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INQToday: VP Sara Duterte says any ICC probe in PH is ‘patently unconstitutional’

/ 06:08 PM November 23, 2023

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

Bongbong Marcos orders flooded Northern Samar’s rehabilitation

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to repair infrastructure damaged by continuous flooding in Samar Island.


Marcos was set to attend a situation briefing in Catarman, Northern Samar personally, but bad weather prevented him from taking the trip, said Palace in a statement


President: Mindanao rehab efforts can’t start if aftershocks still happen

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday said that rebuilding efforts in Mindanao, following the Nov. 17 earthquake, cannot be done while there are still aftershocks.

Marcos went to General Santos City to assess the situation following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Sarangani.

VP Sara Duterte says any ICC probe in PH is ‘patently unconstitutional’

Vice President Sara Duterte on Thursday said that allowing the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe any alleged crime in the Philippines is unconstitutional.

The Vice President’s father is former president Rodrigo Duterte, the chief architect of the war on drugs which saw the deaths of thousands of people.

Andal Ampatuan Jr. found guilty of 21 graft raps, given up to 210 years in jail

On the same day the country marks the 14th anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre, the Sandiganbayan convicts former Datu Unsay, Maguindanao mayor Datu Andal Ampatuan Jr. of 21 counts of graft, sentencing him of up to 210 years of imprisonment.

Authorities arrest motorist who sideswiped rider, passenger on Edsa

A driver, who reportedly sideswiped and injured a motorcycle rider and his passenger along the southbound lane of Edsa-Ortigas, has been arrested and is facing an attempted murder complaint, police said on Thursday.


In a report, the Mandaluyong City Police Station said the unnamed victims on board a motorcycle sustained injuries after being thrown off when their motorcycle was struck by a red hatchback car in Barangay Wack Wack around 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday.

PCG reports oil spill from sunken Vietnamese vessel in Palawan

An oil spill ensued after a Vietnamese vessel sank off Balabac, Palawan on Tuesday, November 21, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

PCG said the Vietnamese-flagged vessel Viet Hai Star carried 29,000 liters of automotive diesel oil and 4,000 metric tons of rice when it partially went under. The ship was en route to Cagayan de Oro City.

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Miss Universe El Salvador apologizes for Top 5 Instagram post gaffe

Miss Universe El Salvador finally cleared the air and apologized on Thursday regarding the inclusion of Michelle Dee in the Top 5 on the Instagram post they first released during the competition.

The post was immediately deleted and replaced by a graphic showing Thailand’s Antonia Porsild on the Top 5 roster, who ended up winning the first runner-up title.

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