Manila, Sept. 16 -- Members of the political opposition always find fault in the language of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Malacanang on Thursday said.

This after Vice President Leni Robredo asked Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador S. Panelo to talk first with the Chief Executive before issuing official statements from the Palace.

"Firstly, we [President Duterte] talk before I issue statements. Secondly, the problem with them is that they do not listen to official statements issued by this office," Panelo said in a Palace press briefing.

Panelo clarified that he read first the transcript containing the language used by Duterte when the President conveyed his message on the arbitral ruling to Chinese ...