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Panelo: 'Doesn't matter' if China drafted joint exploration deal

Nov 20, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Malacañang gives assurances that, regardless of the origin of a draft agreement, Philippine government officials will have studied the document carefully

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo shares the complaints being lodged by concerned citizens 8888 Hotline during the inauguration of the People's Television (PTV) Cordillera Hub at Lualhati Compound in Baguio City on March 11, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Duterte skipped ASEAN events to take 'power naps' – Malacañang

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will also not attend the gala dinner in order to 'rest,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with the members of his cabinet upon his arrival at a hotel in Singapore on November 12, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Despite NBI graft complaint, Duterte still trusts Lapeña – Panelo

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says since there is no final verdict yet on Isidro Lapeña's guilt or innocence, he has a 'right to be presumed innocent.'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with newly-appointed Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director-General Isidro Lapeña and his family following the latter's oath-taking ceremony at the BGen. Benito N. Ebuen Air Base in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on October 30, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Imelda Marcos conviction 'good reminder' to public officials – Malacañang

Nov 09, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Malacañang 'respects' the Sandiganbayan's decision on the former First Lady and cites it as proof that the Philippine justice system is 'impartial'

Ilocos Norte Rep. Imelda Marcos at the House Plenary on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

5 years after Yolanda, 23% of houses for survivors occupied

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:28 AM

Almost half of the 205,128 permanent housing units needed in Yolanda-stricken areas have been built, says Malacañang

The House Committee on Housing visits the NHA housing complex for Yolanda Victims in Hernani, Eastern Samar. Photos courtesy of the House committee on housing and urban development

Malacañang condemns killing of human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:58 PM

Blaming Ramos' slaying on the government is 'baseless' and 'reckless,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

Panelo on Michael Yang's work as adviser: 'That's between him and the President'

Nov 06, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Malacañang insists President Rodrigo Duterte did not lie even when he said last month that the businessman 'cannot be' his economic adviser

Panelo denies Duterte asked Filipinos to vote for Freddie Aguilar

Nov 06, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo claims President Rodrigo Duterte 'may not be referring to an election' when he said, 'Vote for Freddie Aguilar!'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte raises the hand of singer Freddie Aguilar on the sidelines of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) inauguration in Parañaque City on November 5, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH to protest China weather stations, if reports are true – Panelo

Nov 05, 2018 - 3:26 PM

But Malacañang says it still needs to 'validate' news reports quoting Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang about Beijing-controlled weather stations in the Spratlys

MISCHIEF REEF. €The construction of hangars on Mischief Reef is said to be part of China's ˜militarization of the West Philippine Sea. Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI and DigitalGlobe

[ANALYSIS | Deep Dive] Does the President really need so many lawyers?

Nov 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Because the burden of the presidency is heavy, with multifarious demands all having legal implications and consequences, the President is expected to secure the best legal advice available

Bureau of Customs corruption counts as 'lawless violence' – Malacañang

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) The Palace provides a new justification for why President Rodrigo Duterte can call on the Armed Forces to take over the bureau

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte bows his head in prayer during the 60th Founding Anniversary of the Social Security System (SSS) at the SSS Building in Quezon City on September 6, 2017. Also in the photo are Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III, SSS Chairman Dean Amado Valdez and SSS President and CEO Emmanuel Dooc. Malacañan Photo

Panelo on 'laway' remark: Duterte's speaking style made him President

Oct 29, 2018 - 3:25 PM

There's no need to worry about the consequences of President Rodrigo Duterte's sexist remarks, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during his attendance to the 39th Masskara Festival held at the Public Plaza in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental on October 27, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

One week enough for military to learn how to run customs bureau – Panelo

Oct 29, 2018 - 2:20 PM

'If you're intelligent enough, you will learn fast,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, downplaying concerns of what impact a military takeover at the Bureau of Customs will have on its operations

CARGOS. Bureau of Customs officials at work at the Port of Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

A new customs chief, DFA chief, spokesman a year for Duterte

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Less than 3 years in power, President Rodrigo Duterte has already had 3 BOC commissioners, 3 presidential spokesmen, and 3 foreign secretaries

Malacañang: Nora Aunor will be National Artist 'in God’s perfect time'

