PH won’t sue China over damaged reefs at Panatag Shoal – Palace

Inquirer.net 06/13/2018

THE Philippines will not file a case against China over the destroyed coral reefs at Panatag Shoal, Malacañang said on Wednesday, a day after acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said the government should seek compensation from China.…

Sacked Dela Serna remains as PhilHealth board member — Palace

Inquirer.net 06/05/2018

FORMER Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) interim head Celestina Ma. Jude dela Serna remains to be a board member of the agency, Malacañang said on Tuesday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte fired her over alleged excessive…

Palace on Duterte kissing an OFW: It’s a playful act accepted in Filipino culture

Inquirer.net 06/05/2018

  Malacañang sees nothing wrong with President Rodrigo Duterte kissing a married overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Seoul, saying it is “very [much] accepted in the culture of Filipinos.” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said there was “no…

SK officials’ Palace invite hit, defended

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Nikki Villagorda 05/23/2018

Was the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) being selective in choosing elected Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials to personally meet and greet President Rodrigo Duterte in the Malacañang Palace yesterday? Cebu City Mayor Tomas…

Palace: No reason yet to lift martial law in Mindanao

Inquirer.net 05/23/2018

THERE is no need yet to lift martial law in Mindanao, Malacañang said Wednesday, a year after Islamic State-inspired fighters stormed Marawi City. Presidential Spokes-person Harry Roque said as long as the need for martial law ceases,…

Palace orders Sonny to answer graft complaint

Morexette Erram 04/13/2018

The woes of suspended Toledo City John Henry “Sonny” Osmeña are far from over. The Office of the President through Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs, Ryan Alvin Acosta has ordered Osmeña to answer within 15 days,…

Palace says Duterte won fair and square

Inquirer.net 04/10/2018

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte won the 2016 elections fair and square, Malacañang said Tuesday, dismissing speculations that the chief executive benefited from the improper sharing of data of Cambridge Analytica. Facebook had earlier said that 1.2 million Filipinos…

Palace: Half-day gov’t work on Holy Wednesday

Inquirer.net 03/27/2018

HALF-DAY work for the people in government nationwide on Holy Wednesday, March 28, Malacañang announced Tuesday. Communications Assistant Secretary Marie Rafael Banaag also said classes in state colleges and universities were also half-day on Wednesday. “Work in…

Palace to pursue cases vs ex-DOTC execs over MRT-3 mess

Inquirer.net 03/06/2018

NEW CASES may be filed against former officials of the erstwhile Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) over the sorry state of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3), Malacañang said Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that during…

Palace questions order to dismiss House Deputy Speaker Garcia

Inquirer.net 02/14/2018

Malacañang on Tuesday sided with Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia as she battled a dismissal order from the Office of the Ombudsman, saying the graft buster could not order her removal from her legislative post. Presidential spokesperson Harry…

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