21 April 2017

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On TIME’S 100 Most Influential List
The fact remains that President Duterte is supported by majority of the Filipinos in his campaign against illegal hard drugs, crime and corruption.

In the case of Sen. De Lima, TIME conveniently failed to clarify that she was jailed not for her criticisms against the administration but because an independent court found probable cause in support of the criminal charges against her for alleged violation of the law on illegal drugs.

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On Travel Advisories and Cancellation of Trips to the PH
We understand the concern of foreign governments over their nationals.

However, we assure everyone that the Philippines remains a safe place to work, to conduct business, or simply to have fun. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo is corresponding with her counterparts in the region to give assurances on the matter.

The ASEAN meetings proceeded as scheduled in Bohol this week with the Philippine National Police (PNP) refocusing its efforts on the security preparations for the ASEAN. Task Group Bohol has been activated at the security system in the venue and other areas where the delegates will be visiting.

Security around the province of Palawan has been strengthened and while we urge continued mindfulness of one’s surroundings, it is still more fun in the Philippines.