Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad starts his official visit to the Philippines, his first after returning to power. Here are the stories ANC will be covering today:
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will start his visit to the Philippines today. The DFA said it is the third after visits in 1987 and 1994. He will sit down for an exclusive live interview with ANC business news anchor Cathy Yang at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., he will be in a business forum. He will meet with Senate President Tito Sotto and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at 11:30 a.m. Arroyo and Mahathir had dealt with each other during their previous terms as head of their states. At 2:30 p.m., Mahathir will lay a wreath at Rizal Park and will be at the Palace at 3 p.m. ANC will bring the very latest on his visit.
Not paying taxes
Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez said the government is losing around P3 billion a month from foreign workers in the online gaming industry. He explained these workers are not paying personal income taxes.
The AFP’s Western Command said there are no reports of harassment among local fishermen near Pagasa Island. This is contrary to the claims of Kalayaan, Palawan Mayor Roberto del Mundo and some fishermen.
In his speech Monday night, Duterte expressed frustration again on red tape. He also defended his appointments of former military men. ANC will bring you more of his speech in today’s newscasts. Meanwhile, a video posted by Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas criticizing President Duterte is making the rounds online.
Scalawags in uniform
The video of NCRPO Chief Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar angrily confronting a policeman nabbed for extortion is going viral. The general was even praised by the president. The NCRPO will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. to present more alleged rogue cops.