We’re featuring former defense secretary Norberto Gonzales, a presidential aspirant, in our MB Hot Seat with his interesting insights on the 2022 elections, his solutions to improve the Philippine economy, and his plan to push for political and economic reforms through constitutional change.

With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in the country getting better, much of the public focus has turned to politics with the campaign period for national electoral posts slated to start in a few days.

Still a hot topic is the intramural at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) between the outgoing Commissioner Rowena Guanzon and Commissioner Aimee Ferolino over the First Division’s decision on a consolidated case seeking the disqualification of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos from the May 2022 polls.

These are among the top stories this Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2022.

For just P1,000 per kilo, a vendor holds up a batch of freshly caught tiger prawn, locally known as ‘sugpo’, that are being sold at the Uyanguren commercial district of Davao City on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The prized catch is reportedly selling fast ahead of the celebration of the Chinese New Year on Feb. 1, 2022. (Keith Bacongco)
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Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2022/02/01/mb-daily-news-update-663/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mb-daily-news-update-663)