The ANC Brief: Impeaching the Veep


Posted at Jul 15 2019 04:00 AM

Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

Bring it on
Manuelito Luna of the Presidential Anti Corruption Commission said Vice President Leni Robredo could face impeachment raps for supporting the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on extrajudicial killings in the country. Barry Gutierrez, spokesperson for the Vice President, said bring it on. Luna will be on "Early Edition" to talk about his statements.

Not allowed
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said international investigators sent to the country to probe extrajudicial killings will not be allowed to enter. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said the passing of the resolution was not a political move. Meanwhile, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) denied it was giving inconsistent data on the deaths in the drug war. Investigative group Vera Files earlier said the PCOO was being inconsistent. CHR commissioner Karen Dumpit will be guest on "Headstart" to talk about the UNHRC resolution.

Term extensions
In a talk with lawmakers, Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano said he is working to extend the terms of congressmen through legislation. Was the statement meant to assure his votes for House Speaker? The Palace said the House of Representatives should seek public opinion first.

Fake news
Senate President Tito Sotto has filed a bill seeking to check the spread of fake news online. But who determines what is fake news? And what are the safeguards against abuse of the law?

Happy meals
From Filipino staples to Thai dishes and Korean favorites with rice -- an unhurried food trip at Harrison Plaza is not a bad idea at all. ANCX scours the Malate mall in search of good eats.