Panelo wants PSG to probe entry of Sanchez kin in Malacañang
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Thursday said he wanted the Presidential Security Group (PSG) to investigate why the family of rapist-murderer ex-Calauan Mayor Antonio Sanchez was able to come to his office in Malacañang without his knowledge.
“How were they able to enter? Why was I not aware that they were coming?” Panelo, during a Palace briefing Thursday, recalled asking his staff.
He said his staff told him that even they were not aware that Sanchez’s wife Elvira and his daughter Antonelvie were coming to their office.
“In fact, I told them, let the PSG investigate. How were they able to enter without our knowledge?” he added.
Panelo’s office is at the New Executive Building (NEB) in Malacañang.
The logbook at NEB showed Elvira and Antonelvie went to Malacañang thrice — on February 7, 21 and 26 this year.
Aside from February 7 and 26 this year, logbook at the New Executive Building in Malacañang shows that Elvira and Mymy Sanchez also went to Malacañang to meet with presd’l spox Salvador Panelo on February 21. Panelo says he does not recall the Feb 21 meeting. @inquirerdotnet pic.twitter.com/LgQD4uusEn
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Panelo earlier confirmed he met the family twice on February 7 and 26 but was not able to meet them on the 21st.
“As I’ve said, we don’t even know how they were able to come. But my experience here is that, in Gate 2, [security] not so [strict],” he said.
“Sometimes strict, sometimes not. No, that’s true. That’s why they really have to be strict because sometimes I am surprised why there are people there,” he added.
He questioned the PSG’s lax security.
“I think the security problem of the PSG, not us, lax. Maybe the lax [security],” he said.
INQUIRER.net has sought comment from PSG but has yet to respond as of posting. /je
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