5 months Palace: Laurel to stay as Japan envoy despite ‘Pabuya’ comment MB
By Argyll Cyrus Geducos TOKYO, Japan — Malacañang said there is no reason to fire Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V despite his remark that the inclusion of Cabinet officials in President Duterte’s trip to Tokyo was a “reward” for them. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) In an interview with Malacañang reporters here, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said that Laurel’s remark was “innocently made” and is not a factor for him to be removed from his post. He also said the President was not mad at the envoy. “I think so, wala namang ano dun (There’s ... more