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Guevarra contradicts Panelo: Coronavirus not grounds for martial law

May 05, 2020 - 1:47 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says in the context of martial law, rebellion, or invasion refers to 'armed actions by human beings, not by non-living things like viruses'

OUTBREAK RESPONSE. Authorities continue to motorist along the Aurora Boulevard exit to Rizal province on April 15, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FALSE: Panelo quote lashing out at the poor

Apr 20, 2020 - 2:02 PM

Panelo did not say what was attributed to him in the graphic, which was manipulated from a quote card posted by Inquirer.net

Malacañang says SC petition on Duterte's health merits 'outright dismissal'

Apr 13, 2020 - 9:27 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo tosses aside the petition, saying it is 'based purely on speculations'

STATE OF HEALTH. President Rodrigo Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts to address the coronavirus disease on April 6, 2020. Malacañang photo

PH to lift deployment ban on health workers with existing contracts

Apr 13, 2020 - 7:51 PM

The President still needs to approve the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases' resolution allowing nurses and other health workers with existing contracts to leave

FRONTLINERS. Medical workers take a moment to perform a solidarity clap for their fellow front-liners outside the doors of Santa Ana Hospital in Manila on April 9, 2020. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Malacañang won't call out Pimentel and Yap, cites 'conflicting' reports

Mar 26, 2020 - 5:22 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says an investigation should be done first for 'true facts' to come out

QUARANTINE. Usually busy streets in Tomas Morato, Quezon City are empty on March 17, 2020 as the government orders Filipinos to observe strict home quarantine. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte backs out of Boracay visit over coronavirus threat

Mar 11, 2020 - 11:12 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte will not proceed to Boracay after 'careful review' of the coronavirus situation in the Philippines

CHANGE IN PLANS. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases at Malacañang on March 9, 2020. Malacañang photo

Duterte clears POGOs despite alleged crime links

Mar 10, 2020 - 10:08 PM

'Under my oath of office as President of the Republic, as elected by you, 'yang POGO na 'yan, malinis 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

ON POGOS. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during a meeting with local chief executives at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 10, 2020. File photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

Panelo defends Duterte's decision to keep POGOs running: 'Hindi naman masama'

Mar 09, 2020 - 4:50 PM

'You cannot be burning the entire house just because there are so many rats there,' says Panelo of the President's decision to keep POGOs despite alleged crime links

KEEP POGOS. Players at the 2019 Phil-Asian Gaming Expo at SMX Convention Center in July 2019. File photo by Rappler

Duterte won't ban POGOs despite alleged crime links – Panelo

Mar 08, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte's decision is also based on the need to fund government projects

NO BAN. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech after leading the inspection of the North Luzon Expressway Harbor Link Circumferential Road 3 (C3)-R10 Section in Caloocan City on March 5, 2020. Malacañang photo

Malacañang: Duterte won't rush decision on calls for POGO suspension

Mar 05, 2020 - 5:41 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also says the President's decision to suspend lotto operations in 2019 – widely criticized as done in haste – should not be compared to his perceived slow action on calls to suspend POGO operations

'DECISIVE PRESIDENT.' President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech before newly appointed government officials in Malacañang on March 3, 2020. Malacañang photo

Duterte studies proposals to tap nuclear energy

Mar 03, 2020 - 4:53 PM

A proposed executive order to add nuclear energy to the Philippines' energy sources is also up for President Rodrigo Duterte's approval, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

QUICK CHAT. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with Energy Secretary Alfonso prior to the start of the 46th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on March 2, 2020. Malacañang photo

Philippines partially lifts ban on Filipino tourists bound for South Korea

Mar 03, 2020 - 4:10 PM

(UPDATED) Filipino tourists can now travel to South Korea again, but restrictions remain in place for North Gyeongsang Province, including Daegu City and Cheongdo County

WAITING. People wait in line to buy face masks in front of a store at Dongseongro shopping district in Daegu on February 27, 2020. Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Malacañang satisfied with handling of Greenhills hostage crisis

Mar 03, 2020 - 2:42 PM

'For as long as people are alive, we welcome it,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

