Duterte orders total BuCor revamp

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a total revamp of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) to curb corruption within the bureau, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo bared this after Duterte appointed former warden of the Parañaque and Manila City jails Gerald Bantag as new BuCor director-general on Tuesday. “Total revamp, he would … Read More

Panelo to suggest to PRRD banning internet in Bilibid

MANILA — Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said he will suggest to President Rodrigo Duterte to consider banning mobile and cutting internet signal in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) amid reports that high-profile inmates continue to use their cellphones inside the penitentiary. “Simple lang ‘yan. Madali na rin ‘yung solusyon na ‘yan. Bakit naman ‘pag mayroong mga state … Read More

Ex-mayor Sanchez ineligible for early release: Palace

MANILA — Convicted rapist and murderer, former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez, is not eligible for an earlier release from prison, Malacañang said on Monday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo reiterated that Sanchez is not eligible because Republic Act 10592 states that “recidivists, habitual delinquents, escapees and persons charged with heinous crimes” are excluded from the law’s … Read More

Duterte signs Murang Kuryente Act

MANILA — Consumers can expect lower electricity rates after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the “Murang Kuryente Act.” The new law (Republic Act 11371) which was signed by Duterte on August 8, allows government to allocate a portion of the net national government share from the Malampaya natural gas project for the payment of the stranded contract … Read More

Duterte lifts suspension of Lotto games

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted the suspension of Lotto operations of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), Malacañang said on Tuesday night. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte lifted the suspension as per advice of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. “As per the advice of Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, the suspension of Lotto operations … Read More

PRRD satisfied with gov’t response in Batanes quake

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is satisfied with the performance of government in responding to victims of the magnitudes 5.4 and 5.9 earthquakes that rocked Batanes Saturday morning, Malacañang said Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte thinks concerned government agencies were able to provide immediate assistance to both injured and displaced individuals “Oo, dahil ready … Read More