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Extending martial law 'an option' after Sultan Kudarat bombing

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:21 AM

(4th UPDATE)Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the deadly explosion is a worrisome development given that Mindanao is still under martial law

Medialdea annoyed by Mocha Uson federalism video controversy

Aug 06, 2018 - 1:05 PM

No less than Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea is unhappy about the controversy sparked by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson's federalism jingle

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea leads the commemoration of the 76th Araw ng Kagitingan at Mt. Samat Shrine in Pilar, Bataan on April 9, 2018. Also in the photo are United States Embassy Charge d' Affaires Michael Klechesk, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda and Armed Forces of the Philipines Deputy Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Salvador Mison Jr. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to frontline services: Answer requests in 15 days

May 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte directs agencies with frontline services 'to respond to all public requests and concerns within 15 days from receipt thereof'

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech May 2, 2018, during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon. Malacañang file photo

Boracay workers file 1st petition vs closure at Supreme Court

Apr 25, 2018 - 1:18 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque asserts, 'Unless a TRO is issued, the planned closure of Boracay to tourists shall proceed'

Lawyers from the National Union of People's Lawyers standing as representatives of residents and workers from the famous Boracay Island file a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction on the 6-month closure of the Boracay beach before the Supreme Curt in Manila on April 25, 2018. Photo Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang rejects 'authoritarian' tag: Rule of law 'thrives' in PH

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:18 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is 'detached with the realities happening in the Philippines'

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz gestures during a press conference in Tegucigalpa on April 20, 2017. File photo by Orlando Sierra/AFP

#WalangPasok: Half-day in gov't offices, public schools on Wednesday, March 28

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Malacañang says this would allow government workers to prepare for the observance of Holy Thursday and Good Friday

MALACANANG MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a Cabinet meeting in Malacanang on March 5, 2018. Beside him is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. Presidential Photo

Aguirre on DOJ probe, Alvarez on Go, Sereno on quo warranto petition | Evening wRap

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:43 PM

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Stephen David using Palace connections for Napoles?

Mar 20, 2018 - 4:36 PM

'[Medialdea] was asked by Atty David if he could overrule me, he said he could not, because he is of the same opinion as mine,' Aguirre says, referring to his opinion about the need for the Sandiganbayan's nod to transfer Napoles to a safehouse

INSIDE MALACAÑANG. Janet Napoles' lawyer Stephen David goes in and out of Malacañang and is able to challenge a justice secretary's position to the Executive Secretary, effectively the second president. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sereno impeachment, Medialdea on Napoles, Dela Rosa on DOJ | Evening wRap

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:36 PM

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Medialdea advised Napoles lawyer on jail transfer

Mar 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

'[It's] because we are in a situation where we don't know what to do.... That's why we have to consult people in authority,' says Janet Lim Napoles' lawyer Stephen David, defending a meeting in Malacañang

JAIL TRANSFER. Janet Lim Napoles' lawyer Stephen David attends 3 consecutive hearings at Sandiganbayan on March 9, 2018, on the motion to transfer the businesswoman out of her regular jail and into a safehouse. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Who did Duterte consult on his long ICC statement?

Mar 15, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Critical officials in Malacañang are caught unawares by the release of Duterte's 15-page and 3-page press statements declaring withdrawal from the ICC

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 23rd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on March 5, 2018. Also in the photo is Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] ICC: Complementarity, not exhaustion of remedies

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act

TIMELINE: Malacañang's evolving statements on Rappler ban

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler tracks the ever-changing reasons given by President Rodrigo Duterte and Malacañang officials about the ban prohibiting its reporters from covering the Palace

Duterte on Benham Rise, Duterte on Rappler, PH-Kuwait bilateral meeting | Midday wRap

Mar 02, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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[OPINION] Duterte's zero concept of independent journalism

Feb 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM

This truly reflects the sad state of journalism in the Philippines. It shows the swath of reality that independent journalism has not yet taken root in our society.