HOSTAGE CRISIS. Policemen lead fired security guard Alchie Paray out the V-Mall after his surrender on March 2, 2020. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

PH bans travel of Filipino tourists to South Korea over coronavirus threat

Feb 26, 2020 - 4:04 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippine government also bans the entry of travelers from virus-hit North Gyeongsang province in South Korea

MANILA AIRPORT. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the main gateway to Metro Manila and the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte sacks immigration officials, employees over POGO bribery scheme

Feb 20, 2020 - 3:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte found 'probable cause' to investigate allegations that immigration officers have taken bribes to let illegal Chinese workers slip into the country, says his spokesman

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the Philippine Air Force Change of Command ecremony at the Col. Jesus Villamor Air Base in Pasay City on January 16, 2020. Malacanang photo

Panelo contradicts Panelo: No Trump, Duterte phone call after all

Feb 13, 2020 - 5:56 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo admits to reporters there was no scheduled call to begin with

FRIENDS. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump share a light moment prior to their bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City in November 2017. Malacañang file photo

'It is his duty': Panelo defends Calida petition vs ABS-CBN

Feb 10, 2020 - 3:35 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also distances President Rodrigo Duterte from the petition against ABS-CBN, even as Duterte has publicly threatened the broadcast giant multiple times

CALIDA'S DUTY. Presidential Spokesperson denies President Rodrigo Duterte had a hand in moves to void ABS-CBN's franchise. Screenshot from RTVM

No order from Duterte yet to terminate VFA – Lorenzana

Feb 08, 2020 - 4:57 PM

'This is fake news,' says the defense secretary about Salvador Panelo's claim that the President has taken steps to instruct Foreign Secretary Locsin to send the notice of termination to the US

DEFENSE CHIEF. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana during the Senate hearing on the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States on February 6, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Despite risks, Duterte orders Locsin to terminate VFA

Feb 07, 2020 - 9:57 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte ignores the calls of top security and foreign officials to first review the defense agreement

TERMINATE VFA. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during the oath-taking ceremony of newly-appointed government officials at Malacañang on February 6, 2020. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Filipinos repatriated from China back home on February 8

Feb 05, 2020 - 12:47 PM

The initial batch will be brought straight from the Clark Airport in Pampanga to Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine

AIRPORT WATCH. The Bureau of Quarantine monitors the thermal scanner of passengers arriving from international flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on January 23, 2020. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte expands ban on travelers from China, Hong Kong, Macau over coronavirus fears

Feb 02, 2020 - 11:38 AM

(UPDATED) Only Filipino citizens and permanent resident visa holders are exempt from the new travel restrictions, says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea

OUTBREAK. Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal implements strict precautionary measures against novel coronavirus (nCov) as they monitor arriving passengers from China using thermal scanners. File photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Duterte bans travelers from Wuhan, Hubei as coronavirus spreads

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:47 AM

The ban will also cover other areas in China where the 2019 novel coronavirus has spread, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

China favored? Malacañang 'open' to complaints on Sangley airport project

Jan 30, 2020 - 4:25 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Malacañang assumes the Sangley Point International Airport project is 'aboveboard,' unless it receives proof showing otherwise

COMPLAINTS. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo asks for proof on the supposedly questionable bidding process for the Sangley Airport project. Screenshot from RTVM

No personal U.S. trips for Cabinet members too, says Panelo

Jan 30, 2020 - 2:55 PM

'We have to defer to the President's wishes,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

NO US VACATIONS. President RodrigoDuterte and the members of the Cabinet at the start of the 45th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang Palace on January 6, 2020. Malacañang photo

'Under the weather': Duterte's Q and A with Panelo postponed again

Jan 28, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Sitting across an empty chair, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the interview with President Rodrigo Duterte may instead take place 'perhaps next week'

POSTPONED. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo's second tete-a-tete with President Rodrigo Duterte is again postponed on January 28. PTV Screenshot

WATCH: Duterte, Panelo one-on-one interview cancelled

Jan 28, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Duterte is feeling 'under the weather,' according to Panelo

