The ANC Brief: August 13, 2018


Posted at Aug 13 2018 05:39 AM

Here are the stories ANC will be covering today:

A resident of Malanday in Marikina rides an improvised boat to get to her house amid the flood on August 12, 2018. Continuous rains flooded many parts of the metro dislocating thousands of residents. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News

Rains and floods

ANC will continue to bring you the very latest on the weather and floods in the city and around the country. Heavy rainfall is likely to cause more flooding in Metro Manila. In Northern Luzon, some dams have started to open their gates. PAGASA said rains will persist until Wednesday up to the whole week.

Concerns about federalism

Business groups echoed concerns earlier raised by the economic managers on federalism. They urged lawmakers to weigh the costs and risks of the shift to federalism. For now, lawmakers like House Speaker Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, herself an economist, and former banker and fund manager Rep. Joey Salceda seem focused on inflation.


During a recent surveillance flight over the Spratlys, a U.S. Navy plane picked up radio warnings issued by the Chinese to a Philippine military plane flying over the area. Reports said the Chinese also issued warnings to the U.S. aircraft and that there was a difference in tone from those issued to the Philippine craft. Also, there is a 9 a.m. Senate hearing on the West Philippine Sea.

Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President takes a selfie with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea while President Rodrigo Duterte discusses matters with officials from the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) during a meeting at the Diamond Hotel in Manila on August 9, 2018. SAP Bong Go, Malacanang Photo

Presidential activities

At the Palace, there will be a mass oath-taking of new government officials at 3 p.m. and a send-off for the Asian Games delegation at 4 p.m. According to the President’s top aide Bong Go, the President told the warring factions of his party, the PDP-Laban, that he has more serious problems than the infighting going on in the party. Also, will we hear something from the President regarding the recent flooding in the city?