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THREAD: Calls to suspend the no-contact apprehension policy. Drivers and operators complain of unfair penalties.

A lawmaker now wants its implementation investigated.

@iampinkywebb goes straight to #TheSource of the story | LIVE Image
LTO says LGUs implementing the no-contact apprehension policy have agreed to review their guidelines following complaints from public utility vehicle operators.…
Stop NCAP Coalition co-convenor Jun de Leon: Pinaparusahan ng NCAP ang may-ari ng sasakyan pero hindi napaparusahan ang mga driver Image
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THREAD: More officials were appointed to key positions in the Migrant Workers Department.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration wants more engagement with OFWs.

@iampinkywebb speaks to OWWA Administrator Arnell Ignacio on #TheSource | LIVE Image
OWWA Administrator Ignacio says he is currently under quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19
OWWA Administrator Ignacio: I have discovered a unique love for OFWs. It's like taking care of my family. Nagka-expansion ako.
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THREAD: A bill seeks to remove the mandatory retirement of senior citizens.

@iampinkywebb speaks to Civil Service Commissioner Aileen Lizada on #TheSource | LIVE Image
CSC on bill seeking to remove the mandatory retirement of senior citizens: GSIS should be consulted because you're talking about its fund life — who will retire and when will they retire
CSC: In Southeast Asia, we have the oldest age of mandatory retirement at 65
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THREAD: A former congressman and vice presidential candidate arrested. VP Sara Duterte is calling his remarks an insult to prosecutors.

@iampinkywebb speaks to Laban ng Masa Chairman @WaldenBello on #TheSource | LIVE Image
@WaldenBello .@WaldenBello was arrested over cyber libel charges stemming from a case filed by Jefry Tupas — a former Davao City Chief Information Officer under then Mayor Sara Duterte. Tupas said Bello called her a “drug dealer" during an online press conference.…
@WaldenBello .@WaldenBello: I have no doubt about my innocence
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THREAD: After Cebu, another province wants to lift the mandatory face mask policy.

@iampinkywebb speaks to Quirino Governor and League of Provinces Philippines Chairman Dakila "Dax" Cua on #TheSource | LIVE
Quirino Gov. Cua says the province does not have active COVID-19 cases now
Quirino Gov. Cua on wanting to lift the face mask policy: It's time to have dimension and depth. It feels safe in open spaces, which the province has a lot of.
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THREAD: More areas in Sorsogon towns are now covered with ash following Mt. Bulusan’s eruption on Sunday.

@iampinkywebb speaks to @phivolcs_dost Director Renato Solidum on #TheSource | LIVE
Bulusan Volcano remains under Alert Level 1 following the eruption that occurred yesterday at 3:37am.

The eruption lasted 18 minutes based on seismic record but the plume was not visible in camera monitors.…
Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum says Bulusan Volcano is showing increase activity following yesterday's phreatic eruption
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THREAD: Award for Promoting Philippines-China Understanding (APCU) happening today in Makati. Today also marks the 47th year of PH-China relations

Several high-ranking officials are expected to attend the event. | @TristanNodalo
Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian arrives at the Award for Promoting Philippines-China Understanding ceremony in Makati. | @TristanNodalo
Senator Koko Pimentel arrives at the Award for Promoting Philippines-China Understanding ceremony. Pimentel is the chairperson of Senate Committee on Foreign Relations in the 18th Congress. | @TristanNodalo
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THREAD: President-elect Bongbong Marcos picks a retired UP professor and geopolitics expert as his national security adviser.

@iampinkywebb speaks to incoming National Security Adviser Clarita Carlos on #TheSource | LIVE
Incoming National Security Adviser Clarita Carlos on meeting with Marcos: It was my first time speaking to him outside of the debate framework. Marami kaming pinagusapan, lagpas isang oras na pala. It was only at the end that he asked me to be his adviser.
Incoming National Security Adviser Clarita Carlos: Marcos and I agreed on many security issues, which is a good start
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THREAD: The ₱1 increase in jeepney base fare takes effect today.

And two senators are forging the Senate minority bloc. How can the Senate maintain its independence under a Marcos presidency?

