8 Palace ‘appointees’ fall for gov’t job scam

Nestor Corrales - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ 01/28/2023

They were raring to be sworn in at Malacañang as “presidential appointees.” And why not? They had already “paid” for their positions. Alas, eight people apparently fell victim to a scam that tricked them into thinking they…

Chan endorses dead Councilor Yap’s daughter as replacement

Futch Anthony Inso 01/20/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Team Ahong-Team Libre of Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will be endorsing the daughter of the late city councilor Nelson Yap, to assume his post. This was confirmed by Chan in…

Ex-DILG chief Eduardo Año replaces Clarita Carlos as Nat’l Security Adviser

John Eric Mendoza 01/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Former Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año is the new National Security Adviser, replacing Clarita Carlos, Malacañang said on Saturday. Año took an oath before President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.…

Gwen welcomes Palace’s plans to make face masks optional indoors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia welcomed Malacañang’s pronouncement to make the wearing of face masks in closed spaces an option, and no longer a requirement. Garcia, during a press briefing on Tuesday, October 25,…

Palace: Marcos’ Singapore trip for F1 race ‘productive’

Jerome Aning, Julie Aurelio 10/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — After days of remaining silent on reports that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was in Singapore over the weekend to watch the F1 Grand Prix, Malacañang finally issued a brief statement on social media on Monday,…

Rama welcomes Palace allowing voluntary use of face mask outdoors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama on Monday, September 12, welcomed the decision of the Malacañang to allow the optional use of face masks in non-crowded, well-ventilated outdoor spaces. “I appreciate it very much…

Face mask use now voluntary in uncrowded, well-ventilated outdoor spaces – Palace

Daphne Galvez - Reporter 09/12/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Wearing face masks in uncrowded, well-ventilated outdoor spaces is now voluntary, Malacañang announced Monday. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said Malacañang issued Executive Order No. 3, allowing the voluntary wearing of face masks outdoors, as long…

Cebu City officials welcome IATF decision on optional use of face masks nationwide

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials of the Cebu City government have welcomed the national government’s decision to make wearing of face masks voluntary in open spaces nationwide, which can be seen as a significant policy change as…

PH relaxes protocol after IATF recommended optional face mask use outdoors

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 09/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government’s pandemic task force Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF), has recommended making the wearing of face masks outdoors voluntary, Malacañang announced on Wednesday. Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles…

Palace mourns death of Fidel Ramos: ‘He left a colorful legacy’

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Sunday mourned the passing of former President Fidel Valdez Ramos as it noted the “colorful legacy” he leaves behind. Ramos died on Sunday at the age of 94, his family confirmed .…

A ‘very simple merienda,’ Imee Marcos says on mom’s birthday bash in Malacañang

Maila Ager 07/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Imee Marcos on Monday dispelled any insinuations that government money was spent during a “simple” and “small” birthday celebration for her mother, former First Lady Imelda Marcos, in the Malacañan Palace. Some photos…

Jeepney drivers, operators asked: Defer strike this week as another oil price hike coming

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 06/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday appealed to public utility jeepney drivers and operators to postpone their strike this week as another round of fuel price increases is coming. Acting presidential spokesman Martin Andanar assured that the…

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