The ANC Brief: Baffled by Build Build Build

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 14 2019 04:00 AM

The Palace is taking fire for the real state of the centerpiece Build Build Build program. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

Sputtering program?
Is the Build Build Build program of the Duterte administration sputtering? Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo refuted Sen. Franklin Drilon’s statement that the program is a dismal failure. Sen. Francis Pangilinan also said Panelo was wrong when he said no infrastructure project was accomplished in the previous administration. Bases and Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) president Vince Dizon joined the fray and belied the claim Build Build Build program is a failure, saying the numbers don’t lie and that government spending doubled. A lawmaker is filing a bill to give emergency powers to the president. If Build Build Build is so successful, why does the president need emergency powers?

Creative 
Speaking of the President, according to Sen. Bong Go, the Chief Executive is defying doctor’s advice to rest. Duterte has complained repeatedly of numerous ailments. So this a creative way to frame the President’s current “sabbatical.”

The Veep and the Americans
Vice President Leni Robredo and US officials met to discuss cooperation on the war on drugs. She later said the Americans expressed support for clearer data on the war on drugs and more focus on rehabilitation.

Traffic simulation
We will get a taste of how much December traffic in Metro Manila will be affected by the hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Today there will be a traffic simulation in various parts of Metro Manila, Bulacan and Tagaytay.

Future fight
Once considered only a distraction to a fruitful future, esports has grown immensely, attracting millions in both prize money and interested players. As it makes its debut at this year's SEA Games, ANCX talks to esports team Liyab to find out what it takes to win.