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Second man arrested after Buckingham Palace sword attack

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:44 PM

UPDATED The 30 year old man is arrested at an address in West London and police are searching his property

Last bongs for Big Ben as 4-year repairs begin

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:38 PM

UPDATED The 12 bongs from the famous bell rang out for midday in front of a hushed crowd of over a thousand people assembled in Parliament Square to mark the longest silence in its 157 year history

LONDON LANDMARK. A Union flag flies at half-mast from the roof of a building, in front of a face of the Great Clock of the Palace of Westminster's Elizabeth Tower, more commonly referred to as Big Ben, in London on August 18, 2017, following the August 17 attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in Spain. Tolga Akmen/AFP

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

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

Palace: Nothing will change, Pacquiao still People's Champ

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Malacañang reminds Filipinos of the many victories Manny Pacquiao brought to the Philippines throughout his prizefighting career

'NOTHING WILL CHANGE.' Manny Pacquiao (R) loses via unanimous decision to Jeff Horn, but Malacañang and Pacquiao's colleagues in government stand by him 'in victory and in defeat.' Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Britain's Prince Philip leaves hospital after infection

Jun 22, 2017 - 5:53 PM

After his stay in the hospital Prince Philip is expected to return to Windsor where he is due to rest

OUT OF THE HOSPITAL. This file photo taken on May 16, 2017 shows Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh greets guests at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London on May 16, 2017.  File photo by Victoria Jones/AFP

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Jun 01, 2017 - 10:17 AM

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Travel through time in Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

May 31, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Heads up history buffs Gyeongsangbuk do is the perfect destination for you

'People's Palace' no more? Online fury as Duterte says he 'owns' Malacañang

May 15, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Netizens remind President Rodrigo Duterte that he once said he wanted to rename Malacañang Palace to People s Palace

Palace calls for calm after twin Quiapo blasts

May 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The police says it is not a terror attack because the bomb had a specific target

TWIN EXPLOSIONS. Explosions rock Quiapo near the Islamic Center on May 6, 2017. The first explosion took place around 6pm killing 2 people. Two hours later, another explosion took place at the exact spot just as the police and SOCO are wrapping up their investigation. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Palace suspends ERC chairman

May 03, 2017 - 9:02 PM

2ND UPDATE ERC chairman and CEO Jose Vicente Salazar is accused of serious dishonesty gross neglect of duty and grave misconduct

ON THE HOT SEAT. ERC chairperson and CEO Jose Vicente Salazar faces congressmen as the House probes the suicide of the late ERC director Francisco Villa Jr. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Palace on CA rejection of Gina Lopez: 'It's a democratic process'

May 03, 2017 - 3:16 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte is choosing from many names to fill in the vacancy at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Foto terbaru Putri Charlotte dirilis untuk memperingati hari ulang tahunnya

May 02, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Hari ini Putri Charlotte genap berusia 2 tahun

Duterte OK needed for negotiation, signing of int'l deals, loans

Apr 18, 2017 - 11:48 AM

Malacañang says it issued Memorandum Circular 16 to improve coordination among government agencies

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the Cabinet meeting on April 3, 2017. With him are Special Assistant Bong Go, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. Presidential Photo

Wizards spoil Pistons' farewell to Palace

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:13 PM

The Pistons will be moving to the new downtown Little Caesars Arena next season where the NHL s Detroit Red Wings will also play

SPOILER. Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards reacts after a fourth quarter dunk while playing the Detroit Pistons. The Wizards spoil the Pistons' final game at the Palace of Auburn Hills on April 10, 2017 with a win. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Palace confirms Duterte's dinner invite to Robredo, family

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:03 PM

The President extends the invitation to the Vice President during Friday s Philippine National Police Academy graduation rites

CHAT. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chats with Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo at the sidelines of the 38th Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Commencement Exercises for 'Masidlak' Class of 2017 at Camp General Mariano N. Castañeda in Silang, Cavite on March 24, 2017. Also in the photo is Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueno. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

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Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

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British parliament attack: What we know

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:59 AM

4th UPDATE Here is what we know about the deadliest attack in Britain since 2005

FIRST RESPONDERS. Members of the emergency services work on Westminster Bridge, alongside the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017, during an emergency incident. Niklas Halle'n/AFP

4 killed in attack at UK Parliament

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:03 PM

UPDATED Four people are killed and 40 injured after being run over and stabbed in a lightning attack at the gates of British democracy attributed by police to Islamist related terrorism

LOCKDOWN. Armed police officers stand guard as forensics officers work around a grey vehicle that crashed into the railings of the Houses of Parliament in central London on March 22, 2017, during an emergency incident. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

New Palace communications policy: Only Abella can issue statements

Mar 02, 2017 - 12:33 PM

The new strategy comes in the wake of the highly publicized blunders of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

