Kabataan party list representative Raoul Manuel is unimpressed with the apparent success of the Darryl Yap-directed comedy-drama ‘Maid in Malacañang’.

Raoul Manuel, representative of the Kabataan party list

According to rookie solon, the show of public support for the film is “fabricated” since viewers didn’t actually buy tickets for it. Instead, they would have gotten them for free.

“Dagdag ko na lang din po, may mga na-disclose din naman na (unrecoverable) na tinawagan daw sila ni senator Imee Marcos to sell tickets, pakyawin yung tickets to ma-ensure yung sales. Tapos ipapamahagi para may manood ( Just to add, it was revealed…Senator Imee Marcos called them and told them to buy all the tickets to ensure the sale.These would then be distributed so people could watch),” Manuel says at a press conference.

That said, Manuel has no desire to see the film – a sentiment shared by fellow Makabayan bloc members, party list representative Gabriela Arlene Brosas and ACT Teachers party list representative France Castro.

On another subject closer to the stomachs of Filipinos, Senator Cynthia Villar said that it is simply not possible for local rice prices to be lowered to 20 pesos per kilo.

Villar, who retained his chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Food and Agrarian Reform during the current 19th Congress, explained that the price of palay or unhusked rice of 11.50 pesos per kilo would more than double to 30 pesos per kilo after grinding.

From there, it would only get more expensive for Filipino staples, as additional costs such as transportation and discount for middlemen would have to be factored in.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. promised during the election campaign earlier this year that we would lower the retail price of rice to 20 pesos per kilo.

These are among the best stories of this Thursday evening August 4, 2022.

1) Living with Covid-19

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ph-covid-19-cases-may-peak-in-september-doh-exec/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/over-364k-covid-19-booster-doses-administered-under-pinaslakas-vax-campaign/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/senate-limits-entry-of-visitors-heres-why/

2) Tributes are pouring in for FVR

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ramos-family-grateful-for-govt-support-in-fvr-wake-state-burial/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/look-speaker-romualdez-at-fvrs-wake/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/pbbm-would-do-well-to-emulate-fvr-makabayan/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/we-will-always-be-grateful-to-him-marcos-pays-last-respect-to-fvr/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/solons-pay-respects-to-fvr-nation-is-forever-indebted-for-his-public-service/

3) Monkeypox, dengue fever monitoring

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/cong-pulong-explains-need-for-community-based-info-drive-on-monkeypox/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/doh-exec-allays-concern-about-rising-dengue-cases/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/dilg-chief-prods-lgus-to-take-proactive-initiatives-vs-monkeypox/

4) China-Taiwan tension

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/china-taiwan-tension-something-to-be-concerned-about-jinggoy/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ph-should-re-state-its-adherence-to-one-china-policy-says-koko/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ph-reaffirms-support-for-one-china-policy/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ph-airline-firms-monitor-taiwan-aviation-situation/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/asean-wary-of-tensions-arising-from-us-house-speakers-taiwan-visit/

5) Cynthia Villar on P20-kilo rice

6) Religious corner

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/feast-of-the-dedication-of-the-basilica-of-saint-mary-major-on-aug-5/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/binondo-church-marks-30th-year-as-minor-basilica/

7) Congress Corner

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/philhealths-increased-support-for-hemodialysis-patients-hailed/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/romualdez-explains-why-houses-mtff-adoption-is-a-big-deal/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/gatchalian-seeks-impact-assessment-of-russia-ukraine-war-on-ph/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/house-to-pass-key-bills-needed-by-commerce-industry-stakeholders-before-years-end-romualdez/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/what-did-house-leaders-and-diokno-talk-about/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/sotto-hails-new-law-that-separates-heinous-crime-offenders-from-other-prisoners/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/acosta-tells-tulfo-pao-needs-increased-budget-more-lawyers/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/lapid-seeks-moratorium-on-student-loan-payments-during-disasters-emergencies/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/national-policy-needed-herrera-eyes-law-banning-single-use-plastics/

8) The judicial corner

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/4461-bucors-prisoners-freed-as-of-july-22/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/chr-joins-observance-of-sight-conservation-week/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/sc-affirms-dismissal-of-govt-worker-convictedof-bigamy-an-offense-involving-moral-turpitude/

9) OP, watch OVP

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ovp-permanent-residence-will-result-in-big-govt-savings-says-vp-spox/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/marcos-hails-dobermann-apolinario-filipino-champion-boxer/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ovp-opens-7th-satellite-office-in-bacolod-city/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/palace-says-report-on-aug-9-as-special-non-working-holiday-is-false/

10) Luzon Earthquake Update

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/2510-aftershocks-recorded-so-far-after-destructive-7-0-northwestern-luzon-quake/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/abra-quake-victims-continue-to-receive-water-supply-from-ph-red-cross/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ph-red-cross-reiterates-importance-of-blood-donation-after-massive-quake-hit-abra/

