The National Task Force for the West Philippine Sea contradicted the remarks of Malacañang that Julian Felipe Reef is not located within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Philippines.
Malacañang orders all executive branch agencies and offices to identify savings in their 2020 budgets and deficiencies in budget items that need to be augmented, including possibly cash aid for persons affected by pandemic. | via @piaranada
Malacañang said Wednesday quality control is holding up the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country. | @dygalvezINQ
ON THE OWNERSHIP OF JULIAN FELIPE REEF Malacañang: "All we’re saying is we’re never in possession of that area [Julian Felipe Reef]." DFA: "Julian Felipe Reef is part of the Kalayaan Island Group and lies in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of the Philippines."
"Hindi po sa okay, pero anong magagawa po natin?" Because potentially starting a war is the only option it could see in dealing with China's continued militarization of the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang asks "what can we do?" Read more:
Malacañang orders heads of government agencies to strictly enforce health protocols in workplaces | via @GenKabiling
LOOK: Malacañang orders government agencies, offices, and GOCCs to strictly enforce health protocols to curb COVID-19 infections among their employees. | via @piaranada Read our report on blatant violations of these health protocols in government offices:
Malacañang sees only good things in the rise of community pantries and refuses to see it as an indication of any failure of its programs. However, Patreng Non, who started the Maginhawa Community Pantry, earlier explained she set up the pantry because of 'government inaction.'
JUST IN: Senate Pres. Sotto confirmed to reporters that the anti-terror bill, approved by both houses of Congress, will be transmitted to Malacanang today. He said he already signed it and added that House Speaker Allan Peter Cayetano did the same last night. | via @donabel_magsino
Congress has not sent the enrolled anti-terror bill to Malacañang for President Duterte's signature, said Justice Sec Menardo Guevarra. Congress is urged not to transmit the bill yet in light of withdrawal of votes over questions on constitutionality. | via @liannami
BREAKING: Malacañang is asking PH Congress to declare a nat'l emergency, grant special powers to Pres. Duterte to address the crisis spawned by #COVID19 , based on copy of Malacañang's proposed bill sent to Senate, a copy of which ABS-CBN News has just obtained. | via @mikenavallo
The Bayanihan Law was not yet enacted when Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto appealed to Malacañang if he could allow tricycles to operate in Pasig City. Laws cannot be applied retroactively. This means that it cannot be used to punish any act that was committed before it was passed.