@iampinkywebb speaks to @senkokopimentel on #TheSource | LIVE
@senkokopimentel Pimentel on ₱1 hike in jeepney fare in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa: I support anything to help struggling workers. Drivers should give immediate feedback on fare hike.…
@senkokopimentel Pimentel: LTFRB should've been more sensitive to drivers' concerns
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THREAD: Transport groups oppose the new fuel price increase, while some public utility drivers quit plying their routes, making commuting more difficult.

@iampinkywebb speaks to LTFRB, Manibela, and FEJODAP on #TheSource | LIVE
LTFRB Executive Director Tina Cassion drivers lamenting soaring fuel prices: Binibilsan naman natin ang fuel subsidy, having distributed ₱1.5 billion out of the allocated ₱1.7 billion. We target to finish everything by this week.
LTFRB says 2nd tranche fuel subsidy will be given by July
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THREAD: @iampinkywebb speaks to vice-presidential candidate @WaldenBello on #TheSource | LIVE

• Bello: Debate cancellation favors Marcos, Duterte
• Unification to defeat Sara Duterte?
• Final stretch of the campaign
Bello says he and running mate Leody de Guzman will attend Comelec's pre-taped panel interviews: We appreciate every opportunity to reach out to the Filipino people
Bello on Comelec's panel interviews: This is really no substitute for a debate because the people really want is a head-on confrontation between candidates so they can make their choice
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Join @iampinkywebb on #TheSource for in-depth conversations with newsmakers | LIVE

• Two weeks to go before #TheFilipinoVotes on May 9
• Unification to defeat Sara Duterte?
• Concerns over 4G network upgrade to transmit votes
Senate President and vice presidential candidate @sotto_tito joins us live
Sotto: Marami itong silent majority at the moment. Yung iba naman, soft voters. Malaki yun sa lahat ng kandidato.
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THREAD: Join @iampinkywebb on #TheSource | LIVE

• Isko Moreno not apologizing to Leni Robredo after Easter Sunday presscon
• Willie Ong disagrees with Moreno's call for Robredo to back out
• Ping Lacson surprised by Moreno's 'Leni withdraw' call
Isko Moreno's campaign manager Lito Banayo: The joint statement signed by Moreno, Ping Lacson, and Norberto Gonzales was drafted by the camp of Gonzales. Nobody objected to it.
Moreno's campaign manager: There is a huge anti-Leni vote as against to a very little dislike for Isko
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THREAD: Join @iampinkywebb on #TheSource | LIVE

• Moreno calls for Robredo's withdrawal, Lacson distances
• Robredo urges supporters to focus on campaign
• Why was Pacquiao a no-show at Manila Pen presscon?

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Gonzales-Lacson-Moreno joint presscon: Calling for the withdrawal of a presidential candidate was not part of the agreement they signed
Sen. Drilon on joint presscon: VP candidate Sen. Tito Sotto was just invited as an observer, witness
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THREAD: Three presidential candidates say they are not backing out amid alleged calls for them to withdraw. #TheFilipinoVotes

@riatrillo speaks to Norberto Gonzales on #TheSource | LIVE Image
Why hold a press conference to announce you're not withdrawing?

Gonzales: People are happy to see us (Isko Moreno and Ping Lacson) friendly to each other. Our number one agreement in that paper is that we will work together with whoever wins.
Gonzales: I first had talks with Sen. Pacquiao then Sen. Lacson. Lacson suggested to invite Isko Moreno.
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THREAD: A popular television host is leading senatorial race surveys. Will he bring the brand of justice shown in his public service programs to the Senate?

What would be his priority legislation? @iampinkywebb speaks to Raffy Tulfo on #TheSource.