Oct 25, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Malacañang says Aunor's exclusion from the list of new National Artists at least spares her 'from the emotional and psychological torment' caused by mixed reactions had she been given the title

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Trillanes amnesty ruling, Isidro Lapeña, Wonder Woman sequel | Evening wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:42 PM

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DOJ contradicts Panelo in Trillanes plan, no going to CA for now

Oct 23, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Contrary to the statement of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, the justice department will file a partial motion for reconsideration with Makati RTC Branch 148

LEGAL PLAN. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said it is the DOJ which will decide the legal plan in the presidential directive to arrest and jail Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang shrugs off Facebook removal of pro-Duterte pages

Oct 23, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte's supporters can opt to use Twitter and Instagram to express their support for the administration

This photo illustration taken on March 22, 2018 shows apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone in New Delhi. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA

Malacañang supports Arroyo's IPU pullout bid

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:04 PM

'Ever since that has been the stance of the President,' says Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo

SHARED STAND VS IPU. Malacanang says President Rodrigo Duterte shares the position of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (left) on pulling out the Philippines from the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Malacanang file photo

Trillanes amnesty, effects of inflation, Facebook crackdown in PH | Midday wRap

Oct 23, 2018 - 1:06 PM

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Malacañang insists it can still void Trillanes' amnesty with Makati court ruling

Oct 22, 2018 - 7:27 PM

The Palace says Judge Soriano’s conclusion that it was within President Duterte’s powers to issue Proclamation No. 572 means the administration can resort to legal remedies to ensure Trillanes’ arrest

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses the pressing concerns of the country during a dialogue with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo at the Malacañan Palace on September 11, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

'Prying' of global lawmakers into Trillanes case an 'affront' – Malacañang

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo accuses the Inter-Parliamentary Union for intervening in Philippine domestic affairs

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV during the Senate Finance Subcommittee “E” hearing scrutinizing the P251 billion proposed 2019 budget of the Department of National Defense and its attached agency on October 2, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Malacañang: Mandatory drug test okay for local bets only

Oct 20, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Supreme Court already declared drug tests for candidates unconstitutional a decade ago, but Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo now offers a different take for local posts

PH VOTE. Aspirants rush to the Comelec office in Manila on October 17, 2018, to beat the deadline to file their certificates of candidacy. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Malacañang rejects 'surprise' drug tests for election candidates

Oct 19, 2018 - 8:24 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo echoes a Supreme Court ruling that declared provisions of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act unconstitutional

Commissioner Rowena Guanzon closes the gate of the Comelec office in Manila to officialy end the filing of certificates of candidacy of aspirants for the May 2019 polls. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

If Mindanao martial law brings peace, extend it – Panelo

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's martial law is supposed to end on December 31, 2018

A Philippine Marine walks past graffiti during a patrol along a deserted street at the frontline in Marawi, on the southern island of Mindanao on July 22, 2017. The Philippine Congress on July 22 voted to extend President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in the south until the end of the year to defeat Islamist gunmen. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Panelo denies special treatment for Bong Go in COC filing

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Malacañang says that while Go may have had more than the allowed number of companions, he didn't mean to 'bring' them along

Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go files his candidacy for senator at the Comelec office in Manila on October 15, 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte and around 40 supporters and some members of the cabinet accompanied Go during the filing. Go is running under the PDP-Laban. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sal Panelo, Filipino words in Oxford dictionary, nuisance candidates | Evening wRap

Oct 11, 2018 - 9:56 PM

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Sal Panelo is Duterte's new spokesman

Oct 11, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Salvador Panelo will serve both as presidential spokesman and chief presidential legal counsel until President Rodrigo Duterte finds a replacement for the latter position

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo shares the complaints being lodged by concerned citizens 8888 Hotline during the inauguration of the People's Television (PTV) Cordillera Hub at Lualhati Compound in Baguio City on March 11, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Cayetano resigning as foreign secretary – Duterte

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte announces that Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has plans to seek a congressional post in 2019, prompting him to look for a replacement

DFA Secretary Allan Peter Cayetano during Congress budget briefing on the 2019 proposed budget on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rant session? Netizens dismayed by Duterte's Q and A with Panelo

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Netizens express their frustration over the téte-a-téte

