Reps move for councils’ autonomy, urge action on illegal immigration
The House of Representatives has passed the second reading of a bill that would grant full autonomy to the third tier of government in the conduct of elections for chairmen, vice-chairmen, and councilors.
Trump doubles down on Mexico tariff threat, markets rattled
President Donald Trump escalated his surprise tariff threats against Mexico on Friday, triggering alarm about the likely economic fallout, spooking global markets and raising the prospect of US trade wars on multiple fronts. Trump announced his readiness to levy tariffs on all Mexican imports, beginning at five percent starting June 10 and rising to as…