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DICT chief Rodolfo Salalima offers to resign

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says Salalima offered to leave his post due to 'conflict of interest'

What Duterte's proclamation says about Marcos' Martial Law

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Ahead of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, Malacañang describes it as a time of 'human rights violations, arbitrary state interventions, rampant corruption, and disregard of fundamental civil liberties'

Philippine embassy in Mexico damaged by quake – Malacañang

Sep 20, 2017 - 10:16 AM

No Filipino casualties have been reported so far, says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

AFTER THE QUAKE. People crowd Reforma avenue after a strong earthquake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. Victor Cruz/AFP

LOOK: Malacañang suspends gov't work, classes on Sept 21

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:07 AM

A memorandum circular suspends government work and classes in public schools nationwide on the 45th anniversary of martial law, a day when rallies are expected to be held

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) at the Malacañan Palace on September 14, 2017. Present in the meeting are BTC officials including Chair Ghazali Jaafar, Haron Abas, Ibrahim Ali, Hussin Amin, Susana Anayatin, Maisara Damdamun-Latiph, Hatimil Hassan, Raissa Jajurie Gafur Kanain, Jose Lorena, Mussolini Lidasan, Abdulraof Macaua, Hussein Muñoz, Romeo Saliga, Omar Sema Said Shiek Ammal Solaiman and Timuay Ulama. Joining the BTC are the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panel led by Mohaqher Iqbal and composed of Abhoud Syed Lingga, Abdulla Camlian, Marjanie Macasalong, Hadji Estino, Jun Mantawil, Mohajirin Ali and Eddie Alih. Accompanying the President, meanwhile, are Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Government of the Philippines (GPH) Peace Panel Chair Nabil Tan, GPH Peace Panel members Diosita Andot, Dickson Hermoso and Ronald Asuncion; Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles, House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

On traffic violations, Malacañang wants 'no special treatment' for congressmen

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella hopes lawmakers can 'bring themselves to the President's standards'

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017 that the Philippines was placed by the InterNations  as the 17th among the best nations in the world to raise children. The inclusion was based on the country's quality of education, welfare of family, and a child-friendly environment. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Duterte to suspend gov't work, classes on September 21

Sep 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) 'I have declared it as a day of protest,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 11th Founding Anniversary celebration of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on September 1, 2017, expresses his gratitude to the men and women of EastMinCom for combating communist insurgency and in actively supporting the campaign against illegal drugs.

Senators scold PLLO, but still approve its proposed budget

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Senators cite the bill on barangay polls postponement and the Free Higher Education Act as examples where the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office did not do its job

LIAISON. Senators hit the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office for its poor performance in coordinating betwen Congress and Malacañang on legislative matters. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Malacañang 'respects' fixed terms, opinions of CHR officials

Sep 14, 2017 - 1:50 PM

This is a free country and so we respect the opinions of the different heads of agencies says Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan

#WalangPasok: Gov't offices, courts in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:05 AM

4th UPDATE Malacañang and the Supreme Court both announce work suspensions for Tuesday September 12 as Tropical Depression Maring brings heavy rain

Malacañang confident Duterte has 'substantial' evidence vs Trillanes

Sep 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is only out to destroy the accusations of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV not the senator himself says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the tattoo on his arm as he answers queries from members of the media during his visit at Camp Evangelista Station Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City on September 9, 2017. Also in the photo is Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Malacañan Photo

Malacañang: Police will cooperate in all probes on teen deaths

Sep 08, 2017 - 2:49 PM

The Palace assurance comes after DILG OIC Catalino Cuy says President Rodrigo Duterte has a standing order prohibiting police from showing case folders to investigating bodies

Protest. Hundreds of protesters demand justice for Kian delos Santos on August 21, 2017 at the People Power Monument. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Malacañang to Trillanes: Prove Paolo Duterte is triad member

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella describes Senator Trillanes claims about Vice Mayor Duterte s tattoo as pretty drastic

INCRIMINATING TATTOO? Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte attends the Senate hearing on Bureau of Customs corruption. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Andanar to 'discourage' Mocha Uson from performing in casinos

