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Palace: PHL to pursue diplomatic path with China

By Leslie D. Venzon MANILA, July 20 (PNA) – Malacañang on Wednesday said the government will continue to pursue the diplomatic path to achieve the country’s exclusive rights over the West Philippine Sea (WPS) granted by Netherlands-based arbitral tribunal. Presidential […]
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Pia wants to be tourism ambassador for PHL

MANILA (MABUHAY) – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach paid a courtesy call on the Department of Tourism on Monday ahead of her meeting at Malacañang with President Rodrigo Duterte. During her brief visit to the department, Wurtzbach said it has […]
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Palace on Pres. Duterte’s high trust rating: ‘Very encouraging’

By Jelly F. Musico MANILA  (PNA) – Malacañang on Wednesday described the impressive trust rating of President Rodrigo Duterte as “very encouraging” and a positive sign the public appreciates the way the new government addresses the problems it inherited from […]
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PHL, China vow no provocation as ruling looms

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said the Philippines has committed not to make any provocative statements against China ahead of a July 12 ruling by an arbitration court hearing the two countries’ dispute over the South […]
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Dela Rosa on naming of suspects: I can’t question president’s wisdom

MANILA, July 7 (Mabuhay) — Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa firmly said Thursday he has no right to question the President Rodrigo Duterte’s naming of top police officials allegedly linked to illegal drug syndicates. In an interview on News […]
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Duterte, Robredo sworn in as President, VP in separate inaugurations

By Benjamin Nathaniel T. Bondoc and Jelly F. Musico MANILA, June 30 (PNA) — The former mayor of the southern city of Davao, Rodrigo Roa Duterte formally took his oath on Thursday noon as the Philippines’ 16th chief executive. Duterte […]
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Duterte to have 500 guests during oathtaking

By Lilybeth G. Ison MANILA  (PNA) – As promised during his election campaign to have a “simple” inauguration if ever he wins, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be sworn in by a Supreme Court Justice as the country’s 16th President with […]
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Rizal Hall can’t accommodate media for Duterte’s inauguration, says Palace official

MANILA (Mabuhay) — No media organization will be allowed inside Malacañang’s Rizal Hall for the inauguration of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on June 30, because of limited space, incoming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said. “Yung plano, as of now, dun sa...
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Palace extends condolences to Maceda’s family

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday extended its condolences to the family of the late former Senate President Ernesto Maceda, who succumbed to multiple organ failure Monday night. In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said: “The late former...
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Aquino praises young engineers for helping build the country

MANILA  (PNA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday encouraged young engineers who have undergone the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) training program not to lose focus on what they are doing so they could help their […]