Panelo to U.S.: State reason for Dela Rosa's canceled visa 'out of courtesy'

Jan 28, 2020 - 2:50 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the United States should give an explanation since there should be courtesy 'among allies'

'COURTESY.' Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the United States should disclose why it cancelled Senator Ronald Dela Rosa's visa. Malacañang file photo

Malacañang downplays possibility of U.S. terminating other military pacts

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:39 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says the Duterte government is not concerned the United States may terminate other military treaties following the Philippines' move to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement

PH-US WAR GAMES. This file photo shows US soldiers and their Filipino counterparts joining forces in an Amphibious Landing operation as part of the 2015 Balikatan Exercises made possible by the VFA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte orders review of UP-Ayala technohub deal

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who recommended the review, says President Rodrigo Duterte wants the contract carefully studied

UP FOR REVIEW. The Ayala group faces another possible legal battle after Malacañang says it will review its lease contract from the UP-Ayala Land Technohub site. Photo from WikiCommons

Malacañang postpones Duterte's Q and A with Panelo due to 'pressing matters'

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:13 PM

The interview will instead take place on January 28

'TETE-A-TETE.' President Rodrigo Duterte one-on-one with Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo is postponed due to 'pressing matters.' Malacañang photo

Malacañang: Albayalde innocent until proven guilty

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:49 PM

'Let the law take its course,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

EX-POLICE CHIEF. Former police chief Oscar Albayalde submits his counter affidavit during the preliminary investigation into the 2013 Pampanga drug recycling case at the justice department on November 5, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Malacañang: Kuwait OFW deployment ban stays until labor agreement implemented

Jan 17, 2020 - 4:00 PM

The Philippine government says terms in a 2018 labor agreement with Kuwait must be incorporated in every contract with overseas Filipino workers in the Gulf State

Malacañang defends Phivolcs amid criticism over Taal eruption warnings

Jan 16, 2020 - 4:20 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with state volcanologists' response to the ongoing eruption of the Taal Volcano

TAAL ERUPTION. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. shows to media the Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Prediction Division room during a press conference on January 15, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang says 'standby fund' for Middle East evacuation not needed

Jan 14, 2020 - 2:56 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says President Duterte did not follow through with his request for Congress to hold a special session on the Middle East as tension in the region has so far de-escalted

MANDATORY EVACUATION. The Baghdad International Airport, in a file photo taken April 30, 2019. The Philippine government ordered mandatory evacuation for its citizens in Iraq on January 8, 2020. Photo from Shutterstock

Panelo hits U.S. senators for ‘bullying’ PH officials with proposed sanctions

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:50 PM

The United States Senate wants further action by passing a resolution that seeks accountability among Philippine officials for human rights violations in the country

'BULLYING.' Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo criticizes United States Senator for measures seeking accountability for human rights violations in the Philippines. Malacañang photo

Duterte signs law increasing government workers' pay

Jan 09, 2020 - 1:58 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's signing of the Salary Standardization Law will see salary schedules of government workers increased in 4 tranches starting 2020 until 2023

SALARY INCREASE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Salary Standardization Law of 2019 at the Malacañang Palace on January 8, 2020. Malacañang photo

'It's a dud': Malacañang dismisses Robredo's findings on drug war

Jan 06, 2020 - 5:31 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the Duterte administration will only listen to recommendations of experts who have been involved in the anti-illegal drug campaign 'from the very beginning'

Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo dismissed Vice President Leni Robredo's findings from her post as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs. Malacañang photo

Panelo hits U.S. senators for 'absolute ignorance, shameful bias' over De Lima case

Dec 31, 2019 - 7:12 PM

The Presidential Spokesman suggests US senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Durbin 'consult' with the US Ambassador to the Philippines 'before they start blabbering further nonsense'

SPOKESPERSON. In this file photo, Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo holds a press conference in Busan, South Korea on November 24, 2019. Photo by Robinson Niñal Jr/Presidential Photo

PH bars entry of 2 U.S. senators who proposed ban on De Lima accusers

Dec 27, 2019 - 4:12 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also threatens to require US citizens to secure Philippine visas if the ban is enforced