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says PCOO officials must comply with the prohibition and says it is up to Secretary Andanar to address the issue

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar discusses about the country’s chairmanship of the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Freedom of Information (FOI) and Media Security during the FOI Roadshow at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presdiential Photo

After CA rejections, Duterte admin still 'open' to Left – Malacañang

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The Duterte administration wants an agreement with the Left to smoothen out their complicated relationship says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang expresses 'profound dismay' over Reynaldo de Guzman death

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:00 PM

We call on authorities to bring the perpetrators of this suspicious crime to justice says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

 Weary, Kulot's parents Lina and Eduardo rest their heads as they await for their son to be brought back home.

Duterte meets parents of Carl Arnaiz, vows impartial probe

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The President orders the NBI to take over the investigation

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets the parents of slain teenager Carl Angelo Arnaiz at the Malacañang Golf Clubhouse on September 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

Malacañang regrets CA rejection of Mariano

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:20 PM

UPDATED The Palace says Mariano was pivotal to fulfilling President Rodrigo Duterte s promises to uphold farmers rights

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the members of his cabinet who were nominated by the Communist Party of the Philippines including Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Liza Maza at Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Also in the meeting were Labor Secretary and Chief Negotiator with the National Democratic Front Silvestre Bello III and Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Malacañang vows thorough probe into Carl Arnaiz death

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:30 PM

The Palace says there is no government effort to whitewash the death of the teenager

Mother and sister of 19-year old Carl Angelo Arnaiz, who was allegedly tortured and killed by Caloocan City policemen, file a case at the Department of Justice, Manila on September 4, 2017. Arnaiz was found inside a morgue in Caloocan after he was gone missing for 10 days. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte has authority to deal with Marcoses, says Lagman

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:13 PM

Most probably he doesn’t know that he has an existing continuing authority says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman

'ALREADY THERE.' An opposition lawmaker says the President already has the power to begin negotiations with the Marcos family. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Malacañang awaiting Congress nod to negotiate return of Marcos wealth

Sep 04, 2017 - 1:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte needs Congress to set parameters of the talks says the Palace

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with birthday celebrant Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles, his father former House Speaker Prospero Nograles, the congressman's wife Marga and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos during the birthday celebration at the Mergrande Ocean Resort in Davao City on September 2, 2017. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

When Duterte dines with media

Sep 02, 2017 - 8:25 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte may publicly threaten media companies but he also invites their reporters to dinner

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte explains that a law barring the hero's burial for the dictators should have been passed and enacted as he comments on the Supreme Court ruling that allowed the the burial of Former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani during an interview in a gathering members of the media at the Malacañang Park on November 15, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Malacañang, CHED to abide by CA ruling on Vitriolo

Aug 31, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The Court of Appeals orders the reinstatement of Julito Vitriolo as executive director of the Commission on Higher Education

Ombudsman Cardio-Morales orders the dismissal of CHED Exec Dir Vitriolo after being found guilty for misconduct. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Malacañang asks ERC officials to explain 'extravagant' trips

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:42 PM

The Office of the President asks 4 commissioners and a director to respond to allegations of serious dishonesty and grave misconduct

Malacañang does U-turn on Duterte's 'French law' remarks

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Contrary to Duterte s statement the Palace says the Philippine government believes France also accords primacy to the presumption of innocence

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 'Sama-sama, Tulong-tulong sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong' program at the Heroes Hall in San Fernando City, Pampanga on August 28, 2017, assures that the government will assist the poultry raisers that were affected by the outbreak of the Avian Influenza. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Espenido on Mabilog, Robredo, Kim Jong-Un | Midday wRap

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

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‘Is Duterte the Marcos spokesman?’ – lawmakers

Aug 29, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang CARMMA adds Not only has Duterte sponsored the official rehabilitation of the dictator he now also facilitates the exemption of the Marcos heirs from accountability and punishment

Malacañang concerned about infighting in Comelec

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:17 PM

We cannot but be concerned that Comelec work is being affected by recent travails says Malacañang

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella updates members of the media on the situation in MaraWi City during the Mindanao Hour at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex, Manila on May 29, 2017. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

