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VP Sara thanks President for his continued trust in her

Vice-President Sara Duterte expressed her gratitude on Wednesday to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for his continued trust in her as the secretary of education.

“Maraming salamat, Pangulong Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., sa patuloy na pagtitiwala sa akin bilang Kalihim ng Kagawaran ng Edukasyon,” Duterte said in a message posted on her official Facebook page.

PCO: Marcos deepfake a ‘serious’ matter; foreign policy may be affected

The viral deepfake of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. could have affected the Philippines’ foreign policy, said an official from the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) on Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, the PCO released a statement debunking a viral video that simulated Marcos commanding the Armed Forces of the Philippines to act against another country.

PNP to ICC: We only recognize PH’s justice system

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday stood firm that it would only recognize the country’s justice system even as International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators reportedly contacted its former and incumbent officials implicated in ex-President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war.

PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo stressed that the country has a working judicial system, noting that there were police personnel who faced justice over drug war abuses.

DepEd clarifies death of 2 teachers in Iloilo not due to heatstroke

The Department of Education (DepEd) has clarified that two teachers in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo did not die of heatstroke while conducting their classes.

According to its Facebook post on Tuesday, its Schools Division Office in the region said that there were no teachers who were reported to have died due to a heatstroke.

Marcos rejects increasing illegal parking fines in Metro Manila

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has rejected the Metro Manila Council’s proposal to increase fines for illegal parking.

In a video posted on Wednesday, Marcos said that it was important to prioritize discipline.