INQToday: NSC greenlights Christmas convoy to WPS but BRP Sierra Madre still off limits
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
Opposition senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday filed a resolution urging Malacañang to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and accommodate the international tribunal’s bid to start its investigation of the human rights situation in the country.
Hontiveros, after she filed Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 867, said the most ideal way for the Philippine government to uphold human rights in the Philippines is by working with the ICC.
The National Security Council (NSC) finally green lighted on Tuesday the civilian-led Christmas convoy to the West Philippine Sea, allowing them to pass through the general vicinity of Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal.
However, the NSC did not allow the convoy to reach the BRP Sierra Madre, according to its spokesperson Jonathan Malaya.
Two cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza found in Japan
The first two cases of avian influenza this season are confirmed in Saga Prefecture in southwestern Japan and Ibaraki Prefecture north of Tokyo.