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Panelo wants ban on pre-election surveys

 Former chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo has sought the prohibition of pre-election surveys during the campaign period.

Expressing dismay over the apparent “mind-conditioning” effect of the results of pre-election surveys, Panelo said if he gets elected to the Senate, he would push for a measure that would stop this “bad method”.

“Kapag ako ang naging senador, palagay ko, iba-ban ko na ang survey na iyan kasi nga, unang-una, ‘pag naglagay ka ng survey diyan, it creates the impression na forever ganiyan na iyan (If I become senator, perhaps, I will ban such surveys because if you conduct a survey, it creates an impression that lasts forever). It creates bad method,” he said in an interview with popular TV host Boy Abunda based on Panelo’s Facebook post on Friday. 

He also cast doubt on the validity of the surveys because of the questionable identities of the respondents.

Favors same-sex union, divorce

MANILA – Former chief presidential legal counsel and now senatorial aspirant Salvador Panelo has expressed support to legalize same-sex union, as well as divorce, in the country.“I said I will support efforts to legalize same-sex marriages or unions because all persons should have equal… Read More

PANELO: ICC cannot probe Duterte for drug war deaths

President Rodrigo Duterte cannot be investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes alleged to have been committed in the country’s war on drugs because the ICC does not have jurisdiction in the country.

For this,  Duterte will not cooperate with the ICC’s probe into the drug war, the Philippine President’s spokesman Salvador Panelo said.

Spokesman hits ICC’s ‘blatant’ interference in Philippine domestic affairs

 September 16, 2021

MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo slammed the “blatant and brazen” attempt of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to meddle in the Philippines’ domestic affairs, particularly its handling of the rampant illegal drug trade in the country.This, after… Read More

CRIMINAL COURT probe to include Davao Death Squad killings

Duterte “will not cooperate since first of all, the Philippines has left the Rome statute, so the ICC no longer has jurisdiction over the country,” Panelo said on Thursday in a radio interview. “The government will not let in any ICC member to collect information and evidence here in the Philippines, they will be barred entry.”

ICC okays probe into Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’

GORDON: Duterte guilty of inciting to sedition

PANELO: Gordon, not Duterte, guilty of inciting to sedition

 September 15, 2021

MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Tuesday said it is the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee under Senator Richard Gordon that is guilty of inciting to sedition, not President Rodrigo R. Duterte.Panelo made this remark after Gordon said Duterte’s order requiring… Read More

Palace cites legal basis on consent to attend Senate probe

 September 14, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has “legal basis” to require government officials to get his consent before attending Senate probes, Malacañang said on Tuesday.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this statement after Duterte said Cabinet officials invited to… Read More

Cabinet execs need clearance before attending Senate probes

 September 14, 2021, 12:11 pm

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is requiring all Cabinet secretaries to first get his approval before attending Senate hearings on the deficiencies in the government’s use of Covid-19 pandemic funds.Duterte expressed frustration over how a series of hearings “wasted”… Read More

SOTTO TO DUTERTE ADMIN: Find other ways to fight Covid-19

Government should concentrate on treatment and prevention through medicines rather than focus more on vaccinating Filipinos against Covid-19

Gov’t already changed Covid-19 strategies

 September 9, 2021

MANILA – The Duterte administration has already changed its strategies in addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Thursday. This, after Senate President Vicente Sotto III called on the government to look for other… Read More

PINOYS think Trillanes for President in 2022 a big joke

PARAS: Filipinos don’t consider Trillanes ‘a serious’ candidate’

 July 8, 2021

MANILA – Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV should drop his plan to seek a national post next year because Filipino voters do not consider him “a serious candidate”, newly-installed Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Jacinto Paras said on Thursday.

“Mr. Trillanes, you… Read More

Duterte to Panelo: Take care of Trillanes’ plunder allegations

 July 7, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has told Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo to take action on former senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s latest plunder allegations against him.Unfazed by the fresh corruption claim hurled against him, Duterte said Trillanes was just “all… Read More

Paras named Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs

 July 8, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) Undersecretary Jacinto “Jing” Paras as Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs.Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced Paras’ appointment in a Palace press briefing on… Read More