The ANC Brief: June 14, 2018


Posted at Jun 14 2018 04:13 AM

Here are the stories ANC will be covering today.

File photo of Filipino youth activists braving the waves as they hoist a Philippine flag on the shores of Zambales on Monday facing the West Philippine Sea as a symbol of the country’s claim of the disputed territory. Jun Dumaguing, ABS-CBN News

Sue for the seas
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said the Philippines can sue China for damaged corals in Scarborough. The Palace says it won’t, but will bring it up in discussions with China. Sen. Risa Hontiveros wants a detailed report on the protests filed against China. At 9 a.m., there will be a dialogue between authorities and fishermen in Zambales. And at 11 a.m., DFA Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano will hold a press briefing. ANC will report the latest on these two events.

No persecution
In his last speech, President Duterte denies he is persecuting priests. Priests are no better than him, he said. In any case, Sen. Hontiveros wants a probe into the killings of priests. The President will be at the 1 p.m. oath-taking of barangay officials in Laguna. He might talk more about this. ANC will air his speech live. At 6 p.m., there will be a mass for Fr. Richmond Nilo in Cabanatuan City.

Now showing: China
The government station’s announcement it will air shows that promote Chinese culture is a curious development. This will be the first time material on China will be shown on the government station. The mandate of PTV is to be a medium “for the development, promotion and advancement of Filipino nationalism, culture and values that serve as an instrument in the struggle for Filipino sovereignty, identity, national unity and integration.” ANC will check with Martin Andanar on this, as well as officials of the network and media experts.

Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

12-year low
The Philippine peso breached P53 on Wednesday, a 12-year low. This dragged the PSEi down. ANC’s Business group will keep you updated on both and will watch out for developments with the Fed as it is expected to announce a quarter-point interest rate hike.