The ANC Brief: Grilling in the House

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Posted at Mar 19 2019 04:00 AM

Here the stories ANC will be covering today:

The ANC Brief: Grilling in the House 1

Dam, a done deal
Officials of Manila Water and the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewage System (MWSS) got a grilling in the House on Monday during the hearing on the water crisis. MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco also said the controversial Kaliwa Dam project funded with Chinese loans is already a done deal. The Senate will hold a hearing on the water crisis today at 10 a.m. Expect another grilling. 

Budget bill withdrawn?
According to Sen. Panfilo Lacson, the House of Representatives recalled the controversial 2019 budget bill. But House Committee on Appropriations chair Rolando Andaya insists no lawmaker in the House has the authority to withdraw a measure already with the Senate. 

The ANC Brief: Grilling in the House 2

Entry denied
The Palace said it would deny entry to investigators of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should they conduct a probe into the war on illegal drugs. Carlos Conde of Human Rights Watch (HRW) and PNP Spokesman Sr. Supt. Bernard Banac will be on "Early Edition" to talk about the release of the new narco list.

Still frontrunners
A new survey is out and the frontrunners (Grace Poe and Cynthia Villar) are still the frontrunners. Bong Go is also moving up in the rankings. 

The ANC Brief: Grilling in the House 3

Storm in Mindanao
A storm will be making its way across Mindanao. Tropical Depression Chedeng could provide some relief from the dry spell for farmers. But we should not underestimate its destructive capabilities. ANC will be tracking the weather system as it hits the Davao region.