Whether we believe that she is ready or not, Vice President Leni Robredo surrenders to work on the war on drugs. Here are the stories that make the headlines about the ANC today:
Does not look to the next election
Vice President Leni Robredo said she would not have accepted the offer in the government's war on drugs if she looked at the next election. She said the war on drugs will continue but within the "rule of law", with the government going after big time drug dealers. Senator Bong Go said he was worried Robredo would "treat" drug dealers. She responded by saying that the statistics for the success of the drug war should not depend on the number of dead dealers. Robredo will meet members of the Intergovernmental Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) today.
Plastic not great
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said President Duterte is considering banning disposable plastic. There are already several legislative proposals in Congress that seek a ban on disposable plastic. The president also approved the use of public funds to deal with the outbreak of swine fever.
Department of Foreign Affairs Sec. Teddy Locsin Jr. has always been known to have liberally dropped f-bombs, P.I.s and other cursing on his Twitter feed. Quite characteristic considering that he is the country's highest diplomat. He now gets flabbergasted for his craziness when talking to reporters on Twitter. In his last tweet, he said he would apologize only if a particular broad-sheet would end "oblique" stories against President Duterte. The response from Twitter users: "Ok boomer."
The country's gross domestic product grew by 6.2 percent for the third quarter of the year. It is a 5.5 percent recovery in the second quarter driven by accelerated government spending. Can the country's economy maintain the momentum?
A career in music has always been proclaimed to Rony Fortich, and after a dinner party he finally answered the call. ANCX follows the path of the musical director, who saw him write songs for Disney and watch concerts with theater sizes.