This image is about Lacson, a former police chief and PMA alumnus

Hazing was a “type of discipline” in the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) for a long time, but students should shun this practice and begin “innovative,” said Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Monday after the death of one of his students last week. Lacson, a former police chief, and PMA alumnus said students should learn these days that it is no longer appropriate to use “physical contact” to instill discipline on their

This image is shown Duterte is talking about the delays to pass the proposal of the 2020 budget

President Rodrigo Duterte did not want delayed transition to the national budget of P4,1 billion in 2020. President Salvador Panelo stated that this is why Duterte has certified that the budget is urgently needed. He would like the Congressmen to understand how important it was to pass the budget on time to prevent a renewed delay in its transition last year that caused havoc in the administration’s financial agenda and

Salvador Panelo

MANILA–Malacañang said on Saturday that it did not blame arrested Sen. Leila de Lima and the past administration for the “fiasco” created by the contentious GCTA legislation signed in 2013 by former President Benigno Aquino III. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo stated in a declaration that he was about the law “just stating the facts. The President and this representation do not blame the past administration and Senator Leila de Lima,


Malaysian authorities have detained a Filipina at a house in Kota Kinabalu for supposedly trafficking more than 5.9 kilograms of shabu, a press report said. The 32-year-old Filipina, whose name was not recognized in the Malaysian newspaper The Star’s report, could face the death sentence if discovered guilty of the charges. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said in a declaration that the Philippine government will extend free legal help to the


The Palace calls the resolution grotesquely one-sided and declares that President Rodrigo Duterte will decide whether to allow the United Nations to test drug war murders. Malacañang highly condemned the resolution passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) setting out activities on murders related to the drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte. The resolution is grotesquely one-sided, outrageously narrow, and maliciously partisan. It reeks of nauseating politics totally

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Tuesday that Malacanang’s endorsement of the PHP25-billion Boracay Action Plan (BAP) signifies the Duterte administration’s commitment to sustain the gains from the island’s initial six-month closure. “The Department of Tourism wholeheartedly welcomes President Duterte’s approval of the PHP25 billion Boracay Action Plan to complete the island’s rehabilitation and continue its sustainable tourism development program,” Romulo Puyat stated over a text message. “By essentially institutionalizing


MANILA — Malacañang stated on Wednesday, clarifying President Rodrigo Duterte’s previous remarks that China would not allow its fishermen to strain their trade in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement that was what Duterte meant when he said he could not bar Chinese fishermen in the Philippines’ EEZ out of friendship. “It appears that what the President meant was China would not

president Rodrigo Duterte and Chan-o-cha

President Rodrigo Duterte has called for the establishment of a facilitation center within the East Asean Growth Area (EAGA) involving Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated. Panelo added that the President made this push when he participated in the 13th BIMP-EAGA Summit, held on the sidelines of the ASEAN 34th Summit held here, on Sunday. He noted in the meeting that Duterte called a “reunion

Salvador Panelo

MANILA — Malacañang on Friday said former Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Albert del Rosario, who was held in Hong Kong for five hours, may have mis-used his diplomatic passport during his trip there. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement, “Mr. del Rosario may have misused a diplomatic passport in his travel to Hong Kong, a trip which is private in nature and is in no way

Shinzō Abe and Rodrigo Duterte

Malacañang denied Wednesday that President Rodrigo Duterte’s trip to Japan is a reward to his Cabinet members. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo gave a statement that, “The Palace does not share the position or remarks of Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose C. Laurel V concerning Cabinet members joining the President in this trip to Japan.” “It is worth mentioning that Cabinet members were prohibited by the President to campaign for the