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Panelo wants PSG to probe entry of Sanchez kin in Malacañang

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:16 PM September 05, 2019

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.

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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.

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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.

Panelo earlier confirmed he met the family twice on February 7 and 26 but was not able to meet them on the 21st.

READ: Panelo says he met Sanchez kin twice

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“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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