11) Makabayan on ‘Maid in Malacañang’

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/heres-what-makabayan-solons-think-of-maid-in-malacanang/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/manufactured-support-for-maid-in-malacanang-as-youth-solon-claims-tickets-were-given-away/

12) Weather update

13) Global Overview

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/in-south-korea-pelosi-set-to-visit-heavily-fortified-dmz/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/asean-ministers-warn-taiwan-tensions-could-spark-open-conflicts/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/great-barrier-reef-sees-fragile-coral-comeback/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/china-to-stage-major-drills-around-taiwan-after-pelosi-visit/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/iraqs-sadr-demands-new-polls-as-political-crisis-escalates/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/china-to-take-resolute-strong-effective-countermeasures-to-safeguard-sovereignty-and-territorial-integrity-fm-spokesperson/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/us-ratifies-finland-sweden-accession-to-nato/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/deja-vu-as-volcano-erupts-again-near-iceland-capital/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/taiwan-defiant-as-china-readies-military-drills-over-pelosi-visit/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/driest-july-in-memory-imperils-europes-crops/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/mcdonalds-worker-shot-in-new-york-over-cold-fries/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/japan-logs-record-high-number-of-about-250000-covid-19-cases-in-a-day/

14) Subway Overview

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/residential-area-in-taguig-hit-by-fire/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/covid-19-vax-morning-schedule-cancelled-on-aug-5-in-marikina-city/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/makati-lgu-sets-up-vax-sites-in-public-markets-amid-centaurus-threat/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/furigays-camp-to-ensure-ateneo-shooters-conviction-expects-speedy-trial/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/mayor-aguilar-donates-refrigerators-chairs-to-las-pinas-daycare-centers/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/las-pinas-lgu-creates-anti-trafficking-violence-committee-for-women-and-children/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/coa-taguig-lgus-2021-overall-revenues-exceed-target-but-it-could-perform-better/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/e-buses-to-be-used-in-makati-soon-mayor-abby/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/mayor-honey-signs-allowance-payroll-for-public-shs-plm-udm-students/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/pasig-city-kicks-off-brigada-eskwela/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/waiting-area-for-patients-companions-installed-at-ospital-ng-muntinlupa/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/san-pedro-laguna-lgu-breaks-ground-for-new-tertiary-public-hospital/

15) Business Corner

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/q2-gdp-growth-forecast-at-7-5/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/corporate-earnings-continue-to-buoy-psei/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/vitarich-profits-fell-47/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/meralco-expects-upward-adjustment-this-august/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/nickel-asia-earnings-rise-41-plans-300-m-green-bond-offer/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/psbank-more-than-doubles-profit/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/pldt-earns-p17-b-on-p94-b-revenues-for-h1/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/bdos-dominion-holdings-posts-lower-interim-profit/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/title-159/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/2-banks-eye-islamic-banking-units/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/aboitiz-legal-counsel-appointed-erc-chairperson/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/dbp-lends-p2-3-billion-to-bataan-economic-zone/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ifc-invests-in-creis-common-towers/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/dotr-inaugurates-p78-m-edsa-busway-stations/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/laying-of-phs-longest-submarine-fiber-cable-network-begins/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/iata-cargo-markets-healthy-stable-1st-sem-2022/

16) Provincial overview

https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/police-dismantle-drug-den-in-baguio-4-high-value-targets-nabbed/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/tuguegarao-city-health-office-suspends-services-as-2-employees-catch-covid/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/ex-village-dad-shot-dead-in-cagayan/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/cash-awarded-to-198-graduating-students-in-quezon/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/troops-clash-with-npa-in-occidental-mindoro-recover-guns-grenades-in-encounter-site/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/coast-guard-seizes-p1-2-m-smuggled-cigarettes-in-cebu/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/lto-deputizes-16-cebu-cordova-expressway-traffic-officers/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/boc-port-of-cebu-collects-p4-b-in-july/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/puffer-fish-for-breakfast-kills-woman-sends-husband-6-kids-to-hospital-in-cebu/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/16700-foreigners-visit-boracay-in-july/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/guimaras-solon-cites-passage-of-ra-11909-making-birth-death-marriage-certificates-permanent/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/2-men-killed-in-motorcycle-crash-in-leyte-yield-guns-ammo/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/fish-dealer-shot-dead-in-tacloban/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/pbbm-names-new-commander-of-6th-id-based-in-maguindanao/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/former-president-duterte-enjoying-retirement-from-politics-mayor-baste/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/04/covid-19-vaccination-cards-required-to-enter-dinagat-islands-starting-september-1/
https://mb.com.ph/2022/08/03/former-lamitan-city-basilan-mayor-rose-furigay-laid-to-rest/

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