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Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte 'will be the first one to obey' the Bawal Bastos law
'I never considered for a second cutting any ties over this small matter,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr
(UPDATED) 'There are only about 2,000 Filipinos there and as far as we know, there are no trade relations between these two countries except maybe fish,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The spokesman claims President Rodrigo Duterte has 'studied' Justice Antonio Carpio's suggestions to enforce the Hague ruling, but has adopted the 'most intelligent, least dangerous' course of action
The Philippine government will only respond to requests for documents if Malacañang 'feels that the question is legitimate'
The Palace calls the resolution 'grotesquely one-sided' and says President Rodrigo Duterte will decide whether to 'permit' the United Nations to probe drug war killings
President Rodrigo Duterte won't take it against lawmakers if they decide not to support the speakership bid of Taguig City-Pateros Representative Alan Peter Cayetano, says Malacañang
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte wants the BOC employees to 'report to Malacañang' as they are investigated for corruption
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says the Philippines can file a case on 'reckless imprudence resulting to serious damage of property' against the captain and crew of the Chinese ship that hit F/B Gem-Ver
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the speakership hopefuls will 'settle the issue between them' should President Rodrigo Duterte still refuse to give his blessing
Philippine Coast Guard and Marina investigators conclude the Recto Bank incident was a 'serious marine casualty' while President Rodrigo Duterte previously calls it a 'little maritime accident'
The charter's order for the government to keep resources in the Philippines' EEZ for exclusive use of Filipinos is not in conflict with the provision requiring the government to 'serve and protect' Filipinos, says law professor Tony La Viña
There are plans for President Rodrigo Duterte himself to appear in some episodes to answer questions from the public
'You make a stand on the basis of circumstances. When those circumstances change, you change your stand,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo of President Duterte's promise to resign if his son joins the speakership race
President Rodrigo Duterte told Cabinet officials that the Recto Bank incident will be discussed in the next round of bilateral meetings with China, says Malacañang
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says the Philippines will still 'suggest' the inclusion of a neutral country in the joint inquiry, if China and the Philippines have conflicting findings on the Recto Bank incident
'The President’s record as the Philippines’ Chief Executive speaks for itself,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
'You cannot stop the President from doing measures or steps that, to his mind, are the correct way to obey the constitutional command to him to protect and serve the Filipino people,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
President Rodrigo Duterte cites an agreement reached with China supposedly allowing Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal. But the shoal is a common fishing ground whereas fishing in the Philippines' EEZ is reserved for Filipinos only.
While an international agreement cites instances when a country can allow another to fish in its waters, the Philippine Constitution forbids it
(UPDATED) This comes after Duterte government officials made categorical statements about involving an independent 3rd party in the Recto Bank investigation
The Presidential Spokesman bristles at Senator Panfilo Lacson's observation that he appears to be lawyering for China
Panelo does not say that in any of his press briefings and interviews after the sinking incident. However, after President Duterte downplays what happened as a 'maritime incident,' Panelo shifts gears.
Hours earlier, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the captain and crew of the Chinese vessel should apologize and provide compensation, whether or not the ramming was accidental
'Parang ang mindset niya, defense counsel na nag-e-enter ng appearance for China if he was in a courtroom,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
'Bakit, may kasalanan ba ito, kailangan bang magpaliwanag sa atin?' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
Nganong anaon man intawon ninyo nang mga pobreng mananagat Mayor? Abi nako mulaban ka sa mga Pinoy? Imbis kana ang imong gibuhat, imo hinuong gipasakitan sila sa pinaagi sa mga insulto ni Locsin ug ni Panelo.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo dispels criticism that the Duterte administration is a slave to China
'Kaming mga abogado, we wait for the facts to come in, all the facts,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says an 'outraged' President Rodrigo Duterte draws the line when Chinese acts involve physical harm to Filipinos
The rise in illegal foreign workers in the Philippines is discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Monday, June 10
'The Philippine position is that every country has a right to use the waters in the South China Sea as well as the airspace. And we want peace and quiet in that area. So anything that will provide such kind of atmosphere, we are for it,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
Though saying it's still on Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista's side, the Palace says it accepts Erwin Tulfo's apology
(UPDATED) Malacañang says Philippine Ambassador Jose Laurel V was 'misinformed' when he described the trip as President Rodrigo Duterte's 'pabuya' to Cabinet members
'We call on everyone to insulate sports from politics,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte delegated the task of handing out diplomas to 'reserve his energy' for the rest of the graduation rites
Malacañang orders heads of government agencies 'to reduce official interaction with representatives of the Canadian government'
With Peter Joemel Advincula now pointing a finger at the opposition and not the Duterte family, the Palace says police should conduct a probe – which it earlier said would be a waste of time and money
The Philippines signed the Basel Convention on March 22, 1989 and the treaty was ratified by Congress in October 1993
Ronald Cardema should not have led a National Youth Commission meeting after formalizing his bid to become a Duterte Youth party nominee, says the Palace
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Ronald Cardema is deemed resigned as National Youth Commission chairman, regardless of the outcome of his petition to become the Duterte Youth nominee
There's room for dissent as long as it's 'constructive,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo
Netizens poke fun at the latest matrix released by Malacañang
'I am concerned for my security as well as that of my parents,' says the Olympic weightlifting star
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo blames the media for making a 'wrong analysis' about the diagrams, saying Ho and Diaz were only included to show Rodel Jayme's Facebook interests
Journalists and candidates blast the new set of diagrams from Malacañang that seek to lump them together in one conspiracy to discredit President Duterte
(UPDATED) The Liberal Party, Magdalo, journalists, and media organizations are tagged as part of a 'conspiracy' to boost the Senate bids of Otso Diretso candidates
Chinese-run businesses should not be 'discriminating against Filipinos,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo amid a call by a senator to close such establishments
'We hope that many of our country’s new lawyers consider pursuing a career in the government,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, who also tells the incoming batch of lawyers not to be biased when faced with questions of law
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo insists on the honesty of a 'thinking President' like Rodrigo Duterte amid the uproar over the Philippine chief's 'ouster plot matrix'