The ANC Brief: New Moro faction


Posted at Feb 26 2019 04:00 AM

A new splinter Moro group is in the offing. Here are the stories ANC will be covering today:

Disturbing the peace
Moro leader Firdausi Abbas said he would form a new MNLF faction to protest the “virtual dictatorship” by the MILF. He also questioned the ability of the MILF to govern in the new autonomous region. This could disturb the peace in Mindanao just as the Bangsamoro Organic Law was ratified and a new Bangsamoro governing body is about to be formed.

Local market
Global markets rose after US President Trump extended the US trade truce with China. Will the PSE ride this crest upward today? And how will local market react to the recent death of BSP Gov. Nestor Espenilla?

Changing tune
In his last speech Monday night, the President gave some "tips" to military and police on staging coups. He chided them for supporting so-called “power movements” led by elites. He also changed his tune regarding leaders of the Catholic Church. Recently, he called on bystanders to maul and steal from rich bishops. On Monday, he appealed to the public not to harm leaders of the Church. 

The past catching up
Former president Benigno Aquino III will make an appearance at a forum in Makati. He might talk about EDSA, the coming elections, the Duterte administration, the Mamasapano issue, the Dengvaxia mess, and others burning issues of the day.

The queen is home
Miss Universe Catriona Gray will be paying courtesy calls today, including one to Vice President Leni Robredo. Gray will also get a chance to interact with the youth.