MALACANANG COLD ON HOUSE BILL GIVING DUTERTE SPECIAL POWERS

President to maximize powers for ‘Build, Build, Build’ By ROGER M. BALANZA with PNA report Due to time constraints, Malacanang is not keen on supporting a House bill granting special powers to President Rodrigo Duterte  in adopting a “national policy” … Continue reading MALACANANG COLD ON HOUSE BILL GIVING DUTERTE SPECIAL POWERS

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PANELO SLAMS CLAIM OF 27,000 KILLED IN DUTERTE DRUG WAR ‘Amnesty International stubborn, incorrigible’ Malacañang described London-based human rights group Amnesty International as “stubborn” and “incorrigible” after it insisted that there were around 27,000 extrajudicial killings in the country. Presidential … Continue reading LIARS!

PANELO: Duterte All Saints’ Day comment said in jest

Not meant to offend Catholics President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s remarks questioning the Catholics’ commemoration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day were said in jest and not meant to offend religion, Malacañang said Saturday. “The President’s remarks, as described … Continue reading PANELO: Duterte All Saints’ Day comment said in jest

PANELO: Trillanes seditious remark vs. Duterte not covered by immunity

“Parliamentary immunity is not absolute” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said the “remarks” of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV against President Rodrigo Duterte are not covered by the lawmaker’s parliamentary immunity. In his statement posted on Facebook, Panelo said the … Continue reading PANELO: Trillanes seditious remark vs. Duterte not covered by immunity

PANELO: MISGUIDED LAWMAKERS IN CASE VS, DUTERTE

“Supplemental communication can’t cure ‘intrinsically flawed’ initial complaint” Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Tuesday said the supplemental complaint filed by two Magdalo lawmakers before the International Criminal Court (ICC) against President Rodrigo Duterte only showed that the initial complaint was “intrinsically flawed” even as he stressed that the ICC has no jurisdiction over the case in the first place. “As regards the recent supplemental complaint filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Representative Gary Alejano before the ICC against the President, their belated and remedial effort only goes to show that their initial complaint was based merely on … Continue reading PANELO: MISGUIDED LAWMAKERS IN CASE VS, DUTERTE

mASSACRE VICTIMS’ RELATIVES OPPOSE AMPATUAN LAWYER IN DUTERTE CABINET

The relatives of the victims of the Ampatuan massacre will oppose the appointment of Atty. Salvador Panelo as a member of the Duterte administration. They said it could lead to a whitewash aside from him being conflicted if the case … Continue reading mASSACRE VICTIMS’ RELATIVES OPPOSE AMPATUAN LAWYER IN DUTERTE CABINET