TRAVEL BAN. President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to require US citizens to apply for Philippine visas, after the US government issued a ban on Philippine officials invlved in Senator Leila de Lima's unlawful detention. File photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential photo

After U.S. ban, Duterte gov’t officials insist De Lima detention lawful

Dec 23, 2019 - 4:53 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo and Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano cite the Philippine Supreme Court ruling upholding the opposition senator's detention

'NOT BOTHERED.' Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo brushed aside US sanctions to deny entry to Philippine officials involved in the detention of Senator Leila de Lima. Presidential photo

Malacañang welcomes guilty verdict in Ampatuan massacre

Dec 19, 2019 - 2:53 PM

But the 'narrative on the protection of media workers is far from over,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who was once a lawyer for Datu Andal Ampatuan Jr

GUILTY. Groups protest for justice during the Ampatuan promulgation outside Camp Bagong Diwa on December 19, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

U.S. senators misled over PH officials ban? De Lima: ‘Nakakatawa naman ito’

Dec 15, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Senator Leila de Lima tells Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo her detention is a 'test case for your boss’ attempt to flex his tyrannical ambitions'

'LAUGHABLE.' Senator Leila de Lima does not mince words against Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

No need for Duterte to release his 2018 SALN – Panelo

Dec 13, 2019 - 7:15 PM

But it was the Office of the Ombudsman which told media groups to ask Malacañang for a copy of the President's Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the newly promoted uniformed personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and Philippine Coast Guard at the Malacañan Palace on December 10, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Panelo falsely claims Makati kidnapping an 'isolated incident'

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:39 PM

Other officials make this claim despite police data showing a rise in kidnappings and a pattern in kidnappings involving Chinese

Panelo downplays critics' 'fervent wish' of Duterte 'arrest' in ICC case

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Meanwhile, detained Senator Leila de Lima welcomes the International Criminal Court's report on the status of the complaint against Duterte over his administration's war on drugs

ICC CASE VS DUTERTE. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo maintains that the International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction over the complaint filed vs President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo

Malacañang: Morales, Del Rosario tapped 'ineffective process' for propaganda value

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:44 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the ICC Prosecutor's conclusion that it has no jurisdiction over alleged crimes committed in the West Philippine Sea by China is in line with the Duterte government's stand

Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario arrives in NAIA Terminal 3, Pasay City after he was denied to enter Hongkong on June 21, 2019. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA/RAPPLER

Malacañang claims SWS slanted survey on foreign Chinese workers

Dec 06, 2019 - 2:13 PM

The Palace also denies any tension caused by the influx of workers from China even if lawmakers and President Duterte's own advisers have expressed concern about it

Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo holds a press conference at the Sunset Business Hotel in Busan, South Korea on November 24, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang: SEA Games critics have a point

Nov 28, 2019 - 10:53 AM

(UPDATED) The Palace announces it will conduct its own probe into the logistical mishaps dogging the regional sporting event

Workers walk past ASEAN members' flags next to the Aquatic centre in New Clark City, in Capas town, Tarlac province north of Manila on November 26, 2019, days ahead of the opening ceremony of SEA Games (Southeast Asian Games). (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP)

FACT CHECK: Malacañang’s spin on Robredo’s ‘failures’ as anti-drug czar

Nov 26, 2019 - 6:21 PM

The Palace accuses Vice President Leni Robredo of failing to present a new anti-drugs plan, failing to visit communities affected by illegal drugs, and 'baiting' international groups to probe the drug war. Do the claims hold water?

Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo holds a press conference at the Sunset Business Hotel in Busan, South Korea on November 24, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Panelo denies Robredo firing an attempt to distract from SEA Games mess

Nov 24, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros calls it 'laughable' that Vice President Leni Robredo got fired from her anti-drug post first, instead of officials who are behind the 'embarrassing handling of the SEA Games'

CABINET DAYS. In this file photo, Vice President Leni Robredo and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo chat at the 5th Cabinet meeting of the Duterte administration on August 22, 2016. Presidential Photo