Here’s a quick summary of today’s top news:
Transport group Piston (Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide) said on Monday night that drivers would continue their three-day protest action today, even though their first day, according to the government, has not managed to paralyze public transportation in Metro Manila.
“Based on our monitoring as of 11 a.m., there was no major disruption to public transportation in Metro Manila,” Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Acting Chairman Romando Artes said in a press conference.
A 4.9 magnitude earthquake struck the town of Glan, Sarangani, on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
According to the agency, the tectonic earthquake is a replica of the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Davao Occidental on Friday, November 17.
Senators, who stayed up until the early hours of Tuesday, were furious after a Department of Tourism (DOT) official told them to stop asking further questions to cut short the deliberation of the multi-agency 2024 budget proposal.
Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said Cynthia Carrion, general manager of the Philippine Retirement Authority, an agency linked to the DOT, sent a text message to several of her fellow senators to stop asking questions.