The Senate is set to continue their probe in anomalies in the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) scheme. Here are the big stories making the headlines on ANC today:
President Duterte’s characterized Nicanor Faeldon as an upright man, despite the fact that the president fired the guy not once, but twice. Sen. Ping Lacson chimed in said there is no direct evidence linking Faeldon to the “GCTA for sale” scam. But Sen. Franklin Drilon said Faeldon should face charges of incompetence and negligence. The Senate is set to continue their probe on the scam today 10 a.m.
Return to the fold
Prisoners previously released through the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) are trickling back to the government’s fold. How are they are being processed for their return behind bars? Meanwhile, the Presidential Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) said former BuCor chiefs could face a probe on the GCTA mess, except for Sen. Ronald dela Rosa, one of President Duterte most trusted henchmen. The PACC said they had no authority to probe Dela Rosa, because he is already a member of another branch of government.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the blast in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. Police continue their probe on the blast that injured seven people. Meanwhile, the military reported a blast at a checkpoint in Indanan, Sulu caused by a suicide bomber.
50 years of diplomatic ties
Singaporean President Halimah Yacob is in town for the celebration of the 50th year of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Singapore. Yacob is the first female president of Singapore and the first Malay president of the country in nearly five decades. She will lay a wreath at the Rizal Park 10 a.m. and will visit the Palace at 3 p.m.
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