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PANELO: Duterte will defend country’s sovereignty even if it will cost him his life

President won’t relinquish WPS to China

 May 15, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s “strong language” on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue proves that he is not abandoning his obligation to protect the Philippines’ sovereign right over the resource-rich water, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said… Read More

PANELO ON TRILLANES FOR PRESIDENT: The public is waiting to see him lose

Trillanes should wake up from a bad dream

Panelo in disbelief over Trillanes’ presidential ambition

 May 15, 2021

MANILA – Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV is in for “nightmares” once he pursues the presidency in 2022, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Saturday.Panelo said he could not fathom how the rebel soldier turned senator could think of running for the highest… Read More

PANELO: Duterte angry over unabated corruption in government

President curses because of corruption, illegal drugs

 May 5, 2021, 6:45 pm

MANILA – There is nothing wrong with President Rodrigo Duterte using profanities, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said on Wednesday. It is only normal for Duterte to curse, especially when he is angry over the unabated activities of corrupt government personnel, drug… Read More


Former Senator Antonio Trillanes said President Rodrigo Duterte purposely hid himself from the public eye so that he would be talked about and reappear as a “conquering hero.”

“I’m not buying this info that Duterte is sick. He’s been doing that for the past 5 years. Mawawala kunyare (pretend to disappear) then they’d float their own rumor. Tapos lalabas (then appear) like a conquering hero and burn all those who went for the ride, ” the opposition senator said.

“He’s a narcissist, remember? He craves for the attention,” Trillanes, a staunch critic of Duterte, said in a statement.

 In his TALK TO THE PEOPLE pre-recorded public address, Duterte shot down rumors about being ill, saying he purposely decided to be out of public eye last week because he was busy reviewing and signing papers that involved “agriculture” issues.

In his first public appearance in nearly two weeks, Duterte on Monday dismissed speculations he is sick and taunted critics who allegedly want to see him dead.

Duterte has challenged critics to “pray harder” if they wanted rumors about his being ill or dead to come true.

“If you want me to die early, you must pray harder. What you would like to happen is to see me go. You want me to go and you’re praying for that,” he addedf

Duterte’s chief legal counsel has come to the defense of the President and slammed Trillanes for branding Duterte as a “narcissist”.

PANELO: Trillanes is the narcissist

 April 12, 2021

MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Monday slammed former Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV for branding President Rodrigo Duterte as a “narcissist”.“Palibhasa kasi pag nakikita nitong dating senador na ito ang sarili niya sa salamin,… Read More