The ANC Brief: Another earthquake in Mindanao

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Posted at Oct 30 2019 04:00 AM

Less than 2 weeks after a strong quake rocked Mindanao, another powerful tremor struck the region. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

Strong tremor
The powerful quake that struck Mindanao Tuesday morning has claimed at least 6 lives. The 6.6-magnitude tremor injured dozens and was felt in General Santos City, Cotabato and the Davao Region among others. ANC will air updates on the effects of the quake throughout today.

Passing on the responsibility
The Palace said President Rodrigo Duterte was serious with his offer to Vice President Leni Robredo to lead the war on drugs. Robredo asked: If the drug war is not a failure, why is it being passed to her? You pass a problem to someone else if you can’t hack it anymore, Robredo said.

Presidential takeover
The President called on all stakeholders to help government address the water crisis in Metro Manila. Maynilad reacted to the President’s threat to use extraordinary powers to take over water companies. The company said it was doing everything to ease the impact of the reduction in supply.

Exodus
Metro Manila residents will start leaving the city for the provinces to visit their dearly departed for All Souls’ Day. The government and the Philippine National Police (PNP) have laid out their security plans for the exodus. PNP spokesman Police Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac will be guest on Headstart to discuss their plans.

Behind the scenes
Unheralded art director and production designer Vicente Bonus, whose mementos were only recently discovered, began his career in the pre-war era. As ANCX points out, he had survived big studio closures and even pulled off a classic from the Second Golden Age—so why don’t most of us know him?