The ANC Brief: Jinggoy 'arrested'


Posted at May 04 2020 04:34 AM

Two areas in Metro Manila are under total or hard lockdown. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

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Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada was arrested in San Juan for breaking the lockdown. In the meantime, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson justified her reported gathering in Batangas. Sen. Koko Pimentel is facing charges for breaking the quarantine. Meanwhile, Brgy. Bagong Silangan in Quezon City is under total lockdown and Tondo’s District 1 is under hard lockdown.

No benefit
Foreign Affairs Sec. Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the increase in Philhealth premiums for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) would not benefit them at all. An online petition against the increase is gaining ground.

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Solicitor General Jose Calida warned the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) from issuing provisional authorities to ABS-CBN and its affiliates in the absence of a franchise from Congress. Today is the last day of ABS-CBN’s franchise. Leaders of Congress had already asked the NTC to issue a provisional authority to the network. Also, Calida’s move comes just in time for World Press Freedom Day.

Press freedom
Also on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Palace communications Secretary Martin Andanar called on media to fight fake news. But what if the fake news comes from supporters of the administration or even certain quarters of government?

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Sale rack
As stores remain shuttered, the global style and luxury industry braces for tough times ahead. ANCX talks to a couple of insiders to see what the future holds for fashion.