The Philippine National Police–Human Rights Affairs Office shared that they have three comfort rooms. One of the rooms is for the LGBTQ members. PNP-HRAO chief Dennis Siervo urged other offices to have a gender-sensitive room.
Senator Leila de Lima arrived at their ancestral home to visit her mother. Her brother Vic shared what happened during the emotional reunion. Vic added that this was the first time in a long while that their family is complete.
PAO chief Persida Acosta is accused of being corrupt in the agency. Some PAO employees accused Acosta of using Dengvaxia for corruption. The chief attorney has commented over the complaint against her.
Mayor Isko Moreno launched the kiosk “ISKOnek." The kiosk serves free Wi-Fi, phone calls, and a charging station. If it becomes a success, another 50 kiosks will be placed in Manila.
The Farmers Plaza mall has apologized to transgender woman Gretchen Diez over the restroom fiasco. The mall’s management also disowned the cleaning staff that was involved.
A Senate session turned into a lecture about the LGBTQIA+ community. Senate President Tito Sotto questioned the use of ‘lengthy letters’ to refer to the community. He also suggested to just use the term “Homo sapiens."
A bus conductor went viral on social media for acting like Spider-Man. The conductor climbed through the bus handles just to collect the fees of the passengers. The netizens were entertained to see the bus conductor.
It has been reported that Kai Sotto has grown an inch taller. He has now a height of 7 feet and 2 inches. Sotto is now taller than former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.
President Rodrigo Duterte passed into law a measure seeking to give 100% of service charge collected to workers. However, managerial employees are excluded from the law. Senator Joel Villanueva welcomed the passage of the new law.
Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has spoken up about the recent “discrimination” that happened to a transgender woman in a mall. Belmonte said that Quezon City condemned such violence and discrimination to the LGBTQ+ community.
A transgender woman was stopped from using the ladies’ comfort room. A janitress reportedly dragged Gretchen Custodio Diez to the security office. However, Diez was set free after the mall management dropped the case.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno shared his visit to the dentist on social media. The mayor had to go through a dental surgery. Right after the operation, Moreno was seen working at the city hall.
Mayor Isko Moreno revealed that two companies in Manila have a P25.54 million debt to the local government. He gave 72 hours for the companies to settle their delinquencies or risk losing control over 5 markets in Manila.
Senator Grace Poe pointed out the absence of MMDA chairperson Danilo Lim at the Senate hearing for traffic woes. She also questioned the dedication of Lim to solve the traffic.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. called for justice over the killing of a Chinese national. Yang Kang was found dead after falling from the 6th floor of his office. The victim was seen handcuffed.
PNP will monitor the policemen and will file charges against those who accept gifts. The Civil Service Commission said that it is prohibited for policemen to accept gifts in exchange for their service.
Earlier, Mayor Isko Moreno vowed to renovate the Ospital ng Maynila. He mentioned that he wants it to look like a prestigious private hospital. Moreno said that he wants Ospital ng Maynila to look better that St. Luke’s.
Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has aired his thoughts about the worsening traffic situation in Pasig City. He cited the recently implemented MMDA traffic schemes as the reason behind the traffic.
Maris Racal got the chance to interview Mayor Isko Moreno. Sen, Manny Pacquiao was also in the video. Racal was fangirling and got starstruck after meeting the mayor.
Senate President Tito Sotto wants to exempt public school teachers from paying taxes. Sotto has filed a bill regarding this matter. He also referred to school teachers as “modern day heroes."
The Chinese government has officially donated P10 million to the Batanes quake victims. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua personally turned over the donation. The Chinese government also expressed its sympathy and condolences.
Gilas Pilipinas is now preparing for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Head coach Yeng Guiao has commented over the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte. President Duterte said that Gilas has no chance in winning against Italy.