#TheFilipinoVotes 🇵🇭 Image
Tulfo: Independent candidate ako. Senators Ping Lacson and Manny Pacquiao let me join their sorties. Image
Tulfo: Idol ko si Ping Lacson but I still want to stay independent
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THREAD: @iampinkywebb speaks to former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) Commissioner Ruben Carranza on #TheSource

• Supreme Court asked to clarify Marcos estate tax
• Ex-PCGG official says BIR can sue Marcos
• Marcos camp: This is all about politics
Ex-PCGG commissioner: The 1997 Supreme Court decision on estate tax is final and executory. There's no excuse for the Marcos family not to pay.
Ex-PCGG commissioner: 11 Marcos Tacloban properties were levied. Pwedeng ibenta ng BIR ang property bilang kabayaran. Because they haven't been paid, the interest on amount due is still high.
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THREAD: Join @iampinkywebb on #TheSource | LIVE

• Campaign funds behind Alvarez dropping Ping Lacson?
• Some members quit Partido Reporma
• Partido Reporma leaders back Leni Robredo
Sen. Ping Lacson insinuates a denied request for ₱800 million in campaign funds as a possible reason behind the withdrawal of support of his former party for his presidential bid.
Ashley Ace Acedillo, spokesman of Lacson: Some candidates may not believe in survey figures... It may have really been the issue of funds.
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This is a long but important thread about my experience as an #AfricanNovaScotian woman who was #raciallyprofiled this afternoon at #TheSource store in #Elmsdale, #EastHants #NovaScotia.
An open letter to #TheSource, Elmsdale location, please tell your staff that consumer racial profiling based on a person’s colour is a violation of the #NovaScotiaHumanRightsAct.
After searching various stores online this afternoon, I went to the Source to purchase a new Canon printer because I always purchase ink here and have always received great customer service.
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THREAD: What happens to the ruling party PDP-Laban now that it has no presidential candidate? #TheFilipinoVotes

@iampinkywebb speaks to Senator Bato dela Rosa on #TheSource | LIVE
Sen. Dela Rosa says the Office of the President received yesterday the Senate resolution suspending operations of online cockfights or e-sabong: We're waiting for action on our unanimous decision. Pagcor says they agree with our resolution.
Sen. Dela Rosa: Pagcor said they gave licenses to 7 companies for e-sabong
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THREAD: What is it like for a survey frontrunner who is a guest candidate at rival campaigns? #TheFilipinoVotes

@iampinkywebb speaks to senatorial candidate @SayChiz on #TheSource | LIVE
Chiz Escudero on #CNNPHPresidentialDebate: Senator Ping Lacson has the most experience among candidates. Wala kang mababatong problema na hindi niya pa napagdaanan. For VP Leni Robredo, very presidential siya base sa kanyang suot at sagot.
Chiz Escudero on #CNNPHPresidentialDebate: Pinakatalamak ang korapsyon sa BOC, BIR, at DOH. Simple lang naman ang solusyon. Discretion equals corruption.
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THREAD: Is the appearance of guest candidates in rival campaigns an election anomaly or a strategy? #TheFilipinoVotes

@iampinkywebb speaks to reelectionist Senator Joel Villanueva on #TheSource | LIVE
@iampinkywebb Villanueva on situation of OFWs in Hong Kong: I think it's timely that we were able to pass the Department of Migrant Workers Act.
@iampinkywebb Villanueva: POLO in Hong Kong said there are about 60 OFWs tested positive, 49 asymptomatic, 9 symptomatic, 2 admitted in the hospital.
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THREAD: After a failed election bid in 2019, a human rights lawyer makes a second attempt for a Senate seat. #TheFilipinoVotes

@iampinkywebb speaks to senatorial candidate @ChelDiokno on #TheSource | LIVE
Some OFWs in Hong Kong were fired from their jobs after getting infected by COVID-19.

@ChelDiokno: The situation is concerning. I hope gov't agencies step up to protect our countrymen. The embassy should help them.
@ChelDiokno .@ChelDiokno: Blacklisting Hong Kong employers that fire infected OFWs is a step that should be taken, but it's not enough
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THREAD: With the ruling party not endorsing any presidential candidate yet, where are the PDP-Laban candidates now? #TheFilipinoVotes

@iampinkywebb speaks to senatorial candidate Greco Belgica on #TheSource | LIVE Image
Belgica on PDP-Laban's presidential candidate: Wala pa po. Naghihintay pa kami sa sasabihin ni Pangulong Duterte.
Belgica: We will submit three more names to President Duterte for him to pick a presidential candidate. Whoever he chooses, we will support.
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