INQToday: Imee Marcos to back Rodrigo Duterte ‘…even if I’m the only one left’ | Inquirer News

INQToday: Imee Marcos to back Rodrigo Duterte ‘…even if I’m the only one left’

/ 06:05 PM November 08, 2023

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

Marcos on Yolanda 10 yrs after: Climate change a must in nat’l policies

Ten years after the catastrophic impact of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. emphasized the significance of integrating climate change into formulating national policies and strengthening the country’s disaster preparedness.


During the 10th Year Yolanda Commemoration at the Convention Center in Tacloban City, Marcos acknowledged that Yolanda was the “onset of the worst effects of climate change.”


Duterte: Don’t know how I was dragged into alleged plot vs Marcos admin

Former President Rodrigo Duterte is wondering how he was “dragged” into the alleged scheme to destabilize the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

In his radio program over Sonshine Media Network International, the ex-chief executive confirmed that he did have conversations with some retired generals but denied suggestions of his involvement in the alleged anti-Marcos administration plot.

Imee Marcos to back Rodrigo Duterte ‘…even if I’m the only one left’

Senator Imee Marcos said she would continue to support former President Rodrigo Duterte “…even if I am the only one left.”

The senator said she is like her father – the late president Ferdinand Marcos Sr. –who would always stand up for “true friends” through thick and thin.

Comelec cancels special polls to replace Teves

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday announced that  the special elections to fill the vacant post of expelled Negros Oriental 3rd district Representative Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr. will no longer push through on December 9, 2023.

Comelec received House Resolution No. 154 from the House of Representatives urging it to “reconsider its resolution for the conduct of the special election” in the Third District of Negros Oriental “given all existing circumstances and predicament” in the province.


9 detainees bolt Tondo jail; 5 recaptured

Nine detainees escaped from the custodial facility of Manila Police District’s Station 1 in Tondo, Manila, on Wednesday morning.

In a report, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said the nine detainees under police custody broke out of the facility at around 1:30 a.m.

2 witnesses claim seeing men transferring body of missing beauty queen

Two witnesses claiming that they saw three men allegedly transferring the body of missing beauty queen Catherine Camilon to another vehicle have come forward to help the authorities, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Citing a report from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group – Calabarzon, PNP spokesperson and public information office chief Col. Jean Fajardo said the two unnamed witnesses surfaced after the police asked the public for help.

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No tsunami threat in PH after magnitude 6.9 Indonesia quake

No tsunami threat is expected in the country following the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that jolted the Banda Sea in Indonesia on Wednesday, state seismologists said.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the earthquake, with a depth of 10 kilometers, was detected at the Banda Sea at 12:53 p.m.

TAGS: Bongbong Marcos, Bongbong Marcos Jr., Catherine Camilon, Comelec, Imee Marcos, Marcos admin, Rodrigo Duterte, Supertyphoon Yolanda, Teves, typhoon Yolanda, Yolanda

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