INQToday: PH files diplomatic protest vs China anew over water cannon attack
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
The Philippines has filed a diplomatic protest against China over its recent aggressions on the West Philippine Sea over the weekend, said Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Spokesperson Teresita Daza on Monday.
“Yes [we filed a diplomatic protest], we used the maritime communication mechanism, and it was used yesterday at 12 o’clock noon. The DFA launched its diplomatic protest with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs through a phone call,” she said during a media briefing.
The House committee on legislative franchises has adopted House Resolution (HR) No. 1499, which urges the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to suspend the operations of Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI).
During Monday’s panel hearing, Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy moved to adopt the amended version of HR No. 1499, originally authored by PBA Rep. Margarita Nograles.
Lower generation charge pulled down distributor Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) rates in the December billing period by P0.7961 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), bringing the overall electricity rate of a typical household to P11.2584 per kWh, the company announced on Monday.
This is equivalent to a decrease of P159 in the bill of a customer consuming 200 kWh a month.