CHANGE IN PALACE COMMS. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar issues an order about the release of Palace statements. File photos from Malacañang

Palace: Arrest order vs De Lima 'major step forward' in drug war

Feb 23, 2017 - 7:52 PM

The arrest of an incumbent senator demonstrates the President s strong resolve to fight pushers peddlers and their protectors says Malacañang

PALACE REACTS. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella holds a press conference at the Palace. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Malacañang: No flip-flop on Duterte's 'poor' beginnings

Feb 19, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says President Rodrigo Duterte merely explained how his family progressed

Palace defends Duterte: He's 'more visionary', 'transformational'

Feb 11, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Malacañang reacts to former president Ramos who expressed concern that Duterte appears to be making decisions without first consulting his Cabinet members

President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang file photo

A guide to 24 hours in Uptown Bonifacio

Feb 03, 2017 - 3:32 PM

There’s enough things to see do eat and try here from dusk till dawn

Philippine gov't apologizes for death of Jee Ick Joo

Jan 24, 2017 - 2:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte conveys his sympathies to the South Korean businessman s widow

EXTENDING SYMPATHY. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella holds a press briefing at the New Executive Building in Malacañang. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Palace media slam Andanar over 'misreporting' tirade

Jan 18, 2017 - 5:13 PM

UPDATED We are disturbed by the propensity of the officials of this administration to blame the media whenever the inflammatory statements of the President stir controversy or draw flak says the Malacañang Press Corps

OUTSPOKEN PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte grants an ambush interview at the Palace Reception Hall. Malacañang file photo

Duterte: PH to strengthen old friendships as it forges new ones

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:48 PM

The President mixes a prepared speech with spontaneous jokes at the traditional Palace event Vice President Leni Robredo is conspicuously absent

TOAST FOR 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte proposes a toast at his first vin d'honneur as Philippine President. Screenshot from RTVM video

Parts of Pasig River closed ahead of Black Nazarene feast

Jan 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Boats are barred from parts of the river near Malacañang Palace until early Tuesday morning January 10

SECURITY PREPS. The Philippine Coast Guard closes off parts of the Pasig River near Malacañan ahead of a religious procession that's expected to attract millions of devotees. Photo courtesy of the Official Gazette of the Philippines

Ghosts haunt our palace – Swedish queen

Jan 04, 2017 - 12:17 AM

Drottningholm Palace which is on the UNESCO world heritage list was built in the 1600s on Lovon island in Stockholm

DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE. The palace is the permanent residence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, the 73-year-old daughter of a German businessman and a Brazilian woman. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

'False alarm': Palace causes confusion on Leyte blast 'death toll'

Dec 29, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella quotes Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo in claiming 10 died at the Leyte blast Taguiwalo says the information she forwarded to the Cabinet official was unofficial

WRONG INFO. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella included unverified figures in a Palace statement. File photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

Chelsea ties club record with 11th straight win

Dec 18, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Diego Costa scores the lone goal in a tight win over Crystal Palace while Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice in a Manu U win over West Bromwich Albion

LONE SCORE. Chelsea's Diego Costa knocked in the game's only goal in the 43rd minute to move his side 9 points clear in the Premier League. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Palace to Dela Rosa: Name favor-seeking friend

Dec 02, 2016 - 3:15 PM

Alamin natin kung sino muna si kumpare kasi malaking bagay ‘yan na kailangang malaman ng publiko says Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Maria Banaag

PALACE BRIEFING. Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Ana Maria Banaag responds to questions at a news briefing for Malacanang reporters. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Pistons to leave home arena of 29 years next season

Nov 23, 2016 - 12:58 PM

The Pistons are set to start playing at a new 20 000 seat downtown arena beginning next season

Palace spokesperson: We didn't know about Marcos burial

Nov 18, 2016 - 12:28 PM

With President Duterte Communications Secretary Andanar and Presidential Spokesman Abella abroad Palace spokesmen could not give media information about the burial

CONTROVERSIAL BURIAL. UP Manila students protest the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Nov 09, 2016 - 9:07 PM

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Prince Harry slams 'abuse' of actress girlfriend Meghan Markle

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:19 PM

Prince Harry is worried about Ms Markle s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her says the prince s communication secretary Jason Knauf in a statement

(FILES) This combination of file photos created in London on November 8, 2016, shows Meghan Markle (L) as she poses on arrival for the GQ Men of the Year Party in Hollywood, California, on November 13, 2012, and Britain's Prince Harry as he arrives at Lord's cricket ground in London on October 7, 2016. Britain's Prince Harry confirmed on November 8, 2016, he is dating US actress Meghan Markle as he hit out at the "wave of abuse and harassment" she has suffered in recent weeks. In an unprecedented statement from Kensington Palace, the prince, 32, urged media organisations to refrain from "further damage" as he blasted the smears and "racial undertones" appearing in newspaper articles. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN AND Justin TALLIS

