INQToday: Duterte summoned over Castro complaint; MMDA suspends Nebrija over Edsa busway mess | Inquirer News

INQToday: Duterte summoned over Castro complaint; MMDA suspends Nebrija over Edsa busway mess

/ 05:56 PM November 15, 2023

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

QC Prosecutor’s Office summons ex-president Duterte over Castro complaint

The Quezon City Prosecutors Office has summoned former president Rodrigo Duterte for an investigation on the criminal complaint filed by ACT Representative France Castro.


Duterte is facing a complaint for Grave Threat under Article 282 of the Revised Penal Code and Section 6 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 for the statements he made over a television program at Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) where he talked about the confidential fund of his daughter, Vice President Sara Duterte.


PH, US to sign breakthrough 123 nuclear deal

The Philippines and the United States will sign at least four agreements, including the 123 nuclear deal with Washington or the “peaceful nuclear cooperation agreement.”

In his speech before the Filipino community at the South San Francisco Conference Center on Wednesday morning (Philippine time), President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he would witness the signing of agreements with various American businesses in the fields of digital infrastructure and connectivity, renewable energy, electronics manufacturing, health and tourism among others.

Piston sets 3-day nationwide transport strike starting Monday, Nov 20

The transport group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston) on Wednesday announced a three-day nationwide strike starting Monday, November 20, to protest the approaching deadline for the consolidation of traditional public utility jeepneys on December 31.

Piston national president Mody Floranda said that the group is unsatisfied with the recent proposed amendments to the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines.

MMDA suspends Nebrija pending probe on Edsa busway mess

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Task Force Special Operations Unit Head Col. Bong Nebrija will be under  preventive suspension starting Thursday over reports a senator was caught using the Edsa busway.

MMDA Chairman Romando Artes himself announced this decision when he and Nebrija personally went to the Senate on Wednesday to apologize to Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.


Foreigners reportedly paying P500,000 for PH passport, probe underway

Senate Deputy Minority Leader Risa Hontiveros said her office is now investigating reports that foreigners are paying P500,000 to obtain Philippine passports.

In a statement on Wednesday, Hontiveros reiterated her stand against this supposed scheme, calling it an offense to Filipino identity.

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TAGS: Bong Nebrija, Bong Revilla Jr., EDSA Busway, France Castro, MMDA, Nuclear Deal, Passport, Piston, Rodrigo Duterte, transport strike

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