Malacañang summons U.S. envoy over intel report

Feb 23, 2018 - 4:29 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim meets with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea over the report by US intelligence agencies calling President Duterte a 'regional threat'

SUMMONED. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim is summoned to Malacañang to explain the report by US intelligence agencies calling President Rodrigo Duterte a 'regional threat.' File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Rappler reporter now banned from entire Malacañang complex

Feb 21, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Previously, Rappler reporter Pia Ranada was only barred from entering the Palace but could enter the New Executive Building which houses the Press Working Area

Roque: Rappler reporter barred because 'buwisit sa kanya ang Presidente'

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) But the day before, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said personal dislike is 'not a valid reason' to bar a reporter from covering events

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. (CFBCI) at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018, insists that he has been doing what he can to fulfill his campaign promises. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Medialdea on Rappler, PSG Commander on Ranada, Worldwide Threat Assessment | Midday wRap

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:44 PM

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Medialdea: Duterte just following SEC decision with ban on Rappler

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:15 PM

This is contrary to the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque who, quoting Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea himself, said reporter Pia Ranada can still cover the Palace as long as the Court of Appeals has not ruled against Rappler's petition

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. (CFBCI) at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018, expresses his gratitude to the Chinese government and business community for their contribution to the development of the Philippines. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Rappler no longer accredited for Malacañang coverage – Palace official

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:29 PM

'Unless the CA issues a TRO against the SEC ruling, Rappler's accreditation with the Malacañang Press Corps has accordingly ceased,' Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra tells reporter Pia Ranada, correcting a statement earlier released by Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

PALACE BRIEFING. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque J  entertains queries from members of the media. Malacañang file photo 2017

Rappler still allowed to cover Malacañang events – Medialdea

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:52 PM

But the Office of the President changes its tune a few hours later

EXPLAINER: Can SC reverse ruling on deputy ombudsman?

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang can now challenge the suspension order before the Supreme Court

SUSPENDED. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang is suspended by Malacañang form 90 days. Can he challenge it?

Duterte appoints Prospero de Vera as CHED OIC

Jan 26, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III is the most senior official in the Commission on Higher Education

DUTERTE ALLY. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera joins a press conference in Malacañang on June 20, 2017. Photo by Malacañang

Senate panel seeks Divina disbarment, Dela Rosa on body cameras, Licuanan on resignation| Evening wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Licuanan says exec director Vitriolo helped kick her out of CHED

Jan 24, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Resigned CHED chair Patricia Licuanan also says she had a 'strained' relationship with the other 4 commissioners, who had been outvoting her in key CHED decisions prior to her resignation

POWER STRUGGLE. Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan (R) did not recognize the reinstatement of executive director Julito Vitriolo. Photo of Licuanan by Rappler, photo of Vitriolo by Malacañang

Malacañang warned Licuanan of ‘worse’ to come if she doesn’t resign

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says she has not been given the opportunity to talk to the President to defend herself from corruption allegations

PHONE CALL ORDER. Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan explains the phone call she received from Malacañang asking her to resign from her post. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Other presidents did not declare martial law despite rebellion – Pangilinan

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

In response, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says President Rodrigo Duterte is different from his predecessors, and 'what we have on hand is the 2017 situation'

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Medialdea: Not 'unlimited martial law' but 'unlimited peace'

Dec 13, 2017 - 10:49 AM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says a year-long martial law extension in Mindanao will help security forces address the 'ongoing security concerns and continuing acts of rebellion' in Mindanao

'UNLIMITED PEACE'. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will aid in the rehabilitation of Marawi and overall security in Mindanao. Malacañang photo

Duterte appoints Walter Ong to the Court of Appeals

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:12 PM

He is the brother of former Sandiganbayan justice Gregory Ong, who was dismissed by the Supreme Court over links with alleged 'pork barrel queen' Janet Lim-Napoles

NEW APPOINTMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte chooses private lawyer Walter Ong as a new Court of Appeals Associate Justice. File photo from the Court of Appeals website


Santiago resigns, SC junks Napoles bail petition, Trillanes to file libel case vs Nieto | Evening wRap

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:49 PM

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Comelec, Bautista, Paynor on ASEAN | Midday wRap

Oct 24, 2017 - 1:19 PM

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Comelec Chairman Bautista's resignation not 'irrevocable'

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:25 AM

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista's brother, Martin Bautista, urges the elections chief to withdraw his resignation after the House voted to impeach him