Duterte's Q and A with Panelo a 'wasted opportunity' – Robredo

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:05 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says she was expecting President Rodrigo Duterte to finally explain the government's plans to address soaring inflation and the rice crisis

'WASTED OPPORTUNITY.' Vice President Leni Robredo reacts to President Rodrigo Duterte's one-on-one interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo. File photo by OVP

SUMMARY: What Duterte said during Q and A with Panelo

Sep 11, 2018 - 10:28 PM

Rappler summarizes what President Rodrigo Duterte spoke about in his long interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo

LIST: False claims of Duterte, Panelo about legal issues on Trillanes amnesty

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:40 PM

President Duterte holds a one-and-a-half-hour tête-à-tête with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, and rants against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

LEGAL CLAIMS. President Rodrigo Duterte and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo make false claims about the issue of the Trillanes amnesty during their tête-à -tête on September 11, 2018. Screenshot from PTV4

Malacañang cancels Duterte's press conference

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) Instead of a press conference, President Rodrigo Duterte will have a 'tete-a-tete' with Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows a gesture of respect as he takes center stage during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Royal Cultural Palace in Amman, Jordan on September 7, 2018. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Panelo: State protecting itself from 'political offender'

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Trillanes' amnesty can be revoked because President Duterte has the right to protect the state 'from assault coming from whatever source,' says Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo during the Senate hearing on Charter Change on January 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

International Criminal Court issue will mark Duterte presidency

Sep 01, 2018 - 1:54 PM

‘He made his drug war a central point. How he handles the many deaths being committed around it will mark his presidency,’ says an international human rights lawyer

Panelo says 'simple' to get drug war reports via FOI. It's not.

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) Even the Supreme Court could not automatically get the drug war documents. Solicitor General Jose Calida said it is a risk to national security.

DRUG WAR REPORTS. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says it is "simple" to obtain drug war reports through the Freedom of Information (FOI). Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

'Stupid' God? Panelo says Duterte has shown highest levels of 'spirituality'

Jun 25, 2018 - 1:20 PM

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo likens President Rodrigo Duterte to an 'academician' weighing in on the 'logic' behind the Bible's creation story

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo during the Senate hearing on Charter Change on January 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

John Oliver pokes fun at Duterte's kiss, calls it 'grotesque'

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:38 AM

'Fan or not, she repeatedly pulled away from him. Sometimes women just don't want to kiss you,' says the English political commentator on his HBO show.

Panelo: Duterte's kiss with OFW like kissing grandchild, baby

Jun 06, 2018 - 2:11 PM

'That's nothing,' says Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the ring worn by Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Grand Hilton Convention Center Seoul in South Korea on June 3, 2018. Also in the photo is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Mar 25, 2018 - 2:02 PM

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Panelo grilled on withdrawal from International Criminal Court

Mar 20, 2018 - 7:32 PM

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Panelo claims President Duterte 'doesn't have to consult' anyone about this because he 'is the chief architect of foreign policy'

ICC CONTROVERSY. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo is grilled by lawyer Emerlynne Gil about President Rodrigo Duterte's decision to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court. Screenshot from Rappler video

WATCH: Forum on the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:48 AM

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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

Carandang case: Impeachment for Morales or Duterte?

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'If Duterte acts contrary to the law in the Carandang case, he is violating his oath of office and culpably violating the Constitution,' says legal expert Tony La Viña

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Feb 01, 2018 - 12:38 PM

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Ombudsman Morales' defiance opens her to sanctions – Panelo

Jan 31, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Until a court declares President Rodrigo Duterte's order as a violation of the Constitution, this is 'presumed to be valid and legal,' says Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo during the Senate hearing on Charter Change on January 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Majority of voters illiterate,' need education on Cha-Cha – Panelo

Jan 19, 2018 - 10:23 AM

It's crucial for Filipino voters to be educated on Charter change since they have the final say on proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution, says Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo

CHARTER CHANGE. Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo attends the Senate hearing on Charter Change on January 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Jan 03, 2018 - 1:50 PM

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Jan 02, 2018 - 11:48 AM

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FIRECRACKER INJURY. One of 12 patients treated at the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Hospital  in Sta. Cruz, Manila, due tofirecracker-related injuries on January 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler