Palace maintains: No security lapse during armed woman’s intrusion try

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday maintained there is no security lapse at the Palace following the arrest of a woman who tried to enter the Palace compound with a cal-.45 pistol Friday afternoon. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the Presidential...

Aquino names SolGen Jardeleza to SC

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Secretary Herminio Coloma, head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, said the appointment was transmitted to the Supreme...

Govt drafting legal position on SC ruling on DAP, says Palace exec

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government is planning its legal position, including an option to file a motion for reconsideration, after a recent Supreme Court (SC) ruling declared as unconstitutional some provisions of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). “So there’s a...

Palace: Aquino not trying to sway court on Enrile treatment

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A Malacañang spokesperson on Thursday maintained that President Benigno Aquino III is not trying to influence the Sandiganbayan on how to treat embattled Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, who is facing plunder and graft charges in connection with the alleged...

Palace: Operators of colorum vehicles deserve higher penalties

MANILA, June 19 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Thursday defended the implementation of higher penalties for operators of colorum vehicles, saying violators of the law should be punished. “Ang colorum ay iligal, labag sa batas. Pagpapatupad ng batas ang pangunahing layunin...

Palace: PNoy won’t fire Roxas, Purisima over crime problem

MANILA (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III will not relieve from their posts Interior Sec. Mar Roxas and Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima over the crime problem in the country, a Palace official said Thursday. “Patuloy silang pinagkakatiwalian ng...

PNoy still trusts TESDA chief Villanueva – Palace

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III continues to trust Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Joel Villanueva despite reports that he will also be charged for the alleged misuse of pork barrel funds, Malacañang said Monday. This...

Rice prices to stabilize in two months, says Palace

MANILA, June 16 (Mabuhay) – Malacañang said on Monday that rice prices are expected to stabilize in the next two months. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said that the National Food Authority (NFA) is monitoring the situatio...

Palace hails Azkals’ gritty stand vs. Palestine

MANILA, May 31 (Mabuhay) – Although they finished runner-up to Palestine in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup, Malacañang on Saturday lauded the Philippine “Azkals” football team for their gritty stand against the eventual champs. Presidential Communications Operations Office head...

House OKs bill declaring Maguindanao massacre anniversary as PHL Press Day

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A measure declaring the anniversary of the infamous Maguindanao massacre as Philippine Press Freedom Day has been approved by the House of Representatives on third and final reading. Under House Bill 4128, every 23rd of November shall be commemorated as a day...