The ANC Brief: Free-for-all


Posted at Jul 01 2019 04:00 AM

Rivals for the position of House Speaker have been visible lately in a bid to bolster their chances. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

Dogfight for Speaker
The fight for the position of House Speaker is turning out to be a bruising melee with propaganda and allegations of vote-buying swirling about. House Speaker aspirant Alan Peter Cayetano will be guest on ANC’s "Headstart" to discuss the matter. Another aspirant Pantaleon Alvarez took his oath and said he hopes to become Speaker again. 

Meanwhile, newbie congressmen are still taking executive courses and occupying their new offices while the possibility of an impeachment case against President Rodrigo Duterte hangs over the House, which is tasked by law to receive such complaints. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo will be on ANC’s "Early Edition" to talk about this subject.

The military said it is open to the extension of Martial Law following the blast in Sulu. Authorities have said the blast was the handiwork of the Abu Sayyaf. The government said the perpetrators will pay.

Garbage out
The Canadian trash shipped from Manila has returned to Vancouver. Will relations normalize between the countries after President Duterte’s fiery rhetoric against Vancouver?

Spurring development
The government has embarked on an ambitious infrastructure program called Build, Build, Build to spur economic development. What is the status of these projects and can the program’s targets be met? The Philippines Economic and Infrastructure Forum 2019 will be held at 9 a.m. at the PICC. Stay tuned to ANC for updates on the forum.

Memorable meals
The Old Swiss Inn in Paco was a serious date place a generation or two ago. Today, its traditionally cooked dishes and European ambiance in both its Manila and Makati branches are still getting the same love.