The ANC Brief: July 4, 2018


Posted at Jul 04 2018 04:07 AM

These are stories ANC will be covering today:

The bullet-ridden vehicle of Mayor Bote. ABS-CBN News

Two killings 
Another mayor was shot dead in broad daylight, the second in two days. Gunmen opened fire on General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote in Cabanatuan City. The NBI is set to conduct a probe on the two killings. Do we have a serious peace and order problem? Some senators have expressed their alarm and concerns. ANC will consult officials of the PNP and the DILG on this. Do mayors feel safe? Officials of the League of Mayors of the Philippines will be called in to answer this question.

Hostile language
Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo dared the Palace to identify church officials allegedly in cahoots with rebels to oust President Duterte, a claim made by presidential spokesman Harry Roque. In response, Roque called on church officials to stop the “hostile language.” The military said it uncovered an alleged plot to oust the President by October. President Duterte and CBCP President Romulo Valles have agreed to meet on July 9 on the recent tirades of the President against religion. In the meantime, the President will attend the anniversary of the DENR at 3 p.m. ANC will air this live as he might talk about mining. Also, Pastor Boy Saycon will be guest on Heastart and will talk about alleged efforts to oust the President.
Health became wealth
The Senate is set to hold a 10 a.m. hearing on the alleged irregularities in the P8.1 billion project to establish barangay health centers during the term of former President Benigno Aquino. Resource persons expected to appear are DOH Sec. Francisco Duque, former Health Secretary Janet Garin and contractors of the project. ANC will be airing the proceedings live. 

Noel Celis, AFP

Breakfast and Build, Build, Build
Today’s edition of Breakfast with Ben, a forum with Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Sec. Ben Diokno, will be held in Tarlac at 8:30 a.m. He will talk about the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program.

Not out of the woods
According to reports, the Australians are thinking of filing raps against Gilas for the brawl last Monday. And what’s next for Gilas? Who are they going to call in to replace players suspended due to the brawl for their future games?