Here’s a quick summary of today’s top news:
The government is ready to mobilize more than 1,000 vehicles and 9,000 police officers as Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has identified at least 13 transportation routes that could be affected by the three-day strike by a group of public utility jeepneys starting Monday.
Several colleges and universities have also decided to move to online classes starting today in anticipation of the scheduled transportation disruption and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) advised on X (formerly Twitter) the suspension of the expanded numerical coding scheme in the metropolis.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Monday (Philippine time) that he does not want the impeachment of Vice President Sara Duterte.
“We don’t want her to be accused. She does not deserve to be impeached,” the president told reporters before flying back to Manila.
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte has expressed disinterest in running for president in the 2028 national elections.
Duterte said his future decisions would depend on “God’s plan,” saying he did not intend to become vice president.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Sunday (US time) that the Philippines needs the United States and other allies amid “increased tension” in the West Philippine Sea, as he reiterated his pledge not to give up an inch of territory of the country.
Speaking at the Daniel Inouye Asia-Pacific for Security Studies here, the President cited the “critical role” of the US-Philippines alliance.
The slowdown in global demand has again triggered reversals in pump prices of petroleum products by up to P0.75 per liter starting Tuesday, November 21.
In separate statements, local oil companies said they would reduce the prices of gasoline by P0.75 per liter and diesel by P0.65 per liter. The price of kerosene will also decrease by P0.60 per liter.