Duterte ‘grateful’ over early lead in Time’s ‘most influential’ poll

MALACANANG expressed gratitude Monday for President Rodrigo Duterte’s early lead in an online poll for Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential people in the world.

“President Duterte is grateful to the Filipino all over the world for their support for him and his agenda of real change in the Philippine society.” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement. (READ MORE)

Palace: NY Times ‘demolition work’ vs Duterte ‘very obvious’

MALACAÑANG believed Monday that the critics of President Rodrigo Duterte have launched a “well-funded” campaign against him to pay “hack writers” of American daily newspaper New York Times (NYT), who are “focused on undermining him.”

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, in a statement, said that the NYT’s “demolition job” against the President appears to be “very obvious,” especially now that he is getting a “very high approval” from the majority of the Filipino people. (READ MORE)

Palace: Firing of 92 officials proof ‘no sacred cows’ in Duterte admin

MALACAÑANG said Sunday that the dismissal of 92 government officials only shows that there are no sacred cows in the present government.

“The President’s (Rodrigo Duterte) remark that he fired 92 government officials this month underscores that there are no sacred cows in the Duterte administration,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement. (READ MORE)