The ANC Brief: Decision day

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 23 2020 05:20 AM

There’s an important decision that the president has to make. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

Lockdown
President Duterte is set to decide on the Luzon lockdown today.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said a total lockdown is out of the question and the president is considering either an extension or a modified version of the lockdown.

Protests
Manila has filed diplomatic protests against Beijing for violating international law and the Philippines’ sovereignty. First, for the pointing of a radar gun at a vessel of the Philippine Navy. Second, for declaring parts of Philippine territory as part of a Chinese province.

Schools
The Department of Education has said it might approve the application of some schools to hold online graduation rites. Education Sec. Leonor Briones also said stakeholders are eyeing August as the opening of schools due to COVID-19.

Oil
After falling to record lows due to a lack of demand, oil made a recovery in early trading. The Dow also came along for the ride. Will oil’s recovery continue? Or will demand woes due to the pandemic continue to weigh oil down?

Staying strong
These Filipino-American food entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to keep their businesses going during the global COVID-10 crisis. ANCX drops by their California-based food trucks and pop-ups to see how they're thriving.