The irregular purchase of the Rosenbauer firetrucks from Austria cost the job of Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno. According to DILG Undersecretary for Public Safety Jesus Hinlo, Sueno was sacked because of his involvement in the purchase of the firetrucks without public bidding.
A poll official denied posting a video, which supposedly showed a Smartmatic engineer meddling with a CSS kit during the stripping of vote counting machines last year in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez called out an article on the Pinoy Trending News, which claimed that he posted a video of an engineer meddling with the stripping process.
There is an internal rift at the Department of Interior and Local Government between the head of the office and three of his undersecretaries. But DILG Undersecretary for Public Safety Jesus Hinlo said they had already raised their concerns on Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno to President Duterte.
Vice President Leni Robredo told her supporters on Wednesday that the time has come for them to push back against the desire of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to return to power using the electoral protest he filed with the Supreme Court. This was Robredo’s reply to a question at a forum titled “Women Defending Democracy” at Miriam College, where she was asked what her supporters should do in case of a Marcos’ victory in the protest.