Palace: Telcos to report on service improvement on Dec. 8

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 12/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Telecommunication companies will make a progress report to the public on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s demand to improve their services by December. According to the presidential spokesperson Harry Roque,…

Lawmakers hit Palace for prolonging jeepney woes

Julie M. Aurelio, Melvin Gascon 06/26/2020

Only “roadworthy” jeepneys will be allowed back on the road in Metro Manila next week and only if the selected vehicles currently running are not enough to meet the demand for public transportation, Malacañang said on Thursday.…

Palace: PH in ‘good shape’ in terms of medical supplies, but Duterte needs emergency powers

Krissy Aguilar 06/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While the Philippines is in “good shape” in terms of medical equipment for its coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response, President Rodrigo Duterte will still need emergency powers to expedite purchases, Malacañang said Wednesday. Presidential spokesperson…

Palace: No miracle drug vs COVID-19 yet

06/19/2020

While dexamethasone can be a potential treatment for the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it is not yet the “miracle pill” that President Rodrigo Duterte was hoping for, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said. “The findings are, it can…

Palace on Rizal’s 159th birth anniversary: Frontliners are modern day heroes, youth must step up

Krissy Aguilar 06/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As it remembered national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s dedication to service on his 159th birth anniversary, Malacañang on Friday lauded the frontliners battling the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic (COVID-19 as) “modern-day heroes.” “The…

Palace says Cebu City’s COVID-19 figures very ‘alarming’

Darryl John Esguerra 06/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 numbers in Cebu City are now at an “alarming” state, Malacañang said Tuesday after President Rodrigo Duterte placed the city back under strict lockdown measures to curtail the further spread of the…

Palace backs taxing online sellers, but those earning P250K below are exempt

Darryl John Esguerra 06/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While it supports the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) directive to online sellers to settle their taxes, Malacañang on Thursday said those earning below P250,000 yearly are exempted from paying taxes. In a televised…

Palace on ‘record-high’ unemployment: Saddened but not surprised

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 06/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — While it was saddened over the “record-high” unemployment rate in April, Malacañang said Friday it was not surprising given the effect brought by the lockdown measures in Luzon. The unemployment rate climbed to 17.7 percent in…

Duterte’s decision to terminate VFA unchanged—Palace

Krissy Aguilar 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to change his mind on the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this as he noted that the termination was…

Duterte still in Davao, will address nation on Thursday – Palace

Krissy Aguilar 06/01/2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is set to address the nation and meet the members of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for Emerging Infectious Diseases in Davao City on Thursday, Malacañang said. During a televised briefing…

Palace: Gov’t may tap private media companies to air educational content

Krissy Aguilar 05/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Private media companies, including ABS-CBN, may be tapped to broadcast educational content by the Department of Education (DepEd), Malacañang said Thursday. Should ABS-CBN secure a legislative franchise, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said he is…

Enrollment in public schools to proceed on June 1, says Palace

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 05/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Enrollment of students in public schools will proceed on June 1, Palace said Wednesday. “Tuloy po yan dahil hindi naman po tayo pupuwede na walang preparasyon (That will proceed because we have to prepare),”…

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