The ANC Brief June 10, 2018


Posted at Jun 11 2018 05:00 AM

Here the stories ANC will be covering today:

In this file photo, Filipino youth activists brave the waves as they hoist a Philippine flag on the shores of Zambales facing the West Philippine Sea as a symbol of the country’s claim of the disputed territory on Independence Day in 2017. Jun Dumaguing, ABS-CBN News

Airplanes and protests

The Palace has confirmed the landing of a Chinese military plane in Davao City, pictures of which appeared online and sparked some outrage. Officials said the plane made a refueling stop and was properly coordinated. Senators Dick Gordon and Gregorio Honasan want the government to file a diplomatic protest over the harassment of Filipino fishermen in Scarborough Shoal. 

Also, officials have denied claims of Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano that there is a presidential order to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to stop patrols in the West Philippine Sea. Alejano said his statement wasn't based on wrong info but AFP spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo said patrols are continuous. 

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is set to lead his agency for its flag-raising ceremonies at 7 a.m. He just might make a statement on all these controversies. 

Meanwhile, the group Kaya Natin will hold a forum on the West Philippine Sea at the University of the Philippines College of Law with Florin Hilbay and Vice President Leni Robredo at 1 p.m. 

Former National Security Adviser Roilo Golez will be a guest on "Headstart." ANC will bring you updates on all of these events.

Air strikes and a holiday

The military launched air strikes in central Mindanao against the BIFF. This has prompted hundreds of residents to flee their homes. The sad part is that it’s still the Ramadan. ANC will try to contact local government units to assess the situation of the residents and how they are coping.

The Palace on a plane

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque will hold a press briefing and we expect him to comment on the Chinese plane and other issues on the South China Sea. Also, a government official will be charged for graft before the Ombudsman at 2 p.m. Stay tuned to ANC to find out who this official is.

'Domeng' and a death

Heavy rains over the weekend have left one person dead. "Domeng" has intensified into a typhoon as it left the Philippine Area of Responsibility. But PAGASA said we should expect rains due to the southwest monsoon. ANC will continue to report on updates on the weather as well class suspensions.

Short trading

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) has a shortened trading week this week due to two holidays. Philstocks said traders may stay on the sidelines while waiting for the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit and the likelihood of the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates. 

On the business front, the Department of Finance (DOF) is expected to release pre-qualification criteria to improve choice of third telecom player. Will this affect telecom issues and the market in general?