Palace: Duterte merely warned of Marawi crisis spillover

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)

Palace: No abuses in Duterte’s ‘copycat’ martial law

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)