Tens of thousands queue to pay respects to late Thai king

Oct 29, 2016 - 10:51 AM

2nd UPDATE A government spokesman urges people not to rush to come in the early days as the throne hall would be open for a long time

PAYING RESPECTS. Mourners dressed in black walk through the grounds of the Grand Palace on their way to the throne hall to pay respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in Bangkok on October 29, 2016. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Liverpool aims to storm Palace to strengthen Premier League title bid

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Jurgen Klopp has kept his squad fresh through player rotation and hopes to push the team s unbeaten run to 10 matches

TITLE CONTENDERS. Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool are heading to Crystal Palace with the aim of strengthening their Premier League title bid. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

PH condoles with Thailand on passing of King Bhumibol

Oct 13, 2016 - 10:31 PM

Malacañang on behalf of the Filipino nation extends its condolences to the king s family and the people of Thailand

7-DECADE REIGN. Thailand's King Bhumibol's reign began in 1946. Photo by EPA

10 new dishes at EDSA Shangri-La's Summer Palace

Sep 21, 2016 - 9:53 PM

Black charcoal buns codfish with sea urchin pumpkin flavored peking duck wrappers and more – the Chinese restaurant and its Cantonese menu are getting a makeover

NEW DISHES. EDSA Shangri-La's Summer Palace is serving up new dishes to go with its new look. In the photo is their steamed codfish with sea urchin. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

De Lima: Witnesses in House probe 'pressured, tortured'

Sep 20, 2016 - 6:07 PM

Prisoners are being selected and isolated just to be intimidated into implicating me and to fit the President’s narrative that I am a drug lord coddler aside from being the most evil woman in the planet says Senator Leila de Lima

Photo by LeAnne Jazul

Lacson: PH credibility to suffer if Duterte keeps changing statements

Sep 14, 2016 - 6:06 PM

Kasi kung paiba iba ang salita mo maski papaano magsa suffer ang credibility not only of the head of state kundi buong country as well says the senator

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Media barred from live coverage of Duterte's events on Sept 12

Sep 12, 2016 - 6:28 PM

UPDATED The Palace prohibits media from airing live Duterte s events on Monday September 12 but gives assurances that this is not the protocol for future events

DUTERTE AND MEDIA. The Palace places restrictions on media coverage for President Duterte's events on September 12, 2016. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

LOOK: President Duterte dons traditional Indonesian batik

Sep 10, 2016 - 2:02 PM

Look at my batik he told Philippine media

Brazil's Rousseff loses palace – but life goes on

Sep 01, 2016 - 3:07 PM

Rousseff will have to rediscover life without the presidential plane and an army of secretaries advisors cooks and guards along with other perks that come with governing the country of 206 million people

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff is pictured at the Alvorada presidential palace in Brasilia after she was stripped of the country's presidency in a Senate impeachment vote on August 31, 2016. Evaristo Sa/AFP

Duterte wants to rename Malacañang to 'People's Palace'

Aug 25, 2016 - 6:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to make the name change before he steps down in 2022

PEOPLE'S PALACE? President Rodrigo Duterte wants to change the name of Malacanan Palace. Images from Malacanang

LIST: Appointees who took their oath on August 15, 2016

Aug 18, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Forty two appointees take their oath in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte

NEW GOV'T WORKERS. President Rodrigo Duterte and his newly-appointed officials do the fist gesture during the oath-taking ceremony at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang Palace on August 15. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Wynn bets big on new Macau mega-resort

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:25 AM

The sprawling Wynn Palace has more than 50 shops 13 restaurants and 1 700 rooms

This undated handout photograph released by Wynn on August 17, 2016. shows the Cafe Fontana entrance at the Wynn Palace in Macau. A giant lake with musical fountains and cable cars, dizzying mirrored halls of marble, mirrors and psychedelic floral sculptures -- welcome to casino enclave Macau's latest addition, the Wynn Palace. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / WYNN/BARBARA KRAFT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / AFP PHOTO / WYNN / Barbara Kraft / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / WYNN/BARBARA KRAFT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Duterte falls in line in Malacañang buffet

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Lawyer Lloyd del Socorro the person being held in the shoulders by Duterte in the viral photo tells the story behind the snap

Brillante Mendoza on directing SONA: I'll capture the true Duterte

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Internationally acclaimed director Brillante Mendoza explains why there is a need to direct the first State of the Nation Address of President Duterte

DIREK FOR DUTERTE'S SONA. Award-winning director Brillante Mendoza inspects the Batasang Pambansa plenary hall, where President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his first State of the Nation Address. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler