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Let’s move on, says Aquino on Carandang’s resignation

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

“Let’s move on.” The resignation of his communications strategist, Secretary Ricky Carandang, is not a cause for concern to President Benigno Aquino III.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino asks Palace communication group, watchers to ‘move on’

President Benigno Aquino III, left. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III said here Friday the resignation of his communications strategist, Ricky Carandang, was no cause for concern and asked Malacañang Palace watchers to move on.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Valte: We serve at the pleasure of the President

Abigail Valte

After her colleague quit the Cabinet, Undersecretary Abigail Valte said Friday that her fate in government was all up to her boss, President Aquino.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace rift figures in Carandang resignation

Herminio Coloma and Secretary Ricky Carandang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

President Aquino has let go of his designated communication strategist as a Malacañang faction identified with Vice President Jejomar Binay has continued to assume a more prominent role in his messaging program.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino communications exec resigns

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Presidential Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang resigned his post and President Benigno Aquino III accepted it Tuesday, Malacanang said in a press briefing Thursday.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace vows full audit of DAP funds

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang has vowed a full audit of Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds even as it joined calls for senators to voluntarily itemize the projects that were financed by their additional P50-million pork barrel.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Abad saved PH from financial ruin in 2012, says Palace exec

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad can’t be “hounded out of office” by calls for his resignation over the creation of Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino’s men deny P50-M ‘incentive’ to oust Corona

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang officials denied Thursday Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada’s claim that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) handed out monetary incentives to lawmakers who voted to convict former chief justce Renato Corona.

Posted: September 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Customs’ abolition just plain talk


The abolition of the Bureau of Customs is just a “suggestion” from Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon and only a part of his “initial discussions” with President Benigno Aquino III, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace to pursue fight vs plea bargain by ex-AFP comptroller in plunder case

Former military comptroller Carlos Garcia. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang is determined to fight the Sandiganbayan ruling affirming the plea bargain agreement forged years ago between then Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez and former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) comptroller Carlos Garcia.

Posted: April 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Carandang denies he’s resigning

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Strategic Communication Secretary Ricky Carandang on Thursday branded as “intrigue” a report that he was quitting, even as Malacañang said that Carandang continued to enjoy President Aquino’s trust.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Malacañang finds 1948 law banning gambling on Rizal Day

cartoon, december 30, 2012

Attention gamblers: Sunday, Rizal Day, is not only a nonworking holiday but also a gambling holiday. Malacañang has found an old, little-known law that prohibits gambling on Dec. 30, Rizal Day. Republic Act No. 229 specifically prohibits cockfighting, horse racing and jai alai on Rizal Day.

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Anti-RH lawmakers accuse 4 Palace officials of lobbying during voting

Roxas : I take the MRT when traffic gets unruly. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—What clinched the vote for the reproductive health bill at the House of Representatives?   Four key emissaries of President Aquino were conspicuously present at the South Lounge of the Batasan building and stayed on until every vote was cast—and counted—in favor of passing House Bill No. 4244 on second reading, the Inquirer has [...]

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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