PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte wished the Muslim Filipinos happiness, peace and prosperity as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr or Feast of Ramadan.
In his Eid’l Fitr message, Duterte noted that the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal always brings great joy to the Muslim brothers and sisters. (READ MORE)
MALACAÑANG on Thursday lashed out at Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for allegedly inventing “huge fantasies” against President Rodrigo Duterte.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella denied the allegation of Trillanes that the President organized a so-called “Philippine Death Squad” to carry out summary executions all over the country. (READ MORE)
MALACANANG on Thursday defended President Rodrigo Duterte from criticisms over his latest remark about the possible spillover of the armed conflict in Marawi City to other parts of the country.
Speaking to reporters, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the President simply wants the public to be fully informed of the real situation in Marawi City and know the possible outcomes of the ongoing fight in the war-torn city. (READ MORE)
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is expecting a dialogue with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday to discuss the purported presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) in the southern Philippines.
The President said he was scheduled to talk to Widodo about Indonesian official’s claim that around 1,200 Isis sympathizers have already infiltrated war-torn Mindanao. (READ MORE)
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is not mulling to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) drafted by the Bangsamoro Transition Committee (BTC).
“We have all the time. It (draft BBL) will not be [certified as urgent],” the President told reporters in Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday night. (READ MORE)
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) regulating the use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices.
Duterte, in EO 28 signed on June 20, said “stricter” rules and regulations on firecrackers or pyrotechnics is necessary to prevent injuries and casualties recorded every year. (READ MORE)
MALACAÑANG on Wednesday belied the allegation of former senator Francisco “Kit” Tatad that President Rodrigo Duterte had suffered mild stroke, a reason for the 72-year-old Chief Executive’s five-day hiatus last week.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella lashed out at Tatad for “creating fantasies,” reiterating that that Duterte is physically fit to work. (READ MORE)
MALACAÑANG on Monday guaranteed that President Rodrigo Duterte will not allow any human rights’ violations, even if he threatens to declare martial law similar to the one-man rule during the Marcos regime.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella came on Duterte’s defense, saying the Chief Executive does not intend to emulate the martial rule imposed by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. (READ MORE)