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PH journalists slam rejection of ABS-CBN franchise: 'History is never kind to tyrants'

Jul 11, 2020 - 11:29 AM

(4th UPDATE) 'A thousand little cuts do not make us weak, these make us stronger,' says the Malacañang Press Corps, as Philippine journalists call out the 'house of minions'

BRING BACK ABS-CBN ON THE AIR. Artists, employees, and supporters gather at the ABS-CBN complex as Congress denied the media giant's franchise on July 10, 2020, Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Veteran journalist Marie Peña-Ruiz, 65

Mar 21, 2020 - 6:32 PM

The longtime Radyo ng Bayan broadcaster and former Malacañang Press Corps president was the beloved 'chairman' to Palace reporters

Photo courtesy of Aytch de la Cruz

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

NUJP: Expanded ban on Rappler by Malacañang 'a low point in pettiness'

Mar 06, 2018 - 6:12 PM

The NUJP adds. 'this show of vindictiveness is not just pathetically childish, more worrisome is it shows Duterte’s penchant for taking shortcuts in a case that is still pending before the courts'

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

Everything you need to know about Rappler's Malacañang coverage ban

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Updates, stories on Malacanang's ban against Rappler

Rappler to Harry Roque: Duterte ban about press freedom

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:26 PM

'It is not the government's role to say who can cover what, and when, and where,' says Rappler after President Duterte banned Rappler from Malacañang

DUTERTE BAN. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (center) defends the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte (left) to ban Rappler from Malacañang. Malacañang file photo

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

Rappler's Pia Ranada barred from entering Malacañang Palace

Feb 20, 2018 - 11:24 AM

(4th UPDATE) The incident happens a day after the Senate hearing on the Navy frigates deal where Special Assistant to the President Bong Go accused Rappler of churning out 'fake news'

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

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

Poe hits Mocha's attempt to 'reclassify' Rappler as social media

Nov 09, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Senator Grace Poe says, 'The PCOO should welcome objective and fair coverage from the press'

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

FACT CHECK: Can PCOO reclassify Rappler as 'Social Media' under Uson?

Nov 07, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Because the Constitution guarantees freedom of the press, government does not have the power to regulate independent media

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

Andanar secretly invited to Senate dinner, ignored by media

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Senate President Koko Pimentel arranges the dinner but the Cabinet secretary is practically ignored by most media present – the same group of people he accused without basis of corruption

DINNER. Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar attends a gathering of Senate reporters with Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, after giving false, baseless accusations against the group. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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

Veteran bloggers push criteria for Malacañang accreditation

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Longtime bloggers weigh in on the Malacañang media accreditation debate

ACCESS. Bloggers Noemi Lardizabal Dado and Jane Uymatiao, and Press Secretary Martin Andanar

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

[Newspoint] A runaway train

Feb 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

I can imagine it s not difficult for [Martin Andanar] to have felt legitimized when he was enlisted as newspaper columnist Now he s thinking of legitimizing bloggers as members of the press themselves

Inside Martin Andanar's man cave

Jan 26, 2017 - 5:36 PM

An apologist of the President and a public official who gets paid by taxpayers’ money, Andanar is embarking on a dangerous path of propaganda and media control

Duterte, Trillanes, Trump | Evening wRap

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

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

Media barred from live coverage of Duterte's events on Sept 12

Sep 12, 2016 - 6:28 PM

UPDATED The Palace prohibits media from airing live Duterte s events on Monday September 12 but gives assurances that this is not the protocol for future events

DUTERTE AND MEDIA. The Palace places restrictions on media coverage for President Duterte's events on September 12, 2016. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Media, gov’t need not be enemies – Coloma

Jun 28, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Never again should there be prior restraint on the exercise of freedom of expression and of the press Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr says in his final news briefing

FINAL PRESS BRIEFING. Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr gives his final press briefing to the Malacanang Press Corps on June 28, 2016. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Aquino's last Christmas with the media: I will miss the ambush interviews

Dec 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Go slow on the cholesterol tonight Because if I get fortunate enough to get married I will invite you I m just not sure when the President jokes on his bachelorhood

SELFIE. President Benigno Aquino III grants a photographer's son's request for a selfie during the Christmas party with the Malacañang Press Corps. Photo by Joseph Vidal

Ramos swam, and the nation was afloat

Mar 15, 2014 - 2:43 PM

Who knows one of these days when there is serious need to soothe the anxieties of the nation again FVR just might

Coloma volunteered himself for Palace briefings – Valte

Oct 25, 2013 - 5:37 PM

Amid questions over whether the President is dissatisfied with his spokespersons work Valte says it was not the President who asked Coloma to conduct briefings

NEW FACE. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma will be hosting press briefings in Malacañang more often. Screenshot from PCOO YouTube

Now briefing at the Palace: Sonny Coloma

Oct 24, 2013 - 4:53 PM

All areas of governance are being improved and the area of communications is not exempted

NEW FACE. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma will be hosting press briefings in Malacañang more often. Screenshot from PCOO YouTube

PNoy’s Top Love Life Quips

Sep 08, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Malacañang discourages journalists from reporting about President Aquino’s love life But when it comes to romance Aquino is his own Wikileaks

Arroyo's Fortress and the Nosy Press

Sep 04, 2011 - 8:00 AM