The ANC Brief: Transfer of power in Mindanao amid 'rumblings'


Posted at Feb 27 2019 04:00 AM | Updated as of Feb 27 2019 05:11 AM

More rumblings down South. But power passes peacefully from the old ARMM to the new Bangsamoro leaders. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

The ARMM formally turned over power to the new Bangsamoro transition leaders. MILF chair Murad Ebrahim said the next war they will wage is on corruption, nepotism, and other problems in the region. Meanwhile, President Duterte met with MNLF founder Nur Misuari but there was nothing on the looming new faction. Now there are rumblings from the Sultanate of Sulu. 

Fire aftermath
The Palace will hold its economic briefing with representatives from the Bureau of Customs, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and the Department of Finance. Were any important documents burned in the recent fire at the BOC? What does the revenue collection of the BIR look like with the April deadline for filing of taxes just around the corner? 

Mass transport
A sure way to increase productivity is to move as many workers in the fastest most efficient way possible. An economy with aspirations for major growth should have an efficient mass transport system. It’s an important feature for all major cities in the world. Today, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Metro Manila subway will be held in Valenzuela. ANC will cover this event and provide important background on this ambitious project like route, finish date, and cost. This is sure to cause traffic but once finished could alleviate the woes of commuters in Metro Manila. 

Two leaders
Former President Benigno Aquino III appeared in a forum on Tuesday. He talked about the fear spread about the Dengvaxia vaccine and how it affected the government’s vaccination program. He also warned against dealing with China. On the other hand, President Duterte appeared in an event at the Manila Hotel and again talked about his quarrel with the Catholic Church, the military, the war on drugs, Misuari, and his candidates.

Fierce critic
The fierce critic of the Duterte administration has been charged for inciting to rebellion. What is his next move?