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Malacañang reporters temporarily barred from Palace grounds

May 01, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The Presidential Security Group says this was due to heightened security measures implemented for Labor Day

It wasn't me: Andanar blames staff for wrong grammar in Malacañang media ID

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says he has ordered a probe into the supposed breach of protocol

Senate Fake News Hearing on March 15,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

From Cory to Rody: Presidents and their beef with Palace reporters

Mar 01, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Rappler looks into all the instances when Malacañang restricted the access of reporters covering the Palace beat and compares them with President Duterte's recent order

Duterte on Ranada, Lorenzana on PSG, Napolcom on Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Rappler reporter remains in Malacañang Press Corps unless SEC ruling final – MPC

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:35 PM

(UPDATED) 'While we respect the discretion of Malacañang to set accreditation rules for presidential events, we deplore any arbitrary attempt to bar access and harass reporters performing their duty as an independent monitor of power and guardian of public interest,' says the Malacañang Press Corps

PALACE BRIEFING. Rappler's Pia Ranada (in red) in a post-briefing interview with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. Malacañang file photo

Rappler no longer accredited for Malacañang coverage – Palace official

Feb 20, 2018 - 5:29 PM

'Unless the CA issues a TRO against the SEC ruling, Rappler's accreditation with the Malacañang Press Corps has accordingly ceased,' Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra tells reporter Pia Ranada, correcting a statement earlier released by Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

PALACE BRIEFING. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque J  entertains queries from members of the media. Malacañang file photo 2017

Roque suggests blogger accreditation for Rappler once SEC ruling final

Jan 17, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Bloggers' accreditation is provided by the office of PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, who frequently attacks Rappler on social media for its reportage

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has ordered the Department of Budget and Management to find means to increase the salaries of teachers. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Joint session on martial law, Duterte on media, Tillerson on North Korea | Midday wRap

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:40 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte tells media, 'I am not your enemy'

Dec 13, 2017 - 7:03 AM

'Nevermind about our relationship, it's always adversarial,' says President Rodrigo Duterte in his Christmas message to reporters covering him

Bong Go dedicates ‘Superman’ song to Duterte at Malacañang Christmas party

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:30 AM

President Duterte, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar perform at their first Malacañang Press Corps Christmas party

Malacañang Press Corps slams Mocha Uson's bid to ‘reclassify’ Rappler

Nov 08, 2017 - 4:50 PM

'The MPC deplores any attempt to curtail press freedom and will continue to ensure a strong free press, keep the public informed, and the government in check,' the MPC says in response to the move of Asec Mocha Uson to expel Rappler from the organization

How Harry Roque's first Malacañang presscon went

Nov 02, 2017 - 8:35 PM

The fast-talking new presidential spokesman injects his own style into the regular Palace briefing

Newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. holds his first press briefing in Malacañan on November 2, 2017. He told the members of the media that he is vowed to fulfill President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's order to do what is best for the country and to tell the truth. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

When Duterte dines with media

Sep 02, 2017 - 8:25 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte may publicly threaten media companies but he also invites their reporters to dinner

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte explains that a law barring the hero's burial for the dictators should have been passed and enacted as he comments on the Supreme Court ruling that allowed the the burial of Former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani during an interview in a gathering members of the media at the Malacañang Park on November 15, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Covering presidents: Life and times of Malacañang Press Corps

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:10 PM

This group of journalists assigned to Malacañang can claim a rich and colorful history of covering Philippine presidents

RECOGNITION. President Rodrigo Duterte attends the oath-taking of Malacañang Press Corps officers. Presidential photo

Palace crafting 'social media policy' for bloggers

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The policy will allow bloggers to be recognized as legitimate sources of information and provide a system of accreditation says the Presidential Communications Operations Office

'SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY.' Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is paving the way for bloggers to be seen as 'legitimate sources of information.' File photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Duterte gives online defenders access to Palace events

Feb 09, 2017 - 10:56 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives the go signal for some bloggers to occasionally cover Palace events like press briefings and presidential activities

'STAUNCH SUPPORTERS.' President Duterte meets with online personalities supportive of him in Malacañang Palace on February 7, 2017. RTVM screenshot

Should bloggers be accredited to cover the Palace?

Feb 07, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Pro Duterte bloggers have already been given the go signal to cover President Rodrigo Duterte s out of town and foreign trips

COVERING DUTERTE. President Duterte holds a press conference in Beijing, China on October 19. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Palace media slam Andanar over 'misreporting' tirade

Jan 18, 2017 - 5:13 PM

UPDATED We are disturbed by the propensity of the officials of this administration to blame the media whenever the inflammatory statements of the President stir controversy or draw flak says the Malacañang Press Corps

OUTSPOKEN PRESIDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte grants an ambush interview at the Palace Reception Hall. Malacañang file photo

Alsons Renewable to spend $650M for hydro, solar projects

Feb 22, 2016 - 5:08 PM

Alsons Renewable will construct a hydroelectric plant along the Siguil River in Maasim Sarangani

SHIFTING FOCUS. Alsons, which is expected to contribute 600 megawatts of capacity to Mindanao, is shifting its focus to renewable energy

Marikina Polytechnic College execs dismissed, face graft raps

Oct 29, 2014 - 9:10 AM

The Ombudsman says officials of the state run college entered into irregular deals with favored but unqualified suppliers from 2005 to 2006