Palace suspends gov’t work on Dec. 26, Jan. 2

MANILA — To give government employees more time to celebrate the holidays with their families, Malacañang has suspended government work on Dec. 26, 2017 and Jan. 2, 2018. The declaration was made through Memorandum Circular No. 37, which was signed on Dec. 13 by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of President Rodrigo Duterte. The memo … Read More

Duterte formally declares CPP-NPA as terror group

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a proclamation formally designating the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as a terrorist organization. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made the announcement during a press conference in Malacañang. The Palace spokesperson said the President signed the proclamation pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 10168 or … Read More

Roque is concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights

MANILA — Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has been appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as concurrent Presidential Adviser on Human Rights. This was disclosed by Roque himself on Wednesday, although Malacañang has yet to release his appointment papers. “Further, being appointed recently as Presidential Adviser on Human Rights concurrent with my being the Presidential Spokesperson, I will … Read More

Duterte sacks 2 PNP ‘narco-generals’

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has dismissed two high ranking police officials he earlier accused of being involved in the illegal drug trade. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella named the two officials as former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao; and former Quezon City Police District (QCPD) head, Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio. … Read More