The Duterte family and the Palace are continuing to brush off accusations of undeclared wealth. Here are the stories ANC will be covering today:
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno called on President Rodrigo Duterte to explain his undeclared wealth as reported by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Recall that the allegation of undeclared wealth was what got Sereno impeached from the high court. The Palace dared the PCIJ and Sereno to file cases in relation to the wealth declaration story. Sara Duterte-Carpio said her wealth was built with their businesses and jobs. She also dismissed calls for her brother Paolo to show his tattoo, which is alleged proof of his involvement in illegal drugs. Bong Go has yet to answer allegations he also took payoffs from the illegal drug trade.
Filipino fishermen who sail to Scarborough Shoal have reported seeing an aircraft carrier in the area. Although the identity of the vessel is still unclear. There are some activities related to the Balikatan joint military exercises today.
Officials of the Philippine embassy in Libya denied reports they have abandoned their post and the Filipinos working there amid the ongoing fighting. ANC will monitor developments in the conflict and efforts to keep Filipino workers there safe.
President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a draft “master plan” to address the water crisis. What’s in the draft and how will the business sector and household clients be affected? Will it end the water crisis?
In case you’re thinking of options for your pilgrimage or Visita Iglesia next week, you should think of booking a flight to Iloilo. There, many points of interest beckon the devout Catholic, from a Trappist monastery to diorama of life-sized angels.