That September 11 fiasco of a “press con” in Malacañang

By Raïssa Robles

On September 11, the birth anniversary of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte was supposed to hold a very important press conference at 3 pm. Or so we were told, the day before.

Instead, what transpired was a gruesome comedy where Duterte and presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo held a “tete-a-tete” on a disjointed set of topics, with the watching media forbidden from asking questions.