The ANC Brief: June 22, 2018


Posted at Jun 22 2018 04:14 AM

These are the stories ANC will be covering today:

Former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos talks to the media in in Manila on April 02, 2018. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Return of a Marcos
The son and namesake of the dictator is planning to run for president. Love him or hate him for his last name, the news is sure to elicit various reactions. ANC will take some of these reactions from Martial Law victims, the Marcos camp, and political analysts on his chances to win.

A different kind of test
Besides the usual academic tests students have to deal with in school, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) wants students to take a drug test. And it’s not just for students but teachers will be included in the tests as well. The DepEd clarified only high school students may undergo drug tests. ANC will take the pulse of various student groups and teacher groups on this. 

Mental health in focus
President Duterte has signed a law that would include mental healthcare in the country’s public healthcare system. ANC will explore further this new development and how it could and should benefit persons with mental health needs. There will be a press conference with mental health professionals at 1 p.m. ANC will monitor this for stories.

The subject of a subway
Reports have said the proposed subway system runs parallel to a fault line in Metro Manila. Can the subway be constructed safely and to be safe for commuters? ANC will try to talk to the proponents of the project, urban planners and safety experts.


Psychological support
The PSE sunk deeper in bear territory on Thursday closing at 7098, the prospects for a bounce look very slim. Where is the bottom? A break of the psychological level of 7,000 might see lower lows, or somewhere near the 6800 level. It seems traders need to see a real good and convincing incentive to buy. Because not even the recent rate hike was enough to prop the market.