For the Record: In response to “Should the Official Gazette be used as a campaign platform?”

To the editors of Good day, This is in response to the article “Should the Official Gazette be used as a campaign platform?” by Ms. Raisa Serafica, posted on your website on October 7, 2015. The Official Gazette, which is maintained by the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO), is duty-bound to […]

For the Record: On International Alert’s study titled “Rebellion, political violence and shadow crimes in the Bangsamoro”

This is to share with the public some clarifications regarding International Alert’s study titled “Rebellion, political violence and shadow crimes in the Bangsamoro: The Bangsamoro Conflict Monitoring System (BCMS), 2011–2013.”

For the record: Presidential Spokesperson on the MRT and LRT fare increase

From the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson This is to clarify the government’s position on the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) fare increase as discussed by Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda in a press briefing held on January 5, 2015. ____________________ On the petitions filed against commuter groups against the fare increase […]

For the Record: The Presidential Spokesperson clarifies the President’s statement on the Senate investigation of the Vice President

He also stated that he respects the co-equal branch that is the Legislature, and that the senators are fully aware of their roles as lawmakers and are mindful of pending legislation—in addition to their corollary responsibility of conducting investigations. Thus, at no time in the media briefing did the President mention that he wanted the investigation stopped.

For the Record: On ABS-CBN’s article “Valte on Lacierda’s No-El slip: He’s not fluent in Filipino”

The ABS-CBN article translated “hindi kasing-tatas” to “not fluent,” when what the Undersecretary clearly said and meant was that Secretary Lacierda is “not as fluent” in Filipino as compared to English. Said article also did not cite the fact that the Secretary, as Undersecretary Valte had mentioned, though conversant in Filipino, was brought up in a household where Visayan, Chinese, and English were used more often than Filipino.

For the Record: Presidential Spokesperson clarifies a response he gave during his August 22 briefing

The President has neither decided on term extension nor on endorsing a candidate, owing to the fact that his efforts are focused on more pressing matters of state. It should be noted that the 2016 elections will push through, and that the administration will always follow the processes set by the Constitution.

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