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Palace: PHL prepared strong case on territorial row with China before arbitral tribunal

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Saying the Philippines has prepared a “strong” case, Malacañang on Saturday expressed hopes the Arbitral Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands will rule in Manila’s favor regarding its territorial row with China. Deputy presidential...
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Palace on Junjun Binay’s suspension: Nothing political, just the rule of law

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Tuesday called on Makati Mayor Junjun Binay to follow the suspension order issued against him by the Office of the Ombudsman for his supposed involvement in anomalies in the construction of a Makati Science High […]
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Aquino swears in allies in key govt posts

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday swore in some of his political allies to key government posts. Health Secretary Janette Garin, a former Iloilo representative and a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), took her oath […]
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Palace to VP Binay camp: Bring it on

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday put its game face on after consistent attacks from Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp the past few days. “We say to his camp in dishing out lies against the President: Bring it on,” presidential […]
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Palace: Budgets, poverty figures disprove VP Binay’s claim of neglect of poor

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Just look at the numbers. This was how Malacañang on Friday countered Vice President Jejomar Binay’s claim that President Benigno Aquino III’s administration is neglecting poor Filipinos. At a press briefing, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said...
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Palace tosses same-sex marriage legalization issue to Congress

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday tossed to Congress the matter of legalizing same-sex marriages in the Philippines, now that such unions are deemed legal in the United States. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that while President Benigno Aquino […]
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Palace to Congress, judiciary: Help address human rights problems

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday asked Congress and the judiciary to come together with the executive branch of government and explore ways to address human rights issues being raised in the US State Department’s 2014 report on the Philippines. […]
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PHL ‘not provoking’ China: Palace

But AFP conducts military exercises with Japan in disputed waters MANILA (Mabuhay) – The joint military exercises between the Philippines and Japan, which included air patrols over disputed areas in the South China Sea, is not an act of provocation […]
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Cabinet officials shouldn’t act like they’re politicking –Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Wednesday reminded Cabinet officials who plan to run in the 2016 national elections to be mindful of their actions, lest they be accused of early politicking. In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said […]
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Comelec: 2016 bets need not quit before filing

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday clarified that appointed government officials need not resign from their posts to be able to run in the 2016 elections. “Ang rule, kapag nag-file ng COC (certificate of candidacy) ang […]