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INQToday: Sara Duterte: People who attack confidential funds have insidious intentions

/ 12:33 PM October 05, 2023

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

PH inflation rose to 6.1% in Sept as food prices, transport cost soared

Consumer prices rose at a faster rate in September on the back of higher food prices, likely keeping the pressure on the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to stay hawkish.


Inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, sizzled to 6.1 percent in September, hotter than the 5.3 percent recorded in August, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported Thursday.


Sara Duterte: People who attack confidential funds have insidious intentions

Vice President Sara Duterte once again defended her proposed confidential funds’ use for security, this time saying that anyone who attacks the funds has “insidious motivations.”

During the 122nd Police Service Anniversary of the Philippine National Police Regional Office 13, Duterte said on Wednesday that confidential funds play a role in security.

Signal No. 3 still up in northern Batanes as Typhoon Jenny makes landfall in Taiwan

Northern Batanes remains under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 as Typhoon Jenny slightly weakens and makes landfall over Pingtung County in Taiwan.

‘West PH Sea resupply mission a success despite China interference’

The Philippine government conducted another successful rotation and resupply (Rore) mission to the grounded BRP Sierra Madre in the West Philippine Sea on Wednesday despite the presence of  and harassment by Chinese vessels.

Supply ships Unaizah May 1 and Unaizah May 2, escorted by Philippine Coast Guard vessels BRP Cabra and BRP Sindangan, successfully conducted the resupply mission for the commissioned Philippine Navy ship situated in Ayungin Shoal to assert Manila’s presence in the West Philippine Sea.   

Pura Luka Vega arrested in Manila over ‘Ama Namin’ drag performance

“Drag Den Philippines” alum Pura Luka Vega was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 4, months after their viral “Ama Namin” performance which drew flak from religious groups and lawmakers.

Pura Luka, whose real name is Amadeus Fernando Pagente and goes by the pronouns they/them, was arrested in Manila following charges of “immoral doctrines, obscene publications and exhibitions, and indecent shows.”

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TAGS: Batanes, China, confidential funds, food prices, Inflation, Pura Luka Vega, Sara Duterte, typhoon Jenny, West PH Sea, West Philippine Sea

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