Malacañang reminds Trump: You said PHL was a ‘special place’

Malacañang reminds Trump: You said PHL was a ‘special place’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday reminded US Republican party presidential candidate Donald Trump Sr. that he once said he loved the Philippines and how he described the country as a “special place.” “Considering his major real estate ‘brand’ investment in the Philippines’ financial capital called Trump Tower, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unfortunately mentioned […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bongbong says father’s hero’s burial still in planning stage

Bongbong says father’s hero’s burial still in planning stage

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Saturday clarified that the burial of his father, late strongman Ferdinand Marcos Sr., at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is still in the planning stage. “Still in the planning stage…planning palang,” Marcos said in a text message. A Philippine Star report quoted Marcos as saying […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Dial 8888, 911: Gov’t opens complaints, emergency hotlines

Dial 8888, 911: Gov’t opens complaints, emergency hotlines

MANILA, Aug 1 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang and the national police on Monday launched their respective hotlines for receiving public complaints and emergency calls. The President’s Hotline or 8888 is dedicated to complaints against fixers, scalawag officials and poor government services. Callers will be asked to identify the government employee and agency tagged in their complaint, […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace sees speedy approval of priority bills under Pimentel, Alvarez

Palace sees speedy approval of priority bills under Pimentel, Alvarez

MANILA, July 25 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday welcomed the election of President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies as the new leaders of Congress, saying it would pave the way for the speedy approval of the chief executive’s priority bills. In a statement, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Malacañang extends its congratulations to Senator Aquilino Pimentel III […]

25.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte to raise grievances to China over illegal drugs

Duterte to raise grievances to China over illegal drugs

MANILA, July 18 (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday night said he will raise his grievances to China, in due time, over the involvement of Chinese nationals in the illegal drug trade in the country. “When I come face to face with them, makinig kayo, sabihin ko talaga ang sama ng loob ko lahat […]

18.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace on next step after arbitration ruling: ‘Top priority will be national interest’

Palace on next step after arbitration ruling: ‘Top priority will be national interest’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The government’s next step in dealing with the territorial dispute in the South China Sea after the arbitration court issues its ruling will be based on the premise that national interest is the administration’s priority, a Malacañang spokesman said Tuesday. At a media briefing, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said “everything will be […]

13.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Why Duterte will issue EO to implement FOI

Why Duterte will issue EO to implement FOI

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Malacañang official on Monday reiterated the position of President Rodrigo Duterte to push freedom of information (FOI) under his administration. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto “Ernie” Abella in his first briefing said that Duterte gives importance to FOI, considering that it is being pushed as his first executive order. “In his words, he […]

07.07.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Duterte, Robredo to hold separate inauguration rites

Duterte, Robredo to hold separate inauguration rites

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice-President elect Leni Robredo will hold separate inauguration ceremonies on June 30. Boyet Dy, head of Robredo’s transition team, said: “We were informed by the team of President-elect Rody Duterte about their preference to hold the inauguration separately.” “While we have been preparing for a joint inauguration, […]

16.06.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Palace on Duterte admin’s plan to probe DAP-linked officials: Hindi na ito bago

MANILA, May 28 (Mabuhay) — A Malacañang official on Saturday downplayed the plan of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s next Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II’s to investigate officials of the outgoing administration over the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “Ito naman ay hindi natin maituturing na bagong usapin dahil matagal na rin napapagusapan yan […]

28.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace: Aquino’s call for united front vs. Duterte not a desperate move

Palace: Aquino’s call for united front vs. Duterte not a desperate move

MANILA, May 7 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday shrugged off insinuations that President Benigno Aquino III’s call for key politicians to unite to prevent Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from winning the presidency was a desperate move of the administration. Interviewed over state-run Radyo ng Bayan, Presidential Communications Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III said Aquino’s action […]

07.05.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace claims no power problems in the weeks around May 9 polls

Palace claims no power problems in the weeks around May 9 polls

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Friday gave the assurance that there would be no power interruptions a week before and after the May 9 national and local elections amid thinning power reserves across the country as demand soars because of the El Niño-induced dry spell. “Ang objective ng DOE ay talagang zero disruption one week […]

20.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace says Aquino’s SWS rating ‘still high’

Palace says Aquino’s SWS rating ‘still high’

MANILA, Apr 18 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday said President Benigno Aquino III’s net satisfaction rating of +27 based on the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey is still considered high. This is despite his public satisfaction rating dropping 23 percentage points (from December last year) to +0 in Metro Manila for April 2016. “Overall […]

18.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace official likens presidential bets to ‘Fantastic Four’

Palace official likens presidential bets to ‘Fantastic Four’

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – The four presidential candidates who faced off in the second leg of the PiliPinas Debates 2016 in Cebu City were like the “Fantastic Four,” a Malacañang official said Monday. In a media briefing, Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) likened Vice President Jejomar Binay […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Palace affirms military assessment on presence of ISIS in PHL

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacanang said it is standing by the statement of the Armed Forces of the Philippines that there is no presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Mindanao despite the recent flare up of violence in the region in previous weeks. There were reports quoting security analysts mentioning about growing […]

10.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace tells judiciary: Speed up cases of media killings

Palace tells judiciary: Speed up cases of media killings

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday urged the judiciary to speed up the resolution of cases involving the killing of journalists in light of the call of a United Nations body for the Philippine government to probe the recent killing of a radio reporter in Mindanao. “There have been many instances when we have all […]

01.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

Aquino OKs ‘medal of valor’ awards to 2 SAF 44 members

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday confirmed that President Benigno Aquino III has approved the recommendation to confer two Special Action Force members involved in the Mamasapano mission with the Medal of Valor award. “The President authorized the award and among the awards that will be conferred ay ang tinatawag na Medalya ng […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Palace hails PH’s credit rating upgrade from Seoul-based NICE: ‘Very nice’

Palace hails PH’s credit rating upgrade from Seoul-based NICE: ‘Very nice’

MANILA, Jan 23 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the upgrade in the country’s credit rating from a Seoul-based debt watcher. Presidential communications undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III said the credit rating upgrade from the National Information and Credit Evaluation (NICE) was “very nice.” “The NICE upgrade—it’s very nice—this is the NICE Investors Services of […]

23.01.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy expected to visit victims of Nona, Onyok — Palace

PNoy expected to visit victims of Nona, Onyok — Palace

MANILA, Dec 21 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III is expected to visit areas affected by Typhoons Nona and Onyok a few days before Christmas, Malacañang said Monday. “Hinahanda na ‘yung maaaring pagdalaw ng Pangulo in coordination with various agencies on the ground,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. told reporters Monday. Nonetheless, Coloma said relief […]

21.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Lacierda: Aquino’s tirades vs. LP rivals not a demolition job

Lacierda: Aquino’s tirades vs. LP rivals not a demolition job

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III’s tirades against the rivals of his anointed successor should not be taken as a demolition job but as a “manner of describing candidates,” a spokesperson for Malacañang said Monday. “It is not accurate to say it’s a demolition job. It’s a manner of describing who the candidates are […]

08.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PNoy meets with Lumad leaders

PNoy meets with Lumad leaders

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday held a dialogue with Lumad leaders, Malacañang said. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said Aquino listened to the concerns of the indigenous people and called for action plans to address these. “He heard the totality of their concerns and issued directives to come up with concrete action […]

29.11.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
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