Senatorial candidates zeroed in on inflation and a former president in the second part of ABS-CBN’s senatorial debate series. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:
The second part of ABS-CBN senatorial debate zeroed in on inflation and the law and order. Many of the candidates agreed that the fuel excise tax should be suspended to cool inflation. Two of them, Neri Colmenares and Gary Alejano, also agreed that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is the most corrupt president. Alejano said there would be no end to the drug-related killings for as long as President Rodrigo Duterte is in office. Also, will Hugpong candidates take the challenge of opposition candidates to a debate in Plaza Miranda today?
On the formation of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), some members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) are complaining about the five seats they got in the BTA. A spokesman of MNLF leader Nur Misuari even said they would not recognize the BTA.
In his last speech, the President claims he fulfilled very promise he made except solving EDSA traffic. Of course, there are other promises he has neglected to keep like planting a flag on Scarborough Shoal and ending the drug menace. He also said we should let Chinese workers work in the country.
The 33rd anniversary celebrations of the EDSA People Power revolution will be led by Department of Education Leonor Briones at 8 a.m.
As trade negotiations between the US and China are extended, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to visit the Philippines amid the government’s China pivot. The current status of our ties with our oldest ally has been strained lately. The visit of the America’s top diplomat could be an attempt to shore up US-Philippine relations and check China’s growing influence in the reigon.