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INQToday: Marcos hits ‘secret deal’ anew: ‘I’m rescinding it’

/ 12:30 PM April 17, 2024

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

Marcos hits  ‘secret deal’ anew: ‘I’m rescinding it’

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said he was rescinding any supposed “gentleman’s agreement” that his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte, made with China involving the conflicting territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea.


Despite this, leaders of the House of Representatives said they would “consider calls” to start an inquiry into that verbal pact between Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping once Congress resumes its regular sessions on April 29.


SC: Arrest order vs Quiboloy stands, Senate must file comment on plea

The implementation of the arrest order issued by the Senate against Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy remains in place.

This situation comes, after the Supreme Court opted to get the Senate’s comment on Quiboloy’s petition.

Luzon, Visayas grids on yellow alert 

Grid operator National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) is placing Luzon and Visayas grids under yellow alert Wednesday as more than 30 power plants are offline or are operating at reduced capacity.

In an advisory, NGCP said the yellow alert will be up in both Luzon and Visayas today, April 17, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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TAGS: Apollo Quiboloy, Bongbong Marcos, China, gentleman's agreement, NGCP, Rodrigo Duterte, Senate, Supreme Court, West Philippine Sea, Xi Jinping, yellow alert

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