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INQToday: Sara Duterte resigns from Marcos cabinet

/ 06:23 PM June 19, 2024

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

Sara Duterte resigns as DepEd Secretary

Vice President Sara Duterte has resigned as the Department of Education (DepEd) secretary, said the Palace on Wednesday.


In a statement to reporters, the Palace said Duterte did not disclose the reason for her resignation.


Escudero: Sara Duterte’s resignation as DepEd chief ‘inevitable’

Senate President Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Wednesday said Vice President Sara Duterte’s resignation as Education chief was “inevitable,” given her family’s feud with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and her silence on several issues.

“I believe her resignation was inevitable from the time her father, [Former President Rodrigo Duterte], and her siblings and allies started attacking [President Marcos] and members of the First family,” Escudero said in a statement.

West Philippine Sea: Filipino sailors fought armed CCGs with ‘bare hands’

Philippine Navy personnel assigned in the West Philippine Sea resupply mission figured in a fight with bolo-wielding China coast guard (CCG) using their “bare hands.”

This happened despite the presence of firearms inside the Filipino resupply boat bound for BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief General Romeo Brawner Jr. revealed on Wednesday.

DFA blasts China over ‘illegal, aggressive’ actions in West PH Sea

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday denounced the recent “illegal” and “aggressive” actions of Chinese coast guards in Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal  in the West Philippine Sea which resulted in injuries among Filipino naval personnel.

The DFA was referring to a ramming incident on Monday, June 17, between China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels and Filipino boats during a resupply mission to BRP Sierra Madre.


Guo’s camp mulls countersuit vs those who publicized her SALNs, birth cert

The camp of suspended Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Alice Guo may file counter-charges against persons who publicized legal documents about her, said her legal counsel on Wednesday.

Guo’s lawyer, Atty. Stephen David, made the pronouncement after urging lawmakers to take allegations against the mayor to court.

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TAGS: Alice Guo, Bongbong Marcos, Bongbong Marcos Jr., China, DepEd, DFA, Francis Escudero, SALN, Sara Duterte, West PH Sea, West Philippine Sea

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