BAUTISTA RESIGNATION. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista gestures while answering questions from the media during a weekly forum in Manila on October 11, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang orders dismissal of ERC Chairman Salazar

Oct 09, 2017 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the President finds Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jose Vicente Salazar guilty of misconduct

DISMISSED. The Office of the President orders for the dismissal of ERC chairman Jose Vicente Salazar, an appointee of former president Benigno Aquino III, from office. File photo

Duterte to visit Brunei; Medialdea named OIC

Oct 05, 2017 - 5:30 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to be in Brunei from October 5 to 6 to attend Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's 50th anniversary on the throne

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte prepares to preside over the 19th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang, along with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, on October 4, 2017. Malacañang photo

Malacañang denies Duterte named Martin Diño to DILG

Sep 27, 2017 - 6:14 PM

This comes after sacked SBMA chair Martin Diño earlier said he has accepted Malacañang's offer to serve as DILG undersecretary for barangay affairs

DUTERTE 'PLACEHOLDER.' Duterte ally Martin Diño is widely seen as then-Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte's 'placeholder' in the 2016 presidential elections.  Screen grab from Rappler file video

Malacañang orders agencies to display photos of heroes, not officials

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The directive, which also covers public schools, is meant 'to strengthen the people's nationalism'

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice on September 26, 2017. Malacañang photo

Ex-SBMA chair Diño says he's now DILG usec for barangay affairs

Sep 27, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Martin Diño is disappointed, however, because he says he was not properly notified of his removal from the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

LP links? Former SBMA chairman Martin Diño links his removal from SBMA to the Liberal Party. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Done in 3 minutes! House panel approves OP budget

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:38 AM

The Office of the President breezes through a House committee hearing on its proposed P6 billion budget for 2018

WATCH: House receives martial law briefing from PH cabinet

May 31, 2017 - 4:22 PM

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Alvarez: House monitoring martial law in Mindanao, to 'step in' if needed

May 31, 2017 - 10:56 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez gives the assurance to the public a day after he told martial law critics to shut up if they are not from Mindanao

'COUNTER-BALANCE.' Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers a speech before lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries, and national security officials on May 31. File photo by Rappler

House to meet with Cabinet over Mindanao martial law on May 31

May 29, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the briefing will be open to the public unless the officials request for a closed door session

ALL MEMBERS. The House will be constituting itself into the committee of the whole on May 31 to listen to Cabinet officials' briefing on the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Duterte certifies tax reform bill as urgent

May 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The House of Representatives could approve the bill on both 2nd and 3rd readings this week

President Rodrigo Duterte now wants the House to prioritize the tax reform bill before it adjourns session this week. File photo by Malacañang  President Rodrigo Duterte now wants the House to prioritize the tax reform bill before it adjourns session this week. File photo by Malacañang

Palace: Refusing EU aid makes PH 'independent'

May 18, 2017 - 10:35 AM

We re supposed to be an independent nation says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in explaining the Duterte administration s decision

TOP CABINET OFFICIAL President Rodrigo Duterte speaks with his most top Cabinet official, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left), at a Palace event on March 30, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Calida, election protest, ASEAN 2017 | Evening wRap

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:33 PM

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Stop Cabinet infighting, Drilon tells Medialdea

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:26 PM

The Executive Secretary should take a more active hand in resolving disputes in the Cabinet [He] should crack the whip in behalf of the President and bang heads says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon

TOP CABINET OFFICIAL President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with his most senior Cabinet official, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left), at a Palace event on March 30, 2017. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Trump, Lopez, Duterte | Evening wRap

Apr 19, 2017 - 8:07 PM

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Medialdea: Order vs Lopez meant to prevent environment damage

Apr 19, 2017 - 4:34 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea responds to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez s concerns that his decisions on mining orders go against the very spirit of the Duterte administration

DEFENDING 'STAY ORDER.' Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left) attends the Dutertenomics forum with other Cabinet officials, including Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez. Photo from Malacañang

Lopez hits Medialdea for 'counteracting' order on mine stockpile

Apr 19, 2017 - 2:52 PM

He s going against the very spirit of the Duterte administration which is to help the poor So I m not really happy about this at all says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez of the actions of the senior Palace official

SOCIAL JUSTICE. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says it’s 'social justice' for the companies to help farmers. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler