SALVADOR PANELO

Duterte

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

fisherman

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

Rodrigo Duterte

Malacañang stated on Monday, May 27 that lack of sleep made President Rodrigo Duterte absent for the handing out of diplomas for graduates of the Philippine Military Acadamy (PMA). Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo in a message wrote, “He was so sleepy when he arrived at the venue. He struggled to be awake. The protocol in distributing diplomas is either he does it himself or he tasks the Secretary of National

Keith Olbermann and duterate

Keith Olbermann of ESPN SportsCenter meanderingly called out President Rodridgo Duterte as “garbage” in a tweet, linking the Philippines’ Chief Executive to his order of shipping garbage back to Canada. A well-known American sports and political commentator, Olbermann reacted to a trending tweet by CNN Philippines which drew flak and amusing responses from Filipino netizens. In the previous Wednesday, May 22, Duterte told government officials to look for a private

garbage

President Rodrigo Duterte was fuming because of the delay in the return of tons of Canadian trash illegally transported into the country. He took matters in his own hands by sending the garbage back to Canada at the Philippines’ own cost, Malacañang proclaimed on Wednesday. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo stated that Duterte ordered an appointment of a private company to manage the return the trash to Canada then to leave

economy

Malacañang uttered confidence the Philippine economy will still reach the government target of 6 to 7 percent growth by the end of 2019 as seen that the budget impasse has been resolved. Philippine economy cultivated at its slowest pace in 4 years, missing forecasts, pulled by a delay in the enactment of the P3.7-trillion national budget, officials stated Thursday. Salvador Panelo stated President Rodrigo Duterte and the other members of