MB Daily News Update

Published August 26, 2021, 5:34 PM

by Manila Bulletin

It’s a “family affair”.

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque used this phrase to describe the current issue between President Duterte and his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio in connection with the upcoming May 2022 elections.

President Duterte (left) and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio should be given “breathing space”, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque on Aug. 26, 2021. (Malacañang, HNP photos / FILE PHOTO)

Roque was reluctant to give his personal comments on the matter and instead asked the public to give the father and daughter some “breathing space”.

Meanwhile, Jonel Nuezca, the former police officer who shot a mother and son in a shocking viral video late last year in Tarlac, was found guilty of two counts of murder by a regional trial court. He was slapped with a 40-year imprisonment for each count of murder.

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