September 1 a regular holiday for Eid'l Adha

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Proclamation 297 declaring the holiday

Muslim Community in Quezon City gather at the QC Memorial Circle Monday for a prayer to celebrate the feast of Eid'l Adha in honor of Ibrahim's sacrifice to Allah. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Jolina, Kian delos Santos, Samsung heir | Evening wRap

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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Malacañang reminds police not to abuse drug war

Aug 25, 2017 - 3:39 PM

These remarks from the Palace come amid public outrage over revelations from the Senate hearing about the circumstances of Delos Santos death

From left to right, Caloocan policemen PO1 Pereda, PO1 Cruz and PO3 Oares during the senate investigation on the killing of Kian delos Santos. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Malacañang distances itself from Aguirre remarks on Kian slay

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Palace says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II s opinion is his own and does not reflect that of President Rodrigo Duterte

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella answers queries from members of the media during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Covering presidents: Life and times of Malacañang Press Corps

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:10 PM

This group of journalists assigned to Malacañang can claim a rich and colorful history of covering Philippine presidents

RECOGNITION. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the oath-taking of Malacañang Press Corps officers. Presidential photo

Philippines condemns Barcelona terror attack

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:23 AM

Malacañang condoles with the families and friends left behind by the victims of the attack which was claimed by ISIS

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on June 20, 2017 that the Philippines is ranked as one of the best-performing economies in Southeast Asia based on the report of the Oxford Business Group. Malacañan Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 18, 2017

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:07 AM

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'TERRORIST ATTACK.' Policemen stand together on the Rambla boulevard after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Uber and LTFRB, Human Rights Watch, Alejano | Evening wRap

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:36 PM

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Malacañang vows 'fair and impartial' probe into deadly Bulacan raids

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Malacañang makes the promise a day after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed hope that future police operations would yield the same results

PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESMAN. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella fields questions at a Palace news briefing. Malacanang file photo

Fire hits homes near Malacañang Palace

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:30 PM

UPDATED A fire breaks out in the San Miguel residential district surrounding Malacañang Palace in Manila leaving around 400 families homeless

Uber suspension, Andy Bautista, new SC justice | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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DILG asks Malacañang to decide fate of 3 'floating' execs soon

Aug 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Are the embattled undersecretaries staying or going? DILG Officer in Charge Catalino Cuy says their tasks are delegated to other officials in the meantime

Paolo Duterte photos with Kenneth Dong just 'propaganda' – Malacañang

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Palace condemns the spread of photos of the presidential son as trial by publicity

Accredited bloggers 'encouraged' to follow journalism ethics – Malacañang

Aug 12, 2017 - 5:02 PM

Malacañang will check the veracity of the reports of bloggers who are allowed to cover presidential events says Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

South China Sea, Batangas earthquake, Honasan | Evening wRap

Aug 11, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Palace wants ASEAN to discuss China reclamation photos

Aug 11, 2017 - 1:09 PM

While Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano insists China is no longer engaged in land reclamation in the disputed area Malacañang thinks ASEAN should tackle photos showing such activities

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Malacañang wants thorough probe into wealth claims vs Comelec chair

Aug 07, 2017 - 10:29 AM

UPDATED The National Bureau of Investigation will look into allegations that Commission on Elections Chairman Andres Bautista illegally amassed nearly P1 billion

UNEXPLAINED WEALTH? Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista is accused by his wife of having 'unexplained wealth.' File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Uber, Parojinog autopsy, Duterte on Sereno | Evening wRap

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Malacañang: Duterte won't meddle with Sereno impeachment

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The Palace says President Rodrigo Duterte will not influence the House of Representatives if the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is pursued

Palace suspends ERC chairman for 'insubordination'

Aug 03, 2017 - 12:50 PM

ERC Chairman Jose Vicente Salazar is suspended for 4 months without pay for ignoring an appointment by Malacañang

Parojinog, model houses, Gordon | Evening wRap

Jul 31, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Malacañang 'presumes regularity' in Ozamiz police raid

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Palace also says President Rodrigo Duterte was not involved in a specific way in the raid that led to the death of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog