INQToday: VP Sara respects decision to study PH’s return to ICC
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
Vice President Sara Duterte on Monday said she respects President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s decision to study the prospect of having the country return as a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
”We all should respect the position of the President. Being the chief architect of foreign policy, ‘yoon po lahat dapat ang position natin lahat (that should all be our position),” said Duterte on the sidelines of the 31st National Children’s Month Culminating Program at the Manila Hotel.
Chinese jets shadowed an aircraft used during the joint patrol of Australia and the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea on Sunday, according to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff General Romeo Brawner Jr.
Brawner said two People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jet fighters were found circling a Philippine Air Force’s Super Tucano attack aircraft around the vicinity of Hubo Reef in Kalayaan Island Group.
Echano, during the Bagong Pilipinas Ngayon Public Briefing on Monday, confirmed that at least five people were reported dead because of the floods.
“Yes, records po namin is [five]. But these are still in the process of being validated because we need official documents before we could declare that the death of these people [is] disaster-related, so it takes time,” said Echano.
More than 18,000 families have fled to evacuation centers across flood-affected regions in the country due to the impact of the shear line and low-pressure area.
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) gave this information as it assessed the situation in calamity areas, particularly in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Northern Mindanao.
An investigation is being conducted by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on the “extraordinary circumstances” surrounding the ailments and death of former Philippine National Police chief General Camilo Cascolan.
The siblings of late top cop made the disclosure on Monday.