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INQToday: China pressured PH after Marcos greeting — Taiwan

/ 12:51 PM January 25, 2024

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

China pressured PH after Marcos greeting — Taiwan

China, which once criticized and urged President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to “read more to develop a proper understanding” on the Taiwan issue, now said it appreciates the chief executive’s assurance that the Philippines adheres to the One China Policy.


“We appreciate President Marcos reiterating the Philippines adherence to the one-China policy, emphasizing Taiwan is a province of China and the Philippines not endorsing Taiwan independence,” said the China Embassy in Manila in a statement on Wednesday.


Marcos calls for ‘kinder, gentler society’ to honor SAF44

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday urged Filipinos to honor the 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos by helping create “a kinder, and gentler society.”

Marcos led the National Remembrance of the Heroic Sacrifice of SAF44 in Silang, Cavite. He was joined by Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos and Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr.

Quiboloy dares Hontiveros to help witnesses file cases against him

Religious leader Apollo Quiboloy challenged Sen. Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday to help witnesses bring their sexual abuse allegations against him to court, where he said he could have “fair play.”

Quiboloy made the statement after skipping the probe conducted last Tuesday by the Senate Committee on Women into the alleged crimes committed in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC), the pastor’s organization.


Quiboloy says he will not attend Senate probe despite subpoena

Religious leader Apollo Quiboloy said that he would not attend the Senate investigation into the supposed crimes, including sexual abuse, committed in his Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) even after the Committee on Women had summoned him.

Quiboloy said only a court, not a Senate hearing, could determine whether a person is guilty or innocent.

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TAGS: Apollo Quiboloy, Bongbong Marcos, China, Risa Hontiveros, SAF 44, Senate, Taiwan

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