The ANC Brief: Another grilling


Posted at Jul 07 2020 12:53 AM | Updated as of Jul 07 2020 04:45 AM

Congressmen aired their beef against ABS-CBN in Monday's hearing. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

Not a peep
It was another day of grilling for executives of ABS-CBN during congressional hearings on the network's franchise. Rep. Janet Garin aired her grievances against the Kapamilya network. Rep. Benny Abante brought up issues on the content of some ABS-CBN programs. He said they involved rape and foul language. President Duterte has been known to use foul language in his speeches and has joked about rape. But not a peep from Rep. Abante. Rep. Jesus Crispin Remulla called on the NBI to investigate the cyberbullying he is supposedly experiencing. ABS-CBN News head Ma. Regina Reyes expounded on the newsroom's duty to truth telling and public service.

New hotspots?
The number of COVID-19 cases in the country is now at 46,333. The Department of Health (DOH) said there are four possible new hotspots in the National Capital Region, before later correcting itself. Unfortunately, 11 hospitals in Metro Manila have reached full capacity of beds for COVID-19 patients.

Speaking of COVID-19, the MRT-3 will be temporarily shut down starting today due to the rise of COVID-19 cases among the staff. Employees will undergo testing and disinfection of the facilities will follow.

Challenging the constitutionality
More petitions were filed before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Anti-Terrorism Act. The Palace said Muslims won't be discriminated against. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque also reiterated that the law will not target Left-leaning groups.

Better days
Like all of us, Jericson Co can’t wait for the day when things have gotten back to how they were before COVID-19. The Curator co-founder looks forward to serving his patrons a drink without worrying about social distancing.