qualities’
by Christina Mendez - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite his tirades against some members of the Catholic Church, President Duterte joined the Catholic community in commemorating the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary yesterday.
Palace downplays ICC review of rights complaint vs Duterte
by Christina Mendez - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang dismissed the move of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to proceed with its review of the human rights complaint against President Duterte, saying it would be “an exercise in futili...
Palace bows to Sandiganbayan decision on Bong Revilla case
by Christina Mendez - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s administration will be careful in its use of discretionary funds in the national budget so it would not be accused of corruption.
Duterte asks Congress for one-year martial law extension
by Christina Mendez - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
President Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law for one more year in Mindanao, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said yesterday, in a bid to continue efforts to normalize the peace and order situation...
Duterte: 90% of priests are gay
by Christina Mendez - December 7, 2018 - 12:00am
He cursed Pope Francis in 2015 and openly attacked Catholic priests for criticizing the war against illegal drugs, but President Duterte for once recognized the pope’s teaching against priests who violate the...
Palace, AFP cool to Yule truce with NPA
by Christina Mendez - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo supported the stand of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana not to declare a holiday truce between government troops and the communist New People’s Army (NPA) this Christmas...
Palace defends Duterte’s marijuana joke
by Christina Mendez - December 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday defended President Duterte’s statement about “taking marijuana,” saying he was just joking.
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