Palace welcomes survey showing 54% of Filipinos enjoy freedom of speech

MANILA, June 11 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang welcomed on Thursday a survey showing more than half of the Filipinos believe they enjoy freedom of speech under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III. ”The Philippines is the only country which does not imposes censorship or...

Aquino mourns death of PHL ambassador in Pakistan crash

MANILA, May 9 (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Friday expressed grief over the death of Philippine Ambassador to Pakistan Domingo Lucenario Jr. in a helicopter crash. In a statement, Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said Aquino and...

Palace: PNoy may have chance to discuss Veloso case with Indonesia leader

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III may have a chance to discuss with Indonesian leader Jokowi Widodo the case of Mary Jane Veloso, the overseas Filipino worker facing execution for a drug-related case in Indonesia, Malacañang hinted Saturday. Aquino and Widodo...

Palace: No info on legal counsel’s reported resignation

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday said it has no information on the reported resignation of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Benjamin Caguioa. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said this when asked on government radio. “Wala po tayong...

Palace: Napoles guilty verdict boosts Luy’s credibility

MANILA, Apr 15 (Mabuhay) — The Palace believes that the guilty verdict handed down against Janet Lim Napoles in her illegal detention trial boosts the credibility of Benhur Luy and other witnesses in the pork barrel cases. Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential...

Palace: Burial ground not an issue for fallen SAF 44

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Whether the 44 Special Action Force personnel killed in a clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Jan. 25 will be buried at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani does not seem to be a concern for their kin, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential Communications Operations...

Palace: Status quo in Mindanao not acceptable

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) — The failure to establish a new Bangsamoro political entity that will change the status quo in Mindanao will not be an acceptable scenario for Malacañang. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. stressed this as he...

1,200 youths to welcome Pope Francis

MANILA, Nov 27 (Mabuhay) – A total of 1,200 young men and women will welcome Pope Francis upon his arrival to the Philippines this January, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said Thursday. In a press briefing, Episcopal Commission on Social Communications...

Palace: Proper procedures to be followed in deporting Laude BF

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday assured the public the proper procedures will be followed in the prospective deportation of the German fiance of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said...

GCG to further trim number of GOCCs down to 88 by 2015

MANILA (Mabuhay) – From a high 157 government government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs), the Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) is aiming to further trim down its number to only 88 corporations by next year. ”Our aim is we’re hoping by the next year we would be down...