Strict lockdown in ‘NCR Plus’ until May 14 | Evening wRap

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, April 28, announces the quarantine classifications for different areas in the country starting May. 'NCR Plus' will stay under modified enhanced community quarantine or MECQ until May 14.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday, April 28, admits the Philippines has a ‘great debt of gratitude’ to China for its COVID-19 vaccine donations, but stresses he can’t compromise on the West Philippine Sea.

Senator Bong Go apologizes for wrongly claiming Lapulapu was from Sulu. He says  it was his staff who included the wrong information in his address for the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Mactan.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says it would be the call of law enforcers if they will arrest House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta and Anakalusugan Representative Mike Defensor for openly distributing ivermectin.

US President Joe Biden's address to Congress breaks a historic glass ceiling Thursday, April 29, Manila time. Two women – Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – sit behind the president for the first time in US history. –